Featured Yarn of the Week – Findley Dappled

Beautiful lace weight is what we have for you this week!

Juniper Moon Findley Dappled

juniper moon findley dappledFindley Dappled is 20% off through Monday, September 8th!

Findley Dappled is the variegated version of the popular Findley. It’s a lace weight yarn that is 50% Merino 50% Silk, 100% luscious. Each ball is nearly 800 yards This yarn is super smooth with a beautiful sheen. Projects knitted in this yarn have a gorgeous drape and positively glow!

Here are a few patterns that we think are perfect for Findley Dappled.

Holey Square Shawl

holey squareSimple square, gauzy shawl in stockinette stitch with round holes evenly distributed over the shawl. Just one skein of Findley Dappled required!

Twinings Stole

twinings stoleA pretty, semi-sheer stole in two sizes petite(tall), with a meandering vine stitch motif. Knit in two pieces from the hem to the center back, then grafted together, it has an attached edging of dainty, openwork points.

Jeweled Cowl

jeweled cowlJeweled Cowl is knitted entirely in the round with some bead/lace work. This would be a great first lace or beading project!

Get your Findley Dappled at 20% off this week!

 

 

Featured Yarn of the Week – Baby Alpaca Magna

This week’s featured yarn is a brand new yarn from Plymouth.

Baby Alpaca Magna

plymouth baby alpaca magnaBaby Alpaca Magna is 20% off through Monday, September 1st!

This yarn combines the glorious softness of the 100% alpaca of Baby Alpaca Grande with a chainette construction. This yarn is bulky so projects work up quickly and very lightweight so those projects are lofty and warm.

Magna is great for instant gratification projects for yourself or for gifts! I don’t want to alarm you but the holiday season will be here before we know it. Knock those gifts out early! That way when the holidays are here you can sit back and relax.

So, here are some great patterns for Baby Alpaca Magna.

Baby Alpaca Magna Herringbone Cowl

plymouth baby alpaca magna f518Baby Alpaca Magna Ribbed Headband

plymouth baby alpaca magna f517Drop Stitch Cowl

drop stitch cowl

Stop by the shop and get Plymouth Baby Alpaca Magna at 20% off this week!

Rowan Kidsilk Haze KAL

Join us on Friday evenings from 5-7 p.m. for our newest knit along!

Rowan Kidsilk Haze KAL

rowan kidsilk haze kal collageWe are doing things a little differently this time around. We have 3 different patterns for you to choose from. You pick which one you want to do!

Birch

birchThis triangular shawl has two versions – stocking stitch and garter stitch

Ice Queen

ice queenThis cowl features a super simple feather and fan pattern with shaping incorporated into the lace. The pattern gets its name from the silver foil lined beads scattered throughout the garter stitch version.

Wisp

wispThis is a very delicate mohair scarf with very definite possibilities. You can button one end to the opposite side, and you have a lovely capelet; wrap it around your neck, button one end to the other end and you have a cowl; fold it in half lengthwise, lace a piece of ribbon through the eyelets along one side, and you have a hood that won’t flatten your hair.

All 3 of these patterns feature Rowan Kidsilk Haze.

rowan kidsilk hazeKidsilk Haze is a versatile mix of 70% Super Kid Mohair and 30% Silk which can be cleverly adapted to create a lustrous, cobweb like finish or knitted double to create a fabric with more substance.

And don’t forget to join us on Friday evenings from 5-7 p.m.!

Featured Yarn of the Week – Boboli Lace

Boboli Boboli Boboli. Try saying that fast. It’s actually pretty fun!

Boboli Lace is what we’ve got for our latest installment of the Featured Yarn of the Week.

berroco boboli laceBoboli Lace is 20% off through Monday, August 25!

Berroco Boboli Lace is composed of an enchanting mix of shifting colors. A glimmering wool blend boasting a subtle shine and soft hand, this yarn lends cool weather projects an air of sophisticated originality.

Berroco has some fabulous patterns on their website that were designed just for Boboli Lace. Oh, and they’re FREE!

Transfix

Berroco Boboli Lace transfixFeaturing an elongated pattern stitch, this easy lace shawl is a fun accessory for those cooler spring and summer days.

Fane

berroco boboli lace faneTextural bands of reverse stockinette run along the width of this cozy cap edged with ribbing.

We also thought these 2 shawls would be particularly lovely in Boboli Lace.

Hitchhiker

CIMG7930It is a narrow, slightly asymmetrically shaped triangular shawlette that can be wrapped around the neck several times. Because the knitting starts at one end, you can stop anytime, bind off and end up with a useful neckerchief, shawlette or shawl. A perfect project to relax in between more complicated ones, also very suitable for beginners and young knitters.

Little Colonnade

little colonnadeLittle Colonnade is a triangular shawlette composed of stockinette stitch and an architectural lace edging. Simple stitches allow the fabric to beautifully showcase semi-solid, variegated, and self-striping yarns.

Get your Boboli Lace at 20% off this week!

Featured Yarn of the Week – Zooey

For our third installment of the Featured Yarn of the Week we chose Juniper Moon Zooey.

Zooey by Juniper Moon is a linen and cotton blend with a slightly thick and thin texture in a DK weight.

Zooey is the quintessential summer yarn and softens up substantially with washing, which is easy to do as it is machine washable.

Zooey is 20% off through Monday, August 18!

So what do we love Zooey? We certainly love the Vine Street Vest.

vine street vest collageVine Street Vest is knit in one piece, side-to-side, in 5 x 5 ribbing. It is as easy to knit as it is to wear. Style it open, wrapped, buttoned, knotted, hip-length, or turned upside-down for a waist-length vest with a big collar!

We also love Yaz Capelet/Cowl.

Yaz_hero_medium2This lovely lace caplet is a stylish way to cover your shoulders when wearing a sundress or tank top. It adds a little modesty and warmth to your shoulders while still showing off your clothes underneath. It can also be worn scrunched up into a cowl. The shaping of the caplet ensures that it won’t slip off your shoulders, and is achieved by changing gauge.

The Sommer Sleeveless Top is also very nice.

sommerThis lovely sleeveless top has an easy fit making it perfect for warm weather or a great layering piece for cooler weather. Worked in the bottom up in one piece it looks simple but makes the most of texture for a challenging knit that will quickly become a wardrobe staple.

Stop by the shop to get Juniper Moon Zooey at 20% off this week!

September Classes

Fall is the perfect time to get a move on those colder weather projects. And we’ve got some great ones for you! Angostura Vest is back on the schedule to teach taking measurements and fitting. Tackle knitting in the round in Beginners Hat and Basic Mittens. Challenge yourself with the Sankaku shawl!

angosturaAngostura Vest: Designed by Ysolda Teague, the Angostura vest is smart, flattering, and fun to knit. This class will focus on custom fitting the vest to the student’s measurements. Students will also learn short rows, shaping in cable patterns, 3 needle bind off, and mattress stitch. Cost: $50.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Kathryn

 - Tuesdays, September 2, 9, 23, & October 7 from 6-8 PM

 

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Basic Mittens: If you want to learn to make mittens, then this is the class for you! In this class students will learn how to knit in the round on double points, decreases for the top of the mitten, and forming the thumb. Cost: $30.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Andrea

 - Mondays, September 22 & 29 from 6-8 PM

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Beginners Hat: This class is designed to give students a chance to knit in the round with circular needles and DPNs. Students will learn to cast on, connect stitches in the round, decrease to shape the crown, and finish the top of the hat. Cost: $30.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Kathryn

- Wednesdays, September 10 & 17 from 6-8 PM

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Beginning Knitting: In this four week class you will learn all the basics of knitting – the knit stitch, cast on, bind off, increasing, decreasing and more. Cost: $50.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Andrea

 - Thursdays, September 4, 11, 18, 25 from 6-8 PM

picking up dropped stitchBeginners Preventing and Fixing Mistakes: Ever get to the end of a row and find your stitch count is off, or that holes have appeared? Are your stitches looking a little wonky? Learn what common mistakes we all make while knitting and how to fix them. Cost: $20.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Andrea

 - Tuesday, September 30 from 6-8 PM

frost on leavesBrioche Frost on Leaves: Take your brioche knitting to the next level! Frost on Leaves is a 2 color brioche stitch hat with a beautiful leaf motif. This class is perfect for those who have taken Introduction to Brioche and Brioche 201. Students will learn new increases and decreases in brioche as well as working brioche in the round. Cost: $40.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Kathryn

 - Mondays, September 15, 22, & 29 from 6-8 PM

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Cowl of the Month: Come join us once a month to learn new techniques, stitches, and textures while having a lot of fun! Each month a new cowl pattern will be introduced that incorporates one of these three methods of knitting. We will learn the new pattern by making a sample swatch then casting on to create the new (and beautiful) cowl of that month. Come to one class or all! This will be a great time to meet with other knitters while learning something new! The September cowl is the Little Sparrow Cowl. Students will learn how to read charts and the Elizabeth Zimmerman Sewn Bind Off. Cost: $20.00 per class plus supplies. Instructor: Beth

 - Wednesday, September 3 from 6-8 PM

sankaku cropSankaku: This rectangular shape shawl may deceive you at first sight with its crochet like texture. But it is in fact KNIT! Intricate texture of positive and negative triangles is created by combining short rows and dropped stitches for this unique technique. Malleable and airy, this wrap will be ideal for summer and delightful as a snug voluminous scarf for cooler seasons. Cost: $40.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Andrea

 - Wednesdays, September 10, 17, & 24 from 6-8 PM

As always, class space is limited so stop by the shop or call (614) 888 – 8551 to sign up!

Featured Yarn of the Week – Baby Alpaca Grande!

For our second installment of the Featured Yarn of the Week we chose Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande!

plymouth baby alpaca grandeThis yarn is glorious. It’s 100% baby alpaca which means is it out-of-this-world soft. One touch of this yarn and you won’t ever want to take your hands off of it again.

The other fantastic thing about this yarn is that it is a bulky yarn. That means instant gratification knitting!

Baby Alpaca Grande will be 20% off Tuesday, August 5 through Monday, August 11th!

We have pulled together a few pattern ideas for you.

A Lady’s Mantle

lady's mantleThis wrap features an elegant, open stitch pattern. The resulting fabric drapes beautifully in a 100% alpaca yarn!

Pillow Drift Alpaca Cowl

pillow driftA pillow drift is a snowdrift crossing a roadway, usually 10-15 feet wide and 1-3 feet deep. What could be cozier on a snowy day than this luxurious alpaca wrap?

Leaving on the Edge

leaving on the edgeThis cozy cowl was designed with autumn in mind – there’s a nip in the air, the evenings are getting short, and you need something warm and comforting to wrap around you on your frosty commute to work.

Baby Alpaca Grande Fingerless Gloves

plymouth baby alpaca fingerless glovesThese fingerless gloves are quick to work and featured cable ridge panels.

Stop by the shop to get Baby Alpaca Grande at 20% off this week!

Featured Yarn of the Week – Pure Wool Aran!

We’re starting a brand new weekly feature. Each week we will feature a lovely yarn. This lovely yarn will be 20% off for the rest of the week! Along with this yarn we will feature a whole slew of pattern that are perfect for the yarn.

Ready? Ok!

Our very first Featured Yarn of the Week is Rowan Pure Wool Aran.

Rowan Pure Wool Aran will be 20% off  Tuesday, July 29 through Monday, August 4!

rowan pure wool aran bluePure Wool Aran is a real beauty. It’s a favorite staple of ours around the shop. It’s squishy. It’s got great stitch definition. It’s machine washable. What more could you ask for?

Click here to see Pure Wool Aran on our website.

This yarn is really versatile. Pretty much any pattern you do in it will look gorgeous. I love yarns that will do the work of making your project pretty for you. Pure Wool Aran definitely falls into that category!

We’ve picked some patterns that we think would look particularly lovely in this yarn.

Pineland Vest

pinelandPineland is an asymmetrical seamless vest, knit all in one piece. Front bands and armhole bands are worked as you knit, so there’s no picking up of stitches at the end. It features an easy lace rib stitch and the finished vest can be worn in a variety of ways

Meret (Mystery Beret)

meretIt’s a beret. It’s slouchy. It’s lacey.

Fetching

fetchingThe cables on these fingerless gloves hold them nicely at your wrist and across your knuckles, and are excellent for keeping you warm yet unhindered while knitting, typing, or enjoying a coffee at an outdoor café

Infinitude

infinitudeInfinitude is one of the most versatile scarves you’ll ever meet. The possibilities are endless. The entire scarf is knit in the round. It is composed of several rows of ribbing set perpendicular to alternating rows of knits and purls. This gives the garment an appearance of both horizontal and vertical ribs and creates a luscious texture of warmth and “scrunchability” while maintaining an element of elegance.

Come down to the shop or visit our website and pick out your pretty colors and get this yarn at 20% off!

August Classes

We’ve got some great new offerings for August! Check out Crochet Linen Stitch Scarf to brush up on your crochet, Moko Moko for an innovative and cool cowl, and Undulating Waves for some gorgeous beads.

AN socksBasic Socks: Learn to knit socks on double pointed needles using DK or worsted weight yarn. You will learn the art of picking up stitches, turning the heel, and grafting the toe. See how easy, simple, and fun it can be! Cost: $50.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Kathryn

  – Thursdays, August 7, 14, 21, & 28  from 6-8 PM

begin knit smallBeginning Knitting: In this four week class you will learn all the basics of knitting – the knit stitch, cast on, bind off, increasing, decreasing and more. Cost: $50.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Kathryn

  – Wednesdays, August 6, 13, 20, 27 from 6-8 PM

cowl of the month mikanCowl of the Month: Come join us once a month to learn new techniques, stitches, and textures while having a lot of fun! Each month a new cowl pattern will be introduced that incorporates one of these three methods of knitting. We will learn the new pattern by making a sample swatch then casting on to create the new (and beautiful) cowl of that month. Come to one class or all! This will be a great time to meet with other knitters while learning something new! The August cowl will be Mikan Snood. Cost: $20.00 per class plus supplies. Instructor: Beth

  – Wednesday August 6 from 6-8 PM

crochet linen stitch scarfCrochet Linen Stitch Scarf: In this class students will learn the most common crochet stitches and will start a new crochet project (scarf) that can be worn in many ways. By using these stitches in a sequence, the shawl has the appearance of the knitted linen stitch. This scarf is sure to be a beautiful addition to your wardrobe while learning new crochet stitches. This class is perfect for beginners or for those who have crocheted in the past but need a little refresher. Cost: $30.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Beth

  – Tuesdays, August 5 & 12 from 6-8 PM

mokoMoko Moko: A modern loop cowl accessory with this amazing three dimensional texture impresses with its visual complexity and innovation. However, this beginner intermediate project will surprise you with its simplicity and quirk. Easy to customize and adapt to any yarn weight this design will become addictive in the process! Cost: $40.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Andrea

  – Mondays, August 11, 18, & 25 from 6-8 PM

non felted slippers bethNon Felted Slippers: Fast and easy slippers knit with double yarn to wear around the house or with clogs. These slippers will be knit with the magic loop method so they are knit in the round. Designed to create a very thick fabric that will be great for cool weather or early holiday gift giving! Cost: $30.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Beth

  – Tuesdays, August 19 & 26 from 6-8 PM

sweater choice smallSweater of Choice: Is there a sweater you have wanted to make but have been afraid to tackle? This class will offer assistance in making your sweater choice. We will also talk about gauge, swatching, and fit. Cost: $50.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Jan

  – Mondays, August 4, 11, 25, & September 8 from 6-8 PM

undulating wavesUndulating Waves Scarf: Continue the exciting possibilities of beaded knitting! Bead knitting is a great way to add interest to your knitting while also giving it a little “bling.” The Undulating Waves scarf is based on a lace pattern that has lace stitches on both the knit and purl side of the fabric. This allows beads to float on the yarn overs. With practice and perseverance the pattern becomes quite easy. Bead chart reading will also be discussed as well as choosing the type of beads for your project. Cost: $40.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Beth

- Wednesdays, August 13, 20, & 27 from 6-8 PM

Class space is limited. Stop by the shop or call us at (614) 888 – 8551 to sign up!

Good Neighbor Picnic

good neighborsEvery year a picnic to help the homeless is organized by the Good Neighbors Picnic organization and held in Goodale Park in September. This event provides free entertainment, food and clothing to hundreds of homeless people every year, and has been going on for 15 years.

This year, The Knitters Mercantile is serving as a collection point for knitted and crocheted hats to be donated at the picnic. Hats for men, women and children are needed. They can be knitted or crocheted out of any yarn, in any color, style, pattern or size. The only requirement is that they must be warm and long enough to cover the wearer’s ears. You can use any pattern you have (or check out the huge selection of free patterns on Ravelry here).

Arnon Reichers is coordinating this project. She can be reached at
Reichers.1@osu.edu to answer any questions.

The deadline for getting your hats to Knitters Mercantile is Saturday, Sept. 20.

Thank you SO much for considering this project as part of your summer knitting. You can only imagine what it will mean to homeless people to have a new, warm, winter hat from someone who cares. For more information about the Good Neighbors event, you can check them out on line at Goodneighborspicnic.org.