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.

The Merc KAL

Join us Friday evenings from 5 – 7 p.m. to knit The Merc!
 the merc

Named for Knitters Mercantile, this neck wrap uses five colors of the fabulous Reywa Bloom yak/silk lace yarn. It is worked in the round beginning with a picot cast on and ending with beaded I-cord tails. The stockinette surface is textured with eyelets that hide decreases. The result is a fascinatingly organic shape that hugs the neck and delights the eye!

the merc flat

Reywa Bloom

reywa bloomA blend of ultra-soft Tibetan yak down and the finest Chinese silk, this luminous lace weight yarn knits up into stunning finished pieces. While yak makes the yarn warm enough to take the chill off on a crisp winter night, the light lace is perfect for spring and summer knitting.

Join us on Friday evenings from 5-7 p.m. on:

 - June 13

 - June 20

 - June 27

July Classes

basic finishingBasic Finishing: You’ve made a million projects but they are sitting in a bag somewhere because you can’t weave in the ends or block correctly. In this class we learn how to do just that. We will be weaving the tails of both stockinette and garter swatches using the duplicate stitch method, learning how to block, and how to sew on your buttons. This class is perfect for beginner and seasoned knitters alike. Cost: $20.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Andrea

 - Wednesday, July 9 from 6-8 PM

totasaurus rexBeginners Felted Tote:  In this class you will make a felted tote while learning the basics of knitting in the round, picking up stitches and I-cord bind off.  This is the perfect class for the Beginning Knitting class graduate. Cost:  $40.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Andrea

 - Mondays, July 14, 21, & 28 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

 - Mondays, July 14 & 21 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: Kathryn

 - Tuesdays, July 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 6-8 PM

circle toteCircle Tote: Learn how to knit intarsia while making this beautiful bag! This felted bag would be a great project bag. Felting is great for a first time color work project since uneven tension and mistakes simply disappear in the wash. Students will learn to read a color chart, make yarn butterflies, prevent holes with the intarsia twist, and manage several different yarns in a single project. Cost: $40.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Kathryn

 - Thursdays, July 10, 17, & 24 from 6-8 PM

continentalContinental Knitting: Learn the basics of continental knitting in this one session class! Continental knitting is knitting with the yarn held in the left hand and “picking” instead of “throwing” your yarn. Students will learn to knit and purl in the continental style in this class. Cost: $20.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Andrea

 - Wednesday, July 23 from 6-8 PM

gaugeGauge Schmauge: Not the dreaded g-word again! Learn what gauge means, how it is used on yarn labels, how it is used in patterns, how a yarn’s gauge and stitch gauge may not be the same, and how to swatch for gauge. Cost: $20.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Andrea

 - Wednesday, July 30 from 6-8 PM

sensational seams
Sensational Seams: Ever knitted a pieced sweater and didn’t know how to tackle the seams? Learn how in this 2 hour class! Cost: $20.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Andrea

- Wednesday, July 16 from 6-8 PM

Class space is limited! Call us at (614) 888-8551 or stop by the shop to sign up!

Knit Night KAL

Join us this Friday evening from 5 – 7 p.m. for our newest knit along!

knit nightKnit Night is a shallow triangle scarf that is perfect for easy knitting while you catch up with friends at knit night. Designed to show off hand dyed yarns, it allows the beautiful colors to shine.

knit night 2The pattern is very flexible and includes lots of options to personalize it. You can choose your top edging. You can add beads on the picots and eyelets. You can use any weight of yarn you like from fingering to worsted.

Speaking of yarn, we’ve brought in a gorgeous yarn that will be perfect for this project!

Fyberspates Vivacious

fyberspates vivacious dkFyberspates is an independent yarn company from the UK specialising in luxury hand dyed yarn. Vivacious is their hand dyed superwash merino range, available in DK and fingering weights. This high twist yarn is a must for hard wearing garments and fabulous stitch definition.

fyberspates vivacious fingeringVivacious is available in fingering and DK weights. Either weight will work for Knit Night! Stop by the shop to see all of the beautiful colors of this yarn.

Join us on Friday evenings from 5-7 p.m. on:

 - May 16

 - May 23

 - May 30

 - June 6 (from 5-6 p.m.)

We hope to see you at the knit along!

Finish Your Knits KAL

Join us this Friday evening, May 9, from 5 – 7 p.m. and work on an unfinished project!

Have you joined us for a previous knit along and not finished the project? Or do you just have a pesky unfinished project hanging around that you need some motivation to finish? Join us this Friday evening and bring your UFO!

CLOSED Today

We will be CLOSED today, Monday, April 28.

The Basic Socks and Beginners Preventing and Fixing Mistakes classes will meet tonight at the regularly scheduled time.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Yarn Social on May 17

Mark your calendars! Our Yarn Social will be on Saturday, May 17!

yarn social ice cream

What is a yarn social you ask? Well I’ll tell you. It’s a day at Knitters Mercantile packed with yarn fun!

There will be games. Such games include Last Knitter Standing, yarn relay, ball relay.

There will be a knit bar. We will have several yarns available for your to squish and sample. Have a seat and knit or crochet a few rows to try it out for yourself.

There will be prizes. Oh yes! Prizes!

There will be blue light specials. Yarns will be on sale!

There will be demonstrations. We will show you some cool knitting techniques.

There will be yarn bombing. We will be updating the yarn bombing on the bench outside. We need your help! Please bring pre-worked pieces. They can be knit, crochet, fuzzy, plain, stripey, or anything your heart desires. Bring us as many as you want. We suggest 6×6 squares but we’re not too picky. We will assemble them around the bench.

There will also be a boxed lunch option from Jimmy Johns. If you would like a box lunch please give us a call at (614) 888-8551 or stop by the shop and sign up. Advance payment is required please.

All of the games and festivities are totally free! No sign up required! Just show up on Saturday, May 17 for the festivities.

We hope to see you all there!

CLOSED Tuesday and Wednesday

Knitters Mercantile will be closed today and tomorrow, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 22 and 23.
Jan’s husband is in the hospital and she needs to be with him at this time.
Classes will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at their regularly scheduled times.
We appreciate your patience and understanding.