Artesian KAL

New knit along starts this Friday!

Artesian

artesianInspired by subterranean waterways, Artesian is a triangular shawl with asymmetrical sections of lace spilling over the shawl’s edge.

Click here to see the pattern on Ravelry.

Artesian will be gorgeous in Dream in Color Jilly!

dream in color jillyJilly was designed with shawls and accessories in mind. It is sure to become a new favorite! Its soft and lustrous single-ply construction is a delight to work with, and gives fantastic drape when blocked.

This knit along will meet Friday evenings from 5 – 7 p.m. on:

  • October 10
  • October 17
  • October 24
  • October 31

We hope to see you there!

November Classes

Stop by the shop or call us at (614) 888 – 8551 to sign up for a class!

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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

 – Mondays, November 3, 10, 17, & 24 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 

 – Wednesday, November 19 from 6-8 PM

mitered obsessionCowl 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! Cost: $20.00 per class plus supplies. Instructor: Beth

 – Wednesday, November 5 from 6-8 PM

fair isleFair Isle: Learn the traditional art of stranded colorwork! In this class, students will learn how to knit fair isle, tips for making fair isle even and neat, and how to read fair isle charts all while making their own coaster. Cost: $20.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Kathryn

 – Wednesday, November 12 from 6-8 PM

footiesFooties: Keep your tootsies toasty warm with these Footies! They are a quick and easy one skein project and are perfect for that spare skein of worsted weight yarn you crave or a gift. Students will learn how to pick up stitches, work in the round either with double pointed needles or magic loop, knitted cast on, and Kitchener stitch. Cost: $30.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Kathryn

 – Thursdays, November 13 & 20 from 6-8 PM

brioche_ribIntroduction to Brioche: Have you ever wanted to learn the brioche stitch? Have you tried to follow a brioche pattern but just can’t decipher it? Now is your chance! In this class students will learn the basics of brioche. We will tackle plain brioche stitch, two color brioche stitch, and following a brioche pattern. Cost: $30.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Kathryn

 – Tuesdays, November 4 & 11 from 6-8 PM

l'enveloppeL’Enveloppe: This piece is completely unique. It’s not a cape, not a poncho, not a shrug, not a shawl, not a cowl. It is gorgeous and versatile! The pattern is written for 4 different gauges and 2 different stitch patterns so you can make this piece your own! Learn to knit L’Enveloppe in this class! Cost: $50.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Jan

 – Mondays, November 3, 10, 17, & 24 from 6-8 PM

magic loop handwarmerRed Tail Hawk Hand Warmers: Learn how to cable and magic loop with these worsted weight handwarmers. Cost: $30.00 plus supplies.  Instructor: Andrea

 – Tuesdays, November 18 & 25 from 6-8 PM

October Classes

Stop by the shop or call us at (614) 888 – 8551 to sign up for these October Classes!

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

 – Mondays, October 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 6-8 PM

andrea felted bagBeginners 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

 – Wednesdays, October 8, 15, & 22 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

 – Tuesdays, October 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 6-8 PM

clematisClematis Sweater: This easy-to-knit and easy-to-wear lacy top is great to spice up any wardrobe. The beauty of this design is that it is so simple to knit even for a beginner and you can easily adjust the neck opening or bottom band to the desired size. Cost: $50.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Andrea

 – Mondays, October 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 6-8 PM

mitered obsessionCowl 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! October’s Cowl is Mitered Obsession. Students will learn mitered squares, i-cord edging, wrapping of color changes, and adjusting size of the cowl. Cost: $20.00 per class plus supplies. Instructor: Beth

 – Wednesday, October 1 from 6-8 PM

crochet mixed stitch stripey blanketCrochet Mixed Stitch Stripey Blanket: In this class students will be crocheting a blanket with many different stitch patterns so it never gets boring! Each row is a different pattern which is a good way to learn new stitches and play with color. Cost: $50.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Beth

 – Wednesdays, October 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 6-8 PM

jacquard acid dyeDyeing Seminar: Have you ever wanted to dye your own yarn but didn’t know where to start? Learn the basics of dyeing wool in this seminar! We will discuss the process of dyeing yarn, basic color theory, and how to achieve different results, including variegated, semi solids, and solids. Cost: $20.00. Instructor: Kathryn

 – Thursday, October 16 from 6-8 PM

ann norling kimonoKimono Sweater: This class is geared toward beginners that want to knit a sweater. This is a very basic kimono sweater that will teach you to knit a sweater flat and seam. We will learn how to pick up stitches to complete the front border. Cost: $50.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Andrea 

 – Thursdays, October 2, 9, 23, & November 6 from 6-8 PM

raglan sweaterTop Down Sweater: Are you ready to make your first sweater? In this class you will learn basic skills necessary to be a successful sweater knitter. You will learn to read patterns, unknit (or tink), work with double pointed and circular needles, work basic increases and decreases, swatch, and measure gauge. Cost: $50.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Kathryn

- Wednesdays, October 29, November 5, 19, and December 3 from 6-8 PM

Point of View KAL

Check out our newest knit along – Point of View!

point of viewWorked sideways, this asymmetrical-triangle shawl is shaped with short rows. It features seed stitch sections in a contrasting color.

point of view sideWe brought in a new yarn just for this shawl.

Zen Garden Serenity Glitter Sock

zen garden serenity glitter sockSerenity Glitter Sock is a sumptuous blend of Merino and Cashmere with a touch of glitter. The richness of Zen Garden’s hand dyed shades makes dramatic and elegant projects!

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

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!