Monday, March 14, 2011

Spring Newsletter, Sale, Contest, Classes & Events

After a long, hard winter, the thought of Spring upon us is exhilarating to say the least.  With this in mind, lets broaden our horizons and let us take you on a journey to expand your knitting , and crocheting skills. We have lined up some exciting classes for all  that will introduce you to new techniques - aran knitting, cables, lace knitting, steaking, two handed stranding, intarsia to name a few.
It’s March and YUP!!!!  It’s my birthday again.  Of course therefore will have our yearly


All yarn will be at 20% off.
Also, watch for selected yarns on sale for as much as 40% off.  

All sales are final, already reduced yarn is excluded.





Create your own Scribble Lace Shawl
Scribble Lace Shawl Contest



Perfect for spring and cool summer nights, a Scribble Lace Shawl is knitted alternating a lace weight and bulky yarns. The shop sample was knitted using one skein of Knit One Crochet Too Doucer et Soie (70% Baby Mohair/30% Silk - 225 yards) and Rowan Summer Tweed (118 yards) and size 13 circular needles. The pattern is easy and designed for any level of knitter. The basic pattern is available for free at Yarns With A Twist


          The Rules are simple:

  • All yarn for your shawl must be selected from current yarn stock and purchased at Yarns With A Twist between Tuesday, March 15th and Saturday, April 30th (In other words - No special orders).
  • You are welcome to follow the pattern for a Scribble Lace Shawl available at the shop, or you can choose your own.
  • Bring your completed shawl to the shop by Saturday, April 30th. A photo will be taken and added to the bulletin board (no names will be shown).
  • At the close of the contest, one shawl will be chosen the winner and a prize - a $25.00 Yarns With A Twist Gift Certificate will be awarded.

The rest is up to you. Be creative. YWAT has a large stock of beautiful lace weight yarns ranging from simple to super fancy. Same for the bulky yarns. If you need help choosing your yarns, we will be there to offer suggestions.






UFOs = unfinished Objects are very invasive, have the tendency to multiply and take over drawers, closets, knitting bags and not to mention whole rooms. Do you find yourself buying more and more knitting bags to just give your UFOs a new hiding place? Then it's time to fight the finishing battle!

Friday, March 25 th, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm we will have a Finishing Party

Bring one or two of your UFOs and a snack if you like. We will provide beverages and help to get you started with your finishing battle.





Miss Marple

continues Friday, March 18th from 7:00 pm to 9:00pm






Double Knit Mittens


The double knitting technique allows you to knit two layers at once – outside and inside. When completed you will have a pair of mittens that will keep you warm and snuggle even on the coldest days.The pattern is written for either worsted weight or DK weight yarns. Sample pair in shop was knitted with Ella Rae Classic Print. Mission Falls 136 was used for the DK weight.

Needles required for a woman’s size - Size 4 straight needles for the worsted and Size 6 needles for the DK - Two skeins of either yarn or at least 250 yards for either. For man’s size you will need to go up at least two sizes for proper fit.

Prior to attending, please complete the ribbed cuff to the desired length. (Samples have a 3” cuff. If you would like yours to be longer, please make sure you have enough yarn). The class will begin learning how to double knit and mittens will be for a man or woman’s size.

When:  Saturday, March 19th – 9:30 am to 11:30 am AND

             Wednesday, March 23rd, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Instructor: Barbara

Level: Advanced Beginner


Patches Baby Sweater


This adorable cardigan is knitted in strips which are in turn knitted together. The self patterning sock yarn works up in a unique patchwork design.

In this class you will learn how to create a nice edge which makes it much easier to pick up stitches or sew together. Further you will get introduced to a technique how to join strips of knitted pieces as you go.


Please bring to class:


Scrap yarn in two different colors but same   weight yarn (enough to knit a little swatch) +

needles in the necessary size to work with your scrap yarn


Please purchase yarn for the sweater prior to class.



When: Wednesday, March 23, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Teacher: Christiane

Level: Advanced beginner


Ran Sweater Part II


This is a continuation for the students that  attended the original class.

When: Saturday, March 26, 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Teacher: Sheila


Eternalism Vest


Are you a new knitter ready to take the next step? This vest is for you. Not only will you do the basic knit and purl, you will also learn to increase, decrease, a very simple short row that helps create the curve in the neckline, three needle bind-off and pockets will be added.

This pattern is available in the Winter/Spring issue of Knitscene magazine which is available for sale at YWAT.
The show sample vest was knitted using Schoppel Wolle Pur (100% Merino/164 yards) Another yarn option is Plymouth Tweed.

Please purchase your yarn and needles prior to class. Prior to attending, please do a swatch to ensure and, if necessary, make changes in your needle size accordingly. This will ensure that on the first day of class everyone is ready to begin.

When: Wednesday, March 30th, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm or

            Saturday, April 2nd, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Instructor: Barbara
Level: Beginner ready to take the next step.


Strick-ly Socks


"Why another sock book? Because Candace Eisner Strick has something new to say! Not just a pattern collection, Strick-ly Socks presents an innovative method of constructing toes and heels that eliminates the need for short rows, wraps and yarn-overs. No counting, no grafting, no fuss - with Candace's fresh approach, your socks will no longer have those "tricky bits" that you put off for a quiet moment. Comprehensive step-by-step instructions and clear close-up photographs make these techniques accessible to every knitter with basic skills. Like Candace herself, Strick-ly Socks has a friendly, casual style that new sock knitters and sock veterans alike will appreciate and enjoy"-- says Sandi Rosner a well known teacher and designer.



Please buy your book and class material prior to class.

When: Wednesday, April 6th & Wednesday, April 13th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm or
            Saturday, April 9th & Saturday 16th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Teacher: Christiane

Level: Intermediate


Learn to Crochet

Here it is, the class many of you have requested. This class will start with the basics and will proceed into your first project, for example a scarf.

It is also recommended that you purchase the book “Rowan Presents Crochet Workshop”. The cost is $27.95, but it is an excellent reference guide for the new crocheter. If you would like a book, please let Sandee know in advance so a copy can be ordered for you.

When: Saturday, April 16th, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Instructor: Sue
Please purchase your yarn and needles prior to class
(Materials required: G & H crochet hook, one skein of any worsted weight yarn)



Roadmap Scarf

Take a trip through your life and knit the Road Map Scarf.  Designed by Susan Barstein, this scarf pattern tells a story. “Where are you going? Where have you been? Use your own colors and remember where you were during your own journey through life.”
This pattern is ideal for the knitter who is ready for a challenge. Each square is unique and each incorporates a different pattern and technique.

Yarn requirements: 6 skeins (one of each color),
Size 4 – 9: straight or size to obtain gauge.
Size 4 – 32” circular needle or longer or size to obtain gauge for ruffle and i-cord.
Gauge: 6 sts = 1 inch.

The pattern calls for a sport yarn, but the Road Map Scarf which will be in the shop was knitted using Mission Falls 136 – a DK weight.

Pattern is available for $8.00 as a Ravelry download
Patterns must be purchased on-line and will not be available for sale in the shop.
Please come to the class prepared with your yarn and needles. Prior to class, please do a swatch and if desired, adjust your needle size accordingly.


When: Wednesday, April 20th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm or 

            Saturday, April 30th, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Instructor: Barbara

Level: Intermediate


Beach Tote


This delightful tote bag can be used for shopping, the beach, or if you have young children and are always carrying items for them, this is the perfect "Mom" bag.

Recommended yarn:  Plymouth Fantasy Naturale (2 solid color skeins and 1 variegated skein) or 220 yds. solid and 130 yds. variegated of worsted weight yarn. Needles: US 6 and 8 and a size G crochet hookWhen: Saturday, April 30th, 9:30 am -11:30 am
Instructor: Sheila
Level:  Beginner

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