Monday, May 16, 2011

News & Classes - June & July 2011

We are so excited about many new fun yarns and wonderful needles that have arrived. Watch for new garments being made much to see. Let's get creative!

We also have two exciting new events in store for you, one being a sock contest and the second is a yarn dying workshop. Keep watching our blog or follow us on Facebook, as it will keep you up to date on what's happening here.

Sock Contest

From May 19th to June 30th "IT'S ALL ABOUT SOCKS". Come into the shop, get some gorgeous yarn to make a pair of socks. Take it home and knit, or crochet, those gorgeous socks. Bring them in to be entered into our drawing. The winner will get to choose enough yarn to make another pair of socks from our abundant selection of sock yarn.
The drawing will take place on Thursday, June 30th at 8pm at the shop.

Dying Workshop

Always wanted to dye your own yarn? Try this fun workshop and learn how to dye sock yarn with Kool-Aid.

When: Saturday, June 18th, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
     Teacher: Christiane
     Fees: Please get your sock yarn prior to the class at the shop.
     There will be $15 additional fee for material needs to be paid prior to class.

Dyeing sometimes can get messy. Please wear clothes which can get stained or bring an apron or old shirt. We will provide gloves. (bring your own in case you are alergic against Latex. There is limited space available, so please sign up early.


Espenson Caftan Tee

Imagine a soft, loose-fitting caftan drifting around you this summer. Knit in Linsey, a blend of cotton and linen, the drape of this caftan tee flatters every figure. Don’t be fooled by the sizes! Make one size smaller than you would normally wear. Each garment will have a unique color stripe based on the size and your selection of yarn. Pattern is available with the purchase of yarn.
Date: Saturday, June 4th,
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Level: Easy
Instructor: Sheila

Elisabeth Zimmerman"s Baby Surprise Jacket

This is one of our all time favorite patterns. The baby sweater is worked in one piece and uses garter stitch.
When: Wednesday June 8th & 15th
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Level: easy
Teacher: Christiane

Attention Crochet Lovers

Come play with us. Come join our ongoing monthly crochet class and work on keeping our edges straight. We're here to help you learn different aspects of crochet.
When: Saturday, June 18th and July 16th.
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
Teacher: Sue

Sally’s Favorite Summer Sweater
from the book "The Knitting Experience: Book 1: The Knit Stitch"  This fun piece is designed by Sally Mellville. It is oversized to make it the perfect, comfortable garment for warm weather wearing.

DK weight yarn – Yarn suggestions include: Tahki Cotton Classic and Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool.
Needles: Size 5 and 10 ½ (either straight or circular)

(Needle Suggestion – the opaque section of the sweater calls for using both size 5 and size 10 ½ needle. Instead of purchasing two sets of needles, purchase the 5 and 10 ½ tips and one cable from our Knit Pick collection. You can afix one needle of each size at the ends of the cable. Makes knitting these sections very simple.)
When: Saturday, June 11th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Instructor: Barbara
Level: Beginner/Intermediate.
You should know how to cast on and the knit stitch.
The Knitting Experience: Book 1 – The Knit Stitch available at Yarns With A Twist and all class participants will receive a 10% discount on it.

Viveca Cardigan
Make this lovely cardigan in a bulky weight, either cotton or wool and you have a sophisticated European-style garment. But, of course! This is another Elsebeth Lavold design from her Book Twelve, The Walk in the Park Collection!
When: Saturday, July 9th
9:30 - 11:30 am
Level: Intermediate
Teacher: Sheila


The make up class for the Ran Sweater will be Saturday, May 21st with Sheila. Time 9:30 am - 11:30 am


Tuesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 open class with Christiane
Wednesday, during opening hours socks and 3:00 - 5:00 pm with Carol
Wednesday, 7:00 - 9:00 pm class night.
Thursday, 7:00 pm - ????? open sit'n knit.
Please sign up for the classes and get your yarn prior to the actual class date.

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