Monday, July 11, 2011

HUGE SALE IN JULY

I can't believe it's July already. Yarns With A Twist has decided to have a HUGE Sale July 12th through July 23rd.  Pick a ticket at the end of your shopping. Tickets will be discounted from 20% to 40%. Come on in and take advantage of huge savings. You may also add 10% off already discounted yarns. All sales are final.

Don't forget to check our blog as we showcase new yarns arriving for fall. Also, check out Yarns With A Twist on Facebook. There will be weekly surprises to take advantage of.

I hope you are having a wonderful summer and
please travel safe and have fun.
Please note: Yarns With A Twist will be CLOSED for two days.
Friday, August 5th and Saturday, August 6th.

Classes

Road Map Scarf
The Road Map Scarf is a fun and interesting project incorporating 10 squares that are each unique and each incorporating a different pattern and technique.

When: Friday, July 15th (Continuing dates will be determined at first class) 2pm - 4 pm
Instructor: Barb
Road Map Scarf Information:
Yarn Requirements – 6 skeins (one of each color),
Size 4 – 9" straight or size to obtain gauge for main part.
Size 4 – 32” circular needle or longer or size to obtain gauge for ruffle and i-cord.
Gauge: 6 sts to 1 inch.
The pattern calls for a sport yarn. The Road Map Scarf shop sample was knitted using Mission Falls 136 – a DK weight. Whatever yarn you choose make sure you have at least 140-150 yards per skein.
Pattern is available for $8.00 as a Ravelry download: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/road-map
Patterns must be purchased online and will not be available for sale in the shop.

Attention Crochet Lovers
Ongoing Crochet Basics with Sue. If interested in learning how to crochet, join this class. You will learn the basic crochet stitches and how to make a straight line.
Level: Beginner
Teacher: Sue
When: Saturday, July 16th, 1 - 3 pm

LET’S MAKE MITTENS - 1
Every year we hear more than one person comment “I wish I knew how to knit mittens”. Well here is your chance. “Let’s Make Mittens I” is the first of a series of mitten workshops that will be offered at Yarns With A Twist this summer and continue into fall and winter.

The first workshop is just the basics. You will make one pair of simple mittens using either Yankee Design pattern (this pattern is worked on two straight needles) or Anne Norling's Basic Mittens on 4 Needles (for those of prefer knitting on four needles). Either pattern gives you the option of size and we are recommending that you use a worsted weight yarn.

This is not a learn to knit class, but a class for those who already know the basics (knit, purl, increase, decrease) and are ready to move forward.
Future “Let’s Make Mittens” Workshops will include reading patterns, cables, stranding and, even brioche. Of course knitting a hat to match, or compliment, your mittens is a must. “Let’s Make Hats” workshops will also be offered.
This is a 2 part class. 1st class will cover cast on, ribbing and thumb gusset. 2nd class will cover the thumb, hand, bind off and pick up for thumb.
Please purchase your supplies prior to class day (pattern, yarn, needles etc) so we are ready to go on the first day.
Suggested yarn is Andes by Euro yarn. Needle size as per gauge. (Sample mittens are 5st = 1 inch (worsted) but using size 5 needles).
Level: Intermediate - know the basics and ready to move forward.
Date: Part 1: Saturday, July 23rd Time: 9:30 - 11:30 am
Date: Part 2: Saturday, July 30th Time: 9:30 - 11:30 am
Instructor: Barb

Quonset Cardi
This is not your mother's cardigan! Softly flowing with an eye-catching lace detail, make it either in wool or cotton. For added interest, the garment is knitted from the neck down, minimizing the number of seams. What could be better!
Sizes: X-Small, Small, Medium Large, 1X and 2X
Finished measurements: 32(36-40-44-48-52)
Material: US 7, 29" circular needle and size 7 straight needles, crochet hook, size 4.50 mm (7), 6 st markers
Gauge: 18 sts and 26 rows to 4" in stockinette stitch
Please note that gauge is very important in this sweater, so you MUST make a swatch before the class begins and use the appropriate needle size for the yarn you choose.
Level: Intermediate
When: Saturday, August 13, 9:30-11:30 AM
Instructor: Sheila
(pattern available with purchase of yarn)


VOLAN
Whether dressing up your jeans jacket or adding flair to dressier attire, Volan offers endless possibilities for fashionably warding off the chill of cool evenings or air conditioning. This versatile new design by Christiane is something between a scarf, shawl and wrap with a crescent shape that allows for many styling options.
Volan has double shaped ruffles on both edges and a two colored garter stitch body. Innovative construction techniques eliminate the need for short rows and picking up stitches.
When: Wednesday, August 24th, 7 - 9 pm
Instructor: Christiane

Sweater made by Lin Elliott out of Encore Bulky.
She doesn't remember what pattern she used
but was very happy with the results as was her granddaughter.

Martha Gerling used her stash yarn from Yarns With A Twist to create this
beauitful baby blanket for a baby due any day.
The afghan is called Rambing Rose by Cottage Creations.

Linda Breault made this adorable hat from one skein of Kauni from their
pattern called Lake Drive Hat both of which we have in the shop.
|Linda said
she had fun making this hat and we think it looks great on her.




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