Saturday, September 10, 2011

Sandee spent last weekend at the Brooklyn Fair demonstrating the Erlbacher Gearhart Circular Sock Knitting Machine.The Erlbacher Gearhart is a reproduction of the Gearhart Circular Sock Knitting Machine that was originally made in the 1920's. David "Pee Wee" Erlbacher of Erlbacher Gear and Machine Works decided to reproduce this piece of history in 2010. If you would like more information about this machine, contact Sandee at the shop.

Just a cute photo from the Brooklyn Fair. Both photos from the Fair were taken by Jeff Buchbinder and used in this blog with his permission.

The New Class Schedule will be out with the YWAT newsletter in a few days. Here are a couple of classes that will begin next week that you don't want to miss.

Mitten Classes Continue
Saturday, September 17th – 2pm to 4pm
Saturday, September 24th – 9:30am to 11:30am
Class will be a beginning, or continuation, of the Mini Mochi Springy Mittens and for those who would like to begin the Bella Mittens.

The Mini Mochi mittens is an excellent pattern for a beginner knitter would wants to spread their wings and try something different, but not go too far out of their comfort zone. The Bella Mittens were a big hit at the shop last year and many requests have been received to repeat the class again. The Bella Mitten pattern utilizes cables and would be the perfect project for an intermediate knitter.

Pattern for either mitten is available for free with the purchase of yarn. Recommended yarn for the Mini Mochi is – Mini Mochi by Crystal Palace; Bella Mittens – Katia Peru. Either pattern will require two skeins for an adult size.

Note – If you are working on the Brioche Mitten and need more assistance, please call the shop or stop by one of these class times. Suggestions for other mitten classes are always appreciated.

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.

Date – Friday, September 16th from 2pm to 4pm
Instructor – Barb
This is an ongoing class and additional sessions will be planned on Sept. 16th

Yarn Requirements – 6 skeins (one of each color),
Size 4 – 9: straight or size to obtain gauge for main
Size 4 – 32” circular needle or longer or size to obtain gauge for ruffle and i-cord.
Gauge: 6 sts to 1 inch.
This shop sample and the scarf pictured below were knitted using Mission Falls DK. Even though this yarn has been discontinued, we still have a nice sized inventory left. If you prefer to use another yarn, we will be happy to assist you in choosing the yarn and your colors. 

Virginia completed her Road Map Scarf during our first classes. She did a great job.
We will post photos of more scarves as they are completed.

Time to bring out those needles and begin knitting for Fall, Winter and, even Christmas/Holiday gifts. Yarns With A Twist is stocked with new yarns in all your favorite colors and weights. Perfect for cold weather knitting. Stop in and see what's new.


Barbara W. knitted the RUCKLE HAT using Berroco Pure Merino. The Ruckle Hat is described as "a soft,scrunchy hat with folds or puckers knit into the body". This hat was a lot of fun to make and Barb will be available to teach if there is enough interest in forming a class. YWAT carries so many pretty shades of Berroco Pure Merino and this hat would look adorable out of any of them.
The pattern is available in the current issue of KnitCircus. Knit Circus is an online publication. You can view the magazine, but must purchase a subscription for the patterns. Patterns can be purchased for a specific issue for a nominal price. Definitely worth checking out.

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