Tuesday, January 25, 2011




Ribbon Triangle Shawl is knitted with Knit One Crochet Too Tartelette yarn. The pattern includes directions for a scarf or a shawl. When completed it is “self-fringing”. The shawl requires 4 skeins of yarn and size 15 needles. Both the pattern and yarn are available at the shop.

When: Saturday, Feb. 12th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am or Wednesday, Feb. 23rd, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Teacher: Barbara
Level: Beginner, but familiar with basic knitting techniques. (Cast on, knit & purl).


The unique shape of Wavebird not only reminds of bird wings but also helps to make it stay on the shoulders. The pattern has written out rows as well as charts. You will need approx 490-550 yards of fingering weight yarn. Please bring some scrap yarn and needles too. (Can be heavier weight).

When: Saturday, 02/05/11, 9:30 - 11:30 am or
Wednesday, 02/09/ 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Teacher: Christiane
Level: Intermediate


Learn to knit is just that....we will learn to cast on, knit and bind off for our first project which will be this great cowl. It takes only one skein of yarn.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 2nd, 7 :00 pm - 9:00 pm or Saturday, Feb. 12th, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Teacher: Sandee

Shelburne Mittens is a new pattern available in the Winter Issue of Knitty.com. We chose Debby Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed Chunky yarn to knit ours. One skein should be enough to make up to a woman’s size. These mittens are knitted on size
US 9 double pointed needles. This is a super simple and quick pattern. A good project for the beginning mitten knitter.

When: Saturday, February 5th, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
Teacher: Barbara
Level: Beginner, but familiar with basic knitting techniques. (Cast on, knit and purl.)


Elsbeth Lavold has created several designs using motifs that she found in various Viking ruins. They are not only ageless, but add an air of sophistication to even the most simple of sweaters. This class will focus on her design called "Ran," for a hip length sweater. It combines not only a beautiful border at the bottom of the garment and sleeves, but also a medallion in the center front. Knit it in Silky Wool for an authentic feel as well as a lightness and warmth.

When: Saturday, Feb. 26th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am and
Saturday, March, 26th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Level: Intermediate
Teacher: Sheila
Needles: US 4 and 6 and a cable needle
Please come and have a look at the gorgeous sweater in the shop. It will be on display from February 8 -15 in the shop!


Back by popular demand is the Great American Aran Afghan. When completed you will be a “master” at cabling, bobbling, and chart reading. Cascade 220 yarn (worsted weight) is recommended, but you are invited to use a similar yarn of your preference. Depending on your finished size the completed afghan could use upwards to 22 skeins of yarn.

For those that are adventurous, or want a break from the squares offered in the Great American Aran Afghan book, the Great American Afghan book offers an alternative. (Both books are available at the shop.) The squares in GAA book complement those offered in the GAAA. We can either start from the beginning and everyone work on the same square or we can individually choose the order of the squares to be knitted. The goal should be to complete one square every two weeks.

When: Please call to sign up and the group will determine dates.
Teacher: Sandee and Barbara
Level: Intermediate

Philopspher's Wool Sweater KAL
This company has always been a fair trade company, producing wool yarn that is as natural and organic as possible. They developed a line of gorgeous hand knitting kits for Fair Isle sweaters, shawls and cardigans hand knitting kits for Fair Isle sweaters, shawls and cardigans. We have a great selection of them in the shop. Come and pick your favorite. Together we will explore the technique of two handed stranded knitting, steeking and more.

When: Please call to sign up and the group will determine dates.
Level: Intermediate
Teachers: Carol and Christiane

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Cha-Cha Scarf

Sue P. made this beautiful ruffled scarf using the Cha-Cha yarn by Trendsetter. The pattern for the scarf is included with the yarn and it is available in red, white, black and pink.  Cha-Cha is a wide ribbon fashion yarn perfect for making ruffled projects. When you knit at the boxes on the top of the wide ribbon you create ruffles.

Monday, January 17, 2011

New Yarns, Newsletter, New Projects

Inventory is over and we have been busy opening boxes that have been sitting on the floor of the shop. Boxes of yarns that have patiently waited their turn to be received and displayed on the shelves. The shelves received a makeover too and the yarn has been rearranged by size and stitches per inch. We hope this will make it easier for you to find the right yarn for your project.

We apologize for the delay of the January Newsletter. It is now being written and should be out within the next week. This issue will be the January/February issue and will have a listing of classes for both months. Included in the class list will be a mitten class using a pattern that is in the new Knitty.com winter issue.
The Shelburne Mittens are very easy and simple. The perfect project for a beginner mitten knitter.
The yarn used is Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed Chunky.  Only one skein is needed to make the woman's mittens pictured below.


This beautiful Penquin Afghan was designed and knitted by Margaret for her grandson. The yarn she used is Berroco Vintage. We have watched Margaret work on this project and all of us were excited to see it completed.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy New Year From Yarns With A Twist!

The holidays are over and inventory is completed (well almost completed). As the yarn is counted and sorted, new yarns, and some of your old favorites, have been added to the bins.

Cascade 220 Wool and Superwash have both been restocked with all your favorite colors.

New to Yarns With A Twist is Cascade Sport. This yarn works up to 5.5 to 6 stitches per inch and is available in all those great Cascade colors. The price is right at $3.75 a skein.

Viking of Norway Balder yarn. This is 100% washable bulky weight yarn. Perfect for hats, scarves and mittens. The hat shown in the photo requires only one skein.  The pattern for this hat is available free with purchase of the yarn.

The Mad Trapper Hat Kit from Knit One Crochet Too. The kit includes one ball each of Ty-Dy Wool and Fleece. Pattern includes sizes for Baby, Toddler, Child and 2 adult sizes. The Fleece not only provides the trim for the hat, but also provides a nice warm lining for the ear flap.

This shawl was knitted using Knit One Crochet Too Tartlette yarn and Ribbon Triangle pattern.Tartlette is a cotton/nylon blend that is soft and drapey. It is a good choice for shawls and scarves. The pattern has directions for a scarf and a shawl. The shawl only requires 4 skeins and is an excellent project for the beginning knitter.

New Trendsetter yarns include:  Cha-Cha an interesting wide ribbon fashion yarn perfect for making ruffled projects. When you knit at the boxes on the top of the wide ribbon you create ruffles.

Trendsetter Dune is a beautiful mix of mohair, nylon and acrylic. This heavy worsted weight yarn is perfect for sweaters, jackets, scarves, hats and accessories.

Trendsetter Venus is a blend of multiple yarns linked together. The change is random and the look can be very patchwork. Hanks can very in content and patterning even with dyelots. The scarf in the photo was knitted using two hanks of Venus. The pattern is very simple and available at the store.