Sunday, February 26, 2012

New Cascade Yarns are in the Building and March Classes


Friday afternoon the UPS truck pulled up to the shop door and delivered all the new and lovely Cascade yarns - Pacific, Pima Ultra Cotton, 220 Superwash Sport, Venezia Sport, Heritage Silk and Silk Paints. We immediately opened the boxes to check it in, receive it, label it and then begin stocking the shelves.
Cascade 220 Superwash
Just a sampling of the many colors of Cascade Pacific
Ultra Pima Cotton
Cascade 220 Superwash Sport
(left three bins and right top two bins)


The result is bins and bins of beautiful colors just waiting to be knitted, or crocheted, into sweaters, afghans, socks or whatever you desire.

Still waiting for space, but ready to sell, is the Cascade Pacific - a soft wool and acrylic blend (Your going to fall in love not only with Pacific yarn, but the price too. Very affordable.), Heritage Silk and Silk Paints - 85% Merino Superwash and 15% Mulberry Silk. (Socknitters don't even wait for this yarn to be put on the shelves.) and Venezia Sport - 70 % Merino Wool and 30% Mulberry Silk.

What Else Arrived At The Shop This Week?
More Hiya Hiya Dumpling and Stitch Markers
Addi Lace Long Tip Clicks

Longer Lace Tips have the same sharp point as the regular Lace needles, but are just over 5 inches in length, which some knitters prefer. Each kit includes US sizes 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11, along with 3 pliable blue Lifeline Cords which create 24", 32", and 40" needles, 1 Click connector, and a gold addi heart pin.
 
Last Call For February Classes -
INTRO TO ENTRELAC

Margaret will introduce class participants to Entrelac knitting by making a simple washcloth using one skein of worsted weight. If you feel more adventurous you can start right in on the Hobo Bag (pictured) from "Entre to Entrelac" by Gwen Bortner.
Date: Wednesday, February 29th
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Instructor: Margaret
Level: Advanced Beginner
(You must know how to knit and purl). 
Please purchase your yarn and supplies (including book if making the Hobo Bag) prior to the beginning of class. For class participants the books will be 20% off.


NEW CLASSES FOR MARCH
 
 Building Blocks Afghan
Let’s build an afghan and build your knitting skills one block at a time. Using the book, Building Blocks by Michelle Hunter, we will knit twelve different squares each using different knitting techniques with each block building on the skills learned in the previous block. When completed you will have learned – knit, purl, increase, decrease, cables, right and left twists, even chart reading.
This is an excellent class for anyone, including beginners, who want to increase their knitting knowledge.
Day – Saturday, March 3rd (this class will work two squares at a time until all squares, and your afghan, is completed. Future class dates will be determined on March 3rd).
-- Photo at right: First Six Squares knitted with Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted.
Time – 9:30a to 11:30a
Instructor – Barbara
Level – Advanced Beginner. This is NOT a learn to knit class. You should have a basic understanding of knitting and are comfortable with casting on, knit and purl.
Supplies – Book - Building Blocks by Michelle Hunter, Size 10/24” circular needle, Suggested Accessories - cable needle, stitch markers, sticky notes, highlighter tape, tapestry needle. For class participants only, the book used in this class will be 20% off.
Yarn – Any Worsted or Aran Weight yarn. Yarn Suggestions – Cascade 220 Wool or Superwash, Cascade Greenland, Cascade Pacific, Plymouth Select Worsted. You will need approx. 140 yards per square. 


Seamless Raglan Cardigan or
Pullover for Babies and Kids.
Learn how to knit a perfectly sized raglan pullover or cardigan. Pattern includes multiple sizes and different stitch gauges. Christiane will guide you through the step-by-step instructions with a beautiful end result.
Day – Wednesday, March 7 and 14th.
Time – 7pm to 9pm
Instructor – Christiane
Level – Advanced Beginner
Please purchase all yarn and supplies prior to class.
 
Mosaic Knittted Pouches

Are you intrigued by color work but intimidated by the idea of having to manage two or more yarns across a row? Then mosaic knitting may be the thing to try. Mosaic knitting is an interesting technique where you will use multiple colors, but each row is worked with only one. The magic happens when you add slipped stitches. The end result is a dense sturdy fabric perfect for these pouches. This project is worked flat. The pattern gives you a choice of three sizes to make ranging from 3" x 3.75" to 5.5" x 5.75".
Day: Wednesday, March 21
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Instructor: Margaret 
Level: Intermediate or adventurous advanced beginner. Must know how to cast on, knit, purl and bind off.
Material: Worsted weight yarn - either one skein color-changing yarn such as Noro Silk Garden OR one skein EACH of two contrasting colors
Size 6 needles and size 7 needles. These can be straight or circular, student's choice.
Please purchase all yarn and supplies prior to class.
Pattern is available at http://versusmag.blogspot.com/2011/04/mosaic-knitted-pouches-tutorial-with.html please download your copy prior to class.

Box Drape Vest

The combination of boxes and a nice drape create a vest that anyone, no matter their size, can wear and look marvelous. Once you get started you won’t want to stop.
This pattern was chosen from the book Swing Swagger Drape: Knit the Colors of Australia by Jane Slicer-Smith.
Day – Saturday, March 24th
Time – 9:30am to 11:30am
Instructor - Sheila
Level – Intermediate
Please purchase all yarn and supplies prior to class. For class participants only, the book used in this class will be 20% off.


Learn to Knit Socks with Carol

Ongoing class held Wednesday afternoons. Learn the basics of sock knitting.
Wednesday: 3pm -5pm
Instructor: Carol
Level - Must know how to knit
Wednesday afternoons not convenient for you? Let us know and we will arrange a meet and teach for socks.

Would you like to learn to knit? We would be happy to teach you.
Call or stop in at the shop
Individual or group classes
can be arranged.
 

Sandee has been keeping herself busy
cranking out socks on her
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 or a demonstration, contact Sandee at the shop.


Yarns With A Twist also has in stock:

The Ladybug Spinning Wheel (left)
by Schatt Spinning Wheels
Ashford Knitter Looms (center)
Hitchiker Spinning Wheels (right)
by The Merlin Tree
Call or Stop by the store for more information.





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