Friday, September 28, 2012

New Arrivals!

We just got some gorgeous new yarns in! 

Lang, Mille Colori: 75% superwash wool, 25% polyamid
Fingering weight 

Additional colors of Bergere de France, Bergerine: 50% Wool, 50% Cotton
worsted weight

This gorgeous sweater is made out of Bergerine. We have the pattern! Let us know if you would be interested in a Knit Along. This sweater is so figure flattering and the yarn simply high quality delicious!!!

Knit One Crochet Too, Ty Dy Wool: 100% Superwash Wool
worsted weight

Trendsetter Yarns, Merino 8 Shadow
100% Merino Wool, worsted weight

Berroco, Cirrus: 42% super Kid Mohair, 40% Nylon, 18% Merino

 Berroco, Lodge: 47% Wool, 47% Acrylic, 6 % Rayon

Check out all the pattern ideas we have for these yarns!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

September News

September News

We are getting into the fall swing of things. I can't believe it's September 18th already. I think that the older I get, the time goes faster and faster…..WHOA, I say…..SLOW DOWN…..right?????  Here is our list of classes and I hope you find something that interests you to make. We are teaching smaller items, so you will have time to finish for the holiday season. Both Margaret and Christiane are including techniques that are very interesting and have been requested by many of you.  ENJOY.
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Make a lovely and colorful scarf using a simple ripple stitch and a colorful yarn.   
Date:  Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Time:  7:00pm – 9:0pm
Instructor:  Margaret
Level:  Advanced Beginner
Skills Required:  Must be able to cast on, knit, purl, bind off.
Material and Supplies: recommended yarn is KnitCol, butone or two skeins of any multi-colored yarn

Introduction to Weaving on a Ridged Heddle Loom

Have you thought about learning how to weave on a ridged heddle loom?  This loom is also
referred to as a knitter's loom.
Date: Monday, Oct 1st
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Instructor: Pat McMullan
She will be wrapping the loom at 7pm, so come early to be sure to see this.

We hope you will come for this fun filled night and go away wanting to weave.  We have looms for sale. If anyone is interested we will have classes in the near future taught by Pat.

There is no charge for this evening out.

Kingston Hat

Have you been intrigued with fancy multi-colored knitting?  It is not has hard as it looks.  Margaret will walk you through the simple steps to make a lovely and warm hat that will keep you toasty in the coming months as you learn this simple stranded two-color knitting.  Once you have mastered the Kingston Hat, you will have the basic skills necessary to tackle more complex multi-color knitting patterns including Fair Isle, Norwegian and other traditional and contemporary styles.
Date:  Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Time:  7:00pm – 9:00pm
Instructor:  Margaret
Level:  Advanced Beginner
Skills Required:  Must be able to cast on, knit, purl, bind off.  Experience in knitting in the round is helpful but not required.
Material and Supplies: Kingston Hat pattern. Recommended yarn is Ty-Dy Wool, but any worsted weight yarn may be used.  This pattern requires two high-contrast colorways; 16” long circular needles in size 9 and 6 and one set of double-pointed needles in size 9; one stitch marker; tapestry needle to weave in yarn ends

Felted Needle Case

Are you looking for a cute storing solution for your knitting needles or a appriciated gift for one of your fellow knitters and learn how to cable aand felt at the same time?
This easy pattern has it all....

DateThursday, Oct. 4th &  Oct. 18th
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Instructor: Christiane
Skills Required:  Must be able to cast on, knit, purl, bind off.
Material and Supplies: Recommended yarn is Cascade 220 or Louet Riverstone, Berroco Ultra Alpaca or Galway worsted weight yarn.

More Mosaic Knitting

Make this beautiful cowl using the technique of slipped stitch or mosaic knitting.  Perhaps the most simple of all colorwork techniques, mosaic knitting uses only one strand of yarn on each row.  You can either learn or practice mosaic knitting skills as you make this beautiful cowl, worked in the round, to keep you warm all winter.
Date:  Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Time:  7:00pm – 9:00pm
Instructor:  Margaret
Level:  Advanced Beginner
Skills Required:  Must be able to cast on, knit, purl, bind off.  Previous experience with mosaic knitting and knitting in the round are not required.
Material and Supplies: Cascade 128 yarn or other tightly-spun bulky yarn in two sharply contrasting colors; 24” long US 10 circular needles, or sized to yarn; one stitch marker; tapestry needle to weave in yarn ends.  Pattern will be provided.

Flower Potholders

Permanent spring in your kitchen. These beauties are fun to make!!

Date: Thursday, Oct. 11th
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Instructor: Christiane
Skills Required:  Basic crochet skills .
Material and Supplies: recommended yarn is Thahki Cotton ClassicPattern will be provided

Shop Info:

111 Willimantic Rd. (Rte 6)
Chaplin, CT 06235


Tuesday: 11-5
Wednesday: 11-5 & 7-9
Thursday: 11-5 & 7-10 Sit and Knit
Friday: 11-5
Saturday: 11-5
Sunday & Monday: Closed

Reminder of our weekly schedule

3pm - 5pm socks with Carol
7pm - 9pm class night
Thursday: 7pm - 9pm sit'n knit.

Please sign up and get your yarn prior to class. Class spaces are limited.


NEW Thursdays!!!

If you know of anyone who wants to learn to knit or crochet, I'll be teaching this on Thursday nights.   This will be informal and we will talk about what your goals are and go from there.  This is a free class as all our classes are.  We just ask you to purchase the yarn for the class from Yarns With A Twist.

New Arrivals

New yummy yarns are coming in for the fall / winter season!
Keep checking facebook or our blog for updates.

More Classes Coming Up

Here a short heads up for further classes coming up in fall and winter:
  • Beaded Knitting (Christiane)
  • Tunisian Crochet (Margret)
  • Knitting in the Round Multiple Ways (Margret)
  • Seamless Knitting (Christiane)
  • Entrelac (Margret)
  • Elisabeth Zimmerman Surprise Jacket KAL (Christiane)
  • Introduction to Knitting Lace (Margret)
  • Advanced Socks (Christiane)
Please let us know if your favorite class is not listed.

Shop & Class Policies

Read them here

Friday, September 7, 2012

Big End Of Summer Sale

We hope that you had a great summer! We are back to regular shop hours and want to start the fall knitting season with a special treat for you. All books, booklets & patterns are 40% off! We carry a huge amount of these treasures of creative knitting ideas to give you a head start on your seasonal gift knitting.
To all the cotton lovers: We have a huge selection in beautiful colors on sale for 30% off.
Check out our sale area where we added new yarns for you to select from. They are up to 40% off. Enjoy!