Archive for August, 2009


New Books from Dale of Norway

August 22, 2009

We recently received Dale of Norway’s newest pattern collections.

Vancouver 2010 (NR 213)
The 2010 Olympic Winter Games will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia on Canada’s west coast.
Dale of Norway is pleased to present this special design to mark the upcoming games. The sweater uses the Norwegian traditions of skiing and outdoor activities as its starting points, then features a contemporary fit with fashion appeal in traditional colors. This special pattern for the entire family was designed by Kristina Hjelde.
The Olympic sweater and accessories can be made in Heilo, Falk, Daletta and Baby Ull.

Baby Designs (NR 210)

Traditional Designs for Baby (NR 208)

Retro (NR 207)
With this book of retro designs, Dale of Norway is excited to present a collection of classic designs for the entire family. You’ll find pullovers and cardigans for all ages, along with tunic-length tops and accessories.
Most of the designs in this book were first presented in the 1960’s and ’70’s, and have been updated here with new colorways and comtemporary fit. We’ve also included a few new patterns following in the Dale tradition of classic Norwegian design.
Make the sweaters and accessories in this collection using Heilo, Falk, Lerke, Free Style and Ara.


A Conversation with Meg and Elizabeth

August 9, 2009

“Knit on with confidence and hope, through all crises.” -EZ

Calling all Zimmermann fans! Come join us Tuesday, August 11, from 7-9pm for a special presentation of select segments of A Knitting Glossary with Elizabeth Zimmermann and Meg Swansen, by Schoolhouse Press Presents.

 Our tribute to EZ will include a special showing of an interview with Elizabeth, conducted by Meg, that takes place at the old Schoolhouse itself! We will display our collection of Zimmermann books and tapes, as well as single patterns and the newly released sock yarn from Schaefer Yarn’s Memorable Knitters collection.
Bring along your favorite Zimmermann pieces as well as a cool drink. Since it’s movie night we thought some popcorn would be in order!
Please join us as we celebrate EZ’s incredible contribution to our most beloved craft. No registration required.
See you there!

Special Event with Chrissy Gardiner

August 6, 2009

Join us for a book signing, trunk show and workshop at Yarn Harbor in celebration of Chrissy Gardiner’s new book, Toe-Up! Patterns and Worksheets to Whip Your Sock Knitting into Shape. We’ll have copies for sale at Yarn Harbor shortly.
As part of this event, Chrissy will offer a six-hour workshop on Saturday, August 29, to learn to knit socks from the toe up. Limited to 12 participants, $30 + materials. You’ll need approximately 50 yards of sport or fingering weight yarn (smooth and light-colored without a lot of variegation so that you can see your stitches), two circular needles that give you a gauge of 8 stitches per inch (this will probably be a US 1 or 2) and a copy of Toe-Up!
Sign up by stopping by Yarn Harbor, calling us at 218-724-6432, or emailing
Chrissy will sign copies of her book from 10-11 am.
While you’re waiting for the big event, knit up Sydney, a newborn size preview pattern from the book available online or in the shop.

August Scarves of the Month

August 2, 2009

On the left is the Mavis Lace Scarf (Figheadh Yarnworks #2243) knit by Cheryl out of Misti Alpaca Pima Silk Hand Paint (color CSP 06). On the right is the Drop Stitch Scarf knit by Kathy out of Mango Moon Recycled Silk.

Remember, you’ll receive 10% off the yarn and pattern for September’s Scarf if you bring in your completed August Scarf!

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