Archive for May, 2010

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Class Added

May 27, 2010

Babies and Bears Sweater : Tuesdays  July 20, 27, August 3 & 10   5:30-7:30pm

This hooded baby sweater is knit in two separate pieces beginning with the wrist end of the sleeve and ending at the center of the body.  After the second piece is knit the two are invisibly joined with Kitchener stitch.  This pattern offers several choices for needle size and yarn weight…there’s even opportunity to use up stash on optional color work!  Techniques you’ll learn include knitting with double points and circulars, side to side construction, picking up stitches, buttonholes, increasing & decreasing, Kitchener stitch, working a border, and the option of working a texture technique or a small two color design. 

Materials:  Pattern by Cottage Creations, 16″ circlular and double point needles in size appropriate for yarn, tapestry needle, markers and 5 small buttons.

Cost $40 + Materials

Instructor:  Sandy Florio

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Mitten of the Month-belated

May 22, 2010

It was just pointed out to us that we have been neglecting to post our Mitten of the Month. Thank you so much for jogging our memory! Soooo, the May mitten of the Month is the Newfoundland Mitten, a free pattern available online. It is a mitten that has been knit in Newfoundland for years, and somone finally put it to paper. It is much easier than it looks, and very warm.

We have been having a lot of fun with this mitten knitting it with Lambs Pride Worsted as the background, and Noro Kureyon as the pattern, though it works great in two solid colors as well

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Detour Discount

May 21, 2010

We are doing a “Detour Discount”, a yarn marked down to 15% or more for one week through the end of the detour. Every Wednesday we will be selecting a new yarn. Want to know what yarn is featured this week? Stop in and look for the mini knitted construction cones!

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M-M-M-Malabrigo!

May 15, 2010

We got a load of new Malabrigo, new colors of Malabirgo Lace, and a new yarn, Malabrigo Rasta.

Malabrigo Rasta is a superbulky that looks like some watercolorist took a brush and painted it. The colors are amazing. the photos do not do it justice, you will just have to stop in and see.

The Malabrigo Baby Merino Lace came in as well. Some of these we have carried before, some not, but they are definitely beautiful.

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New Spring Yarns!

May 1, 2010

We have a few new yarns in the shop, and a few new colors of some old favorites. Where to begin?

Lace first. we have 5 delicious Spring colors of Ella Rae’s Lace Merino. This is a springy high-twist, very subtly varigated merino.

Plymouth has given us a soft Baby Lace Alpaca in a few deep, intense colors.

Schoeller + Stahl has come up with a fun addition to their Fortissima Socka line: Mexico Cotton Stretch. I am looking forward to getting my hands on this one!

We have a nice fingering cotton from Austerman. It is mercerized to be color-fast, and comes in a great assortment of colors.

Lastly, we have some new great colors from Sirdar in their Baby Bamboo, as well as new colors in Misti Alpaca’s Pima Cotton Silk. We are ready for your Summer knitting!

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