Archive for December, 2014

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What are you working on for the holiday, Yarn Harbor staff?

December 21, 2014

With three (!) crafting days left before Christmas, now is time to share what we at Yarn Harbor have been working on!

Jo’Elle crocheted several cowls and hats–minions, Iron Man, and UMD hockey! She’s currently working on the Eye-Searing Poncho. Why the odd name? The nickname comes from the subtle neon green and pink Encore combination.

Katie made hats for the men in her family. Since they are lined in alpaca, they will be wonderfully warm. She also completed one Piper’s Journey in Malabrigo Rastita and is frantically ripping out and reknitting the lace border of a second. Cross your fingers!

Jen is working on a Muti Dress in Adorn Sock for new baby Lily. Hopefully it will be done in time for Christmas!

Kaethe is working on a Liesl cardigan by Ysolda Teague and it’s a gift for herself!

Kathy and Jean are not knitting this holiday season. Kathy is busy painting and getting the new location ready, while Jean is calm and relaxed.

What are you trying to finish up before gifting this year?

 

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CustomFit KAL in January and February

December 16, 2014

Are you ready to start your first sweater? Or at least ready jump right in? Have you ever made a sweater and then it didn’t fit?

Well, Yarn Harbor has the solution for you! In January and February, we will be doing CustomFit Knit-Along. Creator Amy Herzog is known for her designs that flatter and are easily modified and her book Knits that Flatter, is a great resource (check it out in the shop!.

When Herzog developed CustomFit, a sweater pattern generator that tailors to your measurements, gauge, and yarn size, it was a huge leap forward with the design process. With a gauge swatch and your measurements, CustomFit creates a completely custom sweater, leaving no math for you to do.

If you are an intermediate knitter and comfortable with the basics of knitting, increasing, and decreasing, but  want some extra help, take the workshop! Meeting Wednesdays in January (7, 14, and 21), February (4 and 18), and March (4), take as many workshops as you want.  Sign up 48 hours before each Wednesday class to reserve your space! The more you take, the more you save! Pricing is $60 for all six, $45 for four sessions, and $15 for each single session.

January is the time to start your knitting goals for the year. Is a sweater on your to-do list? If so, KAL with Yarn Harbor!

 

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