Summertime at the Yarn Shop
Who doesn’t love a “T” party? We had so much fun with the Traveling Tea Bags when we kicked off our summer KAL. All those Flex T’s by Heidi Kirrmaier are working up great in Tiny Tape Yarn from Wool and the Gang. It’s soft and shimmery with wonderful drape. We can’t wait to see them when they’re all finished.
Need some inspiration? We’ve just added some lovely yarn from Madelinetosh. We’ve restocked Twist Light, a beautiful fingering weight, in 17 amazing colors. We also brought in Farm Twist, a superwash DK, in golds and grays, greens and whites, roses, red and navy. It’s a veritable feast for the eyes.
We also have new colors in Blue Sky Fibers Organic Cotton for your summer knits. Plus we picked up Woolstok Bundles in warm, cool, and neutral. These bundles of mini-hanks add up to 252 yards of creativity. They would be great for hats, colorwork, and gradients.
If you’ve been eyeing our Sea Grass Shawl by Janina Callio, we’ve just restocked our supply of Claudia Handpaints in honey, graphite, and cream in coffee so you can duplicate this elegant piece.
For all our weavers we have stocked all 12 colors in Rowans Creative Linen, it’s also great for knit or crochet. Our Zooey colors have expanded as well!
Summer is a great time to learn something new, and it’s not too late to sign up for any of these amazing classes.
Stumped by all those colorwork sweaters? On Wednesday, July 31, from 10 am to 1 pm Megan will be teaching Fair Isle/Stranded Knitting. This technique was made famous by knitwear from Fair Isle, one of the islands of Scotland. It is a form of stranded colorwork and creates fabrics that are warmer and more durable than single color knitting while also allowing you to create designs and motifs in the knitted fabric. Cost $35.
Let’s get back to basics Megan will lead you through the importance and the how-to of Swatching, Wednesday, August 21, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Swatching is an essential part of the knitting process especially if you are knitting a garment that needs to fit correctly. Knitting a gauge swatch ensures that the needle size and yarn chosen will produce the size and shape for the garment you are creating. Cost $35.
The squares of Tunisian crochet make the perfect grid for embroidery and cross-stitch embellishment. Learn Tunisian Crochet with Kim on Saturday, August 24, from 10 am to noon. You’ll begin creating a simple bag and talk about embellishing options.
We are also offering learn to weave, spin, knit, and crochet classes. Sign up for an individual session or get on the list for a group class.
Stop in for a bit to knit, spin, or crochet awhile. We even have AC for those hot days of summer that haven’t quite arrived.