Foolproof Cowl KAL

If you were thinking about joining in the Foolproof Cowl KAL starting tomorrow, the suggested yarn arrived yesterday. It is Scrumptious 4ply from Fyberdpates, and it is aptly named! It is 1/2 merino and 1/2 silk (hence the amazing luster).


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New books!


Top Row

The Art of Slip Stitch Knitting, Faina Goblestein & Simona Merchant-Dest
30 Slippers to Knit & Felt, Arne & Carlos
Unexpected Cables, Heather Zoppetti

Middle Row

Sock-Yarn Accessories, Jen Lucas
Short Row Knits, Carol Feller
Simple Color Knitting, Erika Knight

Bottom Row

Knitted Animal Scarves, Mitts, & Socks, Fiona Goble
One-Skein Wonders for Babies, ed. Judith Durant
150 Scandinavian Motifs, Mary Jane Mucklestone

So much inspiration!

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I have been working on Spectra, from Stephen West, and it’s so much fun to knit. Dream In Color Jilly for the main color, and Noro Silk Garden Sock for the wedges. 


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More bags!

Tuesday we featured gorgeous, one of a kind, bags from FunctionalArtWA. Today, it’s simple and fun small project bags screen printed with fun images. I’m rather fond of the green sheep, myself. 

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Swedish Yarn

A couple of new choices from Swedish Yarn:

Raggi is a worsted weight sock yarn, perfect for boot socks, hats, and mittens. It is 70% wool and 30% nylon, and machine washable. 

Gastrike 2-ply is a sport weight wool that would be fantastic as a sweater, but also fun for stranded knitting accessories. Gastrike is available in five classic neutrals, the pricing is excellent, and the yardage generous. 


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These are so fantastic–bags made from recycled menswear from FunctionalArtWA. The totes stand upright, and the satchels have great crossbody straps and lots of pockets. Nancy includes a photo of the original jacket with each bag. They are $80 each, and beautifully, beautifully made.


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Long Flap Fingerless Mitts

I gave the pair I made last December to my hair stylist, but I’m excited to share this great pattern for fingerless mitts in the class that begins tomorrow evening. Details are on the Classes page and in a Facebook event post, and if you think you’d like to join us, there is still time to sign up! Thanks to customer Robin for originally showing me the pattern!

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September newsletter

if you didn’t find it in your inbox, here it is

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Crochet Class Saturday

Here’s what Sandy has to say about Saturday’s class:

“Take your crochet skills to the next level with these cabled owl mitts!

 The “It’s a Hoot!” pattern starts with a foundation single crochet – a useful skill to learn as it can replace the need to chain at the beginning of a project. The adorable little owls who grace the top side of each mitt are created using front post and back post crochet stitches – it’s really quite interesting to watch how these post stitches combine to create texture and patterns.” 

 $35 + materials, Saturday, September 19, 10am-1:30pm. Call, email, or stop in to enroll!

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Nerd Girl

Nerd Girl! This is the Oh Snap base–75% superwash Merino & 25% nylon. Lots of fun choices in the sock department at the moment….

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