10,000 New Knitters
On Saturday, November 10, Yarn Folk will join with Skacel Knitting and other local yarn shops in encouraging the efforts of 10,000 New Knitters!
What we are providing: a limited number of kits containing a 50g ball of Sueno Worsted, a pair of size 8 knitting needles, and a pattern for simple handwarmers at no charge.
What we are asking: that anyone who takes one of these kits teaches a newbie, on Saturday, November 10th, if at all possible. And please post photos online with the hashtags #10000NewKnitters and #yarnfolk. If you are a newbie yourself, you can still pick up a kit—there is video support at 10000NewKnitters.com.
At Yarn Folk, we’ll have ten kits available on a first-come, first-served basis, limit one per customer. Saturday hours are 10am-5pm. Join us in sharing your love of knitting with someone who wants to learn. And if the official day doesn’t work for you, remember that beginning knitting is offered on a drop-in basis at Yarn Folk every Tuesday, 5-7pm—$10 per session, plus materials!
So much great new stuff this week—all 21 colors of Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok, project bags, and 21 Color Slouch Kits. All colors are available in 50g hanks; eight of the neutral (ish) colors are also availabe in 150g hanks. There are two styles of project bags at very affordable prices—the Pretty Cheep bags, featuring silk-screened birds, and the Upcycled Project Bags, available in a variety of vintage fabrics.
And that’s not all! We also received a shipment from Apple Fiber Studios, with Jonagold (merino/cashmere/nylon) and Appletini (sparkly superwash merino). These are both DK yarns, with 231yds per skein, and could be used separately or together!
Woolstok is 100% fine highland wool, with a soft hand and beautiful lightness to it. My company rep, Beverly, loaned me her Cromwell Sweater, and I can’t wait to make Fernet Branca (which I can start as soon as I finish Zweig)! It’s a popular choice for color work sweaters (like Humulus and The Throwback)—and would be great for the Tin Can Knits Strange Brew “recipe.” Need more inspiration for working with this fantastic new choice? Take a look at pattern suggestions here.
It didn’t take an exorbitant amount of time, really, it’s just that fingering weight sweaters do actually take longer. Something about there being more stitches. But Zweig is finished, if a bit damp, and it is a lovely design that was a pleasure to knit.