Update on Cascade Clearance

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Just a quick update on the status of the Cascade 220 clearance: stock is drastically reduced from where this project started, but a range of colors remain. What does this mean for you? It’s easier to get the additional 5% discount when you buy the remainder of a dye lot, because there are fewer balls/skeins left in each color! It’s 25% off until it’s gone; 30% if you buy what remains in the lot. Right now, it is still on the wall, and easiest to see, but that space will be needed later this week! Limited to stock on hand, and all sales on sale yarn are final.

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...to learn

 
 above: Wonderful Wallaby, below: Anthology sketch (c) Tin Can Knits

above: Wonderful Wallaby, below: Anthology sketch (c) Tin Can Knits

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CURRENT CLASSES & EVENTS

Primer in Lace [In progress]

October 10, 17, 24, 5:00-7:00pm | $30 + materials | Ann Miner

The Primer in Lace pattern introduces the increases and decreases which are the basis of lace knitting by combining four patterns of increasing complexity. We’ll cover the use of lifelines, markers, and more while knitting a cowl.

Prerequisites: You should be comfortable knitting, purling, casting on, and binding off.

Wonderful Wallaby

November 7, 14, 21, 28, 5:00pm-7:00pm | $40 + materials | Ann Miner

The Wonderful Wallaby is the knitted version of a classic hooded sweatshirt. It is knit in the round from the bottom up until the hood, which is knit back and forth. The stitches for the pouch pocket are picked up from the body, and knit back and forth. Sleeve shaping is done via raglan decreases. Sizing is child’s size 2-12.

Prerequisites: You should be comfortable casting on, knitting, purling, and casting off, and should be familiar with a method for knitting small tubes—double points, two circulars, or magic loop.

Anthology KAL

November 2, 9, 16, 23, 5:00pm-7:00pm | Materials only

We’ll be using the free Anthology pattern from Tin Can Knits to design unique colorwork hats or cowls. Just like the Strange Brew sweater recipe, Anthology offers a wide variety of sizes, and three gauge options. Held in the knitalong format, there will be no charge to participate beyond purchase of materials.

Prerequisites: You should be comfortable knitting, purling, casting on, and binding off. If you don’t have previous experience with two-color knitting, plan for adventure—help will be available, but this knitalong is not a formal class.

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...to anticipate

 
 Stitch markers, bags, and notions tins from Firefly Notes

Stitch markers, bags, and notions tins from Firefly Notes

 Books from Tin Can Knits, Susan B Anderson, Leethal Knits, and more.

Books from Tin Can Knits, Susan B Anderson, Leethal Knits, and more.

 Cards and enamel pins from Nerd Bird Makery

Cards and enamel pins from Nerd Bird Makery

Next week should bring the arrival of some exciting and long awaited yarns, but in the meantime, there are fun new accessories (and more) in stock for you. It’s been a little while since Firefly Notes wares were available at Yarn Folk, and since then, Sandy has added some really great stitch marker sets to her vintage-themed bags and notions tins. Also freshly unpacked is a shipment of books—from Tin Can Knits, Susan B Anderson, Wooly Wormhead, and more. And last but not least, there are whimsical enamel pins from Nerd Bird Makery. Something fun for evereyone!

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...to inspire

 
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Stay tuned for more stripey sock news next week, but for now, enjoy this article from The Guardian highlighting how new imaging tools are allowing scientists at The British Museum to learn more about fragile ancient textiles without requiring any handling that could cause damage. I think it’s likely that these new methods will continue to yield fascinating new information about the history of textiles.

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...to stitch

 
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Cathedral Grove

Cathedral Grove is done—just in time for nippy days! This was such a pleasant and well-written pattern—a pleasure from start to finish.

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Zweig

Zweig is just a bit farther along, and I’ve been enjoying using the Mirror Image Left Twist Knit Purl Hunter introduced in her current knitalong. The smooth line it produces is highlighted best when it lines up as it does in the KAL, but for my purposes, it is just easier to knit.

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