Start planning: oliveknits 4 Day KAL

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We’ll have more information soon, but just a heads up that Marie Greene’s 4 Day Sweater Knitalong is returning this July, and the pattern pre-launch is May 23rd. From May 23rd until June 26th, the pattern will be $8; after the pre-order period it will be $9. Full pattern will be available on June 27th, but during the pre-launch period you’ll get photos of the pattern, the knitalong itinerary, yarn details, and swatching info.

You can learn more here. Once the pre-launch happens, we’ll start talking about yarn quantities and recommended yarns. have it on good authority that we’ve got some nice options in the shop!

Stay tuned, mark your calendar, and remember that the timeline is only for fun—if it’s fun FOR YOU. Watching the activity in Marie’s Facebook group, there have been beautiful sweaters knit in four days, and others that took many months! Either way is fine, but we’ll plan on hosting a couple of work parties during the official KAL period.

 
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CURRENT CLASSES & EVENTS

Project Circle

May 31, 5:00pm-7:00pm | no charge

Join us to work on your longer term projects.

Knit or Crochet Wall Hanging Make-and-Take

June 8, 10:00am-2:00pm | $40 + materials | Sandy Buzzelli

In this Make-and-Take Class, you'll create a beautiful and chic wall hanging, ready to display the moment you arrive home. Whether you'd like to learn a new stitch or just take some creative time for yourself, you'll learn tips and tricks for embellishing and displaying your new wall art, and you'll be inspired to design more of them on your own!

Prerequisites: Knit: you should know how to cast on, knit and purl, and bind off. Crochet: you should know how to chain and single crochet.

World Wide Knit In Public Day

June 8, 2:00-5:00pm | no charge

World Wide Knit in Public Day is the largest knitter-run event in the world. It started in 2005 and is now celebrated in 57 different countries!

Join us at Yarn Folk for some outdoor knitting*, if weather permits, and indoor knitting if it doesn’t.

*It may be World Wide Knit in Public Day, but crochet is ALWAYS welcome!

Intro to Shawl Knitting I: Age of Brass & Steam

June 12 & 19, 5:00-7:00pm | $20 + materials | Ann Miner

This kerchief-sized shawl only requires about 100g of DK weight yarn, but introduces some basic principles of shawl-knitting: the garter tab cast on; using yarn overs, make 1 left and make 1 right to shape the shawl, and the sewn bind-off for a stretchy edge.

High Relief Cables Hat

June 15 & 22, 10:00am-12:30pm | $40 + materials | Sandy Buzzelli

Whether you’re brand new to knitting cables or you’re an old hand, you’ll delight in knitting the Magic HRC hat! High Relief Cables take advantage of strategically placed purl stitch to add depth and reversibility to standard cables. We’ll start with the basics of cable knitting and then explore how High Relief Cables work and how we can apply the concepts to other cable patterns.

Prerequisites: you should know how to cast on, how to knit and purl, and how to knit in the round on a 16” circular needle.

Project Circle

June 28, 5:00pm-7:00pm | no charge

Join us to work on your longer term projects.

Trilogy Yarns Trunk Show

June 29, 10am-5:00pm

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...to anticipate

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Jewelry kits from Purl & Loop include everything but the yarn you need to make unique pendants or earrings. Use your fine weight leftovers, or if you need some, prepackaged bags are available. These pieces are based on small round looms, and the incredibly clear instructions are easy to follow even if your prior weaving experience is limited to construction paper basket weave!

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...to inspire

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I probably need someone to come and forcibly take my winter coat from me. (It’s still chilly in the morning, and often in the evening when I leave, as well.) So, to get my brain readjusted, let’s look at summer tops together, shall we? My Ravelry bundle for Summer.

Pictured: Lace Market (back view) by Marie Greene in Schoppel El Linio.

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...to stitch

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Age of Brass & Steam

The class description is above; here is the sample, worked with The Fibre Company Acadia. This is a small shawl, but it’s easily made bigger if you’d like, and yarn allows.

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Arcana

Arcana: bit by bit! The most challenging part of the third brioche section has been remembering to do the bias shaping at the beginning and end of every fourth row!

Yarns are Malabrigo Sock (Cote d’Azure (navy) and Marte (rust red), and a skein of Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Sock in Basquiat.

 
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