Sweater KAL Poll

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As Fall officially begins, my head is filled with dreams of cozy sweaters. (No one is surprised by this.) So now I have a few questions for you. Click this link to share your thoughts about a potential sweater class or knitalong.

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CURRENT CLASSES & EVENTS

Oh Gnome You Didn’t!

September 11, 18, 25, 5:00-7:00pm | no charge

Sarah Schira’s gnomes are delightful tiny knitting projects, and Oh Gnome You Didn’t is her upcoming mystery knitalong. In these sessions, we’ll work on all clues released to day, meeting for the last time the day before the final clue drops. Pattern calls for fingering weight yarn; choose DK for a larger finished gnome.

Project Circle

September 27, 5:00-7:00pm | no charge

Join us to work on your longer term projects!

Kumihimo Bracelet

October 12, 10:00am-2:30pm | $40 + kit

As knitters and crocheters, we all have leftover bits of yarn in our stashes. Kumihimo, a Japanese form of braiding, can be a perfect way to use up some of those leftovers. In this class, you’ll have the choice between a few designs.

A kumihimo bracelet kit is available for purchase at Yarn Folk -- it contains all the supplies needed to make the kumihimo bracelet class project.

Uh-Oh!

October 19, 10:00am-2:00pm | $40 + materials

Have you experienced that moment of dread and disappointment when something goes wrong inyour knitting? Do you feel nervous as you knit because you fear making a mistake?

You’ll become a more confident and relaxed knitter if you know how to handle those inevitable mis-knits. In this class, you’ll learn how stitches are formed, how to unknit and unpurl, how to unravel multiple rows and get your work back onto the needles, how to pick up dropped stitches, and much more!

Prerequisite: you should know how to cast on, knit, purl and bind off.

 
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...to anticipate

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Last week, we showed you Susurro, one of two new yarns arrived from Malabrigo, and this week, we’d like you to meet Verano. Verano is a 100% Pima cotton in a versatile light worsted/DK weight. Each 100g skein is 205 yds, and we' have eight vivid brights that are subtly tonal, plus a gentle neutral beige. Check out my progress on the Waffles baby blanket, below. Three skeins will make a perfectly-sized stroller blanket.

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If you’ve wanted to try out Addi’s new Rocket Squared needles, we have the middle range of sizes in a 16” circular length . Make a quick hat to see what you think—and if you’re interested in additional sizes, I’m happy to order more!

...to inspire

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Next week, we are expecting the arrival of four new yarns from Berroco, including one I was specifically searching for to make the vest version of Newel, a design from Paula Pereira I saw as part of the Wool People 13 trunk show in Salt Lake City. You’ll see more of the yarn once it arrives, but I had the chance to swatch it before ordering. So here is the tiniest of teasers, and I think you’ll like the ten colors I chose for a rich autumn palette.

...to stitch

 
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Wheat

Travelling as a passenger in a car for nearly 24 hours allowed me to finish the Wheat scarf in record time. Immediately after knitting, it measured approximately 6” x 60”, after blocking, it is a generous 7 1/2” x 80”. Two skeins of any worsted weight yarn are enough to complete this great basic accessory.

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Waffles

Waffles, a reversible baby blanket with a four row repeat, is about halfway done. Malabrigo’s Verano cotton feels great, and is pleasant to knit even on metal needles! (I normally knit plant fibers on wood, but didn’t have the right size wood tips with me when I started this.)

Ann