Monday, October 22, 2012
If you are a Yarn Shoppe regular, you will recognize Plymouth Dreambaby DK. We've stocked it for years, and it's our go-to yarn for soft, next-to-skin projects for baby. It's a blend of acrylic microfiber and nylon, which means it is machine washable, and it knits at 5.5 stitches per inch. We currently have it in several brights, as well as the traditional pastel baby colors shown above. I have knit a new sample out of our old stand-by, the "Helena" sweater from the Summer, 2008 issue of "Knitty."
Please remember that we are open seven days a week, and we are here to help you with projects made from materials purchased at The Yarn Shoppe.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Are you an advanced beginner who is ready to take on a challenge or a more experienced knitter looking for some easy gratification? Let me suggest the “Branching Out” scarf to you. The pattern, written by Susan Pierce Lawrence, is free online in the Spring '05 issue of Knitty. Both charted and written instructions are provided. The stitch count varies from row to row, which makes it easier to find your place when you lay your knitting down and pick it back up again.
I knit our shop model out of Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool, which is the yarn called for in the pattern. This yarn is a blend of 45% wool, 35% silk, and 20% nylon. One skein will make a scarf. If you are looking for a little glitz, this scarf would be elegant knit with Debbie Bliss Party Angel, which is a soft, fuzzy mohair with a metallic thread running through it. And don't forget Cascade 220-we currently have it in stock in several colors.
Here is another fun scarf idea knit with Tokyo from Feza. This scarf is knit with garter stitch, and the yarn does the work. Fast, fun and easy.
Remember-we're open seven days a week, and Judy or I are always here to help you with projects purchased from The Yarn Shoppe. We have stocked loads of new inventory and we've been knitting up new shop models. Stop in and get ideas for your holiday knitting.
Friday, October 05, 2012
Advance Beginner Hat Class!
Are you an Advanced Beginner?
Tired of making scarves? If you know how to cast on, knit and purl and you're ready to move on, this hat class is for you.
Judy and Brenda will teach you about gauge, swatching, choosing the right yarn for your project, knitting in the round on circular needles and double pointed needles, pattern reading, decreasing, and finishing. You will learn the basic skills needed to make a basic hat.
Requirement: You must purchase the yarn used in the class at The Yarn Shoppe. If you have size 16” circular needles, and double point needles in sizes 6 through 9, bring them. The reason is, depending on the yarn you choose, , and the gauge you knit will determine your needle size.
If you don't have needles, they will be available for purchase at your first class.
The fee for the 3 session class is $40.00.
Class times are Mondays 10 am to noon Oct 15, Oct. 22, Oct. 29th
Wednesday 7 pm – 9 pm Oct. 17th, Oct. 24th, Oct. 31st