Greetings from space! Here’s what has been happening around the shop this week as well as upcoming classes and events.
Alterknit Stitch Dictionary
Cocoknits precious metal stitch markers
Learn all about heritage and rare breed wools during the Ross Farm Pop Up Shop on Saturday, August 26th from 10am-5pm. Ross Farm is located in Pennsylvania and is dedicated to these unique breeds of sheep, turning their wool into beautiful natural yarn.
Mark your calendars for the annual Miss Babs trunk show happening on Saturday, September 23rd and Sunday September 24th! Shop an amazing selection of Miss Babs yarns in endless colors, without the lines and hassle of a fiber festival. There will even be some new colorways for Fall 2017. Trunk show hours are 10am-7pm on Saturday and 10am-2pm on Sunday (please note that the trunk show ends early on Sunday afternoon to allow Babs to pack up and head home to TN but the shop will remain open until 6pm).
The majority of our Wool Immersion weekend is sold out, but a few workshops still have a handful of open spaces. Choose Your Own Arrangement – Cabled Hat with Norah Gaughan have openings on Sunday, November 12th from 9am-noon and 2-5pm. Double Brioche Hat with Olga Buraya-Kefelian has open slots also on Sunday, November 12th from 9am-1pm and 2pm-6pm. These workshops are a great opportunity to be part of the retreat and take classes from some fabulous designers.
Move beyond scarves and other flat projects with the Beanie Hat class on Tuesday, September 5th. This is a great second class option that will get you well on your way to your first hat. $50.
Learn how to knit sweaters in the Top Down Raglan Pullover class beginning on Tuesday, September 5th. You’ll make a stylish and cozy sweater, all while learning now to read sweater patterns, utilize basic raglan sweater construction and knit in the round. $80.
Toe up socks are perfect for using up your entire skein. Learn this great technique by making a pair of thick worsted weight socks in the Beginner Socks from the Toe Up class starting on Wednesday, September 6th. $80.
Learn how to do both slip-stitch colorwork and cables while creating a beautiful cowl in the Slip Stitch Colorwork Cowl. Class begins on Wednesday, September 6th. $65.
Socks are a great portable project. Try your hand at knitting socks in the Top Down Socks Class. Class begins on Saturday, September 9th and you’ll be addicted to sock knitting before you know it! $80.
Add directionality in your knitting in the Chevron Baby Blanket – Increases and Decreases class beginning on Saturday, September 9th. You’ll learn how to do common increases and decreases and also change colors to create a classic baby blanket. $65.