So what’s been happening this week in space, and what do you need to know about? I’ve got it all wound up in one place for you!
This week the shop has been filling with inspiration. We’ve got new books and magazines coming out of our ears! Born and Bread by Anna Kingstone is in the shop (autographed even!). And we’ve got the newest edition of The Unofficial Downton Abbey knits. Interweave has launched two new magazines, Make it! Knits and Knit • Purl (which is a re-brand of knit.wear). Come into the shop and get inspired for some fall knitting.
We’re super excited about our upcoming classes here at the shop. We’ve got skill-builders for beginners and challenges for those of you who are old-hands at stitching.
Want to learn to use double pointed needles? Then you should join us and learn to make a mitten! Introduction to Mittens starts on September 29 from 7 to 9 pm and will help any knitter expand their portfolio of knitted gifts! (click here to register)
Tired of knitting flat? Learn to knit a hat! Our First Hat class starting on September 30th from 7pm to 9pm is perfect for those knitters looking to break out of rectangles into exciting new knits! (click here to register)
Join us on Oct 1 from 7 pm to 9 pm to learn how to make this divine cable & bobble hat. During this class you’ll advance your chart reading skills. (click here to register)
Join us on Oct 9th and learn to crochet fingerless mitts! From 7 pm to 9 pm we’ll walk you through mastering a new crochet stitch for these lace mitts. (click here to register)
Want to challenge yourself with learning to cable this fall? Join us for our Introduction to Cabling class on Oct 14 from 7 pm to 9pm. (click here to register)
Fascinated by lace? Join us for your first foray into making a lace shawl starting on Oct 16th from 7pm to 9pm. (click here to register)
Events and Such
Join local designer and Fair Isle master Tanis Gray for a workshop on designing fair isle – THIS SATURDAY Sept 27 from 1-4 pm. You will learn everything from the history of Fair Isle knitting to techniques to work two handed Fair Isle, all while designing your own hat. All levels of knitter are welcome! (click here to register)
Join Ann Weaver, another of our local favorites, for two workshops this October. The first workshop helps guide knitters through the mysteries of knitting Circular Shawls – Oct 11 from 10 am to 2 pm. You’ll learn how to cast on for a round shawl using a crochet cast-on; work on double-pointed needles for that small, awkward, beginning part; the formula for spacing increase rounds and how to tweak it; how to work simple lace patterns from charts and incorporate your own stitch patterns or pattern from stitch dictionaries; and how to work jogless stripes! (click here to register)
In our second workshop with Ann you will learn to master Color Theory – Sat. Oct 11 from 3-5 pm. Expand your color vocabulary and gain confidence in color combination choices as well as learn modular knitting techniques like picking up and knitting stitches. (click here to register)
On Friday November 7th from 3 pm to 6 pm come learn to Knit Jewlery. You will have a wonderful time playing with Laura, beads, and your knitting to create unique wearable knitted jewelry. (click here to register)
On Saturday November 8th from 10 am to 1 pm learn to add beads to fingerless mitts or a tam! Learn one of Laura’s favorite designs from Knockout Knits. Both this bottom‑up tam and fingerless mitts play with a modified beaded Coin Stitch ribbing. Master this fun, easily memorizable stitch, in either the tam or mitts, or maybe even both! (click here to register)
On Saturday November 8th from 2 pm to 5 pm join Laura and Learn to Knit Shawls with Beads! Laura and the class will help you pick yarn and beads, and then you’ll be ready to cast on for your shawl. This is an interactive and FUN class with lots of hands on learning. (click here to register)
We’re doing a fall knitalong with Miss Babs! Join us for a fall knitalong with Miss Babs Katahdin and be entered to win free yarn! Cast on with us in October. Finish by November 13th and be entered to win!
Did you Know?
Here at fibre space™ we’re rather active on social media because we’re super excited to share all the things that are happening at the shop with you. In addition to our rav forum, we’re posting on facebook, twitter, and instagram. One of the places we’ve been stashing our inspiration is over at Pintrest. We try to create project boards for new yarns in the shop, for projects we’re excited about, and generally to share things that inspire our own knitting and crocheting. Feel free to follow and re-pin, and share your own inspiration with us!