Greetings from space! Here’s what’s been happening around the shop.
Man alive, have we had some great arrivals this week. First up, a major restock of Gynx Strong Sock. This 80% merino/20% nylon blend puts up 400 yards of fingering weight yarn, perfect for whatever sock pattern grabs your eye. We have multi and self-striping colorways available.
Hedgehog Fibres Merino Aran and Sparkly Merino fibre landed! This heavy worsted base is available in a variety of gorgeous colorways. We were able to get a great exchange rate on the import, so each skein is several dollars cheaper this time out ($25). Jump to our blog for some pattern inspirations.
Last, but most certainly not least, we’re fully restocked on Neighborhood Fiber Co.’s Studio Worsted. The dye on this batch is unreal – super saturated and rich. Stop by the shop to check out the 100% superwash merino skeins. (400 yards for $40)
Put a spring in your step with some new skills. Hurry and grab a seat in one of our excellent new classes!
Learn the fundamentals of knitting with Introduction to Knitting. Seats are available in our April sessions, with classes beginning on Wednesday, April 1; Tuesday, April 7; and Saturday, April 11. ($75)
Learn to knit in the round with one of our great beginner hat classes. First Hat – Beret or Slouch begins on Monday, April 6 at 7 pm ($65).
Maybe you’d rather knock out a hat in a night. The next Beanie Hat class meets on Tuesday, April 28 at 6 pm. ($50)
Looking to try your hand at lace? We have options. First up, Intro to Lace – Lace Cowl begins on Wednesday, April 1 at 7 pm. ($65)
Learn to make a Lacey Mobius Cowl with Danielle on Thursday, March 26 at 6 pm ($40).
Learn to make exquisite lace patterns in Introduction to Lace Stoles, starting on Saturday, April 4 ($80).
Try lace in shawl form with Intro to Lace Shawls starting Thursday, April 16. ($65)
Or, get into lace in blanket form with Introduction to Lace – Lace Blanket on Sunday, April 12 at 2 pm. ($50)
Looking for a shawl that isn’t lace-focused? Look no further than Beginner Shawl – Jimi on Monday, April 6. ($65)
Or, are you looking for a colorwork shawl? Learn fundamental colorwork and short rows with Aggregate Shawl on Monday, May 11 at 7 pm. ($65)
Lace is great, but maybe you’re looking for other textures? Check out our Introduction to Cabling – Cable Scarf meeting on Thursday, April 9 at 7 pm. ($40)
Or, learn chevron shaping and get a jump on a really cute baby blanket with our Chevron Baby Blanket – Increases and Decreases on Thursday, April 16 at 7 pm. ($65)
Looking for a special skill? Try our Entrelac – Purling Backwards class beginning on Saturday, March 28 at 2 pm ($65).
Another great skill: Double Knitting – Working in the Round. The last double knitting class was such a hit, we had to bring it back. This class meets Saturday, April 4 at 12:30 pm. ($45)
Say yes to colorwork with Advanced Fair Isle – Mittens beginning on Tuesday, April 7 at 7 pm. ($65)
Who doesn’t love a good sweater? We definitely do. Get into it with Introduction to Top Down Sweaters – Spring Cardigan beginning on Wednesday, April 8. ($80)
Or, try your hand with the Top Down Raglan Summer Tee beginning on Sunday, April 12. ($80)
You asked, and we listened. We’ve got a killer technique series now open for registration. There’s Finishing Essentials this Sunday, March 29 at noon ($40), Efficient English on Saturday, April 18 at 1 pm ($30), Blocking Lace on Thursday, May 7 at 7 pm ($40), Beaded Knitting on Sunday, May 17 at noon ($40), Cast Ons and Bind Offs on Saturday, June 13 at 10 am ($40), Button Bands on Saturday, June 13 at 1 pm ($40), Darn Those Knits on Saturday, June 27 at 10 am ($50), and Duct Tape Dress Form on Saturday, June 27 at 2 pm ($70).
Not ready to commit to a class for April? You can check out all of our upcoming knitting classes here!
Learn the basics of crochet and make a sweet baby blanket or lap afghan! Introduction to Crochet begins on Saturday, April 11 at noon. ($80)
Get comfortable reading charts and increasing with Crochet Lace Wrap beginning on Tuesday, April 7 at 7 pm. ($60)
A technique often used in Irish Crochet, padded crochet creates a distinct fabric. In the tradition of exploded lace, learn how to work a Padded Crochet Basket on Sunday, March 29 at 2 pm ($40).
One of our exciting new classes for this semester: Tunisian Crochet – Working in the Round meets on Saturday, April 4 at 10 ($40).
Our spring calendar is filled with excellent workshops and a new trunk show from a shop favorite. fibre space is hosting its first trunk show from Hazel Knits! The Hazel Knits mega trunk show will feature a host of exclusive items including amazing color pairings in one of a kind project kits, giant yardage “big wheels” of several yarn bases and “babycakes” (mini skeins) perfect for color work and color block projects. The trunk show will be at the shop April 29 – May 3.
We’re thrilled to be hosting workshops from Olga Buraya-Kefelian, Carson Demers,Kirsten Kapur, and Ann Weaver! After Olga’s Brioche and Beyond sold out so quickly, we had to add another session. The new offering is Saturday, May 9 from 3-6pm ($75). The workshop is already half sold out – get your seat here!
Carson Demers is a physical therapist by day, fiber enthusiast, designer and teacher by night. His passion and experience in fiber arts combine with his expertise in physical therapy and ergonomics to create a unique skill set that he eagerly shares with the fiber community at local yarn shops, guilds, and major knitting events across the country.
We are delighted to have Carson with us for four workshops! Come and learn how to knit without getting that crick in your neck. Carson will be here in mid-May teaching Ergonomics for Knitters (Friday, May 15, 10am-5pm, $135), KnitRX (Friday, May 15, 6-9pm, $75), Ergonomics on the Go (Saturday, May 16, 10am-1pm), and Swatchbuckling (Saturday, May 16, 2-5pm). Seats are filling up, grab yours now!
Master designer Kirsten Kapur is joining us in early June for two shawl workshops and a book signing! Kirsten’s first book, Kirsten Kapur Designs Shawl Book One, a collection of her best loved shawls is scheduled to be released in mid-April. She will be signing books and sharing the trunk show with us on Saturday, June 6 from 10 am-7 pm. Additionally, Kirsten will be teaching two workshops over the weekend: Top Down Lace Shawl on Friday, May 15 from 3-7 pm ($85) and Duane Park Shawl on Saturday, June 6 fro 2-6 pm ($85).
Have you heard about our April Knitalong? During the coming month, we’ll be making the Second Story Tee from the Interweave Knits Spring 2015 issue. This transitional piece is a great beginner sweater, with interest from the diagonal texture that’ll keep more seasoned knitters going. Complete your tee by April 30, post a picture of the FO on the Ravelry thread, and be entered to win a $50 gift card (just in time for the massive Hazel Knits trunk show)! Stop by the shop to get 10% off your materials!