Greeting from space! Here’s what has been happening around the shop this week as well as upcoming classes and events.
The Fiberists Newton Worsted
Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Sock, including 4 limited edition summer colorways
We have two wonderful trunk shows currently in space. Swing by to see the New Girl collection, a sweet gathering of knits for the little girls in your life. See all of these beautiful items in person until May 22!
Join us this Sunday, May 22 from 4-6pm for our spring charity stitch in space. We will be stitching baby hats, touch blankets and bunting for donation to area hospitals in connection with the area’s Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network. See below for more info on the stitch-a-long!
Mark your calendars for World Wide Knit in Public Day on June 18th. Join us from 1-4 pm at the Commerce Street Park to share our craft with the world. We’ll also have prize drawings all day!
Nothing’s better than no risk and all reward! Ann Weaver’s new workshop No Risk, All Reward Steeks! on June 25th is a great introduction to the world of steeking colorwork. Using old store bought or thrifted sweaters, you’ll master steeking without spending countless hours knitting ahead of time. But once through, you’ll have all the skills you need to complete your own handknit steeked sweater while having a super cute cardigan from class.
The First Hat – Ribbed Beanie class is our favorite second course after completing the Intro to Knitting Course. This class begins on Tuesday, May 24th and gives you the option of a beanie or slouch hat. $65.
Ready for a beautiful second sweater project? The Top Down Lace Backed Cardi class starting on Tuesday, May 24th is a great introduction to reading sweater schematics and lace charts. $80.
Learn top down sweater construction and basic lace in the Lace Baby Sweater course. Class begins on Wednesday, May 25th and you’ll create a classic baby sweater that will boost your entire knitting skillset. $80.
Learn a variety of Fair Isle techniques including corrugated ribbing and Latvian braids in the Fair Isle Hat class beginning on Thursday, May 26th. $65.
Move beyond scarves and other flat projects with the Beanie Hat class on Wednesday, June 1st. This is a great second class option that will get you well on your way to your first hat. $50.
If you’re ready to try the fun world of knitted cables, check out the Intro to Cabling – Cabled Scarf class on Thursday, June 2nd. $40.
Project of the Week
Our annual charity Knit and Crochet Baby (Not Just) Hat Drive to benefit the DC-DMV PAIL Net (the area’s Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network) will be running until May 31. Turn in baby hats, touch blanket and bunting for donation to area hospitals. Turn in a project and get a 10% off coupon! See this post for detailed information on the items of greatest need and get pattern ideas!