Greetings from space! We hope you had a lovely Christmas. Here’s what has been happening around the shop this week as well as upcoming classes and events.
Join us on Monday, January 1st for our annual New Year’s Day Knitalong. We will be knitting VARM out of Woolfolk Hygge to celebrate all that is cozy and wonderful while also making a very quick accessory for the chilly winter weather outside. The only skills required are being able to knit, purl and cable, and we’re happy to teach you the basics of cabling needed for this project in the shop.
Visit the shop to see the entire Bristol Ivy Knitting Outside the Box collection in person now through January 3rd. All patterns are available in her brand-new book, and this is a great chance to see the items in person while picking out the perfect yarn.
Have you ordered a Cricket loom from us but need help getting started? Join us on Saturday, January 6th from 12pm-1pm for a free Build a Loom workshop to help you get set up. Be sure to bring the entire loom box and either a screwdriver or power drill.
Our dear friend Olga Buraya-Kefelian will be teaching a slew of workshops this winter here in space! If you’re interested in learning more about brioche, check out the Colorful Brioche workshop on Sunday, January 21st and the Brioche and Beyond (Armwarmers) workshop on Friday, January 26th. For the most unique shawl, try the Three Dimensional Shawl Workshop on Sunday, February 4th. Lastly, Olga will be offering her Geometric Colorwork Hat workshop and Magical Brioche Cowl workshop on Saturday, February 17th.
Physical Therapist and knitter Carson Demers is returning to space to teach us all about taking care of our most important tools – our bodies! He’s offering 4 workshops, each focusing on a different aspect of caring for our hands and bodies. He will be teaching My Aching Hands (and Wrists!) and Swatchbuckling on Friday, January 12th. On Saturday, January 13th, he’ll be teaching KnitRx and Knitting Happily Ever After – Ergonomics for Knitters. All workshops are currently sold out, so give the shop a call to be placed on the waitlist if you’re interested.
Stephen West is returning to space for a brief visit in January. He’ll be offering his Shawl Design with WestKnits workshop on both Wednesday, January 17th and Thursday, January 18th. He’ll also stick around on the 18th for a Meet & Greet, Trunk Show and Book Signing. Registration for all three events will open in the coming days, so be on the lookout.
Coming Up In Our Classroom!
Learn to do mosaic colorwork in the Intro to Mosaics Cowl class starting on Sunday, January 7th. This technique utilizes slipped stitches to create the pattern, so you’re ever only working with one color at a time. $65.
Jump into weaving with the Introduction to Rigid Heddle Weaving class starting on Sunday, January 7th. You’ll learn all about setting up and using your loom, as well as planning and executing a scarf project. $80.
Learn all the basics of bottom up sweater construction without the hassle of seaming in the Bottom Up Seamless Cardigan class starting on Sunday, January 7th. You’ll learn all about knitting set-in sleeves and inline pockets while creating a timeless cardigan that will be a staple in your closet. $80.
The Entrelac Scarf – Purling Backwards course is a great intro to the technique of purling backwards (sure to speed up your knitting) all while learning the unique art of entrelac. This course begins on Monday, January 8th and you have the option of knitting a scarf or wrap. $65.
The First Hat – Beanie or Slouch Hat class is a great second course after completing the Intro to Knitting Course and gives you the option of hat style that you prefer. This class begins on Tuesday, January 9th. $65.
Make a beautiful floral scarf while learning the basics of crocheting in the round and joining motifs as you go in the Crochet Motifs Scarf class starting on Tuesday, January 9th. $65.
Learn to knit a beautiful unisex cabled hat in the Cable and Bobble Hat class. You’ll not only learn how to cable, but also how to read cable charts and basic hat construction. Class begins on Wednesday, January 10th.
Jump into the fun world of knitted cables in the Reversible Cabled Scarf class on Wednesday, January 10th. You’ll learn the basics of cabling while beginning a scarf that is truly reversible, perfect for the coldest of winter days. $40.
Winter has arrived, so stay warm with a pair of snuggly mittens. Learn how to work in the round using double points while mastering mitten shaping in the Introduction to Mittens course beginning on Thursday, January 11th. $80.
New Year’s Hours:
- New Year’s Eve: 12pm – 4pm
- New Year’s Day: 11am – 8pm (regular hours)
Happy Stitching and Happy New Year!