Greetings from space! Here’s what has been happening around the shop this week, as well as upcoming classes and events.
Spincycle Dyed in the Wool
Updated and revised version of Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book
Join fibre space for the Alexandria’s Fight for Freedom tour of Old Town. This 75-minute private walking tour will be led by Manumission Tours, a local company focused on leading cultural heritage tours to highlight Alexandria’s African American history. This tour begins at 10am on Saturday, April 14th.
Yearning for spring? We have the Blue Sky Fibers Organic Cotton trunk show in space until April 15th to help you get all of your spring projects planned out.
Penny Post will be stopping by during Stitch in Space on Thursday, April 19th from 5 to 7pm to help us write letters to our friends and family during National Letter Writing Month.
The first annual Local Yarn Shop Day is on Saturday, April 21st! We wouldn’t be who we are without your support, so we will be serving up a tasty ice cream social with our friends from Nicecream from 12:30 – 2 pm.
Save the date for the Stitcher Takeover of Port City Brew! We will be filling Port City Brewing Company’s Tasting Room from 6-8:30 pm, loaded up with our stitching, on Wednesday, May 16th. Can’t wait to see you there!
Coming Up In Our Classrooms!
Learn to knit a fun striped shawl in the Advanced Beginner Lace Shawl – Usonian class starting on Sunday, April 8th. Taught by the shawl’s designer, Dee O’Keefe, you’ll learn all about knitting lace and texture, all while maintaining neat edges. $65.
Looking to expand your fiber crafting to weaving? Check out our Introduction to Tapestry Weaving class starting on Wednesday, April 11th to learn all the basics while creating your very own artistic wall hanging. $80.
Move into more advanced colorwork with the Advanced Colorwork Mitts class starting on Saturday, April 14th. You’ll learn all the techniques required to make these fabulously popular mitts. $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, April 15th. 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.
Learn how to make a stylish slouchy hat while learning all the basics of hat construction in the First Hat – Slouch Hat class starting on Monday, April 16th. $65.
Learn how to make cute cables and bobbles while creating an adorably warm hat in the Cable and Bobble Hat class. Class begins on Wednesday, April 18th and will help you get a jump start on cooler weather knits for the fall. $65.
Knitting a spring tee is a great way to learn sweater construction, even as warmer weather approaches. You’ll learn all the basics while creating a lightweight, lacy tee in the Intro to Sweaters – Spring and Summer Top class starting on Thursday, April 19th. $80.
Master knitting in the round while learning the basics of cabling in the Introduction to Cables – Cowl class starting on Saturday, April 21st. $65.
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 Sunday, April 22nd. $80.
Go deeper into knitting two color brioche with strategically placed increases and decreases, creating a very cool project like a pro, in the Advanced Brioche class starting on Sunday, April 22nd. $65.