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· July 2016
· Spring Yarns


We Love To Party.
Are you planning a wedding gift, a baby shower, or a gathering of old friends? We have plenty of ideas for knitted gifts and group projects - and we love to teach!

Ask us about scheduling a group class, communal knitting project, or other special event. We have plenty of inspiration, and we're all ears.


Summer Sale, Summer Hours, August Vacation.

Starting Friday, July 15th, select yarns will be marked up to ***60% OFF***! Many favorite labels are in the sale including Swan's Island, Manos, Mountain Colors, Lorna's Laces, Berroco, Reywa, Claudia & Co., Rowan, and Colinette.

Remember, summer is long, and when this yarn is gone, it's really gone. Don't miss a chance to stock up on quality fiber at a great price. It's now or never. . .

Please don't forget our summer hours:

July 1st-Labor Day
Monday-Friday 11:00-5:00
Tuesday 11-8 during July only
Saturday 12:00-4:00
Sunday: closed

We will also be CLOSED for vacation during the first week of August. That's

Aug 1 - Aug 7: vacation

Tell us about your summer plans, your summer knitting, even your summer vacation! We can't wait to see you.

Julia, June and Linda

Brooklyn Tweed & Jared Flood!

ALT Monday, September 12th 5:00-8:00

Help Us Welcome Jared Flood, Founder and Creative Director at Brooklyn Tweed to celebrate his new collection of stylish, wearable knits, Woolen.

Monday, September 12th

Are you coming?
Let us know!

There are RSVP links to click in the newsletter. Thank you!

We couldn't be more excited to bring Brooklyn Tweed's iconic yarns to the shop (hurry up, UPS guy!). And what better way to mark the arrival of an American classic than to bring Jared Flood to Knit New Haven! To meet you, to meet the shop, and to give us an up-close and personal look at his latest collection.

He'll have books on hand for signing, and plenty of sample pieces for ooohing and aaahing. Of course, he'll also bring his unique perspective on his work and design process. We're all ears!

Special Note:If you've tried to order a copy of Woolens on line, you know that Brooklyn Tweed ran through its first print run in THREE DAYS! Never fear! We reserved plenty of copies for this special store event. If you'd like to purchase a copy of Woolens in advance, we suggest you call the shop at 203.777.5648 and we will set one aside for you.

Summer Sale!

Last Chance

Starting Friday, July 15th, select yarns will be marked up to ***60% OFF***! We'll include many favorite labels in the sale, including

Remember, summer is long, and when this yarn is gone, it's really gone. Don't miss a chance to stock up on quality fiber at a great price. It's now or never. . .

Anzula Trunk Show!

Anzula Trunk Show! Thursday, July 14th 12:00-2:00

We loved Sabrina's eclectically styled, overflowing trunk show when she came through town last year, so we were pretty happy when she was able to put us on her calender this summer. An Anzula trunk show is a real event: a gorgeous, color-saturated, overflowing yarn buffet. And it's a thrill to welcome Sabrina Famellos, the color genius behind Anzula's amazing array of yarns. She'll bring garments to try, and a full selection of Anzula beautiful yarns, including many that we don't normally stock. You can grab a bagful or order custom skeins directly from the dyer.

So grease your wheels, put on your party frocks, and come on over! You know we always love to see you.


ALT Saturday, June 4th 12:00-4:00

We want YOU to join us for an afternoon of knitting, good company, and public art as we give our streetscape a knitted facelift! Bring any swatches, samples or felted pieces you might have at home. We'll provide yarn and needles for on-site knitting and assembly. As always, there'll be snacks, cool people, and plenty of laughter to go around. Plus, if you don't come, we'll miss you. ALL AGES--EVERYONE WELCOME!

Save the Date!

ALT Shop Hop 2016
Thursday, June 23rd -
Sunday, June 26th

The adventure begins soon: that weekend of travel, shopping, prizes, and ADVENTURE that we call Shop Hop. A mere $5 buys you a passport to the weekend, complete with map, descriptions of (all twelve!) participating shops, and directions to each. Get your passport stamped at each shop to be eligible for daily door prozes and for the Shop Hop Grand Prize, a yarn bonanza including a $50 gift certificate to every participating shop. Visit one shop, or make a weekend of it and travel to all of 'em, from CT to VT. You choose, and you can be sure that we'll all have the welcome mat out for you. Shop Hop is our favorite weekend of the year--so many knitters! So many smiles!--and we hope we'll see you this June for SHOP HOP 2016.

Calling All The Cool Kids

ALT Bristol Ivy Trunk Show!
June 16th-27th

This spring Bristol Ivy has teamed up with our friends at the Fibre Company to help create . . . magic. Her palette is Cumbria Fingering, a new lightweight version of the Cumbria worsted we know and love. We'll have both garments and accessories, all with Bristol's trademark attention to detail, and her exquisite sense of style. You'll find Cumbria fingering on our shelves in every available color--and remember, it'll be 10% for the duration of the trunk show.

Double Knitting With A Genius

ALT Bruce Weinsteins's Double Knit Double Knot Scarf

Double knitting is a unique methof of making a fabric with no "wrong" side, and a built-in reversible color pattern. It's a kind of knitting miracle, and who better to bring it to you than Bruce Weinstein, or favorite visiting professor? Bruce will pack two class sessions with everything you need to know to work this striking accessory: effective color choices, the perfect cast-on, chart reading, and taming your edges. Need more? Your class fee includes a hardcover copy of Bruce's book, Boyfriend Sweaters, ready to be author-signed!
Saturdays, June 4th and 18th
9:00-11:00 - $95

Welcome Quince & Co.

quince piper Piper!

Piper is as delicate as can be, a light, airy confection that is the happy partnership of Texas super kid mohair with fine merino. Each of these fibers pitches in here: from the merino comes a soft yarn with just a little "squish," allowing it to be knit at many gauges. From the mohair, a beautiful luster and a shimmery halo that only increases with wear and handling. Piper is a light fingering yarn, but you can knit it at anything from 5 1/2 to 7 stitches/inch, giving you many options for this spring beauty. It comes 305 yards/50 gm skein, and sells for $15.

Needless to say, we have PLANS for Piper! How about this? (click the photo below to see more!) May by Bristol Ivy
by Bristol Ivy

We always love the adventure of a Bristol Ivy pattern--she's a knitter who seems to understand design at an architectural level, and her patterns always have great structure. This little summer cardi makes a great wispy layer for spring, and knits up in a flash. Rachel is mulling over colors . . . come see what she chooses! $6, available in the shop.