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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.
Hey knitters, Wool is on the wane, and taking its place are the summer fibers we love to love: linens, silks, lacy mohairs. This session's classes focus on our impulse to look towards summer, to knit for balmier days. Melissa is offering an introduction to lace, using a whisper-light version of the classic 198 Yards of Heaven shawl. Crystal is is following up with a lace-top tee from our favorite new magazine, PomPom Quarterly. And we're VERY EXCITED to welcome Judy Pascale back to the shop for a skills intensive on super seams for all your knitting.
Read on. There's a lot to do this spring, right here, at your favorite New Haven institute of higher learning :)
Julia, June and Linda
Baah Yarns La Jolla
Mira Cole is a wizard at getting deep, saturated tones, and we feel like we could dive right into our stash of La Jolla. Rich colors, bouncy twist, soft superwash merino, versatile fingering weight. 400 gorgeous, hand-dyed yards for $29.
Lantern Moon Indochine Silk
Silk for summer: is there anything better? June is working on a stripe-layered shawl, and we're mesmerized as we watch the beautiful drape and soft hand of this dk-weight yarn transform itself into wearable art. At $18.50 for 134 yds, it's a bargain and a treat at the same time. Delicious.
Skacel Yarns Rylie
If it were math, it would look like this: 50% baby alpaca + 25% mulberry silk + 25% linen = perfect. Rylie is an all-seasons blend in a delicate palette of cool, sherbert colors. It's a decorative shawlette, it's lace, it's a summer sweater, it's a knitted heirloom. 6 st/inch, 274 yds/skein, $26. Like we said, Perfect.
It's tough to capture the glow of Berroco Elements in a photograph. It's a subtle sheen, almost metallic but more like an overtone: deep, integral, and quite captivating. Elements is a wool/nylon blend, chainette construction for great stitch definition, and comes in a very subtle, sophisticated color palette for either accessories or garments. We're working on a slinky, assymetrical poncho that sits just over the collarbones--yum! Need more project ideas? Try Norah Gaughan's new design collection, available in the shop, previews here.
Remember Your Knit Bucks!
If you're receiving this newsletter, you're already enrolled in our new-this-year, customer loyalty program called Knit Bucks. Here's what you need to know:
* Every time you spend $250 in the shop, we will give you $25 worth of Knit Bucks. There's no time limits on earning them, and no limit to how many Knit Bucks you can earn.
* You can use your Knit Bucks in the shop for anything we sell with just a few exceptions (sale items, gift certificates, and classes)
*Your Knit Bucks are good for 60 days from their date of issue--plenty of time to plan your next project!
* We'll even help you keep track: every receipt you get from us will tell you how near you are to earning your next Knit Bucks coupon. So you know!
Cepa is another gem from the Fibre Company--surprised? It's a striking piece, and we can see the geometry of the chevron stripes lending themselves to all sorts of yarns and color combinations. Chevron patterns are everywhere in the fashion world this fall, and we think they're a great way to play with striping and to give your colorwork a playful KICK!
Cepa is written for three colors of The Fibre Company's Meadow, a unique blend of merino, baby llama, silk, and linen. We could also see a stunning variation in Isager Alpaca 2, or Rowan Felted Tweed, or some of the new Claudia Handpaint semi-solids, or... you see where we're going?
We have copies of the pattern here at the shop, and we'll be casting on for our Cepa this week. Grab a pattern and yarn for the KAL, and you get 10% off.
Sound good? Then what are you waiting for?
Rowan Felted Tweed: PERFECT.
The quest: to find the perfect tweed, in a broad enough palette to please any knitter, at a knittable weight, and NO SCRATCHINESS. And the winner: Rowan Felted Tweed, a richly-colored, DK weight, super-soft tweedy confection. Twenty-four colors all around the spectrum. Ahhhhhhhhh.
What's that you ask? Did we order Rowan Magazine and patterns to go with Felted Tweed? Of course we did!