Sunday, October 01, 2017



The Fibre Company's
Arranmore Light
 "Pop Collection"
Thursday, Nov 2 - Nov 12


Rowan Cashmere Tweed
Wilke Scarf & Hat in Rowan Cashmere Tweed

I promised to tell you about all the new cashmere blends we have gotten in.  First,we have Rowan's Cashmere Tweed. It is a DK weight 80% merino 20% cashmere in 8 different tweedy colors.  I'm thinking scarves, hats, cowls -- soft as can be. 

Plymouth gave us Cuzco Cashmere -- sportweight 40% alpaca, 
40% silk 20% cashmere -- it doesn't get much better than that. 

The Fibre Co.'s Arranmore Light has 328 yards to its sport/dk weight skein. 
It has  80% merino, 10% silk, 10% cashmere and is a pleasure to knit with.
I'm almost finished with my Bibbe sweater which is pictured above for the
trunk show.
I couldn't resist Debbie Bliss's newest luxury yarn called Iris. 
It's a worsted weight 90% merino 10% cashmere blend -- 
there's also a great  little pattern book  to go with the yarn.
Juniper Moon's newest entry is called Fourteen. This aran weight yarn boasts 
147 yards of
 a chained construction that is a 90% merino 10% cashmere blend.
Other new yarns that have come in: Sequoia
from Baah Yarns is a super bulky soft as can be hand painted yarn.

From The Alpaca Company we have Symmetry, sport weight squishy
 merino/alpaca blend in tonal hand painted colors.

Shibui has a new yarn called Birch.  You would think there is cashmere in it,
 but it's 100% extra fine merino in a finger/sport weight skein of 262
 yards and is  very well priced.
Backyard Fibers is a new hand dyed company with rich  saturated colors. 
I brought in their chunky and sportweight --- a new pattern book is going to be 
released with some of our favorite designers using their yarns --
 Xandy Peters, Lars Rains and  Kathleen Dames are among them.
Skacel sent me Gesa & Floe, a new baby yarn from Zitron which is 100% 
Merino Ultrafine Wool -- very soft next to baby's skin and machine washable.
From Appalachian Baby we bought two new designs -- Pick a Knit Blanket and 
Baby  Bear Cardigan.

 Here's an article debunking the "I am allergic to wool" myth.  

CLASSES - for  more info click here
We have a great line up for classes. 
On Saturday, Oct 14 at 1 pm,   Jennifer Dassau, author of Knitting Short Rows, is 
teaching a class on Short Row Techniques.
Lars Rains is back.  He'll be teaching "Introduction to Stranded Textural 
Colorwork" on Nov. 18.

Other classes:
Building with Lace--learn new lace knitting skills as you build a shawl.
Cocoknits Sweater Workshop -- using Julie Weisenberger's videos 
we'll be exploring her method of sweater knitting.
Two-color Brioche cowl/scarf -- Brioche is all the rage -- l
learn the brioche basics

Beginning Knitting/Project Time


Beginning Spinning

Beginning Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving

Brooks Bouquet Woven Lace Scarf or Shawl
Beginning Crochet

Crochet: The Next Steps

Sock Knitting on DPN's

Toe Up - 2 Socks at a Time on One Circular Needle

Meet up
Our next Friday Night Meet-up is on October 6 starting @ 6 pm. 
 Click here  for more info  Hope to see you there.