Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Sneaking In Some Classes!
Weaving is the hot new thing in the crafting world. Get started on a rigid heddle loom and find out how fun weaving is! Our Weaving 101 is starting up the first part of June. We do limit this class to 4 students, so if you are interested, let us know!
We've been all about the knitted Monsters in the shop lately! Are you wanting to take a class to learn how to make them and most importantly, how to properly assemble them? We've got a class on the schedule that is sure to be fun, fun, fun!
Socks are great warm weather projects and our ever popular Toe-Up Two-At-A-Time Sock Class is always a favorite.
If you've ever thought of learning how to spin your own yarn, but aren't quite ready to invest in a spinning wheel, why not learn how to spin on a drop spindle?
Check back as we're planning more fun classes this spring/summer!
Friday, April 20, 2012
We have a trunk show in the shop for the next week (through next weekend) which features scarves, hats and mitts from the book 60 More Quick Knits.
These projects are all adorable and are knit in Cascade 220 Sport.
Hurry in to see all the darling projects in person - the show only lasts for a week!
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Lace, Lace, Lace!
We received another order that has two different gradient lace weight yarns -
If you're familiar with Zauberball (the fingering weight sock yarns), there is now Lace Ball! Each ball of yarn has 100 grams / 880 yards. Fun gradient colorways which will make a spectacular shawl of scarf. There are 6 different colorways to pick from.
5 colorways in this batch!
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Once Again, More New Items!
April showers bring........
Noni Flowers is a new book that features 40 knitted flowers along with 6 patterns. The flowers in this book are amazing! Great for embellishing bags, hats, scarves, or just to knit up a bouquet to tide you over until the real things start blooming!
If you're a sock knitter, we have a great new book that came in -
The Sock Knitter's Handbook is a must-have book if you like to knit socks. There is so much information here - different cast-on's to use, different style cuffs, so many different types of heels, various bind-offs, tips and hints, stitch patterns, and more.......all combined in this great little book! Clear instructions for both toe-up and cuff-down socks.
And since it's starting to heat up outside, it means it's time to ramp up your spring/summer lace knitting! We've got several different kinds of lace weight yarn arriving in the next few days, but we did receive a bundle from Mountain Colors called Winter Lace Junior. Winter Lace Junior is a blend of 50% wool/50% silk and each stunning hand-dyed hank has a whopping 600 yards!
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Berroco Vintage Colors is a worsted weight blend of 50% Acrylic, 40% Wool, and 10% Nylon. The recommended gauge for this one is 4.5 stitches per inch on US #8 needles. Each hank is 100 grams / 217 yards.
Great for gift knitting (it's machine washable, so you don't have to worry about the recipient tossing the item in the wash and having it felt up), great for childrens knits (nice and soft), and even great for baby knits!
It's a winner in my book!
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
We're making way for new yarns, so.....
Stop in for some great bargains on some great yarns!
Wednesday, April 11th through Sunday, April 15th, 2012,
Take 25% OFF the following yarns:
Berroco Peruvia Quick
Berroco Ultra Alpaca Tonal
Debbie Bliss Fez
Elsebeth Lavold Favorite Wool
Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool XL
and Queensland Air
Sale Shelf Yarns and Books are 40% OFF During Sale.
(Sale applies to in-stock items only and excludes special orders. Other discounts do not apply. All Sales Final on Discounted Items.)
It might just be even more sparkly than before!
Think shawls, wraps, scarves and even flashy socks with this beautiful yarn. (I've got a hankerin' to knit up a shawl myself from a skein of this!)
Friday, April 6, 2012
More Needle Options for you!
We here at Knitter's Palette try to give you an option when it comes to knitting needles. We stock several different styles of circular needles, from ChiaoGoo Red Lace Circular Needles, to Addi Turbo, Addi Lace, and Addi Natura.
We also try to offer different options in Interchangeable Needle Sets. We have Addi Lace Clicks - Long (longer needle tips), the Dreamz Interchangeable set (wood), the Nova Interchangeable Set (metal), and now we have one more option for you -
We just received the new HiyaHiya Sharp Interchangeable Needle Set! This set contains the smaller needles - US #2 through US #5 and cord lengths to make 18, 26, 34 and 42" circular needles. Of course, as with all the HiyaHiya Interchangeable sets, this one comes packaged up in a beautiful fabric case too.
Perfect Spring Colors!
Check out the mugs that we received:
The colors of these adorable sheepy mugs remind me of Easter Eggs!
We also received stitch markers, and canvas tote bags with the same sheepy motifs and colors!
Hurry though, they are moving fast......but you know we can order more, right?