Tuesday, April 24, 2012

 

Sneaking In Some Classes!

Just a quick post to let you know that we have added some more classes to the schedule!

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!

 

Sheepy Good!

Who doesn't love a great knitting project bag? I know I can never resist. Add an adorable peeping sheep and I think this is the cutest bag around!
Our first order of these bags flew out the door, but never fear - more showed up today! We have the pink (as pictured) and lime in stock right now, but act fast....I have a feeling this batch won't stick around for very long either. Coffee mugs are also back in stock too!

Friday, April 20, 2012

 

TRUNK SHOW!


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!

It is definitely the time of year that we start thinking of lace on the needles - laceweight yarns as well as lace projects!

We received another order that has two different gradient lace weight yarns -

Lace Ball


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.

We also have another gradient laceweight yarn that arrived today called Filigran. This is 100% merino, 100 grams with 660 yards per hank. A little more subtle since it has a tonal color change, but again, it will be stunning in a project.

5 colorways in this batch!

Get those needles clicking for a nice spring/summer wrap!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

 

Once Again, More New Items!

How's that for a catchy title, huh? Not very! :)


April showers bring........
Noni Flowers!!!



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

 

Vintage COLORS!

If you're a fan of Berroco Vintage, you'll be happy to hear that Berroco has come out with a varigated version of this yarn called Vintage Colors and we happened to finally receive our order yesterday!





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

 

Spring Sale!

It's Spring - And that means it's time for a little bit of spring cleaning!

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:
Araucania Lauca
Araucania Toconao
Araucania Yelcho
Berroco Peruvia Quick
Berroco Ultra Alpaca Tonal
Berroco Voyage
Debbie Bliss Fez
KFI Bubbles
Elsebeth Lavold Favorite Wool
Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool XL
Mirasol Ushya
Noro Kogarashi
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.)

 

Oooh....Shiny!

After an absence in the shop (the supplier was having a hard time getting the base yarn), I am VERY HAPPY to say that we now have Dream In Color Starry back in stock!


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 know that your choice of knitting needles is a personal thing. What works for one person, doesn't always work for the next.


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!

Coffee or tea and perfect for spring!

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?

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

 

Hours for the Upcoming Holiday Weekend

Our hours for the Easter holiday weekend will be as follows:

Friday - 10 am - 5 pm (normal business hours)
Saturday - 10 am - 4 pm (closing one hour early)
Sunday - CLOSED