Wednesday, July 31, 2013

 

Preparing for Fall Classes!

Have you looked at the calendar lately?  Here we are at the last day of July.  The State Fair commercials are running on TV and for me that is a sure sign that summer is quickly winding down!

We're starting to think Fall at the shop - new fall yarns have started to arrive with SO MUCH MORE arriving soon!

We're also starting to schedule our Fall Classes at the shop!

While we have many more coming, I did want to highlight a few that we already have on the schedule:

Moebius Cowl Recipe Class - Class meets Thursdays, Aug. 8th and Aug. 15th from 6 - 8 pm.
Once you master the Moebius Cast-On, there will be no stopping the cowls that you'll be able to make!  Sign up for our two session class, pick out your yarn and long circular needle and pick and choose your stitch patterns for a fabulous cowl!
We're including a copy Skacel's "Magalog" (part Magazine, part Catalog) for you when you register for the class to give you ideas and options for your cowl.  I have a feeling that you'll be making cowls for your holiday gift giving once you get a taste of how fun these are!   Click here to register.


Magic Loop Socks - Class meets Mondays, Sept. 9th, 16th and 23rd from 6 - 8 pm.

Learn how to "Magic Loop" and get your feet wet knitting a fun pair of socks using Liberty Wool or other worsted weight yarn.  You'll learn everything you need to know to knit a pair of cuff down socks and also be able to apply the "magic loop" method of circular knitting to other applications including hats, sweater sleeves and so much more.  Click here to register.

Rigid Heddle Weaving 101 - Class meets Saturdays, Sept. 14th and September 21st.

Maybe you've heard how popular weaving is becoming.  With the popularity of rigid heddle looms, you can learn how to weave quickly and easily!  Jump in with our class for beginning weaving - no experience necessary.  You'll learn how to warp your loom and weave a two color hounds tooth weave structure.  At the end of class, you'll have a great scarf to keep for yourself or to give as a much loved gift!  (No loom purchase is required.  We also offer loom rentals for the duration of the class.)  Register here.

Stay tuned.......More to come!


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

 

Feels Like Fall!

I know I'll probably take some heat for this comment, but I am loving the cool weather that we have today!  It reminds me of early Fall - my favorite time of year! 

And since I've already said the "F" word (FALL!), I might as well talk about some new Fall yarns that have just arrived at the shop -

First up is Hikoo's Kenzie!

Kenzie is a great, somewhat tweedy looking yarn with a blend of 50% New Zealand Merino, 25% Nylon, 10% Angora, 10% Alpaca and 5% Silk Noils.  It knits up at a DK/Light Worsted gauge with a recommended gauge of 5 stitches per inch on a US 6 - 8 needle.  I've swatched it on both size 6 and 7 needles and it is lovely!!!  160 yards per 50 grams on each skein. 

Skacel has a few free patterns available on their website, but if you've been following their The Fiber Factor, you'll know that this is the yarn for the designers' current challenge!  I'm so excited to see what these designers come up with for this yarn!!!   Me?.....I'm going to start a sweater using it (the reason for my gauge swatches mentioned above.), but think I'll also be knitting a colorwork cowl.  Hmmmm.....maybe this will be the August KAL for the shop! 

We also have received some new, fun colors in Trekking XXL -


Sometimes there is nothing better and nothing more soothing then just knitting some simple, stockinette, plain Jane vanilla socks.  This yarn is perfect for that!  Some of these colors are going fast, but no fear.....I already have more ordered, so if you are taking a liking to any of these, let me know! 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

 

HOT SUMMER SALE!

It’s the Dog Days of Summer,
so that means it’s time for our Hot Summer Sale!

Even though it's still July, we need to make room for the Fall yarns that will be arriving in the shop. 

So, while there is still a good amount of Summer left, we're offering our Summer yarns at 20% OFF

  Sale starts tomorrow, Thurs., July 18th and runs through through Sun., July 21st.

Take 20% Off ANY yarn that contains Cotton or Linen in their fiber content.
Some examples include:
Cascade Ultra Pima
Shibui Linen
Rowan Softknit Cotton
Classic Elite Firefly
Mountain Top Canyon (by Classic Elite)
Berroco Maya
Berroco Karma
Berroco Floret
Misti Alpaca Pima Cotton Silk DK
Juniper Moon Farm Sabine
Juniper Moon Farm Yearling
and so many more! 

All Yarns in the Sale Section are 40% OFF (I’m adding more today!).
Sale Days and Hours:
Thursday, July 18: 10 am - 8 pm
Friday, July 19: 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday, July 20: 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday, July 21: Noon - 4 pm

(Other discounts can not be applied.  Sale limited to in-stock items only and are non-returnable.)

Friday, July 5, 2013

 

It Will Soon Be Time.....

Believe it or not, but it will soon be time to be wearing those cozy felted slippers! 

And isn't this style just as cute as can be?

We have a class starting this month for these darling slippers!  Start your holiday knitting now and make a few pair for those special people on your gift list, or just make a pair for yourself.  Soon we'll be needing to warm up those toes and this will do the job quite nicely! 

Stop on in and see the sample on display - it's even cuter in person!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

 

Holiday Time!

Knitter's Palette will be CLOSED on Thursday, July 4th to allow our employees (including me!) to spend the day with family and friends.

We'll be back to business as usual on Friday and throughout the rest of the weekend with our normal store hours:
Friday: 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday:  10 am - 4 pm
Sunday:  Noon - 4 pm

Also, in honor of the Tour de Fleece, we have a July Give-Away in our Ravelry Group - Click on over to enter!

Have a safe and happy Holiday!