Tuesday, October 29, 2013

New Pattern Available: Ship's Ashore

“I sat for years awaiting my ship to come ashore,
testing the winds and looking toward the horizon. 
Want was much and need was more,
then I picked up the oars.
Now, my ship’s ashore.” -JML

Finished Measurements and Yarn Requirements will vary based on your yarn & needle selection as well as chosen number of Body Chart repeats.  As a general guide I offer the following:

Blocked dimensions (3 body chart repeats): 74” wide x 27” deep

Yarn Requirements: Approximately 490 yards of fingering weight yarn for shawl as shown (3 body chart repeats).
Shown in Fino (color: pocketwatch) by Manos del Uruguay.
Approximately 630 yards of fingering weight yarn for shawl worked with 4 body chart repeats.

Needles: Size 8 (5mm) 47-60” circular needles
Note: For garter stitch tab and first couple of rows I prefer to work on either short straights or DPN’s.  It provides more control and less clutter, allowing you to establish your setup with more stability.

Supplies: Four (4) Stitch markers (sm), tapestry needle.  Row counter may be helpful.

Gauge: Your gauge will vary depending on your yarn choice and number of pattern repeats.

Available now on Ravelry - $4.00

Thursday, October 24, 2013

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Sample of Hand Painted Yarn Using
Techniques Presented in this Class
Tuesday, November 5; 2-5 pm ~ Yarn Dyeing with Acid Dyes

Love those hand-painted yarns? Learn how easy and fun it is to create your own custom colorways using Jacquard Acid Dyes.  Class will cover choosing colors, basic dye preparation, various application methods, over-dyeing, “breaking” dyes and heat setting.  Please wear old clothes that you don’t mind making a colorful artistic impression on, and non-slip shoes.  Bring 2-3 skeins of white, cream, light grey or light pastel worsted or DK weight WOOL or WOOL BLEND yarn (no cotton) and note taking materials. NOTE: Yarn should be in skein format.  Students with balls of yarn should arrive at the store 30-45 minutes before class to meet with instructor to re-skein yarn.

This class is always great fun.  Please either call or drop by the shop today to sign up.

Who's up for a mystery?

I've had several requests over the past year to host a Mystery Knit Along, and so, I've created a special new sock design for just that purpose.  Interested?  Please leave me a message over in my Ravelry Group (HERE) for early notification.  I am aiming to begin the KAL November 15th.