First Prize: $50.00 gift certificate
Second Prize: $25.00 gift certificate
Third: $10 Gift Certificate
(All entries must be received by 3.30.13)
Next month, we'll be showcasing more soft and cozy things things in the window and featuring patterns, yarns and finished projects for the true ojects of our affection:
Be sure to keep your eye on our windows!
Now, let's talk about some of the terrific new things that came into the store in the past week:
Shibui Linen is a crisp, breezy fingering weight yarn composed of fine linen strands in a chain ply structure. Try it on its own for light, summery garments, or mix with another yarn for different creative effects. Linen has a superb drape and flow and is the perfect choice for shawls, light weight cardigans and tops. As usual, Pearl has indulged us by ordering a great variety of color.If you see it, and like it, now is the time to snap it up.
When we last wrote about Neighbohood Fiber Yarn, it was to tell our customers about the worsted weight that Knitty City is now carrying. Now, we're happy to tell you we have this great yarn value in a fingering weight: Rustic Fingering, to be exact. The colorways are even more exciting in the lighter weight. Look at this example.
Soft and smooth, single-ply fingering-weight superwash merino yarn has enough yardage for scarves, small shawls, baby items and more. Single ply construction gives amazing stitch definition.
Canyon is the newest addition to Classic Elite's MountainTop Collection of naturally colored yarns. Pima cotton combines with a just a hint of undyed alpaca, to create a smooth and silky yarn in a perfect weight for spring and summer projects. The four subtly toned neutral shades are sure to compliment everything in your summer wardrobe. Canyon looks great in stitches ranging from plain Stockinette or Garter stitch to intricate lace and cables.
Alchemy makes yarns of transformation and they specialize in unique, luxurious fibers, with emphasis given to an interesting blend.. They import the finest quality yarns from all around the world, in search of the inspiring and the beautiful. We already carry Silken Straw, but when we saw Tweedy at a recent yarn show, we admit that we were smitten. Can you blame us?
Tweedy is a luscious blend of alpaca, cotton and silk
That's all we have to say on the subject. Come in & see for yourself!
Pediboo comes from Frog Tree Yarns, which is a Not-For-Profit company dedicated to supporting the Fair Trades. This amazing machine washable, merino/bamboo yarn comes in a variety of rich colors, and is so increadibly soft and durable, you'll never want to stop knitting or wearing it. Knitty City is now carrying both the sock and worsted weights. Having just finished an Easter Sweater for a certain little girl, I admit to being very impressed with Pediboo sock Yarn, I have always loved the blend of wool and bamboo, and this is an especially pleasing (and comforting) mix.
A Special New Class with Lisa Daehlin
IMPROVISATIONAL INTARSIA IN LACE KNITTING
USING A PATTERN OF LACE AND BLENDING IT WITH INTARSIA COLOR TECHNIQUE,
THIS "GUIDED IMPROV" KNITTING EXPLORATION WILL UNLEASH YOUR INNER CREATIVE FIBER ARTIST
Saturday, March 23
Easy Stitches for Inpatient Knitters
With Edie Eckman
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Bored with stockinette and garter stitch, but too busy for something difficult? Let Edie Eckman, author of scads of books (most recently: Connect the Shapes) teach you quick-and-easy stitch patterns that will keep your interest alive --and allow you to watch the ball game at the same time! A knowledge of knit and purl stitches is required as are materials for the class, which will be held at the local St. Agnes Library Community Room (3rd Fl) on 81st & Amsterdam . Call for details today! Cost: $60.00
Another...... VERY SPECIAL CLASS
With CAT BORDHI
Saturday, May 25
DO NOT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO MEET ONE OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE AND INSPIRATIONAL KNITTERS OF OUR TIME! Being a west coaster, Cat is not often in our great city, so every time she schedules a trip, we make sure to invite her to Knitty City. We will notify you of the place via our newsletter and our social media but we wanted you to mark your calendars, today, since we anticipate a very good attendance.
Personal Footprints for Insouciant Sock Knitters
During her class, your feet will guide you to create a portable Personal Footprint which will carry all the information you need to knit yourself perfectly fitting socks anywhere you go. These socks are knit 100% in the round, with no rows or purling. There are no short rows, no stitches to pick up, no gauge calculations, no gussets, no heel flaps, and no grafting. The method is described in detail in Cat's book, Personal Footprints for Insouciant Sock Knitters, which you will need to have for this class. Please note: Knitty City is offering this book at 25% off if you need to purchase it. Cost of 6 hr. class: $100.00
All people who take this class must be able to do the following without supervision: knit in the round with choice of DPNs, 2 circular needles, or 1 long circular needle; knit 2 sts together (k2tog), slip a stitch purlwise, knit into front and back of a stitch (kfb), long-tail cast-on, and standard bind off.
Supplies: In addition to Cat's Book (see above), you will need: A piece of cardboard large enough to trace your foot on and scissors for cutting it out. In addition to the usual knitting supplies: bring an excellent quality sport to worsted weight yarn and an excellent quality sock yarn. Sock yarn is available at the store and will be offered to all class takers at 10% off. The heavier yarn will be used for learning the toe start and may also be used for the whole sock if you want to make fast progress in class; if you are not a fast knitter this is a really good idea. This class is limited to 25 people, so make sure you get on the list, today.
FUN NEW PRODUCTS:
SUB URBAN introduces recycled cement bags collection - "elephant brands". These bags were used for exporting cement to neighboring countries of Thailand. So, it must be water resistant and heavy duty material to hold up the cement. Knitty City is carrying a selection of totes, messenger bags and duffle bags. Any and all are wonderful and sturdy "totes" for your projects! These are going quickly - Lots of us love elephants, I guess!
More Kids Club
Now 3 days a week
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays!
Knitty City will be closed March 31, Easter Sunday
Another Date to Remember for all Tri-State Knitters
The Annual Garden State Yarn Crawl will be held this year on April 18-21.
Check: www.gardenstateyarncrawl.com for details!