We Know Just How He Feels//1
If you have taken a look at our windows this month, you know we are smitten with our canine family members and the wonderful things we can make for them and with them in mind, Like our little Boston Terrier pal here, we admit to feeling a little immersed in yarn these days,
It's no wonder: We just received 94 lbs. of Madeline Tosh's gorgeous yarns - in a variety of glorious weights and colors. Now, you may ask, wool in August? Well the smart knitter knows that this is the absolute best time to come in and have your pick because, we can promise you, come September, these incredible fibers will be selling out.
Also just in the store is some really incredible silk lace from Skacel, Fili Silk. Take a look at this beautiful shawl made from their silken yarn. We found this beauty on line, by googling Fili lace. If you want to have some help in picking out the perfect shawl pattern, come visit us. We have many and are always happy to recommend.
While in the store, please don't forget to look at the gorgeous selection of 4 new yarns from Hand Maiden that you'll find on the front table. Also, Sweet Georgia just sent us a lovely selection of Silk Mist, their new combination of silk and mohair. Take a look:
In addition, a shipment of Tundra (Fibre Company) is in. Since August's Yarn of the Month is Fibre Company, this is the month to pick up some of this outrageously sensual yarn. It's a glorious blend of Alpaca, Silk and Merino that will knit up quick as a flash on size 10 needles. While it may be a bit warm at the moment, smart knitters know that now is the time to get the colors (these are just a few of them) and the price they want. For a free pattern (or two or three) from Fibre Co., visit here: http://www.kelbournewoolens.com/freepatterns.html
Coming this weekend!
For those of you who may be in town or about to leave on holiday, have we got a class for you!
KNITTING A TRIANGULAR LACE SHAWL
with Lisa Daehlin
Sunday, August 12th 2012; 1-4pm
This popular class is being repeated due to demand.
We think it's the perfect way to learn and fall in love with knitting lace.
Lisa will teach you all the smart tricks and methods that have enabled her to become a great knitting designer. (That lovely lace poncho on the cover of the newest Vogue Knitting is her design.)
You need to know the basics (knit, purl, cast on) but Lisa will help you go farther in lace, and we guarantee you'll never look back:
For additional information: please see:http://lisadaehlin.wordpress.com/2012/08/09/class-at-knitty-city-_-knitting-a-triangular-lace-shawl_-redux/
Also in August
Vogue Knitting @ Knitty City
August 29, 2012
Join us when the senior editors from Vogue Knitting share their thoughts on new seasonal trends and present a trunk show from the Fall Issue.
Be sure to come by and meet the people who put together the most fashion-forward knitting magazine in the knitting world.
We're So Excited
For all Malabrigo Lovers and everyone who wants to be!
Knitty City is excitied to be hosting a Yarn-Tasting with
Malabrigo owners, Tobias and Antonio,
on Friday, August 31 at 5:00 pm!
Be sure to bring your needles!
Coming in September
Fall normally starts with crazy schedule demands, so we want to let you know about some upcoming events so you can mark your calendars, now!
Nicky Epstein @ Knitty City
Thursday, September 6, 2012, 6-8 PM
Book Signing & Meet 'n Greet
Melissa Leapman Teaching*
Saturday, September 15, 2012
11-2 PM (3 hours)
Fully-Fashioned & Fabulous!
It’s all in the details!
Explore fun and easy ways to work
garment shapings with style and finesse.
Discover designer tricks which use full-fashion techniques
with figure-flattering results!
Note: Check at sign up for info on homework and supplies needed for class.
*To accommodate the large group we know will be interested, we will hold the class at the
St. Agnes Public Library, 444 Amsterdam Ave, (81st St.), 3rd Floor.
The class will be followed with a signing for Melissa's new book, back at the store.
Note: Book will be 20% off for the month of August
To heat things up even more, all books on the shelves will be 20% off all month.
That includes even the brand new ones, just in:
Other Dates to Remember:
October 6, 7 & 8
Get on Board!
Mark Your Calendars for
The 4th Annual NYC Yarn Crawl
Explore them All!
NYS Sheep & Wool Festival
October 20-21, 2012
Want to go to Rhinebeck?
Why not take the bus?
You'll ride comfortably, meet some neat folks, get to knit & crochet both up and back and...
maybe even win something.
For information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org today!