09/03/2014 by phyllis
Walking the Line
Fall in NY! Is it any wonder songs have been written about it? It's a lovely time of year. Filled with new things: school, cultural events, beautiful colors, new adventures......and new yarns! It's also a time of great activity, We know how hard it is to walk that line and stay "balanced". We hope you consider Knitty City a part of your balanced life and come and see us, often. Here's a bit about some new "stuff" at KC.
New Yarns @ Knitty City
Prism's Kid Slique
Kid Slique works up quickly, with lovely effect. A mix of rayon and kid mohair, each fiber is dyed separately so there is a layering of color. Kid Slique is incomparable in openwork stitch, and is ideal for light weight scarves, wraps and garments.
Radiant Petitie Madison
Radiant Petite Madison is a single ply fingering weight yarn comprised of high quality merino, cashmere and silk. Lustrous, with a beautiful sheen and great colors, achieved through a multiple overdye process. A more delicate yarn, it is a great choice for accessories, and warm, but light weight projects.
Classic Elite Yarns
Vail from Classic Elite is new to the store, A light weight yarn for garments and accessories, Vail is 70% baby alpaca and 30% bamboo viscose. The bamboo gives it a delicate luster and drape, while the alpaca contributes an ethereal softness. Vail comes in "natural" colors and feels far more luxurious than its price would imply. (This is a great yarn for baby projects.)
Mohawk is a naturally colored, lustrous merino and lofty romney wool combination, It contains a bit of nylon for good wear. With a generous 375 yards in each hank, this yarn makes beautiful fabric for shawls and accessories, including socks.. Look for Classic Elite's Everyday Knits Pattern Book for projects that specify this yarn.You will find this charming shawl there:
Classic Elite's "Everyday Knits"
Knitty City's Yarn of the Month (Y.O.M.)
September's Y.O.M. is Berroco. All Berroco Yarns and pattern books are 10% off for the month.
Fun Events @ Knitty City
We like to celebrate birthdays, so when we heard that Hello Kitty was turning 40, we were super excited. We are celebrating by holding a Hello Kitty @ 40 Contest. Make something in her honor and we'll put it in the window! We'll be awarding special prizes (direct from the LA Hello Kitty Convention) for more than one category. For inspiration, check out some of the ideas on Ravelry by looking here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#query=hello kitty The deadline for entry is September 30, 2014.
There's a new book on the subject that we'll be stocking as soon as it's shipped:Hello Kitty at 40 Knitty City will be offering it at 10% off, and we'll let you know as soon as it comes in.
Fascinating Fact: Hello Kitty is NOT just a cat, thank you very much! To read that piece of trivia, go here: http://www.digitalspy.com/fun/news/a594461/hello-kitty-is-not-a-cat-not-a-human-but-both.html#~oOUS2FMKwPhNEd
Is Double Knitting, Double Enjoyment?
Find out by taking a class with Alasdair Post-Quinn of Fallingblox Design. He'll be teaching Introduction to Double Knitting on Sat., September 20, from 9-12 P. Double-knitting is a unique method of making a fabric with no "wrong" side and a built-in reversible color work pattern. At the end of the workshop, you should have a motif swatch and be confident that you can tackle a larger standard double-knitting pattern.This class is for those who already knit and purl, cast on, etc.. Fee: $75
Double Knitting Color Work Class
Double Knitting Color Work Class on Sat., Sept. 20, from 1-4 PM - Perfect for those who wish to use their existing knowledge of double-knitting techniques and add color. A basic familiarity with knitting charts is helpful and knowledge of knitting and purling techniques is required. Fee: $75.00
Note: There are some requirements for these classes, materials wise. Pls. visit this site for further information: http://www.double-knitting.com
Knitty City Goes Country
How do you feel about a 2 day weekend (one night) in the Country with a master color work teacher? We are planning a class on color and finishing techniques in a charming historic inn about an hour and a half from the UWS? We will also have a "Gentle" Yoga and meditation teacher on hand to keep us moving in the right direction. Neither the knitting nor the Yoga calls for expertise - though you do need to know the knitting and purling basics, including cast-on and off. It helps to have a passion for color.
Dates: November 8 & 9
Instructor Alphonse Poulin, Designer, Knitter, Collaborator on the classic "Knitting with a Smile"
Fee: Includes all meals, lessons, yoga and transportaiton.
Maximum Number of Student: 10
Place: Inn @ Millrace Pond in Hope, NJ (www.http://www.innatmillracepond.com/) - 65 miles from NYC. Please note that double occupancy is refelected in the price,and that a final cost will be posted next week. Get on the mail list to receive notice: firstname.lastname@example.org Also to note: There are steps at the Inn and house, with no elevator access to the rooms.
We are limiting the class to 10 attendees, so do let us know if you are interested. You will find a thread on our Ravelry group page (www.ravelry.com/knittycity or write to email@example.com
Fall Magazines Are Here!
Check out our Calendar to keep yourself up to date on what's happening at Knitty City. You'll find it on the front page of our website at www.knittycity.com.
Looking Ahead - October
Our young designer series is starting again this fall on the first Thursday of the month, October 2, from 6:30-8 PM, come and meet Renee Lorion, a young knitwear designer who has decided to do something about the lack of good designs for young boys. Mom of a 3 year old, and a former Vogue Knitting professonal, she's started "Tot Lot Kids". In addition to her line of kid's wear, you'll find her and her other patterns here:http://www.ravelry.com/people/reneedles Join us and find out what goes into starting a design line and how she walks the line, herself.