Now We Are 7!
We know you can't really knit a sweater for a whole big store, but since we sell materials for knitting sweaters of all kinds and types, we could not resist thinking how fitting t would be now that Knitty City is 7 years old!
After all, we once saw a hat knitted for a bus stop!
But, that's another story! We are here today to say that we are so thankful for all the good folks and friends who turned out last weekend for our little birthday celebration. It was great to see you all and share a little cake and time with you. We couldn't have done the past 7 years without you.
This is our first new blog post of the year and since we have a few January things to tell you, we'd like to get right to it:
PLEASE REMEMBER THESE DATE(S)
Once again, Knitty City will be the Book Signing Hub of Vogue Knitting's Third NYC Show
Change of Venue this year: This year, the show will be held at The Marriott Marquis in Times Square
Here's a line up of the authors you can expect to see at our booths: # 612, 614
Friday, Jan. 18
6-6:30 – Nicky Epstein – “Essential Edgings”
7:00-7:45 Martin Storey – "Aran Knits"
Saturday, Jan. 19
10-:00-11:00 - Betsy Perry - "Shawls, Wraps & Scarves"
11:00-12:00 – Leslie Ann Bestor - “Cast On-Cast off”
12:00-1:00 - Mary Beth Temple - “Curvy Girl Crochet”
1:00-2:00 – Katherine Cobey - “Diagonal Knitting”
2:00-3:00 - Norah Gaughan – “Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Baby & Toddlers"
3:00-4:00 – Bruce Weinstein –“Boyfriend Sweaters”
4:00-5:00 –Vedis Jonsdottir – “Knitting with Icelandic Wool”
Sunday, Jan 20
11:00 – 12:00 – Cornelia Hamilton –“ Noro”
12:00 – Anna Hrachovec Super Scary MochiMochi
2:00 - 3:00 Nicky Epstein – “Knitting in Circles”
3:00 - 4:00 – Rosemary Drysdale – Entrelac
OUR YARN OF THE MONTH (YOM)
Rowan Yarns on sale for 10% off all month long.
It's our Anniversary Yarn of the Month
and the sale will carry on for all of January,
EVENTS & CLASSES AT THE STORE THIS MONTH
Nancy Ricci, our resident teacher/designer/associate, has been busy designing classes as well as patterns. Here are some of her upcoming events:
Nancy's Amazingly Easy Garter Coat Knit-a-long
Dates: Tuesdays, January 8, 15, 22 and 29
Fee: The Knit-a-Long Class and pattern is free but you must buy the yarn from Knitty City to participate
Supplies: 10 balls of Rowan Big Wool, #15 circular 40" and a set of #15 dpns
We have been waiting for this pattern ever since Nancy showed up in her beautiful coat!
Join Nancy each week and knit her Amazingly Easy Garter Coat using Rowan Big Wool.
The coat is knitted in one piece, mostly garter stitch (knit every row), with a few rows of K2 P2 ribbing at the bottom and cuffs.
Minimal finishing and just a bit of seaming at the shoulder are required. Easy does it!
Rowan Big Wool comes in many beautiful colors; don't forget that Rowan is our Yarn of the Month, so it's 10% off.
Come in before January 8 to choose the Rowan Big Wool color you would like to use for your coat and Pearl will put in the order.
Nancy has great style ideas for wearing your new coat and is always happy to share them.
You can read more about Nancy, her designs (and life) right here: www.gettingpurlywithit.com
The Vanessa Headband
Date: Friday, January 11
Time: 4pm - 6pm
Class Fee: $40 (does not include yarn and needles)
Supplies: 80 yards of chunky weight yarn, size #11 needles, cable needle, darning needle.
Learn how to do left and right slanting cables as you complete this attractive, warm headband. This class will be taught in one 2-hour session
Dana's Amazing Bead crochet Chain Stitch Necklace Class
Come & meet Dana Freed (another resident author/teacher/designer/associate) and let her show you how to design your own bead crochet necklace.
Sample Picture from Website: www.welldoneexperience.com
Class Date, Friday, January 25, 2013, 4-6 PM
Fee: $65 which includes cost of kit ($40 value)
Kit contains all materials plus enough to make more projects
Please Note: Students must know how to chain stitch and hold the hook & yarn.
Dana & Bert Freed are the Author/Desginers of this beautiful book, available at Knitty City:
To see some of Dana's Knitting Designs, find her on Ravelry at
All Dana Freed Knits Designs are also available at Knitty City
Exciting Yarns in Store this Month
There's a lot of buzz going on right now about some of the new variegated Madeline Tosh Sock Yarn. We'd like o show you pictures but the stuff is flying out so fast that we don't want to mislead you. You had best come in and take a look for yourself. The stuff is gorgeous!
More at the Store
Due to demand, we are now holding the Knitty City Kid's Club 3 times a week!
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday afternoons
Call store for details and to sign up.
Book Club Information
Thursday, January 10, 6-8 PM