Knitty City Fall 2012
As the days begin ro shorten,
Our fingers will recall
The sweet satisfaction of knitting
In the welcome season of Fall
Ok, no one's claiming to be a poet here, but it's hard to not wax rhapsodic when it comes to Fall in NY. It's arguably one of the most beautiful seasons in our incredible city and it's a big favorite for NY knitters for obvious reasons. The new yarns are in and waiting, patiently, to be turned into beautiiful new sweaters, scarves, hats and mittens. Because we have so much to tell you, we need to create two blog post this week, so consider this Part I and look for the rest of our September News by Friday.
This Week's Events
We can't wait to tell you about our new yarns, but before we do, please remember to mark your calendars for:
Thursday, Sept. 6, at Knitty City.
Nicky Epstein, a true knitting rock star, will be here at 6 PM to talk about her new book: "Knitting in Circles".
She's also bringing a trunk show so be sure to come by and say hello.
And while we're talking events, there are still a few spots left for
Melissa Leapman's Class on Saturday, September l5, 11-3 pm
It’s all in the details!
Explore fun and easy ways to work
garment shapings with style and finesse.
Call the store to sign up and learn more
SOME FALL YARNS AT KNITTY CITY
BLUE SKY ALPACAS
Always a favorite among knitters, every year Blue Sky Alpacas show their new yarns to great advantage by packaging and presenting them beautifully. Here are some of the fall season's newest. You wil find the most inspiring shades of color in Brushed Suri (on the center table), an ideal blend of alpaca, merino and bamboo that works in a variety of gauges. Whatever you do, don't miss Metallica, BSA's newest yarn dedicated to the beauty of alpaca and silk, in equal measure:
At the counter, be sure to check out the l00 yard skeins of Royal Alpaca, a perfect size skein for those small and special projects that call for superior quality yarn. New patterns, in a charming format, add to the attraction of the Blue Sky Alpacas line:
Chunky yarns are in demand, and Lang produces them in a variety of colors and weights that satisfy. KC has 3 new ones in stock. Take a look at these:
Left to right: Astrakan, Arenas, Malou
You'll find all 3 on the center table in a glorious range of color and texture.
New lace yarns are spilling out of their packing boxes and waiting to jump onto the shelves and into your baskets. In the tradition of Zauerball, Skacel has created a new assortment of lace weight yarns
Lace Weight Ball
Hand Dyed Lace Weight.
Boboli and Borealis, two very popular yarns are back for more of your attention.
Quick knitting and silky soft, Borealisis a joy to knit and wear.
A wool blend combining shine and soft hand, Boboli lends cool-weather projects an air of sophisticated originality.
New In from Blue Q
We see Blue Q bags around town almost as often as we see our own nifty Knitty City Bags They are beautifully priced, originally designed and just downright fun. New designs in the store include some of these winners:
Did you know?
Not only was she a special First Lady, she was also a good knitter!
Here are a few more neat designs and styles from the folks at Blue Q
We could go on, but there are just too many new ones - You have to come in and see them and the funny little boxes that we cannot seem to keep in stock, like these:
Before we end Part I - here are some quickly approaching classes you should know about today:
Get Ready for the Upcoming Holidays & Knit a Kippah with Dana Freed
Tuesday, September 11, 5-6pm; $30
Learn how to make a yamulke using the basic technique of increasing in crochet.
Must already know basic crochet single stitch.
The Importance of a Gauge Swatch with Nancy Ricci
Monday, September 17, 4-5pm; $30
Never worry about your knits coming out in the wrong size again. Learn how to properly create a gauge swatch.
Building Blocks! Knitty City’s Afghan Knit-Along
Friday, September 21, 4-5pm
Saturday, September 22, 4-5pm
A new fun project where you get to learn lots of new knitting techniques one square at a time. You'll learn increases, decreases, cables, right and left twists, even chart reading. At the end of the series you will be able to stitch together a beautiful afghan or baby blanket. To participate, you must purchase the booklet "Building Blocks" by Michelle Hunter and yarn for your afghan from Knitty City. Then come to the store on either Friday, September 21 or Saturday, September 22 from 4pm to 5pm to get started.
You will get FREE support from the Knitty City staff to help you understand the instructions and techniques.
Cost: FREE, just buy the supplies at Knitty City.
THAT'S IT FOR NOW!