Hello fiber enthusiasts! This is Squeeky, I’m the top dog around the shop. I’d like to welcome you to the first issue of our monthly newsletter. Here you will find information about what’s happening at the shop, new yarns and tools we have, upcoming events and much more.
Each month we will feature one of your creations so be sure to share your latest project with us when you come in!
We will also have some fun features, like Yarn Travelers, showing all the shops we visit on our travels – we would love for you to participate too so share your yarn-shop pics with us!
And, we want to know what you think so we will also include surveys for you to give us your feedback – this month, we want to get to know you better so please take a minute to answer just a few questions.
This Just In
New Colorway!!! We are very excited to present Dipped and Dappled – a new colorway by Baah Yarn. You have to see it to believe it. Each skein is hand-dyed with sections that are semi-solid and sections that are dappled with complimentary colors. We have a limited supply in “La Jolla” for this first order, so come in and get yours quick. Here’s an example of what it looks like knitted up.
Knit Along With Us
Double knitting is a cool knitting technique that allows you to produce a double layer of Stockinette Stitch fabric with mirror-image colorwork while knitting both layers at the same time.
For this introduction to double knitting, we will create pot holders from one of two patterns. Both are free on Ravelry and, of course, you are welcome to make both if you wish!
From Your Needles (or Hook)
These bunnies were knit by Pam Arellano during our last Knit/Crochet along. Pam used Babe Soft Cotton chunky for the larger bunnies on the left and Pluscious yarn for the smaller ones. These adorable bunnies for will find their forever homes with Pam’s granddaughters.
More Colors!!! Last week we received a nice order of King Cole Splash DK with lots of great new color-ways. A constant favorite for all sorts of projects, we are eager to see what you will create with it.
Recently, shop owner Carol Fuller visited Washington DC. Of course while she was there she had to squeeze in a trip to a local yarn shop – Looped Yarn Works. Here are the socks Carol knitted with the yarn she purchased.
We recently ran across this little trick on Facebook. It is a neater and easier alternative to the KFB increase that doesn’t leave the bar across the stitch. In case you missed it, here’s a link