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We Love Rainbows

June 11, 2018

In this issue:   We Love Rainbows   Shop News   Helpful Hint   Upcoming Classes

We Love Rainbows!
Who Doesn't, really? They're beautiful!
Rainbow Granny Tote by CherylDeeCrochet.
We suggest Plymouth Encore or Noro Kureyon
$3, available in-store or on Ravelry

Over the Rainbow Bag by Eileen Casey

We suggest Avalon.
Approx $5, available in-store or on Ravelry

Rainbow Mandala Waistcoat by Sarah Huntington
We suggest Ultra Pima by Cascade.
Approx. $5, Available in-store or on Ravelry

Rainbow Cardigan #209 by Helen Hamann
. We suggest Bamboo Pop. $9, available in-store or on Ravelry

Twist-Top Beanie by Marken of The Hat & I. We suggest Gina Worsted. $5.50, available in-store or on Ravelry

Right: Rainbow Hat by Jillian Thom. We suggest Encore DK or Cascade 220 Sport. $2.20, available in-store or on Ravelry

Shop News

Scissor/Knife Sharpening?
Our friendly neighborhood scissor & knife sharpener visits Johnny Chuoke's twice a month. If you need something sharpened, drop them off with Johnny Chuoke's before the 1st & 3rd Monday, then pick up at your convenience afterwards. $11 for scissors, $1.10/inch for knives, 6" minimum.

Featured Yarn & Pattern
K1C2's Cozette is a light silk-cotton-nylon Cozette has a very slight texture and a very soft feel (“feels like butter”)! It is a great weight for light knitted garments, and also for crochet.
The Flagship Shawl and the Lacy Owls Shawl were both designed for Cozette yarn! They're perfect for summer. We have lots of solids and hand-dyed colors. Both patterns are available at Yarnivore or on Ravelry ($5.50 - $6.25).

Helpful Hint of the Week

What's the deal with knitting needle points? Why does it matter if my needles are sharp or blunt?

Sharp needles are better at getting into tight spots, so they're great for situations where you're going to do a lot of decreases, like lace knitting (where it's not uncommon to see 3 or more stitches being knitted together. If you have trouble getting your needles INTO the stitches, try a sharper needle.

Blunt needles, on the other hand, are split-stitch preventers. They push the strands aside rather than poking into them. If you split stitches a lot or are working with a splitty yarn, try switching to a blunt needle!

Beginning Knitting

Wednesday, June 13 & 20 from 6-8 pm, $33
Teacher: Wendy

Learn the basics and get yourself knitting! In this class you will learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off. You’ll also learn how to combine knitting and purling to create different stitch patterns and textures, common knitting terms, and the basics of reading a pattern.

Time: Two 2-hour sessions

Multishaft Weaving

Saturday, June 16 from 10 am-4 pm, $48
Teacher: Debbi

Ready to learn more about weaving? This class is designed for students with some weaving knowledge (e.g., rigid heddle weaving). Students will learn indirect warping, threading a multi-shaft loom, and basic drafts. 

Time: One 6-hour session

Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving

Saturday, June 23 from 10 am-4 pm, $48
Teacher: Debbi

Learn the basics of weaving on a rigid heddle loom. We’ll cover weaving terminology, direct warping, winding and managing shuttles, achieving a balanced weave and basic finishing techniques. As time allows, we’ll discuss weaving drafts, yarn choices for weaving, pattern planning and alternate methods of warping.
Time: One 6-hour session

Knitting: Weaving in Ends Invisibly

Tuesday, June 26 from 6-8 pm, $18
Teacher: Wendy

Do your ends show? Do they worm their way to the front? Are you (gasp!) knotting them? Let Wendy teach you the better way to weave in and hide your ends so that they never come out and never show!

Time: 2 two-hour sessions

Knitting Workshop!

Wednesday, June 27 from 6-8 pm, $18
Teacher: Wendy

You know you love Wendy's tips and hints and wish she could help you with every project! Well, now she can! Bring your projects and we'll all learn together from each other's challenges. Make your knitting look professional and lose all your fears!

Time: One 2-hour session

Knitting: Easy Breezy Summer Tee-Zee

Thursday, July 5, 12, & 19 from 6-8 pm, $48
Teacher: Wendy

Knit something breezy and comfortable for the summertime, and get a simple intro to top-down knitting with this fun class. You’ll also learn to graft garter stitch for the neckline, and you can choose your sleeve length – cap sleeve, short sleeve, or elbow length. Also a good refresher if you’ve tried top-down knitting before. Looks really cute in either solid or variegated yarns. 

Time: Three 2-hour sessions

Beginning Crochet

Saturday, July 7 & 14 from noon-2 pm, $33
Teacher: Patrick

In this beginner level class, learn to make the basic stitches used in almost all crochet projects. Students will learn to make a foundation chain, single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc) and double crochet (dc). 

Time: Two 2-hour sessions

Beginning Tunisian Crochet

Saturday, July 7 & 14 from 3-5 pm, $33
Teacher: Patrick

Is it knit? Is it crochet? Yes! Well, it’s crochet, but with the look of knitting! We’ll be teaching the the Tunisian Simple, Knit, and Purl stitches in the is introduction to Tunisian Crochet Class.

Time: Two 2-hour sessions.


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