Hello! We’ve got lots to show you today: yarns, notions and more information about our fall classes.
Next we’ve got two new yarns from Lana Grossa. Twin Big is a bulky merino/alpaca blend we think is similar to Rowan Brushed Fleece, only this one is variegated in gorgeous colorways. We also ordered Twin, the slightly lighter sport weight version (think a little more like Kidsilk Haze). You can work with both together or individually to create some gorgeous cozy projects!
from Lana Grossa
- 46% baby alpaca, 45% merino, 9% polyamide
- 50gm/93yd (85m)
- 12sts/4″ – size 10.75 (7mm) needle – Bulky
from Lana Grossa
- 64% merino, 27% baby alpaca, 9% polyamide
- 25gm/220yd (200m)
- 25sts/4″ – size 4 (3.5mm) needle – Sport/DK
If you loved the new Maker’s Board from CocoKnits, check out the Project Portfolio. The portfolio is set up like the Traveler’s journals. The cover is made of washable paper (we tested it and it works!) and the inside has elastic loops that will hold your Maker’s Board, patterns and more. Plus it has pockets!
Cocoknits Project Portfolio
Many knitters are mostly digital these days…but there is something so appealing about a good pencil and paper. But how to travel with book, journal, worksheets, magazines, patterns…and maybe also a tablet or cell phone and pencil? Based on the concept of a Japanese travel journal, with the elastic bands to secure books and magazines, with layers of kraft fabric to create pockets for tablets, patterns, pencil and cell phone. The entire portfolio is washable and you can change out the elastic to personalize the colors. Stylish and organized – what’s not to love?
Best of all, Cocoknits new Maker’s Board slips perfectly inside!
Fall classes are starting. We’ve got some great technique classes and we’d love to have you. Each class has an in person or virtual component, written handouts and (when applicable) videos to help guide you to honing your techniques. We’ve also got tons of projects to suggest!
On Thursday, September 30 we’ll start with Chart Reading. Does the idea of knitting from a chart scare you? We’ll go over how to read a chart, interpret the symbols and end up with a perfect finish every time. We’ll also be offering this class again on November 20 and December 16, so don’t fret if you miss this round!
After you finish Chart Reading, you’ll be able to tackle projects like:
- Lightweight Hipster by Joji Locatelli – 1 skein of Baah La Jolla
- Aperture by Ambah O’Brien – 1 skein of Katia Soft Lino
- The Crown Wools by Casapinka – 12 La Jolla Miniskeins
- Miso by Ambah O’Brien – 3 skeins of DanDoh Silk+
- Elfreth by Corinna Ferguson – worked in Manos del Uruguay Milo
On Saturday, October 2 we’ll be covering Stretchy Beginnings and Endings. Learn how to cast on and bind off keep a stretchy edge, perfect for hats, collars, sleeve cuffs and shawls. Again, the class will have a virtual and in person component, a goodie bag with useful tools and some videos! If you miss this round, we’ll be covering it again on December 4.
Our next fun in person meeting of the Nine to Noon Crew will be held on October 5. We offer a light breakfast and lots of camaraderie around the table. This isn’t a class, but we’d love to see you. Be sure to RSVP for this one!
And next Thursday, October 7 and Saturday, October 9 we’ll be offering our Beginner Bunch: Learn to Knit or Crochet class. You can join either session and we’ll have some project packs available depending on your craft and skill level.
You can always view all the details and register for classes at learn.swakknit.com!
This week we got in one new sample. These are Portia and Ellen from Rowan Magazine 67 (we’ve still got a few in stock!. Our intrepid sample knitter Tina got all the way through Kaffe’s colorwork twin set to create a fabulous combo!
And last, but certainly not least, we got in a new shipment from iNoah including our holiday sheep! We’ll get those up on the site later today or tomorrow – so feel free to browse!
We’ll be back on Friday with the second half of the Rowan Autumn/Winter Collection launch!