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have regularly scheduled classes that cover beginning, intermediate
knitting, crochet and finishing techniques! Details on the Schedule
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The Trendsetter Trunk Show and Workshop!!
Barry Klein of Trendsetter Yarns is
returning for the much-anticipated
Trendsetter Trunk Show!
Trunk Show: Satuday, May 4th 2013 from 10am - 6:30pm
Workshops: Sunday, May 5th @ 10am and 12:30pm
Barry will be showing the newest fabulous creations featuring Trendsetter Yarns, and will be conducting two Workshops the next day on Sunday.
The 10am Workshop is for this Lacy Scarf ---->
The 12:30pm Workshop is for a Ravelry Wingspan Waterfall Wrap.
Barry will be teaching and the Workshops are always packed and a great time is had by all attendees.
Trunkshow will start with the arrival of the Trendsetter pieces and
Barry will be in-store on Saturday, May 4th and conducting his Workshop
on Sunday, May 5th.
Contact the store for information about attending the Trendsetter Workshop.
This Workshop is always filled, so sign up as soon as possible!
Trendsetter has Mink! Talk about luxurious....
New Spring/Summer yarns are in from Trendsetter...
Trendsetter Lotus Bamboo Soft is
100% soft, silky bamboo. Perfect for those who have sensitivies to
wool! The average gauge is 6 sts=1" on a #5 needle, and a 50 gram hank
has 100 yards.
Pictured below are some of the colors we have in stock.
Come by the shop to see...and feel...this lucious yarn!
Trendsetter Phoenix is
a drapey blend of 66% Viscose and 34% cotton that has a soft
self-striping. The average gauge is 5 sts=1" and there are 101 yards in
a 50 gram ball.
Trendsetter Lotus Autumn Wind is a lovely blend of 90% Cotton and 10% Cashmere that knits at a gauge of 136sts = 1" and each 50 gram ball contains 175 yards.
Trendsetter Incanto is a smooth yarn with 2 layers of
colours with mixed with subtle metallics. It's a blend of 82% cotton,
16% acrylic, and 2% lurex. It knits at 4sts=1" on a #9 needle and a 50g
ball contains 88 yards.
New from Universal... Mohair Mountain
Mohair Mountain is a thick 67/14/10/9 blend of acrylic, wool, poly and mohair that slowly changes colors as you knit.
The average gauge is 13 sts and 18 rows to 4" on a #10 needle and a 200 gram ball has a generous 660 yards.
We're presently working on a pattern that uses 1 bal for a scarf, 2
balls for a shawl or small throw, and 3 balls for a large throw.
The regular price of $25 is discounted to $22.50 until March 23.
Pictured below, starting at the upper left and working across, the
colors we have in stock are Moulin Rouge, Plum Pudding, Autum's Shadow,
Cafe Au Lait, Heather Hill, Smoke Ring and Blue Mosaic.
Quasar is a self-striping 100% Highland Peruvian Wool that knits up at 15sts and 19 rows to 4" on #10 needles.
These are the beautiful colors we currently have in stock, and you really must see them in person, so drop in and take a look:
Trendsetter Mink is not strips of mink, but yarn spun from lucious mink! A 50 gram hank has 330 yards and the average gauge is 6 sts=1" on #3-#4 needles.
Colors in stock include: Black, Lt. Grey, Pink, Grape, Blue and Green. Not pictured are Forest, Blue Tweed, Ecru, Wine
Yarns from Skacel inspire a new design from Gail, one adds colors to your lace knitting!
is 100% Merino single ply that does a very slow colour change. A
100-gram ball has 286 yards and the average gauge is 19sts and 25 rows
to 4" on a #7 needle. The colours currently in stock are pictured
below, and the Wingspan Shawl that Gail designed uses only 3 balls!
The Wingspan Shawl pattern is free witn purchase of Gradient!
Skacel Filigran Superwash Laceweight...
Skacel is introducing an exciting 100% Merino non-repeating color Laceweight yarn...that's Superwash! Filigran comes in generous 656 yard skeins. It is a non-repeating shaded yarn that "will enhance your lace patterns, not fight them for attention"!
Introducing Madeline Tosh Yarns: DK and Sock!
Madelinetosh Tosh DK is a 100% hand-dyed superwash merion, 225 yards to a hank. The
average gauge is 20 - 22 sts to 4" on #6 to #7 needle, and the colour
that we have in stock are pictured below from top left: Espadrilles,
Fig, Jade, Magenta, Nebula and not pictured is Ophelia which is light
mossy green with a touch of teal.
Madelinetosh Tosh Sock is a 100% hand-dyed
superwash merino, 395 yards to a hank. The average gauge is 26 -
30 sts to 4" on #1 to #2 needle, and the colours that we have in stock
are pictured below from top left: Fjord, Golden Hickory, Plaid Blanket and Water Lily. The colures tha we have but are not pictures are Edwardian Velvet (light blue and burgundy), Volga (shades of denim), Onyx (shades of dark charcoal) and Neon Rose.
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New Yarn from Classic Elite...
Liberty Print Wool has 2 new colorways, Rosy Autumn and Bronze Sky. This is a self-striping, superwash wool with a gauge of 5 sts to 1" on a #7 needle.
Also, there are two sweater patterns available for free with minimum
purchase of 8 balls (enough to make a size Small) of Liberty Print.
New Yarn from K1C2: Tartelette
lovely ribbon made of a 50/50 blend of Cotton and Nylon. Each ball
contains 75yds and knits up at a drapey 16sts=4" on a US 9 needle.
Click HERE to see the Tartelette Chevron Pullover that's made with this yarn...and be inspired to make it yourself.
(Some of the colors we have on stock are shown: Top Left to Right-Boysenberry, Steel; Bottom Left to Right-Snapdragon, Grape.)
New Yarns, Kits, Needles and Publications Are Coming In...
The latest issues of Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits (including the Holiday Issue!), KnitScene and many exciting new books and patterns are coming in. Get here before your favorites are gone!
We are now carrying Claudia Hand-Painted Linen
in sport weight and lace weight. Both are in 100-gram hanks, 270
yards in the sport weight, and 540 yards in a hank of the lace
weight. The regular price is discounted price 10% until April
14th. Among the colors that we have in the sport weight are Argyle 2,
Argyle Socks, Begonia, Black Walnut, Desert Dusk, Donna's Favorite,
Leopard, Ocean Depth, & Stormy Days. The colors that we have
in the lace weight are Blue Fields, Donna' Favorite, Lipstick,
Midnight, Ocean Depth, Poppy, Rock Creek, and Whirled Peas. The
Whirled Peas color (don't you love the name) does not show, but the
color are blends of green with a little bit of teal.
colors of Plymouth Eros have arrived! Many of you will remember Eros, the
railroad--or ladder--yarn that was made and then discontinued?
Not quite as many colors, but the price has come down.
Eros is still 100% nylon and a 50 gram ball has 165 yards. This knits
at 5 sts to 1" on a #7 if you're making a sweater, but one ball and a
pair of #13 needles will make a fun scarf that's a beautiful accessory
We have all colours in stock...including:
Who says that a knitting bag can't be fun...and chic?
Namaste Bags are not only fun and chic...they're wonderfully functional!
So functional that many of our customers use them as knitting bags and everyday purses and bags.
<---Namaste's classic Messenger
Bag is a nice size and has inside pouches for wallets, keys
, cellphones, and/or whatever other accessories...and it has zippered
pouches for extra items.
The bag is luggage quality, animal friendly and PVC-free, with a
padded center divider that's great for laptop/net book/iPad protection.
And there's plenty of room for a knitted project as well! It comes
in Peacock Blue, and Black.
There also is a smaller, sleeker version of the Messenger. It's called the Mini
Messenger. Mini measures 5" W x 12" H x 15" L, has a padded shoulder
strap that can be adjusted to wear across the body for hand-free
function, and lots of pockets for everyday necessities...including, of
course, a small to medium knitting project!
Mini-Messenter has 2 straps, 2 exterior pockets on the flap that are
perfect for a cellphone, change, keys...and it also has 2 magnets to
keep the flap from...well...flapping.
Mini comes in Eggplant, Lime, Peacock, Red, and the ever classic Black.
And as with all of Namaste's bags, Mini has a PVC-free, animal friendly
faux leather exterior, with an interior that is PET microsuede made
from recycled plastic bottles!
("I have one that I use as my everyday bag and I love it!!"---Gail Knits' Webmistress.)
Holster has a main section
with a 2nd smaller pouch on the outside. You can wear it by its
detachable belt...or you can remove the belt and wear it over your
shoulders with the detachable strap.
<--Namaste Cali Zuma knitting
is a sweet little animal-friendly faux leather bag with a wide mouth
and a surprising amoung of room. Measuring 9.5" W x 11"
H x 17" L 10", it also has a zippered accordian accessories
pocket in the front (shown), and another zippered slot on the back
Zuma comes in Charcoal, Eggplant (Limited Edition color), Hollywood
Pink, Lime, Olive, Peacock, Saddle, Turquoise, Red, and Black.
to see the inside of Zuma.
Due to popular demand,
Namaste is doing some of their knock-out knitting
bags in Black and in Red, including the popular Cali Hermosa!
We've already had to re-order the Namaste bags several times because every time
we get a shipment in...they fly out the door!
At 18" W X 14" H X 7through" L with a 10 1/2" handle,
the Hermoa is the largest handbag in the Namaste collection. It
has exterior pouches with 2 separate compartments, a rear document
pocket, water bottle storage, an extra side pocket, and a super
solid construction. The interior features 3 pockets (1 zipper pocket
and 2 open-top pockets). This bag stands up on it's own with 5 metal
feet on the secure bottom.
to see more photos of Hermosa.
Pick up one of the Gail Knits NEW Signature Canvas Bags!
These bags are great for carrying your knitting, books, or you can take
them to the grocery store. These multi-taskers are washable, so you can
use them again and again.
They also make wonderful gift bags for knitting books and accessories.
As always, if you can't make it to the shop, we'll gladly ship your
bag, yarn and/or accessories to you! Just drop us an e-mail
or call us for Shipping Information.
by the way...Gail has some really wonderful new In-House designs
that are on the needles now!
on by and see what's new!!
here for a printable
yarn care chart that will help you decipher all of those
little symbols you find on just about every label and ball band