Join us for our Annual 20 for 2 Sale on Friday and Saturday, December 6th and 7th!
Enjoy 20% savings store wide for 2 days. We will be open for Art Walk, until 9pm, on Friday evening.
Our annual holiday sale does not include previously purchased merchandise, special orders and is limited to stock on hand.
See you soon!
Introducing Halo Minis
Inspired by Nordic Knitting, we have put together Halo Minis. With approximately 88 yards per skein, take a few of these home to add a bit of color to mittens, hats, shawls and sweaters or an array for your favorite gradient pattern.
Halo is a fingering weight yarn made exclusively for us and is 50% Alpaca and 50% Wool. Priced at $7 and available in-shop only.
Ready to learn a new technique or join with others and work on a new project?
To register, give us a call at 360-293-7377 or stop by the shop. For more information and more upcoming classes, please visit our website.
Brioche Ribbed Scarf with Fran Jepperson.
Fran’s Brioche Ribbed Scarf pattern is an excellent introduction to single-color brioche knitting — and a wonderful way to learn the methodology behind more complicated brioche work. A relatively fast knit, too, so perfect leading up to the holidays and knitted gift making… Materials are 200g either Fidalgo Merino DK (or 1 Radiant DK, which would make for a gorgeous color-shifting scarf!) or 50/50 Worsted and 24” US7 or 9 needles, respectively.
This is a 1-session class and will meet Saturday, December 7th, 10:30am-12:30pm.
Mosaic Tile Scarf with Fran Jepperson.
We will be using Gail Tanquary’s lovely pattern as an introduction to mosaic knitting, which is a delightfully simple way to bring more color-work into your repertoire. You will learn to read simple color charts and how to work an applied i-cord edge, and will end up with a gorgeously colorful scarf — just under the wire for holiday gifting! Materials are two colors of Merino DK (100g each) and 24” US6 needles.
This is a 1-session class and will meet Wednesday, December 11, 5:30pm-7:30pm. Class fee is $25.
On My Needles with Fran Jepperson
One of the things I love most about knitting is the endless possibilities for combining colors. On my needles at the moment is one of those fun, colorful project. The Traveler’s Vest is a design that I have knit in a variety of yarns, and I thought it would work up beautifully in Fidalgo Artisan Yarn's Merino 840.
What makes this vest eye catching is the way colors move through the motifs and it is a such a fun challenge to get the color balance, and movement just right while working within a set number of yards of each color. Swatching is a great way to see how colors will look next to each other as well as to see the balance of the whole progression of color. It is definitely a trial-and-error experience, and the thing about trial and error with swatches is that each trial and each error can take a lot of time. I wondered if I could plan the mix of color AND save time by wrapping the yarns around a cylinder rather than actually knitting a color swatch. With just a few minutes (rather than hours) of experimenting, I had my plan and now Traveler’s Vest is almost finished!
The shop will be offering a class to make this vest in February and the pattern will be available shortly.
Skagit Valley Herald Christmas Fund Knitted Hats
We collected over 100 hats this year!
THANK YOU to everyone who participated; your handwork will keep children warm throughout Skagit County.