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Newsletter 1/16: A Busy Weekend Ahead at Knit One

Woodcutter Vest Class – Register Now

With the holidays behind us and a long stretch of winter ahead, it’s a great time to focus on learning new knitting skills!  Wendy’s a big fan of the designer Amy Herzog and her emphasis on fit, and is excited to help knitters use Amy’s newest book, You Can Knit That, to create this easy to wear vest – a perfect project for those who’ve been wanting to try their hand at knitting a first garment.
During 3 class sessions, students will learn shaping for waist, bust, armholes and necklines, along with basic finishing techniques and the most important part – using their measurements and a gauge swatch to select the right size before the knitting even begins! 
Check out You Can Knit That here!
 
When: 

Saturday, January 21: 11AM – 1:30PM
Saturday, February 18: 11AM – 12:30PM
Saturday, March 18: 11AM – 1PM
 
Cost: $75 plus materials (yarn, stitch markers, and pattern book)
 
REGISTER for this class here!

Register for “Mistakes No More” Now – 2 Spots Left!

Mistakes – we all make them, but knowing different ways to fix them can help you become a more confident knitter, as well as saving you valuable time! Students will learn how to “tink,” rescue bad stitches several rows down, use a lifeline, and undo a bindoff. We’ll also cover the basic decreases and how to “tink” those. If you want to get over your fear of mistakes, this is the workshop you’ve been waiting for! Class size limited to 6. Using smooth, light-colored yarn in worsted weight or larger, please come with the following small swatch on your needles to use during class: cast on 10 stitches and work 6 rows in stockinette stitch.
When: Saturday, January 21st: 1:30-3:30pm
Cost: $25
REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS HERE

Knit One Movie Night – The Giver

This Friday evening (January 20th) we’ll be having our monthly Movie Night! Join us for The Giver! You can bring snacks, friends, and most importantly, your knitting & crocheting projects! We will re-open the shop at 7pm, and will be starting the movie promptly at 7:30pm. Additionally, anyone who attends this event will receive 10% off a purchase made that night. We hope to see you there!

February KALs & CAL

** What is a KAL or CAL?? **
KALs (knit-alongs) and CALs (crochet-alongs) are free project-based groups that occur on certain days throughout the month. They are very informal, meaning that you may start at any time throughout the month. In addition, you can work at your own pace. We offer these knit-alongs to bring the knitting community together and help knitters to expand their skill set. We highly encourage participatory individuals to purchase materials at Knit One so that can support our instructors and keep these events free of charge.

 
 
Assana Wrap by Ambah O’Brien

Kylen will be leading this wrap knit along on Tuesday evenings in February from 6-8pm (February 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th). You will need approximately 400 yards each of three colors of a fingering weight yarn for this awesome pattern! You can see more information about this pattern here.
Snofall by Matilda Kruse

Laura will be leading this knit along on Wednesday evenings in February from 6-8pm (February 1st, 8th, 15th, & 22nd). This is one of three lovely mitten patterns in a featured KAL with the designer this month, so join in on the fun! You can find more about this pattern here.
May Queen Shawl by Adrienne Lash
Ruth will be leading this crochet along on Thursday evenings in February from 6-8pm (February 2nd, 9th, 16th, & 23rd). You will need 480 yards of a fingering weight yarn for this project. You can find more information about this pattern here.

January KAL & CAL

Kirwin by Julie Hoover

Laura will be leading this sweater knit along on Wednesday evenings in January from 6-8pm (January 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th). You will need approximately 930-1495 yards of a worsted weight yarn for this stylish short-sleeved sweater. You can see more information about this pattern here.
Dowager Shawl by the Downton Abbey Yarn Collection Design Team

Ruth will be leading this crochet along on Thursday evenings in January from 6-8pm (January 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th). You will need 760 yards of a sport weight yarn for this project. You can find more information about this pattern here.

Featured customer projects…

Pictured below is a sweater made by Kat Kitchen! She used Malabrigo as well as our new Ella Rae Merino yarn! This pattern is a test-knit for a friend of hers, and was made for her daughter! Beautiful job, Kat!

Newsletter 1/9: Learn to Knit a Vest This Winter!

Woodcutter Vest Class – Register Now!

With the holidays behind us and a long stretch of winter ahead, it’s a great time to focus on learning new knitting skills!  Wendy’s a big fan of the designer Amy Herzog and her emphasis on fit, and is excited to help knitters use Amy’s newest book, You Can Knit That, to create this easy to wear vest – a perfect project for those who’ve been wanting to try their hand at knitting a first garment.
During 3 class sessions, students will learn shaping for waist, bust, armholes and necklines, along with basic finishing techniques and the most important part – using their measurements and a gauge swatch to select the right size before the knitting even begins! 
Check out You Can Knit That here!
 
When: 

Saturday, January 21: 11AM – 1:30PM
Saturday, February 18: 11AM – 12:30PM
Saturday, March 18: 11AM – 1PM
 
Cost: $75 plus materials (yarn, stitch markers, and pattern book)
 
REGISTER for this class here!

January KAL & CAL

Kirwin by Julie Hoover

Laura will be leading this sweater knit along on Wednesday evenings in January from 6-8pm (January 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th). You will need approximately 930-1495 yards of a worsted weight yarn for this stylish short-sleeved sweater. You can see more information about this pattern here.
Dowager Shawl by the Downton Abbey Yarn Collection Design Team

Ruth will be leading this crochet along on Thursday evenings in January from 6-8pm (January 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th). You will need 760 yards of a sport weight yarn for this project. You can find more information about this pattern here.

Featured customer projects…

Pictured below are Dottie & Maria with their Building Color blankets from last year’s class! If you love these blankets, please consider joining us for the next class starting in September 2017! Beautiful job, ladies!
Below we have these beautiful mittens made by Libby Rupp! The pattern is Turion by Linda Dubec from the Pom Pom Quarterly Autumn 2016, and she used Berroco Artisan!

What we’re working on…

Flicker Hat – finished!!! (Kylen)
I have been knitting chunky hats lately because they’re quick & easy! I recently finished this hat, and loved the pattern so much I decided to write it up and publish it on ravelry! This one is made out of Sublime Lola, which is a super bulky weight merino wool from the shop! The sample is on display! You can get the pattern here.

Newsletter 1/2: New Beautiful Yarns & Pop-Up Shop Tomorrow!

Pop-Up Shop @ Tupelo Honey Teas

Tomorrow evening from 6:30-9pm is our fifth monthly Pop-Up Shop at Tupelo Honey Teas Tea Shop in Millvale (211 Grant Avenue)! The Stitch & B*tch group that meets every Tuesday will be there, and I will be bringing Knit One yarns & accessories! Please be sure to bring any sort of stitching you’re working on! We hope to see you there!

NEW at the shop…

 

1st & 2nd rows: Ella Rae Lace Merino (aran weight)
3rd row: Manos del Uruguay Alegria (fingering weight)
4th row: Manos del Uruguay Marina (lace weight)

January KAL & CAL

Kirwin by Julie Hoover

Laura will be leading this sweater knit along on Wednesday evenings in January from 6-8pm (January 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th). You will need approximately 930-1495 yards of a worsted weight yarn for this stylish short-sleeved sweater. You can see more information about this pattern here.
Dowager Shawl by the Downton Abbey Yarn Collection Design Team

Ruth will be leading this crochet along on Thursday evenings in January from 6-8pm (January 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th). You will need 760 yards of a sport weight yarn for this project. You can find more information about this pattern here.

Featured customer projects…

Pictured below is Libby Rupp wearing her beautiful Om Shawl made out of Tahki Stacy Charles Vermont! We love the neutrals!
Below we have Rachel Landsman’s gorgeous Della Mitts out of Blue Moon Fiber Arts Worthy Fingering yarn. Great job, Rachel!

What we’re working on…

Socks – finished!!! (Kylen)
Someone remind me to never knit these laborious socks again! Just kidding, they were a fun knit, but took forever! These were for my boyfriend for Christmas and he absolutely loved them! I’m definitely proud of these ones. I got to cable on the wrong side of the heel flap, and do a lot of purling through the back loop – what a thrill! I used Mountain Colors Crazyfoot yarn. You can find the pattern here.

Newsletter 12/26: New Debbie Bliss Accessories!

Happy Holidays!

We will have regular store hours this week, but will be closed on New Year’s day (Sunday, January 1st).

NEW – Debbie Bliss Home Accessories

January KAL & CAL

Kirwin by Julie Hoover

Laura will be leading this sweater knit along on Wednesday evenings in January from 6-8pm (January 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th). You will need approximately 930-1495 yards of a worsted weight yarn for this stylish short-sleeved sweater. You can see more information about this pattern here.
Dowager Shawl by the Downton Abbey Yarn Collection Design Team

Ruth will be leading this crochet along on Thursday evenings in January from 6-8pm (January 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th). You will need 760 yards of a sport weight yarn for this project. You can find more information about this pattern here.

Knitting for Charity – last chance to donate!

Cold temperatures means that everyone gets the knitting bug! This year we’ll be donating hats, scarves, and mittens to the Wilkinsburg Community Ministry! You may use any yarn that is washable, and make any size for children and adults. We will be donating the rest of the knitted items at the end of this week (December 30th), so please drop them off asap. Thanks so much for your participation!

Featured customer projects…

Pictured below is Robert Deveraux wearing his newly finished sweater made of Rowan Softyak DK! He adapted a pattern to include this interesting colorwork design!

Newsletter 12/19: Happy Holidays from Knit One!

Happy Holidays!

We will have regular store hours this week, except for Sunday on which we will be closed. We hope you all have a safe and Happy Holiday!

January KAL & CAL

Kirwin by Julie Hoover

Laura will be leading this sweater knit along on Wednesday evenings in January from 6-8pm (January 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th). You will need approximately 930-1495 yards of a worsted weight yarn for this stylish short-sleeved sweater. You can see more information about this pattern here.
Dowager Shawl by the Downton Abbey Yarn Collection Design Team

Ruth will be leading this crochet along on Thursday evenings in January from 6-8pm (January 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th). You will need 760 yards of a sport weight yarn for this project. You can find more information about this pattern here.

December KALs

You know what the best thing is about KALs? The fact that anyone can start anytime! Join us throughout the month of December for fun knits that are great gifts!
 
Wanderers: Modern Mukluks by Andrea Mowry
 

 
This KAL will be led by Laura on Wednesday evenings in December (December 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th)! This project requires 350-500 yards total of a worsted weight yarn in two different colors. This is a great fair-isle project, and a great gift! You can find the pattern here.
 
 
Mendia Hat by Ambah O’Brien
 

 

This KAL will be led by Kylen on Thursday evenings in December (Dec. 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th)! It’s getting chilly out, and everyone needs some great winter accessories! You’ll need approximately 120-220 yards of a DK weight yarn. You can see more information about this pattern

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**We offer these knit-alongs to bring the knitting community together and help knitters to expand their skill set. We highly encourage participatory individuals to purchase materials at Knit One so that we can support our instructors and keep these events free of charge.**

Knitting for Charity!

Cold temperatures means that everyone gets the knitting bug! This year we’ll be donating hats, scarves, and mittens to the Wilkinsburg Community Ministry! You may use any yarn that is washable, and make any size for children and adults. You can drop off your knitted items at the shop any time up until the end of December, and we’ll donate them for you! If you need simple patterns or any help, please contact the shop at 412-421-6666 and we’ll be happy to assist you!

 

Featured customer projects…

Pictured below is Linda Du showing off her newly finished Christmas stocking! She used Cascade Longwood (100% merino wool) for this project. How beautiful!

What we’re working on…

Knotted Chain Poncho – finished! (Laura)
 
Laura was spotted wearing her beautiful Knotted Chain Poncho in the shop last week! She used Juniper Moon Farm Findley DK for this project.

 
Mendia Hat (Kylen)
I have made great progress on my Mendia Hat, which I’ll be giving as a gift this weekend! I’m using Zara DK which is 100% merino wool. I’m still trying to figure out what color pom pom to add to the top!