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New Arrivals – Titus from Baa Ram Ewe and Snuggly DK from Sirdar

Something old and something new!!

Titus from Baa Ram Ewe

baaramewe2A delicious blend of Wensleydale and Bluefaced Leicester wool, combined with a touch of magical UK Alpaca. This luxurious yet authentic combination is also reflected in the range of shades: deep, rich colors that evoke images and memories of a land which has such strong historic connections to wool and wool manufacturing.

Titus is spun in Yorkshire, by the West Yorkshire Spinners of Keighley.

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Snuggly DK by Sirdar

The UK’s favorite baby hand knit yarn, Snuggly DK has a softness that babies love and comes in a wide range of colors, spot dyes and trendy color twists. Snuggly DK is easy care and will keep its quality through machine washing and tumble drying.

What I’m working on this Spring/Summer. What about you? (5/21 UPDATE: Drachenfels shawl by Melanie Berg)

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(c) Melanie Berg

(c) Melanie Berg

(5/21/15)  I’m mid-way through the Drachenfels shawl design by Melanie Berg using Manos del Uruguay Serena.  This unique design brings to mind mythical dragons with a slipped garter colorwork pattern that hints of scales.  It’s worked in garter stitch from tip to edge, then neatly finished with I-cord bind-off.  Asymmetrical increases create an elongated triangle shape, creating a beautiful work sure to keep you warm.

(5/7/15) UPDATE:  Laura has finished Bolt.  Now in the blocking stage.
(4/16/15)  Sometimes, people wonder what we at the store, knit for our own pleasure.  Do we always work on incredibly difficult and challenging designs?  Is everything we knit for the store?  I thought I’d let you all know what I spent my spring knitting.  Aside from Building in Color strips (I’m on number 8 of 10), I just finished the Lace Dolman Sweater, designed by Amy Christoffers, featured in Knit.Purl this past issue.   This design went together beautifully and was knitted in Berroco’s Fiora, which we have in the store.  It went together easily and although I lengthened the sleeves, by adding a repeat of the lace pattern, It all came out true to size with few surprises.  Currently this sweater is drying while lying flat on my dining room table.

Ravelry Lace Dolman Sweater slide show.

boltI also am midway through Bolt, designed by the talented and imaginative Veera Valimaki.  Defined as a scarf, I would say that it starts as a shawl and ends as a scarf!  I used our new Leinen Los in cream and charcoal, although we have 4 colors to choose from.  I think it will make a nice 3 season accessory!

Ravelry Bolt Design slide show.

What are you working on this Spring?  We’d love to hear about it!!

 

 

Be sure to look into all of our exciting new classes for Spring/Summer and May Pattern Sale!!

toeupsocksIn addition to our Basic Knitting and Crochet classes, we are adding some of brand new, exciting classes for the Spring/Summer.  Kylen will be teaching a new approach to knitting socks in our Toe Up Socks Class.  This 3 session class will be offered twice over the next few months with the first getting under way next week.  Be sure to follow the links and get registered!!

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Also, take your sweater knitting to the next level with our beautiful Summer Tank by Pam Allen class.  Learn new skills applicable to all of your other sweater projects.

 

IMG_1854Are you welcoming a new baby into your family?  In our new Baby Booties class we’ll show you how to make booties that are a quick and easy knit for advanced beginner knitters.  Simple and very cute.

And don’t forget about our ENCORE classes:  Building Blocks Speed Class and Elements of a Sweater  starting back up at the end of this month!!

Get all the details by clicking the class names above or visiting our calendar.

 

Announcing our Month of May Pattern Sale!! 
Take home 5 free patterns for every $100 purchase during the month of May!!
patternsTo help get your ideas flowing, come into Knit One during the month of May and pick out 5 free patters from our pattern clearance stock for every $100 purchase.  Sweaters, shawls, socks, scarves, hats, mittens, etc.  They’re all there waiting to provide you with the inspiration you need for your spring and summer projects.
Sale runs from May 1 – May 31.

Classes for Spring and Summer!!

iStock_000022876858SmallClick on the calendar to check out our new classes for Spring and Summer.  Building Blocks comes back by popular demand starting on May 30th, Elements of a Sweater makes an encore appearance as well beginning on May 30th, as does the successful L’Enveloppe by Sally Melville which has it’s first session this month on April 18th.  And remember to look for our weekly offerings of Beginning Knitting and Beginning Crochet courses for every level of beginner.   Or….just drop by Tuesday and Thursday evenings for our Open Knitting Circles and make some new friends.

Time to stop in and see our new stock of spring and summer yarns!!

20150409_143752berrocomixer1Espresso and Mixer from Berroco, Rowan’s line of Summerlite 4ply and Cotton Lustre, and Araucania Nuble are just some of the new yarns at Knit One.  Click the title above to learn more about all of these exciting additions for your Spring and Summer knitting projects.

 

 

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As the name suggest, Berroco Mixer is a fine and fanciful yarn made up of soft, lightweight materials fused together to create a beautiful fabric with fabulous drape.

 

 

 

 

 

berrocoespressoberrocoespressoshawlBerroco Espresso is  cotton blend with a vibrant hand-dyed look that knits up quickly, creating beautiful pieces that are machine washable and easy to care for.

 

 

 

 

20150409_14374720150409_143824Rowan Cotton Lustre is an interesting blend of cotton, linen and modal which gives it a wonderful drape with a soft handle.  This yarn incorporates the essential summer shades and knits on 6mm needles making it perfect for quick summer knits.

 

 

 

 

20150409_143905Rowan Summerlite 4ply is made using 100% of the finest cotton resulting in a beautiful soft matt cotton, with a wonderful summer tonal color palate.

 

 

 

 

 

Aracania2The exciting new Araucania Nuble is silk-rich and super soft, with 75% ExtraFine Merino Wool and 25% silk.  It has approximately 270 yards per 50g skein, and knits to 7.5 sts. per inch on a US size 4 needle.