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This week’s newsletter (9/6)

Knit One Pop-Up Shop in Millvale!

On Tuesday, September 6th (tonight!), we will be bringing Knit One to the Stitch n B*tch group in Millvale! Danielle from Tupelo Honey Teas will be hosting us in her space – which is joined with the Millvale Community Library! We will be bringing an assortment of books, notions, and yarn, and are super excited about this collaboration! So join us from 6:30-9:00 pm for a knitting circle and tea! We hope for this to be a monthly event in Millvale.

September KALs!

Knotted Chain Poncho by Ronnie Eldridge
 
Laura will be leading this poncho KAL on Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm throughout the month of September (September 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th). You’ll need approximately 1107 yards of a DK weight yarn – Laura will be using Juniper Moon Findley DK (50% wool / 50% silk). You can view more information about this pattern here.
Beeswax Hat by Amy van de Laar
 
Kylen will be leading this hat KAL on Thursday evenings from 6-8pm throughout the month of September (September 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th). You will need approximately 150-170 yards of a DK weight yarn. You can find more information about this pattern here.

What we’re working on…

Nouri – Aliya
Aliya recently started this awesome sweater from the summer issue of Pom Pom Quarterly. The pattern is Nouri by Carol Feller and Aliya is using the Rowan Cotton Lustre, which knits up beautifully! There are a couple of us knitting this sweater at the shop so stay tuned for more pictures!

 

Blanket – Ruth
Ruth is currently working on a project for a customer. This blanket features a combination of different stitch patterns, including seed stitch, stockinette, and garter.

March’s KALs & CAL!

As many of you have seen in previous newsletters or on our instagram, February brought tons of new spring yarns into the shop! Linens, cottons, & silks are now available in multiple colorways for you to start your spring/summer projects! Here are a few ideas to inspire you…

Turbulence Cowl by Laura Chau

Turbulence Cowl

Kylen will be leading this unique cowl on Thursday evenings from 6-8 pm (March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st)! We’ll be using short rows in this project, which is one of my favorite techniques! You’ll need approximately 120 yards of your main color (MC), and 90 yards of your contrasting color (CC) in a worsted or aran weight yarn! I’ll be using our new Juniper Moon Zooey Aran (linen/cotton) but you can use any fiber you want! Check out more information about this pattern here.

Pop Fizzle by Lesley Anne Robinson

Pop Fizzle

Aliya will be leading this two-color brioche hat on Wednesday afternoons from 12-2 pm (March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th)! This is a way to take your brioche to the next level (knitters who took Wendy’s brioche cowl class, I’m looking at you!!!) Please pay special attention to the yarn options given on the ravelry page, shown here.

CAL – Dowager Shawl by Downton Abbey Yarn Collection Design Team

Dowager Shawl

Are you a fan of the show Downton Abbey? Ruth will be leading a crochet-along for this awesome Downton Abbey inspired shawl! You’ll need approximately 760 yards of sport weight yarn, though other weights of yarn can easily be substituted in this pattern! This CAL will take place on Thursday afternoons from 4-6 pm (March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st)! Check out this FREE pattern on ravelry here!

 

High Tea Doily by Vicki Square

Hight Tea Doily

Laura will be leading this beautiful hand-knit doily from the newest issue of Interweave Knits! This is a great project for learning how to read charts! The doily will end up being approximately 22 inches in diameter. This KAL will take place on Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm (March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th!) More information about this pattern is available here. (Please be sure to follow the link at the bottom of the ravelry page to get the pattern.)

February KALs!

Stars Falling by Lauria Kincaid & Alasdair Post-Quinnunnamed (2)

Kylen will be leading this double-knit cowl on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 pm (Feb 3rd, 10th, 17th, & 24th)! Double-knitting is a really cool technique that produces two layers of fabric. You’ll need approximately 130 yards each of two colors of a bulky weight yarn. Check out more information about this pattern here.

 

 

Cupid Valentine Cushions by Sandra Nesbittunnamed

Aliya will be leading this stranded colorwork heart cushion! This KAL has been changed to Saturday afternoons from 3-5 pm (Feb 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th)! You will need about 600 yards of a DK weight yarn in two colors. For more information about this pattern, visit ravelry here.

 

CAL – Daisy Hat

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Ruth will be leading a crochet-along for a hat! You’ll need approximately 200 yards to complete this top-down hat! This will take place on Thursday afternoons from 2-4 pm(Feb 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th)! This pattern is provided at the shop!

January KALs

Cabled Eyelet Baby Blanket by Nancy Hearne
Sundays 3-5pm (Jan. 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st)
Aliya is leading this baby blanket KAL, and is planning to use Rylie by Hikoo! You’ll need 1100-1195 yards of a DK weight yarn, and a needle to obtain the gauge of 5 sts & 6 rows =1 inch. For more information about this pattern, click here.
A Bonnet for Every Little Princess by Linda Castles
Wednesdays 6-8pm (Jan. 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th)

 
Laura is leading this baby bonnet and booties KAL, and recommends Rowan 4-ply Merino yarn! You’ll need 131 yards of a fingering/sport weight yarn and a needle to obtain the gauge of 7 sts & 14 rows = 1 inch. All information on this pattern is here.

December KALs!

Dustland – by Stephen West
Images and description found here.
Join us on Wednesday evenings in December (starting December 2nd) from 6-8pm for this KAL! Take your knitting to the next level with this textured hat; it’ll keep you interested but won’t take too long! This unisex slouchy hat is a perfect gift for a loved one, if you can bear to part with it! You’ll need between 160-200 yards of a light worsted weight yarn (20sts/4in).
 
 

The Love of Spiders – by Melanie Berg
Images and description found here.
If you’ve admired the work of Melanie Berg (designer of Drachenfels and The Joker and the Thief) then you may be interested in joining our KAL in December!
“Friendship, love, and joy are the words woven into this whimsical shawl. It’s designed in collaboration with Little Skein’s line of knitting kits influenced by children’s novels, and is inspired by Charlotte’s Web, a beautiful story about finding love, growing up, and saying goodbye.
The delicate spiderweb lines are made with slipped stitches, as is the two-color section meant to evoke Charlotte’s 514 children ballooning in the wind. This creates a beautiful stitch pattern without the need to work two strands of yarn at a time.
The shawl is knit down and out from the center of the top edge, with increases at the center and sides. It’s finished with a garter stitch border.”
Join us on Thursday afternoons in December (starting Thursday December 3rd) from 1-4pm for this KAL! **If you are interested but cannot attend at the published time, please notify us; we may be able to start another group on weekends. Be prepared to learn the garter tab on this beautiful shawl! You’ll need about 375 yards of two different colors. Solids from Baa Ram Ewe Titus, variegated yarns from Manos del Uruguay Alegria, or saturated tonals from Baah La Jolla would be perfect!