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Newsletter 12/5: Pop-up Shop & Mistakes No More!

Pop-up shop at Tupelo Honey Teas!

On Tuesday December 6th from 6:30 – 9 pm we’ll be having our fourth Pop-Up Shop at the Stitch & B*tch at Tupelo Honey Teas! Danielle from Tupelo Honey Teas will be there with her teas & snacks, and I’ll be bringing Knit One yarns & notions! The address is 211 Grant Avenue – we hope to see you there!

 

Register now for “Mistakes No More!”

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, December 10th : 11am – 1pm
COST: $25
REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS 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

**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.**

Knit One Movie Night!

Our December Movie Night will be held on Friday, December 9th. We will re-open the shop at 7pm, and the movie will start at 7:30pm! Those who attend this event will receive 10% off any purchase that evening. Please feel free to bring any snacks, beverages, and of course your knitting/crocheting project! This month’s movie will be The Holiday. We hope to see you there!

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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 Josie Cashdollar wearing her newly completed Om Shawl by Andrea Mowry! She did such a wonderful job and we LOVE the colors! Great job, Josie!

This Week’s Newsletter!

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. 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 here.

**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.**

October KAL!

 

Om Shawl by Andrea Mowry
 
Kylen and Laura will be leading this shawl/poncho KAL on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 pm throughout the month of October (October 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th). This project is really interesting because it is simply a large rectangle and can be worn in multiple different ways! We are so excited for this KAL! You’ll need 650 yards for your MC and 150 yards each of 3 contrasting colors.You can view more information about this pattern here.
**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.**

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…

Michelle Collins is pictured below wearing her very first sweater!!! She ran into the shop last week to show us. The pattern is Relax by Ririko on ravelry! We are so proud of Michelle for completing this challenging project!

Here we have Sarah Pfeffer also wearing her very first sweater!!! The pattern is Peabody by Leila Raabe on ravelry! Sarah used Rowan Hemp Tweed for this project and it turned out perfectly. Great job, Sarah!

 

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.