Thursday, August 12, 2010

Upcoming KALs

Well, with the bounty of fall yarns coming in over the next few months, it goes without saying that we want to take advantage of several of the new lines we're offering to do some great knit-alongs. Please keep an eye on our online schedule page for more specific information and online registration as it becomes available!

  • Baby Sweater on Two Needles (aka "February Baby Sweater"), from The Knitter's Almanac by Elizabeth Zimmermann. What better way to celebrate the centennial of Elizabeth Zimmermann's birth than to have a knit-along with one of her most popular patterns? If you have a little one in your life, or if you want to familiarize yourself with the pattern before giving the February Lady Sweater a shot, this would be a great, quick, 2-skein project. Dates: Saturdays, Sept. 11 - Oct. 2, 2 - 4 PM. Suggested yarn: Malabrigo Worsted.

  • Goodale by Cecily Glowik MacDonald. It'll make a great transition piece when there's a touch too much air conditioning at the end of the summer, or a bit too much of a chill in the air in early spring. Best part? A wide range of sizes (31.5" - 58.75" bust) and just a few skeins of yarn (from 580 to 1160 yards). Dates: TBD, but we're planning on starting in mid-October, or whenever the yarn gets here. Suggested yarn: The sport-weight Parkwood Farms yumminess that will be arriving in late September/early October.

  • And the biggie... The Great American Afghan, published by XRX. This will be more than a year's project - we're thinking between 18 and 24 months. We're still working out the details and timelines, but at the end of this, you'll have a beautiful heirloom with 25 very distinct squares. Dates: Date TBA, but starting in January 2011. Suggested yarn: Cascade 220. You'll be able to choose your own colors or purchase kits; if you purchase your own choice of colors, you'll be able to either purchase them all at once and get a discount or put them on a 3-month layaway to hold colors and preserve dye lots.

Questions? Come in to see us, give us a call, or send us an e-mail! This isn't all we've got up our sleeves, but we thought we'd give you a heads-up to start your planning now :)

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