Happy Stitching Hour (on Sept 26)

HappyHourThe popular monthly Happy Stitching Hour is back… on the last Friday of every month, starting this Friday, September 26!

Join us for this social knitting time from 5 to 7 pm, meet new friends, re-connect with others, and just hang out. We’ll chat, knit, gossip, stitch, wind down after the long work week, and shop this month’s Happy Hour Sale! We will not be offering any knitting instructions or help, just a knitting visit…. The event is free. First come first serve. We have seats for approximately 15 people. Feel free to bring a snack or drinks to share!

Happy Hour Sale


On Friday, September 26, for one day only, take 20% off all in-stock worsted weight yarn! Included in this sale is the newly arrived Dream in Color Classy, a 100% superwash merino yarn with just the right amount of twist to maximize switch definition. Come in to pick out yarn for a cozy blanket or a warm autumn sweater to jump start this knitting season! Stay for Happy Stitching Hour to see what others are making and meet new friends!

Sale prices apply to in-store purchase of in-stock items and cannot be combined with other discounts.

Seamless Sweaters (starts Oct 6)

Six 6-hour class; $65 + tax & supplies

Snowbird top down sweater

Snowbird top down sweater in Rowan Kid Classic

Want to knit a sweater but find patterns intimidating? Sometimes knitting feels like a visit to a foreign land where the natives speak another language. Let us be your guide as we walk you through the process of reading patterns and knitting a a swatch for gauge. Along the way, you will learn how to set up your seamless sweater, whether it’s knit from the top down or the bottom up, finishing techniques for a sweater you will be proud to wear, and tips to size a pattern to fit your shape.

Pictured is the top down sweater Snowbird in Rowan Kid Classic.

Session Instructor Dates Status
Session 1 Robin Tilling 7 to 9 pm on Monday, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, and 11/10

or call 277-1164. Please read cancellation policy.

Bump Yarn Rug Weaving (on Oct 1)

One 3-hour class; $30 + tax & supplies


Bug Yarn Rug Weaving

Weave a rug with Bump yarn! This super bulky yarn with alpaca spun around a cotton core from Autumn Mist Alpaca Farm and Fiber Mill is amazing.  The texture is deliciously soft and thick.  It comes in 100 yard bumps, enough to knit, crochet, or weave a baby soft alpaca rug!

Using a warp of strong, thin cotton (provided for the class) and weft of Bump yarn results in a colorful, soft rug. One bag of Bump yarn makes a runner about 2′ x 6′ or several smaller rugs. Bump yarn is available in different colors and results in built-in stripes.

Autumn Mist Superbulky Alpaca

In this single-session class we’ll warp the loom, start weaving, discuss shuttle options, cover joining ends, and fringe/edge choices. You’ll complete weaving the piece on your own.

Session Instructor Dates Status
Session 1 Susan Mehringer 6 to 9 pm on Wednesday, 10/1

or call 277-1164. Please read cancellation policy.

Saori Weaving (on Oct 8)

One 3-hour class; $30 + tax & supplies

Saori1Saori Weaving

Based on the Japanese tradition of admiring nature’s “beauty with lack of intentions” and adopting it into a variety of art forms, Saori weaving deviates from the traditional desire for regularity and clean lines by celebrating free expression and the irregularities are inherent in hand worked creations.

Come join Susan for an evening of adventure as you expand your weaving horizons and free yourself to experiment with different materials and techniques to create a one of a kind piece of fiber art.  In this single session class, we’ll discuss yarn options and mixtures, warp the loom, start weaving, and discuss yarn and color changes.  You will complete weaving the piece on your own.

Session Instructor Dates Status
Session 1 Susan Mehringer 6 to 9 pm on Wednesday, 10/8

or call 277-1164. Please read cancellation policy.

Learn to Knit Lace Scarf (starts Sept 30)

Three 2-hour classes; $35 + tax & supplies (each session)

Sign up for one or both sessions; to skip to “B”, you should be comfortable working yarnovers and directional decreases, and reading charts.

Learn To Knit Lace Scarf 1024

Knitted lace patterns are mostly simple repetitions of increase and decrease stitches (yarnover/k2tog), easily mastered by knitters at any level – so if you can cast on and make a knit or purl stitch, you are ready for lace. Kiko has designed a lace primer that starts with single eyelets and gradually introduces more complex motifs. You will also find out how easy it can be to follow charts.

This fall, we are offering the course in 3 + 3 segments, so you have the option of taking just an intro taste with session A or continuing on for more involved designs in session B. A complete scarf can be made from either of the sessions (and of course with both) since the sampler set-up allows you to mix-n-match the components you wish to work with.

We recommend a smooth fingering weight yarn with wool content (450 yds or more) and a set of straight or circular needles in a size that gives you a relaxed but even stockinette stitch (usually around US4 depending on the yarn, however go up 1 size if in doubt). Scarf pattern is included with the class, and is a series of written and charted directions handed out at each meeting.

Session Instructor Dates Status
Session A Kiko Nobusawa 7 to 9 pm on Tuesday, 9/30, 10/7, & 10/14

or call 277-1164. Please read cancellation policy.

Session B Kiko Nobusawa 7 to 9 pm on Tuesday, 10/21, 10/28, & 11/4

or call 277-1164. Please read cancellation policy.