December Happy Hour and Sale This Friday!

Come to the next Happy Stitching Hour on

Friday, December 2, from 5 to 7 pm

Join us for this social knitting time, meet some new people, re-connect with others, and just hang out. We’ll chat, knit, 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!

December Happy Hour Sale

On Friday, December 2, for one day only, take $20 off of purchases in regularly priced yarns of $100 or more*! We know you have gifts to make. Come see our great selection in stock and let’s get started!

*Sale prices apply to in-store purchases of in-stock yarn and cannot be combined with other discounts.  Separate purchases cannot be combined.


Ludlow Linen Stitch Scarf Free Workshop on Dec 10

Come spend a fun Saturday afternoon with Deborah, who will teach you both methods of making this scarf!  You can make it flat or in the round.  This beautiful scarf is a store favorite.  If you haven’t made it yet.  Now’s the time.

You’ll need the free Ludlow Linen pattern by Susan Mehringer, sock or sport weight yarn and a long circular needle 5-6 sizes larger than what’s recommended on the label.  We have a great selection of hand dyed sock yarn in gorgeous color ways that would be excellent for this project.

This workshop is free.  No advanced registration is necessary.

Session 1Deborah Dawson1 to 4 pm on Saturday, December 10Completed

A Hand Made Holiday

Now the holiday shopping season has officially started, here’s an alternative to joining the mob in chain stores or squinting at tiny pictures on the computer screens: knitted or crocheted gifts!  Knitting or crocheting gifts don’t have to take very long, or cost very much (although we do have some very yummy luxury yarn in stock if that’s what you are looking for).

A good example is this Cayuga Hat & Mitten Set by Connie Chang Chinchio (a former Ithacan who started her knitwear design career when she was a physics Ph.D. student at Cornell).  The hat and the mittens each takes less than 250 yards of knitting and around $20 to $30 of yarn (or if you feel ambitious, 500 yards and $50 will make the entire set).

There are plenty of projects like these to inspire you in our collection of knitting books, single patterns, and magazines.  Or if you have a particular project in mind, come browse our yarn cubbies! These knitted and crocheted gifts are affordable and will bring hours of joy to you, and memorable for years to come to the recipients!

Perfect Sweater

Six 2-hour classes; $65 + tax & supplies

Pam Allen’s Perfect Sweater from premier 2011 issue of knit.wear magazine has lots of options! You can change the gauge, body length, collar/front button bands, and sleeves (or none).  Make it into a hoodie if you wish. Dawn will guide you through customizing this sweater to fit you and your style!

Session 1Dawn Smith7 to 9 pm on Tuesday, 1/10, 1/17, 1/31, 2/7, 2/21, and 2/28Cancelled

Call (607) 277-1164 to reserve your spot!

Wonderful Wallaby

Six 2-hour classes; $65 + tax & supplies

The Wonderful Wallaby, a classic pullover with a hood, is the perfect first sweater. It has great style and you’ll wear it all the time. And you can make it in worsted weight wool, cotton, or other alternative fibers so it can be the perfect winter or spring sweater!

The pattern has sizes from toddler to adult.

Session 1Celia Morgan7 to 9 pm on Monday, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, and 3/12Cancelled

Call (607) 277-1164 to reserve your spot!