Two Stitch Clinics in November

Continental Knitting

We are running two Stitch Clinics a week in November: Elly is running the Tuesday evening sessions from 6 to 8 pm, Hickory on Wednesday mornings from 11 am to 1 pm. Bring in whatever you are working on at the moment: a fall knitting project, knitted holiday gifts, or ideas for holiday gifts or a challenging project that you are not quite sure from where to start, they will answer your questions and help you get started in a fun and relaxing setting surrounded by endless yarns, books, and patterns.

You can come to a single session for $15, or sign up for a full month of Tuesday or Wednesday clinics for $50. Come to both if you can’t decide which O’Brien sister you’d rather spend fun knitting time with!

There are still a couple of places left in Dawn’s Double Knitting Workshop on Saturday, November 2, from noon until 3 pm. Come learn the basics of this beautiful reversible technique on a project of your choice – just in time for holiday giving!

Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Silk Single

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Serenity Silk Single has 430 yards of luminous color, hand-dyed by Zen Yarn Garden, on a base of 75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere and 10% silk.  This fingering weight yarn is blissfully soft with a subtle sheen. We’re especially taken with “Finger Lakes Fall,” a warming symphony of golden yellows and autumnal browns (pictured above).  We have both monochromatic and variegated colorways for your next color work, lace, or just a simple scarf that will both look and feel heavenly!

Cambio Cowl Kit by Laura Nelkin

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The latest design by Laura Nelkin comes in a kit! Cambio Cowl is knit in the round with a bi-color mosaic stitch that plays with two very special yarns… an exclusive Freia Fibers gradient mini skein paired with Jill Draper’s newest yarn, Esopus. Make the upcoming Ithaca winter more cheerful and cozy! A knitted Cambio Cowl or the kit itself is a great gift for your non-knitting or knitting love one for the holidays! It comes in 5 colors. The question is: which is your favorite? The kits go on sale at Knitting Etc. starting today!

Update: not sure if you can complete the cowl in time for holiday gifts, join Deborah’s Last Minute Gift: Cambio Cowl class on December 14 and she’ll walk you through the steps!

Cambio Amaranth

Warm and Classy

Cambio Blue Velvet

Blue Sky or Sunny Ocean Waves

Cambio Cloud

Contrast in Red and Gray

Cambio Flare


Cambio Vertigo

Beauty in Extreme Gradient

Double Knitting Workshop

One 3-hour class; $35 + tax & supplie

Double Knitting 1024Double knitting produces two “right” sides, each with its own beautiful color patterns, without using the traditional fair isle technique!  In this workshop, Dawn will teach the basics of double knitting. You can make a scarf using any patterns available here, or incorporate a charted pattern of your own into a basic scarf.  This is a good class for intermediate to advanced knitters!

Session 1Dawn Smith12 to 3 pm on Saturday, 11/2Completed


Meet the Designer: Laura Nelkin (Nov 23)

Nelkin Selata ShawlJoin us for a special trunk show and get started on holiday gift knitting extravaganza on Saturday, November 23 from 1 to 4 pm!

Laura Nelkin will answer questions on her designs and beading techniques, show her samples, and help you choose appropriate yarns and beads.  I always love working with Laura, so I’m excited to have her enthusiastic and creative energy in our shop! Come spend this fun and inspiring afternoon with us!