On Saturday 10 June at 2pm we will cast on the Buggiflooer Beanie – this year’s Shetland Wool Week pattern. This is a lovely Fair Isle knit, designed by Alison Rendall and can be done in as few as 2 colours or as many as 6, depending on your tastes.
The pattern can be downloaded from the Shetland Wool Week website https://www.shetlandwoolweek.com and costs £1.20 if you print it yourself, £2 plus P&P if you want a hard copy. I stock Jamieson & Smith 2 ply jumper wool in 25g balls but other wools are available if you prefer!
I strongly recommend that you read the pattern before you start, as we think it might be a good idea to colour in the charts with the colours you have chosen to make it easier for you to read as you are knitting. The hat is knitted in the round on 40cm circular needles or double pointed needles if you prefer.
I look forward to seeing you on 8 June.
A couple of people have said that they want to join in online – if you are interested, send me your email addresses (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will set up a Zoom meeting so that you can be part of the cast on!
This month we are running a Beginners Knitting Class on 13, 20 and 27th of the month. You will learn how to cast on, knit, purl and cast off and will end the course starting on a pair of hand warmers. Each session is an hour.
Booking information: The course costs £35 including needles and a ball of yarn.
Email email@example.com or inquire in the shop for more details. ONLY ONE PLACE LEFT
On Wednesday 31 May, Claire Howard will be doing a Hammered Cuff Workshop in the shop from 10am to 2pm. To make the cuff from sterling silver, you will practice stamping and texturing first on copper and then you will shape and file your silver so that it is comfortable to wear and then complete your design on silver. Claire will polish your cuff and then you can wear it home or gift wrap it ready to give to someone special!
All tools are provided including a variety of hammers, stamps and polishing equipment. A hot drink and a sweet treat will be provided as cake always helps Claire make better jewellery!
On Saturday 8 April, 2-4pm we will be casting on our next knitalong – the Love Note sweater by Tin Can Knits. The pattern is available on ravelry.com and the sweater is usually knitted with one strand of 4ply/fingering weight and one strand of mohair/silk held together, but it is also possible to do it in DK. A 10% discount on yarn is available to those attending the knitalong. I have already done one of these – it is a joy to knit – quick and relatively easy and has a lovely drape. Perfect for Spring layers! Several things to enhance your skills as well – knitting top down, provisional cast on, short rows and lace work. It will be fun! If you have any questions email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or pop into the shop
The fabulous Annie of Moonbrush Wood Studios is offering some Needlefelt workshops in the shop. Each workshop takes place on a Saturday morning, 10am to 1pm and costs £35 per person. Refreshments and materials provided. The dates are as follows:
Highland Cow – 14 January 2023
Blue Tit – 11 February 2023
March Hare – 11 March 2023
Chicken Nest – 8 April 2023
Please email email@example.com or inquire in the shop if you are interested in booking a place on one of these courses.
Over the 3 weeks of a crochet course, you will learn the basic stitches for crochet, how to read a pattern and how to make a granny square. Each course will take place on Saturday afternoons 4-5pm and the cost will be £35 per person, including a hook and a ball of yarn.
Over the 3 weeks of an Absolute Beginners Knitting course, you will learn how to cast on, knit, purl and bind off, how read a pattern and (I hope) you will leave with the first half of a pair of handwarmers. Each session will be between 4 and 5pm on a Saturday afternoon and the course will cost £35 per person, including a pair of 4mm knitting needles and a ball of yarn. The course is suitable for people of all ages from 8 to 80!
This year I have been organised and set the dates for courses in advance, which I hope will help you all. All classes will now be on Saturday afternoons 4-5pm. The Sock Knitting course is 4 sessions run over a 5 week period with a break of 2 weeks between the first and second session so that you can knit the leg of your sock! Over the course you will learn to knit a sock on double pointed needles, starting from the top down, cuff, leg, heel, toe. The cost is £40 per person and there is a 10% discount on sock wool and needles.
The dates are as follows:
Course 1: 7, 21, 28 Jan and 4 Feb
Course 2: 1, 15, 22 April and 6 May
Course 3: 22 July, 5, 12, 19 August
Course 4: 28 October, 11, 18 and 25 November
If you are interested, contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org