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15 October 2019

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Lovely Ann stopped in today with Losing Lover on her needles. This is a beautiful cozy sweater in Trust from Wooladdicts. It's a gorgeous fuzzy chunky boucle that is perfectly named‑‑you just have to trust that your stitches are there because you sure as heck can't see them! Ann just wanted a double check on her length measurement and next step. While we measured, she confided that she would have been much further along but had ripped her sweater back twice because of a mistake. But she was particularly proud to have been able to not only rip it back, but pick up the stitches correctly.

"I used a smaller needle just like you said, and if they were twisted, I just untwisted them on the next row."

"That's awesome, Ann," I said, "you are learning so much with this sweater." continue reading

Tanis Gray weekend

We're thrilled to welcome designer and teacher, Tanis Gray back to Crazy for Ewe October 19th and 20th. Tanis' designs have been featured in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit Scene, Vogue Knitting books, and more. She is best known for her designs in Fair Isle and stranded knitting, and is one of our most popular guest instructors.

Tanis will be teaching 4 different colorwork classes with something for everyone.

Knitted Braids
Design your own Fair Isle Cowl
Steeking 101
SOLD OUT Fair Isle Knitting 101

This is a great top down project by everyone's favorite Heidi Kirrmaier. Cables and a bit of lace make it fun and interesting, and US size 10s make it fast. Our sample at the shop is in Alpaca Silver by Katia Concept, but you have lots and lots of options. Join Keidi to knitalong Sundays starting October 27th at 1:30.

Kim Dyes Yarn and Queen City this weekend!

Kim Dyes Yarn
queen city yarn
toe up beginning socks

Why knit socks from the toe up? So glad you asked! Working from toe up has lots of benefits - you can use up all your precious yarn, increases instead of decreases make them smoother on the foot, and toe up means never having to kitchener again :) Also, when you turn the world upside, you see things from a different perspective, and often gain a better understanding overall.

Keidi has done lots and lots of socks in both directions and will be your able instructor and field guide as you learn this method of construction. No previous sock-knitting experience is necessary - just the ability to knit and purl in the round. Click here for more info or to register

Avalanche kal
Easy bulky one IG

This slouchy easy fitting sweater for fall in cozy Ultralight Merino is my idea of heaven. Soft yarn, big needles, and no seaming. What's not to love? Come knitalong with us Friday afternoons at 1:30.

You'll need between 1000 and 1560 yards depending on the size you knit.

Some great options are Concept Ultralight Merino (which I'm using), Wooladdicts Trust, Wooladdicts Faith, or Cestari Mt. Vernon. All beautiful choices for this modern sweater.

Interested? Let me know you're coming by signing up here

Mode at Rowan

Join us Saturday to kick off the Mode at Rowan Trunk show. We'll have almost all of the garments from this first collection by Mode, Rowan's newest and freshest addition. I was so blown away by this new line when I saw it in the spring that I bought every yarn in every color from the Mode palette. A lovely soft and wearable palette, you'll want to build your wardrobe around!

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Join Ginni for a knitalong on this beautiful sweater by Martin Storey for Mode at Rowan. Worked in Cocoon, it's a soft and easy to wear.

You'll love knitting it and you'll love wearing it.

Tuesday afternoons, starting in November

Ito entrelac 4

We had an amazing response to the Noro entrelac afghan! It really is kind of magical-- the fabric looks like it has been woven!

Entrelac is a perfect way to showcase Noro's colors, with each square featuring a different color. You'll enjoy learning this technique so you can create your own beautiful Noro entrelac afghan. More info

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