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11 June 2019

Knitting math

Hi there,

There's a certain amount of math in knitting. So much so that teachers have used knitting to improve math skills and make the concepts tangible. It's not hard math. While a modicum of algebra is helpful for changing gauge, knitting math is mostly what you learned in elementary school: addition and subtraction, multiplication and division.

But there is another kind of math familiar to all knitters. This is the math by which we can justify $32 for a skeins of beautiful, soft, hand-dyed merino to make a pair of socks when our neighbor points out that we can buy a perfectly good pair at Target for $8. We have no problem buying yarn that costs twice what a baby blanket costs in order to continue reading

Going on and coming up

Cocoknits Trunk Show
summer K1s2

Thursday is the new Friday, right? Start your weekend off right with a fun evening at the shop. Bring your project and join us. There's good wine, good conversation, and good friends. Click here for more info or to let us know you're coming

beginning socks keidi

Socks - everyone wants to knit them - they're fun, and fast, and a great way to learn tons of skills and techniques that will help you in your everyday knitting. They're perfect summertime projects you can tuck in your bag and have with with you on the go. They're wonderful gifts for the knitworthy.

Keidi has been knitting socks for quite a while and has been Jenny's star student in all of the advanced sock classes. I'm thrilled she's agreed to teach this class -- she's patient and kind, and lots of fun. Sign up soon because this class is going to fill up fast. Click here for more info and to register

Cocoknits Method Class

Learn to knit sweaters the Cocoknits Way

June 15 we're offering the Cocoknits Sweater Workshop class. We will be working Emma, the beautiful basic Cocoknits design that shows you everything you need to know to knit a sweater from the top down with set in sleeves that actually fits and flatters.

I'm working my version in Gedifra Elba, a smooth cotton yarn. Because Elba is a tape yarn, it lies flat in your fabric so although it's a chunky gauge, you won't find it thick or heavy. I'm also adding a few twists to make my summer Emma extra breezy for the warm weather. Join me for this fun day-long class that includes a light lunch. More info here.

Big Wave KAL

Do you love this breezy tank as much as I do? What's not to love -- it's Heidi Kirrmaier after all. Top down, flattering shape, interesting knit -- in cool bouncy Arborea Just three or four skeins and three or four weeks. Kickoff coming soon!

Retreat 2019 Staunton

Join the gang this year for our annual retreat to beautiful Staunton, VA. Nestled in the Shenandoah Valley in between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains of the Appalachian Mountains, Staunton is home to a vibrant cultural scene with lots of art and food offerings. The highlight of our trip is a special private tour of Cestari Farms with owner, Francis Chester.
We'll enjoy a lovely catered lunch at the farm and have an opportunity to see first hand how a small wool production operation works.

July 19-21, 2019. Click here for more information and to register.

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