2 June 2015 First Friday this week! I always look forward to June First Friday - it really kicks off the summer season. This month we're featuring o

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2 June 2015

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Start your Cherry Twist Tee this week!

First Friday this week!

I always look forward to June First Friday - it really kicks off the summer season. This month we're featuring our own pattern, Cherry Twist, in beautiful Tandem from Tahki Stacy Charles. It's a lovely fiber with a short color repeat and a subtle shimmer. It's important to know how yarn color repeats work because they make a huge difference in your fabric.

There are short, medium, and long color repeats, and they behave very differently depending on what you're making. A long color repeat, like those you find in Noro yarns, are created by dying the roving and spinning a big chunk of one color at a time. This process gives the yarn large swaths of color with a gradient effect. continue reading


Upcoming Classes and Events

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Berroco Modern Cotton Trunk Show

Berroco's collection of gorgeous classic garments worked in silky Modern Cotton will be at Crazy for Ewe Friday, June 5 through Saturday, June 13. Come see and try them on. You'll love the way they look and feel.

Great colors, great yardage, and did I mention that Modern Cotton is super easy-care. Ask to see the swatch that's been machine washed and tumble dried! A perfect summer worsted!

Check out all the trunk show garments here

Cherry Twist Square

Summery shimmery Tandem tee

June First Friday

In town we're having a fun scavenger hunt for the kids. Here at Crazy for Ewe, you won't have to look very hard for our fabulous First Friday Project! Worked in beautiful Tandem from Tahki Stacy Charles, this little tee is easy and fun to knit (gauge is 4.5 stitches/inch) and even better to wear.

The colors in this yarn move easily to create a gorgeous fabric with the tiniest hint of sparkle. Relaxed enough for jeans, but polished enough for a special event. Pattern is complimentary with Tandem purchase June First Friday only!

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ZickZack scarf knit along starts next week

ZickZack Knit Along

This is a gorgeous scarf - looks really complicated, but it's actually a pretty simple combination of increases and decreases. The secret is in the yarn, Millie Colori Baby, a fabulous self-striping yarn with fast color shifts. Two skeins each of two colorways produces a fabulous Missoni-style accessory. The pattern is a free Ravelry download from designer Christy Kamm.

Come choose your colors and join us as we kick off our knit along for this fun and addictive accessory! Thursday, June 11th 4-5 p.m.

More info and to sign up here


Andrea shawl

Andrea Shawl - a great shawl, a great class

Andrea Shawl Class

This beautiful shawl, unlike many we've done recently, is worked from the bottom edging up. It's a beautiful and interesting design with enough new techniques that we decided to offer it as a class. In the three sessions, you'll learn everything you need at each stage, finishing it up at the last class. You'll be so happy with what you've learned and so proud of what you've made. Join us, because you'll love wearing this shawl!

Tuesdays June 23 and 30, July 14

Come by the shop or sign up on line here

Read more about the shawl here



Blue Heron Event

You know what this is! Boxes and boxes, piles and piles of beautiful hand-dyed yarn from Blue Heron will be at the shop Friday, June 19th and Saturday, June 20. Come Friday at 10 for the best selection.

More photos to tempt you here.


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