12 July 2016 Crazy for Ewe this week ▪ Why knit socks?▪ Two at a time sock class▪ Berroco trunk show▪ Clearance sale - new markdowns Friday▪ Ess

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12 July 2016

Crazy for Ewe this week

vintage argyle sock pattern book

Ginkgo - a beautiful new yarn from Berroco

Generations ago when a young girl learned knitting in schools, her first project was most likely, a pair of socks. Ginni recounts that her first project was, in fact, a pair of argyle socks replete with multiple colors and numerous bobbins. Today's beginning knitters typically start with a simple scarf or vest, but there is great wisdom behind the idea of jumping into socks early in the game. Socks introduce you to knitting techniques that are incredibly useful but you might not run across in your everyday knitting life. Certainly socks involve the basics - ribbing, working flat, working in the round, increasing, and decreasing. But you could knit a hundred scarves or sweaters and never come across short continue reading

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Sweet Jenny is back with two at a time socks

Sock guru, Jenny May is offering a class on knitting your socks two at a time. Sound cool? It is! No more second sock syndrome - when you're done, you're done. Using worsted weight yarn and two circular needles, you'll finish both socks in practically the same amount of time it takes to knit one socks.

If you're new to sock knitting and want to do just one at a time, that's fine too. It's the same yarn and pattern she uses for her beginning sock class. The choice is yours.

Class meets three consecutive Thursday evenings starting July 14th. Get more info or register online

Cotolana Ginko  trunk show

A few of the trunk show items

The team at Berroco scored a home run this season with nearly every single garment designed for their new yarns, Cotolana and Ginkgo.

We have the trunk show for a little while longer, so be sure to stop in and see the garments - try them on. They are modern, classic, and so wearable. You might knit more than one of each!

sale

The clearance sale is still on and going strong. We are planning a new round of markdowns this Friday, so come by and see what's now at 40% off and more!

Check out the pattern books free to a good home, and sweater quantities of Shinroyoku, Maya, and more.

Mary Cotolana capelet

Mark your calendars for a fun knitalong starting 16 July. We loved this garment at TNNA - a great transitional piece that's right on trend.

Worked in Berroco's new Cotolana, it's a pleasure to knit and soft and comfortable to wear. You can pre-order the kit here.

The kick-off will be Saturday 16 July at 2-4:30 p.m. Don't miss it!

balmy medium

Jenny has introduced me to a designer she loves - Alicia Plummer. She has lots of cute designs on Ravelry, and we both especially love Balmy. Balmy is a pullover worked in sport weight yarn -- you can stripe or not, as you choose. The striping makes it more fun to knit and certainly more fun to wear. It's worked in one piece from the bottom up with dropped shoulders and smart shaping that's comfortable and flattering.

Join us July 30th at 2 p.m. to kick off the Knitalong and receive the pattern for free with purchase of Nuna! Interested? Let me know, and we'll save you a spot at the table.

NOROSS16Shawls 03 medium2

Our July First Friday project is right on trend - it's a shawl that wears like a capelet and will keep you comfortable gracefully as you brave the frigid air-conditioned world we find everywhere in the summer. It's a quick little project- just three skeins of buttery soft Tokonatsu. You'll have it knit up in no time, so you can enjoy it now, through the summer, and into the fall. Read more

Did you miss First Friday? That's okay, you can order your kit right here and we'll ship it out today!

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