I've been working on putting together the class schedule to get us through the fall and holiday season. We've been getting lots of great requests for classes and I'll do my best to squeeze as many of those into the schedule as I can! We are always looking for class ideas, so do be sure to send your ideas and requests to us as you think of them! So far I've got: Intro to Crochet, Socks Your Way (double points, magic loop, 2 circulars, 9" circulars, whichever you prefer, toe up or cuff down, we'll address all of your questions and try out some heels and toes too), Beginning Knitting, Ravelry: A Tool Every Knitter Needs (an intro to using and getting the most out of Ravelry), A Hat For Everyone (learn some simple steps to make hats for the whole family that fit without having to use a pattern!), Demystifying Mittens (They really are so much fun to make, don't let the thumb frighten you!). This gives us a pretty good start for the upcoming season, we don't have dates set yet, we're working on that, but we'll post all of that information as it's released here on the website, on Facebook, Ravelry and we'll send out our Newsletter too! I hope you are as excited about these classes as I am, I can't wait to teach them!
Update 7/21/16 - Click here to watch the story that aired last night7/20/16
Hey everyone, keep an eye on News Channel 5, WPTZ this evening. We will be part of a story that will be running tonight. The story is about Linda Krag, owner of Denise Needles and part of the Cast Off Chemo Charity, and her brother-in-law, Dr. David Krag a researcher at UVM, who is making great strides in cancer research. We're glad that we can support such wonderful research by offering products for sale for which all of the proceeds go directly to the research!
Sometimes you do not discover a mistake until you are finishing a sweater. This button band was knit too tightly, meaning that too many stitches were picked up.
The result is too much material between the buttons, which causes puckering. There is a bubble between the 2nd and 3rd button, the material should lay flat. Attempting to stretch the button band more between buttons to force it to flatten out will result in the buttonhole side of the cardigan being longer that the side the buttons are sewn on to.
The solution, in this case, is to rip out the button band and re-knit it. This time picking up fewer stitches. The overall effect may also reduce the number of buttonholes on the button band. The knitter of this project (Angela) may see the number of buttonholes reduced from 12 to 11, which is what the pattern actually called for and is the number of buttons purchased for the sweater.
Moral of the story: don't pick up stitches too tightly on the button band and read the directions for number of buttonholes the pattern actually calls for.
Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I checked in here so I thought that I would sit down and say hi! I am working on putting together the class list for the next batch of classes, here is what it looks like so far (no dates yet, that is what I have to get squared away!): a beginner cowl class, a first sweater class, a technique class where we will be making a cowl that has a simple lace chart and beads and utilizes a provisional cast-on (lots to learn in this class!), as well as a finishing class and last but not least a class on how to fix mistakes in your projects. Once I get all the details hammered out, I will post the class list to our website in the Shop - Classes section, to our Facebook page, in our Ravelry group and I will also send out an email to our email list, so keep an eye out for that update!
Also, we wanted to tell you about some new yarns that will be coming in before too long…
You’ve asked for it, now we’re getting it… Madelinetosh is on order! We’ve got Tosh DK and Twist Light on order, when it arrives we will let you all know!
We also have lovely yarns from Zen Yarn Gardens that are being dyed for us right now! It is on their Serenity 20 base, a gorgeous blend of 70% Superwash Merino/20% Cashmere/10% Nylon, just wait until you squish it!
So that’s a bit of what’s new with us, what’s new with you? We’d love to see the projects that you’ve been working on! You can post your projects to our Ravelry page, our Facebook page, or tag us on Instagram or Twitter @mustloveyarn
Alasdair Post-Quinn of Fallingblox Designs is coming to Must Love Yarn!
We will be offering workshops on Double Knitting, a technique that Alasdair has taken to new extremes!
We will have two Level 1 Sessions, which is an intro to Double Knitting, and we will also offer two different Level 2 Workshops (Multi-Color Double Knitting and Two Pattern Double Knitting) to push your double knitting skills even further!
Join us March 19th & 20th for these excellent workshops.
You can register online or in store for any of the workshops! We also have Alasdair's book "Extreme Double-Knitting" at the store, pick up your copy today and get it signed in March!