Newsletter 490

by Jeremy Lehmann

Tokyo Shawl 

Tokyo Shawl Kit

Marianne Isager's Tokyo Shawl combines beautiful color and simple knitting for a stunning wrap you won't want to take off! This warm wrap is 26" wide and 68" long, giving you lots of wrapping options. Knit with Isager Alpaca 1 and Spinni, holding two strands together throughout, it's is available in three kit combinations; Light, Medium or Dark. Each kit includes all the yarn you need to knit the shawl: four skeins of Isager Alpaca 1, five skeins of Isager Spinni in five different colors, three mini skeins of Isager Spinni in three different colors, and the pattern.



When We're Not Knitting, We're Reading About Knitting!

Issue 5 of By Hand explores Michigan’s Great Lakes, from the blue waters of Lake Michigan, to Mackinac Island in Lake Huron, up to the Upper Peninsula and the shores of the deep and mysterious Lake Superior.

Westknits Bestknits Number 2: Sweaters Stephen West's latest collection of 10 popular garments is filled with colorful photography representing Westknits' inspiring style.

First published in 1989 to meet the needs of the growing fashion knitting community, Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book instantly became a trusted and beloved resource for knitters. The second edition, released in 2002, only further cemented its place as the most trusted knitting resource. To date, more than 1 million copies across both editions have been sold. The past fifteen years have seen many exciting advances in knitting, and it is once again time for an update. The library of cast-ons, increases, decreases, and bind-offs has been expanded with new essentials. Brioche, entrelac, double knitting, and mosaic knitting—former trends that are now favorite techniques—each have an in-depth section. The design and construction chapters, formerly only covering sweaters, now also includes dozens of options for hats, mittens, socks, gloves, and more than 25 shawl shapes. 


February Knitalong 

Haus of Yarn Yearlong Knitalong: February Edition!!

Join us in the store today, Monday, February 5th, at 11:00 am for February's Yearlong Knitalong project! This time around, we'll be working on the Easy Poncho in Three Sizes! Knit in two pieces, worked while holding two strands of yarn together makes it a quick, fun knit!

Not interested in making a poncho? You can still join the Yearlong Knitalong with an afghan block pattern from the Haus of Yarn Block-a-Month Afghan book. The Block-a-Month Knitalong meets at 1:00 pm on Monday, February 5th.

Remember: attendance for Knitalong Mondays is always free! As a genuine 'thank you!' for your participation, all materials purchased at Haus of Yarn that relate directly to each month's knitalong will qualify for double stamps on our Haus of Yarn Reward Card. DOUBLE STAMPS! We really do appreciate your participation and want to encourage as many of you to make as many of the monthly projects as possible. Earning double stamps will make it that much easier!

Not local? No worries! Join the Yearlong Knitalong virtually. Click here to join our group and come knit along with us!

We'd love to see your projects! In process or completed...if you're on Instagram, join in anytime with #yearlongknitalong and #hausofyarntn.