Newsletter 508

by Meg Strong

Fresh off our needles

Back in Stock: Canapa!

Back in Stock!

What do you do when there are too many colors from which to choose? Simple: use them all! Lang Yarn's Canapa is a 100% hemp, wonderfully cool dk-weight yarn. The dye technique used results in a slightly washed appearance. We made kits of all ten colors - totaling 880 yards - perfect for a color-blocked version of the beloved Easy Folded Poncho. Grab your kit here, and your pattern here. We followed the pattern directions working 30 rows in each color.

Not a poncho person? Grab a kit and get an early start on some holiday gift-crafting! The Dandelion Linen washcloth is a super-sweet knit project and the Wattlecloth is great for crocheters!

Bayou City trunk show

Save the Date! Bayou City is Coming to Music City!

Join us Saturday, June 30th, for an in-store trunk show with Shelby from Bayou City Yarn Co.! Shelby will be hanging with us all that day with her beautiful yarn. She's planning on bringing five of her yarn bases to share, so mark those calendars and join us!

Brooklyn Tweed trunk show

Brooklyn Tweed trunk show

Brooklyn Tweed Trunk Show - Shawls!

From June 16th-July1st, we'll be hosting a beautiful Brooklyn Tweed trunk show featuring nothing but shawls! Make sure to stop in and see these beauties for yourself -- we'll have all the featured patterns and (of course) yarn on hand, so you can cast on immediately! Some of our favs are the Guersney Triangle, Halligarth, Kelpie, Leaves of Grass, Lucca & Terra.

Beginning Sock Class!

There's still room in Leah's incredibly popular class "Beginning Socks on Two Circs"! This class consists of three sessions held over three weeks. Check those calendars, make a plan and call to register! 615-354-1007

  • July 28th, 2pm-4pm; August 11th, 2pm-5pm & August 18th, 2pm-4pm

Can't make it in person!? Leah has (finally!) uploaded her Boot Camp Sock tutorial pattern to Ravelry! This pattern will take you step-by-step through the process of working socks on two circs. It's written for worsted weight yarn, which lessens the intimidation factor - and you'll make visible progress quite quickly! We used two skeins of West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley Aran (in Natural and Rum Paradise) for our sample.

But Wait! There Are Even MORE Classes!

Beginning Stranded Knitting
Learn stranded color work that's alllllmost Fair Isle! You'll make this hat that's as pretty on the inside as it is on the outside....and don't be afraid - the yarn does some of the work for you! Saturday, July 21st, noon to 4pm. Call the store to register! 615-354-1007

*There's a teensy bit of homework for this one, details can be found here.

Ravelry 101
Want to know what's so great about Ravelry and its many uses? We adore Ravelry (almost as much as we love shop-dog Stanley) and we'd love to share some of its many uses, features and secrets with you during this one-hour workshop. Saturday, July 7th, 2pm-3pm. Call the store to register! 615-354-1007