Newsletter 511

by Meg Strong

Happy Independence Day!

We'll be closed on Wednesday to celebrate July 4th and -- let's face it -- protect Little Stanley's ears from the fireworks. But the newsletter never takes a holiday! Read on for all the usual incredibly important need-to-know shop news of the week!


Haus of Yarn Yearlong Knitalong: July Edition!!

Join us in the store today - Monday, July 2 - at 11:00 am for July's Yearlong Knitalong project! This time around, we'll be working on the Ley Lines Wrap. Ley Lines consists of a simple 2x2 ribbing stitch pattern, with an occasional increase. This one allows your attention to wander a bit, so it's a perfect summertime travel project...but at the end, you'll be amazed at the direction your knitting took due to those occasional increases!

Our sample is worked in Isager Merilin, a fingering weight blend of Merino wool and linen. The two fibers each take the dye a bit differently, giving the yarn a beautiful heathered quality that's especially apparent in the darker shades. You'll need five skeins for the project; we used color #47 for our sample.Not interested in making Ley Lines? 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 today!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.

Ease - New From MDK!

We're huge fans of the Field Guide series from the lovely ladies at Mason Dixon Knitting -- and the newest edition, Field Guide No. 7: Ease hits the perfect sweet spot for summertime knitting! With four clever designs from Julia Farwell-Clay, you'll definitely want to add this one to your collection. We immediately grabbed a skein of Lino, from BC Garn, and worked up the sweet little  leaf washcloth. You'll be able to knit three cloths from just one skein! Lino is softer than most pure linen yarns and - as you know - the more linen is used, the softer and more beautiful it becomes! Grab the book here and a couple of skeins of Lino here!

Fix-It Class!

Let's face it: we ALL make mistakes when we knit. We drop a stitch or forget a yarnover and don't see it until the next row...and sometimes we're not quiiiiite sure how to fix it! If this sounds a little too familiar to you, you need to take Sue's next class!

Saturday, July 28th from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. Call the shop to register: 615-354-1007

*There's homework required for this one; you'll find the details here.