Newsletter 810

by Meg Strong

Monthly Make: Alpine Bloom

February's Monthly Make is the Alpine Bloom hat! We love this little colorwork gem from designer Caitlin Hunter. It's also a companion piece to her gorgeous Alpine Bloom Tee!

We're showing you two approaches to yarn choice; the black and white combo is a high-contrast version that really "pops" the motif, while the second version has a slightly more subtle patterned effect thanks to the lower contrast between the yarns.SO. MANY. YARN. OPTIONS! Love the high contrast version? Take a look at Dolly 125 - an extrafine wool - soft and springy with lovely stitch definition. Want it EVEN softer? Try Prestige, which is 100% cashmere! Love the lower contrast version? Pair Dolly 125 along with a skein of Dyed In The Wool!

Shop Dolly 125 HERE! Shop Prestige HERE! Shop Dyed In The Wool HERE! The Alpine Bloom pattern is right HERE.If you're nearby, feel free to join us Monday, February 5th at 11am for The Monthly Make meet-up! Not local? Join us in spirit, cast on whenever the mood strikes you, and just make something!Monthly Makes are archived HERE

Laine's 52 Weeks of Accessories: Available for Preorder!

52 Weeks of Accessories is the latest addition to Laine Publishing’s popular 52 Weeks book series, which already includes volumes focused on socks, shawls and easy knits. 52 Weeks of Accessories is Laine's most versatile collection yet, with a mix of different accessories from beanies and mittens to shawls, cowls and socks.

Reserve your 52 Weeks of Accessories book HERE!

Note: This is a preorder. Publication day is February 16. All items ordered at the same time as 52 Weeks of Accessories will be mailed in one package when the book ships.

Tuesdays at the Table

Local? Stuck on a project? Unable to make one of our scheduled classes? We can certainly help with that. Making reasonable room for everyone's different yarn-related needs - shopping, learning, testing - is a serious challenge. With most of our time being taken up by the sales aspect of being a retail establishment, helping knitters with vastly differing levels of knowledge who need vastly differing nuggets of expertise is something that frequently gets pushed to the edges of our days and we really struggle with that on your behalf. With that in mind, our great friend and Haus veteran (and dedicated finisher) Patty has come to the two different ways!

Beginning Feb 6, Patty will be in-store to answer your questions every Tuesday! She’ll be set up at the front table, solving your problems left and right! These intentionally short little drop-ins will cost $15 (cash only) and can accommodate a wide range of quickly solvable problems: dropped stitches, fixing mistakes, gauge issues…the list goes on! No reservation is required, but you do need to come on a Tuesday between 10am and 11:30am; Patty will tackle the crowd on a first-come, first-serve basis! If the issue is too much to handle in a quick give-and-take advice session, she’ll recommend a private lesson. Just keep reading to hear all about that!

At 11:30, things get a bit more formal, a little more dedicated. Patty will stick around until closing time to offer private, one-on-one knitting lessons for adults. This would be a great way to finally learn what short rows are all about, or how to tackle your long-held dream of learning colorwork! Reservations are required for these sessions, and can be made by contacting Patty herself at patricianknits@gmail.comPlease don’t call the store for these spots; Patty will handle her own schedule! Cost for the One-on-Ones is $30 (cash only) per hour, with a one-hour minimum.

To recap:

Tuesdays at the Table
Tuesday, 10am - 11:30am: Quick Drop Ins with Simple Solutions. $15 per drop-in, cash only; no reservation required
Tuesday, 11:30 am - 2pm: One-on-One Sky’s the Limit Private Lessons. $30 per hour, cash only, one-hour minimum; reservations required by emailing

If you find yourself in a bind on the other days of the week, you can always take a gamble and drop in and if we've got a little bit of time, we'll see what we can do! 
Photo by Tara Evans on Unsplash