Thursday, August 28, 2008

2 Year Anniversary

September 13th

11 to 5

Our “Stitches” Contest is underway, if you haven’t been by to vote or bring in your entry stop by, we are always accepting entries. Remember they need to be made from yarn purchased at Knit & Pearl this past year with everyone voting on their favorite. The winners will be announced at 4 o’clock.

We are excited to have Andrea Bratt, from B.U.N.S. joining us at 12:30 with her angora bunny Mortimer and her spinning wheel to demonstrate how she spins Mortimer’s fur into angora yarn to make her darling Mukluk booties for that special baby in your life. We will have some for sale along with the angora felted bunny booties. She will also have information about B.U.N.S., and the upcoming Bunny Festival on September 21st. You can watch Andrea and her bunnies by clicking on Rabbit Agility from the BUNS website

There will be hourly drawing starting at 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm (you must be present to win), an expanded sale section and pick your discount.

Thank you all for a year full of starting projects, ripping out projects, and starting them all over again!


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Fall Class Schedule

Adult Beginning Knitting *Full*
Tuesday September 9th, 16th & 23rd
5:30 to 7:30

Learn how to cast on, knit, purl, yarn-over and bind off while creating a
washcloth in this three session class. The class will also cover the
importance of gauge, needle size, reading a label and the difference
in weights of yarn
Skill Level: Excited and eager to learn
Materials: Size 8 needles and one skein worsted weight yarn.


Felted Entrelac Envelope Bag *Full*
Thursday September 18th & 25th
5:30 to 7:30

Noro Kureyon makes this a colorful purse for those causal weekends. Techniques you will learn are Entrelac and knitting backwards.
Pattern included.

Skill: Advance Beginner
Materials: Two skeins of Noro Kureyon, size 11 24" circular needles


Blue Sky Alpacas 2 Button Hat & Mittens *Full*
Saturday September 27th, October 4th, 11th
11:00 to 1:00

Get ready for the cooler weather and those walks on the beach with this adorable hat & mitten set. The buttons add just the right amount of whimsy!
Pattern included.

Skill: Advance Beginner
Materials: Two skeins of Blue Sky Alpaca’s Hand Dyes, size 9 24” circular needles, size 9 DPN’s, six 1” buttons


Felted Clogs *Full*
Tuesday October 7th, 14th
5:30 to 7:30

Using the Fiber Trends clog pattern Joanna will teach you “short rows”, “picking up stitches” and “ three needle bind off” while making these warm slippers that are great fun on hardwood floors….
Pattern included.

Skill: Know how to knit, purl and cast on
Materials: Brown Sheep or Manos Del Uruguay wool, size 13 needles in 16 and 24 inches


October Yarn Tasting *Full*
Thursday, October 16th
6:00 to 8:00

Fall is here, come and try our Wools and their blends! You will receive a bag with enough yarn to swatch, a trail size of Soak Wool wash and a coupon for 15% off featured yarns. For fun we will rate the yarns and post the results on our Blog. Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited please call to reserve your place.
Materials: Needle sizes from 5 to 9 for the various yarns.


Fair Isle “Silk Cap” *Full*
Tuesday October 21st, 28th
5:30 to 7:30

Fair Isle, also referred to as Two Stranded knitting, is a fun way to bring colors into your knitting. You will learn how to carry two yarns, one in each hand, while reading a chart to create this hat.
Pattern included.

Skill: Advanced Beginner (must have made a hat before)
Materials: Two skeins of Manos Silk Blend, size 5 & 7 16” circulars, size 7 DPN’s


Fetching from Knitty *Full*
Thursday November 6th,13th
5:30 to 7:30

Need something to keep your hands and wrists warm, with the added bonus of finger usability? And you say you want to learn how to cable? Well, this is the perfect project for you. Use double pointed needles to create these quick and easy fingerless mitts with Cashsoft.
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Materials: 2 skeins Rowan Cashsoft and size 6 double point needles.
Print pattern from:


Baby Surprise Jacket & Zeebee hat *Full*
Tuesday November 18th, December 2nd, 9th
5:30 to 7:30

This pattern has “stood the test of time” Elizabeth Zimmermann's Baby Surprise Jacket is 40 years old this year. It is made in one piece, then with creative folding, sewing two side seams and buttons it's done. The matching “Zeebee” hat will be made with the left over yarn for a darling baby gift set.
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Materials: Chauntel used 2 skein’s of Lorna's Laces worsted, 24"circular in size for gauge of 5 st's for 1 inch
Homework: Cast on Stitches


Sunday, August 17, 2008

Plant Fiber Yarn Tasting

We will be having our second Yarn Tasting, featuring plant fibers, in our series of three events on August 21st. , you are invited to join us for an evening of fun from 6 8 p.m.
Bring various sized needles to knit swatches from five different yarns, we will rate them and post the results on our Blog. You will also receive a trail size of Soak Wool wash and a coupon for 15% off featured yarn.
Space is limited so sign up early to reserve your place.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

2 Year Anniversary

Our 2 year anniversary is September 12th with the celebration on September 13th.

We are having our "Stitches Contest" and I would like to invite everyone that has made something from yarn purchased at Knit & Pearl this past year to bring one item in for our annual Stitches Contest. We would like to show off your "Stitches" in the store and have everyone vote on their favorite. There will be prizes for first, second and third place. You can drop your item off anytime starting August 18th, with voting beginning on August 25th.. Everyone can vote as often as they like, but only once a day until September 12th. On Saturday the 13th we will announce the winners at 4:00 during the celebration.

Thank you all for a year full of starting projects, ripping out projects, and starting them all over again!


P.S. There will be more celebration updates so keep checking back.