As most of NYC's knitters know by now, Saturday, June 13, 2015, was NYC's homage to World Wide Knitting in Public! We were there - 150 strong - and we celebrated with music, our staff and friends of Knitty City. Here are a few more pictures of that glorious day in Bryant Park:
WHAT'S HAPPENING @ KNITTY CITY NEXT?
Free Knitting Lessons in Bryant Park
Beginning Tuesday, June 16
This year we will begin our Free Lessons s on Tuesday, June 16, from 1:30-3:00PM, and continue every Tuesday, until August 25. We will be knitting "Found, But Not Lost" scarves that will be donated at the end of the summer season. As usual, needles and yarn will be provided and returned at the end of each lesson. Even if you are an experienced knitter, we welcome you to join us. It's great fun, and you may be inspired to share your knowledge with someone new to the satisfying world of knitting.
PS: If you have any spare stash yarn that you'd like to donate to our knitting efforts, please bring it to the lesson or drop it off at the shop. It will be put to good use, we promise!
Every so often, a new book appears on the scene that brings with it a lot of attention. We first saw this one at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, where it sold out in a NY minute! This is a must-have book for anyone who loves shawls, scarves or wraps. Innovative construction plus beautiful stitch design equals pure knitting pleasure. Now's the time to use that one stunning skein of yarn you have been holding since a number of the patterns call for modest yardage.
CROCHET & KNIT CHALLENGE!
Post War Blues is a site-specific collaborative installation: flowers, crocheted and knitted from recycled plastic yarn, burst out of the train car that sits in the Brooklyn Army Terminal Atrium. An Art Club has been created in the Brooklyn Army Terminal, which meets every month to make yarn from plastic bags, learn to knit and crochet, and make the individual flowers for the final installation. All who want to be involved are very welcome. Just think, your work will be featured in this exhibit and we bet you'll meet some neat people, as well. Go here for more information: http://www.crochetchallenge.com/postwar.html. The next art club meet up is on Tuesday June 23 from 3:30 pm to 8 pm. Go here for exact locale: http://www.crochetchallenge.com/clubs.html
The Rest of June @ Knitty City
Here's a brief look at the rest of June at the store:
June 17, 24: Men's Knit Night, 6-8P
June 16, 23, 30: Free Knitting Lessons, Bryant Park: 1:30-3:00P (Every Tuesday thru 8/25)
June 18: Big Apple Knits for Charity, 6:30-8:00P
June 20, 27: Beginner Knitting, Parts I & II, 12-2P
June 21: Learn to Steek, 12-2P
June 21, 28 - Spinner's Study, Every Sunday, 3-4P
Don't Forget: All Cascade Yarns are on sale for the month of June - 10% off
What's Happening in July
Knitter's Night Out @ City Bakery
3 W. 18th Street
Monday, July 13, 7:00-8:30 PM
Our next Knitter's Night Out is on Monday, July 13th, 7:00-8:30pm. Everyone will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of our door prizes. Our special guest for July will be Designer, Michele Wang, owner of Gauge + Tension in Brooklyn. Michele's designs can be found on Ravelry@http://www.ravelry.com/people/mishi2x. Michele is also part of Brooklyn Tweed's impressive Design Team. Please bring your projects for our “Strut Your Stuff” feature, hosted by Ubaldo. All strutters will be entered into a raffle for a free Knitter's Night Out ticket, which can be used at a later date.
In addition to enjoying City Bakery's world-class buffet, featuring the best in seasonal food from the Union Square Market, you will meet other like-minded yarn lovers. Wine, beer and soft drinks are also available for purchase. Call the store, stop by or go here for reservations: http://www.knittycity.com/products/knitters-night-out-at-city-bakery
Other July Dates to know...
Knitty City will be closed in honor of Independence Day on Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5th.
Summertime is a great time to learn something new! Here's a listing of our Summer classes and events:
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Men's Knit Night, 6-8P (Every Wed, 6-8P)
July 5, 12.19, 26: Spinner's Study, 3-4 P (Every Sunday 3-4P)
July 6, 12: Beginner Knitting, Parts I & II, 12-2P
July 7: Crochet Lab, 12-1P
July 7, 14, 21, 28: Free Knitting Lessons, Bryant Park: 1:30-3:00P (Every Tues, until 8/25)
July 9: Book Club, "Moonstone", 6-8P
July 11, 18: Beginning Knitting, Parts I & II, 12-2 P
July 13: Knitter's Night Out at City Bakery, 7-8:30P
July 20: Make A Hat, 12-2P
Pearl & the Knitty City Team