We're not trying to rush the season, but... We have a great selection of new and exciting yarns and, well, winter and the holidays are coming, you know, and we want you to be prepared!
Here's a run through of some of the new yarns you will find on the shelves at Knitty City: A new chunky weight yarn from Woolfolk, Hygge is making a BIG impression on those who love merino yarns. A mix of ultimate merino, silk and baby alpaca, this lovely fiber works up quickly on larger needles (11-19). See some of their designs here: http://www.woolfolkyarn.com/hygge/ We're told that "Hygge" is pronounced Hoogah and that, in Danish it means: "Taking pleasure from the presence of gentle, comforting or soothing things." We think that says it all.
Another new chunky on the shelves is "3rd Piece" yarn. A wide range of strong and solid color, a lovely soft merino, and a quick knit, it's another version of chunky madness - so perfect for the upcoming season.
Our favorite cooler weather yarns are coming in fast and strong, as well. We have a lovely assortment of Malabrigo's Rasta in sublime colors, as well as new shipments of Madeline Tosh Vintage and DK.
Designer Series with Sarah Solomon
Thursday, November 5, 6-8P
Sarah Solomon studied 19th century literature, modern languages and music before working in publishing. A course at FIT in pattern design, plus immersion in the history and craft of knitting, led her to open her own design business: Sarah Solomon Designs. Her work has appeared in Knitscene and upcoming patterns will be released with Manos del Uruguay and Knit.Purl magazine. Her self-published patterns are available from Sarah Solomon Designs on Ravelry.com and she blogs about knitting at intothewool.wordpress.com. Please join us that evening to meet this talented young artist and discover some of her classic and special designs.
Knitter's Night Out
Monday, December 7th, 7-9P
City Bakery, 3 West 18th St., NYC
Join us on Monday, December 7, from 7-9 PM and spend the evening with Vogue Knitting's Trisha Malcolm, as well as Special Guest Shirley Paden, at City Bakery. Trisha will be bringing the designs from Vogue Knitting's Holiday Issue. Shirley Paden (www.shirleypaden.com) will be our guest of honor. She'll be sharing her latest designs, as well as her expertise. Reserve your space as soon as you can. Tickets available in store or here. Please note: The Knitter's Night Out originally scheduled for Monday, November 2, has been cancelled.
Don't forget: We invite you to “Strut Your Stuff for a chance to win prizes. So bring your latest projects. Even if it's on the needles, we would love to see it. Or just come to meet other knitters and crocheters over an all-you-can-eat buffet at City Bakery at 3 West 18th St.
Knitty City Book Club
Thursday, November 12, 6:30-8P
A monthly meet up for all who love to read, the November selection is Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. You need not be a knitter to join us. Only criteria is a love of reading.
Don't forget to check the calendar at www.knittycity.com for a listing of our classes and special events. Mary Hayne is continuing to conduct her sock classes, and will schedule in November and December, based on customer requests. Spinning is on-going on Sundays, now from 4-5 PM.
A knit hat making class is happening this Saturday, Oct. 31, from 12:00-2:30. Come on! Start Halloween off with a bang and make yourself something unique - just for yourself. Learn to knit in the round! It's a skill that will serve you well as you continue to make one of a kind hats for yourself and those you love... And, you'll meet nice people :) Sign up in store or call: 212-787-5896.
Note: KC will be closed on Thanksgiving Thursday, November 26, but open the day after. Saturday, November 28 is Small Business Saturday, so don't forget to support us local folks. It's small businesses that make our communities enjoyable.