... And the knitting is lighter!
Well, it's about time! The weekend proved that spring is determined to break through, but the winter weather is holding on just to show who has been boss. We are determined to reclaim our warmer weather, but not without bowing to the varying temperatures. For this season, shawls and lightweight sweaters are just the thing. This lovely shawl is by Toby Roxane, the young designer/author you can meet at this week's Designer series, which is scheduled for Thursday, April 16, at 6-8 PM. Toby will bring samples and patterns and be discussing her experiences at the London School where she studied fashion design. Please join us and, and, if you wish, check out her work at www.tobyroxanedesigns.com, beforehand.
New Yarns @ Knitty City
While it's not a new yarn for us, we are now carrying all 4 weights of popular "Freia" yarn:
So, you can cast on in a sock weight, sport or worsted (or even bulky if you're thinking about the future). We're thinking how much fun it would be to make a pair of colorful spring socks or explore the color variations on a simple shawl pattern. Here is an example of a shawl found on the Freia website @ http://www.freiafibers.com/store_patterns_5.htm This shawl was knit with sportweight Freia in the color way Flare.
Upcoming @ Knitty Ctiy
Don't forget to check out all the upcoming events on our calendar. We have a full range of classes for beginners, kid's club and men's club (Wednesdays), a spinning support group (Sundays) and a knit for charity event, once a month. You can even join our book club - and you don't have to be a knitter to be a part of the group.
An Extra Yarn of the Month @ Knitty City!
In addition to Freia, we are also featuring Titus, from Baa Ram Ewe this April. That means that all Titus yarn is 10% off for the month of April.
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