Sushi Knit Along, Sale, and Surprise

We all got a good start on our Sushi cardigans. We talked about working with contemplation/linen lace. Your row gauge is very important! Your stitches start out looking wonky; they’re short and fat. After blocking, they are thinner and taller. It is best to calculate the number of rows needed to knit after you bind off for your arm hole. The best way to take a gauge…

1. Cast on 30 stitches knit in stockinette for 5 or 6 inches

2. Bind off

3. Put it in a lingerie bag and cold water wash in your washing machine

4. Remove from lingerie bag and dry in your dryer

5. Remove bind off stitches, smooth swatch out, take your gauge (the bind off stitches hold the yarns apart)

Here are a few photos from the knit along!

 

This week we are beginning something new! We are selling color packs of skeins that are either not exactly perfect, sample skeins, or discontinued colors. We are selling them on our Facebook page and will be doing so several times per week! If you don’t already, make sure you follow us on Facebook so you can keep up with the sales too! We will be starting with Addiction (fingering weight), followed by Drama (linen) and Contemplation (linen lace), all at a huge discount!

Taylor came up with the cutest cat hat! She even knit one for Sadie! The link for the pattern as well as a few photos of Sadie in her new hat!

 

http://www.craftfoxes.com/how_tos/knitted-alien-cat-hat-free-knitting-pattern#

Upcoming Travels/Trunk Shows/Classes

May 17-20

4th Shenandoah Valley Crank-In

Massanetta Springs

~Small Booth Selling Yarn~

June 15-17

The National Needle Arts Association (TNNA)

Huntington Convention Center, Cleveland, OH

~Wholesale Show, Booth 944~

October 26-28

SAFF – Shopping and Classes

WNC Agriculture Center

Fletcher, NC

It looks like we may be in Tucson at the birdhouse in January or February.

If any of these shows are in your area, let me know if there is something special you want me to pack!

 

 

Colorfully yours,