Spring is right around the corner, or so they say...
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So regardless of all this snow, Punxsutawney Phil claims that we are going to have an early spring. Which is great news!  Our spring yarn is coming in and it has us hoping that that groundhog has it right this year. Here are a few of the staffs favorites....
Manos del Uruguay's newest addition and our latest addiction is called Feliz.  This yarn is certainly making us all happy.  It is 70% merino superwash and 30% modal, giving the structure that we love from wool with the impeccable drape of modal. Now I know I don't need to give you any project ideas, you could simply sift through your queue of a hundred shawls that all require fingering weight yarn.  But if you'd like to avoid the hassle of doing that then check out Late Harvest on Ravelry. It is the photograph above in color Wildflowers (see . .  perfect for spring!). We stumbled upon this pattern when we were looking at various projects Feliz was used for.  It takes full advantage of the wonderful dyes that Manos is known for.  
Alright so you may know about this yarn. Classic Elite had a wildly successful yarn called Seedling that was discontinued about a year ago. Well Juniper Moon heard your cries and bought the line. Now newly repackaged as Bud, this 100% organic cotton yarn is a soft single plied yarn with a thread binder that gives it the distinct nubby look that so many of us fell in love with.

Well 'what would you make with it' you ask? We were thinking that oldie but goodie Chevron Baby Blanket by PurlBee has been a long standing classic for so many and it is perfect for this comeback kid. Cindy, here at the shop, is knitting it with the colors photographed above. The pattern calls for the yarn to be held doubled and we at the shoppe are thrilled with the result. Come by and check it out when you get a chance.  
It's back and better than ever!  If you were one of the few that snagged a couple balls of Splash when we got it in last fall you will be delighted to hear that Lang expanded their colors this season.  And if you weren't one of those few people then you'll want to come in and see what all the fuss was about.  Last fall we only had 3 colors. Now we have them all!  The yarn is designed to mimic the spray from a wave, the bright dots of color are spread over the cotton yarn in waves. Spun from fine cotton, this yarn is comfortable to wear and is a pleasure to knit with. it takes 2 skeins to knit this fun and easy scarf that is pictured above.

Less than 10 days away!
Our semi-annual sale is
February 16th - March 16th

sweet sixteenth to pre-green sixteenth
We are getting ready to have a sale that will rock your handknit socks off!  We are clearing out a lot of our older stock to make room for the new, exciting yarn that keeps rolling in our doors with each passing day. This means huge savings for you!  We have been slowly stashing the sale yarn away in the basement and we are busting at the seams.  We need to get this yarn off our hands and into yours.  All our sale items will be 25%-75% off.  Discounts will increase as each day passes.  
What's Happening at the Shoppe
Mitered Blanket

This stunning mitered square knit or crochet blanket will add color and style to your home. The textured stitches make a 3D effect or a subtle color shift depending on your color choices.  There are suggested yarns (Plymouth Merino Superwash in worsted weight, or the Aran weight SimpliWorsted to name a few) but you make your personal choice.  Both  the knit and crochet versions are join as you go.  No seaming required.

Click here to see the dates for the knit mitered blanket.
Click here to see the dates and time for the crochet mitered blanket.

Spring Yarn Tasting

After Shoppe hours we will have some snacks, some wine, and the 5 new yarns that Berroco rolled out for the new season for everyone to indulge in. "But wait! There's more!"  We will also be drawing names to win pattern books and a kit each night. All this for $10 ?!?!?  No need to pinch yourself . . . it's true!

Friday Evening February 8th from 6:30 to 8:30pm
Sunday Evening February 10th from 5:30-7:30
Don't delay! Space is extremely limited!  Please call the Shoppe 303-322-2223 or come in to reserve your space.

Fun with Fiber!  Time to get fingers involved with colorful “string.”  Ages 5 ½ and up

Choose your favorite color for a headband, fingerless gloves or a hacky sack!  Or to make whatever your little heart desires. We will be traveling beyond simply knitting and purling. This class is designed by the instructor to work at the skill level each child has achieved.  Everyone in the class could be working on something different.

The class is held every Monday 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm. The $70 class fee includes four classes / sessions to be used within two months of start date.  10% discount on materials purchased for the class. 

Please call 303-322-2223 to sign up your little one!

It’s time to whip out those needles for a special little one (or three!) in your life. This project would make an adorable Easter sweater or a light cardigan for cool summer evenings. Learn fundamental techniques in this class, such as basic top-down sweater construction, how to read a chart, separate out sleeves, work with double pointed needles, attach a button to your knitting, and more!
Click here for more info about this class
Please call 303-322-2223 to sign up.

Here’s your first spring project. A lovely poncho that looks great over everything. Knit in the round from the top down and no sewing! You will learn simple increases and decreases, yarnovers for the lace details and how to read charts. The yarn is a blend of wool and cotton and knits up fast on size 10.5 needles.

Starts March 18th.  Check our website for further details.  Call 303-322-2223 to sign up. 
Hey Rachel! What's on your needles?
Alright so sometimes when you think you have seen it all there comes a pattern that gets you scratching your head saying "how the heck did they do that?"  And this is one of those patterns.

Published in Vogue a couple of years ago The DropStitch Openwork Wrap caught my eye and I thought I would give it a shot when we got in Plymouth's Viento. An alpaca, bamboo blend that knits up bulky but the chatelaine construction makes the yarn light and with a great drape. 

I cut out a repeat and am picking up stitches to finish the ends. It will be a shoppe sample and if there is enough interest I might teach a class on this technique. So come in and take a look.  Let us know if you'd be interested. 
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