You know the book, but have you taken the plunge?
View the droolworthy coats in person later this month during our special Knit, Swirl trunk show! They will be on display until November 9th. If you decide to treat yourself to one this season, we’ll be happy to show you the perfect yarns to use.
Author Sandra McIver will be here on November 9th to host a book signing and Swirl Coat party! She will be on hand to offer her advice on sizing, yarn choice and more.
Need a little extra help? Judy will be teaching a Knit, Swirl class starting October 28th. Learn how to cast on several hundred stitches and join in the round with ease in the first class. In the second and third class you’ll delve into mirrored decreases, pseudo short-rows, twisted yarn-over increases and Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy bind off. By the end of the month, you should be ready to walk out in your fabulous new jacket! Check out our class schedule for more information.
Mark your calendars! Miguel and Lisa Paz from Misti Alpaca will be coming to visit on October 24th!
There are a few columns on in the center wall of the store that people ooh and aah over all day, every day. It’s the columns that contain a store favorite yarn – Misti Alpaca Chunky.
It’s a rare opportunity to be able to meet the family that produces alpaca yarn and hear first hand about the history and making of this wonderful yarn but you have this chance on October 24th from 5 – 7 P.M.
Misti International is a family owned business in Peru and Miguel is the fourth generation to carry on the tradition of designing the highest quality alpaca and alpaca blend yarns. The Paz family is involved in all stages of the alpaca industry from raising the alpacas to processing, dyeing and marketing the alpaca yarn. The family history spans eighty years and is a fascinating story. Miguel will give a brief presentation of Alpacas, their dye studio and an overview of the process from raising the animals to the final yarn. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet the family that brings us one of our favorite yarns!
For an added bonus, we will be hosting a Misti Alpaca trunk show later this month! Stay tuned for more info.
Drop by Sunday, October 19 for a free weaving demo from our weaving instructor Wendy Gilmore!
Thinking about taking our beginning weaving class? Shopping around for a loom, but aren’t sure if this is the sport for you? Drop by between 10:30 and 2:30 to enjoy a free demo and informational session. See what you can make with just a few hours of practice and maybe try your hand at it! Check out our class schedule for more information about our beginning weaving class on November 5th and 12th.
Join us on Sunday, October 5 from 9-11 AM for a Shibui Mix party! What’s a Shibui Mix party, you ask?
The purpose of this event is to learn how to combine different yarns, textures and even colors to create entirely new fabrics. Marge Oakley (Shibui yarn rep) and designer Julie Weisenberger of Cocoknits will be here to guide participants through the process of mixing. Take a chance on some unlikely combinations and see where your creativity will take you! Yarn and patterns will be provided. Just bring a selection of needles!
There is a $10 registration fee for the event and space is limited. Call us at 415-621-6642 or stop in to reserve your spot.
Join us for two trunk shows following the event that feature Shibui Mix patterns. Our Cocoknits/Shibui Trunk Show will run from September 29 through October 10. Our Shibui Mix Trunk Show will run from October 14 through October 28. We can’t wait to see these beautiful samples in person!
Designs by Alana Dakos (of Never Not Knitting) will be featured at the shop this month!
From soft, squishy neck warmers to darling knits for little girls, we are sure to have something to inspire you.
Our Never Not Knitting trunk show will run until September 30th. Stop by soon to find your next knitting project!