Calling all fans of Downton Abbey! Our Woolwinders DOWNTON ABBEY KNITALONG begins TOMORROW! To kick off the new season, we've come up with a sampler scarf pattern for you to knit while you watch the show! Each week we will feature a different yarn and a different pattern for one of the major characters. At the end of the season you will have your own DOWNTON ABBEY SCARF. There are TWO easy ways for you to knit along with us: 1) Follow our RAVELRY GROUP THREAD on our WOOLWINDERS RAVELRY GROUP PAGE (just follow, "Hank," our little red sheep); or 2) sign up to receive your weekly pattern by sending your email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Bust your stash or go in "halfsies" and split a skein of our Downton Abbey colors with a friend:) You will need size US #6 needles (we're going for an appoximate gauge of 5 sts = 1") and approximately 100 yards of each of the following yarns: CASCADE 220 SUPERWASH SPORT in colors 854, 1910, 819, 855, 1946, 878, 1913; MANOS SILK DK in colors 3120 and 3303; ROWAN FELTED TWEED ARAN in color 721, CLASSIC ELITE PORTLAND TWEED in color 5039; CASCADE 220 SUPERWASH in color 1912. Be ready tomorrow night when we kick off our first scarf section with "THOMAS" using Cascade 220 Superwash Sport in #854 navy at Woolwinders, your neighborhood yarn shop!
BRRR! Baby, it's cold outside! And that's GREAT! That means we get to knit and wear wonderful scarves, cowls, hats, mittens, and shawls to keep us and our loved ones warm. Today, the lovely MARY JO SMITH stopped in to show us her completed FEZA ALP PREMIERE SCARF. What a beauty! The colors and textures are so vibrant and fun they brighten up any winter's day. Thanks for sharing, Mary Jo:) Coming very soon to Woolwinders: a huge order of CASCADE YARNS including more BABY ALPACA CHUNKY and CHUNKY PAINTS, MAGNUM PAINTS, CHERUB ARAN, 220 SUPERWASH and 220 PAINTS! Great for those scarves, cowls, hats, mittens, and shawls but let's not forget perfect for sweaters and afghans as well!
We received in a mini shipment of the supersoft, superbulky, super lovely MALABRIGO RASTA yarn and have already put it on the shelves! Only 25 skeins in 8 different colorways! Our next large MALABRIGO YARN order including, RASTA, RIOS, and SOCK yarn won't arrive for a few more weeks but in the meantime, we managed to get a RASTA-FIX for you until then! Beginning knitter JULIANA GARABEDIAN got her RASTA-FIX and knitted this beautiful garter stitch scarf to ward off the cold in style this winter! What will you make with YOUR RASTA-FIX?
That's right--we've ordered a virtual SLEW of new inventory for you to kick off the new year! Books, bags, and YARN--old favorites as well as some new treats! Thursday afternoon SAFARI CLASS member, BETH HIRSCH, used one of our favorites, ROWAN KIDSILK HAZE to knit up her stylish yet comfortable to wear wrapped cardigan--and it looks great on her! This month, look for the NEW embellished Kidsilk Haze yarn: ROWAN KIDSILK HAZE GLAMOUR yarn. The same lovely mohair and silk confection, only now with SEQUINS!! A ROWAN pattern book comes with the yarn AND we have a fantastic new stole pattern using ROWAN GLAMOUR with another new yarn arriving soon from PAGEWOOD FARM! Get ready for a great 2013 at Woolwinders, your neighborhood yarn shop!
Take a break from knitting chunky quick knits for awhile and let your fingers explore the subtleties of fine gauge knitting while whipping up KAREN SEEK'S WHIPPED SCARF this FEBRUARY on SUNDAYS, FEBRUARY 3RD & 24TH from 4-6 PM! An intruging lace stitch framed with a pretty and delicate lace border makes this scarf a sheer delight to knit and to wear. Karen knitted the model using CASCADE HERITAGE SILK but any of our luscious fingering weight yarns would look equally as stunning including: SHALIMAR BREATHLESS, STRING THEORY SOCK, or ART YARNS RHAPSODY GLITTER to name just a few. REGISTER online, at the store, or by phone at 240-632-9276 and treat yourself to the joy of knitting this lovely, day-or-evening-wear lace scarf, at Woolwinders, your neighborhood yarn shop!