Mark Your Calendars - For an Event-FULL April!

There are so many things going on in April - so mark your calendars for the upcoming events and be sure to register for your classes early because they are filling up fast! 

Local Yarn Shop Day

Saturday, April 21st is a day to celebrate brick-and-mortar shops. Hooray! Come show your support for WoolWinders, YOUR favorite Local Yarn Shop!

 

Charm City Yarn Crawl

April 6 - April 15, 2018

BAGS ARE HERE!! Purchase your $15 CCYC bag at WoolWinders NOW to get your passport to discounts and fun! For more information follow our the WoolWinders FB event

 

CLASSES - CLASSES - CLASSES!

To Register for any of these April classes go to our website www.woolwinders.com

For Rockville Safari classes

For Rockville Project & Technique Classes

For Annapolis Classes

CCYC GRAND Prizes!

We're excited to participate in the CCYC this year and we hope you are too! Follow our Events Page on Facebook and stay tuned for more info! 

But in the meantime... Did you know that there will be prizes given away? 

Each shop will have a different prize package valued at $100 or more, which will be given away at the end of the crawl. To participate in the drawing, collect at least 8 stamps on your CCYC passport from your shop visits between April 6th – April 15th, 2018. Shops will stamp your CCYC passport for visiting as long as you bring your CCYC tote. No other purchase is necessary for a stamp. Each shop will offer a different prize, so you may choose where to submit your entry. Drop your card off at the shop of your choice by April 22nd, 2018. Winners will be announced by each shop after April 22nd, 2018.

 

ANNAPOLIS Grand Prize

Our Annapolis shop grand prize is donated by Sirdar. It includes a Rowan booklet and 15 colors of Rowan Selects Handknit Cotton to make the Dynamic Stripe scarf pattern, designed by Kaffe Fassett! The prize also includes the new Rowan Magazine Number 63.

ROCKVILLE Grand Prize

Our Rockville shop grand prize is donated by Kelbourne Woolens. It includes ten skeins of Kelbourne Woolens newest addition, Andorra - a 2-ply Merino wool, Highland wool, and mohair blended yarn in a lovely lavender color. The Season 1.0/Winter 2017-2018 look book is also included.

WoolWinders Annapolis and Rockville closed today due to snow

Due to the inclement weather and road conditions, WoolWinders Annapolis and Rockville are closed today, Wednesday, March 21st. Hope you get some knitting and crochet in today!

Stay warm and safe everyone!

BULK up your Stash!!

Bulky Yarn SALE!

This weekend, Friday through Sunday, we are having a sale on all bulky and super bulky yarns at both Annapolis and Rockville shops to make room for our new spring yarns! Stop by WoolWinders this weekend to BULK UP YOUR STASH!! 

The DETAILS: 

What: 20%* off all bulky and super bulky yarns 
Where: 
WoolWinders Annapolis and Rockville
When: 
From 11am Friday, March 2, 2018 until close at 5pm Sunday, March 4, 2018
Who: YOU! Stop by this weekend!

 

Additional Fine Print

*20% off discount applies to in-stock items only and may not be used for online orders, special orders, classes, private lessons, needles, crochet hooks, patterns, shawl pins, or gift cards or other accessories or notions - ONLY on BULKY or SUPER BULKY weight yarns. This sale may not be combined with any other discount - no further discounts on yarns already on sale. No holds on items before the sale.
All sales are FINAL

 

 

What we're going CrAzY for....

Zauberball Crazy has evolved! This yarn has two strands that have been dyed individually and then twisted together for a crazy combination. The end result is a self-striping, multi-colored pattern with a bold variegated design. It is clear that the artists behind the yarn, Schoppel Wolle, are dedicated to pushing the envelope of color, texture, and style!

 

Indulge Yourself!

After weeks of frantically knitting gifts, it's time to rekindle your love for your craft. Take some time to slow down, relax, find warm fibers, and sign up for a class with a project or technique you want to learn. Go ahead -- you deserve it! Have a look at our upcoming February & March classes, featured below. Register for the one that is right for you -- go to www.woolwinders.com or call the shop today! 

 

WoolWinders Rockville Anniversary

Mark your calendars so you can join us in the Rockville shop on Saturday, July 29th to celebrate 15 years of being your Local Yarn Shop in Rockville, Maryland. We’ll have special discounts and several door prizes. We know that YOU are the reason we are still in business after all these years. Come celebrate our anniversary with your Local Yarn Shop staff on July 29th!!

You WON'T want to miss it!!

Exploring Sequence Knitting - with KIM!

Our Summer to Remember continues - and we're SO EXCITED to have our very own Kim Schneibolk teaching special workshop classes this summer in Rockville and Annapolis shops! 

Exploring Sequence Knitting with Kim Schneibolk

No stranger to fans of WoolWinders, Kim continues to be a highly sought after Safari instructor. Over the last 15 years, she has taken numerous classes at the national level to enhance her knitting skills. She is also working her way through the TKGA Master Knitting Program, passing the first two levels & working on the final level to become a Master Knitter. To read more about our remarkable Kim, please see her bio on our WoolWinders staff page.

As for sequence knitting - when she first saw the Sequence Knitting book, Kim was taken by the knits in the book because they look so complex, but are easy and relaxing to knit. She is excited to help you explore the concepts of sequence knitting!

Exploring Sequence Knitting*
3 Classes to choose from: 
Saturday, August 12th
9AM - 12PM 
Location: WoolWinders Rockville
Click for more information and registration

Saturday, August 12th
1PM - 4PM
Location: WoolWinders Rockville
Click for more information and registration

SundaySunday, August 13th
1PM - 4PM 
Location: WoolWinders Annapolis
Click for more information and registration

Knit complex looking fabrics with very little mental effort! Sequence knitting is perfect for social and travel knitting. You don't need to track rows as most are 1-row repeats. You'll find that knitting a repetitive sequence of stitches is rhythmic, soothing & meditative. 

In this class you will learn the basics of Sequence Knitting and knit some sample swatches to "see the magic" happen on your needles. 

The book Sequence Knitting by Cecelia Campochiaro is a beautiful & very informative book. Included in the price of this class, the book does an excellent job of explaining all the nuances of knitting sequences.  It is also an excellent stitch dictionary and has many wonderful patterns to explain and illustrate the concepts and sequence patterns. Join Kim in this exploration of sequence knitting!  

Please note - This class requires participants to have the book, Sequence Knitting. If you already have the book you may register for the session without the cost of the book. Otherwise you can register for the class with the book cost included and you will receive a copy with the class.

 

*We're sorry but no discounts can be applied to special classes. 

Focus on: Japanese Knitting!

Our Summer to Remember continues at WoolWinders. To bring something new to the community we looked right in our very own backyard! Local knitting expert and Japanese language and culture guru, Gayle Roehm, will be teaching TWO classes at WoolWinders this summer. See below for more information and be sure to sign up early as these classes are limited (due to seating area size). You don't want to miss these WoolWinders Rockville knitting class exclusives! 

Japanese Knitting Classes with Gayle Roehm

Gayle teaches knitting classes around the country with a focus on using Japanese patterns. She loves to introduce knitters to the pleasures of Japanese designs, and her knowledge of the subject is unmatched. To read more about Gayle please see her amazing biography on her website!


Gayle will be teaching TWO classes at WoolWinders this summer:

Introduction to Japanese Knitting Patterns*
Saturday, July 22nd
1PM - 5PM
Location: WoolWinders Rockville

Western knitters aren’t familiar with Japanese hand knitting designers, but their creative and often unusual designs can open up another world of knitting for you. Knitters do not need to be able to read or speak Japanese.  You can knit from Japanese knitting patterns once you become familiar with the graphic format. We’ll begin by learning how to “read” a schematic, and how to find basic information such as gauge, yarn requirements and needle sizing. We’ll also look at the symbols used in pattern stitch charts, which are standard among all Japanese publishers. If there’s time, we’ll swatch a stitch pattern or two for practice. Bring any Japanese patterns that you may have questions about. One pre-req - You must be very comfortable knitting from charts. For more information and to register (because space is limited!) - click here

 

Japanese Mini Scarf with Frill*
Saturdays, September 9th & 23rd 
2PM - 4PM
Location: WoolWinders Rockville

Knitters who love beautiful stitch patterns are delighted with the "Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Designs by Hitomi Shida," recently published in English. This class will give you an exclusive preview of one of the designs - Hitomi Shida's Exquisite Scarf! Join the translator to knit the scarf project from this book, and gain experience and insight into the complex charts and symbols. We'll start the body of the scarf in the first class, practicing chart-reading and some of the more complex maneuvers, to be sure you can work on the project later at home. In the second class, we’ll complete the “frill” at one end. For more information and to register (and again, space is limited!) - click here.

 

*We're sorry but discounts cannot be applied to special classes.

Almost time for WoolWinders Annapolis!

We've been planning and preparing for the Annapolis shop for quite some time and cannot wait to open the doors in a couple days! Here are some pictures of the journey to opening the sister shop - we cannot wait to take the next sets of pictures of the shop open with all of you there! Looking forward to seeing you at Rockville and Annapolis soon!

Sold! Frame is going up!  Knitting Table!  Builders are working hard  Swoon  Window signage! Annapolis Hank!

BTW - be sure to check it out... Annapolis shop will have a WoolWinders Hank the Sheep in the window!