Show your knitwear some love....

Introducing SOAK!

Whether you're hand-washing, machine-washing, or wet-blocking, SOAK laundry wash is the modern way to clean and refresh your handknits. The gentle formulation is perfect. Just soak and squeeze. No need to rinse!

 

February 20, 2018 by Suzy Roy

Still Falling for COLORS this season!

Malabrigo Caracol is a newer yarn from one of our favorite yarn companies. This super bulky, kettle-dyed yarn is reminiscent of stained glass. With a binder thread wrapped around the gorgeous single ply of superwash Merino wool, this yarn has a unique visual texture in both the hank and in the finished fabric!

 

When working with Malabrigo Caracol, think warm winter accessories with simple stitch patterns. The beauty of this yarn keeps even endless stockinette stitch from seeming boring!

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!

 

Let's give it up for WoolWinders Staff!

Our WoolWinders Staff are quite amazing in so many ways. When something extra special happens, we like to share it with you!  

Have you seen the latest Vogue Knitting magazine?! Our WW staffer Flo is in one of the pictures! We always knew she'd go big time! 

Luv you Flo! 💜

 

And to continuing touting our FAMOUS WW staffers.... Karen modeled her amazing Union Jack Cardi (pattern by Brandon Mably) at Vogue Knitting Live! in NYC last weekend! Karen used Rowan Felted Tweed and looks amazing in this beautiful piece of art!

 

 

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Flo and Karen are just two of our MANY amazing WoolWinders staff. Check out all of our teachers by attending one of our many WoolWinders Safari or Project/Technique classes at Annapolis or Rockville. It's always a fun, learning adventure with our WoolWinders staff! 

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! 

 

Oh the COLORS!

It's clear that COLOR is the trend for the season. And what better yarn celebrates color than Freia Ombre? With the long color runs of Freia Ombre Super Bulky, you'll want the colors to be the star of your finished piece. As you work with this yarn each color will gradually shift into the next to create an ombre masterpiece! This super bulky yarn is a single ply that require a little extra care and attention, so be sure to always hand wash your Freia Ombre knits.

With just one or two skeins you can work up fantastic hats and cowls that will keep you warm and stylish throughout the winter months. Check out all of our different colorways and find your perfect bulky pattern by stopping by the WoolWinders Rockville shop. We love helping you find your next project!

June Cashmere is HOT HOT HOT!

It's no secret that WoolWinders is a huge fan of June Cashmere. If you missed out on the Annapolis or Rockville trunk shows don't worry because we now carry June Cashmere DK yarns at both shops! This luxurious yarn is perfect for heirloom knits. Textured stitches, such as the cables found on this cabled cowl, stand out beautifully. With feature articles on June Cashmere in the recent Vogue Knitting and Interweave Knits magazines, we know this yarn is a hot trend in the making!

Trend Alert!!

As seen in the current Vogue Knitting Magazine and this past weekend at Vogue Knitting LIVE! - Yoke Sweaters!

 

 

Yoke sweaters are currently a HOT knitting project - but these beautiful sweaters have a rich history. For example, the iconic Icelandic sweater was created to keep you warm during cold, winter months. 

There are many yoke sweater patterns - and we encourage you to check out Ravelry for some ideas.

Need help with your sweater? The WoolWinders Safari Classes - a monthly class where you bring in the project you want, is a perfect class where you can get help with your yoke sweater knitting. We also have Sweater Academy, a monthly class in Rockville, where you can work on the sweater of your choice.

 

Maybe you would like some ideas for yarn for your yoke sweater? Malabrigo RiosShepherd's Wool, and BlueFaced Leicester are yarns that come to mind. Stop by Annapolis or Rockville to see our full selection of worsted weight yarns!

 

 

Cheers for a Colorful New Year!

We hope you are having a good start to the new year. In spite of the frigid weather, we're feeling cozy here at WoolWinders with lots of winter projects in full swing and new yarns arriving weekly. In addition to the wonderful array of classes at Annapolis and Rockille shops, we also have new products to share with you! 

 

We are excited to carry a brand new yarn that is getting rave reviews from knitters around the country. Stolen Stitches Nua is a yarn developed in collaboration by Jeni Hewlett of Fyberspates and Carol Feller of Stolen Stitches.The blend of different fibers creates an amazing yarn. The merino wool gives it an incredible softness, the yak provides a wonderful (and unique!) silkiness, while the linen gives the stitches striking visual texture and provides strength to the fabric

The blend of fibers also creates rich and interesting colorways. The linen absorbs dye in a way which allows the yarn to have a natural tweed effect, and the yak is the key to the subtle color palette. It adds a natural light brown to the base yarn so all the colors are just that little bit darker in the finished yarn.

Nua is a lighter yarn with a bit more bounce, making blocking easier and helping projects (especially garments) to hold their shape nicely. This yarn will be nice for a poncho or sweater that can be used in many different seasons. Stop by Annapolis or Rockville to see this unique yarn in person! 

 

 

Gayle Roehm Book Signing

Come meet Gayle and get your Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible signed in person! That's right, in addition to the Japanese Lace Scarf class, we're having a book signing with Gayle! 

We will have books for sale or you can bring your own. 


Saturday, January 27
12PM - 1:30PM
WoolWinders Rockville

For more info about the Japanese Lace Scarf class, please see the class page. For more information about Gayle, please see our previous blog post. And if you have any questions please call or email us.