TONS OF CASCADE AND A NEW DEBBIE BLISS MAGAZINE THIS WEEKEND!

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What better way to kick off the weekend than with visiting Woolwinders and choosing yarns for a new winter project from out HUGE new shipment of CASCADE YARNS and the new Spring/Summer 2013 issue of DEBBIE BLISS MAGAZINE?! On our shelves tomorrow: NEW COLORS and tried-and-true customer favorites alike of BABY ALPACA CHUNKY and CHUNKY PAINTS, 220 SUPERWASH and SUPERWASH PAINTS, CHERUB ARAN, and new customer fave MAGNUM PAINTS! The perfect yarns for afghans, children items, and quick-knit accessories. Ride the "wave of color" this weekend at Woolwinders, your neighborhood yarn shop!

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REGISTER FOR FEBRUARY CLASSES NOW!

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Our FEBRUARY CLASSES are filling up quickly! Check out the list below and REGISTER TODAY either online, or by calling or visiting the shop at 240-632-9276. ALSO, it's not too late to join our DOWNTON ABBEY KNITALONG on our RAVELRY GROUP PAGE and join over 400+ Downton Abbey knitters! Go to http:/www.ravelry.com/groups/woolwinders-yarn-shop and join the FUN at Woolwinders, your neighborhood yarn shop!  MODULAR SCARF (second offering!): Sunday, February 3rd from 1-4 PM; WHIPPED SCARF: Sundays, February 3 & 24 from 4-6 PM; BEGINNING KNITTING: Sundays, Febuary 3 & 10 from 10-12 PM;  BEGINNING CROCHET: Saturdays, February 9 & 23 from 2-4 PM; MONDAY NIGHT KNITALONG: YARN BOMBING! Mondays, February 4 & 11 from 6-8 PM SHORT ROW SHOULDER SHAPING: Saturday, February 23 from 12-3 PM    

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THE KENNEDY SWEATER--A NEW TWIST ON AN OLD CLASSIC!

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Looking for the perfect sweater for a winter's afternoon walking the dog or lounging in front of the fire? Look no further! Here's the KENNEDY SWEATER by Anniken Allis from KNITSCENE MAGAZINE SPECIAL ISSUE FALL 2012. Knitted with MADELINETOSH TOSH DK yarn, the classically beautiful cablework will look equally as stunning with any worsted weight yarn. And the KENNEDY SWEATER pattern puts a new spin on the classic cable sweater by knitting the entire sweater in the round, making it faster and easier to knit than ever! We did change the neckline since the mock turtleneck  tends to look better on some of us more youth-challenged ladies (lol!) but all in all, this is a great, favorite sweater in the making that you will wear lovingly year after year!

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IT'S DOWNTON ABBEY MANIA AT WOOLWINDERS!

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Holy cow! Thank you to all the WONDERFUL people from around the WORLD who have joined us at Woolwinders Yarn Shop for our DOWNTON ABBEY KNITALONG! Last night was the first night and the first section of our mystery scarf featured THOMAS, using a navy blue yarn. It is so thrilling to be sharing this project with so many of you! If you haven't joined already and are interested in knitting along with us on Sunday evenings and would like copies of the weekly patterns, please refer to our thread on our WOOLWINDERS YARN SHOP RAVELRY  GROUP at http://www.ravelry.com/groups/woolwinders-yarn-shop or stop in to our store in Rockville, MD. The email list is now full and we are not accepting any more email requests for patterns. Happy Downton Knitting Everyone!  

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OUR DOWNTON ABBEY KNITALONG BEGINS TOMORROW!

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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 rrwaffle@comcast.net. 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!

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BRRR! IT'S SCARF SEASON!

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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!

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MINI SHIPMENT OF MALABRIGO RASTA IS HERE!

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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?   

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NEW STOCK FOR THE NEW YEAR ON ITS WAY!

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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!  

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THE DELICATE AND DELIGHTFUL WHIPPED SCARF!

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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!

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