Sunday, September 23, 2007

Felting w/Jennifer Hagan

Wildly popular designer, Jennifer Hagan will teach us how to knit, cable & felt a cute little hand bag THIS Saturday, September 29th at 10:30. She will be using her own design/pattern. cost: $35 Supplies needed are: hand bag pattern -one skein of Cascade 220 (or at least 200 yards of any 100% wool yarn), -size 10 double point set, -size 10 16" circular, -cable needle, -4 stitch markers. (Kits are available upon request.) We'll learn felting, cabling, knitted cord, picking up stitches, and knitted cord BO. Class size is limited to 10 students. Students must pay class fee to reserve a spot. Refunds are given up to 24 hours before class should a student need to cancel.

Some of Jennifer’s patterns appear in Cast-On Magazine & Interweave Crochet Magazine.

Pretty cool, eh?

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Basic Beading class September 23rd at YY!

This Sunday, September 23rd, basic beading will be instructed by beading guru, Sandy Payne of Yarn Garden in Gig Harbor. Sandy's work appears in "Knit Along With Debbie Macomber: Debbie's Favorites" published by Leisure Arts.

Why am I telling you all this? Well, we want nothing but the best for you at Yorkshire Yarns. This may be the only time we can nab Ms. Payne this year so snag your spot quickly. By the way, there are only 8 seats available.

Learn to bead while knitting socks, a sweater, a scarf or whatever. Ms. Payne will teach basic beading techniques to help spice-up your knitting designs. Also, I carry several patterns by Sandy in store.

Cost is $45

All of your class supplies will be provided. You may call or come in before class and pick-up your kit. Reservations may be made only upon payment. Cancellations are accepted up to 24 hours before class for a full refund.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

September Project of the Month- Mavis Lace Scarf

This pattern was designed by Son of Stitch & Bitch designer, Jennifer Hagan. Here’s a good way to use a small amount of luxury yarn, or just a little of your stash. An easy lace repeat and seed stitch border make the project enjoyable and give a gorgeous finish. The Mavis Lace Scarf can be made in any yarn weight from lace to bulky. Each creates a completely different look! Visit Yorkshire Yarns today to get your copy and knit along w/us on Mondays from 6-8 during the YY Hooks & Needles Club.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

2-handed fair isle....FINALLY

Several of you have been waiting w/bated breath for the 2-handed fair isle class. IT’S HERE ON SEPTEMBER 15th!!! But there’s one catch. There are only 5 spots left in the class. The class is $35. Kits are provided. After signing-up for the class each student has a take-home assignment before class time. Listen. I & my 11 year old daughter took this class a couple weeks ago. After 45 minutes we were smoking along w/fair isle. It’s really fun! This class has a one-year waiting list at the annual sewing expo held in Puyallup, WA. But YOU can sign-up at Yorkshire Yarns and take the class in 2 weeks!