Saturday, December 10, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The Inca Hat class is a two session class, Monday, November 21st & 28th from
10:30am - 12:30pm. You will learn to make two earflaps at once, knit in the round, change yarn, and decrease. Pick any worsted weight yarn for this hat. We used Malabrigo Worsted because we liked the hand-dyed effect. You could also use Dream in Color Classy, Manos Wool Clasica, or Araucania Toconao Multy.
Inca Hat Class
If you register for all three classes-Braided Headband, Holiday Bottle Cozy, and Rasta Scarf, you receive all the classes for only $42! Come into the shop to receive this special pricing.
The Braided Headband class introduces a new pattern. Lori transformed our favorite cable into a headband! This class will teach you how to create this deceptively easy cable! With Lori's help you will master this technique in this single session two hour class. If you don't want to make a headband, you can make a scarf with the same cable!
Click here for the Monday, Dec. 5th Braided Headband Class or here for
Wednesday, Dec. 7th Braided Headband Class.
The Holiday Bottle Cozy Class is a great hostess gift! Wrap up your favorite wine, olive oil, sparkling cider in this knit bottle cozy for a original gift.
Click here for the Monday, Dec. 12the Holiday Bottle Cozy Class or here for the
Wednesday, Dec. 14th Holiday Bottle Cozy Class
The Rasta Scarf Class will teach you this fun 20 minute scarf! You can make two or three in this single two hour class session.
Click here for the Monday, Dec. 19th Rasta Scarf Class or here for the
Wednesday, Dec 21st Rasta Scarf Class.
See you soon!
Posted by Yarn Garage at 9:48 AM
Monday, November 7, 2011
I love this Bobble Hat from her book.
A single skein makes the scarf pattern that is free on the ball band. The colors are typical Kaffe Fassett and are a pleasure to work into a lovely scarf for a friend or yourself!
Posted by Yarn Garage at 1:06 PM
Sunday, September 4, 2011
We kick off our Fall Tune Up with an Intro to Needle Felting. Some of you took Christy Binoniemi's class at StevenBe. Come to Yarn Garage in Rosemount for continued instruction on Saturday, September 10th from 2:00pm - 5:00pm. Or, if you missed the first class, come and learn this fun technique! Christy will show you how to take wool and transform it into art! Click here for more information and registration.
Lori is kicking off her Fall Tune Up class schedule with Magic Loop Mittens! Take this two session class and learn how to knit in the round without double points! Lori has created a pattern with four different gauge options and four different size options. Your choices are almost limitless!
Click here for more details.
Ready to jump into spinning your own yarn? Devin Helmen will teach Intro to Spindle Spinning Saturday, September 17th 2:00pm - 5:00pm at Yarn Garage in Rosemount, MN. Click here for more details.
Does the idea of knitting a sweater intimidate you? Don't be afraid! Come to Lori's Knit-in-a-Snap class and knit this fashionable yet cozy vest. It is a perfect project for an advanced beginner! Lori will walk you through the construction and take all the guesswork out of garment making.
Click here to reserve your seat!
For those of you who just need casual knitting help, then join Lori for her Study Hall, Mondays & Wednesday 1:30pm-3:30pm. We also have knit nights, Wednesday & Friday from 6-8pm. Click here to see the calendar and to save your seat!
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Blue Sky Alpaca, what?! Here it is! Luxurious Suri Merino from Blue Sky Alpaca is ready for your next project. You have to stop in to the shops to feel this yarn.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Hey Gang... we just finished our hour long Skype with the amazing Stephen West. The hour flew by. He started with some insight into his knitting past, current travels, and future inspiration.
The group shared their color choices for the Mystery Shawl KAL and asked questions about the pattern, the process and the clues! Stephen hinted at some variations he's been working on for a future pattern using intarsia and color blocking similar to the mystery shawl.
Mr. West treated our group to a gigantic fall preview that included samples that will be in WestKnits Book 3 that is due out in October. My favorite was an earflap hat that he was finishing from the comfort of his Mother's back yard. Other highlights included a chunky cowl with buttons and a cable edged scarf that will be perfect for Minnesota Fall and Winter.
Stephen shared his favorites for fall. We were all WOWed by a fabulous felted bag with a suburst motif he created in Noro and a similarly inspired circular blanket.
Here are some more pictures below. Visit me at StevenBe for a full wrap-up of the chat and details on upcoming patterns. Happy Knitting! -Jeremy
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
The first week of August, historian, author and Irish crochet expert Maire Treanor will host two events that bring to life the intricacies of Irish crochet. Treanor, who lives in Clones, Ireland, will travel to Minnesota to share her 22 years of Clone Lace experience and research. This is the same kind of lacework that you saw on Kate Middleton's wedding dress. She has been hanging out at the shops and she has been using some of the new exclusive Three Irish Girls yarn to make necklaces that are too sweet!
Local knit celebrity Annie Modesitt rounds out the week for those knitters who dabble in lace or want to get started. Annie was a big hit here in the spring. Her salon class will be one not to miss.
Click HERE for the complete schedule and interactive registration form. Call, Jeremy, at StevenBe (612-259-7524) if you need help with registration or additional info on any of these exclusive classes!
We are super excited about the Knit and Crochet Show 2011 at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis! We have the market preview tonight and then tomorrow we are open to the public for three days! Only here can you find the before and after pictures of our booth!
Steven is being interviewed tomorrow morning on KARE 11 news. They are doing the interview at 5AM. No, that is NOT a typo. FIVE AM! Hopefully, we can get a link to the interview, but watch for him on the news sometime tomorrow morning!
One more thing.......we received a trunk show from Three Irish Girls that includes their new summer yarns and one of a kind colorways. ONE OF A KIND, people. Stop by the booth or StevenBe to see the fabulousness!
Thursday, July 21, 2011
I believe many of you have been OBSESSED with a particular cabled poncho from Bergere de France (imagine my outrageous French accent) which appeared in Vogue Knitting. Well, the pattern is FINALLY here!
In addition, Bergere de France has some pretty handsome men in their pattern books......
We are now carrying a new yarn company in the shops. Hand Maiden Fine Yarn is here! We have Maiden Hair, Cashmere and Silk, and the Angel Rumple scarves kits. It makes either two scarves or one shawl. It takes one skein of Angel Hair & one skein of Rumple. The colors are FABULOUS!
Monday, July 18, 2011
knit, Swirl! by Sandra Mclver is in the shops! It is DIVINE! Her website is a wealth of knowledge. I love her designs and her concept.
We also got in another shipment of Knit Your Own Dog.
link will get you the information you need. It starts August 1st, but you should get your materials ASAP. Isn't he adorable? I miss you, Stephen West!!!!!!
Steven, Tim, and I and many very BRAVE knitters attended the Twins game yesterday! It was HOT! Hot, Hottie, Hot! Steven sat with the Stitch & Pitchers....thank you all for coming out! I sat behind home plate with my friend, Missy! Thanks for the ticket! It was so much fun! I mean, it was hot and steamy, but the Twins won!
Now, for the BIG, BIG news! I wish this thing had sound on it....can I get a drum roll please? Anyone? Anyone? *sigh*
We now carry Blue Sky Alpaca and Spud & Chloe!
Our first shipment was Sweater from Spud & Chloe. This is a 55% superwash wool/45% organic cotton blend. We also received the following patterns:
Lovey Dovey Top pattern, the Buck Hill Pullover, and the School Colors Hoodie.
Cute! Cute! Cute! I am so excited to have this line of yarn at our shops. Blue Sky is a local MN company and we LOVE supporting our local companies! Buy local, people! Well, stay cool everyone and I hope to see you all at class! Remember, call or email to let us know you are coming!
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Yes... those are sparkles you see! And check out the fabulous Peacock colorway in the last picture! What you can't see is that these are a super soft combo of Merino and Silk!
Get into the shops to reserve your exclusive Three Irish Girls yarns today! These will not last!