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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Intermediate Sweater Class

Is it time to take your sweater knitting up a notch? Let Lisa help you get there!

Learn to knit the stylish Yume sweater from Isabell Kraemer. This pretty piece has a lace yoke and can be knit with short or long sleeves. It's knit from the top-down, so you can try it on as you go and there is no seaming or finishing!

Take a look at the class page for more information! Give us a call at 503-288-4568 to sign up!

So Many New Books

We have so many gorgeous new books for sale in the store and through our online shop. These are just a few! Go take a look...

Knit Your First Sweater!

It's sweater weather! Want to knit your first sweater to impress your friends and ward off the chill? Well now is your time. Adrienne will teach you how to make the fabulous Tea with Jam and Bread sweater, which offers so many options to fit your style. 

I have knit this sweater four times, and it's the absolute favorite of my teenage daughter. I have knit her the exact same sweater twice in the same colors as she has grown over the years. She is sitting next me wearing hers right now.

You can do stripes or solid, pockets or none, and the length and fit are easily customizable. You can make it more cropped and swingy or longer and fitted. It 's a great pattern.

You should be able to knit and purl to have fun in this class, and Adrienne will teach you how to increase and decrease, how to use double-pointed needles, how to read a pattern, and all kinds of other general tips and tricks to make you a better knitter.

Take a look at the class page here, and give us a call at 503-288-4568 to sign up!

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Something Pretty from Harrisville...

 Sally is teasing us with this...

Ostra Cardigan!

So...Amanda made a gorgeous sweater using Retrosaria Beiroa, and she came into the shop to show us. I have been wanting to make this sweater since the moment I saw the pattern. Go check out our IG page for pics of her amazing sweater and adorable doggo.

Blanket Classes!

We are ready for classes again! All online for now, but we cannot wait to see you and help you along your knitting journey.

We are starting out with an old favorite! Check out Adrienne's Beginning and Intermediate Blanket Class that we are offering online. You will need to choose and order your yarn by the end of November so you have it in time for your first class in December.

Take a look at the schedule and course description. Give us a call to sign up!

Monday, October 19, 2020


Hi friends! 

We are resurrecting the blog to bring you info about classes and what's new in the shop. Sally has been doing such a great job sharing all the pretty new things over on Instagram, so I'm going to link to her posts so you can see what she is sharing.

We are also trying out online classes, so stay tuned for more about that, too! I added Adrienne's blanket class already, perfect for beginning and intermediate knitters.

Let's start out by ending you to Instagram to see my all time favorite book if you like knitting for babies. Just check out the Balloon Pants. Looks like we have it listed for sale online, too!

I hope you have all been taking care of yourselves and finding some solace in your fiber arts.