Hang on to your hat, because the hat you are about to see is Victoria's second ever knitting project. She knit the Bough Hat from Malabrigo Rios in Frank Ochre. Didn't she do an amazing job? I see many more beautiful cabled hats in Victoria's future!
We are not kidding around when we say our kits for the Watermelon Baby Cardigan are flying off the shelf. Sarah knit hers up for a friend having a July baby, and what could be more perfect for a little summertime girl? We still have kits available, with pattern (with designer's permission), enough pink, white, and green of Euro Baby Nurture cotton yarn, and buttons for just $11.25. Give us a call at 412-517-8940 if you'd like to knit a cardigan as cute as Sarah's.
...or how a $1.75 knitting tool can change your life!
There is one tool that every knitter should have in his or her knitting bag: the Handi Tool. What is it and what can you do with it? Come to the August Hack and find out! For those who come to this free half hour knitting hack, you will receive one Handi Tool. . . FREE with any purchase of $5 or more in the store. Offer is limited to in-stock supply only and is redeemable on a first-come-first-claimed basis. One Handi Tool per participant meeting the required purchase amount.
Saturday August 5 at 1:00pm - see you then!
Last week, we received a new shipment of Stonehedge Fiber CRAZY yarn. At $12.50 for 230 yards of DK yarn, this is a fun and relatively inexpensive pick-me-up. Our go-to pattern for this yarn is the Camp Out Fingerless Mitts (free pattern)! Here, we've shown customer Michael's deliberate striping, followed by Anna's TWO pairs of mitts she knit with just one skein. We hope you enjoy this yarn as much as we do.
Kirsten Kapur of Through the Loops Designs will be teaching at Knitsburgh Yarn Shop this September 16! A veteran of the garment industry and long-time knitwear designer, Kirsten is a world-renowned teacher and the author of Kirsten Kapur Shawl Book One and co-author of Drop Dead Easy Knits. View her complete pattern library on Ravelry.Join Us for One (or Both!) of Kirsten's Classes
Master Colorwork with the Trillium Mitts Class
A great first colorwork project, the Trillium Mitts begin with a Latvian braid, then move into a simple stranded colorwork pattern. We will learn two-handed colorwork knitting, Latvian braid, controlling tension in colorwork, catching long floats without dropping the yarns, and following a colorwork chart.
Brioche Stitch 101
Learn the basics of knitting the popular brioche stitch. In this class we will learn to work brioche stitch both flat and in the round, as well as how to work two-color brioche. By the end of class we will cast on our own two-color brioche stitch cowl, and leave with all of the skills needed to finish it at home.
Please note that there is homework for Brioche 101 that must be completed before class!
Until August 6, classes are $60 each or $100 for both. On August 7, the cost of the classes will jump to $75 each.
Call 412-517-8940 or stop in to sign up!
Knitsburgh is delighted to welcome A&L Sharpening for a two-day event during the Steel Valley Yarn Crawl! From 10-4 on Friday July 28 and Saturday July 29, bring in your knives and scissors and get them sharpened up while you shop. Knives are $6 for 6 inches and under, and $8 for 6" to 12". Scissors are $7 for up to 7 inches and $1 for each additional inch.
I'm a huge yarn snob, but sometimes, you just need to use an acrylic yarn. It's completely easy care and you know that if you throw it in the dryer, it's going to look the same when it comes out as it did when it went in. There's just one problem, though: acrylic yarns can be terrible. Squeaky. Plastic-y. Just...wrong.
Well, Uptown Worsted from Universal Yarns threw my preconceived ideas about acrylic yarn out the window. It's soft and not at all squeaky, it doesn't split and, dare I say, it's pleasurable to work with. I've made baby blankets and toys, and Uptown Worsted would make great kids' clothes. Do you know anyone who's adverse to wool? Make their day and introduce them to this yarn.
Uptown Worsted is 10% off during the month of July (offer not good on special orders). It's the perfect time to revisit acrylic yarn!
Pictured below: Jenn's Granny Square Baby Blanket in Uptown Worsted. Free pattern on Ravelry!
The projects from our Zuzu's Petals KAL are still rolling in. On World Wide Knit in Public Day, Lisa brought in her finished cowl knit from Malabrigo Arroyo. She did a great job!
In the past few weeks, we've gotten some pretty exciting packages here at Knitsburgh. We have a new shipment of project bags from local vendor Birdleg Bags! These come in lots of sizes and cute fabrics, and they make toting your handiwork around town a lot more fun.
If you missed the Birdleg Bags episode on our Facebook Live feed, check it out here!
If you've been to the store lately, you've seen Melissa's beautiful shawl as soon as you walk in the door. Melissa knitted the Close to You shawl, a free pattern on Ravelry, with Berroco Nebula. Nebula is a light sportweight that comes in long color runs and we currently have five lovely colorways available if you'd like to follow in Melissa's footsteps.