February Newsletter 2018

Posted by Marianne Graves on

February 2018

Have you met Hot Lips? Just in time for Valentine's Day, Knitwise Fibers offers us this exclusive colorway. Available February 7th in limited quantity.



Happy February!
I hope everyone has been enjoying this “wear all the yarny things” weather as much as I have!  We just returned from the winter TNNA 2018 show in Las Vegas, and that old rule about what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, does not apply to yarn. Check out my blog for more on Vegas.
Yarn shows always inspire me. Troves of fresh patterns, new yarns and colorways? Chatting with designers and dyers? What’s not to inspire? Keep an eye out for the latest arrivals!
Oh, and stay warm! Spring is around the corner!



Classes fill quickly and are packed with a lot of information in a structured amount of time.  You don’t want to miss anything! Please be on time and ready to begin.

To ensure that you have a seat at the table, we ask that you pay for your classes in advance. Don’t miss out! You can sign up online

Here are some great classes to inspire you, too!


Learn to Knit
Come learn to knit with us. All materials are included. The needles, yarn, project bag, and four hours of instruction for $55.
Saturdays, February 3rd and 10th 
10am to 12pm
Learn to Crochet
Come get hooked -- on crochet that is! All materials are included. The hook, yarn, project bag, and four hours of instruction for $55.
Saturdays, February 17th and 24th
10am to 12pm

Crocheted Granny Sweet Heart with Judy

Who doesn't want hearts on Valentine's Day? These colorful crocheted hearts can be made into coasters, a garland or a bookmark for a special Valentine's Day gift or decoration.

When: Saturday, February 3, 2-4 pm


  • Pattern provided.
  • Mercerized cotton and appropriate hook.
  • Locking stitch marker

Skills: Must be confident with single and double crochet.



Field Guide Mitts with Rosa
MAGIC LOOP for Beginners!

After you have mastered the magic that is magic loop, you will be off to a new start in circular knitting. No fussy double points! This pattern includes both mitts and hat! Make it a set! 

When: Wednesday, February 7th, 6 to 8pm


  • Pattern available on Ravelry or in our shop through Buy In Store program
  • Worsted weight yarn, 75 yards
  • 32", US6 circular needles, stitch marker

Skills: Must be able to knit and purl with confidence



Big Stitch Beanie with Sarah

This Fair Isle colorwork hat by Nailya Plaskey is perfect for the adventurous beginner. Come join Sarah for this One Shot Class and take charge of this technique. Learn two handed Fair Isle, make a cute pom pom and call it done. Don't forget the homework! 

When: Saturday, February 10th, 10am to 12pm


  • Pattern available on Ravelry or in our shop through our Buy in Store program.
  • 250 yards of Sunday Knits Yarn, or fingering/light sport of your choice in two contrasting colors.
  • 16" US3 and US5 circulars, US5 DPNs or size needed to obtain gauge. See pattern.

Homework: With smaller needles in color A, cast on the desired number of stitches, 110 child/120 adult. Being careful not to twist, join for knitting in the round. Follow directions for Ribbing and STOP! Bring this to class. 

Skills: Must be able to knit and purl in the round with confidence.



Knit Heart Dishcloth with Judy

Need a quick knit for Valentine's Day? This pattern is great practice for new knitters.

When: Saturday, February 10, 2-4 pm


  • Free pattern available on Ravelry
  • Worsted weight cotton
  • 24" US 6 needle
  • Stitch markers

Skills: Must be able to knit and purl



Wavy Brioche Scarf with Rosa

If you haven't attempted brioche, you should. Rosa, our in-house brioche expert,  takes you step by step to create this show stopper by Carol Sunday.  

HOMEWORK ALERT! Knit your ribbing before coming to class! See below!

When: Saturdays, February 17th and March 3rd, 2 to 4pm


  • Pattern provided
  • 670 (760, 850) yards of Sunday Knits, sport weight yarn (Angelic,Nirvana or Eden) for 66 (76, 86) inch long scarf
  • 24", US5 and US6, circular needles, 3 stitch markers

Skill Level: Intermediate. This is not a beginner level class. MUST be able to knit and purl with confidence and read your stitches.

Homework: Cast on 67 stitches on smaller needles and knit 1x1 ribbing for five inches. STOP and bring this to class. 



The Weekender with Sarah

This fun sweater by Andrea Mowry will be a welcome addition to your wardrobe. Dress it up or down for the office or for a hike. This versatile, flattering sweater will become a favorite. See below for HOMEWORK.

When: Mondays, February 19th, March 5th and Wednesday, March 21st, 6 to 8pm. 


  • Pattern available on Ravelry or in our shop through our Buy in Store Program.
  • Berroco Ultra Wool, or worsted weight yarn, 915 to 1640 yards
  • 40" US7 circular for tubular cast on, 40" US8 circular and DPNs for ribbing, 40" US9 circular and DPNs for main fabric, or to get gauge (see pattern).
  • 3 Stitch markers

Skills: Must be able to knit and purl with confidence

Homework: 6" blocked swatch on the largest needle for gauge (18 sts x 27 rows = 4")



Navigating Ravelry with Rosa

Spend a lot of time chasing things down on Ravelry? Looking for ways to better organize your patterns, WIPs, stash, or library? This hands on class with Rosa will cover how to use all the functions, the tips, tricks and shortcuts. Turn Ravelry into a tool that works for you! 

When: Wednesday, February 21st, 6:30 to 8pm


  • Laptop or table to click along (NOT REQUIRED)
  • Pen and paper for notes
  • Questions!



Fix Your Knitting with Judy

Don't be frustrated by those weird holes, dropped or slipped stitches in your knitting. Learn how to read your stitches and fix those mistakes in this hands-on class. In no time at all, you'll be able to change a knit to a purl, pick up stitches, unknit (tink) and a lot more!

Bring your needles and a crochet hook, plus a 4" swatch of stockinette stitch still on the needle.

When: Saturday, February 24, 2-4 pm


  • A 4" swatch of stockinette stitch in a worsted weight yarn. Keep the stitches on the needles and bring to class.
  • Crochet hook a size smaller than knitting needles 
  • Needles appropriate to yarn

Skills: Must be able to knit and purl with confidence