New Yarn and a New Class

Spring is definitely here with its warmer weather and sunnier days.  The flowers and newly green leaves always have me seeing the colors of yarn in new and inventive ways.  With that, Fiberworks is very excited about a new yarn and a new class.

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This highly coveted yarn is fresh from the dye vats of Hedgehog Fibres in Cork, Ireland.  Often seen in the vibrant colors of Stephen West’s designs, the electric colors can only be appreciated in person.  We have both the Skinny Singles and Sock bases, which are both fingering weights perfect for a summer shawlette to keep the air condititing off your shoulders.  This yarn will sell fast, so be sure to stop in and see it yourself soon.

Processed with MaxCurve

With both the Hedgehog yarn and our recent shipment from Koigu, stitch patterns to show off the color variations in these yarns have been fresh on our minds.  One of the most popular stitches for these colored yarns is linen stitch, which looks much more difficult than it is.  We are offering a Linen Stitch Class to show you this stitch and provide all the tips necessary to make your project a success.  Class is on Tuesday, May 23rd, from 2-4 pm.  $20. Call (937) 429-9276 to reserve your space.

Upcoming Classes

Fiberworks is excited to announce two new classes! We have a lace knitting class and introduction to cables, both perfect for knitters looking to expand their skills!  Please pre-register for either class as there is a very small amount of homework.  Call us at (937) 429-9276 or stop in to reserve your space!

Lace Mitts, Lace Tips

Learn to work lace in the round, create a thumb gusset, install and use a lifeline, and learn all sorts of great hints while making adorable lace mitts.  Pre-class homework required.  Class is on Thursdays, May 18th and May 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  $40

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Into into Cables

Learn to wrangle cables as you knit this classy boot topper!  This class includes cabling with and without a knitting needle and reading charts.  Some familiarity with knitting in the round is suggested, but not required.  There is a little homework, so please pre-register for the class.  Class is Thursday, June 8th, from 6:30 to 9:00 pm.  $25

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Socks Classes

Fiberworks is excited to be offering more sock knitting classes.  Please be sure to preregister and receive the materials list by calling the store at (937) 429 – YARN (9276) or stopping in.

We will be offering both Top-Down and Toe-Up Sock Classes on Saturday mornings from 10 am to noon.  Each session is $10.  Beginners will start with the top-down socks, while more experienced sock knitters will improve their skills with the toe-up socks.  Each method will use either double pointed needles, two circular needles, or Magic Loop, and knitters will learn the basics of knitting in the round, turning a heel, short rows and picking up stitches.

Questions?  Call us at (937) 429 – YARN.

Beginning Knitting

Beginning Knitting lessons will be offered every Saturday from 2-4pm. Whether you’ve never knit a stitch in your life or you’re returning after a hiatus this small class will help you become familiar with the craft. Each class is $10, come as often as you are able. Please call 429-YARN or stop by the store to make your reservation.

Welcome

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