Thursday, May 31, 2007

Fine Felting Workshop Next Saturday, June 9th




We are very fortunate to have the opportunity for you to learn art of Fine Felting. In this method, you learn how to create and shape fabric using unspun Colored Roving. Create scarves, hatbands, table runners, vests, jackets and purses. You are limited only by your imagination


On Saturday, June 9, from 11am-2pm, Drin Welker and Carol Culp will teach FINE FELTING for beginners. Students will each go home with a fine felted scarf they have created. Drin and Carol are members of the Artisans’ Co-op in Bodega and have been creating felted items for about ten years.

Due to popular demand of the class Drin and Carol have opened up a second class on Saturday June 9th from 3-6pm. Call us at 916.714.7719 to preregister.

The class will be held at Knitique, 8741 Elk Grove Boulevard, Elk Grove and will be limited to eight students. The fee for the class is $60 and includes materials. No knitting or crocheting skills are required.

Materials Provided by Instructors (students will take these with them to create other fine felting projects):
Heavy bubble wrap
PVC pipe
Silk Chiffon
Wool roving
Nylon net
T-shirt ties

Items for Students to Bring:
Couple of old bath towels
An old pillowcase that can get wet and discolored
Rubber gloves (if you don’t want your hands wet and soapy)
Bits of your favorite novelty yarn to use or trade
A 2-5 gallon size bucket
Wear comfortable clothes that can get wet and come ready to have fun and be creative!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Come Join the addicts playing with Manos

Tomorrow is our block of the month club.... made out of Manos. JoAnn is sure to help you through the patterns.

We are just starting Block three. Don't worry if you are just starting. There is LOTS of time to catch up. JoAnn knit her 3rd block in an easy night. We've brought in lots of great colors for this project. Or if you want you can join us next month for the Doctor's Bag in Knit2together. I just can't decide if I want to do it in the Manos Red or should I stretch my imagination and go with ....PINK!!!
Manos Doctor's Bag, lined... and GORGEOUS!!!

And I've got one word for you.... Cupcakes

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Join us for Late Night Tonight!

If you didn't know, tonight Knitique is open until 8pm. The fabulous Teresa will be here to see to your every need. Come join the fun, and see what's new.

Speaking of New:

Lots of New Books.... I'll post an entry in the next day of two with a few of the new ones.

This gorgeous yarn is Sierra from Cascade Yarns
This yarn is a blend of 80% Pima Cotton and 20% Merino Wool, as with most of the Cascade line it's made in Peru. There are a generous 191 yds/100 gram ball. It knits up at a worsted weight gauge of 5 stitches per 1 inch on US 7 needles. This is our second shipment of the yarn. We've brought in all new colors. Cost is $8.75 a skein. We've written a great Preemie or car seat size blanket pattern. Free with a purchase of yarn. It also is the perfect gauge for Green Gables or the Shapely Tank or Shapely Tee if you prefer sleeves. One of the best things about the yarn is it's Handwash or machine wash cold, gentle cycle. Lay flat to dry or tumble dry low heat. Come see what the hypes all about with this lovely staple yarn.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

This Friday, Book Signing & Trunk Show

Come join us

Friday, May 18th 6-8pm for Appetizers, Drinks, a Book Signing and Trunk Show from Share Ross, author of Punk Knits.

Book Description
Rocker/knitter/author: Share Ross personifies the indie spirit driving both knitting and music today

Share Ross is addicted to the needle—the knitting needle. A few years back, this punk guitarist and singer wouldn’t have given knitting a second thought. She is a dyed-in-the-wool rocker, and knitting . . . well, knitting was for grannies. Then a friend showed up at her house wearing a scarf that she found totally amazing. When Ross asked her where she’d gotten it, she said she’d knit it herself. Ross was hooked.

With Punk Knits, Ross shares her passion and unorthodox approach to the ancient craft she’s so grateful our grannies preserved. All of the 26 designs—beginner- to intermediate--level projects that include arm- and leg-warmers, scarves, miniskirts, hats, and sweaters—draw their inspiration from the style and independent spirit of rock ’n’ roll legends like Sid Vicious, Debbie Harry, Patti Smith, and the New York Dolls, and they’re all modeled by pierced and tattooed Hollywood rock ’n’ rollers and scenesters.

If you think knitting can’t be punk, consider this from Ross: “Knitting can be as artistic as you want. You can make a statement. And by knitting garments instead of buying them, you can snub the corporations that strip away your individuality.” So what’s not punk about knitting?

About the Author
SHARE ROSS, currently an avid knitter/designer and the guitarist and singer for the award-winning independent rockers Bubble, formerly played bass for the platinum-selling EMI recording artists Vixen. Her knitwear designs have appeared in the magazine Knit.1 and the book Stitch ’n Bitch Nation. She lives in Los Angeles. Los Angeles–based artist and musician BAM ROSS shoots publicity shots for rock/punk bands and has created CD and album artwork for The Dogs D’Amour, Bubble, The Blessings, and The Wildhearts. He has also directed videos and edited commercials for Geffen, Dreamworks, and Universal Records. Visit his website at

Come join us for the fun!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

So What's New?

So many fabulous, great and exciting products have been coming into Knitique

Today we received our 3rd shipment of Kollage Needles and Crochet Hooks. Paula, who is an avid crocheter, has declared that these are the best hooks ever. You've got a carved out area for your fingers to rest. Click on the link for Kollage and read all about the needles. Handcrafted to our exacting standards, KollĂ ge's square knitting needles are designed to be ergonomically suited to your hands, decreasing stress and strain for those who love to knit. We've got an on going sample of the needles with yarn on it. You'd be surprised how even the tension is.

The new South West Trading Company's yarn Tofutsies has been so popular that they've released a new line of colors.

These are just a few of what's new and exciting. New books, more new yarns and lots of goodness.

So don't procrastinate bring on in, run on in and save money by using our air conditioner instead of yours. Save your Money for Yarn. ;o)