Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

We wish you the happiest Halloween filled with wonderful memories, Halloween Candy smells wafting up to your nose, and little ghosts and goblins that bright delight to your knit night.

It's not too late to start knitting pumpkins of your own. We will be hosting our absolute last pumpkin class this year, on Tuesday, November 1st from 6-9pm. Not to worry, there is no pre-work, it's quick, fun, and a perfect addition to your holiday decor. Even better, you'll be perfecting your double point work. Pumpkins can be used as a decoration from September through November so this makes a long lasting decoration.

Please be sure to call our Hip Knit Boutique at 916.714.7719 to save your spot, they sure won't last long.

At last count, Joan my prolific pumpkin maker has made at least 15 pumpkins.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fresh Flowers

This Saturday is a perfect opportunity to learn the art of making this Ty-Dy crochet flower. Only basic crochet skills are needed. Cheryl will teach you how to read a pattern and how to create this lovely accessory, perfect to add to any knit hat, a lapel of a jacket, or as a shawl pin. This October 29th,from 11-1. You can get about 5 flowers from one skein.

Call our Knitting Boutique, at 916 714 7719 to reserve your space.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Newest Magazine Knitscene 2011

Fresh off the UPS truck, Knitscene's newest addition Winter 2011. There is a phenomenal article by Stefanie Japel that explains Gauge Drape and Yarn Weight. At a quick glance there are at least 2 sweaters I love and a Shawlette. As always we ship, or you can call us to save you one. 916.714.7719 Now back to unpacking yarns, and finding room.

Madalina Mittens
Made with 2 skeins of Fingering Weight Yarn

Ramona Cowl
Made with 1 skein of Solid Sock Yarn & 1 or 2 skeins of Self Striping Sock Yarn

Made with 3 skeins of Worsted Weight Yarn
CE Waterlily would be a perfect yarn.

Made with Chunky Yarn from 500-845 yds.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

November's Jewels

We've received lots of inquires about the sweater of the month for November. November's project is made out of slightly thick thin yarn, from the bottom up with great fitting tips, and a neckline that will be flattering on just about anyone.

With a full range of sizes this is sure to fit all size bodies. It doesn't take a ton of yarn, nor is the yarn overly expensive. To me, it's a perfect fit..., for a perfect pattern and a great yarn.
We will be offering this class on Friday nights, or if it works for you, you can learn this in one of our All Skills Classes.

We just received a restock of this yarn today, and we are open until 8pm so come in while we have plenty of selections. Or call us at 916.714.7719 and we can ship to you.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Gifts for Knitter's


We just received the biggest box of knitting accessories. Wool Wash in 3 scents. The much coveted Handy Caddy in 4 colors. Brittany Crochet Hooks, with the most beautiful spindle top, Blocking Foam Boards, Knitter's Highlighter tape along with much much more.
Handy Caddy

We've got Knitting Gifts for yourself and for those on your Christmas list even earlier this year. We always listen to what you have to say and appreciate all your feedback. As always if there are any products that you need, please give us a call at Knitique 916.714.7719 and we ship daily.

Stitch Dots

Monday, October 17, 2011

What's Hot in Fashion?

Teresa took this picture on one of her latest adventures. She's recently moved and captured the essence of what's fashionable this year. Lots of knitting, lots of texture.
If anyone is in the city or sees a window display with knitting take a picture post to the group. I'd love to see more knitting windows. I'll post several that I've found. Can't wait to see what you all find. Cause you know if it's in a window display it's hot, hot, hot right now. On a recent trip to Macy's, Style & Co, one of Macy's own brands was filled to the brim with all kinds of sweater dresses. In my mind, sweater dresses are for the tall and svelte, but in a recent new publication from Interweave Knits, Knit Wear, I found a sweater dress that would look perfect on me. Now, I'll definitely have to make it longer, and I'll definitely be wearing some Spanx underneath them. After all who couldn't use a little help with smoothing the lumps.

Style & Co Knit Dress

Friday, October 14, 2011

It's a Special Day Today!

Today is I love yarn day. To celebrate we will be having a free class from 4-6pm today Friday, October 14th. Learn how to make a knitted beaded bracelet, start on a manly man scarf, or whip up some hats for the supermodel in your life.

Be sure to give us a call at 916.714.7719 to reserve your spot as space is limited. To all who work and visit our lovely Yarn Boutique, every day is I love Yarn day!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Limited Edition Halloween Stitch Markers

Just in Exclusive to Knitique, Mae Soren Halloween Stitch markers.

These handcrafted stitch markers will be sure to add some luxury to all of your knitted projects. The set I purchased used Czech Glass, Swarovski Crystals and Peruvian Glass. Each ring is hand filed by Maggie, making it perfect smooth. These are a perfect gift for yourself or for your secret pal.

You can call our Boutique at 916.714.7719, as we ship Daily.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Continuing Education for the Knitter

We've received the first of the series in the Knit along with Knit and Purl Hunter. This is the second series of Knitalongs and the first was a smashing success. Come on down, choose your color and go online to the website we've provided for your weekly clues. This is a mystery knitalong and you get the clues on a weekly basis. The nice thing about this knitalong is it's in bigger yarn on bigger needles, so it will be much easier to finish these projects.

Michelle's website says:

“Progressive Needles:

Continuing Education for the Knitter”

This upcoming KAL will feature a mystery project each month, for 4 months! While we can’t give you too many details, we can share the basics:

October: Create a knitted shawlette with Simplicity by HiKoo – 3 skeins, US #10 32″ circular needle.

November: Luxury toe up socks knit with Royal, a sumptuous yet durable sock yarn from Austermann - 2 skeins, US #1 (2.5mm) needles.

January: Mittens worked out of HiKoo’s Simpliworsted – 2 skeins, US #5 and #7.

February: A sock encore, again making use of Austermann’s Royal – 2 skeins in contrasting colors, US #1 (2.5mm) needles.

Video guidance will be provided on the Knit Purl Hunter website. Weekly and monthly prizes will be awarded by skacel collection, inc.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Last Chance for Plenty of Pumpkins

We will be having our last Plenty of Pumpkins Class this month on Tuesday, October 4th at 11am and 6 pm. This is a quick knit, where in the 3 hour class you should finish one pumpkin in it's entirety. Bring US 5 double points and dried lentils. We've got plenty of yarn for this knit. With one skein of orange yarn you can make up to 3 pumpkins, which makes it a perfect gift for a teacher or friend, or do as I did and put them on your fall table runner.

Be sure to call Knitique at 916.714.7719 to reserve your spot today.