Saturday, March 31, 2012


 Krista Top

Everyone loves
Joan McGowan-Michael’s/White Lies Designs 
Krista Top!
 You spoke, we listened!  
The Krista Top is a class now on our April Class Schedule. 
This is a figure-flattering knit top for every body type and we’d love to help you knit one!
Krista Top Class: 
Session #1, Sat April 7th from 3:00PM to 5:00PM, 
Session #2, Sat April 21st from 3:00PM to 5:00PM and 
Session #3 to be announced for May.

Joan & Brenda

Knitique Girl Instructor Brenda loves her Krista top!
She can't wait to share her tricks and tips 
to help you knit your own Krista Top!
Give us a call to sign up and for details:

(916) 714-7719

Friday, March 30, 2012

Facebook Friday Special

First Facebook Friday Deal

I wanted to introduce a very fun idea,  Facebook Friday.  On certain Fridays we will have a special for those who follow us on Facebook.  If you aren't currently our friend on Facebook, click on this link and like us.  For the first few Facebook Friday Events we will be posting them on our Website, send a letter, and post on Ravelry to give everyone ample time to sign up on Facebook.  We can't wait for you to join us and see all the posts, and beautiful photography we've been busy posting.

Today is our first.  Today, March 30th from 1030-6, we will have all Needle and Crochet Hook cases at a 25% discount.  This included Della Q, Lantern Moon and Namaste.  If it's designed to hold hooks or needles or both it's on sale today. 

Be sure to spread the word to all your friends.  We are fine tuning our shipping methods, and it seems like we've come across a winning combination at a great price.  So if you aren't local just give our boutique a call at 916.714-7719 and we can ship by tomorrow.   

Be sure to mention the Facebook Friday Special when you call or come in. 

Monday, March 26, 2012

April Class Schedule

Learn How to Knit

Bring on Spring!

Our April Class Schedule is filled with springtime bliss
 for knitters and crocheters of all skills and abilities.

If you're new to needle crafting, 
be sure to check out our 
Learn How To Knit Classes 
and our 
Beginning Crochet Classes
on this month's schedule.

Kids Knitting Class

Kids love to learn to knit in our Kids Knitting Class!

Kids Knitting Class: 
Session #1 Saturday, April 14th from 9:00AM to 10:30AM
Session #2 Saturday, April 28th from 9:00 AM to 10:30AM.

Call to sign up and for details (916) 714-7719
You can view our complete April Class Schedule 
 by clicking the "current class schedule link"
 at the top right corner, here on our blog.

See you in class!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Held Over!

 Emma Cardigan

Our Joan McGowan-Michael White Lies Designs Trunk Show
has been held over for one more week in our yarn boutique.

There's nothing like seeing Joan's pretty and feminine designs
in person!
You can see the garments in the Trunk Show
 now through Saturday, March 31st.

Designer, Joan McGowan-Michael

We also have  few books left autographed by Joan for sale
 as well as her White Lies patterns 
for the garments featured in our Trunk Show.  

We hope to see you in our yarn boutique soon...
and if you can't make it in
we are happy to ship your purchase to you.
Just give us a call
(916) 714-7719

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Let's Knit & Crochet!

Did you know that March is National Craft Month?

We'd love to help you advance your knit and crochet skills 
this month with these exciting classes!

 Honey Cowl

Honey Cowl Class:  Tuesday, March 20th from 6:00PM to 8:00PM.

 Spring Scarf

Spring Scarf Class:  Friday, March 23rd from 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Floral Lace Headband & Shasta Cowl

Shasta Cowl Class:  Sunday, March 18th from 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Floral Lace Headband Class:  Saturday, March 31st from 11:00AM to 1:00PM.

Just stop in our yarn boutique
or call to sign up and for details:
(916) 714-7719

Saturday, March 10, 2012

We love Joan!

 Book Signing with Joan

Last Saturday, 
spent the afternoon at Knitique!

We love Joan and her "pretty & romantic" designs.  
We were so thrilled to have Joan in the boutique 
for an entire day of special events with her!

 Designer, Joan McGowan-Michael

We're a big fan of  Joan's designs and her books.

Some of our favorite patterns of Joan's are her Bed Jacket 
and Krista Tee from her first book 

We also adore her Angelina Shrug in the recent published book

This book is a compilation of designs and stories by 
top knit-wear designers.  
We love Joan's story in the book about her Mother, Angelina 
and her mother's fabulous 1940's style.

 Getting the "perfect fit"!

We love Joan's Angelina Shrug so much 
that we created an Angelina Workshop with Joan.

To help our attendees get the "perfect fit"
for their Angelina Shrug 
we had a fitting clinic with Joan on Saturday, as well.

Joan is famous for her fitting techniques.  
All the ladies that attended, raved about their "fitting time" with Joan.

Attendee, Meg Bland of Lady Bug Fiber Co. commented:
"I loved the fitting information 
on adapting patterns to my unique body type.  
This is so helpful not only to knitting but for other garment construction as well."  

Kathy B. had this to say about the fitting clinic:
"She's awesome!    
Great information.  I will now have perfect fitting sweaters!"

Mary R. said:
 "I'm thrilled!  
She makes you feel better about yourself and 
your female body figure."

 White Lies Designs Trunk Show

Now showing:
 White Lies Designs Trunk Show.

Joan began her company White Lies Designs in 2001
and we love her gorgeous patterns.  

You can come in and see the beautiful garments in person 
now through Saturday, March 17th. 

We also have the Trunk Show patterns in stock for you.

Gabrielle Vest & Angelina Shrug

If you missed out on our special day with Joan,
we still have a few books left autographed by Joan.
Just stop in or give us a call to purchase our books
autographed by Joan. 

Also, stay tuned because we can't wait to have another day
with Joan in our yarn boutique again sometime soon!

Danielle & Joan

Thank you to everyone who came to our special event 
and made this such a fabulous afternoon with our favorite local Designer,
Joan McGowan-Michael!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Learn to Knit

Kids Knitting Class

People of all ages love learning to knit at Knitique!

This month’s Kids Knitting is 
this Saturday, March 10th for Session #1 and 
Saturday, March 17th for Session #2. 
Both sessions run from 9:00AM to 10:30AM.
Learn to Knit Class

Here’s your chance to join the fun 
and learn how to knit 
at Knitique!
Learn to Knit Class: 
#1 Session Tuesday, March 13th from 11:00AM to 1:00PM 
or 6:00PM to 8:00PM and 
#2 Session Tuesday, March 27th from 11:00AM to 2:00PM 
or 6:00PM to 9:00PM.

Call or stop in our yarn boutique to sign-up!
(916) 714-7719

Monday, March 05, 2012

Take a Class with Us!

 Falling Leaves Tee

It's a new month 
that means we have a brand new class schedule
 filled with stylish spring  projects.

Our stunning spring sweater Falling Leaves Tee is our sweater of the month class.  Come join the fun on Friday nights and knit this spring sweater along with us.

Falling Leaves Tee Sweater Class:
Session #1 Friday 3/9, Session #2 Friday 3/16 and
Session #3 Friday 3/30.  All sessions from
6:00PM to 8:00PM.
March Class Projects

Why not treat yourself to a fun knit or crochet class?

Here is a sampling of our March Class Projects.

Stop in our yarn boutique or give us a call for class details
(916) 714-7719

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Come Meet Designer, Joan McGowan-Michael!

 Angelina Shrug

featured in the book My Grandmother's Knitting.  

Come meet the designer herself,
this Saturday at Knitique!

Joan McGowan-Michael

You are invited to meet Joan this Saturday, March 3rd
at our book signing with Joan
from 2:00PM to 3:00PM.

We're also having  a Trunk Show featuring Joan's
White Lies Designs romantic knits!

We'll have Joan's individual patterns for sale
along with Joan's book Knitting Lingerie Style and

See you Saturday!