April 2023
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 11 - 5
Wednesday: 11 - 5
Thursday: 11 - 5
Friday: 11 - 5
Saturday: 10 - 4
Sunday: 12 - 4
Holiday Closings
July 1-4
Dear Fiber Friends,

April showers bring May flowers...and yarn events! We are kicking off the season this Saturday as we celebrate Local Yarn Store day. We will be featuring exclusive colorways, kits, and patterns (think Emma's yarns, Mad Tosh, and Malabrigo) just for this special day so come down and see what we have for you. We will also be revealing the first four colorways of the 2023 Knitted Wit National Parks yarns.  If that amount of excitement doesn't have you in a tizzy then guess what?? May means the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival is coming! This year's festival will be May 20 & 21. We will be there again this year in our usual spot looking forward to seeing your bright and beautiful faces.
Local Yarn Store Day!
Local Yarn Store day is this week- Saturday, April 29th. We have a few special yarns that we will be putting out in the shop for that day. The first is a beautiful colorway from Madeline Tosh dyed especially for Local Yarn Shop day, Bonaire, which we have in the Tosh Sock (100% Superwash merino, 395 yards per 100g) along with a code for a free download of Taylor Harris' Vinea Scarf (below, left.)
We also have some two skein sets from Emma's Yarn in their Super Silky (80% Superwash Merino, 20% Silk, 400 yards per 100g) . They have paired some of their colorways together in beautiful combinations that would work well in any number of 2-color shawl patterns including:Lazy Hiker, SoundwavesPeace and Hoppiness, 4-ever in Blue Jeans, Ric Rac, Breathe and Hope,  Local Yarn Shawl and Kitation (above, right.)

And of course, we will have codes for Casapinka's 2023 LYS Day shawl. This year's shawl, Kitation, uses two skiens of fingering-weight yarn (like those wonderful Emma's kits) and is a fun knit perfect for vacation. 
We will also have free patterns for several favorite lines of yarn we carry including Malabrigo (above,) Blue Sky, and Plymouth. So many exciting things, we are going to have to let some be a surprise. Follow along on FB and Instagram for more updates thoughout the day on Saturday.
New In The Shop
It's our favorite time of the year- National Parks Yarn season!! Join us all summer long as we continue our journey through the federally-protected natural areas of the USA with Knitted Wit!!
In 2023, they are once again focusing on National Historic Parks, Monuments, Lakeshores, and Historic Sites, and once again they’ll be breaking the travels down into 4 categories: Indigenous Culture Sites, Natural History - Eastern USA, Natural History - Western USA, and Sites honoring Human Rights Leaders/Notable People.
Each month, from May – August, we'll get 4 brand-new colorways that are ONLY offered to LYS participants. One colorway will be from each of the categories listed above.
Normally, we aren't allowed to sell or post the colorways until the first of the month, but to celebrate LYS Day they gave us permission to put them out on Saturday. Want to see the colors? check our Facebook or Instagram on Saturday morning.
You know a yarn is good when all the people who work at the shop are planning what to make out of it. That is the case with Saxony by Juniper Moon. Saxony is a whopping 75% cashmere mixed with 25% superfine merino. It has 120 yards per 50g ball and knits up as an aran or chunky weight, lovely on US size 8-10.5. Sarah has already used it to knit up the Towards North Hat and Lambing Mitts, both one skein projects. It would also be great in these patterns: Felix Pullover, Felix Cardigan, and Brigandine.
We have some absolutely stunning colorways in Northwoods Fibers Butternut Sock. And we also have a neutral and bright gradient in their Hemlock DK as well as their popular Illusion colorway. These gradient packs are perfect for fades such as Andrea Mowry's Comfort Fade Cardi or Fade Neve (pullover). The Butternut Sock does well with patterns that really let the colorways shine. Sarah designed the Diamondback Hat (free in shop with yarn purchase) with contrasting garter and stockinette textures to do just that. Other patterns that would be great for showing off the Butternut Sock include: Sockhead Slouch HatAglaisio (cowl), Willow CowlClose to You (Shawl), Reach for the Stars (shawl), Venezia Shawl ShawlHermione's Everyday Socks, and Business Casual (socks).
More more more! We have more point protectors! More Favour Valley wood buttons and an absolutely excessive amount of pom-poms!
ReBelle Knit/Crochet Alongs
For those preparing for the warmer months, we are starting a Sweet Summer Top Knit/Crochet along from the middle of April until the end of May. This one has a little less structure than the last shawl because each person will pick their own pattern that falls in the category of summer top and we will knit/crochet them together.  
Robyn created a Ravelry bundle here with several pattern ideas if you need some help finding the perfect pattern. She is also available if you need help finding a pattern for a particular yarn. 

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Featured Upcoming Classes
Mitred Square Class

Mitered square blankets have been around for years, but recently they made a huge resurgence in the knitting community via the Cozy Memories Blanket (or any one of the dozens of variations) where you use your yarn scraps to make a blanket over the course of several years. In this class, Susan will teach you the basic mitered square technique as well as a few variations. You will also learn how to pick up stitches to join squares without seaming. If you can knit garter stitch, you can do this!!

1 session- Saturday 6/3, 10am-12pm. $20
Teacher: Susan Winkler
Contour Shawl
Looking for a stunning accessory to throw on anytime you need something cozy with a lot of style? Join Raellyn for a two part class featuring the Contour Shawl, a deceptively simple asymmetrical shawl that lays securely on your shoulders as it curls around and hugs your neck. This shawl can be made beautifully with variegated yarns just using one colorway, but really shows off its style when using two (or more!) colors to flaunt the strong texture and ridge created in the easily memorizable two row pattern.

If you’re an adventurous beginner with basic crochet skills, or just interested in trying something new, join us for a fun class. You’ll learn how to build a shawl from the center top outward, carry up and change colors in alternating rows, and how to block awkwardly shaped projects. 

This project uses two skeins of fingering weight yarn and a US size 7/4.5mm crochet hook.

Pattern available here:  https://ravel.me/contour-shawl

2 classes - Tuesdays, May 2 & 16, 6pm-8pm
Teacher: Raellyn Hatter
Sweater Workshop with Susan
Ready to knit your first sweater or found a great sweater pattern but feel a little unsure about going at it alone? This class is for you. This class will be a workshop -- you pick the pattern and yarn you want (with our help if you need it) and bring it to class. While we knit, we’ll learn from each other’s patterns by discussing techniques found in your individual patterns. hook are needed to create these stellar ornaments.
Teacher: Susan Winkler
5 classes, $60
Summer Session 1- Tuesdays 6/6, 6/20, 7/11, 7/25, & 8/8 from 6:30-8:30pm
Summer Session 2- Wednesdays 6/28, 7/12, 7/26, 8/9, & 8/23 from 6:30-8:30pm
Summer Saturday Session- Saturdays, 6/3, 6/17, 7/8, 7/22, & 8/5 from 10am-12pm
Summer Sock Series
Each Thursday during the month of June, Susan will be teaching a different sock technique class. Each class will be $20 for 2 hours and will focus on a specific sock skill.

Sock Heels- Thursday, June 8, 6:30-8:30 pm
This technique class will introduce you to several different heel methods, including short row, slipped stitch, afterthought, and fish lips kiss heels.  Bring worsted weight yarn and dp’s or flexi flips and we’ll play with heels!

Sock Toes- Thursday, June 15, 6:30-8:30pm
This technique class will introduce you to several different toe methods, including the star toe, the round toe, the short row toe, and more.  Bring worsted weight yarn and dp’s or flexi flips, and we’ll play with toes!

Darning Socks- Thursday, June 22, 6:30-8:30pm
This technique class will teach you Swiss darning, woven repairs, knitted repairs, and demonstrate the use of the Katrinkles Darning Loom. Bring socks that need to be repaired (and matching yarn if you have it), and a darning needle. (Or bring a stockinette stitch piece at least 4” square)
Magic Loop- Thursday, June 29, 6:30-8:30pm
Come learn to knit in the round using one long circular needle using the magic loop method. You will need a set of 32-40" US6 needles, 50g of worsted weight yarn, and two stitch markers.
Teacher: Susan Winkler
Each class is $20
Cords/Friendship Bracelets-
3 Ways

Spend a Saturday morning with Susan learning to make decorative cords for use as friendship bracelets, trim, cords for bags, or as a fun activity to do with the youngsters in your life. You will learn 3 different cording techniques- a simple plied cord, a five-strand Selentre braid (also known as a Danish walking braid,) and a seven-strand Kumihimo braid.
You can learn these cording techniques on any weight of yarn or pearl cotton embroidery floss, just bring what you have in a variety of colors.

1 session- Saturday 6/17, 1-3pm. $20
Teacher: Susan Winkler
Project Help Sessions
Whether you are stuck in the middle of a pattern and want some guidance, need some finishing help, or just need a bit of motivation, join Susan for her Project Help Sessions and get those projects done. No matter which fiber art you enjoy- knitting, crochet, weaving, felting, Susan can get you and your project back on track. Sessions will take place on the first Wednesday of every month (Thursday in July) and each group session is $20 for two hours and space is limited so register early. 

Teacher: Susan Winkler
1 session, $20
Wednesday, May 3, 6:30-8:30pm
Wednesday, June 7, 6:30-8:30pm
Thursday, July 6, 6:30-8:30pm
Wednesday, August 2. 6:30-8:30pm
We offer classes for knitting, crocheting, spinning, dyeing, embroidery, felting, and weaving. Please sign up for classes in person, by phone, or by email at least 24 hours in advance. Click here for the full calendar of upcoming classes and class descriptions!
225 Rosemont Garden
Lexington, KY 40503
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Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 11 - 5
Wednesday: 11 - 5
Thursday: 11 - 5
Friday: 11 - 5
Saturday: 10 - 4
Sunday: 12 - 4