June 2024
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 11 - 5
Wednesday: 11 - 5
Thursday: 11 - 5
Friday: 11 - 5
Saturday: 10 - 4
Sunday: 12 - 4
Holiday Closures
Thursday, July 4
Friday, July 5
Flowers are in full bloom and all of the colors are inspiring us to knit. If you know us, you know how much we love color and summer is the perfect time for color exploration, experimenting with color combinations you have never before considered, or picking up a set of mini-skeins to play around with. We have added quite a few beautiful handdyed yarns to the shop including some inspired by the national parks (another favorite summertime activity of ours) and others inspired by some of our favorite summer activities so whether you are traveling this summer or stuck in town and want to pretend to take a trip, we have you covered. 
Our Summer classes are live and we have a huge selection of vacation-friendly single session classes with small projects and techniques perfect for the warmer months.
Quick reminder, if you did a knit or crochet tracker for the month of May, get those turned into us by June 6 to be eligible for our drawing for a $50 ReBelle gift certificate. You can turn them into us in person or snap a picture with your phone and email it to us at rebellegirls@gmail.com.
New In The Shop
We are super excited to welcome Ruby & Roses into our shop. Addy is an indie dyer out of Indiana (we guess you could say she is an Indie Indy dyer) who started dying solo in her parents garage and now has a studio, 3 assistants, and a husband who runs the business side of things. Her colors are full of whimsy and she is known for her limited edition special collections (such as the Taylor Swift inspired colors we brought in with our first order.) We currently have her Plump Rose base in both sock sets and single skeins.
June's Crazy Beautiful Color of the month from Emma's Yarns a speckly mix of late day clouds and warm sunshine. The color choices here are giving the kind of summer vibes that have us looking forward to the warm days coming our way.
As usual, the color plays well with a huge variety of coordinating colors! Pictured here (top to bottom) with Kale, Be Hoppy, Limoncello, Thai Tea, Where’d That Man-go?, Oops, I Did It Again!, Down The Rabbit Hole, Jammin’, & Fame & Fortune.
Every month from May-August, Knitted Wit will release 4 new colorways inspired by National Parks areas, such as National Recreation Areas, Heritage sites, etc. 
For June we have (from left to right) Wupatki National Monument, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, and Stonewall National Monument. We have a few hanks left of May's colors in case you missed out.
As usual, there is a Passport to track your parks purchases from us and other local yarn shops as you travel through the summer. At the end of the summer, there will be a commemorative patch for those with four filled squares and an enamel pin for those with all sixteen. 
We are excited to welcome local dyer, Maps Yarns, into the shop! Conley Kinkead is a fiber artist and cartographer (hence the name,) living in Lexington, Ky. She dyes her yarns in small batches and only uses yarn bases she loves working with herself. As a knitter for half her life, Conley understands the importance of working with yarns you enjoy. 
Conley has also released her first pattern, the Dandelion Halter Bralette, which is a size-inclusive halter top that uses one hank of her sock yarn, it's the perfect project for her summer-y colorways.
Events at ReBelle
For those needing a project for the warmer months, we are doing our annual Sweet Summer Top Knit/Crochet along for the month of June. As in past years, each person with pick their own pattern to make and we will all work on them together learning about different yarns and construction styles as we go. Robyn created a Ravelry bundle 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. 

All ReBelle knit/crochet alongs are free and open to the public and you can attend as many or as few sessions as you like.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 862 6816 4341
Passcode: cotton
Come join other Lexington area knitters, crocheters, and stitchers while we craft away a lazy Sunday afternoon. 
Olive's Apron is closed for vacation this week, so if you usually grab a drink or snack there you might try somewhere else. Free!!
Sunday, June 9, 1-4pm
Heartland Yarn Adventure
Are you ready for a yarn adventure? We had so much fun participating in last's year's Heartland Yarn Adventure that we couldn't wait to sign up again! Whether you plan to hit 2 shops or all 84, this passport will give you access to exclusive deals, prizes, and shop giveaways. It will also provide a roadmap to all participating shops in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan for your future use. 
Grab a friend and start planning your 10-day road trip to dozens of beautiful yarn shops in the Heartland this summer! The crawl will go from Friday, July 26- Sunday, August 4.
You can buy passports on our website or in the shop all the way up to the crawl and the first 45 passports come with a collectable enamel pin.
Bluegrass Yarn and Fiber Crawl
Looking for something more local? Maybe a few farm visits? Come travel the 3rd Annual Bluegrass area yarn and fiber crawl! Hosted by the Kentucky Fiber Trail, this crawl will take place July 26-August 4 (same as the HYA and yes, you can do both.) Come explore and celebrate some of the best fiber venues in the commonwealth area!!
You can print a passport and vendor guide on the Bluegrass Fiber Trail page when they become availble.
Featured Upcoming Classes
Spry Knitted Bracelet
Join Susan as she teaches you to make the Spry Bracelet by Ashleigh Wempe. This faux braid bracelet is a perfect way to learn mosaic knitting. This colorwork technique looks complicated, but is knit with slip stitches, using only 1 color per row.

Learn a new technique and make a fun summer accessory to show off your knitting mojo while your wool sweaters are hibernating.

Bring about 10 yards each of 2 contrasting colors of fingering weight yarn, and size 1 needles.
Teacher: Susan Winkler
1 class, $20
Tuesday, June 4. 6:30-8:30pm

Monthly 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 outstanding 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 most months and  each group session is $20 for two hours and space is limited so register early.

Teacher: Susan Winkler 
1 Session. $20
Wednesday, June 5, 6:30-8:30pm
Wednesday, July 3, 6:30-8:30pm
Wednesday, August 7, 6:30-8:30pm
Sweater Workshop
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. 

Teacher: Susan Winkler
5 sessions, $60
 Saturdays 6/8, 6/22, 7/6, 7/20, & 8/3.
3 session mini workshop, $40
Thursdays, 6/13, 6/27, & 7/11. 6:30-8:30pm

Confused by all the abbreviations and wondering what those asterisks mean? Come learn to decipher the language of crochet patterns and charts to level up your crochet skills.  We will be covering all the parts of a crochet pattern to see what information is included, translating most of those tiny abbreviations, and identifying the symbols that make up charts. 

This class is suited for crocheters of all skills who are curious to know more about what patterns say and how they are structured. Bring your favorite yarn and hook, and play with some pattern excerpts to see what they make!
Teacher: Raellyn Hatter
1 class, $20
Saturday, June 8. 1-3pm
Register here- 
Owl Puffs
Quoting the pattern: “Owl Puffs are shy little birdies that just want your attention. So, get out your yarn and needles and whip up some little Owl Puffs of your very own.” You’ll learn how to knit in the round, and how to graft your stitches for a seamless finish.

Bring worsted weight yarn in 2 colors, about 15 yards each, and needles (in your preferred way of knitting in the round) that are 2 or 3 sizes smaller than suggested for your yarn. I’ll provide felt and buttons, safety eyes will be available to purchase.

Teacher: Susan Winkler
1 class, $20
Tuesday, June 18. 6:30-8:30pm
Mini Crazy Eights Coaster
Join Susan as she walks you through this fun and useful mini dishcloth (or coaster,) perfect for  gifting. If you can knit, you can make these and all you need is a bit of yarn (fingering, dk, or worsted, all work for these) and a set of US7 needles. These coasters are made using a short row shaping technique in garter stitch so they are an excellent way to dip your toe in the world of short rows. Make a whole stack in a rainbow of holiday colors, team colors, or neutrals.
For the class we will be making the coaster size, but there is also a full size cloth version available and you will learn everything in the class to make that one as well.

Teacher: Susan Winkler
1 class, $20
Wednesday, June 19. 6:30-8:30pm
Magic Loop Basics
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.This is an intermediate class so you will need to be comfortable knitting, purling, increasing and decreasing. 

Experience using dpns is not required, but recommended. 

Teacher: Susan Winkler
1 class, $20
Thursday, June 20. 6:30-8:30pm
Bumble the Bee
This quick and easy little bee will get you started into the world of Amigurumi.  You will learn how to crochet in a spiral, change colors, shape your bee using increases and decreases, create separate wings and attach them, and use safety eyes to bring your bee to life. 

Basic crochet skills, including chaining and single crochet, are necessary to participate in this class. For your bee, you will need to bring worsted weight yarn in two contrasting colors, plus some white for the wings, along with a D/3 , E/4, or F/5 hook and a yarn needle for finishing. Safety eyes and fiberfill will be supplied.
Teacher: Raellyn Hatter
1 class, $20
Saturday, June 22. 1-3pm
Crochet Boho Bunting
Need a pretty little bunting to refresh your summer decor? This lacy banner is just what you’ve been searching for, with beautiful floral motif flags and charming little tassels that will liven up any space.

This project requires basic crochet skills, and you will learn to crochet in the round, use the treble crochet stitch, make tassels, and join the flags together with chains and slip stitches to create a beautiful bunting.

The bunting uses about 300 yards of a DK weight cotton or cotton blend and a G6/4.0mm hook.
Teacher: Raellyn Hatter
1 class, $20
Wednesday, June 26. 6-8pm
How the Other Half Knits
Are you an English or Continental knitter? Ever wonder how the other half knits? The yarn is always greener on the other side so bring yarn and needles that you are comfortable with, and Susan will teach you a new way to knit. We’ll discuss different knitting traditions and their pros and cons of each.

Teacher: Susan Winkler
1 class, $20
Saturday, 6/29. 10am-12pm
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. 
Teacher: Susan Winkler
1 session, $20
Saturday 6/29. 1-3pm
We offer classes for knitting, crocheting, spinning, dyeing, embroidery, felting, and weaving. Please sign up for classes in person, by phone, or online 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