February 2017 Newsletter
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 12 - 6
Wednesday: 12 - 6
Thursday: 12 - 7
Friday: 12 - 6
Saturday: 10 - 6
Sunday: 12 - 4
We have two great knit-a-longs coming up!  
In February, we will be having a Knit-a-Long for the fantastcally warm and adorable Wolfpup by Tiny Owl Knits.  Join us on Sundays, February 12, 19 & 26 from 2pm - 3:30pm to knit-a-long and for tips and help with this charming pattern.  Facebook event here. 
And in March, we will be knitting Crosshatch Shawl by Benjamin Matthews. For this one we will be knitting-a-long on Thursdays March 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 12-1:30pm.
Welcome our new intern, River.  She will be working closely with us over the next 5 months.  Her current focus is product testing.
New In The Shop
We've got a lot of Rastita in stock recently along with two sample cowls, Greyshot and Ramblestone (pictured).  Both cowls use the mosaic knitting technique, a way of doing colorwork where only one color is carried at a time and slipped stitches are used to create the pattern.  They are great patterns even if you have never done colorwork before.  If you aren't familiar with this yarn, Rastita is a 100% wool lightly felted single ply sport weight with 310 yards/100g.
We received many requests to bring back Zauberball Crazy, so we did!  This fun yarn is a fingering weight blend of 75% superwash wool and 25% nylon. It's perfect for socks, but  lot of people use it for shawls to show off it's fun color changeing stripes.  Some patterns perfect for Zauberball Crazy are Magic Zauberball Stripe Socks, ZickZack Scarf, Little Sister Dress, Baktus Scarf, Funky Grandpa (cardigan), Nymphalidea (shawl), Metalouse (shawl), and Sockhead Slouch Hat.
We got a new shipment of Madeline Tosh we haven't shown off to you yet.  We receved several new colors of Tosh Merino Light (above) as well as a couple new colors of A.S.A.P. and Vintage (below).
We also have 2 new colors of Arranmore,
St. Claire (natural white) and Glenveagh Castle (grey).
Yarn of the Month
The yarn of the month for January is Alpaca Lana D'Oro.  Lana D'Oro is a blend of 50% alpaca and 50% wool with 219 yards per 100g skein.  It works up nicely on a US size 7 needle and the ReBelle girls have used it for many projects including: Grettir (sweater), Miss Marple Scarf (pictured), Rosemont Cardigan, Effortless Cardigan, Pom-Pom Flats, Noctua (hat) and Slouchy Textured Beanie(crochet).  You know we wouldn't be using it that much if it weren't a great yarn!  A few other projects perfect for Lana D'Oro are Lucky (me) (cardigan), Dustland Hat and Bobble Vine Jacketobble Vine Jacket.
Featured Upcoming Classes
Spinning Art Yarn
Corespinning and Add-Ins ($20)
Corespinning is a great way to show off the colors and textures of a batt. In this class you will learn to spin fiber around a yarn core. You will learn proper technique as well as a few tricks for creating a balanced yarn. After the corespinning we will spend a little time learning different techniques for adding flowers, beads, and other items to your handspun yarns. This is an intermediate spinning class so you will need to come to class with a working knowledge of your wheel and basic spinning techniques.

Saturday, March 11th 1-3pm
Intro to Fair Isle ($20)

Learn to knit with two colors doing the fair isle technique. In this class we will make a two color fair isle coffee cup sleeve with one solid and one variegate. For this class you will need a set of US7 dpns, 50g solid worsted weight wool, and 50g variegated worsted weight wool. This is an intermediate class, you will need to be comfortable knitting, purling and working on dpns before you take this class.
Saturday, February 18th 2-4pm


Introduction to Vessel Felting ($35)
In this class we will learn the basics of three dimensional vessel felting while creating multi-textural felt bowls. We will get a little wet so wear clothes that can get a bit messy. Class kits will be available for $10 and include enough fiber for two bowls, take home forms and a felting mat.
Saturday, March 11th, 3:30-6:30pm

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: 12 - 6
Wednesday: 12 - 6
Thursday: 12 - 7
Friday: 12 - 6
Saturday: 10 - 6
Sunday: 12 - 4