Giveaway Winner #3

by Craig on October 20, 2014

long johnsJoan M. is the winner of Giveaway #3! She wins two skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft in Long Johns. Congratulations, Joan!

Thanks to everyone who entered! There are 2 more giveaways as part of our month-long 10th Anniversary celebration, so please enter for more chances to win!

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10th Anniversary Giveaway #3

by Craig on October 15, 2014

This is the third weekly giveaway for our 10th Anniversary Celebration. Good luck!

Giveaway #3 Question: If you could pick a designer to design something just for you, who would it be and what type of garment or accessory would you want?

Kaffe Fassett

This is the hardest question for me so far! I love so many designers, I don’t even know how to decide. But since I must, I’m going to say that I’d want Kaffe Fassett to design me a blanket. I don’t like to wear a lot of color, but I’d love to have a giant, colorful blanket to curl up in. Now if he’d knit it for me too, it would be even better!

Leave your answer below by Sunday, October 19 and you could win!

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Giveaway #2 Winner!

by Craig on October 13, 2014

cardinal

The winner of our second giveaway is Grace! Grace won a skein of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Cardinal, a beautiful new color for Fall!

It’s so interesting to read about your favorite weights and fibers. Thank goodness we don’t have to choose just one!

Thanks to all of you who entered. Our next giveaway will be announced on Wednesday, so stay tuned!

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Introducing Loop Studio Yarn!

by Craig on October 10, 2014

Studio Colors

I am so pleased to introduce our first Loop yarn, Studio! We have long dreamed of creating our very own yarn especially for you, and we are so excited at its arrival.

Studio is soft, bouncy, and kettle-dyed in bright fun colors. We think you’re going to love it! Erika’s designed a fabulous 1-skein scarf that’s fun to knit and looks great on. Keep reading to find out how to get your free copy this October!

Studio Neutrals

Studio is an wildly soft merino wool spun into a bouncy 3-ply sport weight yarn. These substantial 350 yard skeins feel heavenly to knit and excellent to wear!

Use Studio for scarves and shawls, as it feels soft against your skin. Sweaters knit in Studio can be comfortably worn indoors and the lightweight fabric makes for easy layering. In fact, Studio is soft enough for a baby – and superwash too!

We’re also happy to tell you that Studio is American made. The fleece comes from American sheep and the yarn is spun and dyed right here in Pennsylvania. When you knit with Studio, you’ll know that you’re supporting American jobs!

Studio is available in 9 kettle-dyed colors – 3 grays, 3 blues, red, green, gold – and in natural. The shading from the dyeing process gives each piece life and movement. And the colors combine beautifully for multi-colored projects.

Portfolio Scarf

For an introduction to Studio, our own Erika Flory designed Portfolio – a 1 skein scarf featuring alternating sections of garter stitch and lace. The perfect length and width for wrapping and tucking into jackets, you’ll be wearing it inside and out all winter! We think it will make a great holiday gift too!

The pattern for Portfolio is free with your purchase of 1 skein of Studio yarn, now through October 31, 2014. The pattern is available for purchase individually too, by clicking here.

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10th Anniversary Giveaway #2

by Craig on October 8, 2014

It’s week two of our 10th Anniversary Celebration, and here’s where you can enter to win our second giveaway.

Giveaway #2 Question: If you could only knit or crochet with 1 fiber in 1 weight for a year, which would it be and why?

Sheep

My choice would be worsted weight wool. I like worsted because it’s thin enough to not be too hot and thick enough to knit along at a good speed.

Leave your answer below by the end of Sunday, October 12 for your chance to win!

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Take a Class with Kate Oates!

by Craig on October 7, 2014

Kate Oates, creator of Tot Toppers and When I Grow Up patterns, is visiting us on Saturday, November 8, with sample garments and accessories for you to see. Meet Kate in the morning, then take a class with her in the afternoon!

A few Tot Toppers Patterns

clockwise from top left: Roar, Gramps Cardigan, Cozy Legs, and Ollie Hat from Tot Toppers.

Kate’s designs for children and adults are fun and colorful with a modern classic style. In addition to her individual knitting pattern lines, she is the author of Knitting Clothes Kids Love: Colorful Accessories for Heads, Shoulders, Knees, Hands, Toes.

Some patterns from When I Grow Up

clockwise from top left: Gramps Slouch, Rondo, Mary Swanson Cardi-Vest, and Gramps Cardigan from When I Grow Up.

MEET KATE
free, Saturday, November 8 from 11am-12pm

Come meet Kate and see her garments and accessories in person.

GROW WITH ME CLASS
$60, Saturday, November 8 from 1-5pm

The challenge with hand knits for children is how quickly they grow out of them. In this class, you’ll learn the basics on how children grow and the best ways to get more wear out of each garment. You’ll not only receive a description of growth patterns, but we’ll walk through a little necessary math to make adjustments in patterns and gives an overview of schematic interpretation. Included are several math worksheets for adjusting stitches or rows in a particular section of a sweater. We’ll finish up by practicing some knitted grow-with-me tips & tricks for long-lasting sweaters. Handouts are provided.

Skills required:
-cast on
-knitting in the round

Required Materials:
-Yarn and appropriately sized needles for small circumference knitting at worsted gauge or heavier.
-Basic calculator, pencil, scrap paper
-Knitters tools like scissors, darning needle, measuring tape
-an open mind about some easy math and a little bit of patience with yourself!

Call us at 215-893-9939 or stop in to reserve your spot in class!

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