Knitting Off Broadway is happy to support the Fort Wayne chapter of Knitted Knockers which was stared by Patti DeFreeuw and Martha Opoien!  This  organization supplies  free knitted or crocheted prosthetics to women who have undergone a mastectomy. We challenge our Fort Wayne knitters to collect 50 pairs of knockers (or more) by June 30, 2017. As a condition, only knockers made from approved yarns can be donated. The Rowan Cotton Glace is one of the approved yarns and is available in our store.  One pair only takes one skein!! The pattern and other approved yarns can be found on their website here. If you decide to use a yarn other than the Rowan Cotton Glace, please include the label. You only need to knit them!  The stuffing and packaging will be done by Patti and Martha. There will be a Knitted Knocker knit-a-long on Saturday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., but if you think you will need help with the technique, Donna, Patti & Martha will be available at Knitting off Broadway on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m.-11 a.m.  Since this is before regular shop hours, please be here at 10 o'clock.  As always,additional parking is available at Apex Surveyors and/or the former Spay & Neuter Clinic adjacent to our building.  All of us have been affected by breast cancer, and Knitting off Broadway is happy to help support this good cause. 

Knit Fort Wayne Project Bags!


Show your love for Fort Wayne with a skyline!  Shop them in our online store here.

Grown Trunk Show will be here until the 23rd!  

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Come in and try on our favorite designs from the latest publication by Kate Oates.  Click the image to see the sweaters in this book.  


Jan and Natalie also went crazy ordering bags at Atenti!


Shown above is a  new print "Memoire" shown in the style "Lolita" .
 The Lolita is an open tote with a magnetic closure and a large detachable interior pouch 12" x 10" x 3" in a combining fabric. Both pieces are fully lined with water resistant taffeta. The outside shell bag includes a zippered pocket and an open divided pocket with a cell phone slot. 17" wide x 11" tall x 6" deep. This bag has feet. 
 We have over 25 new styles/prints in the store now, and the remainder of our order will be in the store no later than 3/10.  For the first time ever we have almost all of the bags we have listed online here (a few are extra special and no Atenti stock photos exist).  If you are local and want to snag a bag in the middle of the night, you can pick it up in the store by entering "pick up" in the coupon box when you check out.  This will work for any item that you wish to pick up in the store.  If you forget the coupon, send us an email and we will credit you shipping when you stop in to pick up your goodies.
  
New Millie Roll bags from Della-Q!


 No zippers to snag your projects, and they are adjustable to snugly hold socks to sweaters!  
Shibui Trunk Show Featuring Drift!

We are excited to debut our latest yarn to join the Shibui family with this lovely, quick knitting trunk show!  We will have this show in the store until March 11th, and we do have hard copies of these patterns in the store.  Joining us for the Mix Party?  Be warned!  You will fall in love with this new worsted weight, cashmere blend yarn; Drift!

 
Avenue feels amazing as it is knit with Drift and Silk Cloud.  Natalie had to start this sweater!  Boulevard has been getting lots of attention already with its subtle slipstitch pattern knit in Cima held with staccato

 

The Rise cable hat and cowl is a free pattern when you purchase Drift.  It takes only 1 skein of Silk Cloud and 2 skeins of Drift to make the set.  We knit this up in Navy, and Vicki is knitting one now in gray!  We think a regular CO would be fine, as long as you don't make it overly tight.  Promenade shows off the lovely stitch definition of Drift on its own, and is Tami's favorite piece in the show!  

 

The Midtown cardigan would be a pleasure to knit in Maai held with Cima.  There are no side-seams; a simple slip stitch edging makes this a staple in any wardrobe.  District knit in Dune is a study in simplicity, but anytime you get to knit with Dune is a  great knitting day!  

 
North is all knit in Drift with square cables and an asymmetrical hem.  You must try on this piece to see the full effect!  Vista is knit with Pebble and Cima which yields a soft, tweedy fabric.  This pullover also has an asymmetrical hem and clean lines.

 
Customer Spotlight
(on Natalie...)


Denise has loaned us her Banana Leaf Shawl knit with 6 skeins of Koigu Swan Silk!  This pattern really works in any weight of yarn!  Many of you still love the Banana Leaf Donna knit a few years ago with one skein of laceweight yarn.  This is a study in gauge for sure!

 

Here is Natalie in Karen's Lucky 13 Bolero knitted in Alchemy Silken Straw and Sanctuary.  Donna knit one a few years ago as a shop sample; we love how beautiful they each look in very different color schemes!  



Big Finish for 2016!



A year later, Fair Isle Club I blanket is finished, and Natalie is having even more fun knitting for Club II!  



Last Look-


The Find your Fade wrap has been very popular on Ravelry and features the lovely colors of HHF Skinny Singles.

pssst- just in: HHF Silk Merino Lace , and the latest painterly colors from Tosh in Sock and TML.


Have you tried this new line of lotion bars we carry?  We like how Love and Leche uses fun shapes, and limited edition essential oil scents!  Perhaps more importantly is their story, and the high quality honey, beeswax, and goats milk they use.  Read more about them here.


Have you seen the latest accessory from Hedgehog Fibers?  Introducing gem gauges in a variety of shapes and colors!  Click here to shop them in our online store.  They come with a chain so you can attach it to your knitting bag and hopefully won't loose it!


Ore, Quartz, and Crystal shapes.  All shapes available in all colors shown here.  We are also restocked in all your favorite colors in Skinny Singles, and Sock.


Add a little Cashmere to your life !
Who doesn't love the look and feel of cashmere?   What is an added bonus for knitters is that the cashmere you can buy in a yarn store, is of superior quality and thickness to anything you could buy in a store for the same cost.  Also, when you give the gift of cashmere, the  recipient   immediately  knows that this is a very special gift that is to be treated with care.


For Him and for Her scarf kits
Cashmere-Scarf-for-Him Cashmere-Scarf-for-Her
These kits are a classic and we happy to offer them to you again this fall.  Each kit has 7 scarf patterns, and 300 yards of luscious 8-ply cashmere that all knit up quickly on a 7-9 needle.  See what we have in stock now  here .  

New Cashmere Gradient Cowl Kits


What a fun fall weekend project to knit up now for the holidays for yourself, or for a loved one.
Each kit has 6 mini skeins in fun colorways and a pattern for the endless ombre scarf (which can easily be converted into a cowl)!  To see what we have in stock click  here .

New Peeeps Cashmere and Wool Cowl Kits
Peeeps, Tangelo Peeeps, Licorice
One touch, and you will be sold!  This is quite possibly the softest yarn we have ever had in the store and it is surprisingly 60% wool, and 40% cashmere from Jade Sapphire.  Each kit has three balls of fluffy yarn (2 of one color, and 1 of a contrasting color) and a pattern to knit a striped cowl in the round.  Jan knit up the shop sample during a weekend car trip (Natalie will block it this weekend) and really enjoyed it.  She used the Blue Floss and Meringue combination.  See what we have in stock now  here.

Put on a poncho this season! 



 

Vicki knit up the  smaller size reversible ribbed poncho on the left in Shibui  Pebbleand  Dune  held together, and  Brenda knit  the larger size poncho in  Organik

 

This is the poncho that started it all for us here at Knitting off Broadway.  The  easy folded poncho  that has an optional cowl, and can be knit in a wide variety of yarns.  These are both Vicki's ponchos, one knit in Mountain Colors Mountain Goat, and the other is knit without the cowl with Blue Sky Melange 100% sport weight alpaca. 

 

The original shop poncho sample  is knit with 6 balls of  Rowan Felted Tweed.  We also love it knit in  Acadia, or Shibui  Maai.  On the right is the  Smocked lace wrapwhich we have knit up with two skeins of  Manos Lace, but we would really love it knit with three skeins of  Pebble


Be like Beata (the creator of Hedgehog Fiber), let your knitting show through your bag!

We just got these "Invisible" HHF bags in!  Shop them here, and see her yarns we have in stock here!




Coop Knits Volume I and II kits 

Warm up your needles, these little projects are great to knit in the summer heat, and will keep you warm this winter!  Natalie personally loves the drastic weather in NE Indiana because she really has a   need  to knit literally every type of garment and accessories!  Ranging from summer linens, and winter wools!  She has even been known to knit Fair Isle or other intricate accessories while sitting out in the sun!   Do you knit in unusual places?  If so share your story on our  Facebook page!  


Pictured above is our Toasty Kit option II- with enough yarn to knit: Bedale, North-Allerton, Aiskew hat OR mittens, Carthorpe, Ripon, Catterick,and Eppleby.  To see these patterns click  here


Pictured above is the yarn for Toasty Kit III where you will have enough yarn to knit exactly as shown in the book: Kettlesing, Low Laithe, and Birswith, and we think you will have enough yarn to knit other patterns too!  To look inside this book click  here.

Why are these Toasty collections so great for accessories?  Fair Isle, twisted stitches, and cables makes for toasty knits since warm air is trapped by the textured stitches, or by the floats from the stranded technique.  We like to keep the lighter color (or pop color) in our left hand so it lays on top of the other color making it stand out.  You know you are knitting Fair Isle correctly when your yarns are not tangled with each other.  Each ball should not interfere with the other as you knit.  Each hand is "assigned" a color for the entire project.  We will be offering both beginner, and advanced Fair Isle classes this fall (which will be soon!!).

 



















To Sign Up:
Come in or call to sign up: 260-422-YARN; 1-888-422-YARN. To hold your place in class, the non-refundable class fee must be paid at the time you sign up.

Private Lessons:
If you'd rather schedule private or small group lessons, please let us know. Our staff members knit, and would love to set up a class if you wish. Cost is $15 for a private thirty minute session (yarn and needles not included) to get you started. You may also want to consider knitting parties for yourselves or for your children.

  
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Spring Knitting Inspiration off  Broadway!

While supplies last, you get a mini KOB nail file with a $50 purchase!
Try on our latest spring knits!


   
We love Horizon knit in Shibui Linen held with Shibui Cima.  This multi-season pullover features simple hems and contrasting color segments that overlap for a unique, layered effect. Cima and Linen blend for a chic, yet polished pullover.

 
Natalie knit the Deschains top in a weekend while taking care of a 4- week- old kitten, and has already started another luxe version in Alchemy Pagoda and Shibui Silk Cloud!  Tails, shown on the right still looks great for its 3rd summer at the yarn shop!  It is fun to see these two tops on display next to each other since Natalie used Twig for both of them, but in very different gauges!

We have all the latest Shibui patterns in stock that are perfect to knit, and to wear this year.  The showcase the latest colors and yarns from Shibui which we have in stock!


Many of you may have noticed the cleaning frenzy that has been going on at Knitting off Broadway!  Spring cleaning early means benefits for you!  Our sale section is near bursting, and new items keep being added.  Right now we are featuring many discontinued colors in fabulous Fibre Company yarns.  We also have some linen odds and ends on sale from various vendors.  In the entryway, we have hundreds of patterns to offer you for free from Mountain Colors, Yarns on Stage, Penny Straker, Pear Tree, Fickle Knitter and more!  After being in business for so many years, it is amazing how things accumulate!  


Our Koigu Cloak Knit-a-long is going well; we have had new people sign up for this year- long adventure!  Natalie and others have now decided to complete one cube five days a week to meet their final goal.  We all decided it is much easier to keep the momentum going- you actually can memorize the simple cube!  In April they are going to relax and work 22 simple half triangles that go on the very bottom edges of the cloak.  In May, the complex cubes will begin!  It was so fun to see how the different color palettes are working up!

The Marie Wallin Fair Isle Club II is becoming more and more lovely as the months go on.  Four months are now complete, and if you would like to join in the fun, we do have kits left.  There are still a few spaces left in Marie's digital edition KAL.  Natalie is really enjoying this project, and has decided to knit two... one for her parents and one for her husband in burly yarn!  

We just got in 250+ new buttons styles!  Our favorite button distributor just went through a big transition, and we are thrilled to see all the new buttons they now have to offer us!  Jan and Natalie spent 2 hours ordering buttons at the trade show in January.  (Actually Jan had to sit down and rest while Natalie continued to go crazy ordering!)  Stop in and see what they chose!  We have fancy resin covered coconut, found antler, metal, kids buttons, large horn buttons and more!  We did get in many plain styles, as well as leather knots, to complete every project you could ever dream up!  The new buttons are really inspirational- they make us want to start new projects to accentuate the buttons!


Want to know if others are knitting what you are knitting?  Then check out the knitting community at Ravelry.com.  It is free to join, and well worth it!  You can search groups and projects.  See what all Natalie and the staff at Knitting Off Broadway have been knitting.  Natalie's user- name is knittily, Tami's is knittler, and don't forget to join the Knitting off Broadway group!

Do you have knitting questions?  Check out our You tube channel at www.youtube/knittingoffbroadway.com









We are conveniently located just west of downtown at:

1309 Broadway [ map & directions ]
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802
260-422-YARN (9276)
yarn@knittingoffbroadway.com
 
 
If you are a sock knitter, you must stop in!  We have an incredible selection of sock yarn, wooden sock needles, and all the latest sock knitting books.

 

We now have a group on Ravelry!  What is Ravelry you ask?  It is a website for knitters, by knitters.  It's a great place to get inspiration, see what everyone is knitting, check for pattern errors or send/view questions to someone who has knitted a project already!  You do need to sign up, but it's free and worth it!  (http://www.ravelry.com)






Two completed shop samples are designed by Lori Versaci from her new collection "Sisterhood".  The entire collection is so unique it was hard to decide which one to knit, so Natalie choose two... for now! 

 
Spellman  is a fisherman rib tunic with seed stitch and i-cord details knit in luscious 100% alpaca.  Natalie used 5 skeins of Shibui 100% Alpaca creating a smooth and uniform garment.  The photo on the right was knit in  Knightsbridge  which has a heathered look, and is more loosely spun yarn knitting into a less dense fabric.  


Moore  has enchanted many customers already.  They love the simple construction with a split back and i-cord edges, plus did we mention the yarn is amazing?  Natalie hasn't knit with  Road to China Light  in a few years, and after a few stitches, she was instantly hooked on the feel of this yarn making this simple sweater a real pleasure to knit.  



Beech Hill  has been on Natalie's knit list since she saw it advertised on the back of a magazine this past spring.  She had a great time knitting it, and thinks she will get to wear it often this fall.  It is knit with 7 skeins of  Acadia, and is a relaxing and relatively quick knit on a size 8 needle.

 









These adorable kits are suitable for the advanced beginner.  Each kit includes directions for knitting in the round, or back and forth.  These precious patterns are sold only in the kits.  

Collect them all!  We already have Emile in the store;  Natalie still needs to assemble her Marcel and Lisette!  Ruth is taking Hector with her on vacation!  What fun little friends!


 






  

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