What beautiful weather...

Makes us want to knit!  

In this  newsletter, we are happy to suggest some new fun patterns, and some tried and true ones!

Just in time- our chunky Tosh shipment is here!  Tosh Home is a true bulky/chunky weight yarn (size 10-13 needles) , and it is superwash, making it great for everyone on your list!  Each skein has 110 yards and is $22.25 a skein.  This is a squishy 2-ply, hand dyed yarn in new colors from Madelinetosh, as well as some of our favorites.  If you don't need a superwash chunky yarn, Tundra from the Fibre Company is wonderful for any of the projects shown here.  See more details on Tundra here.

 
The Kantha  cowl has a fun slip stitch pattern over easy knitting.  You will need 3 skeins of Tosh Home, as well as a fingering weight (like tosh merino light) that has lots of pizzazz (like Holi Festival, or Cosmic Wonderdust- both in stock).  On the right is the Pixel Cowl that you can be sure will be in the shop shortly!  It uses one skein each of 4 fun colors- we have pop rocks, farmhouse white, gray, and neon peach in stock now!

You could also make the every popular, Gaptastic Cowl with 3 skeins, or the Dropped stitch Cowl with just 1 skein.  



The Latte Baby Coat with 2 or more skeins of Tosh Home is perfect for fall/witner.



Try some quick mittens such as these with 200 yards of Chunky Yarn.


Love this one skein Cloche hat by Romi Hill.  Last year, Natalie knit two fun hat patterns by Jane Richmond that are in the store; Elizabeth, and Betsy.



Natalie is sure to knit the Liberation Cowl with two skeins of one of our chunky yarns.



350 yards will make the Outlier shawl/poncho by Laura Aylor.

 
Two skeins of Tundra and three funky buttons makes The Shawl Collared Cowl, and one skein each color will make the Bauble Cowl (we also have pom-pom makers in stock!) try it in your favorite team colors.

 

Natalie knit the Kiernan hat in a few hours with one skein each color of Tundra, and plans to knit the Phlox cowl soon!  We have The Little Things Collection book in stock. 


We knit up the Petunia Blanket last year.  It was so much fun and used only one skein each of 5 colors!  How fun would this be in Tosh colors too?  

Do not get this  yarn confused with Tosh ASAP or Rasta which will BOTH be fully stocked the first week of September for your even quicker gift needs.  Don't worry, we will send out another email with some of our favorite, tried and true patterns for Super Chunky Yarns.  We think it is good to have our most popular winter yarns in different emails, because  it can be hard to know the difference between a chunky yarn, and a super chunky.  I tell people, the easiest way to tell them apart is to think, "if I am using a 15-19 needle, I most likely need a Super Chunky yarn".  We also have all the big circular, and double pointed knitting needles in stock all winter long in both Addi, and Hiya-Hiya.  Call for availability .  


Back to School  Yarn Sale!
The kids are in school, so why not buy yourself a nice skein of luxury yarn... or two...

We need to make room for all the new yarns that are to come this fall!  We have just marked down some lovely yarns at 25%-30% off!  What yarns are marked down?   Mainly luxury yarns, summery yarns, laceweight, and sock yarns that we will no longer be carrying.  We do not have many worsted, bulky, or superwash yarns in our sale at this time.

See some of our sale selection online (free shipping on orders over $100)
Alchemy Synchronicity ,  Artyarns Mohair Glitter ,  Leinen Los, Sea Silk,  Swan Silk ,  Pencil Roving , Isager Cotton, Select Tilli Tomas Yarns and more!  


 

Fall is in the air... even though we are not sure where the summer went...
New!  Rowan Brushed Fleece

Don't miss out on this soft  blend of extra fine merino wool and baby alpaca. The yarn has a subtle marled effect.  This is a true chunky weight,  making it very wearable, warm, lightweight, and also a quick knit!  Get started knitting this weekend on some new sweaters to wear this winter ($13.95 a ball).


To view all the patterns in the Brushed Fleece Collection click here.  We have these booklets in stock for $17.95
Natalie has started working on Carmel but also really likes Maree.

 
 

Shibui Pebble Trunk Show- You must stop in and feel this!
Here until Friday, August 28th
Shop Pebble yarn in our online store here.

If you wanted to use something even more luxurious, you can substitute Jade Sapphire 2-ply Cashmere which we have in stock here.


 
Cohle Sweater uses pebble doubled, and Lange uses Pebble singled.  Both are classic silhouettes to treasure for years.

 
Hart features a lace back panel, and is pebble held single for a truly ethereal fabric.  The Encadre Cowl is sumptuous and timeless!  Grafting and Fair Isle is involved, but it is worth it.  

 
The Cliff Pullover is iconic Shibui inspired by Bohus knitting.  Graphic slip stitches make this simple sweater extra special.  Knit on very tiny needles, but we think it is worth it.  

 
The Peak hat is so cute in the store!  The Ridge Pullover looks great on, and has many details that make it very structured.  This vertical braid stitch can be fun, Helga Isager has used it for years!

We have a new yarn, and a really fun baby blanket trunk show until Friday, September 4th including hard copies of the patterns.  Natalie and Jan have liked this yarn for a while, and are excited that it is one of our new yarns for Fall.  
The yarn is called Weepaca, and it is a blend of 50% superwash merino, and 50% baby alpaca.  It is a worsted weight, and comes in an adorable array of colors- and we have over 20 of them!  Each hank has 95 yards for $13, and hand wash is recommend.  If you wanted to substitute a more durable yarn, we recommended Spud and Chloe Sweater.


We have the Points Up Points Dow n:

It is a fun project using remnants of weepaca, one row at a time. The palette plays nicely together making it easy to add in and mix colors as you go.

You can take a more organized approach & limit color use. Consider using a light & dark within the one family, or a combination of your favorites.



 
Tex Around the Rosie:
Worked from the center out, various textured knit stitches keep this project interesting.  This blanket is designed especially with boys in mind.


Fruit Stripes:
Knit corner to corner on the diagonal with simple yarn overs!  


Watercolors

Texture, color, and multiple stitch patterns work together to create this whimsical baby blanket

They used 7 colors of weepaca. It took one skein of all colors except water (color A) took two skeins. If you happen to run out of yarn in a color, you have plenty of another color to substitute.

Rowan Magazine 58 has arrived!  

We have plenty in stock!

Winter 2015 is an exciting knitwear season with an emphasis on yarns with brushed finishes, soft wools, and mohairs. To see the look book click here .

Isager Kiba Vest



We love this little vest!  The pattern is available only with the kit and features Isager ALJ wool that is spun in Denmark, and Isager Mohair.  Shop these kits in our online store here.  


Have you checked out our staff projects on Ravelry?  If you click  here , you will see our staff and then you can click on each staff member to see their lovely finished projects!
Stripes are always nice
Staff feature

 

Here are two of Donna's finished projects!  Dawn   in Isager Wool 1, and her  Shibui Linen scarf!   Dawn used one skein each of 4 colors of  Wool 1  , and the scarf used two skeins of both main colors of  linen , and then one skein of her "pop" color.  Both of these projects are a fun knit any time of year!  Natalie has recently started the same striped linen scarf and is enjoying a nice easy knit!

 

Here are two of Vicki's finished striped projects,  Bardom   in three colors of Koigu, but we also love the idea of using  Meadow   (one each of three colors), and  Turntable   in one each of two colors of  Tosh Merino Light .



 

We brought back new Soak Boxes from the trade show!


This limited edition Soakbox includes a 3oz bottle of Yuzu Soak, stylishly matched with 2 balls of Erika Knight British Blue wool, and two patterns to choose from.  Natalie already knit up the little stripped hat!  To shop in our online store click here











Four Modern Wrappers

Seven different yarns, endless possibilities, and yes they look good on 99% of customers.

Natalie,  Jan, and Vicki jumped on the modern wrapper band wagon last year knitting 7 wrappers between them!  Donna tried one this December, and also really loved it.  Why do we love this so much?  It is easy.  Yes you need to gauge swatch, but it makes you feel certain that your finished piece will look like the one in the store.  We also like this sweater because it is like wearing a bathrobe with certain yarns, and very dressy with others.  Our customers have been  very successful with this project, and many make more than one... yes, Natalie will put it together for a reasonable price.  
 
Natalie and Hoosier in this wrapper, and Jan is wearing this wrapper.  Both feature a hand-painted mohair by Hedgehog Fibers that adds depth to a solid, or tweed wool.

 
Natalie's fist wrapper is still her favorite.  A dark green tweed with a black mohair is simply stunning, and surprising.  Donna is wearing a rich combination of different shades of purple in the Isager Irish Tweed, and Shibui Silk Cloud.  Each of these sweaters take 1,200 yards of two yarns held doubled on a size 10.  The pattern is a bit pricey at $10 but it is worth it, and makes even a new knitter feel confidant.


  We still have the lovely Vittran kits in stock!



What a glorious limited edition colorway...



















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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)


 
Unicorn Parallelograms  uses 20 different colors of Tosh Merino Light from the  Unicorn Mega Bundle, but Natalie used only 17 colors, and plans to use her remaining colors to knit a smaller Unicorn Stripes Cowl.  

 
Natalie is wearing  Gloria's Unicorn Stripes Cowl  which we have in the store!  She usedall 30 colors  and followed the directions to the letter! 

Tokyo Wrap Shawl Kits back in stock!

 
Come in and see this lovely sample knit by Denise!  These patterns are only sold with the kit, but you do save by not having to buy full balls of 3 contrast colors!  To view more details click here.
 





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!

These kits make it simple- everything you need is all in one place! Click  here  to see the free Royal Pillow pattern!

 

The Earth Stripe Wrap Kit
New and revised pattern

This is a large sumptuous striped wrap with long fringed ends, sure to keep you warm as a scarf out and about, or as a shawl at home.  The stripe sequence keeps you interested and your knitting moving!  The yarn is held doubled throughout on a size 6 needle. Finished size is 19.5 in (49 cm) wide by 58.5 in (149 cm) long, excluding fringe.  Pattern is included with this kit.  
To view this kit in our online store click  here.

We have this in our store so you too will fall in love with this silk mohair yarn.

 

 

Do you or someone you love, love color?  If so this is the sweater for you!  It has 17 different colors.

This ladies intarsia sweater from RowanMagazine 56, designed by Kaffe Fassett (who else?!).  It uses our newest yarn, Rowan Fine Tweed. With a wide neck and drop shoulder, the yarn is used double throughout so it goes fairly quickly, and there is no shaping.  This knitting pattern is for the intermediate knitter.

Each kit contains the required yarn, and Rowan Magazine 56.  To shop this in our online store click  here.

To view Natalie's progress on this sweater click here.





Introducing Bahh Ram Ewe Titus all the way from the U.K.  Click here to shop it in our online store.  

70% british Long wool, 30% UK alpaca; hand wash.
100g, 350 yds (320m); 28-30 sts = 4" on US 2-3 (2.75-3mm)

The breathless reviews for Titus are quite right!  The  artisan  makers of Baa Ram Ewe have combined the beautiful long locks of the quintessential Yorkshire Wensleydale with the finest of British sheep breeds, the Bluefaced Leicester, and gilded the lily with a touch of UK alpaca to create a luxurious fingering-weight yarn with the perfect balance of squish and drape, and is perfect for color work!  

 
Northallerton is a beautiful slouchy colourwork hat, complete with pompom. Shown in Titus Coal, Bramley Baths and Filey, it uses one hank of each colour.Carthorpe are fingerless mitts with cabled detail. Shown in Titus Bramley Baths, the pattern requires just one hank (or use leftovers from one of the hats!).  We are fully stocked on the Toasty Knits booklet, as well as all the single patterns from the book.


 










Make your life easier with rinse free fiber wash!


Some prefer Kookaburra, others Soak.  Our staff use both, but some customers prefer one over the other.  

Meet the Kookaburra & Soak family!


The perfect gift for any knitter, quilter, seamstress, or give the giftee some wool wash with your gift!  Both washes are as simple as let soak for 15 minutes, drain out the water, and in most cases, lay flat to dry!  We save so much money not going to the dry cleaner!  


  Kookaburra contains tea tree oil and lanolin making it the perfect choice for regular washing of hand and store knits.  We do not recommend  this for first time washing of colors that may bleed onto each other.  We love this on fleece to help repel  pet hair, and this product reduces static cling in fabrics.  The bottle has a built in unit of measure and is $15 for 16 oz.  It only takes one tsp per gallon of water.  To learn more about this product click  here .  






  







 








  

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