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Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802
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)
Is it officially fall?
Guess so since the kids are back in school and everywhere you look there is pumpkin spice this and that...
The other morning Natalie thought she actually smelled fall in the air, and then today she noticed some leaves were falling! Each new season is always an exciting time for knitters. We get to look ahead to what's next in knitwear, AND we get to take out finished (or almost finished) projects for the new season ahead.
It has been one of the busiest summers
for Knitting off Broadway. We are so thrilled that many of you have discovered the wonders of knitting with plant fibers, and just knitting in the summer! We do have some great simple and fun projects that can be knit in a variety of wonderful yarns, mixing animal and plant fibers to create three season sweaters, or you can just use plant fibers for a unique look and feel too. Sorry it has been a while since our last installment, but we were all busy knitting, and we know you are too! New classes and new in-shop hosted KAL's will (hopefully) be announced in the next newsletter. As always, if you see something you think would make a great class, please let us know.
Recently Natalie completed a slew of projects that were all different than what she normally knits. She knit different shapes, with different yarns, and learned some new techniques! The simple details and fabulous yarns make these garments fun to knit, and easy to wear. These sweaters are timeless yet modern, so if you don't get it done this season, there is always next year! Natalie is still shocked that she has her fall knitwear wardrobe ready to go ahead of schedule.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Earlier in the season, we decided to make some quick knit summer sweaters. This morphed into so many quick and fun to knit projects in a variety of yarns. We wanted to highlight some of our favorites here. The possibles are quite endless!
has become more addictive to knit than the
! We love that the yarn combinations are endless, and that you can easily knit this in a week on size 11 needles with just 600 yards for the medium size. Natalie and Vicki have both decided on having 4 of these sweaters- one for each season! Here Natalie is wearing her "summer" version knit with 3 skeins of
Alchemy Silken Straw
, and 3 skeins of
. Many of you have come in and loved her "spring
" version knit in
. She is finishing her "fall
" version this weekend which is knit using three yarns held together: Shibui
, and Isager
. Her mom just started the "winter" version knit with Shibui yarns; Maai
was another very simple knit with endless yarn possibilities. You knit four rectangles and then seam them up (or pay Natalie to do your finishing she does not mind at all)! Here is Natalie in her 2nd one knit with Alchemy Tweedy held with Shibui
. We think this would like great knit up in
Slice of linen
has been both a staff and a customer favorite! Donna and Tami have knit theirs in Shibui
held doubled, Natalie and Vicki have usedAlchemy Silk Purse
, and Vicki just finished another one using
! For the Silk Purse version one skein each for the fronts, and two skeins of the same color for the back for the small and medium size. For Shibui
held doubled, you need 2 each for each front, and 4 for the back.
Do you need something to knit using the new
Tosh Colors, or new
Fino Colors? We do!
These are some ideas for single-ply yarn, and these projects would be nice to take on vacation!
The Loop shawl
is a great excuse to use a crazy variegated such as
Beach Bonfire, without the finished shawl being too wild! On the right is the
which is in the latest issue ofKnit.Wear
(we have plenty of copies in the store) and Natalie loves it in the colors as shown and she thinks she should knit on up in
Hedgehog Skinny Singles!
is a fun way to play with color, as is the
. Natalie knit the Doodler during a trip to TN this past November.
would be lovely with the sheen of silk from
We still have sweater quantities left in the newly discontinued
Organik by the Fibre Compan
From Left to right, Forest, Painted Desert, Yellowstone, Desert Rose, Heather Moorland, and Holly Berry.
Natalie finished her
Maple Bay Cardigan
in Organik, and Ruth knit her
in Organik a few years ago and wears it often.
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!