New Yarns for Fall

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.


 
Natalie in Eppleby, which used less than one skein of Titus.

 

Natalie has been finishing up all kinds of projects lately (but still has 10 on the needles, and knit up two bulky cowls since the last newsletter...).  She just finished her Wisdom Wrap in Sparky!  She used 6 skeins, all different colors, and 2 skeins of Sanctuary for the felted i-cord.  This is such a unique and timeless accessory that you can wear all year!  This project is very simple!
*Did you know, that when you are in our online store that you can amplify the images by right clicking and opening the image in a new window?   We also offer free shipping on orders over $100, and $3 shipping on single skeins.*
 
Every year we love having new samples of our latest chunky yarns.  Natalie knit up the Frances Cowl on the Left using 3 skeins of Fleece Artist's Slubby Blue.  We love how the simple stitch pattern really makes the most of this textured yarn, plus its very cosy.  On the right is the Carmella cowl that knits up quickly on size 15 needles, and the feel of the Zen Serenity Chunky is just wonderful!

 
Knit the Woodland Hoodie in Rowan Big Wool!  We have the single pattern and yarn in the store! On the right Natalie is wearing Swathe in Rowan Drift (which has been discontinued by the manufacturer, but Big Wool has the same gauge, and the entire pattern book is wonderful which we still have in stock!).
Are you ready for fall? Try the latest yarn from the Fibre Company: Knightsbridge.  The colors are rich, soft, and heatherd as only the Fibre Company can do!   This light worsted weight yarn provides excellent stitch definition and is perfect for fresh modern garments and accessories.  The Pemberton Scarf takes 6 skeins to keep you warm all winter!  Check out the entire Knightsbridge pattern collection here, and shop the yarn in our online store here.

The September Dream Club always evokes memories of vibrant fall folliage.  The colors are stunning, and each skein is slightly different, ranging from hot pinks and lime greens to more reds and oranges.  Each skein has 620 yards of superwash fingering weight wool which is enough to make this months pattern, which is free when you buy a skein for $36.00. 
Zen yarn garden is here in a big way for fall!  We have the Serenity Single, Serenity Glitter Sock, Serenity Lace, Serenity Single +, Serenity 20 and Serenity Chunky is flying out the door!  Natalie knit up a very fun cowl with two skeins of chunky, and is shocked by how soft and light the finished cowl is!  When we were unpacking this yarn, each color was better than the next as you can see from the pictures in our online store!  
Natalie knit up Chevry by Stephen West using one skein each color of Zen Serenity Sock yarn.  Come in and try this on today, or shop this yarn in our online store here.  
The Zen Yarns we ordered were sets of variegated colors that would tone with several solid colors.  What this means for you is that we have enough solids for sweaters, and a great variety of wild and unique variegated yarns! 
*Did you know, that when you are in our online store that you can amplify the images by right clicking and opening the image in a new window?   We also offer free shipping on orders over $100, and $3 shipping on single skeins.*






 




 

These bags are Hobo style, and the front and back are embellished  with wonderful Sapa handwork.  No part of this fabric is printed, and no two bags are alike.  Each has a magnetic snap and four roomy pockets surround the inside compartment.  To shop these bags in our online store click here.  The new kits would fit perfectly in these bags!
Have you seen our Zig-Zag scarf by Marianne Isager knit in 4 skeins of Viscolin?  This scarf feels silky, and is a great summer project to have on your needles.  You do have to pay attention (not Zen knitting) but it is worth it!



This lovely shawlette is one of the many patterns in Botanical Knits II book which we have in the store.  It is also available as an e-book through Ravelry.

Meadow is back! 

Meadow is marvelous for summer knits.  We can't get enough of this yarn, and love all the new patterns for it! 

 
The latest from Interweave Knits, the Hay Bale tank.  Most sizes take just two skeins of Meadow, and we have plenty of copies of the magazine.  The yarn is held doubled on the back, and single on the front on a size 7 needle.  Natalie is half finished with the back which is a basic two- row lace pattern.  The front only took Natalie an evening of uninterrupted knitting (it goes fast on a size 7 needle).  She used her almost full leftover skein from URSA that she knit last summer. 


To view more details click here.  Natalie has enough yarn leftover to knit the small Typha cowl.  To shop this yarn click here.  We just got in our third shipment for the season, so we have enough for all your project needs.  Ursa calls for two skeins of two colors and one skein of one color, but Natalie did not use an entire skein, and hardly any of another skein, so you either can make this project larger, have leftover to make other projects, or simply buy 4 skeins instead of the recommended 5.  This shawl only uses three colors, and the variation is achieved through alternating which color will be dominant (the garter ridge) and which will fall to the back (the stockinette stitch section).  Natalie recommends not worrying about which color goes where because they all get blended- just choose colors you love!  



This is Natalie's shawl shown in Bergamot (red), prairie (gold), and black adder.

We still have room in some of our summer lace classes and the "Hitchhiker" class!  Click here for class details.  

 

 












Oblagon is a large wrap combining stocking and reverse stocking stitch, sections of lace and slanting lines of dropped stitches.  This project will take two skeins of Madelinetosh Praire on a size 6 needle.  To buy the pattern click here.  To shop yarn from us online click here.  This looks like a great summer project to us!  This project looks like it will have great drape, and a unique texture.
Once the pattern is established there are only small changes from section to section, which makes it easy to memorize each part and still offers variation along the way.

The rectangle shape makes it very versatile to wear different ways. - As a scarf it easily goes twice around the neck, or generously around the shoulders as a wrap.  



The gradient scarf is another great project to keep your hands busy while you relax.  We are really enamored by the blending effect that can be achieved by holding two lace weight strands together and you only need one skein each of three colors.  This is another laceweight project knit on worsted weight needles and we are so glad that this is a trend that has made laceweight yarns popular again!  Natalie is currently working on Samen by Stephen West and is having a great time mixing colors and fibers.  To purchase this pattern click here, and to check out our Manos lace click here.



















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ATTENTION DATE CHANGED

Joining us for a weekend of knitting and crocheting:
Laura Ricketts Knitting Traditions Workshops
and Talk
Laura Ricketts is a knitter, knitwear designer, teacher and author, and, most recently a TV show host on  In the Loop with Laura . A history teacher by profession with a master's degree in education, she has combined that love for history, literature and textiles in her handcraft teaching.


She was inspired after teaching and living among the nomadic peoples of Mongolia, and asked the question, What have the Sami contributed to Nordic Knitting? The answer has turned into a wonderful quest, and has blossomed into visits, friendships and wonderful knitwear. Her work has been featured in Interweave Press  PieceWork  magazine and  Knitting Traditions  as well as Baiki : The North-American Sami Journal . After an extensive visit to Sapmi, the Sami traditional homeland, last fall, she is in process of self-publishing  Beauties from the North : Swedish Sami , Norwegian Sami , Finnish Sami, antique Sami , and bridal Sami mitten patterns. She presented Sami Mittens at Finnfest 2014, the Nordic Knitting conference in Seattle and the Vesterheim Norwegian-American museum this fall, and she will be giving the same talk here to our knitters on Thursday, October 23rd at the The OId Engine House No. 5 a block away from us at 1405 Broadway from 6:00-8:00 P.M.  They have a nice big parking lot, but feel free to park at our shop and walk over.  We will be serving pizza, water and soft drinks before the talk, and feel free to knit during the talk!  The talk is wonderful for knitters of all skill levels, and even non-knitters!  If you would just like to attend the talk we would love to have you, and the fee is $15, this fee is waved if you are signed up for either or both classes.  The cut-off for her talk sign-up is Friday, September 12th.



Irish Rose Crochet Class
Sample of what you will be taught in the class in the store

Come make an Irish Crochet rose with Laura Ricketts, recent author of Irish Crochet Cuffs in July/August PieceWork magazin e. Get comfortable making a three dimensional flower out of Rowan cotton 4-ply or cotton glace which will make a great pin or hair accessory. Bring your own hooks in D-E.
Skill level: students should be able to chain, single, double and half-double crochet.
Materials: one ball of Rowan fingering weight cotton
This class will meet on Saturday, October 25th from 1:00-4:00 P.M.



Skolt Sami Motif Mitten Class
Sample in our store!

The Sami are Scandinavias only UN recognized indigenous people. This class will focus on the Skolt Sami, whose traditional homeland lies at the junction of Norway, Finland and Russia. Join us in knitting a sampler of symbolic, Skolt patterns as we examine their rich tradition in wool.  We will cover the slyngborder / leaning braid trim, the 4-strand rounded braid and tassel, and, potentially, the peasant thumb if all goes well.  You will go home with instructions for the miniature mitten as seen at Knitting Off Broadway.
Skill Level: Adventurous Beginner – Intermediate. Basic knitting skills (knit, purl) knitting in the round and stranding experience
Students bring: Blue Sky Sport weight in red, white, and blue.  Please use these colors, but they can be any shade.  Needles to achieve a gauge of 5sts/in.; we recommend either a US 4-5 needle. 

Homework: After swatching to get gauge, using main color cast on 40 sts in the round and knit or rib 1 in / 2.5 cm. Leave on the needles and bring to class.
This class will meet Saturday, October 25th from 9:00 A.M.- 12:00 P.M. 

Prices are as follows:
Both classes and the Friday night talk with pizza for $90
One class and the Friday night talk with pizza for $50
Friday night talk with pizza for $15

The fine print:
Patterns are included in the class fee.  We reserve the right to cancel the classes if we do not meet the minimum number of students by Friday the 12th of September.  
The classes are limited to 12 students.  The class fee is non-refundable unless we cancel the class. 

You may call and sign up over the phone 260.422.9276, or stop in to reserve your spot and pick up your supplies!  To read more about Laura click here!  She is also featured in the latest copy of Knitting Traditions which we have in our store.





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





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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)
 







Warm up!

Spud & Chloe mugs are here for a short time!  These mugs are a unique shape, and you can fill them with yarn for a great no-knit gift!  

Stitch Markers
We have a variety of them in-stock from fancy gems to the ever popular rubber bumpers in both sizes.  









  







 








  

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