The ever popular poplar cowl which uses three skeins of luscious Road to China.
The reversible cable cowl is luscious and you can use either 2 balls of Kid Classic, or 4 balls of Organik.  Both of these projects are low yardage, and pretty large needles so don't be intimidated!


 
The Bumble Up Cowl is a fun slip stitch in Spud & Chloe Outer.  We brought back the quick ribbed cowl which uses one skein of Rowan Big Wool, or Rasta, or ASAP.

 
The Elis Cowl is one skein of Manos Silk Blend, and the Annabella's Cowl which uses one skein of Haiku, and 2 skeins of Silk Purse.  Once again, theses are low yardage projects which means you will be finished in no time!  

Here is a list of a few of our favorite things...
Yarn Cozies
Lantern Moon Cases
Wooden Cable needles
Hummingbird Kit
C
ute Tape Measures

Remember we have regular business hours throughout the holiday season, except we will be closed on December 24th, 25th, and January 1st.  Regular hours are: Tuesday-Friday 11-5, and Saturday 11-3.
Jilly Lace is back in stock! 
Lorna's Laces Pearl back in stock!  One skein is all you need to knit a beautiful scarf.

Holiday Trunk Shows

We will have regular business hours  throughout  the holiday season   except  we will be closed on December 24th, 25th, and January 1st.

Trunk shows from Knitbot and Shibui here until December 20th

Take a break from your hectic schedule and find your New Years sweater!  It is a tradition with our staff and many customers to start a new sweater on New Years Eve.  


How chic is Shibui this season?  We love how this yarn feels, and the modern, clean palette.  To see their yarns in our online store click  here (and their cashmere yarn Pebble will be here shortly!).

  
No. 11  uses a dk alpaca held with a  2-ply fingering.  No.7  uses a heavy bulky weight yarn.

 
No. 8  feels like cashmere but it is  Cima  held doubled.

 
Mix No.10  hat uses  Cima  held doubled and is a slip stitch.   No.12 hood is a worsted held withSilk Cloud.


We are pleased to host the Knitbot essentials trunk show (arriving on Tuesday, December 9th) featuring the patterns shown below.  Come in and try these wonderful sweaters on!  We do have these patterns available for purchase in print.


 
The  Moto Jacket  knit in  Savannah  and the  Trail Jacket  knit in an  aran weight wool.

 
June's Favorite Cardigan knit in a  worsted wool, and the  Autumnal Cardigan  knit in a lofty sport weight.

 
The Sycamore vest  knit in  Savannah  and the Calligraphy Cardigan  knit in  dk weight yarn.

 
The  Rosemont Cardigan  is knit in an  aran weight,  and the  Contented Cardigan  knit in aworsted weight yarn.

Not pictured here but in the store: the  Sock Yarn Adult Cardigan, and the  Lightweight Pullover

More yarns you all love back in stock and ready for a quick knit!  We have  Cascade Magnum,Spud & Chloe Outer ,Ozark Opulent, Tosh Home, &  Tosh ASAP  fully stocked for all your gift knitting.  Early next week we will have  Tundra  from the Fibre Company back in stock too!  

Make your holidays 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 .  


 

Meet Soak and the extended Soak family!

 

Meet the latest scents from Soak.  To learn how easy hand washing can be click  here.  To see all the things you can washing with Soak click here.  The scents are limited for a few years, but yes they always make scentless.


We carry soak in both the TSA approved size for $10, and the large 12oz bottle for $17.  You only need 1 tsp per one gallon of water, so the large bottle lasts most knitters a year or more!  

The hand cream is light, super moisturizing and comes in the same great scents as the wash products.  It has shea butter, olive oil and vitamins A & E.  It rejuvinates skin, and protects hands.  Apply sparingly, rub  thoroughly  and get back to it!  It is also TSA approved at 3 oz for $10.50. 
 


Are you ready for winter? 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.














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.



















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.

  
Find our store online here !  We now have about 85% of our brick and mortar store online!  We value your comments please let us know what we can do to make it a better shopping experience!  Email: Yarn@knittingoffbroadway.com


Our Staff Has Over 100 Years of Knitting Experience!
Fort Wayne's oldest yarn store & the only place for Natural and Luxury Fibers

Reminder of our hours of operation:

Tuesday-Friday 11:00-5:00 
Saturday 11:00-3:00


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We will be closed December 24th, 25th, and January 1st but will have regular hours throughout the holiday season





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





Voted 2008 Best Craft Store and Best Place to Work.
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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)
 

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.








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







New Yarns

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!).



  







 








  

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