One skein of knitting bliss!

 

Did you get stuck in the snow storm without fun knitting?  

We sure hope not... when we have so many projects to choose from!
 
 
Natalie is wearing Isahbel (on the left) in Jade Sapphire 4-ply Cashmere, but this would be a wonderful time to try the latest yarn from Zen- Black Tie Affair; a blend of merino, silk and cashmere!  Shifting Sands is lovely in a neutral color, and would be a fun time to use every bit of one skein of Madelinetosh Merino Light!

We love to use a snow storm as an excuse to start a new project... or finish something! 

The Katja Sweater is finished!

Click here to shop the kit
Gloria and Natalie worked together to finish this up in a timely manner!  The result was a vibrant, lightweight sweater that will last for years!
The many shades of Rowan Fine Tweed... so many possibilities!

February Dream Club!
 

This is the final dream club for the year!  Get yours before they are all gone!  This is a fingering weight, single-ply merino wool for $22 which includes a PDF of the pattern.  Click here to shop them in our online store.  

Isager Tokyo Shawl Kit
Click here for more details, images, and pre-ordering (we currently have just a few in stock).
These are the latest kit from Isager, and a strand of Alpaca 1 is held through the project, creating subtle color changes.

Shown above is the dark kit, which Ruth is knitting on now


Shown above is the light kit, which is Natalie's favorite. 

Classes are in danger of being canceled!  Call us at 422.9276 and sign up today!  Still spaces left in the Turbulence Cowl that is coming up this Saturday, and the Tea Cozy Class Time has been changed 9:30- 11:00 AM to hopefully accommodate more students.


 

Manos Trunk Show is here until Friday, February 20th
Featuring colorful accessories, and sweaters to take you into spring!
(we have a limited number of hard copies of all these patterns).  We do not have our large selection of the Silk Blend, or Wool Classica in our online store.  Come down, try on some sweaters, and let us help you pick out yarn(s) for your next project(s).

Tromen Brioche Cowl- Total 3 skeins Manos Maxima (2 in MC Brown, and 1 CC Shocking Pink).
 

Maca Cowl shown on Left in one skein Chunky, Antuco Cowl in one skein Maxima on right
 

Osorno on left is crocheted with one skein each of two color Manos Silk Blend, and Viedma on right is crocheted using 7-9 skeins of Manos Silk Blend
 

Risco on left is a cute cardigan that really shows off the handspun Manos Wool Classica (5-8 skeins).  The Arenales pullover goes quickly in 5-7 skeins Manos Maxima.  
 

Yate on left is Natalie's new favorite winter ensemble.  She loves the vintage and fun feel of the loop stitch knit up in Manos Silk Blend.  Calbuco is a great ear flap hat that uses only one skein of Maxima if you forgo the pom-pom.  
 

Melimoyu is an infinity scarf in the soft and silky Manos Fino.  This uses two skeins of the MC, and one skein each of the two CC's.  The Lanin hat and mitt set is so cute in Manos Silk Blend!
 
Kauni Trunk show is here and we are excited!  
These trunk shows are so much fun, and the color combinations will surprise and delight you.  We love this 100% wool fingering weight yarn with extra long repeats!  It feels a bit "wooly" at first, but softens quickly, and can withstand years of wear.  Just ask our staff who have knit many things with this yarn!  We will have this trunk show in our store until February 20th, and we are fully stocked with this yarn. 


 
The Picot Dot wrap features slipped stitches, and uses either two contrasting balls of striped yarn, or a solid, and a striping yarn.  The Prospect Cardigan really shows just how long the repeats of this yarn are (4-5 balls)!  
We also have the Manasota Ruffle, The Brady Scarf- come in and see how wonderful they are in person!  


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. 

Are you feeling foxy?  


W e sure are!  Natalie and other customers have had a great time "growing" foxes!  We can do the finishing for $35 which includes the eyes!  This perfect fox featured here was knit up by our customer Jeanice in 2 brown skeins of Tundra, while the ears and feet are Rowan Kid Classic doubled, and the white is Blue Sky Alpaca Sport Weight doubled.  This pattern is available as a download here on Ravelry.

Check out the Fox Tape Measure by Lantern Moon we have in stock here.


Foxes not for you?  You can also knit the Arctic Cowl, or the Honey Comb Cowl using just two skeins of Tundra.

Knits look so wonderful with a wintery back drop...

 
We have been enjoying Zen Yarn Garden this year!  We have more of the Two Roads Shawl kits (with or without beads) back in!  To view more pattern details go here.


This kit has two skeins of the beautiful Zen Serenity Silk Single, beads, and the pattern ($80 for this kit without beads, and $88 with beads).

We still have the lovely Vittran kits in stock!


What a glorious limited edition coloway...

Who doesn't love knitting Stephen West shawls?

We just got in a huge order of more obscure colors in Tosh Merino Light  (we didn't list singles and doubles in our online store), ASAP, Home, as well as sweater quantities in Tosh Merino DK.  
Natalie has already picked out colors to start her very own Exploration Station Shawl .

 
We have plenty of these books in stock for $17.95

Have you tried a Topsy-Turvy yet?  Customers can't believe how fun AND cute these are and make impressive gifts!   A customer knit this adorable toy for us!   We still have a good selection of  Rowan  Summer T weed in stock , which has been discontinued by the manufacturer.   

Sad news- We just discovered that Road to China Worsted has been discontinued by the manufacturer.   Stock up now to knit the Poplar Cowl!

 We just placed our final order, but if you need sweater quantities we are still able to special order it for you in select colors.  

Madelinetosh Lace Has been discontinued by the manufacturer 

Stock up now while there is still time!  This is a lovely 2-ply superwash lace.  To view what we have click here.




 
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!  







Jilly Lace is back in stock! 
Lorna's Laces Pearl back in stock!  One skein is all you need to knit a beautiful scarf.

















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

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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!

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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!




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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