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Archive for March, 2012

simple spring top

Hilary just completed this cute Gretel.  It has a terrific feel and drape.

We carry the pattern by Cocoknits, and the Cotton Gima yarn by Habu Textiles.


Here it is worn with the scarf from our Habu Kusha Kusha Kit.

happy st patrick’s day!

Look at this cookie a friend brought to the shop…  it’s an Irish Knit Sweater!

I accidentally broke the arm off just before snapping a photo.  So of course that meant it was time to eat it.  Yum!


time for cotton…

As the temperature rises, we think of cotton for our projects.

Blue Sky Alpacas’ multi colored cottons are some of my favorites… they’re bright and cheerful and extremely soft.

Ideal for baby knits such as these sweet hats.


spring classes



Learn to Knit Cowl

Learn to Knit / $20 plus supplies

Saturday, March 17 from 1-2:30 pm   or

Sunday, April 22 from 1-2:30 pm

Learn the basics of knitting: how to cast on, knit, and bind off. Whether you’ve never knit before, or need a refresher, this class will get you up and running.  Our simple neckwarmer is a great beginner project.







Knitting: Beyond Beginner / $20 plus supplies

Saturday, March 24 from 1-2:30 pm   or

Sunday, April 29 from 1-2:30 pm

This class is ideal for those who have just learned how to knit, as well as for any knitter who would like help with a new stitch, a new project, fixing mistakes or finishing.




Learn To Crochet / $20 plus supplies

Saturday, April 7 from 1-2:30 pm

Learn the basics of crochet: start with a simple chain and build on it.  This class is great for anyone who wants to crochet, and for knitters who would like to learn crochet edgings and embellishments.





Crochet: Beyond Beginner / $20 plus supplies

Sunday, March 11 from 1-2:30 pm

This class is perfect for those who have just learned to crochet, as well as for any crocheter who would like help with a pattern, a new stitch, or a new project.





Fair Isle – Color Stranded Knitting / $20 plus supplies

Saturday, March 10 from 1-2:30 pm

Learn how to make a fair isle hat using 2 different colors of yarn at the same time.




Entrelac Scarf

Intro to Entrelac / $20 per class plus supplies

Sunday, March 18 & 25 from 1-2:30pm  (2 part class)

Entrelac is a knitting technique that creates a beautiful woven-looking fabric in one or more colors.





Finishing School / $20 plus supplies

Saturday, March 31 from 1-2:30 pm

Finishing can be fun.  This class will focus on various techniques, including the provisional cast-on, the kitchener stitch, mattress stitch, and buttonholes.  Don’t let your projects sit around because finishing frightens you. Come complete them with us!




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Magic Loop / $20 per class plus supplies

Sunday, April 1 & 15 from 1-2:30 pm  (2 part class)

Do you suffer from second sock syndrome?  Well, the same applies to mittens and gloves, and anything else you need to knit two of.  Learn how to make 2 at a time in the magic loop style. When you’re done, you’re done!




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Tunisian Crochet / $20 plus supplies

Saturday, April 21 from 1-2:30 pm

Open your stitching world to the possibilities of Tunisian Crochet.  This technique borrows elements from both knitting and crochet.  If you’re comfortable with basic crochet stitches, it’s time to try tunisian.


To register for any of the above classes, please give us a call at  773.486.8996.

We look forward to teaching you!


The shop occasionally hosts special events, book signings, trunk shows, and sales. Private events can also be arranged at the shop by request.

Perhaps you'd like to have a birthday party centered around a knitting lesson. Or a baby shower during which everyone learns to knit a square for a baby blanket. Or a corporate networking event that features knitting instruction. Or a book club that encourages participants to knit while discussing the book. Nina: a well-knit shop is available for these and other special events.

Contact us to learn more.



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