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mixology workshop with designer, ann weaver, april 12 & 13

Ann Weaver


Designer, Ann Weaver, is coming back to our shop to teach a new workshop!


Mixology / Modular Mitts Workshop

Sunday, April 12th from 12-3 pm  


Monday, April 13th from 6-9 pm


Want to feel more comfortable with your color choices before starting a project?

Make the Modular Mitts with Designer, Ann Weaver!

She’ll present a brief overview of Color Theory and help you choose a color palette you will love.



The Modular Mitts project offers the perfect opportunity to experiment with color by using small amounts of yarn and simple modular knitting techniques.


Skills required: casting on, knitting, and binding off.

Skills learned: principles of color theory, choosing a great color combination for your project, modular knitting techniques, how to pick up and knit stitches along vertical & horizontal edges



Inspired by the paintings of Mark Rothko and the color studies of Johannes Itten and his students at the Bauhaus school, these Mitts are designed to showcase the interactions among colors.



To make this Workshop even more fun, Ann will be mixing up cocktails for us, and sharing cocktail tips from her bartender jobs.




fee includes

intro to color theory

guidance selecting a great color combination for your project

instruction in modular knitting techniques

how to pick up stitches along vertical & horizontal edges

cocktails & nibbles


Mixology / Modular Mitts Workshop Sunday, April 12th (12-3 pm)




Mixology / Modular Mitts Workshop Monday, April 13th (6-9 pm)



Ann Weaver has created things her whole life.  She learned to knit when she was seven.

Since graduating from New York University with majors in Art and English, Ann has worked as a deli associate, Harvard graduate student in Assyriology, Macy’s cosmetics counter manager, teaching fellow, assistant curator, state bureaucrat, temp, Akkadian instructor, medical secretary, assistant office manager, barback, commercial bread baker, and proofreader, among other things.  She is always looking for a new adventure!

Her design work reflects this quest for adventure.  While retaining a clean wearable aesthetic, Weaverknits designs experiment with asymmetry, and unusual color and yarn combinations.

We’ll display many of Ann’s designs during the Workshop.

Take a look at them here on Ravelry.



We know you’ll love meeting and learning from Ann.

Don’t miss out on her Workshop!

Sign up now!

latest customer & staff projects…


We haven’t posted for awhile, so there’s lots to share.

Customers and staff have been making truly inspirational things.

Don’t you agree?


Holli’s Baby Blanket (Tosh DK)


Jennifer’s Boneyard Shawl (Malabrigo Worsted held with Shibui Silk Cloud)


Suzanne’s Mystere (HiKoo Kenzie)


Jen’s Traveling Cable Baby Hat (Big Bad Wool Weepaca)


Beth’s Eyelet Baby Blanket (Spud & Chloe Sweater)


Suzanne’s Gloves (HiKoo Kenzie)


Maura’s Basil Baby Blanket (Tosh Light)


Carrie’s Caelum Child’s Sweater (Malabrigo Rios)


Arlene’s Scarf for Lola (Blue Sky Extra & Big Bad Wool Weepaca)


Marge’s Socks (Malabrigo Sock)


Nina’s Sweetie Pie Hat (HiKoo Kenzie)


Allie’s Citadel hat (Tosh Light and Road to China Light)


Mary’s Sweet Sixteen Hat (Blue Sky Extra)


Ciara’s Duotone Cowl (Tosh Light)


Jeanne’s Span (Shibui Staccato)


Sarah & Tina’s Cozy Cowls (Malabrigo Rasta)


 Courtney & Kinzie’s Cozy Cowls (Blue Sky Bulky & Malabrigo Rasta)


Jen’s Northern Loop (Classic Elite Chalet)


Maura’s Simple Pleasures Hat (Tosh Light and Shibui Silk Cloud)


Stop by and show us what you’ve been making.  We’d love to see!


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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