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January 12 in 12 – 2015

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

 

Tundra…oh Tundra…

 

We’ve had some fun with our January sweater so far.
 
Lot’s of gauge swatch questions.  There weren’t many people who had a gauge swatch that was right on.  We’ve got knitters that have gone up a couple needle sizes and knitters that have gone down a couple needle sizes.
 
tundra swatches
 
The sweater itself is not a tricky knit.  The star stitch pattern is easy and seems to be fast.  The biggest questions came when the arm hole decreases began.  The instructions are super clear about the decreases in pattern.  Despite all that, most of our knit a long knitters  are well into or finished with the back.  Some are on to the fronts and sleeves even.
 
Carroll’s done with the back.
 
carroll tundra back
 
So is Jennifer.
 
Jennifers tundra
 

We’ve got at least 25 Tundra knitters.  We can’t wait to see them all!
 

12 in 12 – 2014 Party!

Monday, November 24th, 2014

 
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It’s another year…wow! Our 12 in 12’s from 2014 are almost complete.
 
We are busy planning our 12 in 12 party for the year.

 

The party is going to be Friday night, December 26th, 2014. Yes, we know that is the day after Christmas!
 
So, if you’ve ever knit a 12 in 12, if you’ve thought about knitting a 12 in 12, if your friend knit a 12 in 12, if you have a 12 in 12 that you’ve been meaning to finish, or if you just like our shop and like a party, you are welcome to come! If you’ve tried to knit a 12 in 12 from this year it’s extra fun because you’ll be entered into some drawings for store cash! Wahoo!
 
We’ll have some snacks and a beverage and chat about our sweaters from this year and then we’ll chat a bit about what we are doing next year.
 
We fell off the tracks with the 12 in 12 program this year.  We promise 2015 will be better!
 
A quick note…we are going to offer 12 in 12 sweater knitting every Tuesday evening from 6-8pm.  Whatever sweater you are working on, we can help you with!  No cost, just come!
 
See you on Friday, December 26th
 

2015 – 12 in 12 Requests!

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

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We are just about to get started choosing our 12 in 12 sweaters for 2015.

 

Is there something you are dying to knit and want us to consider including in our 12 in 12 program for next year?

 

Leave a comment on this page or email us and we’ll add it to our options.

 

Who knows…your sweater choice just might make the list!

 

12 in 12 2014 May – August

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Our 12 in 12 program for this year has changed just a bit…read about it here.
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Sweaters May – August are chosen below.
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Hiro, by Julia Farwell Clay,  is our May Sweater.
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Sarah looks great in hers.  She used Cascade 220 worsted.  Read about her sweater here.
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June’s sweater is Hitofude Cardigan.
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This beautiful sweater is an easy lace pattern, knit out of a fingering weight yarn.  Perfect for June knitting:)
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July’s sweater is Nyanen, by Cecily Glowik MacDonald.  We are knitting this beauty out of Quince & Co, Sparrow.  It’s perfection.
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We are also doing another CustomFit sweater in July!  So, you get another chance to work on a CustomFit.  Oh and fun news, we are going to be a CustomFit shop!  So we’ll soon be able to measure and help you get patterns directly from CustomFit.  Cool huh?   Knit the sweater in a class too!
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August’s 12 in 12 is the Mondo Cable Cardi.  This very wearable sweater is worked in worsted weight yarn and will be the perfect sweater to head into fall.  Make it with full, short or cap sleeves.
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December 12 in 12 – 2013

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Water and Stone

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Water and Stone

 

Water and Stone Mid Month Update:

 

Hey all. Just checking in with my progress on the Water and Stone cardigan for December’s 12 in 12. I’m so happy I went with the cables along both sides of the collar, and straight down the back. the symmetry pleases me, and it gives more ‘action’ to the knitting. Just a little more cable to make it more exciting.

 

I also added the sleeves as soon as I finished the skein after the sleeve split, because I’m afraid of how boring they are, and I want to use up every last yard. This way, I can just knit on the body until I run out of yarn.

 

Currently, my next right side row will be the beginning of the hip increases for the waist shaping, and I’ve got two full skeins of the Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport to go. Will see how long it gets! My goal is to finish up this week, so I can have it at the shop in time for the 12 in 12 celebration.

 

happy knitting!

kate

12 in 12 – 2014

Monday, December 9th, 2013

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It’s almost that time again, another year of 12 in 12’s!
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We are doing things a little differently this year.  We are going to have a class for each sweater this time around.  You don’t have to take the class to participate, but if you do, you’ll be guaranteed dedicated time by a DKA professional:)
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We’ll still be doing our 20% off yarn to make each sweater and we’ll still be giving out $10 gift cards to those who finish in the same month.
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One big difference is that we aren’t going to be announcing the sweaters all at one time.  We have found, that when December rolls around, we really don’t want to HAVE to knit that sweater we chose 11 months before.  So, we are going to announce the sweaters by trimester.  So, all 4 sweaters and the dates of the classes are on our website.
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January’s sweater is a simple pullover from Tin Can Knits Simple Collection.   The sweater is called Flax and is knit seamlessly, in the round, from the top down.  This would be the perfect First Sweater Class.
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Flax Sweater

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February’s sweater is one that almost all of us have in our queue.  Tea Leaves Cardigan!   Again, you can purchase yarn for this sweater all year long at 20% off and knit this sweater on your own.  If you want to get a little help in a class with other students, click here to register.
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Tea Leaves Cardigan

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March is going to be a fun one.  Customfit is a website by the super smart Amy Herzog.  This sweater is a build your own really.  You choose the yarn you want, make a gauge swatch, enter that and your measurements into her website.  Then you pick what style you want and presto…a customfit pattern written just for you.
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This would be a good class to take.  We’ll help you measure your gauge and measure you.  We’ll help you enter everything in the computer, print the pattern and get you knitting!
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Nadia has already knit 2 sweaters using this website, so she’ll have lots of tips and tricks for us!    If you want to see real people in real sweaters click here for the Ravelry page.
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Kate walks us through the Shalom Cardigan in April.  This is another sweater that is in most of our queues.  Fast, easy and not much yarn required…heck,we’ll be paying you to make this sweater:)
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Shalom

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Sweaters for May – August will be revealed in March, when our Summer DKU Schedule comes out.
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Just to make sure we are clear…
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You still get 20% off the yarn to make these sweaters any time you want this year.
You still get a $10 gift card if you knit the sweater in the same month we knit it. (on your honor of course)
You don’t have to knit all 12 sweaters and you don’t have to take a class.
We are only revealing 4 sweaters at a time:)
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Knit a sweater this year!!!

12 in 12 2013 Party!

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

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It’s another year…wow!  Our 12 in 12’s from 2013 are almost complete.
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We are busy planning our 12 in 12 party for the year.
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The party is going to be Thursday night, December 26th, 2013.  Yes, we know that is the day after Christmas!
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So, if you’ve ever knit a 12 in 12, if you’ve thought about knitting a 12 in 12, if your friend knit a 12 in 12, if you have a 12 in 12 that you’ve been meaning to finish, or if you just like our shop and like a party, you are welcome to come!  If you’ve tried to knit a 12 in 12 from this year it’s extra fun because you’ll be entered into some drawings for store cash!  Wahoo!
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We’ll have some snacks and a beverage and chat about our sweaters from this year and then we’ll chat a bit about what we are doing next year.
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A quick note…we are doing a class on each sweater this coming year.  You don’t have to take the class to join in the 12 in 12 sweater knitting, but if you want to get a little guidance, you can register!
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See you on Thursday, December 26th
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Finish It! 12 in 12

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

We are just finishing up a great Aidez Cardigan Class this week (we may just bleed into a few more weeks…but that is beside the point:)
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Anyway, a few of the students in the class mentioned that they hadn’t yet finished Bedford.  One of our 12 in 12 from 2012.  They were commiserating about how they were sooooo close to being done, they just didn’t finish.   So, they decided that when they finished Aidez, they would get together and finish Bedford!
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I got to thinking about all the 12 in 12 sweaters that are out there unfinished.  I’m sure so many of them are soooooo close!
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I have one.
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Georgia, the 12 in 12 from September 2011.   Here is my last blog post about it.  In fact, it was still in that same bag.  I dug it out of my closet.
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Jennifer had one too…
This one wasn’t so long ago.  This past year.
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Heather has one too!  Sullivan from 2o12.  Sooooo close!
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Oh, Krishell has one too…Central Park Hoodie.  She actually has two…a Harvest Moon from May 2011…she just has to find it:)
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So, do you have a 12 in 12 that is soooo close to being finished?  Come in and finish them with us!
Tuesdays in January we’re doing a free get ‘er done class!  We’ll help you figure out where you are and get you back on track.  With ANY 12 in 12 sweater.
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Oh one more cool thing?  Finish it in January and we’ll get you a Darn Knit Anyway Fiber Fiver!  Five bucks towards any purchase.
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Come spend some Tuesdays with other delinquent 12 in 12 knitters:)  There are no shortage of them!
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See you Tuesdays in January!

Aidez Cardigan – November 12 in 12

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

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We’re 3 days in and I am done with the back!
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Now, to be fair…I started early.  We have an Aidez class that started last week so we all got a bit of a head start.
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It’s been a fun pattern so far.  The lovely Heather, here in our shop, made this great cheat sheet for the back chart.  Feel free to use it too if you want.
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I made a cheat sheet too, this one is for cabling without a cable needle.  If you want to try it!
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One change we made to the pattern is to to a purl row right after the ribbing and not a knit row.  Knitting that row made a purl ridge that we didn’t love on the right side.
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Still time for you to jump in:)

 

She’s lost her knitting mojo

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Jen’s lost her knitting mojo.
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She’s working on that darn 12 in 12 sweater, Chambourcin, and has completely no desire to knit.  Not the 12 in 12, not a simple hat…not anything.
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It’s working up beautifully though.
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Chambourcin Mojo

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Have you been there before?  Have you lost your knitting mojo?
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I told her that fall is coming and she’d better find it:)
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