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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
 

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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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!!!