April Newsletter

Ahhhh Spring! So excited for the warmer weather, the melting of snow, being able to get outside and be WARM! We’ve got a ways to go yet, and Spring will seem to come and go, but it’s coming! I love crafting in the summer!

Hours:

Tuesday – Saturday: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

Sales:

April 9 to 23: 10% off Christmas stocking Cross Stitch kits. This is a perfect time to start a stocking for next Christmas!
April 16 – 30: 10% off Bernat Pop! striping yarn cakes. 100% Acrylic worsted weight, 140g/280 yds.
10% off Premier Aurora gradient balls. 100% Acrylic worsted weight,             100g/166 yds.

New Yarns this month:
Wow! We’ve has so many new yarns this year! Recent additions are:
– Black Cat Custom Yarn Everyday Sock – 115g merino/nylon fingering yarn, hand-dyed right in Chilliwack, BC. This adds to our Canadian yarns and I’m so excited to have them in stock. More will be coming!
– Cascade Boliviana Bulky – huge 200g skein of a super bulky yarn in 100% merino in 9 colours, for projects that work up super quickly.
– Red Heart Reflective – 100g balls of bulky acrylic yarn, with a strand of reflective polyester twisted through. Great for projects that need high visibility at nighttime.
– Malabrigo Rios – a 100g skein of hand dyed Merino from Peru in 5 beautiful colours.
Plenty of new colours in many of our regular yarns:
– Estelle Alpaca Merino worsted
– Red Heart Unforgettable
– King Cole Fashion Aran Tweed
– King Cole Cherish
– King Cole Cherished
– Sirdar Snuggly DK
– Sirdar Snuggly Crofter Baby Fair Isle effect DK

There are some new Sirdar & Hayfield patterns in the shop I also have a few pairs of Chiaogoo Red Lace fixed circulars in the shop, if you’d like to have a look and see what all the well-deserved fuss online is about. They are surgical steel (very light) with a plastic coated metal cable (no really!) that doesn’t kink and lays flat straight out of the package. I definitely would love to add these to the shop, if there is enough interest.

REGULAR EVENTS:

Troubleshooting Tuesdays!
Having problems with reading a pattern? Can’t remember how to fix a mistake in your knitting? Every other Tuesday, Helen will be available from 1 to 3pm for our free drop-in Knitting 911 at the shop. Bring in your project or questions on April 17th, and May 1st & 15th.

Wednesday Sit & Stitch!

A crafty gathering, Wednesdays at 1pm, right here in the Impossible Knot Shop. All stitchy crafts are welcome! Bring your current or recently finished projects, and visit with us over coffee or tea!
KNITTING CLASSES:

April 21: Basic Circular Sock Knitting – $90 +tax
Helen Hicks teaches the basics of sock knitting two at a time, on circular needles.

8 hours over four sessions – Saturdays, April 21 & 28, May 5 & 12, 10am – 12pm

Learn how to cast on and knit women’s basic cuff-down socks, two at a time on two circular needles over four 2-hour sessions. Knitted in medium weight yarn for a quicker finish. No more Second Sock Syndrome (knitting one sock and not getting around to starting the second)! No more counting rows for *each* sock! Get the same tension on both socks! It’s really so nice to have both socks finished at the same time.

Required supplies: One 220yd ball of King Cole Fashion Aran Tweed (preferably in a light colour) or similar yarn, two pairs 3.75mm circular needles (16” & 24” or different coloured cables), point protectors, 2 stitch markers, tapestry needle. Needles and yarn can be bought at the store with a 10% class discount, or can be brought from home.
The pattern is supplied with class.

Please note that this is an intermediate class. Students must be familiar with cast on, knit, purl, and cast off. There will be knitting homework between classes.

Class size is limited, so reserve your spot as soon as possible!
April 28: Intro to Cables – Celtic Dishcloth – $45 +tax
3 hours in a single session – Saturday, April 28th from 12:30 – 3:30 pm.

Knit a pretty cabled dishcloth in one 3-hour session. Learn how to do a basic left and right twist and a Celtic knot cable, as well as the basic anatomy of a cable and how to read a cable chart. Who doesn’t need a pretty dishcloth?? Find out how easy and fun cabling is, and you won’t be able to stop!

Required supplies: Straight or circular 4.5mm needles, cable needle, one regular size (70.9g) ball of Sugar n Cream cotton yarn (preferably a solid, light colour). Needles and yarn can be bought at the store with a 10% class discount, or can be brought from home.

Pattern is supplied with class.

This is an intermediate class. Students must be familiar with cast on, knit, purl, and cast off. Class size is limited, so reserve your spot as soon as possible!

Private lessons:
Have questions or need instruction that will take longer than 15 minutes or so? Private lessons can be scheduled, dependent on teacher availability, for $29/hour.


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