Sunday, July 31, 2011

WIN A KNITTING LESSON


Learn to knit
Are you available on Thrsday August 4th at 2:00pm. How would you like to win a free lesson in Continental Knitting with knitting needles and yarn included.

The rules:  Must be at least 18 years old and have the desire to knit, and also mention this raffle when you call.  There are seats available for two lucky winners all you have to do is call the Stitch Therapy @ 718-/398-2020 on Tuesday August 2nd between the hours of 2:00 - 3:00 pm.

This is a random opportunity for caller number 10 and caller number 25  - these two callers will each be awarded one seat.

GOOD LUCK - If you are already a knitter please forward this message to a friend.
 

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

CHIC SIMPLICITY


LANA GROSSA Ibiza Self Stiping Ribbon
These are the days for creativity with just the simplest of effort no matter your choice of yarn or tool, either a pair of knitting needles or a crochet hook.

Lana Grossa offers just that in it's self stripping ribbon in a cotton blend "Ibiza".  As you knit or crochet "Ibiza" it develops into
a light texture while the color change before your eyes with gradations of either gray, apricot, rose, yellow or grape.


If you knit then 20 stitches in "garter" will do on a size 11us, if you crochet "the bushy" stitch on a size "k" us, this stitch is a two row repeat that self scallops on three edges, the foundation row is done once and the second row is repeated for the desired length. I recommend an eternity scarf - two balls will do either, perfect for the early days of fall.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

JULY: STITCH THERAPY BROOKLYN

Garter stitch cabled cowl
People if it is too hot to knit or crochet I have attached a few links to alternative craft ideas to entertain you through the end of the summer.  The first is cardboard weaving (Woven Place Mats Pattern Number: L0676) and the second is a pom pom rug (Pom-Pom Rug Pattern Number: L0081) bOth made with yarn.

I just finished my second cowl in this beautiful garter stitch cable stitch, the space in-between each cable act as a buttonhole.  Yarn is a worsted weight this sample is in Lana Grossa Alta Moda Alpaca - charcoal with black buttons. A quick and chic accessory for the coming season.


Magic Loop Samples Fall 2011
These fingerless glove samples just arrived from Maine where Kris Percival test knit the projects for the next round of Magic Loop classes. If you use Ravelry.com go to Pumpkinbutter's projects and click the "magic loop" tab for a link to the patterns.  At the end of September the Magic Loop class will run every other week on Sunday's check stitchtherapybrooklyn.com in the next few weeks for the new schedule.


Vintage Onsie
Did you see this cute onsie knit in Schulana Merino Cotton 135
the  pattern is written in three sizes from the neck-down.














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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Triangular Shawls by Evelyn Clark

Saturday Sureka came in from the state of Virginia,the last time she was in the shop I recommended Evelyn Clark's book on triangular shawls. That was about three months ago -one phone call later Sureka has two beautiful shawls. The red is the hand-painted EuroFlax from Louet Sale and the magenta is Karabella Yarns Super Platinum. And one is a gift for a very lucky person, Sureka is visiting NYC with her husband for the 4th of July weekend.
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