Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Part I:  Simple Repairs

Where is the yarn going?
Duplicate stitch
Repairing pulls
Repairing a single strand break in stockinette stitch: knit side, purl side.
Bring to Class - a knit swatch

Use worsted weight yarn in a light color for your learning swatch.  This is so you can see what you are doing.  Knit on needle size 6, 7 or 8.  If you are a tight knitter, use 8’s.  Bring a small amount of dark colored yarn.
Cast on 30 stitches with the light colored yarn.  Garter stitch (knit every row) 4 rows to stabilize the edge.  Then change to stockinette stitch (knit one row, purl one row) and knit about 4 inches.  Bind off loosely. 

Part II: Darning Knitted Fabric: for Large Holes

Stabilizing the edges of the hole.
Setting up a grid along the length of the fabric
Stabilizing the sides
Weaving in new fabric
Bring to Class:  The swatch you used for the first class OR a knitted garment that needs darning with, if possible, matching yarn OR both.
Date: Wednesday, January  18 &  25, 2012
Time:  6:30 - 8:00 pm
Teacher: Susan C. Stewart, MD - a.k.a. The Sweater Doctor

Price: $65.00

Call to reserve your space.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Mitered Border
Happy Holidays --

Please join me on this Thursday night for a toast in celebration of the holidays and happiness in the coming new year.
This is the first in a series of wine & yarn pairings at Stitch Therapy, I just received a shipment of a special hand painted alpaca from the state of Missouri, named for famous operas, the colors are spectacular and the fiber is soft to the touch.

The project choices are endless including this mitered scarf out of one hank every row is knit. Or the lace triangular shawl made from two hanks.  Crocheters I have a few stitches that are easy to commit to memory to make a scarf, shawl or blanket.  The gauge of this yarn ranges from a DK to an Aran I would recommend a 7 (H) to a 10 (J) for your knitting needle or (crochet Hook).


HPKY  - Hand Painted Knitting Yarns

- 100%  Alpaca
- In 15 different Hand-painted and tonal colors
- 500 yards per hank - hand dyed in Missouri
- Projects - dress Kit, mitered scarf with picot edge


Domaine des Nugues "Made by G" Sparkling Gamay
Beaujolais, France, Gamay

Made by G is a sparkling red wine, produced from 25 year old Gamay vines.
This fruity, floral and fresh style of sparkling wine is a true delight!

Our local wine shop: Picada Y Vino carries the featured wine just three doors down from Stitch Therapy.


Date: Thursday, December 15th from 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Guest Hostess: Kim Anthony Davis
Hope you can make it.

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Friday, December 9, 2011


Today Shalimar is the yarn company behind lovely yarns like "Breathless" and "Honey" two yarns that just arrived today at Stitch Therapy. The yardage on both is plentyful and fiber is soft to the touch.

Breathless: merino, cashmere and silk
Breathless, our newest yarn offering, is a stunning 3-ply superwash blend of Merino, cashmere and silk.

With a generous 420 yards, Breathless is wonderful for any one-skein project, small sweaters or a large pair of socks.
100% Superwash Australian Merino

With it's scrumptious hand, sheen and drape, Breathless is the perfect choice.

FREE PATTERN: Fingerless Gloves in Honey
Honey Worsted is our superwash worsted with a generous 250 yards.  Machine washable with a soft and sqooshy hand, Honey Worsted is a versatile yarn for sweaters, accessories and afghans.