Amazing Threads WE ARE FULL of YARN & Shibui MAAI Launches


   We are still experiencing GROWING PAINS on the website so there may be some hiccups.  It seems we get all of our lovely photos in and then there is a technical issue and we fix that part and the photos "GO AWAY."  I LOVE TECHNOLOGY but only when it works.  I am sure I am not alone.  Each week's update contains links to yarn, book, patterns and more on our website.  If you see the name underscored it is a LINK to the product on our site. So click on through and see what all the excitement is about.  We love color and texture and know you do TOO.  TO VISIT THE WEBSITE:  Click on our LOGO above.






When the UPS man dropped the big box of Shibui Maai today..the staff did not even utter "Too MUCH YARN."  WE all DOVE into the box of Maai, Shibui's newest yarn. 


     

Maai is an entirely luxurious blend of 70% superbaby alpaca and 30% merino in a springy chainette construction. The plush intervals of chain bloom to create light, cushiony knits with incredible softness - perfect for next-to-skin garments and accessories. Maai’s elegant fibers, smart construction and remarkable bloom lend this DK weight yarn to a range of needle sizes. Create defined stitches with a soft hand, lush cables, and sumptuous stockinette. Thanks to Shibui we already have M1 KNIT.  The ultimate fall scarf. Soft, comfortable, and warm -- without the bulk. Designed by Shellie Anderson, M.1 features Maai with subtle details. Length-wise slipped stitches and I-cord edging create visual interest and give the entire piece a lofty, modern structure. The pattern is free with purchase of Maai.  Stop in and touch.  So WONDERFUL.

   

WE HAVE EVERY COLOR of Berroco VINTAGE  Worsted restocked and on the shelf!




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  Angel has tabbed all her favorites and we are restocked!

  Messenger Hat Kits by Frabjous are here!  You can get 2 HATS from each kit.  We have colors for guys and gals!



What's On OUR NEEDLES?


Tolu is still working on a sweater for the Yarn Tasting in Trendsetter Duchess...love the Cashmere

Tolu is working on the Inkwell Hat by Frabjous Fibers in Worsted Wonderland - Scrumptious..Inkwell is a freebie !

         

Michele is knitting her first pair of socks using Churchmouse Yarn's Basic Sock Pattern In Regia 6-Fadig Color   Love the Stripes. 



UPCOMING CLASSES & EVENTS

 Jane Slice-Smith from Australia will be teaching at the shop October 18 &19.  She will teach 2 texture knitting classes on Saturday (Cables & Zig Zags, Bobbles & Bells), Mitres and Simple Intarsia Sunday.  Jane will also be available for consultations. Download the PDF here! The more classes you attend the better.  Take 1 @ $65, 2 @ 120, 3 @ $175 & 4 @ $200.  Call the shop to register.

       

September Classes
September classes include the Blanket and Hat with Paul Neary.  Paul is a guest instructor this September. Paul is the representative for Euro Yarns and is the new American Designer for Lana Gotto.  The blanket only takes 4 skeins of Baby Soft Cotton Chunky which makes it a quick knit.  The hat is knit in 2 skeins of Miski which is a luxuriously soft yarn of 100% Llama.  Both projects are easily finished in the 3 classes which start this Saturday, September 20. 

  


Mystery Knit-Along with Michelle continues Sunday September 21 from 2-4 pm.  NOT TOO LATE TO START & the KAL is free - just get your yarn at the shop.

2 New FREE KALs have been added to start in October.  Join Deb in the Rowan Kaffe Fassett KAL.  Rowan is getting set to launch its second mystery knitalong project on Oct. 1, and this time the designer behind the fun is color master Kaffe Fassett.  KAL will meet Wednesdays, October 1, 8, 22 & November 5 & 19 from 6-8 pm

Rowan’s brand manager, Kate Butler, says in a video about the project that the aim was to get more people knitting in “the Kaffe way,” which isn’t difficult knitting, just a lot of color.   “The projects involve multicolored squares, and you can choose to make an afghan, a small cushion, an oblong cushion or all three. Four colorways have been selected by Fassett for the project. Each one uses 10 different colors, and you can download the shopping list now (it’s a PDF) if you’re interested in the project.  There will be instructional videos available as well.

    Join MaryJane to knit the new KAL from Shibui Yarns.  A fabulous hat knit in Shibui Pebble. October 8 & 22  6-8 pm
 

  L'Enveloppe  starts September 17 with Deb    This class meets 4-6 pm for 4 Wednesdays.

Join Sandy for the Free HELP DESK Sunday from 12-2 pm if you have questions or need help on projects purchased at Amazing Threads.


Technique Class with Sandy on Sunday from 2-3 pm on Adding a New Skein of Yarn and/or Changing Colors

We launch our CustomFit Concept this month. Join us on Thursday, September 18 from 6-8 pm or Sunday, September 21 from 12-2 pm.  Join us to learn all about Custom Fit.

Fall in Love with Sweaters again. Learn about stress free knitting and ACTUALLY wear the sweaters you knit BECAUSE you know they FIT!  You choose the yarn and the gauge.  WE measure and help you design the PERFECT sweater.  Your body combined with our know-how and the Custom Fit System by Amy Herzog EQUALS Sweaters that FIT. 

Mark you calendars for our annual Fall Yarn Tasting
Friday, October 3:  10 am-8pm
Watch the web for fabulous prizes and more!

Freebies & Resources


Check out the "One Bad Ombre" uses 4 skeins of MadelineTosh Unicorn Tails (which we have)!

  

Nettle Essence or requires 2 skeins of Swans Island Aran or Shibui Merino Alpaca (my favorite). Pattern is a purchase project but great for gifts.



Five Points Hat in Tosh Merino Light - YUM  

Autumn Waltz Shawl in Tunisian Crochet - so FUN..only requires 880 yards of fingering! It would be lovely in Claudias Handpaints or Yarns by Rhichard DeVries.
    




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