Amazing Threads: Focus on Classic Elite, A Year of Rowan, Shibui KAL & Leap Year Teaser





The shop will continue its metamorphosis this week as we move stock and fixtures.  It's time to shake it up and with Spring just around the corner.  We are making room for more yarn and moving more stock into the Clearance LOFT
 

Watch your email, our web page and Facebook on Sunday for our LEAP YEAR EVENT
Monday, February 29
LEAP YEAR TRIVIA  Nearly every four years, we add an extra day to the calendar in the form of February 29, also known as Leap Day. Put simply, these additional 24 hours are built into the calendar to ensure that it stays in line with the Earth’s movement around the Sun. While the modern calendar contains 365 days, the actual time it takes for Earth to orbit its star is slightly longer—roughly 365.2421 days. The difference might seem negligible, but over decades and centuries that missing quarter of a day per year can add up. To ensure consistency with the true astronomical year, it is necessary to periodically add in an extra day to make up the lost time and get the calendar back in synch with the heavens.
 
March 1st We Launch "A Year of Rowan"
Each Month we will feature a new yarn & exclusive free patterns.  Each time you make a Rowan purchase you are eligible for LOTS of Giveaways! 


  Perspectives Gradient Kits from Mountain Colors - Cowl Pattern on Ravelry!
such fun in gradients only Mountain Colors can do!

 

Go beyond top-down or toe-up construction in New Directions in Sock Knitting. In the eighteen designs curated by knitting super star Ann Budd, you'll be treated to projects that range from traditional sock patterns to more challenging and innovative sock constructions. The socks in this collection use a variety of knitting techniques including double knitting, intarsia in the round, short-row shaping, mirrored color and texture patterns, and multi-directional knitting in both traditional and innovative ways.
Classes & KALs

Join Sabrina to knit the new Shibui Spectrum Shawl or Scarf featuring Shibui Rain and Silk Cloud



  

Saturdays, March 12, 19; April 2 & 16 1-3 pm
Register on Ravelry with Shibui as they are giving lots of prizes away!



The KAL continues and the next KAL date is Monday, February 29:  6-8 pm
It's not too late to start as new squares get released each week. 
KAL participants get 20% off their Pure Wool Worsted for knitting their blanket!

Shawl Inspiration with Cori, March 13, 12-3 pm  $10 holds your spot and can be applied to a shawl purchase that day!
Want a chance to look at 50 hand knit shawls, up close and personal?  Wondering what shapes and styles you’d like to knit?  Which yarns to choose or which colorway choices make you happy? We will go through 50 different styles, gauges, textures and constructions and then members of the class will be able to try on the shawls or take pictures to remind themselves what they liked and might want to knit.

Knit the cuddly VERA Bear with Deb starting March 3 


Lots of Skill Builder Classes coming in March!

  Learn color work by creating a cute Coffee Sleeve with Deb: Starts March 7

Learn to knit Cables - 1 session class on March 14 



Freebies & Resources
New on Ravelry today is the Mohawk Wool Sweatshirt Free-
Mohawk Wool
is 25% off this week


Lucky Shawl - perfect in Liberty Wool print or Gina


Dutch Rabbits - great in Ella Rae Worsted or Rowan Pure Wool Worsted


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