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Some of you may have a daughter, granddaughter, or niece that would absolutely love this summer dress. It is designed for the 2 - 6 year age group.
Our own Gabriela (she teaches all the knitting classes at Needles and Knits) designed two girls patterns, The Little Flapper Dress and The Little Girl's Sundress. Gabriela went back to the good old days of the "tube top" and the roaring twenties era, and based the patterns around it. Stretchy tube top, I-cord straps and reverse crochet are all incorporated in the dresses.
Gabriela used Fixation yarn, a cotton and elastic yarn that provides a little stretch for the top and Cotton DK for the bottom.
Free patterns available for download. We would love to see your creations and welcome any comments or questions.
Tin Can Knit patterns are very well written to accommodate all levels of knitters from beginner to advance. Their books are filled with beautiful photography and helpful tutorials to guide you along the way. Each pattern is comprised of modern seamless knits for the whole family from baby sizes 0-6 months to adult size 4XL.
Stop by Needles and Knits Wool Shop and check out the selection of Tin Can Knits pattern books.
Current and upcoming classes at Needles and Knits using their patterns: Dogwood Baby Blanket and Vivid Blanket
This month we are featuring a pattern created by Needles & Knits owner, Tove. This easy to knit baby blanket uses only two balls of FLUTTERBY CHUNKY, 175M/100G.
Download the free pattern below, and enjoy knitting this soft baby blanket for the precious baby in your life.
Flutterby Chunky in various colours available in store at Needles & Knits Wool Shop
Register in store at Needles & Knits Wool Shop for the Spring Knit-Along: Line Dance by Heidi Kirrmaier. This cardigan is all about neat lines created by a combination of squishy garter stitch, I-cord edges, pockets and slipped stitch details. It is worked top down in one piece, and has a gentle A-line shape.
Intended to fit with 0-2 inches of positive ease. The front sections overlap by about 1 inch.
Suitable for a knitter with some experience.
Class Information: THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL
Where: Needles & Knits Upper Level
Sessions: Four – 2 hour classes
Starts: Monday Evenings 6:30PM – 8:30PM
April 24, May 1, 15 and 20
Registration: Sign up in store at Needles & Knits Wool Shop, Aurora ON
Materials: DK weight yarn
**Materials for the class must be purchased in store at Needles & Knits Wool Shop, Aurora ON
Pattern available for paid download on Ravelry
This is a free pattern designed by Megi Burcl. The mitts knit up quickly, look great and are so versatile. Sometimes it is nice to have one's hands covered but free from gloves. We have included the pattern here for you to download as we thought some of you might want to get a start on next year's Christmas knitting. LOL!
New classes are starting this month and next month. Please have a look at the classes being offered on the website page under Winter Classes
Audrey is a Needles and Knits customer and has been attending the Knit Therapy Sessions for a long time. Audrey recently discovered Fairgrounds DK at Needles and Knits Wool Shop. It is an acrylic yarn with the feel of merino and it can be washed. One would never guess it is an acrylic. Seriously! It creates a fair isle pattern when knit.
Here are the six beautiful shades that are available.
She purchased a couple balls of the Fairgrounds DK and decided to knit up a few cowls. They turned out fantastic!
Here are the how to's for Audrey's Cowl:
One ball of Fairgrounds DK
With 4 mm circular needle cast on 110 sts for smaller blue cowl and 130 sts for orange cowl (Audrey cast on 140 for the one she knit but thinks 130 sts would allow for a nicer drape).
Place a marker at beginning of round and purl 3 rounds.
Knit in the round until desired length but leave enough yardage to finish. Purl 3 rounds and cast off all sts.
Sew in end
Therapy Knitters Holiday Potluck
Therapy Knitters Potluck brought together a gathering of knitters from various Needles & Knits knitting classes and workshops! Students brought mouth watering appetizers, main dishes and deserts! There was a sharing of recipes, laughs, opinions and of course, their finished work or work in progress.
We are looking forward to another year of learning something new in the classes offered with another potluck in the spring :)
Click here for more information about our upcoming 2017 Winter knitting classes and workshops
Thursday Knit Nite Holiday Dinner
December is the month of celebrations and gatherings of family and friends. On Thursday December 15, the Thursday night, Tea with Tove group braved the winter snow storm to attend the annual Holiday Dinner...and of course, to knit!
From Needles & Knits, we wish all Happy Holidays and the very best in the New Year!
On November 24, Needles & Knits Wool Shop in Aurora, opened their doors to new and long standing customers to help celebrate the holiday season! The Holiday Open House was a great success, with lots of laughs, good food, drinks and many happy door prize winners!
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