Boho Style Mosaic Shawl

The Boho Style Mosaic Shawl by Irene Lin was fun to knit. Once I got past the stockinette section and in to the mosaic pattern, it went quickly. Stockinette can feel like forever when you are waiting to get to the exciting and colorful part of any project. I will definitely be making another one as my Olivia has gleefully taken this one for herself.

Unlike Fair isle where you carry the floats to create the pattern, mosaic uses one color at a time. The pattern is made by slipping some stitches and knitting the other stitches. Mosaic patterns are a great beginner project. Perfect for anyone who has never tried color work because they were intimated by the changing of colors.

This was Mary’s first color work project. She ran out of a color at the end of the project and decided to use what she had left from one of the other balls.

The caramel color Mary used as her pop of color in her I-cord bind off is lovely. Patterns are suggestions. Make what you like ~ how you like!

We used Cumbria from the Fibre Co, and Blue Sky’s Woolstok yarn for our shawls. They give this project a rustic look and reflect the pattern well. It’s nice to have so many colors to chose from as I will be making another ~ Olivia has gleefully taken mine for herself.

beginner crochet parts 1 and 2

Beginner’s Crochet Classes with Tracy

Beginner pt.1 // Learn the basics of crochet; chain, single, half double, and double stitches. The focus will be on the anatomy of the stitch and counting.

Saturday, March 5th from 10:00am – 12:00pm

Beginner pt. 2 // Learn about patterns and shaping, abbreviations in written patterns, symbols, charts, and even get into lace and making motifs.

Saturday, March 26th from 10:00am – 12:00pm

Fee is $15 for each class plus your supplies (crochet hook and yarn).

Call the shop, email, or stop in to sign up.

Toe-Up Sock Class

Faith will be teaching a two part Toe-Up sock class. You will need to be able to knit and purl and how to join in the round. Magic loop, or use double point, or 9 inch circulars can be used.


Class fee is $30 for both sessions.

Sunday’s, February 6th and 13th at 2:00pm

Mitten Class

The World’s Simplest Mittens by Tin Can Knits can be knit in almost any yarn weight. This free pattern is a great first mitten. If you know how to knit, purl and join in the round then this is a class for you. I made this pair with the Plymouth, Baby Alpaca. An incredibly soft worsted weight that will keep my hands warm on the cold Iowa days we know are ahead.

January 9th at 1:00pm. Class is free without materials.

Stop in the shop or call to sign up. Space will be limited for this class.

cast on party

What will your first project of the year be? Will it be a knit or crochet? Will it be for you or to gift to someone special?

Join us for our annual Cast On Party, January 1st 10:00am – 5:00pm. Susan from DSM Dough (new year resolutions don’t exist in here) will be making our treats. Open to anyone, no registration required. Come for an hour or stay all day. There will be drawings, treats, and lots of laughter. If you have never come to an event at our shop, don’t be shy, I guarantee you will leave having made a new friend or two!