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!

July 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.

Thursday, July 8th from 2:00-4:00pm

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

Thursday, July 22nd from 2:00-4:00pm

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

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

Join us Saturday, April 17th for Local Yarn Shop Day. This is an opportunity to thank you for your support. There will be several drawings, free patterns from some of our favorite yarn companies, and as always…treats. This is an all day event, so stop in anytime from 10:00am – 5:00pm.

handspun hope

We just received some gorgeous hand dyed knit kits from Handspun Hope. Each kit (Odette cabled headband & hand warmers and the Chantal hat & cowl) comes with the yarn needed to complete your project, adorable cow horn stitch markers, and a wax print drawstring bag to keep everything together.

The yarn is a lovely Merino/Angora blend in worsted and bulky weight. Making these projects quick knits ~ giving you plenty of time for wearing before the Iowa cold is gone.