Friday, October 28, 2011

*Visit Purl SOHO; rep from * three times per year.

(The hand-knit owl and me.  See more of him here.)

Surya's One-Hour Cowl

My dear friend Surya is visiting from Colorado, and on Friday, we made her first pilgrimage to Purl SOHO.  She knitted her gorgeous cowl in ONE HOUR last night. 

 If only the yarn wasn't $37 per (35-yard) skein...

For instructions to knit your own, go here!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

STUDENT WORK: Rita's Shrug

Look at this gorgeous shrug Rita knitted over the summer.  Everything about it is perfect - from her seed stitch border to her yarn choice.  Which, by the way, is Cascade's Eco Duo - a blend of undyed baby alpaca and merino wool fibers.  Rita began taking classes earlier this year and has been knitting cowls, hats and hand warmers.

With the cool weather arriving, I bet the shrug will be one of her favorite accessories.  Thank you Rita for allowing me to share your beautiful work!  -k. 

Saturday, October 8, 2011


(November's motif, Cabled Eyelets, is pictured above.)

First Tuesday of Every Month beginning November 1st at 7:30pm
  • Knit a beautiful 12"x12" square with a different stitch motif each month. 
  • After you complete 12 squares, join them all together to create a gorgeous blanket you will be so proud of. 
  • Empower yourself as a knitter; you will no longer be intimidated by tough knitting patterns.
  • Learn every knitting pattern abbreviation I can find and the needle techniques to complete it.
  • Learn to knit cables, lace, bobbles, special ribbing, various increases and decreases, to read difficult knitting charts, advanced patterns and much more!
  • Use the stitch patterns you learn to create other special knitted items like scarves, baby blankets, cowls, etc. 
  • If you have a busy schedule, the 12x12 monthly group is perfect.  Just once a month - it is enough knitting to keep it fresh, and you will still learn a ton.
  • I took a class like this.  You will become a great knitter.  It works - I promise!  :)
All you need to know to join the 12x12 group are the knit and purl stitches. 
Make-up classes available if you need to miss a class.
$25 per month or 5 for $100 (+ supplies)  Includes extra-help when you need it.

Needles: One set of size US 8 straight needles will be reused each month.  
Yarn: Approximately 150 yards of worsted-weight yarn per month, plus 300 yards for finishing.  Yarn must be 100% wool.  Suggestions are Cascade 220 (That's what I'm using. Available at The Knitting Store  - 2 Poole Street in Oceanside 516.442.0722) - OR - Paton's Classic Wool (available at Michael's).   Keep dye lots in mind when making your purchases.

Upcoming dates: 11/1, 12/6, 1/3...
**Please call 516.477.4719 or email  to register.**

Thank you, and please join me on November 1st!

On My Needles:  Month 1 - Cabled Eyelets

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Win a $50 Gift Certificate! (good for 2 classes)

*****Congratulations Debbie G. of Rockville Centre. Two-year-old Henry pulled your name as the winner of  Facebook/Blog $50 gift certificate! Looking forward to knitting with you.   10/7/11*****

There are 2 ways to enter:
1.  Click below and leave a comment with your name here.
2. Visit my Facebook fan page and leave a comment with your name there.

Don't delay!  One lucky winner will be selected at random on Friday, October 7.
And, of course, my current students are encouraged to enter to win too!

Fall is here; it's time to knit!

(Click "comments" below.  Leave one with your name, and hopefully you'll be the winner!)

Update: Child's Hooded Cardigan Sweater

I worked this one in Berroco's Peruvia Quick - 100% Peruvian Highland Wool in color Olive.
Sizes 2T, 4T and 5-6T.