One of the many attractive qualities of Quince yarn is that it is sustainably sourced. They offer wool yarns that are sourced and spun in the US, known as "territory wool". The wool comes from Merino, Rambouillet, and Columbia-based sheep that are found on ranges in Montana and Wyoming. The wool and wool-blend yarns are spun in some of the finest New England mills. Quince states, "By sourcing our wool in the US and manufacturing our yarn locally, we minimize our carbon footprint." We can hardly wait to have their footprint in Monarch Knitting.
In your mind you have been knitting a beautiful sweater but when your knitting is done, you have a pile of curled pieces. Now it is time to turn that duckling into a swan, and we can help you! After spending so much time knitting your garment, it is important to ensure the last step is done well. Watch Koryn sew her CustomFit sweater together. She will review the importance of blocking and demonstrate shoulder seams, setting in sleeves, the mattress stitch and how to pick up stitches and properly weave in ends. Join us on Saturday, August 9th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm for this information-filled class. This class is very limited in size so please call the store to reserve a space.
Week 1 - Knit in the round with double pointed needles (Perfect for the Welted Fingerless Gloves)
Week 2 - Pick up stitches evenly and with ease
Week 3 - Kitchner Stitch
Week 4 - Knit a basic cable
When you come in do not forget to pick up you Quick Tip Rewards Card! For each Quick Tip Session you attend, you will receive one hole punch on your card. Once you have reached ten, turn it in and receive a free Monarch Knitting class of your choice.
We love our Shibui yarns! Shibui is a beautiful collection of soft, rich, luxurious and inspiring fibers. Marge Okuley (aka Ann Norling), our representative from Shibui, will be at Monarch Knitting on Saturday, September 27th from 10:00am to 12:00pm to take us on a tour through the endless possibilities created by mixing Shibui yarns. Knit single stranded, they are a dream, but mix the fibers, and they sing. Mix two or three strands and you have a yarn line that will be your go to each time you look to start a project. They are also perfect yarns with which to create your CustomFit sweater! We will also have a Shibui trunk show at the store, so you can see the latest patterns from the line. If you have knit something from the Shibui line, bring it in... we love seeing what everyone has created! We will have coffee and treats to munch on, door prizes from Shibui and other special surprises. Please call the store or email us to sign up for the Mix Party as space is limited. Cost is $10.00.