September 2014 Newsletter
Project of the Month... Piper's JourneyPiper's Journey has been in our Ravelry queue for quite some time. Finally Koryn can add it to her project page! Sometimes there is a perfect marriage between pattern and yarn and this is it. Piper's Journey is a fun and clever knit and a perfect project for all levels of knitters. Quince's Chickadee is a 100% American wool full of bounce and lovely stitch definition. Koryn says that with Chickadee, "the stitches slide across the needles with such ease" and that she cannot put the project down! So come by Monarch, pick up 3 skeins of Chickadee (or your favorite yarn), the pattern, some US6 needles and cast on the perfect fall project. Your fingers will thank you!
Open House... Show Off Saturday
Accelerating Stripes Fingerless Glove Class
Join Koryn for a fun fingerless glove class on Saturday, September 13th, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. This version of fingerless begins at the cuff and the stripes become progressively thinner as you knit toward the fingers. In this class you will learn how to use – and not be afraid of – double-pointed needles to knit in the round. You will also develop the skill to change color and knit "jogless" stripes. Koryn will also review how to shape a thumb using directional increases. Since this is an item where gauge is very important, you will need to knit a swatch. Everyone's tension is unique! We will review how to check your gauge to assure your gloves will fit. To join in you will need double point needles, size US2.5, two colors of fingering weight yarn, about 175 yards of each, and two small stitch markers. The pattern is free and the cost of the class is $30.
Shibui Mix Party
Quick Tips for September
Week 1 - Felted Join
Week 2 - I-Cord Cast-On
Week 3 - Jogless Stripes in the Round
Week 4 - How to Read a Chart
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.
Coming Soon... Woolfolk Yarns
Instagram Prizes! And Don't Forget Facebook
Monarch is happy to announce we are now on Instagram and that could mean a prize for you. We are excited to bring you a wide array of project photos and fun information (and some fun contests) from Monarch so take advantage of this by following us. Keep an eye on our Facebook page as well as the latest news from Monarch is always there along with class and project information.