To Steek or Not to Steek

 

Continuing to work on sweaters this year, we are ready for Fair Isle. The only question is cardigan or pullover. Steeking is the process of cutting (yikes!) the center of your worked-in-the-round fabric so you can pick up stitches for a button band.  There is a video on our Facebook page of me doing exactly this on a sweater I made for my son. So you decide which of the two patterns makes sense for you and we will work them together. The Fair Isle stitches are the same in each. See the classes page for details.

 

 

 

 

It's our Second Anniversary!

September 29, 2018

10 AM-5 PM

 

Thank you all for your continued support! We will not only have CAKE but also will be hosting a Signature Needle Arts Trunk Show. These needles are very special. Made in the USA from hand polished metal, they have 'Stiletto' tips with a lifetime warranty! We will have demo needles for you to try, and will have fixed circulars, double points, straight needles and interchangeable needles available for cash and carry/order. The cords for these needles attach in a manner that is different from what most of us are used to, thus making the cords specific to the size of the needle. You may want to think about which needles are your 'go-to' sizes. We will have the trunk show for a week's time. Check out their website at www.signatureneedlearts.com

 

 

 

 

 

New Fall Yarns

 

The new yarns have started to arrive.  Here are a couple to tempt you!

 

 

 

 

Kenzinton by Skacel is an aran weight wool with a slight tweed pattern. 208 yards per skein.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want a superwash multicolor bulky yarn?  Look no further than Mountain Colors Riverwash Bulky.  Hand-dyed in Montana, these skeins hold 120 yards of squishy softness.  Great for hats and cowls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And just for fun-new project bags!

 

These project bags from Tika have whimsical prints and clear fronts.