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September Newsletter 2017

03-Sep-2017


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Dear Friends:

 
 

Happy Labor Day!

Autumn starts again with the autumnal equinox on September 22. This means two things: days will be shorter than nights after the first day of equinox and we will be seeing the various beautiful shades of fall in Steamboat Springs. As the temperature begins to fall, fiber lovers may find a good excuse to stay in and work on their favorite projects. Beginning this month, Sew Steamboat will be offering a Beginning Crochet class twice a month. If you are up for a good challenge, there is an Entrelac Hat class offered by Cindy on September 23rd and 30th. You will be learning how to make one-of-a-kind hat, but be sure to register sooner than later because there is a pre-homework assignment and prerequisite. Contact us or stop by the store for more information. Labor Day sidewalk sales begins today through Monday, September 4th. Also, the Row by Row Experience ends on September 5th. Come and see us! 

Happy Crafting! 

Best Wishes:


From back left: Lynn, Cindy, Cho, Stephanie, and Nancy; Front: Donna and Carol

 
 

Staff Pick: Cindy Clark

 
 
Mystery Knit-A-Long

Oh!-Mystery-KALLast month I told you about the upcoming Building Blocks Knit Along (KAL) that starts September 12th. We'll meet the second Tuesday of each month from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. This month we are excited to announce yet another KAL! It's a mystery knit along that is sponsored by Skacel and Michelle the KnitPurlHunter. Every Thursday beginning October 5th, a portion of the pattern will be released. We know it's a cowl that takes 2 skeins of our deliciously soft and squishy Oh! yarn (100% Super Baby Alpaca) and 4 buttons (30 mm each in size.) The instructions call for a cable needle, so cables are involved as well. The needle is a 24" size 10 circular. Michelle will have a Ravelry Group for support, and several Sew Steamboat partners are taking part as well. Join us on Fridays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. for Sit N Stitch if you have any questions or need guidance. At the end of the program, if you submit a photo online you'll have a chance to earn a prize through Skacel. It's a win-win-win! I've already picked out my Oh! color and am ready to go. Hope you can join us.

 


 

What's On Our Needles: Cho Tin Tun Kirkpatrick

 
 

Road to China Light - The Banyan Cowl


Sew Steamboat - Road to China Light

The Road to China Light yarn is a luxurious fiber by the Fibre Co. This sport weight yarn has a perfect combination of 65% light fawn baby alpaca, 10% soft tones of camel, cashmere, as well as 15% of lustrous sheen of silk. Needless to say, it is one of my go-to favorite yarns for making that special garment! Inspired by the soft halo and yet subtle textures and shifting patterns, I have designed a one-skein Banyan cowl to truly display how special Road to China really is. 



Banyan Cowl- Road to China Light





The cowl has a delicate lace pattern that is easy to follow and addicting to knit. It allows us to enjoy this extraordinary fiber and the gentle decadence of the Road to China. Although the Banyan cowl is a knitting pattern (free with yarn purchase at Sew Steamboat), I recommend this yarn for all your special projects. Come check out the sample cowl, experience the fiber, and I am sure it will be in your next projects. I know you will love it!


 
 
 

Classes: 10% off materials with class sign up!     

August Classes

Intro to Knitting


When: Tuesday, September 5th; 4-6pm or Sunday, September 17th; 1-3pm

Description: Introduction to Knitting class will teach you the basics of casting on, knit and purl stitches, and binding off. Everything you need to get started on basic knitting projects. Intro to Knitting will be offered the first Tuesday 4-6 pm OR the third Sunday 1-3 pm of each month. Cost is $20 and pre-registration is required. Join us today! 

Instructor: Sew Steamboat Partners

Cost: $20 + Materials

Entrelac Hat


When: September 23rd & 30th; 12:30-2pm 

Description:Learn the Entrelac technique and knit up a one-of-a-kind hat in the process. You'll even have enough yarn remaining to knit mitts! This class will use multiple colors so that each layer of your hat is a new color.

Instructor: Cindy Clark

Cost: $40 + Materials 

Materials: size 5-16" circular needles and size 5 DPNS (for decreasing the hat crown); one pack sport weight Wonderland Mad Matter color packs (plenty of yarn remaining for a second project!); pattern provided in class.

Prerequisite: Must know how to knit in the round.

Pre-Homework:
Instructor will contact the students with instructions!

 

Crochet 

Beginning Crochet

Beginning Crochet - Sew Steamboat

When: Saturday, September 9th; 1pm-3pm or Tuesday, September 19th; 4pm-6pm

Description: Have you been wanting to learn how to crochet? Join Emerald for the beginning crochet class and learn how to make a chunky cowl. 

Instructor: Emerald Hawks

Cost: $25 + Materials

Materials: K size crochet hook and chunky yarn. 

     

 


 

Upcoming Events:                                                



Labor Day Sidewalk Sale


The Labor Day weekend sidewalk sale is back! Enjoy massive savings up to 75% discounts on selected items. Begins Friday, September 1st until Monday, September 4th.



Sit 'N Stitch - NEW TIME!!

Every Friday, 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Drop in with your knitting, crocheting, embroidery or any needlework project(s) for our weekly social stitching!

 



Steamboat Sew-ciety 

Every Wednesday, 4pm -6pm

Drop in to use our sewing machines for free on Wednesdays 4pm-6pm.

Bring your sewing ideas, bring your sewing projects, bring your mending or even some hand sewing and come join fellow sewers for Steamboat Sew-ciety Our sewing experts will be available for advice and our sewing machines as well as cutting table and tools are available for your use, or bring your own.

 

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The More You Buy, The More You Save! 


Do you need some yarn for your next project? 

Buy a full bag and you will receive a 10% discount. Ask us for more detail. 
 
  Mention this newsletter to receive a 10% discount
on Road to China Light yarn. 

offer expires September 30th, 2017.
 
     
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