You may have seen our own katybuder’s version of the Abalone sweater hanging in the k2tog shop window. But what impresses me about this free seamless cardigan is how many different versions there are in different yarns. From Misti Alpaca Baby Me Boo to Manos de Uruguay Maxima to Rowan Summer Tweed to Cascade 220, there is a version of this sweater for everyone.
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We’re barreling toward fall with a bunch of new classes for knitting. September is Sock-tember with two classes on sock knitting: Faina Goberstein’s Top-Down Socks and Ruth Garcia-Alcantud’s Fit for Feet: Customizing Heels for Your Feet. Faina has also brought back her popular Sweater Lab and Beginning Brioche classes. Karen Frisa is offering an introduction to lace knitting with her Nimbus Cowl.
For the spinners among us, Karen is teaching Spindle Spinning: Take Two, Plying Handspun Singles, and her fun and friendly Spinning Workshop. (If you run out, we have fiber from Imperial Yarns, Manos del Uruguay, and Brown Sheep for you to spin.)
For the first time, you can take Diana Mei’s class on Needle-Felted Puppets at k2tog. Diana will provide everything you need to make your very own fairy-tale figure. Janie Cavalli will be also offering Crochet for Knitters on September 28.
You can sign up online or in the shop. We are looking forward to seeing you at some of these awesome classes.
Diana is a long time bay area Waldorf kindergarten teacher and crafter. A master puppeteer, Diana has been creating wool felt puppets for her students for the last 18 years. For more information about Diana and her programs please go to acornfarmwaldorf.com
Spanish-born Ruth Garcia-Alcantud has been immersed in fashion from an early age and professionally designing knitwear for the last several years.
With an attention for finishing and embellishing, she pairs elegant shapes with bright color and detail to stand the test of changing fashions. Her aim is to make you look amazing effortlessly.
She has been published by Vogue Knitting, Twist Collective and Interweave. You can read her blog and browse her patterns at rock+purl.
If you’ve never made a hat before, dislike double-pointed needles, or just need instant hatification, the Urchin hat is for you. It knits up quickly in garter stitch on straight US 10-11 needles, and we have plenty of bulky and extra-bulky yarns for you to choose from.Our newest staff member, Nora, knit this one in Noro Obi, and the self-striping yarn colored each knitted wedge a different shade.
For a warm-weather cotton version, try Aslan Trends Lecco. It would also be fabulous in Misti Alpaca Baby Alpaca Chunky. We’ll be around the first and third Friday of the month from 6-8 so you can knit along with us!
I’m visiting a friend’s new baby this weekend and will be bringing my customary offering of a knitted stuffed animal. They always go over well. If you missed our class, you can still make your own Knitted Hedgehog! It’s a great introduction to making stuffies. We have safety eyes in the shop for toymakers and can offer you help on how to finish your animal.
I just bought some cute new Mary Janes that are crying out for some hand-knitted socks, so why not start our free pattern Fridays with something that you can whip up over the holiday weekend and wear regardless of the weather: a simple pair of socks. We’d love to see your take on these, so flash your ankles at the shop and let us know if you liked the pattern!
K2tog is turning 7 on July 5, so we are celebrating for the next 7 days. Come in to the store July 1st through 7th to find out the special sale for each day. While you are here, make sure to enter your name to win 1 of the 7 $25 gift cards we will be giving away on July 7th.
On July 4th, we will be closed for Independence Day, so party with your friends or knit your very own American flag.