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2144 Queen St E
Toronto, ON
416.691.6320
May 2010
Downtown Knit Collective's Knitters Frolic
Will you be attending????   The answer should be "WHY YES, YES I AM!"

We are pleased to announce we are participating in the Downtown Knit Collective's Annual Knitter's Frolic on May 8th. For more details, please go the DKC website, HERE. The DKC has some awesome instructors teaching great classes, including Kate Atherley and Fiona Ellis! 
 
We will be located in the Kobayashi Hall @ Booth #11

dkc 

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Yarn & Craft Swap - May 12th, 7pm

Tired of looking at the same yarn in your stash?  On a self-imposed yarn diet?  Feel guilty buying new yarn?  Well - we have a solution for you.  Come to the shop on May 12th with yarn you once loved to trade for new yarn!

 

This year we are expanding the swap items - bring any items from your past crafty life ie: cross stitch, quilting, etc or finished items you don't wear, books, needles, etc!

 

Rules/Guidelines

1.You must bring something to swap, or give away if you want to take something away.  These items will be put on the free to all table.

 2.There will be a tag-table for swappers who are willing to take something else in return for or other things. Needles, already knit objects d'art ( aka fugly to you -beauty to someone else).

3.Leftover yarns will be donated to one of our great groups who knit for children in hospital or knit groups in shelters.

4.The pattern table. It is copyright infringement to copy a pattern for sale or trade. If you have however downloaded a copy of a pattern and NEVER USED it, 

 they are fair game, as long as no designer is hurt in the process.

5.  Books and magazines - bring 'em on 

 6. Please RSVP  - lisa@nakedsheep.ca, call us at 416.691.6320 or drop in to tell us you are coming.

Entelac Class May 9th and 16th, 10am to Noon

Want to impress your family and friends? Let us explain and teach you the most magical and mysterious of knitterly arts - Entrelac.  We'll teach you everything you need to know, and get you started on your own scarf or shawl project. To encourage you to knit this technique, please see our Lady Eleanor from Scarf Style wrapped beautifully around our mannequin at the shop. The scarf you will knit is three triangles wide. 

 

Oh and BTW, knitting entrelac is highly addictive!

 

Price: 40.00 + materials, includes pattern. Participants need to know how to cast on, knit, purl and cast off.

 

Please bring at least 400 yards of worsted weight yarn. Choose any yarn, however we recommend knitting with any of our noro yarns to achieve the same effect as our sample!

Instructor: Kate Atherley

 

 

entrelac

 
Beginner Knitter's and Crochet Groups! NEW @ The Sheep
We are introducing a night just for YOU. Do you need help reading a pattern, getting started, help with fixing mistakes? Then this night is for you!!!!!

Each month we dedicate one Thursday to help you increase your knitting and/or crochet skills. This monthly workshop is suited to beginners who need help starting a first project, understanding a pattern, help with anything to get you going or just want to knit/crochet and socialize with other beginners in a warm welcoming environment.

Please bring your pattern, materials and be ready to get started on the path to crafty greatness!
 
Knitting:
Next  Classes: May 13th and June 6th, 6-8pm
Cost: $20, please register
  
Crochet:
Next  Classes: May 20th and June 10th, 6-8pm
Cost: $20, please register
More Summer Yarn?
Oh my, oh my, oh my!   We received more summer yarns!
 
Noro Shirakaba
Worsted weight silk/cotton/wool yarn, $9.95, 125 meters.
Unlike most of Noro's other yarns that come in some crazy wonderful colour combos, this yarn is tonal, still stripes and is super awesome to knit with.  Lisa is knitting Splash, a new vest pattern from Knit and Tonic! (Love the name of her knitting website)
 
       noro 1   noro 2
 
 
Classic Elite Cotton Silk
Another worsted weight yarn. The fibre content is cotton silk and nylon. Lovely, light and tweedy, this pretty yarn will knit up into a great summery garment! each 50 gram ball has 135 yards and costs $11.99. 
 
          classic elite silk     classic elite silk1

                                         classic elite silk2       
 
Did you know, the Classic Elite Website offers FREE PATTERNS?  Check them out!
 
Felted Clog Kits - $40!
Perhaps the world's favourite felted clog pattern, now available in a kit! Each kit contains the Fiber Trends Felted Clog pattern and two generous skeins of beautifully hand painted yarn to knit them out of! Great as a gift, or just a special treat for your own feet.
 
clogs

 

Newest Samples!  Come on in and get some inspiration!
What just came off our needles?  Check out these awesome samples!
 
Mondo Cable Vest 
Knit with three skeins of Cloud Cotton on 4.5mm Needles, an easy quick knit that can be worn alone or over a t-shirt or blouse.  This pattern is error free and looks awesome!

mondo cable vest

 

The Naked Sheep Infinity Scarf

Knit with three balls of Rowan Cocoon - cast on 270 with 6mm, 40" length circular needles, join in the round and knit seed stitch until you run out of yarn. One our Sheep knitters was kind enough to knit this for us - looks good, non?
 
            Wrapped around neck four times:               Wrapped around neck three times:
 
       cocoon scarf     cocoon 1
 
 

          

            
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The Naked Sheep Team,
 
Lisa, Kim, Emily, and Lorraine
 
 
 
Hours: 
 
Monday: Closed
Tuesday to Friday: 11am to 6pm
Wednesdays - Our Knit Nights! Please feel to drop in and knit - open late until about 10:30pm
Saturday: 10am to 6pm
Sunday: 12pm to 5pm
 
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