Sutter's Gold 'n Fleece  
e-NewsletterMay/June 2012
Greetings!

Summer's arriving and so are our summer residents. Welcome everyone to our beautiful Northwoods. We have spring cleaned and reorganized the shop, stop in and admire.

This month we are doing something new and fun! We are having a "Name that Tote" contest. Details are in the newsletter.

Happy Knitting/Crocheting!

 

Liz, Claire, Cathy  & Joe
2012 Show Schedule

Liz will be at the following shows:

What's New in the Shop? 

 We have a bunch of new products in:

 

New magazine from Interweave Press

  • Knits Summer 2012
  • Jane Austen Knits Summer 2012  
  • knitscene accessories 2012
  • Crochet Summer 2012
  • Spin-off Summer 2012 

New magazine from VOGUEknitting:

  • crochet 2012 Special Collector's Issue

New yarns from Kraemer Yarns:

  • Naturally Nazareth - 100% Domestic Wool Aran Weight Yarn New Colors in Stock!
  • Mauch Chunky - 60% New Zealand Wool & 40% Domestic Wool Chunky Chunky Weight Yarn.
  • Belfast - A Linen Blend 42% Cotton, 22% Linen, 20% Viscose, 11% Acrylic & 5% Silk DK Weight Yarn.
  • Tatamy Tweed - Worsted Weight 40% Cotton & 60% Acrylic.
  • Sterling - Fingering Weight 63% Superwash Merino, 20% Silk, 15% Nylon & 2% Silver.
  • Perfection - Chunky Weight 30% Domestic Merino & 70% Acrylic 

New Pineneedle Designs Bags in stock! Eagle River artist, Karen Sailer brought in bags in various sizes from small to medium projects to bags that will hold your latest afghan! 

Classes and Workshops

 

  • June 4, Monday - 10 to noon. Beginning Crochet. You've wanted to crochet but don't know where to start - this is your opportunity! Learn the basics of crochet by making a useful if not perfect dishcloth. No experience needed. Materials list will be provided at registration.   
  • June 4, Monday, 1-3 pm. Crochet Mittens. In this class we will explore how to crochet mittens to fit any size hand using any weight yarn using three simple stitches. We will discuss how to change the hook size and circumference of a mitten to fit any hand with any yarn. We will start mittens in an average womans size using a worsted weight yarn and get to a point where you can easily finish later. Materials list will be provided at registration.
  • June 11, Monday, 1 to 3 pm. Intarsia Sheep Bag. This cute little purse/bag will use the intarsia technique to knit a little sheep on the front of the purse. Materials list and prep work will be provided at registration.   
  • June 12, Tuesday, 1-3 pm. Simple Cables. Like cables but have been afraid to try, this is your class. Claire will guide you through the steps of cable knitting using her cable Sweater Dishcloth pattern. Materials list will be provided at registration. 
  • June 18, Monday, 10 to Noon. We will be starting our shop knit-a-long the Saturday Morning Jacket pattern by Chris Bylsma. This would look great in Green Bay Packers team colors!
  • June 18, Monday, 1 to 3 pm. Toe-up Socks Cast On by Claire Pagel. Come and learn this interesting and fun knitting technique. During the class you will learn how to cast on seamlessly to move smoothly into knitting two at once with the Magic Loop technique. Materials list will be provided at registration.
  • July 9, Monday, 10 to Noon. Fix-It Class. How to fix dropping one cable and reknitting it and Kitchener stitch basics are among the topics to be covered. Materials list and necessary prep work will be provided at registration.
  • July 9, Monday, 1 to 3 pm. "Name that Tote" Bag. This is a two color bag knit with interlocking pieces that are knit flat and sewed together before felting. Materials list and prep work will be provided at registration. 
  • July 10, Tuesday, 10 to noon. Beginning Crochet. You've wanted to crochet but don't know where to start - this is your opportunity! Learn the basics of crochet by making a useful if not perfect dishcloth. No experience needed. Materials list will be provided at registration.  
  • July 10, Tuesday, 1-3 pm. Crochet Mittens. In this class we will explore how to crochet mittens to fit any size hand using any weight yarn using three simple stitches. We will discuss how to change the hook size and circumference of a mitten to fit any hand with any yarn. We will start mittens in an average womans size using a worsted weight yarn and get to a point where you can easily finish later. Materials list will be provided at registration  

If there is a topic you're interested in please send us a class suggestion. Pre-registration is required for all classes. All supplies are available at the shop. Students receive 10% off supplies. The fee for workshops and/or classes is $10/session unless otherwise stated. 

 

Individual or group classes can always be arranged at a time to accommodate your schedule. Fee is $10/person per session.
In This Issue
2012 Show Schedule
What's New in the Shop?
Classes
Ravenswood Knit Designs
"Name that Tote" Contest
Tip of the Month
Sutter's Gold 'n Fleece
can now be found on:
Ravenswood Knit Designs
Margaret Brennan, Liz Sutter and Claire Pagel are now publishing their patterns under the Ravenswood Knit Designs label. RKD's mission is "cute but simple" designs. So far the RKD inventory includes 18" doll patterns and quick women's winter accessories. Visit RKD at any of the following sites to see what's new:

contest"Name that Tote"
       Contest

Name that Tote Bag
We are having a contest to introduce Cathy's newest pattern! This is a small barrel shaped tote made with two interlocking colors. Now, we just need a name for the tote! Please help us discover it's name.

You will need to submit your suggestion (one per person) on our contest thread on our Ravelry group. The top five suggestions will receive a free pattern and the winner will also receive a kit or can take the class on July 9 and they will receive recognition on the pattern for their winning suggestion. Deadline for suggestions is midnight on June 15, 2012.
Tip of the Month
Pantone provides the fashion color report for the upcoming season. Check out the Fall 2012 palette by visiting their website.
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