Sutter's Gold 'n Fleece  
e-NewsletterJuly 2012

Summer's arrived and the weather's turned hot and humid. Happy 4th of July to everyone! St. Germain had their Independence Day Celebration on Sunday, July 1st and it was great fun!

We have chosen a winner for our "Name that Tote" contest. See details below. Thank you again to everyone who participated.

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:

  • knitscene Fall 2012

New magazine from Vogue:

  • VOGUEknitting Early Fall 2012

New yarns from Blackberry Ridge:

New yarns from Pagewood Farm/U-Knitted Nations :

Classes and Workshops


  • 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. Hug Your Stuff Tote. 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.
  • July 23, 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. 
  • July 24, Tuesday, 10 to noon. 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 24, 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.


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.
Joe's Puzzle of the Month
Joe's Puzzle of the Month
A man worked for a high-security institution, and one day he went in to work only to find that he could not log in to his computer terminal. His password wouldn't work. Then he remembered that the passwords are reset every month for security purposes. So he went to his boss and they had this conversation:
Man-"Hey boss, my password is out of date."
Boss-"Yes, that's right. The password is different, but if you listen carefully you should be able to figure out the new one: It has the same amount of letters as your old password, but only four of the letters are the same."
Man: "Thanks boss."
With that, he went and correctly logged into his station.
What was the new password?
BONUS: What was his old password?
The first person who emails back the correct answer will receive a certificate for 15% off of one item. Once the first correct answer comes in, we will post it in our Ravelry group.
Send your answer to


In This Issue
2012 Show Schedule
What's New in the Shop?
Joe's Puzzle of the Month
Ravenswood Knit Designs
"Name that Tote" Contest
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"

Name that Tote Bag

Congratulations to Krzknit for the winning suggestion! The "Name Your Tote" will now be known as the "Hug Your Stuff Tote". You won a copy of the pattern and a kit or you can take the class plus you will be recognized for your contribution in the pattern itself.


Thank you also to lakenokomis2, anniwool, Gozinda and bagofbones for your great suggestions. Each of you has won a free copy of this pattern!

Pattern is available for purchase through Ravenswood Knit Designs.

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