Sutter's Gold 'n Fleece  
e-NewsletterOctober 2012

Fall is in the air and the Northwoods is past peak. The dusty smell of the leaves tells us that cold winter weather is not far behind. We've gotten in a lot of new yarns and magazines with pattern ideas for your holiday knitting.

Happy Knitting/Crocheting!


Liz, Claire, Cathy  & Joe
What's New in the Shop? 

 We have a bunch of new products in:


Progressive Needles Knit-Along
The shop will once again be participating in the upcoming Progressive Needles Knit-Along.These KALs feature Michelle Hunter of Knit Purl Hunter. In October 2012, the Fall KAL will be the Unique Cowl in Simpliworsted and January 2012, the Winter KAL will be the Awe Inspiring Project in CoBaSi.
Upcoming Events
Liz will be teaching a workshop at:
  • Crochet Mittens workshop at  knit 1 in Chicago, Illinois on Tuesday, October 23, 2012.
  • Sock workshop at Elemental Yarns in Shorewood, Illinois on Monday, December 3, 2012.
For class details and descriptions, contact the shop.
Classes and Workshops


  • October 15, Monday, 10 to noon. 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.
  • October 15, Monday, 1-3 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.
  • October 16, 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. 
  • October 16, 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.
  • October 23, 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.
  • October 23, 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. 
  • October 30, Tuesday, 10 to Noon. Fix-It Class. How to fix dropping one cable and re-knitting it and Kitchener stitch basics are among the topics to be covered. Materials list and necessary prep work 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
James recently moved to his first brand new house.
When he arrived there he discovered that the builder had forgotten something.

James popped down to the local DIY shop to ask about the prices. Luckily the items are quite reasonably priced.

7 cost $1.00, 10 cost $2.00 and 100 cost $3.00.

What had the builder forgotten and
how much will 210 cost

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
What's New in the Shop?
Progressive Needles Knit-Allong
Upcoming Events
Joe's Puzzle of the Month
Ravenswood Knit Designs
Tip of the Month
Sutter's Gold 'n Fleece
can now be found on:
Ravenswood Knit Designs
Margaret Brennan, Liz Sutter, Claire Pagel  and Cathy Benecke are publishing their patterns under the Ravenswood Knit Designs label. So far the RKD inventory includes 18" doll patterns and accessories

Intarsia Sheep Bag
This cute little purse/bag uses the intarsia technique to knit a little sheep on the front of the purseCLASS ALSO AVAILABLE. 

Tip of the Month
Sometimes hand-dyed yarns will turn your hands the color of the yarn-this means the yarn is over-dyed. Don't worry the fix is easy. Just finish the project and soak the item in a 50-50% solution of vinegar and water. Empty the water and re-soak until the water remains clear.
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