Afghan KAL 
A Loom with a View
31R Pleasant Street
Newburyport, Massachusetts 01950

  Get a taste of this at our first ever Yarn Tasting!
 Fierce, shaggy and scarce, yaks don't exactly look like the kind of animal you'd want to clothe yourself in. But looks are deceiving...under that rough exterior lies some of the softest down ever. At Bijou Basin Yarns, they harvest the down, blend it, and spin it into heaven. This yarn is so soft and wonderful, you have to handle it to believe it. And now you can. On Sunday May 16 from 11-5, you'll be able to come and spend 90 minutes touching, feeling and knitting with this luscious yarn. Then, if you fall in love with it, we can order you what you'd like. You'll be able to play with a yak down and Cormo wool blend, as well as a yak and bamboo blend. This event is free but you must call or email us ahead of time to make a reservation to meet with Suzanne Ress of Bijou Basin. One feel of this yarn and you'll be hooked. We are!

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Tuesday nights...get help, knit late!
Every Tuesday night knitting instructor and knitwear designer Alison Green Will offers a drop in and get help class from 6:30 to 8:00. For a mere $15 she can help you figure out those unclear directions, find that dropped stitch or conquer the Kitchener once and for all. Don't need help right now? Did you know A Loom with a View is now open until 8PM every Tuesday night? So you can come shopping, or just come in and knit, or come in and get help. It's the place to be on Tuesday nights.
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 Another fab free pattern: Citron from
Some of us are in a "must knit small shawlettes" phase, and as such, we have succumbed to Citron, above, found here on This is lovely done in Ella Rae Merino Lace, but can be don in any weight of yarn as long as you adjust your needle size. Pattern is very straightforward, the results are fabulous. Download the pattern and come find some yarn!
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lettuce leaf
Pictures don't do it justice -- this month's staff pick
This is the Lettuce Leaf Shrug from Inspired to Knit by Michele Rose Orne. This beautiful shrug, knit by Cheryl, is simply stunning. The shrug body is done in Malabrigo while the ruffle is knit in Rialto DK from Debbie Bliss. We can't imagine an outfit this wouldn't improve.
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Join the Inara sweater KAL
Join Alison Green Will for a four session knit-along to make her Inara sweater. This wrap style sweater is very flattering for many body types and it's a fun knit in linen. In this KAL you'll learn some lace work, some short rows and some cabling. Call or email us to sign up today.

Inara KAL
Saturdays, May 8 & 22, June 12 & 26
with Alison Green Will
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And even more new classes!
Try your hand at spinning on a drop spindle, tackle lace, or learn to knit the continental way...we have some exciting classes coming up, so call or email us today to sign up.

Introduction to drop spindling
Saturdays, May 15 & 22
with Leah Reed

Learn to knit lace
Sunday May 23
with Leah Reed

Continental knitting
Saturday June 12
with Alison Green Will

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