Thistledown Shoppe
March 14, 2012
Welcome to Thistledown Shoppe

I am taking a vacation for a month.  Below are the new temporary hours.

Monday  10-5
Tuesday and Thursday 12-5
Saturday 10-5
Sunday noon - 4
Closed Wednesday and Friday

The new hours start March 23 and we will go back to our regular hours of seven days a week on March 25.

During this time period I will be visiting other yarn shops and moving yarns around in the shoppe.  We have added Cascade Ultra Pima and need to find a spot to put it.  So I will be deciding what yarn we will place on sale.  We have also ordered MadelineTosh Pashima and DK, which should arrive in early June.

In the meantime, enjoy this lovely spring weather.

Knit On,

 New and Updated

juju's loops    A lovely book written by Juju Vail and Susan Cropper of LoopKnitlounge, London, UK.  Lace shawls and wraps, fingerless gloves, scarves, shrugs, cowls, a baby sweater, toy, blanket, hat, and swing sweater.  Plus, the pictures are inviting.
jujus loops

Knit Your Own Cat
 knit cat
Patterns for Abyssinian, Bengal, Black Cat, Black & White, British Shorthair, Burmese, Devon Rex, Kitten, Maine Coon, Orange, Persian, Ragdoll, Siamese, Tabby, Tortoiseshell, and Turkish Van.

Knitting with Two Colors  knit with two colors
Once again Meg and Amy have written a book that will be a welcomed addition to your library.  It is a two-color knitting workshop for beginner to advanced knitters. There are extensive instructions for custom sizing and centering patterns, as well as step by step direction to help you design and knit multiple styles of two-color garments. Read what Clara Parkes of Knitters Review has to say.

Little Knitted Creatures     
knitted toys
I brought this book in as it has a squirrel, acorn, hedgehog, owl, and mouse as part of the twenty-three adorable knitted creatures.
Great patterns using worsted weight yarns.

Superstar Knitting by Debbie Stoller

WestKnits Book 3 - copies are going fast.  Stephen has
wonderful designs of hats, mitts, scarfs, satchel, and a lovely circular blanket.

Classic Elite Peabody Path - vest, pullovers, cardigans, shawls knit out of Firefly.

 Classic Elite Surf - cardigans, shrug, purse, and top knitted out of Sprout.

Square Peg - This pattern was written using Misti Alpaca
 Chunky.  It is a simple top down pattern with an update on the poncho. The details at the neckline and bottom edge add interest.  square peg
Sleeves are created with simple tacking.

Savannah uses worsted weight yarn.  Two different shapes are constructed in the same simple manner.
The open weave tunic/oversized top is worked in one piece from side seam to side seam.

To Eyre      A simple 1800's style ruffled garter stitch shawl is knitted in
a light worsted weight wool from side to side with short-row garter-stitch ruffles on bottom edge and short rows shaping shoulders and back.  Four different options are offered.

Earth & Sky   Another fingering to sport shawl by Stephen West.

Cocoon  K
nit a cozy and elegant shrug with dolman sleeves, in a super quick and easy sideways garter rib with bobble accents, using worsted weight yarn.

Big Top Baby Blanket
baby blanket
 Use DK weight yarn such as Loyal or Tonic to knit this lovely baby blanket.

Baby Babar  Suitable for a girl or a boy, the puckered ruched fabric is sweet and delicate without a lot of fuss. It uses garter stitch eyelet rows with a worsted weight yarn.

Lincoln Cardigan
A top down cabled and lace cardigan with three quarter length  sleeves using worsted weight yarn.

Janna's Tunic  Euroflax

Classic Elite has sent us two new colors in Liberty Wool Print,
CE cowl
 Flower Garden and

CE hood
 Violet Glen.  Free patterns are included with the purchase of the yarn.

39 new colors of Fixation.

9 new colors of Sierra and Sierra Quatro.

24 colors of Ultra Pima
ultra pimaultra pimaultra pima
ultra pimaultra pimaultra pima

Fiber:100% Pima Cotton
Yardage:10 x 100gr / 220 yards
Gauge:5.5-6s=1" / US#5-6
Wash:Machine Wash Cool,
Tumble Dry Low

Knit Kit 

Knit Kit has upgraded their product.  Hot pink is the new color.
Knit Kit 1

 The front contains a row counter and a retracting 5ft. tape measure. The left side of The Knit Kit has a fully removable crochet hook for picking up that dropped stitch or weaving in an end and the right side of The Knit Kit has a folding in-and-out thread cutter in the event your scissors are not available. The back compartment of The Knit Kit nicely houses sturdy, TSA Compliant, collapsible scissors as well as point protectors, three different sized stitch markers, and darning needle.
Knit Kit 2
The needle gauge has sizes from 000 to 15, including the UK size 2.25.

Monday Morning Knitters

Join us for several hours every other Monday morning from 8:30 am until 10 am or later.

March 19, April 2, 16, & 30

Inspiration. Motivation.  Coffee. Laughter.  Conversation.

Free Patterns
Peggy Sue - knit this cute cable ribbed, short sleeved cardigan in Ultra Pima, Cotton Fleece, Loyal, and Tonic.

Garter Rib Baby Blanket - knit a lovely blanket in either a cotton or wool DK to worsted weight yarn.  We recommend Ultra Pima, Cotton Fleece, Tonic, Loyal, or Liberty Wool.

Summer Vest - knitted in Ultra Pima.

Easter Eggs - knitted in fingering weight

Crochet Easter chicks hatching out of their eggs with worsted weight yarn.

Crochet Easter baskets out of DK weight yarn.

Knit an Easter Pot Holder to brighten up your kitchen.

yarn book
Patterns, Books, and Booklets for sale
CroppedCableNorth ShoreCrocusRamblingCEYTunic

Thistledown Shoppe  

419 N. St. Joseph St.

PO Box 52 

Suttons Bay, MI  49682


231-271-YARN (9276) 


The Wee Shoppe with a Big Heart

Monday and Saturday 10-5  

Tuesday and Thursday 12-5 

Sunday 12 -4    


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