Thistledown Shoppe
February 3, 2013
Welcome to Thistledown Shoppe

Now that winter has truly arrived, we are making some changes to the shoppe.  See below for more information.

Knit On.
New Hours
For the months of February, March, and April, we will be open for four days a week. 

For those three months, we will be open on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.  The other three days will be used for classes and KAL's.

Sundays: noon until 4 pm.
Mondays,  Fridays, and Saturdays: 10 am until 5 pm.

Regular hours will resume on Wednesday, May 1.


Knitting by the Bay 2013

Just a reminder that we still have a couple of openings for the retreat.  Contact either Lost Art, Yarn Market, or us if you would like more information.

Our vendors have sent lots of goodies and we have a great group of folks who have signed up.
Classes and KAL's 
  Crochet scarf

Beginning Crochet

Saturday, March 2 and 9, 2013 from 2 pm until 4 pm.


Do you want to crochet, but not sure you know how?  Jane, our instructor, will cover chaining, single and double crochet, reading patterns, and weaving in your ends.  This is your opportunity to crochet a cute scarf, while learning how to navigate crocheting.  


This is the designer's description -
The Artfully Simple Infinity Scarf pattern is super easy, hides a multitude of sins, and comes with just one rule: no stress allowed! This finished scarf is between 50 and 60 inches long, and twists and turns on itself naturally - perfect for wearing doubled as a cowl, as well as long, tied, anything you can come up with! The little button tie embellishment is a separate optional piece, and instructions for that are included as well!



Materials needed:
Crochet hook K 
279 yds worsted weight - we suggest variegated.

Button is optional (we have lots of cute ones) 


Cost:  $30.   


Class Policies-

Class fees are due when you sign up to secure your spot in the class.

Class fees are refundable up to 48 hours before the class, unless the class is cancelled by us.  In that case, the fee will be refunded to you, preferably in the form of store credit or check.


Top down pullover  


Simply Summer Tweed Top Down Pullover KAL 


One of our customers bought yarn to knit three of these.  While talking about the pattern, we decided a KAL (knit along) was in order.  So, for three Wednesdays, we will be meeting from 10 am until 1 pm to work on this sweater.   


I suggest downloading the free pattern from Ravelry and reading the other knitter's comments, so you have an idea of what you want to accomplish.  I am still debating on which yarn to use, but Mary is using Nature Spun worsted.


Join us on Wednesdays - February 27 and March 6 and 13 from 10 am until 1 pm. 



Please support our business by purchasing your supplies from Thistledown Shoppe.


 New Website

Thanks to my amazing cousin, Lisa Brookfield, I now have a website that I am able to manage.

That means that it will be more up to date, with current information.  I have also added a calendar, so you may check for ongoing events.

Needless to say, I am thrilled to have this available and hope that you will find information you need.

Click here to see what we have done.
New and Updated

Tidepool Faded b

Two new colors of Liberty wool print.

More Madelinetosh Vintage and Sock.

More Eco.

More Ultra Pima.

 Join Us

Monday Morning Knitters

Join us for several hours every 2nd and 4th Monday morning from 8:30 am until 10 am or later. 

Inspiration.  Motivation.  Coffee.  Laughter.  Conversation.  

In This Issue
New Hours
Knitting by the Bay
Classes and KAL's
New Website
Featured Article
  Free Patterns

Eisig-Warm Cowl -  my sister brought this cowl to my attention.  I had favorited it way back when, but then forgot about it.  Anyway, I love the colors the designer used and am thinking of ordering the yarn. 
Any other takers?
I would also suggest any of our worsted weight yarns, along with Eco.
Do not forget to check it out on Ravelry.  And if you want to download the pattern, check the English version.

Diving in {recipe} - this is an asymmetrical scarf, knitted with fingering weight yarn.  Size US 6 and garter stitch make it quick and easy.  It is also a great stash buster.   But, if you find that you really need new yarn, we have lots of choices.

Turn A Square - knit a hat in worsted weight.  The designer is Jared Flood, aka Brooklyn Tweed.  You cannot go wrong with his patterns.  I suggest Liberty Wool print.

Tweedish Cloth - want really quick, easy, and functional?  Knit this dishcloth, using slipped stitches.  You will need both solid and variegated yarn which we have. 

Owl Hat - This is one for the crocheters.  Sizes run from newborn to adult, using worsted weight yarn.

Mini Hearts - Valentine's Day is approaching and these are the cutest little hearts.  Crochet it in worsted weight yarn and you have a nice gift for your sweetie.


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Thistledown Shoppe  

419 N. St. Joseph St.

PO Box 52 

Suttons Bay, MI  49682


231-271-YARN (9276)  


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Sunday 12 -4    



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