Sutter's Gold 'n Fleece  
e-NewsletterNovember 2012

Happy Thanksgiving! Snow/rain is predicted for every day this week - great knitting and crocheting weather. In the shop we are busy with Christmas projects and winter knitting. We seem to see more and more crochet. And to my surprise, gray is the new black this fall!

Watch for our Black Friday Sale elert coming soon!

Happy Knitting/Crocheting!


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

 We have a bunch of new products in:


A Special Thank You ...

... goes out to Kay Lund for her generous donation of two large bags of hats that will be donated to those in need throughout the area. Kay donated 45 hats altogether! Hats off to Kay!
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 was the Unique Cowl in Simpliworsted. Here's a sample of the Intertwisted Cowl that Claire knitted:
Claire's Cowl
In January 2012, the Winter KAL will be the Awe Inspiring Project (a sock pattern) in CoBaSi.
Upcoming Events
Liz will be teaching a workshop at:
  • Sock workshop at Elemental Yarns in Shorewood, Illinois on Monday, December 3, 2012.
For class details and descriptions, contact the shop.
Classes and Workshops

  • November 20, 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. 
  • November 20, 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.  
  • November 26, Monday, 10 to noon. Moebius Cowl. Learn the basic moebius cast-on technique and knit one (or more!)of several different versions of the cowl for yourself or to give as a holiday gift.
  • November 26, Monday, 1-3 pm. Cabled Wine Cozy. Learn to knit a wine sack with a cable pattern then felt it. It would be a great way to present a gift of wine to someone this holiday season.
  • December 4, 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.
  • December 4, Tuesday, 1-3 pm. 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
 A man found an old bottle on the beach. When he opened it a genie appeared. The genie was so happy to be free that he would grant the man one wish and only one. The man was confused as to what to ask. The man went home and asked his blind mother what to ask for. She asked for her eye-sight to come back. He then asked his wife. She became very excited and asked for a son as they were childless for many years. The next day the man returned and made one wish that made both his mother and wife happy. What was the wish??
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?
A Special Thank You
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

Thrummed Mittens
Liz wrote this pattern as a tool to teach how to add thrums and also to practice the Magic Loop Technique. With this technique it is just as easy to make both mittens at the same time as to do them on at time...The mittens are fun, eye-catching and the warmest mittens she has ever knit. CLASS ALSO AVAILABLE. 

Tip of the Month
Teach a child to knit. You'll be sharing yourself, your time, and something you love. So many of our knitters speak fondly of the relative who took the time to teach them to knit. (Handknitters, Knitter's Stash)
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