Sutter's Gold 'n Fleece  
e-NewsletterDecember 2012

The shop will be closed starting December 19, 2012 and will re-open January 2, 2013. We're looking forward to sharing this time with our family and friends and wish the same for you and yours.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Happy Knitting/Crocheting!


Liz, Claire, Cathy  & Joe
Inventory Sale

We will be holding our annual inventory sale starting January 2, 2013 through January 18, 2013. Many items will be 20% to 50% off - some may even be at a deeper discount.  


What's New in the Shop? 

 We have a bunch of new products in:


Interweave Knits Winter 2012  


From Greenview Valley Farm in Crandon, WI, we received a shipment of dark brown LLama Wool - hand carded fiber for thrumming and spinning. Llamas produce a natural, soft, luxury fiber. The unique hollow core fiber structure accounts for its remarkable warmth and insulating properties. It is lightweight, sheds rain and snow. 


Romance 6-ply sock yarn from Opal in an assortment of colors. Each skein is 150 grams, enough sport weight yarn to make a pair of socks or a infant sweater. The same blend of 75% wool and 25% nylon that they use for their sock yarn. This yarn is durable, easy care and fun to knit.  


Tiny Toes in 50 grams hanks from Interlacements. This beautiful, 100% merino wool is glorious! 


Progressive Needles Knit-Along
The shop will once again be participating in the upcoming Progressive Needles Knit-Along. This KAL features Michelle Hunter of Knit Purl Hunter. If you are interested please let us know. And, in any case, we recommend Michelle Hunter's website for knitting help and fun patterns.
In January 2012, the Winter KAL will be the Awe Inspiring Project (a sock pattern) in CoBaSi.
Classes and Workshops

  • December 30 or January 14, 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 gift. Materials list will be provided at registration. 
  • December 30 or January 14, 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. Materials list will be provided at registration. 
  • January 8, 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.
  • January 8, 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. 
  • January 15, 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.
  • January 15, Tuesday, 1-3 pm. Mini Sweater Ornament by Claire Pagel. These miniature ornaments knit from left-over sock yarn using the Magic Loop technique and are fun and fast. Each one will be a delightful surprise. Make a dozen as ornaments or as gift box decoration. Materials list 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
After robbing a bank of one million dollars, a man hijacks a plane to make his getaway. He takes a hostage and demands two parachutes, puts one on, leaving one parachute behind, he jumps with the million dollars. Why did he demand two parachutes? 
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


Just for Laughs ...
Just for Laughs
In This Issue
Inventory Sale
Progressive Needles Knit-Along
Joe's Puzzle of the Month
Just for Laughs ...
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

Cable Sides 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 during the holidays or anytime during the year.



Tip of the Month
To freshen a sweater between washings, toss it in the dryer with a damp towel and tumble at warm temperature for about five minutes. (Idle Hours, Knitter's Stash)
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