Sutter's Gold 'n Fleece  
e-NewsletterMarch/April 2013



A typical Spring day here in St. Germain! We were in the 40's last week and today, we'll only get into the 20's and it's snowing. This is a great time to plan your summer weather knitting and crocheting projects. If you need some ideas, come on in we will be happy to help. Summer is coming! 

Joe's Puzzle of the Month will be on hiatus this month. We will have it again in our next newsletter.

Happy Knitting/Crocheting!


Liz, Claire, Cathy  & Joe
Winter Hours

Starting February 1st, Sutter's Gold 'n Fleece will be open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from Noon to 3 PM or by chance or appointment. June 1st we'll switch to summer hours.
What's New in the Shop? 

We have a bunch of new products in:


Interweave Knits Spring 2013

Interweave Crochet Spring 2013

Interweave Spin-off Spring 2013 - This issue specializes in how to sell and market your hand-made items.

Knitting Traditions Spring 2013


Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2013   


addi Turbo Sock Rockets - Sock knitters with a need for speed, rejoice! Skacel is thrilled to introduce addi Sock Rockets, a line of circular needles developed just for sock knitters. Styled after their popular addi TurboŽ Lace, these extra-pointy tips are plated with the same shiny nickel that gives the classic addi Turbo its incomparable zip. Available in a 40" cable that is perfect for the Magic Loop method and a 24" cable that will work wonderfully in pairs.   


Traum Seide - 100% Finest Mulberry Silk, Lace Weight, 100 g/800 m


Plymouth Yarn Company Gina - 100% Wool Light Worsted/Worsted Yarn, 50 grams/109 yards per skein  


Kraemer Yarns Tatamy Tweed - 45% Cotton/55% Acrylic DK Yarn, 3.5 oz./250 yards


Blackberry Ridge Shady End - 100% Wool Medium Weight 2-Ply Yarn, 4 oz./230 yard. Beautiful hand-dyed yarn with long colorways - three colors to choose from!



Classes and Workshops

  • April 16, 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.
  • April 22, Monday, 1-3 pm. 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.
  • April 23, 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.
  • April 23, Tuesday, 1-3 pm. Sweater Dishcloth with Cables. Like cables but have been afraid to try, this is your class. Claire will guide you through the steps of cable knitting using her cable Sweater Dishcloth pattern. 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.

Liz will be teaching at the upcoming Wisconsin Spin In at the Waukesha County Expo Center from April 19 to April 21. She will also be teaching at the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival at the Jefferson County Fair Park from September 6 to September 8.
Just for Laughs ...
Just for laughs! 
How true is this?
In This Issue
Winter Hours
What's New in the Shop?
Just for Laughs ...
Ravenswood Knit Designs
Made in the USA
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

Molly at the Beach
Molly's Ready for Bed

Molly is wrapped in her plush bathrobe and wearing her fuzzy slippers. In case she gets cold, Molly has her afghan to cuddle up in.  

Think summer ... this pattern can easily be adapted to make Molly a beach robe and blanket plus sandals! 

Made in the USA

In 1815, Thomas Jefferson announced, "I have come to a resolution myself as I hope every good citizen will, never again to purchase any article of foreign manufacture which can be had of American make, be the difference of price what it may." 


Tip of the Month
Think spring!
 Wondering what colors to knit/crochet this spring? According to Pantone, the 10 top made-in-the-shades are Monaco blue, dusk blue, emerald, grayed jade, linen, poppy red, African violet, tender shoots (a bright green), lemon zest and nectarine.
Click here to view Pantone's Spring 2013 Fashion Color Trends.
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