Sutter's Gold 'n Fleece  
e-NewsletterMay/June 2013



Memorial Day is here along with warmer weather (finally)! With the summer season fast approaching, there's still time to knit or crochet a summer project or plan for your fall project. See the Tip of the Month for Pantone's Fall 2013 color forecast.


Be sure to visit us at St. Germain's 6th Annual Walk in the Woods Art Fair on Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 9 am to 3 pm in the park behind the St. Germain Chamber of Commerce. We'll also be participating in the World Wide Knit in Public Day at our booth during the Art Fair so bring your knitting/crocheting and a chair and join us for this fun event! 

Happy Knitting/Crocheting!


Liz, Claire, Cathy  & Joe
Summer Hours

Starting June 1st, Sutter's Gold 'n Fleece will be open Tuesday through Friday 10 am to 4 pm; Saturday through Monday by chance or appointment.
Progressive Needles KAL

Please join us for a Summer Rerun from Michelle Hunter of Knit Purl Hunter of one of our favorite KALs - Center of Attention!  With so many new participants in the KAL, it will be fun introducing them to this great toe up sock design. If you have been a faithful KALer from the start, use the opportunity to knit another pair and get a jump on your holiday projects while donating to a good cause. For every skein of Trekking XXL "Susanne" purchased, Skacel will donate $10 to the Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research. This lovely sock yarn was specially dyed in the turquoise color of ovarian cancer awareness. 

What's New in the Shop? 

We have a bunch of new products in:


Interweave Knits - Summer 2013  


knitscene accessories 2013 


VOGUEknitting Crochet - Special Issue 2013  


Sock blanks by Fairy Yarnmother! Beautiful hand-painted fingering weight yarn (75% superwash wool & 25% nylon). The blanks are all ready to knit up a pair of socks two-at-a time.  


Jojoland Invention - Variegated worsted weight yarn (80% acrylic & 20% wool) 3.5 oz./195 yards per skein.  


Jojoland Fugue - Variegated chunky weight yarn (80% acrylic & 20% wool) 3.5 oz./130 yards per skein.  


Handspun yarn by Whataview Weaver, Mary Jacki. 100% wool 2-ply yarn from their own flock in Phelps, WI! 4.5 oz./252 yards per skein.


Blackberry Ridge Colorflow Brights in a new color, Bright Spring Blossoms. 100% wool, medium weight yarn. 7.5 oz./410 yards per skein.  


U-Knitted Nations Mo' Puffs - Mega chunky thick and thin yarn with needle felted puffs. Wool and mohair, approximately 70 yards per skein.



Classes and Workshops

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.

We will be a vendor at St. Germain's 6th Annual Walk in the Woods Art Fair on Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 9 am to 3 pm.

World Wide Knit in Public Day will begin on Saturday, June 8, 2013. Join us at Walk in the Woods to knit in public with us!

We will be a vendor at STITCHES Midwest from August 8 to 11, 2013 in Schaumburg, IL. STITCHES is offering a vendor and sponsor preview on their Ravelry group.

Liz will be a vendor at the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival at the Jefferson County Fair Park from September 6 to September 8. She will also be teaching her class, The Wave: an Infinity Crohook Scarf at the festival.
Joe's Puzzle of the Month

Which triangle has a bigger area and why:

1. A triangle with sides measuring 300, 400, and 500.
2. A triangle with sides measuring 300, 400, and 700.

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 ...
In This Issue
Winter Hours
Progressive Needles KAL
What's New in the Shop?
Joe's Puzzle of the Month
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
Start planning for fall!
 Wondering what colors to knit/crochet this fall? According to Pantone, the 10 top autumnal are
Emerald, Mykonos Blue, Linden Green, Acai, Samba, Koi, Deep Lichen Green, Vivacious, Turbulence and Carafe.
Click here to view Pantone's Fall 2013 Fashion Color Trends.
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