Sutter's Gold 'n Fleece  
e-NewsletterJuly 2013



Independence Day is here, the weather is glorious and we're busy with summer projects. The TNNA show was great and we're going to have lots of new knitting and crocheting goodies arriving all during the summer so come in and check it out!


Liz, Claire, Cathy  & Joe
Summer Hours

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 Crochet Summer 2013  

Interweave Spin-Off Summer 2013   

Knitscene Fall 2013 

Blackberry Ridge MerMade Fingering - New colors of 4-ply fingering weight yarn. 100% wool. 360 yards per skein.  

Blackberry Ridge MerMade DK - New colors of 4-ply DK weight yarn. 100% wool. 275 yards per skein.  

Blackberry Ridge Colorflow Yarn - New colors of 2-ply medium weight yarn. 8% cotton & 92% wool. 210 yards per skein.

Blackberry Ridge Roving - New colors of thick roving.  

Brown Sheep Company Lana Boucle' - Worsted weight 100% wool yarn. 180 yards per skein. Colors inspired by the earth, sea and sky. Uniquely blended in luxurious wool. 


Classes and Workshops

  • New Date  Aug 2, Friday, Knitting Your Way to Financial Security. Details in Events section below. 
  • New Date  Aug 3, Saturday, 10 am-noon. Beaded Purl I-cord Necklace. Learn to knit a classy necklace using a simple stitch and beads.  Materials needed: Betsy Beads book by Betsy Hershberg, size 2 double pointed needles, 150 size 6 seed beads, big eye beading needle, toggle clasp and one skein of solid or quick repeat variegated fingering weight yarn.
  • August 17, Saturday, 10 am-noon. Toe-Up Socks. 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.  
  • August 17, Saturday, 1-3 pm. The Wave Cro-Hook Scarf. You will use a crohook (a crochet hook with a hook at both ends) and two colors of yarn to create this fun tube scarf. Materials list will be provided at registration. 
  • August 19, 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.  

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.

July 19, Friday, 5pm-9pm. As part of our "Knitting Your Way to Financial Security Series" we are presenting Estate Planning 101. In this special workshop you will have the opportunity to discuss stressful financial concerns of estate planning with an expert while you knit to relax your nerves. Our guest expert, who just happens to be Liz's financially savvy younger sister, is

Margaret J. Brennan
Enrollment is limited to 8 because of room constraints. Cost is $10 to cover the cost of the meal. Visit our website for the details of each workshop. 


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.

Vilas County Fair will be August 8 to 11, 2013 for those who wish to enter a finished good in the knitting and/or crocheting categories. We have books with entry forms here at the shop. Registration day is Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 9 AM to 6 PM at the Vilas County Fairgrounds.

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

The nest runs from the cry, as the murder and sloth look on.
What is going on here?

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
Summer 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

FEATURED PATTERN Liz's One Evening Beret  
Liz's One Evening Beret

This simple but useful beret is beautiful knit up in beautiful yarn. I first saw these worn in Chicago by commuters standing on the train platform. The hat can be worn as a tam or pulled down to keep the wind out.


This is a quick knit and very lightweight so it's a perfect summer accessory or make one as a last-minute gift! 


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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