Sutter's Gold 'n Fleece  
e-NewsletterSeptember 2013



Fall has officially arrived and there's a definite chill in the crisp Autumn air. Time to finish your cool weather projects or start your holiday projects. We've got a bunch of new products in to help.  


Liz, Claire, Cathy  & Joe
Winter Hours

Starting October 2013:
Wednesday , Thursday and  Friday Noon to 3 pm;
Saturday through Tuesday by chance or appointment.

What's New in the Shop? 


Blackberry Ridge Kaleidoscope - Sport Weight 2-ply. 100% Wool. 180 yards per 2.4 ounce skein, many variegated colors.


Blackberry Ridge Mer-made Plus - Fingering Weight 3-Ply. 80% Wool & 20% Nylon. 425 yards per 4 ounce skein, many solid colors.  


Blackberry Ridge Patterns - New patterns that show off the lovely yarn from Blackberry Ridge Woolen Mill, Inc. New patterns include: Coinage-an entrelac pouch, East to West Vest-knit from side to side, and Shady End Neck Warmer.  

Blackberry Ridge Shady End - Medium Weight 2-Ply. 100% Wool. 230 yards per 4 ounce skein.   


Four Crows Farm - Worsted Weight. Ramboullit/Finn/Dorset. 230 yards per skein. 


HiKoo American B.R.A.N.D. - Fingering Weight for socks, 80% Superwash Ramboullit Wool & 20% Nylon. 440 yards per 100 gram skein. Born, raised and naturally dyed yarn made in the USA! 


Homestead Heirlooms  - 17" leather wine handles in lots of new colors! A perfect handle for our Felted Wine Cozy pattern. 

Interlacements Cabled Cotton - Hand-dyed 100% Mercerized Cotton. 270 yards per skein.

Interlacements Cotton Ball - Hand-dyed 100% Cotton. 800 yards per 16 ounce skein.

Interlacements New York - Hand-dyed 100% Rayon Ribbon. 200 yards per 2 ounce skein.


Purdy Thangz Crochet Hooks - Crochet hooks with a decorative polymer clay shank. Clay is gentler on your hands than aluminum or wood. The actual hook is a Boye crochet hook and conforms to standard sizing.


Sandy's Palette Jacob Sox - 2-ply Sock Yarn. 80% Jacob Wool & 20% Nylon. 400 yards per 2.5 ounce skein.  


Sandy's Palette Pair of Sox - Sock Yarn. 80% Wood & 20% Nylon. 430 yards per 4 ounce skein. 


Schulana Pavone - Bulky Weight. 96% Virgin Wool & 4% Polymide. 52 yards per 50 gram skein, great scarf or hat yarn! 

Classes and Workshops
We're announcing a new format for instruction and help. Instead of the shop setting up the time schedule for class you and/or your friends will arrange the time and day. Several times a year we will present a list of suggested knitting and crochet classes on our website and in the newsletter to help you choose, but keep in mind that any and all suggestions will be accepted.
As always there is no charge for help and instruction during regular shop hours. At all other times of the week the cost is $20.00 per student for a 2 hour private or semi-private instruction. Groups of 3 to 6 students are a total cost of $50.00 for a 2 hour class. Groups of 7 students or more are $100.00 for a two hour class (2 teachers required.)  
Pre-registration is required for all classes. All supplies are available at the shop. Students receive 10% off supplies.


Current list of classes


Beginning Knitting

Beginning Crocheting

Toe-Up Two at a Time Socks

Beginning Entrelac

Cabled Sides Wine Cozy  

Raglan Sweater Ornament

Claire's Sweater Dishcloth

Intarsia Sheep Bag 

See website for more details and additional classes. 

Crocheters of the Lakes - Liz will be demonstrating the Wave Double Ended Cro-hook Scarf at the October meeting.

Fox Valley Knitters Guild - Sutter's Gold 'n Fleece will be a vendor at the guild's January 2014 meeting.

Vogue Knitting LIVE! November 1-3, 2013 in Chicago at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel. Vogue Knitting LIVE is a one-of-a-kind, experiential knitting event. Take master-level hand-knitting workshops on fit and shaping, pattern writing, lace, socks, and more. Shop the Marketplace, which showcases new yarn and accessories from around the world. Watch designer fashion shows and browse the knitted art gallery. All of this and more in one weekend!
Joe's Puzzle of the Month

One day, one of a pair of identical twins celebrated their first birthday.

Two days later, the other twin celebrated their birthday.

The twins were born within 5 minutes of each other - so how can this be explained?

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 ... 
    September Just for Fun
In This Issue
Winter Hours
What's New in the Shop?
Featured Article
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

FEATURED PATTERN DK Weight Infant Hat & Socks  
DK Weight Infant
Socks & Hat


This cute little hat and sock set are a fast and fun gift for that new baby. The socks are worked from the toe up. I like to knit both socks at the same time.



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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