Sutter's Gold 'n Fleece  
e-NewsletterOctober / November 2013



November is here and the holidays are not too far away. Is the cold, wintery weather making you think of making a pair of warm, toasty mittens or starting a cozy afghan? If so, come in to the shop and we'll help you get started! 


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? 



Jane Austen Knits Fall 2013  

Interweave Crochet Accessories - Special Issue 2014 

Interweave Knits Winter 2014 

Vogue Knitting Holiday 2013 


Schoppel Wolle Das Paar - Fingering Weight. 75% superwash wool & 25% nylon. 459 yards per 100 gram hank. If you've ever wished for a perfectly matched pair of socks, look no further than Das Paar. Two 50 gram skeins are wound separately from the same starting point so that each sock will match the other.  

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. 


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

What is represented by this:

Step Pets Pets

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
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

Cabled 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.



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 

 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.

Start planning for next spring! Wondering what colors to knit/crochet next spring? According to Pantone, the 10 top vernal are Placid Blue, Violet Tulip, Hemlock, Paloma, Sand, Freesia, Cayanne, Celosia Orange, Radiant Orchid and Dazzling Blue.
Click here to view Pantone's Spring 2014 Fashion Color Trends.
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