Sutter's Gold 'n Fleece  
e-NewsletterMay 2014



Summer is just around the corner and it's finally starting to warm up! This is a wonderful time to start your lightweight summer projects and maybe to start planning your cooler weather and holiday projects. If you're looking for inspiration, Pantone has released its Fashion Color Report for Fall 2014! The colors are Radiant Orchid, Royal Blue, Aluminum, Aurora Red, Misted Yellow, Sangria, Mauve Mist, Cognac, Bright Cobalt and Cypress.

Liz just returned TNNA and brought back a lot of new goodies for the store. These handy tools and yarns are shown in our "What's New in the Shop?" section.

Liz, Claire, Cathy  & Joe
Summer Hours

Tuesday through Sunday noon to 3 pm, or by chance or appointment.  
Shop Knit-a-Longs  
Building in Color Afghan Knit-a-Long
Using the new book from Michelle Hunter from Knit Purl Hunter - Building in Color. This great book will help you learn and improve your color knitting skills. Each panel in the sampler blanket features essential color knitting skills - there are ten panels total and we will be knitting two each month. The colorwork techniques that we will be covering are:

May 29, 2014 at 9 AM - Slip Stitch Pattern
June 5, 2014 at 9 AM - Short Rows
June 12, 2014 at 9 AM - Knit 1 Below
June 19, 2014 at 9 AM - Make One Purlwise
July 3, 2014 at 9 AM - Elongated Stitch
July 10, 2014 at 9 AM - Mosaics
July 17, 2014 at 9 AM - Butterfly Stitch
July 24, 2014 at 9 AM - Intarsia Cable
July 31, 2014 at 9 AM - Tuck Stitch
August 7, 2014 at 9 AM - Picot Bind-Off

If you would like to join us for one or more weeks to learn just one technique, please contact us at the shop via email or call us! 
Fair Isle Moebius Cowl Knit-a-Long 
The other knit-a-long is the  Fair Isle Moebius Cowl from the cover of the Winter 2013/2014 Vogue. The cowl is knit in the round with fingering weight yarn. We will meet once a month to share our progress and to get any needed help. The next shop meeting will be Friday, June 20, 2014 from 5 pm to 8:30 pm. (If you want to share in the pizza please let us know by that Friday. The cost is $5/person). You will need about 1,600 yards in nine colors and size 3-16" circular needles. Shop suggestion for yarn to use is
Blackberry Ridge Fingering 2-Ply - 100% wool in 1 oz. skeins  



Building in Color by Michelle Hunter of Knit Purl Hunter. Build your color knitting skills one panel at a time! We will be starting this as a shop knit-a-long in May of this year! 


Vogue Knitting Winter 2013-2014  

Vogue Knitting Winter 2013/14 - The Fair Isle Moebius Cowl is featured on the cover of this issue. Copies are still available at the shop. 

What's New in the Shop?new

Interweave Knitscene Accessories 2014
Interweave Knitscene
Accessories 2014
Interweave Piecework May/June 2014
Interweave PieceWork
May/June 2014
Vogue Knitting Crochet 2014
Vogue Knitting
Crochet 2014

Yarn Counter by Lacis
Yarn Counter by Lacis
A sturdy yarn counter which will count the length of any yarn or thread in feet-up to 1000 feet.
SensaThread by Boye
SensaThread by Boye
Make gloves & mittens touchscreen compatible by stitching SensaThread into the fingertips.
Mighty Bright
Mighty Bright LED Lighted
Pop-Up Magnifier
A handy magnifier that magnifies things 2X power/6X bifocal with a super bright LED light and uses AAA batteries.
The Sirka Counter
The Sirka Counter
Tends to your knitting by tracking three separate counts, AT THE SAME TIME. You don't even have to remember when to stop counting; the SirkaŽ counter does it for you.
Bryspun Scissors Bryspun Scissors
Bryspun Scissors
Scissors with leather sheath in 6 different styles.
Bryson Project Bags
Bryson Project Bags
Set of 3 project bags in graduated sizes with blue or purple handles.

Kraemer Perfection Worsted Kraemer Yarns Perfection Worsted
30% domestic merino & 70% acrylic, 200 yards per 100 gram skein.

Louet North America Euroflax Lace
100% wet spun long linen, 630 yards per 110 gram cone in 15 colors.

Brown Sheep Nature Spune
3-ply 100% wool, 155 yards per 200 gram skein in 15 colors.

7th Annual Walk in the Woods Art Fair - We will be a vendor again at St. Germain's annual art fair on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 9am-3pm.  


World Wide Knit in Public Day - Saturday June 14th - The Northwoods Knitters and Purlers will be gathering after 9:00 am at Torpy Park in Minocqua. Come and join the fun. 


Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival - Mark you calendars! The 2014 Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival will be held from September 5, 2014 through September 7, 2014 at the Jefferson Fair Park in Jefferson, Wisconsin. We will be a vendor there! 

Joe's Puzzle of the Month

What can travel around the world while staying in a corner?
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
Summer Hours
Shop Knit-a-Longs
What's New in the Shop?
Joe's Puzzle of the Month
Just for Laughs ...
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



These house dishcloths make a quick and cute little housewarming gift or holiday gift. Take your pick of roof line or knit one of each...Claire


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 


When knitting with hand-dyed yarns, follow these steps for success:

Always purchase an extra skein of yarn.

Lay out all of your skeins first and decide where in the garment to use them.

Knit with two skeins at a time, alternating balls every other row (unless you're working stripes).

Knit the sleeves last in case you run out of yarn.

Excerpted from Knitter's Stash by Barbara Albright.
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