Sutter's Gold 'n Fleece  
e-NewsletterJuly 2014



Summer has "officially" started on June 21 and the weather has turned more seasonal here in the Northwoods. Our shop knit-a-longs are progressing and we'll be offering a new needle felting class in July.

We're excited to announce that Ravenswood Knit Designs patterns can now be found on Patternfish. We'll also be offering two new patterns soon - one is a dolly and me sweater pattern and the other is a market bag with an interesting detail on the sides. Look for them in our upcoming e-newsletters.

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:

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, July 18, 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  
What's New in the Shop?new

Interweave Piecework July/August 2014

Sheepy Key Chain
A Sheepy Key Chain from Buttons, Etc. - A cute little wooden sheep adorns this simple key chain. Available in a variety of colors.


Berroco Super Bulky Yarns Berroco Super Bulky Yarns

Borealis: 60% Acrylic & 40% Wool, 108 yards per 100 gram skein.

Brio: 49% Wool, 48% Acrylic & 3% Other Fiber, 109 yards per 100 gram skein.

Mojo: 56% Wool, 35% Acrylic, 5% Nylon & 4% Mohair, 98 yards per 100 gram skein.

Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine: 50% Superwash Wool, 30% Nylon & 20% Super Fine Alpaca, Fingering Weight, 433 yards per 100 gram skein.

Cestari Sheep & Wool Company - Old Dominion Collection: 100% Virginia Cotton, 3-Ply DK Weight, approximately 250 yards per 100 gram skein in 13 beautiful colors. All grown, spun and dyed in the USA!

Great Adirondack Yarn Co. Silky Sock Great Adirondack Yarn Co. Silky Sock: 70% Merino Superwash, 20% Silk & 10% Nylon, Fingering Weight, 440 yards per 100 gram skein.

Interlacements Seeds Interlacements Seeds: 71% Cotton & 29% Polyester, Worsted Weight, 725 yards per 227 gram skein.

Interlacements Woolee Interlacements Woole: 100% Hand-Dyed Wool, Worsted Weight, 725 yards per 1 pound skein.

Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Glitter Sock Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Glitter Sock: 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere & 10% Sparkling Nylon, Fingering Weight, 400 yards per 100 gram skein.

Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival - Mark your 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 phrase is represented below?


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 .

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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
Needle Felting Class
Learn the basics of needle felting! A new class will be offered that will teach you how to needle felt a 3-D object. The class will be offered on Friday, July 25, 2014 from 10:00 AM to Noon. The finished project will be a cute little black-capped chickadee that you can make into an ornament or just use for decoration in your home.
Sutter's Gold 'n Fleece
can 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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