Sutter's Gold 'n Fleece  
e-NewsletterSeptember 2014



The crisp fall air has settled over the Northwoods and we're well into our fall/winter knitting and crocheting projects. Liz recently returned from the Sheep & Wool Festival with a lot of new goodies for the shop! You can see them below in the "What's New in the Shop?" section.

Liz, Claire, Cathy  & Joe
Fall Hours
Wednesday through Friday noon to 3 pm, or by chance or appointment.

The shop will be closed from October 8 to October 29. We will be open on Monday, October 13 for the Needle Felted Chickadee Class only. 
Needle Felted Chickadee Class
Needle Felted Chickadees Sutter's Gold 'n Fleece will hold the next needle felting class on Monday, October 13, 2014 from 9:00 AM to Noon! The finished project was a cute little black-capped chickadee that can be used as an ornament or just for decoration in your home. We had a lot of fun making needle felted chickadees in our first ever needle felting class! Special thanks to the four ladies who stuck with it to make the flock pictured in this photo.
What's New in the Shop?new

Alison Wheeler Buttons
Alison Wheeler, High Fire Ceramics & Pottery - Great buttons in a variety of shapes and sizes!
Purdy Thangz Crochet Hooks
Purdy Thangz - Crochet hooks with bright polymer clay handles that are very easy on the hands.
Argyle Fiber Mill
Argyle Fiber Mill - All yarn spun within 50 miles of the mill which is located right here in the state of Wisconsin!
  • 100% Alpaca - Lace weight, 200 yards per skein.
  • 100 Alpaca - Worsted weight, 200 yards per skein.
  • 40/60 Angora/Wool Blend - 2-ply worsted weight, 200 yards per skein.
  • WoPacaMo - Wool/alpaca/mohair blend, broom corn worsted weight sock yarn, 200 yards per skein.
Four Crows Farm Superwash DK
Four Crows Farm - Hand-dyed superwash merino DK weight, 230 yards per skein.
Interlacements Inheritance
Interlacements Inheritance - Fingering weight, 63% superwash merino, 20% silk, 15% nylon & 2% silver poly, 420 yards per 3.5 oz. skein.
Sun Valley Fibers Packers YArn
Sun Valley Fibers - 80/10/10 Merino/Cashmere/Nylon, fingering weight, 400 yards per skein. Special colorway for all you Packers fans!


Interlacements Kit for Leftover Scrap Scarf and Fun & Functional Afghan - Special purchase from the recent Sheep & Wool Show. Make the afghan with 5 different Interlacements Yarns and have enough left over for a matching scarf. 3 colorways available. Pattern is included with the kit.

Fair Isle Friday: We will have one more Fair Isle Friday on October 3, 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).

Vogue Knitting LIVE - We will be at the Chicago Vogue Knitting LIVE from October 24 to 26 at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel! If you're in the area, stop by and say hello!
Joe's Puzzle of the Month

Joe's Puzzle is on hiatus this month. Joe's is busy getting a "grandchild fix" with his family. His puzzle will return in the next newsletter.

Just for Laughs ...  

In This Issue
Summer Hours
Needle Felted Chickadees
What's New in the Shop?
Joe's Puzzle of the Month
Just for Laughs ...
Free Pattern
New Pattern
Ravenswood Knit Designs
Pantone Fall 2014 Fashion Color Forecast
Pantone Spring 2015 Fashion Color Forecast
Made in the USA
Tip of the Month
Heart Dolly & Me Sweater
Heart Dolly & Me Sweater
Knit these matching short sleeve cotton sweaters for your little doll and her 18" doll. The intarsia heart can be left blank or you can add letters after you knit the front using duplicate stitch.
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 fashion and home accessories.

FEATURED PATTERN Molly's Going to School



Dressed in her new fluffy sweater and pretty jumper, Molly is off to her first day at school. Knit in a mohair blend for the sweater and easy care yarn for the jumper, Molly's outfit is a quick and simple knit.


Pantone Fashion Color Forecast
Fall 2014
Pantone Fall 2014 Fashion Color Forecast
Pantone has the following colors for its 2014 Fashion Color Forecast: Radiant Orchid, Royal Blue, Aluminum, Aurora Red, Misted Yellow, Sangria, Mauve Mist, Cognac, Bright Cobalt and Cypress.

Pantone Fashion Color Forecast
Spring 2015
Pantone Spring 2015 Fashion Forecast
Pantone has the following colors for its 2015 Fashion Color Forecast-En Plein Air: Aquamarine, Scuba Blue, Lucite Green, Classic Blue, Toasted Almond, Strawberry Ice, Tangerine, Custard, Marsala and Glacier Grey.

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 


To work in the "tails" when finishing a garment, duplicate-stitch the ends on the purl side. If you're using wool, the stitches will generally stay in place with no problem. If you're using a cotton or a slippery yarn like rayon, it's helpful to separate the yarn strand into two plies and duplicate stitch in opposite directions or work diagonally.

Excerpted from Knitter's Stash by Barbara Albright.
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