Sutter's Gold 'n Fleece  
e-NewsletterSpring 2015



Spring is just starting here in Northern Wisconsin and the warmer weather is a welcome change from the cold winter winds and snow. Our little shop is starting to get some new yarns and other goodies. This spring, we're offering a few new classes and bringing back some of our all-time favorites. Check out our schedule below in the newsletter. 


Liz, Claire, Cathy  & Joe

Pantone 2015 Color of the Year
Pantone announce that Marsala will be the Color of the Year for 2015! Marsala is a naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls.
Winter Hours
Tuesday through Friday 11 to 4 pm, or by chance or appointment. 
New Customer Loyalty Cards
Sutter's Gold 'n Fleece is excited to announce we will now be offering NEW customer loyalty cards. Get a punch for every $20.00 you spend. When the card is full, you'll get 10% off your next purchase.
WI Alpaca & Fiber Fest - Held on April 25 & 26, 2015 at the Washington County Fairgrounds in West Bend, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival - Held from September 11 to 13, 2015 at Jefferson Fair Park in Jefferson, Wisconsin.
Classes offered at Sutter's Gold 'n Fleece
Beginning Crochet - April 7, 2015 from 1pm to 3pm. Learn how to crochet. Class is $20.00 (materials included). 
Top-Down Socks - April 7, 2015. Make your own pair of socks from the top down. 10am to Noon. Need 40" circular needles, sizes 1 or 2 & yarn will be available at the shop. Cost of class is $20.00 & cost of materials is approximately $30.00.  
Felted Soap - April 11, 2015 from 10am to Noon. Learn the basics of wet felting to help dress up a bar of soap. Class is $20.00 and material kit is $7.00.   
Beginning Knitting - April 14, 2015 from 10am to Noon. Learn how to knit. Class is $20.00 (materials included).    
One Evening Beret -  April 14, 2015 from 6 to 9 PM. Make a mohair beret in one evening. Learn to work in the round.We will discuss the structure of a hat. $30.00 and cost of materials is approximately $45.00.   
Needle Felted Chickadee - May 9, 2015 from 10am to 1pm. Learn the basics of needle felting while making a cute little chickadee that you can use as an ornament or just for decoration. Class is $30.00 and material kit is $5.00.   
What's New in the Shop?new


South West Trading Company (SWTC) Yarn
SWTC Fancy Yarn
SWTC Fancy Yarn - 2 colors fingering weight (top row) & 2 colors DK weight (bottom row). 75% wool & 25% nylon.

SWTC SyN - 55% lurex & 45% wool. Aran weight. 150 yards per 50 gram skein. Perfect yarn for SWTC's SYN-ergy cloche - a pattern inspired by the series Downton Abbey.

SWTC TOFUtsies - 50% superwash wool, 25% soysilk fibers, 22.5% cotton & 2.5% chitin. Fingering weight. 464 yards per 100 gram skein. Chitin is a fiber from shrimp and crab's naturally anitbacterial (and super soft)!

SWTC Yang - Base yarn is 60% wool, 20% silk, 20% bamboo. Wrap thread is 100% silk with metallic sequins. Aran weight. 60 yards per 50 gram skein.
NEW from Joe's Woodworking: Lazy Susan Yarn Holders!

Joe's been a busy bee making up his newest creations, these nifty yarn holders. Place your yarn on the dowel and let the lazy-susan base automatically turn to feed the yarn while you knit or crochet. These are all beautifully handmade of solid wood and can hold anything from a small yarn cake or a large cone of crocheting thread. Remove the dowel and pack it in your suitcase to make traveling with it a breeze.

Price $30.00 each. Available in the shop or through our Etsy store.
New Items in Ravenswood's Etsy Store
Summer Fruit Rope Necklace
Ravenswood Knit Designs Etsy store will now feature finished accessories and tools. All items are made entirely by Margaret, Liz, Joe, Claire and Cathy.

Click here to visit our Etsy store.
Joe's Puzzle of the Month
Puzzle: What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?

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
2015 Color of the Year
Winter Hours
Classes Offered at SGF
What's New in the Shop?
NEW from Joe's Woodworking
Ravenswood's Etsy Store
Joe's Puzzle of the Month
Just for Laughs ...
Ravenswood Knit Designs
Pantone Spring 2015 Fashion Color Forecast
Pantone Fall 2015 Fashion Color Forecast
Made in the USA
Tip of the Month
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 The Wave Crohook Scarf

This scarf would be a great way to wear your favorite team colors for the Super Bowl or March Madness!

This pattern stitch for the double-ended crohook came to me from Mary Lou Fisk through a mutual friend, Carol Ruplinger. I've adapted the stitch to create a scarf in two weights of yarn in the team colors of your choice. We named the pattern The Wave since it looks like cheering for the home team!


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.

Pantone Fashion Color Forecast
Fall 2015
Pantone Colors-Fall 2015
Pantone has the following colors for its 2015 Fall Fashion Color Forecast-Dried Herb, Desert Sage, Stormy Weather, Oak Buff, Marsala, Biscay Bay, Reflecting Pond, Cadmium Orange, Cashmere Rose and Amethyst Orchid.

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 achieve a nice edge, try slipping the last two stitches purlwise, with the yarn wrapping in front or back over the right-hand needloe according to whether the next row is a knit or purl.

To neaten the last bound-off stitch, knit into the stitch on the row below and bind off. This prevents a loose loop at the end of the bind-off row.

Excerpted from Knitter's Stash by Barbara Albright.
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