Pollinate your summer knitting!

Little Spring Bee
by Alexis Harmann-Nazaroff

Spring is the time to seed your summer knitting. Let us pollinate your projects with linens and linen blends, wool/cotton blends, silks and cottons. Time to knit a summer beach or market bag, light and breezy scarf, a quick summer tee or pullover. Come in an touch the likes of Wool and the Gang's Shiny Happy Cotton; Juniper Moon Farms Neve, Cumulus, Zooey DK and Zooey Aran; Shibui's Rain, Twig and Linen; Quince & Co.'s Sparrow and Kestrel; Ito's Kinu and Gima; Rowan Wool Cotton and Handknit Cotton and Geilsk Wool/Cotton.

Heading off to the beach or the lake? Stop in and grab a copy of Carrie Bostick Hoge's Making, a bi-annual publication for knitters and makers. The first issue Flora will be available in limited quantities, in-shop only, mid-April.

Summer Hours begin Memorial Day Weekend
We will be open Saturday, May 28th from 10-2pm 
**Monday, May 30th from 3-7pm.**
as of May 28th

Monday Closed
Tuesday thru Thursday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Our last spring session of knitting classes is scheduled for May 23 - June 24.**
**You may choose from a five week session May 23 - June 24 for $100.00
or May 23 to June 30 for a six week session for $120.00

Our Summer Class Session will run July 19 - August 18.
Summer Classes Schedule:
Tuesday 10-12 and 6:30 to 8:30
Wednesday 1-3 and 6:30 to 8:30
Students must register no later than the week of June 20th to secure a Summer Class spot.


Join us Saturday, May 7th @ 10:00 for a Pop-up Gallery with Katrinkles. Katy will be sporting all her buttons and knitting tools along with something special for our ITL customers. Make a purchase during our Pop-up event and be eligible to win our ITL Gauge Tool and two of our latest 'tool tiles'. 


Monday May 30th 
3:00PM - 7:00PM

Join Dami from Magpie Fibers and Ve from YOTH (Yarn on the House) for the second leg of their Girls Road Trip 2016. 

Magpie will be bringing new Swish Domestic Fingering, Swanky DK, Swanky Sock gradient kits and the new La-di-Dottie speckled minis.  
Ve will be bringing Big Sister, Little Brother, Mother and Father along with new Mother Gradient Sticks.

There will be plenty of samples and patterns along with the Girls Road Trip Kit which consists of 2 half skeins of Mother, one dyed by each of them, 2 patterns, one designed by each of them, and a selection of goodies all in a cool project bag.
We would like to note that the Gradient Sticks, La-di Dottie speckled minis and the kits are not available anywhere to purchase. You will find them exclusively at stops along their Road Trip 2016 tour. 

More details of the fun to come for the 30th as the Girls Road Trip 2016 gets closer. 



Join us on Saturday, June 18th as we co-host                           Knit in Public Day at the 
Ames Free Library with the Library
53 Main St 
North Easton, MA 02356

The event starts at 10:00 am and will run until 4:00 pm in the library's garden. If the weather does not cooperate, the event will be held in the Queset House right next to the gardens.

In The Loop will be open 10:00am to 12:30pm for Open Table and shopping, then we will be closing to join the festivities. 
Bring a chair, light lunch, your knitting/crocheting or spinning.
There is plenty of parking and bathrooms are available.

Do you have or know someone who would like to learn how to knit? Stop by the shop and pick up our Learn to Knit Kit for $15.00. The kit contains a bag, skein of yarn, a pair of needles and a special ticket** for a knitting lesson at the KIP Day Event from our staff. ** You must have a ticket and it may only be used on KIP Day.
Kits will be available beginning June 1st.

Anyone wishing to stay longer has been invited to the Portuguese Festival which begins at 4:00pm at the Ames Free Library. Ticket information will be available for the festival. 

Acapulco Cropped Pullover by Tabetha Hedrick in Juniper Moon Fibers Cumulus. Pop it on over that little black linen dress or a light weight tissue tee and cropped white pants. For those who are worried about their midriff, the top can be lengthened. 

The Clara Dress by Karin Vestergaard Mathiesen in Geilsk Cotton is a lighter weight summer version vs. the original knit in Isager Alpaka. 

Heather and I decided to join in on the Stopover by Mary Jane Mucklestone craze. Top photo, with modifications, in Fancy Tiger Heirloom and bottom photo in Lett Lopi.

I have been asked several times this month about uneven stitches in stranded knitting and how to fix them. A certain amount of unevenness is always going to occur in stranded knitting and fortunately there is a way to get rid of them.  If you block the knitting while applying tension to it, you should come away with smooth and even stitches. Warning.... this will not fix overall tight or loose stranded knitting. Stop by the shop for help with those issues. 

20% OFF
Are you celebrating a birthday in the month of May?
Clip this coupon and bring it in for a (one time only) 20% savings on anything in the shop during the month of May excluding Quince & Company, already discounted or custom items, workshops, classes or special events.
**We are very happy to celebrate your birthday with you by offering you these savings but we ask that this coupon be presented at time of check out during your birthday month only. Thank you for understanding. *Coupon may be redeemed in-shop only.

Offer Expires: May 31, 2016
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