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In This Issue
Yarn Spotlight
Pattern of the Week
Gadget of the Week
Book of the Week
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Yarn Spotlight

We can only hope that the warm weather is here to stay...we can pull out our cottons for the season!  Well, we have a particular cotton that we would like to recommend!
Ultra Pima Cotton from Cascade is the perfect yarn for this season! It is 220 yards, comes in a multitude of colors, including variegated, knits or crochets as a dk weight yarn and the best part? It's machine washable!!  This yarn lends itself to a myriad of projects for all members of the family!!  This week's Yarn Spotlight is Ultra Pima Cotton!
Pattern of the Week

You may recognize this pattern...the adult version was featured just a few weeks ago.  This is an adorable tee shirt for a child....the Ultra Pima would be beautiful for this! "A sweet feminine tee perfect for a springtime outing. This garment is easy to construct since it is worked from the top down in one piece. The light fluttery lace cap-sleeves are a sweet reminder of springtime blooms."
Another great feature regarding this pattern?  It is written for size 3 months to size 14!
Gadget of the Week

There never seems to be enough stitch markers in a knitting bag!  There are a variety of stitch markers for various projects and needle sizes.  Why not use one that has more than one use?  We are big fans of the "locking stitch markers" because you can take them on or off the needle without having to work to the stitch, they can be moved easily, great for knitting in the round and can be handy when it comes time to finish your garment!  Not to mention, they come in a different sizes!  What's not to love?


Rumor has it the weather is supposed to be warmer this week...shall we hold our breaths or heave a sigh of relief?  Either way, we'll take the milder temperatures; we deserve them! 

Do you have your spring wardrobe ready?  Do you need to enhance it with an accessory or two?  Why not work up Chatterton, a great shawl to keep your shoulders warm while your in air conditioned environments!  It's worked up with Karma and I'll say it again; "some say Karma's a bitch, but I disagree; I LOVE this yarn!"  You will see what I mean when you hold the yarn in your hand!

Yes!  Knit-a-Bit is participating in the upcoming Garden State Yarn Crawl and we are THRILLED to announce that we will be having a Shibui Mix Party on Saturday, April 20th....what is a mix party you ask?  It is a presentation of the various yarns that Shibui creates; Cima, Staccato and Silk Cloud to name a few and when you "mix them up" with Shibui patterns, you could easily call the results, a party!

In addition to the party, there will be raffles, giveaways and surprises throughout the weekend!  We are looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and new ones too!
F.O.'s Gallery

Life can often be compared to a circus so why not knit a circus?  Helene (and Harriet) had to do this blanket when they saw it while Nicky Epstein was here for a visit!  The Le Cirque blanket from Knitting in Circles is a fun knit comprised of various circles and embellished with the cute animals and clowns!  Helene used SimpliWorsted (so did Harriet) and the color combinations are just as much fun to select as they are to see in the finished project!  Way to go Helene!

Why fix something if....

You know the old adage, "why fix something if it isn't broken....". Well, our class schedule  seemed to work for a lot of people with the various options and times, so we are going to offer it again for the remainder of the Spring.  If you are currently enrolled and hope to continue with your class, you're in luck!  If you would like to change things up a bit, you're also in luck and if you want to learn a little something new, well consider yourself very lucky!  Check it out here! 
We are so fortunate....

We have to brag....recently, a person called in desperate need of a repair to a family heirloom.  A blanket that had been crocheted for an infant that was herself becoming a mom.  The blanket was made 35 years ago and had been used quite well and at one point, a cigarette fell onto the blanket and burned a hole.  The baby shower was approaching, the family had been searching for someone to repair the blanket that they wanted to present to the new mom, but not with the hole....enter, CHERYL! 

Needless to say, without a blink, Cheryl repaired the blanket in record time (in time for the impending shower), making so many people happy and they wanted to express their heartfelt gratitude!  They sent pictures of the blanket before and after so that they could show off her expertise and finesse!  We are so lucky!  Thank you!

Book of the Week


Are you looking for that perfect spring or summer project?   This week's feature book is sure to inspire you! Knitting in the Sun by Kristi Portis a collection of 32 projects designed exclusively to knit and wear in warm weather. You'll find patterns to keep your needles clicking whether you're lounging by the pool or chilling on the sand at the beach.

This lovely book includes a wonderful variety of patterns perfect for warm weather knitting, there is something for everyone! The author divides the book into several sections starting with accessories: which includes a Bardini summer cloche, Anacapa a summery aran wrap, and even an ingenious beach bag which doubles as a blanket.  

The next three sections are garment patterns, including 5 sleeveless tops, 4 short-sleeved tops, 4 lightweight long-sleeve tops and 6 summer-weight cardigans. Some of the outstanding patterns in these sections include Taos a convertible vest which can be worn several ways, Hollyhock a lovely cap-sleeved top with a scoop neck and a lace inset pattern.  Our favorite cardigan pattern is the Saint Augustine a no sew quick tube-sleeved shrug perfect for cool nights or air conditioned restaurants.

Every pattern includes detailed instructions, schematics, charts, and a large range of sizes. All-in- all Knitting in the Sun is a fabulous addition to your knitting library and the perfect way to try one of Knit-a-Bit's spring/summer yarns. Stop in this week and pick up your copy at 25% off the cover price. 



We are loving the fact that Spring really is looking realistic as we sit and start the fall ordering process...no joke! 

We have the newest issues of Knit Wear and Knitscene and we don't know what to work on first!  So many patterns and ideas to choose from!  Get your copies now because when they're gone, they really are gone!

Pam will NOT be knitting this Monday because she is resting and knitting poolside in sunny Aruba!  We can almost guarantee that she will rub it in and we don't mean the sunscreen! 

Susan and Harriet
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