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In This Issue
Yarn Spotlight
Pattern of the Week
Book of the Week
Quick Links
Class Schedule
Yarn Spotlight
If you couldn't tell, we are big fans of Shibui Yarns...if you were fortunate enough to come by the "Mix Party" last week you can understand why we have such admiration! One of the featured patterns was the Cima Cowl.  It used double strands of Cima.  This yarn is truly divine! It is spun from the finest baby alpaca and merino fibers,has phenomenal colors and it is YUMMY to work with!  It works up as lace weight solo or when doubled, a dk weight. You have the ability to use a variety of needles because of this versatility not to mention the great yardage! 328 yards! You will see why we love it!
Pattern of the Week
Why not stick with the Shibui theme?  Their whole theory is mixture whether it be mixing the same yarn or a combination of the Shibui yarns.  This particular pattern uses Cima double stranded and using different color combinations to create the striped illusion.  Mix No. 10 is a fun hat to work up using four different colors 
Gadget of the Week
My mother always used to say, "don't use my good scissors" and until I had children of my own, I never understood what the big deal was.  Can you relate?  Don't deprive yourself any more!  Treat yourself to a pair of scissors that you can keep with you and out of sight of others!  This cute little scissors have a sharp, precise point and the colors make them difficult to misplace!  
The warm weather is finally coming to stay...we hope!  Warmer weather shouldn't mean less knitting and crocheting...on the contrary! There are a lot of choices here at Knit-a-Bit for lightweight garments that will keep your shoulders warm while we sit in an air conditioned space....can you even imagine complaining about the heat?  There is no reason why you can't be knitting or crocheting while sitting on the beach other than some sand in your yarn!  We are big advocates of "summer knitting and crocheting" and encourage all of you to do the same!  Join the crusade!  Come and get a project to have with you beach or poolside! We have tons of suggestions...how about this for a tease? This is the Moore Tee and it just so happens, we have the pattern!

Time really does fly!

It is such a cliche, but so true!  We have actually started the ordering process for fall/winter and we are loving what we have seen so far!  Would you believe that Hannukah starts November 27th and we all know when Santa Claus pays a visit!  That being said, get your gift knitting and crocheting started NOW!!  You could be sitting on a beach working on a stocking!  You could finish a number of hats for gifts between now and Thanksgiving and make a lot of people very happy!  You could do it all now without the pressure of all of the other holiday "stuff" we have to do!  Do it now and make your life a little less stressful come November!  You'll thank us for this suggestion....trust us!
F.O.'s Hall of Fame

Delores calls this finished project her "Happy Blanket" because it just makes her smile....we totally understand.  It is so soft and vibrant!  She used Pluscious and Simpli Worsted and we kind of made up the pattern.  We very well have to write it up so that we can make more people happy!  Great job Delores!

Nancy did this fabulous welted Jacket from Knit Swirl and we think that it looks amazing!  We are thrilled that she used our Tibatink from Lorna's Laces!  Awesome Nancy!

Book of the Week

Just because the warm weather is here, doesn't mean you need to put your needles away! This week's featured book, Warm Weather Knits by Deborah Newton is filled with 23 breezy knit fashions to keep you looking good all spring and summer. Deborah Newton is one of the top knitwear designers in the United States. She sold her first sweater to McCall's magazine in 1982 and has since designed and produced hundreds of knitted garments for magazines and books.

The designs use a variety of cool fibers and blends, from classic cottons/linens/blends and lightweight "cool-wool" to new "green" organic and recycled yarns, as well as specialty yarns/blends such as bamboo and soy. Of course, yarn substitutions are not a problem as long as you  take time to check your  gauge. The patterns are geared toward a stylish audience of any age, with sporty designs as well as dressy. There are summer cardigans and pullovers; two twin sets (one whisper-weight for hottest days); coordinated family sweaters for man, woman, and child; variations on the indispensable tank top; a tunic worked two ways; a dress; two shawls, and a market bag.

Each pattern includes at least two lovely colored photographs as well as easy to follow instructions and schematics as well. There is a very helpful introduction for each pattern and a glossary of terms and hints at the end as well.

Stop in this week, pick up your copy of Warm Weather Knitsat 25% off the cover price, and check out our selection of summer yarns perfect to complete one of these wonderful patterns. Happy Knitting!

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Wow!  Talk about a change in the weather....warmer weather and holiday knitting all covered in this newsletter!  Just because we discussed the approaching summer season, school is still in session and why shouldn't you squeeze in a little learning before the kids are home for three months?!  Check out our Class Schedule on the link under Quick Links!  If you don't want to take a class, come sit and work on your most current project!  We'll provide the coffee....hot or iced!  

Here's the Coffee pattern....

Pam will not be knitting this Monday night but she will have stories to tell about the Yarn Harlot!  Ask her when you see her! 

Susan and Harriet
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