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Jun 15 / Karen

NEW Gathering in July!

WHAT’S THE BUZZ ABOUT?

beesWe are kicking off a new gathering in July — FRIDAY KNITE KNITTING hosted by Beth Monahan!

Join Beth for her first gathering to knit the wildly popular Beekeeper’s Quilt designed by Tiny Owl Knits. Have you seen the cute wall hanging in the our meeting/class room? Would you like to make your own? The blanket can be made as big or as small as you would like because it is constructed out of little stuffed honeycomb-shaped puffy pockets called “hexipuffs.”

The Beekeeper’s Quilt is the perfect project to knit on the go! This blanket is knit one hexipuff at a time using approximately 20-25 yards of fingering-weight yarn per puff. Puffs travel lightly and work up quickly!

A great way to make this project EVEN MORE FUN is with a “yarn swap.” Perhaps you have a FEW little leftovers from sock or other projects you have knit. It’s okay; as all knitters know, you CANNOT throw those away!!! Gather up all your fingering-weight leftovers as we put them to good use in this pr0ject!

Beth will show you how to make the hexipuffs using all the needed techniques. Beth will also demonstrate fun finishing options such as embellishing your hexipuffs.

unnamedWe hope you will join in this social knitting opportunity to meet other “Beekeepers” and learn from the Queen Bee, Beth! 🙂 You can see others’ progress, get moral support, and the most fun part — swap yarn to make more hexipuffs!

Fridays, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, on July 10, July 17, July 24 & July 31

EACH PARTICIPANT IS REQUIRED TO PURCHASE 1 skein of Tosh Sock, Tosh Merino Light, or 5 Unicorn Tails. Beth will show you how to measure out 25 yards to make little hanks to make each hexipuff. Your little hanks can then be swapped with other participants!

The project fee is $45. Supplies needed (not included in the fee):

  • Yarn: Fingering-weight, 1 skein (e.g. Madelinetosh Sock or Tosh Merino Light) or 5 Unicorn Tails. Each puff takes approximately 20-25 yards of fingering-weight yarn.
  • Needles: 32″ circular or DPN in size US 3-4
  • Pattern: The Beekeeper’s Quilt by Tiny Owl Knits, available for purchase on Ravelry for $5.50
  • Tapestry needle
  • Recommended: a ruler is helpful, but not required to measure out hanks
Jun 14 / Karen

Fox Paws

unnamed$80 – pattern included; supplies extra
Four 2-hour classes
Instructor: Beth Monahan
Class level: Intermediate Knit

Mondays, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, on:
Class 1: July 20
Class 2: July 27
Class 3: August 3
Class 4: August 31

Fox Paws is a rectangular wrap with a distinctive stripe motif that resembles little interlocking paws. The design can be worked in 2 or more colors without any stranded or Intarsia color work techniques. The wrap is 70″ x 20″.

Beth’s sample is worked in 5 colors that rotate every repeat to create a varied appearance, but you can use almost any stripe pattern you choose. Helpful hints and coloring sheet will be provided in class.

Students should possess good basic knitting skills (knit, purl and binding off).  A knowledge of decrease and increase stitches are also helpful. Intermediate knitting experience is recommended but not required.

Supplies needed:

  • Yarn: 1100-1300 yards of fingering-weight yarn in at least 2 colors
  • Needles: 32″ circular in size US 6
  • Ring stitch markers

Sample made in Aspen (sport-weight) by Baah! Yarn; 1 skein each of 5 colors. Kits are also available at Knitting Temptations!

HOMEWORK TO COMPLETE PRIOR TO CLASS:

Knit a gauge swatch at least 4″x 4″.

Jun 6 / Karen

Spotted Fever

Get the fever! Michelle’s latest design, Spotted Fever, knit with Baah! Yarn La Jolla, is sure to be catching!

SPOTTED FEVER
$35 – pattern included; supplies extra
One 2-hour class
Instructor: Michelle Hunter
Skill level: Easy Knit

Thursday, June 18, 6:00pm – 8:00pm (FULL!) OR
Tuesday, June 23, 2:00pm – 4:00pm OR 6:00pm – 8:00pm *evening session added by popular demand!

Learn to knit this whimsical shawl where opaque polka dots dance on a sheer background. The design is made possible through a magical combination of Navajo knitting and Intarsia. Unlike traditional Intarsia, only one skein is used at a time with no interlocking or ends to weave in at the end of the project.

NO previous experience with Navajo knitting or Intarsia is required! You’ll become an expert in these fast, fun, and easy-to-learn techniques in class!

Using fingering-weight yarn, the pattern is available in two sizes. Both sizes are perfect for warming the shoulders on a chilly evening (or in a chilly, overly air-conditioned room). The larger shawl would make a stunning wrap for the modern bride!

The class fee includes the pattern, expert finishing tips, and hands-on instruction for this unique technique. We will also explore how to incorporate the skill into an endless array of design possibilities.

This class is suited for knitters comfortable with the knit and purl stitches and basic basic shaping.Sizes: Small (Large) – 60″ (76″) wide. 33″ (40″) deep, at center point.Gauge: Approximate 16 sts and 23 rows = 4″ in St st after blocking.

Supplies needed:

  • Yarn: 760 (1,100) yards fingering-weight
  • Needles: 32-40″ US 9 circular or size needed to obtain gauge. Bring extra needles (bigger and smaller) to adjust size if necessary.
  • Stitch markers
  • Blunt-tip tapestry needle

Sample knit with La Jolla by Baah! Yarn, 2 (3) skeins, in colorway Burmese Ruby. Pictured in Large.

You may register for classes in person or by calling the shop at (614) 734-0618 during regular business hours. We require that you make payment in full when you register.

–> WATCH OUR E-NEWS & ONLINE CALENDAR for more upcoming summer classes with Michelle!

Mar 30 / Karen

Teacher Feature

Knitting Temptations is pleased to welcome
BETH MONAHAN

 

Beth is not new to the Knitting Temptations scene…at least not as a customer! We have known Beth and seen her beautiful work for years, but we are so excited that she has joined the Knitting Temptations cadre of instructors.

Beth began her love of knitting and crocheting when she was 6 years old and made her first sweater at the age of 8.

Beth received a Bachelor Degree in Art Education from The Ohio State University where she specialized in Fiber Arts and Education. She has taught arts classes to all ages of students from preschool to adults and currently teaches knitting techniques at various yarn shops in Columbus and fiber festivals around Ohio.

Beth joins us to teach both knitting and crochet classes, and look this summer for her to lead a FRIDAY EVENING FRIENDS KNIT!

DIAGONAPPLES SCARF
$55 – pattern included; supplies extra
Two 2-hour classes
Instructor: Beth Monahan
Skill level: Easy Knit

Photo © Anna Maltz and Thijs groot Wassink

A long, bias knit, garter stitch, diagonally striped scarf specially designed to utilize Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails for each stripe. This scarf can be worn wrapped multiple times or folded double as the mood takes you. The placement of the eyelets form a decorative edge as well as borders to the stripes and make the scarf completely reversible. Learn a new technique for joining colors called the Magic Knot.

You should have good basic knitting skills (knit and purl stitches). You will learn the other stitches in class.

Supplies needed:

  • Yarn: 1080-1200 total yards of fingering weight. Can be made entirely of Unicorn Tails or a combination of Tosh Merino Light and Unicorn Tails.
  • Needles: US 3 to US 5, 24″ circular or straights, or size needed to achieve gauge of 22 stitches = 4 inches in Garter Stitch.

Shop sample made with Tosh Merino Light and Unicorn Tails.

There is no pre-work for this class, but there is homework between classes, so please plan accordingly.

Thursdays, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, on:
Class 1: April 16
Class 2: April 30

GRANNY RIPPLE BLANKET
$55 – pattern included; supplies extra
Two 2-hour classes
Instructor: Beth Monahan
Skill level: Easy Crochet

In this class, you will learn the most common crochet stitches and will start a blanket that can be made with two colors or a multiple selection of colors. Make a blanket that is sure to be a beautiful addition to your home’s decor while learning new crochet stitches. The Granny Ripple is a traditional stitch that is especially friendly for students new to crochet.

Supplies needed:

  • Yarn: Approximately 1200-1700 yards for baby/lap size or 3500 yards for larger size of worsted-weight in at least 2 contrasting colors
  • Hook: Size G or H

Shop sample is made with Spud & Chloe Sweater.

There is no pre-work for this class, but there is homework between classes, so please plan accordingly.

Tuesdays, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, on:
Class 1: June 16
Class 2: June 30

MAGNIFY SHAWL
$80 — pattern included; supplies extra
Three 2-hour classes
Instructor: Beth Monahan
Class level: Intermediate Knit

Photo © Gale Zucker

Magnify shawl is a long, crescent-shaped piece with a saw-toothed edging that incorporates alternating sections of garter stitch, stockinette stitch, and beaded ribbing.

Once the edging is complete, stitches are picked up along its straight edge and then simple garter-stitch short rows are worked to create the shawl’s crescent shape.

Supplies needed:

  • Yarn: 530 yards of PLIED fingering-weight
  • Needles: US 5 AND US 7, 24″ circular or straight; OR sizes needed to achieve gauge of 20 sts = 4 inches in Garter Stitch with smaller needles
  • Beads: Knitting Temptations does not stock beads – find them at 1 Stop Bead Shop.
    • One-Color Option: Approximately 33 grams size 8/0 glass seed beads
    • Two-Color Option: Approximately 18 grams size 8/0 glass seed beads, color A, AND approximately 15 grams size 8/0 glass seed beads, color B
  • Dental floss threader, large eye beading needle, or Size 14 steel crochet hook (for threading beads onto yarn)

Shop sample made with Madelinetosh Sock.

There is no pre-work for this class, but there is homework between classes, so please plan accordingly.

Mondays, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, on:
Class 1: June 8
Class 2: June 15
Class 3: July 6

Nov 19 / Karen

Small Business Weekend

Dear Friends,SS_Logo_Clean_Blue

Please join us as we celebrate our Small Business! We are thankful for YOU, our customers, for supporting us and helping us to create the sense of community that is at the heart of everything we do at Knitting Temptations.We have some special things in store for what we are calling Small Business Weekend. Shop with us on Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29, and upon checkout you’ll have the opportunity to win one of several fantastic door prizes!

DOOR PRIZES
When you shop with us on Small Business Weekend (November 28 & 29), upon checkout you’ll have the opportunity to WIN one of several fabulous door prizes! KITS, NEEDLES, PATTERNS — a SMALL way to express BIG thanks for all your support to our SMALL BUSINESS!

CLEARANCE SALE
As we receive new yarns, our clearance area is constantly “restocked” with luxury fibers available at deeply-discounted prices. During Small Business Weekend, find great clearance discounts AND this special deal: BUY 2 AT CURRENT DISCOUNT, GET A 3RD OF THE SAME AT DOUBLE THE DISCOUNT!For example: Purchase 2 balls/skeins of sale yarn that are 25% off, and we will take 50% off the 3rd!

KAMIBASHI STRING DOLL SALE
We introduced The String Doll Gang® at our Madelinetosh Event in September. Looking for a unique way to dress up a package or a gift for the kids’ teachers? Clip one on your project bag, one on your keys, and one on your rear view mirror! Great gift idea for one and all!If you haven’t had a chance to see these adorable creations in person, particularly Purl and Seamus, you need to check them out!

Each 2-3″ doll comes with a double-sided fabric tag with that character’s special saying and hangs on a lobster claw clip.

Kamibashi, a Fair Trade Federation member, says this about their product: “Meet The String Doll Gang®, handmade in Thailand. Each String Doll has his or her own special power that is always positive and helpful. They are fun for the whole family and make a perfect gift – we like to call them $10 pieces of art!”

During Small Business Weekend, we are running a special on ALL in-stock styles of String Dolls: BUY 2 DOLLS AT REGULAR PRICE, GET 1 AT 50% OFF!

KNITTING TEMPTATIONS SHOP HOURS, November 26-29

Wednesday, November 26 – CLOSED at 3:00pm
Thursday, November 27 – CLOSED for Thanksgiving
Friday, November 28 – OPEN 10AM to 5PM
Saturday, November 29 – OPEN 10AM to 5PM

Oct 24 / Karen

New Building Blocks Series

We are excited to announce that Michelle Hunter has scheduled a new Building Blocks series beginning Tuesday, April 4, 2017, and continuing the first Tuesday of every month for 12 additional months. We have two sessions available: afternoon 2:00pm – 4:00pm OR evening 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Space is limited for this series and will be filled on a first-come first-served basis. Listed below are the dates for the entire series.

Building Blocks is a skill-building series; the only prerequisite is that students MUST BE proficient in the knit, purl, and cast on stitches. Over the 13 month class, students build skills and confidence as they become experienced knitters. Participants learn new stitches, tips, and techniques, and leave the Building Blocks series with a treasure chest of knitting knowledge. The series progresses through major knitting concepts while creating one knitted square at a time, and in the final class, students learn how to arrange and sew together the 12 beautiful blocks to create a wonderful afghan.

The course registration fee is $250.00, and includes the book, Building Blocks (a $20 value), which is distributed at the first class in April. This course is an incredible value as it equates to less than $18 per class. The course fee is due IN FULL at the time of registration. Payments may be made with check, cash, or credit card by calling (614) 734-0618 or stopping in the shop during business hours. If paying for the course in full creates difficulty, please contact the shop owner, Karen Wilkins. She is happy to work with potential students to make this wonderful course possible for all.

Because of tremendous interest, we ask that you register AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. To ensure delivery in time for class, you MUST purchase your yarn no later than March 1, 2017. As usual, we ask for a 50% deposit on all special orders. As with ALL our classes, it is our policy that you MUST purchase your yarn at Knitting Temptations. A complete list of course supplies is included below.

Seats are limited so please consider your commitment before registering. We understand that at times unforeseen events occur in life that may necessitate you to drop the course after registering. If you withdraw from the course up until March 1, you will receive a 50% course refund. However, if you withdraw after March 1, no refund will be issued.

Knitting Temptations is thrilled to offer Building Blocks with Michelle. As many of you know, she is reaching new audiences far and wide with the Knit Purl Hunter Knit-Along series sponsored by Skacel, her book and magazine  publications, as well as workshops and appearances around the country. We are honored by her commitment to Knitting Temptations.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

The Staff at Knitting Temptations

 

COURSE SCHEDULE (1st Tuesday of each month):
April 4, 2017
May 2, 2017
June 6, 2017
July, to be announced (first Tuesday is the 4th)
August 1, 2017
September 5, 2017
October 3, 2017
November 7, 2017
December 5, 2017
January 2, 2018
February 6, 2018
March 6, 2018
April 3, 2018

 

COURSE SUPPLY LIST

  • At least 10 skeins of SimpliWorsted by HiKoo – $13.90 per skein, 55% superwash Merino, 28% Acrylic, 17% Nylon; 140 yds/100g
    To ensure successful results, we strongly recommend that you use SimpliWorsted for your Building Blocks project. The patterns in the book are written and gauged for this yarn.
  • US #10 needles or size required to obtain gauge
  • Scissors
  • Ruler/tape measure
  • Cable needle
  • Tapestry needle
  • Pen/pencil
  • Optional, but recommended:
    • Stitch markers
    • Sticky notes
    • Row counter

 

GALLERY OF BUILDING BLOCKS AFGHANS

 

Baby Blanket made from stitch pattern in Block #5.

Sep 13 / Karen

Classes Inspired by Madelinetosh Yarn

Be among the FIRST students as we debut our NEW CLASSROOM! Join us for one of our Madelinetosh-inspired classes during the weekend of September 19-21. Learn the latest techniques for some of the season’s hottest looks in knit wear! Get all the class details below.

Call (614) 734-0618 or visit us at the shop to register!

NOTE: Registration for the Fall Fashion Showcase event and registration for classes are separate and independent from one another. Registration for a class DOES NOT register you for the event on the 18th. Please call us if you have questions.

ARROW COWL
$50 – pattern included; other supplies extra
One 3-hour class
Instructor: Megan Bohlander
Skill level: Intermediate Knit

arrowcowlThis project is perfect for the knitter looking for a first-time colorwork experience. With an easy-to-remember pattern repeat as well as charted instructions, knitters can’t go wrong with this beautiful cowl! Can be knit in two different sizes.

Supplies needed:

  • Yarn: Tosh DK – 1(2) skein(s) of Color A and 1 skein of color B
  • Needles: 24″ or 32″ circular US 8, for short or long version
  • Stitch marker

Homework to complete PRIOR TO CLASS:
Cast on 120 stitches; join for knitting in the round. Purl all stitches for 10 rounds.

Friday, September 19, 10:00am – 1:00pm

SAMBUKA COWL
$50 – pattern included; other supplies extra
One 3-hour class
Instructor: Megan Bohlander
Skill level: Easy Knit

DSC_4085This completely reversible cowl is not only stunning to wear but also fun to knit! Students will learn how to use slip stitches, cables, and wraps as they knit the smaller version of the cowl in class to learn and get comfortable with the techniques.

Supplies needed:

  • Yarn: Tosh DK – 1 skein of Color A and 1 skein of color B
  • Needles: 24″ circular US 8
  • Cable needle
  • Waste yarn

Sample is knit in colorways Composition Book Grey (color A) and Tart (color B).

Friday, September 19, 2:00pm – 5:00pm

MAD ABOUT PLAID
$55 – yarn and pattern included; other supplies extra
One 3-hour class
Instructor: Michelle Hunter
Skill level: Easy Knit

Turn simple knitting into a plaid masterpiece with this exciting technique. A few well-placed stitches and a quick turn of the crochet hook is all that is needed to generate gorgeous plaid fabric. This method can be incorporated into any stockinette project from sweaters to scarves and everything in between.

In class, we will knit a swatch that covers all the basics of the technique – set up, horizontal and vertical striping, finishing and expert tips. The fabric created in class serves as a gauge swatch for your own beautiful pillow – pattern included!

A portion of the lesson is devoted to designing the plaid which allows you to duplicate tartan, checks, windowpanes and more. Recreate a family “clan” plaid or invent your own!

Class is suitable for advanced beginner. No previous crochet experience is needed.

Supplies needed:

  • Yarn for swatching (provided in class)
  • Needles: 24″ circular US 6 AND US 7; bring several needle sizes to adjust if needed
  • Size G (4 mm) crochet hook
  • Blunt tip tapestry needle
  • Pencil and eraser

Saturday, September 20, 9:30am – 12:30pm (s0ld 0ut), OR
Sunday, September 21, 10:00am – 1:00pm

PENCIL ME IN
$55 – yarn and pattern included; other supplies extra
One 3-hour class
Instructor: Michelle Hunter
Skill level: Intermediate Knit

pencilskirt1A simple, straight skirt is always in fashion and so easy to knit. This shape flatters the figure and paves the way for great stitch patterns and yarns to provide interest. Learn to create a skirt template that will allow you to utilize the design with many gauges and stitches. This formula will give you an expert fit and can easily be adapted for everyone from toddlers to teens to adults. In class, you will select a stitch design, knit a swatch, and create your own pattern reflecting your gauge and measurements. It’s so simple that you will want to fill your closet with these skirts!

Students must be comfortable knitting in the round and familiar with simple increases and decreases.

pencilskirt3Supplies needed:

  • Yarn for swatching (provided in class)
  • Needles: 16″ and 24″ circular US 6, bring several needle sizes to adjust if needed
  • Tape measure
  • calculator
  • stitch markers

Saturday, September 20, 2:00pm – 5:00pm

TINY TEA LEAVES CARDI
$60 – pattern included; other supplies extra
Two 2-hour classes
Instructor: Kristen Bucci
Skill level: Easy Knit

tinyteaIf you can knit and purl, you can make this darling cardigan, incorporating classic top-down seamless sweater construction. This project is perfect for first-time sweater knitters! Once you master the smaller version, you are ready to make it in ANY size, baby to adult!

Supplies needed:

  • Yarn: Tosh Vintage – 2 skeins to make size 2
  • Needles: 24” circular US 6 and 32” circular US 7
  • Waste yarn

Sample is knit in colorway Amber Trinket.

Class 1: Sunday, September 21, 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Class 2: Sunday, October 5, 12:00pm – 2:00pm

NAVAJO KNITTING
$50 – pattern included; other supplies extra
One 3-hour class
Instructor: Michelle Hunter
Skill level: Easy Knit

Learn the technique used to make Michelle’s latest exciting design, Ply List Sweater, published in Knit.Purl, Fall/Winter 2014 magazine.

Magically turn lace-weight yarn into worsted with Navajo knitting – also known as chain plying. Navajo knitting triple plies yarn from a single skein without cutting or dividing the skein. This is a perfect use for that large skein of lace yarn hiding in your stash or that cone of hand spun that is begging to the knit!

The class covers the basics of the technique plus learning to alternate triple and single plies within a project to create sheer stripes – a big trend in todays’ fashion.

Discover ways to incorporate this technique in many knitting projects. In class, we will begin a beautiful scarf pattern using all techniques learned in class. WARNING: this is addicting!

Supplies needed:

  • Yarn 1: smooth DK-weight yarn, at least 50 yards
  • Yarn 2: Tosh Lace or Prairie, 1 skein, minimum 400 yards
  • Needle 1: US 11, straight or 24″ circular
  • Needle 2: US 8, straight or 24″ circular, bring several needle sizes to adjust if needed
  • Optional, but very helpful, yarn pet or yarn bowl

Sunday, September 21, 2:00pm – 5:00pm

TUNISIAN SAMPLER SHAWL
$50 – pattern included; other supplies extra
One 3-hour class
Instructor: Megan Bohlander
Skill level: Easy Crochet

DSC_3983This beautiful shawl is created using the tunisian crochet method and is great for either knitters or crocheters! This is a great beginner project for any crocheter who would like to take the next step after beginner or any knitter wanting to learn a new technique. Students will learn the Tunisian simple stitch, knit stitch, purl stitch, full stitch and the honeycomb stitch.

Supplies needed:

  • Yarn: Tosh Vintage, 2 skeins
  • Hook: Size 9mm or M/N – MUST BE A TUNISIAN HOOK

Sample is made in colorway Curiosity.

Sunday, September 21, 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Aug 15 / Karen

Madelinetosh Fall Fashion Showcase

Knitting Temptations
Presents a Special Event!
FALL FASHION SHOWCASE
with yarns from
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Thursday, September 18, 2014
11:00am – 7:30pm

Get ready to walk the red carpet into our Madelinetosh Fall Fashion Showcase. Get your VIP pass and reserve your seat alongside the catwalk to see our unparalleled display of OVER 100 Madelinetosh models and samples to inspire you.

Your reservation to the Fall Fashion Showcase provides you access to HUNDREDS of skeins of Madelinetosh Yarns, including many NEW colors and bases not before available at Knitting Temptations.

However, there is much more to enjoy beyond the yarn and samples! Your reservation gives you VIP access to:

  • our event exclusive GOODY BAG
  • the EVENT BOOKLET detailing all the key information about the 14 different types of Madelinetosh yarns available for purchase, as well as the models and samples on display
  • chance to win one of many fabulous DOOR PRIZES
  • FOOD by the Food Smiths
  • our knit wear SILENT AUCTION
  • FUN and much more!

REGISTRATION

Reserve your VIP pass for $25:

  • ONLINE anytime
  • CALL (614) 734-0618
  • VISIT our shop during regular business hours

You MUST register by September 11 to be guaranteed an exclusive Event Goody Bag!

CLASSES

Be among the FIRST students as we debut our NEW CLASSROOM! Join us for one of our Madelinetosh-inspired classes during the weekend of September 19-21.

Learn the latest techniques for some of the season’s hottest looks in knit wear! Get all the class details below.

Call or visit the shop to register!

NOTE: Registration for the Fall Fashion Showcase event and registration for classes are separate and independent from one another. Registration for a class DOES NOT register you for the event on the 18th. Please call us if you have questions.

ARROW COWL
$50 – pattern included; other supplies extra
One 3-hour class
Instructor: Megan Bohlander
Skill level: Intermediate Knit

arrowcowlThis project is perfect for the knitter looking for a first-time colorwork experience. With an easy-to-remember pattern repeat as well as charted instructions, knitters can’t go wrong with this beautiful cowl! Can be knit in two different sizes.

Supplies needed:

  • Yarn: Tosh DK – 1(2) skein(s) of Color A and 1 skein of color B
  • Needles: 24″ or 32″ circular US 8, for short or long version
  • Stitch marker

Homework to complete PRIOR TO CLASS:
Cast on 120 stitches; join for knitting in the round. Purl all stitches for 10 rounds.

Friday, September 19, 10:00am – 1:00pm

SAMBUKA COWL
$50 – pattern included; other supplies extra
One 3-hour class
Instructor: Megan Bohlander
Skill level: Easy Knit

DSC_4085This completely reversible cowl is not only stunning to wear but also fun to knit! Students will learn how to use slip stitches, cables, and wraps as they knit the smaller version of the cowl in class to learn and get comfortable with the techniques.

Supplies needed:

  • Yarn: Tosh DK – 1 skein of Color A and 1 skein of color B
  • Needles: 24″ circular US 8
  • Cable needle
  • Waste yarn

Sample is knit in colorways Composition Book Grey (color A) and Tart (color B).

Friday, September 19, 2:00pm – 5:00pm

MAD ABOUT PLAID
$55 – yarn and pattern included; other supplies extra
One 3-hour class
Instructor: Michelle Hunter
Skill level: Easy Knit

Turn simple knitting into a plaid masterpiece with this exciting technique. A few well-placed stitches and a quick turn of the crochet hook is all that is needed to generate gorgeous plaid fabric. This method can be incorporated into any stockinette project from sweaters to scarves and everything in between.

In class, we will knit a swatch that covers all the basics of the technique – set up, horizontal and vertical striping, finishing and expert tips. The fabric created in class serves as a gauge swatch for your own beautiful pillow – pattern included!

A portion of the lesson is devoted to designing the plaid which allows you to duplicate tartan, checks, windowpanes and more. Recreate a family “clan” plaid or invent your own!

Class is suitable for advanced beginner. No previous crochet experience is needed.

Supplies needed:

  • Yarn for swatching (provided in class)
  • Needles: 24″ circular US 6 AND US 7; bring several needle sizes to adjust if needed
  • Size G (4 mm) crochet hook
  • Blunt tip tapestry needle
  • Pencil and eraser

Saturday, September 20, 9:30am – 12:30pm (s0ld 0ut), OR
Sunday, September 21, 10:00am – 1:00pm

PENCIL ME IN
$55 – yarn and pattern included; other supplies extra
One 3-hour class
Instructor: Michelle Hunter
Skill level: Intermediate Knit

pencilskirt1A simple, straight skirt is always in fashion and so easy to knit. This shape flatters the figure and paves the way for great stitch patterns and yarns to provide interest. Learn to create a skirt template that will allow you to utilize the design with many gauges and stitches. This formula will give you an expert fit and can easily be adapted for everyone from toddlers to teens to adults. In class, you will select a stitch design, knit a swatch, and create your own pattern reflecting your gauge and measurements. It’s so simple that you will want to fill your closet with these skirts!

Students must be comfortable knitting in the round and familiar with simple increases and decreases.

pencilskirt3Supplies needed:

  • Yarn for swatching (provided in class)
  • Needles: 16″ and 24″ circular US 6, bring several needle sizes to adjust if needed
  • Tape measure
  • calculator
  • stitch markers

Saturday, September 20, 2:00pm – 5:00pm

TINY TEA LEAVES CARDI
$60 – pattern included; other supplies extra
Two 2-hour classes
Instructor: Kristen Bucci
Skill level: Easy Knit

tinyteaIf you can knit and purl, you can make this darling cardigan, incorporating classic top-down seamless sweater construction. This project is perfect for first-time sweater knitters! Once you master the smaller version, you are ready to make it in ANY size, baby to adult!

Supplies needed:

  • Yarn: Tosh Vintage – 2 skeins to make size 2
  • Needles: 24” circular US 6 and 32” circular US 7
  • Waste yarn

Sample is knit in colorway Amber Trinket.

Class 1: Sunday, September 21, 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Class 2: Sunday, October 5, 12:00pm – 2:00pm

NAVAJO KNITTING
$50 – pattern included; other supplies extra
One 3-hour class
Instructor: Michelle Hunter
Skill level: Easy Knit

Learn the technique used to make Michelle’s latest exciting design, Ply List Sweater, published in Knit.Purl, Fall/Winter 2014 magazine.

Magically turn lace-weight yarn into worsted with Navajo knitting – also known as chain plying. Navajo knitting triple plies yarn from a single skein without cutting or dividing the skein. This is a perfect use for that large skein of lace yarn hiding in your stash or that cone of hand spun that is begging to the knit!

The class covers the basics of the technique plus learning to alternate triple and single plies within a project to create sheer stripes – a big trend in todays’ fashion.

Discover ways to incorporate this technique in many knitting projects. In class, we will begin a beautiful scarf pattern using all techniques learned in class. WARNING: this is addicting!

Supplies needed:

  • Yarn 1: smooth DK-weight yarn, at least 50 yards
  • Yarn 2: Tosh Lace or Prairie, 1 skein, minimum 400 yards
  • Needle 1: US 11, straight or 24″ circular
  • Needle 2: US 8, straight or 24″ circular, bring several needle sizes to adjust if needed
  • Optional, but very helpful, yarn pet or yarn bowl

Sunday, September 21, 2:00pm – 5:00pm

TUNISIAN SAMPLER SHAWL
$50 – pattern included; other supplies extra
One 3-hour class
Instructor: Megan Bohlander
Skill level: Easy Crochet

DSC_3983This beautiful shawl is created using the tunisian crochet method and is great for either knitters or crocheters! This is a great beginner project for any crocheter who would like to take the next step after beginner or any knitter wanting to learn a new technique. Students will learn the Tunisian simple stitch, knit stitch, purl stitch, full stitch and the honeycomb stitch.

Supplies needed:

  • Yarn: Tosh Vintage, 2 skeins
  • Hook: Size 9mm or M/N – MUST BE A TUNISIAN HOOK

Sample is made in colorway Curiosity.

Sunday, September 21, 4:00pm – 7:00pm

FIBER FASHION

Our Fashion Showcase couldn’t be complete without YOU being a part of the show. Become a supermodel yourself and wear your favorite Madelinetosh Yarn creation(s) – knit, crochet, woven, felted – to the Fashion Showcase! Download and print the Pattern Sharing Cards and bring them to the event to share with others!

SHOP HOURS  September 15 – 20

  • Knitting Temptations will be closed September 15-17. We will re-open on Thursday, September 18 at the START of the event at 11:00am.
  • We will keep our regular business hours, 10am – 5pm, September 19 and 20.
  • Friday Friends Knit (10am-12pm) is cancelled for September 19.

DIRECTIONS

Use this map and information to get to Dublin, OH. We recommended using Google Maps to create customized, turn-by-turn, driving directions from your specific location.

PARKING

Please refer to the Historic Dublin Parking Map for information regarding where to park for our event. Our building is located at the corner of South High Street and Spring Hill. We are located within 2-3 blocks of several public parking lots, highlighted in blue on the map. On-street parking is available the entire length of High Street, but NO parking on Bridge Street. Most public parking spaces are limited to 3 hours.

ARRIVAL & CHECK-IN

The event is an open house format, so you may arrive any time between 11am & 7:30pm. Please enter and check in at the back patio area on the west side of our building to enjoy all the event activities.

GOODY BAGS & DOOR PRIZES

You will receive the event-exclusive Goody Bag when you arrive and check in to the event.

All registrants’ names are AUTOMATICALLY entered to win one of many fabulous door prizes. The random drawing will take place prior to the event and the winners will be given their door prizes at check-in on September 18.

Door prizes include (but are not limited to!):

  • Tosh DK in colorway Tart
  • Atenti Long Bowl bag in Snowflakes
  • addi Clicks
  • addi Clicks starter sets
  • oh Snap! bags by Nameste

THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING

As you know, we are always happy to wind your Knitting Temptations purchases. However, at the event our staff will be out in full force to answer questions and help you in any way possible. As a result, we are NOT able to offer our usual winding service during the event, but would be happy to wind for you during your next visit.

Aug 11 / Karen

Madelinetosh Fashion Pre-Show – Aug. 12

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FREE and NO RESERVATION NEEDED!
Fashion Pre-Show
at Knitting Temptations

Tuesday, August 12, 10:30am – 7:30pm

YARN!
  More yarns, in more colors, for our guests to enjoy! We will happily take a 50% deposit for your special order for ANY Madelinetosh Yarn, in ANY weight, in ANY color with an anticipated delivery in 8-10 weeks.

The August MadTosh Fashion Pre-Show will showcase these Featured Yarns:

TOSH CHUNKY

Chunky, 3.5-4 sts per inch, 100% superwash Merino, 165 yards

TOSH MERINO

Worsted, 4.5-5 sts per inch, single-ply 100% superwash Merino, 210 yards

PASHMINA WORSTED
Worsted, 4.5-5.5 sts per inch, 75% Merino, 15% silk, & 10% cashmere, 210 yards
Additionally, all available stock of the July Featured Yarns will be available for purchase: Tosh Merino Light, A.S.A.P., Tosh DK, and Vintage.

SUPERMODELS!  Come see all the fabulous “supermodels” (samples) on display for each yarn. Each sample will be detailed in our Style Spec Sheet. We are very excited to show off these supermodels, knitted by talented fiber artists and friends.
SILENT AUCTION!  At our July Pre-Show we showed off the Practice Yoga Wrap, beautifully knitted in Tosh Merino Light by Carly Thomas, which is available for purchase through Silent Auction. The opening minimum bid for the August Pre-Show is $210. Silent Auction proceeds to benefit the Dublin Food Pantry.
Can’t attend the August Fashion Pre-Show? Don’t worry! All the featured yarns and supermodels, the Silent Auction, as well as the opportunity to enter the door prize drawing (and MUCH MORE) are available for the FALL FASHION SHOWCASE – Thursday, September 18!

PLEASE NOTE:
Knitting Temptations will be
CLOSED on Monday, August 11 in preparation
for the MadTosh Fashion Pre-Show on August 12.
Jun 27 / Karen

Tempting Tidbits Enews – June 26, 2014

Click this link to read our June 26, 2014 issue of Tempting Tidbit Enews http://conta.cc/VrFESP

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