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Jan 30 / Karen

Tempting Tidbits Enews – January 30, 2017

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Apr 19 / Karen

MadTosh Sale!

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Discontinued Colors & Bases
On Sale Now!

MANY discontinued colors and/or bases on sale — 10% off our regular price:

  • Lace & Prairie (lace) – ALL stock; base is disc.
  • Merino Light, Sock & Dandelion (fingering) – select disc. colors
  • Pashmina (sport) – select disc. colors
  • DK – select disc. colors
  • Merino Worsted & Vintage (worsted) – select disc. colors
  • Pashmina Worsted – ALL stock; base is disc.
  • Chunky – select disc. colors
  • A.S.A.P. & Home – select disc. colors

Stock is limited to what we have in store, so once it’s gone, we won’t be getting any more!

Feb 29 / Karen

CustomFit at Knitting Temptations

CF_Logo_LargeKnitting a sweater has never been so EASY! No longer are you limited to the yarn, gauge, or sizes offered in the pattern. You select the yarn, gauge, design, and fit for a pattern that is CUSTOM built for you!

We are offering this exciting new program at Knitting Temptations with one simple goal in mind: for our knitters to become skilled at successful sweater creation so that they can do it again and again! To that end, the driving principle to the CustomFit Program at Knitting Temptations is SUPPORT.

Want to know more about the CustomFit Program at Knitting Temptations? Click this CFHandouts link to get all the information about the program, pricing, calendar, etc. Included are also some helpful links to Amy Herzog’s website for CustomFit.

What are you waiting for??? Join the CustomFit Program at Knitting Temptations and learn how you can achieve

HAPPY SWEATER FACE
[ hap-ee swet-er feys ] noun

1. spontaneous grin which occurs upon donning a sweater that actually fits
2. expression of delighted comfort

Jan 23 / Karen

Tempting Tidbits Enews – January 23, 2016

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Oct 29 / Karen

January KAL

Coming in January
A new KAL from Knit Purl Hunter!

Start the New Year with Michelle’s January Mystery KAL project, Ambiguous. Expand your knitting skills with a stunning two-color cowl using a yarn new to the KAL series — Sueño by HiKoo. The stranded cowl (aka Fair Isle knitting) will feature lessons on hand positioning, yarn dominance, managing floats, and a surprising take on an old favorite. The cowl is available in two sizes to suit your style.

AVAILABLE NOW AT KNITTING TEMPTATIONS!

This Peruvian yarn is a blend of soft superwash merino and bamboo; made with strength and wearability in mind. The perfect amount of spring makes knitting with it a pleasure, and allows for a variety of suitable gauges. Available in a wide range of lustrous solids, this washable yarn is perfect for hard-wearing garments that will last a lifetime.
  • 80% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Viscose from Bamboo
  • 255 yards per 100 gram hank
  • US 3-7 (3.25-4.5) needles
  • Approx. 5-6 sts per inch

SIZES

Small (Large)
8” tall, approx. 22 (40)” around after blocking

MATERIALS

Sueno by HiKoo

  • 1 (2) skeins Background Color
  • 1 (2) skeins Main Color

Needles

  • Two #5 (3.75mm) 16 (24)” circular needles. Second needle is used to graft stitches in finishing.

Notions

  • Size F crochet hook for provisional cast on
  • 10 yards smooth, contrasting color waste yarn
  • Tapestry needle
  • Markers

GAUGE

Approx. 26 sts and 32 rounds = 4” in stockinette worked in the round.
Gauge is crucial to yardage so please take the time to swatch.

Jul 11 / Karen

Scoreboard KAL

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ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL KNITTING?

Training Camp Starts NOW!

Join our team, the Titans of Knitting Temptations, and our star player, Michelle “Knit Purl” Hunter, this September for a fanatical project that combines two favorite Fall past-times — KNITTING and FOOTBALL!

Knit a lovely, striped cowl using Simplicity by HiKoo in your favorite team’s colors. Interested in knowing more and getting in the game? Keep reading below for all the info!

PRE-SEASON: Watch this short VIDEO to see Michelle explain the project.

TRAINING CAMP: Gather your supplies! Find the complete SUPPLY LIST at the Scoreboard KAL website. Looking for NFL team colors? Skacel Collection has you covered! Looking for college team colors? Here’s some help with BIG10 teams:

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If you need help with additional college/high school colors, give us a call. Get your supplies from Knitting Temptations — we have Simplicity available Online and in the shop.

PLAY BOOK: Join Michelle at Knitting Temptations on September 3rd for KICK-OFF! Michelle will lead the team to cast on and get started. Come anytime 3:00pm-7:00pm to join the Cast-On Party!

GAME PLAN: Knit your cowl while you watch your favorite team’s games this Fall! The scoring during each game determines your unique striping pattern!

So how about now? I’ll ask again — ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL KNITTING?!  🙂

Happy Knitting,

KTcolors

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