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Learn to Loom Knit this Saturday

Learn to Loom Knit

Learn the art of Loom Knitting this Saturday from 12pm-2pm.  In the next class we are creating a hat. Check out more information on the class here.

The more pattern searching I do the more excited I get about loom knitting.  Did you know you can pretty much make all the same stitches on the loom as you can while knitting?  As an added benefit, the loom holds all your stitches and may even be easier on your hands.

When I first tried loom knitting, all I thought you could do was the e-wrap, but there’s an entire world of stitches out there.  Check out Isela Phelps page on stitches.  Really, keep on browsing her whole website, it rocks!

We have our own resident loom knitting expert here in Conway, Renita Harvey.  She teaches our classes and has published some great content.  Here’s a resource she wrote on how much yarn is needed for different projects.

There are a few more really fun patterns I want to share, but I’ll have to link them later.

How to attend Saturday’s Class:

Reserve your seat and even prepay for your loom right here!  Then show up a few minutes early on Saturday, to pick out your yarn.

To reserve your seat in the upcoming class click here $10

To prepay for your loom click here $28

You can pick out your yarn once you are in the shop. (cost of yarn is less than $15)

If you just want help with a current pattern or any other Loom Knitting 911 problem, go ahead and reserve your seat and Renita will be ready to help you get it all figured out.

Call or email with any questions and hope to see you there!

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Twisted Purl Scoop Sept 1, 2015-Sept 5, 2015

Locally made Project Bags

Here’s the scoop on all the happenings this week at The Twisted Purl.

We’ve changed our late night from Thursday to Tuesday so come on out and enjoy some crafty time.

Tuesday September 1

Learn to Spin 6pm to 8pm

Want to make your own yarn? Join us as we dive into drop spindle spinning.  Kits are available in the shop.

Thursday, September 3

Scoreboard KAL kicks off

Saturday, September 5

Build a Block #1 10am to12pm

 

There is a couple more yarn deliveries coming in this week: Hikoo Simplicity and Simpliworsted and Addi Needles will be in stock.

Please feel free to stop by and sit awhile anytime!

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Build your Knitting Skills while Creating a Afghan with Build A Block

Starting in the month of September, over the next year, we’re embarking on a fun, knitting journey.  Meeting four different times a month, the Build a Block class will enrich your knitting skills as you learn new techniques.

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Each month we will be knitting one block from the Build a Block book by Michelle Knit Purl Hunter. At the end of the year, you will have enough blocks to create this amazing afghan.

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You only need to attend once a month, but please feel free to come more often!

MONTHLY SCHEDULE:
First Saturday 10am-12pm
Second Wednesday Morning 10am-12pm
Third Friday Afternoon 4pm-6pm
Fourth Tuesday Night 6pm-8pm

Please check our monthly calendar for times and be sure to sign up for our Newsletter to get monthly updates and schedules.

Below is the explanation from Michelle’s website:

“Every pattern in the “Building Blocks” book focuses on the development of a skill while knitting a lovely square. Each square, or block, builds upon the skills learned in the previous patterns, giving knitters more confidence, knowledge and skill. At the completion of the series, the reward is an abundance of knitting know-how along with 12 gorgeous blocks to assemble into a sampler afghan.”

Sign up in the shop to pay for book and supplies and join us as we learn new skills and have fun building blocks.  Questions?  Please contact us with the subject Build a Block Class.  Thank you!