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Sale Continues, Fiber Closet Open This Week

SALE/SHOP HOURS:

Tuesday, August 30 – Friday, September 2
11am – 5pm
Saturday, September 3
11am – 3pm

Sale Items/Prices

Commercial yarn* — 30% off

Books — 30% off

Notions — 20% off

*Excludes Cheryl’s hand dyed yarn.

Sorry, the Sale is in shop only!

You should hurry into The Fiber Closet to purchase  the yarn, pattern, and notions that you need to start your fall projects.

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We just received a shipment of the newly released Knitter’s Pride Royale needles. These fabulous needles & tips are so gorgeous and a dream to knit with.

We have a variety of styles, sizes and sets. hint, hint  Buy your Royale tips or set today while they are at a great price. Because they won’t last long at these prices, your should shop today!

Top This Football

 

We also received a shipment of the new Top This hat kits with football toppers! We have a variety of team colors. These are a super quick, fun project. Knit or crochet a hat this week to support your favorite team.

 

 

 

 

Beginning Sunday, September 4, we will be closed for approximately 2 weeks.

Stay tuned to our Facebook page, The Fiber Closet Club page for more information concerning our reopening and hours.

Pattern News:

If you were unable to participate in the Illiana Yarn Crawl, the patterns are now available on Ravelry for a nominal fee. The Fiber Closet also can sell and print off the patterns and a copy goes directly into your Ravelry library. They are available in both knit and crochet versions.

Illiana Yarn Crawl Shawl Knit Version


Illiana Yarn Crawl Shawl Crochet Version

IYC CROCHET SHAWL 2016

The countdown is on for The annual Covered Bridge Festival October 14 – 23, 2016. Start making your plans and be sure to visit us at The Fiber Closet! You never know what fiber goodness we will have planned for you.

 

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Loom Knitting

Yes, you read that correctly–loom knitting!  My first knitting loom experience was years ago with the big white plastic loom and a pick. Gauge was extra-large.  You had to double/triple your yarn. Mostly, they were for hats and scarves. Instructions were only for, what we now call, the e-wrap cast on and knit. An e-wrap knit stitch is a twisted knit stitch.

Baxter Cat in the Hat-Loom Knitting
Baxter Cat in the Hat

Baxter Cat in the Hat sports a hat knit with the e-knit stitch that I knit on a Knifty Knitter small round blue loom.  I never liked loom knitting because of that twisted stitch.

Well, times have changed. There are instructions for completing  proper knit and purl stitches, cables, ribbing, short rowing, yarn overs, knitting two together,  garter stitch, and even more.  There are looms in all gauges, shapes, and sizes. I am having fun trying them all out.  Loom knitting is gentler on the hands than traditional knitting.

Loom knitting shapes that I have been knitting on are:  round, rectangle, and oval.  There are specialized looms for afghan, hat, and sock knitting.  That’s right—sock knitting.  Actually, I have used fingering weight to worsted weight yarn on the various sock looms.  The sock loom even uses a short row turned heel.

There are lots of resources and patterns available.  Here is a list of knitting looms I found on Amazon: Knitting Looms

Ultimate Oval Loom Knitting Set

Leisure Arts has sent me their Ultimate Oval Loom Knitting Set to use and write a review. I have knit a lace cowl using the larger oval loom. Currently, I am working on my copy and photographs for the review.   My review of the Set is coming soon.