65 E 3rd St, Winona, MN 55987
New Year's Day: Closed
Blocking - $25/hr
Weaving in Ends - $1/end
Seaming/Grafting - $25/hr
Picking up Stitches - $10/first 50 stitches; $5/every 50 stitches after
Sweater Challenge 2020!
January 1 - February 14
It's never too early to start planning!
How does it work?
Begin a sweater on New Year's Day and have it done by Valentine's Day. That's 45 days, people! It's fast, sure--but it's also fun to be part of a team of busy sweater knitters!
Last year we had over 60 people take part in the Challenge. Let's see if we can top that in 2020!
We will offer lots of support along the way. If you're not local (or even if you are), keep in touch digitally via our Sweater Challenge Ravelry thread and/or post updates on Instagram using #sweaterchallenge2020!
If you are able to stop into the shop in person, let us know what you're knitting for the upcoming challenge. We love seeing what inspires you.
What can I do RIGHT NOW?
Montana Mountain Cowl - $50
Saturday, Jan. 18 @ 2pm
Saturday, Feb. 1 @ 2pm
Indulge yourself and learn some great knitting techniques with this cowl class. You will master the provisional cast-on, slipping stitches, mosaic knitting, and kitchener stitch in the round. (2-part class, materials additional)
Materials: Pattern via Ravelry Pro, US5-16" circular needles, 348 yards of Main Color in fingering or sport, 360 yards of Contrast Color in fingering or sport, scissors, tapestry needle, row counter, waste yarn, stitch marker, crochet hook.
Dotty Cowl - $30
Thursday, Jan. 23 @ 6pm
Can you believe that this cowl is crocheted? Shake up your crochet skills by learning this reversible double layer stitch pattern, which results in a two-in-one piece for your accessory collection. (1-part class, materials additional)
Materials: Free pattern provided in class, fingering weight yarn in two contrasting colors, (each color needs to be at least 400 yards), E hook, removable stitch markers, scissors, tapestry needle.
Learn the Brioche Stitch! - $25
Saturday, Jan. 25 @ 2pm
We know you're tempted by the many gorgeous brioche patterns...but do you feel overwhelmed by trying to figure them out on your own? Brioche stitch creates a richly textured, double-sided fabric that is unlike any other. In this class we will become "fluent" in brioche as we knit a reversible cowl.
* We will knit in the round--because in brioche, that's the simplest way to start.
* We will use two colors--because in brioche, it is easier to identify the stitches that way.
Whether you're new to brioche or have tried it before, you'll learn tons in this class. (1-part class, materials additional)
Materials: Two colors in bulky-weight (with high contrast), US11-16" circular needle, stitch markers, pattern provided in class.
What sweater are you making for the 2020 Sweater Challenge?
Ingrid: It will be the first sweater challenge that I am completely indecisive about! A couple in the running are the Sólbein Cardigan by Mary Jane Mucklestone and Tygh by Christina Danaee.
Laura: For the sweater challenge my plan is to choose something last minute, I like to switch between lots of planning and spontaneity between projects to keep my attention and keep it fresh.
Timmy: I'm thinking the Flea Sweater/Loppisgenser by Anna and Heidi Pickles.
Deanne: Eric needs another Mr. Rogers-esque cardigan in his rotation, so I'm making a Migration, designed by Stacey Gerbman, in good ol' Woolstok. (Unless I change my mind and make something for myself---I'm having sweater-project envy already!)
Kelly: I'm making the One Sweater using The Fibre Co. Cumbria Worsted yarn. This will be the first sweater I'm making for my husband!
Blandine: I will be making the Sea Glass and Driftwood sweater by Annie Lipton, using Three Irish Girls fingering yarn.
Gaby: I'm quite certain that I'll be knitting the Shandy by Baby Cocktails. Thank you, dear Ingrid, for showing me the pattern. Still thinking about yarn. Because Woolstok. But then Cumbria.