One of our favorite yarn companies, Berroco, is hosting a Summer MAL (make-a-long) dedicated to “tees”! Knit a short-sleeved pullover using Berroco yarns to be eligible for a chance to win weekly prizes. Cast-on date is Friday, June 19.
Our Pattern and Yarn Picks
Berroco has so many wonderful summer yarns and breezy tee patterns. Here are a few of our “Tee Party” suggestions!
Knit a Cas Cay, Iras or Soca in Estiva, a bulky, gradient cotton tape yarn with amazing yardage (336 yds/ball). Iras, a free pattern, takes only 2 – 3 balls of Estiva and knits up so quickly. Cas Cay and Soca are FREE on Ravelry or Berroco.com with the code BerrocoTeeParty.
Kits are available through Northfield Yarn for Villa (knit), Derecho (knit), and Maldives (crochet), pictured below left to right. Kits include a copy of the pattern and the yarn needed for the size you select. We’ll have more tee kits available soon (both crochet and knit) featuring Berroco Liana, a linen and nylon blend!
How to Participate
Share your progress in the Berroco Ravelry group, Facebook group and/or tag Berroco on Instagram with #BerrocoTeeParty to join the fun and be eligible for weekly prizes, provided by Berroco.
Margaux from Berroco will be going live in their Facebook group on Thursdays at 10am CT this summer to cheer you on, answer questions and to share her own tee progress.
No party is complete without gifts! Use code BerrocoTeeParty to purchase one tee pattern via Berroco.com or Ravelry.com. One code per person.
Many of our customers prefer to keep using the remote shopping options we’ve developed during the shut-down, and those will continue Monday through Friday (click here for more details). But, consistent with the latest Stay Safe Minnesota order, we are setting aside one day a week for in-store shopping. On Saturdays from 10-5, we will invite up to two people at a time in the shop for up to 30 minutes. Standard precautions will be followed (see details below, or download a copy here).
Because this is a very limited number of people, we are also taking appointments for shopping during these hours so that you have the option of ensuring a spot. This is also a more “distanced” option because you can bring a buddy but otherwise you will have the shop to yourself. Use the “Book Now” button on our homepage or call 507-645-1330 to make an appointment.
We will be taking precautions for everyone’s safety, including wearing a face mask, keeping our distance, and cleaning surfaces frequently. We ask that customers follow the following precautions if they visit the shop while we are open on Saturdays:
Please reschedule your visit if you or anyone in your household is experiencing cold or flu symptoms.
Wear a face mask. (We have masks available for $1 if you don’t have one.)
Hand sanitizer is available at the door and we ask that you please use it before entering the shop.
While in the shop, leave six feet of space between yourself and others
Be judicious about what you touch — we’re not saying you can’t touch things, just refrain from touching all the things. 🙂
Please respect the 30-minute time limit.
Sorry, no cash transactions, reusable bags, or public restroom available.
Remote Options Continue
Monday through Friday, we will continue to provide the remote options that have been in place since mid-April. See full details here.
We are excited to offer you a new way to get your knitting projects un-stuck, even though our in-store Punchcard Clinic is still on hiatus: Remote Clinic!
We simply cannot abide any sad, stuck, knitting projects languishing in closets, so we’ve made personal Remote Clinic times available on Sunday afternoons and Wednesday mornings. You can sign up under the “Classes” tab, above.
Here’s how Remote Clinic works:
Once on the Classes page, select the item for Wednesday or Sunday appointments.
Select an appointment time when you register. The menu will display the time slots that are available on the day your chose during the next two weeks.
After selecting your appointment time, put this item in your shopping cart.
Complete the entire checkout process, making sure to provide contact information (email, address, and phone).
You will receive email confirmation of your appointment time.
A separate email will be sent with the Zoom link and instructions for preparing for your appointment.
To use your time most efficiently:
In some cases it can be helpful for the clinic instructor to have photos, a copy of the pattern or other background materials ahead of time. You’ll receive instructions for how to send this information to your clinic instructor ahead of your appointment.
What if the Zoom time isn’t enough?
Your registration entitles you to 20 minutes of personal Zoom time. If the instructor concludes that more Zoom time is needed, or if some hands-on time is needed with your project, a number of options can be explored for helping to solve your project problems, so your project doesn’t end up back in the closet!