Thursdays: January 30, February 6 & 13; 6:00-8:00 pm
Come take part in a friendship-themed, flower-inspired knit-along this February! Between January 30 – February 14, we will be making Reywa’s beautiful two-color Rose Hat from their luxurious 100% Yak down Embrace yarn, during 3 Thursday evening Open Stitch sessions.
The hat requires two different colors of yarn, but doesn’t require a full skein of either. We’re making it possible for you to participate as a “Yarn Buddy,” by splitting skeins with another participant, which means you will only pay for 1 skein, but still have the two colors you need for the hat!
While the event is free to participate in, we still need participants to enroll so we can pair buddies and to be eligible for the grand prize. ENROLL HERE or click the classes tab and add the Rose Hat KAL event to your Cart and check out.
Of course, you can take part in the KAL without being a Yarn Buddy (ENROLL HERE) or you can be a Yarn Buddy (Rose Hat Yarn Buddy Form) but not do the knitting in February, or you can order the supplies and not even come to the shop! (See more information about each of these options below).
How to participate as a Yarn Buddy:
Fill out the Rose Hat Yarn Buddy Form to indicate your color preference (1st, 2nd, or 3rd choice) for each of the three possible color pairs we’ve chosen for the Yarn Buddy KAL. The Rose Hat Yarn Buddy Form will open in a separate tab or window in your browser. You’ll see examples of each of the color pairs on the sign up form. Signup for the KAL must be done by January 29.
After completing the buddy form, return to the classes tab and add the Rose Hat KAL event to your Cart and check out. You will receive email confirmation of your registration. If we have any questions about your form responses, we’ll be in touch.
On January 29th, we will match up KAL “buddies” based on color preference and notify you of your color-pairing. You will receive 65% of one color of Embrace and 35% of the other in the color-pairing. Your Yarn Buddy will receive the reverse amount of each color, so you and your Yarn Buddy will be knitting hats of inverse colors.
Come into the shop to pick up and pay for your Reywa Fibers Embrace color-pair ($41.50) between January 30-February 14. Copies of the Rose Hat pattern will be provided free to KAL participants. If you are unable to come into the shop to pick up your yarn, please call the shop to discuss shipping options.
Participating without being a Yarn Buddy:
You are welcome to choose your own colors of Embrace for the KAL, if you are purchasing the two colors on your own. You may also use Reywa yarn that you have in your stash. If you are not participating as a Yarn Buddy, you do NOT need to complete the Yarn Buddy sign-up form.
How does the KAL work?
Each Thursday during the KAL (January 30, February 6, and February 13), we will provide free help and support for the Rose Hat pattern during our weekly Open Stitch time from 6 – 8 pm.
What if I can’t come to the shop during Open Stitch?
No time to knit in February, or can’t make it to the Thursday Open Stitch times? No problem! You can sign up for the KAL by January 29, pick up your yarn and pattern at the shop by February 14, and create your hat at your own pace. Unfortunately, you’ll miss out on the KAL help and fun of being a part of the group on Thursdays, but you can still make the hat!
What’s in it for me, if I finish my hat?
Participants who complete a hat by February 14th are eligible for a special prize drawing! The grand prize includes one skein of Reywa Embrace, a zippered project bag, and a Reywa pattern of their choice ($65 value). Please email a photo of your completed hat to firstname.lastname@example.org later than midnight CST on February 14 .
Knit Purl Hunter’s last KAL begins on October 10th. The first part of the pattern for the asymmetrical shawl will be released on the Knit Purl Hunter Web site at https://knitpurlhunter.com/blog/ on October 10th, with subsequent parts of the pattern released weekly. More info can also be found in the KnitPurlHunter Ravelry Group.
This KAL uses Skacel Simplicity Spray or Simplicity Tonal as the main yarn, along with Simplicity Solid. Yarn is available for purchase in the shop. Join us during Open Stitch time on Thursday evenings in October to work on the KAL together.
Our “Shiftalong” KAL Runs August 30 – Sept 13. We are using Andrea Mowry’s Shiftalong Hat pattern. There is no cost and no need to register to be a part of the Knit-a-Long (KAL), just show up with your pattern and yarn! We’ll be meeting on 3 Fridays: August 30, September 6, and September 13, from 10:00am to 12:00pm for a little social knitting time, while we work on our hats.
There will not be any formal instruction during the KAL knitting time, but others may be willing to share tips and tricks that they have learned while on their own knitting adventure.
We currently have the Knitting My Way Home Trunk Show in the shop (until September 15th) featuring Sharon Knutson’s gorgeous fiber and homespun yarn, she has created kits for this hat, with one skein of color-changing homespun and one skein of a solid colored homespun to make your hat. Fun Fact it takes Sharon 8 -10+ hours of spinning and processing time per hank of handspun!!
You can come see Sharon giving a spinning demonstration during Defeat of Jesse James Days. She will be taking part in the KAL on September 6th and doing spinning demonstrations on September 7th.
Keep a look out for our next KAL, coming in October we will be knitting along with Knit Purl Hunter!
Northfield Yarn is participating in Berroco’s Marsh Mallow Knit-Along, featuring two free sweater patterns perfect for spring. The KAL runs from May 1 – June 30. Stop in the shop to get a copy of the patterns and help selecting yarns, and join us every Saturday in May and June from 10 am – noon to work on our sweaters together.
Everyone who finishes a sweater using yarns purchased at Northfield Yarn by the June 30 deadline will get a prize (including a free Berroco pattern booklet and other goodies) and an entry into the raffle for our grand prize — a sweater’s quantity of Berroco Remix yarn and a tote bag!
Northfield Yarn’s Summer Stitch Club runs from June 3 – August 26. We meet weekly on Mondays from 5 – 7 pm at the Contented Cow (we’ll be outside on the patio, weather permitting!).
As always, Summer Stitch Club participants receive a club card and get one stamp for every night they attend. Every three stamps gets you $3 off a purchase of $35 or more at Northfield Yarn, with a maximum discount of $12.
This year, we’re partnering with Knitted Wit hand-dyed yarns for a special, National Parks-inspired #socksonvacay knitalong!
National Parks Collector’s Club
Northfield Yarn will receive four new colorways of Knitted Wit National Parks-inspired fingering weight yarns every month from May – August. If you purchase any of these yarns, you will receive a postcard and a stamp from us. If you buy any four colors from May 1 – September 2, you’ll get a special Knitted Wit patch. If you buy all 16 colors, you’ll get the patch AND an enamel pin!
#socksonvacay Knitalong 2019
Make socks between May 1 – September 2 using Knitted Wit yarn and Shannon Squire’s sock patterns (new patterns released May 9)! Share photos on Instagram using #socksonvacay #socksonvacay2019 AND tag @knittedwit and @shannonsq, Shannon has also started a Ravelry thread for the KAL. Prize winners will be chosen by Shannon and Knitted Wit in September!
Keep an eye out for sock-knitting classes and other related events at Northfield Yarn this summer.