This April, Northfield Yarn is partnering with one of our favorite yarn companies, Malabrigo, on their first-ever knit-along!
Malabrigo has introduced three beautiful new colors of Dos Tierras, their drapey DK-weight blend of 50% Merino wool and 50% baby alpaca just for this KAL! The Alice, Neverland and Fairy Tale colorways are specially designed for Joji Locatelli’s Odyssey shawl pattern. We have these new colors, along with our suggestions for alternate color combinations, in the shop now, and we will be providing knit-along support during our weekly Open Stitch sessions on three Saturdays (April 4, 11 and 18) from 10 am – noon.
The KAL starts on April 1. You can purchase Odyssey Shawl kits from Northfield Yarn in store or online here!
Download the free Odyssey shawl pattern on Ravelry.
Please note that Malabrigo has suggested some modifications to the pattern if you are using the Dos Tierras yarn for the KAL. Complete information can be found on the Malabrigo Web site.
There is no charge for taking part in our KAL, but if you sign up to participate on the Malabrigo Web site, you’ll be added to their Ravelry and Instagram groups and be eligible for weekly prize drawings!
We are excited to partner with Kelbourne Woolens on the launch of their 2020 Year of Gifts, featuring a new kit each month with yarn, pattern and notions to complete a small project perfect for gifting (to yourself or someone else!).
Each month Kelbourne Woolens will release a new design and project kit that features one of the six current yarns in the Kelbourne Woolens collection. The 12 designs will range from hats to socks to home goods. Each project will call for 100 grams of yarn or less. Kits will include the pattern and supplies needed to create the project, as well as notions specific to each project.
Northfield Yarn will receive a limited number of project kits each month, but we don’t find out what the month’s design will be until the month begins, so there will be some mystery throughout the year! Individual patterns will go on sale to the public on Ravelry on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Project kits, which contain all the supplies, plus a pattern code to download the pattern, will go on sale as soon as we receive them in the shop.
Pre-orders are now available for the January Year of Gifts kit to make the Snowdrop Hat, a new two-color pattern featuring one of our favorite KW yarns, Andorra. Snowdrop Hat kits will be available in the shop for pick-up on or after January 21st.
What’s included in the Snowdrop Hat project kit?
1 skein of Andorra in Snow White
1 skein of Andorra in Ink Black
1 custom leather Kelbourne Woolens hat tag
2 Perennial windings (natural and black)
Year of Gifts (YOG) logo sticker
Postcard with individual pattern download code. The code allows you to download the pattern for FREE after its release on January 21st.
We are also offering a 6-month subscription to the Year of Gifts. Subscribers get early notification of kit releases and may choose their favorite six of the twelve 2020 kits, including the January kit. Pay for five kits and get the sixth free, a $40 savings!
Why purchase a 6-month subscription?
Guaranteed a kit for six of the twelve projects. As a subscriber, you will have prepaid for 6 designs of your choice from the Year of Gifts.**
Six kits for the price of five! Individual kits will retail for approximately $40, so by purchasing a 6-month subscription you are receiving six kits for the price of five!
Early notification of new designs. Each month, you will receive early notification about the design that will be released that month. You will then have the option to take that month’s kit as one of your 6, or wait for the next design to be announced.
What’s included in the project kits?
A printed postcard with a free pattern download code for that month’s pattern.
Kelbourne Woolens yarn for completing the project.
Unique notions that are specific to each project. Notions will vary from month to month, but will include such items as stitch markers, a Kelbourne custom leather tag, woven label, and Soak wool wash.
A muslin project bag to hold your project supplies.
How to see what has been revealed so far: Each month as kits become available for pre-order, they will be added to our online shop. You can see what is included in each month’s kit by clicking on the current months pre-order link (above) or find the list of available kits at the bottom of the subscription page (updated monthly).
NOTE to 6-Month Subscribers: If you have purchased a Kelbourne Woolens Year of Gifts 6-Month Subscription, you do not need to preorder this kit. One will be held for you and you will have the option to take it as a part of your subscription or not.
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!
Mark your calendars and come see us August 9th & 10th 2019 during the SouthWest Yarn Quest — your favorite multi-shop event! We are planning a scavenger hunt that will take you to five great shops in five great towns south and west of the metro. All the shops will have copies of the scavenger hunt list, pick your starting shop and hit the road! Each shop will will have exclusive custom yarn color created just for them by Northern Bee Studio , we’ll have new exclusive patterns, there will be prizes to win, and so much more!
All 5 shops will be collecting school supply donations during the scavenger hunt, so if you’d like to help, please bring a few school supplies along!
Be sure you follow the adventure on Facebook and Instagram! Share with all your knitter, crocheter and fiber loving friends, we would love to see our group grow! Also, please feel free to use the #swyarnquest #northfieldyarn hashtags when sharing photos on social media!