In the Gallery 11 Willow St. Waterloo

11 Willow St. Waterloo
519-725-9739
www.shallweknit.com
Christmas is right around the corner
and if you’re like any of us at the shop
you are knitting like crazy to make
those perfect gifts for the special
people in your lives. We are sending
the December newsletter early
because just like you our lives get a “wee” bit hectic in the next
little while. We have a few reminders to make Christmas easier
and a list that you can fill out to help your family and friends
when they are trying to find that perfect gift for you.
In the newsletter today is a reminder of the classes this
weekend with Kate Atherley (Wisehilda) and Kim McBrien-Evans
(Indigodragonfly). We have some good news and some bad news.
The good news is that both Kate & Kim are phenomenal teachers!
Trying to decide which of the classes I want to sit in on this
weekend is impossible. But the bad news is that Kate & Kim are
phenomenal teachers! That means that they are very popular
teachers and their schedules are getting much busier. In the
past we’ve been able to have them every 6-8weeks but that isn’t
the case anymore, they may not be back to the shop until maybe
next Spring. So if you’ve been thinking you would wait for the
next session to take one of these great classes – you might have a
long wait.
In the Gallery
What Would Staff Gift? – a display of things
knit by SWK? staff that we will be gifting this Christmas that will
give you some ideas for those quick gifts and all under $35.
As we finish more gifts we will continue to add them to the
display so pop in regularly.
- Gifts for the Knitters in your life or the want-to-be-knitters –
we have made up some kits.
Wish List – you can let us know what you might
like for Christmas and we keep it on file. Then
you let your family & friends know and we can assist in getting
that perfect gift.
Shop hours
Tuesday 10:00 – 5:30
Wednesday 10:00 – 5:30
Thursday 10:00 – 8:00
Shenanigans with Kim & Kate
This will be the East Coast debut of Kate’s
Rock ‘n Roll Collection, complete with patterns,
samples to fondle and Indigodragonfly yarn packs
so you can make all four patterns.
Come in this weekend and see the actual samples
that are in the patterns as well as seeing
different versions of – amazing what just a
change of colour does to a design!
Friday 10:00 – 9:00
Saturday 10:00 – 5:00
Sunday
Closed
Monday Closed
Special hours – we will be closed
Christmas Eve day so that we can have
some special time with our families too.
Classes with Kate
Rickenbacker lace shawl with Kate Atherley
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Sat. Nov. 23 10:00 – 12:00 $35 includes pattern
This is a sneak preview from an upcoming collection.
Kate's new triangle lace shawl Rickenbacker is the ideal first shawl
pattern for new knitters, or knitters seeking a gentle introduction to
lace. It's also an excellent and relaxing knit, with a very stylish result.
All you need to know is knit and purl, and you've got the skills.
Suitable for beginner knitters - really!
Short Row Skills - Part 1 with Kate Atherley
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Sat. Nov. 23 1:00 – 2:00 $15
"Wrap & Turn" is not a dance move, it's a fabulous way to create
shapes with your knitting. Short rows are used for sock heels, they're
common in shawls to create curves (as seen in the currently popular
pattern Color Affection), and to create ruffles.
In Part 1, we'll cover how to read the patterns, how work a short row,
and just as importantly, how to hide the wraps.
Short Row Skills - Part 2 with Kate Atherley
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Sat. Nov. 23 2:30 – 3:30 $15
In Part 2 of the class, we'll discuss other methods of working short
rows (including Japanese and yarnover methods), and the pros and
cons of each. We'll discuss their use in bust shaping to custom fit a
garment and we'll share a no-fail recipe for a tidy and elegant short
row sock heel. Last but not least, we'll show you how to convert a
shaped garment shoulder to use short rows for easier seaming.
DPNs, Magic Loop & Two Circulars: Options for
Working in the Round with Kate Atherley
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Sun. Nov. 24
10:00 – 11:30 $20 plus materials
There are four ways to knit in the round:
- on double-pointed needles
- on circular needles
- on magic loop
- with two circular needles.
This class will demonstrate the four techniques, and show you how to
easily convert projects patterns from one style to another. The focus
will be on small circumference pieces like socks, mittens and sleeves.
We'll share tips & techniques for knitting in the round on any style of
needles, and for any project.
Fearless Finishing with Kate Atherley
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Sun. Nov. 24 12:30 – 3:00 $40 plus materials
This workshop teaches all the key skills for assembling and finishing
your knitting projects: the four major types of seams (including
grafting), picking up stitches for necklines and buttonbands. We’ll
address about common frustrations, including weaving in ends and
relaxed bind offs. We’ll also demystify blocking for all types of projects
– when and how to block, when and why to pin, and what those wires
and mats are for. The focus will be very much on making finishing as
quick and painless as possible – we’ll share all the cheats and
shortcuts we know.
Classes with Kim
A Tale of Two Sweaters: How to Modify the Pattern and
the Fabric to Make It Perfect for You with Kim McBrien
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Sat. Nov. 23 1:00 – 4:00 $45
We’ve all had frustrating sweater knitting experiences. Let’s make it
all better. In this class we’ll look at how sweaters fit and how to make
them fit US better. How to make modifications to fit and fabric, and
WHEN to make modifications to fit and fabric. We'll also look at the
new Custom Fit software and how to best design and adapt sweater
patterns to work with it.
What shapes should you be wearing and why? You’ll leave with a full
set of garment modifying measurements (including measurements for
Custom Fit), and tips and tricks for making your next sweater, your
best sweater.
We will be launching our CustomFit program with Kim during
this class.
Note: CustomFit patterns will be an additional charge and you
need to have a swatch done in your sweater yarn.
Colour! Build a Project with Kim McBrien
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Sat. Nov. 23 10:00 – 12:30 $45 includes kit
Learn how to combine colours with confidence and combine them in
the project of your choosing! You will learn how to use colour theory
to create different moods and effects with colour and to break away
from your personal colour ruts. Choose new colour combinations for
your next favourite knitting project.
**Note: this is a theory class that includes some playing and
swatching with yarn. Projects may be started in class, but will not be
finished.
A Tale of Two Sweaters: How to Modify the
Pattern and the Fabric to Make It Perfect for You
with Kim McBrien
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Sat. Nov. 23 1:00 – 4:00 $45
We’ve all had frustrating sweater knitting experiences. Let’s make it
all better. In this class we’ll look at how sweaters fit and how to make
them fit US better. We will figure out how to make modifications to fit
and fabric, and WHEN to make modifications to fit and fabric. What
shapes should you be wearing and why? You’ll leave with a full set of
garment
modifying measurements, and tips and tricks for making your next
sweater, your best sweater.
Bring to the class
- sweaters you’ve already knit (especially ones you don’t like...we’ll
look at why and how to improve fit)
- list of patterns you’d like to knit and/or patterns.
*** patterns brought to this class must have schematics
We will be launching our CustomFit program with Kim during
this class.
Note: CustomFit patterns will be an additional charge and you
need to have a swatch done in your sweater yarn.
Which Yarn Should I Use? -- Exploring the Next
Perfect Yarn for Your Project with Kim McBrien
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Sun. Nov. 24 10:00 – 12:00 $55 includes yarn kit
Explore different fibres and fibre blends and learn how to determine
which yarn will work best for your project. We’ll look at the unique
qualities of a range of natural fibres and what those qualities will do to
the fabric you create with them. We’ll also look at how to make smart
choices about yarn substitution in your favourite patterns.
Classes
***New class policy as of Jan. 1st.
Guided “Any Project” class with Lynne
$10 per 1hr. session
Tuesdays from 2pm – 3pm
After many requests, we're going to offer a Guided Project class. This
is dedicated time when you can sign up, come with whatever project
you are working on, and get help. You can pick a single project and
get help with it each week along the way, or you are welcome to bring
a new problem to each class and get help with something new each
time. Guided Project class is a book as you go - you pay $10 for an
hour of guided time.
Call the shop to reserve your time(s). We welcome your feedback on
the class organization and timing. Please let us know what works for
you.
All walk-in registrations will need to be paid at time of sign up.
All online registrations will be held for 48 hrs, must arrange payment
within 48 hrs of registrations or void.
All online registrations closed 48hrs before class, in person/phone
registrations only at that point.
Refund policy:
One week (7 days, 5 shop days) = full refund.
Less than one week = half refund (if you can fill your spot w someone
else = full refund)
Less than 3 days = zero refund.
Square Dancing with the SWK team
New Class starting January 9th
Join the SWK? Team in knitting a Square a Month in 2014 to make
your own Afghan. Each month a new technique will be taught. You
can take one class and then make 12 of the same squares, or learn
12 techniques and make 12 completely different ones. Square
Dancing works like this: One night a month a 2-hr window will be set
aside for Square Dancing. If you want to learn the Square of the
Month, you pay $10 for a one-hr lesson at the beginning of the
evening. All those who just want to work on their squares can attend
the second hour at no cost. We will be working in worsted weight wool
(your choice to be superwash or not) so things go quickly. Each
student will have to purchase a copy of the book and we request that
you buy the yarns for Square Dancing at SWK? At the end of the year
we will have prizes for students who took all 12 Square Dancing
lessons. And if you can show us all your receipts for the yarns used in
the 12 squares we will give you a gift certificate for a percentage of
the value. Come Dance with us! Square Dancing will start all over
again in January and run through to the end of 2014!
Postal Code: Crochet Post Stitches with Beth
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Thurs. Nov. 21 6:30 – 8:30 $20 plus materials
Explore new regions of the crochet stitch neighbourhood as you play
with hook placement to create relief designs such as basketweave
and a simple cable. Afterward, apply what you've learned to create a
super-chunky, super last-minute gift, Beth's "A Crinkle in Time Cowl."
Necessary skills: Experience with basic crochet stitches and reading
patterns
Absolute Beginner Crochet Part 1 with Beth
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Thurs. Nov. 28 6:30 – 8:30 $20 plus materials
Absolute beginners will be introduced to the ABCs of hook handling
and to the single crochet stitch while working toward completing their
first project, Beth's "Mother's Little Helper" coaster.
Necessary skills: A willingness to try new things
January & February classes will be added to the
website and the shop calendar as they are booked.
Info will be in the January newsletter but on the
website prior to that.
Please let us know if there is a particular class or technique you
would like to learn.
Book of the Week
Each week the Shall We Knit? team will pick a
pattern book, leaflet or magazine to put on feature.
We have SO MANY pattern books, we're hoping this
will help you see more of the great patterns we
have. Purchase a feature book, leaflet or
magazine and any regular-priced yarn to make
one of its projects, get 15% off those items!
Simple.
Christmas returns – we know that it is hard to pick just the
right colour yarn for a gift so to help take the pressure off of the
choosing we have a very easy return Christmas policy. Tell us
while you are purchasing the item and we can put a note in the
computer on your receipt that it is a gift. That way they don’t
have to have the receipt and we are able to help them get
exactly what they would like. Of course without the receipt
there are no cash refunds, just exchanges.
Regular return policy - we are happy to take back any
unused extra yarn that you didn’t need for your project. We
need the sales receipt and the customer appreciation card that
was stamped at time of purchase. The yarn also has to be in
original condition, free of all foreign matter or odours.
We do not offer returns on patterns, books, needles or sale
items.
***Print out this page and put on your fridge as a reminder to your family what you want and where to get it. We’ve just filled
in a few options at different price points but have allowed space for you to fill in other things.
Don’t forget that we have the Shall We Knit? wish list in the shop that you can fill out and leave with us.
Dear Family & friends, this is my Christmas wish list,
please bring this into Shall We Knit? at 11 Willow St,
Waterloo
Under $10
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SWK stitch markers
Puppy snips
Glow-line tape
Darning egg
Jennyanydots stitch markers
Chibi darning needles
Local designers patterns
HiyaHiya circular or DPNs
Gift certificate
Check my gift registry
Under $50
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Under $100
Under $20
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Soak wool wash
Selection of Closure buttons
Ball of sock yarn
Knitting magazine
Needle felting supplies
Gift certificate
Check my gift registry
Ball winder
Swift
Sock blockers
Ellie gauntlet kit
Alpaca for a cowl
Hiatt’s Principles of Knitting
Socks That Rock sock yarn
Gift certificate
 Check my gift registry
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Blocking board – large or small
HiyaHiya interchangeable needles
Amour crochet hook set
Gift certificate
Check my gift registry
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