Knitterly Arts Newsletter #8 (September)
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Artfully Knit and Crochet your stitch at a time!

Just the word "September" brings (for me) a sense of slowness and nostalgia. It's a month of cooling temperatures, no major holidays or decorations. Even Labor Day is often a day off for some, a great way to relax a bit after getting all the kids back in school. It's a time to knit and crochet to your heart's content. A time to start on making Christmas Gifts. A time to learn a new stitch or two. These are some of the things I'm looking forward to this month. I hope you are too!

This newsletter is packed with goodies for you! But I want to encourage you to visit my blog often this month. I have a lot of finished projects I want to share with you in hopes of inspiring your knitterly exploits. Be sure to check out the classes I'm teaching this month--Shoulder Cozy, Stripes & Ribbons Shawl, Beginning crochet and knitting, etc.  And...if you ever think of something you might like me to teach in the future at Knit One Smock Too, or for a private lesson, send me a note about that! 

I'm currently learning the Brioche Stitch in knitting! So far so good and I hope to offer this as a class later this fall. I will also offer a class in Freeform Crochet in October. So join me for these specialized classes to advance your fiber know-how!

For now, I wish you a September that's a bit slower so you can have many moments of stitching!

Artfully yours,

Places to Connect...
Blog, Tutorials, Free Patterns, etc.
Blog, Tutorials, Free Patterns, etc.


Shoulder Cozy!

Here is my second Shoulder Cozy by Churchmouse patterns. Last month you saw my first one knitted with Rowan Bamboo Tape. This is also a tape yarn, but it's 100% cotton by Lang Yarns called Sol Degrade. There are so many lovely colorways in this yarn, it was difficult to choose! But I've been wearing it with black pants and a green top and I love it! I did add just a smidgen of crochet! I can't help just needed a little trim around the neck and at the bottom. With only two balls of the yarn I had plenty to add a little crochet garnish. My next one will be made of several different yarns for a fun, funky look.  I'm teaching a couple of morning classes for this pattern in September! If you need an evening class, let me know and I will try to accommodate. Visit Knit One Smock Too for the pattern and yarn or purchase the pattern on Ravelry.

Book Nook

Creative Crochet Lace: A Freeform Look at Classic Crochet by Myra Wood

I've been inspired numerous times by this book! I share it with all my freeform crochet students as it is a wonderful resource for creating garments with crochet stitches "outside the box". No patterns. Just intuitive crochet. Myra gives you instruction and guidelines for creating one-of-a-kind art to wear. I just finished a freeform vest made with jewel toned yarns. Be checking my blog for a post about it!
Click Here to read more and to purchase this book!

Classes I Teach

September Class Line-Up:

This four-week class takes you from Casting On and learning the knit and purl stitches, to creating multiple stitch patterns with these two stitches. You will also begin a first project of your choice.  $45
Materials available.
Wednesdays, September 9,16,23,30. 10-noon
Learn to knit this simple and versatile shoulder wrap/cowl combo!! It’s the perfect addition to your wardrobe in ANY season! Just knit and purl with a stretchy cast on and bind off. Jennifer will guide you through from beginning to end with this two-class project. She will also teach ideas for embellishing this lovely wrap. $35 Materials available.
***Perfect Beginner Project! You just need to know how to knit and purl. The specific Cast On and Bind Off will be taught in class.
Tuesdays, September 8 & 15. 10-noon.
Jennifer will guide you through her pattern for a colorful shawl knitted with two complementary yarns.  From a five stitch cast on to the picot edging, you’ll enjoy watching this lovely shawl take shape.  $35
Materials available.
***Progressing Beginner to Intermediate Project! You need to know how to knit and purl, yarn over, and knit2together.
Tuesdays, September 22 & 29. 10-noon.
This four-week class will take you from the absolute start of learning to crochet all the way to creating multiple stitch patterns and starting your first project. $45
Materials available.
Thursdays, September 10,17,24, Oct.1. 6-8 pm.
Don’t have time for a four week beginning knit class? Come to any of these classes and learn to cast on and knit! If you are able to attend a second class,  you will learn to purl and begin a small project.
$20 per class.
Materials available.
Saturdays: September 12, 19, 26. 10-noon.

 **And Private Lessons of course!  (Contact me via email for Private Lesson information!)
Check out all the class offerings at my favorite LYS (Local Yarn Shop) Knit One Smock Too in Winston-Salem, NC. Call them to sign up for my classes: 336-765-9099. 

*** Eclection in downtown Kernersville, several of us meet on Monday evenings with our knitting or embroidery! It's actually for stitchers of all stripes: crochet, embroider, cross-stitch, etc! Stitchers U-Nite! Mondays 6-8 pm!

Want More Knitting & Art?
There is so much for you on my website! Blog posts, tutorials, free patterns, links to videos on drawing, and more!  Click Here!

My Books

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Yarrow & Zooey

At our LYS, Knit One Smock Too, this pattern caught my eye. I loved the simple lines and shape of the sweater (Yarrow by Pam Allen) and thought it would be perfect with the Juniper Moon Zooey yarn I loved so much making the Liesl tunic. So far, I am not disappointed! I did a lot of swatching and measuring to be sure I was embarking on the correct size for me. Then, after several inches into the yoke (it is a top-down make) I grew a bit fearful that it might be too small. So I put it away for a few days. I've picked it back up again and it looks like it will be just perfect, allowing for the linen/cotton yarn to grow just a bit in the blocking. Can't wait to wear this!!

Knitterly Arts Shop

Dreamy Poncho

I recently finished a second Dreamy Poncho! This one is created with about 11 different greens! I have nearly worn out my first Dreamy Poncho so it will be lovely to have another to wear this fall and winter. This is the perfect pattern for using up your leftovers!! Choose all one color range, or create a multi-colored version. My first Dreamy Poncho used only garter and stockinette stitches. This one uses all sorts of stitch patterns. Be on the look-out for a blog post about this one too! (Just follow my blog and you won't miss anything!:)
Click Here to purchase on ETSY!

Click Here to purchase on Ravelry!

Genevieve Loves...


Come visit me on Ravelry! I am Drawn2Knit and I have all my designs there. The purchasable ones are available now as Ravelry downloads and not just through my ETSY shop. ;)

If you aren't familiar with this online resource, you are going to LOVE having access to so many patterns, both free and for purchase! Knitting and Crochet patterns from designers all over the world!

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