November 21, 2006

Upcoming Knitting Show and Knitting Retreat

Two knitting shows are being held in the next two weeks. The first is The Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate, England. The event is geared towards thoe interested in all things stitch related in the UK and Ireland including individual artists and textile groups.

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The secons is the Heartlaand Knitting Retreat at the Lake Lawn Resort in Deelavan, Wisconsin. The retreat includes dinner on Friday evening. Instructions on Aran sweater techniques will be given on Saturday along with the secrets of a knitted hexagon and drop spindle spinning. There will also be a market with many yarns and knitting notions available.

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November 12, 2006

Knitting Retreat: Spindlicity Spinner's and Knitter's Cruise

Spindlicity, the online spinning and knitting magazine, is sponsoring a Spinner's and Knitter's Cruise to Alaska. The seven-day cruise leaves August 25th, 2007 from Vancouver, BC and ends in Anchorage, AK. A two-day optional fiber tour and Qiviut farm tour is available at the end of the cruise.

The cruise features spinning, both for spindles and wheels. For
non-spinners a lace knitting class is offered. For more information see the Alaska Knitting Cruise page on the Spindlicity website.

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November 09, 2006

Illustrator Workshops For Knitting Pattern Designers

Y2Knit, owned by Jill and Susan Wolcott, authors of YNotKnit, a guide to step-by-step instructions for continental knitting and knitting basics, is offering online Illustrator workshops for knitting pattern designers.

Illustrator, a software program for graphic designers and professional publishers by Adobe, can make creating schematics for knitting pattern designers much easier and more professional looking. However, this program can be somewhat difficult to learn especially for the less-then-computer-literate person or those who lack experience using illustration type software packages.

The two-part Illustrator Workshops are designed to help knitting pattern designers get past these hurdles. The Illustrator I set of classes cover the basics of using the Illustrator program while the Illustrator II classes has an in-depth coverage of creating professional looking schematics.

Find out more about Illustrator Workshops For Knitting Pattern Designers.

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November 08, 2006

Free Knitting Pattern: Father Christmas Knit Doll

Interweave Press, publishers of Interweave Knits, Knitscene, and Spin-Off, has published 10 new free holiday craft patterns including free knitting and free crochet patterns.

Father Christmas is a free knit doll pattern of Santa Claus made from 100% wool sport weight yarn.

Get all the free Christmas craft patterns, at

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