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Slow Curves Shawl by Joji Locatelli
September 22nd – November 3rd 2018 from 1pm to 3pm
Slow Curves is a crescent shawl design that alternates wedges of solid colors with wedges of ‘faded’ or mixed yarns. With the use of short rows, these sections create curves that move like a pendulum. On one side of the shawl you will see 4 definite solid sections and on the other side you will see them all blended together.
The result is this beautiful, big, optically intriguing shawl.
- Garter Tab start for a shawl
- Short Rows (with no picked up stitches)
- Changing yarn colors to create a fade effect
Fingering weight yarn in 4 colors. The yarns and yardage used in the sample are listed below:
Color 1 (lightest): 110y (100m)
Color 2: 280y (255m)
Color 3: 440y (402m)
Color 4 (darkest): 350y (320m)
Needles: US 6 (4 mm) needles.
The Warren Cowl by Kirsten Kapur
November 10th – November 24th 2018 from 1pm to 3pm
By using the simple techniques of knitting stripes and slipping stitches you can craft cozy chevrons in no time when you are knitting with the super bulky Rasta. The samples shows how one of the new TriBeCa colors from malabrigo (Valentina in this case) perfectly complements a color from the original Rasta line (Whales Road).
Mosaic Knitting in the round
US 15 – 10.0 mm
180 yards (165 m) 2 colors of Malabrigo Rasta)
Lady Stardust by Andi Smith
December 1st – December 22nd 2018 from 1pm to 3pm
This project is from the book Color Cables available to purchase in store before the KAL, if you’d like us to reserve you a copy, please let us know and we’ll add you to our order list!
This project is the perfect project for dipping your toes into the world of Color Cables. Not only do these fingerless mitts look more complex than they really are, but – and don’t tell your friends this bit – they don’t include cabling at all!
Knitting in the round
Working wrap stitch from chart or written instructions
Italian Two Color cast on
Sport (12 wpi) ?
US 4 – 3.5 mm
200 – 250 yards
Note on yardage: using about half a skein of each color, for a pair, there’s enough yarn in the two skeins to make a medium and a large pair of mitts.
The Throwback by Andrea Mowry
January 5th – February 9th 2019 from 1pm to 3pm
This sweater is inspired by weekends spent in northern Michigan on the sand dunes. Great for layering and keeping warm all Autumn and Winter long! This sweater is worked flat from the top down, seamlessly, except for the sleeves which are knit in the round.
1 (2, 3, 4)(5, 6, 7)
Sample shown is Size 2, worn on a 34” bust with 5” positive ease.
FINISHED BUST CIRCUMFERENCE
35 (39, 43, 47)(51, 55, 59)”
89 (99, 109, 119.5)(129.5, 140, 150) cm
This sweater is intended to be worn with approximately 5”/13 cm positive ease. There are notes in the pattern to help with picking the size best suited for you!
Worsted Weight in 4 colors
(we recommend Malabrigo Rios)
Color A (Main Color) – 565 (620, 680, 770)(835, 930, 1000) g
980 (1075, 1185, 1335)(1455, 1620, 1740) yds
Contrast Colors B, C & D – 50g/150 yds each
Main Fabric: US 8/5 mm – 32”/80 cm to 40”/100 cm circular and preferred needles for small circumference knitting (Magic Loop or DPNs) Ribbing: US 7/4.5 mm – 32”/80 cm to 40”/100 cm circular and preferred needles for small circumference knitting.
(Use the needle size you need to achieve gauge, and size down one for ribbing.)
Stitch markers, waste yarn or stitch holders, tapesty needle, scissors
18.5 sts & 26 rows = 4”/10 cm
Measured over stockinette stitch knit flat, after blocking.
Backwards Loop Cast On
Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off
Stranded Color Work from a chart
Top Down, Seamless sweater knitting
Picking up Stitches
8/30-9/1 Rhinebeck Sweater Sale – 10% off sweater quantities of yarn through Saturday, September first. In-stock yarn only.
8/30-9/1 Pre-Labor Day Sale – End of Summer discounts on select yarns and a special Clearance shelf discount. Discounts on in-stock merchandise only.
9/2 Wae’s Labor Day Bowl Sale – Stop in and pick your discount from our sale bowl. In-stock regular priced yarn only. Consignment yarn not available for this sale.
9/3 CLOSED – Labor Day
9/16 10:00am-11:30am Berroco Yarn Tasting – RSVP only. Join us for a special yarn tasting of the new fall yarns from Berroco. We have limited seating available for this event. All participants will receive 20gram balls of the 6 new yarns from Berroco. Two fantastic Door prizes from Berroco and a preview of the new pattern booklets for fall. Light refreshments will be served. $5 non-returnable fee for this event. Get your needles ready!
9/27-9/30 Tempting Ewe Yarns packs up for Shenandoah Fiber Festival. We’re heading out for the weekend but will be back soon!
9/29 Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival Bus Trip! There’s one seat left for this bus trip to this year’s Festival. Call right away to sign up
9/29 Merchants of Mellor Day – Couldn’t go to the Fiber Festival? Come see what sort of deals you can find along the Merchants of Mellor. We’ll be sending out an email as we get closer to the date so you can plan which shops to visit.
Stay tuned for October updates where you’ll find information about the Frederick Fiber Festival make up date, a trunk show and more!
Rhinebeck Sweater Sale – 10% off sweater quantities of yarn through Saturday September First.
Pre-Labor Day Sale: Full details in-store only. End of Summer discounts on cotton blends and a special Clearance shelf discount.
Labor Day Sale Sunday September 2nd. 12pm-6pm. We will be CLOSED Monday September 3rd for the Labor Day Holiday.
New Colors: Ito Kin GinNew Isaeger Alpaca Lace
New Colors: Ito Sensai
On Order to arrive soon:
Thank You Cloverhill Community! You amazed me this week.
This past Saturday February 10th, we participated in the second Merchants of Mellor Day where each of the shops at Mellor had special discounts. The theme was Love Your Neighbor and we offered an increased discount to those who brought in items to donate to the community members in need. To say you didn’t disappoint is an understatement. When I opened the bags of donated items I was downright shocked! The amount of time and care that went into making the items donated made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside and I’m not even the one who will be receiving these items. Here’s a list of items donated with photos below:
19 hats for children
1 bear for knitter’s without borders
1 square for 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day
9 scarves, 1 Cowl, 1 ear warmer
1 full sized afghan, 3 baby blankets
I’m so proud and thankful for the caring that was shown this weekend. Thank you for your contributions. YOU are what makes the Cloverhill Community AMAZING!
Although Cloverhill offered discounts for donations at this event, we are open to and will distribute donations of hand-made items (and yarn) to local community groups. Please direct questions regarding donations (whether you seek yarn donations or would like to donate) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Halloween has a different significance to each of us. There are quite a few of my friends who treat today as though it is the one and only holiday of the year. They bake and sew and gather decorations and candy. They plan ahead and maybe craft a “from scratch” costume for their families. Some might even take the day off or *ahem* GET MARRIED on a day like today. (Happy Anniversary Wae and Joe!)
Whether you celebrate Halloween with fun and festivities, or a quiet night in, we can’t deny it’s as though Halloween is the “switch” that takes us officially into fall. Maryland weather is predictably changeable but nothing reminds me that I need a pair of mittens like an evening spent Trick or Treating with the kiddos. If I’m not complaining of cold hands, chances are, they will be.
As we are embraced by the chill of Autumn, we start cuddling up more with knitting projects for the season of giving. I’m working on the Wonder Woman Wrap by Carissa Browning. The original knit pattern is written using Fingering weight yarn and has a wingspan of 84″. Because I knew I wanted to make one for my 7 year old daughter I decided to use Malabrigo Lace in order to shorten the wingspan. 84″ is just too much for my little one. My hands are not built for knitting with lace weight yarn and the process is dragging on. I guarantee I would have been finished by now had I stayed with the original pattern but I know it would have been too large.
Not too long after I got too far to turn back, Carissa put out a crochet version of the Wonder Woman Wrap in two sizes. One for adults and one for the wee ones. Although I breathed a sigh of gladness (for everyone else mostly,) I know I still have to press on with my knitting and finish before gifts are exchanged.
Speaking of knitting gifts: Have you knitted a bear for Knitting without Borders? We are at the end of our charity Knit a Long/Crochet a long that went to local kids but will still accept donations and will pass them along to our bear ambassador. These bears travel the world! Read more about Knitting without Borders here and look for OUR local ambassador Leslie Jacoby. Right now some of our bears are featured on their main page at the top!
Have you stopped in to check out the most recent publications and newest yarns?
We’re happy to announce that we will be welcoming
Liz from Hobbledehoy Yarn and Fiber to our upcoming spinning
night on Friday the 29th from 6 to 9 pm! Come stock up on her beautiful fibers and get ready for Spinzilla.
Liz’s Trunk Show will be up through the weekend and she will be leaving us with a refreshed stock of fibers for the shop so don’t fret if you can’t make it to spinning, but she will be here Friday in person if you’d like to meet her or say hello!
We will also be hosting an extra spinning event for Friday October 6th from 6-9 pm for our spinzilla team members, all spinners are welcome so mark your calendars and join us to spin!
Wonderland Yarns and Frabjous Fibers
Just in time for the weekend
Stop in and check out the new mini skein sets and gradient sets.
Our first shipment of Wonderland yarns is all Mad Hatter Sport weight.
Frabjous Fibers Three Feet of Sheep BFL and BFL/Silk blend.
End of the Row Yarns Trunk Show
June 16th – June 18th
Join us as we welcome Brenda and her beautiful hand-dyed variegated and tonal sock yarns. Brenda is a local to Maryland whose yarn has been popular at local fiber festivals as well as on Etsy.
We can’t wait to see what surprises she’ll have in store.
Cloverhill Market Day
What’s the best way to find new yarn at the lowest prices?
What’s the best way to refresh your stash by earning cash toward New and exciting yarn, classes, a loom, or possibly a spinning wheel?
Attend a Cloverhill Market Day!
Whether you attend as a buyer, seller, or enabler, you’re bound to see something that interests you. This year’s event will have items for knitters and crocheters, as well as spinners and weavers! Check out our blog post with all the juicy details and call today to reserve your space at Market Day!
Second Annual Fashion Show
The weekend of September 5th and 6th, we are celebrating our second year anniversary and WAE’s BIRTHDAY. Help us commemorate this special day by joining our Fashion Show Saturday September 5th! While you’re here, stop by the shop and preview the items that will be discounted during our yearly Labor Day sale scheduled for Sunday, September 6th.
The shop will be CLOSED LABOR DAY Monday, September 7th.
Who’s Invited? EVERYONE!!
Attend our fashion show as an audience member and vote for your favorite fashion show item.
What: Handknits, woven, crocheted items etc.
If you’ve completed a fiber related project with us this past year, it is eligible to be entered.*
When: Saturday, September 5th 1pm to 4pm
Why: Because we want to show off your finished Items and celebrate your accomplishments!
There’s no better way to celebrate the projects you’ve made during the year. We’d love to see you model your hand knits but if you’re feeling shy (or made an items as a gift) we’ll try our best to find a model in your place. You’re also welcome to invite the person you made the item for to model it too!
There will be light fare and drinks at the shop and as always, feel free in the spirit of our community to contribute something for the table.
*Please label your fashion show items with your Name, Contact Info, Pattern Name and Yarn Name. Also please let us know if you will be modeling your own garments or if you will need a model to stand in for you.
Here’s the link to our newest Free Pattern on Ravelry, the Zig Zag Cowl. Remember to create a pattern and take a lot of photos so we can all see which yarn you chose. This pattern was inspired by the original Diagonal Ribbed Cowl posted last year on Ravelry. As I knitted the diagonal rib cowl I wondered what would happen if I changed things up a little. Looks like we’ve all made it out of this designing wonderland without even a scratch. Thanks to Lauren for modeling the cowl made using Tempting Ewe Yarns Ewe So Wooly Worsted. This pattern was test-knit by Rhiannon.
I walked outside in my robe and slippers just to check. They really aren’t here yet.
This has been some sort of Fall and Winter. We’ve left you, our wonderful readers, alone but hopefully not lonely out there. Sometimes the day to day errands, running the shop, dyeing yarn, and festivals leaves us with little will-power to sit down at the end of the day and write a blog. It’s like that sometimes though. Winter is a time of hibernation and focusing on the very important parts of our lives. For many of us, that leaves the computer and the internet as a second or third-best companion. So here I am in the cold of winter, writing the first blog in a few months. Hoping these words will chip away at the block that’s kept Wae and I from keeping up with our internet family.
Please take a minute to check out a few new photos on the Gallery page. I’ve spent the morning uploading and sorting a few new photos. You might recognize someone you know. You might even see YOURSELF! Surprise! There is so much more to come regarding the gallery page. I’ve started categorizing class photos and finished items. If you’ve taken a class with us and would like your finished piece of art posted in the gallery please send your picture to email@example.com. If you’ve finished a project with some yarn from the shop, either stop in and let us photograph it for you or send us a photo. Remember to include the pattern name! We’d like to include a link at the bottom of your photo to the Ravelry.com original pattern page.
Wae and are gearing up for the spring festival season already! If you haven’t had a chance to see the new Ewe So Chubby yarn introduced in the fall, stop in and check out what’s left of the Super Bulky Superwash Super Squishy Merino yarn. We had a customer comment that the yarn is AMAZING! Her one complaint was that at 82 yards per skein, the fun is over too fast! We’ve checked into getting more of the Ewe So Chubby base this winter and it is currently out of stock from our supplier. Don’t worry, we’ll have more dyed as soon as it is available to us. In the meantime, we are planning a new yarn base that we plan to have in stock by mid-February. We are also ordering another shipment of Ewe So Wooly Worsted to round out the colors we already have on the shelves.
We have so much more to say! We OWE YOU blogs. We OWE YOU information. Coming soon? Weaving Classes, Super YARN Bowl Sale, (more) Knitting for Charities, and a new Knit a Long.
Are you excited yet? We are! Stay tuned for updates as we get ready for Spring.
Here’s a couple of blogs to keep you glued to the computer while we write another one of these..