Thursday, September 27, 2007

Free Knitalongs at Nine Rubies Knitting

Nine Rubies Knitting in San Mateo is hosting two free knitalongs this fall. Check out the blog or call the store (650-685-6205) for details. The knitalongs are free but pre-registration is required.

A brief summary of both knitalongs is below.

Yarn requirements: 1200 yards laceweight yarn ( fingering weight can be used; the stole will be larger). Solid or semi-solid colors are recommended. We have yarns from The Alpaca Yarn Company, Baywood Yarns, Schaefer, Prism and Misti Alpaca that would all be suitable. We have the divine Malabrigo laceweight coming in mid to late September as another option. The colors will be gorgeous.

Bead Requirements: Approximately 300 size 6 or 8 beads.
Sign Ups: You need to join the Yahoo Groups ( to get the clues. Membership closes on October 5th. We also ask that you register at the store so we know how many people to expect.

Dates: Mondays, 5:30 - 7:00 pm, beginning October 8th and continuing for eight weeks. The last session will be Monday, November 26th.

Deconstructing New Pathways for Sock Knitters - FreeNew Pathways for Sock Knitters: Book One, by Cat Bordhi, is creating a revolution in sock knitting. The book introduces 8 new architectures, each of which has new and unique features and benefits. The KAL will explore these architectures over a space of 10 weeks, meeting every other week.
Each meeting will focus on another new architecture and KALers can choose whichever sock they want to make with that architecture.
New Pathways for Sock Knitters: Book One, by Cat Bordhi. (Book available from Nine Rubies)
Skills: Participants should have sufficient experience in sock knitting to have completed at least one pair of traditional socks (using any method)
Schedule: Saturdays, 1 - 3 pm
Session 1: 10/13 - Sky Architecture
Session 2: 10/27 - Coriolis
Session 3: 11/10 - Upstream or Cedar
Session 4: 11/24* - Riverbed or Foxglove
Session 5: 12/8 - Ridgeline or Sidestream
*11/24 meeting may be rescheduled if majority of group will be absent
A detailed list of recommended yarns for each architecture is available at the shop.

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