The Cape and South Shore Yarn Haul was such an amazing four days! Filled with fun, fiber friends and fabulous prizes. My favorite day was Saturday because I got to spend more time with two of my favorite people - Cheryl from Hypnotic yarn and Jess from Jessgas Crochet. Their trunk show was fabulous and we had fun each day celebrating some yarns that make our shop unique like Hoooked, Sugarbush, Knit Collage and Woolen Boon. Below is a picture of one of our customers, a test knitter for Knit Collage picking out some yarn during our Knit Collage Sale.
I’ve listed our new set of Beginners classes online! Learn knitting with Lisa in October or come crochet with me in November. I think one of my most popular classes will be my NEW Ponchos and Wraps class. Some people have just decided to buy them too, which is fine! The Gaelic Poncho is $85 and the Dragon Wing Wrap is $50.
so much has been happening at the shop - our classes ended a couple weeks ago and NEW classes just started this week! We still have room in our Friday Magic Loop Class doing colorwork so feel free to sign up on the website. We will also have signups going up for our NEW felting class today. We are excited to welcome Jen McCarthy our new felting teacher. Jen is an art teacher an amazing painter who loves Needle felting! Welcome Jen!
THIS SATURDAY 12-3pm Amy Small from Knit Collage is coming to our seaside town!! I’ve had a fiber crush on Amy’s work for a couple years now and feel very fortunate to have her in shop. Her hand spun superbulky and bulky yarns worked with ribbon, crochet daisies, lace and other fun mix ins are unique and amazing. Her yarn will be on sale for the day and her patterns will be FREE. Don’t miss this amazing event!!
we have all sorts of knit and crochet kits going on at the shop right now. For knit we have one skein Cowl and Hat with Maibrigo, knit collage slouch, knit collage Poncho, Hypnotic yarn stained glass hat PLUS all of our class patterns and yarn are available for you to make at home. For crochet we have patterns for all of the things with the yarns in shop. By far my most popular item this year has been the mosaic scarf (pictured) which I’m also teaching in my Beginners Crochet Class.
I have some NEW items for sale in the shop! Most popular is the Peggoty Beanie ($30) available in shop or online. Made from a wool/acrylic blend this snug fitting Beanie is like a hug for your head. Soft thick yarn and faux fur Pom Poms are sold at the shop as well as the crochet pattern do you can make it yourself. One skein can make 3 beanies or 2 slouch hats!! Can you believe that?!
Lastly, we are running a giveaway contest you don’t want to miss on Instagram and Facebook so log on to @stacisstitches or FB - stacisstitchesscituate. The Gaelic Poncho ($85) is made of 100% Peruvian Wool in Cascade Eco Plus. This is perfect for the Scituate Parade in the Most Irish Town in America!!🍀 The Poncho sold out fast and I currently have a waiting list for it! You can contact me at the shop if you’re interested. Both the tarn and crochet pattern are available at the shop as a kit so you can make it yourself!!
i want to take a minute to thank everyone again for their continued support. Both January and February we have been growing and our classes continue to be full of wonderful people. I am incredibly grateful for your support and look forward to spring/summer and fun new workshops and seasonal yarns. The store is thriving because of you.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 2018 was such a big year where I started out with an exclusive at the Scituate Farmers Market just starting to talk about the possibility of a shop and ending with this amazing space that was born out of the support and faith of my friends and family. It’s so moving to reflect back where I was a year ago, doing fairs and appearances and working out of my house to now. I could not be more grateful for all the love the shop has received from you and my community. And I’m especially grateful for my husband who has been my biggest cheerleader.
Did you get to meet my husband over the holiday week? He did a fantastic job filling my shoes! He knows absolutely nothing about yarn or knitting/crochet and managed to help everyone while I was sick with a virus. I actually believe he enjoyed it too. He was bragging for the last week about what a great job he did. I may never live it down. He’s a funny guy and customers enjoyed his sense of humor.
We have expanded some of our favorite cascade yarns! New colors in 220 Effects, 220 Aran Splatter, 220 Wave and Heritage Wave! Some of these will be used for our new socks class - spots are still available and start this Friday! I love the blue/red/grey heritage wave which is perfect for Patriots socks! Knit up a pair for the playoffs or a valentines present!
Our new classes are kicking off this weekend and we are all excited to see New students and some familiar faces. So fun to see the yarns people choose for their projects. Stay tuned as we work on the new schedule towards the end of this month for March!! In the meantime, come visit and hang out in the comfy chairs with your project and some tea! And be on the lookout for my Annual January Giveaway on Facebook!!
The spirit of Christmas was in the shop last week as we celebrated the holiday early! We had our last social of the season with a yankee yarn swap and easy conversation. I’m always reminded at how kind crafters are and how we are interesting gentle souls. It was wonderful for me to take a break with you and sit and crochet and just be. Sometimes the holidays can be so busy that we forget to breathe.
Friday we hosted Mr & Mrs Claus for Christmas in the Village. Over 200 families came to the store to find Skippy and Kara our elves in the great elf scavenger hunt. We set up our classes table with a huge wooden train set that the children could play with and everyone left with a candy cane treat!! This was such a wonderful event to thank the community for their support of Scituate. Make sure you come next year!!
The Beginners Knitters are wrapping up their classes before the break! They’ve made wonderful scarves and hats. Michelle Kendell and Lisa Howell have done an outstanding job and all of the students had so much fun. Some have moved on to advanced beginners and some have decided to repeat the beginners class with new projects. So proud of all our new friends!!
We has our first felting class with Michelle Levesque of Sugarbeet Accessories. The ladies had a fabulous time making their own snowman ornament and learning the techniques of needle felting. We have another scheduled for Sunday, January 13th. Sign ups are on the website! We are also happy to welcome Cheryl To the Staci’s Stitches teaching team! Cheryl will be teaching Intro to Mittens and Color work lined mittens in a two part class so that intermediates or Advanced Beginners can jump into one or both. She will also be teaching a 4 week sock class which will be perfect to work on this chilly winter! Look for her classes later today and tomorrow!
This Holiday week we will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and the Day after Christmas (24, 25, 26) so I can have some much needed quiet time with my family! I will be back in store Friday / Saturday while Kathy will be in the shop Thursday and Sunday. So our last open day this week will be Sunday December 23rd! We hope everyone has a wonderful week filled with laugh, love and the very best tidings.
The last two weeks saw some changes at the shop! It’s beginning to look very festive for the holidays! With yarn bowls filled with peppermints, hot cocoa at the tea bar and sugar beet accessories ornaments for sale on the tree!
The week before Thanksgiving I hosted my first social. The NorEaster held off just until we were leaving and 13 brave weatherproof women came, ate treats and talked all things yarn. This was so much fun. Last night we had another group of women. Some fresh faces and some returning friends. We had lots of laughs, discussed projects, researched and shared patterns and the lemon cake by Mary was amazing.
Classes are now up on the website and spaces are still left in Beginners Knitting, Advanced Beginners Knitting and Intermediate Crochet. I was completely shocked that my beginners crochet class sold out in 5 hours. I hope I can live up to that level of enthusiasm! New Beginners Crochet will start in March where I will have 2 dates to try to keep up with demand!
We have received lots of new yarns last week. Besides brand new patterns in Hooked, there are New colors in Cascades Magnum and Cherub DK to check out and Sugarbush Dawson Chunky Llama yarn in finally in!
Last but but not least, as we finish our first month of business I want to thank you for your support, encouragement and kindness. I’m so appreciative of your business and you have made this transition for me a Joy!
The Mosaic Scarf came about this summer as I was staring at 6 Skeins of Rainbow colored yarn by Stylecraft called Carnival. Over the winter of last season, a parent at my daughters school whom I’m friendly with, Rachael asked if I could make this gorgeous chunky scarf in rainbow colors. I tried really hard to find the yarn for this project. We finally found this Stylecraft yarn touted as chunky but when it came, it was really just an Aran yarn. There possibly could have been something lost in translation of this British Company. So here I was 6 months later still staring at this special order yarn and had absolutely no idea what to make. I then saw a wonderful Herringbone Pattern done with Diana yarn in Malabrigo and thought to myself, look at those short Stitches and how that picks up the color change of the yarn. I had worked with the Linen Stitch before on my Ombré Wrap and Thatch Poncho, and thought those interlocking Stitches could be perfect for this yarn.
After I finished up the Rainbow one, I started making them in blues and greens. I ordered all the various colors to try and then as we got closer to the opening of the fall season, they discontinued the yarn!!! I was crushed. Then I remembered that Malabrigo Scarf and thought their yarn would be perfect, and with my yarn shop opening, what better way to showcase the yarn I sell!
What I love about the Linen Stitch (sometimes called the Moss Stitch, Seed Stitch or Granite Stitch) is that it can be worked a couple ways. In this pattern you’re going to stay close to the right hand stitch when working in between the Stitches. This makes your Stitches lay straight in the middle of the gap. Working towards the left side of the gap would create more of a diagonal pattern. Of course you can experiment with either side of the space to see which version of this stitch you prefer but to make this look like my photo you need to hug the right side of that space.
I hope you enjoy my first formally written pattern and happy stitching!!
2 Skeins Malabrigo Rios (or any worsted 4 yarn) pictured here in Aniversario sold at Staci’s Stitches & Skeins
I Hook 5.50 mm
Stitches used; Single Crochet, slip stitch and chain
Ch - chain
Sc - single crochet
Ch 220. Take your long chain and smooth out flat to make sure the whole chain is facing the same way and it is not twisted. Then slip stitch ends together.
Row 1 - Ch 1, skip 1st chain and sc in next creating a gap in between your Stitches . Ch1 skip next chain and single crochet into next. Repeat this across all 220 chains until you reach the end of the row. There should be a gap in between all of your Stitches. At the end of the row instead of slip stitching you will work your first stitch of Row 2 in the first open space of Row 1. Filling in those Gaps.
Row 2 - working in the gaps between the Stitches of the previous Row and staying to the right side of the stitch; sc in each chain 1 space from the previous row and ch 1. Repeat.
Rows 3 - End. Keep repeating row 2 until the end of your second skein and you have 6 inches of yarn left. Slip stitch your last two Stitches and weave in ends.
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