Party on Saturday!

Now that we’ve made it through that lovely weather event let’s look forward to some fun stuff.


First up… Party on Saturday!

We are celebrating our first anniversary as The French Knot.  It’s been a great year and we are so grateful for your support.  To express our appreciation we are having a party. There will be refreshments and door prizes (read free stuff).  It’s gonna be fun! You won’t want to miss it.



Good times during the Counted Thread class.


Lot’s of great classes coming up.  Check out the entire list on our Classes page.



Finished Objects

Another baby sweater by Georgie.


Two more Russian Santas finished by Leona.


Sue’s Counted Thread Ornament.











Winter Haven Scarf by Deanne

This ‘n That

Who says only old ladies needlepoint?

 Lindsay Braiding Her Thread


We Are Planning A Party

What?  An Anniversary Party! With cake and door prizes!

Where?  Here at the shop, of course!

When?  February 1 all day (10 am – 3 pm)


Upcoming Classes

January 25 — Counted Thread #2 — $25 plus materials

This class features the ornament in the center.


February 8 — Top-down Baby Sweater — $25 plus materials

Leona's Baby Sweaters


The blue sweater is knit with Silly Stripes (100% cotton), the green one is knit with Cascade Yarns Pacific (wool/acrylic blend).   The model below is one year old.

Leona's Baby Sweater Modeled


February 22 — Lace Scarf — $25 plus materials

Leona's Lace After Blocking

The pattern is Winter Haven.  You will learn how to read a chart and how to read your knitting.  We are doing samples in two different yarns.  There will be a little work to do before class, so come in to choose your yarn.


March 8 — Counted Thread Ornament #3 — $25 plus materials

First photo on the left from the gallery above.


March 22 — Socks — $25 plus materials

Learn the basics of sock knitting and constructions.  We will do a basic cuff-down pattern with a heel-flap style heel.


March 29 — Hair & Fur Needlepoint Sampler — $25 plus materials

Learn stitches you can use to do hair and fur on your needlepoint projects.


April 5 — Setting Up A Project in knitCompanion — $25

We have done this class twice already and have had great feedback.  knitCompanion is an amazing iPad app that will make you a better knitter.  I promise!


May 3 — Reading Your Knitting — $25

Do you know how to tell if the stitch you are looking at is a knit stitch or a purl stitch?  What about a k2tog versus an SSK?  How do you tell why you ran out of stitches before finishing a part of your pattern?  And what if you need to tink (that’s knit spelled backwards) a row to fix a mistake?  We will cover techniques that will give you tools to fix mistakes in your knitting.


Christmas Knitting Ideas
Remember all that anxiety about getting your Christmas knitting done?  Well here are a few ideas to get you started on a stash of hand-knit gifts for Christmas 2014. Stop in the shop and we will help you choose a pattern.  These are quick knits so if you choose one each month, you’ll have quite a pile done in plenty of time and no stress!  Well, no knitting stress.

How about some fingerless gloves.

Janet's Fingerless Gloves
Janet’s Fingerless Gloves


Or a cowl

Of course, both the lace scarf or socks from the upcoming classes would make great gifts, as well.


Finished Objects


A Blog Without Words

Well, maybe just a few words…


New! New! New!




Seedling by Classic Elite
Seedling by Classic Elite
100% Organic Cotton
4.5 st/in on US 7
110 yards – $7


Liberty Wool Light
Liberty Wool Light
100% Washable Wool
6 st/in on US 4
200 yards – $11


Vail by Classic Elite
Vail by Classic Elite
70% baby alpaca – 30% bamboo viscose
6.75 st/in on US 3
236 yards – $9


Alpaca Sox by Classic Elite
New colors of Alpaca Sox
60% aplaca, 20% merino wool, 20% nylon
8 st/in on US 2
450 yards – $18



Julep B. kits
Julep B. kits


Classes (click on the link)


Finished Objects




Some New Yarn In The New Year

Welcome back.

We hope your holiday was wonderful.  Did you finish your Christmas knitting?  Have you cast on something new for yourself or are you still knitting for others?  If you need some inspiration to get your new year off to a creative start, we can help.


Some New Books.



Some New Yarn

Pacific Color Wave by Cascade Yarns
40% Superwash Merino Wool, 60% Acrylic
US 7-8 (18-20 st=4in) 213 yards


Bentley by Cascade Yarns
75% Acrylic/25% Superwash Wool
US 7 (20 sts=4 in) 207 yards


Sateen by Cascade Yarns
100% Acrylic
US4-5 (22-24 sts = 4 in) 300 yards






Boboli Lace by Berroco
42% Wool / 35% Acrylic / 23% Viscose
US 6 (6 sts=1 in), 350 yards


Brio by Berroco
49% Wool / 48% Acrylic / 3% other
US 15 (2.25 sts=1 in) 109 yards



January 25 … Counted Thread Ornament.

The second in a series of three classes. This class will be making the middle ornament. If you missed the first one, that’s ok. One of the Finished Object pictures this week is from the first class.

February 8 … Top Down Child’s Sweater

February 22 … Lace Scarf

March 8 … Counted Thread Ornament (third of three ornaments)

March 22 … Socks

April 5 … Setting up a project in knitCompanion


We Had a Little Surprise


Jo Ippolito Christensen, author of The Needlepoint Book, stopped by the shop to say hello.  We had a great visit with her and she even signed our copies of her book.  What a treat.


One Final Announcement

If we are holding yarn for you in the office, you should pick it up.  We will be re-shelving it next week.


How About Some Finished Objects?