Ingrid Headband Class

November 25, 2013




The Ingrid headband from Classic Elite's Fall 2013 booklet, Alpine Forest takes just one ball of Fresco.  It is a beautifully detailed cabled piece with an extra underlayer to make it really warm. 
Heidi will be teaching it on Mondays, 4 to 6 pm, on December 2, 9, and 16. 
She's opened up a second class on Wednesdays, from noon to 2 pm, on December 4, 11, and 18. 
Call us at 219-462-1700 to register. 


Sheep's Clothing is on Facebook

November 12, 2013


Check out sheepsclothingvalpo on Facebook.

Thanks to patient Facebook fans for urging us to start this page.  We're having great fun posting pictures of finished projects, new yarn arrivals, and any other fun things that come our way. 

Portraits booklet by Classic Elite Yarns

November 7, 2013


The brand new Portraits booklet arrived with a surprise inside, a scratch-off code that entitles you to a complimentary download.   Classic Elite is giving us the best of both worlds.  A beautifully printed hard copy booklet for you project bag AND a back up digital copy. 

Portraits uses many of your favorite Classic Elite yarns and introduces Chateau.  Many of you have enjoyed the irresistible softness of Chalet, a bulky chainette yarn that blends alpaca and bamboo.  Chalet comes in a neutral color range.  Chateau is a dyed version of Chalet in a palette of 8 beautiful colors.   We're waiting a couple of weeks for our first shipment of Chateau, but expect it in time for last minute gift knitting. 



Fashion Show October 27, 2013

October 17, 2013


Join us for our annual Fashion Show at Aberdeen Manor on Sunday, October 27, 2013, from 1 to 4 pm.  The day will include a light lunch, silent auction, and beautiful knitwear on our fashion show runway.  It's our chance to celebrate all the great knitting and crocheting you've done in the past year and a way to support the important work of the local Pink Ribbon Society. 
Call us at 219-462-1700 to reserve your ticket. 

Chalet Diagonal Wrap.  See it modeled at the fashion show October 27.

Pinna Pompom Wrap Scarf.  See it modeled October 27. 

Needle & Thread reopens today, October 1, 2013

October 1, 2013


We are happy to report that Needle & Thread is open for business today at it's new location, 404 E Lincolnway, just east of downtown Valparaiso.  The fabric looks as beautiful and inspiring as ever.  It makes us realize that we love fabric almost as much as we love yarn. 

Swirl and Ferryboat, Saturday, September 21, 2013

September 17, 2013



Swirl Lace, from the book Shawls, Wraps, and Scarves featuring Classic Elite Yarns, is a great introduction to lace.  Begin at 10:30 am and Heidi will show you how easy it is to work lace from a chart.  Break for lunch and come back for more knitting time until 2:30 pm. 



Ferryboat Mitts can be worked in a short or longer length.  Our gracious hand models are wearing the longer length.  This Churchmouse pattern guides you through the process of increasing in pattern.   You'll add stitches for the thumb gusset while maintaining the beauty of the knit 2 purl 2 rib.  

Call 219-462-1700 to register. 

Classes Fall 2013 Part One

September 9, 2013


Fall 2013 classes are here.  Please take the time to print out both Part One and Part Two so that you see all the offerings.  

Beginner Classes Fall 2013

August 29, 2013


Please note a fast approaching start date for our earliest Knitting for Beginners offering--Wednesday, September 4 at noon.

Also,  if socks are on your class wish list, there is a cuff down sock class starting Tuesday, September 3, at 4:00 pm. 

Call 219-462-1700 to register.