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1-3-18 Newsletter

Create your own Kit Sale!
Create your own Kit Sale!
Today through Saturday 1/6
Kits must include: 


A pattern, or book, or class
A needle/hook or notion
Ravelry download count - even free patterns.  
Class fees will not be discounted.
The discount is based on the number of skeins you buy and applies to your entire purchase.
1 - 3 skeins: 10% off
4 - 6 skeins: 15% off
7 plus skeins: 20% off
While we focus on sweater knitting/crocheting in January, the kit sale applies to any type of project.
The kit promotion does not apply to the Makahiki KAL Kit.  Discounts may not be combined.  Discounts are for new purchases only.  Consignment items and weaving fixtures and tools may not be discounted.
January Sweater Knitting!
Begins January 15

We have so many new knitters that we decided to choose a very easy style -- the top down yoke sweater.  In class we will be using the Handy Book of Top Down Sweaters by Ann Budd -- it is a template book.  The first class will walk you through how to use the book, key measurements, and a provisional cast on.  There are links below to purchase the book. 

There is a series of optional follow up classes that include design classes for intermediate knitters and "how to" classes for our beginners.  You can pick and choose the classes you want to take.  All of the classes are listed on the Calendar -- so far they are Mondays (occasional Tuesday) in the mornings and Wednesday evenings.  When a series sells out we will add additional courses as needed.

Want to knit a Yoke sweater but just want a pattern?   You are in luck -- this is a very popular style right now.  The latest Vogue Knitting is chock full of this style and there are tons of patters on Ravelry!

Click here for more information on the class.

Amazon for a hard copy of the book
Interweave for a digital copy of the book
Posting Projects on Ravelry

Posting your projects to Ravelry does more than just track your progress.  It helps other knitters to see how yarn looks once knitted and how different a pattern can look in different yarn.  It helps the designer get more exposure for their patterns.  And it helps your friends remember the name of patterns they too want to make!  Be sure to share your projects with the HOKC group!  
Want free yarn?  This year, for every project you add to Ravelry and share with HOKC's Ravelry Group, we will add your name to a monthly drawing!  You do not need to be present to win -- we will announce winners on our Ravelry Group each month.

Click here for more information on how to post a project.
Stop in today for your 2018 Challenge Booklet!

Were you pinched for time trying to finish gifts this year?  Join the 2018 Challenge!  You will make 12 gifts while exploring new techniques and the chance to win monthly prizes.  
January Classes and Events
for the complete calendar click here
The kits are selling fast!  Supplies are limited so buy your kit soon!
Sharon Mooney design and Lazer Sheep yarn -- 
a marriage made in heaven!  The KAL begins Jan 10!

We are so excited to bring to you our very first year long knit a long.  Sharon has created a beautiful design that uses 12 Lazer Lambs (97 yards) skeins -- each a coordinating amazing color including one brand new color just for this project.

You can buy a kit for this project that will include all 12 colors, 40 locking stitch markers, a custom ring marker coordinating with each colorway, and the pattern.  You may also choose to buy the kit without the pattern.

Regardless of how you buy the kit, you will receive your yarn and marker monthly along with the new pattern clue.  You can pay for the yarn monthly for $10 per month ($20 the first month to include the pattern) or you can click here to pay in full and save $10.  Download codes will be emailed to you when you buy the kit with pattern.

You can pick up your yarn in store each month or we will mail the yarn to you if you prefer.

The kits are in short supply so act quickly if you know you want in!  The new yarn and clue will be available the 10th of each month.

Sharon's pattern  can also be purchased separately on Ravelry or in store at HOKC.

Questions about the KAL?  Join the Ravelry discussion group!
Learn to Knit or Crochet

We have standing beginning crochet and knitting classes on Thursdays!  Don't put it off any longer -- learn a new skill!  You can check off a New Year's Resolution!
Beginning Knitting
Fixing Mistakes 101

This is the first in a series of classes designed to help you identify and fix mistakes in your knitting.  This class is for newer knitters or those who just want the basic skills.  We cover reading fabric, identifying twisted stitches, ripping out your knitting, and fixing dropped stitches.

Click here for more information.
Two at a Time Toe up Socks

Felicia is teaching her very popular class on how to knit two socks at the same time using worsted weight yarn and the magic loop method.  This is a fast a fun process!

This is a two part class -- you need to be able to attend both classes.

Click here for more information.
Needle Felting Classes

Tracy is back by popular demand!  She is teaching two classes this month: a cat head pin and a teddy bear holding a heart -- just in time for Valentine's Day!

Design and Knit a Beaded Bracelet 

Sharon teaches you how to chart designs to custom knit your own beautiful beaded bracelet.

Click here for more information.
Weave a Card

Learn to weave cards.  This is a great stash busting project!  Peggy will focus on how to add designs for Valentine's Day!

Click here for more information.
Intro to Brioche in the Round: Winter Flowers Cowl

Molly will walk you through the basic stitches of brioche knit in the round including two common increases and decreases.

Click here for more information.
Class fees may be refunded for store credit if the class is cancelled at least 24 hours in advance of the class.  Class fees vary by teacher.  Classes are limited to between 6 and 9 people so register early to guarantee your spot.