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The Fiber UniverseSeptember 2014
In This Issue
Riverfront Market
September Pattern Ideas
New in Store
September Classes

Tues, Fri 10-5, Wed, Thurs 10-8, Sat 10-4

Join us for Knit Nights
on Wed/Thurs from 6-8pm. 
Or stop by anytime to stitch or spin!  

Final month for the Riverfront Market!

Every Saturday morning from June to September, the Peoria RiverFront Market brings together artists, craftspeople, fresh produce vendors, musicians and selected exhibitors from across Illinois in a European-style open air market.


FYI: due to the market, Saturday parking (until noon) tends to be more crowded.  Should you have to park farther away, the market has a free golf-cart shuttle.
September Pattern Ideas

Basque Hat: 
Knit in DK Yarn, 2 colors, try Llambrosia!

Knit in DK yarn, try Llambrosia!

Knit in Bulky yarn, try Zumie!

Knit in Worsted yarn, try Baritone

Knit in Sock yarn, try Good for Ewe Kettle Steps

Knit in DK yarn, try Kenzie


Explore the Fiber Arts!  Whether you knit, crochet, spin, weave or felt, get inspired for fall.  Now is the time to get started on those planned Christmas presents, finally knit your first sweater, or finish a pair of socks.  


We have gathered our sample items into one area to showcase the many cool fashions that you can make for yourself.  We have examples of shawls, wraps, sweaters, cardigans, cowls, hats, toys, scarves, tops and more.  See something you love?  Pick up the yarn today and let us help you start your fall fashions!


We have some new yarns in store now, with many more planned throughout the season.  We have magazines and books coming in- We now stock Botanical Knits, Botanical Knits 2, along with Coastal Knits and both Building Blocks books by Michelle Hunter.  We carry many magazines including Spin-Off, Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Interweave Crochet, as well as Vogue Knitting and Knit Simple.  Coming soon- Enchanted Knits, Downton Abbey Knits, and Harry Potter Knits magazines!


Melinda & Erin
The Fiber Universe



New  in Store!

Cute new pattern by Cid Hanscom- 1 ball of Caribou will make you two cute sheep!  Pattern available for purchase in store.  We have Caribou in all of the natural colors, plus pinks, purple, blues, greens, and yellow!



New from Frog Tree
100% Baby Llama 
Soft, squishy, delightful. 
7 heavenly natural colors,
DK, 50gms, 109 yards

Pattern Idea: Ombre Slouch Hat

136 yards of Aran weight yarn, 80% Extrafine Merino, 20% Angora

Pattern Ideas: 

Schulana has introduced its new Macaibo Print in 8 new fun and crazy colors!!! If you loved the original Macaibo, you won't be able to keep your hands off these.158yds of DK weight yarn

Pattern Idea: Waves Cowl
September Classes  
You MUST pre-register for all Classes 
The Fine Print:  All classes must be paid in full at time of registration.  If you give us at least 7 days notice of cancellation, we can give you a full refund.  With at least 24 hours notice, you can transfer your registration to a different class.  Less than 24 hours notice for cancellation will result in forfeit of your fee (we still have to pay our instructors for showing up).  Unless noted, materials are not provided in the cost of the class.  You will receive 10% off all supplies purchased on the day of class.
Knit the Swirl Shawl or Scarf Class $35
Saturday, August 16th, 12 pm - 3pm
In this technique class, learn to knit the Swirl Shawl or Scarf.  The aim is to complete at least two swirls in the class.  You will learn some basic lace skills, as well as how to join the pieces.  You can choose to knit the smaller scarf with just two balls, or make a shawl using 5.  You get the pattern to keep!
Materials: 2 or 5 balls of Melody yarn, and size 6 DPNs. Pattern is included!  Purchase yarn in store and get 10% off! 


Ring of Cables Hat Class- $25

Sat, August 23rd, 1pm - 3pm    

In this knitting technique class, you will learn how to cable!  This hat starts with a ring of cables, then stitches are picked-up for a simple knitted hat. Cable needles will be provided for use in class.


Please bring yarn and needles, or buy your supplies here and receive 10% off!




100grams of Worsted weight yarn and size 7 needles on 16" cable.


Beginning Knitting/Crochet  $10 

This is held EVERY Saturday from 9-10am.  Each hour long session is $10.   Learn everything you need to know to get started on your first project!

Beginning Spinning  $25 

2 hour lesson, on your wheel or ours!  4oz of spinning fiber provided.  Lessons are by appointment. 



Beginning Weaving

Two, 2 hour lessons, on your loom or ours!  Pick out your yarn and project, learn how to warp your loom, and start your first project.  Then, take your work home to complete the weaving, and come back for your second lesson to learn how to end the project and finishing techniques.  $50 total for the two lessons, $20 to rent the loom.    


Thank you for supporting your LYS- Local Yarn Store!  We appreciate your support!
The Fiber Universe