Category Archives: Small Business Saturday


Giving Thanks. Open Wednesday. Small Business Saturday + Sunday Specials @ t w i s t !

Thanksgiving is always a time of quiet reflection for me…

I am thankful for each and every one of you
who have chosen to craft with yarns from 
twist this year.

My very best to all of you during this holiday,
Cathy

twist will be OPEN
Wednesday   12 – 4+   November 21
Saturday       11 – 5+     November 24
Sunday          11 – 5        November 25

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Celebrate Small Business Saturday t w i s t !
Saturday Specials  ~ OPEN  11 – 5+
SAVE up to 40%
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Holiday Sunday Specials ~ OPEN   11 – 5+
SAVE up to 40% 

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CLOSED Thursday+ Friday this week for Thanksgiving Holiday

Heavenly DK 
Merino + Cashmere blend 

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Confetti Sock

90% SW Merino 10% Nylon

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Hand Felted Silk & Merino Scarves
a new shipment has just arrived!
$38.

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Merino Cotton Scarf + Wrap
Handwoven in Nepal with Hand Tied Fringe
$42.

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Cashmere Knit Wraps & Cashmere Lace Scarves
back in stock!
$48 – 98

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100% Cashmere Wraps now also available in oatmeal (shown) and charcoal
$98.

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satokichi’s Fern & Feather in Malabrio Rios
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/satokichi/fern–feather

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Love Malabrigo?
New Rios Colors, New Mechita Colors, New Worsted + more of your all-time fav’s now @t w i s t !

Hundreds of Malabrigo colors are now in stock @ t w i s t !
Malabrigo online @ twistYarns.com

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Celebrate Small Business Saturday t w i s t !
Saturday Specials  ~ OPEN  11 – 5+
SAVE up to 40%

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Holiday Sunday Specials ~ OPEN   11 – 5+
SAVE up to 40% 

Sit ‘n Knit ~ Sunday, December 2
It’s Winter!…and the perfect time to visit and knit and take a bit of down time…
You are invited to join Monika for a couple of hours to knit 
and/or crochet
with friends old and new, sharing stories, eating treats,
and feeling productive by working on our projects with yarns from t w i s t!

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You are invited to Join us for Social Knitting @ t w i s t :
December 2 from Noon to 2 pm.
Space is limited.  If you would like to join us please R.S.V.P.  by replying to this email…
or call Cathy@ 
t w i s t  310-374-7810

*sometimes there are last minute cancellations ~ you are always welcome to drop in and join us 🙂 

click link for more infohttps://twistyarns.com/event/sunday-social-knitting-twist-3/?instance_id=1904

OPEN Thanksgiving Week 
12 – 4+.   Wednesday, November 21
11 – 5+   Small Business Saturday SpecialsNovember 24
11 – 5      Sunday Holiday Specials November 25

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CLOSED Thursday & Friday for Thanksgiving Holiday
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OPEN November 28 – December 23
12 – 4+.  Wednesday
12 – 4+  Thursday
12 – 4+  Friday
11 – 5    Saturday
11 – 5    Sunday

Mornings + evenings each week, I will be busy creating + dyeing more yarn…
keeping the shop filled with new + fresh + different !

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In-between the shops’ open hours,
I am spending extra time creating, dyeing and sourcing new yarns for the shop ~ and continuing my quest to find the magical balance between
hand dyeing new yarns for t w i s t and having the shop open!

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.I look forward to hearing from you
or seeing you soon!
Cathy

Small Business Saturday & Holiday Sunday Surprises @ t w i s t !

fresh yarn & colors @ t w i s t !

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Celebrate Small Business Saturday @ t w i s t
Saturday Specials  ~ OPEN  11 – 5+
Surprise 10% – 50% off throughout the shop!
Free Gift  (with purchase, while supplies last)
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Holiday Sunday SpecialsOPEN   11 – 5+
Surprise 10% – 50% off throughout the shop!

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Holiday Weekend Special ~ Saturday & Sunday
SAVE on all Malabrigo Yarns
BUY 4,  *Get 1 more!
*purchase any 4 Malabrigo skeins and receive a *5th Malabrigo skein FREE!
(*5th skein of equal or lesser value)

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FREE scarf/shawl pattern w/ 2 skein purchase

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Glimmer Gold DK
Dyed by Hand with just a hint of holiday sparkle!

fresh-from-the-dyepot colors~
pale gold, antique gold, silver, rose petal, au natural, red kiss & onyx black.

merino wool  / stellina
easy care = machine washable
NEW Sport ~ DK / 250 yds 

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FREE scarf/shawl pattern w/ 2 skein purchase
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Holiday Weekend Special!
SAVE on all Malabrigo Yarns
BUY 4, *Get 1 more!

*purchase any 4 Malabrigo skeins and receive a 5th skein FREE!
(5th skein of equal or lesser value)
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Over 400 Colors in Hand Dyed Malabrigo @ twist!
Lace, Fingering, Sport, DK, Worsted, Chunky, Bulky & Super Bulky!
View colors →  twistYARNS.com  
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Celebrate Small Business Saturday@ t w i s t
Saturday, November  25  (tomorrow!)

Free Gift with purchase!
Crafted by Hand @ t w i s t
Moth Repellant Sachet
Fresh, natural & organic herbs and essential oils.

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Holiday Hours @ twist

November 25 – 26 

  • OPEN      11  –   5+    SATURDAY Small Business Saturday Special SALE!
  • OPEN      11  –   5+    SUNDAY Holiday Special SALE

 (CLOSED Friday, November 24)

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Next Week: November 29 – December 23

OPEN Wednesday thru Sunday!

  • OPEN       12 – 4+    WEDNESDAY
  • OPEN       12 – 4+    Thursday
  • OPEN       12 – 4+    Friday
  • OPEN      11  –   5+   Saturday
  • OPEN       12 – 4+    Sunday

 

Celebrate Small Business Saturday @ t w i s t! New Hand Dyed Bulky Yarn, Free Patterns, New Project & Accessory Bags

 

Malabrigo’s Caracol = intriguing yarn & fast projects!
Bulky ~ Super Bulky
Free Shawl Pattern with 2 skein purchase

New Colors have arrived  →  http://twistyarns.com/store/yarn-malabrigo-caracol?viewall=1

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Over 400 Colors in Hand Dyed Malabrigo @ twist!
Lace, Fingering, Sport, DK, Worsted, Chunky, Bulky & Super Bulky!
Shop Online 24/7
View colors →  twistYARNS.com 
Free Shipping over $75.

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woolboots’ waltz through the forest designed by Hannah NeCamp
Free Pattern
1 skein…and we have 25+ colors in stock!
Yarn@ t w i s t http://twistyarns.com/store/yarn-malabrigo-caracol?viewall=1

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Caracol Scarf designed by snoqualmiesmom
2 skeins…and we have 25+ colors in stock!
Yarn@ t w i s t http://twistyarns.com/store/yarn-malabrigo-caracol?viewall=1
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New Project & Accessory Bags

Vinyl Lined = easy care
S ~ XL

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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours @ twist
This week: November 22 – 26 

  • OPEN      12 – 4+    WEDNESDAY
  • OPEN      11  –   5+   SATURDAY (Small Business Saturday!)
  • OPEN       12 – 4+    SUNDAY

(CLOSED for Thanksgiving Thursday & Friday, November 23 & 24)

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Ready-to-Wear
Cashmere Lace Scarf  
Hand Loomed
Sesame, Pecan, Silver, Toast, Stone, Pewter, Charcoal & Black
100% Cashmere
$48.

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The Cashmere Scarf / Shawl is both wide & long…

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Celebrate Small Business Saturday@ t w i s t
November  25

Free Gift with purchase!
Crafted by Hand @ t w i s t
Moth Repellant Sachet
Fresh, natural & organic herbs and essential oils.
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Sunday Social knit or crochet with Monika
Sunday afternoon from 12 – 2+
December 3

There is no charge for this event…however, space is limited…
please be sure to R.S.V.P. so we can save room for you!

email: cathy@twistyarns.com

phone: 310. 374. 7810

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Today’s twist Tickler = Free Pattern

jmb04192’s Big Hat designed by Davina Choy
Free Pattern
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/jmb04192/the-big-hat

1 skein..and we have 25 colors in stock!
Yarn@ t w i s t http://twistyarns.com/store/yarn-malabrigo-caracol?viewall=1

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Rainbow Love…Giving Thanks & Small Business Saturday @ Twist

Hand Tied Fringe on Hand Loomed Shawls from Nepal (Back in stock!)

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Thanksgiving is always a time of quiet reflection for me…

I am grateful and thankful for each and every one of you
who have chosen to craft with yarns from twist this year.

My very best to all of you & those you love during this holiday,
Cathy.

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this week @ twist  (November  23 – 27)

OPEN Wednesday   12 – 4  
OPEN Saturday        10 – 5+   Small Business Saturday Special Sale! 
Discounts on Select Yarns & Accessories  = 10%-50% off

OPEN Sunday           11 – 5     twist Table Top Sale 
Discounts on Select Yarns & Accessories  = 10%-50% off

CLOSED Thursday & Friday to celebrate Thanksgiving  

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Rainbow Love @ twist.

twist Heavenly in a new Rainbow of colors!

Hand Dyed Merino & Cashmere with a hint of nylon for shape retention
machine washable
$26.95

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New! Hand Crafted Rainbow Bead Stitch Markers
includes stitch holder pin
small up to US8
medium up to US 11
large up to US 15

$12.95
Free silk pouch (while supplie last)

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Join us @ twist!

Let’s Celebrate Small Business Saturday with a SURPRISE SALE! 

Discounts on Select Yarns & Accessories

10% to 50% off!

Register your American Express card to receive 2X points now thru December 31!
click to register: https://www.americanexpress.com/us/content/shop-small-offer/personal-cards/?intlink=us-loy-shopsmalloffer-routerpage-consumercard

Small Business Saturday Open Hours  10 – 5+

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A Rainbow of new colors just arrived…

More!  ‘Wrap-me-Up’ Handwoven Shawls from Nepal

Soft New Zealand Wool Weft & a Cotton Warp with hand-tied fringe!
33″ x 74″ / $42.

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More! Rainbow of colors just arrived…

One-of-a-kind Hand Felted Silk & Merino Scarves

Handmade in Nepal
$38.

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Rainbow Stitch Markers
now available in ‘lace’ and original

$9.95 (includes round kraft container)

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twist TUFF
Rainbow of colors…Back in  stock!
hi-performance nylon designed for our twist Market Bag Kit
dyed by hand in small batches

$18.95 kit inlcudes yarn + pattern

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tool & project pouches
available in 3 sizes
zip closure with a vinyl lining for easy care

$16. + up

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 Drop-in Help with Krista Ann  Saturday’s from 2-4 in November & December!
Help with all your questions or problems on any knit or crochet project…with any yarn!
Class Calendar for additional dates

Sunday Social Knitting @ twist   
You are invited to join us Sunday, Dec 4… please R.S.V.P so we can be sure to reserve a seat for you!

Class Registration
email: cathy@twistyarns.com
phone: 310. 374. 7810
contact us: http://www.twistyarns.com/contact/

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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours, Small Business Saturday, New Yarns & Classes

100% Brushed Mink with a luxurious warm halo.
1-2 skeins make an exquisite cowl or scarf.

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Our Hand Felted Scarves are now back in stock.
Just in time for the Holidays-
Each scarf is made from Sari Silk &
Felted by hand with Cloud Soft Merino.
Light weight, gentle warmth. One-of-a-kind.

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The first dye-lots of the new colors sold out last week…
so it was back to the dye-pots for me over the weekend and now our 

Hand Dyed Twist Tuff is once again back in stock!

.(NOTE: If you pre-ordered, your colors are ready to be picked up) 

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Twist Tuff = Hi Performance Nylon

.One skein will make the Twist Market Bag or 2-3 Mini Baguettes (shown)

Free Bag or Baguette Pattern w/Twist Tuff purchase.

Baguette Classes (click for details)

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Next week Holiday Hours…

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OPEN THIS WEEKNovember 19 – 23
Wednesday 12 – 6+
Thursday    12 – 5
Friday         12 – 4
Saturday    11 – 5+
Sunday      12 – 4+
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OPEN NEXT WEEK: November 26 – 30
Wednesday 12 – 6        (OPEN)
Thursday + Friday        (CLOSED for Thanksgiving Holiday)
Saturday     11 – 5+     (OPEN for Small Business Saturday)
Sunday       12 – 4+     (OPEN)
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Saturday, November 29, 2014 is
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
® –
a day to celebrate and support your favorite local small businesses.
The shop small movement makes an impact on neighborhoods across the country…(more info)

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Celebrate everything that is
GREAT about being small @ twist!
AMERICAN EXPRESS card members can GET $10 BACK,
UP TO 3X = $30.
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***You must register your card to be eligible for this promotion:
Registration is limited. Register NOW ! 
shopsmall.com
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.Card Members can get a $10 statement credit from American Express after they spend $10+ in a single, in-store transaction at any qualifying4 merchant on Small Business Saturday. They can take advantage of this offer up to 3x.
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Details: 
Terms & Conditions
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November-December Classes & twistTECH

Sock Secrets

Embellishing Knitwear with Beads
Reversible Cable Scarf
Mini Baguette / Holiday Gift Bag
Fingerless Mitts
Fluff Soft Cable Cowl

Project Initiative (Help on the Knit or Crochet Project of Your Choice)

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(CLICK HERE for Class Calendar & Details)

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twistTech are quick and informative 60+ minute sessions.
In just an hour or so, you can learn techniques and stitches
that will help you expand your repertoire of knitting and crochet skills…

twistTech is designed to help you continue to learn and grow with your craft… 
one stitch, one technique, one hour at a time

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 ~ twist tidbits ~

Did you miss a class? Are you hoping we will offer it again? 
Please let us know…and if you have 2 or more friends who would like to join you in a class or learn a new technique…let us know and we will try our best to schedule the class at a time that is convenient for you.

Fresh-from-the-DyePot Yarns, Small Business Saturday & Classes @twist

Hand Dyed Twist Tuff. New Colors now in stock!
Just in time for your Holiday Gift knitting…

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One skein will make the Twist Market Bag or 2-3 Mini Baguettes (shown)
Free Bag or Baguette Pattern w/Twist Tuff purchase.

New Hand Dyed Yarn.  New Colors.

Merino & Silk Blend.
Made in the USA. 

This yarn is beautiful, lofty, strong & lusterous.
The color gradations and combinations are stunning.

Fingering.
Sport.
&
Worsted!

Now in Stock @Twist

Inspiration at your fingertips…
Yarn for the following 1-2 skein patterns is now in stock@twist


miscelenious’s Shetland Crescent by Kieran Foley
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mariko’s Honey Cowl by Antonia Shankland

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bittern’s Zuzu’s Petals by Carina Spencer

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foldingpie’s Pixie Zuzu’z Petals vy Carina Spencer

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MarcieViola’s Zuzu’s Petals by Carina Spencer

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Sallyyoun’s Zuzu’s Petals by Carina Spencer

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SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY will be here soon!

Celebrate everything that is great about being small@ twist!

Saturday, November 29, 2014 is Small Business Saturday® –
a day to celebrate and support your favorite local small businesses.

AMERICAN EXPRESS card members can GET $10 BACK, UP TO 3X = $30.
 
***You must register your card to be eligible for this promotion:
Registration is limited and opens on November 16 12am (MST)

shopsmall.com

Card Members can get a $10 statement credit from American Express after they spend $10+ in a single, in-store transaction at any qualifying4 merchant on Small Business Saturday. They can take advantage of this offer up to 3x.
Detail: Terms & Conditions

November-December Classes & twistTECH

Embellishing Knitwear with Beads
Reversible Cable Scarf
Mini Baguette / Holiday Gift Bag
Fingerless Mitts
Fluff Soft Cable Cowl

Project Initiative (Help on the Knit or Crochet Project of Your Choice)

(CLICK HERE for Class Calendar & Details)

twistTech are quick and informative 60+ minute sessions.
In just an hour or so, you can learn techniques and stitches
that will help you expand your repertoire of knitting and crochet skills…

twistTech is designed to help you continue to learn and grow with your craft… 
one stitch, one technique, one hour at a time

 

Small Business Saturday. Get $10 back when you Spend $10 or more!

A wonderful way to support YOUR LYS!

Register your eligible American Express® Card and get a $10 statement credit when you make a purchase of $10 or more at Twist Yarns on Saturday, Nov 30. (11am-5pm)   Registration is limited.

Register your American Express Card today! 

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Fresh-from-the-DyePot. Twist Fluff. Machine Washable. Soft Merino Worsted…

Twist fluff dark n moody

New Complex Neutrals from the ‘Dark ‘n Moody’ Collection

 

Twist Hand-Dyed Mink …also available in subtle complex neutrals (not shown) 

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Hand Dyed Silk and Coordinating Silk/Mohair

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December Classes@Twist 

Jump Start your Holiday Projects with New Classes @ Twist 

Soft Cable Cowl ‘n Hat

Hand Felted Holiday Flowers

All About I-Cord’s

Magic Loop Circular Knitting

Buttonbands & Button Holes

Hand Felted Holiday Ornaments

 

At Twist, we strive to offer reasonably priced classes…so that we may continue to do so,

please be sure that all your class projects are with yarns purchased @ twist.

Thank you!

 

Soft Cable Cowl ‘n Hat with Monika

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This versatile piece can be worn as a cowl or a hat – the soft cable around the center gives it some texture.  Knit in lovely Twist handyed fluff worsted weight yarn, this piece will take you through the cooler months with style. The techniques are easy to master and it is a relatively fast knit for a piece that makes such a statement.  After casting on and joining in the round, you’ll rib the edge, knit to ½ the depth, create a one row soft cable crossing, knit up and create the eyelet row for the I-cord, the knit a bit and bind off.  The last step is to knit the I-cord, thread it through the eyelets and wear it with style.  

In this class you will learn:

–  Join for knitting in the round without twisting your stitches.

–  Simple Cable crossing-  YO eyelet

–  Simple I-cord

–  Stretchy Bind Off

 

What You Need to Know:  (Prerequisites)

–  Long Tail Cast on

–  Knit & Purl

–  Basic bind off

 

Wednesday, December 4, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm  or

Sunday, December 8, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Class Fee:  $20 + yarn purchased from Twist.  Pattern will be provided in class. 

 

 

Optional Session:  An optional 1 hour session will also be offered.  This session will focus on finishing neatly and any techniques that you were not able to master in the first class – and want a slight “refresher” on.

Optional Session 1:  Wednesday, December 11, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  or

Optional Session 2:  Sunday, December 15, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Class Fee:  $10 *The optional sessions are for the attendees of either session of the fluff cowl class. 

 

 

All About I-Cords with Chinda

The humble I-cord is a versatile piece of knitting;

it makes a cute little baby-hat topper,

baby bootie ties (see photo above)

a decorative drawstring, purse straps,

and a neat edging for garments,

to name only a few of its varied uses.

Wonderful and simple, this technique should be

in every knitter’s repertoire.

In this class, you will produce a little mug rug,

approximately 4″ by 4″,

on which to sit your morning cup of caffeine.

But this won’t be any ordinary mug rug!

It will, of course, be surrounded by I-cord.

                                                                                             
In this Class you will learn how to:
  • make an unattached I-cord
  • incorporate I-cord into a cast-on
  • incorporate I-cord onto the right edge of your work
  • bind off in I-cord
  • apply I-cord to the left edge of your work
What you need to know(prerequisites):
  • cast on
  • knit
  • purl
  • bind off

Saturday, December 7, 1:30 – 3:00 pm         

Class Fee:  $30.00  + Yarn purchased from Twist

 

 

Elegant Blooms Felted Flowers with Sara

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HAND FELTED BLOOMS MAKE A WONDERFUL GIFT!

Each student will create 2 felted flowers with wired stems using traditional (wet) felting techniques. Wool roving,

Silk tops, wire and flower centers will be used to

create your very own posable blooms.

Prior experience helpful but not essential…

 

Saturday, December 7    2:30am– 5:30pm

CLASS FEE: $54.  includes materials!

 

Holiday Sweater Ornaments with Sara

Felted Holiday Ornament Class

 

Create a holiday sweater ornament on its own mini coathanger. Hang it on the Christmas tree, over the fireplace to welcome Santa, or make more to decorate a wreath. You’ll have the cutest ornaments in town!

Each student will have time to make 1-2 sweaters in the class (wreath not included)

Dates:

Saturday, December 7    10:30am– 1:30pm

CLASS FEE: $52.  includes materials!

 

 

Magic Loop Circular Knitting with Karen

 

If you want to knit in the round, but don’t want to deal with double pointed needles (DPN’s),  Magic Loop Knitting is for you!  Named for the loops created when you knit you knit your circular piece with a longer than normal circular needle, this method makes knitting hats, socks, and sleeves easier than ever before!

 

In this class you will learn:

–  how to cast on for circular knitting.

–  the magic loop method of knitting in the round

–  how to pick up stitches at the underarm to start

sleeves. (“My First Top Down Raglan” students)

 

What you need to know:

– how to knit

– how to purl.

– the long tail cast-on

– how to bind off

Dates: Sat. Nov 30, 2:30 to 4:30 pm

or

Wed. Dec 4, 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Class Fee: $20.00  + Yarn purchased from Twist

 

 

Cardigan Button Bands & Buttonholes with Karen

 

Finish your cardigans with professional looking button bands and buttonholes!

The focus in this class will be on a V-neckline, but the principles apply to any button bands and buttonholes.

 

In this class you will learn:

– how to pick up stitches for a V-neck/front band.

– how to place and knit buttonholes in the front

band of a sweater.

 

What you need to know:

– how to knit

– how to purl.

– the long tail cast-on

– how to bind off

– how to calculate knitted gauge:

 

Date: Sat.  Dec 14, 2:30 to 4:30 pm

or

 Wed. Dec 18, 12:30 to 2:30 pm

 

Class Fee: $20.00   + Yarn purchased from Twist

 

 

 

Did you know?  

When new classes are scheduled,

we will post them on the TwistBlog:

http://www.twistyarns.com/blog/

and on the ‘Classes’ link of our website: TwistYarns.com/classes

twistyarns.com/classes

 

 

 

  REGISTER for a CLASS

contact us: http://www.twistyarns.com/contact/

e-mail : cathy@twistYARNS.com

or call the shop 310.374.7810

 

Space is limited –

Payment in full is required to reserve the class.

Please note the prerequisites for each class.

  So that we can keep our class prices reasonable,

class projects are required to be with yarns purchased @ twist

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Class Fees are Refundable up to 1 week prior to class.

After that, Fees are Non-refundable,

unless we can fill your spot from a wait-list

(…and we will try!)

 

NOTE:

The teachers reserve the right to cancel/reschedule a class

if minimum enrollment is not met.

 

 if you would like to be wait-listed for classes that are full, or notified when the next class is scheduled…

please let us know.

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Location:

twist… Yarn Shop & Lounge
226 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
310. 374. 7810