Saturday, February 4, 2012

Pattern of the week

Pattern of the week

Rosa's Dress by

 Debbie Bliss

When creating this pattern Debbie Bliss stated that she was inspired by the beautiful dresses worn by Spanish children. Here at the garage we are inspired by the thoughts of spring time coming and how utterly adorable this would be! The top of this dress is knitted with a lovely cable and seed stitch design and then a simple cotton skirt is attached. With a fresh stock of sunny and bright colors of Baby Cashmerino you cant go wrong, and a small selection of fabrics you can choose from as well. We are currently working on a sample for the store so keep an eye out when you pop in next.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Class Schedule For January and February

Hello January! 

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season fading away we welcome new adventures and chalenges! We want to inspire you to try something new weather it be a new technique, type of yarn, shawl or mittens. Here is our list of classes for January and Febuary. To sign up call 876-3206 or send an email to
Learn to Knit   $75
Wednesday 11th 10-12 OR Friday 13th 3-5 OR Saturday 21st 1-3

Sewing Up   $35
Learn how to correctly sew up your knitted projects. Saturday 14th 1-2:30
Cool Cowl     $65
Monday 16th 1-2:30  OR Thursday 26th 10-11:30

Fingerless Mitts    $80
Wednesday 18th, 25th & Feb 1st 10-11:30

Making Mittens   $95
Saturday 4th, 18th, 25th 11-1

Cool Cowl     $65
Sunday 12th 1-2:30  OR Thursday 16th 10-11:30

Sewing Up   $35
Learn how to correctly sew up your knitted projects. Wednesday 8th 1-2:30

Sock Fun   $95
Fridays 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th 1-3

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Paperwhites Delight!

Today I picked up some lovely paperwhite bulbs form my local greenhouse. I have never my self forced bulbs indoors and I have been wanting to try it for sometime. So first I needed to find something to grow them in. I wanted them to be grouped together for a nice dramatic look on my holiday table. I choose a old tin baking pan and filled it 3/4 the way with soil. Then placed the bulbs in and topped them off with a bit more soil. I still need to add a bit of moss or something else, Not sure what it will be.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Plumes Cowl

Fun! Fun! Fun!

Those are the only words that can describe Plumes, U-Knitted Nations newest yarn. Consisting of hand dyed 100% wool and HAND FELTED FEATHERS! Yes that's right each fabulous plume is and felted to the strand making each skein a work of art. I wiped up this cowl actually while watching the new Muppet movie with my boys, So I can assure you this is a simple quick knit. Great for last minute holiday gifts or just need an attention grabbing accessory. Also if you can find this in your LYS give me a shout and I'm happy to ship!

Materials Needed:
~ 1 Skein of Pagewood Farm U-knitted Nations Plumes
~ Size 13 us 24” Circular Needle

Cast On 52 stitches and carefully join in the round making sure the stitches are not twisted. 
Continue to knit every stitch until you have about 2 yards of yarn left. 
Cast off and Enjoy!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Giant Purls Cowl

When I unpacked the box from Pagewood Farm and beheld the skein of Giant Purls I was smitten. Then I needed to create something instantly with this work of awesomeness. That's when this cowl was born! All you need is one skein of Manos Del Uruguay Wool Classic and one skein of the Giant Purls and a 10.5" needle and a few hours and your ready to go! Feel free to play around and use different yarns or shorten the cowl by casting on less stitches. 

I hope you enjoy this as much as I do! 

Materials Needed:
~ 1 Skein of Pagewood Farm Giant purls
~ 1 Skein of Manos Del Uruguay Wool Classic
~ Size 10.5 us 24” Circular Needle
~ Stitch Marker

Cast On 130 stitches with Manos yarn. Place marker and carefully join in the round making sure the stitches are not twisted. 
Round 1~ Knit 5 Purl 5, Repeat until you reach your marker. 
Round 2-5 ~ Continue in K5, P5 pattern for 4 rounds
Round 6 - 16 ~ Switch to a stockinette stitch (Knit every Stitch) for 16 rounds
Middle Section  ~ Switch to Giant purl yarn making sure the purls are kept in the front of work. Work to Yarn is all used up.
Switch back to Manos yarn and Work Next 16 Rounds in stockinette stitch.
Next Work Knit 5 Purl 5 pattern for 5 rounds. 
Cast off in pattern.
Block and enjoy!