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June 2008 coverJune 2008

Twice a year, we join your local yarn shop owners and attend an industry trade show fondly referred to as “TNNA.”  TNNA stands for The National Needlework Association.  The show was held in California in mid-January and showcased the Spring/Summer Collections of fibers and yarns from the manufacturers, as well as new products and patterns.

Here is a trend that I saw on the floor … new sock yarns, new sock patterns, new sock needles, new sock books, and MORE about socks.  Heard about Sock Wars?  Sock Wars II actually made the front page of the Wall Street Journal one day in December 2007.  Round III starts soon and SWTC is the sponsor.  Learn all about how you can participate in this issue of Knit ‘N Style.  This is not a competition for the faint of heart!

I did something last weekend that I haven’t done in a very long time.  I participated in a sock-knitting class.  One of my local yarn shops had a Sunday afternoon class (perfect for me), and cleverly scheduled the three sessions on alternating Sundays.  They somehow knew I could not compromise the Super Bowl or the Knit Out in Minnesota.  It was nice of the shop to give us two weeks (instead of one) to get our homework done.  Yes, I’ve knit socks but never on one very long circular needle.

The point of sharing my adventure is that you need to make time to take classes.  It’s important to see what others are working on.  You won’t miss out on something really awesome and you will be inspired.  You should consider taking classes (especially when you think you know everything) because I guarantee that you will learn at least one new thing.  You also support your shop and your teachers.  Besides, classes get you out of the house!  Now if they only had another class to get the other sock finished …

Until next time, enjoy your knitting!
Penelope

 
Linen Lace Tank
Project features Universal Yarn
Summer Linen
Resort Wear Coverup
Project features Tilli Tomas Volie de la Mer Designed by Kristin Omdahl
22 14
18 1
Moss Shell
Project features SWTC Terra
Designed by Amy Polcyn
KNIT Summer Tank
Project features Be Sweet Bamboo
Designed by Melissa Leapman

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The Gallery

Giotto Drop Stitch Shawl
Gemini Wrap by Georgia Druen
Michele Pullover
Ribby Shrug & Tank
Lacy Tee Top
Buta
Beaded Clutch by E. J. Slayton
Butterfly Lace Stole
Eyelet Summer Top
Vera Vest by Diane Zangl
Summer Camisole
Resort Wear Coverup by Kristin Omdahl
Coronet Top by Diane Zangl
Lace & Garter Tank by Gayle Bunn
Savanna
Moss Shell
Baby Doll Top
Fitted Tee by Edie Eckman
Loungewear Set
Linen Lace Tank
Sophisticated Options
Au Naturel Cardie
Lace Cardigan
Shawl Neck Pullover
Cabled Turtle Neck Pullover
Butterfly Cardigan by Lois S. Young
Raspberry Sensation Tote
Child Tulip Color Block Pullover
Sassy Beach Dress by Cynthia Yanok Rich
Caribbean Chocolate Socks
Cozy Carriage Cover
Easy Kid’s Tunic & Vest
 
sock wars
International Sock Wars III
The Ultimate Extreme Knitting Competition


Yarn Salon
The Yarn Salon
June Yarn Review

Features

Designer Spotlight: Meg Swansen
50 Years of Knitting…and Counting
by Michael del Vecchio

Great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Stitch N’ Pitch
Homerun Events
by Libby Butler-Gluck

Knit & Crochet Collection
Summer Tanks
by Melissa Leapman

‘N Style Workshop
Master the Basics of Knitted Hems
by Margaret Radcliffe

The Yarn Salon
June Yarn Review
by Cynthia Yanok Rich

International Sock Wars III
The Ultimate Extreme Knitting Competition

Hot From TNNA
New Products from the Spring/Summer TNNA Show

Get to Know
The Alpaca Yarn Company


'N Style Departments
The Editor's Notes: Socks Still Hot
'N Style Book Reviews
'N Style Product Reviews
Real Men Knit: Knitting and Food
So Glad You Asked: The Perfect Match
In Every Issue
The Chart Library
Knitting Abbreviations
Source of Supply
Index of Advertisers
Yarn Shops Directory

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