Friday, May 30, 2014

World Wide Knit in Public event at The Fine Grind

Join the The Knitting Bureau in celebrating World Wide Knit in Public - the largest international knitter run event.

The free event will be held at The Fine Grind on Monday, June 16 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.

Open to all knitters and crocheters. Come on your own or bring a stitching buddy.  Bring a project to work on.  

Click here for WWKIP history. 

The Fine Grind is located Farnise Plaza on Route 23 just south of the Willowbrook.  Click Map to see the location and get directions. 

For additional information about The Fine Grind and their menu, go to

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

...of the Month

They were all supposed to be for May, but they took longer than anticipated.  So now they are early for June.  All are a theme and variation on slip stitches – creating surface dimensions and interesting color work. 

In each class, we’ll make a skill swatch covering all the techniques employed in the project and then get you started on the project.  

The Afghan Block - June is a one color slip stitch pattern with great surface dimension.  Use it as an afghan block or reimagine it as a stroller blanket or a pillow.  The pattern is written with an eye towards easy finishing.  Learn a cast on that matches the usual bind off and how to create a stockinette selvage stitch.

Thursday, May 22 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm

The Dishcloth - June is slip stitch pattern.  This one explores mixing solid colors with variegated.  Only one color is knit or purled per row.  In addition to working the slip stitches, learn the matching cable cast on and cast off and a twisted garter edge stitch.  This too can be re-imagined as a baby blanket or purse. 

Wednesday, May 21 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Fingerless Glove - June is another slip stitch pattern in two solid colors.  In addition to the slip stitch technique, we’ll start with a K1, P1 Long Tail Cast on and then learn to use a crochet hook to create a zipper close for a colorful and easy seaming up method.  I’m thinking this might need a tube cowl to match. 

Friday, May 23 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Each individual class is $25.00 or one class on your green Class Card when you purchase multiple classes at a discounted rate.  Price includes pattern.  A supply list will be provided when you reserve your seat.  

Additional dates will be available throughout June.  Requests for dates and times accepted.  

Monday, May 19, 2014

Plein Air Knitting - Presby Iris Gardens

NEW DATE - Thursday, May 29 from 4 - 6:15 pm.

Let's enjoy some of this warm weather we were so looking forward to this past winter...and the blooms at the Presby Iris Gardens. 

Located just 3 miles from The Knitting Bureau on Upper Mountain Avenue in Montclair (map), the Presby Iris Gardens are a showcase of iris varieties in a beautiful outdoor setting.  

Come knit and crochet with us on Thursday, May 22 from 4 - 7 pm. Arrive anytime. Bring your WIP, a lawn chair and a camera. Friends and family are welcome.

This is not a class. There is no fee to The Knitting Bureau although you may choose to make a donation to the gardens to help support their upkeep.  

Driving Directions can be found here.

Parking information is hereREAD IT! you don't get a ticket.

Thunderstorms and downpours cancel this event. I will post here and on Facebook, in the event of cancellation.

Can't make it? This event will repeat at least once more in the next two weeks.