Whether you have a project already in mind or need a spark of creativity, Knitting Next Door has more than enough feel good, look good yarns to get you started!

From everyday classics like Cascade 220 to beautiful new yarns from many other manufacturers, there’s a fiber for you no matter your style, design, or project! Our staff is always willing to answer your questions, help you choose a new project or to get you through a challenge.

We’re here because we love knitting and crochet as much as you and are happy to share our tips and tricks.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Knitting Next Door is hosting a Fiber Artist’s Retreat!

Come join us for a weekend of knitting, crocheting and all things fiber. 

Retreat Dates:  Friday, November 2, through Sunday, November 4 –
                Friday, 4:00pm – 11:00pm
                Saturday, 9:00am – 11:00pm
                Sunday, 9:00am – 3:00pm

Retreat Fee is $60, which includes a light meal on Friday night, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday, and brunch on Sunday.  Drinks are also provided.  We would love it if everyone would like to contribute a snack (healthy or otherwise).

The retreat is located at the American Legion Hall, 521 SW 3rd Street, in Ankeny, just a block from Knitting Next Door.

You are welcome to bring your own comfy chair or chair pad.

Get your reservations now.   Seating is limited.  Your $60 fee reserves your spot. 

Questions?  Call us at 515-963-0396

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Summer is Almost Over ---

Summer is almost over. Time to get ready for fall and, yes, Christmas.  We’re gearing up our August/September classes to help you get ready!  Don’t miss our new classes:

**Broomstick Lace Scarf – creates a beautiful loopy and unusual lace fabric.  A perfect quick knit for a Christmas gift.

**Garterlac Dishcloth – learn Enterlac fast and easy – and come away with dishcloths and washcloths that can be great little gifts.  Add a scrubby or a bar of homemade soap and your gifts are complete.

**Gift Wrap Romper – A beautiful baby gift or Christmas gift.  Perfect for fall and winter to keep the little one warm and cozy. 

**Helix Hat – Learn simple colorwork in this new class.  Perfect fall knitting project to get ready for those cold winter days --- yes, they WILL be coming although it’s hard to believe after THIS summer!

More coming for October – look for Christmas Stockings and knitting with beads, and learning Brioche knitting.

Go to our website:  http://www.quilterscupboardiowa.com/knitting-next-door---ankenys-best-yarn-shop.htm to find out when the new classes are starting.  Click on View Entire Calendar at the left side part way down the page.

Come get out of the heat and join us any day to sit and knit any day. 

Stay cool at Knitting Next Door!