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How to Determine Your Size for Sewing Patterns

Ready to begin creating your very own handmade wardrobe? The first thing you need to do is learn how to take your correct measurements. Knowing your true measurements will allow you to choose the best silhouette and size. The last thing you want is to be half way through a garment only to realize that it's too big or worse yet, too small! So grab a tape measure, pen & paper, find a mirror and let's get started!                                                                  High Bust: Some patterns call for the high bust measurement. To determine this, the tape measure...

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Tea Cozy Competition at DownTown Knits

You’re invited to join the Tea Cozy Competition at DownTown Knits Here’s your chance to show off your creative, fun & sassy side by designing your own Tea Cozy. The sky’s the limit, go crazy…show us what you got! So here’s how it works: On April 1st, your cozy will be put on display at Downtown Knits (one cozy per person please). Through the month of April, purchasing customers will vote for their favorite cozy. We will have 1st, 2nd & 3rd prizewinners. Prizes will be awarded at our annual anniversary fashion show on May 8th, 2015 Rules: Materials to be purchased at Downtown Knits Your cozy can be knitted, crochet or made from our wonderful fabrics. Cozies should be...

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We're having a Knit-A-Long

It's cold out there...what can be better then to spend time with friends to make this beautiful sweater.  That's right, we're having a knit-a-long (KAL) and best of all, we have the designer at the shop to help us on our journey. We're going to be creating the Moraine Jacket by Moon Eldridge as seen in Interweave Knits Winter 2015. It's on display at the shop for you to see for yourself.  You will need to be able to read a pattern, knit, purl, increase, decrease... You can purchase the pattern at the shop or bring along your issue if you already have purchased it. We are meeting Tuesday nights from 6:30p - 9:00p OR Sundays afternoons from 1:00p - 4:00p.  Date Day Event...

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Check out our new Knit Kit !

You'll love this new "Knit Kit" that we've created just for you. Knit a Scarf or Hat. Everything you need is in one handy project bag. Pattern, Needles & Yarn. Perfect for travel, hanging at the coffee shop or giving to a special knitter in your life. You can stop by the Shop or order it on our website. 

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