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News

The Art of the Skirt

 

More exciting local news....fleece dallas has the privilege of working with local instructor, Sherry Smith.  Sherry has traveled to Europe with Vouge Knitting and studied with such well known instructors as Debbie Bliss, Jean Frost, Sarah Hatton, Sasha Kagan, Martin Storey and Steven West.  She is willing to share her love of knitting with others by offering her pleated skirt class during the month of January and February

 

This beautiful skirt is worked in a fingering weight wool yarn at 7.5 stitches per inch.  It is a firm but lightweight fabric, and is designed to have about 1” negative ease around the waist and hips for a slimming fit. Four darts shape the shape hips, then purl stitches are added between “pleats” to provide flare for the lower edge. Twisted stitches are worked along each edge of the pleat sections for crisp pleat definition. The bind-off produces slight scallops around the lower edge, which add to the overall appeal. 

 

 

Class Details are as follows:
Dates:   January 15, January 29, and February 12
Time:  Sundays 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Gauge:  30 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in sockinette
Materials:  1200 – 1600+ yards fingering/sock yarn depending on size
Needles:  Size 3 – 3.25 mm or size to obtain gauge
Cost:  $60 - price includes pattern
Homework:  Swatch 5” wide; 4” length in sockinette - blocked
Level:  Intermediate
Please call fleece to reserve your space today.

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Brioche 101 and More

We have exciting news....fleece dallas has teamed up with local yarn enthusiasts, Kim Hays and Roving Fibers Adventurers to offer Brioche 101 and Brioche Intermediate classes during the months of December and January.

 
Brioche knitting has become wildly popular.  This rib stitch pattern, can be intimidating, but is quite fun upon getting a hang of it.

Kim offers a beginner class that teaches basic stitches, techniques and tricks, and provides you with a great project pattern for practicing your newly learned technique!

Brioche Intermediate class introduces color work along with increasing and decreasing stitches, and shaping, and also provides a project pattern. 

Classes are a one day 3 hour workshop and are limited to 4 students at a time.  Classes are filling up quickly, so please join us for learning this fun and exciting technique.

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We have made the move....

After years of planning, we have finally made our move to Dallas.

Seven years ago we opened the doors of fleece in Cumming Georgia with the concept of offering a modern and creative knitting and crocheting environment run by a talented team that love helping people.  We have loved our time in Georgia; and although it was difficult to leave all our fiber friends in Georgia.  The desire to be closer to family brought us to Dallas.

After scouring the Dallas Metroplex, we found a forever home on the east side of Dallas.  With very little yarn options nearby, we felt the easy access off of Northwest Highway would be a great place to start our new adventure.

It has been quite a challenge turning an old pizza parlor into a great place for people to come and knit and crochet, but we hope you will enjoy our new space, and come and visit often.

Happy Knitting!!   

 

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