Monday, December 26, 2011

Aran Class Registration Deadline is Looming!

KNITTERS! Come join us for a fun start to the New Year!

Learn to make a Teddy Bear Aran cardigan from the top down! After you've finished you Teddy size sweater you'll be able to apply the same principles to a human sized sweater!

January 7 and 8 from 9 am to 4:30 pm
at Mission Mill Museum

Register in person or by phone (503-586-0232) at Teaselwick Wools and get your materials for the class - $65.00 for both days.

Registration Deadline is Saturday, December 31st.

Materials - one skein Cascade 220 in your choice of color wound into a center pull ball before class, size 5 dpns and sixteen inch size 5 circular, paper and pencil for notes.

Class will be taught by Helen Burros, Bluedragon on, knitting teacher, designer, and enabler.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

September is here! Over the next couple of months we'll be receiving LOTS of new yarn!!!

Here are a few yarns that are 20% off in an effort to make some room for the new stuff.

Happy Feet DK
262 Yards, 100 grams
22 sts/4" on a needle size 6
90% Merino, 10% Nylon
Was $12.10 Now $9.68

Louisa Harding Kashmir Baby
143 Yards, 50 grams
24 sts/4" on a needle size 5
55% Merino, 35% Microfiber, 10% Cashmere
Was $8.99 Now $7.19
Tahki Mia
14 Yards, 50 Grams
12 sts/4" on needle size 9
100% Cotton
Was $6.55 Now $5.24

Monday, August 15, 2011

Knit Night Takes a Holiday!

Wednesday night Knit Night (and I) will be on holiday and commence again on September 14th. The shop will be open for business while I am gone and I'll soon get buried in new yarns upon my return!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Customer Brag-Board Time!

A customer that lives in Seattle and shops with me when she is in Salem emailed me this photo of her finished project - I love it when that happens! The sweater is Minnowknits pattern "Sideways" and she knit it out of the super soft machine washable Minnow Merino. Well done Kathy and I hope I see you soon!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

A Sale! One Day Only!!!!

Wednesday, July 27th, 10am - 8pm

Before you go spend all your $$ at Sock Summit!

20% off the following yarns - all in-stock colors:

Elsebeth Lavold's Favorite Wool
St. Denis Boreale
Noro Kuryeon Sock
Sublime Organic Merino DK
Tahki Tango
Tahki Presto
Filatura dDi Crosa Tempo
Louisa Harding Kashmir Aran
Louisa Harding Kashmir Baby

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Class: Let's Knit the Glynis Socks!

Love lacy socks but don't feel quite up to tackling them on your own? Looking for a small, easily portable project to take along on summer outings like camping, picnics, Little League games? The Glynis socks are perfect - easy to knit pattern, they look great in bright colored yarns, and they knit up quickly. Come join us for two classes to get you started on your journey with lacy socks!

When: Two Saturdays - July 2nd and 16th
10 am to Noon
Fee: $25 per student
Instructor: Helen Burros

The pattern book, Sock Innovation by Cookie A is in stock, along with lots of gorgeous yarns and needles to use and class participants will receive 20% off on the book, so come to the shop and start your lacy sock journey this summer!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Small Projects

Summer is a great time to knit small projects. If you're traveling you'll appreciate having your knitting in the car or on the plane.

I've got a new book with 20 great patterns to knit - Mirasol Mini Knits. Here are a few of the patterns.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

New Sock Yarns are Here!

Zauberball, Zauberball Crazy and Trekking Hand Art are here!

These hand-dyed yarns are 75% wool & 25% Nylon.

Not just for socks, each 100g skein contains 460 yards and sells for $19.95.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

All Aboard for a Portland Yarn Crawl

Of course I'd like Salem knitters to buy yarn from me but when I heard about this yarn crawl I thought it sounded so fun! I'll open up Teaselwick Wools early, at 9:30, and will have coffee and cookies for you crawlers. We've made arrangements for crawlers to park in the museum parking lot. Kudos to Helen for organizing such a fun trip! Here's the info:

Knittin’ the Rails – An Urban Yarn Adventure
Saturday, May 28th, 2011
Join us as we travel by train to Portland’s historic Union Station, then visit several yarn shops in Portland, with a trip to the Tea Zone for a quick break, before having a light early dinner and heading back to Salem on the train.

We will be meeting at the Mission Mill Museum on Saturday morning at 9:30am, stopping for coffee & cookies at Teaselwick Wools, then walking across Mill St. to board the Amtrak Cascades #504 10:12 morning train to Portland, approximately an hour’s journey
away. Leaving the train at Union Station, we will walk and use TriMet buses to visit Urban Fiber Arts, Dublin Bay Yarn Company, Twisted (home of the entire Blue Moon Fiber Arts line!), and Yarn Garden with a quick hop to Happy Knits. We will stop for a snack at the Tea Zone mid-afternoon to restore our energy, before continuing our urban adventure. About 4:30 we will have an early dinner at the Lloyd Center food court, before boarding the #507 6:15 train for the early evening run back to Salem, arriving in Salem about 7:15pm.

Important things to know -
Knitters must purchase their train tickets in advance of the trip, to assure their seat on the train. There is a Bistro car on the train which has drinks and light snacks available.
Please wear shoes and clothing appropriate for walking in town and for the weather. Please remember to carry only what you can comfortably carry on the buses. This trip is not suitable for toddlers or young children but babes in arms are welcome! Bags will be checked at the
yarn shops for security and to make shopping easier. Remember that Portland has hills but relatively small downtown blocks. And don’t forget your cameras! Knitters should bring $10.00 in change for the buses. We will be buying all day passes but the price could change. Bring only the bank cards you intend to use, in a wallet you can put in your pocket to avoid leaving it on the bus or in a yarn shop. Bring a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated – walking is hard work and you don’t want to get tired too soon!
Please contact Helen Burros – or Bluedragon on to sign up and for more information about this fun excursion in ‘green’ travel!

Monday, May 9, 2011

New Yarns for Spring!

Seedling from Classic Elite
Part of the Verde Collection of eco-friendly yarns, Seedling is a machine washable organic cotton. This yarn has the same wonderful texture and softness as Sprout but in a
lighter weight.
100% Organic Cotton
machine wash gentle
4sts/inch on US 7 needles
50 grams
approx 110 yards

Sugar Rush
This silky soft sport weight yarn is made from sugar cane. It has a wonderful luster
and drapey quality.
100% Sugar Cane Viscose6-7sts/inch on US 3 needle
137 yards

Cotton Tweed By Tahki
A soft yet rustic tweed blend yarn in an array of saturated colors. It's the perfect year-round yarn, great for every type of knit - from lacework to chunky cables.
72% Cotton, 14% Viscose, 8% Nylon, 6% Polyester
50 grams
87 yards

Sawya by Mirasol
Soft and breathable - another great yarn from Mirasol!
60% Pima Cotton, 25% Alpaca, 15% Silk
4.5-5sts/inch on US 7 - 8 needle
50 grams
92 yards

Monday, April 18, 2011

Let's Knit the Multnomah Shawl

Teaselwick Wools presents
Let's Knit the Multnomah Shawl
with instructor Helen Burros
Dates: May 14th & June 4th (2 Saturdays)
Times: 10am - Noon
Fee: $25

This fun and easy to knit shawl takes only one skein of beautiful hand-painted sock yarn!
Easy lace and a simple to learn pattern make it a fun way learn lace knitting - and you can
have it done in time to wear on your next trip this summer!

The pattern is available for free at the blog of the talented knitter - Hello Knitty

Sign up in person or by phone at (503) 586-0232.
Class limited to five students!

Monday, March 7, 2011

It's Back!

Announcing Teaselwick Wools 2nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Sale! One day only - all green yarn 10% off - Thursday, March 17th, 2011.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Wanna Knit Socks?

Teaselwick Wools presents Sock Saturdays!
with instructor Helen Burros

Join us for one, two or all three! All you need to know is how to cast-on, knit and

March 19th, 10am to Noon - Start a sock using the Top Down method.

April 2nd, 10am - Noon - Explore techniques for durable heels.

April 16th, 10am to Noon - Lets knit round or star toes.

Cost: $15 per session - Sign up in person or by phone at (503) 586-0232.

Materials to bring with you to class: One set of double pointed needles - size 1, a skein of good quality sock yarn in a solid or semi-solid color (wound into a center pull ball) and stitch markers.

Class limited to five students!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Sock Yarn for Babies!

As many fellow knitters know, sock yarn makes great baby yarn. In most cases it's machine washable and the gauge knits up into a very wearable fabric for babies & toddlers. The fall KNITTERS magazine featured a pattern called "Sock To Frock" knit in the Malabrigo sock yarn - a yarn I carry at Teaselwick. The colors of this hand-dyed yarn are lucious and it's soft!

Self patterning sock yarns make fun baby items as well. Soon on the shelf in the shop will be Berroco
Sox and a new book from Berroco with patterns for baby items using this yarn.

I hope everyone is having a happy new year so far. We may have a few months of cold & gray ahead of us but that means it's knitting time!

P.S. - The Fall 2010 issue of Knitters is available as a free download if you visit their website at Because this issue is available for free they have given permission for me to give away free copies of "Sock To Frock" with yarn purchase. Come on in & let me know if you would like a copy of this pattern.