Prep School KAL
Jan
15
Jan 22

Prep School KAL

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We're getting ready to have one of the BIGGEST events in the history of The Altered Stitch when StevenBe and Stephen West come to teach you all of their knitting tips & tricks in a series of workshops held over 2 exciting days in February! To get in the spirit we're going to knit up this quick cowl designed by StevenBe!  Join us for what's sure to be a fun and fast KAL!

Choose Your Own Toby Roxane Adventure KAL!
Nov
1
Dec 4

Choose Your Own Toby Roxane Adventure KAL!

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We had an awesome time with Toby Roxane for the 2 weeks that she was visiting The Altered Stitch as a special guest knitting instructor!  Everyone learned a lot, and on Toby's last day, she kicked off our Toby Roxane KAL.  Choose any Toby Roxane pattern, purchase the pattern & yarn at The Altered Stitch, and then join us Friday nights from 6pm - 9pm for our weekly  after hours KAL!

Tragedy & Comedy Shawl
Oct
30
Nov 20

Tragedy & Comedy Shawl

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Tragedy & Comedy Shawl 

Image courtesy of Anthony Casalena

Image courtesy of Anthony Casalena

After seeing this one in person...we just had to do it!
Oct
23
Nov 20

Holi Party KAL

Holi Party is a quick little pullover that is worked from the top-down in an absolutely seamless way. It calls for chunky yarn, which knits up in a breeze. Don’t be surprised if you finish this project in a couple of days, it is that quick. The yoke is knit in the round, with raglan shaping for the sleeves. There are no buttonholes in this sweater: the buttons are sewn to both flaps to hold them together.


Whether you are looking for your first sweater pattern, if you are too anxious to work on sweaters with lighter weight yarns, if you are looking for instant gratification after working on a very long project or if you just needed to get your knitting mojo back, Holi Party is the perfect project for you!

Buy the pattern at The Altered Stitch and get the yarn for 10% off!

Oct
2
Oct 23

Morning Mist Top

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Morning Mist is a comfy but elegant spring top featuring a textured lace panel on a stockinette body. Cotton Comfort by Green Mountain Spinnery is a wonderful cotton wool blend yarn that is warm yet breathable, making a perfect garment to take you into the warmer, or cooler months. I love lace back shirts, but chose a pattern that wasn’t too open to avoid seeing straps underneath. The simple drop-shoulder body creates its own cap sleeves, making for quick knitting, and comfortable wearing. (Totally seamless!)

*This pattern is available on Ravelry but is not available through the in-store buying program.  Purchase your pattern ahead of time or come in and we'll help you log in to your account so you can purchase it.

*Yarn for this Knit A-Long must be purchased at The Altered Stitch.

Far Into the Forest Socks KAL
Jul
31
Aug 28

Far Into the Forest Socks KAL

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If you feel like dusting off your stranded knitting skills, this is the KAL for you!

Please note: This is NOT a beginner level pattern.  This is a Knit A-Long...not a class, so all though we will all be helping each other through the pattern, you must already possess the skills listed in the "What To Know Before You Begin" section below:)

Construction Notes 
Two mirrored socks worked toe to cuff in two colors. Gussets at sides, turned heel worked with no-wrap short rows, and heel flap. Stranded patterns (with numerous increases and decreases) worked from charts with stitch key. Links to photo tutorials are provided in the pattern and below for techniques used.

What to know before you begin 
Stranded knitting, basic sock construction, working in the round on double-point or circular needles, and reading charts. No grafting or picking up stitches necessary.

Jul
25
2:00 pm14:00

The Great Divide

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About a year ago, we did this pattern as our 1st KAL!  This time the pattern's designer, Michele will be here in person to help you choose great color combos!  If you didn't already know, Michele is also the mastermind behind Republic of Wool!  She is making up special DK Duo kits for the KAL but there will be limited quantities so make sure to get here early!

Jul
10
Jul 31

Friday Nite KAL - Boxy

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Boxy by Joji Locatelli

Boxy is a very simple modern sweater, with a very wide body and skinny sleeves. Worked with a lightweight yarn it is very flattering, drapey and stylish! A little short row section in the shoulders adds an interesting texture to the sleeves. Directions are given to make a seamless version (worked in the round) or a seamed version (worked back and forth) of the body. The sleeves and the neckband are worked seamlessly in the round in both versions.

Several of our customers requested this as a KAL because knitting together is always more fun!!!

Jan
8
Jan 29

The Altered Witch Contest

Grand Prize : The lucky winner will sit with us on Feb. 3rd, 2015 in the orchestra section of the fantastic Pantages Theater in Hollywood and experience one of the greatest musicals of all time!

Jan
1
12:00 pm12:00

New Year's Party!

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Happy New Year!!!

Join us for New Years Day to officially celebrate the name change from Stitch Cafe to The Altered Stitch.  The shop will be open from 12pm-3pm to celebrate the new store name as well as the new year, we will have appetizers and refreshments. Will will also be announcing a couple of special things this day including a new program we will be hosting as well as how one very lucky winner can win a ticket to the musical Wicked.

 

Dec
31
11:00 am11:00

New Year's Eve Short Day

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Closing Early at 3pm!

We know that everyone will be prepping for their parties and special New Year's Eve events, so we will be closing early and getting ready for our New Year's Day party to be held on New Year's Day beginning at 12 Noon!

Dec
6
5:00 pm17:00

Light Up Valley Village!

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During the “Light Up Valley Village” celebration on Saturday December 6th, we will be hosting on the spot mini classes that will get you up and running with crochet! Materials for these classes are free! Adults & Children welcome! Your starter kit will include a crochet hook & yarn plus a coupon for 10% off yarn so that you cant start a project away! We can’t wait to see you! The street will be closed for this street fair event and we will be running classes from 5pm to 7pm while supplies last!

Dates: Saturday December 6th from 5pm - 7pm