Zabeth’s Mid-Spring Night
Mini Shawl Workshop with Zabeth
Zabeth writes, “After many, many years of designing knitwear, nowadays, and as many knitters love these projects, I’m attracted to lace patterns, shawls especially, requiring only attention and concentration . . . no shaping, no fitting.” But shawls can be intimidating! So, Zabeth herself will lead a workshop at The Yarn Company, initiating knitters in the ways of shawl construction. Participants will make a miniature shawl using beautiful Tosh Lace in Midnight in Manhattan, and Zabeth will be on hand to guide you, answer any questions that arise, and give you the confidence to embark on your own journey to the Land of Shawls. $75, materials not included. If you are interested in the next worksohp, plese call the store.
Coup de Couer
Heart stopping. Zabeth Loisel-Weiner designed this in our very own Stoplight , from our Lorna's Laces Urban Underground Line. You can stop by the store now and take a look at this true wonder. The response has been overwhelming, to say the least, as we are sure you can imagine. This kit includes one hank of StopLight in Helen's Lace and the pattern. Hurry, quantities limited. Buy at: http://tyarn.com/zlwcdc
Her newest addition, Sun Ray is stopping customers in their tracks as they walk in. A semi circular shawl covering our entire first counter greets people with its jubilant design. The colorway that inspired Zabeth is our own exclusive West Side Highway, from Lorna's Laces. Part of our Urban underground Line, this colorway is particularly exciting in Helen's Lace, with its dark undertones playing off the Grello-ish rest. Zabeth says that she thought of the sun setting on West Side Highway, but by the time she was done, the shawl looks so happy that the name Sunset was a bit too dark....this is a tru Sun Ray!
We are truly honored that Zabeth designed these breathtaking new exclusives for The Yarn Company. Zabeth learned to knit the traditional way: on her mother's lap. Her career as freelance knitwear designer started in New York in 1986. Her work has been widely published in magazines as well as for yarn companies's house patterns. Slowing down the editorial submissions, she started to work with knit studios, devoting herself to designing for the fashion industry. In parallel she always taught knitting, at all levels, during retreats, in local stores and privately. Lately, influenced by a good friend of hers, she has been totally crazy about lace knitting, focusing on traditional lace patterns knitted in new ways, discovering once again the endless possibilities of composition.