By Hand Serial is a lookbook that comes out three times a year featuring making communities in the U.S. and Canada. This publication is a feast for the eyes! The distinctive photography adds a beautiful photo journal quality to By Hand.Local yarn shops and interviews with local artisans and knitwear designers are prominent in each issue along with a representation of regional arts and crafts.My Sister Knits is thrilled to announce that we are featured in the latest issue of By Hand Serial Lookbook No. 8: Colorado's Front Range! To celebrate, we have invited Andrea Hungerford, By Hand's author and creative director, to join us for the official launch on Saturday, January 26th!Andrea will give a lecture in the morning from 9 until noon. From 1 until 3pm she will be signing books and chatting with our customers. Also from 1 until 3pm, the indie dyers featured in this issue of By Hand Serial will be at My Sister Knits with some of their yarn!Nicole Clark of Hue Loco, Rachel Lundstrom of Six and Seven Fibers, and Dani Frisbie of Sunshine Yarns will all be at the shop. Dani does not wholesale her yarns, so this is a rare opportunity to purchase her yarn at My Sister Knits!
When Andrea was at the shop a few months ago, she talked about making sweaters and how to choose yarn that would work well with a specific pattern. We loved hearing what she had to say and asked if she would like to share her knowledge when she came for the launch. She graciously agreed and we are eager to provide this great learning opportunity for you!Her lecture will include points to consider when choosing yarn for a sweater, including yarn construction and characteristics. This is heady knowledge for yarny geeks and anyone who wants to successfully substitute yarn! In addition, she'll talk about animal and plant fibers and the difference between woolen and worsted spun yarn.For more detailed information, visit our workshop page here. This lecture requires signing up by either visiting the link just provided or calling the shop at 970.407.1461.We hope to see you at My Sister Knits for the By Hand Serial launch on Saturday, January 26th!