Thursday, August 22, 2019

Classes On Demand!

We heard you...

 and are happy to announce that our classes are now available "ON DEMAND"! 


This means that even if a class is being offered at a specific date and time, you can schedule it when you are available. All you have to do is call the store and set up your class. Here are a few of the classes that are available:


Techniques and Skills

Novice Knitting                                                           Novice Crochet
Fixing Mistakes                                                           Finishing in Style
Pattern Reading for Knitters                                        Pattern Reading for Crocheters
Chart Reading for Knitters                                          Chart Reading for Crocheters
The Sock Hop                                                              Tunisian Crochet
Yarn Substitution                                                         Tatting (Shuttle or Needle)

Projects

Holiday Stockings                                                        Amigurumi
Hats, Scarves, & Cowls                                                Shawls
Sweaters                                                                        Lace, Cables & Colorwork

Click here for the full list.

Sweater University - Back to Basics October 2019

We will be starting up a new class for Sweater University - meeting once a month on the 2nd Thursday night from 7-9pm. It will be the Boyfriend Sweater - our first Sweater University sweater! It is a 5 piece sweater (2 fronts, back, & 2 sleeve) with front inset pockets. The sleeves are set in sleeves, with shaping for front and back armholes and the sleeve caps. Topics covered during the series will include gauge swatching, shaping, blocking, seams and finishing.

The sessions will meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 10/10/2019 thru 4/9/2019 from 7-9pm. Each session will cost $35 or $210 if all sessions are paid in advance. Participants will also receive a 20% discount on yarn purchased though Moore Yarn. You will need 1800 to 2600 yds of worsted weight yarn and US 9 (or size to make gauge) circular needles There will be a limit of 8 participants. The deadline for registration and yarn orders is September 12th.

If you have a sweater or other large project that you would like to do on your own, we can work with you from beginning to the successful completion

Crochet Sweater University Fall 2019-2020

How about a little lace for your spring and summer 2020? "On the Lace" Cardigan from Bernat is our next crochet sweater project beginning Wednesday, September 25 from 7-9pm. We will meet the 4th Wednesday of each month until February 26 2020. The sweater is sized from small (28"-34" bust) up to 4/5 XL (56"-62" bust), with up to 2" of ease. You will need 800 to 1600 yds of worsted weight yarn and a US H/8 (5 mm) or size to make gauge hook. The body (fronts and back) are worked in one piece and the sleeves are worked separately and set in.

Each session will cost $35 or $180 if all sessions are paid in advance. Participants will also receive a 20% discount on yarn purchased though Moore Yarn. The deadline for registration and yarn orders is September 6th.

Have questions? Just give us a call for more information or to register for any of our classes and events.
.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

LYS Day Celebration!

LYS Day is a special day & we want to give something back to you, our loyal customers!

Stop by the store any time Friday, 4/26 from 10am-9pm, Saturday, 4/27 from 10am-6pm or Sunday 4/28 before 5pm & enter our LYS Day Door Prize drawing for a chance to win one of 3 great gifts.



Oliver Owl, 
an exclusive Mega-gurumi design by Mitzy







Project Bag by Mitzy with a Yarn Guardian*  




OR

Stitcher's Care Kit (Featuring a Lifesaver Lifeline set, Stitcher's Balm & a Yarn Guardian*) by Flo



* New Product - MY Yarn Guardian - A sachet containing cedar chips and lavender flowers to both make your project smell great & protect it from moths.


Ok, here's the fine print...

  • Only 1 entry per customer per day will be accepted.
  • You may place an entry in each of the Ticket boxes, but you may win only one prize.
  • The winner will be announced on Sunday at 5pm. You do not need to be present to win.




The Discount wheel will also be out for the entire weekend! Take a chance to receive up to 75% off your purchase.

There will be light refreshments and much Moore!


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Coming In March

A New Class to Refine Your Skills!

Gauge Matters!


  • Have you ever run out of yarn for a project?
  • Have you ever made a hat that didn’t fit – Anyone?
  • Do your projects come out larger or smaller than the pattern says?



It’s because 
Gauge Matters! 




All of the above result from ignoring the real 1st step of a Knit of Crochet project – Swatching for Gauge! Ok, so

  • Sometimes you do the swatch, it matches the pattern, so off you go… but your project ends up too big or too small. 
  • Sometimes you do the swatch, it matches the pattern, so off you go… but you still run out of yarn or have a lot left over & the project doesn’t fit! 
  • Sometimes you do the swatch doesn’t match the pattern’s stated gauge & you don’t know what to do or you don’t know how to interpret the results. 

How do you get it to fit? Easy!  Join us for Gauge Matters - a bootcamp on why gauge is important to your project - even if the pattern says it is not – Saturday, March 9th from 9am-12pm for Knitters and Saturday, March 30th from 9am-12pm for Crocheters! The cost for the session is just $45, plus materials (yarn for in-class work and a ruler for gauging).

These 3 hour sessions are hand-on and not a lecture. There are pre-class samples (see back of flyer) that must be completed before the class meets and will be used during the class. Pre-registration is required. Stop by the store or Call 732-847-3665 to register.


Mandala Madness!

Colorful Crochet Mandalas are a modern take on doilies. Often each row is a different color rather than the same color all the way through. They are fun and easy to do! This March 16th and 30th we will be adapting a basic square mandala to cover a square Jute totebag. This is a great way to learn about how mandalas are constructed, and even some new stitches. All you need is about 135 yds each of 6 colors chunky weight yarn, a US I hook and a jute totebag (12" wide bye 12" high by 6" deep). 

The cost of the 2 session class is $50 plus your materials. Pre-registration is required, so sign up early!


Sheep!

Amigurumi is not difficult, especially when you are working on these adorable sheep. Marshmallow is knitted using US 4 DPNs and just wants to hug everyone in sight. You can learn about amigurumi while making him (or her) Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm on March 5th and 19th. Bubbles is crocheted using s US G hook and is the perfect size for that special little one you know. You can make him on Wednesdays 3/6 and 3/20 from 7-9pm. Pre-registration is required for both classes and there are a limited number of kits available, so don't delay.

Looking for something fun to do with your friends who Knit or Crochet? Ask us about special group sessions - you pick the project - we'll get you started. Contact Flo or Mitzy for more information and suggestions for possible events!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Thank You & look what's coming!

First we want to thank everyone who stopped by or sent best wishes for our 5th Anniversary. It has been a long journey for Mitzy and Flo, but is is one that they have enjoyed with passion and creativity. The Discount Wheel made it's 1st appearance in almost 3 years and there was excitement everywhere. Thanks also to Kazia Rae's Restaurant for providing snacks and munchies, and Terri, Darcy and others who also added to our refreshment table.






It is the Holiday Season and we ask you to remember to support your local businesses. For many of us, this time of the year brings in a significant chunk of our income. Before you open an app on your phone, swing by the shop and see what we have to offer for those on your Holiday lists.

We offer our thanks and gratitude to all of our customers, new and returning, for the past year and we look forward to working with you in the coming year. To offer a wide variety of yarns, notions, classes and the FREE help sessions that that your have come to expect, we need your help.

Yarn Consignment? Up and ready for your destashing!

Begun in November, our Yarn Consignment Club is doing well on both sides of the fence. Offering new, not so new and vintage/discontinued yarns, it's perfect when you need (or want) something unusual for that special project. We have added needles, pattern books and pattern pamphlets as well. Come in and check it out!

Got yarn that you bought but don't want or no longer love? Bring it in and for just $5 (annual seller's fee) you can become a member of the Moore Yarn Consignment Club). We 'll package it, research the selling price and put it on 'the selling floor'. If it sells, you get 40% and we get 60% (to cover the cost of packaging and the space).



Coming in 2019...

Hats of the Month Club & Cowls of the Month Club

Want to learn new techniques, stitches and have fun? The Hats and Cowls of the Month Clubs offer just that. Each month we will be offering sessions in a Knit Hat, a Crochet Hat and a Cowl (sometimes knit and sometimes crochet). The sessions are 3 hours to give you plenty of time to  get your project started and understand the concepts.  Click on the links above to learn more about the projects that we will be working on. Contact the store if you have questions or would like to register for any of the classes. 
New sessions of many of our popular classes will also be starting up come the New Year. 

Crochet Sweater University Semester #3 begins February 27th

Our featured project for the next semester is a Crochet Kimono/Tunic using the Corner to Corner Construction! This generously sized sweater is can be found on Ravelry as Free Range Kimono. There will be 2 pre-semester sessions (January 30th and 31st from 7-9pm and 7 semester sessions (see dates below).

Before the semester begins on the 4th Wednesday of February, we will be offer in 2 sessions on Corner to Corner (C2C). The 1st session on Wednesday, 1/30 from 7-9pm will focus on the basics of C2C (getting started, increasing and decreasing). The 2nd session - the next night will look at working with more than one color. If you want to learn about this fascinating technique, join us.


Thursday, October 11, 2018

Cash For your Yarn Stash????

Register here to be part of a new and exciting yarn adventure:

 MY E-Club and MOORE YARN Consignment Club!




 What is it?   The Moore Yarn Consignment Club is a great, new way to rejuvenate your yarn stash by getting rid of yarns you no longer love or cannot use and find new treasures for future projects.
  
Who?
Anyone who has yarn that they no longer love, cannot use, or even forgot why they got it can become a Selling Member of the Moore Yarn Consignment Club.

What?
Premium yarns of any kind, any fiber, any quantity (full hank/skeins only please). Yarns that your would love to see and purchase. We may be opening it up to books & patterns at a later date.

How?            
Register annually as a Selling Member of Moore Yarn Attic Club for just $5. Then bring in yarns that you want to de-stash. The staff will check you in & price your items (An item is defined as a single color of a brand & Variety (Ex. 5 hanks of Berroco Vintage is 1 item.), up to a maximum of 5 per month*, will be set out for sale. When something sells, you’ll get 40% of the sale price. Anything that is rejected will be returned to you or donated to local seniors for Charity projects.

When?
The 1st through the 8th of each month* we will be accepting items for sale. You’ll be notified within a few days if any items have been rejected and need to be picked up. On the 20th of the month, sales up to the 19th of the month will be included in that month’s payments.

* This is being waived until further notice but may change at any time.

We want The Moore Yarn Consignment Club to be a fun experience for everyone. We pledge to offer fair prices and great value for both our customers & our club members.



 


FAQs





What is Consignment? When your leave an item or items with someone for the purpose of selling them. When they are sold, you receive a percentage of the sale price, generally ranging from 40% to 60%.

What types of yarns will be accepted?  Yarns that you, as a shopper, would like to see luxury fibers, premium yarns and hand dyed, as well as old standards from your stash that need to be moved along, are perfect for the Moore Yarn Consignment Club. Any quantity of yarn is accepted, but full Hank or Skeins only. They may be purchased as a group or individually.

What will not be accepted? Most generic yarns found in Big Box & discount stores will be rejected. We do not feel that these yarns represent the quality of yarn that our customers are used to.  Please, don’t be offended if we say no to something you bring in.

How is yarn priced? Yarns are priced based on an average of retail price or the original purchase price (as marked) less 20%.

How long will yarns be available for sale? Yarns will be placed on the Sales floor for a minimum of 2 months and then replaced with new items. This means if you see something you like – get it; it may not be there when you come back.

What happens at the end of the Consignment Period? At the end of the consignment period, the yarns are removed and returned to their owners. This allows us to bring new and different yarns to you on a frequent basis. Just like outlet stores and other consignment stores, it is important to stop back early and often. New items will be put out on (or about) the 10th of each month.

What if my yarn is sold? When your yarn is sold, you will receive a check for 40% of the sales price. The remainder goes towards rent of the unit, packaging, etc.

Can previously accepted, but unsold yarn be brought back? Sure, but please wait 6 months before bringing it back.

Can previously rejected yarns be brought back? Yes, but unless we could not accept it because of a lack of space, it will likely be rejected again.

How do I sign up?
Fill out this form - Consignment Agreement  and bring it with you when you bring your first yarns for consignment. Annually, there is a $5 fee for joining the Moore Yarn Consignment Club, which you may make back in just one sale!

Friday, September 28, 2018

Coming in October!


Coming In October…



Knit Baby Romper 
Sundays, 10/7 & 10/14 from 11a-1p
Worked flat, this adorable romper will keep your new little one surrounded by love. All you need is 200yds DK weight yarn and US 4 & US 6 24” circular needles. What do you need to know? Cast on, Knit, Purl, Bind Off. Class cost $50, pattern included.




Cambrio Cap by Laura Nelkin
Sundays, 10/21 from 11a-1p
Criss Crossing long stitches working in a variegated yarn contrasted by a solid color background. This cap is quick to make and the perfect gift. What do you need to know? Cast on, Knit & Purl, work with circular needles. Class cost $35, plus $33 for kit (color selection is limited, so sign up early!)





All Pockets Bag
Sunday October 28th and Sunday November 11th from 11am-1pm
Love bags with pockets? Come learn this intriguing technique to add pockets to your bag as you knit the bag. What do you need to know? Cast on, Knit & Purl, work with circular needles.
What will you learn: Picking up multiple stitches in same location, working with “Woven Circular needles”, Sewn Hem Bind off

Materials: 2 contrasting colors worsted weight yarn – 200 yds each & two US 6 or US7 24” or 32” Circular needles (You can use different length cables, but the needle side should be the same.), 1 locking stitch marker, tapestry needle for weaving in ends and Sewn Hem Bind off


Cost $50 (pattern included), plus materials






Knit Sweater University 5
Begins Saturday 10/20th from 9am-12pm
Top Down and no seams! Lacy leaf buttonhole band and ribbed detail in the back! What do you need to know? Cast on, Knit & Purl, Bind Off. Most of this project is worked flat from the top to the bottom; the sleeves are worked in the round. This is a monthly class beginning in October and going through March 2019 (6 sessions). Cost of the class is $180 paid in advance or $40 per class individually.

Materials: Sized XS to 3XL: Worsted weight yarn – 1,000 – 2,000 yds; US7 32” Circular needles

Pre-registration (including payment) is required for all classes.
Class participation is limited to 8, with a minimum of 1.

Classes On Demand!

We heard you...  and are happy to announce that our classes are now available "ON DEMAND"!  This means that even if a class...