- Classes from some incredible teachers! The list of instructors reads like a Who's Who of Knitting.
- A massive marketplace, jam-packed with things to do including knit-couture fashion shows, sales by yarn and accessory boutiques, a Beginner Lounge run by Vickie Howell, a Pro Lab with knitting experts, the LIVE lounge, celebrity book signings, free technique-driven demos, and raffles and giveaways.
The shopping at VKLive NY was unbelievable, so bring an extra big bag and as much as your yarny budget can handle! Tickets are still available for the Marketplace at the door if you haven't purchased yours already. You don't need to take a class to visit, so if you're in the area don't miss it.
- The finalists from Unwind's recent Silky Alpaca Lace Design Contest.
Don't miss the yarn tasting area, where you will have an opportunity to sample some of Classic Elite's new and best-selling yarns! We picked yarns with interesting blends that would work in a number of climates outside of New England and would pique people's interests. If your LYS doesn't carry these yarns, this is your chance to try them out.
|l to r, Vail, Pirouette, Avenue, Woodland, Liberty Print|
- Vail: 70% baby alpaca, 30% bamboo. That fiber content is enough to get me to rush right over and try it out. The sheen! The drape! The softness!
- Pirouette: 67% kid mohair, 25% bamboo, 8% nylon. Another bamboo blend from Classic Elite Yarns, this one combined with soft, fluffy kid mohair. If you love mohair but find the price can be prohibitive when blended with silk, this is the yarn for you. If you don't like mohair, this might make a believer out of you yet...
- Avenue: 42% extrafine Merino, 29% silk, 29% viscose. A new yarn with a lovely drape and beautiful marled colorways, Avenue was recently featured in our Web Letter with the popular Avenue Cabled Sweater, a very hip silhouette knit in a very hip yarn.
- Woodland: 65% wool, 35% nettles. Part of our Verde Collection of eco-friendly yarns, Woodland has an incredibly unique hand and look. If you haven't knit with nettles before (and not many have), you have to try it.
- Liberty Wool Print: 100% washable wool. Soft, wearable, and hard working, Liberty Print continues to be a runaway success. Knit some up to experience the color shifts for yourself.
We have some goodies at our tasting table too, so be sure to stop by to pick some up. Let us know what you think! Comment here, via Twitter with the hashtag #CEYatVKL, or on our Facebook page. And if you see Betsy there, say hi! Thank you Vogue Knitting for organizing such a great event!