Vintage Modern Knits Extravaganza!

June is always a month full of excitement. School is out, summer is starting, and the days are getting longer and warmer . And now, we have another thing to look forward to: the ladies behind Kelbourne Woolens and Vintage Modern Knits are making a trip to the West Coast! That’s right, superstar designers Kate Gagnon Osborn and Courtney Kelley are coming all the way from Philadelphia to visit Knit Purl for the first time, bringing with them an abundance of knitting knowledge and a whole lot of fun!

Courtney and Kate at a book signing
WHAT: A weekend of education and entertainment with Kelbourne Woolens
WHEN: Friday, June 24 – Sunday, June 26
WHERE: Right here at Knit Purl! (1101 SW Alder, Portland, OR 97205)

If you haven’t already checked out Courtney and Kate’s classes, now is the time! The pair will share their novel approach to vintage techniques and aesthetics with a fun, fresh twist through four unique classes centered around patterns from their book, Vintage Modern Knits. Each class will focus on teaching a different technique in an engaging group environment.

Entranced knitters at a Bohus-Inspired Knitting class
The weekend itinerary is as follows:
Friday, 5 pm – 7 pm: Book Signing with Kate and Courtney
Saturday, 10 am – 1 pm: Roositud Inlay, featuring Yvette Roositud Beret
Saturday, 2 pm – 5 pm: Setesdal Knitting, featuring Telemark Legwarmers
Sunday, 10 am – 1 pm: Fair Isle Stocking featuring Whitby Stockings
Sunday, 2 pm – 5 pm: Bohus-Inspired Knitting, featuring Baltic Beret

The classes are $75 for the first student and $25 for each additional person you sign up ($100 for two people, $125 for three, and so on). Try a class with a couple of friends for huge savings!

Plus, stop by during the free book signing on Friday evening for a chat with the awesome women behind those gorgeous designs! We will be serving delicious refreshments and we’ll have plenty of books on hand, so if you haven’t picked up your copy yet, pop in to have it signed by the designers themselves!

A very happy knitter with her newly signed book!
And as if you needed more to anticipate, Courtney and Kate are also bringing along their Vintage Modern Knits trunk show! Admire all the beautiful garments from the book up close and personal and get yarn and sizing advice right from the designers! If you’ve seen the book, you know these pieces are seriously a sight to behold (if not, you can see pictures of the patterns on Ravelry!). Come and get some inspiration for your own versions of the designs!

We hope you are as excited as we are to welcome Kate and Courtney to Portland! Whether you’re taking classes or checking out the garments, we’re sure you’ll be inspired by their creative energy and style. Stop by any time over the weekend to take part in the fun!

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June 06, 2011 by Alexa
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