Phone: (212) 360-7266 or (212) 289-2944
1763 2nd Ave. New York, NY 10128
SW Corner of East 92nd St. & 2nd Ave.

The StoreNews

Due to weather conditions, the store will be closed today.
Stay safe and warm and we hope to see you all tomorrow!!
It might not be snowing NYC yet but that doesn't mean you can't get into the winter spirit with some super cute Crochet Snowflakes!
NEXT WEDNESDAY, Dec. 6, Dana (Freed) Fiddes will be teaching a class on how to make these fun snowflakes! They're perfect for decorating your apartment or work space. Here's what you need to know:
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Skill Requirements: Beginner Crochet skills
Materials: The smaller flakes were made with a fingering weight yarn and the larger flake was made with a bulky weight (Crazy Sexy Wool from Wool and the Gang-currently in stock). You can provide your own yarn or stop by the store early and pick some out. We have lots to choose from. The crochet hook you need will depend on the yarn so be sure to have one that's appropriate to your yarn weight. If you need help with this, the staff will make sure you're all set.
Price: $60
Call the store today to reserve your spot!
Little Gidding Farm Suris
Trunk Show!
Make sure to come to the store THIS FRIDAY from 4-6:30pm for our LGF Suri Trunk Show kickoff! There will be multiple weights and colors to see, as well as some excellent patterns to inspire you. And of course, some yummy snacks.
To make the event even more fun, your purchase of LGF yarns that night will be 10% off!
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For more info on this amazing yarn company, check out their website: LGF Suris. And if you can't make it Friday night, the trunk show will be in store until December 12th.
 
We'll see you then!

Thanksgiving Week Schedule:
Wednesday the 22nd: Open regular hours, including Stitch & Sip from 6:30-8:30pm
Thursday the 23rd: CLOSED
Friday the 24th: Open regular hours, 11-6:30pm

Have a happy and safe holiday!

Anzula Trunk Show! 
You've waited a whole year and now it's here! The Anzula Trunk Show will be coming to Annie and Co. on Sunday, November 19th from 1-4pm. That's 3 whole hours of shopping from Anzula Luxury Fibers
As always the suitcases will be over flowing, Sabrina will be here to assist you in any way, there will be tons of amazing samples to inspire you and the snacks will be bountiful!
This is such a fun trunk show so if you haven't experienced it before, make sure you get here! You won't regret it.
 We hope to see you then!
Hello Needlepointers,
 
       We just received 2018 holiday deadlines from our fancy finisher in Texas, Spinning Wheel-Trang. All projects needed back in time for the following holidays, must be in our shop by the dates listed below...


Spinning Wheel 2018 Holiday Deadlines
Valentine's Day.......Friday December 1st 2017
Easter.......................Friday January 26th 2018
4th of July.....................Friday April 20th 2018
Halloween.......................Friday July 20th 2018
Hanukkah.......................Friday July 27th 2018
Thanksgiving...............Friday August 3rd 2018
 Christmas...................Friday August 10th 2018 


**Please be sure to let the sales associate helping you know that you need it back for which ever holiday so they can make note of it on the finishing invoice.  
 
***Anything brought in after the dates listed above will be considered late and will not be back in time for the corresponding holiday. Spinning Wheel will not accept request for a rush on any holiday items. Please keep these deadlines in mind if this is the finisher you normally like to use.  
 
 

Happy Stitching!

Chunky Yarns are Here!
We are so excited for these winter yarns that have come in and we just know you're going to love them as much as we do! 
Carnaby Yarn
This is the perfect yarn for arm knitting! It's super chunky and perfect for huge cowls or afghans! Each skein is 1 lb of hand dyed goodness so be sure to get some today!
Umina from Mirasol Yarn
Looking for a straight-forward, super soft yarn with great stitch definition and color-work potential? Here is it! Umina is 50% Alpaca and 50% wool that has a very tight twist so it's soft and strong all at the same time. You have to feel it to believe it! Check out these patterns other people have knitted it with:
Secquoia from Baah! Yarns
A unique, chunky, hand-dyed yarn made up of 100% wool. These skeins are perfect for a super fun hat or cowl that you could knit up in a flash! Try one of these on for size:
Afghan Cashmere Worsted from From The Mountain
We are BIG fans of this yarn! It's hand-spun by women in Afghanistan as their form of income! So every skein purchased is supporting them. The yarn is one of the softest cashmeres we have ever felt and the colors are in gorgeous natural colors. You'll want to get your hands on this yarn!
Rasta from Malabrigo
We just stocked up on Rasta! There are a few new colors and, of course, some old favorites. Come see the selection for yourself!
Artist Chunky from Feza Yarns
 Grab your size US11 or larger needles for these hand-dyed beauties! You'll have a hat done in no time!
Caracol from Malabrigo
Caracol comes in more colors this season so we are thrilled to have more options for you to love!
Stop by the store to met these great yarns!
 We hope to see you soon!
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New Class!
We are offering a brand new class at Annies! Our friend Sarah Solomon has agreed to do some technique classes for us this fall and we couldn't be happier! 
Ever wanted to learn how to make cables?? Well now is you chance! 
Wednesday, October 4
6:30-8:30pm
Intro to Cables
Cables add gorgeous three-dimensional texture to your knits and once you learn the basic principles a whole world of patterns open up for you.  In this class we will cover how to read cable instructions in both written and charted form, how to work cables using a cable needle, and how to work small-scale cables without a cable needle.
Experience Required: Basic knitting skills, should be comfortable identifying knit and purl stitches
Supplies: Size 7 straight or circular needles (your preferred needles for flat knitting)
worsted weight yarn
stitch markers 
cable needle 
$60
We ask that you call ahead to sign up for any of these classes!
NYC Yarn Crawl!

It's that time of year again! Grab your walking shoes, your reusable bag and your piggy bank because this weekend is the NYC yarn crawl!
This is a great opportunity to check out the yarn shops of nyc, meet some new friends and get some great deals on yarn! This year we are SO thrilled to have even easier access now that the Q train is up and running. Simply hop on the Q train heading north, take it to the 96th st. station and walk down 2nd Ave to 92nd street. It's that easy!
As always we will be offering 20% off the ENTIRE store (yes, that includes needlepoint/threads) and the sale bins will be out in all their discount glory! This year we have super reduced prices on 
Lang Cashsoft
Shibui Dune
 Lang Malou
Artisan
Kureyon Sock
Kine
Sabine
Phoenix Print
and much, much more!
We will also be having a trunk show from Alex Creates, a hand-dyer in Harlem, NY!
The fun starts TOMORROW and ends on Sunday during our regular business hours:
Fri. 11am-6:30pm
Sat. 11am-5pm
Sun. 12pm-5pm
Like every year,
-we will not be winding yarn this weekend but welcome you to bring your yarn back next week and we will be happy to wind it for you then.
-The in-store discount will not be able to go towards special orders and we will not be punching punch cards, since everything is on sale. -There will be limited to no table help this weekend.
We thank you for your understanding.
For more info, check out the NYC Yarn Crawl website: www.yarncrawlnyc.com
We can't wait to see some old friends and meet some new ones during this very exciting weekend!
Labor Day Hours!
We will be closing Saturday, September 2nd through Monday, September 4th for the Labor Day Weekend. 
Regulars Fall hours will resume on Tuesday, September 5th, including our first Sunday of being open again on September 10th from 12-5pm.
Have a happy and safe weekend!

 
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Get Your Needles!
We have a new yarn in stock as well as some new yarns from an old favorite!
Big Softy from The Rare Creature
This Super Bulky yarn is going to be your new fave yarn! It's made up of 95% alpaca and 5% nylon making it super soft but strong! We are dying to make the Riva Sweater in it, or the Cousteau Cap! 
Alpaca Soft DK from Rowan Yarns
You read that right, we decided to carry Rowan Yarns again!!! We just couldn't say no to this gorgeous DK weight alpaca! And when you touch it, you won't blame us. It's got great stitch definition and the colors are classic. We also have the latest Rowan Book 62 for plenty of pattern ideas with this yarn!
Cashmere Tweed from Rowan Yarns
We love the tweed look. It's so traditional in the art of knitting! And this tweed in particular is the stuff dreams are made of. It's 80% Wool and 20% Cashmere so it has that natural look but with a supernatural feel! Check out the new Rowan Book for all sorts of ideas! 
 
Brushed Fleece
This is an old favorite that we are SO happy to be stocking again! It's chunky and light and perfect for that instant gratification project. It's 65% wool, 30% Alpaca, and 5% nylon so it's sturdy but soft! Check out the new Brooklyn sweater or Caliban poncho for some chunky inspiration!
 Stop by the store to met these great yarns!
 We hope to see you soon!

Aug
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Meet Some Newbies!
We have a few new yarns in stock that we are sure you're going to love!
Fleece Roving and Aran
This beautiful yarn from West Yorkshire Spinners is the perfect woolly wool. It's 100% made in England from English sheep. The Aran is 100% Blue Faced Leicester, has 181 yards and completely in-dyed. The Roving comes in 4 natural colors, each having 165 yards and is a bulky weight. Whip up an Antler Hat with the Aran or grab the Roving and make this Gray Street or this Nordic Wind.
Apres Ski
This is new yarn from Knit One, Crochet Too is a super soft and squishy wool /nylon blend yarn. A heavier worsted weight yarn, it creates wonderful stitch definition in its bold and bright variety of colors. Check it out in the Dar Tus Hat & Cowl!
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Also from Knit One, Crochet Too, this is a brand new yarn inspired by the gorgeous rugs of Morocco. It's made up of 80% Merino Wool/ 15% Suri Alpaca/ 5% Sari  Silk and has 100% yards. We love the way it looks in the Lighthouse Hat & Cowl!
 
Alpaca Silver 
This new yarn from Katia is soft, light and sparkly! The lightweight alpaca makes any project feel like air and the hint of silver sparkle makes it decadent. Come check out the beautiful designs for this yarn in the newest Katia Concept #4 book!
Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK Prints
This is the same Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK you know and love but with a fun twist! They come in gorgeous multi-tones that are great on their own or mixed with matching solids! It's perfect for baby and kids pieces as well as blankets!
 Stop by the store to met these great yarns!
 We hope to see you soon!

Jul
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We have an Intermediate Crochet class THIS Saturday!

July 29

12-2pm

Intermediate Crochet-Granny Square Blanket

You'll learn to take your crochet skills to the next level by making a granny square baby blanket! You bring you Size H hook and we'll provide you with the yarn to get started!

$60

We ask that you please call in advance to sign up for this class!

We hope to see you soon! 

Check these out!

We have a lot of new yarns that came in this week that we think you're going to love! Here they are!
Mamacha from Amano
We know it's hot out there but it's never too soon to get your winter hats made and this yarn is perfect for that! If there was ever a time to have feel-o-vision, this would be it. This is 70% Alpaca and 30% wool and 100% dreamy! Whip up a headband like Headband: Honesty or a chunky hat like Quick and Easy Slouchy Hats.
Young from Lang Yarns
This yarn is the so fun! The colors are spectacular and once again, the chunky and soft factor are through the roof! You could use this for finger knitting or whipping up a super fast project. We have mini pattern books for inspiration or make something like Paris in Winter Cowl or Homestretch Hat.
Ultra Pima Fine Tones from Cascade Yarns
This is the classic Ultra Pima fine but now with a speckled dye! It's youthful and easy to match with the beautiful solids that you love. Make and donate a festive pair of Knitted Knockers or whip up a Mischa Baby Dress.
Uneek Worsted from Urth Yarns
We love self striping yarns! It's the fun of having stripes without any of the work of making stripes. No jogs, no ends to weave. It's perfect! This 100% wool is squishy and stripey and perfect for making simple patterns look complex! We made the Cuffed Classic Hat and love the way it knitted up!
Passione from Lang Yarns
This yarn is one of a kind. It's made up of 82% alpaca, 16% nylon and 2% elastic! So it's super soft, light as a feather and has a stretch that bounces right back! Lang has lots of patterns for this yarn that you can browse and purchase on their website!   
Symmetry from The Alpaca Yarn Co.
Remember that time I talked about feel-o-vision, well this is another yarn worthy of the concept. It's a sport weight that's 50% alpaca and 50% wool so it's like heaven in your hands! It's also 100% made in America! You'll want to use this yarn for everything; Or maybe a pattern like Ramble or Autumn's End or Polwarth.
Viva Glitz from Feza Yarns
Everyone needs a little sparkle in their lives! This is a wonderfully sparkly, DK weight yarns with great drape and beautiful hand-dyed colors. Use it for the Viva Glitz Lattice Shawlette or the Ruffled Interlude.
 
Stop by the store and see(touch) these great yarns!
 We hope to see you soon!

Classes this Week!

We have 3 classes available for sign-up this week!
Thursday, July 13
6:30-8:30pm
Beginner Knitting
Ready to learn the art of knitting? Then this is the class for you! You'll learn how to read a ball band, cast on, and the knit stitch! We provide you with your needles and first skein of yarn; a second skein can be purchased if you want to turn your work into a scarf!
$60
 
Saturday, July 15
12-2pm
Beginner Crochet
You'll learn the Chain Stitch, Single Crochet and Double Crochet in this class! We will provide you with your hook and first skein of yarn. A second skein can be purchased if you'd like to turn your piece into a scarf!
$60
  
3-5pm
Advanced Beginner Knitting
Take your knitting skills to the next level! You’ll learn how to purl which will open the door to the seed stitch, rib stitch, and basketweave. You’ll also learn how to finish a project by binding off! Bring a ball of worsted yarn and your size US8 needle!
$50
We ask that you call ahead to sign up for any of these classes!

More Hedgehog!

We just received a HUGE shipment from Hedgehog Fibres!
We have tons of colors in Skinny Singles and Sock, as well as...
...a gorgeous array of colors in Aran!
Hurry to the store before they're all gone!
See you soon!

Reminder!

We have 2 classes that still have room for this weekend!
Saturday, July 8
12-2pm
Bead Crochet Necklace
Beginner Crochet skills required
Use crochet techniques to make a one of a kind bead necklace! Each necklace is different based on the color of thread you choose and you can walk out wearing it!
The kit is included in your class fee so all you have to do is come to the class!
$90
 
5-7pm
Beginner Knitting
Ready to learn the art of knitting? Then this is the class for you! You'll learn how to read a ball band, cast on, and the knit stitch! We provide you with your needles and first skein of yarn; a second skein can be purchased if you want to turn your work into a scarf!
$60
We ask that you call ahead to sign up for any of these classes!

American Scenic

Blue Sky Fibers has a new limited edition yarn made entirely in America!
It's called American Scenic and it's stunning! Blue Sky has collaborated with fiber designer Tabbethia Haubold of Long Island Yarn & Farm to create this Made-in-the-USA yarn. It consists of 50% Alpaca, 30% Wool and 20% silk so the softness factor is through the roof. It's an Aran weight with 100 yards per skein. Blue sky has released 2 free patterns for it, The East Bethel Cap and The Long Island Cowl and if those don't float your boat here are some other great options:

This is a limited edition yarn so be sure to get some before it's all gone! What better way to celebrate America this weekend than with an American made yarn!


We hope to see you soon!
 
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Urban Lace Infinity Scarf

We have a new yarn AND a new store sample!
This is Painted Sky from Knitting Fever Yarns in the Urban Lace Infinity Scarf! This is a worsted weight wool that has a beautiful gradient. Each skein has 218 yards and feels like a dream! This scarf only takes 1 ball so it makes a perfect gift for a loved one or someone else! And if this scarf isn't your style here are some other pattern ideas for this fabulous yarn!

Stop by the store to start your next knit!