Vogue Knitting Live show in NYC this weekend for knitting nerds!

Vogue Knitting LIVE! January 21-23, 2011 at the Hilton New York Hotel

• MASTER-LEVEL WORKSHOPS • ONGOING FASHION SHOWS
• TALENTED DESIGNERS • DESIGN COMPETITIONS
• TOPNOTCH TEACHERS • FASHION STUDIO TOURS
• ELITE MARKETPLACE • PANEL DISCUSSIONS & MORE!

I am looking forward to dropping in on this event. It looks pretty exciting although it is too late to register for most classes, since registration started in August.   I can’t wait to see/am shaking in my seat to see all the latest knitted fashions!

Shop The Marketplace!

Marketplace Preview: Friday 5:00 – 7:00pm (open to class and lecture registrants only)
Marketplace Hours: Saturday 9:00am- 6:00pm & Sunday 9:00am- 4:00pm

Your Marketplace Ticket Includes:
Knit-Couture Fashion Shows on 2 Stages!
Yarn & Accessory Boutiques
Beginner Bar – Novice Knitters Welcome!
Pro Lab with Knitting Experts
The LIVE Lounge
Celebrity Booksignings
Technique-Driven Demos (FREE)
New & Knitworthy Products
Raffles & Giveaways

Fashion Shows & Free Demos – In The Marketplace Throughout The Weekend

Demos Include: Debbie Stoller, New York Times best-selling Author of New York Times best-selling Stitch ‘N Bitch: The Knitter’s Handbook and Wenlan, fashion designer and creator of the line, Twinkle by Wenlan

SATURDAY FASHION SHOWS

VOGUE KNITTING
10:00 – 10:30am
Vogue Knitting comes to Life! For almost 30 years our iconic magazine has been the fashion leader in the hand-knitting world, showcasing the most beautiful knits. Our fabulous fashion show features our favorite looks from the past year, as well us a preview of yet to be published designs. See 7th Avenue Designer garments, as well as the best creations from the knitterati designers from around the world. Each piece is knit in the best yarns available, and in the colors that are making headlines right now.

BERROCO
11:30-12:00pm
Berroco is a chameleon, shifting ever so slightly as knitters and trends change. Through every shift, our focus remains on high-quality yarns that are sourced around the globe and engineered to be delightful to knit and to wear. This winter season marks a return to the vibrant, quick-knitting fun of chunky multicolored yarns, as well as our first foray into the world of recycled fibers. Each new yarn has a dedicated design collection, with an emphasis on quick-to-knit statement pieces. Rounding out the season is Norah Gaughan Vol. 7, a unified collection of 17 geologically inspired pieces knit in a range of our quintessential wool blends. See a selection of favorites in the Vogue Knitting Live fashion show, and look forward to more surprises to come.

STRING
1:00-1:30pm
String is thrilled to present its inaugural fashion show on Saturday, January 22nd at 1:00 PM in Americas Hall I. Linda Morse, the owner of String, will present a wide variety of chic garments, including cabled pullovers and capes, cozy winter accessories, and sleek coats all inspired by the latest runway trends as well as perennial favorites from String’s own pattern collections. String’s signature cashmere yarns and exclusive silks will be featured in fashionable garments of nearly every hue of the rainbow, from classic camel to fiery red, from royal purple to timeless black. In addition, String will present garments that showcase the most beautiful yarns from Koigu, Prism, Filatura di Crosa, Tahki/S.Charles, and Artyarns. Please join us as we celebrate the finest in knitwear design!

UNIVERSAL YARN
2:30-3:00pm
Universal Yarn is an acknowledged leader in the yarn and craft industry. Headquartered in North Carolina, they liaise directly with mills in Turkey to bring innovative and high quality yarns to knitters and crocheters everywhere. Featuring more than 100 yarns from 6 unique collections- including Universal Yarn, Fibra Natura, Wisdom Yarns, Rozetti Yarns, Nazli Gelin Thread, and The Debbie Macomber Blossom Street Collection- Universal Yarn offers palettes and yarns ranging from the everyday to the exquisite.

KOIGU
4:00-4:30pm
For more than a decade, Koigu Wool Designs has supplied top-quality handpainted merino yarn and exquisite knitting designs to consumers across North America and now around the world. Its unique, rich palette, has ignited a passion for color and quality in the knitting world. Koigu’s fashion show will feature Maie and Taiu Landra’s most recent collection, knit with the vibrant colors of Koigu yarn.

SUNDAY FASHION SHOWS

WESTMINSTER FIBERS
10:00-10:30am
Westminster Fibers is proud to offer some of the finest yarn brands in the world – Rowan and Rowan Classic yarns from England; Gedifra, Regia sock yarn, Schachenmayr and Anchor yarns from Germany and Shepherd yarns from Australia. In addition, Westminster Fibers is pleased to offer our own brand, Nashua Handknits, designed especially for the North American knitting and crochet enthusiasts.

TAHKI STACY CHARLES
11:30-12:00pm
Tahki Stacy Charles is the premier source for fashionable hand-knitting yarns produced under three distinctive labels: Tahki Yarns, which offer classics with an all-American twist; Filatura Di Crosa, a premier line of Italian yarns; and S. Charles Collection, which showcases high-end specialty yarns. Tahki Stacy Charles presents exclusive pattern collections each season to inspire its yarn customers. The company also publishes two free newsletters—the weekly Knitflash and the monthly Club FDC—to keep knitters up to date on the latest trends, designs and yarns.

MAGGIKNITS
1:00-1:30pm
Award-winning Irish designer Maggie Jackson calls herself “a fashion designer who knits,” and one look at her unique, innovative designs tells you why. Jackson, through her company Maggiknits, is now the sole distributor (in partnership with Mary Bell) of her book (Maggie’s Ireland), pattern booklets, kits (complete with custom-made buttons) and coordinated yarns, including Linen, true Irish Tweed, British Mohair, Cotton blend, Mist Slub and Italian Merino. In addition, for the first time, she is making the MK Luxury Hand Knitting Yarn Collection, with accompanying pattern books, available online and through select shops and stores. Jackson is renowned for her fashion shows and workshops across the U.S. and Canada. http://www.maggiknits.com

VOGUE KNITTING
2:30-3:00pm
Vogue Knitting comes to Life! For almost 30 years our iconic magazine has been the fashion leader in the hand-knitting world, showcasing the most beautiful knits. Our fabulous fashion show features our favorite looks from the past year, as well us a preview of yet to be published designs. See 7th Avenue Designer garments, as well as the best creations from the knitterati designers from around the world. Each piece is knit in the best yarns available, and in the colors that are making headlines right now.

MOHAIR SOUTH AFRICA
3:00-3:15pm
South Africa is the leading mohair producer in the world, and the proud sponsor of the Mohair South Africa/Vogue Knitting Magic of Mohair Design Competition. Our show features the 16 finalists and their stunning creations, along with the winning garment, the designer of which will be winging her way to South Africa in the next few months. The winning garment will be featured in a future issue of Vogue Knitting. Mohair is a fashion-forward fiber that ranges in size from lace weight through to bulky, and is a wonderful yarn to blend with other luxury fibers such as silk, wool and cashmere.

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