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Local yarn shop, Jimmy Beans Wool, brings world-class knitwear designers to Reno



Knitwear designers to host classes on knitting, crocheting and more

Jimmy Beans Wool, a local retailer of knitting and sewing supplies with a strong online presence is hosting an all-day workshop featuring renown knitting industry designer of Knitting Pure and Simple, Diane Soucy. The “Top Down Sweaters” workshop will teach students to knit their first sweater and learn how to modify simple patterns to tailor the sweater to fit. It will be held on Saturday, February 11th from 10am to 5pm at Jimmy Beans Wool’s brick and mortar store located at 1312 Capital Blvd. #103 in Southeast Reno.

The first of many specialty workshops to be held this year at Jimmy Beans Wool this year, “Top Down Sweaters” is the kickoff of a series of designer workshops the store will host in an effort to expose the greater Reno-Tahoe area to world-class knitwear designers from around the country. Having experienced rapid growth over the last few years, Jimmy Beans Wool recently expanded its warehouse, office and retail store to a 20,000 square-foot space. This new space is allowing for the retailer to add fresh classes and workshops that customers have long been requesting. While Jimmy Beans Wool continues to hold its regular monthly classes taught by local knitting teachers, Soucy’s workshop is the first to be taught by a professional knitting instructor and designer.

Diane Soucy is a native of Truckee, Calif. and the designer behind the well-known Knitting Pure and Simple patterns. She has been instructing in the knitting industry for over 20 years and sells roughly 85,000 copies of her patterns each year. Soucy is one of Jimmy Beans Wool’s best-selling designers.

For more information about the “Top Down Sweaters” workshop and/or classes at Jimmy Beans Wool or to sign up for the workshop, please call (775) 827-YARN (9276). People wishing to participate must sign up by February 3rd, as space is limited.

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