Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians and wishing my American friends a Wonderful Independence Day!

Dear Knitters,

O Canada Hat July Sale!
The first week of July is important for North Americans. We celebrate Canada Day on the First, and America's Independence Day is on the 4th. In honour of these two celebrations, we are holding a week-long online sale! The video versions of my "Learn with Lucy" series will be 40% off(an $8.00 savings per title) and an assortment of my pdf patterns will be 50% off. The Summer Kick-Off Sale will last from 12:00 a.m. Atlantic Daylight Time on Monday, July 1 to 11:59 p.m. ADT on Sunday, July 7! Full details are at the end of this Newsletter.

Summer Plans
After Nova Scotia's rain-soaked spring, we are looking forward to what we hope will be a glorious, sunny and extra-ordinary summer!
Last year's broken wrist fiasco kept me from enjoying so many of my favourite summertime activities and this year, I am ecstatic to report that John and I have our back-country campsites booked at Kejimkujik! We've been readying the gear and are counting down the days. One of my girls will be home then, too, and will join us on our camping adventure. I will be sure to pack my knitting and filming equipment as I love working outdoors in such glorious surroundings!

filming at Tancook My Home Away from Home
In mid-June, I enjoyed a much-needed week on Tancook Island. I had time to work on a quilting project and catch up with good friends on the Island. Hillary and I scouted out a few locations and chose one of her favourites, Little Kaffle, to film the introduction to my upcoming Double Knitting Club.
I can't tell you how excited I am about this project! I have learned so much about Double-Layer Knitting since falling victim to its discovering its many possibilities. We will keep you updated on the DKClub release in Newsletters to come.

Sally Holt's kClub kClub
Sally Holt's kClub is well underway, but new members are welcome to join at any time and take advantage of the many extras that she and her featured designers have to offer. This club works with the knitCompanion platform and features interviews and video with Sally's chosen instructors. My contribution to the project will be ongoing from January to March 2014 and features my Andean Vest Recipe, which was reformatted into its new digital incarnation exclusively for this project. I will guide knitters on how to use the recipe not only to make the main garment but also fun accessories and smaller projects.

More Visual Learning with Lucy!
I've been uploading new free Tutorials to my YouTube Channel every Monday. We add the videos to the archive on my website, which can be accessed by any registered member through their Notebook. It's so much fun to create and edit video with my iPad; you wouldn't believe how much I have learned about technology!

Mysterious Disappearing Dots Scarf Speaking of creating video tutorials for my knitters, I am creating a Tutorial series of 8 supporting videos for my Mysterious Disappearing Dots Scarf. These movies constitute a mini-workshop which incorporates all of the steps and techniques necessary for knitting the scarf. The purely visual format really helps in explaining some of the trickier concepts. I had hoped to have the Tutorial ready for release in conjunction with this Newsletter, but alas, it will only be ready next week. We will announce its availability in the Newsbox on the website.

Happy Stitches,


Product News

Mysterious Disappearing Dots Tutorial

Mysterious Disappearing Dots Scarf Tutorial by Lucy Neatby

Eight videos describing the step-by-step process for creating my Double-Knit Mysterious Disappearing Dots Scarf and the many variations therein.

1 - Tubular Cast-On in One Colour: 5min 55sec
2 - Row 1, Single Yarn Double Knitting: 2min 58sec
3 - Rows 2 and 3, Two-Colour Double Knitting: 8min 16sec
4 - Row 5, Setting up a -/+ Colour Pattern: 8min 4sec
5 - Continuing in Pattern, Row 6 onwards: 4min 29sec
6 - Reverse Stocking Stitch Motifs: 4min 15sec
7 - Making Dots on One Side only: 12min 35sec
8 - Tubular Bind-Off:
Price: $5.00

This Tutorial's availability will be announced on our website in July.

DVD Subscribers' Tip

July Instalments

For our DVD subscribers: As Stephanie will be moving during the first week in July, she may be unable to get all of the subscription DVDs out during that time. We appreciate your patience and will get your Learn with Lucy titles to you in as timely a manner as possible!

Happy Canada and Independence Day!

We've decided to do something special for our knitters in celebration of Canada Day and Independence Day! Not only are all of our Learn With Lucy video downloads 40% off(an $8.00 savings per title) during the first week of July, but we've also reduced the prices of 12 of my patterns to half-price!

Mermaid Socks
Hot Tamale Toes
Double Diamond Socks

Lighthouse Bag
Udderly Divine Bag

Venus Rising Sweater
Baby Venus Sweater

Fishtail Scarf
Cloud Scarf and Stole
Zen Mountain Scarf
Happy Stitch Mittens

Button Me Hat

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