Check out the class schedule–

click on the “Classes” tab at the top of the page. First up is Pattern Reading 101, 7:00-8:30 pm next Tuesday, April 22nd, with more to follow in May & June. Call, email, or stop in to sign up!

Below is the pretty hat Sandy made for the Entrelac Hat class she’s teaching in June.

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Incentives!

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During Girls Night Out, and through the weekend, choose your discount from the basket of Easter eggs–10% to 40%. There’s a useful gift with purchase waiting for you, too.

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Three door prize combos–pick the one you want to enter to win.

1) A Mountain Colors Throw Kit

2) An Argyle Cowl Kit from Imperial Ranch, plus a skein of bamboo blend sock yarn from Done Roving

3) A knit-themed iPad case, travel size Eucalan wash, a jewelry roll, and some sheepy footies

Girls Night Out is tonight from 5-9, and fun continues through the weekend!

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Mystery KAL

 

 

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A number of people are participating in Knit Purl Hunter’s The Hole Story mystery KAL, which uses two skeins of Rylie, a beautiful alpaca, silk, and linen blend.  It’s a semi-circular shawl that begins with a garter tab.  One of the notable aspects about Michelle Hunter’s KALs is the amount of educational content she builds into them, along with support on her KAL blog and a dedicated Ravelry forum.  She has a number of nicely produced technique videos that go along with each project.

Although I knit it well after its time as a mystery project, one of my shop samples is Ridgely, which combined lace knitting with intarsia and stripes.  Not only was it an interesting knit, it gave me a chance to play with CoBaSi, a wool-free sock yarn which blends cotton, bamboo, and silk with a bit of elastic.

Knit Purl (Michelle) Hunter works closely with Skacel Knitting, and as a result, there’s a pretty good contest opportunity here.  First prize is a set of Addi Click interchangeable needles!

If you’re interested, come in or call me about the Rylie, and if you are playing along, there is also a thread in the Yarn Folk Ravelry group!

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April Newsletter

View Yarn Folk’s April newsletter here. It includes information about our anniversary celebration and upcoming classes! If you’d like to receive it each month by email, click the email sign up link at the right of this page.

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Buttons, beautiful buttons.

Last day of the full selection of One of a Kind Buttons! After that, I’ll pick some to keep here, and return the rest. (Even though I’d like to keep them all!)

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All done!

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Finishing Friday

This is the second of two sweaters I made for the Baby Cocktails Knitalong. Sambuca was knit from the top down in one piece, with a little bit of color work near the waist, some short-rowing to lengthen the back of the sweater, and a small ribbed detail just below the (also ribbed) neckband. The stranded color work is an easy-to-read charted motif, and uses 10-12 grams each of three different colors, one of which repeats at the bottom of the sleeves.

Finishing work was minimal–the neckband is picked up and knitted on, and there were a few ends to weave in for the color changes and ribbing. (Otherwise, I spit-spliced the yarn for the main color.) When I soaked it in Eucalan, it let off a little more dye than I’d have liked, so I gave it a second rinse, with a large splash of white vinegar to set the dye. In the photo, the sweater is blocking on large garage-floor style foam mats from Costco, and I’ve threaded blocking wiires through the ribs at the bottom hem, and inside both sleeves. I pinned it out to the schematic measurements (except where I made adjustments for longer length). Now it’s just a matter of having the patience to let it dry!

For full details, my Ravelry project page is here.

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One of a Kind Button Trunk Show

One of a Kind Buttons–mini trunk show until 3/27. Come take a peek while I have the full selection. On the 27th, I decide what to keep for inventory, and what to send back. And if you are the person who went to Madrona and wanted a typewriter pin–I have it here.

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New shawl pins from Jul Designs

Headed to Vogue Knitting Live? Stop by for a new shawl pin to show off your knitwear!

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Snowy Day, Warm Feet

Colorful new shipment of Footprints from Blue Ridge Yarns on (another) gray day….

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