Santa’s Helper

First, I want to share a phoDto of a small “thank you” gift pack I’ve put together.  Any purchase from now until December 31st enters you to win.  What’s inside? A Baggu tote, a double-zip Walker Bag, a Eucalan IMG_6284.JPGDelicate Wash travel set, a Lo-Lo To Go lotion bar, and a set of stitch markers made by Chelsea from Raveler’s Roost.  Along with a Ravelry pattern of your choice up to $7.  Thanks for being wonderful customers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also, because Santa sometimes needs a little help, I am sharing a few gift ideas here and on Facebook over the next few days.

Stitch markers are a perfect stocking stuffer, or a small gift for a knitting friend.

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Are cases for your tools on your wish list?  Knitter’s Pride just introduced some new ones for interchangeables, assorted sets, and fixed circulars.

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And Slipped Stitch Studios’ Needle Nooks may be one of my favorite accessory items.  They keep your stitches safely on your needles whether you are using double points or circulars.  Love them!  I’ve got some really fun prints in stock right now.

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Girls’ Night Out

Girls’ Night Out is here again from 5 -9 pm this evening! Yarn Folk is featuring a 10% bump in value on all gift certificate purchases (for example, you pay $50, and get a gift certificate for $55). We’re also singing carols at 6 pm and 7:30, and we have fresh fudge from Mac-A-Bee’s in Cle Elum! And of course, every $10 you spend enters you to win one of the event-wide gift baskets, filled with items from Ellensburg’s great downtown businesses!

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Free Accessory Pattern Round Up

IMG_6191.JPGLooking for accessory patterns, either for yourself or to make for holiday gifts?

Here is a list of FREE patterns for both knitting and crochet.  Most of the knit patterns I have either made or seen made up; and while I am a less proficient crocheter, I looked for patterns with many successful projects.  Enjoy!

 

Knitted Scarves & Cowls

 

Gaptastic Cowl

yarn suggestions: Misti Alpaca Chunky, Brown Sheep Lanaloft Bulky, Universal Classic Shades Big Time, Cascade 128 Superwash

 

Honey Cowl

yarn suggestions: Yarn Hollow Tor DK, Aslan Trends Royal Alpaca, Frabjous Fibers Mad Hatter (with gauge modification), Malabrigo Rios, Cascade Eco Duo

 

Drop Stitch Cowl

yarn suggestions: Bear Creek, Misti Alpaca Chunky, Brown Sheep Lanaloft Bulky, Universal Classic Shades Big Time, Schulana Luxair Print

 

Riverton Cowl

yarn suggestions: Aslan Trends Royal Alpaca, Yarn Hollow DK, Malabrigo Rios

 

Inspira Cowl

yarn suggestions: Plymouth Gina, Universal Classic Shades, Cascade Eco Duo, Malabrigo Worsted (aran version); Zauberball, Noro Taiyo Sock, Noro Silk Garden Sock (fingering version)

 

Purl Ridge Scarf

yarn suggestions: Yarn Hollow Tor DK, Malabrigo Rios, Plymouth Mushishi, Phydeaux Beurre DK

 

Noro Woven Stitch Shawl

yarn suggestions: Plymouth Gina, Universal Classic Shades

 

Drop Stitch Scarf

yarn suggestions: just about anything–nice in solids or variegated, easily modified to different weights

 

One Row Handspun Scarf

yarn suggestions: again, nearly anything.  Unisex.

 

Mistake Rib Scarf

yarn suggestions: adaptable to any weight–modify cast on number and needle size as appropriate

 

Knitted Hats

 

Barley

yarn suggestions: Mountain Meadow Jackson, Mountain Colors River Twist, Plymouth Homestead, Cascade Eco Duo, Lamb’s Pride Worsted

 

Wurm

yarn suggestions: Mountain Meadow Cody, Frabjous Fibers Mad Hatter, Cascade 220 Sport Superwash, Frog Tree Pediboo

 

Rikke Hat

yarn suggestions: Yarn Hollow Tor DK, Malabrigo Rios, Mountain Meadow Cody, HiKoo Kenzie, Phydeaux Beurre DK

 

Hawks Hat

yarn suggestions: Cascade 220 Superwash, Cascade 220, Plymouth Encore

 

Star Crossed Slouchy Beret

yarn suggestions: Malabrigo Worsted, Peace Fleece Worsted, Plymouth Homestead, Cascade Eco Duo, Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted

 

Man Hat

yarn suggestions: Misti Alpaca Chunky, Cascade 128 Superwash

 

Be Loving (basic stockinette beanie)

yarn suggestions: Cascade 220, Cascade 220 superwash, Mountain Meadow Jackson, Yarn Hollow Tor DK, Malabrigo Rios

 

Easy Ombre Slouch Hat

yarn suggestions: HiKoo Kenzie

 

Norwegian Sweet Baby Cap

yarn suggestions: Any sock yarn.  HiKoo CoBaSi is a non-wool option

 

Easy Peasy Newborn Sock Hat

yarn suggestions: Any sock yarn.

 

Knitted Headbands

 

Blue Leaf Headband

yarn suggestions: Cascade 128 Superwash, Misti Alpaca Chunky, Universal Classic Shades Big Time, Brown Sheep Lanaloft Bulky

 

Morning Walk Headband (bulky & worsted versions)

yarn suggestions: Cascade 128 Superwash, Misti Alpaca Chunky, Universal Classic Shades Big Time, Brown Sheep Lanaloft Bulky; Cascade 220, Cascade 220 Superwash, Plymouth Encore

 

Totally Twisted Headband

yarn suggestions: Cascade 128 Superwash, Misti Alpaca Chunky, Universal Classic Shades Big Time, Brown Sheep Lanaloft Bulky

 

Knitted Mitts & Mittens

 

Cupcake Mittlets

yarn suggestions: Plymouth Cashmere Passion

 

Maize

yarn suggestions: Cascade 220, Cascade 220 superwash, Mountain Meadow Jackson, Yarn Hollow Tor DK, Malabrigo Rios, Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted, Plymouth Homestead, Peace Fleece Worsted, Mountain Colors River Twist

 

Susie Rogers’ Reading Mitts

yarn suggestions: Aslan Trends Royal Alpaca, HiKoo Kenzie, Malabrigo Rios, Yarn Hollow Tor DK

 

Basic Children’s Mittens

yarn suggestions: Plymouth Encore, Universal Classic Shades

 

HoB (mitts)

yarn suggestion: Cascade 128 Superwash

 

Pieces of 8 Mitts

yarn suggestions: any variegated or self-striping fingering weight yarn

 

Chilly Podsters (thumb & forefinger available for touch screens) http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chilly-podsters

yarn suggestions: Cascade 220, Cascade 220 Superwash, Yarn Hollow Tor DK, Malabrigo Rios, HiKoo Kenzie

 

Owl Mitts

yarn suggestions: Plymouth Homestead, Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted, Malabrigo Worsted

 

Knitted Slippers

 

Footies

yarn suggestions: Malabrigo Worsted, Cascade 220, Plymouth Encore

 

Non-felted Slippers

yarn suggestions: Cascade 220, Plymouth Encore, Peace Fleece Worsted, Lamb’s Pride Worsted, Plymouth Homestead (all held double)

 

Crochet Hats

 

Divine Hat

yarn suggestions: Cascade 220, Cascade 220 Superwash, Plymouth Encore, Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride, Cascade Cherub Aran

 

Shell Stitch Beanie (baby & child)

yarn suggestions: Cascade 220 Superwash, Cascade Cherub Aran, Cascade Bentley, Plymouth Encore

 

Crochet Owl Hat

yarn suggestions: Cascade 220, Cascade 220 Superwash, Plymouth Encore, Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride, Cascade Cherub Aran

 

Brain Waves Beanie

yarn suggestions: Cascade 220, Cascade 220 Superwash, Plymouth Encore

 

Urban Jungle Crocheted Slouchy Beanie

yarn suggestions: Cascade 220, Cascade 220 Superwash, Malabrigo Rios, Cascade Cherub Aran, Plymouth Encore

 

Crochet Scarves & Cowls

 

Artfully Simple Infinity Scarf

yarn suggestions: Plymouth Gina, Plymouth Encore Colorspun, Universal Classic Shades

 

Rolling in the Deep Chevron Infinity Scarf

yarn suggestions: HiKoo Kenzie, Aslan Trends Royal Alpaca, Cascade 220 Superwash Sport, HiKoo Simplicity

 

Soft Stitch Cowl

yarn suggestions: Cascade 220 Superwash, Plymouth Encore, Malabrigo Rios, Malabrigo Worsted

 

Nancy’s Waves Scarf

yarn suggestions: Noro Silk Garden Sock, Noro Taiyo Sock, Plymouth Gina, Universal Classic Shades

 

Crocheted Headbands

 

Simple Crochet Earwarmer

yarn suggestions: Plymouth Encore, Plymouth Gina, Cascade 220, Cascade 220 Superwash, Universal Classic Shades

 

Classic Stretch Headband

yarn suggestions: Plymouth Encore, Plymouth Gina, Cascade 220, Cascade 220 Superwash, Universal Classic Shades

 

 

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Friday Tidbits

 

Some things!

1) This evening, 5-7pm, Hawks Hat KAL continues. If you can cast on, knit and purl, I can coach you from there! Three balls of Cascade 220 Superwash makes at least two hats. (Three if you are creative and swap around the main colors.) Laurie Sundstrom’s great pattern is free, and so is the knitalong when you buy your materials at Yarn Folk
2) Pretty yarn on a rainy day! I only had a few skeins of the beautiful Soie (50% silk 50% merino fingering weight) yarn from Phydeaux Designs left, but Brenda sent more. It has the most beautiful lustre.

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3) Bulky yarn, quick knit! I took a pic before I plunked this Drop Stitch Cowl into the bath, but I used one skein of Bear Creek from Kraemer yarns, and finished the project in under three hours last night!

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Friday!

Can you live with yourself if the Seahawks lose because you don’t learn to knit this hat?

Fridays in October, 5-7 pm, come to Yarn Folk for a supported knitalong using the great Hawks Hat–free pattern by Laurie Sundstrom. A couple of things to know: this project assumes you can cast on, knit, purl, and knit in the round. And there is no cost to participate, as long as your materials are purchased at Yarn Folk.

If your experience with two color knitting is limited, I can help, and I have also made a couple of small changes to the pattern, which I am happy to share.

Attend on a drop-in basis–no need to commit to every Friday. Contact me if you need more information, and check out the updated class schedule!

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New Kenzie colors

A few of them, anyway. So pretty!

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Latest newsletter

You can read it here–and if you’re not signed up, add yourself to my mailing list in the right hand column of this page!

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Learn to Cable

Because with Cabled Boot Cuffs, even your Bogs can be cute.

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New stuff

New colors of Schoppel Wolle Gradient, plus some Zauberball. Back to unpacking boxes.

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It’s an iliuuuuuusion…

Illusion knitting is a fairly simple technique, but it can yield fascinating results.  This class will be working with a pattern from Wooly Thoughts–check out their amazing applications of the technique here.

The purple heart pillow is a sample of the class project (other simple shapes are options), and the teddy bear is one of instructor Sandy’s more involved samples.

Illusion Knitting, October 4th, 10am-1:30pm, $35 + supplies.  Please call, email, or stop in to enroll!

 

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And from an angle…

 

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Oh hey, Bear, I REALLY see you!

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