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Tale of a bind off in this week’s newsletter. 

Right here.    

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Waiting for Rain KAL

Waiting for Rain combines garter stitch with short row lace. We’re casting on tomorrow–care to play? 5-7 pm. I auditioned a couple of combinations for a two-color version, but this one was my fave.   

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Holiday hours, part II

Thank you for a wonderful year! Today (New Year’s Eve)(and tomorrow, New Year’s Day) Yarn Folk will be open until 5 pm. Tomorrow, join us for the informal “Start As You Wish to Continue” KAL/CAL from 12-5–bring or start a project that represents something you’d like your stitching to embody in 2016. Whether it’s finishing … Continue reading »

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Westknits Mystery KAL

This year’s Westknits Mystery Knitalong starts today! With recent shipments from Meadowcroft Dyeworks, One Twisted Tree, and Malabrigo, there are lots of options in the sock yarn department. I auditioned a few different combos, but this was the one that stuck. Bonus, if you need some tips for wearing your shawls, check out this instructional … Continue reading »

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Still time to join the Baby Sweater KAL!

We’re on week 2 of the Intarsia Baby Sweater Knitalong.  The Rabbit Crew Neck is a really cute pattern from Roo Designs.  The basic construction is simple, and the back and sleeves are plain, so there is still time to hop on board!  5-7pm tonight, no charge when materials are purchased at Yarn Folk. Join … Continue reading »

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Scoreboard KAL begins September 3rd!

It’s only nine days until the Seahawks’ first pre-season game, and less than a month until the start of the Skacel Collection​’s Scoreboard KAL! Are you in? Check out the details at www.scoreboardkal.com! If you are “in it to win it,” let me know. I’ve placed an initial yarn order, but we don’t want to … Continue reading »

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Baby Sweater KAL

The August Baby Sweater KAL starts tomorrow!  Whether you’d like to join us on Wednesday evenings 5-7pm (through the 19th) or whether you’d like to work along on your own, take a look at the Roo Designs Rabbit Crew-Neck.  It is sized from 6mos to 4 years, and features a fairly simple intarsia design on … Continue reading »

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Another CustomFit Adventure

This time I decided to use “Expert Mode”–you don’t really need to be an expert, but it’s a great way to combine just the details you have in mind. I started by swatching Kenzington from Skacel Knitting’s HiKoo line.  I decided on a 4×2 ribbing, but I was undecided about which would be the right … Continue reading »

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Custom Fit Info Session!

Are you familiar with Amy Herzog’s Custom Fit sweater generator? This coming Friday, February 13th, is your chance to learn more about how Yarn Folk can help you create a sweater that is perfect for YOU. When we talk about Custom Fit, we don’t necessarily mean snug, form-fitting sweaters.  (Although that’s an option!) Custom Fit … Continue reading »

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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 … Continue reading »

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