Save the date(s)!
More details will follow, but here are a few of the events you can look forward to at Yarn Folk during the rest of the year:
We’ll be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd, but will be back for Plaid Friday and Moments to Remember on Friday, November 23rd. Downtown Ellensburg welcomes you with special offers to reward you for shopping local, and shopping small!
On Small Business Saturday, November 24th, we will again be participating in Plymouth Yarn’s Local Yarn Shop promotion, which has been simplified this year—spend $50, and get $10 off your purchase. (Offer is limited to first 20 participating customers.)
Thursday, December 6, is Holiday Girls Night Out—join downtown merchants for treats, specials, raffles, and more. Once again, the Ellensburg Downtown Association is sponsoring free bus transportation from Yakima. Call the EDA at (509) 962-6246 to reserve your place on the bus.
Everyone who has tried Berroco Ultra Wool has loved working with it. I’m knitting along with the Wonderful Wallaby class, making a new size 2 sample in cobalt and morning glory (a bright turquoise blue). I restocked the shelves with this order, and added a number of additional colors. The Boden Girl sample is hanging nearby, and don’t forget that it’s available in a five-color version, or one that uses only three colors.
Plymouth Aireado is a bulky weight brushed alpaca with yardage that goes on for days. Check out the sample I’m working on in “to stitch”! Spoiler alert: it feels like kittens.
Are you knitting holiday gifts this year? If you are, mid-November is time to focus on smaller projects. I have Ravelry bundles to collect hat patterns, cowls, fingerless mitts and mittens, and scarves, and I add to them on a regular basis. Find just the right thing for someone in your life? Let’s pick out the perfect yarn!
I’ve been so excited to cast on Fernet Branca, and was convinced that Woolstok would be a perfect choice for it. The pattern recommends swatching for gauge in stockinette, the texture pattern, and the cable pattern—not only do you get a thorough check on your gauge, you get a better idea of what your finished sweater might look like! And even though the pattern is knit in pieces from the bottom up, it actually starts with the sleeves, and I’m happy to report that they are complete.
West Portal Cowl
The Plymouth Aireado begs to be made into something cozy that can be worn close to the neck. Stitch definition is never going to be the strong point of brushed yarns, but they are wonderful for brioche and simplified textured stitches. The West Portal Cowl combines an easy-to-memorize four-row texture pattern with half-brioche, and will be extra-squishy when complete. One skein of Aireado is enough to make the longer length cowl, which can be worn long, or doubled.