LYS Day - April 21

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The first annual Local Yarn Store Day is a project of The National Needlearts Association's Yarn Group, and we want to highlight what is special about shopping in an independent yarn shop. See the real color, up close. Squish it. See it knit up into something fabulous. Get help, take a class. Hang out with other people who think yarn is as nifty as you do.

What's in store at Yarn Folk?

  • Adventura kits, an LYS Day collaboration between Laura Nelkin and Kelbourne Woolens
  • Color Fade Cowl kits from Mountain Colors
  • Limited edition LYS Love colorway from Frabjous Fibers (plus more colors of Cheshire Cat Fingering)
  • Free pattern codes courtesy of Plymouth Yarns
  • Free shawl pattern from Casapinka when you purchase yarn for the project
  • Book giveaway (one per customer, while supplies last)

I hope to see you on April 21st! Because while Local Yarn Shops are special, the main thing that is special about us is our fantastic customers!

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...to learn

 
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CURRENT CLASSES & EVENTS

 

Zigzagular Sock with Fish Lips Kiss Heel [in progress]

April 4, 11, 18, 5-7pm | $30 + materials | Ann Miner

This class will combine the Zigzagular Sock with the Fish Lips Kiss Heel (pictured above). Previous sock knitting experience is not required but you should be able to knit small circumferences on either double pointed needles, magic loop, or two circulars at the same time.

Local Yarn Store Day

April 21, all day

Details above!

Project Circle

April 27, 5-7pm | no charge

Join us for the monthly session dedicated to working on those long-term projects that can sometimes fall by the wayside!

Uh-Oh!

May 12, 10am-2pm | $40 + materials | Sandy Buzzelli

Have you experienced that moment of dread and disappointment when something goes wrong in your knitting? Do you feel nervous as you knit because you fear making a mistake?

You’ll become a more confident and relaxed knitter if you know how to handle those inevitable mis-knits. In this class, we’ll learn how stitches are formed, how to unknit and unpurl, how to unravel multiple rows and get our work back onto the needles, how to pick up dropped stitches, and much more! Prerequisite: you should know how to cast on, knit, purl and bind off.

Magic Loop: Maize Mitts

May 16, 23, 30, 5-7pm | $30 + materials | Ann Miner

The Maize Mitts from Tin Can Knits are sized for toddlers to large adults, and are a perfect vehicle for learning the magic loop technique for knitting small circumference tubes on one long circular needle. You should be comfortable with casting on, knitting, purling, and casting off. 

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...to anticipate

 
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Malabrigo mechita speckles

Mechita is a single ply fingering, and these are from the first available shipment of the new speckled colorways. We've got eleven colors, plus black. These would be amazing combined with a solid or semi-solid in a two-color brioche project, or used in "fade" patterns for fingering weight yarns.

 

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...to inspire

 
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Summer

I've added patterns to my Summer bundle of Ravelry patterns. Many are short sleeved or sleeveless, and use lighter weight yarns and/or plant fibers. (But don't rule out lightweight wools--they're breathable, work well for air-conditioned indoor spaces, and our generally cooler evenings.) 

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...to stitch

 
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Archer

I'm in the home stretch of knitting Archer, a fingering weight pullover with an interesting top-down construction that uses short rows in unusual ways. The body and left sleeve are complete, leaving only the right sleeve and some weaving in of ends. I'm motivated to finish, in no small part because I'm eager to start on Spruce Point in Elemental Affects Cormo! But in addition, this lighter weight sweater will be nice to wear as the weather gets warmer. I'm assuming that will, in fact, occur. Archer combines Dream in Color Jilly with Woolen Boon Skinny Boon. The pattern is written for 3/4 length sleeves; the only change I made was to increase them to full length. Prior to beginning the sleeves, I knit the neck trim, then divided the remaining yarn into two equal balls (using a digital kitchen scale) to make sure I'd have enough yarn for both. I finished the left sleeve with about 10 yards left from that ball, so things should work out even if the two balls weren't exactly the same weight.

My only other knitting was a bit of work on the Zigzagular sock I am knitting along with the sock class--the week of Girls Night Out is always harried, and some of the knitting time I build into my days before and after work was used for other errands!

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Ann