Yarn Folk is FIVE!

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Thursday, 5-9pm: celebratory mini-cupcakes, plus your purchases earn you the chance to win one of the event-wide gift baskets during the Ellensburg Downtown Association's Spring Girls Night Out!

5pm Thursday through Sunday: small gift with purchase, spin the wheel for discounts of 10-30% on your purchases, in-store raffle, and introductory pricing on Yarn Folk mugs!

And always, heartfelt thanks for being part of Yarn Folk's story!

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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.

1st Annual LYS Day

April 21, all day

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

 
New at Yarn Folk this April: 12 colors of Cormo Sport from Elemental Affects

ELEMENTAL AFFECTS CORMO SPORT

This has been on my wish list for a good while. It's made in the US--grown, spun, and dyed. The big and bouncy skeins have a generous amount of yardage--400 yards. This is a high twist yarn, adding to its durability and resilience. But all of the above pales in comparison to the fact that it simply a pleasure to knit with. Receiving the order, getting it priced and out on the floor was torture, because all I really wanted to do was wind a skein and start swatching. 

My first project with this will be Spruce Point, a CustomFit A-line sweater from Amy Herzog's recent collection. Expanding my wardrobe of wearable basics is a current focus, and I really love simple designs like this, made in a great quality yarn. 

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Leading Men Fiber Arts Monologue

Monologue is a merino/silk/yak blend that is put up in big 523 yard skeins. The colorways are always mesmerizing, and the silk content give this amazing luster. Finished sample below!

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...to inspire

 
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Local Yarn Store Day - Part 2

Final info will be available next week, but on Local Yarn Store Day, April 21st, we'll have a variety of yarns, patterns, and kits available just for this event--when they're gone, they're gone! Look for something special from Mountain Colors, a great kit developed in collaboration between Kelbourne Woolens and Laura Nelkin, some freebies from Plymouth Yarn Company, a special colorway from Frabjous Fibers, and more!

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...to stitch

 
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Peer Pressure Shawlette

This is the shop sample for Leading Men Fiber Arts Monologue, and I chose the Peer Pressure Shawlette because it is designed to let you maximize use of very special yarns like this. Worked side to side, you increase until you've used 45% of your yarn, you work a central section, and then you decrease. I ended with a very wee ball of yarn remaining--small enough that I didn't feel I'd wasted any, large enough that I wasn't anxious as I approached the end of the project. The piece is lightweight and approximately eight feet long--nice for wrapping and the insulating properties of the yak make it cozy without feeling too heavy.

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