Saturday is LYS Day!
The second 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 color up close, without screens changing it. Squeeze it, pet it. See it knit up into something fabulous, feel the crocheted fabric. Get help, take a class. Spend time with friends, new and old, who love yarn, too.
What will you find at Yarn Folk this year?
New Grand Canyon colorway from Dream in Color, with coordinating semi-solids, all on a Blue Faced Leicester/Cashmere/Silk fingering weight base
Limited edition 2019 LYS Love colorway from Frabjous Fibers
NEW Glow Up Kits from Knitted Wit to use with any of these patterns (patterns sold separately)
LYS Giggles color way on Knitted Wit Worsted, with pattern code for Squishiest Ever Hat & Cowl
Pattern booklet from Berroco (while supplies last)
Free pattern codes courtesy of Plymouth Yarns
Free pattern for Sanborn Socks with any Blue Sky Fiber Woolstok purchase
Magical Thinking, a new pattern from Casapinka, Stacked from Becca Anderson, Riotous Shawl from Jessica Correa, and PEEP Show or Gustav Cowl from Laura Rasmussen when you purchase yarn for the project
Selected pattern books and magazines, $1 each
And there could be more! We’re still seeing designers pop in with great pattern offers.
I hope to see you on April 27th! Local Yarn Shops are special because we have customers like YOU!
Making No. 7 was released on Apriil 19, and it is a stunning issue. Nine knitting patterns (all winners), and a dozen craft projects in other disciplines (sewing, embroidery, needlepoint, macrame), plus a handful of recipes added in for good measure. Grab a copy while they are still available—this is a really appealing collection of projects!
For 2019, Kelbourne Woolens is creating a Year of Hats—twelve free hat patterns to be released one per month. All call for worsted weight yarn, and the four released to date have used just one skein. Lots of great choices at Yarn Folk, and if you start now, you’ll wind up with a nice pile of hats for wearing or giving by the time colder weather returns.
Things that I know: if you suspect something is not quite right, stop and investigate. I suppose you could argue that I did…eventually. Last week’s photo of Arcana was all wrong, and I had already begun knitting the (very fun) brioche lace section, when I realized I had radically misinterpreted the pattern directions. It was me, not the pattern, and while it’s never FUN to pull out eight or so inches of knitting, I’m glad I did. And knitting the pattern correctly is almost like working on a new project entirely!
Yarns are Malabrigo Sock (Cote d’Azure (navy) and Marte (rust red), and a skein of Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Sock in Basquiat.
Cable Channel Pillow
Knit Purl Hunter’s Cable Channel Pillow mystery knitalong has provided everything we’ve come to expect from one of Michelle Hunter’s knitalongs—a beautiful design, lots to keep you engaged while knitting, and plenty of useful tips and tutorials.
You can see how the pattern has developed here. I ordered eight different button styles to coordinate with the colors of Kenzie, and will stock some 14” pillow forms ordered from a supplier who makes them in the US!