Slow Crawl Passports & Pins are here--stay tuned for summer fun!

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More details will be emerging in the next couple of months, but Yarn Folk is participating in the 2019 Pacific Northwest Slow Crawl. If you’re traveling this summer, there’s fun to be had supporting the participating shops, with incentives for visiting all or just a few. Find more details at www.slowcrawl.com, and watch this space for further details.

In the meantime, Passports are available for $10 each, and Slow Crawl pins are $6 each! Slow Crawl begins on May 24th, and continues all summer, ending September 2nd.

...to learn

 
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CURRENT CLASSES & EVENTS

Cable Channel Pillow MKAL

PLEASE NOTE: KAL will begin as scheduled, but due to unforeseen events, first KAL session at Yarn Folk has been postponed to April 12.

April 12, 19, 26, 5:00pm-7:00pm | materials only

Here’s what Michelle Hunter of Knit Purl Hunter has to say about her April knitalong:

“Join me this April for Cable Channel, a stylish pillow featuring an original cable pattern. Knit in HiKoo Kenzie, the design creates a rich fabric to add beauty and texture to any decor. Pillows provide the perfect platform to explore new techniques and hone the finishing skills. They also make great gifts!

Cable Channel is knit in one piece with simple seaming and features a button closure to allow for easy washing and assembly. The front and back are knit in different stitch patterns to keep the project interesting and texturally charming. Both written and charted instructions, along with video support, are provided to guarantee success.”

Project Circle

April 26, 5:00pm-7:00pm | no charge

Join us to work on your longer term projects.

LYS Day 2019

April 27 all day

Join us at Yarn Folk for a day filled with special yarn offerings, new patterns, and more!

Uh-Oh!

May 4, 10:00am-2:00pm | $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, you’ll learn how stitches are formed, how to unknit and unpurl, how to unravel multiple rows and get your 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.

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...to anticipate

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Single ply fingering weight in 14 happy colors from Lady Dye Yarns of Boston! Diane Ivey has been dyeing in small batches since 2010, and is inspired by street art and urban life. Last year, she introduced a range of colors inspired by the actors from the Black Panther film, which are included in the vibrant choices you see here. Must. knit. faster. so I can cast on a project with this joyous stuff!

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...to inspire

Photo by  rocknwool  on  Unsplash

Photo by rocknwool on Unsplash

 

I read lots of articles about the mental health benefits of knitting, crochet, and other handwork, but I found this piece especially touching. It appeared in The Daily Evergreen, and its author, Chloe Grundmeier, is a student at WSU.

There are so many excellent reasons to engage with the fiber arts, and for some people they are a tangible path to better mental health.

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...to stitch

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Origami

Hurrah, Lone Kjeldsen’s Origami has a body, a neck, and part of a sleeve. The pattern directs the knitter to work the sleeves from the cuff up and sew them into the armholes; instead, I’ve picked up and am knitting in the round from armhole to cuff.

 
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Bradford Road

I’m one big step closer to casting on for Kirsten Kapur’s Bradford Road—namely, I wound nine skeins of Malabrigo Lace for the project!

Beverly, my rep for Skacel, Blue Sky Fibers, and more, is directly responsible for this turn of events, as nearly every recent discussion has included, “you know what would make a great Bradford Road?” You can take a look at her (first) version here.

I’m using the Lace held double, but there lots of other yarns that would be dreamy. So fun to play with color combos!

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