Sharing the LYS Love!

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The second annual Local Yarn Store Day was a fun, hopping day at Yarn Folk. While most of the free pattern offers have expired, I ordered enough yarn to ensure that some of the goodness would be available even if you couldn’t make it to the shop for the event. Above, is Knitted Wit’s Worsted in “LYS Giggles,” and there are more pics below.

You can see Saturday’s patterns here. Designers were generous in sharing them with shops for LYS Day, but they can still be purchased on Ravelry—and there are some inspiring choices! learn



Uh-Oh! [This Saturday—3 places left!]

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.

Girls Night Out

May 9, 5:00pm-9:00pm | presented by the Ellensburg Downtown Association

Join us for a fun evening throughout Downtown Ellensburg—in addition to hosting our regular Thursday Social Stitching, we’ll have refreshments, prizes, and more!

Project Circle

May 31, 5:00pm-7:00pm | no charge

Join us to work on your longer term projects.

Knit or Crochet Wall Hanging Make-and-Take

June 8, 10:00am-2:00pm | $40 + materials | Sandy Buzzelli

In this Make-and-Take Class, you'll create a beautiful and chic wall hanging, ready to display the moment you arrive home. Whether you'd like to learn a new stitch or just take some creative time for yourself, you'll learn tips and tricks for embellishing and displaying your new wall art, and you'll be inspired to design more of them on your own!

Prerequisites: Knit: you should know how to cast on, knit and purl, and bind off. Crochet: you should know how to chain and single crochet.

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Some of the yarns we featured on LYS Day 2019—

Top, Dream in Color BFL/Cashmere/Silk fingering in the Grand Canyon Centennial colorway, with coordinating tonal semi-solids.

Below, Knitted Wit Glow Up Sixlets (six 45-yard mini skeins in the neon rainbow), plus coordinating colors of Victory Fingering. See the Glow Up Pattern Collection here.

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Image used with permission ©Francoise Danoy

Image used with permission ©Francoise Danoy


Andrea Mowry’s The Shift is a bandana style cowl, and we’ve seen many great versions. The style lends itself to invention, as it is a great canvas for texture or colorwork, and can be worked flat or in the round. Take a look at some inspiring examples here, including Aroha Knits Kahurungi Cowl, pictured above.

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This week Arcana moved into the brioche! Preparations for LYS Day kept me busy, so my knitting time was limited. I’m happy to have finished the first section of Mosaic Moons, the Brioche Pearl section, and most of the first Brioche Moon repeat.

Yarns are Malabrigo Sock (Cote d’Azure (navy) and Marte (rust red), and a skein of Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Sock in Basquiat.

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