Celebrate Yarn Folk's 6th Anniversary!

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April 13th marks Yarn Folk’s sixth anniversary in Ellensburg, so we have a few fun ways we’re marking the occasion, from April 12-14:

This year, you have four possible ways to earn a spin of the discount randomizer:

  1. Bring in diapers/diapering supplies/women’s hygiene products, which will be donated to local food banks. OR

  2. Bring in a purple newborn hat for the Click for Babies parent education project, which provides parents of newborns information and resources to navigate the difficult period of “purple crying” many babies experience. (Crafting guide can be found here.) Hats are distributed locally. OR

  3. Bring in a Knitted Knocker. Yarn Folk will pay to mail them to the central distribution point in Bellingham. The resource page for making Knitted Knockers is here, and several versions of the pattern, along with a list of approved yarns. OR

  4. Wear a project made from yarn purchased at Yarn Folk and get your photo taken for our social media pages!

For me, one of the most important aspects of owning Yarn Folk is the opportunity to foster community, and I wanted to use this occasion to amplify the ways we can help each other (with a side of showing off some of your fabulous projects!).

In addition, there will be an in-store door prize, a small thank you gift, and (fingers crossed) we should have a trunk show of gorgeous garments and accessories in Woolstok from Blue Sky Fibers!

Hope to see you this weekend!

...to learn

 
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CURRENT CLASSES & EVENTS

Cable Channel Pillow MKAL

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

Join us in person or virtually for this Mystery Knitalong using four skeins of Kenzie to craft a cabled pillow. The first pattern clue has been released—check it out here

Yarn Folk Sixth Anniversary

April 12-14 | details above

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.

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!

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...to anticipate

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Introducing Macro and Millefiori Light from Berroco! We are cooking up a class using the Macro, and I’m dying to make another version of The Shift using Millefiori Light—I think the interplay of the colors could be AMAZING, and might end up being the accessory that goes with every single thing in my wardrobe! (My first version, in Mountain Meadow Cody is here.)

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...to inspire

Photo courtesy of Berroco

Photo courtesy of Berroco

 

Did you know?

One aspect of becoming a Berroco retailer that I’ve been so impressed with is the quality of their pattern support. They host almost 2400 patterns on their site, and nearly a third of those are free. The paid patterns are usually available as Ravelry In-Store Downloads, as well. Amy Christoffers is the current design director for the company, and Norah Gaughan served in that role previously—both designers have contributed their own excellent designs, while curating excellent work from other designers as well.

Pictured here is Jardin, a pattern available through Ravelry In-Store Sales, using two balls each of two colors of Millefiori Light. Beautiful scarf, beautiful model, and—who am I kidding—I picked this photo because of the beautiful pup!

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...to stitch

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Origami

Lone Kjeldsen’s Origami is finished! If you peek inside, you’ll see that the simplicity of the construction (again, I modified slightly to pick up the armhole stitches and knit to the cuff, instead of knitting cuff-up and sewing in) combined with the spit-splice-ability of the yarn resulted in a really easy time weaving in ends.

Other than modifying the direction of knitting the sleeves, the only other change I made to the pattern was to knit the sleeve cuffs in black, rather than white.

 
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Bradford Road

Bradford Road is such a compelling knit, so much so that I am nearly done with the first (smaller) piece. The second piece is built in the same way—a combination of modular knitting and mitered rectangles, and the two pieces are grafted together to complete the wrap. As ever, Malabrigo Lace makes for an amazingly soft and squishy fabric, and it’s light as a feather even held double.

Pattern calls for five colors of fingering weight yarn—perhaps you have a couple of skeins in your stashbthat need some new friends to mingle with? 🤔

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