Slow Crawl begins Friday!

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Visiting Yarn Folk for the Slow Yarn Crawl PNW? The shop pattern for Slow Crawlers is Snowtracks. Featuring cables on the back of the hand and framing the lifeline-style thumb gusset increases, these mittens are available in three sizes and use two balls of one of our favorite yarns, HiKoo Kenzie.

The Slow Crawl begins on May 24th, and continues through the summer, ending on September 2nd. Whether you’re a traveling Crawler passing through, or a Yarn Folk regular exploring the region during your summer travels, Yarn Folk is excited to be part of your Slow Crawl experience!



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.

World Wide Knit In Public Day

June 8, 2:00-5:00pm | no charge

World Wide Knit in Public Day is the largest knitter-run event in the world. It started in 2005 and is now celebrated in 57 different countries!

Join us at Yarn Folk for some outdoor knitting*, if weather permits, and indoor knitting if it doesn’t.

*It may be World Wide Knit in Public Day, but crochet is ALWAYS welcome!

Intro to Shawl Knitting I: Age of Brass & Steam

June 12 & 19, 5:00-7:00pm | $20 + materials | Ann Miner

This kerchief-sized shawl only requires about 100g of DK weight yarn, but introduces some basic principles of shawl-knitting: the garter tab cast on; using yarn overs, make 1 left and make 1 right to shape the shawl, and the sewn bind-off for a stretchy edge.

High Relief Cables Hat

June 15 & 22, 10:00am-12:30pm | $40 + materials | Sandy Buzzelli

Whether you’re brand new to knitting cables or you’re an old hand, you’ll delight in knitting the Magic HRC hat! High Relief Cables take advantage of strategically placed purl stitch to add depth and reversibility to standard cables. We’ll start with the basics of cable knitting and then explore how High Relief Cables work and how we can apply the concepts to other cable patterns.

Prerequisites: you should know how to cast on, how to knit and purl, and how to knit in the round on a 16” circular needle.

Project Circle

June 28, 5:00pm-7:00pm | no charge

Join us to work on your longer term projects.

Trilogy Yarns Trunk Show

June 29, 10am-5:00pm

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Included in the shipment from Malabrigo which arrived this week were new colors in Arroyo, the superwash merino sport weight. From top to bottom, Talisman, Secret, Inmortal [sic?], Petrichor, and Wabi-Sabi. Need inspiration? Two skeins is enough for the French Cancan shawl, Pfeilraupe, or Brickless. One will make my Point the Way hat, or the crochet Casper Mountain Cowl. Five is enough for all sizes of the Winterfell Cardigan, many of Old Town (depending on chosen body and sleeve length), and all sizes of Spring Showers.

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If you pay attention to the Ravelry home page, you are probably aware of the “Thursday Tips.” (You can locate all of Ravelry’s blog posts tagged “tips” here.) This week, Livia, Ravelry’s newest team member, introduced a new feature, and it just so happens that it has a lot of potential for improving the In-Store sales program. The In-Store sales program allows yarn shops like Yarn Folk to facilitate the purchase of paid patterns—I’m able to enter your information, attach the pattern to your Ravelry library, and print a copy if you like—at no additional cost to you (as long as the pattern designer participates in the program). The biggest sticking point has been when a customer can’t recall their Ravelry user name. There has always been a way to enter the information after the fact, but the new Purchase Finder feature simplifies the process for identifying patterns you have purchased (either through In-Store sales, or while logged out of your Ravelry account, and allows you to link them to your Ravelry account. Not only is the feature a really useful one, Livia outlined her process for developing it. Have a look here, and check to see if you have any patterns that need to be reunited with your library!

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Nalya Wrap

One peril of hosting events is that beforehand, I usually do a sweep of my desk and work table, and sometimes that means that projects wind up out of sight for a bit! That was the case with the Nalya Wrap, but it’s been retrieved, and progress has resumed. My first trip through the rainbow featured background and contrast stripes of equal widths; for the second trip through, I continued with the wider background stripes, but worked contrast stripes that are much narrower. Once the staggered chevron shape is established, it’s very easy to modify these widths according to your preference—and the available yarn quantities!


Project Planning

Stay tuned for Love Note and Soldotna Crop

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