More on yarn weights, plus socks and gnomes

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Here’s part two of our discussion of yarn weights. I promised to shoot in landscape this time…but I forgot! The video should be clickable from most browsers, but if it’s not working for you, here is the link:



Kittitas County Fair

August 29-September 2 | See for Fair hours and admission info

Visit the Home Arts barn to see the fiber-y creations of knitters, crocheters, spinners, felters (and more)!

Project Circle

August 30, 5:00-7:00pm | no charge

Join us to work on your longer term projects!

September Sock Club

September 6, 13, 20, 5:00-7:00pm | no charge

Friday night sock knitting—whether you’ve knit dozens of pairs or are just getting started. This is not a formal class, but if you’ve never knit a sock before, we’ve got suggestions for several beginner-friendly patterns, and help will be available.

Oh Gnome You Didn’t!

September 11, 18, 25, 5:00-7:00pm | no charge

Sarah Schira’s gnomes are delightful tiny knitting projects, and Oh Gnome You Didn’t is her upcoming mystery knitalong. In these sessions, we’ll work on all clues released to day, meeting for the last time the day before the final clue drops. Pattern calls for fingering weight yarn; choose DK for a larger finished gnome.

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New shipment of Hayfield Baby Blossom Chunky! This yarn is washable, soft, and works up into the cutest baby blankets, sweaters, and more. We modified Tin Can Knits Malt pattern just slightly (reduced the stitch count from 135 to 105) and knit it on size ten needles. There are lots of new colors, both with and without the pink “flowers.” Need additional ideas for this yarn? Find more here!

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Finnish artist Liisa Hietanen crochets and knits life-size three dimensional portraits of her fellow villagers in Hämeenkyrö, Finland. The scale and level of detail in her work are astonishing; perhaps even more so is the fact that she only learned to knit and crochet in 2009. See more of her inspiring work at her website, or on her Instagram feed.

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Hipster Cowl

Joji Locatelli’s Hipster Cowl is the perfect place to use an especially soft yarn. Enter Plymouth Yarn Merino Textura. Here, I’ve completed 4.5 out of seven repeats of the stitch pattern. When all seven are complete, I’ll block the piece flat, then remove the provisional cast on and graft the two ends together. The final step will be to add small tassels along the edges.

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