And now, some casting on! + Versa Cowl Kits

March 21, 2023

And now, some casting on! + Versa Cowl Kits Yarn Folk

What an odd time of year it is! Folks are spring breakin', the weather doesn't know what the heck it wants to do, it's quiet one day and frenetic the next. Most of it is stuff you won't see the results of for a couple of weeks, but my bullet journal is filled with notes on a multiple projects happening concurrently. And I'm constantly swatching yarn or yarn combos. Happy spring!

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Social Stitching

Every Saturday, 2-4pm

Join us around the big table for a couple of hours of convivial stitching.

Yarn Folk Tenth Anniversary

April 15

Join us for a fun day with new yarn colors created just for Yarn Folk, excellent door prize drawings, and free gifts with purchase. (And more that we're finalizing details on!) 

Local Yarn Store Day

April 29

For the sixth annual Local Yarn Store Day, we'll be celebrating our customers with exclusive merchandise, free pattern offers, and more!

Knit or Crochet Every Day in May

May 1-31

We're bringing back this month-long challenge--you only have to commit to a few stitches a day to enter for  prizes at the end!

Winter Challenges

Schedule changes related to winter weather will be posted on the door if possible, as well as on Instagram, Facebook, and Google. If roads are crummy on a Saturday, opening time will likely be delayed until 11:30. We very much hope to discontinue this paragraph soon. 

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The Versa Cowl is a recently-finished new sample, and it's a project that has it all--knitting that is easy and rhythmic (but shifts enough to keep you from getting bored), a variety of styling options, and the chance to play with two squishy skeins of hand-dyed merino. Check out the kits here, with colorful and more understated options.

(And if you're in the mood for a even more fun with slipped stitches, check out the Killer Queen Cowl Kits.)yarnfolk dividing line (2).png


…to inspire


 A couple of weeks ago, I featured Google Arts & Culture's options for exploring fine art by color--which can be a fun way to think about color combinations for color work. This week, expanding on that idea, I'm sending you to The Vivienne Files, a personal style blog written by Janice Riggs. She focuses on building capsule wardrobes from high quality individual pieces, and one of the recurring features of her blog is the Start with Art series. I think many of her concepts work really well when it comes to planning hand-made items you'll reach for often, whether it's considering how different pieces work together, using "statement" accessories to transform core pieces, or focusing on quality over quantity. The Vivienne Files is also on Instagram here.yarnfolk dividing line (2).png

...currently stitching



It wasn't ALL new projects this week--I've been adding about four rows to my Photography Shawl in Loch Lomond on the way to work every morning, and in just a few more rows, I'll be ready to switch to the border chart. (Which is still about 60 rows of knitting, with stitch count continuing to increase, but hey, progress is progress!)

But there *were* new projects, too. I started a Granny Stripes Scarf using three different colors of Edition 3. It was a bit of an experiment, as I'm just adding the next color whenever the previous one runs out, but I think it's working. Three balls should make a nicely-sized scarf, and I love a good granny stitch.

And, if you saw my Instagram reel on St. Patrick's Day, you'll know I celebrated by winding some Hudson + West Forge in Evergreen and then later I started PetiteKnit's Ingrid Slipover. No sleeves PLUS one of my favorite yarns to knit with = 🥳🥳🥳!

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