April Event Preview + Lolancha Kits (Through 3/31 only!)

March 28, 2023

April Event Preview + Lolancha Kits (Through 3/31 only!) Yarn Folk

Maybe you've noticed we have a couple of big events coming up? Here's what we have planned!

Yarn Folk is turning TEN in April, and we're having an all-day party on Saturday, April 15th! 

  • We've asked several of our dyers to create shop-exclusive colorways, which will debut that day!
  • With help from our vendors, we're putting together some door prizes we think you'll really like, and quite a few of them, at that!
  • We're also putting together some swag bags which will be free with purchase while they last--in the store, and also with online purchase. We hope these will make you feel the way you felt when you got the *best* goodie bag at a birthday party when you were a kid!
  • The table will be open for Social Stitching all day!
  • And there will be fun treats, although it's 🤐 until we have them in hand!

Then two weeks later, it's LYS Day! Holy smokes, how much fun can an introvert have in one month?? A lot, apparently! 🙃

  • Limited edition merchandise from our participating vendors
  • Free pattern promotions! Casapinka, Berroco, Blue Sky Fibers...
  • Yes, more door prizes!
  • The ubiquitous AND MORE!

We are looking forward to a fun and busy month, and hope you will join us, especially on these special days!

Normal exclamation point usage returns next week ;)

Current open hours are Monday - Thursday, 7am-3:30pm, Friday 8:30am - 5pm and Saturdays, 9am-4pm.

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…mark your calendars

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!

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...new in the shop


We assembled kits for Laura Nelkin's Lolancha Sweater with Manchelopis, an unspun yarn from the Manchega Sheep in Spain, as soon as we spotted it on Instagram. This yarn creates a fabric that is lofty, warm, and light. Laura's bottom-up yoke design features the distinctive Lolancha Stitch (named by Laura's alter ego Lola). It looks fancy, but is an accessible technique where you slip stitches and then dip to “grab” them. It's a fantastic textural detail at the yoke, hem, and sleeves.

The pattern includes multiple video links to help you have success knitting your own Lolancha Sweater, including one on knitting with Manchelopis.

 A key detail is that the pattern is available through March 31st only, when it will be temporarily retired until the fall! The same is true of these kits--we'll bring them back when the pattern returns, but if you want to cast on now, grab your pattern and some Manchelopis pronto! Kits are here

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…to inspire


Peruse the individual patterns from Hudson + West's Autumn & Winter 2022 collection here, and then consider yourself invited to stop in and see the actual garments here at Yarn Folk!  The arrival of the trunk show was a bit of a surprise, as it was rescheduled from an earlier date, and we didn't know it had shipped until it arrived! Quelle bonne surprise!yarnfolk dividing line (2).png

...currently stitching



The Granny Stripes Scarf using three different colors of Edition 3 is finished. Granny stitch: so hard to put down. The Edition 3 was incredibly satisfying to crochet with, and the finished scarf has a cohesive look, even though nothing fancy happened at the color changes. Crochet to the end of the ball, and switch to the next one! The sample used colors 2298, 2299, and 2362, but we assembled a few other kit options. And honestly, the possibility of making another using just the black/white colorway looms LARGE.

PetiteKnit's Ingrid Slipover in Hudson + West Forge is well underway, and the texture changes are sure to keep things interesting. 

And the border rows of the  Photography Shawl in Loch Lomond are set up, so it's back to its starring role as a commute project. The pattern shift, juxtaposed against the main shawl body, will be visible soon!

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