Schedule change for this week & Berroco Cardi Party!

May 04, 2021

Schedule change for this week & Berroco Cardi Party!


Just a reminder that Yarn Folk has a temporary schedule change this week: we will be closing at 2pm on Thursday, May 6th, and will be closed all day on Friday, May 7th. Schedule changes are rare, but when they do occur, we post in advance as soon as possible, update business hours on Google, and post to social media. We're making our best effort to minimize disruption and inconvenience, and in eight years, the only truly "no-notice"  opening delay occurred this past winter when we were stuck behind an accident on I-90 for 3+ hours, with no way to exit! 

Although the store will be closed at 2pm on Thursday, Social Stitching via Zoom is on the schedule in its regular 4-6pm slot.

Current open hours are Monday - Friday, 7am-3:30pm, and Saturdays, 9am-3pm. In-store shopping: mask covering nose and mouth required for the duration of your visit. We continue to be mindful about making it possible to maintain social distancing in the shop.

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…to learn (and do)

three red and orange skeins of yarn with the words "Yarn Folk talks"


CURRENT CLASSES & EVENTS

Social Stitching via Zoom 

Thursday, May 6, 4:00-6:00pm 

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/981942707?pwd=TExyQlRPWnB3OW40QkFZRCs5aVRtQT09 OR open Zoom and enter 981-942-707 for the meeting ID

PASSWORD IS 330044.

Reminder: we've consolidated to just one Zoom event for now, but if you'd like to share project photos, chat, or share KAL progress, we'd love for you to create an account at yarnfolk.com and participate in the community we're building there. No intent to be yet another social network, but it's an option for sharing that doesn't depend on any outside platform. You can find it here.

Berroco Cardi Party 

Friday, May 15th to Wednesday, June 23rd

Details below and here, hosted in the Berroco Makers Facebook Group.

Temporary Schedule Change:

Thursday, May 6, 2021 7am - 2pm (closing 90 minutes early)

Friday, May 7, 2021 CLOSED

 

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...to anticipate

A pillow with a handknit cabled cover in very dark purple tweed is sitting on a grey surface. A colorful travel poster is visible in the background, and there are three skeins of HiKoo Kenzie yarn in front of it. On the left is a light grey, in the center is a medium purple, and on the right is a brassy green color.

Every now and again, the thing to anticipate isn't wholly positive. In this case, it is flat out heartbreaking. HiKoo Kenzie has been one of my very favorite yarns almost since the very beginning. It is the perfect blend of Merino wool, alpaca, silk, angora, and nylon, and if you've worked with it you know that it it blooms beautifully when it is washed and blocked. And the selection of tweedy colors has always been a slightly offbeat delight.

It's been a favorite DK yarn since the first shipment arrived in 2013. It's just that there's no more to be had. 

When I first started to hear rumblings to this effect a few months ago, I made a point of stocking up. I've made Marie Greene's January Gansey (just over 9 skeins for size 36") in it, an Easy Folded Poncho (6 skeins) and Library Vest (6 skeins for size 39") (both from Churchmouse Yarns patterns),  Michelle Hunter's Cable Channel Pillow (4 skeins), and Laura Aylor's Oak Park Scarf (5 colors, 7 skeins total), so say nothing of many mittens and hats. If it's a favorite of yours or a yarn you've wanted to try, I have 10-20 skeins of 10 colors, and 1-9 skeins of another 10 or so colors. (All links above are to my Ravelry project pages.)

About a third of the original colors can be ordered by the full bag--contact me at ann@yarnfolk.com to check on details. Stock available at Yarn Folk is here

(And while I'm genuinely sad, I'm also hot on the trail of a DK tweed to fill Kenzie's role in the future!)yarnfolk dividing line (2).png

 

…to inspire

The cover page for the Felix Cardigan is on top of a grey surface. One skein of Berroco Lanas wool yarn and one skein of Berroco Aerial mohair and silk yarn are on top of it. Both skeins are solid black. There is a background with colorful dots of varying sizes, outlined in metallic gold, and there are two large silk peonies on the right side of the photo, one white, one deep hot pink.

 

In better news, Berroco is hosting another month-long Cardi Party! From the April 23rd Berroco KnitBits newsletter:

We are SO excited to start another make along with you!

Our focus again is a favorite wardrobe staple: Cardigans!

We're keeping the theme open so that you can pick a style that
fits what you feel like making right now!

You can choose your yarn from any Berroco Yarn or Partner Brand line: Lopi, Lang Yarns, Amano or WoolAddicts!

Plus, the pattern is on us if you don't already have one!

Use code: BerrocoCardiParty2 at Berroco.com or in our Berroco Ravelry Store
(code only good for a Berroco pattern, not any of our partner brands)

You can find the Berroco cardi patterns here on Ravelry or here on the Berroco site (link includes all women's clothing--scroll for cardigans). The free pattern code will work on either site. (And note: I'm breaking the rules a tiny bit and using a pattern that is already in my library, and which isn't one from the Berroco Pattern Store.) (It *is* designed by Amy Christoffers, who is Berroco's Design Director--and many of her patterns are featured.)

Berroco yarns in stock at Yarn Folk are here, and remember that if there's something we don't carry, we can help you order through the 1-2-3 Drop Ship Program, which includes the Partner Brands mentioned above. And if the pattern you love features a discontinued yarn, get in touch about finding the perfect substitute.

More details from Berroco are here. Official cast on is Friday, May 15th, and we bind off on June 25th!yarnfolk dividing line (2).png

...to stitch

Partially complete deep plum sweater displayed on a black fabric mannequin. Lapels are brioche waves, and the project is complete to three or four inches below the bottom of the armhole.

 

Water Bearer

All Water Bearer all the time this week! Another silver lining related to my "do-over" is that I now have the brioche waves pattern memorized. I'm almost done with the bust darts, then I'm on a straightaway to the hem. After that, I'll pick up stitches for the sleeves, and work an applied i-cord edging. Neither sleeves nor applied i-cord are *fast*--but I'm excited to have this sweater finished and ready to wear, so they will be fastER--right??

Yarn is Berroco Ultra Wool in Hollyhock, color 33159!


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