Technical Notes

December 01, 2020

Technical Notes Yarn Folk

As more of you opt to use for either local pick up or shipping, I wanted to highlight a couple of glitchy things that are still being attended to. I'd hoped they would be fixed by now, but one of them involves a time-consuming and tedious task, and I'm just not done. 

The first is that the colorway swatches, under the main product image do change as you click through them, but the quantity available for each does not. However, if you choose a color from the drop down menu, both the large picture and the quantity available will update.  As things currently stand, it's not as intuitive as I would like, but it is an issue I am actively working to correct.

The second issue is that if you would like skeins of yarn to be wound, there is an opportunity to indicate that when you add them to your cart. Please note that yarn which has been wound is not eligible for return. There is also a "special instructions" field in your cart if there is anything else you need me to know or would like to request, but you do have to view your cart--if you skip directly to the checkout, you will have bypassed it.

One of the improvements we've already implemented is that you can now search using multiple tags--machine washable, indie-dyed, wool, for example. Previously, you could only search one attribute at a time, which just wasn't as useful as it could have been. 

This is a work in progress, and we want online shopping to be a great complement to (not replacement for) in-person shopping going forward. We'll keep making improvements as needed!

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)


Social Stitching via Zoom 

Thursday, December 3, 4:00-6:00pm OR open Zoom and enter 981-942-707 for the meeting ID


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 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.

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Twill & Print makes "flair for stitchers," and we are glad to finally have these enamel row counters and tools in hand. (They spent a couple of weeks at someone's house, due to a delivery mishap.)

The Row Counters come in two sizes. The larger size has two counting wheels to count rows from 1-99, attaches to your project or a bag with two pin back posts. The Mini Row Counters have one counting wheel and a lobster claw clasp to attach them directly to your project, or use the holes in the Stitcher's Multi Tool. If you want to count beyond 9, add a second Mini Row Counter for your tens place.

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…to inspire


Colorwork hat knit in sage green, grey, orange, pink, and yellow
photo © Purlificknitter

I saw Caitlin Hunter's Caribou Hills Hat, and it was all I could do not to drop everything and wind some yarn. (I resisted--but only temporarily.) I satisfied the urge (for now) by pulling allll the colors of Trendsetter New York off the shelf and arranging them in promising combinations. My favorites are available as kits hereyarnfolk dividing line (2).png stitch


Juletid Santa Hat

Last week's "Drop Everything Project #1" was the Juletid Santa Hat. I substituted Caribou for the ribbed brim to give it that fur-trimmed look, and used a lonely skein of Malabrigo Worsted that I'd pulled from the shelves after an unfortunate run-in with the Roomba. I'm not entirely sure which red it was. 

In response to a customer request, I put together a few kits for the hat using both Malabrigo Rios and Malabrigo Washted, combined with the Caribou. You can check the options here.

"Drop Everything Project #2" is pictured at the beginning of this post. Having noticed Leila Raven's project on Ravelry several times, I ordered some fairy lights. For the first set, I used size 35 needles; I have one more complete, and one yet to finish using size 11 needles. The larger needles make a very dramatic stitch; the smaller ones were much easier to work. These are the lights I used.

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