Fair Week is Here!

August 29, 2023

Fair Week is Here! Yarn Folk

Fair and Rodeo Week is here!

Wednesday (8/30)  is Hoedown in the Downtown, and we'll have extended hours:  8:30am - 8:00pm.

The Fair opens on Thursday, and hours at the Fairgrounds are:

Thursday - 10:00AM to 10:00PM
Friday and Saturday - 10:00AM to 11:00PM
Sunday - 10:00AM to 10:00PM
Monday - 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Needlework (including knitting and crochet), Fiber Arts (spinning and projects made with handspun yarn) are located in the Home Arts Building and the Open Wool Show (fleece) is in the adjacent 4-H Building.

The Rodeo Parade begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, September 2nd. Yarn Folk will be open; please note that the parade travels from north to south on Pearl Street, and the street will be closed to vehicle traffic until the parade is over. 

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…mark your calendars

Social Stitching

Every Saturday, 2-4pm

Have a Ball Fall Crawl (Virtual)

September 22-24, and September 30-October 1

Yarn Folk will be presenting Sunday, September 24, at 9:45am PDT. More information coming soon!


Temporary Schedule Changes

August 30

8:30a - 8:00p We'll be open extended hours in conjunction with Hoedown in the Downtown.

September 4 (Labor Day)

Closed. Have fun at the Rodeo & Kittitas County Fair!

September 11

Open 7:00a - 7:55 and ~8:15a - 3:30. (It's better for everyone when I go to the eye doctor 🙃.)

September 19

Open 8:00a - 3:30. 

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…new in the shop


We received three more of our additions for Fall 2023 last week--Carousel from Berroco, and Bo Peep and Signature 4Ply from West Yorkshire Spinners.

Carousel is a wool and acrylic blend that feels great while you're knitting or crocheting (I tested both) and makes a comfortable fabric, too. Berroco is providing a sample of the Tyanna cowl, a really appealing one-skein slipped stitch cowl, and we're waiting anxiously for it to arrive! Speaking of one skein, the yardage is amazing at 418 yards. You can take a look at the full design collection for Carousel on Ravelry here. If you're subscribed to Berroco's Knit Bits, the next issue will highlight this new yarn!

West Yorkshire Spinners Bo Peep brings the company's pride in British heritage wool to bear on an easy care sport weight yarn in an array of gentle colors. We have five self-patterning shades, and five more coordinating solids. The fiber blend of this yarn is 52% Falkland wool and 48% nylon, and the recommended care is machine wash gentle, lay flat to dry. Arthur is a pullover for all babies with buttons at the shoulder for easier dressing. It can be knit in a single color (either solid or self-patterning, or with stripes (solids, or solid stripes on a self-patterned body). 

Last but not least, we've got 3 of 4 of the new "flock" of country birds in Signature 4Ply self-patterning sock yarn (with the 4th, plus the 2023 holiday color expected on Thursday). Signature 4Ply is a 75% superwash wool / 25% nylon blend sock yarn with a secret ingredient--35% of the total is Blue-faced Leicester wool, known for its combination of softness with strength. Sock knitters LOVE this yarn, and the self-patterning colors keep your interest piqued through the knitting.


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…to inspire

It's a work in progress (because we're still adding stuff all the time, but you can check out everything that we've added for Fall 2023 here.

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...currently stitching

Progress on new samples was slowed a little when I dropped everything to crochet a Cowboy Gnome, but what are ya gonna do in the face of a pattern that cute and RELEVANT?
Still, there was some progress on Sonatine, and I wound yarn for the next thing in the queue!

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