Girls Night Out & our final installment of Who Are You Stitching For?

December 05, 2023

Girls Night Out & our final installment of Who Are You Stitching For? Yarn Folk

We hope you'll join us and our neighboring downtown merchants this Thursday, December 7th, for Holiday Girls Night Out. We'll have some unique gift wrap and miniature house crafting kits at 30% off, $5 off our Each One Teach One kits for you and a friend or loved one who wants to learn to knit or crochet, an in-store raffle for a $50 gift card, and some holiday treats! The event takes place from 5-9pm--we'll have ALL the twinkly lights fired up! 

Start your evening at the Ellensburg Downtown Association office, 109 E 3rd Ave #1.

Hours this Thursday are 8:30a - 9p.

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…mark your calendars

Social Stitching

Every Saturday, 2-4pm

A reminder--if you're feeling poorly, please join us again as soon as you're feeling better!

Elfin Madness

Now through December 13th

We're hosting an elf and gnome swap to celebrate the winter holidays with our fiber friends. Sign up here. The event operates on a make one / take one principle, and submissions must be received in person or by mail at Yarn Folk no later than December 13th. We will assemble mystery packages and you can pick up your new pal in person at our Holiday Swap Party on the 16th. If you're unable to attend, we'll hold your mystery package for you, or mail it if needed.

This is an idea I've had bouncing around for a couple of years--I hope you'll participate! Sign up form is here, and a Ravelry bundle of pattern ideas is here.

Holiday Girls Night Out

Thursday, December 7th, 5-9p

Look for details on how Yarn Folk will be participating next week!

Holiday Swap Party

Saturday, December 16th, any time between 9a-1p.

We'll have holiday refreshments, and if you participated in the elf and gnome swap, you'll be able to pick up your secret package! (But stop by for some holiday cheer even if you aren't participating in the exchange.)

Coming in January

Sweater Knitalong / Crochetalong

We'll be announcing the theme shortly, and our official start date will be January 13th. We'll continue through February!

Holiday Hours

December 7 -- 8:30a - 9p

December 25 -- Closed for Christmas

January 1 -- 9a - 3:30p

January 8-10 -- Closed for annual planning

Weather Delay

In the ten years we've been open, we've had *very* few unscheduled closures. That said, our hours are sometimes affected, and here's how we try to keep you posted:

  • We update our hours in Google. Sometimes they don't approve the update as fast as we'd like, but we do make every effort to post any changes there.
  • We make social media posts on Facebook and Instagram, and share those posts to our stories. If you happen to see a post, please like or share it--it really helps to get the word out when there is more interaction.
  • If we have access to the shop phone, we update the outgoing message. 
  • Please remember that we travel from Upper County, and sometimes conditions there are very different


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…new in the shop

We've got a really special kit in the shop this week.

We spotted Andra Asars' Hat in Yak pattern on Instagram when she reknit it in cashmere (😋) with a sequin carry along. We immediately thought of how wonderful the Lang Yak is and decided to try it with the sparkly addition. 

The free pattern works up quickly with just one ball, and as Andra did with her cashmere version, we carried the Lang Paillettes every other round. Your kit will include one ball of Yak, and a ball of Lang Paillettes with a black core and multicolored sequins, plus a e-mailed link to the free pattern.

It's dark at 4pm. You need some sparkle!

Find the kits here!

(PS--if we run out of sequins, we have more on the way.)

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…to inspire


This week's "Who are you stitching for?" highlights what may be the quintessential holiday gift--the hat. Our Gifty Hats Ravelry bundle is here, with patterns for both knitting and crochet.
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...currently stitching


I don't often knit patterns more than once, but the Georgetown Scarf by Laura Aylor is my current exception. If knitting very long rectangles makes your eyelid twitch, it's modular knitting to the rescue!  The scarf begins with a narrow-but-full-length garter stitch strip knit in a self-striping yarn (we used Schoppel Alb Zauber Extra for this version). When the center panel is complete, you pick up along one edge and knit a slipped/garter stitch ribbing (no purling!). And then you repeat on the other side for a slightly wider edge. Because the Alb Zauber Extra is a machine washable yarn, I chose Berroco Ultra Wool for the solid colored ribbing. It's fun to knit, and I'm happy to have a new sample of this pattern in the shop.

If you missed it, I made a short video starring the elves I made for Elfin Madness--it's here. There's still time to join in--I made all three of my film stars in just a couple of evenings.

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