December 05, 2023
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.
A reminder--if you're feeling poorly, please join us again as soon as you're feeling better!
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.
Thursday, December 7th, 5-9p
Look for details on how Yarn Folk will be participating next week!
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.)
Sweater Knitalong / Crochetalong
We'll be announcing the theme shortly, and our official start date will be January 13th. We'll continue through February!
December 7 -- 8:30a - 9p
December 25 -- Closed for Christmas
January 1 -- 9a - 3:30p
January 8-10 -- Closed for annual planning
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 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.)
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.
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.
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