Girls Night Out -- This Thursday!

December 06, 2022

Girls Night Out -- This Thursday! Yarn Folk


Can it be Holiday Girls Night Out already??
Join us and our Downtown Ellensburg neighbors for this fun, semi-annual event!

At Yarn Folk, we will be featuring some unique gift wrapping supplies, along with our "Just Add Yarn" Learn to Knit and Learn to Crochet kits.

  • Begin at the Ellensburg Downtown Association’s office at 109 East 3rd Avenue, Suite 1 and pick up your Shopping Bingo card and list of participating businesses.  Shop, play, win!
  • Stop by each participating location for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience including refreshments, raffles, added inventory, live entertainment, at home business consultants, shopping discounts, and more!
  • Get in the holiday spirit as you sip, dine and enjoy the downtown holiday décor.
  • Be entered to win one of two HUGE gift baskets for every $20 spent at each location.
  • Gift baskets are filled with merchandise and gift certificates from participating stores.

Current open hours are Monday - Thursday, 7am-3:30pm, Friday 8:30am - 5pm and Saturdays, 9am-4pm.

In-store shopping: masks are optional (but welcome and appreciated). 
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…to learn (and do)


Social Stitching


Every Saturday, 2-4pm

Join us around the big table for a couple of hours of convivial stitching.


Holiday Girls Night Out, Thursday, December 8 

See above! 5pm-8pm (Please note that we'll be opening at 8:30 am on both Thursday and Friday this week.)

Holiday Hours

Saturday, December 24 Open 9-1 for your last minute shopping! 

Monday, December 26 Closed.


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Did you catch our partial Malabrigo unboxing video last week? It was one of those "little bit of everything" boxes--which came about mainly because I spotted some natural Rasta in the available inventory (which never happens). There were also quite a few colors of Ultimate Sock (Sock, but with nylon) we haven't had on the shelves before, and some white (not just natural) Rios.


We've also got the December Apple Fiber Studio Pretty Pretty Yarn Club colorway, Chuckanut Mountain, pictured here with its seasonal friends, October's Fiery Sunset and November's Autumn Trail. 

Also shown are some holiday Stitch Stoppers, which I don't think I've highlighted before, and a new sticker with a sweet story from Honeyberry Studios. We previously had a version of this design which read, "It's okay if all you did today was breathe." One afternoon, some friends were shopping, and one of them said, "Oh, I wish it said 'It's okay if all you did today was knit.'!" I reached out to Yuko, the illustrator, and asked if she might do another version to fulfill that wish--and about six weeks later, here it is!

And because TIS the season, we have the December Stitch Markers of the Month from Katrinkles (featuring CABLES!), some limited edition Christmas Cat stitch markers, and fresh stock of Sock Rulers.yarnfolk dividing line (2).png

…to inspire



Do you know about the Ellensburg Shop Local Contest, continuing through December 14th? Here are the details from the Ellensburg Downtown Association:

Upload receipts through December 14th @ 11:59pm HERE

Give unique, one-of-a-kind gifts this holiday season from a local Ellensburg shop! While you’re shopping, be sure to stop by your favorite Ellensburg restaurant for a bite to eat! Spend $25.00 or more at any local restaurant, retail or service establishment to enter. There are unlimited entries!

  • Three random winners will be chosen at noon Dec. 15 (cash prizes are $250, $500 and $1,000)!
  • Every time you spend $25 or more at ANY Ellensburg businesses, you can enter for a chance to win!
  • Simply snap a photo of your receipt (be sure it shows an Ellensburg business address), and upload it through Dec.14th @11:59pm at: Here. 
  • There is no limit to the number of times a person may enter.
  • Winners will be contacted Dec. 15 and cash prizes will be awarded Dec. 16 (must be in Ellensburg on 12/16/2022 and agree to photo op to be publicized to receive cash prizes).

Thank you to sponsors Umpqua Bank, Knudson Lumber, Club 301 and Century21 for making this contest possible!

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I wish I could say this was the first time I'd dropped everything to make a new pair of warm mittens because my hands were freezing, but it's not. This might be the best pair yet, though! I used Lanas Quick on US 8 needles and made the Broken Rib Knit Mittens in the women's size. As the leftover yarn indicates, one skein was enough, but just barely! I did inadvertently add an extra round of increases to the thumb gusset (basically, I knit the women's sizing with the men's thumb) so that would increase the yarn buffer by a bit. Even given the nail-biting, I'd make these again in a heartbeat--they are thick, waffle-y, cozy, and worked up in a couple of days. 10/10 would recommend!

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