Gorgeous new merino/silk blend + important fair dates!

August 22, 2023

Gorgeous new merino/silk blend + important fair dates! Yarn Folk

If you're still thinking of entering your work in the Kittitas County Fair, TODAY is the last day for late entries! There is a $3.00 fee, and entries must be made in the Fair Office. The Fair Office is at  901 E. 7th Ave, and is open 8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm. 

Drop off of entered items is this Friday, August 25th:

Open Homemade Beer & Wine, Food Preservation, Rugs, Needlework, Sewing, Fiber Arts, Home Office Computer projects, Paper Crafts, Scrapbooking & Calligraphy exhibits accepted in Home Arts Building (Dept.17, 20, 25, 26, 27, 29, 36 & 37) 

Entered items must be picked up on Monday (Labor Day) between 6-8pm.

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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

8:00a - 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!


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…new in the shop


What can we say about Symfonie Hand-Dyed Yarns Luna? It GLOWS. (It is 75% Merino wool, and 25% silk.) It's  SOFT. The sixteen colors are VIBRANT. And at $24/skein, it's a terrific value for a luxury natural fiber blend!

Sonatine is a two color cowl, knit flat and joined with a short seam from designer Dee O'Keefe, and with this shop sample on the needles, I can confidently say you'll love knitting with this yarn! It's a DK weight, and each skein is 200 yards, with a suggested gauge of 20-24 stitches / 4". yarnfolk dividing line (2).png

…to inspire

Did you happen to catch Joji Locatelli's Ready for Fall 2 collection when she introduced it last week? Instant Crush (pictured above) is a colorwork pullover, worked with laceweight mohair held double throughout for a thick and warm, but incredibly lightweight fabric. (Not a fan of mohair? Substitute a DK yarn that knits to gauge.) I couldn't resist putting together some kits.

The Cloud Peak Cardigan combines easy-to-wear stockinette with elegant cable details, and a clever pocket construction. The yarn it calls for is a fuzzy chain style yarn, and I think that Berroco's Mochi (which we can order through the Berroco drop ship program for delivery to your door) might be a great substitute.

The One Weekend Socks are knit with a DK yarn and two strands of mohair, and while this puts them in the hand-wash only category, they make up for it by being quick to knit and super cozy! DK options are here, and all mohair is here.

Joji is also hosting a Fall KAL, and you can sign up here. The KAL is hosted in Joji's Ravelry Group. And until August 30th, all of her individual, self-published patterns are 25% on Ravelry or at Jojiknits.com off with the coupon code JOJIFALLKAL2023.  

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...currently stitching

Ooh, time for beginnings! New yarns rolling in means new samples! 
Above is the start of the Sonatine cowl in Luna, and we've got patterns printed and yarn pulled for multiple additional projects. Let's start all the things!

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