March 16, 2021

Hallelujah! Yarn Folk


While I wish that was commentary on my vaccination status (it's not), it does reflect my joy that a major frustration with yarnfolk.com is solved! Namely, the connection between the preview images, the feature image, the available quantity, and the drop down menu is reciprocal! Previously, if you clicked on a preview image, it would update the feature image, but not the drop down menu and available quantity, though if you clicked the drop down menu, it would update everything. Frustrating for everyone involved, but thankfully an annoyance of the past! 

Also, photo above is of Gingy, Myths, & Jasmine, the colors used in the pattern photos for Malabrigo's Temperance Shawl. You can review the details of the KAL that begins April 1st in last week's post, and since those colorways have not only been shipped but are in the state of Washington, I've opened that combination to pre-orders. (If the delivery schedule holds, there won't be a delay at all in shipping on my end.)  

Malabrigo KAL Temperance Shawl Kits here.

Current open hours are Monday - Friday, 7am-3:30pm, and Saturdays, 9am-3pm. In-store shopping: mask covering nose and mouth required for the duration of your visit. We continue to be mindful about making it possible to maintain social distancing in the shop.

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…to learn (and do)


Social Stitching via Zoom 

Thursday, March 18, 4:00-6:00pm 

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/981942707?pwd=TExyQlRPWnB3OW40QkFZRCs5aVRtQT09 OR open Zoom and enter 981-942-707 for the meeting ID


Reminder: we've consolidated to just one Zoom event for now, but if you'd like to share project photos, chat, or share KAL progress, we'd love for you to create an account at yarnfolk.com and participate in the community we're building there. No intent to be yet another social network, but it's an option for sharing that doesn't depend on any outside platform. You can find it here.

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...to anticipate

We just received the Spring Collection from Knitted Wit on the Sport base. This might be one of the most joy-inspiring palettes I've ever seen! Each skein is 100g and has 325 yards, and it knits well at 22-24 stitches/inch. 

I think that these cheerful colors would be especially charming worked as garments for little people, and there are some great choices for babies and kids in this Ravelry selection. In thinking about dressing small people, I think it can be useful to think of scale--the people themselves are smaller, so sometimes a lighter-weight fabric can be very suitable. 

Who could blame you, though, if you wanted a happy pop of color for yourself? This Ravelry bundle of sport weight shawl patterns includes options that caught my eye--both knit and crochet, single color or multi-color.


The newest Modern Daily Knitting Field Guide, Lopi, debuted last week, and it is available online and in the shop, as are all previous issues.  It's hard not to want a complete set--they're beautiful little books!

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…to inspire

© Birgit Grunwald

 My shop owner friends are the WORST when it comes to making sure I see patterns that are screaming to be cast on right away.

I am NOT going to cast on Birgit Grunwald's Nordwand Socks. (Immediately.)

(One of the troublemakers in question is herself no stranger to eye-catching and unusual construction--check out Lucinda Iglesias' Les Marmites (The Cauldrons) wrap here.)

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...to stitch



Deliciosa in Berroco Lanas is soooooo close! It should be dry by morning, and ready to have the side and sleeve seams mattress stitched together.


Water Bearer

Jacqueline Cieslak's designs have some unmatched strengths--inclusive sizing, thoughtful construction details, and options for customizing your sweater to your preferences. This does mean that we, the knitters, are called upon to pay close attention to what we are doing! 

Water Bearer is a top-down cardigan with integrated set in sleeves and a wide brioche shawl collar that is fully reversible. The pattern begins at the center back of the brioche collar; in this progress photo, I've pinned the very oddly shaped piece I've made so far to the dress form, so you get a sense of it. While I am actively working on the front right brioche shawl collar and cardigan front, I *also* have live stitches across the upper back, and on the left half of the brioche collar! I love a good puzzle (and also the contemplative quiet time needed to solve it)!

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