Happy Thanksgiving! (And Plaid Friday is upon us! 😮)

November 24, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving! (And Plaid Friday is upon us! ) Yarn Folk


Yarn Folk will have slightly modified hours this week: we'll be closed on Thursday (Thanksgiving Day), and open 9am-5pm on Friday. All other hours remain the same.

Once again, we'll be participating in Plaid Friday in partnership with our downtown Ellensburg neighbor businesses. Shop downtown on Friday wearing a bit of plaid, and many local shops--including Yarn Folk--will have special offerings for the occasion. It's not been an easy year for anyone; please consider looking to your hometown retailers when you're shopping for holiday gifts!

During the holiday season, our capacity limits may be occasionally tricky, but we do have an online scheduling tool where up to two of our three available slots can be reserved in advance. As I mentioned last week, if you need your yarn wound, we're happy to do so, but will ask that you wait in your vehicle or return to pick it up if there are other shoppers waiting. Thank you for your understanding!

Online shopping is at yarnfolk.com, and I continue to be happy to provide curbside pick up--it's one of the shipping options when you make a purchase online.

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 

We're taking a break this week; meet up with us again in December!

Thursday, December 3, 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


Nomadic Knits is a boutique knitting magazine featuring regional indie yarns and the makers who grow, blend, and dye them. Utilizing beautiful designs, Nomadic Knits presents you with fibers and knitting patterns that echo the culture and history of each region.

We've just stocked issues 4-7 (available online here), and issue 8, featuring Washington State, will be arriving in December. You can take a look at the patterns in each issue below, but you won't want to miss out on the beautiful photography and writing that rounds out each issue!





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…to inspire


I have cause to make a Santa hat, and decided on this one (substituting a knitted faux fur brim made with Caribou for the ribbing). But there are lots of fun options in a variety of yarn weights, for any size human, and either knit or crochet, here.
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...to stitch


Irish Hiking Scarf

The Irish Hiking Scarf using Berroco Mercado has reached 38", and we're headed for a final length of somewhere between 60-72". (I think a good double wrap is best for a scarf, with enough length to tuck securely into a coat.) The pink locking stitch marker you see on the right side of the photo gets moved every eight rows (on the cable crossing row). Once set up, the pattern needs no memorization other than when to execute the three cables, and having the stitch marker to refer to takes the guess work out of that.


Sharon's Glamping Blanket

I checked my math, and I'm still on track to finish Sharon's Glamping Blanket in time for a reasonable mailing date. 174 rows to go, at eight rows a day, and it's starting to be a project that is serving its ultimate purpose while still being worked on. That's kind of magical! This is the largest size, but it's a fun knit, and there are baby and lap sizes, too. The yarn is Berroco Vintage Chunky, and you can view current stock here.

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