Holiday Spirit Week in Downtown Ellensburg

December 08, 2020

Holiday Spirit Week in Downtown Ellensburg Yarn Folk

This week, local merchants and the Ellensburg Downtown Association are hosting Holiday Spirit Week! While Monday is in the books, here are the rest of the week's specials:

Ugly Christmas Sweater Day -- Purchase a sweater's quantity of yarn and get a sweater pattern of your choice from Marie Greene's Ravelry store

Pajama Day -- 50% off Yarn Folk mugs
Girls Day Downtown -- Any visit in-store or purchase online enters you to win a $40 gift certificate; Baby Alpaca Grande is BOGO while supplies last. And every $10 you spend gets you a ticket for a downtown-wide gift basket!
Holiday Staycation -- Holiday Treasure Bags: contents are a mystery, retail value exceeds the sticker price!
Holiday Spirit Day -- 10% off purchases above $75
Come join in the festivities!

After a lot of consideration, I've decided that Yarn Folk will be closed on Saturday, December 26th. While in normal years, it's fun to welcome yarn enthusiasts from out of town who might be visiting family, I've decided to spend those days at home with Mr. Yarn Folk this year. Yarn Folk will be open Sunday, December 20, 12-4.

Additionally, I will be closing at 3pm this Wednesday, December 9 for a teleconference.

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, December 3, 4:00-6:00pm 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 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.

Holiday Hours

December 9 closing at 3pm

December 20 (Sunday) 12-4pm

December 25-26 (Friday/Saturday) closed

January 1 (Friday) closed
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Knitterly Things dyes up the best self-striping sock yarn, and unpacking a box of Vesper Sock is like unpacking a box of sunshine and good moods. This batch included Kodachrome, a 12 hue colorway. (Most are 5-7 colors, and are perfectly wonderful in their own right!)

Also, you liked the Caribou Hills Hat kits! If a combo you liked sold out, we just restocked several colors, and added a number of color options since we first posted the kits to the store last week. See what's available here.

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…to inspire


Slub yarn is a type of novelty yarn that produces an interesting texture when knitted. It is similar to a thick and thin yarn, but the slubs are like small pillows that appear at intervals, whereas thick and thin yarns are formed by tightening the twist in places. Bumpy Road is a slub yarn from indie dyer Destination Yarns, and we have the eight colors in her Hawai'i Collection. Above, you can see what the individual yarn strands look like, along with a close-up view of the knitted fabric. See below for more on the Ohana Shawl, available as kits here.yarnfolk dividing line (2).png stitch


Ohana Shawl

Ohana, by Jessica Anderson, is a sideways shawl combining garter stitch, simple eyelet stripes, and an easy ripple lace. Originally designed for Destination Yarns Passport, I substituted Bumpy Road for a more textured fabric which still highlights the key design elements. There are kits for six different color combinations from the Hawai'i collection--knit now, travel later!

Knitted Lights

Just for a fun update, here are two of the three Knitted Lights, dreamed up by Leila Raven, that I made last week. The wreath was designed by Keira Grech!

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