In-person Social Stitching

May 10, 2022

In-person Social Stitching Yarn Folk

As noted below, in-person Social Stitching will return this week. Specifically, on Saturday, May 14th, from 2-4pm.

The plan right now is to meet on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month from 2-4pm, and on the third Wednesday of the month from 5-8pm. Wednesday evenings are tied to the Ellensburg Night Market and will continue through October.

All are welcome. I'll have nametags, as it's been awhile, and it makes it easier to connect with folks you may not know well. There is no requirement that your project have been purchased at Yarn Folk (but actively promoting other yarn sources does not keep the lights on; be cool). We embrace a diverse and multi-craftual universe. 

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). Thanks for your help in keeping my business open to the public!
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…to learn (and do)

three red and orange skeins of yarn with the words "Yarn Folk talks"


Hudson + West Spring 2022 Trunk Show

May 6-21

In-Person Social Stitching

May 14 & May 28

(2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month), 2-4 pm

May 18

(3rd Wednesdays, May-October), 5-8 pm

Holiday Hours

May 30 (Memorial Day)


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We started the WildStar Fibers trunk show with two big boxes; between what we sold and what we kept to replenish regular stock, we sent back one. If you were sad to have missed the trunk show, the Supernova Sock is now updated online. When deciding what to keep, I focused on sweater quantities in a number of colorways, along with fun color combos. (PS--a common observation of this yarn is, "how does this not have cashmere in the blend??" It's 85% Merino wool and 15% nylon, but it has the feel of a cashmere blend. 🤷)

Also, if you're a fan of knitting socks on tiny circulars, we just added Addi's Easy Knit Rockets in sizes US 0-3. These 10" circulars have one Rocket tip that is 2 3/4" and tapered, and one Turbo tip that is 1 1/2". This means you've got a bit more needle to hold comfortably, but there is still enough cable to make something closer to a circle than a very stressed triangle. Recommended use for most knitters is to use the longer tip as your right needle, with the shorter tip on the left. You can find the Easy Knit Rockets hereyarnfolk dividing line (2).png

…to inspire


Last week, I made a short video demonstrating how I've been weaving ends in at stripe color changes. I've yet to find a technique (other than helix knitting, which isn't always practical) that yields 100% jogless stripes, but I'm pleased with the results of tying half a square not where the color changes. YouTube link here, or you can view on Instagram.

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Speaking of Stripes of Joy by Tif Neilan, I like the finished sweater even if  1) I wish the weather would just stop tempting me to wear it and 2) I lost at yarn chicken when working the bind off. In all fairness, the pattern called for 235 yards of the main color (which is the background color), and a skein of Berroco Lanas is 219 yards. The colors here are 95102 Steel Cut Oats, 95127 Leaf, 95121 Teal, 95115 Limelight, and 95143 Sorrel. You can see the detailed yardage amounts I used on my Ravelry project page here. This design is a really fun opportunity to play around with color!

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