It's starting to take shape in here 🥳 (And don't forget--holiday hours this weekend!)

August 30, 2022

It's starting to take shape in here  (And don't forget--holiday hours this weekend!) Yarn Folk

Starting with the Semi-Annual Clearance Sale, we've created a lot of chaos in the shop. It's been topsy-turvy for weeks, and that has been unsettling--knowing where things are moving, and what's going into the empty spaces is one thing, but tolerating the transition is quite another. It has meant coordinating the schedules of multiple vendors, trying to be graceful about delays, and finding fixture solutions.

As of today, we still have multiple shipments of yarn on the way, but most of the shuffling is done. Here are a few differences you might notice:

  • Needles and accessories have been shifted from gridwall onto rotating displays, and 🥁::drumroll::🥁 the crochet hooks are now up front with them! 
  • Sport and DK yarns are better organized--in the main shelving section, sport is with sport, and DK with DK. Sometimes the differences are subtle, but it makes it easier to compare options.
  • Yarns which are plant-fiber based are consolidated into the shelves beneath the center and south windows.
  • The shelves when you first enter have been flipped onto their sides, and replaced the gridwall that was previously under the tree. There's more capacity there now!
  • And there are two new shelf towers in the front. That section is the most in-flux, as we wait for a couple of vendor shipments. When those arrive, there will be a few small adjustments left to make, but from this point forward, it's mostly just breathlessly waiting for more new yarn!

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). 
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…to learn (and do)

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


In-Person Social Stitching

September 10 & 24

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

September 21

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

October 8 & 29

(2nd & 5th Saturdays of the month), 2-4 pm (Shifted from the 4th Saturday this month only, due to Trilogy Yarns Trunk Show!)

October 19

(3rd Wednesdays, May-October), 5-8 pm Final Wednesday evening of the season!

Holiday Schedule

Saturday, September 3 

9am-2pm (closing 2 hours early)

Monday, September 5 


Have a Ball Fall Crawl

The virtual crawl is back for its third year

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, September 23, 24, 25 

Saturday & Sunday, October 1 & 2

Yarn Folk: October 2, 10:45am PST / 1:45pm EST


Trilogy Yarns Trunk Show

Saturday, October 22

Save the date! (The Social Stitching that would normally fall on this date will be moved to the 29th.)

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In addition to bringing the crochet hooks up front, one of the big reasons for resetting the needles and notions area was to add in ChiaoGoo Red Lace Circular needles. Loved by many knitters for their memory-free nylon-coated steel cables, they are a great option for anyone who loves a metal needle, but is allergic to nickel.  Our needle and hook range now looks like this:

Addi Rockets Circular, 2mm-9mm

Addi Rocket Squared Circular, 2mm-8mm

Addi Turbo Circular, 3mm-6mm (note: some sizes smaller and larger than this range are available, but will not be reordered)

Addi Flexi Flips (double point alternative), 2mm-5mm

ChiaoGoo Bamboo Patina Circular, 2mm-10mm

ChiaoGoo Bamboo Patina 6" Double Pointed, 2mm-10mm

ChiaoGoo Red Lace Circular, 2mm-10mm

Knitter's Pride Dreamz 5", 6", and 8" Double Pointed, 2mm-8mm

Knitter's Pride Dreamz 4" and 5" individual Interchangeable, 3.5mm-15mm

Knitter's Pride Dreamz Straight, 3mm-12mm

Knitter's Pride Karbonz Circular, 2mm-8mm

Knitter's Pride Karbonz Double Pointed, 2mm-3.5mm

Addi Color Comfort Grip Hooks, 2mm-6mm

Knitter's Pride Basix Hooks, 3mm-35mm

Knitter's Pride Dreamz Tunisian Interchangeable Hooks, 3.5mm-12mm

Knitter's Pride Waves Hooks, 2mm-12mm  

Interchangeable kits from Addi, ChiaoGoo, Knitter's Pride, and Lantern Moon.

We have always been fanatical about offering a comprehensive selection of high quality tools, and while each of us has our own favorites, it's worth trying an option that's new to you once in awhile to see if your preferences have shifted or if there's one that works well for a particular type of knitting. I started out as a hard-core bamboo needle user before switching to primarily using Addi Rockets, but I like the Rocket Squared needles for lace, and my Lantern Moon interchangeable kit for plant fibers!

We also added Fashion Modern Tweed Aran from Universal Yarns this week. This soft and tweedy yarn comes in 18 colors, and the fiber content is 60% wool / 20% viscose / 20% polyamide, with a recommended machine wash / lay flat to dry. It comes in 104 yd / 50 gram balls. I've got the Ramona Pullover pattern printed out and ready to go, and there are other suggestions on the product page for the yarn.

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…to inspire


Last week I received a box from my shop owner friend Becca in Michigan. She's one of the organizers of the Have a Ball Fall Crawl, so my first thought was that it was something related to that. Imagine my surprise to find that it was the 2022 Summer Sesame trunk show from Berroco! It's been such a whirlwind, I'd forgotten I was on the schedule.  It's a really nice collection--and includes some inspiration for how to successfully use Sesame with other yarns.

Benedetta is a crochet top with a lace panel, and Azzurra is the cardigan version of the Etta tee. Vittoria and Gioia are both short sleeve sweaters that demonstrate how nicely Summer Sesame pairs with Modern Cotton. While I don't carry Modern Cotton in the shop, I can order it for you through Berroco's Drop Ship 1-2-3 program (with no obligation to purchase full bags--you just order what you need for your project; how cool is that?).


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As soon as I saw The Anne Sweater last month, I knew I wanted it for a new child's shop sample. It has a nice size range--from newborn to kids' size 12. This is the size 4 in Apple Green Rios, and it used a little over a skein of Malabrigo Rios in Apple Green. And because it really needed a little dress for maximum cuteness, I ran over to Windy Stitches & Stash and bought a yard and a half of this cute print and used it to whip up this little free dress pattern. I hear you can buy dresses--thrift them, even--but what fun is that??

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