Knit It Ellensburg Rodeo Style: Introducing the Cowboy Cowl Kit

August 15, 2023

Knit It Ellensburg Rodeo Style: Introducing the Cowboy Cowl Kit Yarn Folk

Looking for a project to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Ellensburg Rodeo? We've put together a special kit for the occasion: the Cowboy Cowl. The Cowboy Cowl is designed by Pam Powers, and we're featuring Farm Twist from Madelinetosh. We ordered it with this project in mind, and chose colors we thought evoked the American West--Cottonwood, Ember, Favorite Pair, Firewood, Horn, Palomino, Western Wash, Whiskey Barrel, and our store color, Charlotte.

Kits include two skeins of Farm Twist, a printed copy of the pattern (note your Ravelry user name at checkout to have the pattern added to your library), and five buttons. Through Labor Day, 10% of Cowboy Cowl kit sales will be donated to Hopesource

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…mark your calendars

Social Stitching

Every Saturday, 2-4pm


Temporary Schedule Changes

August 16

8:00a - 8:00p We'll be open extended hours in conjunction with the Ellensburg Night Market. The Night Market takes place from 5:00p - 9:00p on Pine Street.

August 17

8:00a - 3:30p Opening one hour late.

August 30

8:00a - 8:00p We'll be open extended hours in conjunction with Hoedown in the Downtown.

September 4 (Labor Day)

Closed. Have fun at the Rodeo & Kittitas County Fair!

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…new in the shop

We ordered a limited quantity of the 2023 Firefly Notes stitch marker advent calendar for knitters! This year's theme is the: “fairy world and the night sky".🧚‍♀️ For 2023, Firefly Notes designed not only all packaging and matching insert cards, but also each and every charm that is on the markers and progress keepers! The calendars feature 20 (10 mm) handcrafted no-snag stitch markers plus 5 handcrafted progress keepers, each with a unique design inspired by the beauty of the fairy world and the stars above. Matching tins sold separately. 

Yes, it's August and 100+ degrees here in Ellensburg this week, but we think it is a perfect time to plan a treat for December--whether for yourself, or a knitting pal. 

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…to inspire

When does sweater weather begin? Unsurprisingly, it varies by region. The Weather Channel surveyed 6,586 people in 2015, and the national average response was 60°F. Here in Washington State, the average response was a bit lower, at 55°F. (Here's their full report.)

A quick review of the #SweaterWeather hashtag on Instagram revealed a mix of handknit sweater designs and autumn foilage as the current top posts on Monday morning. I'm a sucker for a beautiful basic sweater, and the Wullpullover, new from Lív Ulven, captivated me with its classic simplicity, but THEN...

I saw that Lore was listed as an alternate suggested yarn...

and I noticed that crocheted braid detail  at the raglan lines.

I bought the pattern. The sweater is knit circularly and bottom up, and the raglan detail is optional and worked just before the neck ribbing. There are also mock side seams designed to marry the ease of seamless circular knitting with the structure provided by seams. This can't be *next*, but I think it will be *soon*!

Images © Lív Ulven. Find her at @woodlandsknits on Instagram and at

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...currently stitching



Quill Tee finished! And even though I only completed the knitting on Monday, the combination of fingering weight yarn and hot, hot weather means it's washed, blocked, and DRIED. I made the third size, and used two skeins of Babycat Yarns fingering from the Grunge palette, and two 50g skeins from the Gentle palette. If I'd used just one hue for the colorwork, one 50g skein would have been enough. (As it is, there are probably enough leftovers for a coordinating pair of socks--eventually.)

I also used the remainders from the Cowboy Cowl to make a crocheted Wilma Kerchief. I don't really have the hair for it, but it's quick, easy, and fun, and a great way to use up DK partial skeins.

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