New plant based yarns 🌿 and a little housekeeping 🧹

March 26, 2024

simulated mobile phone notification for an email message from Yarn Folk, floating on a sky blue background with seven skeins of pink speckled laying flat at the left

Hopefully we'll be able to file this under: things you don't even notice! 

We are switching email platforms to one that has smoother integration with our website and in-store point of sale system. Most of the changes are under the hood, and with any luck, you won't notice a thing. But that's what would happen in a perfect world, and I'm expecting a glitch or two.

Most importantly, we've done everything we could to make sure that if you previously unsubscribed from the list you stayed unsubscribed. We love being in touch with you, and it's genuinely heart-warming to hear from so many of you that open the Yarn Folk email every week. But if this slipped through the cracks, please accept my apologies. There is an unsubscribe link at the bottom, or you can email directly, and we'll figure out what went sideways.

Lastly, if you do enjoy hearing from Yarn Folk, and have a fiber friend you think might enjoy connecting with us, we'd love if you'd send them to to subscribe!

Thanks for your patience with this shift, and don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything we need to fix!

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…mark your calendars

Graphic with an inquisitive lamb on the right standing on a field of bright spring green grass, overlaid with hollow block style letters spelling March. The outline of the letters is filled in with five different photos of rainbows.

Social Stitching

Every Saturday, 2-4pm

A reminder--if you're feeling poorly, please join us again as soon as you're feeling better!

Coming Soon

Yarn Folk 11th Anniversary 

Saturday, April 13th. Cool stuff is in the works!

Spring Girls Night Out 

Thursday, April 25th, 5-9pm. Details coming soon!

LYS Day 

Saturday, April 27th. Mark your calendar for this annual celebration of local, independent yarn shops!

Knit Or Crochet Every Day in May 

Back again for our third year! Trackers will be available mid-April. All finishers get a coupon for a purchase in June or July, and will be entered in a end-of-challenge prize drawing.

Date TBD (May) 

Book signing and brioche class with Anita Osterhaug, author of Nordic Hands, and editor emerita of Handwoven magazine. 

Weather Delay

In support of Groundhog Phil's prediction for an early spring, we're shortening this to a TL;DR version: if the weather seems extra-annoying, check social media and Google for possible weather-related updates.  

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…new in the shop


We just received a couple of boxes of mostly plant-forward yarns for warmer-weather projects, and are excited to share them with you.
A round ball of Wool Addicts Footprints yarn in a multicolored blue colorway. The wool and cotton blend has a slight barberpole appearance.
Wool Addicts Footprints is a cotton & wool blend sock yarn that you can certainly use for socks, but which also excels in adult and baby garments alike. It is somewhere between self-patterning and marled, and is equally well-suited to knitting or crochet. And it is easy care--with recommendation to machine wash gentle and lay flat to dry. We have five appealing colors, and each ball contains 437 yards of the 45% cotton, 42% wool, and 13% nylon blend.
A round ball of Wool Addicts Artsy yarn in earthy tones. Close inspection reveals that the worsted weight yarn has a chainette structure.
Also from Wool Addicts is Artsy, a 67% cotton, 33% acrylic chainette yarn with great colors and excellent yardage. Each 100g ball has almost 300 yards, and it works up as a true worsted (without being too heavy). And it's another great choice for either crochet or knit projects.
A bullet style skein of Berroco Remix Chunky yarn in a beige color. The color is uniform and it has a nubby texture.
Last but not least, we have eight colors of Berroco Remix Chunky. Remix is a eco-friendly blend sourced from the waste that occurs elsewhere in the garment industry. It's an all-season wool alternative, and we definitely have plans to try it in this project30% Nylon, 27% Cotton, 24% Acrylic, 10% Silk, and 9% Linen--and like our other introductions this week, it's machine washable on gentle. 
One last bit of news is that we'll be waiting a bit longer for Berroco Tillie, which was a hit at the yarn tasting earlier this month. Everyone else loved it too, and even though the order was placed back in December, orders are filled by ship date and then by order date, and the warehouse ran out a couple of weeks before our ship date. It just isn't possible to take in spring/summer yarns too much before mid-March, so this was just a bit of bad luck. The mill has now secured more cupro (a recycled component of the yarn), and we should be close to the top of the queue when it is ready to ship. You'll be the first to know!!
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…to inspire

A graphic containing pictures of two soft stuffed chickens. The one on the left is crocheted, the one on the right is knit, and both are multi-colored. The collage background is brown chicken eggs, and there are six watercolor illustrations of different chicken breeds above the photographs.

It seems to be the year of the Emotional Support Chicken--now available in either knit or crochet versions! The pattern calls for worsted/aran weight yarn--between your stash and the shop, there are hundreds of options. Maybe more!

Bonus: this alternate way of doing M1L and M1R from Patty Lyons.


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...currently stitching


Last week was a WEEK. For a variety of intersecting reasons, stitching time was at a premium, and while the Flair Free and Mila Cardis are both slightly bigger than they were the week before, it's not by much, and the secret project is actually *smaller.* (I ripped it out and started again.)

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