New stock from Sirdar--Blossom Chunky & DK, plus West Yorkshire Spinners The Croft DK

May 18, 2021

New stock from Sirdar--Blossom Chunky & DK, plus West Yorkshire Spinners The Croft DK Yarn Folk

What a fun week it was not. I'm not sure how my email template will sweep my mid-week post on my decision-making process regarding continuing to require masks in-store for at least the next few weeks. (It will be either above or below, or you can find it here.) In any case, processing a surprise announcement from the CDC was not really what I had planned, and it took me four days to obtain a shipment that arrived in Ellensburg on Tuesday. I eventually broke down and went to the UPS U-Pick Farm to get it. 


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…to learn (and do)

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


Social Stitching via Zoom 

Thursday, May 20, 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.

Berroco Cardi Party 

Friday, May 15th to Wednesday, June 23rd

Details below and here, hosted in the Berroco Makers Facebook Group.

Holiday Hours 

Monday, May 31, 2021

Yarn Folk will be closed on Memorial Day.

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The shipment that I eventually managed to retrieve was from Sirdar, which also serves as the US distributor for West Yorkshire Spinners. Stock of Blossom Chunky, which we love for baby blankets (Ravelry link) and Blossom DK, which makes an adorable Baby Tea Leaves cardi (Ravelry linkis refreshed, along with Snuggly DK and Baby Crofter DK.

There are a couple of new colors of WYS Colourlab DK, which is a washable wool option for fun, self-striping accessories like The World's Simplest Mittens (Ravelry link), or these boot socks.

Brand-new to the shop is The Croft DK, in six speckled colors. You've previously seen this on the shelves in its aran weight (and I made one of my coziest sweaters from it (Ravelry link)). The Croft DK was developed in partnership with Jamieson & Smith, and the fiber content is 100% Shetland wool. 
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…to inspire


Can you believe we're coming up on the 5th Annual Olive Knits 4-Day KAL??Knitting a sweater in four days is kind of a wild idea, but Yarn Folk has been along for the ride since the beginning, and as Marie Greene says,

It’s been five years since that first long weekend when I thought maybe I’d try to knit a sweater in four days. It was a silly personal challenge and I had no idea that it would become an annual event that drew together a remarkable community of knitters around the globe. The 4 Day Knitalong has never been about 4 days – not really. It’s about knitting a sweater faster than we thought we could – and doing it with the energy, enthusiasm, and the support of our community.

You can find the details here (some things are still a secret for a few more weeks). And you can take a look at Yarn Folk's DK yarn options here.

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Felix Cardi

Due to...reasons...I did not get nearly as much sample--or gift--knitting accomplished as I'd planned last week, but I did cast on the Felix Cardi (Ravelry link) for Berroco's Cardi Party on Friday. And took out a bunch on Sunday, because in my distraction, I'd made an error I couldn't fix from above. On size 10 needles, it goes fast, and I'm almost back to where I was when I pulled out my work.

And yes, that is black wool (Lanas) combined with black mohair (Aerial). If you want a black wardrobe staple, you'd probably better knit it when the days are close to their longest, and not when it gets dark at 4pm, right?/


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