Yarn Folk COVID-19 store update

November 17, 2020

Yarn Folk COVID-19 store update Yarn Folk

Yarn Folk remains open Monday - Friday, 7am-3:30pm, and Saturday 9am-3pm. 

Masks covering both mouth and nose remain a requirement for entry. To be frank, last week was not great in terms of folks keeping those coverings in place throughout their visit. We've put considerable time and money into creating alternative service options for anyone who can't tolerate a mask, but it is a requirement for in person shopping, and has been since I reopened the shop at the end of May. 
The new retail capacity guidelines are such that 25% capacity means a maximum of three shoppers at a time. We have reactivated our scheduling tool--appointments are not required, but to avoid any wait, you can make one here. Please be thoughtful about the effect of shopping with people who don't share your enthusiasm for yarn, as they count toward the total capacity, and affect our ability to maintain social distance. 

If you need your purchases wound, we are always happy to do so, but will ask that you wait in your vehicle if it is more than a skein or two. 

Online shopping is at yarnfolk.com, and I continue to be happy to provide curbside pick up--it's one of the shipping options when you make a purchase online.
Current open hours are Monday - Friday, 7am-3:30pm, and Saturdays, 9am-3pm. In-store shopping: mask covering nose and mouth required for the duration of your visit. We continue to be mindful about making it possible to maintain social distancing in the shop.

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…to learn (and do)


Social Stitching via Zoom 

Thursday, October 29, 4:00-6:00pm https://us04web.zoom.us/j/981942707?pwd=TExyQlRPWnB3OW40QkFZRCs5aVRtQT09 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 yarnfolk.com 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.

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...to anticipate



Yakima is a new sport weight yarn from Plymouth, and it's an especially luscious single-ply blend of 85% merino wool and 15% yak. The palette has a beautiful autumn vibe, and all of the colors are subtle tonals. Take a look in person, or online here.yarnfolk dividing line (2).png

…to inspire

© Tif Neilan - tif handknits


While the pattern inspirations aren't time-sensitive, the promotional code is! I've really been enjoying Tif Neilan's designs recently, and in celebration of her 37th birthday, patterns in her Ravelry shop are 37% off through midnight EST TODAY, November 17th. Promo code is: Birthday37 Her designs incorporate lots of texture, and look like so much fun to knit! 
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...to stitch


Irish Hiking Scarf

 I made a fair amount of progress on the Irish Hiking Scarf using Berroco Mercado on US 10 needles while participating in a Zoom meeting with Berroco's design director, Amy Christoffers, introducing the yarns we'll be seeing this spring. (It may have been snowing at the time.) Mercado is such a cozy yarn--I also used it for my Newel Vest (which can also be made as a cardigan).


I just started the rippled wave section of Ohana using Destination Yarns Bumpy Road. This section is charted in addition to the written instructions, which is a bonus for my brain!

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