Autumn Hours Adjustment Begins Week of October 11th

October 05, 2021

Autumn Hours Adjustment Begins Week of October 11th


After a great deal of deliberation, I have decided to make an adjustment to Yarn Folk's hours, at least through the holiday season.

Beginning the week of October 11th, weekly hours will be as follows:

Mon-Thursday 7am - 3:30pm (no change)
Friday 8:30am - 5pm (shift by 90 minutes)
Saturday 9am - 4pm (add one hour)
When we initially modified our hours once we were permitted to resume in-person sales, we added 5.5 hours to our weekly schedule. This change adds an additional hour. And for the past year, yarnfolk.com has been available for online ordering 24/7.
As always, any changes to open hours are scheduled and communicated in advance whenever possible. In the exceedingly rare event of an unscheduled change, we update yarnfolk.com, Google, Facebook, and Instagram as soon as possible! 
 

This week open hours remain Monday - Friday, 7am-3:30pm, and Saturdays, 9am-3pm.

In-store shopping: masks are REQUIRED for all unvaccinated guests over age 2. Thanks for your help in keeping my business open to the public!

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…to learn (and do)

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


CURRENT CLASSES & EVENTS

Social Stitching via Zoom 

 

No Social Stitching October 7th--Yarn Folk will be open normal hours, but I will be travelling. 

Thursday, October 14th, 4:00-6:00pm 

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/981942707?pwd=TExyQlRPWnB3OW40QkFZRCs5aVRtQT09 OR open Zoom and enter 981-942-707 for the meeting ID

PASSWORD IS 330044.

 

Knit a Marit!  

October 1-31, Berroco Makers Facebook Group 

 

Book Signing with PDX Knitterati, Michele Bernstein

 

 

October 23, 2021, 10-11am 

Designer and instructor Michele Lee Bernstein, aka PDX Knitterati, will be here to sign copies of Brioche Knit Love. Copies can be ordered in advance here.

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...to anticipate

 

We received an enormous order from our friends at Malabrigo last week--I finally finished putting it all out on Saturday. As part of the receiving process, I decided to replace the vendor yarn images with photos of the actual hanks we received. Because there can be variation over time, I decided this will be most useful going forward. In this shipment, there was lots of Rasta, Rios, Washted, Worsted, and Arroyo, and we added Silkpaca to our selection of lace weight.

There was also a welcome surprise, in the form of the Degraw shawl, made with four hanks of Rasta. It's so cozy! I will feature some fetching color combinations throughout the week on social media (though it would also be fantastic in a single color). 

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…to inspire

 


If you follow Yarn Folk on Instagram or Facebook, you will have seen the Autumn/Winter collection from Hudson + West, which debuted last Wednesday. Six of the designs call for Forge, and Ari is a cowl-neck pullover in the lighter-weight Weld

If Saven, pictured above, looks familiar--that's because designer and Hudson + West co-founder Meghan Babin was inspired by the sweater Ransom Drysdale (Chris Evans) wears in the film Knives Out. It's not a cable-for-cable replica, but it is definitely a whole mood! 
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...to stitch


As an example of what I refer to as "Knitter's Leapfrog," here is the story of Rhett, one of two hat patterns in the Hudson + West collection. 
Step one: weigh the yarn left over from knitting your Kuffel sweater. Remaining Raven? 80 grams. Remaining Gold Leaf? 75 grams. Do you really want to knit all those cables in black though? Decide to make a modification, and go with the Gold Leaf
Cast on, using the tubular cast on method specified. Promptly forget that the ribbing is intended to be 2x2, and continue in 1x1, which is what a tubular cast on defaults to if you're not paying attention. But since your modification involves making a deep--but not folded up--ribbed brim, proceed. 
Continue through row 42 (of 50) rounds of the cabled pattern. Resist the urge to drive to work to retrieve another skein of yarn. 
Go to work. Wind the new skein. Knit the last 8 rounds (almost all of which are decrease rounds). Weigh the remaining yarn. You used 4 grams. Wonder if you are destined to make a black version of the hat after all...
(Begin mentally designing the fingerless mitts that will match the finished hat...)
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