#placesyoucanknit East Coast edition

October 12, 2021

#placesyoucanknit East Coast edition


This is Mr. Yarn Folk's fifth Boston Marathon, but the first one I've been able to travel to! 

Current [NEW] open hours are Monday - Thursday, 7am-3:30pm, Friday 8:30am - 5pm and Saturdays, 9am-4pm.

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 

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

Michele Lee Bernstein, PDXKnitterati, designs and teaches from her home base in Portland, Oregon. She loves designing accessories, especially if they use one or two skeins of very special yarn. She’s fond of texture (brioche, lace, entrelac, elongated stitches), and loves using interesting techniques to make small objects sing. Her patterns are available through Ravelry and Payhip.

Michele loves teaching knitters to be the boss of their knitting! She teaches at local yarn shops, fiber festivals (Vogue Knitting Live, Red Alder Fiber Arts Festival, Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival), guild meetings, and retreats.

Michele’s new book, Knit Brioche Love: 21 Skill Building Projects from Simple to Sublime combines her love for teaching and designing, using simple accessories to take knitters from the easiest one color brioche through more complex brioche techniques.

Michele blogs about knitting, food, and music at PDXKnitterati.com. You can also find her on Instagram, Facebook, Ravelry, YouTube, and Twitter; she’s PDXKnitterati on all platforms.

You can preorder Brioche Knit Love here.

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...to anticipate

We added some exciting new accessories this week! First up, from Katrinkles, we have new Yarn Folk Needle/Hook Gauges. They measure from US 0/2mm up to US 17/12mm, and are integrated into a 6"/15cm ruler with both imperial and metric measurements. We're very happy to offer these pretty, useful, and US-made tools! We've also got Socks Rule! tools, which allow you to measure socks in progress, both on and off the needles, and provide marked adult shoe sizes for both men and women (up to men's size 14). 

We've also added the Katrinkles Darning Looms in both the small and large sizes. These useful tools make it easier to do visible mending on both knit and woven fabrics; you can see how they are used in this video. There is also a Heddle Expansion Pack that increases the capabilities of the smaller loom.

Last, but not least, we have Cast On Counting Numbers! These stitch marker sets, available in colorful acrylic or wood are a genius solution for when your projects requires you to cast on many, many stitches. Each set has 25, 50, 75, and three 100 markers that will fit up to US 11 needles; as a bonus, we're adding three gourd shaped pin markers that will allow you to move the smaller-numbered markers as you go.


Next up are Purl Strings, which are an amazing alternative to slipping stitches onto a long circular needle or transferring them to waste yarn when you need to spread out the stitches of a shawl, or try on a top down sweater, or a hat. Available in four colors, they come in a screw-top tin, in your choice of four colors, and each set contains two 3' pieces, and one 7 1/2' piece. I've recorded a short video demonstrating how they work--you can view it here.

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…to inspire

 

We recently received five new shop models from Berroco: Etta (a tee) in Summer Sesame, Iris (a shawl) in Chai, Rosalia (a bottom-up raglan) in Lanas Quick, Marit (an entrelac shawl) in Topaz, and Felice (a cozy cardigan) in Dulce. (Links are to Berroco's PDF pattern store; all are also available on Ravelry.) 
Quite a treat to have FIVE new samples "done" at once!
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...to stitch


When the opportunity to deliver a belated gift in person presents itself, you get *really focused*.  These are the Very Hungry Tube Socks made for my sister in Boston! I'm using Wildstar Fibers Supernova Sock in Into the Forest I Go combined with Neighborhood Fiber Studio Sock in Bromo. The pattern is a simple toe-up purl-ridge tube sock, with the caterpillar eyes duplicate stitched on at the end.


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