Plaid Friday (and Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday)

November 23, 2021

Plaid Friday (and Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday) Yarn Folk

This week: we hope you are able to spend time with loved ones, perhaps with sides of your favorite comfort foods and thoughtful reflection. And a bit of time to relax with an inspiring project!

Yarn Folk will be open on Friday, 8:30am - 5pm, and we are participating in  the Plaid Friday, in partnership with the Ellensburg Downtown Association. As an alternative to Black Friday, Plaid Friday encourages you to shop local and enjoy the uniqueness of our hometown businesses. Wear a bit of plaid when you visit, and we're happy to offer you 10% off for the day.

The Saturday after Thanksgiving is Small Business Saturday, and this year Blue Sky Fibers is offering a free pattern code with any purchase of BSF yarns. We love Woolstok, Woolstok Light, and Printed Organic Cotton! The digital pattern code is available November 25th through the 29th, and must be used within that time frame.

And for our not-so-local friends, we are offering free shipping for orders placed from 12:00am - 11:59pm on November 29th! Just enter the code CYBERYF at checkout.


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

In-store shopping: masks are REQUIRED for all 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"


Social Stitching via Zoom 

No Social Stitching on Thanksgiving, November 25th.

Thursday, December 2, 4:00-6:00pm OR open Zoom and enter 981-942-707 for the meeting ID



November Holiday Hours 

Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 25 -- CLOSED

Plaid Friday in Downtown Ellensburg (November 26) -- 8:30am - 5:00pm

Small Business Saturday (November 27) -- 9:00am - 4:00pm

Trunk Shows

Hudson + West, Autumn/Winter 2021 Collection -- November 11 - 28

Berroco Ultra Wool Baby Collection -- November 12 - December 31


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Hello to new embroidery kits from Oh Sew Bootiful! These charming kits contain everything you need to complete your project--pre-printed cotton cloth, needle, floss, instructions, and a stitch guide. The one exception is the Honeybees design, which contains the pre-printed fabric and instructions, but not the hoop, floss, or needle.


Also newly arrived are these fun (and eminently giftable) felt items from Global Groove Life. The sets of four coasters are small felted wool balls securely stitched into disks. I bought a set on a weekend trip in 2019, and have had my eye out for them since. And the felt pouches from the same vendor jumped into my online shopping cart ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Global Groove Life is a member of the Fair Trade Federation, and is committed to its principles.

You're not tired of seeing new holiday gift ideas yet, are you? The needlefelting kits from The Crafty Kit Company contain everything you need to complete a project, and are primarily rated for beginning needlefelters. Recommended for ages 10 and up.


Last, but not least, we have a new selection of shawl pins from Crafty Flutterby


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…to inspire


These trunk show items (at Yarn Folk through the end of the year) from Berroco's Ultra Wool Baby collection are an opportunity to announce that the Berroco Drop Ship program, initiated when many LYSes were closed to the public in early pandemic days, is continuing! 

While we regularly carry the yarns used for the Drew romper (Ultra Wool Fine) and Austin pullover (Ultra Wool), we can also order yarn in whatever quantity you like for any of Berroco's yarns--like the Ultra Wool Chunky for the Corey blanket or Ultra Wool DK for the Skyler cardigan.

If you're a fan of Berroco's Knit Bits newsletter, you'll be aware of the Project of the Week--you can revisit them (with the yarn requirements) here, and if you see something you'd like to make, reach out, and I'm happy to set up a drop ship order for you. The $8 flat fee covers the postage directly to your home. 

(PS--check out the free Minutia patterns for fun holiday decoration ideas!)

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The crocheted French Press Cardi (Ravelry link) in Malabrigo Rios is longer than it was--after briefly being shorter than it was. (I realized I had misinterpreted the directions when I picked up along the upper bodice edge, and had roughly double the number of stitches I should have. Whoops!) I also started a small design project in a yarn that will be arriving this space :)


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