July 12, 2022



Be ready to stop in or refresh your browser THIS FRIDAY!

Fall is coming, and we're excited about the new yarns we've already ordered as well as new things we're contemplating after our trip to the H + H trade show in Chicago a couple of weeks ago. But that means it's time to say farewell to some old friends.

If you shopped our sale last year, you know that we offered up terrific yarns at great savings (up to 75% off!), and we encourage you to shop early in the sale for best selection!

Can't make it in? We'll have the sale linked on the landing page at starting Friday morning!


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

In-store shopping: masks are optional (but welcome and appreciated). 
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…to learn (and do)

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


Semi-Annual Clearance Sale

Begins July 15

Up to 75% off selected items. Help us make way for new fall merchandise!


In-Person Social Stitching

July 9 & July 23

(2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month), 2-4 pm

July 20 

(3rd Wednesdays, May-October), 5-8 pm


Sailaway -- Olive Knits 4 Day KAL


July 1 - 31 Online events and giveaways continue!

More details at Olive Knits. Suggested yarn/color combinations on our 4Day KAL page and you can find sample sweater details in our May 17 blog post!

There's still plenty of time to get in on this action!


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We thought it would be traveling with some other yarn friends, but we were wrong. We're still happy these NEW colors of Malabrigo Rasta turned up--it was getting sparse back there in the super bulky section (even for July).

We also got in a new shipment of Gleeners, one of the most useful tools for removing pills and fuzz from your handknits. While we also use the Save Our Sweaters brush, it's best suited for 100% natural fibers, while the Gleener can handle natural fibers, synthetics, and blends. Both the full size and compact tools have three interchangeable edges for different types of fabrics, and come with a travel case. Summer is such a great time to wash and groom your handknits, and the Gleener helps get them not just clean, but revived.

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…to inspire


We are hosting a garment trunk show for Berroco's Summer Sesame for the next couple of weeks. I'm a fan of how this tweedy cotton blend works up into a fabric. I've included the virtual trunk show video above, but it's well worth seeing these pieces in person! You can find the collection details here, and the patterns are all on Ravelry, as well.

All but one of the trunk show items are knits, but I crocheted a granny square with it, and I think it would be fantastic as Churchmouse Yarns' One Big Granny Square--five skeins for the throw, eight for the afghan.  yarnfolk dividing line (2).png stitch 


I finished the Lazy Hazy Summer Cotton variation on Andrea Mowry's The Shift. and added some kits to the website. The finished piece has such a nice hand!


Have you knit a Musselburgh hat? I finally started a shop sample for this versatile pattern. I'm using Studio Donegal Darnie, but you can use any yarn that works for you, as long as it works up from 5-9 stitches per inch. You start with a circular cast on and eight stitches, and work increases until you can measure your actual gauge, and then you determine the rest of your pattern numbers from there. Yes, I just said you don't need to do a swatch :)  Keep it in mind when you're shopping for sale yarn! Yardage requirements depend on size, but range from 520 yards at 9 stitches per inch to 300 yards at 5 stitches per inch for an adult medium.


I also finished the hem shaping on the Miles Shirt Jacket! I'll add the hem ribbing next, then pick up for the sleeves. It's so light and lofty.

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