Take a class with PDX Knitterati!

July 11, 2023

Take a class with PDX Knitterati! Yarn Folk


We're thrilled that Michele Lee Bernstein, aka PDX Knitterati, will be at Yarn Folk on August 3rd for a pair of classes! Petite Brioche will be held from 10:00a - 12:00p, and Fixing Knitting Mistakes (Lace Edition) will be from 1:30p - 3:30p. There is pre-class prep for both classes, and you will receive your homework when you register. Full class descriptions at the registration links. Register early--space is limited!


Register for Petite Brioche here

Register for Fixing Knitting Mistakes hereyarnfolk dividing line (2).png

…mark your calendars

Classes with Michele Lee Bernstein

Augst 3rd

Petite Brioche, 10:00a - 12:00p more details above and here. $40

Fixing Knitting Mistakes, 1:30 - 3:30 more details above and here.  $40

Social Stitching

Every Saturday, 2-4pm

Join us around the big table for a couple of hours of convivial stitching. 

Temporary Schedule Changes

July 22

9:00a - 1:00p (no social stitching)

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…new in the shop


Sometimes a big box from Tucson means a shipment from our friends at Dream in Color, but this time it was a shipment from Dream in Color AND Lemon Wood. We introduced a few Lemon Wood products for LYS Day, and this time we've brought in a compact Phone Stand. Whether you have a pattern pulled up for reference, are watching a knitting podcast, or are video chatting with family, it's a stylish way to hold your phone while your hands are busy stitching.
The Mini-Minders solve for the opposite problem--stitching while you're on the go. The three interlocking pieces (spindle, disc bottom, and strap) assemble easily to provide a simple way to manage your yarn--on a walk, in a cafe, in the car.
And don't worry--there is yarn, too. New stock of Smooshy Cashmere, plus minis (available only in-store).
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…to inspire

What to do when you have a yarn you want to work with, but don't have a pattern in mind? I was thinking about Chai, a linen and silk blend with big summer energy. I thought I'd share one of my strategies, which is to filter by "suggested yarn name" on Ravelry's advanced search page. You can find this under "other search options" at the very bottom of the search filters on the left, and the search will return any pattern that lists your specified yarn as one suggested by the designer. 

You can see the search result for Chai here.

(The patterns above are (top row, L to R) Viola Vest Tank, Margarita, Cruel Summer, (middle row, L to R) Eulalia, Patti, Norma, (bottom row, L to R) Cove Tank, Chai Popover, and Bonnie.

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...currently stitching



Good progress on the Quill Tee, but still quite a few inches of plain stockinette knitting until the picot hem revives my interest 😊 I really love the Baby Cat Fingering in Smoke Up, Johnny, Desert Rose, and Sedona

After working with Malabrigo Susurro for the crocheted Aixellence Tank Top, I've decided to take a mulligan. The Susurro wants me to knit it, and I have another tank in mind. And I'm going to take the Chaski I'd pulled for that project, and try Aixellence with it. Chaski is a less "sticky," and since I'm still working on my fluency with crochet, I think I'll be happier with a yarn that doesn't mind if I have to pull out a row or two. Sometimes the only way forward is to backtrack a bit.

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