March 30, 2020


Yarn Folk remains closed for regular retail business at least through April 8th.

Before leaving the shop last Wednesday (the day non-essential businesses were required to close), I loaded all items listed at, along with most of the needles and the laser printer, into my car to bring them home with me. I tried to select a range of projects, and I am prepared to ship to you at no charge. I’ve made an arrangement with my local postmaster for no-contact drop off of packages, so I feel confident that this is within the realm of what the Stay Home order allows.

Next week, I plan to go in to the shop on Friday. If you have needs beyond what we have up on the shop page, please email me at, and I will work on them then.

These are challenging times for all of us, whether we’re faced with loss of income, worried about becoming ill, adjusting to disruption of our daily routines, or missing contact with friends and loved ones. I hope that your stitching life continues to give you comfort. Be well ❤️

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…to learn (and do)




Social Stitching via Zoom

Thursday, April 2, 4:00-6:00pm

Friday, April 3, 12:00-1:00pm

About a dozen people signed on to last week’s social stitching meeting via Zoom, so this week, we’ll try it again, late Thursday afternoon, and at lunchtime on Friday. (If you’re working from home, feel free to bring your lunch, and just mute yourself as needed!)

We have our fingers crossed with respect to holding the classes below. Stand by.

Introduction to Lace Knitting: Kindness Shawl

May 2 & 9, 10:00am-12:00pm | Instructor: Lynn Bethke | $40 + materials

Learn the essentials of creating lacey knitted items in this project based class! We’ll explore the basics of lace knitting, how to read a chart, and tips and tricks to promote your confidence and success.

Pre-requisites: Able to knit and purl, cast-on and bind off. Some pattern reading experience.

Advanced Tink

May 16, 10:00am-1:00pm | Instructor: Michele Lee Bernstein, PDXKnitterati | $40 + $3 materials fee

Join Michele and learn how to fix common mistakes in your plain and lace knitting. You’ll play with a cable, too! Class will focus on reading your knitting, unknitting stitch by stitch (tinking), adding or removing a decrease, tearing out rows at a time (frogging), and other common lace mistakes.


Prerequisites: For this intermediate class, you should know basic increases/decreases and have the ability to read and work from a simple chart.

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After sending last week’s email, I added the Wheat Scarf, Beeswax Cowl and Vesper Sock Yarn to If you need needles, please let me know, and I can create a personalized listing for what you need!

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…to inspire


I miss my swift and ball winder! If you’re in the same boat, and need to wind a skein by hand, check out this video for some pointers. An empty toilet paper roll is a useful tool, so hopefully you’re all set in that regard!

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Everyday Cardigan


The Everyday Cardigan is great video call knitting—lots of stockinette with minimal shaping. I’ve finished the back, and am knitting the sleeves at the same time. This is the DK version, using Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok in Cast Iron.

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