THIS SUNDAY: Yarn Folk @ the (virtual) Have a Ball Fall Crawl

September 21, 2021

THIS SUNDAY: Yarn Folk @ the (virtual) Have a Ball Fall Crawl Yarn Folk

What's inside? The prizes from sponsors of the Have a Ball Fall Crawl that I will be giving away during Yarn Folk's "shop visit" AND through our Instagram and Facebook pages. Be sure you're following us for a chance to win! 

The first weekend of this unique virtual crawl is complete, but there is still plenty of time to register and participate.Yarn Folk will be presenting at 9 AM PDT/12 PM EDT on Sunday, September 26. I hope you will join us! 

Zoom will be the primary platform for the crawl, and it will also be broadcast to Facebook Live. Register now to get all of the info, and you can find the full schedule here. You can also follow the HABFC on Instagram and Facebook--we have great hype women! 😂

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

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 

Thursday, September 23rd, 4:00-6:00pm OR open Zoom and enter 981-942-707 for the meeting ID



Have a Ball Fall Crawl

September 24-26, 2021

Yarn Folk: September 26 @ 9am PDT (12pm EDT)

Join Yarn Folk and 35 other amazing shops across North America for a virtual crawl! More info and registration at


Book Signing with PDX Knitterati, Michele Bernstein

October 23, 2021, 10-11am 

More info (including book pre-orders) to follow!

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Today, let's focus on SQUISH!

First up, Honor, from Wool Addicts. This fuzzy, cozy yarn knits up nicely to a aran or bulky gauge on US 9 to 10 ½ needles. Each 50g ball contains 109 yards of 50% Suri alpaca and 50% Merino wool. We picked colors with an eye toward combining 2-3 of them in color-blocked accessories. One of my all-time most-worn accessories was Annabella's Cowl--I'm imagining it here using one color for the wide ribbed section, and then two additional colors for the longer stockinette section. Or you could use one color for the ribbing, and then work simple one round helix stripes in the two additional colors. (See below for tips on this!) 

Also just arrived is Soffio Cashmere, a chainette blend of 65% Merino wool, 30% cashmere, and 5% nylon. Its nubby texture lends itself to simple designs, and just imagine how cozy Kate Saloman's Gathering Hat would be, knit with just two balls? 

We also received a  restock of Purlsmith's Circling Pendants in sterling silver, plus the Autumn collection of stitchmarker sets!yarnfolk dividing line (2).png


…to inspire


When I mentioned the possibility of working one row helix stripes, I was reminded of this great video from Suzanne Bryan, which demonstrates how easy it is to work jogless one row stripes in the round. She illustrates the technique with two different colors of yarn (as you might use for stripes), but as the video title suggests, it's also perfect for blending two skeins of hand-dyed yarn, and it can be used to execute a fade transition from one color to another. 
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I'm working on sourcing some extra-large pom poms, but I finished the knitting on the Tranquil Hat. What a fun and engaging knit, and the medium size left me with enough yarn for a second hat, whether knit identically or with the colors reversed. It worked up quickly due to an advanced case of "just one more round".... This combination is Pearl Ten + Primavera, and other fun combinations were highlighted in this Instagram post.

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