Virtual Have a Ball Fall Crawl starts Friday with featured Guest Joji Locatelli! And welcome back, Wildcats!

September 20, 2022

Virtual Have a Ball Fall Crawl starts Friday with featured Guest Joji Locatelli! And welcome back, Wildcats! Yarn Folk


Welcome back, Wildcats! We love the energy that the new academic year brings to Ellensburg, and we can't wait to see what projects you dream up. As always, Yarn Folk strives to provide value across a a range of price points, and we especially enjoy offering a huge range of natural fibers and ALL the colors!


    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"


    In-Person Social Stitching


    September 21

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

    September  24

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

    October 8 & 29

    (2nd & 5th Saturdays of the month), 2-4 pm (Shifted from the 4th Saturday this month only, due to Trilogy Yarns Trunk Show!)

    October 19

    (3rd Wednesdays, May-October), 5-8 pm Final Wednesday evening of the season!

    FiberFest in the Valley

    Saturday, October 1 

    9am-4pm Teanaway Room at the Kittitas County Fairgrounds

    Yarn Folk will be participating in the Vendor Show all day. In addition to the marketplace, the FiberFest offers a fleece sale, shearing demonstrations, classes, equipment sales, and a spinning circle--plus the opportunity to talk with lots of folks committed to the vitality of fiber-related pursuits.

    Yarn Folk will also be open downtown on this date!

    More details at the Kittitas County Sheep Producers page!

    Have a Ball Fall Crawl -- Begins this Friday!

    The virtual crawl is back for its third year! Registration is now live here, and an exciting addition to the schedule is a chat with Joji Locatelli to open the Crawl. Yarn Folk will be live on Sunday, October 2, at 10:45 PDT / 1:45 PDT. The crawl will be held entirely on Zoom this year, and you'll get links to recordings so you can catch up on an presentations you can't watch live. And as with previous years, you'll have lots of opportunities to win door prizes! Register at

    Friday, Saturday, Sunday, September 23, 24, 25 

    Saturday & Sunday, October 1 & 2

    Yarn Folk: October 2, 10:45am PST / 1:45pm EST


    Trilogy Yarns Trunk Show

    Saturday, October 22

    Save the date! (The Social Stitching that would normally fall on this date will be moved to the 29th.)

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    Last week, we restocked lots of Plymouth Encore & Encore Mega. (The yarn Tetris was intense.) And we also received the three most recent Modern Daily Knitting Field Guides--No. 20 features four designs from British knitting designer Erika Knight, No. 21 has accessible patterns from the modern brioche virtuoso Nancy Marchant, and No. 22 stars Have a Ball Fall Crawl guest, Joji Locatelli! If you haven't already registered for the crawl, head over to -- the chat with Joji is at 9am PDT / 12pm EDT on Friday. (And available as a Zoom recording for registrants after that.)

    Even though we mentioned them last week, I included the Katrinkles September Stitch Markers of the Month in the photo above. There's a sparkly gold acorn!! This set has fall vibes for days! Find all our Katrinkles goodies here.yarnfolk dividing line (2).png

    …to inspire

    We have a collection of gorgeous garments and accessories in the shop to support our introduction of Madelinetosh Tosh DK. The two adult sweaters are the Sycamore Cardigan from Life is Cozy on the left, and Aledo on the right. The Sycamore Cardigan has a nicely proportioned v-neck, and options for either a cropped or hip length. The stand-out design detail is the textured stitches on the balloon sleeves which end in a deep ribbing. The Aledo pullover also has some bobble action at the end of graphic lines of slipped stitches that extend from the neckline through the yoke. It's a pattern that combines the exquisite softness of the all-merino Tosh DK with a strand of mohair for a substantial and cozy fabric.

    The little kid sweater is Andrea Mowry's Bean & Olive, sized to fit 3-6 months to 8-10 years. All sizes require only one skein of the contrast color, and one to three for the main color. 

    Toni Lipsey's Merrick wrap combines stripes and intarsia extended single crochet. It's the best of both worlds--a fabric that has a nice heft to it without sacrificing drape. And the Honey Cowl is a classic for a reason--make this free pattern short or long with one skein or two. The textured honeycomb stitch is based on uncomplicated slipped stitches, and looks good on both sides. 

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    With the Have a Ball Fall Crawl nearly here, I'm dreaming of Joji Locatelli's patterns around the clock! I've cast on the Terra Shawl in Tosh DK, and passed the midway point last night. This is the first time I've knit with Tosh DK, and oh my stars, YES. An absolute pleasure on the needles, even if I'm working to a bit of a deadline--it needs to be finished before my crawl time slot of 10:45am PDT on 10/2!

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