Welcome back, Wildcats! And register now for the Have a Ball Fall Crawl!

September 19, 2023

Welcome back, Wildcats! And register now for the Have a Ball Fall Crawl! Yarn Folk

(Pictured above: the Wildcat when CWU was Central Washington College of Education, and before his name was Wellington.)

The bustle of a new school year is invigorating, and we love seeing new and returning students around town and here at Yarn Folk. Just a reminder, we're staying open until 5pm on Tuesday while Bite of the Burg is in progress around the corner, and then we'll be open until 8pm on Wednesday during the Night Market. Come say hello if you're attending either event!

The Have a Ball Fall Crawl kicks off on Friday, September 22nd, at 9am PDT when the Six Ply team, the crawl's organizers, chat with Kay Gardiner from Modern Daily Knitting. Yarn Folk will present on September 24th at 9:45am PDT.

Register here--you can watch the shop presentations in real time, and they will also be recorded. In addition to gifts and special features, we've also got prizes from our sponsors to share with you!yarnfolk dividing line (2).png

…mark your calendars

Social Stitching

Every Saturday, 2-4pm

Have a Ball Fall Crawl (Virtual)

September 22-24, and September 30-October 1

Yarn Folk will be presenting Sunday, September 24, at 9:45am PDT. Register today for your virtual visit to 25 yarn shops throughout the country, plus the opportunity to win lots of great prizes contributed by our sponsors! Find the signup link at haveaballfallcrawl.com!


Temporary Schedule Changes

September 19

Open 8:00a - 5:00. Open during Bite of the Burg.

September 20

Extended hours during the last Ellensburg Night Market of the season. Open 8:00a - 8:00p.

October 5 - 9

Opening at 9 every day; closing at regular times (3:30p Thursday & Monday, 5pm Friday, and 4pm Saturday). yarnfolk dividing line (2).png

…new in the shop


We received a box from Peru of a thick & thin super bulky Merino wool from Kinua Yarns. I met Maira & Vince at the h+h trade show in June, and was excited when I looked at my calendar notes for September and remembered that this new yarn was due to arrive! We have The Flamé in six colors, and we also ordered The Skinny in the coordinating natural--because The Essential Sweater is fabulous, and it uses both yarns--The Flamé on US 15 needles for the main body of the sweater, and The Skinny for the ribbed hem and cuffs. The Essential Sweater is sized to fit XS - 3X, with an oversized fit for all sizes. 

And if that wasn't enough goodness for one week (and it kind of is!), we received 12 new colors of Malabrigo Rios (the Zodiac Series) AND 15 colors of Malabrigo Chunky. The Chunky is a non-superwash, plied bulky (not super bulky) and it is SO nice to work with. I really love it, and I'm super excited to have it in the shop!
And a reminder, if you want to see everything that is new for Fall 2023, there is a drop down from the Shop menu (which takes you here).

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…to inspire




Are you a knitter looking for a tast of crochet? I really like the Snowflakes Scarf. It uses an easy-to-memorize five row repeat, and uses a single 100g skein of fingering weight yarn.


Or perhaps you're a crocheter with just a bit of knitting experience? The Easy Germantown Handwarmers require just a skein of worsted weight yarn, and are knit flat on US 7 needles. There's no shaping needed, and there are two options for making a seam at the end (both explained).

(Am I determined to get my money's worth out of my spooky Dollar Tree hands? Yup!)

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...currently stitching




So as you can see, I am basically finished with the Wullpullover in Lore😂😂😂

In all seriousness, finishing the sleeves first is such a mental triumph for me--it really does make everything else easier. In my mind, at least. In this case, the sweater is knit from the bottom up, so rather than knitting yoke➡️ sleeves ➡️ body, it's sleeves ➡️ body ➡️ yoke. I'm looking forward to seeing how successfully I can employ Purl Strings to test the body and sleeve length before committing to the majority of the yoke. I think it will be a bit odd, but should be possible.

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