Welcome Essence of Autumn & Greenwood Fiber!

November 30, 2021

Welcome Essence of Autumn & Greenwood Fiber! Yarn Folk

Tis the season! The Hampstead Wreath pattern is no longer available online, but the Cozy Winter Sweater Wreath is similar, and Santa is from the original Never Not Gnoming pattern.

PS -- Juletid Santa Hat kits are BACK!

Current open hours are Monday - Thursday, 7am-3:30pm, Friday 8:30am - 5pm and Saturdays, 9am-4pm.

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"


Thursday, December 2, 4:00-6:00pm 

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/981942707?pwd=TExyQlRPWnB3OW40QkFZRCs5aVRtQT09 OR open Zoom and enter 981-942-707 for the meeting ID


No Social Stitching December 9 due to Girls Night Out.


Holiday Hours 

Girls Night Out, Thursday, December 9 -- 7am - 8pm

Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25 -- CLOSED

New Year's Day, Saturday, January 1 -- CLOSED


Trunk Shows

 Berroco Ultra Wool Baby Collection -- November 12 - December 31


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...to anticipate

Back in June, I was looking at a number of new-to-Yarn-Folk companies to add to the shop, and I ordered a couple of skeins from Essence of Autumn. One was Heather Sport/DK, a merino/cashmere/nylon blend, and one was Prairie Sock, a merino/nylon blend. I swatched both--loved both--but ultimately decided that the cashmere was firmly insisting that I pick the cashmere. So I did--in both the Heather Sport/DK, and in its sister base, Heather Sock

Dyer Sheryl Cox takes inspiration from the beauty of autumn in Canada, and expresses it through saturated and beautifully layered colors. I designed a simple cowl pattern (forthcoming) for Heather Sport/DK, and I'm confident that you'll love working with either weight of this luxurious base. 


Also new this week is a range of bases of spinning fiber from Greenwood Fiberworks--Merino Tencel, Heathered BFL, Merino Silk Cashmere, Glitter Roving, and Merino Yak Silk--a variety of options to try!yarnfolk dividing line (2).png

…to inspire


I recently needed to graft something that involved joining purl stitches. While kitchener stitch from the knit side is solidly ingrained in my memory, I needed a video to refresh my memory on the correct sequence when working from the purl side. 


I happened upon The Chilly Dog's You Tube tutorial, and this may be my new go-to for sock toes! Take a look and see if you don't agree that it is absolutely intuitive! What a great resource.

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...to stitch

Almost done with the French Press Cardi in Rios! I'm on the final step, which is to work applied ribbing around the front opening. Who knows whether I'd have finished on Sunday, but the possibility was eliminated when I left work without winding (or even nabbing) the final skein of yarn!

And continuing with my current obsession with GREEN, I added some rows to Curl (Ravelry link) by Emilie Luis, worked in the round and back and forth in shaker rib, using Woolstok Light and Aerial Color. This one is my current "can't think too hard" project :)


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