Who are you stitching for this season? Part 2 of 4!

November 14, 2023

Who are you stitching for this season? Part 2 of 4! Yarn Folk

It has come to my attention that I clean forgot to include a link the Ravelry bundle I put together last week for the Elfin Madness exchange (sign up here!)--and all I can say about that is that Monday was Monday-ing with exceptional vigor last week....

Sorry for the slip up, here are some elves and gnomes. I hope you'll join in the fun!yarnfolk dividing line (2).png

…mark your calendars

Social Stitching

Every Saturday, 2-4pm

A reminder--if you're feeling poorly, please join us again as soon as you're feeling better!

Plaid Friday Shopping & Small Business Saturday

November 24-25th

Kick off your holiday shopping at participating Downtown Ellensburg businesses, and enjoy the Moments to Remember events. Shop local this season!

Elfin Madness

Now through December 13th

We're hosting an elf and gnome swap to celebrate the winter holidays with our fiber friends. Sign up here. The event operates on a make one / take one principle, and submissions must be received in person or by mail at Yarn Folk no later than December 13th. We will assemble mystery packages and you can pick up your new pal in person at our Holiday Swap Party on the 16th. If you're unable to attend, we'll hold your mystery package for you, or mail it if needed.

This is an idea I've had bouncing around for a couple of years--I hope you'll participate! Sign up form is here, and a Ravelry bundle of pattern ideas is here.

Holiday Girls Night Out

Thursday, December 7th, 5-9p

Holiday Swap Party

Saturday, December 16th, any time between 9a-1p.

We'll have holiday refreshments, and if you participated in the elf and gnome swap, you'll be able to pick up your secret package! (But stop by for some holiday cheer even if you aren't participating in the exchange.)

Coming in January

Sweater Knitalong / Crochetalong

Holiday Hours

November 23 -- Closed for Thanksgiving 

November 24-25 -- Regular hours (8:30a - 5p Friday, 9a - 4p Saturday)

December 25 -- Closed for Christmas

January 8-10 -- Closed for annual planning

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…new in the shop

First off, whatever I include here, be advised that there is probably *more* that I've forgotten to include. It's autumn, full-throttle; I'm in the process of changing point-of-sale software, and life comes at ya fast! 
For example, did I mention that I have the two most recent Modern Daily Knitting Field Guides? I think that I didn't. Botanica, No. 25, features Dee Hardwicke's designs, and Spark, No. 24, features the inventiveness of Olga Jazzy.

There was also a day last week when the UPS driver came in with a fully-loaded hand truck...and it was all mine.  😶 Restocking Lanas, expanding the number of colors we are stocking of Vintage (currently at 38!), restocking Vintage Chunky, and adding eight dyed shades of Ultra Alpaca Chunky to the Ultra Alpaca Chunky Natural we already stock. We like everything about these yarns, from the gorgeous colors, the feel of the fibers, and the good match between price point and quality. yarnfolk dividing line (2).png


…to inspire




This week's gifty bundle focuses on socks and slippers. Now, I know some of you can crank out socks at blinding speed, but to keep gift-making stress at bay, the Gifty Feet bundle is limited to patterns that use DK, worsted, or bulky yarn. (Sometimes yarns are combined to be equivalent to a heavier weight--for example, Lindsey Fowler's High Desert Socks use two strands of fingering weight yarn held together, but you can also use DK weight yarn with the suggested needles to match the stated gauge.)
Pictured are my Comfort Socks by Ozetta because they are my favorite weekend house socks. (They are great in boots, too.) I used Lopi as the pattern suggests, but I carried along a strand of mohair for extra fuzziness and extra coziness. And while this is very much a "your mileage may vary" situation, I regularly wash them in my top-loader with an agitator on the hand wash cycle, and lay them flat to dry. I feel like they should be felted, but they aren't! And they only took a couple of days to make the pair.

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...currently stitching


Mabel in Ultra Alpaca Chunky Natural (in Farro) has arms, so of course, I think I'm practically done. Then again, since this sweater is knit on 7mm needles, I kind of am!


I also decided I wanted a fresh sample of the Georgetown scarf--it's such a good pattern, and more fun to knit than the standard rectangle! First up, the fifteen-stitch center panel in Alb Zauber Extra. Once that's finished, I'll choose some worsted weight yarn to pick up and knit the ribbing on both sides.

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