April 14, 2020

YARN FOLK IS 7 Yarn Folk

Time is so warped right now. I thought to myself on Sunday, “Oh. The shop’s seventh anniversary is tomorrow.” And then a little while later, my friend Kim, who opened her shop in Pennsylvania on the same day (we didn’t meet until later), reminded me that it had actually been the 11th—which was Saturday.

I miss being there. I miss all of you. I hope you are well.

And if you need a project before we meet again, check out yarnfolk.com/shop, send me an email (ann@yarnfolk.com) with what you need, or visit berroco.com for drop ship options!

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…to learn (and do)




Social Stitching via Zoom

Thursday, April 16, 4:00-6:00pm https://us04web.zoom.us/j/981942707?pwd=TExyQlRPWnB3OW40QkFZRCs5aVRtQT09 OR open Zoom and enter 981-942-707 for the meeting ID

Friday, April 17, 12:00-1:00pm https://us04web.zoom.us/j/741980568?pwd=bXp1ellFUHNqS0lUaFYvS1ord3Fndz09 OR open Zoom and enter 741-980-568 for the meeting ID

IMPORTANT: As of April 5th, Zoom required passwords to enter meetings to prevent unauthorized guests from entering. PASSWORD FOR BOTH MEETINGS IS 330044.

Rescheduled dates for both classes listed below will be announced.

Introduction to Lace Knitting: Kindness Shawl

Rescheduled (Saturday) dates TBD, 10:00am-12:00pm | Instructor: Lynn Bethke | $40 + materials

Learn the essentials of creating lacey knitted items in this project based class! We’ll explore the basics of lace knitting, how to read a chart, and tips and tricks to promote your confidence and success.

Pre-requisites: Able to knit and purl, cast-on and bind off. Some pattern reading experience.

Advanced Tink

Rescheduled date TBD, 10:00am-1:00pm | Instructor: Michele Lee Bernstein, PDXKnitterati | $40 + $3 materials fee

Join Michele and learn how to fix common mistakes in your plain and lace knitting. You’ll play with a cable, too! Class will focus on reading your knitting, unknitting stitch by stitch (tinking), adding or removing a decrease, tearing out rows at a time (frogging), and other common lace mistakes.

Prerequisites: For this intermediate class, you should know basic increases/decreases and have the ability to read and work from a simple chart. There is homework to be completed prior to the class.

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...to anticipate



I’ve listed kits for the Droplet Capelet, which include a skein of Lady Dye Yarns (some variegated, some tonal) and the Droplet Capelet pattern. It’s a relaxing knit, and as you can see, you’ve got multiple styling options! Find the kits here.

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…to inspire

Sunni, from Yarn in Eureka, CA, employed her theatrical talents to give you all some insight into the current life of a yarn store owner. Enjoy! (If video thumbnail is not accessible for you, find it here.)

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...to stitch




I took advantage of a "low tree pollen” day to take a few pictures of my completed Hinterland sweater. I’ve been wearing it all day, and Wool Local, a fingering weight blend of blue faced leicester and masham wool, is next-to-the-skin soft—I’m wearing it without layers on this bluebird day. I loved everything about this project—from the pattern, to the yarn, to the inspiration of our knitalong crew!

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