Time sure flies when you’re having fun! We are proud and delighted to be the Featured Sponsor for the Indie-Untangled Trunk show for the 3rd year! Sharing yarns we love with knitters is one of the very best parts of what we do everyday. The Indie-Untangled Trunk Show is a perfect time for us to showcase some of these yarns. This year we are hosting two lovely and different yarns – Rosy Green Wool and Crave Yarn. Read on to learn more about what we'll be featuring for Rosy...Continue reading >
Street-smart and gorgeously feminine, Ainu is a new shawl by Isabell Kraemer designed using Rosy Green Wool's thicker yarn, Big Merino Hug or one of our yarn-only kits. It can be knitted larger or smaller and the extraordinary, elegant lace pattern creates an exciting contrast to the casual garter stitch section. With a name that is reminiscent of the aborigines of North Japan, no matter how we combine this versatile piece, we can't...Continue reading >
I've never been able to get my head around Black Friday. Shopping chaos? No way! If you agree, please join us on Friday, November 24 from 1-4 for a Community Sit and Knit and yummy pies and treats. Sure, we'll sell you whatever you want to buy. But the focus of the day will be on Community. Bring a donation for the Perinton Food Shelf. The people they serve can really use our donations, so please help us make a difference with your contribution. And relax...Continue reading >
With the weather blowing hot and cold (literally) we’re getting excited for Fall knitting, but it still feels too warm to be knitting with a lap full of yarn. Our solution? Hats, hats and more hats! Using WoolFolk Tov, Rille incorporates a diagonal, simple cable pattern that is very stretchy. As a result, Olga suggests you select the size that is about 4” smaller than your head measurement. Though you can make the the XS and possibly the S with one skein of yarn, we've put...Continue reading >
If you are a Rochester-area customer, you’ll remember we experimented with Sunday hours last winter. Unfortunately, we just didn’t have enough business on Sunday to keep regular hours, so we’ll continue to be closed on Sunday. However, if you have a group who would like to reserve a couple of hours on a Sunday to shop and Sit ‘n Knit, we’d be delighted to host you! Contact Dawn via email or call the shop (585-678-4894) and we’ll get a...Continue reading >
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We are delighted to announce the new annual shearing and color palette for Rosy Green Wool's Melange Yarns! There are 14 new colors, including 7 for Heb Merino Fine and 7 for Manx Merino Fine. The yarn and color selection is designed so that the Heb and Manx yarns are completely interchangeable and work together. They are particularly suitable for Fair Isle knitting, shawls, accessories, and luxurious tops. Because of the high percentage of softest Merino wool, the Melange...Continue reading >
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New Standard Colours: Four Shades that Make Our Palette Beam Rosy Green Wool has extended the standard palette for Cheeky Merino Joy and Big Merino Hug. The neutral colours Taupe and Wood are of a medium lightness and complement the grey and brown shades nicely. They form a beautiful base for combinations with our brighter and darker colours. The subtle shades Peony and Air lighten up the palette and inspire us with new shawl combinations and modern garments for babies and...Continue reading >
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Yarn Culture - Booth 307, 309, 408 We’ll be attending Stitches MidWest for the 3rd time August 4-6, 2017. Stitches MidWest was the first “big” show we attended and will always be special to us as a result. This year we have invited Canadian dyer, Rhichard Devrieze, to join us in our booth. In addition to being a terrific dyer, he knows how to have a lot of fun! Stop in to say hello and then choose a cocktail-inspired shawl kit among 7 of the most popular...Continue reading >
By patti on Jul 11th
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If you're looking for a luxury yarn, you need look no further than Thoreau by Crave Yarn. Thoreau offers the fine hand and bloom of Yak fiber along with the strength and luster of Mulberry Silk. This base blooms to create full stitch definition while retaining a clean diameter around the yarn, minimizing halo. Unlike many yarns with such a deliciously soft hand, Thoreau achieves a supurb stitch definition which showcases lace as beautifully as stockinette. This base...Continue reading >
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We are delighted to introduce Caravan, a new yarn from Crave Yarn. Caravan is a sumptuous blend of Fine Merino Wool, Camel, Cashmere and Mulberry Silk. Made exclusively with fine, natural fibers it's a delight to knit. The unique mill construction adds the perfect balance of strength to the luxury of the fibers. The hue of the camel fibers adds warmth and depth to the color palette. The result? Caravan is a versatile choice for beautiful shawls,...Continue reading >
By Patti on Jul 5th
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One of the things we love to do at Yarn Culture is to match patterns we love with beautiful yarns. We've had a lot of fun with Melanie Berg's pattern, Whiskyfied. We knew the best match for the beautiful textures in Whiskyfied was a sport weight yarn that delivered spot-on stitch definition and a fabric with nice drape. Caravan is the perfect choice! The beautiful stitch definition Caravan delivers brings the textured patterns in Whiskyfied to life. The...Continue reading >