Stop in for our Annual Sale! June 22 – June 24, 2017 Thursday: 11a-8p (EXTENDED HOURS FOR THE SALE!) Friday: 11a-5p Saturday: 10a-4p 40% - 75% OFF SELECT YARN LINES AND DISCONTINUED COLORS FOR BRANDS IN INCLUDING: Manos Del Uruguay, Eden Cottage, The Fiber Company, Shibui...Continue reading >
There are a lot of feelings among the Yarn Culture team about the Starting Point MKAL now that we are nearing the end. For the most part, Dawn and I have enjoyed seeing the clues unfold and have had a playful competition to keep us on track. However, I wasn’t able to knit at all while we were at TNNA so I’m definitely behind. I used this past Sunday to regroup and dive back in. For reasons she can’t explain, Dawn wrestled way more with the lace in Clue 4 than she...Continue reading >
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WalkCollection: Cozy Merino is Here! The biggest shipping challenge we've encountered since being in business is resolved! The second of two boxes big boxes of WalkCollection finally arrived after being lost at FedEx for months. We had actually given up and filed a claim, so imagine my sheer delight when the box came through the door and every missing skein was accounted for! We have restocked favorite colors of Cozy Merino including Metal Dust, Off Shore and...Continue reading >
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If you're working on the Starting Point MKAL, you know Clue 4 arrived last Friday as scheduled. This clue includes a simple lace pattern based on an earler clue. Joji has included a chart along with the written instructions for this section. If you are new to charts please note my tip below: CHART TIP: If you use the charts, notice that the first 4 stitches and the last 4 stitches of the odd numbered rows (RS) are not included in the chart....Continue reading >
Wine and Wool Wednesday Mark your calendar for June 14 and plan to join us again at Via Girasole from 6-8pm. Via Girasole is located in Pittsford Village at 3 Schoen Place, Pittsford, NY 14534. There is parking across the street and along Schoen Place. A selection of non-alcoholic beverages and a small snack menu is available as well. Everyone is responsible to pay for their own snacks and drinks. Let us know if you plan to attend so we can be sure to have enough space,...Continue reading >
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With summer weather and the promise of vacation around the corner, I start thinking about taking a Road Trip . By Justyna Lorkowska, this one-skein shawl is a fun, light-weight knit that flies off the needles. I'm normally reluctant to choose lace weight yarn, but WalkCollection Delicate Merino is a heavy weight lace, heading to fingering weight. When you combine it with a size 4 needle all your "skinny yarn" worries fade, replaced by the promise of one of the nicest summer...Continue reading >
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The Starting Point MKAL is all we're talking about at Yarn Culture. It turns out that this is the first project everyone on our sales team is knitting. We waited eagerly for the first clue; wondered what the shape would be and freaked out when we realized we had to make two pieces. Sound familiar? The big conversation, though, has been about the colors we selected. Looking for five colors is one thing, but seeing how they work together in the designated color order is another....Continue reading >
What better way to get knitting help and classes than through Tina Turner's Knitting Circle? Check out her new summer classes. Most of them are Wednesday evenings - perfect for those of us who work and are tied up during the day. She also offers Help Clinics four days a week. Since she is co-located in our space, we encourage our customers to use this service for knitting help. Drop in for just $5 per person, per visit and get help on your WIPs. You can...Continue reading >
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Laura Nelkin has just launched Pacificus, her new sweater pattern for summer. To celebrate, we are offering 15% OFF The Uncommon Thread’s Linum collection, which Laura used in her version of Pacificus. Just use online coupon code PACIFICUS at check-out. This discount will only be available until 5/22 so don’t delay! Read on for more details about Laura's lacy summer pullover. Pacificus uses Linum with Laura Nelkin's Novus construction, and applies it to a simple...Continue reading >
We're getting ready and excited for Joji Locatelli's MKAL starting this Friday, May 12, 2017 and hope you are too! I've (Patti) never done a MKAL before so I'm eager to give this one a try. I love Joji's aesthetic and she's taken the scariest part of the mystery away by providing insight into the basic stole structure (rectangle) and the techniques we can expect to use (a bit of simple lace; a lot of garter stitch). I'm imagining a...Continue reading >
Wine and Wool Wednesday Mark your calendar for May 17 and plan to join us again at Via Girasole. There is no fee to join and everyone is responsible to pay for their own drinks and snacks. There is a nice selection of nonalcoholic drinks as well, so if you don’t drink wine you still have options. Via Girasole is located in Pittsford Village at 3 Schoen Place, Pittsford, NY 14534. There is parking across the street and along Schoen Place. A selection of non-alcoholic...Continue reading >
At Stitches United 2017, we were lucky enough to have a booth across from the Hudson Valley-based, dyeing duo - Into the Whirled. At the same time, Dawn (our intrepid store manager) strongly suggested we join Joji Lacotelli's Starting Point Mystery KAL beginning May 12. And there it was ... the beginning of a lovely idea ... Into the Whirled (ITW) kits for the Starting Point Mystery KAL! We've put together some Starting Point combinations that we think...Continue reading >