Closed on February 22-23, 2019 for Stitches West

Feb 16th

Our brick and mortar shop will be closed on February 22 and 23, 2019 when we will be attending Stitches West in Santa Clara, CA. We are also unable to schedule private appointments from February 19-21, 2019.We apologize for the inconvenience. We are always open online, so please don't hesitate to place an order for pick-up the following week.  And if you happen to be attending Stitches West, PLEASE stop in and see us!  We are in booths #404,406,503,505 right across from the...

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NEW! LIMITED EDITION 9 FROM ROSY GREEN WOOL

Jan 15th

Join us on a journey into the fascinating rainforests of this earth. Evergreen fern forests cover the ground, soft haze rises, rays of sun create a varying interplay of shadows. A chameleon is sunbathing on a rock. Its turquoise skin shimmers in the light. Amidst the huge forests we realize how rewarding it is to protect and preserve this impressive environment. Inspired by this magnificent spectacle of colours, Rosy Green Wool created the new Limited Edition 9. They captured the dark green of...

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KAL from Nomadic Knits - Hell Gate Socks by Deborah Breland

Jan 9th

Join us on Fridays and/or Saturdays in to start your Hell Gate socks by Deborah Breland from the book Nomadic Knits, Issue Two. The primary stitch pattern in this sock made Deborah think of bridges, so she named the pattern after a historic railroad bridge in New York City. The sample is done in The Periwinkle Sheep - Watercolor II. We also think GarnKultur and Delirium from The Periwinkle Sheep are great choices for these socks.  You can also choose any skein of...

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De-Stash for a Cause - beginning THURSDAY Jan 10, 2019 3p - 7

Dec 31st

We all know you have one, and it might be too big.  The New Year is always a great time to organize and de-stash and we would like to help!  Beginning Jan 2, 2019, bring the yarn you would like to re-home to Yarn Culture. Our drop-off dates are January 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 8th from 10am to 4pm. Then join us beginning Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 3-7pm for our 2019 BIG YARN DE-STASH SALE!  We'll sell donated yarn for up to 75% off of the suggested retail price. When...

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Knitters Against Malaria

Dec 24th

Last year, we joined Melanie Berg to raise money for the Against Malaria Foundation at Vogue Knitting Live - NYC. Thanks to you, Yarn Culture was able to purchase 232 bednets for use by children and families.  Why was that important? Every two minutes a child dies of Malaria, 93% of them in sub-saharan African countries as of 2017 (source: the World Health Organization). Mosquitoes are most active at night, so sleeping under a bednet treated with insecticides can drastically reduce the...

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Just in Time for Sweater Season - Everyday Sweater

Nov 26th

The Uncommon Thread Everyday Sweater is a gorgeous, soft, and super hard-wearing blend of 75% superwash merino and 25% nylon. With approximately 246 yds/ 225 m per 100g this DK weight yarn offers next-to-the skin softness coupled with durability making it perfect for sweaters, socks and any items that will get a lot of wear.  Although we recommend hand-washing to prolong the life of your knits, this yarn may be machine washed on a gentle wool cycle, then laid flat to dry. We have 14 of...

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Pattern Idea - Rocky Crest Pullover by Amy Herzog

Nov 26th

Amy Herzog designed Rocky Crest Pullover for her 2018 make. wear. love. fall sweater retreat collection. Each retreat, Amy makes a mini-collection of sweaters in yarns from her vendors, loosely focused around a theme. This year, the theme was ‘nurturing’. The Rocky Crest Pullover is worked in The Uncommon Thread’s Everyday Sweater. Everyday Sweater is a gorgeous, soft, and super hard-wearing blend of merino and nylon. The sample shows the color...

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Colorwork Hat Class

Nov 26th

Do you dream of knitting one of the beautiful yoke sweaters so prominent on Ravelry these days but feel a little daunted by the colorwork? Knitting a hat is a great way to both test colors and swatch for in the round sweaters! Join us for a dip into colorwork with the Cartography Hat by Tin Can Knits. This hat pattern is found in their great new book Strange Brew or as a stand alone pattern on Ravelry. You can swatch for a sweater while knitting a holiday gift! Some of what we will cover in...

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Spun Right Round

Oct 16th

We're excited to announce the addition of a beautiful selection of Spun Right Round to our regular assortment online and in the shop. We've brought in two popular bases - Classic Sock and Squish DK. Classic Sock is a  100%  superwash merino 4-ply - perfect for socks, shawls and sweaters.  We've fallen in love with the base and have used it for our Zweig Sweater by Caitlin Hunter as well as for Slow Curves by Joji Locatelli.  Sometimes the name says...

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Knit Together with Channyn

Oct 3rd

KNITTING HELP IS BACK! We’ve had a lot of requests to keep offering Knitting Help, Private Sessions and Finishing Services at the shop, so Knitting Help is back!  Channyn (pronounced “Shannon”) Quinn will join us beginning October 5th.  Channyn is offering drop-in help from 10 am to 1 pm on Fridays. She will also schedule one Saturday a month for drop in help which we'll advertised in advance.  For October our Saturday help day is October 27th from 10am to...

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Community Sit ‘n Knit: Friday, November 23, 2018

Sep 4th

If you’d like to avoid the Black Friday shopping chaos please join us on Friday, November 23 for our Annual Community Sit ‘n Knit from 1.00pm - 4.00pm. You can shop during the event if you’d like, but we won’t be featuring sales or deals. The focus of the day will be on Community.   We’ll have a lovely assortment of pies and baked goods to go with your choice tea or coffee. Our event is free, but we do ask you to consider bringing a donation for...

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Life In the Long Grass - New Twist DK is HERE!

Sep 4th

When we added Life in The Long Grass Fine Sock in late last year we fell in LOVE!  This year we've added new colors and another great base - DK TWIST. DK TWIST is 100% Merino with 251 yards in a 115g skein.  Like's thinner sister, DK TWIST is hand-painted and hand-dyed using washfast and lightfast dyes. The merino quality is soft and fine and the knitted fabric has a substantial, yet drapey feel.  Dawn couldn't wait to cast on a project with the yarn and put...

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