Reflection By Veera Valimaki

Apr 16th

Those of you who love The Uncommon Thread yarns know that Ce gives a nod to speckles in two of her colorways Confetti and Turbillion.  She's added a third barely-there speckle to her lineup; Spektor.  The base color for Spektor is on the light side of medium grey with gold, red, blue, pink, (did I see a bit of green?).   I didn't need to see the colorway to know we'd love it at Yarn Culture so Spektor is available in almost every base including Uncommon...

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1st Annual Local Yarn Shop Day

Apr 16th

Join us on Saturday April 21 to celebrate the First Annual Local Yarn Store (LYS) Day!  We'll be joining hundreds of brick and mortar shops across the US to bring together our unique community of knitters to drive awareness and celebrate the craft.      

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Introducing FERN by Shibui Knits

By patti on Mar 9th

New this week is FERN by Shibui Knits. We don't carry many traditional "summer weight" yarns so when we do, you can bet we think it's worth it.  A 100% organic cotton yarn brushed to downy softness, FERN is a matte cotton yarn yielding a lightweight fabric with impeccable drape.  We've brought in all 10 of the beautiful spring/summer neutral colors.  The palette is wearable and will be able to transition into Fall with no problem.  One skein weighs in at 50 g...

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Get your Swoncho On!

By patti on Feb 9th

Join us for a knit-a-long:  Ninilchik Swoncho by Caitlyn Hunter of Boyland Knitworks. The Ninilchik Swoncho is perfect for our unpredictable late winter/early spring weather and you know it will be fun to wear! Knit from the top down, the Ninilchik Swoncho uses 4 colors of DK weight yarn.  The skills required for this KAL include knitting in the round, short rows, and stranded colorwork (note that while most rounds use only 2 colors, there are 2 rounds which require carrying 3...

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NEW DATES!  January KAL: Ainu from Isabell Kraemer

Jan 23rd

SCHEDULE UPDATE!  Old Man Winter forced us to reschedule our AINU KAL so we've changed the dates.  Please plan to join us on Jan 27 and Feb 10 from 10a - 12 noon.  You can still sign up if the date change is better for you!  Join us in January when we’ll be knitting Ainu by Isabell Kraemer.  Using Big Merino Hug by Rosy Green Wool this shawl is perfect for the colder temperatures of winter.  The pattern calls for three skeins of this heavy worsted/light...

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WoolFolk Sweater Collection Trunk Show : 31 January - 9 February 2018

By Patti on Jan 23rd

If you weren't able to make it to VKL-NYC, make sure to stop in our shop and see the beautiful collection of WoolFolk sweaters Lori debuted at the show.  If you're like me, you won't be able to decide which one to make first!  The collection features (top left and clockwise): FORM: This seamless, top-down, raglan pullover is the quintessential everyday sweater. Knit using WoolFolk Far. LINEAGE: Clean lines and comfortable fit make this easy-to-knit vest a...

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More Featured designers at Vogue Knitting Live in NYC

Jan 10th

We’re continuing our VKL-NYC designer preview with three more designers we love. ISABELL KRAEMER - LILALU Anyone who has spent five minutes with us during the last months knows we're really enjoying Isabell Kraemer’s patterns.  While we might be late to the party since she has been creating beautiful designs since at least 2011, we’ve arrived and are having a blast! We’ll be featuring at least one of Isabell’s designs in almost every yarn we’ll...

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Featured designers at Vogue Knitting Live in NYC

Jan 9th

We are ready to go for Vogue Knitting Live in NYC this week and want to let you know about what’s  happening at the Yarn Culture Booth. We’ll be posting Blog Updates through the week as well as Instagram and Facebook updates.  This year we are presenting designs and patterns from a collection of our favorite designers.  As different as each of these artists and her designs may be, they share several common design characteristics. Their garments have a clean, modern...

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A Note About the Weather for Our Local Customers

Jan 1st

​As we enter the snowy months of winter, I would encourage you to check our website (we are not able to change our voicemail message remotely) to confirm that we are open before you make the trip to the shop.  We will generally be closed if Fairport Central Schools are closed or if we deem the roads or weather conditions as unsafe.  Thanks for understanding!

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Meet the Designer – Kate Fisher

Dec 18th

January 6, 2018 Meet the Designer – Kate Fisher  11.00-11.30a BlackBird Knits Trunkshow 10.00a-2.00p Start the New Year by igniting your creativity!  Join us as we host print artist and pattern designer Kate Fisher on Saturday, January 6 from 11a-11.30a.  Kate is a Rochester-based artist who has been designing modern, wearable garments since 2014.  Though Kate enjoys a variety of yarns, she is truly drawn to the yarn combinations and fabric possibilities...

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Life In the Long Grass

Dec 11th

As we think ahead to 2018, we are renewing our commitment to offer yarn brands that aren't typically available at local yarn shops.  Life in the Long Grass (LILG) is a great example of this.  Dyed in the countryside of Ireland, LILG is an Irish Artisan hand-dyed yarn.  Like other variegated yarns that we love at Yarn Culture, LILG blends sometimes riotous colors in a pleasing way making the colorways both artful and wearable in equal measure.  We’ve...

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Gryer Shawl by Isabell Kraemer

Dec 11th

Anyone who has been in the shop during the last months knows I’ve been enjoying knitting designs by German designer Isabell Kraemer. Isabell has a modern aesthetic with clean lines.  Her designs are easy-going knits and her patterns are well written. She builds in simple techniques that ensure the final garment looks polished and well made.   Ainu, released in October, was the first pattern I knit by Isabell Kraemer.  This shawl uses Rosy Green Wool's Big Merino...

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