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 >
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
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 >
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 >
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 >