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...Continue reading >
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...Continue reading >
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...Continue reading >
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...Continue reading >
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...Continue reading >
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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...Continue reading >
in Loving It!
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...Continue reading >
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Fans of Rosy Green Wool are in for a treat with Limited Edition 8. This collection was inspired by the intense colours and moods of Lisbon - colourful tiles and wooden doors, the Fado music, the delicious Pastel de Nata, sailing ships and the emerald-green sea. As always, the 3 new colors have been designed to work perfectly together and are nice, if combined in one of our colourful shawl patterns. 122 Verdigris is a radiant emerald shade that one finds in Lisbon again and again...Continue reading >
Published in October by Lori Versaci of VersaciKnits, WICKERWORK is a stunning new wrap that is beautiful to wear and interesting to knit. A classic triangle shape with a modern feel, WICKERWORK features the beautiful wickerwork pattern that spreads out to incorporate eyelets and then a stunning lace pattern. Lori has written the design for almost any weight yarn. We knit the shawlette size for Yarn Culture using 2 skeins of The Uncommon Thread Posh Fingering in Breath, a lovely...Continue reading >
One of the things we love most at Yarn Culture is seeing the end result from the patterns, yarns and projects our customers purchase from us. More than seeing them, we'd like to celebrate them! Join us on December 9 from 11-12 when we'll gather to show off the garments, accessories and other items you've finished using Yarn Culture yarns. For every garment you show, you'll receive a ticket to win a special door prize (maximum 5 tickets per person). ...Continue reading >
Join us for laughter, friendship and social knitting at Yarn Culture. We have groups meeting most Fridays and Saturdays between 1.30 - 3.30. These groups are for fun and social knitting and are not help sessions. We do have help available by appointment. Call the shop at 585.678.4894 for details.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. We had a FULL HOUSE last year so please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the shop (585.6678.4894) to register and let us know you are planning to attend. We can...Continue reading >