Events

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

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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Indie Untangled Rhinebeck Trunk Show in Saugurties, NY

We're looking forward to participating at the 5th Annual Indie Untangled Rhinebeck Trunkshow in it's new location at the Saugerties Performing Arts Factory. Please note that this event required that tickets be prepurchased.  Find out more details and FAQs direct from Indie Untangled here.  DETAILS: WHAT Indie Untangled is holding its fifth annual Rhinebeck Trunk Show! Kick off Rhinebeck weekend by browsing hand-dyed and custom-milled yarn, along with handmade and...

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Our Shop Hours

We have already scheduled our first appointments so don't be shy about calling or emailing to schedule one for you if you need to make a purchase outside of our regular hours. Give us a call at 585.678.4894 or send an email to customerservice@yarnculture.com and we'll arrange a time to meet you. We are closed as usual on Sunday and Monday. Remember, we're always open online at yarnculture.com.

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1st Annual Local Yarn Shop Day

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

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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Meet the Designer – Kate Fisher

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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Strut Your Stuff with Yarn Culture

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). ...

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Sit ‘n Knit

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 and will be adding drop in help hours later in September 2018.

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GO BIG on Small Business Saturday with Yarn Culture!

Doors will open at 10a on Small Business Saturday.     Here are our special offers through the day: 10am to Noon Special Edition Colorways from MooRoo Yarn and The Periwinkle Sheep These yarns will be available as long as supplies last, but the best selection will be available when we open.  Plan to stop in and claim your skeins! Save 15% on Local Designer Patterns Rochester is lucky to have a number of local knitting pattern designers.  We’ll be offering 15%...

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Woolfolk TOV II Trunk Show

Woolkfolk TOV II Trunk Show Nov 10-18, 2017 Drawing inspiration from traditional Gansey knitwear, Woolfolk Tov II is a modern collection of mens and womenswear garments and accessories, evoking the charm and simplicity of coastal life. TOV and Woolfolk's new yarn, Tov DK, provide the impeccable stitch definition fundamental to the study of texture and style. Stop in during store hours to see the 12 beautiful garments featured in this collection...

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Featured Project: Rille hat by Olga Buraya-Kefelian

With the weather blowing hot and cold (literally) we’re getting excited for Fall knitting, but it still feels too warm to be knitting with a lap full of yarn. Our solution? Hats, hats and more hats! Using WoolFolk Tov, Rille incorporates a diagonal, simple cable pattern that is very stretchy. As a result, Olga suggests you select the size that is about 4” smaller than your head measurement. Though you can make the the XS and possibly the S with one skein of yarn, we've put...

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Indie Untangled Rhinebeck Trunk Show

Time sure flies when you’re having fun! We are proud and delighted to be the Featured Sponsor for the Indie-Untangled Trunk show for the 3rd year! Sharing yarns we love with knitters is one of the very best parts of what we do everyday. The Indie-Untangled Trunk Show is a perfect time for us to showcase some of these yarns. This year we are hosting two lovely and different yarns – Rosy Green Wool and Crave Yarn. Read on to learn more about what we'll be featuring for Rosy...

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Annual Sale

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...

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Wine and Wool Wednesday June 14

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,...

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Getting Ready for the Starting Point MKAL

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...

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Starting Point Mystery KAL

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...

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Wine and Wool Wednesday May 17

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...

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April Mitten Sneak Peek

Yarn Culture’s Mitten KAL will meet on April 8 and April 22 from 10a-noon. Like always, the pattern won’t launch until April 1 st , but here’s a sneak peek . . .  The April mittens were inspired by the Irish Mittens the Kelbourne folks picked up in Ireland on their yarn-designing trip back in 2015.  The ingenious method of construction was captivating.  These mittens are knit in two halves: the back of the hand and the palm. Then the two halves are seamed...

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International Women’s Day/A Day without Women - Sit ‘n Knit

March 8th is International Women's Day and A Day without a Woman.  As a business that is owned and operated by women, we believe it is fitting to mark the day by creating an opportunity for knitters to gather and celebrate our community of women.  We'd love for you to stop in to Sit and Knit with us anytime between noon and 5.00pm.     

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Wine and Wool Wednesday is ON!  Wednesday, March 22 6p-8p

Join us for our first monthly Wine and Wool Wednesday!  We'll be meeting at Via Girasol on Wednesday, March 22 from 6p-8p to knit, laugh and enjoy a glass (or two) of wine together.  Plan to bring your knitting and have some fun.  We hope to make this a monthly event and would love to try out new places, so if you have recommendations, bring those too! Via Girasole is located in Pittsford Village at 3 Schoen Place, Pittsford, NY  14534.  There is parking across...

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Sit ‘n Knit at Yarn Culture

Join us for laughter, friendship and social knitting at Yarn Culture.  We have groups meeting Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 1.30 - 3.30. These groups are for fun and social knitting and are not help sessions. If you need help, check the calendar to find Help Clinic hours at the Knitting Circle, located in our shop. NOTE:  There is no Sit 'n Knit scheduled for Sunday, February 19.

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Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival 2017

We’re happy to be returning to the Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival this year! Come and find us at booths 503-504. We’ll be featuring designs from Melanie Berg, Jana Huck, Janina Kallio and Ambah O'Brien. We'll have yarns you love from Walk Collection, The Uncommon Thread, Rosy Green Wool and Crave Yarn. Want more? Send us a note to let us know if there’s an additional pattern or yarn line you’d like to see and we’ll try to bring it along. 13th...

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Winter Sweater Class

CLASS UPDATE: We've had a HUGE response to our sweater class and have added a new section meeting on Sundays.  The description of the class is the same. The dates for the Sunday class are listed below.  YOU CANNOT SWITCH BETWEEN THE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY CLASS.  If you know you have a conflict with one or two of the sessions, talk to Tina to arrange makeup times. Class 1: February 5, 12:00 - 3:00 pm (Sunday) Class 2: February 12, 12:00 - 2:00 pm (ONE WEEK AFTER...

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Vogue Knitting Live NY 2017

New York, New York! If it's January it must be time for Vogue Knitting Live NYC, and we can't wait! We've been plotting and planning for months and have an exciting assortment of kits, yarn, samples and patterns to help jumpstart your 2017 knitting. We'll be featuring designers Melanie Berg, Jana Huck, Amy Herzog, Janina Kallio, Cocoknits and Lori Versaci. We'll have the yarns you love including The Uncommon Thread, Rosy Green Wool, Habu Textiles, Walk Collection, Crave...

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Knitting Circle Closed from December 7-12, 2016

Local Yarn Culture Customers:  Please note that The Knitting Circle will be closed from Wednesday, December  7 - Monday, December 12, 2016.  If you need drop-in help, she'll be open again on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. 

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Thanksgiving Community Sit ‘n Knit

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 (dawn@yarnculture.com) or call the shop (585.6678.4894) to register and let us know you are planning to attend.  We can...

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October Mitten KAL

Mitten Knittin' in October We continue the Year of Mittens KAL in October with a new pattern inspired by the dried twig and bud floral decorations that adorn homes in the autumn and winter. The mittens are dense and warm but not too thick. As such, they are perfectly suited for brisk morning walks to school and work before the weather turns frigid and blustery. The color, Buttermere, was chosen for its brightness, which looks great against the ruddy color of falling leaves. The...

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Meet the Dyer Ce Persiano:  The Uncommon Thread

Join us on Wednesday, October 12 from 5.30 - 7.30 pm when we welcome Ce Persiano from The Uncommon Thread to Yarn Culture.  A dyer based in Brighton, England, Ce is passionate about beautiful, luxurious knitting yarns.  Whenever possible she sources unique, limited edition yarns from British Breeds. I fell in love with The Uncommon Thead  (TUT) yarns several years ago and still count Ce’s yarns among my favorites.  I’m particularly intrigued by the depth and...

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A Year of Mittens KAL - September Mitten Teaser

Below is a short overview of our September Mitten, the pattern specifications, and a preview of techniques, so you know a little more about what to expect on when the pattern is released on September 1st. Want to know more about our Year of Mittens KAL and how to participate?  Find out here. September Mitten The upcoming mitten is a Victorian-inspired lace design. Using a small bobble in conjunction with a simple chevron lace, this mitten, designed by...

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Yarn Culture Annual Sale

It's that time again!  Join us for the Yarn Culture Annual Sale from September 7-10, 2016.  Save 40-50% on brands including Madelinetosh, Shibui Knits, Kismet Fiberworks, The Uncommon Thread, Eden Cottage, The Fibre Company and more!  We'll keep our regular hours during the sale:  Wednesday 12-5pm, Thursday 12-6pm, Friday 11-5 and Saturday 10am - 4pm.  Shop early for the best selection!   

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Weekend Lace Workshop with Laura Nelkin

Save the Date for the Our Weekend Lace Workshop on October 1-2, 2016 when Laura Nelkin to help us get our lace on!  She'll also guide us through the craft of casting on and fixing mistakes in lace. If you'd rather have guidance on a really great pattern, learn how to knit Reversible Undulating Waves.  Each class is 3 hours long and the class fee is $65.00.  We'll have detailed and registration materials ready to go on August 24th, so check back for details then.

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Meet The Dyer - Karin Maag Tanchak

Join us on Thursday, September 15 from 5.30 - 7.30pm when we welcome Karin Maag Tanchak from The Periwinkle Sheep to Yarn Culture.  Karin and her yarns have been long-time favorites in Rochester and we are excited she will be joining us to tell us more about her path to dyeing and the way in which she has developed the yarns including Delirium, her new yak blend.  She'll be bringing garment samples as well as a yarn tasting, so be sure to tuck some knitting needles in your bag....

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Year of Mittens Knit Along

We're delighted to introduce Year of Mittens, a year-long knit-along hosted by Kelbourne Woolens and featuring The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering! A new pattern will be released on the 1st day each month including classic cables, interesting colorwork, and unique lace applications, all with a heavy dose of classic inspiration and historical information. Join us at Yarn Culture where we will host a Mitten KAL on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the...

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Indigodragonfly Workshop with Kim McBrien; July 7-10, 2016

Join us for a weekend focused on learning how to hand-dye yarn. Choose among four unique opportunities ranging from an hour-long "just a taste" class to several 3-hour dyeing workshops. Develop a solid understand of dyeing fundamentals with the 3 Skeins, 3 Colours class. Try your hand at fun techniques including self-striping and gradient yarns. Schedule Thursday night, July 7 5.30 – 7.30: Meet the Dyer and Trunkshow Dyeing Workshops: Friday, July 8 9.00 – 12.00: 3 Skeins, 3...

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Meet the Dyer - Karen Grover, Seven Sisters Arts

Meet the Dyer - Karen Grover, Seven Sisters Arts Join us from 4p - 7p on Thursday, November 12, 2015 when we welcome Karen Grover from Seven Sisters Arts to Yarn Culture.  Along with her beautiful selection of yarns, Karen will share her story and point of view as as a dyer of beautiful yarns.  Karen has also created a collection of dyed-to-order Shibori scarves, and she'll be speaking with us about the creative process and inspiration behind these beautiful scarves....

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Wander / Wool Retreat

KNIT   VISIT   LEARN — February 4 - 7, 2016 — Corning, New York   At Yarn Culture, our aim is to stretch the boundaries of fiber arts. In that spirit, we're collaborating with the Corning Museum of Glass to bring you the first annual Wander / Wool retreat, a weekend experience we hope will inform your knitting for a lifetime.   Save the date, and in fact you can do one better - save with our early bird special or put a deposit down to hold your spot....

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Meet Rosy Green Wool - Only a few spots left!

Our very own Rosy Stegmann and her partner Patrick Grubin from Rosy Green Wool have traveled from Munich, Germany and are visiting us at Yarn Culture in a couple of New York weeks…  Register Now:  Saturday, June 6th 2-4 p.m.   Call the shop (585)678.4894 or send an email to patti@yarnculture.com  to reserve a space. Seating is limited and will fill up quickly.  What you can expect: ~ Rosy & Patrick will speak to you about their...

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