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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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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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Midnight in Berlin - Mini Session Saturday: Nov. 3, 2018     1.00 pm-4.00 pm

Sep 3rd

During this class students will examine the structure of the shawl as they knit a swatch which contains all of its design elements. Emphasis will be placed not only on the shawl but also on icord and its uses as well as application of this pattern to other projects such as pillows or fingerless mitts. Class Details COST: $30 per person. Call us at 585.678.4894 or email customerservice@yarnculture.com to pay and reserve your spot.  PREREQUISITE: Each student must have...

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Two Roads - Mini Session Saturday, Sept 8, 2018     

Aug 15th

We've had a great response to our SHAWLS mini-session classes led by Sue Yarborough!  The first session will focus on the techniques used in TWO ROADS.  During this class a swatch will be knit in which all the elements of the shawl will be completed.  Special emphasis will be placed on cables including various ways to make cables, cabling without a cable needle, interpreting cable charts and reading your knitting. Not a shawl knitter? We will also focus on ways to adapt this...

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Knit In Public Day

Jun 11th

Thanks to everyone who came out and joined us for Knit in Public Day on Saturday at The Gazebo in the Village of Fairport.  We had great fun catching up with new and old friends and talking about our craft with people who stopped by.  We also shared an update about something we're super excited about for March 2019!  Keep watching here for details in the next week or so!  

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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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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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Wickerwork by Lori Versaci

Dec 1st

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...

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Strut Your Stuff with Yarn Culture

Dec 1st

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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Thanksgiving Community Sit ‘n Knit

Nov 14th

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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GO BIG on Small Business Saturday with Yarn Culture!

Nov 13th

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

Nov 2nd

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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Ainu: Urban Street Style Meets Lace with Rosy Green Wool

Oct 9th

Street-smart and gorgeously feminine,  Ainu  is a new shawl by Isabell Kraemer designed using  Rosy Green Wool's thicker yarn, Big Merino Hug or one of our yarn-only kits.  It can be knitted larger or smaller and the extraordinary, elegant lace pattern creates an exciting contrast to the casual garter stitch section.   With a name that is reminiscent of the aborigines of North Japan, no matter how we combine this versatile piece, we can't...

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