Our Shop Hours

May 1st

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 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

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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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Introducing Merino d’Arles by Rosy Green Wool!

Nov 6th

Merino d’Arles is a beautiful new fingering weight yarn  developed by Rosy from Rosy Green Wool in close cooperation with designer Melanie Berg.  For nearly two years, Rosy and Melanie worked to define the characteristics of the yarn.  They carried out many spinning and dyeing tests and developed a very special colour palette together. We are extremely happy to be able to show you the result today: The first GOTS-certified Merino d' Arles...

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ROC City - Last Call!

Apr 17th

SOLD OUT! ROC CITY has been Yarn Culture's very popular and exclusive colorway of Hedgehog Fibre Sock for the past couple of years.  Unfortunately, we got notice that we Hedgehog isn't dyeing customer colors right now.  What does that mean? LAST CALL!   We have 40 skeins of this colorway left and when they're gone, they. are. gone. Find yours here.

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Winter Sweater Class

Jan 6th

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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New Colors from Eden Cottage Yarns

By patti on Mar 16th

One of our favorite yarns from the UK is Titus 4-ply by Eden Cottage Yarns, and we’re delighted to have a selection of gorgeous new colors just in time for spring!   Perfect for light-weight shawls, Titus 4-ply is soft to the touch with a subtle sheen.  This fingering weight yarn is a blend of 75% superwash merino and 25% mulberry silk with approximately 400m /436 yards in a 100 gram skein. (Pictured L to R:  Black Magic Rose, Damselfly, Green Tea, Pennine Mist,...

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Loving German Short Rows

By patti on Feb 9th

I've been knitting a lot of shawl patterns lately and many of them call for German Short Rows.  It's a simple way to do a short row and blends beautifully into the fabric.  I found a great German Shortrow Tutorial by Vivian Hsu on Ravelry that prints on one page and makes a handy reference.  Enjoy!    

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Round Cove Cardigan

By Patti on Nov 5th

We love the Round Cove Cardigan Amy Herzog designed for the MAKE.WEAR.LOVE Sweater Retreat in Maine this Fall.    Her design uses The Uncommon Thread Posh Fingering, a beautiful blend of  70% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester, 20% Silk and 10% Cashmere.  Dyed in Brighton, England Posh lives up to it's name with a beautiful hand and drape.  With more than 20 colors in stock, you're sure to find something you love....

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Drachenfels World-Wde Launch

By Patti on Sep 1st

Drachenfels by Melanie Berg has been launched worldwide and we are excited to offer yarn-only kits in Rosy Green Wool, Cheeky Merino Joy! Check them out today!  Take advantage of free shipping on your Drachenfels kit between now and September 15, 2014!  Use the discount code DRACHENFELS when you place your kit order on-line. Don't see a kit you like?  Create your own combination...

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Holst Garn is Here!

By Patti on Aug 7th

​We are delighted to announce that Holst Garn has arrived at Yarn Culture!  We are carrying two lines of Holst including the Supersoft 100% Uld (wool) and Coast, a blend of 55% merino wool and 45% cotton. With more than 100 new colors to photograph and post we know it will take longer than we hope to get the yarn and images on the website and ready for you to order 24/7. So in the meanwhile, I’ve pulled together a list of the colors we have available in each line.  If...

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Rosy Green Wool and Granemones by La Maison Rililie

By Patti on Jun 14th

Did you see the new Granemones Shawl designed by La Maison Rililie in the Ravelry Top 25 this week?  I love the “throw-back” design combined with a contempory color combination and detailing.  It’s not on my needles yet, but it’s next in line. I can’t wait to start!  The pattern uses yarn from Rosy Green Wool called Cheeky Merino Joy.  We’re delighted to be one of a very few American yarn shops to offer this...

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Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn

By Patti on May 31st

Hedgehog Fibre Sock is in the house and on-line!  HHF Sock is a 382 yard, fingering-weight blend of 90% superwash merino and 10% nylon.  Perfect for socks and shawls.  Check out our selection and find your favorite colorway now.  This is just the beginning—so check back regularly to see the new colors and yarn types as they come in!

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The Start of Summer!

By Patti on May 29th

Those of you who follow Yarn Culture on Facebook know that we enjoyed 3 weeks in Europe from the end of March through the beginning of April. We started our trip in Cologne, Germany attending the largest Needle Arts tradeshow in Europe. From there we made stops in Ireland, England and Denmark.  During the course of our travels we had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with several amazing yarn manufacturers, hand-dyers and designers. We’re kicking off Summer 2014...

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Euro dyer yarn girl

By Patti on May 15th

We are delighted to be one of the only US suppliers of a variety of fantasic yarns by independent European hand-dyers and small manufacturers.  Hedgehog Fibers (Ireland), Shilasdair (Scotland), Rosy Green Wool (Germany) and Artesano (UK) to name a few!     

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Gauge Matters

By Patti on Feb 16th

​I’m making good progress on the modern tunic, having finished the 7 ½ ‘ hem and transitioned to the body section of the back.  A couple points to note: 1)  I ended up going down one needle size for the stockinette section.  My gauge measured 5 sts/in vs. the 5.5 sts/in called for in the pattern.  Over 138 stitches, this is too much to ignore.  I would have added approx. 2.5 inches to both the front and the back for a total of 5...

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Modern Tunic

By Patti on Feb 12th

Yesterday I started knitting one of my favorite VersaciKnits designs -Modern Tunic.   It’s a fashion-current, versatile and easy-to-wear garment that I am convinced will be a staple in my wardrobe and ultimately become a Yarn Culture favorite.  While Lori was here, I asked her to recommend one of our yarns to make a cool weather version of this pattern.   I was delighted when she selectedSkein DK, from Skein, an Australian-based...

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Three Hip Chics!

By Patti on Dec 4th

​I just can’t get over how great the WURM hat looks in Feederbrook Farms Entropy yarn.  I’ve made it in 5 out of our six colors and each one is as good as the next! You can download the free WURM pattern, designed by Katharina Nopp from  Make this a one skein project using Feederbrook Entropy (260 yds), modify the pattern as follows:  Cast on and knit first 12 rounds as directed.  Switch to larger needles and incrnd: *k10, m1 * repeat. Begin...

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Enjoy Post-Thanksgiving Savings!

Nov 27th

​We are offering 10% off and free standard shipping on all orders received on Black Friday and thru Cyber Monday!  That means 4 days of savings for you!  We’re looking forward to sending you something you love!  Use discount code THANKS .

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Addi Turbo® Rockets Circular Needles

By Patti on Nov 27th

​Addi Turbo Rocket Circular Needles Readers of Clara Parkes’ Knitter’s Review had a chance to see her rave review of Addi Turbo®  Rocket Circular needles last week. I am pleased to announce that we carry the full assortment of Addi Turbo®  Rockets.   Rockets combine the extra-pointy tips of the Turbo® LACE needle with the great nickel-plating from the...

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Gathering of Close-Knit Friends

Nov 5th

​Need help with a knitting project, but aren’t sure you can make a weekly commitment to a class?   Join us on Friday afternoons from 1.30-3.30 for a Gathering of Close-Knit Friends. This is a drop-in class where you can get help with projects that require new skills or techniques.  Our professional knitting instructor, Lynne Sherwood, will be available to answer your questions and show you how to work through difficult techniques.  Sip a cup of hot tea and...

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About our Yarn

By Patti on Sep 16th

​We are excited to launch Yarn Culture with almost 50 yarns that have been carefully selected from the UK, Canada, Australia, Japan, Urguay and of course the USA. Our opening assortment includes lines from companies you may know including Shibui (Oregon), Habu Textiles (Japan), Sweet Georgia (Canada) and Kollage (Alabama). We love these brands and think you will too! We have other international brands that may be new to you. We are pleased to be one of the few US-based companies to bring...

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Patterns Coming Soon!

By Patti on Sep 16th

It’s September and that means new fall patterns by our favorite designers including Stephen West, Kirsten Johnstone, OlgaJazzy, Anne Hanson and more.  We are having a great time creating pairings between our terrific assortment of yarn and patterns we love. Keep checking back to see the patterns we’re excited about and ideas to help you Be / Original!  

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