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Reagan by Isabell Kraemer

Jun 11th

Like many of you, my favorite wardrobe staples are pieces that are flexible. Multi-season layering pieces are best and if they can be worn multiple ways - even better! Reagan by Isabell Kraemer absolutely fits the bill. Knit from the top down, this unstructured cardigan combines easy to knit stockinette with an addictive Harebell lace pattern. You can wear it with the stockinette section at the top or the lace at the top - your choice! We've knit ours using WalkCollection Cozy...

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Shawls. Tücher Stricken Mit Stil. Knit In Style

May 27th

Finally, the first book by Melanie Berg Anyone who knows Yarn Culture knows we are HUGE fans of Melanie Berg. That's why we couldn't be more excited to take pre-orders for her NEW BOOK, Shawls. Tücher Stricken Mit Stil. Knit In Style,  launching on August 2, 2018.   Internationally successful knitwear designer, Melanie Berg, also known by the trade name Mairlynd, has been creating and publishing designs since 2011. Melanie has compiled a collection of...

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Life In the Long Grass

Dec 11th

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...

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Gryer Shawl by Isabell Kraemer

Dec 11th

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...

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Rosy Green Wool – Limited Edition 8: Verdigris, Pastel de Nata, and Treasure Chest

Dec 4th

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...

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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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Rosy Green Wool’s Manx and Heb Yarns are here - for a limited time!

Sep 12th

We are delighted to announce the new annual shearing and color palette for Rosy Green Wool's Melange Yarns! There are 14 new colors, including 7 for Heb Merino Fine and 7 for Manx Merino Fine. The yarn and color selection is designed so that the Heb and Manx yarns are completely interchangeable and work together. They are particularly suitable for Fair Isle knitting, shawls, accessories, and luxurious tops. Because of the high percentage of softest Merino wool, the Melange...

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New Standard Colors from Rosy Green Wool

Jul 28th

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...

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More from Crave Yarn

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...

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Welcome Caravan!

Jul 5th

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,...

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Whiskyfied Shawl Kit by Melanie Berg

By Patti on Jul 5th

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...

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Starting Point - not an MKAL any more!

Jun 19th

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...

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WalkCollection: Cozy Merino is Here

Jun 7th

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...

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Time for a Road Trip!

May 24th

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...

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Pacificus Launch and Limited Time Discount

May 15th

Laura Nelkin has just launched Pacificus, her new sweater pattern for summer. To celebrate, we are offering 15% OFF The Uncommon Thread’s Linum collection, which Laura used in her version of Pacificus. Just use online coupon code PACIFICUS at check-out. This discount will only be available until 5/22 so don’t delay! Read on for more details about Laura's lacy summer pullover.  Pacificus uses Linum with Laura Nelkin's Novus construction, and applies it to a simple...

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Backflip Hat and Mitts by Melanie Berg

May 1st

Did you see Melanie Berg's new patterns today?  She launched the Backflip Hat and Backflip Mitts using Sport Wolle by The Periwinkle Sheep.  A lovely sport weight yarn with fantastic stitch definition, this yarn s a beautiful accompaniment to the high texture of these patterns.  Sport Wolle is available in a beautiful selection of colors.  You'll need one skein each for the mitts and the hat.  Order the patterns together on Ravelry and you'll...

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The Photographer Hat

Dec 2nd

With the Holiday season upon us, I've been focused on quick, practical knits that are great gifts.  When I spied  The Photographer Hat by Lavanya Patricella on the Ravelry Top 25, I knew it would be a great choice.  A worsted weight knit with a modern silhouette makes this hat a perfect choice for nearly anyone on your gift list.  And I wasn't kidding when I said it was a quick knit.  I cast on Monday night and finished up Thursday afternoon - with a full time...

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On the Spice Market Shawl Kit - The Yarn Culture Way

Nov 23rd

On the Spice Market - the Yarn Culture Way - Just in time for Small Business Saturday! Our version of this popular shawl incorporates the beautiful, saturated colors from The Uncommon Thread Uncommon Everyday. We've named the colorway Turkish Market in honor of the heady spices and rich jewel tones that are the trademark of the Grand Bazaar in Instanbul.  Our yarn-only kit includes one full skein of the main color in Tea Smoked and 6 contrast colors in rich jewel-toned colors...

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New Pattern for Fall “Eifelgold”

Aug 2nd

It seems like about the time I start thinking about Fall knitting, Melanie Berg and Rosy Green Wool announce another beautiful collaboration. This year is no exception. I've had a chance to test-knit this shawl and can confirm it's an enjoyable knit that will fly off your fingers. Rosy Green Wool Cheeky Merino Joy is a perfect complement to the pattern. The excellent stitch definition of the yarn makes the mosaic pattern pop and the soft, springy feel of the yarn reminds you why you...

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The Girl In Me - Yarn Only Kit from Yarn Culture

Jul 11th

I fell in love with this new mosaic shawl by Melanie Berg as soon as I laid eyes on it.  A triangular shaped shawl, symmetrically shaped, The Girl in Me is a perfect pattern for Rosy Green Wool Cheeky Merino Joy.  The combination of garter and a simple mosaic technique creates an eye catching effect that is fun to knit and beautiful to wear.  Our yarn only kit includes 2 skeins of the main color and one skein of the contrast color.  Find a color combination you love or...

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3 Great Shawls One-Skein Shawls

Nov 5th

I love one skein projects, particularly when I'm thinking about Gift Knitting.  These shawl kits by Janina Kallio Design fit the bill!  They are easy to knit with beautiful results that look like you worked a bit harder than you did!  We've paired them with our favorite yarns for the perfect Great Gift.  Each kit includes a pattern and the yarn.  You can also find the patterns and yarn separately. Herald Shawl...

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Two Great Kits for Fall

Sep 24th

We're lucky to live and work right off the path that runs more than 300 miles along the Erie Canal in Western New York. Morning walks are starting to be crisp and the feeling of Fall suggests it's time to think about hats and mitts. We've paired up a couple of our favorite yarns with patterns we love to help you get ready to take the chill off!   Get ready for Fall with this fun slouch hat from Yarn Culture! ​  SO FÅR SO GOOD is a unisex, textured, slouchy...

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Heidschnucke - New! From Melanie Berg

Aug 29th

Heidschnucke - NEW! from Melanie Berg We're delighted to present Melanie Berg's new Heidschnucke Shawl. Knit with Rosy Green Wool Cheeky Merino Joy, the design features two new fall colorways - Blackberry and Blackberry Sorbet.  Combined with Edelweiss the result is fresh and uplifting and the resulting fabric has crisp definition and a soft, snuggly feel. We've put together some great combinations as yarn-only kits .  Or make it yours and create your own...

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Brighton Cowl by Thea Colman

Jun 2nd

The Brighton Cowl is here!  Designed by Thea Colman of Baby Cocktails, the Brighton Cowl is the third in a series of recently released patterns in Thea's London Calling series featuring UK artisan yarns. This pattern was designed to use one of two yarns by Ce Parsiano of The Uncommon Thread.  Bearing Thea's signature textural elements, the Brighton Cowl showcases the subtle sheen of of the silk and BFL in Posh DK, the yarn shown here.  The bold, round leaves and soft,...

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London Mitts by Thea Colman

May 8th

 Check out Thea Colman's new London Mitts pattern! Using one skein of The Uncommon Thread Lush Worsted, these mitts are perfect for cool spring mornings and evenings.  The lacy cable makes for a fun, quick knit.  The photo shows the mitts in colorway Ripe Plum.  https://yarnculture.com/product/lush-worsted .   Find the pattern on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/london-mitts. She's got a sweater coming out in the same yarn ... stay...

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New Yarn Culture Pattern!  SO FÅR SO GOOD

By patti on Feb 3rd

February marks the launch of our first ever Yarn Culture pattern!  SO FÅR SO GOOD is a unisex, textured, slouchy hat with an extra warm folded ribbed brim. The body of the hat is done in a complex looking but easy to knit broken rib stitch pattern. The textured pattern looks different, but equally attractive, on each side, making the hat completely reversible. Knitted in Woolfolk FÅR, it is luxuriously soft to knit and to wear.  SO FÅR SO GOOD uses 2 skeins...

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No Apologies!

By Patti on Oct 2nd

Do you know someone who's an avid golfer?  I've known several, and I've noticed they share a few characteristics.  Avid golfers spend hours improving their game, improving skills through lessons with pros, time on the driving range, regular t-times with friends.  Avid golfers typically have a club memberships.  They invest in quality equipment and make sure they're current with tools that improve their technique.   They often build golf into their...

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