Deep Winter 2015 - Taking our Show on the Road!

March 16, 2015

We're getting excited for the Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival. Stop by to say hello and check out our selection of yarn!  PITTSBURGH KNIT AND CROCHET FESTIVAL:  MARCH 27-29, 2015                       Marketplace Hours:                       Friday, March 27, 2015                            ...

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New Yarn Culture Pattern!  SO FÅR SO GOOD

February 3, 2015

Tags: Pattern

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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Day 12 - Holiday Raffle Winner

By patti on December 23, 2014

We've got our Day 12, and final winner for the Yarn Culture 2014 Holiday Raffle. Ticket Holder 899087 wins 2 skeins of Hedgehog Fibres Merino Silk singles in our own Roc City colorway and the Cross Stitch Cowl pattern.

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Day 11 - Holiday Raffle Winner

December 23, 2014

We've got a Day 11 winner! Ticket holder 899096 wins 4 free Inspirations Sessions!  Perfect time to bring your knitting skills up a notch!

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Day 10 -  Holiday Raffle Winner

December 21, 2014

We've got a Day 10 winner! Ticket holder 899056 wins a copy of Targetty by Mairlynd and a skein of The Uncommon Thread Uncommon Everyday! Congratulations!

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Day 9 -  Holiday Raffle Winner

December 21, 2014

We've got a Day 9 winner! Ticket Holder 899272 wins Clara Parkes' books. Enjoy and Congratulations!

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Day 8 - Holiday Raffle Winner

December 19, 2014

We've got a Day 8 winner! Ticket holder 899229 wins a CustomFit Starter Kit! Congratulations!

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Day 7 - Holiday Raffle Winner

December 18, 2014

We've got a Day 7 winner!  Ticket holder 899247 will be sporting a new Daybreak Shawl in 2015!  Congratulations!

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Day 6 - Holiday Raffle Winner

December 17, 2014

Our Day 6 winner just won the gift of time! Number 899276 can bring all the pieces of her sweater to the shop and have it professionally finished by Nancy! Congratulations!

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Day 5 - Holiday Raffle Winner

December 16, 2014

Congratulations to 899186! You're the Day 5 winner for our Holiday Raffle to benefit Moonshadow's Spirit!

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Day 4 - Holiday Raffle Winner

December 15, 2014

Congratulations to 899160! You're the Day 4 winner for our Holiday Raffle to benefit Moonshadow's Spirit!

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New! Rosy Green Wool Limited Edition Colors

December 15, 2014

Rosy Green Wool has just announced their limited edition colors and we are happy to announce we will have them in the shop this week!  The new colors include:  Arctic Sea - a grey-leaning icy blue Night Sky - a beautiful denim blue and  Cinnamon - a warm, golden honey Place your order now to reserve your favorite colorhttps://yarnculture.com/product/rosy-green-wool-cheeky-merino-joy. 

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Day 3 - Holiday Raffle Winner

December 13, 2014

Congratulations to 899262!  You're the Day 3 winner for our Holiday Raffle to benefit Moonshadow's Spirit .  We've raised $285 so far and we have 9 more days to go!  There are a lot of great prizes ahead and we are selling raffle tickets for $1 each every day!    

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Day 2 Holiday Raffle Winner

December 13, 2014

We've got our winner for Day 2 for the Holiday Raffle to benefit Moonshadow's Spirit. The winning number is 899011.  You can still buy raffle tickets for the next 10 days! We're open every day between now and Christmas Eve!

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Day 1 Holiday Raffle Winner

By patti on December 12, 2014

We've got our winner for Day 1 for the Holiday Raffle to benefit Moonshadow's Spirit. The winning number is 899016. We've already raised $248.00! You can still buy raffle tickets through the 12 days! Stop in and help us get this number higher!

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EXTENDED HOURS FOR DECEMBER!

December 4, 2014

December is here and we want to be sure you know we are open EVERY DAY between now and December 24. Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu:  Noon - 6.00p Fri:  11a - 5p Sat 10a - 5p Stop in and see us!

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The December Class Schedule is out!

November 26, 2014

Check out our class schedule for December!  Nancy is offering a new knitted mitten class that you can make for yourself or as last minute gifts and Phyllis is back again with the popular knitted necklace class. We have our weekly Tuesday night Knit-spiration class and the bi-weekly Thursday night class.  Our winter CustomFit sweater class will begin in January, so check out the schedule for that and sign up early since spots fill quickly for that class!...

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Closing at Noon on Saturday 11/8/14

November 7, 2014

We will be closing at NOON on Saturday 11/8/14.  We're so excited to be vendors at the Knitter's Review Retreat this weekend!  Apologies for any inconveniece. 

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Round Cove Cardigan

By patti on November 5, 2014

Tags: Pattern

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.   We were in great company with Kim...

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No Apologies!

October 2, 2014

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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Fall Classes and Workshop

By patti on September 2, 2014

Tags: Knitting

Check out our new classes for September and October! We've got a brand new knitted jewelry class starting on Saturday, September 13 and our Fall CustomFit Sweater Program starting in October. Our on-going Knit-spirations and Thursday Night Knitting classes fill up fast, so reserve your place now. Click on the link for our newsletter for details.

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Drachenfels World-Wde Launch

September 1, 2014

Tags: Pattern

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.  https://yarnculture.com/kits/drachenfels-by-melanie-berg Don't see a kit you like?  Create your own combination...

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End of Summer Sale on Select Yarn!

By patti on August 22, 2014

Tags: Yarn

We've got a lot of new yarn coming in throughout the fall and we've got to make room! Stop in or shop online for yarns marked down 25-50% including Kollage, Feederbrook Farm, Heritage Romney, discontinued colors from Shibui, Artesano, Daiketo and more.  Now through August 31, 2014. Kollage   https://yarnculture.com/catalog/yarn-result/kollage/any/any/any Feederbrook Farm Plummage and Wished-to-Wings...

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Holst Garn is Here!

By patti on August 7, 2014

​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 you...

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Rosy Green Wool is back in Stock!

By Patti on July 16, 2014

Tags: Yarn

​We are back in stock with  Rosy Green Wool Cheeky Merino Joy!  We have all 15 of the regular colors, plus two limited edition colors - Deep Purple and Dark Teal!  We still need to load photos for several colors and will make that happen as soon as we can. In the meanwhile, you can still order all colors, even if there is no photo. Check out Ravelry for two patterns we love using this yarn, Granemones Shawl    and Beethoven Mitts.  

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Rosy Green Wool and Granemones by La Maison Rililie

By patti on June 14, 2014

Tags: Yarn

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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Congratulations Nancy!

By patti on June 12, 2014

Tags: Pattern

​Our very own Nancy Vandivert has had two patterns published in the most recent knitty.com.  Click here to learn more!  http://yarnculture.cmail1.com/t/ViewEmail/y/E3D949EA8CBE9778  

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Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn

May 31, 2014

Tags: Yarn

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! https://yarnculture.com/product/hedgehog-fibres-sock-yarn    

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The Start of Summer!

May 29, 2014

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 with...

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Last Chance for Artesano British Wool - All colors 40% off

By Patti on May 22, 2014

Tags: Yarn

Last chance for Artesano British Wool! Now $8.00- marked down from $13.00.  Artesano is discontinuing this line, so we’re marking it down to make room for the new yarn coming in.  Take advantage of the offer while supplies last! https://yarnculture.com/product/artesano-british-wool

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Euro dyer yarn girl

May 15, 2014

Tags: Yarn

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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Store Closed today - March 12, 2013

By patti on March 12, 2014

​This will be no surprise to fellow Rochesterians ... we are closed today due to weather.  There are blizzard warrnings into early tomorrow morning. Please stay home and stay safe!  

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Gauge Matters

By Patti on February 16, 2014

Tags: Pattern

​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 inches in extra...

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Modern Tunic

By patti on February 12, 2014

Tags: Pattern

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 yarn...

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New Classes for February - Sign up Now!

By patti on January 25, 2014

We’re delighted to announce new classes for February. Knit-Spiration:Looking for a little Knit-spiration?  If you’re ready to take your knitting to the next level, these are the classes for you!  Bring the project of your choice and get help and instruction from a Nancy Vandivert.  If you’re “in over your head” on a current project or eager to challenge yourself with something you‘ve never tried, this class is for you. This class meets at three different times;...

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A Note about the Weather for Local Customers

By Patti on December 14, 2013

​As we enter the snowy months of winter, I would encourage you to call the shop or check our website to confirm that we are open before you make the trip to the shop.  We will generally be closed if we deem the roads or weather conditions as unsafe.  Thanks for understanding!  

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December Holiday Schedule

By Patti on December 14, 2013

We are opened next week as always.  However, please note that we will be closed from December 22 – January 4, 2013.  We will resume our regular retail hours on Wednesday January 8, 2014.  Online orders placed between December 22, 2013 – January 4, 2014 will be fulfilled beginning January 5, 2014.    

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Three Hip Chics!

By patti on December 4, 2013

Tags: Yarn

​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 Ravelry.com.  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 main...

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Enjoy Post-Thanksgiving Savings!

November 27, 2013

​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 November 27, 2013

Tags: Needle

​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.  http://www.knittersreview.com/article_tool.asp?article=/review/product/131107_a.asp 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 orginal Turbo® line....

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What You’re Dyeing to Know About Lisa Westra

By Patti on November 26, 2013

Tags: Knitting

​One of things we love best at Yarn Culture is getting to know the people behind the products we carry.  This month we’d like to introduce you to Lisa Westra of Feederbrook Farm.  Lisa marries her experience as a modern-day shepherd, an understanding of chemistry and her artist’s eye to create her own lines of hand-dyed yarn.The owner of Feederbrook Farm is not sheepish about color and fiber Family-owned and operated since 1971, Feederbrook Farm is located in Northern...

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Gathering of Close-Knit Friends

November 5, 2013

Tags: Knitting

​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 sample...

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About our Yarn

By Patti on September 16, 2013

Tags: Yarn

​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 you...

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Patterns Coming Soon!

September 16, 2013

Tags: Pattern

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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The Yarn Culture YARN BAR

By Patti on September 12, 2013

Tags: Yarn

I​f you’re like me, the biggest challenge buying yarn online is the fact that you can’t feel it. We’ve taken that worry away with the Yarn Culture Yarn Bar! Step on up and order a taste or a flight of yarn – your choice. Each sample comes complete with the yarn details and enough yardage to make a swatch large enough to decide whether or not you want to order more! The BAR opens on October 1, 2013.  

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