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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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