Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Few Of Our New Favorites

This sweet empire waist cardigan is knit up with La Gran mohair from the new Classic Elite booklet Depot. This is a trunk show from Classic Elite along with a few others from their new booklets. Love the shaping in the back.

Classic Elite, Depot pattern booklet. Come in and try on the other cute models we have in our trunk show right now!

Adorable cropped top out of our new yarn from Rowan, Drift. This yarn is so soft and comes in fabulous colors.

Rowan, Winter Drift booklet and the yarn.

Another new yarn from Rowan, Purelife Renew. This is a vintage inspired ribbed jacket with the perfect collar. This little jacket knits up quick and looks cute layered.

Rowan, Purelife booklet and the yarn, Renew.

- Annie, Yarn Garden Staff

Fall Hours

Autumn Leaves by Tina Hilton

Our fall hours will begin September 7th.

Mon. – Thurs. 10:00 – 7:00pm
Tues. 6:30pm - 8:30pm KnitNite
Fri. 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sat. 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sun. 12:00 – 5:00pm

Monday, August 30, 2010

Yarn Garden Will Be Open On Labor Day!

We will be open our regular hours during Labor Day, Monday, September 6th.
Our sale will be happening too. We keep restocking our sale room with new yarns, come in and check them out!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Going Green, Recycled Yarns

We have found some yarns that love recycling as much as us! Here are some of the staff picks.

Plymouth, Refashion. This yarn is made from 100% recycled fibers. A blend of 68% Wool, 23% Nylon, 5% Cashmere, 4% Rayon
This is a bulky yarn on a 10 1/2 needle with 104 yds. This yarn is so soft, it will make the perfect winter hat, scarf and mittens!

Beautiful colors.

Berroco, Remix is also made from 100% recycled fibers and is machine washable. It's a blend of 30% Nylon, 27% Cotton, 24% Acrylic, 10% Silk, 9% Linen with 216 yds. Knits up as a worsted weight and has that nice tweed look.
We have the cutest model of a little girls dress hanging in the shop out of this yarn, pics soon to come!

Some of the colors. Love the Spice and the Butter colors.

K1C2, 2nd Time Cotton. This yarn is made from cotton remnants from the garment industry.
It's a worsted weight yarn, knitting up on a size 8 needle and is machine washable. It's a blend of 75% Cotton, 25% Acrylic.
The solid colors are gorgeous and the variegated colors are unique.

Some of my favorite colors.

We carry many more Eco yarns, organic wools and other recycled fibers made into yarn. Come in and check them out!

- Annie, Yarn Garden Staff

Monday, August 23, 2010

Pub Knitting - August 20th

Pub Knitting was so much fun. We filled up The Barley Mill, knit, crocheted, drank and laughed the night away.
Thanks for such a fun night.
See you at the next Pub Knitting, September 17th, 7pm-10pm.

Knitting and french fries, a perfect night.

The big table in the middle.

Fun group.

"Say Knit!"

If only Pub Knitting were every night...


Knit one, purl one, drink two!

It's so fun to see what everyone is working on.

The wonderful staff at The Barley Mill.

- Annie, Yarn Garden Staff

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Hand Painted Silk Scarf - Staff Pick

We just got in the most gorgeous silk scarf kits. The kit comes with 4 skeins of yummy 60% Silk/ 40% Merino hand painted yarn with a matching silk scarf hand painted in the same colorway. The scarf is knit in garter stitch with holes created evenly throughout the scarf to weave the silk scarf through in the end. Voila! It's a scarf in a scarf.

Julie just finished this one that is now hanging in the shop.

This scarf can be worn many different ways, the patterns shows 4 options.

Scarf within a scarf. Silk scarf is woven through the knit scarf.

So many colors to choose from.

-Annie, Yarn Garden Staff

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Yarn Garden's 11th Year Anniversary Sale!

Celebrating Yarn Garden's 11th Year Anniversary!
Our big anniversary sale officially begins today! We have put tons of fabulous yarns on sale for you all to enjoy! Up to 75% off so you can fill your stash or start those Christmas gifts early! The sale will continue until September 15th.

Happy 11th Anniversay to us!

An entire room full of sale yarn.

All of these are 75% off.

We love sales.

We have full bags of alot of these yarns.

- Annie, Yarn Garden Staff

Monday, August 16, 2010

Yarn Garden Featured in SWTC Newsletter!

South West Trading Company loved they way we used Jezebel for the Olive top and they featured it in their newsletter. Yay! Here's what they said:


yarn garden

The ladies at the YARN GARDEN in Portland, OR shared a fabulous project using SWTC JEZEBEL. I love this design, called OLIVE. For details and more pictures showing all of the great details, read their blog here

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Como Cowl

Julie knitted this chunky cowl up in no time. She used 2 balls of Debbie Bliss Como, a baby soft blend of 90% merino wool and 10% cashmere. The model is knit in color #22, lilac.
The perfect fall cowl.
Free pattern with yarn purchase!

Como Cowl

Perfect gift project


Some of the many Debbie Bliss Como colors we carry

- Annie, Yarn Garden Staff

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Baby Bunny Baby Hat

My mom has finished yet another baby hat. This time she dabbled in lace, ruffles and ribbon. She used 1 ball of Plymouth Yarns, Baby Bunny, in a sage green, #206 and about a yard of our hand dyed 100% Sumptuous Silk Ribbon in color Plum Delicious finished off with a perfect little purple flower button from our wall of buttons.
The pattern is free with purchase of yarn!
Keep 'em coming mom.

The sweetest newborn hat.

Ribbon bow with the perfect button.
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Plymouth Yarn, Baby Bunny. We have many more colors to choose from.

-Annie, Yarn Garden Staff

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Coquille Shawls

Our staff member Kim just finished two Coquille Shawls by Mary Lou Egan featured in Fall Knitty 2010.
One for her, one for her mom.
She used Mini Mochi for her mom's (the blue one) and Kureyon Sock for hers.
She made the smaller version. Any sock weight yarn with long striping can be used.
We love them, good job Kim.
This shawl is contagious, next time you come in the shop everyone will be knitting one.

Kim's shawl


Close up of colorway

Her Mom's shawl

Knitting for Mom has never been so fun.


Crystal Palace Mini Mochi

- Annie, Yarn Garden Staff