Thursday, September 30, 2010

Are You On Twitter or Facebook? Follow Yarn Garden!

We've been busy posting fun and exciting Yarn Garden happenings on this wonderful blog. We want you to know that we're also on Twitter and Facebook! Follow us and hear what's going on!

- Annie, Yarn Garden Staff

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Great American Afghan-Upcoming Class

There is still time to sign up for the Great American Afghan class starting Friday, October 1st at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Knit this fun and cozy afghan along with two of our wonderful instructors! You will be making five squares of the Great American Afghan and you will master techniques including chart reading, cables, lace, applique, entrelac, and bobbles.
Sign up here: Yarn Garden Classes

Samples from the class.

Knit your afghan, one square at a time.

Hanging in our shop, the afghan in fall colors. A sight to see!

- Annie, Yarn Garden Staff

Friday, September 24, 2010

Debbie Bliss Land Girl

After the highly anticipated arrival, it's finally here!

Land Girl by Debbie Bliss. Eight vintage-inspired designs from Debbie Bliss using her Rialto range.

I fell in love with this one after trying it on at our Debbie Bliss event. Next project...

-Annie, Yarn Garden Staff

Rowan Winter Kids

Winter's coming, and Rowan's got your little ones covered! 20 great new childrens patterns to keep them toasty and stylish this season.

Take a look at this adorable chunky knit tunic.

Or this handsome garter stitch sweater for the little man in your life.

-Annie, Yarn Garden Staff

Lamb's Pride!

Back by popular demand, Lamb's Pride Worsted and Bulky! We have fully restocked our supply of this beautiful yarn. Come on in and take a look at the gorgeous array of colors we have to offer. A personal favorite: Rosy Velvet #M255.

This tonal blend of heathered pinks is just one example of several new and exciting colors!

-Annie, Yarn Garden Staff

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tea Cozies and Rose Fingerless Mitts

We just received the latest Interweave Knits Weekend Magazine 2010.
Come in and get your copy!

Some of my favorites:

Amy's Slippers. They look like adorable gnome slippers...for grown ups!

Sweet Anemone Tea Cozy with embroidered detail.

Love the Vining Vest

Folky Fairisles...

We reordered the Fall/Winter Rowan Magazine #48 and just got a stack of them in too!
Another one for the collection.

This collection is full of cables, fairisle, floral patterns and more. Just beautiful.

These fingerless mitts are so lovely. Very "Rose City."

Next project on my list...I could wear this cardigan wrap everyday.

-Annie, Yarn Garden Staff

The Portland Hat

Nothing says "Portland" like a funky knit hat.
We just finished these two Northwest hats out of a new extra bulky yarn we're crazy about. It's called Indie, by Sirdar. It's a wool/acrylic blend that's washable and knits up overnight on a size US 17 needle.
Each ball is filled with wild colors that flow beautifully as you knit.
These hats will make the perfect fast knitted gift!

The Portland Hat. Love the buttons.

Ear flaps with ties.

This colorway is called Arizona.

A chunky beret in colorway Navajo

Each hat only takes 2 balls of Indie.
I love that you get all 4 of these patterns on 1 sheet.

We carry all 8 colorways at only $6.95 a ball.
The greens (pictured on the left) are so Northwest! It's called Pioneer.

-Annie, Yarn Garden Staff

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Pub Knitting

Friday night Pub Knitting was a blast! Everyone loved the cute needle gauge give away and the raffle prizes were wonderful! We were all having so much fun we almost forgot to take photos.

Knitters booth.

Head lamp knitting!

We filled up half the bar.

Jessica working on a preemie hat.

Thanks for coming everyone! See you at the next Pub Knitting, Friday, October 15th.
- Annie, Yarn Garden Staff

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Summer Flies With An Edge

Arwen just finished this beautiful shawl. She loves the way the yarn drapes and feels so much, that she hasn't been able to take it off since she bound off.
It's the Summer Flies pattern by Donna Griffin with Smyrna Lace for the edge. She used Araucania Ruca, a DK weight yarn made from 100% sugar cane. How sweet! This shawl took about 2 1/2 skeins with the Smyrna Lace edging added.

It turned out wonderfully.

This yarn is so soft, it feels like silk.


-Annie, Yarn Garden Staff

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Two At A Time Workshop - Upcoming Class

Learn to knit two at a time in this one day workshop and transfer your new fancy skills to your next set of socks, sleeves, mittens or legwarmers. There are still a few openings left in this class. Starts Tuesday, September 21st 6:30PM - 8:30PM. Sign up here:

Here's an example the teacher is working on. Two socks being worked at the same time on two circulars!

Sublime Striped Hat

A simple striped hat to keep those ears warm this fall and winter.
We used one of our new yarns, Sublime Organic Merino DK. We've been dying to use this yarn for something and this turned out perfect! The yarn knits up beautifully and almost has an angora feel. This is a a simple hat knit in the round that uses just 1 ball of each color and the pattern is free with the purchase of the yarn!

A ribbed edge that rolls up. Pink and grey for me, grey and charcoal for my snowboarding brother.

Sublime Organic Merino DK. Knits up softer than it feels in the ball and it's already yummy in the ball! The colors are beautiful.

-Annie, Yarn Garden Staff

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Felted Clogs Class-Malabrigo

There are still a few spots left open in the Felted Clogs class which begins next week, Monday, September 20th at 6:30PM - 8:30PM.
The wonderful teacher, Mary, is currently working on a new pair for the class (and herself!) out of the beautiful Malabrigo Worsted yarn in color Plena.
She's making the main color of the clog Plena, and the contrasting color a perfect blue.
Sign up here: and make a pair for yourself, or as a gift for a loved one.

The clog before felting. HUGE!

Gorgeous colors. Malabrigo Worsted, color Plena.

-Annie, Yarn Garden Staff

Friday, September 10, 2010

Alpakka, Machine Washable - Staff Pick

We are so excited about a new yarn we just got in. Alpakka by Sadnes Garn.
It's a machine washable, incredibly soft 100% alpaca with 121 yards that knits up as a DK weight on a US 6 needle and is priced at $6.50!

The colors are soo Northwest. Every color looks good with one another.
Already plotting a new project with it...

-Annie, Yarn Garden Staff

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Coast to Coast

New from Tahki is Coast. This all-season wool-cotton blend is perfect for sea-worthy knits, such as cables and Fair Isles. The worsted weight yarn is overdyed for a heathery effect in a palette of misty shades. 55% Wool, 45% Cotton

Preview of the patterns in the Seaside Tweed booklet using Coast and the cute Sagaponack Tee in featured in cranberry.

The Sagaponack Tee in Lichen. Hanging in our shop, come in and try it on!

Simple garter stitch neck.

-Annie, Yarn Garden Staff