Wednesday, April 27, 2011


We've added a couple sock yarns to our sock yarn sale and also some heavier winter yarns too!
Berroco Peruvia and Blackstone Tweed are 40% off starting today!

Peruvia, 100% Peruvian Highland wool is an aran weight feltable yarn.
40% off 8.95

Blackstone Tweed, a 65% wool/25% mohair/10% angora is a worsted weight super soft tweed.
40% off 9.50

-Annie, Yarn Garden Staff

Friday, April 22, 2011

Upcoming Class - Basic Toe Up Socks

Learn to knit socks from the toe-up with Arwen!
This sport-weight sock will take you through all the steps of toe-up construction. Students will discover a unique cast-on, investigate short rows, and learn how to adjust a basic formula for the perfect fit at any gauge. Bottoms up!

Knit to fit!

Class Dates and Times:
Mon. • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm • 4/25/2011
Mon. • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm • 5/2/2011
Mon. • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm • 5/9/2011

Skills needed to take this class - CO, knit, purl, BO, comfortable working in the round with smaller needles. Sign up here.
This is an intermediate class.

Arwen's lovely red sock was made with 2 skeins of Cascade 220 Sport Superwash, color 893.

-Annie, Yarn Garden Staff

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Spring Sock Yarn Sale!

A few favorites that are 40% off. Clockwise from left: Ty-Dy Socks, Sox Appeal, Summer Sox, Summer Sox and Tofutsies

We have to make room on our sock wall so we have selected some sock yarns to be discounted 40%. These discounted yarns will make great sock projects to take with you on vacation or quick weekend hops to the coast.

The new yarns by Shalimar are inspired from the changing seasons and subtle-colors and hues associated with their rural farm life in Maryland. They offer over 50 signature stone wash colors, giving you a wonderful and diverse palette to create your work of love.

We will be carrying all 50 of these gorgeous colors in Zoe Sock! My favorites are Byzantium and Curry.

Zoe Sock is a 3-ply fingering weight, 100% superwash merino wool with 450 yards per 100 gram skein.

Breathless is a fingering weight, 3-ply superwash blend of merino, cashmere and silk with 420 yards per 100 gram skein. It will make the perfect light weight sweater or shawl!

Spring Classes

Be sure to check out our new spring class schedule on our website. We’re offering quite a few sock classes, along with technique workshops and summery projects, get creative this spring! Sign up on-line or by calling the shop at (503) 239-7950.

New from Plymouth, Rosewood Interchangeable needle sets! (I love these!)

-Annie, Yarn Garden Staff

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Liberty Wool April Colors

Spring is here and so are the new colors of Liberty Wool prints for April! Back in February we signed up for the Liberty Wool Subscription Program so that we get two new colors each month until June, and as subscribers we're the first to get the colors in stock!. So far the colors have all been beautiful!

7807 Campfire

7806 Reflecting Pool

"Much like the month of their release, our April colors represent cool and warm. First, there is Reflecting Pool, a blend of greens, blues and white, with a splash of lavender thrown in. Next is Campfire, a hot mix of reds, oranges, browns, and blues with an inspired electric purple stripe." - Classic Elite

Double Thick Socks to wear with boots or around the house, knit in color Campfire.

The Easy Baby Sweater, pictured in color Reflecting Pool, is a simple cardigan knit from the top down written for sizes 6months-2years.

-Annie, Yarn Garden Staff

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Today we received a shipment of Malabrigo Worsted, Rios, Lace, Sock and Silky Merino!
The shelves are stocked and the new colors are gorgeous.

Malabrigo Lace, color Frank Ochre (my favorite!)

So many pretty Malabrigo Lace colors!
One skein has plenty of yardage for a shawlette too.

Silky Merino, color Pradera

Lots of Silky Merino in new colors.

Here's a pic of the Pt. Reyes Mitts I made using Silky Merino in color Topaz.
Just took one skein and the pattern is free from Classic Elite!

Malabrigo Sock, color Archangel.

Malabrigo Sock now comes in Ravelry Red!

Rios, color Arco Iris

We received a few new colors of Rios.

Malabrigo Worsted, color Mariposa

Fully stocked on the Malabrigo Worsted. Love it.

-Annie, Yarn Garden Staff

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Spring Hours

Our Spring hours will start tomorrow, Monday, April 4th:

Mon-Fri 11-6pm
Sat 10-5pm
Sun- 12-5pm