Friday, July 29, 2011

Sock Summit & 12th Year Anniversary Sale!

Above: Our yarn displayed underneath the Hawthorne Bridge (a big thanks to my Brother and Sister-In-Law for making this) with our socks walking across it!

Come by and see us at Sock Summit today through Sunday! We are located in booth 319 ( look for the big Yarn Garden sheep). Entry is $5.00 or $12.00 for the whole weekend.

We have limited sock and lace yarn exclusively hand dyed for us by Sara Hartman, a wonderful artist and part of the Yarn Garden family.
Each color was inspired and named after six of our favorite Portland bridges and each color comes with a free sock pattern that the Yarn Garden staff had fun designing and knitting!
These yarns will only be available at Sock Summit.

Yarn Garden Sock yarn hanging, I'm in love with every color! YG Sock is 75% superwash merino wool/ 25% nylon. We all loved working with it.

Our very own Yarn Garden lace, called Reflections which comes in the same colors as the sock but with a "reflected" look.
It's 100% alpaca, soft and luxurious!

Here are our socks:

Steel Bridge designed by Mary, is knitted cuff down with purl stitches creating X's around the cuff.

I knit Hawthorne using Arwen's awesome toe up formula and added a sweet, vintage inspired folded picot hem.

Fremont, by Arwen is knit toe up with ribbed stitches and connecting cables on the cuff.

Burnside, by Emily is knit toe up and has a cable running all the way to the cuff.

Broadway, by Jo is a sweet and simple toe up rolled cuff ankle sock. We weighed out the yarn after knitting the pair and found that we can get two pairs from one skein!

Morrison, by Michelle is knit cuff down with watery cables running down the sock to the toe.

12th Year Anniversary Sale!

July 29th - September 4th

Kick-off your fall knitting season by joining us for our extraordinary 12th year anniversary sale! Novelty yarns galore will be back by popular demand, at 75% off!

Many, many more yarns will be added to our sale each day.

Mon - Fri 11-6 • Sat 10-5 • Sun 12-5
Join us for Knit Nite every Tuesday from 6:00- 8:00

-Annie, Yarn Garden Staff

Friday, July 22, 2011

More Brown Sheep, Please...

Our shelves are stocked to the ceiling with Lamb's Pride Worsted, Bulky, Lanaloft Bulky and Sport!

There are some beautiful new colors and lots of old favorites.

-Annie, Yarn Garden Staff

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Summer Project #2

Garter Stripes is a simple little triangle shawlette knit with Kirameki in garter stitch, letting the self striping colors really show. The yarn is a lace weight 60% rayon, 25% nylon, 10% wool, 5% cashmere with a range of beautiful colors. I love easy to memorize projects like this that you can pack up and take to the park.

Knit on a size US 2, using one ball of Kirameki. The finished shawlette size is 58" wide and 23" long after blocking. The pattern is available free with yarn purchase.

Kirameki by Noro has been very popular. With 495 yards/50 grams, a one skein project is easy to achieve.

The colors:

Each ball has such a unique change of colors.

Shown in color 156

-Annie, Yarn Garden Staff