Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tupelo KAL

Get started on your spring/summer knitting and join us for the Tupelo knit-a-long!  Tupelo, featured in the new Firefly booklet from Classic Elite is a seamless lacy triangle shawl knit from side to side with a ruffled edge.  It uses 3 balls of Firefly knit on a size US 6.  Pictured in color #7757 Chicory.

The Tupelo KAL will meet at Yarn Garden starting Sunday, April 1st from 2-4pm.  Knit-a-longs are a fun way to meet new people, learn techniques and have a nice afternoon of knitting.  I love seeing all the different colors and yarns people choose.  It's free to join and once everyone is done, we will randomly draw a winner to receive a gift basket from Classic Elite!  You can use any Classic Elite yarn to qualify for the basket.  The Tupelo in Vail or Allegoro would be beautiful too!

  The Yarn
Firefly is a sport weight 75% rayon, 25% linen that knits up to 24 sts/inch on a US 5 needle, $8.50 a ball.  We all love this yarn and have used it for shawls, scarves, cardigans and it holds up wonderfully!
We carry 15 beautiful colors from neutrals to bright jewel tones.

Call us at 503-239-7950 or email to sign up.

-Annie, Yarn Garden

Tuesday, March 20, 2012



 MillaMia has arrived in 17 beautiful colors!  The yarn and patterns were a hit during the MillaMia yarn tasting and trunk show we held during the Rose City Yarn Crawl.  The yarn is a very soft, 100% superwash merino wool that knits up at 25 stitches/ 4 inch square with 136 yards per 50 gram ball and retails for $9.95.
We received the new books and highlighted a cute pattern from each one pictured below.  All patterns are knit with MillaMia.

 Wonderland is a adorable book filled with 19 patterns for boys and girls from newborn all the way up to age eight.

Lilian Jacket shown in colors Lilac blossom and Storm.  A sweet little matinee jacket. 

The Close Knit Gang is a vintage inspired booklet with 18 baby and children's patterns for all levels of knitters.

Lillen Bottoms shown in color Forget me not.  These are so sweet! 

Bright Young Things is a colorful book featuring 20 fun patterns for baby's and children. Another great book for beginner's to intermediate knitters.    

The MillaMia hat and scarf shown in colors Fuschia and Forget me not. 

These colors are definitely kid approved.  The Emil Babygrow one piece knit with Storm and Putty grey as the main colors and 4 bright contrasting colors along the band.  The Teddy Blanket is knit in garter stitch and uses 5 different colors to create random bright stripes .  There are even little matching Emil Socks!

-Annie, Yarn Garden

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Today for the Rose City Yarn Crawl we are having a Mountain Colors show!  We have wonderful kits including the Warm & Wooly throw.  Pictured above are the Riverbed Cardigan kits that include two skeins of Half Crepe and a cardigan pattern. 

Finished in time for the Mountain Colors show is Arwen's Portland Rose Shawl.  This squishy scarf is knit from tip to tip in garter stitch with a wonderful lace edge pattern that is knit at the same time.  She used one skein of Mountain Colors, Bearfoot pictured in color, Portland Rose.  Perfect name, right?  This is a free pattern with purchase. 

Half Crepe is a fingering weight, 100% merino boucle with 630 yards per skein.  It has a wonderful drape. 

Teton, Weaver's Wool Quarters, Twizzle, Rivertwist and Merino Ribbon in stock for today only!

Jeannette is a dk weight 65% cashmere/ 35% silk blend.  One skein will make the Arrowhead Lace scarf pictured above. 

The Lattice Scarf is perfect for spring/summer knit with one skein of the Half Crepe pictured in color Summertime. 
Come by today and check them out!

-Annie, Yarn Garden


Saturday, March 3, 2012

Rose City Yarn Crawl

It's day three of the Rose City Yarn Crawl and we're having so much fun! 
Each day we are raffling off prizes leading up to the drawing for the big basket!  

Ellen McKeever pictured here is our Thursday winner of this 
fabulous bag from Lantern Moon!  

Friday's winner is Dianna Corcoran!  She also won a Swing Bucket bag 
from Lantern Moon.  It's a cotton drawstring bag with pockets on the 
outside made in limited fabrics.

The great big prize basket is displayed in our front window as
 you walk into the store.  Enter to win the giant basket during the
Rose City Yarn Crawl this weekend!

Frances, a vintage inspired headband knit with Sandnes Garn Alpakka is our 
featured Rose City Yarn Crawl pattern.  This is a free pattern available with 
purchase and receive 10% off one skein of the yarn used in the pattern.

-Annie, Yarn Garden