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Yarn Garden Summer of MysteryJoin us this summer on a knitting adventure! We are excited to announce four upcoming knit- and crochet-alongs. Starting in May, we will host one knit- or crochet-along each month designed by our stellar staff and teachers. You are welcome to join us in person in the shop on Sunday afternoons from 2-4 for time...
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Happy Easter!We will be closed this coming Sunday, April 20th.  If you’re still looking for a fun project to make for the holiday, there is still time to grab some worsted weight wool and knit up some quick woolly eggs to felt and hide or display for Easter! Come in and check out our Marie Mayhew...
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Yarn Crawling, Prizes, Yarn Tastings…We Had Fun!The 2014 Rose City Yarn Crawl has finished!  We had so much fun meeting all kinds of wonderful new people.  We had a great time at the Yarn Ball, “tasting” the Anzula hand dyed yarns in our shop, helping crawlers find yarn for our featured RCYC patterns, seeing all of the finished RCYC myster knit...
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Rose City Yarn Crawl PatternsCheck out our special patterns for the Rose City Yarn Crawl!   The Hosford Abernethy Socks, designed by Arwen of Yarn Garden,  knit from the toe up and inspired by these socks are inspired by our neighborhood’s round-abouts and broad, leafy avenues. Knit with one skein of Dreamy by Anzula Yarns, hand dyed in color...
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Finish LineThe 2013 Sock Challenge came to an end and we had 8 finishers out of 31 and 2 out of 6 employees finished also (we also had a gift card prize for the staff).  The challenge was to knit a pair of socks each month for 11 months, skipping January.  Each finisher got their name...
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Snow!Yay, snow!  Luckily my bus ride has been easy peasy to get to work to keep the shop open during the snowpocalypse to provide the neighborhood with warm woolly yarns.   I’ve been arm knitting cowls and working on the Rose City Yarn Crawl Mystery KAL with the occasional run to Oui Presse for a...
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Rose City Yarn Crawl Mystery KAL & CALAttention all knitters, crocheters, Portland, Oregon yarn shop fans, folks coming to the 2014 Rose City Yarn Crawl, and anyone who likes a good mystery-along! We are excited to announce that, as a part of the 2014 Rose City Yarn Crawl, there will be both a Mystery Knit-along AND a Mystery Crochet-along. The RCYC has...
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Auld Lang Syne!Happy New Year from all of us at Yarn Garden! We are open 11-3 on New Years Eve and closed New Years Day.
Happy Holidays!We are open Christmas Eve, December 24th 11-3pm.  We have gift cards, yarn kits, interchangeable needle sets, silk needle cases and of course yarn! We will be closed Christmas Day, December 25th.
Scrumptious Sale20% off all Scrumptious yarns, patterns and kits begins today!   The yarns are fabulous.  So silky and so wonderful. We carry a few different weights. Scrumptious Lace, 4ply, DK and Aran in jewel tones and dreamy shades of grey.       Pick up a Lace Up Fingerless Glove kit for your favorite knitter,...
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Keepsake Christmas Stockings Book SigningYarn Garden is excited to host a book signing for Portland’s Robin Denney on November 9th, 2013 at 11am-4pm.  Robin’s first book, Keepsake Christmas Stockings is amazing and the most compreshensive “how to” Christmas stocking book we have ever seen.   About the Author: Robin is a career businesswoman and entrepreneur who has been knitting...
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SebastianWith summer coming to an end, I am casting on new fall projects and getting started on Christmas gifts but the smell of the beach is still on my mind.  Anzula must have read my mind and has come up with a yarn to keep the beach on my knitting needles, Sebastian.   The name...
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WynterNew this season from Classic Elite Yarns is Wynter, a bulky weight 50% superfine alpaca/ 50% wool blend that knits up on US 10-10 1/2 knitting needles or J-K crochet hook.   Last season we introduced Blackthorn, part of Classic Elite’s Mountaintop naturally undyed series.  It was such a popular, soft and cozy bulky yarn...
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DreamyWe are happy to welcome Anzula’s Dreamy to our walls and your needles! This is one of the softest sock yarns and the hand dyed colors are wonderful. Dreamy is a fingering weight blend of 75% Superwash Merino/ 15% Cashmere/ 10% Silk with 385 yards per 100 gram skein. Gauge: 7.5 stitches = 1 inch...
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Scallop Lace Hat  The perfect slouchy hat for summer and fall!  Designed by Leah Coccari-Swift and a free pattern on Ravelry.com, the Scallop Lace Hat is simple, quick and we only used one ball to knit it.   For a summery feel, Emily knit this using Greina, a blend of 12% linen/ 18% rayon/ 30% merino/ 40%...
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Yarn Garden turns 14!Come join us for our BIG Anniversary Sale, starting this Monday, August 5th! We will have many, many, many yarns on sale to make room for our new fall yarns coming in September, as well as great discounts on books, magazines, patterns and store models.  Stop by to find the perfect yarn for a new...
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Beaumont KAL  We’re in love with the Beaumont Tam designed by Jared Flood from the Classic Elite booklet, Made in Brooklyn.   Join us every Saturday from 12:00-2:00 pm for the Beaumont Knit-a-long, starting June 29th and ending July 13th.  We’ll have staff available to help with any questions!   The Beaumont is knit with US...
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Garter Plaid WorkshopJoin Amanda for her one day workshop where she will be teaching the technique used in her Garter Plaid Scarf.  Students will be using two contrasting colors of worsted weight yarn to knit a mini washcloth version of the scarf.  After the workshop is finished, Amanda will help students choose the yarn for the scarf!...
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Garter Plaid WorkshopSaturday June 29, 2013 – Saturday June 29, 2013 1413 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Map and Directions | Register Description: Join Amanda for a one day workshop on mastering the garter stitch plaid effect.  Learn to increase and decrease and to take advantage of colorful yarn. A great project for new knitters! Students will knit a...
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BreezeA summer yarn everyone should try is Anzula’s Breeze.  Blend of 65% silk/ 35% linen lace weight with 755 yards, enough for Emily to make her shawl with one ball! (Pictured below) Hand dyed colors from brights to neutrals that knit up showing off their subtle tonal changes.    It was a great drape and wonderful...
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Upcoming Class – Scandinavian Slippers: Snowflake SlippersJoin us for the second slipper in the Scandinavian Slippers series!  We’ll review the necessary skills and then launch into reading colorwork charts as we create the lovely snowflake pattern that decorates both the top and heel of this cute slipper. The split cuff and beautifully patterned sole make this slipper not only great footwear,...
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Summer LoveWe are crazy about citrus yellow right now!  A great pop of color for an intricate or simple lace shawl like the Foliolum shawl from the current Knitty.com issue. Clockwise from top left to right: Silky Alpaca Lace in color Cameroon, Oasis in Curry, Kid Seta in Chartreuse, Breeze in Ducky, Wash My Lace in...
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Summer Kick Off Sale!To highlight some of our favorite yarns and get your summer knitting started, we are having a sale this Saturday, May 4th 10am-5pm, on Classic Elite summer yarns!  Enjoy 10% off the following CEY yarns: Allegoro, Alpaca Sox (solids, kettle dyed and hand dyes) Canyon, Classic Silk, Cricket, Firefly, Katydid, Sanibel, Seedling, Seedling Handpaints, Silky...
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Anzula Trunk ShowJoin us this Saturday for the Anzula trunk show! The ladies of Anzula yarns will be at Yarn Garden this Saturday, April 27, from 11am-2pm.  They will bring a variety of yarns in a wide range of colors.  This is a great opportunity to purchase some wonderful Anzula yarns in colors we don’t normally carry...
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Inyo Genmaicha HatIf you didn’t get a chance to pick up the Inyo Genmaicha Hat pattern during the Rose City Yarn Crawl, it’s now available on Ravelry as part of the Rose City Yarn Crawl 2013 eBook and also available for individual purchase. The hat, designed by Yarn Garden’s Arwen, is knit using one skein of Anzula...
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Spring HoursFrom all of us at Yarn Garden, Happy Easter!  We will be closed Easter Sunday, March 31st and open our regular hours Monday, April 1st 10am-7pm. Spring hours begin April 8th: Mon-Fri: 11-6pm Sat:        10-5pm Sun:       12-5pm  
Learn To Knit Baktus ScarfLearn to knit just in time to take your projects to the park and knit in the sun! Class Taught by: Amanda Weir Class Level: Beginner Knit Skills needed to take this class: None Yarn Suggestions: Jo Sharp DK, Silky Wool, Ultra Alpaca Light, Liberty Wool Light (Blue Variegated Scarf), Soft Linen, Anzula Cricket, Anzula...
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Wool Tree MillIntroducing the “Lazy Susan” for yarn, the Wool Tree!  Hand made here in the United States using fine American hardwoods by Wool Tree Mill, a family owned and operated U.S. business.     The yarn is placed on the spool and it smoothly spins as you knit or crochet.   Pictured here in Walnut and...
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S.E. Art Walk with Janice ArnoldYarn Garden is pleased to participate for the first time in the 10th Annual SE Portland Art Walk in our newly renovated gallery space at the store. We are pleased to bring fiber artist Janice Arnold to show a collection of her felt fabrics. March 2nd – May 1st, 2013     JA’s felted fabrics...
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Yarn Garden 2013 Sock ChallengeWe’re all super obsessed with socks, and are thrilled to invite you to join our 2013 Sock Challenge! January was for finishing up (or recovering from) holiday knitting, so starting in February, we’ll be knitting one pair of socks each month, to end up with 11 new pairs of socks by the end of the...
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Cascadia PaintsCascade’s Magnum yarn has been flying off our shelves this season for quick projects on big needles (US #15-17) such as cowls, hats and mittens.  We are happy to announce it now comes in colorful paints! Of course we had to get more sock yarn too.  Cascade’s Heritage sock yarn has been popular at the...
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Auld Lang SyneWe will be open New Years Eve until 3pm so come in and pick out your project for 2013! We are closed New Years Day and open our regular hours Wednesday, Jan. 2nd.   Treat yourself to a ball winder and wooden swift, Stitchionary books or the Addi Turbo Click Interchangeable needle set.  Get inspired! Happy...
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Gift Idea: Marie Mayhew’s Woolly Patterns New from Marie Mayhew’s imagination are some wonderful felting patterns.  The Woolly Bird Holiday Ornaments are one of my favorites.  I’ve already cast on a couple to be gifted!   This pattern gives instructions for four birds: an owlet, a tufted-ear owl, a cardinal, and a penguin chick. When felted, the ornaments measure a little over...
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Gift Idea: Eco DuoWe are all knitting and crocheting away as the holidays are fast approaching so we will continue to share patterns we love and hope you will too! The One Skein Scarf is a wonderful unisex scarf great for anyone that loves soft yarn and neutral colors. Last season we coveted Eco Duo from Cascade Yarns. ...
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Black Friday Look for the red tags today only! Lots of yarns on sale starting at 15% off.    Add a little glitz to your stash with Aura (pictured above), on sale 15% off all colors.  Many more yarns on sale such as Baby Cashmerino, Jaeger Fur, Himilayas, Jo Sharp DK (one of our favorites) and many...
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Northern Lights  With the holidays on the horizon, we’ve been working away on some simple and classic patterns that will knit up quickly and be adored be the recipient. Northern Lights is a stockinette stitch cowl, knit seamless in the round with one ball of Alpaca Degrade. The yarn fades from one color to the next...
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Summer FliesJoin us on Sundays from 2-4pm at Yarn Garden  for our current KAL, the Summer Flies Shawl, a free pattern on Ravelry.com.A beautiful shawl to wrap yourself in for fall and a great way to try your hands at lace with the help of our friendly and knowledgeable staff.  This pattern calls for a dk...
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Pear DropWe have loved knitting with the Scrumptious yarns and the Lace has proven to be just as wonderful! A blend of 45% Silk, 55% Merino with 1093 yards/ 100 gram skein makes a soft, lightweight fabric. Mary finished the Pear Drop shawl using about 25 grams of the 100 gram skein!  It’s a semi-circle shawl...
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Happy Birthday Yarn Garden!We’re celebrating our 13th year anniversary this summer with a huge sale!   Come by and check out some great deals on last season’s yarns as we make room for what’s coming in the fall. Many gorgeous yarns are 35% off, including some favorites from Jo Sharp, Debbie Bliss, Rowan, and more. The sale will continue...
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Revisiting Tupelo   Back in April we had so much fun with the Tupelo Shawl KAL we thought we  would share a couple finished project photos.  (Stay tuned for information on our next KAL!) Emily and Annie wearing their Tupelo’s in colors Britannia and Copper. Lois wearing her Tupelo in color Linum.  She was the winner of...
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ScrumptiousWe are loving the Fyberspates Scrumptious yarns!  Arwen just finished designing and knitting the Twisted Brim Hat using one skein of the Scrumptious Aran in color Teal Green.  A modern take on the vintage Hollywood style.  Free pattern with yarn purchase!    Scrumptious Aran is a blend of 55% merino/ 45% silk with 180 yards...
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Soft LinenDigitalis Mitts in Soft Linen designed by Alegria DaSilva are light and lacy for summer days and the alpaca makes them warm enough for cool evenings.  This is a free pattern available from Classic Elite Yarns and only uses one ball of Soft Linen!  We tried out the pattern and loved it.  A quick and...
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What’s on our needles?The Yarn Garden staff is always keeping busy with several projects going at once.  Here are just a few on our needles right now:  Arwen’s Butterfly Circus socks designed by Alexandra Richards.  She is using MillaMia in color Daisy Yellow.  MillaMia is one of our new yarns, a sportweight soft and washable merino with a...
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SanibelWe are happy to add Sanibel to our wall of spring and summer yarns.  New from Classic Elite Yarns, Sanibel is a worsted weight 42% cotton/ 58% viscose tape that alternates from shiny to matte throughout the ball.  It has a wonderful drape, it’s very soft and the colors are delicious!  We have all 12...
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Memorial Day Sale!Sock knit with ONline Supersocke 6ply Caribbean Color 1356 Come in and get a head start on holiday gift knitting and crocheting during our Memorial Day Sale! Starts today, May 25th-28th.  Lots of beautiful yarns on sale to make room for the new fall yarns ( which we are really excited about!) Get enough for...
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Yarn Garden KAL’sCast off your Tupelo shawl by Saturday, May 19th to be entered into the drawing for a gift basket from Classic Elite Yarns!  Pictured above is a finished Tupelo in color Linum #7706. Everyone has had so much fun with this knit-a-along that we are going to start another one on Sunday, May 20th.  Sign...
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Spring Favorites Here are a few staff picks for warmer weather, Mother’s Day gifts and your stash of course!   We are excited to introduce Bamboo Soft from Lotus Yarns.  A sport weight 100% bamboo with 109 yards/ 50 gram skein.  It has a wonderful drape, perfect for a summer scarf.    The most delicious cappuccino color....
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Berroco CaptivaPictured above: Pear # 5517 New from Berroco for spring is Captiva.  A worsted weight, silky blend of  60% Cotton/ 23% Polyester/ 17% Acrylic with 98 yards/ 50 gram skein, $6.50 each. Created by wrapping a shimmering filament around a smooth cotton blend, this machine washable yarn comes in a wide range of elegant shades. ...
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Allegoro The trunk show for the Classic Elite booklet Abbey #9169 arrived today. There are five cute patterns in this booklet all knit with Allegoro.   Come in and check them out!  Here are a few photos of the designs:  Oriel is a sweet short sleeved cardigan with all over lace detail.     This would be a...
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Marina & Liberty WoolMarina is once again back in stock with some wonderful spring colors.  Pictured above are  Valentine and Butterfly Bush.If you’re not familiar with this popular yarn, Marina is a net yarn that easily and quickly knits up into layers of ruffles! We have easy instructions on how to cast on with this yarn and create...
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Upcoming Classes for Fun Spring Accessoriesvia Classic Elite Yarns Spring classes start next week!Remember, you can choose between a 20% discount or double points on your Supportland card for purchases of class materials. First up, these fingerless mitts are perfect for days like today, when we’re getting our fair share of April showers. Endlessly versatile and made with Classic Elite...
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MillaMia     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...
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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. ...
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Rose City Yarn CrawlIt’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...
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Mountain ColorsMore Targhee Top from Mountain Colors has arrived!  Lots of beautiful hand dyed colors for spinning, felting, thrums or just petting.  Targhee Top comes in 4 oz. skeins, $17.95 and is unbelievably soft!Here are a few of their stunning colorways. From left to right:  Alpine, Lupine and Heather From left to right: Ruby River, Northern...
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Alpaca Sox ShawlOur very own Emily designed a beautiful shawl using one skein of Alpaca Sox a few months back.  Classic Elite loved the pattern and published it one of their webletters!  They also added a large size using two skeins.  It’s now available free on Ravelry here.  Shown here in the large version using color 1823...
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New Year!We will be open today until 3pm so come in and pick out your project for 2012! We are closed New Years Day and open our regular hours Monday, Jan. 2nd.   Happy New Year from all of us at the Yarn Garden!
Last Minute ShoppingWe’re open today, Christmas Eve, from 10am-3pm.  Come in for your last minute gift shopping or treat yourself to a new project to work on over the holidays.  We have gift cards too! New from Knitter’s Pride is this wonderful set of Symfonie Dreamz double points made from densified laminated birch that’s strong and smooth. ...
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Gift Ideas – Gift CardsOnly a few days left until Christmas and I’m sure you’re all knitting or crocheting as fast as you can to finish…I know I am!To make your last minute shopping easy, Yarn Garden has gift cards! Perfect for any fiber lover in your life.We ship anywhere too, so you can go ahead and add a...
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Woolly PenguinsWe are in love with Marie Mayhew’s felting patterns. We’ve had so much fun making these Woolly Penguins and Snowmen!  .  Get creative with accessories, here my mom made little ear muffs and a scarf with pom poms! The Woolly Snowman pattern includes the corn-cob pipe, nose and instructions to make a top hat. We...
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Gift Ideas – CowlsCowls have been so popular and what a great gift idea too. They keep you warm and looking stylish. There’s still plenty of time to knit up some of our favorites and a couple of them in just an evening! Here are a few ideas: The Cozy Como Cowl is a great last minute gift....
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Gift Ideas – HatsWith the holidays fast approaching, we thought we’d share some of our favorite patterns! Starting with hats. Eucalyptus is knit up in a couple hours with one skein of Big Montana and US#17 needles. Six fluffy cables come together at the top creating a little point. Very cute. This is a free pattern with yarn...
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TobogganNew from Classic Elite this fall/winter is Toboggan. A blend of 70% merino/ 30% superfine alpaca twisted into a soft, weighty skein of bulky yarn. It’s one of the coziest bulky yarns and comes in 16 beautiful colors. A staff favorite. The booklet for this yarn is full of cute, simple garments and accessories that...
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Andes ScarfWe love revisiting yarns around the store and coming up with new ways to use them. Andes has always been a staff favorite because of how soft and silky it is and the jewel toned colors are just perfect. My mom played around with it in my favorite mustard yellow and came up with this...
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National Breast Cancer Awareness MonthOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Arwen designed this cowl in honor of Kimberly Swartzlander, a Yarn Garden family member, who just completed her radiation treatments. Many of you have never met Kim because she is working behind the scenes keeping track of all the yarns coming in and out of the shop and making...
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HoneyWe now carry Honey Worsted from Shalimar! Zoe Sock and Breathless have been so popular, we couldn’t wait to get in this squishy beautifully hand dyed superwash worsted merino! Pictured above in my favorite color, Slag. Honey has a generous 250 yards per 100 gram skein and has a gauge of 4.5-5sts/inch on a US...
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Fall FavoritesWith fall almost here, (tomorrow!) we are all starting to plot and cast on for holiday gifts. We thought we’d share some of our favorite patterns, each knit using a yarn by Cascade Yarns. All of their yarns are favorites around here because of their wide color ranges which are always so consistent from dye...
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The colors of KauniNew colors of Kauni Effektgarn arrived today! Each one is so beautiful and looks so different from ball to ball. To capture how much the colors can change inside the ball, I took a photo of two balls of the same color next to each other. Color EN; white, beige and tan. EB; grey, brown,...
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Labor Day WeekendSummer is getting to and end and so is our 12th year anniversary sale. We have lots of beautiful yarns on sale up to 75% off that would make fabulous scarves, hats or sweaters for Christmas gifts! We’ve put out a few more yarns in our sale room and most are discontinued, so make sure...
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Chicory & Clover KALEverybody in the Chicory & Clover knit-a-long group finished and the results were beautiful! We put the names in a hat and drew Carol’s name. Here she is with her wonderful gift basket from Classic Elite Yarns and other sponsoring companies. I spied a gorgeous skein of Alpaca Sox in the basket which would make...
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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...
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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
Summer Project #2Garter 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...
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Sale!New yarns will start arriving before we know it, so we put some yarns on sale to make room! Emily in her latest sweater, Breezy Cardigan holding Mountain Colors, Weavers Wool Quarters which is 30% off. This yarn makes the best boot socks. Brown Sheep, Legacy Lace is 30% off! Rowan, Ribbon Twist is 30%...
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Summer Project #1Summer is finally here! It’s time to grab your knitting or crochet and take it outside.Lightweight portable projects are perfect for warm weather so we thought we’d start to hopefully inspire by sharing a fun project idea each week. Shawlette’s have been so popular and such a great way to knit with sock yarn at...
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Yarn Garden LoveI was happy to find that ball hank n’ skein had written a lovely review about us on her blog. “I ended up going to the most amazing yarn shop ever – the Yarn Garden in Hawthorne!!! Huge selection of tons and tons of great yarns at all different price ranges and really nice sales...
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ProgressDonna, one of our lovely customers, came in today and I got a peak of her progress on the Christie short sleeved cardigan she just cast on. I love the color she chose, Blush. It’s kind of a muted rose with a light tan plied with it, giving the fabric a subtle tweedy look. I...
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Marina is Back!Marina is back in stock after completely selling out of every color!If you’re not familiar with this popular yarn, Marina is a net yarn that easily and quickly knits up into layers of ruffles! We have easy instructions on how to cast on with this yarn and create a fluffy boa scarf using just 1...
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More Colors PleaseMore wonderful colors have arrived from Malabrigo and Classic Elite! A few new ones and a few that were back ordered. All beautiful. Silky Merino Cumparista, a mix of reds and purples Malabrigo Rios Archangel (one of our most popular colors) and Solis Purpuras and Piedras Malabrigo Worsted Polvoriento (my new favorite color) and Uva...
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Cricket Trunk ShowHanging in the shop right now is the Cricket trunk show from Classic Elite, featuring all of the garments knit from the booklet Cricket and each one is beautiful. Cricket, a 60% cotton/ 40% linen, worsted weight yarn has been so popular with the weather warming up. Christie is my favorite. A simple cap sleeved...
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Liberty Wool & Blocking KitsThe new Liberty Wool colors have arrived for the month of June and they’re wonderful. In case you haven’t been following, we have a subscription to receive 2 new Liberty Colors from Classic Elite each month before they are available in the fall! Kind of a sneak preview. We’ve fallen in love with every colorway...
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In VogueThe new Vogue Magazine, Early Fall 2011, arrived today!It has some great patterns and articles on fabulous designers. This Pompom Capelet, featured in the new Vogue, will be a perfect knit for fall. Also, if you haven’t already picked up your copy of the Interweave Knits summer 2011 issue, you must!It’s full of great lace...
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Knit NightQuite a few people have been signing up for the Chicory & Clover Cowl Knit-a-long we’re hosting and it’s fun to see the progress!Here’s a few pics from last night’s Tuesday Knit Night: Lois is knitting hers in color Venice in the yarn Firefly by Classic Elite. Here’s a Chicory & Clover Cowl that will...
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Yarn Garden Key ChainsShow your love for Yarn Garden with our new limited edition key chains! We only had 20 made in a variety of colors, so pick one up for yourself and get happy finding our sheep in the bottom of your purse wrapped around your keys. Handmade right here in Oregon by One of a Kind...
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Join our KAL and Win!Chicory & Clover cowl version in colors Cyprus and Brittania. Calling all knitters! Join us for our Classic Elite Knit-a-long and win a $100 valued gift basket!The rules are simple, each person chooses any project from the 2011 Spring Collection requiring 2 or more balls of any CEY brand yarn and finish by July 31st....
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Lacey DaysWith the sun finally making an appearance, it’s all about summery lace projects. I’m a big fan of Classic Elite patterns, they’re timeless and contemporary. We have a fabulous selection of their Silky Alpaca Lace and just introduced the new handpaint colors. A free pattern from Classic Elite’s web letter, the Silky Alpaca Lace Scarf,...
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Pub KnittingPub Knitting is tonight! We’ll be at Barley Mill, located on 17th and SE Hawthorne Blvd from 7-10pm. Give us a call at 503-239-7950 or email sales@yarngarden.net to let us know if you’re coming so we know how many tables to reserve. See ya there!
Summer ShawletteI was really excited after we received the new Shalimar Yarns that I immediately cast on the Holden Shawlette using Zoe Sock in color Curry. It was a pleasure to knit with and the subtle stonewash color changes made even the stockinette section look stunning! The yarn is soft, squishy and blooms on a bigger...
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NautikaNew from Knit One Crochet Too is Nautika! This yarn is soft, has a wonderful ply that gives off a gorgeous sheen and great stitch definition.Nautika knits up at 4.25 stitches per inch on a US 8 needle, is machine wash and dry with 98 yards per 50 gram ball.It’s a blend of 85% microfiber/15%...
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Happy Mother’s Day!Mother’s Day shopping? We have gift cards! Let your mom treat herself to that yarn she’s always wanted, a class from our spring schedule or maybe a swift and ball winder so she doesn’t have to hand wind those big hanks of yarn anymore. You can purchase a gift card on our website here: yarngarden.net...
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Welcome Shalimar!The two yarns that we mentioned in our E-news letter have arrived!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 50 signature stone wash colors, giving you a wonderful and diverse palette to create your work of love. Breathless...
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Sale!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 8.95Blackstone Tweed, a 65% wool/25% mohair/10% angora is a worsted weight super soft tweed.40% off 9.50...
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Upcoming Class – Basic Toe Up SocksLearn 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....
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Liberty Wool April ColorsSpring 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...
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MalabrigoToday 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...
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Spring HoursOur Spring hours will start tomorrow, Monday, April 4th: Mon-Fri 11-6pmSat 10-5pm Sun- 12-5pm
New From Classic EliteNew from Classic Elite is Cricket. A 60% cotton, 40% linen worsted weight yarn with a gauge of 5 sts/inch on US 6 (4mm) needles.With 105 yards in a 50 gram ball, $6.50.Cricket has a unique tweed look with it’s tone on tone colors and with the blend of cotton and linen, it should have...
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101 Hats!Today we sent out 101 hats and 5 cowls all hand knitted and crocheted for the Transitions Project! That’s a lot of hats! A BIG thank you to everyone that found the time to make a warm item for the homeless. If you’re interested in charity knitting/crocheting we are currently taking donations for the Transitions...
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New Spring/Summer YarnsOur spring and summer yarns have started to arrive! Here are a few that I just love… Stacy Charles, Crystal is a lace weight yarn studded with shimmering sequins. It’s a blend of 75% polyester/25% cotton with a gauge of 8-12 sts/in on a US #2-7 knitting needle and 144 yds per 25gm ball and...
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Sparkling Halo – Staff FavoriteArwen recently finished the Horai Scarf by Hiroku Fukatsu, a free pattern featured on Hiroku’s blog and Ravelry. Luna, color Blue Moon #25 The Yarn:Luna by Stacy Charles is a lace weight blend of 71% mohair/20% silk /9% metallic making it fluffy, soft and just the right amount of sparkle. Each ball has 232 yds...
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MarinaNew and already very familiar is Marina by Rozetti. Much like Triana, Marina is a net yarn that easily and quickly knits up into layers of ruffles! We have easy instructions on how to cast on with this yarn and create a fluffy boa scarf using just 1 ball! On the needles, the fabulous spring...
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Raffle WinnersAmee, the winner of the big basket! The Portland Yarn Crawl came and went this past weekend.We had so much fun meeting new people, hiding the scavenger hunt cowl, drawing the winning raffle tickets and seeing so many hand knits and crochets! We drew raffle tickets for each day of the Crawl and handed out...
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Portland Yarn Crawl March 4-6thThe Portland Yarn Crawl begins tomorrow through Sunday and we’re excited! Come by Yarn Garden or any of the 20 participating yarn stores and sign in. Signing in will enter you in the drawing for one of the giant prize baskets put together by the sponsoring companies. The more stores you sign in at the...
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Eco Duo ScarfWe’ve all been fondling the soft and fluffy Eco Duo alpaca yarn from Cascade and were happy to see that Mary had made herself a scarf using it! The PatternOne Row Handspun Scarf by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee aka the Yarn Harlot. It’s a free pattern on her blog and we love it! Mary used only 1...
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Favorite Shades of GrayMore Jarbo Garn Gastrike 1-ply yarn has arrived! This is one of my favorite lace yarns because of the traditional sheepy feel to it and the colors, or lack of colors. I grew up in overcast Seattle and this yarn fits right in with its shades of grays.I love each one from charcoal, heathered light...
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Staff Pick: Noro KiramekiPattern: Freya, 1 ball of Kirameki in color 164 Who doesn’t love Noro? They’re famous for their beautiful self striping colors used in hats, sweaters, scarves, socks and now lace! We received Kirameki, a lace weight 60% rayon, 25% nylon, 10% wool, 5% cashmere and fell in love with it. There are 495 yds/50 gm...
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Good ThingsIt’s still chilly outside and what better way to keep warm than with a super soft baby alpaca cowl? This cowl was knit using one skein of Cascade Yarns Baby Alpaca Chunky in color 562 Monterey Bay. The pattern knits up quick on a US 11 in the round with a fun 5 row pattern...
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Class Spotlight: Quincy HatThere are still a few spots open in the Quincy Hat class that starts tomorrow evening. Quincy, designed by Jared Flood is a unique addition to every knitter’s hat collection. It looks good on everyone, is knit in chunky yarn so it’s quick, and has clever construction that will teach you to knit built in...
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Portland Tweed Trunk ShowToday we received a Classic Elite trunk show featuring booklet, Prairie #9127. All four garments are made with Portland Tweed, an aran weight 50% Wool/ 25% Rayon /25% Alpaca with 120 yards per 50 gram ball. The little flecks of tweed make each color interesting. I love the way this yarn has a traditional woolly...
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Vandalism UpdateGood news! A local company called Glass Magnum saw the graffiti all over our windows and stopped by the store to tell us about their services. They do glass repair and can actually get rid of acid etched vandalism without replacing the windows and save us a lot of money. They came by yesterday and...
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Red Scarf ProjectWe counted 52 red scarves yesterday! Powerhouse picked them up and soon they’ll be keeping college-bound foster youth warm and feeling extra loved!Thank you to everyone that took the time to hand knit/crochet a scarf for a kid who will really appreciate it. We will be taking donations for the Red Scarf Project again next...
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Vandalism Hits Yarn GardenThis is on the window of our main entry. It’s ugly and ruined.These are just some photos of the damage. Many more windows were ruined.Friday morning I arrived at the shop to find many of our windows assaulted with graffiti. Looking at all that damaged, I felt violated, and burst into tears. Eight of our...
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Pub Night 1/21/11Yarn Garden Pub Knitting last Friday was so much fun! Thanks to all our Pub knitters and crocheters for coming! Show off your “Love Neckwarmer” on our Ravelry group! Next Pub Knitting will be Friday, February 18th from 7-10pm. Email sales@yarngarden.net or call 503-239-7950 to sign up!
Pub Knitting Tonight!Yarn Garden Pub Knitting. We take over half the bar! Join us tonight for our monthly Yarn Garden Pub Knitting at Barley Mill on SE Hawthorne Blvd from 7-10pm.Bring your knitting, crocheting, friends and have a drink with us! Sign up to come by emailing sales@yarngarden.net or call us at 503-239-7950 and let us know...
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Coffee BeenzBrand new from Plymouth Yarn, (maker of Encore) is Coffee Beenz. The name fits right in with us coffee lovers and the tweedy colors are yummy. This yarn is soft to the touch, machine washable, 75% acrylic and 25% wool with 214yds per 100gm ball. It knits up as a worsted to heavy worsted getting...
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Stay WarmJust felted and finally dry, these simple, striped arm warmers really keep you warm and look super cute too! Felted with Studio by Lang, a 87% Merino, 12% Polyester aran weight boucle, it’s soft and light in the ball and even softer when felted. Emily designed these inspired by a Lang pattern. They are perfect...
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Seattle To Portland Yarn Train…All of us at Yarn Garden wanted to say a big Thank You to the Snohomish Knitters Guild for putting together such a great event! For those of you who don’t know, every year the SKG plans a Seattle to Portland Yarn Train and does a yarn crawl by bus, cab or foot. We were...
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Kauni EffektgarnWe are happy to introduce Kauni Effektgarn from Denmark. Kauni is a plied 100% wool, sport weight yarn with long striping effects. It has a nice traditional feel to it with a gauge of 6-7 stitches per inch on a US 2-6.Each ball has yardage from 569-700 depending on the grams.We are excited for the...
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Tonight’s Knit Nite CancelledDue to the dreaded ice storm we’re scheduled to get tonight, we’re canceling Knit Night.Sorry for any inconvenience!We’ll be there in spirit, knitting away at home. Stay safe tonight! Knit Night will be back on schedule next Tuesday, January 18th and Pub Knitting will be at Barley Mill Friday, January 21st. Pub Knitters and Crocheters:...
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Vintage DKOur Berroco order has arrived and with it, Vintage DK! We have just loved using Vintage and Vintage Chunky, so we were thrilled to hear they were coming out with a DK weight.Vintage DK is a machine washable blend of wool, acrylic and nylon with 288 yards and $6.95 a skein! We have stocked our...
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Some New FavoritesWe get in so many new yarns it’s hard to post them all so I thought I’d pick some of my favorites this week to share.Supersocke Comedy ColorFrom ONline, Supersocke 100 Comedy Color is a fabulous self striping wool/nylon machine washable sock yarn. The colors just blow me away! They are so fun and bright,...
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Upcoming ClassesBrooklyn MittensKeep your fingers warm and in style with Jared Flood’s lovely mittens! Knit these from an especially cozy yarn because you will want to wear them all the time! Students in this class will be able to purchase Made In Brooklyn for a discounted price of $10. These mittens were made using Classic Elite...
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Auld Lang SyneTomorrow, Friday, Dec. 31st we will be closing early for New Years Eve.Our hours will be 10am-4pm.Come in to pick out your 2011 project! Happy New Year from Yarn Garden! DIY glitzy pom pom sparkler!-Annie, Yarn Garden Staff
Red Scarf ProjectWe’ve been rounding up all the scarves, knit or crocheted, that have been donated to us for the Red Scarf Project. Look how lovely they are! If you are new to this project it was started in 2005, by Orphans of America (OFA). They launched a unique initiative to warm the hearts (and necks) of...
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We’re Open Christmas Eve!Each stocking was designed by one of our creative Yarn Garden employees! Patterns available free with purchase of yarn. Today we’re open from 10am-4pm. We will be closed tomorrow, Christmas Day.Come in and we’ll help you pick out the perfect gift or find that extra ball of yarn you need to finish your project. Happy...
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Gift Idea – Ball Winder & SwiftTo our amazement, we received ball winders and swifts, just in time for the holidays! A Christmas miracle! These are on so many wish lists this year so we ordered a ton of both. No more tangled skeins of yarn or hand winding balls with the yarn wrapped around your feet.The swift is a light...
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Gift Ideas – 1 Hour ScarfI’ve been saving this one for a very last-minute knitted gift. It’s the One Hour Scarf by Sirdar. A super soft, super bulky chenille, 100% nylon that literally does knit up in one hour on a size US 15 needle. The finished scarf is nice and long, about 8 ft, so you can wrap it...
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Gift Ideas – Gift CardsOnly a few days left until Christmas and I’m sure you’re all knitting or crocheting as fast as you can to finish…I know I am!To make your last minute shopping easy, Yarn Garden has gift cards! Perfect for any fiber lover in your life.We ship anywhere too, so you can go ahead and add a...
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Gift Ideas- Staff PIck Gift BagsFor anyone trying to find the perfect gift for a knitter or crocheter, we’ve put together a few gift bags based on our own personal favorites. In the Crochet Kit there are 2 skeins of Lush, a very soft wool/angora yarn,1 birch wood Brittney crochet hook and a really cute hat pattern by Classic Elite....
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Gift Ideas- Shawl PinsWe just got a whole bunch of these gorgeous shawl pins in stock, so many different styles to choose from, I had to add these to our gift ideas. Hand blown glass, hand carved wood, mother of pearl, you name it! These make a great gift because they have so many uses. Great for closing...
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More Triana Colors!New colors of Triana arrived today! We posted this yarn a couple weeks ago featured as a knitted Triana Boa Scarf. This scarf only takes one ball of Triana and knits up in just a couple hours on US 11′s and the pattern is free. I love the new colors!The Triana Boa ScarfPink variegated. The...
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Gift Ideas- Man HatI recently finished the Man Hat by Haven Leavitt in one night using only one ball of Ragazza Metoo Print. (Excuse the terrible photo, it was dark and I was excited to post about it) The pattern called for a bulky weight yarn knit down on a US 8 needle for warmth, so I thought...
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Gift Ideas- Lantern Moon Silk Needle CaseIt’s time to get elegantly organized with the Lantern Moon silk needle case. The case has room to hold both straights and circulars with a zippered pouch for stitch markers, scissors and anything else. It measures 15″ x 6″ and is made using raw and patterned silk.This is a great gift for yourself or your...
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Gift Ideas- Ragazza Lei Hat and CowlNew from Lana Grossa’s Ragazza line of yarn is Lei. It’s a super bulky 100% merino wool that knits up on a US 15 or 17. It’s surprisingly light weight for how bulky it is and really soft.This cowl is knit flat using three different shades of purple and then seamed. Ear flap hat in...
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Gift Ideas- Magic CowlMagic Cowl I mentioned this cowl a while back, and I think it would make a fabulous gift!It’s really easy to knit and looks so one-of-a-kind, people will stop you on the street! As you knit this, the yarn changes from ribbon to sparkly mohair to boucle to big nubs and in some skeins, beads!...
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Gift Ideas- One Skein WondersWhat can be knit with just one skein you ask? We have the answer! Hundreds of fun projects can be knit with just one skein of yarn. These books are overflowing with creative patterns that will turn you into a “one-skein wonder” in no time!The original One-Skein Wonder features 101 great favorites to help you...
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Gift Ideas-The Portland HatRemember the “Portland Hat” mentioned a while back? Well, it’s such a super stylish and quick knit, I thought I’d add it to our gift ideas. This hat along with the beret are just 2 of 4 really cute hat patterns you get on the leaflet. Each hat takes 2 balls of Indie, a machine...
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Gift Ideas- The Knitter’s Year and Cowl GirlsWe’re all excited about the recent arrival of The Knitter’s Year by Debbie Bliss. This book is a collection of patterns to knit each week for 52 weeks from mug cozies to cabled scarves. Her adorable knitted flags that she brought to Yarn Garden for her fashion show are even in this book!I love these!...
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Gift Ideas- Angora Baby BootiesPerfect for the winter baby, Angora Baby Booties.These are such a cute little pair! They knit up quick and can be made with 1 ball of Angora Extra in a solid color or 2 balls to make stripes (pictured). This is a free pattern with the purchase of the yarn too!Angora Extra in moss and...
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Gift Ideas- Deck the Halls Sock Lovers!Just in time for the holidays, Blue Ridge Farms has hand dyed a limited batch of “Deck the Halls” Footprints sock yarn. It comes with two separate hanks, 300 yards of the green and white variegated and 100 yards of solid Christmas red for the heel and toe. Footprints is a fingering weight, 100% merino...
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Gift Ideas – Triana Boa ScarfIt’s December 2nd and another day for a gift idea! This new favorite arrived just couple of days ago and is so fun I had to share it.A fun and fluffy boa scarf using 1 ball of Triana by Katia. Triana is an interesting net-like bulky weight yarn that knits up in just a couple...
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Gift Ideas: Denise KitWith the holidays right around the corner, I thought I’d share our favorite gift ideas every day until Christmas! Here’s one that should be on every knitter and crocheters wish list, the Denise Interchangeable Knit or Crochet Kit. We love them! The knitting set includes size US #5-15 needles and makes circular lengths from 17″...
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Knitted CowlsWith holiday knitting in the works, cowls are a great last minute gift to knit up and they’re really popular! Here are a few of my favorite cowl patterns and the inspiration for them:The Look: Gap seed stitch cowlKnit It: Como Cowl using just 2 balls Debbie Bliss Como yarn in lilac. This is a...
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Thanksgiving HoursTuesday, Nov. 23rd 10am-7pm Knit Night CanceledWednesday, Nov. 24th 10am-5pmThursday, Nov 25th CLOSED Have a happy Thanksgiving!
Hand Painted Knitting Yarns ShowThis Saturday from 10am-5pm we’re excited to have an exclusive Hand Painted Knitting Yarns show!Hand Painted Knitting Yarns or HPKY is an American based business in Missouri run by Bjorn Coordt, an established artist and master weaver.We will have many of their different yarns, including more colors of our favorite Scarf-in-a-scarf kit. Come in and...
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Winter Warmth Transitions ProjectWe just sent off our first collection of donated hand knits and crochets for the 2010 Winter Warmth Transitions Project.Our challenge is to create handmade items to provide warmth for the homeless and our goal is to collect 100 items for men and 60 for women to distribute at local shelters. This winter is going...
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Debbie StollerWell, somehow we fit over 50 knitters into one room for a super fun lace workshop with Debbie Stoller, followed by a book signing to promote her new book Sitch ‘N Bitch Superstar Knitting. Thanks to everyone that made it and a big thanks to Debbie!Sorry about the blurry pics…Emily and DebbieDebbie and MichelleDebbie’s lace...
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New Picks From Lana GrossaNew from Lana Grossa, Teddy and Teddy Print. A soft, worsted weight washable baby yarn that has a subtle chenille look. A blend of 62% Nylon and 38% Wool with 160 yards.This would make the sweetest blanket, stuffed animal or sweater. Can’t wait to use it! Wonderful colors. Next is Cento, a variegated bulky 53%...
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Bubble Ball CowlDesigned by the wonderful Arwen, this beautiful cowl really compliments the yarn. The pattern uses 1 ball of Bubble Ball yarn by Be Sweet (we just love Be Sweet!) and a pair of size US 4 needles. It’s knit flat while gently sliding the felt balls across the yarn throughout the cowl until they’re all...
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Update: Debbie Stoller NightThe workshop with Debbie Stoller is now full. If you didn’t get signed up in time you can get added to the waiting list by emailing us at sales@yarngarden.net or calling 503-239-7950. If you can’t get into the workshop, the book signing after the workshop is open to everyone and starts at 7:15PM.We will have...
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Fix Those Mistakes!Still room in Mary’s Fix Those Mistakes class. If you are paralyzed by fear any time a stitch slips off your needle, this class is for you. We will make a nice pot of herbal tea and calmly learn how to untwist stitches, pick up dropped stitches, rip back, and get those stitches back onto...
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Pub Knitting!A little late with the pics, but our October Pub Knitting night was so much fun!It’s great to see familiar and new faces. We had a lot of fun giving away Halloween themed yarns during our raffle and hope everyone enjoys the yarn and little sock pattern ornament we gave out. We’ve made quite a...
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Hairy Scary!We love Halloween and have recently just finished Spider from the book Amigurumi Knits by Hansi Singh. He’s a wonderful design that looks perfect in the window. We made him extra big using Cascade Yarns Magnum, a little La Gran Mohair in the legs to make him hairy and size 11 needles. There’s even a...
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Magic CowlThis Magic Cowl is a cinch to knit and looks so one-of-a-kind, people will stop you on the street! As you knit this, the yarn changes from ribbon to sparkly mohair to boucle to big nubs and in some skeins, beads! The hand dyed colors blend together beautifully and change along with the texture. We...
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Measure Twice, Cut OnceWe’re getting ready for Pub Knitting next Friday, October 15th in a big way! We’re measuring out yarn for a really special Halloween themed give away so be sure to come!Email sales@yarngarden.net or call us at 503-239-7950, let us know if you’re bringing your friends or family so we have enough goodies to give out!...
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Placed Cable Aran Sweater – Upcoming ClassThere is still space in Martha’s wonderful Placed Aran Cable Sweater class. Knit in worsted weight, the yarn possibilities are endless! Learn how to incorporate 3 simple cables into a beautiful cowl neck yoke sweater. She’ll even teach you how to knit faster!Sign up at yarngarden.net and let the plotting begin…Class begins Saturday, October 9th...
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Plastic Bottle Yarn?Yep, we just got in a new yarn, LOL by Marks and Kattens made from recycled plastic bottles.It knits up to 3.5 sts/in. with 68 yards and comes in wonderful bright colors and retails at only $3.25! It’s soft and feels very light for a bulky weight yarn. Can’t wait to use it! -Annie, Yarn...
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Mountain Colors 2nd Annual PartyThis weekend, October 2nd & 3rd marks our 2nd Annual Mountain Colors Party! Come join us at the Wild, Wild Northwest Show and take a gander at the entire Mountain Colors line.You can order anything you want, no minimums.We will have a trunk show up of tons beautiful sweaters, hats, socks and more! Here’s a...
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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
Debbie Bliss Land GirlAfter 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 KidsWinter’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...
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Tea Cozies and Rose Fingerless MittsWe 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...
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The Portland HatNothing 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...
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Pub KnittingFriday 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...
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Summer Flies With An EdgeArwen 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...
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Two At A Time Workshop – Upcoming ClassLearn 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: http://yarngarden.net/ Here’s an example the teacher is...
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Sublime Striped HatA 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...
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Felted Clogs Class-MalabrigoThere 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...
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Alpakka, Machine Washable – Staff PickWe 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...
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Coast to CoastNew 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...
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Classic Elite Trunk ShowWe love trunk shows. It gives us a chance to try on the models before making them! Who wouldn’t love that?This week we have a trunk show from Classic Elite featuring 2 new booklets, Wharf #9121 using Inca Alpaca and Cottage #9124 using the soft angora/wool blend, Lush. We have carried Inca Alpaca for a...
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1 Hour ScarfNew from Sirdar, One Hour Scarf yarn. It’s a super bulky, super soft chenille. We just finished one in purple. It uses 1 ball on a US 15 needle and the pattern for the scarf comes on the ball band. Simple and quick!A perfect gift!Warm and cozy, you’ll never want to take this off.We have...
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Felted Clogs- First of our Fall classesRated as a favorite class by students, these clogs make great gifts if you can bear to part with them! Knit these fast and easy slippers with double stranded worsted weight wool. Pop them in the washer and they shrink to your size.There are still some spaces left. It begins Monday, September 20th.Sign up online...
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Open Labor DayWe are open our regular hours today, 11am-5pm.Come in, plot your next project, show us what’s on your needles and check out our sale room!
Jo Sharp On Sale!Our sale has been going great! Yarn is flying off the shelves and we keep restocking with more. Today we have put all of our Jo Sharp Silk Road Aran and Silk Road Aran Tweed on sale at 50% off. These are some of my favorite yarns. The tweed is so soft, it’s perfect for...
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You could win a $500 gift certificate to Yarn Garden!We are excited to announce that we’re participating in a Fall Sweepstakes with KBOO community radio!Enter here: http://kboo.fm/FallSweeps2010 to win a $500 gift certificate from Yarn Garden.Good luck knitters and crocheters!Entry deadline is 5pm PDT Friday, October 1. Winners announced Saturday October 2nd at 10am live on KBOO.
A Few Of Our New FavoritesThis 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...
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Fall HoursAutumn Leaves by Tina HiltonOur fall hours will begin September 7th. Mon. – Thurs. 10:00 – 7:00pmTues. 6:30pm – 8:30pm KnitNiteFri. 10:00am – 6:00pmSat. 10:00am – 5:00pmSun. 12:00 – 5:00pm
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!
Going Green, Recycled YarnsWe 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% RayonThis is a bulky yarn on a 10 1/2 needle with 104 yds. This yarn is so...
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Pub Knitting – August 20thPub 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…Socks!Knit one,...
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Hand Painted Silk Scarf – Staff PickWe 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...
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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...
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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: THE YARN GARDENPORTLAND, OR 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...
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Como CowlJulie 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 projectTextureSome of the many Debbie Bliss Como colors we...
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Baby Bunny Baby HatMy 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...
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Coquille ShawlsOur 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...
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Debbie Bliss Day PhotosWe had such a fun time with Debbie Bliss and her wonderful daughter Nell. Her presentation was amazing and was followed with a fabulous fashion show…and she surprised the crowd by having them model the garments!It was a good night.We laughed, drank, ate cake and tried on 50 of her newest garments. We want to...
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New Accessories!Cute hat needle gauge with a ruler on the brim!Your grandpa’s coin purse is now a handy stitch marker case!Stitch dots for everything; end, front, decrease…!New triangle stitch markers in sizes for size US 0-13′s!
Debbie Bliss Day Is Here!!!She’s here along with her fabulous new yarns and books! Bring in your Debbie Bliss collection for the book signing today at 11:00-1:00pm. We have back issues of her magazines and booklets if you need to start a collection to get signed!So many wonderful pattern books!We have the best of Debbie Bliss!Look at all that...
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We Love Debbie Bliss! – Eco Baby HatWe’re so excited that Debbie Bliss is coming to Yarn Garden, August 4th, that we made a precious baby hat out of her yarn! Just a simple rolled brim hat using the same two colors she used in her Baby Beanie Hat. We love her colors and the hat only takes 2 balls!The yarn is...
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Olive – Staff Favorite!The staff is wild about the pattern Olive, by Helga Isager. Knit using a light fingering weight yarn on a US 6, the yarn blooms, creating a soft and yummy fabric.We used South West Trading Company Jezebel. Just 3 skeins of the main color and 2 contrasting colors for the neck.Look how gorgeous they turned...
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What A Busy Week!Knit night this week, Aug 3rd is canceled for us to prepare for our exciting Debbie Bliss event happening the following night. Sorry for the inconvenience! Hope to see you all at the Debbie Bliss night! Knit night will resume next Tuesday, Aug 10th.
Debbie Bliss is Coming to Yarn Garden…Next Week!If you haven’t already heard, Debbie Bliss is coming to Yarn Garden!We will be having an In-Store Book Signing Wednesday Aug. 4th 11:00 – 1:00pm.Bring your books, patterns and magazines to be signed! We will have a HUGE collection of her books available for purchase too. We are also having an exclusive D.B. Fashion Show...
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Knit 1, Drink 2…Pub Knitting was so much fun! It was great to get out of the summer heat and inside Barley Mill’s air conditioning for a night of knitting, gabbing, drinking and eating! Such a fun group!We love Pub Knitting!Holding up their special Pub Knitting freebie, a Lantern Moon bag!Lois holding her prize! Join us for our...
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Seduce Flow Tank – Staff PickTwo of our wonderful employees have fallen in love with the silky yarn Seduce by Berroco. A mix of silk, linen, rayon and nylon makes it the perfect summer yarn to knit with . The pattern, Flow, is featured in Norah Gaughan Vol. 2 booklet. The pattern is simple and easy, letting the color variegation...
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Charity Knitting Project – Caps for SoldiersPicture of the cap on a cute model! We are adding a new project, Caps for Soldiers to our charity list. Most of our projects are ongoing but this one has a deadline of August 26th, which is approaching fast. The commanders of the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team, (approx. 1,500 Idaho soldiers and 1,200...
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Pub Knitting Tonight!Yay! Pub Knitting is here!We will see you all at the Barley Mill at 7:00PM tonight.If you haven’t RSVP’d yet or want to bring some friends, please e-mail us at sales@yarngarden.net or call (503) 239-7950 to let us know you will be attending. This way we can gauge how many tables to take over with...
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A Big Thanks To Our Charity Knitters and Crocheters!We are always impressed and touched with how many donations we get for our charity projects.I had to post a few photos of a recent donation of crocheted preemie hats from Lynne Swartzlander. Look at the flowers and ribbon!The colors are so sweet! *Check our website for free charity patterns, yarngarden.netThanks again to everyone that...
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Summer Yarn Spotlight! Reynolds BalmyI love the soft and silky feel of Balmy. It’s a nice blend of 97% Cotton and 4% Elite (stretch).Gauge: 6 sts/in on a US 5 needle with 135 yards. It comes in wonderful colors and we carry this great pattern featured below for an easy and super cute cardigan that will make any new...
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"Take me out to the ball game…"We have our tickets for Stitch N’ Pitch tomorrow night…do you?Join us, it’s not too late! Knit, crochet, fly balls, peanuts and cracker jacks! Wednesday, July 21st, Beavers vs. Reno Aces.Call Andy McCulloch 503-553-5443 to book your tickets at $10 if you mention “Stich N’ Pitch”
The BuzzMy granddaughter Zoe loves hats! I have knit her a fun collection with many more to come.A simple rolled brim hat with a sparkly novelty yarn sewed onto the end of the antennas. I used Plymouth Jeannee DK, a cotton/acrylic yarn that’s machine washable. Knit on a US 5.The inspiration for this bee hat comes...
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I Dream of Feather and Fan, Staff Pick!I’ve been itching to knit out of Punta Yarn’s space-dyed cotton when suddenly the enormously popular Cloud Bolero by Ysolda Teague came to mind. This free pattern is easily modified for all body types (I knit the body longer than in the original pattern and knit the sleeves a little longer) This sweater can be...
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Join Yarn Garden at Stitch N’ Pitch!Wednesday, July 21, 2010Portland Beavers vs. Reno Aces7:05 PM (gates open at 6 PM) The Portland Beavers invite you out to PGE Park for a fun evening of two American traditions- Baseball and Needlearts! $10 reserved special offer tickets when you mention “Stitch N’ Pitch”- Call Andy McCulloch at 503-553-5443 to book your tickets today!Offer...
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Hot Summer Day!Take a break from the heat today and knit or crochet in our cool air conditioning!
Summer Project Favorite!Color Sicily, #7766 Color Hyacinth, #7754 I knitted this scarf after seeing the pattern in the Classic Elite pattern booklet, Picnic. I used the suggested yarn Firefly by Classic Elite and loved it. The scarf is self-fringing, meaning you get to drop stitches on purpose at the end!Just takes 2 balls and the colors are...
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Join us at the next Pub Knitting!We have changed the date for our next Pub Knitting to Friday, July 23rd at the Barley Mill.Reminder: We like to have a ball park head count for each gathering, so please e-mail us at sales@yarngarden.net or call 503-239-7950 to let us know you will be attending.Come join the fun!
Recycled Bags Back in the SpotlightSummer Project Bag Trend!We ordered a ton of our favorite Lantern Moon bags and totes to make your knitting/crocheting portable, fun. All of them are under $20, so they won’t break the bank! So, fill your favorite one with your project, sunglasses, SPF and you’re set! Lantern Moon messenger bags made from recycled fish feed...
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4th of July Weekend hours….We will be closed Sunday, the 4th of July for Independence Day. We’ll have our regular hours Saturday (10am-5pm) and Monday (11am-6pm). We hope you all have a great holiday!
A rainbow of Malabrigo colors has arrived!Malabrigo sock yarn in so many yummy colors!Eye candyOcean bluesWhat a perfect summer knitting project, a bright pair of Malabrigo socks! Many more colors of our other fabulous Malabrigo yarns too…yay!–Annie, Yarn Garden Staff
Pub Knitting at Barley Mill 06/25/2010Pub knitting was so much fun!Skye knitting away in her super cute shrug.Knit, drink and eat!Our raffle winner with her new project bag!Lois and Janet are so much funSay, “pub knitting!”Grateful Dead roses on every table, we love this place!The yarn and pattern were given out to all our pub knitters for this wonderful summery...
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Debbie Bliss Is Coming To Yarn Garden August 4th!Yarn Garden is very excited to be the exclusive store in Portland to host Debbie Bliss, one of the foremost knitwear designers and creator of her own internationally known yarn line. Yarn Garden will host an in-store book signing and a fashion show and Q & A session featuring all her new fall fashions for...
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May Pub Knitting ReportThe staff and I had fun at last Friday’s Pub Knitting gathering. This is the first time I didn’t have to un-knit everything. The Barley Mill staff was in the zone and kept us happy and full. It might be my imagination but I think everyone drank more than me. Winner of the pub knitting...
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Memorial Day Open 12-5, Summer Hours Starting June 1stWe will be open on Memorial Day May 31st from 12pm-5pm. Beginning Tuesday June 1st we will be changing to our weekday summer hours: Monday through Friday 11am – 6pm. Weekends will remain the same: Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 12pm-5pm.
Pub Knitting This Friday May 21st!Join us for our monthly Pub Night this Friday, May 21st at the Barley Mill, on SE 17th. We will be there with our pints and our needles from 7-10pm so please rsvp by Thursday evening to let us know if you are coming. Call (503) 239-7950 or email us at sales@yarngarden.net We’ll hold a...
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Mother’s DayMay 9th, 2010 Yarn Garden usually has a big Mother’s Day sale but since we already have a substantial sale going on, this year Yarn Garden celebrated Mother’s Day by giving a gift to each of our Sunday shoppers. No advertising, no fanfare, just a little gift to acknowledge your importance to your family, friends,...
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April Pub Knitting ReportWe had a great group at the Yarn Garden Pub Knitting Night on April 16th at the Barley Mill Pub! Please join us for our May Pub Night on May 21st….
Customer Appreciation SaleWe started our spring cleaning and realized the only way that we are going to get our backstock neat and tidy is to start a fabulous Customer Appreciation Sale. All of our seasonal sales are going by the wayside until our massive backstock is under control. We have an exciting section of 75% off yarns...
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Closed Sunday April 4th…We will be closed this Sunday, April 4th so staff can have time with family. We will be open regular hours on Saturday the 3rd from 10am – 5pm.
Pub Knitting This Friday March 19th!Join us for our monthly Pub Night this Friday, March 19th at the Barley Mill, on SE 17th. We will be there with our pints and our needles from 7-10pm so please rsvp to let us know if you are coming. Call (503) 239-7950 or email us at sales@yarngarden.net We’ll hold a drawing for an...
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Portland Yarn Crawl Report…The staff and I would like to give Phyllis and Nancy a big hug and round of applause for their vision and hard work organizing the very first Portland Yarn Crawl. We thoroughly enjoyed everyone that came to the Yarn Garden and participated in this wonderful event. We give it a thumbs up for next...
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Portland Yarn Crawl Starts Tomorrow!Promotions and Specials:Yarn Garden will be handing out a welcome goodie for every Yarn Crawl participant that signs in at the store. Remember to bring your stamp card. If you don’t have one we will happily start one for you. We will stamp any non-sale purchase of yarn, needles, accessories and patterns on your card....
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Pub Knitting ReportThanks to all who attended the Yarn Garden Pub Nite on Friday, February 19th and a big thank you to the staff at Barley Mill who kept the food coming and the pints full! Friday was the first time we did a prize drawing and it was well received so we will make that a...
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Pub Knitting This Friday Feb. 19th!Grab your knitting or crochet project and join us at the Barley Mill at SE 17th and Hawthorne, this Friday, February 19th from 7-10pm. Everyone attending will receive a ticket when they arrive for a drawing to be held at 9:30pm (must be present to win). RSVP via email at sales@yarngarden.net or 503-239-7950 by Thursday,...
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Customer Entrelac HatJeanne Lincoln sent us a picture of her gorgeous hat she made with the skein of Cascade 220 she received at the January Pub Knitting. Great job, Jeanne!
Royal Fiber Alpaca 40% Off!Just letting everyone know of a great savings we are offering on Royal Fiber Alpaca yarn. We have the Royal Fiber Lace and Royal Fiber DK at 40% off while supplies last. There is a gorgeous selection of hand dyed colors and undyed naturals.
Pub Knitting ReportWe packed them in last night at the SE Lucky Lab. We met a lot of new members and enjoyed the company of members who started with us back in September. I’ve been asked what it is we do at these gatherings. We have a little food, a little drink, great conversation and some fun...
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Pub Knitting This Friday!The next Yarn Garden Pub Knitting event is this Friday, January 15th from 7-10pm at Lucky Lab on Hawthorne. Don’t forget to call (503) 239-7950 or email sales@yarngarden.net to reserve your spot! Hope to see you there!
December Pub Knitting Report, Misti Chunky In StockA big thank you to all the attendees of our fourth Yarn Garden Pub Knitting event on Friday. It has become apparent that I’m a one pint knitter. Everything after that causes un-knitting. Do any of you have that problem too? The staff and I would like to wish all of you a happy, fun...
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Cashmere On Sale, New Stock….Having the itch to knit with cashmere? Stop by the Yarn Garden and take advantage of our holiday special on 2ply Jade Sapphire Mongolian Cashmere – 40% off. We just received a shipment of Encore and other Plymouth yarns, Brown Sheep, Cascade Yarns, Classic Elite and loads of needles. We also got many new colors...
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Online Sales UpdateWe just had a computer change and found out our online sales are not working. This problem is being worked on but in the meantime if you call the store at (503) 239-7950 or email us with your phone number we can manually process a gift card for you. We do not recommend sending any...
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November Pub Knitting ReportLast Friday night we were back at the Lucky Lab for our third Pub Knitting event. We had fun voting on the fall contest entries and the three winners were Tara Bergeron, Liz Gering and Kathie Serlet. Congratulations to the winners and a big thanks to everyone who participated. See you next month, on December...
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Thanksgiving Holiday HoursWe will be closing at 4pm on Wednesday, November 25th and closed on Thursday, November 26th for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be open regular hours on Friday the 27th from 10am – 6pm. Have a safe and happy holiday!
Pub Knitting Tomorrow Night!Remember our next Yarn Garden Pub Knitting is tomorrow, Friday November 20th, 7-10pm at the Lucky Lab, SE. We are excited to see what everyone creates for our fall contest. Happy knitting, crochet and exercising your pint arm! Reminder: We need a ball park head count for each gathering, so please e-mail us at sales@yarngarden.net...
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An Evening With Jared FloodAn evening with Jared Flood is just over the horizon. Please join us on November 17th, 7-9pm at the Yarn Garden. Jared’s wonderful book, Made in Brooklyn will be available to purchase. If you couldn’t wait and purchased the book already, please bring it with you for Jared to sign. He will be bringing a...
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October Pub Knitting!!Our second Pub Knitting gathering was a hoot! We filled the pub with bodies, pints and lots of knitting. A huge thanks to the fun staff at Barley Mill. Their service was outstanding and they really know how to keep the pints and food flowing. Next month we may have to do a little pint...
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October Pub KnittingIt’s hard to believe it’s almost been a month since our first Yarn Garden Pub Knitting gathering. So pick a project, start exercising your pint arm, and mark your calendar for next Friday, October 16th, 7- 10pm at McMenamim’s Barley Mill Pub, 1629 SE Hawthorne Blvd. We will tell you all about a little contest...
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October 16th – 7pm to 10pm – Pub KnittingOur next Pub Knitting date is fast approaching – Friday, October 16th from 7pm – 10pm at the McMenamim’s Barley Mill Pub at 1629 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd. Please email us at sales@yarngarden.net or call us at 503-239-7950 to let us know you’ll be coming.
138 Colors of Cascade 220 are here!We now have 138 colors of Cascade 220 Wool in stock! We have so many we can’t fit them all on the floor so please let us know if you are looking for a specific color number. We are thrilled to have this customer favorite in the store again!
130+ colors Cascade 220 coming!!!We just ordered over 130 colors of Cascade 220 Wool and we should have it by mid-week. We will update you here as soon as it arrives and we know when you can come and swoon over it!
Winter Hours Starting Sept. 28thStarting next Monday, September 28th, we will be resuming our normal Fall/Winter hours opening at 10am instead of 11am: Monday through Thursday 10am-7pm and Friday 10am – 6pm. Weekends will remain as Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sunday 12pm – 5pm. Remember that we have started our Knit Nite up again on Tuesday evenings from...
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Yarn Garden Pub KnittingLast night was our first Yarn Garden Pub Knitting gathering. It was a sea of pints and needles at the Lucky Lab! Attendees received a goodie bag and a Yarn Garden Pub Knitting membership card to use in the store for exclusive offers. We had a specially designed project bag that is available for Pub...
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New Fall Yarns in, Anniversary Sale continuing…Due to the overwhelming response from our customers to our 10th Anniversary Sale, we are extending it for a while longer. We would also like to make sure that everyone understands we are not going out of business – in fact, we are adding new yarns daily in the spaces emptied by the sale! Stop...
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Ten-Year Anniversary SaleTen-Year Anniversary Sale! Come celebrate!Yarn Garden’s Ten-Year Anniversary Sale September 1st – 13th. I remember when Linda called to tell me she had decided to open a yarn shop. None of us had a clue it would grow from that first room to the entire storefront of the building. After the first year, everyone knew...
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Fall Classes are ready, Mountain Colors Party!We have loads of exciting classes for all levels (even a kid’s class!) this fall and they are now open to sign up. The easiest way to register is at www.yarngarden.net but you can also sign up by phone (503-239-7950) or in person during store hours. Also remember our upcoming Mountain Colors Party with Rep...
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Sock Summit Tees At A Great Price!If you missed the Sock Summit or just didn’t splurge on merchandise at the show, you can get the SWTC tee at a great price while supplies last. Sizes S, M, L, and XL were $15 and are now $10, size 2XL was $16.00 and is now $11.00. These also make great gifts for out...
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Made In Brooklyn is here!!!We have a great supply of Jared Flood’s first book, Made in Brooklyn, in store now for $15.95. This book is above and beyond our expectations, even with the huge amount of buzz you have heard. We have a good supply of most of the yarns he uses and will be getting even more stock...
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Remember we are air conditioned!We just wanted to remind everyone that we are air conditioned and would love to be your break from the heat. We promise to inspire you and make you forget about the weather outside!
Blowout Sale continuing through Sunday July 26thWe had a little snafu with our email system so many of you didn’t find out about the sale until after the weekend. Never fear, we will be extending it through Sunday, July 26th! Make sure to make some time in your busy summer schedule to pick up some amazing bargains.
Week-Long Blowout Sale Starts July 17th!We are having a week-long 50% Off Blowout Sale beginning Friday, July 17th through Thursday, July 23rd. We will be putting over 180 yarns on sale at 50% off to help us make room for the loads of exciting new stock coming in August! More details to follow but you should start making your project...
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Closed 4th of JulyWe are going to be closed this Saturday, July 4th but will have regular hours on Friday (11am-6pm) and Sunday (12pm-5pm). Have a safe and healthy 4th and try to get a bit of knitting or crocheting in while celebrating!
June 25th – Come to Stitch ‘n’ Pitch!Join us, Thursday, June 25th for Stitch N’ Pitch 2009 at PGE Park – Portland Beavers vs. Reno Aces – game time 7:05 PM. We will be collecting chemo caps for charity at the game. From now through game day, we have discounted yarn, free knit/crochet pattern for Chemo Caps, and tickets to the game...
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Book, Magazine Sale continuing this weekend!We are going to continue our big book and magazine sale through the weekend! All new books in the sale area are 60% off of original prices and sale magazines are $1.00. We also have some wonderful vintage and used books that are priced as marked. This is a wonderful opportunity to grab some gifts...
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Big Book Sale this Friday the 12th!We have a new and used book sale this Friday June 12th from 6pm-9pm. We will have loads of books, magazines, and patterns at great prices. There are many titles you will recognize as well as some charming vintage books. Chances are you will find that book you have been wanting to buy but just...
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Storewide Sale & Win a Mother’s Day Gift BasketWe are having a storewide sale starting tomorrow, Saturday April 25th. Many yarns are 40% off including many mohairs, some Noro, Anny Blatt, cottons, baby yarns, silks…. Look for the sale tags all over the store. Our sale on Adrienne Vittadini, most Prism, Colinette, and assorted other items are still going on as well. Remember...
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Sock Innovation, Socks From The Toe Up have arrived!Cookie A’s and Wendy Johnson’s new sock books have arrived. Come grab your dose of sock goodness! We definitely have the yarn to match your new sock project – whether you are making light summer wear or starting on your cold weather gear. Also, remember that if you want to donate to our food drive...
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Food Drive April 16th, More New Arrivals ….Please join us Thursday, April 16th 6:30 – 8:30pm at the Yarn Garden, for a food drive to benefit the Oregon Food Bank. Due to the decline in the economy, home foreclosures, and job losses we are asking for your help. Bring a can of food, your current knitting or crochet project for show and...
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Brown Sheep, Cotton Classic, Plymouth, needles…We have had a flurry of shipments in the past few days… Restocks of needles and notions from Skacel, Clover, and Susan Bates as well as new books and patterns galore – the new bunnies from Marie Mayhew are so darling! From Tahki: 51 colors of Cotton Classic and their new thick-and-thin cotton yarn Maya...
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Malabrigo is here!New Malabrigo is here – 28 colors of Worsted, 27 colors of Lace, 13 colors of Silky Merino, and new Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton’s Malabrigo Book One! Come in soon – you know how fast this line sells….
Adrienne Vittadini 40% Sale Starts SaturdayWe are putting all our Adrienne Vittadini yarns and pattern books on sale for 40% off starting this Saturday, March 28th. This line has always been one of Yarn Garden’s favorites so we were disappointed when we heard the line was being retired. We wanted to give our customers a chance to experience the quality...
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Spring Classes Are Up, More New Yarns!Our classes for Spring (April through June) are up on our website now and ready for you to sign up for your favourites! We keep getting more and more stock! Just in…. From Punta Yarns: new “Montoya Beach Solids” – gorgeous 100% linen Classic Elite: “Sprout” is here (!) and more colors of “Solstice” –...
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New Stuff, More MarkdownsWe have been busy getting new stock this past week… From Schaefer Yarn: 100% silk lace weight “Andrea”, fingering/sock weight yarns – “Heather” and “Nichole” From Lantern Moon: gorgeous new bags, circular needle cases, cute tape measures, luxurious silk scarves From Crystal Palace: new corn fiber and elastic, animal friendly “Maizy” and bamboo, wool, nylon...
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Lantern Moon’s "Beat The Winter Blahs" EventHere’s the report from Jo: “Boy oh boy, Sharon, Joel, Bruce, and the staff at Lantern Moon really know how to put on an event. Last night was fabulous! Their warehouse was enchanting with giant silk hanging lanterns, great lighting, and a huge nosh table in the center of the room. There was a screening...
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Keeping the SWTC Fun Going!Our Southwest Trading Company trunk show was so much fun! We’re going to keep the celebration going with a special offer. While supplies last, a capacious red tote is our gift to any customer who purchases 2 or more skeins of SWTC’s wonderful, unusual yarns. We have new colors of Tofutsies (free patterns, too), soft...
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Big Prism Sale, New Yarns, Exciting Events!It’s time for stash enhancement!Prism yarns go on sale 40% starting Friday Feb. 27th!Be sure to come into the store early or shop our website to get the best selection. The Yarn Garden is the only store in Portland that carries this gorgeous yarn. 1/4″ Sparkle Ribbon, Andee, Big Ball Mo, Blossom, Bon Bon, Carnival,...
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More Sale Yarns, French Girl Knits bookOur copies of French Girl Knits just arrived – gorgeous patterns as you would expect. We have added a few more sale yarns to our Winter Sale. It is a great time for major stash-enhancement with amazing deals on some really beautiful yarns. We have placed all our Spring / Summer orders and need space...
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Debbie Bliss, Noro, Sirdar, Denise kitsWe are so excited to announce that we have new stock of Debbie Bliss yarns and new books as well as some old favorites! We have 11 colors of Alpaca Silk Aran, 25 colors of Cashmerino Aran, 22 colors of Cashmerino DK, 24 colors of Baby Cashmerino, and 15 colors of the brand new Eco...
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Loads of new stuff from Berroco, Plymouth…..We had 7 big boxes from Plymouth and 6 from Berroco this week so we have lots of new restocks, new colors, new yarns… From Berroco: 29 colors of Ultra Alpaca, 18 colors of Peruvia, 6 new colors of Berroco Sox as well as 6 restock colors, 13 colors of Comfort, 7 colors Ultra Alpaca...
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More Sale Yarn, Brown Sheep is in, Needles & Notions here tooOur Winter Sale yarns, books, and accessories that were posted last time are still on sale but we are adding some more goodies. All Karabella yarns and patterns, GGH Solitaire, Twinkle Soft Chunky, Great Adirondack Holo Hoops and Dangles, and Noro Kureyon Sock and Niji are all 40% off. We just unpacked 7 big boxes...
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Winter Sale Yarns….January means no more gift knitting and time to knit for ourselves! We have some great deals for you to start new projects, just to increase your stash without feeling guilty or grab that bag you have been eyeing! All Colinette 40% off (including pattern books and kits!)All JaJaJa bags 30% offAll kits 40% (even...
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Sad newsDear Friends of Yarn Garden, It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of our owner, Linda Carter, this last Sunday night. While she had not been feeling well these past few years, her death was still sudden and unexpected. The loss will be deeply felt by her family and staff....
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Join us this Saturday afternoon….We are excited to announce we will be hosting a representative from Hand Painted Knitting Yarns this Saturday, November 29th from 12-5pm. She will be bringing trunk show models and will be there to tell you all about this truly artistic line. In honor of this show, we will be offering 10% off the Giant...
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Brown Sheep has arrived…Ah, we now have lots of new stock of everyone’s fave, Brown Sheep! We have more Burly Spun, Lanaloft Worsted and Sport, Lamb’s Pride Bulky and Worsted, and Naturespun Worsted. You can now begin your holiday shopping….
Madelinetosh Sock is here and Ozark Handspun…We just received 31 gorgeous colors of Madelinetosh Sock – it has a rabid following and now we have it. Once you see the truly artistic colorways in handpainted multicolor, “glazed”, and “somewhat solid”, you will become a fan yourself. We also just received some new colors of Ozark Handspun Opulent. We also have two...
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Misti Alpaca Chunky is back….We just received 9 colors of Misti Alpaca Chunky with 3 more on backorder. These sell out so quickly we always joke that we should just leave them in the boxes rather than use shelf space! Last week we received an order of notions and needles from Clover, Bryspun, Susan Bates, and some rosewood double...
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20 Colors of Malabrigo Lace Weight… Need we say More?Such vivid colors in light as air, soft as heaven baby merino. Fall in love today!
Interweave Holiday Issue, Rowan, New ModelsWe just unpacked the highly anticipated Interweave Knits Holiday Issue so come in and get your holiday gift-making started! We have the stunning Nicky Epstein Trunk Show just through tomorrow (Sunday the 19th), we guarantee you will enjoy seeing some of the projects from this book full of creative twists on traditional motifs. From Rowan:...
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Oooh, the new Nicky Epstein book Trunk Show is Here!We have the stunning Trunk Show from Nicky Epstein’s new book, Knitting On Top of the World, we only have it for a short period of time so make sure to stop by to see it! From Lana Grossa/Muench/GGH: yummy new yarns from Lana Grossa – Aran, Arya Light, Arya Big, Cento, and Ciao. We...
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Berroco, Denise, Brittany….We got the large order from Berroco that we hinted at last update. We now have 27 colors of Peruvia, 44 colors of Ultra Alpaca, 20 colors of Ultra Alpaca Light, and 8 colors of Ultra Alpaca Fine with 30% nylon – we have this one on our sock wall but it could easily be...
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Delayed UpdateSorry it has been so long since a store update! We have been busy, busy here – had a great time at the Knit and Crochet Show and our new classroom space is nearly finished. Knit Night is starting back up as well – Wednesdays until 9pm. We have quite a bit more new stock...
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Fall Classes Have Us Excited!We have so many classes this Fall, it’s crazy! Looking for great gift ideas? Try the Armwarmers With A Twist, the Grand Plan Hat, the Simply Elegant Gloves, Swedish Folk Mittens, the gorgeous Slanted Eyelet Scarf, or the sweetly embellished Dumpling Bag. Socks, you ask? We have the perennial favorite Socks on Two Circulars as...
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Notions, Needles, and MORE Yarn!We got a large supply of notions, accessories, and needles in last week. Most of the needles are now behind the counter, just ask staff for the size you need and we can pull it for you. Also new in the store… From Reynolds: new Andean Tweed and Hopscotch, new colors of Odyssey, Whiskey, Play...
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We are bursting with new yarn and books!We have even more new things this week and it just keeps coming! I think the staff is most excited about our new Rowan stock – including the new Eco yarns: all colors of the renewable resource British Sheep Breeds and 5 colors of the new organic Purelife Wool; each with their new pattern books....
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New Fall Yarns ArrivingSadly, the Alchemy trunk show left us this week but we have loads of new yarns arriving almost daily…. From Muench/GGH/Lana Grossa: new colors of Bel Air, Aspen, Savanna, Royal Tweed, Touch Me, Big Baby, Tessin, Meilenweit sock yarn, and Cumba as well as new yarns Vision, Silky Tweed, and the amazingly soft acrylic microfiber...
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Destination AlchemyWe are blessed right now with a gorgeous trunk show from Alchemy Yarns. Some of you may remember the elegant “Origamist” wrap jacket from our last trunk show – it was a big hit!As you can see, we have several great sweaters this time. Also on display are some of the most luxurious accessories imaginable....
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Yummy Yarns & Pointy Things The wait is over! We received our long anticipated order of Malabrigo this week. In addition to the marvelous Merino Worsted, the versatile Aquarella, and the heavenly lace-weight, we also received two new yarns. Gruesa is a thick and thin chunky kettle-dyed wool. Silky Merino (left) is a delectable 50/50...
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Thursday, May 22, 2008 We have Blog Lift-Off! It’s about time we started a blog, isn’t it? From now on, you can get updates about new stock, fun events, and what we’ve got on the needles. Spring is a great time to get organized and start new projects. We’re doing a lot of both here...
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