February 2021

In this email, you'll learn about our virtual events, including the Cocoknits Franca Knit Along, another Thursday visit with The Sun and Fog designers, a virtual Trunk Show Tuesday, upcoming virtual workshops, and new products in the shop.

Shopping Options
We continue to offer individual in-store or virtual Personal Shopping by appointment on Tuesday and Friday afternoons, while the county is in the Purple or Red Tier. In-store appointments now include browsing the shop!

We'll let you know when we expand our in-store access as safety increases. If you aren't comfortable coming into the shop, or our days don't match your schedule, check out our ever-expanding Online Shop or send us an email with your request. We've updated our home page for easier access and we are adding products to our Online Shop regularly, so check back often for new items!

We hope this year enables us all to be together safely in person, and until then, join us virtually to keep our community connected, or schedule an in-store personal shopping appointment to select your next favorite project.

Casting On and Finishing WIPs
The new year is often a time to begin new, self-care knitting projects, and to look back at what we completed in 2020. After owning a yarn shop for 9 years, 2020 was the first year where I could focus on finishing WIPs, and it was such fun, as I reacquainted myself with projects I cast on years ago. You'll see my finished projects with credits and yarn ideas on our Instagram and Facebook feeds soon! Of course, I can't help but cast on new projects as well.

What have you finished, and what new project are you casting on? Hopefully, our new yarns, Trunk Show Tuesday, and Cocoknits Franca KAL will provide some inspiration for you.

Be well,
Mindy and the Team at A Yarn Less Raveled
Stay Current with News Throughout the Month

Have you seen our regular What's In the Box videos?  Be sure to follow our most recent shop updates on our Instagram and FaceBook pages!

Our website is always open for purchasing electronic gift cards, registering for upcoming classes, and finding our regular and holiday shop hours. We've added many new products to the Online Shop, and will continue to add more!

Thank you for continuing to support A Yarn Less Raveled and all your local businesses. 
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Join Us for a Cocoknits Guided Knit Along (KAL)
Have you knit a sweater following the tailored Cocoknits Method? Would you like to knit a cozy cardigan?

Cocoknits is offering a Knit-Along to focus on Julie Weisenberger's drapey Franca Cardigan (shown here) and we are offering our own virtual Guided Knit Along, beginning on February 7, so we can come together as a community to reconnect, refresh, and learn new techniques. This Guided KAL is recommended for knitters who have already knit at least one Cocoknits Method sweater.

This will be a Guided Knit Along, where we provide demonstrations and tutorials to review the Cocoknits method techniques and we'll provide resources for you to follow along at your own pace. This is a 10-week KAL and we'll meet every two weeks, so click here for all the details and join us! A portion of your registration fee will be applicable as store credit toward your sweater yarn purchase.

Please note: This isn't an in-depth class like our Cocoknits Method Sweater Workshop. In this Guided KAL, you'll refresh some of the basic Cocoknits Method techniques as we knit together.

Photo credit: Cocoknits; Image: Franca cardigan in Woolfolk FAR
The Sun and Fog Winter 2021 Collection - Meet the Designers
We are thrilled to welcome several designers in The Sun and Fog Winter 2021 Collection to the first half-hour of our virtual "Connect Around the Antique Table" on Thursday, February 4 at 5pm.

These Sun and Fog designers will discuss the inspiration behind their designs and which yarns from AYLR will be perfect fits for their patterns, highlighting a range of yarns and price points.

On January 28, we welcomed Yelley (@YelleyKnits) and Yvonne (@GamerBabeKnitter), and on February 4, we'll welcome Pamela (@NoPanicKnitting) and Kira (@KiraKDesigns).

Don't miss it as we spotlight each design on our Instagram and Facebook posts each week.

If you haven’t checked out the @thesunandfog Winter 2021 collection yet, you'll find them on Instagram. You'll find patterns for all levels, in both knit and crochet, inspired by the seaside of the Bay Area.

We offer a wide selection of yarns available in-store and in our Online Shop.
Join us for more yarn discussion during our virtual “Connect Around the Antique Table” every Thursday from 5-6:30pm! Register for this free Zoom session using the link on our website!

You will receive a Zoom link once you've registered. This link can be used any Thursday evening for knitting and crocheting community fun.

Photo credit: Ksenia Naidyon/Life Is Cozy. The image shows a collage of The Sun and Fog Winter 2021 collection.
Virtual Trunk Show Tuesday, February 9
We've had the joy of receiving three beautiful trunk shows, with samples from Woolfolk, Cocoknits, and Shibui. Join us as we discuss and model some of the pieces we've fallen in love with, and you will too!

We can't wait to share them with you, and spark your inspiration! Join us on Zoom on Tuesday, February 4 at 4pm for an opportunity to see a wide variety of styles.

Click here to register for this free virtual event, and be amazed at all the lovely designs. Once registered, you will receive a link to the Zoom event.

Pictured: Veronica by Cocoknits (photo credit: Cocoknits)
Collage for Kira K classes
Photo credit: Kira K Designs

Image shows a collage of photos representing Kira's upcoming classes.
Learn a New Technique in 2021: Upcoming Virtual Workshops
All workshops are offered virtually via Zoom. You'll receive an email within a week of the class date with the Zoom link, any handouts to print, and additional class information. Payment is due when you register.

Read all the class details and register here. Please contact us at info@ayarnlessraveled.com for sliding scale pricing options.

Saturday, February 13, 10am-12pm: Seaming and Finishing with Kira K (Advanced Beginner and beyond)

Thursday, February 18, 10am-12pm: Let's Fix It: Recognize, Diagnose, and Fix Your Knitting Mistakes with Mindy O (Advanced Beginner and beyond)

Saturday, February 27, 10am-12pm: Altering Knit and Crochet Patterns for Size, Gauge, and Style with Kira K (Intermediate and beyond)

Saturday, March 13, 10am-12pm: Yarn Substitution with Kira K (Advanced Beginner and beyond)

Saturday, March 27, 10am-12pm: Gauge and Blocking with Kira K (Advanced Beginner and beyond)
New Products and Returning Favorites
New products have been rolling in, and we have been adding many in-stock products to our website.

New Products:
  • Blue Sky Fibers Forest Lake Hat and Cowl Kits (three combinations available)
  • Knitted Wit Sport
  • Cocoknits Tape Measures, Knitter's Blocks, and Yarn Caddy

Returning Favorites:
  • Knitted Wit Worsted
  • Berroco Ultra Wool in Chunky, Worsted, DK, and Fine
  • Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok (150g and 50g options)
  • Cocoknits notions and books

Added to Our Online Shop:
  • All items listed above
  • ChiaoGoo Interchangeable Needles and Cords
  • Knitter's Pride Interchangeable Needle sets
  • and much more
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