February-2 2021

This is a quick note to spotlight our upcoming virtual classes, several taught by talented local designer and instructor Kira Dulaney (Kira K Designs). Kira's classes are targeted to both knitters and crocheters, and add important skills to your hand-crafting toolbox. Our popular Cocoknits Sweater Workshop, taught by Mindy, is also returning (details below).

Kira has been teaching fiber arts classes and hosting crafty events in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond since 2002. She grew up exploring various crafts and sharing skills with friends, and worked in both a fabric shop and a yarn shop, which inspired her to try new techniques and experiment with all kinds of projects. Kira's teaching style is patient, supportive, and very informative. She explains the "why" as well as the "how" of knitting, crocheting, and other fiber crafts.

Join us! Here is the lineup of Kira's classes, with links to the details and registration pages in each class title:
  • Saturday, February 27: Altering Knit and Crochet Patterns - It can be hard to find just the right knitting or crochet pattern to fit your yarn, body, and fashion sense. We will go through common alterations for size, gauge, and style. This class will be useful for anyone who knits or crochets garments or accessories.
  • Saturday, March 13: Successful Yarn Substitution - It can be nerve-wracking to switch the yarn on a knit or crochet project, yet sometimes necessary. Learning how to pick a successful substitute means you’ll never have to abandon a pattern written for a discontinued yarn, make a sweater too warm for your climate, choose from a line of colors you don’t like, or feel required to buy a yarn that's not in your budget. 
  • Saturday, March 27: Gauge and Blocking - Checking your gauge is necessary if you want knit and crochet projects to fit, but a lot of people aren't sure if they're doing it right. In this class, we'll discuss why gauge is so important, the best way to make a swatch and the rare times when you can get away with being not quite on-gauge.

In addition to Kira's classes, we are excited to announce another 5-part session of our Cocoknits Sweater Workshop - Knit the Emma Sweater. All the details and registration can be found here. Registration will close on March 6 to ensure we have time to order your yarn, so register now!

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 to see you soon!

Be well,
Mindy and the Team at A Yarn Less Raveled
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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!

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Enjoy Our Virtual Trunk Show Recording
Did you miss our Virtual Trunk Show earlier this month? We thought you might enjoy seeing the three beautiful trunk shows, with samples from Woolfolk, Cocoknits, and Shibui, so we recorded it for you.

We discussed and modeled some of the pieces we've fallen in love with, and you will too! Many of the yarns are available in our Online Shop, or contact us for more details.

Here's a link to our Zoom recording:

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 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)

Beginning Sunday, March 28: This begins a 5-session Cocoknits Sweater Workshop with Mindy.
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:
  • WinderFull winding accessories (as featured by Laura Nelkin)

Returning Favorites:
  • Berroco Ultra Wool in Chunky, Worsted, DK, and Fine
  • Berroco Vintage Chunky and Modern Cotton DK
  • Knitter's Pride Yarn Winder and Swift (can be paired with the WinderFull winding accessories)
  • Prices reduced on all Teekri jewelry on our Going, Going, Gone Sale Items page

Added to Our Online Shop:
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