A Yarn Less Raveled News http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?rssfeed=1 Thu, 23 Sep 2021 12:32:05 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Closing Announcement http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9656 <div><span><em><span style="text-decoration: underline;">A Message from Mindy</span></em><br /><br /></span>Thank you for your support and patience these past two months, as I&rsquo;ve explored potential options for the future of the shop.&nbsp;After talking with several interested buyers, the timing wasn&rsquo;t right for them and so <span>I&rsquo;m moving forward with the second road, to close the shop and transition to online sales.</span> I&rsquo;m grateful we were able to extend our lease through July to explore these options and to continue supporting you. If you missed the <span>initial announcement</span>, please <a href="https://conta.cc/33fQXC5" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" data-link-type="web">click here</a>.&nbsp; For a full and updated collection of <span>Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)</span>, please <span style="color: #0016ff;"><a href="https://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/module/news/9654/faqs---next-path-for-a-yarn-less-raveled" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" data-link-type="web"><span style="color: #0016ff;">click here</span></a></span>.</div> <div><br />During this past decade as your local yarn shop, we&rsquo;ve been touched by your visits, your emails, your passion for fiber crafts, and your support of our special community.&nbsp; <br /><br />I have been deeply torn about this decision, and have been very emotional as I think about how many special relationships have formed from this place, this community.&nbsp; My original vision was to create a welcoming space where you could find connection, community, creativity, and learning.&nbsp;I deeply hope you have found that during our time here, and more.&nbsp;I continue to be amazed by each of you, whether you joined us as a new knitter or crocheter, or an experienced crafter.<br /><br />I&rsquo;d like to be a bit more transparent about this decision.&nbsp;In addition to my readiness to explore new career paths, this decision is also partly financial. Like so many small businesses, during the pandemic, my focus was to keep the shop open for our community, and to do that, I had to secure funding through several channels. This included significant loans, which will need to be paid back.&nbsp;Closing the shop, selling as much merchandise, shop samples, and fixtures as possible will help enable those debts to be fulfilled.&nbsp;Look for our &ldquo;Yarn-o-Meter&rdquo; to see how close we are to reaching our financial goal, while you stock up on all your favorite products before they disappear.<br /><br /><strong>On Friday, July 9, we will begin our Closing Sale,</strong> with all merchandise at 20% off.&nbsp;You&rsquo;ll want to shop early to stock up on your favorites!&nbsp;We will provide a coupon code on the Shop page of our website if you would like to shop online, as well.&nbsp; <br /><br />Some of our yarn, including <strong>Shibui and Woolfolk,</strong> will be re-homed to another local yarn shop next week, so shop this Friday or Saturday if you don&rsquo;t want to miss either of these fabulous yarns while they are still available in our shop.&nbsp; <br /><br />The sale will continue through July, but <strong>don&rsquo;t wait until the prices drop</strong> - your favorite products, especially in sweater- or blanket-quantities, will be gone!&nbsp;This is a perfect time to restock after all your pandemic knitting and crocheting.<br /><br />Later in July, we will also be selling some of our shop samples, as well as some of our fixtures. <br /><br />We are <span>open for walk-in shopping on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 12:00-4:00 PM</span> and look forward to seeing you.&nbsp;</div> <ul> <li>Please wear your mask and sanitize as you enter.&nbsp;</li> <li>If the shop gets too busy for appropriate social distancing, we may ask you to wait outside for a short time.&nbsp;</li> <li>Appointments are no longer needed or available.</li> </ul> <div>We&rsquo;ll have a place for you to share your favorite memories with us, and I know your visits and these notes will be a precious part of this &ldquo;binding off&rdquo; process. We will be holding a celebration toward the end of July or early August, as the timing becomes more clear.&nbsp; <br /><br />Each of you has touched our hearts, and we hope we have touched yours as well, as we share our love for yarn, knitting, crochet, and all the joys that accompany this craft. <span>Thank you for all the years we&rsquo;ve been a part of this amazing community.&nbsp;You have brought us into your lives, through the connection of yarn, and it&rsquo;s been an honor and a privilege to be your local yarn shop.<br /><br /></span>And now, it is time for us to take the next road less traveled&hellip; <br /><br />With love,</div> <div>Mindy, Leslie, and Cindy</div> Pre-Order Arkaik Fibres Yarns Through May 11 http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9655 Did you miss our&nbsp;virtual event with Arkaik Fibres on Saturday, May 8?&nbsp; Don't worry, we recorded all the fun and you can watch it here:<br /><br /><strong>Watch the Zoom Event Recording:</strong>&nbsp;<br /> <ul> <li>Topic: Arkaik Fibres Pop-Up Shop and Meet the Dyer event</li> <li>Date: May 8, 2021 01:40 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)</li> <li>Meeting Recording:&nbsp;<a href="Click Here to Watch" target="_blank">https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/TJdCuB4rLrzwJAXR0scB8hsu9FVuq7pTj5H7YlfJ4jVYTkwX4GxEj0mkBC8BUD2u.kahZicQ4QICAeVUQ</a></li> <li>Access Passcode: ARKFBRS#1</li> </ul> In addition, you can place orders for any of Jay's repeatable colors <strong>through the end of day on Tuesday, May 11 </strong>on Fremont Tweed, Fremont Sock, or Ballard Fingering (see details and colors below).&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Placing Orders and Pricing</strong><br /><br />Please send an email to info@ayarnlessraveled.com&nbsp;with the following details, or with your questions:<br /> <ul> <li>Yarn base (e.g., Fremont Tweed, Fremont Sock, or Ballard Fingering)</li> <li>Color(s) requested (See image below with colors indicated)&nbsp;</li> <li>Quantity per color per base</li> <li>A phone number to reach you if we have questions that are easier answered in person than via email</li> </ul> We will email you an invoice for payment on your order on Wednesday, May 12.<br /><br />Once we place the collective order, depending on Arkaik Fibres' dye queue and shipping times, it will take 4-6 weeks for our yarn to arrive at the shop. &nbsp;We&rsquo;ll send updates when we have them and we&rsquo;ll contact you when your order is ready for pickup. &nbsp;We request payment in advance, and all orders are final (no returns or exchanges).<br /><br />Here are the retail prices and other key details for each base highlighted in our event: <div style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong>Ballard Fingering</strong> | fingering weight</div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;">100% SW New Zealand Polwarth</div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;">437 yards | 100 grams | $30</div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;"><br /><strong>Fremont Sock</strong> | fingering weight</div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;">75% SW British BFL / 25% Nylon</div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;">464 yards | 100 grams | $31.50</div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;"><br /><strong>Fremont Tweed</strong> | fingering weight</div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;">85% SW British BFL / 15% Nep</div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;">438 yards | 100 grams | $31.50</div> <br /><strong>Yarn Colors</strong><br /><br />Color names match the skeins shown,&nbsp;front to back:&nbsp;<br /> <ul> <li>Yesterday Princess</li> <li>The Hum of Electric Heat</li> <li>Petals for Armor</li> <li>All it Was is a Dream</li> <li>Night Windows</li> <li>Epic Problem</li> <li>Fallen Cedar</li> <li>Gold Lion</li> <li>Wolves Still Cry</li> <li>Choose Bronze</li> <li>Leap Your Bar</li> </ul> <img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/5943/509x679_all_event_colors_afjpeg.jpeg" alt="Arkaik Fibres Colors Fremont Tweed in a diagonal line" width="509" height="679" align="" /> FAQs - Next Path for A Yarn Less Raveled http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9654 <strong>Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Next Path for A Yarn Less Raveled - Updated July 5, 2021</strong><br /><br />A Yarn Less Raveled will be closing our Danville store and transitioning to an online-only shop, with the process beginning July 5.&nbsp; We anticipate this process will take 4-5 weeks.<br /><br />Please read the updated announcement in our&nbsp;<a href="https://conta.cc/36iCUNA" target="_blank">July 5 newsletter.</a> &nbsp;These FAQs provide more detail to specific questions you may have.&nbsp; We will update this page regularly to keep you updated.&nbsp; Please contact us if you have any questions not addressed here, and please understand that we may not have answers immediately,&nbsp;as the closure progresses.<br /><br /><strong>Closing the Shop</strong><br /><br />Q:&nbsp; Why are you closing A Yarn Less Raveled and transitioning to an online shop?&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <ul> <li>The pandemic has taken its toll, our lease is up at the end of June (extended through July), and it&rsquo;s time for Mindy to explore new adventures.&nbsp; Please see the more detailed explanation in our&nbsp;July 5 newsletter.</li> </ul> Q: Would you reconsider closing the Danville brick-and-mortar shop?<br /> <ul> <li>While this announcement may be a shock to some, please know that this is a very thoughtful decision and it's definitive. Thank you for supporting us during the transition.</li> </ul> Q: What is Mindy going to do next?<br /> <ul> <li>She&rsquo;ll take a sabbatical, then she&rsquo;ll explore her next career options.</li> <li>She&rsquo;ll continue to maintain the online shop, and she may even write a novel.</li> </ul> <strong><br />Gift Cards and Store Credit</strong><br /><br />Q: I have a gift card or a store credit - how can I use it?<br /> <ul> <li>Gift cards and store credit will be honored while our shop stays open (both brick-and-mortar and online).&nbsp;&nbsp;Please contact us if you have a store credit to use - we currently need to process those orders manually.</li> <li>To enter your electronic or printed gift certificate number in the online checkout process, enter all the letters and numbers (with dashes) below the barcode.</li> <li>If you have a physical, plastic gift card, enter the numbers, omitting all letters (e.g, A730Y123456 will be entered 730123456)</li> <li>If you have any trouble using your gift card, please contact us at info@ayarnlessraveled.com for assistance.</li> </ul> <strong><br />Shopping and a Closing Sale</strong><br /><br />Q: I want to come in and shop before you close. What&rsquo;s your schedule?&nbsp;<br /> <ul> <li>We&nbsp;are&nbsp;now open to walk-in shopping on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays between 12pm and 4pm.&nbsp; No appointments are needed.</li> <li>Masks (worn properly), hand sanitizing as you enter, and social distancing are still upheld for everyone's safety, regardless of vaccination status.</li> </ul> Q: Where can we go&nbsp;to buy&nbsp;yarn when the Danville shop closes?&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <ul> <li>When we close the Danville shop and transition to an online shop, you will have access to our familiar products anytime and we will restock select yarns as needed.</li> <li>You may want to explore the other exceptional yarn shops in the greater Bay Area; they would welcome your business as we do.</li> <li>Some of our yarns have been re-homed to other shops and will be available to you soon.</li> </ul> Q: Will there be a Closing Sale with discounts?&nbsp;<br /> <ul> <li>Yes, the Closing Sale will begin on Friday, July 9 with 20% discount on all merchandise, and will continue through July.</li> <li>Shop early for the best selection of your favorite yarns, before they are sold or re-homed.</li> <li>We will also have some free items available, including AYLR-logo gifts with purchase.</li> </ul> Q: What&rsquo;s the Fine Print for the Sale?<br /> <ul> <li><strong>All sales are final - no exchanges or returns.</strong></li> <li>Discounts do not apply to clearance merchandise, gift cards, individual assistance, or Ravelry Pattern in-store sales.</li> <li><strong>All merchandise will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis</strong>, and is limited to stock on hand. No special orders will be accepted.</li> <li>We are not able to support any personal services during this time: This includes winding, merchandise holds, pattern or project support, and project repairs. If you&rsquo;d like help, you may make an appointment with Leslie.</li> </ul> <strong><br />Classes,&nbsp;Knit/Crochet Alongs, Events, and Project Help</strong><br /><br />Q: What will happen to your classes and KALs?&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <ul> <li>When&nbsp;the shop goes online, we may offer classes and KALs again via Zoom, which has the added benefit of being recorded.&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul> Q: Who should I contact if I need project help?&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <ul> <li>Please email us at info@ayarnlessraveled.com. Leslie will continue offering project support either virtually via Zoom or in person.</li> </ul> Q: Will you offer virtual or in-person gatherings before the shop closes?<br /> <ul> <li>We will plan a celebration to take place toward the end of July or early August, as business winds down. We'll let you know as soon as it's planned!</li> <li>Due to the ongoing pandemic risk, we are not offering in-store knitting or crocheting around the antique table, however, we&rsquo;d be happy to set up a table outside the Learning Studio if you&rsquo;d like to meet and visit.</li> </ul> <strong>Your Privacy</strong><br />Q: When you close the shop, will you sell my email address?&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <ul> <li>We committed to never sell your personal information when you signed up for our newsletter and we stay committed to that promise.</li> <li>When the shop&nbsp;transitions to online-only, your email address will remain in our newsletter system&nbsp;until you unsubscribe using the link at the bottom of all emails. You&rsquo;ll be able to stay current with any shop or class updates.</li> <li>Your email address in our business system enables you to shop online and to receive electronic receipts. Please ensure we have your correct email if you&rsquo;d like to stay in touch.</li> </ul> Indigodragonfly Virtual Pop-Up and Custom Dye Event http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9653 Did you miss our&nbsp;virtual event with Indigodragonfly?&nbsp; Don't worry, we recorded all the fun and you can watch it here:<br /> <blockquote> <div dir="ltr"> <div dir="ltr"> <div dir="ltr"> <div dir="ltr"> <div dir="ltr"> <ul> <li>Topic: Indigodragonfly: Meet the Dyer Event</li> <li>Date: Apr 21, 2021 09:41 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)</li> <li>Meeting Recording: <a href="https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/EJOI7X0Jc7KQA2D0YjoPT2DjaYR5_Rq_Fuh58QQzvwuFdnSTafGRlVFrvximtOLB.NypAhg6BbappIPA4" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/EJOI7X0Jc7KQA2D0YjoPT2DjaYR5_Rq_Fuh58QQzvwuFdnSTafGRlVFrvximtOLB.NypAhg6BbappIPA4&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1619128676576000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHAnkw5rk5rT0QQ5PtR1wQUySP15Q">https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/<wbr />share/<wbr />EJOI7X0Jc7KQA2D0YjoPT2DjaYR5_<wbr />Rq_<wbr />Fuh58QQzvwuFdnSTafGRlVFrvximtO<wbr />LB.NypAhg6BbappIPA4</a></li> <li>Access Passcode: IndigoFun#1</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </blockquote> In addition, you can place orders for the custom-dyed color or any of their repeatable colors through April 28 on Chameleon Sock or R.O.U.Sport.&nbsp; Send us an email with the following information and we'll prepare an invoice for your pre-order.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br /> <div><strong>Placing Orders and Pricing</strong></div> <div>Please send an email to info@ayarnlessraveled.com&nbsp;with the following details, or with your questions:</div> <div> <ul> <li>Yarn base (e.g., R.O.U.Sport&nbsp;or Chameleon Sock)</li> <li>Color(s) requested (our custom color is called S&rsquo;Pores). &nbsp;Here&rsquo;s a link to their repeatable colors:&nbsp;<a href="https://indigodragonfly.ca/collections/dyed-to-order" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://indigodragonfly.ca/collections/dyed-to-order&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1619128676576000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGQUmP1H1HFpUhRvfK-5CdQOJXM2A">https://<wbr />indigodragonfly.ca/<wbr />collections/dyed-to-order</a></li> <li>Quantity per color per base</li> <li>A phone number to reach you if we have questions that are easier answered in person than via email</li> </ul> <div>Once we place the collective order, depending on the Indigodragonfly dye queue and shipping times, it will take 3-6 weeks for our yarn to arrive at the shop. &nbsp;We&rsquo;ll send updates when we have them and we&rsquo;ll contact you when your order is ready for pickup. &nbsp;We request payment in advance, and all orders are final (no returns or exchanges).</div> </div> <div></div> <div>Here are the retail prices and other key details for each base highlighted in our event:</div> <ul> <li><span>Chameleon Sock (Indigodragonfly exclusive yarn - shown left in custom color) - 63% extrafine sw merino/20% cashmere/17% silk, 366 m/400 yds per 100 g skein - $34</span><span><br /></span></li> <li><span>R.O.U.Sport&nbsp; (shown right in custom color) - 100% sw merino, 300 m/328 yds per 100 g skein - $27</span></li> </ul> <img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/5943/381x254_img_0013jpg.jpg" alt="Chameleon sock and ROUSport SPores" width="381" height="254" align="" /> Spring Clearance Sale http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9652 <strong>Spring Clearance Sale Beginning Friday, April 9!</strong><br /><br />We are reducing prices from 25% up to 60% on many wonderful yarns to make room for new products! Don&rsquo;t miss this opportunity to replenish your stash and take home many &ldquo;hidden gems&rdquo; at a generous discount. It&rsquo;s also a perfect time to shop for Mother&rsquo;s Day gifts and Summer projects. Browse our ever-expanding online shop or schedule an in-store or virtual <a href="https://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/module/news/9643/sign-up-for-an-in-store-or-virtual-personal-shopping-appointment" target="_blank">appointment here</a>. <br /><br />We are not open for drop-in visits yet (we are working on getting our vaccinations), so please make an appointment so you can see and touch the yarn selections!&nbsp; See all the details for our <a href="https://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/module/news/9651/march-shopping-updates" target="_blank">continued safe practices here</a>.<br /><br /><strong>WHAT&rsquo;s on Sale? Sale Categories</strong><br /> <ul> <li><strong>Going, Going, Gone</strong> (final clearance) up to 60% off! New items added!</li> <li><strong>Spring Clearance Sale&nbsp;</strong>(temporary discounts) on many specialty items including select yarns from&nbsp;Amano, The Fibre Company, Juniper Moon, Lickin' Flames Pottery, Lorna's Laces,&nbsp;<span>Louisa Harding, Shibui Knits,</span> and YOTH Yarns.&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li><strong>Single Ladies</strong> (yarns with only one or two colors remaining) discounted to move! Select yarns from Canon Hand Dyes, Greenwood Fiberworks, and Hedgehog Fibers, LunaPurl, and YOTH yarns.</li> </ul> <strong>HOW to Shop? It&rsquo;s a Treasure Hunt!</strong><br />Since we are still in a pandemic, we are offering these&nbsp;Clearance items in three ways: <br /> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/shop.htm" target="_blank"><strong>Our Online Shop</strong></a> - search our <strong>Going, Going, Gone, </strong>and new <strong>Single Ladies</strong>&nbsp;and <strong>Spring Clearance Sale&nbsp;</strong>sections, as well as the regular <strong>Yarn and Kits</strong> categories for discounted items (Spring Clearance sale prices will display in red).</li> <li><a href="https://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/module/news/9643/sign-up-for-an-in-store-or-virtual-personal-shopping-appointment" target="_blank"><strong>In-person or virtual appointments</strong></a> - Available on Tuesdays and Fridays between 12n and 4pm (we&rsquo;ve added two appointment time slots on both Tuesday and Friday during April for the Clearance Sale)</li> <li><strong>During scheduled live Zooms</strong>:&nbsp; The first Zoom will be on <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwudOutqj4sG9OhoHbBPBO5Z88OdZ9-Z89s" target="_blank">Tuesday, April 13 from 5pm to 6pm</a></span>.&nbsp; The second Zoom will be on&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYscu-orTMtHNJProdNipXhQ5jF1woTlQEG" target="_blank">Saturday, April 17 from 10am to 12 noon</a></span>.&nbsp; This will be a special event where we'll also virtually celebrate Local Yarn Store Day.&nbsp; Click on the date to register for the Zoom, then you will receive the link to access the Spring Clearance Zoom event.</li> </ul> <strong>WHEN does the Spring Clearance Sale Begin?</strong><br />Our sale begins in our Online Shop at 6AM on Friday, April 9, and during scheduled&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/module/news/9643/sign-up-for-an-in-store-or-virtual-personal-shopping-appointment" target="_blank">appointments</a> between 12n and 4pm on Friday, April 9. The sale will continue through April 30, with new items added weekly on Friday mornings.<br /><br /><strong>Spring Clearance and Pandemic&nbsp;POLICIES</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Sale prices apply to stock on hand only - no special orders or holds.</li> <li>All sales are final (our sale and pandemic policy).</li> <li>Winding, pattern support, project help, and other personal services are not available.</li> </ul> April Shopping Updates: Orange Tier http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9651 Greetings!<br /><br />Since Contra Costa County has moved into the&nbsp;Orange Tier starting&nbsp;April&nbsp;7, 2021, our local customers are probably wondering what this means for shopping in the store at A Yarn Less Raveled?<br /><br />We&rsquo;re continuing&nbsp;to offer&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/module/news/9643/sign-up-for-an-in-store-or-virtual-personal-shopping-appointment" target="_blank">Personal Shopping appointments</a></strong> on Tuesdays and Fridays&nbsp;while we wait to see if the cases continue to decline, or if we&rsquo;ll face a new surge. Thank you for your patience and flexibility!<br /><br />We miss you... and we want you to be safe!&nbsp; While we're happy and hopeful to see COVID-19 cases drop, the pandemic is not over.&nbsp; The new variants and looser restrictions mean that we might see a new surge in a few weeks.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br />If cases continue to decline, we will&nbsp;re-evaluate our shopping options in late April.&nbsp; This gives&nbsp;our community and staff&nbsp;more time to get vaccinated, as well.<br /><br />Why can't I just drop by and come in?&nbsp; <br /> <ul> <li>Yarn shopping is more interactive and high-touch than buying groceries or other items, making it difficult to maintain 6 feet of distance.</li> <li>We have a small space with only one door and no windows, which means less effective air circulation.</li> </ul> How can I shop?<br /> <ul> <li>We're happy to help you by appointment (in-store or virtual), by phone when we are in the shop, and by email.&nbsp;</li> <li>Browse our&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/shop.htm" target="_blank">online store</a></strong> and Ravelry before stopping by to make the most of your visit.&nbsp; We have limited services available during in-store appointments so please read the agreements in full before&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/module/news/9643/sign-up-for-an-in-store-or-virtual-personal-shopping-appointment" target="_blank">scheduling&nbsp;your appointment</a>.</strong></li> <li>We&nbsp;continue to provide curbside pickup and shipping options for online, email, and phone purchases.</li> </ul> Thank you for shopping small!<br /><br />This message has been adapted with permission from Uncommon Threads Yarn shop.&nbsp; Thanks, Stephanie!<br /><br /><br /> Cocoknits Franca KAL http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9650 <div>Have you knit a sweater following the tailored Cocoknits Method? Would you like to knit a cozy cardigan?</div> <div></div> <div>Cocoknits is offering a Knit-Along to focus on Julie Weisenberger's drapey <span>Franca Cardigan </span>(shown here) and we are offering our own virtual Guided Knit Along so we can come together as a community to reconnect, refresh, and learn new techniques. <strong>This KAL is recommended for knitters who have already knit at least one Cocoknits Method sweater.<br /><br /></strong></div> <div>This will be a <strong>Guided Knit Along</strong>, 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, so read on and join us! While this isn't an in-depth class like our Cocoknits Method Sweater Workshop, you'll refresh some of the basic techniques as we knit together.<br /><br /></div> <div>To participate with us, please:</div> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/module/class.htm?classId=374879" target="_blank">Register online</a>&nbsp;for our Guided Franca KAL, including&nbsp;a $40 fee to participate, where $10 may be applied as a discount to your yarn selection for this KAL.&nbsp; You will receive a one-time coupon code to use online or in the shop during your appointment.</li> <li>Purchase a copy of the <a href="https://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/shop.htm?search_keyword=cocoknits"><span>Cocoknits Method Workshop</span> book</a> (available on our website or in-store by appointment), or use your own copy.</li> <li>Purchase your Franca Cardigan yarn from A Yarn Less Raveled (Worsted or Aran weight - see details on the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/module/class.htm?classId=374879" target="_blank">registration page</a> for yarn suggestions and quantity). Please note: the pattern refers to Classic Elite Chalet, which is a discontinued yarn.</li> <li>Purchase the Franca pattern from Ravelry or directly from the Cocoknits Website (electronic versions are available).</li> </ul> <div>Here's the KAL Schedule (Updated 2/15):</div> <ul> <li>Meet every two weeks via Zoom on Sundays, beginning February 7, from 1-2:30pm, and continuing on February 21, March 7, March 21, and <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">April 4 </span>April 11.&nbsp;We'll plan a celebratory session as we get closer to completing our sweaters. You'll receive a link to the Zoom session after you register.</li> <li>In the first session, we'll provide a basic schedule for the pattern sections.</li> <li>You can wait until the first session to learn about your yarn options, or you can schedule an in-person appointment or order online.</li> <li>We offer some recommendations from our beautiful selection of yarns on the registration page.</li> </ul> Holiday Cowl Knit Along http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9648 <img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/5943/334x334_the_long_and_short_cowl_collagepng.png" alt="" width="334" height="334" align="right" />Looking for quick knit for holiday gift giving? Well, look no further! We have teamed up with No Panic Knitting (Pamela Minniear, an AYLR alum) to bring you this lovely option.&nbsp; Perfect for quick and cozy holiday gifts!<br /><br />Knit up in super-bulky weight yarn and large needles, "To Make A Long Story Short" is a cowl with 2 options for length: the short version is 26 inches in circumference; the longer version is 52 inches. <br /><br /><strong>Knit Along (KAL) Participation</strong><br />To participate in this KAL,&nbsp;please&nbsp;purchase your yarn from A Yarn Less Raveled.&nbsp; We suggest using Amano Yana and Yana Journeys (175 yards per skein), Malabrigo Rasta (90 yards per skein) or Berroco Ultra Wool Chunky (held double, 145 yards per skein).&nbsp;<br /><br />You can easily knit&nbsp;two short cowls from one skein of Yana for the main color. If you are using Berroco&rsquo;s Ultra Wool Chunky, you will hold two stands of yarn together both meet the yarn gauge requirement, and to give the cowl that &ldquo;marled&rdquo; look as in the photo.<br /><br />We&rsquo;ve put together some suggested yarn combinations, using these yarn options. See examples in the photo, or set up a private shopping appointment, and we will help you choose your own combination.<br /><br /><strong>How to&nbsp;Participate</strong><br />Come join the holiday prep fun!&nbsp;Join us for a Zoom gathering on <strong>November 14 at 2pm</strong>, where we can share our progress, knit together, and ask questions of the designer. <br /><br />Please register for this gathering, using this link below.<br /> <ul> <li>When: Nov 14, 2020 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)</li> <li>Register in advance for this meeting by clicking this link:&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApc--prj4oE91ugR3lMxwQwq7pW7tscKkU" target="_blank">Zoom Meeting Advance Registration</a></li> <li>After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.</li> </ul> <strong>What You'll Need for the KAL</strong><br /><strong><br /></strong>Yarn from A Yarn Less Raveled (see above)<br />Pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry here:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/to-make-a-long-story-short">https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/to-make-a-long-story-short</a><strong><br /></strong><br />Short Cowl: <br /> <ul> <li>90 yards (82 meters) of main color yarn</li> <li>25 yards (23 meters) of contrasting yarn (for ribbing on edges)</li> </ul> <div style="padding-left: 30px;">You will also need:</div> <ul> <li>One US size 13 (9.0mm) 24-inch circular needle (for short cowl)</li> <li>One US size 15 (10mm) 24-in circular needle (for short cowl)</li> </ul> Long Cowl: <br /> <ul> <li>180 yards (165 meters) of main color yarn</li> <li>50 yards (46 meters) of contrasting color (for ribbing on edges)</li> </ul> <div style="padding-left: 30px;">You will also need:&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <ul> <li>One US size 13 (9.0mm) 32-inch circular needle (for long cowl)</li> <li>One US size 15 (10mm) 32-in circular needle (for long cowl)</li> </ul> <div>Please note: Yarn estimates are generous; you will have some yardage left over.</div> Safety Protocols for Walk-In Shopping http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9647 <h3 dir="ltr"><span>Safety&nbsp;Protocols for Walk-In Shopping - What to Expect</span></h3> <p dir="ltr"><span><em>Updated 05 November 2020, effective 13 November 2020 -<span style="color: #d0131a;">Canceled November 17 due to county requirements.</span></em><br /><br />Beginning Friday, November 13, we are adding safe in-store, walk-in shopping two days a week, on Fridays and Saturdays!&nbsp;&nbsp;Before you visit, please read all the&nbsp;safety protocols below. These are required by Contra Costa County for us to open safely.<br /><br /><strong>Three Ways to Shop:</strong><br /><br />Tuesdays - By Appointment Only<br /> &bull; Personal in-store and virtual shopping by appointment only (12n-3pm); No walk-in business<br /> &bull; For customers with a preference for personal shopping support<br /> &bull; Schedule your&nbsp;appointment online&nbsp;now!&nbsp;If you prefer a virtual appointment via Zoom, schedule your&nbsp;appointment&nbsp;and indicate in the notes that it's virtual.&nbsp;We are happy to help!<br /><br />Fridays and Saturdays - By Appointment and Walk-in Shopping<br /> &bull; Open for walk-in business, with&nbsp;In-Store Shopping Protocols&nbsp;(12n - 3pm)<br /> &bull; Personal shopping by&nbsp;appointment&nbsp;(11am-12n) in-store or virtual, same as Tuesdays<br /><br />Online shopping, email and phone&nbsp;shopping requests will continue to be supported.&nbsp;<br /><br />Curbside pickup and shipping&nbsp;will be available during any of these timeframes<br /> &bull; Tuesday, Fridays, and Saturdays from 12-3pm<br /><br />We&rsquo;ll need your help and cooperation to make this transition successfully.&nbsp;We&rsquo;ve been closed for walk-in shopping since March 16, so re-opening is a big step!&nbsp;Please be patient with us as we strive to support you safely.&nbsp;We can&rsquo;t wait to see you!<br /><br /><strong>Safety Protocols</strong><br />To ensure everyone&rsquo;s safety, and to stay aligned with Contra Costa County and California re-opening guidelines, we&rsquo;ll have the following practices in place.&nbsp; Please review these guidelines before visiting the shop for a&nbsp;happy shopping experience:</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Look for the &ldquo;Open&rdquo; sign and wait by the door for us to let you in (limited capacity).</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Wear your mask properly over your nose and mouth.&nbsp;</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Sanitize your hands as you enter and before touching yarn or products.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Keep your distance (6-feet, that is). Air hugs are welcome!</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please make other plans for your kids so you can focus on choosing your yarn! We love them and know they&rsquo;ve grown, and we aren&rsquo;t able to sanitize kid-friendly spaces right now.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>We&rsquo;ll invite 3 customers in at a time; you may need to wait outside or in your car for entry so bring your knitting or crocheting.&nbsp; We'll call you when it's your turn to come in.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>We want to help everyone; your shopping time will be limited to 30 minutes or less so we can invite others in when you&rsquo;re done.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Your check-out process will be contactless and you&rsquo;ll see new shields up at our register. We will only accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express as payments (no cash).</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>In-store services like yarn winding, Ravelry searches, and in-person project help are still on hold.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><strong>All sales are final during the pandemic for your protection and ours.&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone not adhering to these guidelines if we feel our customers or staff are at risk.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"><span>These guidelines may be revised based on county or state modifications.</span></li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Staff Protocols:</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>We&rsquo;ll be smiling under our masks, and will wear them all the time.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>We&rsquo;ll keep our hands sanitized and we&rsquo;ll sanitize the high-touch surfaces regularly for your safety.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>We&rsquo;ll keep our distance (6-feet, that is).</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>We&rsquo;ll check our temperature daily and won&rsquo;t work if we aren&rsquo;t feeling well, or if we&rsquo;ve been notified we&rsquo;ve been exposed to COVID-19.</span></p> </li> </ul> Celebrate Virtual Local Yarn Store Day with Us on Saturday, September 12 from 10 AM to 1 PM http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9646 <p dir="ltr"><span>Join us <strong>virtually</strong> on Saturday, September 12, 2020, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM to celebrate </span><strong>Local Yarn Store Day</strong><span>. We are interviewing local fiber guests, offering virtual and online shopping hours, prizes, discounts, and gifts with purchase.&nbsp; Purchases through our online shop and during the virtual event are eligible for a 10% discount on Saturday and Sunday using code </span><span><strong>LYSDay2020AYLR</strong> during checkout.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>You&rsquo;ll need to&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline; color: #0025ff;"><a href="https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0od-qvrzIsGd0GiZUlJv9iLt00OYUj3r0_" target="_blank"><span style="color: #0025ff; text-decoration: underline;">register in advance</span></a></span> to receive the Zoom access code via email</span><span>.&nbsp; We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>We feel very blessed to be a part of this wonderful community and hope you&rsquo;ll celebrate with us.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>We are hosting this event via Zoom from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, and we have a full agenda.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>10:00-10:30 AM:&nbsp; Welcome, Shopping Overview, Cocoknits Sweater Class introduction</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>10:30-10:50 AM:&nbsp; Product Descriptions, Q&amp;A, and Order Submissions</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>10:50-11:00 AM:&nbsp; Break/Zoom Visiting Time&nbsp;</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>11:00-11:30 AM:&nbsp; Kira K Interview and Discussion</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>11:30-11:50 AM:&nbsp; Product Descriptions, Q&amp;A, and Order Submissions</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>11:50-12:00 PM:&nbsp; Break/Zoom Visiting Time</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>12:00-12:30 PM:&nbsp; Christa with Houndstooth Fiber Arts</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>12:30-12:50 PM:&nbsp; Product Descriptions, Q&amp;A, and Order Submissions</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>12:50-1:00 PM:&nbsp; Break/Zoom Visiting Time</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Meet our Local Guests and Get Involved!&nbsp; Help us interview our guests by submitting questions to info@ayarnlessraveled.com.&nbsp;</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Kira K of Kira K Designs will join us at 11 AM to talk about her passion for designing knit and crochet patterns, teaching, and other fiber crafts. She will also show us some of her patterns she&rsquo;s offering as a promotion. During this online event, Kira will share other discounts on patterns and a free &ldquo;pattern with yarn purchase&rdquo; offer.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Christa J of Houndstooth Fiber Arts will join us at 12:00 PM to share her love of yarn dying.&nbsp; She'll highlight some of her new yarns in our shop and how she brings colors together to create artistic palettes.</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Review the schedule and stay for the full 3-hours (with breaks, of course) or join us at select times.&nbsp; Your free registration will enable you to join anytime during the 3-hour event.&nbsp; <span style="text-decoration: underline; color: #0025ff;"><a href="https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0od-qvrzIsGd0GiZUlJv9iLt00OYUj3r0_" target="_blank"><span style="color: #0025ff; text-decoration: underline;">Click here to register</span></a></span>&nbsp;in advance for this Zoom event.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting via Zoom and the link will work anytime during the 3-hour event.</span></p> <span>Your LYS Day purchase this weekend (Sept. 12 and 13) enters you in a drawing for prizes from Kira K, Houndstooth Fiber Arts, LO&nbsp;&amp; Behold Designs, Cindy&rsquo;s Buttons, and A Yarn Less Raveled. Many items are eligible for a discount and gifts with purchase.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br /><br />The Fine Print:</span><br /> <div> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>One prize drawing entry per person, both online and Zoom event purchases apply.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span></span>Drawing will be held the week of Sept. 14 and winners will be notified by email.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr">Coupon Code: One per person and one-time use over the weekend either in-store or online: LYSDay2020AYLR</li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Discounts apply to yarn, books, needles, notions, gifts, and bags.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Discounts do not apply to class registration, gift cards, patterns, or already discounted items.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><strong>All sales are final.&nbsp; No exceptions.</strong></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>No winding or project help is available during this time, and we will not be open for walk-in business.</span></p> </li> </ul> </div> <p dir="ltr"><span><span id="docs-internal-guid-d720f6f3-7fff-3a95-97f4-1e6f5738fbeb"></span>Thank you for your understanding and support!<br /></span></p> Virtual Knitting Project Help Now Available on Tuesdays from 3-4 PM via Zoom http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9645 <p>Do you need help with a knitting project? Are you having challenges with instructions in your pattern? We are here to help! <br /><br />We are now offering weekly Virtual Knitting Project Help for small groups, providing personalized support to help you continue and finish your project! Limited to 4 people for each session, and available on Tuesdays from 3-4pm via Zoom, you'll receive focused support and you'll also learn from others' questions as we help&nbsp;all four of you with&nbsp;your patterns during this informative hour.&nbsp;&nbsp;An hour of support and tips from our experienced staff for $20!</p> We can help you interpret pattern instructions, fix a simple stitch you've dropped, or help you figure out where you are in a pattern.&nbsp; You are guaranteed individual help time, and you'll learn tips and expand your skills as we also help three others in each session.&nbsp; We may ask for a digital copy of your pattern so that we can prepare and provide customized help.&nbsp; We respect all copyright laws and only use the pattern for project help.<br /><br />Sign up&nbsp;below for one of our Virtual Knitting Help sessions.&nbsp; We'll send you an electronic invoice for $20 per session (via secure online payment), payable within 24 hours.&nbsp; Your prompt payment reserves your space and once payment is received, we'll send you a link to the Zoom session for that date and time.&nbsp; Non-payment within 24 hours forfeits your space in that session.<br /><br />If this time doesn't work for you, or if you'd prefer an individual Zoom session, or if you'd like crochet project help, please&nbsp;send us an&nbsp;email (info@ayarnlessraveled.com) and we'll work with you to set up a time.&nbsp; Fees for individual&nbsp;sessions are $20/30 minutes.&nbsp;<br /><br />Please note our cancelation policy:&nbsp;Your paid fee will be available to you as a store credit if you cancel prior to 24 hours before the session and you may apply your payment to reschedule or for other purchases.&nbsp; Cancellation less than 24 hours prior to the session forfeits your paid fee, as we've already prepared for your custom help session. <!-- Calendly inline widget begin --> <div class="calendly-inline-widget" data-url="https://calendly.com/ayarnlessraveled/virtual-knitting-project-help" style="min-width: 320px; height: 630px;"></div> <script src="https://assets.calendly.com/assets/external/widget.js"></script> <!-- Calendly inline widget end --> Knit a Cozy Sweater for Fall in our Virtual Cocoknits Sweater Workshop http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9644 <p dir="ltr"><span>In this online workshop, you&rsquo;ll learn the Cocoknits Method for sweater construction, designed by Julie Weisenberger, which offers a unique, comfortable fit for a wide range of body shapes and sizes. This method uses top-down knitting that incorporates increases at specific intervals to create truly three-dimensional shaping that doesn&rsquo;t require seaming when you&rsquo;re done. The neck, shoulders, and yoke are created together, so the shaping is softly sloped to hug the body in a flattering way.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>You&rsquo;ll have the option of knitting one of three Emma sweater designs; two pullovers, and one cardigan (see images below).&nbsp; For this first foray into learning the Cocoknits method, we are offering two chunky yarn selections for this class.&nbsp; Once you&rsquo;re comfortable with the method, you can explore many variations!</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>After you register for the workshop, you&rsquo;ll receive an email with more details and a form to provide your yarn selection, yardage, and other materials you will need.&nbsp; We&rsquo;ll compile a kit with your yarn, your <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Cocoknits Sweater Workshop</span> book (if you don't already own it), and any other products in time for the class.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>We will meet weekly for four weeks via Zoom (virtual meeting app), and then&nbsp;several weeks later to show off your finished sweater and celebrate all our successes!&nbsp; Each session will include instruction, time for questions and support, and short videos where Julie explains the key techniques for that section, which we&rsquo;ll then discuss in more detail.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>We will use the </span><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Cocoknits Sweater Workshop</span><span> book for our patterns, for the worksheet, and for other resources throughout the course.&nbsp; If you don&rsquo;t already have a copy, you may purchase it at the same time you purchase your yarn.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>In registering for this workshop, you agree to&nbsp;purchase your yarn and class materials from our shop.&nbsp;&nbsp;Registration closes&nbsp;September 16 to ensure we can order the materials in time to begin the workshop on October 10.<br /><br />Click on this&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/module/class.htm?classId=374871" target="_blank">link to register for the workshop.</a><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;"></span></strong></p> <hr /><strong><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Workshop Session Dates</span></strong><br /><br /><strong>Saturdays</strong>,&nbsp;October 10, 17, 24, 31 and November 21 (Celebration) from 1:00-3:00 PM via Zoom. <h2 dir="ltr"><span>Prerequisite Skills</span></h2> <p dir="ltr"><span>To participate in this workshop, you should be able to independently and confidently cast on using the long-tail method, knit flat and in the round, purl, decrease (SSK and K2tog), and bind off.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>We will provide instructions for all other techniques needed for your sweater.<br /></span></p> <h2 dir="ltr">Technical Requirements</h2> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">This class will be delivered via Zoom, a virtual conferencing application.&nbsp; To get the most out of this class, we recommend using:</p> </li> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Laptop or desktop computer OR an iPad or tablet (we don&rsquo;t recommend participation by iPhone/smartphone because we&rsquo;ll be demonstrating and sharing videos that benefit from a larger screen).</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Stable internet connection.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Zoom, already set up.&nbsp; You should have a basic familiarity with using&nbsp;the app.</p> </li> </ul> </ul> <h2 dir="ltr"><span>Materials Needed&nbsp;</span></h2> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Please purchase yarn and Cocoknits Sweater Workshop book from A Yarn Less Raveled (items marked with an asterisk* are required for this workshop):</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Yarn Options* (calculate your required yardage based on the version requirements and yarn option you select, see below):&nbsp; <span class="Apple-tab-span"> </span></p> </li> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Berroco Ultra Wool Chunky</span><span> (100% Superwash Wool, 100g/145 yds) $14/skein (before class discount)</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Woolfolk LUFT</span><span> (55% Ovis 21 Ultimate Merino&reg; and 45% Organic Pima Cotton, 50g/109 yds) $20/skein (before class discount)</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Include approximately 50 yds for a swatch</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>10% one-time discount on yarn for your sweater</span><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> </li> </ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Knitting Needles (Circular)*:&nbsp;</span></p> </li> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>US 9, 10, AND 11 (32&rdquo; and 40&rdquo; or longer)</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>US 2, 3, OR 4 in either DPN or circular (for picking up stitches)</span></p> </li> </ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Cocoknits Sweater Workshop</span><span> book* (with fresh worksheet from the back of the book)</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Cocoknits Colored Jumbo Stitch Markers* (You'll receive one set of 6 markers as a gift from AYLR with your class/yarn/book purchase)</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Stitch holder, waste yarn, or Cocoknits Leather Cord/Needle Stitch Holder</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Yarn snips or scissors</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Tape measure</span></p> </li> </ul> <h3 dir="ltr"><span><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Your Sweater Options</span><br /><br /><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/5943/139x181_cocoknits_emma_a_1056x1232jpg.jpg" alt="" width="139" height="181" align="" /><br />Emma (Version A - V-Neck)<br /></span></h3> <h4 dir="ltr"><span>Sizes</span></h4> <p dir="ltr"><span>Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X)</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Finished Measurements</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Finished Bust: 33.5 (37.5, 41.5, 45.5, 49.5, 53.5) in / 85 (95, 105, 116, 126, 136) cm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Finished Length: 17.75 (19, 20.5, 21.5, 22, 22.5) in / 45 (48, 52, 54, 55, 56) cm</span></p> </li> </ul> <h4 dir="ltr"><span>Yarn</span></h4> <p dir="ltr"><span>Approximately 700 (800, 950, 1100, 1250, 1400) yds / 640 (730, 870, 1005, 1145, 1280) m bulky weight yarn for long sleeves</span></p> <h3 dir="ltr"><span><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/5943/138x179_cocoknits_emma_b_1056x1232jpg.jpg" alt="" width="138" height="179" align="" /><br />Emma (Version B - Boat Neck)</span></h3> <h4 dir="ltr"><span>Sizes</span></h4> <p dir="ltr"><span>Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X)</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Finished Measurements</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Finished Bust: 33.5 (37.5, 41.5, 45.5, 49.5, 53.5)in / 85 (95, 105, 116, 126, 136) cm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Finished Length: 17.75 (19, 20.5, 21.5, 22, 22.5)in / 45 (48, 52, 54, 55, 56) cm</span></p> </li> </ul> <h4 dir="ltr"><span>Yarn</span></h4> <p dir="ltr"><span>Approximately 700 (800, 950, 1100, 1250, 1400) yds / 640 (730, 870, 1005, 1145, 1280) m bulky weight yarn for long sleeves</span></p> <h3 dir="ltr"><span><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/5943/141x183_cocoknits_emma_c_1056x1232jpg.jpg" alt="" width="141" height="183" align="" /><br />Emma (Version C - Cardigan)</span></h3> <h4 dir="ltr"><span>Sizes</span></h4> <p dir="ltr"><span>Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X)</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Finished Measurements</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Finished Bust: 35 (39, 43, 47, 51, 55) in / 87 (97, 107, 117, 127, 137) cm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Finished Length: 25.5 (27, 28, 28.5, 29.5, 30) in / 65 (69, 71, 72, 75, 76) cm</span></p> </li> </ul> <h4 dir="ltr"><span>Yarn</span></h4> <p dir="ltr"><span>Approximately 720 (840, 960, 1150, 1250, 1350) yds / 660 (770, 880, 1050, 1140, 1230) m bulky-weight yarn</span></p> <h2 dir="ltr">Book Description</h2> <p dir="ltr"><span>This book, Cocoknits Sweater Workshop, shares Julie Weisenberger&rsquo;s system of tracking knitting progress in your own easy-to-follow customized worksheet. Unlike most traditional patterns that create flat shapes, the tailored style of construction in these patterns creates truly three-dimensional garments that impart a great fit upon completion.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>All designs are worked from the neckline down, so once the neck and yoke area are established, the knitter can just cruise through generating the sweater and not worry about counting or losing track of their place in the pattern. Another advantage of knitting top-down is the ability to try on your garment as you work, to ensure the fit is right.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>In addition to all-new patterns, Julie has dedicated a section of the book to an in-depth guide to choosing the right patterns for your figure type with considerations for colorwork, textured stitches, and hemlines all working in concert to create the right silhouette for you.</span></p> Sign Up for an In-Store or Virtual Personal Shopping Appointment! http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9643 <em>Updated July 5, 2021</em><br /><br /><strong><span style="color: #d0131a;">Personal Shopping Appointments are no longer needed.&nbsp; The shop is open for walk-in shopping on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays between 12 noon and 4 pm.&nbsp; Please visit us!</span></strong><br /><br /><strong><br />We look forward to seeing you!<br /></strong><br /> <script src="https://assets.calendly.com/assets/external/widget.js"></script> <!-- Calendly inline widget end --> Gathering Virtually Around Our Antique Table http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9410 <p><strong>Social Distancing is NOT Social Isolation</strong></p> <p>What can you do to stay connected while we shelter-at-home?&nbsp;Connect with us virtually!&nbsp;We continue to offer complimentary&nbsp;weekly virtual sessions&nbsp;to "Connect Around Our Antique Table," where you can join us on Zoom to knit and crochet with your fiber friends.&nbsp;<br /><br />All are welcome, and you can join us for the full scheduled time, or just drop in, stay for a bit, then go back to your other activities. You'll&nbsp;need a quick advance registration via Zoom and&nbsp;the link&nbsp;is included below.</p> <p>What is&nbsp;<span>Zoom</span>?&nbsp;Zoom is a video-conferencing application you can access from your smartphone, iPad/tablet, laptop, or desktop. It's designed to easily connect people, and provide a feeling of community without leaving your home. <br /><br />You only need to register once for&nbsp;this weekly event, then you'll continue to use that registration link each week.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br />Here's our current schedule, and open to all knitters and crocheters:</p> <ul> <li><span>Thursdays, from 5-6:30 pm</span>&nbsp;- open to all.&nbsp;<span style="color: #0016ff;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqc-mspjIsjJ2Zvkz7r2RFXNqBoPaS_w" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration: underline; color: #0016ff;">Click here to register via Zoom</span></a></span></strong></span>&nbsp;for&nbsp;this weekly Thursday event.&nbsp;</li> </ul> We&nbsp;hope&nbsp;this timeframe works for you!&nbsp;All are welcome!&nbsp; Caring for Our Fiber Community - Temporary Closure - Updated March 21 http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9220 <p dir="ltr"><span><span style="color: #d0131a;"><span><span>Updated March 21: &nbsp;Read our&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/newsletter.htm" target="_blank">March 19 Newsletter</a> for ways to stay connected!<br /><br />Updated at 3:30 pm on March 16, 2020<br /></span><br />Effective March 16, due to a county-wide mandate, our shop is temporarily closed until April 7.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><br /><span>We are working on alternative ways to support you and will announce them here shortly.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><br /><span>We are all in this together!&nbsp; Please check here for regular updates, and stay well.&nbsp;</span><br /><span>Knitting and crocheting provide solace!</span><br /><br /><br /><br /><span style="color: #000000;">Updated Saturday, March 14, 2020:</span></span><br /><br />As we monitor the recommendations of our local and broader government entities regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are making decisions based on what we feel is best for the health of our fiber community and shop staff.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Limited In-Store Access</strong><br />With a heavy heart and tremendous care, I've made the decision to limit in-store access, beginning on Tuesday, March 17, through Tuesday, March 31 (or longer if necessary).&nbsp;<br /><br />We will schedule 15-minute appointments for shopping or project help, as well as curbside pickup or shipping for phone purchases. Please call the shop at 925-263-2661 or email us at info@ayarnlessraveled.com to request an appointment.<br /><br />As much as we love to see you, we are not offering in-shop knitting or crocheting around the table and we ask that you do not visit if you have any symptoms of illness (cold, flu, or virus), for your sake and ours.<br /><br />We are happy to be your Personal Shoppers! Please call 925-263-2661 or email info@ayarnlessraveled.com to schedule an appointment or to shop by phone.&nbsp;If you are choosing to stay home, we can also schedule virtual video shopping tours or project help, and we can ship your purchases if you prefer not to pick them up curbside.<br /><br /><strong>Classes and Events</strong><br />Beginning Tuesday, March 17, we'll be postponing our remaining events this month, including active Knit Alongs and our Invictus Pop-Up Boutique, scheduled for March 21.&nbsp;Kira's classes for Sunday, March 15 will go on as planned, as we have plenty of space for attendees to spread out.<br /><br />For canceled classes, we will offer the option for a refund or store credit to use on future classes. If you are registered for the "Let's Begin: Learn to Knit" class and are half-way through, we'll schedule the second session for early April.&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Stay in Touch</strong><br />We will have staff in the shop during regular business hours, and will be looking for other creative ways to support you during this unprecedented time.&nbsp;Please continue to check our website and on our social media pages for updated information (Facebook and Instagram).<br /><br /><strong>Support Local Small Businesses</strong><br />If you are looking for ways to help support all your local businesses, including restaurants, small shops, etc., please consider purchasing gift cards online or by phone, where available.&nbsp;So many small businesses in our community will be affected for the long-term, though we hope the closures or limited business hours may be short-term.&nbsp;For more ideas and ways to support yourself, our yarn community, and small yarn businesses, read today's Ravelry.com announcement.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br />We appreciate your understanding. Thank you for supporting our fiber community and our extended community during this uncertain time.<br /><br /><strong>With warm regards,</strong><br /><strong>Mindy and the AYLR Team</strong><br /></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><br /><br /><br />(Posted Thursday, 12 March 2020)<br /><br />We care about the health of our beloved&nbsp;fiber community!&nbsp; This is a stressful time and we encourage you to pick up your knitting and crocheting to stitch your stress away.</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>We&rsquo;re here to help, and we are taking key actions to help ensure your safety and health, and ours, during this coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis.&nbsp; We are requesting that you help by following CDC guidelines.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Here&rsquo;s what we&rsquo;re doing:</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>We&rsquo;ll greet you with a wave and a friendly hello, and we&rsquo;ll save the hugs and handshakes for later.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>We&rsquo;re sanitizing all common spaces and surfaces often, as well as washing our hands often, and we&rsquo;re making hand sanitizer available for you.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>We are asking any of our community who are sick or have low immunities to please stay home and call us for shopping assistance.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>If our staff is sick (cold, flu, etc.), we are staying home until symptoms are gone.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>We are happy to offer curbside pick-up and shipping for phone purchases.&nbsp; Just call 925-263-2661 during shop hours and we&rsquo;ll be your Personal Shoppers!</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>We can help walk you through simple project fixes by phone, by email with photos, or by video chat.&nbsp; Give us a call at 925-263-2661 during shop hours and we&rsquo;ll work with you to keep your project going.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>If necessary, we will reschedule classes and events (Knit Alongs, etc.) and will let attendees know.&nbsp; Our classroom is large enough to spread out so you are not sitting too close to each other, and we are cleaning the surfaces regularly.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>We will give store credit if you cancel your class attendance due to illness in March,&nbsp;and we'll extend this to our guest instructor classes.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>As much as we love seeing you in person, we are encouraging you to take advantage of our phone shopping option as much as possible.</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>We are watching the situation closely and will keep you updated in our newsletter, on our </span><a href="https://www.ayarnlessraveled.com"><span>website</span></a><span>, and via our social media accounts (</span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/ayarnlessraveled/"><span>FaceBook</span></a><span> and </span><a href="https://www.instagram.com/ayarnlessraveled/"><span>Instagram</span></a><span>).</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Thank you for continuing to support our A Yarn Less Raveled community during this uncertain time.&nbsp; Please stay well and let us know what we can do to support you.</span></p> <div><span>&nbsp;</span></div> Blakely Hat Guided Knit Along Registration is Now Open http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9128 <p dir="ltr"><span>Come join us for the Blakely Hat Guided Knit Along (GKAL) March 5, 12, and 19!&nbsp; <br /><br />We fell in love with the&nbsp;creative <a href="https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/blakely-hat" target="_blank">Blakely Hat</a>&nbsp;by September Knits.&nbsp; This&nbsp;pattern offers a classic design with a ribbed brim, a unique body, and finally a smooth decrease in-pattern for the crown</span><span>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>If you are relatively new to knitting hats, this GKAL will help to solidify your knowledge of hat construction.&nbsp; If you&rsquo;re an experienced hat knitter, join us to gain tips and tricks and knit with new friends!</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>We will review how to select a hat size, how to cast on and join for knitting in the round, how to read a pattern, and finally how to use DPNs or the Magic Loop method for closing the top of a hat.&nbsp;&nbsp;Your GKAL registration fee includes the cost of the pattern, which we&rsquo;ll provide in the first meeting.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Join us on Thursdays, March 5, 12, and 19 from 5:30-6:30 pm.&nbsp; We will meet weekly for three consecutive weeks to complete this hat while working together with current and new knitting friends.&nbsp;</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>You might ask, how is a Guided Knit Along different from a class?&nbsp; While learning a new technique, we will work to complete a project.&nbsp; There may be less formal instruction but more opportunity for individual guidance while you work to complete your project.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Come on in to the shop to see two examples of the Blakely hat in two different sizes.&nbsp; This GKAL requires registration and payment to participate and to ensure you receive support for this fun project.&nbsp; It also includes the cost of your pattern - we&rsquo;ll provide this in the first GKAL meeting.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Once you&rsquo;ve registered, you will need the following materials:</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>DK weight yarn (230-250 yards) purchased from our shop (you&rsquo;ll receive a 10% one-time discount on yarn purchased for this project.)</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>US size 3 and size 5 16-inch circular needles.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>US size 5 DPNs or US size 5 circular needles with 32-inch or longer cable.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Our GKAL Schedule</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Week 1 - March 5 (5:30-6:30 pm):&nbsp; Let&rsquo;s get started!&nbsp; We will be focused on sizing, casting on, joining in the round and knitting the rib stitch.&nbsp; We will also look through the pattern to answer any questions you might have.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Week 2 - March&nbsp;12 (5:30-6:30 pm):&nbsp; Ribbing is complete!&nbsp; Now it&rsquo;s time for the body.&nbsp; We will review changing needle sizes and how to slip stitches.&nbsp; You will have an option to skip the slip stitch if desired.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Week 3 - March&nbsp;19 (5:30-6:30 pm):&nbsp; Hat is almost done!&nbsp; We will review decreases and demonstrate both DPN and Magic Loop methods for decreasing.&nbsp; Time to choose whether you want a pom pom or not! Celebrate a completed hat project!</span></p> <div><span>&nbsp;</span></div> Grant Avenue Stroll Knit Along http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=8850 <div>We're having a Knit Along (KAL)!&nbsp;The KAL project will be Grant Avenue Stroll, a wrap designed by Yvonne Poon, for <span style="text-decoration: underline;">I Knit San Francisco</span>, the third book in the "I Knit" series published by One More Row Press.&nbsp;This wrap was inspired by San Francisco's Chinatown and Yvonne's time spent there, growing up and as an adult.<br /><br /> <div><strong>Grant Avenue Stroll</strong> is a curved, textured wrap to keep you warm in the cold San Francisco weather (or cold weather anywhere). &nbsp;Five different stitch patterns, worked from south to north, with cables worked at the same time on the western edge will keep your needles knitting and interest high. Garter sections are worked in between each stitch pattern. Integrated i-cords finish the western and eastern edges of the wrap. The curved shape (for easier wearability) is achieved with short rows.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div><br /><strong>Here are the KAL Kit Details</strong> (<span style="color: #d0131a;">Updated November 18, 2019</span>):</div> <ul> <li>Kits will be available for pre-order in the shop from <strong>Tuesday, November 19 through Saturday, November 30</strong>.&nbsp; Sample yarn colors will be on display to assist with your Full Kit choice.</li> <li>All pre-orders must be paid in full and are not returnable or exchangeable.</li> <li>We are offering two Grant Avenue Stroll KAL Kit options: <ul> <li>The "<strong>Full"</strong>&nbsp;Grant Avenue Stroll KAL Kit price is $132 retail and includes 4 skeins of The Dye Project Montara DK (260 yds/skein), a "Knit by the Bay" pin, and the Grant Avenue Stroll pattern. No substitutions.</li> <li>The "<strong>Mini"</strong>&nbsp;Grant Avenue Stroll KAL Kit price is $20 retail and includes a "Knit by the Bay" pin and the Grant Avenue Stroll pattern. We request that you use an alternate yarn purchased from A Yarn Less Raveled to participate in the KAL if you are not purchasing the full kit.</li> </ul> </li> <li>The yarn in the full kits will be The Dye Project Montara DK, a 100% Corriedale wool DK weight yarn.&nbsp;Each skein is 260 yards.&nbsp;Because you are choosing your yarn color, you will need to come into the shop to place your order. If you do not live in the area and are interested in purchasing a kit, please call the shop. <ul> <li>Sarah Pedersen is the dyer behind The Dye Project yarns, located in Santa Cruz.</li> <li>The Dye Project Montara DK is a hand-dyed yarn. Due to the nature of hand-dyed yarn, the colors you receive in your kit may differ from the shop sample skeins.</li> </ul> </li> <li>You will be contacted when kits are ready for pick-up, around January 21, 2020.</li> <li>If you would like to pick an alternative yarn for this project to accompany the Mini kit, come into the shop, and we'd be happy to help you with that! &nbsp;We request that you use yarn from A Yarn Less Raveled if you participate in this KAL.</li> </ul> The <strong>Grant Avenue Stroll Knit Along</strong> begins Saturday, January 25, 2020, which is also the Lunar New Year!&nbsp; We will kick off the KAL on Saturday, January 25, 2020, with a meet-up where Yvonne will talk about her design and the inspiration behind it.&nbsp;We'll also cast on and get started.<br /><span id="docs-internal-guid-8adeb45f-7fff-3a6b-956f-fa9d25af7ba0"><br />If you are interested in purchasing <strong>The Dye Project Montara DK</strong> yarn a la carte, we are taking special orders for those during this pre-order period as well.&nbsp; Come and check them out even if you're not participating in the KAL!</span><br /><br />We'll announce more details, including additional meeting dates and prizes for participation and completion, closer to the Knit Along launch date.<br /><br /> It's Time to Celebrate! Join us for our Eighth Anniversary Event http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=8849 <div><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><strong><span>Eighth Anniversary&nbsp;Store-wide Sale (Saturday and Sunday)</span></strong><br /><br />Our Anniversary Celebration event begins Friday evening, November 1, with <strong>Early Sale Access and Chocolate Extravaganza</strong> (<span style="color: #001eff;"><a href="https://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/module/class.htm?classId=330738" data-link-type="web"><span style="color: #001eff;">RSVP Required</span></a></span>). <strong><span style="color: #d0131a;">&nbsp;This is now FULL - all attendees have been emailed with details.</span></strong><br /><br /></span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Please note</strong>: We will close the shop at 3 pm on Friday, November 1 to set up for the sale and evening event.<br /><br /></span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">You&rsquo;re invited to join us for our annual store-wide sale, where we celebrate you with gifts with purchase, drawing entries with purchase, and much more. You&rsquo;ll find even deeper discounts on our &ldquo;Last Chance&rdquo; sale table.<br /><br />Meet Christa of Houndstooth Fiber Arts on Saturday between 11am and 2pm. &nbsp;Visit with her and ask about her beautiful yarns and her color inspiration.<br /><br /></span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Don't miss this opportunity to find holiday gifts, stock up on your favorite yarns and supplies, and save money in the process. In addition to the storewide discount, you'll find some amazing yarns at a deeper discount!&nbsp;You'll receive a gift with your purchase, and you'll be entered in a drawing for many generous gifts from our suppliers!<br /><br /></span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">We are so grateful for the generous donations for our drawing, including these vendors: Anzula, Blue Sky Fibers, Houndstooth Fibers, Shibui, Sugarplum Circus, and many others!<br /><br /></span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="color: #d0131a;">We will be open from 10 am to 3 pm on Friday before the sale begins,&nbsp;10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, and 12noon to 4 pm on Sunday.&nbsp; Don't forget to set your clock back on Saturday night before you go to sleep!</span><br /></span><br /> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><em><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The Fine Print</span></em></span></div> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">ALL SALES ARE FINAL on all products sold during our Anniversary Event (Nov. 1, 2, and 3).</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Discounts are not applicable to custom Anniversary colorways, Gift Cards, classes, or any already-discounted products.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Discounts may not be applied to special orders, holds, or previously purchased yarn (returns or exchanges).&nbsp;Holds will not be accepted during the week prior to the event.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Sale items are limited to stock </span>on hand<span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> and only for in-store sales.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">All personal services, including yarn winding, project assistance, and Ravelry pattern purchases, will be deferred until AFTER the event weekend.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Limits apply to all&nbsp;drawing entries and gifts with purchase.</span></li> </ul> <span style="font-size: 12pt;"><br /></span></div> A Golden Opportunity! Knit the Season, Warriors Style! http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=8804 <strong>Calling All Basketball Fans! Let's Knit the Season - Warriors Style!</strong><br /><br />Are you game to meet other knitters who love basketball, especially our Golden State Warriors (all team fans are welcome)? Share the basketball season with other fans? We had such fun last season, let&rsquo;s do it again!<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />With Pamela as your KAL Head Coach, you'll knit the 2019-2020 basketball season using your team's colors.&nbsp; Read on for pattern and Tip-Off meeting details.<br /><br />This year&rsquo;s project will be a fingering weight three-color shawl with beaded i-cord tassels.&nbsp;It's perfect for all experience levels!&nbsp;&nbsp;Your finished project will visually reflect your team's 2019-2020 performance.<br /><br /><strong>Prerequisite Skills</strong>: You should be able to independently cast on, knit, purl, and make simple increases.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Skills You Will Learn</strong>: Making i-cord tassels with beads.<br /><br /><strong>Here&rsquo;s What You Need to Participate:</strong><br />The project will be a three-color striped shawl. Participants will need to purchase the following yarn from A Yarn Less Raveled:<br />-&nbsp; 400 yards of fingering weight yarn to knit stripes for winning games (color 1)<br />-&nbsp; 400 yards of fingering weight yarn to knit stripes for losing games (color 2)<br />-&nbsp; 200 yards of fingering weight yarn for trim (color 3)<br /><br />Our sample used Berroco Ultra Fine yarn in Maritime (blue) for wins, Butternut (gold) for losses and Snow (white) for trim.&nbsp;A Yarn Less Raveled (AYLR)&nbsp;will have lots of solid color options for you in stock.&nbsp; We will not provide pre-selected kits; you can choose from the yarn we have in stock. <br /><br />Have fun with your choices; you may want to use a gold or blue variegated yarn for one of your color choices. <br /><br /><strong>Materials:</strong> In addition to&nbsp;your yarn, you will need:<br />-&nbsp; The pattern: No Panic Knitting&rsquo;s A Golden Opportunity &ndash; Go Warriors! Available for purchase on Ravelry or via Ravelry In-store purchase at AYLR <br />-&nbsp; One&nbsp;US size 3 &ndash; 32-inch circular needle<br />-&nbsp; Two US size 3 double point needles<br />-&nbsp; Crochet hook: G (4.0 mm)<br />-&nbsp; If adding beads, Size 10 (1.15mm) steel crochet hook for placing beads<br />-&nbsp; 40 size 6 seed beads (available for purchase at this shop)<br /><br />Additionally, we will have a magnetic shawl pin designed to celebrate the season from Cindy&rsquo;s Buttons, available for purchase at AYLR. <br /><br /><strong>Warriors 2019-2020 Tip-Off Meeting</strong> <br />We welcome back our Golden State Warriors to the regular season on Tuesday, October 24, 2019. To celebrate, on <strong>Thursday, October 17, from 5-7 p.m</strong>., we will meet in the Learning Studio to review the pattern and how to knit an i-cord, and just generally get set for a fabulous NBA season.<br /><br />We&rsquo;re really excited to knit the season with you!<br /><br /> Handmade Holidays! Start Early and Enjoy Your Holiday Celebrations http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=8585 <p dir="ltr"><span><img width="242" height="242" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/5943/242x242_handmade_holiday_logo_faded_with_www_and_phonepng.png" class="img-responsive" alt="HandmadeHolidaysLogo" align="right" /><br /><br />It's never too early to begin knitting and crocheting your handmade holiday gifts, and we&nbsp;offer&nbsp;a curated collection of pattern ideas and organizing tools to help you pace your projects from now until the holidays!</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Start your Handmade Holiday planning and creating with us now. With a plan, you can pace yourself to create and complete beautiful projects for all the Fall and Winter holidays. Beginning early will give you time to relax and enjoy your family during the actual holidays.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Come into the shop to pick up your complimentary </span><span>Handmade Holiday Planning Guide</span><span>, a handy organizing tool.&nbsp; If you need ideas for patterns, yarn, and supplies, we have many to offer - ask any staff member for assistance. Use your </span><span>Handmade Holiday Planning Guide</span><span> year-round to have a collection of handmade gifts ready to go. Make gifts and decorations for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and other holidays without the last-minute stress.&nbsp;</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>You&rsquo;ll find samples on display in the shop with each monthly focus; look around for the Handmade Holidays buttons pinned to the selected samples. We&rsquo;ll begin with scarves, cowls, shawls, and shawlettes to spark your gift making excitement in August (in tandem with our Summer Marvelous Mosaics Knit- and Crochet-Along).&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>We'll update our display each month to keep your creative ideas and gift plans in motion.&nbsp; Watch our class schedule &ndash; we&rsquo;ll be offering technique and project workshops to align with each month&rsquo;s themes, as well.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Remember, it's never too early to begin your handmade holiday gift preparation!</span></p> <div><span>&nbsp;</span></div> Registration is Open for the City Charm Yarn Club through August 18 http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=8579 <p dir="ltr"><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/5943/251x318_yarnclublogo_1_20190729110619png.png" alt="CCYCLogo" width="251" height="318" align="right" />Twice a year, we open registration for our City Charm Yarn Club for new and returning members.&nbsp; Our yarn dyer for this series will be<strong> Destination Yarns</strong> and registration for this series is open through<strong>&nbsp;Sunday, August 18.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br /></strong>Don't&nbsp;miss this wonderful combination of City Charm yarns, charms, and treats, expanding your yarn inspiration, your charm collection, and your community connection.&nbsp; If you are familiar with the Club and want to purchase your membership now, click <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="color: #2ca0fd;"><a href="https://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/shop/Yarn-and-Kits.htm" target="_blank"><span style="color: #2ca0fd; text-decoration: underline;">here</span></a></span></span>.&nbsp; Otherwise, read on for all the details.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>What Makes this Club Special?&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Each custom variegated yarn color is inspired by photos from our local area.&nbsp; Each Club package will feature a different local city and neighborhood where our community lives.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>It&rsquo;s called </span><strong>City Charm</strong><span> because:&nbsp;</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>New members will receive your necklace in the first package, with your first charm.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Returning members will receive another special gift.</span></p> </li> </ul> </li> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>We capture the beautiful gifts of each city in our area, reflecting our diverse and loving community, in each variegated colorway.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>With most installments, you&rsquo;ll also have an option to purchase a specially-dyed coordinating color yarn in the same yarn base.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>In each package, you&rsquo;ll receive a card sharing our inspiration for that colorway and charm, brief city history, dyer&rsquo;s notes, and some pattern suggestions to spark your inspiration.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>In addition to a custom-dyed yarn color, you&rsquo;ll receive a unique charm on a progress keeper, and you can build a necklace of charms inspired by the Bay Area.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>You&rsquo;ll build a lovely collection of simple, whimsical, and elegant charms to wear. &nbsp; Plus, your progress markers will be close by for your knitting and crocheting projects.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Periodically, we&rsquo;ll host a members-only get-together.&nbsp; We visit, knit and crochet, share pattern ideas, and chat about what&rsquo;s on our needles and hooks.</span></p> </li> </ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>For this series, we are partnering with </span><strong>Destination Yarn</strong><span>, a Cleveland-based dyer who creates hand-dyed yarn, inspired by travel.&nbsp; We thought this would be a perfect match!&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> </li> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Jeanne&rsquo;s background in architecture and love of travel informs every part of her creative process.&nbsp;</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Jeanne uses her passion for design to create unique colorways which translate places into yarn.</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> </li> </ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Your necklace and charms will be&nbsp;crafted by </span><strong>LO &amp; Behold Designs</strong><span> and you will receive other gifts created by local makers.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>A limited number of spaces are available in our Club, so you&rsquo;ll be a part of something very special.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> </li> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Registration is open now and we will close registration at the end of the day on <strong>Sunday, August 18</strong>, or as soon as the spaces are filled.</span><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Consider sharing this club with family and friends who&rsquo;ve moved away and still love the Bay Area!&nbsp; It&rsquo;s a great gift for a birthday, anniversary, winter holidays, and just because!</span></p> </li> </ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>The longer you participate in the City Charm Club, the more locally-inspired yarn and charms you&rsquo;ll collect. You won&rsquo;t want to miss a package!</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>How Does the City Charm Yarn Club Work?</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"><span>Singular variegated colors and charms will be designed especially for you every two months (schedule is approximate), covering a six-month registration period.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></li> <li dir="ltr"><span>You may either pick up your package at the shop, or we can ship them to you anywhere in the United States (we are not shipping internationally at this time).</span></li> <li dir="ltr"><span>You can customize your </span><span>City Charm Yarn Club</span><span> membership in three ways - yarn weight, the number of skeins per package, and shipping or pick-up.&nbsp; Your final cost will be based on this combination of options.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><ol> <li dir="ltr">Yarn Weight<span> - you may choose all </span><span>Fingering/Sock weight</span><span> yarns (you&rsquo;ll receive a variety of bases, all with Merino wool, some blended with other fibers), or a </span><span>Sport/DK weight</span><span> option, where the packages will alternate between these two weights.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span> <ul> <li dir="ltr">Yardage for fingering weights: range from 400 to 475 yds per skein.&nbsp;</li> <li dir="ltr">Yardage for Sport: 320 yds per skein. Yardage for DK: 230 yds per skein.</li> </ul> </li> <li dir="ltr">Number of Skeins per Package<span> - Select one, two, or three skeins per package.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span> <ul> <li dir="ltr">Consider what you might make - shawls, socks, hats, sweaters, etc., and order enough to work with.&nbsp;</li> <li dir="ltr">If you want more than three skeins per package, sign up for two memberships.&nbsp;</li> <li dir="ltr">Remember, these yarn colorways will not be available again, though we may offer complementary colors in the same yarn base (at an additional cost) to supplement your package.&nbsp;</li> </ul> </li> <li dir="ltr">Pick up or Ship<span> - you&rsquo;ll let us know whether you&rsquo;ll want to pick up your packages at the shop or have them shipped to you anywhere in the US.&nbsp; &nbsp;</span></li> </ol></li> </ul> <strong><br />City Charm Yarn Club Cost<br /><br /></strong>All costs are based on your yarn selections for your six-month membership (3 packages).&nbsp; The cost is the same for Fingering/Sock Weight packages or Sport/DK Weight packages:<br /> <ul> <li>One skein per package/Shipped to you - $165</li> <li>One skein per package/Pick up at AYLR - $141</li> <li>Two skeins per package/Shipped to you - $264</li> <li>Two skeins per package/Pick up at AYLR - $240</li> <li>Three skeins per package/Shipped to you - $363</li> <li>Three skeins per package/Pick up at AYLR - $339</li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong><br />The Fine Print</strong></p> <span>We are investing time and creativity into selecting an array of color combinations and charms based on our local area, and hope you&rsquo;ll love every package.&nbsp; We want you to be aware of your commitment to this process:<br /></span> <ul> <li>Yarn Club pricing is based on your selections above and current retail yarn and charm pricing.&nbsp; We will not increase prices during your paid membership period, even if our costs increase.</li> <li>Yarn Club membership is <strong>non-refundable</strong><span> for the duration of your six-month membership.&nbsp; All Yarn Club products, including coordinating Club yarns, are </span><strong>final sale</strong><span>.&nbsp;</span>If your yarn color doesn&rsquo;t excite you, perhaps it will excite a dear friend or family member and can become a lovely gift. <ul> <li>If an item in your package has a manufacturer&rsquo;s defect, we will replace the item.</li> </ul> </li> <li>If you signed up for the option to ship your package and would like to pick it up instead, we will give you a store credit for your shipping fees.&nbsp;</li> <li>If you usually pick up your package and would like it shipped to you, we will request payment of shipping fees at the current shipping rate before sending it to you.</li> </ul> <strong><span style="color: #d0131a;">Ready to join the fun?&nbsp; Purchase your membership </span></strong><span><strong><span style="color: #d0131a;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/shop/Yarn-and-Kits.htm" target="_blank"><span style="color: #d0131a; text-decoration: underline;">here</span></a></span>.<br /></span></strong></span><span style="color: #228e53;"><strong><span id="docs-internal-guid-b26ca43c-7fff-9215-e5b2-7da6281a1b89"></span><br /></strong></span> Stitch 'N Pitch Returns! Reserve Your Tickets Now... http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=8356 The baseball season is underway, and, we are getting excited for Stitch N Pitch! &nbsp;This year, we&rsquo;ll attend on Monday, June 24, to cheer on the SF Giants against the Colorado Rockies.<br /><br />How can you join the fun with A Yarn Less Raveled? &nbsp;We&rsquo;ve purchased a block of tickets again and continue to improve our seat location. &nbsp;You&rsquo;ll want to act fast to reserve your seat with the group! Your purchase price includes your ticket in Section 311, the official TNNA-sponsored Stitch N Pitch gift (a cool needle/hook gauge this year) and a fun goody bag from A Yarn Less Raveled.<br /><br />Here are more details:<br />What: &nbsp;Stitch N Pitch Game - Colorado Rockies vs. SF Giants at&nbsp;Oracle Park (formerly AT&amp;T Park), San Francisco<br />When: &nbsp;Monday, June 24 at 7:05pm<br />Who: &nbsp;All baseball lovers, who also love knitting and crocheting<br />Price: Tickets available for $25 per seat, including all the goodies.&nbsp; <a href="https://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/shop/Events.htm" target="_blank">Click here</a>&nbsp;to purchase your tickets online, or call or visit the shop.<br /><br />Other Key Details: &nbsp;<br /> <ul> <li>Ticket purchase is limited to 4 tickets per person. &nbsp;</li> <li>Tickets are available online, in the shop, and by phone, beginning Thursday, May 9, while supplies last. &nbsp;You&rsquo;ll be invited to pick up your tickets and your gifts closer to game day.</li> <li>Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.&nbsp; If you can't join us, feel free to share your ticket with someone else (especially if they are also a knitter or crocheter).</li> </ul> Calling All Baseball Fans! It's Time to Knit the Season! http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=8152 <p dir="ltr">Knit your favorite baseball team's season into a beautiful shawl! &nbsp;Our Knit the Season kits&nbsp;are available for pre-order <span style="color: rgb(208, 19, 26);">through&nbsp;Thursday, March 7, at 7 pm&nbsp;(PST).</span> &nbsp;Here is what you need to know:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>This year's project is a 3-color trapezoidal shawl which has some fun styling options. &nbsp;The shawl starts at the wide end, and you work to the narrow end. This means there is less knitting at the end of the (long) season! &nbsp;Beads are placed for the game scores. There is a fun 7th Inning Stretch stitch pattern to work in between home stands and road trips!</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>The yarn in the kits will be Fiber and Hue Well-Rounded, a 75% SW merino/25% nylon fingering weight yarn. &nbsp;Each skein is 463 yards. Krista Wolf and her beautiful yarn were here for a trunk show last October.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>We are also bringing back the popular year charm by LO and Behold Designs which doubles as a progress keeper and a reminder of what year this project was knit for when you are finished and wearing your shawl,&nbsp;<span id="docs-internal-guid-9daef3d2-7fff-e476-9469-927895148983"><span>and we&rsquo;ve added an optional baseball-themed shawl pin too.</span></span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>New this year: you get to choose your own yarn colors! &nbsp;Baseball die-hards and those wanting to knit with something different can choose from tonals, variegated and speckled yarns. &nbsp;We have sample skeins of all the colors available for the kits in the shop.</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>The kits&nbsp;are available for pre-order</span><span style="color: #d0131a;">&nbsp;through Thursday, March&nbsp;7 at&nbsp;7 pm (PST)</span><span>. &nbsp;Because you are choosing your yarn colors, you will need to come into the shop to place your order.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>All pre-orders must be paid in full and are not returnable or exchangeable.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>You will be contacted when kits are ready for pick-up, around the end of March/beginning of April.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>If you do not live in the area and are interested in purchasing a kit, please call the shop.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>If you would like to pick a different yarn for this project, come into the shop, and we'd be happy to help you with that!</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>If you are interested in purchasing the Fiber and Hue yarn a la carte, we are taking special orders for those during<span id="docs-internal-guid-8ba91d2e-7fff-be60-84a0-c56dc3a624c3"><span> this pre-order period&nbsp;</span></span>as well. &nbsp;Come and check them out even if you're not knitting the season!</span></p> <div><span>&nbsp;</span></div> You're Invited! Our Seventh Anniversary Celebration and Sale! http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7857 It&rsquo;s Fall, and it&rsquo;s time to celebrate our Anniversary with you! As part of our weekend storewide sale, we&rsquo;ll offer fun-filled Mystery Bags, gifts with purchase, many beautiful raffle gifts, and delicious treats! Don&rsquo;t miss this year&rsquo;s celebration of YOU, and seven years with our fabulous community. Read below for all the festivity details!<br /><br /><strong>Please note</strong>: We will close at 3pm on Friday to transform the shop for the weekend celebration.<br /><br /><strong>Friday Evening, November 2 -&nbsp;<span style="color: #d0131a;">This event is FULL!</span><br />Dessert Social and Early Sale Access (<a href="https://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/module/class.htm?classId=277245" target="_blank">RSVP Required</a>)</strong><br />Kick off our Anniversary Weekend with early access to our storewide sale from 5:30-6:30pm. After you&rsquo;ve found those special yarns and holiday gifts in the shop, join us for a Dessert Social in the Learning Studio from 6:30-8pm. Bring your knitting or crochet project, your enthusiasm, and show off your favorite AYLR projects. There&rsquo;s no fee to attend, however, we have limited space so your RSVP is required. Click&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/module/class.htm?classId=277245" target="_blank">here</a> to register or call the shop.<br /><br />With your <a href="https://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/module/class.htm?classId=277245" target="_blank">RSVP</a>, you&rsquo;ll have first access to:<br /> <ul> <li>Shop the sale early for best selection.</li> <li>Reveal what&rsquo;s in your Mystery Bag.&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Savor light refreshments and delicious treats from Cafe Atilla.</li> <li>Bring a project to knit or crochet, and visit with your A Yarn Less Raveled community.</li> </ul> <strong>Saturday and Sunday, November 3 and 4</strong><br /><strong>Seventh Anniversary Celebration Sale</strong><br />You&rsquo;re invited to join us for our annual storewide sale, with more Mystery Bags, tasty treats, gifts with purchase, raffle entries with purchase, and much more. You&rsquo;ll find even deeper discounts on our &ldquo;Last Chance&rdquo; sale table.<br /><br />Don't miss this opportunity to find holiday gifts, stock up on your favorite yarns and supplies, and save money in the process. In addition to the storewide discount, you'll find some amazing yarns at a deeper discount, and Mystery Bags will add to the fun! Choose your bag and enjoy lovely yarns at magical savings! Every customer will receive gifts with your purchase, and you'll be entered in a raffle for many generous gifts from our suppliers!<br /><br />We are so grateful for the generous raffle donations from many of our vendors, including Anzula, Blue Sky Fibers, Della Q, Fiber and Hue, Magpie Fibers, Shibui, Skacel, YOTH, and many others!<br /><br />We will be open from 10am&nbsp;to 5pm on Saturday and from 11am (special time) to 4pm on Sunday.&nbsp; Don't forget to set your&nbsp;clock back on Saturday night before you go to sleep!<br /><br /><strong>The Fine Print</strong><br /> <ul> <li>ALL SALES ARE FINAL on products sold during our Anniversary Event (Nov. 2, 3, and 4).</li> <li>Discounts are not applicable to Gift Cards, classes, or any already-discounted products.</li> <li>Discounts may not be applied to special orders, holds, or previously purchased yarn (returns or exchanges).</li> <li>Sale items are limited to stock on-hand and only for in-store sales.</li> <li>All personal services, including yarn winding, project assistance, and Ravelry pattern purchases, will be deferred until AFTER the event weekend.</li> <li>Limits apply to raffle entries, Mystery Bag purchases, and gifts with purchase.</li> </ul> It's All About the Sweater! Pop-Up Boutique and Classes with YOTH, Fiber and Hue, and Kate Oates http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7753 <p>Don't miss the fun as we welcome three fabulous makers in the yarn industry! Join us October 5, 6, and 7 as we welcome Veronika of <strong>YOTH Yarns</strong>, Krista of <strong>Fiber and Hue Yarns</strong>, and Kate of <strong>Kate Oates Designs/Tot Toppers</strong>.&nbsp;</p> Each of these wonderful women brings a special treat for us: Veronika brings an array of her lovely yarns and designs, Krista brings her hand-dyed yarns and designs, and Kate will be teaching two very special classes and sharing a collection of her sweater designs. <br /><br />In addition, Kate is launching a brand new sweater pattern called "<strong>Sugar on Top</strong>" at our event! This beautiful, quick-to-knit sweater is a result of a 26-hour collaboration amongst friends over one crazy weekend at Stitches Midwest!&nbsp; Veronika and Krista will bring their lovely yarns for this sweater and much more for their Pop-Up Boutique, and Kate will be teaching a two-hour class for all levels so you can jump in and make your own "Sugar on Top" sweater! You'll dive deeper to learn how to customize other sweater patterns to fit your body in Kate's Tailoring workshop.<br /><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Here are the Weekend Plans</strong></span><br /><strong><br />Friday, October 5, 2018 from 6-8pm:</strong><br /> <ul> <li><strong>Boutique Preview/Meet and Greet&nbsp;Event</strong>- RSVP required for this complimentary event.</li> <li>Meet Veronika, Kate, and Krista and&nbsp;enjoy an early shopping opportunity.</li> <li>You won't want to miss this, especially if you are going to attend Kate's <strong>"Sugar On Top" Sweater class</strong> the next morning!</li> <li>Light refreshments will be served, while you shop the YOTH and Fiber and Hue yarns and meet all three of these lovely ladies.</li> <li>Space is limited, so&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/module/class.htm?classId=271147" target="_blank">click here to RSVP</a> early!</li> </ul> <strong>Saturday</strong><br /> <ul> <li>The <strong>Pop-Up Boutique</strong> for YOTH and Fiber and Hue will be open from 10am to 5pm&nbsp;(no RSVP needed).</li> <li>Meanwhile, Kate will be teaching two classes (paid class registration required to reserve your spot - seats are limited): <ul> <li><strong>"Sugar On Top" Sweater Workshop</strong> - 9am-11am. Learn tips, techniques, and the best yarn choices for this versatile sweater on its release date!&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/module/class.htm?classId=270853" target="_blank">Click here</a> for details and to register.</li> <li><strong>Tailoring Workshop (new version)</strong> - 1pm-5pm.&nbsp; Kate taught this class on her first visit to A Yarn Less Raveled, and she's made some revisions, added more tips, and reworked her workbook for even more impact! Don't miss this workshop, as you learn to customize sweater designs for a better fit, increasing your confidence to make that next sweater.&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/module/class.htm?classId=190086" target="_blank">Click here</a> for details and to register.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <strong>Sunday</strong><br /> <ul> <li>The Pop-Up Boutique for YOTH and Fiber and Hue will be open from 12noon to 2pm, then they'll pack up and bid us adieu.</li> </ul> We hope you'll join us for this creativity-packed weekend! Basketball "Knit the Season" KAL - Eligibility Details http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7729 If you haven't&nbsp;read all the details about the Knit the Season 2018-19 Basketball Knit Along (KAL), click <a href="https://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/module/news.htm?newsId=7728" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp; <br /><br />If you are ready to participate, please read this important note!<br /><br />&#8232;To receive KAL support through the shop and to be eligible for the mid-season and end-of-season raffles, the following criteria apply:<br /> <ul> <li>Yarn must be purchased from A Yarn Less Raveled. &nbsp;</li> <li>The&nbsp;Knit the Season 2019&nbsp;pattern must be purchased from No Panic Knitting (either through the shop or on Ravelry - pattern will be&nbsp;released in early October).</li> <li>You must &ldquo;knit the season&rdquo; with beads or switch colors as suggested to reflect the results of each regular season game.</li> </ul> Once you are eligible for the raffles, do the following to enter:<br /> <ul> <li>For the&nbsp;<strong>mid-season raffle&nbsp;</strong>(to be drawn at the end of the All-Star Break on or around Thursday, February 16, 2019), your project must be current or within 10 games of the last game before the All-Star Break. &nbsp;To enter:&#8232; <ul> <li>Post a photo or photos on the Ravelry thread for this KAL.&nbsp; This thread will be opened in early October, just in time for the KAL launch.</li> <li>OR</li> <li>Email a photo or photos to&nbsp;ayarnlessraveled@gmail.com.</li> </ul> </li> <li>The photo must clearly show the progress.</li> <li>Photos must be posted or emailed by 5pm (PST) Wednesday, February 15, 2019.&#8232;</li> </ul> <ul> <li>For the&nbsp;<strong>end of season raffle</strong>, your project must be completed, blocked and ready-to-wear by a date soon after the end of the season (date to be determined). &nbsp;This date will be posted on this page when determined and emailed to the KAL participants. &nbsp;To enter: <ul> <li>Attend and bring your completed project to the end-of-season get-together (date TBD).</li> <li>OR</li> <li>Post a photo or photos on the Ravelry thread for this KAL. This thread will be opened in early October, just in time for the KAL launch.</li> <li>OR</li> <li>Email a photo or photos to&nbsp;ayarnlessraveled@gmail.com.</li> </ul> </li> <li>The photo must clearly show your project is completed, blocked and ready-to-wear.</li> <li>If you cannot attend the end-of-season get-together, photos must be posted or emailed by a date to be determined later. &nbsp;This date will be posted on this page at a later date and emailed to the KAL participants.&#8232;</li> </ul> The number of prizes for both the mid-season and end-of-season raffles will be based on the number of eligible participants. &nbsp;The more projects that meet eligibility for each raffle, the more prizes we will draw. &nbsp;While everyone is knitting their own projects, basketball is teamwork, and knitting can be, too!<br /><br />Please hop on the Ravelry thread to ask questions, post photos and encourage each other! Basketball "Knit the Season" KAL - Warriors Style! http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7728 <h4>Knit the Season 2018-19 Basketball Knit Along -&nbsp;Kits Available for Pre-order Beginning Friday, August 24</h4> Calling All Basketball Fans! Let's Knit the Season - Warriors Style!<br /><br />Are you game to meet other knitters who love basketball, especially our Golden State Warriors? Share the basketball season with other fans?<br />This Knit the Season Basketball Knit Along will be a slam dunk! <br /><br />This year&rsquo;s project will be a fingering or DK weight two-color cowl knit flat with options for beads and for seaming. It's perfect for all experience levels! Your finished project will visually reflect our Golden State Warriors&rsquo; 2018-19 performance. &nbsp;<br /><br />If you root for another team, you are also welcome to join the KAL! &nbsp;<br /><br />With Pamela as your KAL Head Coach, you'll knit the 2018-19 basketball season using your team's colors.<br /> <h4>Here&rsquo;s What You Need to Know to Participate:</h4> <ul> <li>This year&rsquo;s project will be a 2-color cowl with beads (optional). &nbsp;The ends of the cowl will be joined, and you&rsquo;ll have a unique and beautiful cowl after the season is over.&#8232;&nbsp; &nbsp;&#8232;</li> <li>Custom Warrior&rsquo;s kits will only be available by pre-order. &nbsp;Orders will be accepted from&nbsp;<strong>August 24 through September 2</strong>.&nbsp;&#8232;You may place your order online, visit the shop, or call the shop. <ul> <li>See the section below for kit details.</li> <li>Your custom Warriors' kit will be available pick-up prior to the start of the basketball season. &nbsp;&#8232;</li> <li>If you miss the pre-order window or if you&rsquo;d like to knit another team&rsquo;s games, you may still join the KAL. &nbsp;Come into the shop and we&rsquo;ll help you select in-stock yarn and beads (optional).&#8232;</li> </ul> </li> <li>All custom kit pre-orders must be paid in full and are not returnable or exchangeable.&nbsp;&nbsp;Within a few days of your kit purchase, you will receive an email with a link to a form to officially sign up for the KAL. &nbsp;<strong>Please be sure to provide your email when purchasing your kit.</strong>&nbsp; <ul> <li>If you are using other (non-kit) yarn to participate in the KAL, please let us know so we can ensure you also receive the email link.&#8232;</li> <li>You will be contacted when kits are ready for pick-up. &nbsp;If we need to ship your kit to you, please let us know that when you place your order so we can verify your address and include applicable shipping fees.&#8232;</li> <li>To be eligible for the mid-season and end-of-season raffles, please see eligibility information.&#8232;</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <h4>More Kit Details:</h4> You will have three choices of yarn in your kit &ndash; one choice for a fingering weight cowl and two choices for a DK weight cowl. &nbsp;As we did with our baseball KAL, we are excited to use Invictus Yarns. &nbsp;<br /> <ul> <li><strong>Beyond XL</strong>&nbsp;is a soft, hand-dyed fingering weight yarn in a merino/cashmere/nylon blend, and the extra-large skeins mean you won&rsquo;t have lots of ends to weave in. &nbsp;</li> <li>Additionally, we are offering <strong>Beyond DK</strong> yarn from Invictus Yarns. &nbsp;This DK weight yarn will have the same lovely features of the Beyond XL (a soft hand-dyed merino/cashmere/nylon blend) but in a DK weight.</li> <li>You may also choose to knit with <strong>Berroco&rsquo;s Ultra Wool DK</strong>, a soft 100% superwash wool. &nbsp;This durable yarn has a nice 4-ply twist and a bouncy softness.&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul> Please choose from the six following options for&nbsp;your custom Warriors KAL Kit (available for pre-order only):<br /><br /> <table style="height: 161px; width: 747px;" border=".5" width="747"> <tbody> <tr> <td>Kit Name</td> <td>Contents</td> <td>Price</td> </tr> <tr> <td>The Curry Special (without beads)</td> <td>4 skeins Berroco Ultra Wool DK (2 colors), cowl pattern</td> <td>$60</td> </tr> <tr> <td>The Curry Special (with beads and charm)</td> <td>4 skeins Berroco Ultra Wool DK (2 colors), cowl pattern, beads, charm</td> <td>$86</td> </tr> <tr> <td>KlayNation (without beads)</td> <td>2 skeins Invictus Beyond XL (fingering wt, 2 colors), cowl pattern</td> <td>$88</td> </tr> <tr> <td>KlayNation (with beads and charm)</td> <td><span>2 skeins Invictus Beyond XL (fingering wt, 2 colors), cowl pattern, beads, charm</span></td> <td>$108</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Draymond's Defense (without beads)</td> <td><span>4 skeins Invictus Beyond DK (2 colors), cowl pattern</span></td> <td>$136</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Draymond's Defense (with beads and charm)</td> <td><span><span>4 skeins Invictus Beyond DK (2 colors), cowl pattern, beads, charm</span></span></td> <td>$162</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h4>&#8232;Additional Materials Not Included in Kits (partial list; the complete list will be provided in the pattern):</h4> &bull; Size 4 US needles (for fingering weight cowl)&#8232;<br />&bull; Size 6 US needles (for DK weight cowl)&#8232;<br />&bull; Small steel crochet hook (1.0mm-1.15mm) to place beads (if knitting with beads)&#8232;<br />If you have questions, please call or email the shop.&nbsp; <h4>Skills Needed:</h4> The KAL project is suitable for advanced beginners and beyond, requiring basic knitting skills (knit stitch, purl stitch and changing colors). &nbsp;However, there are options for a provisional cast-on, 3-needle bind-off and placing beads with a crochet hook. <br /><br />If you aren't familiar with these techniques, we are offering a <strong>Provisional Cast-on class</strong> on September 30, 2018 and a <strong>Bead Technique class</strong> on October 13, 2018. The No Panic Knitting cowl pattern will contain links to some of these skills. &nbsp;<br /> <h4>Warriors&rsquo; 2018-19 Season KAL Meeting:</h4> We welcome back our Golden State Warriors to the regular season on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. &nbsp;Prior to this date, we will meet to review the pattern, go over the &ldquo;rules&rdquo; of the KAL and just generally get set for a fabulous NBA season.&nbsp; Watch your email for more details and the meeting date.<br /><br />We&rsquo;re really excited to knit the season with you! Series 2 of the City Charm Yarn Club - Membership is now open! http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7421 <p dir="ltr"><strong>Join the City Charm Yarn Club from A Yarn Less Raveled - Series 2 Membership is Open Through December 30!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>The second 6-month offering of our unique yarn club, City Charm, is open in time for holiday gifts!</span><span>&nbsp; What makes this yarn club special? &nbsp;</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Each custom variegated yarn color will be inspired by photos from our local area - Danville, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Dublin, Castro Valley, Livermore, and we&rsquo;ll expand from there. &nbsp;Each club package will feature a different local city and neighborhood where our community lives.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>It&rsquo;s called </span><span>City Charm</span><span> because: </span></p> </li> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>We&rsquo;ve tried to capture the beautiful gifts of each city in our area, reflecting our diverse and loving community, in each variegated colorway. &nbsp;</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>With each package of yarn, you&rsquo;ll receive a unique, custom charm on a progress keeper, and you&rsquo;ll be able to build a necklace of charms linked to our area. &nbsp;You&rsquo;ll receive your necklace in the first package, with your first charm.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>The charms may be simple, whimsical, elegant, and all will have a link to our area. When you&rsquo;re knitting or crocheting, you&rsquo;ll always have a marker close by.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>You may also find extra surprises in your package.</span></p> </li> </ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>We are partnering with </span><strong>SpaceCadet Yarns</strong><span>, a popular yarn company that offers lovely yarns in an array of colors. &nbsp;Stephanie and her team are creative in their color choices, and your yarn will be custom dyed and exclusive for our club members. &nbsp;Your custom necklace and charms will be provided by </span><strong>LO &amp; Behold Designs</strong><span>.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"><span>Ready to register? &nbsp;Rear the details below and you&rsquo;ll find a link to register for your own City Charm Yarn Club membership, or share your love of yarn, charms, and the Bay Area with a family member or dear fiber friend.</span></li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>A limited number of spaces will be available in our&nbsp;second offering of this Yarn Club, so you&rsquo;ll be in on something very special. &nbsp;</span></p> </li> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">We will open the registration to new members on <strong>Thursday</strong>, <strong>December</strong><strong>&nbsp;6</strong>, and close registration at the end of the day on <strong>Sunday,&nbsp;December 30</strong>, or as soon as the&nbsp;maximum spaces are filled.&nbsp; A limited number of spaces are available.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Once filled, we will review and open a limited number of spaces again in June 2019. &nbsp;If you are already a member, you&rsquo;ll be the first offered the opportunity to renew! </span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>You won&rsquo;t want to miss a package of this wonderful combination of City Charm yarns, charms, and treats, expanding your yarn inspiration, your local charm collection, and your community connection.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Consider sharing this club with family and friends who&rsquo;ve moved away and still love the Bay Area! &nbsp;It&rsquo;s a great gift for a birthday, Mother&rsquo;s Day, the winter holidays, and just because!</span></p> </li> </ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>In each package, along with your custom yarn and charm, you&rsquo;ll receive a card sharing our inspiration for that colorway and charm,&nbsp;a brief history of the selected city, and some pattern suggestions to spark your inspiration.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>The longer you participate in the City Charm Club, the more locally-inspired yarn and charms you&rsquo;ll collect. &nbsp;You won&rsquo;t want to miss a package!</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong><br />How&nbsp;Does the City Charm Yarn Club Work?</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Custom variegated colors and charms will be designed especially for you every two months. &nbsp;You may either pick up your package at the shop, or we can ship them to you anywhere in the United States (we are not shipping internationally at this time).</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Each registration&nbsp;period will cover six months of membership</strong>, with three packages (every two months). &nbsp;For this&nbsp;second club offering, you&rsquo;ll receive your packages in January, March, and May 2019. We'll offer at least one (and possibly two) pick up parties!&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>You will have several choices to customize your </span><span>City Charm </span><span>club membership. &nbsp;Your final cost will be based on this combination of options, so you can choose an option that works for you. &nbsp;Click here to purchase your membership.</span></p> <ol> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Yarn Weight</strong><span> - you may choose all </span><span>Fingering/Sock weight</span><span> yarns (you&rsquo;ll receive a variety of bases, all with Merino wool, some blended with other fibers such as bamboo, cashmere, or nylon), or a </span><span>Sport/DK weight</span><span> option, where the packages will alternate between these two weights, both in a Superwash Merino. &nbsp;</span></p> </li> <ol> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Yardage for fingering weights: range from 350 to 490 yds per skein. &nbsp;</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Yardage for Sport: 270 yds per skein. &nbsp;</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Yardage for DK: 230 yds per skein.</span></p> </li> </ol> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Number of Skeins per Package</strong><span> - you may choose to receive one, two, or three skeins per package. &nbsp;</span></p> </li> <ol> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Consider what you might make - shawls, socks, hats, sweaters, etc., and order enough to work with. &nbsp;</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>If you want more than three skeins per package, sign up for two memberships. &nbsp;</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Remember, these yarn colorways will not be available again, though we may offer complimentary colors in the same yarn base (at an additional cost) to supplement your package. &nbsp;Let us know if that&rsquo;s something you&rsquo;d like.</span></p> </li> </ol> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Pick up or Ship</strong><span> - you&rsquo;ll let us know whether you&rsquo;ll want to pick up your packages at the shop or have them shipped to you anywhere in the US. &nbsp;We will offer special pick-up times for members to get together, sharing your excitement for the newest package!</span></p> </li> </ol> <p dir="ltr"><strong><br />City Charm Yarn Club Cost</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>The cost for your six-month membership is based on your yarn selections, number of skeins, and shipping or pick up (plus sales tax). &nbsp;The cost is the same for Fingering/Sock Weight packages or Sport/DK Weight packages:</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>One skein per package/Shipped to you - $145</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>One skein per package/Pick up at AYLR - $125</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Two skeins per package/Shipped to you - $235</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Two skeins per package/Pick up at AYLR - $215</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Three skeins per package/Shipped to you - $325</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Three skeins per package/Pick up at AYLR - $305</span></p> </li> </ul> <span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/shop/Yarn.htm"><span style="color: #d0131a;"><strong>Click here</strong></span></a>&nbsp;to purchase your membership online, or call or visit the shop.</span><br /> <p dir="ltr"><strong><br />The Fine Print</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>We are investing time and creativity into selecting an array of color combinations and charms based on our local area, and hope you&rsquo;ll love every package. &nbsp;We want you to be aware of your commitment to this process:</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Yarn Club pricing is based on your selections above and current retail yarn and charm pricing. &nbsp;We will not increase fees during your paid membership period, even if our costs increase.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Yarn Club membership is </span><strong>non-refundable</strong><span>&nbsp;and non-exchangeable for the duration of your six-month membership. &nbsp;</span></p> </li> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>If your yarn color doesn&rsquo;t excite you, perhaps it will excite a dear friend or family member and can become a lovely gift.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>If an item in your package has a manufacturer&rsquo;s defect, we will replace the item.</span></p> </li> </ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Yarn Club products are </span><span>final sale</span><span>. </span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>If you signed up for the option to ship your package and would like to pick it up instead, we will give you a store credit for your shipping fees.&nbsp;</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>If you usually pick up your package and would like it shipped to you, we will request payment of shipping fees at the current shipping rate before sending it to you.</span></p> </li> </ul> The Longest Day to Fight Alzheimer's http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7398 On <strong>June 21, from&nbsp;7AM to 8PM</strong>, we will be doing what we love to honor those affected by Alzheimer&rsquo;s disease.&nbsp; We are participating in The Longest Day, a fundraising event to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. Our team is called &ldquo;<strong>Creating Moments at A Yarn Less Raveled</strong>&rdquo; and we are honored to participate in such an important and impactful event.&nbsp;<br /><br />We anticipate a full house for this event and will have refreshments and other activities planned. Please&nbsp;<span style="color: #9028fe;"><a href="http://act.alz.org/goto/CMatAYLR" target="_blank"><span style="color: #9028fe;">RSVP</span></a></span> if you&rsquo;d like to join us for our day of knitting and crochet!&nbsp; We'll open the Learning Studio at 7AM and we'll be there,&nbsp;knitting and crocheting, until 8PM.&nbsp; Spend the entire day or come for an hour or two.&nbsp; We'll be holding a raffle for amazing gifts, and all proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association.<br /><br />As additional support for this cause, the shop will be open regular Thursday hours (10am to 7pm) and we will donate a portion of our profits to the Alzheimer&rsquo;s Association in honor of our wonderful community.<br /><br />There is no fee for this event; instead, we ask that you consider making a contribution to the <span style="color: #9028fe;"><a href="http://act.alz.org/goto/CMatAYLR" target="_blank"><span style="color: #9028fe;">Alzheimer&rsquo;s Association</span></a></span>. We will also have forms available in the shop if you&rsquo;d prefer to write a check for your gift.<br /><br />If you aren&rsquo;t able to join us on <strong>June 21 for The Longest Day</strong>, please consider joining our team in contributing to this very special fundraising activity by donating via this&nbsp;<span style="color: #9028fe;"><a href="http://act.alz.org/goto/CMatAYLR" target="_blank"><span style="color: #9028fe;">link</span></a></span>&nbsp;or by coming into the shop to pick up a Donation Form.<br /><br />Today, over 35 million people across the world are living with Alzheimer's, including 5.7 million Americans. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the US and the 3rd leading cause of death in California and it is the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. In the U.S. alone, more than 15 million caregivers generously dedicate themselves to those with Alzheimer's and dementia. We must take action now, or these numbers will continue to rise.<br /> <br />Together, we can show those facing Alzheimer's disease that they are not alone. Please make a donation today to help the Alzheimer's Association support all those facing the disease. Thank you!<br /><br />* Your gift may be tax deductible, to the fullest extent allowed by law. Three-for-Fun Summer KAL/CAL - June 9 through August 11, 2018 http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7375 How many three-color shawls do you have in your Ravelry Queue? Are they calling to you? Here&rsquo;s your chance to choose your favorite, select yarn in three colors from A Yarn Less Raveled, and join us for our first Three-for-Fun Summer Knit- and Crochet-Along&nbsp;(KAL/CAL)! <br /><br />We&rsquo;ll knit and crochet together from June 9 through August 11, with three simple goals:<br /><ol> <li>Select a 3-color pattern from Ravelry or your preferred source (we suggest a fun pattern that will be good for social knitting/crocheting, something in your current skill range or a slight stretch)</li> <li>Select yarn in three colors from AYLR (yarn weight will be determined by your pattern)</li> <li>Have fun together!</li> </ol>We&rsquo;ll host a Cast-On Celebration on Saturday, June 9 to coincide with World Wide Knit in Public Day.&nbsp; You&rsquo;ll enjoy light refreshments and you&rsquo;ll have the option to knit in our Learning Studio, in our shop, or outside the shop on our walkway. If you aren&rsquo;t able to join us in the shop to cast on together, you can join the Cast-On Celebration virtually, starting your shawl wherever you are on June 9 (or anytime before August 11).<br /><br />Come into the shop any time before or on June 9 to select your colorful yarns and pattern. We are happy to help! <br /> <ul> <li>Just in time for this event, we&rsquo;re expecting several fabulous yarn shipments from Madelinetosh, Magpie Fibers, and more to add to our expansive selection of fingering/sock weight yarns (of course, you may use any weight yarn).</li> <li>If you don&rsquo;t already have a pattern in mind, we&rsquo;ve pulled together a binder with many popular patterns to inspire you, and many of our shop and staff samples show off our favorite 3-color patterns.</li> </ul> Stay connected to our extended community by sharing your progress on social media (Instagram, Facebook, and Ravelry), using the hashtags #aylr3forfun and #ayarnlessraveled, and tag us at @ayarnlessraveled. We&rsquo;ll also have a monitored thread on our Ravelry Group Forum so share your progress there too!<br /><br />Throughout the Summer, bring your shawl into the cool, air-conditioned shop, and by Fall&rsquo;s cooler weather, you&rsquo;ll have new friends and a cozy wrap all ready to go!&nbsp; Local Yarn Store Day 2018 http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7300 <p dir="ltr"><span><span>Local Yarn Store Day is a brick-and-mortar yarn shop appreciation day created by TNNA Yarn Group. The inaugural LYS Day will take place on April 21 and is designed to show support for small businesses while bringing together a unique community of knitters, crocheters, weavers and spinners to drive awareness and celebrate the craft.</span><br /><br />How are we celebrating the first LYS Day?&nbsp; With all of your favorites: <strong>Demonstrations, discounted products, gifts, and a raffle</strong>!&nbsp; Tag @ayarnlessraveled #ayarnlessraveled and #lysday to share the fun on Instagram and Facebook.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><strong>Demonstrations</strong><br />Add to your knitting and crochet skills by attending mini-classes throughout the day. &nbsp;Our staff has collected some of the most common questions we receive, and we are answering your questions, and demonstrating some of these fun techniques. &nbsp;Sessions are approximately 30 minutes, and will be packed with helpful information!</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Each demonstration fee is $5/person, or $4/person if you register for 3 or more Demos. &nbsp;(This small fee helps us cover snacks and cost of materials).</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Spaces are limited, so call or come in the shop to register this week (your payment reserves your seat). &nbsp;</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>If spaces are available, registration will be open for walk-in registrations on Saturday as well.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong><br />Demonstration Schedule - Plan Your Day!<br /></strong><em>Please note:</em> &nbsp;These mini-classes are demonstrations. &nbsp;You do not need to bring any materials, though you may choose to knit or crochet during the session. &nbsp;We hope one or more of these mini-classes piques your interest!</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span><strong>10 AM - Ravelry Pattern Tab</strong>&nbsp;(Knitting or Crochet) -&nbsp;</span>Ravelry is a fantastic resource for knitters and crocheters and it&rsquo;s free to use!&nbsp; You can save all your projects here, store your library, stay in touch with friends and so much more!&nbsp; One of Ravelry&rsquo;s powerful features though, is the Pattern Tab.&nbsp; Here you can search for patterns a variety of ways and here is also where you can purchase patterns.&nbsp; In this demonstration workshop, you will learn how the Pattern Tab is structured and how to navigate it effectively.&nbsp; Come on down and learn more about Ravelry!</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span><strong>11 AM - Magic Loop Method</strong> (Knitting) - In this demonstration, Cindy will de-mystify the technique of knitting in the round using one long circular needle. &nbsp;Add this skill to your knitting toolbox, and you&rsquo;ll be able to top off hats, knit sleeves and socks smoothly and easily, without those pesky &ldquo;ladders.&rdquo;</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span><strong>1 PM - Yarn Substitution</strong> (Knitting and Crochet) - Learn the basics for selecting yarns that will work with a pattern you love. &nbsp;Marissa will introduce yarn weights, characteristics, and how to find the original yarn&rsquo;s information will give you a good start. &nbsp;The A Yarn Less Raveled Staff can help with your final selection.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span><strong>2 PM - Magic Ring</strong> (Crochet) - Learn to start your circular crochet projects with ease, using the Magic Ring technique. &nbsp;Bobbie will show you how.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span><strong>3 PM - Ravelry Patterns</strong> (repeat - see description above)</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span><strong>4 PM - Common Single Increases and Decreases</strong> (Knitting) - Pamela will demonstrate some of the most common single increases and decreases, helpful when working on any type of pattern shaping, lace patterns, hats (decreases), shawls (increases and decreases), etc.</span></p> </li> </ul> <span><span><span><strong><br />Gifts with Purchase, a Raffle, and Discounted Products</strong><br /><br />Several designers, including Cassapinka and Laura Nelkin, have offered patterns at a discount, or free with the purchase of yarn.&nbsp; Come in to see the beautiful options!<br /><br />We&rsquo;ll be adding new products to our Sale Table* - check out all the amazing&nbsp;products available at 30-40% off!<br /><br /></span></span></span>You&rsquo;ll receive a gift with your purchase over $20 and you'll be entered into a drawing for several wonderful Raffle prizes. <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">One gift with purchase per customer.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">To be eligible for the raffle, you&rsquo;ll receive one ticket for a purchase over $20, and an additional ticket if you attend one or more Demos (maximum 2 entries per person).</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span><br />We love being your LYS - join us to celebrate the unique offerings you&rsquo;ll only find in a &ldquo;brick and mortar&rdquo; shop.<br /><br /><em><br />*All discounted products are final sale - no returns or exchanges.&nbsp; The registration fee for the Demonstrations is non-refundable.</em></span></p> <div><em>&nbsp;</em></div> Stitch 'N Pitch 2018 - Let's Play Ball! http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7238 <span _mce_style="font-size: 11pt;">The baseball season is underway, and we are planning ahead for Stitch 'N Pitch! &nbsp;This year, we'll attend on&nbsp;<strong>Wednesday, June 27</strong>&nbsp;to cheer on the SF Giants.</span> <div _mce_style="text-align: left;"> <div><br />How can you and your friends join the fun? &nbsp;We've purchased a block of tickets again and continue to improve our seat location.&nbsp;</div> <br /> <div>Tickets will be available&nbsp;online, in the shop, and by phone&nbsp;beginning at&nbsp;<strong>11am on Wednesday, April 4</strong>&nbsp;(maximum 4 tickets per person), while supplies last.&nbsp; You'll want to act fast to reserve your seat with the group! &nbsp;</div> <br /> <div>Your purchase price includes your game-day ticket, plus:&nbsp;</div> <div> <ul> <li>The official TNNA-sponsored Stitch 'N Pitch gift</li> <li>An exclusive pattern designed by Gamer Babe Knits</li> <li>A fun goody bag from A Yarn Less Raveled</li> </ul> Are you participating in the "Knit the Season 2018 Knit Along (KAL)" with Yvonne? &nbsp;Please check your email for a message from her about a Stitch 'N Pitch special offer, available for a limited time. &nbsp;</div> <div><br />Would you like to participate in the KAL and missed spring training? &nbsp;You can still join in the fun. Call the shop for more information!&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br />Here are more details: <ul> <li><strong>What</strong>: &nbsp;Stitch 'N Pitch Game - Colorado Rockies vs. SF Giants at AT&amp;T Park, San Francisco</li> <li><strong>When</strong>: &nbsp;Wednesday, June 27 at 7:15pm</li> <li><strong>Who</strong>: &nbsp;All baseball lovers, who also love knitting and crocheting</li> <li><strong>Price</strong>: Tickets available for $32 per seat, including all the goodies.&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="color: #d0131a;">Tickets are available now: Click&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/shop/Events.htm" target="_blank"><span style="color: #d0131a;">here</span></a>.</span></li> <li><strong>What Else</strong>: &nbsp;</li> <ul> <li>Ticket purchase is limited to 4 tickets per person. &nbsp;</li> <li>Tickets are available online, in the shop, and by phone beginning at&nbsp;<strong>11am on Wednesday, April 4</strong>, while supplies last.</li> <li>Tickets are non-refundable, however if we have a waiting list, we'll help you find someone to purchase your ticket(s).</li> <li>You'll be invited to pick up your tickets and your gifts closer to game day.</li> </ul> </ul> </div> </div> Knit the Season 2018 Baseball Knit Along Eligibility Information http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7089 <p dir="ltr">If you haven't heard about the Knit the Season 2018 Baseball Knit Along, click <a href="https://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/module/news.htm?newsId=7084">here</a>.&nbsp; If you are ready to participate, please read this important note!</p> <p dir="ltr"><span><br />To receive KAL support through the shop and to be eligible for the mid-season and end-of-season raffles, the following criteria apply:</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Yarn must be purchased from A Yarn Less Raveled.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>The </span><span>Knit the Season 2018</span><span> pattern must be purchased from Gamer Babe Knits (either through the shop or on Ravelry).</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>You must &ldquo;knit the season&rdquo; with beads or switch colors to show the result of each game.</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Once you are eligible for the raffles, do the following to enter:</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>For the <strong>mid-season raffle</strong> (to be drawn at the end of the All-Star Break on or around Thursday, July 19, 2018), your project must be current or within 5 games of the last game before the All-Star Break. &nbsp;To enter:</span></p> </li> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Post a photo or photos on the Ravelry thread for this KAL: </span><a href="https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/a-yarn-less-raveled/3736814/1-25"><span>https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/a-yarn-less-raveled/3736814/1-25</span></a><span>.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span></span>OR</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Email a photo or photos to </span><a href="mailto:ayarnlessraveled@gmail.com"><span>ayarnlessraveled@gmail.com</span></a><span>.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>The photo must clearly show the progress.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Photos must be posted or emailed by 5pm (PST) Wednesday, July 18, 2018.</span></p> </li> </ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>For the <strong>end of season raffle</strong>, your project must be completed, blocked and ready-to-wear by the end-of-season&nbsp;get-together on Saturday, November 17, 2018, at 1:30pm.&nbsp; To enter:</span></p> </li> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Attend and bring your completed project to the end-of-season get-together on Saturday, November 17, 2018, at 1:30pm.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span></span>OR</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Post a photo or photos on the Ravelry thread for this KAL: </span><a href="https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/a-yarn-less-raveled/3736814/1-25"><span>https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/a-yarn-less-raveled/3736814/1-25</span></a><span>.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span></span>OR</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Email a photo or photos to </span><a href="mailto:ayarnlessraveled@gmail.com"><span>ayarnlessraveled@gmail.com</span></a><span>.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span></span>The photo must clearly show your project is completed, blocked and ready-to-wear.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">If you cannot attend the end-of-season get-together, photos must be posted or emailed by Saturday, November 17, 2018, 12pm.</p> </li> </ul> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>The number of prizes for both the mid-season and end-of-season raffles will be based on the number of eligible participants. &nbsp;The more projects that meet eligibility for each raffle, the more prizes we will draw. &nbsp;While everyone is knitting their own projects, baseball is teamwork, and knitting can be, too!</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please hop on the Ravelry thread to ask questions, post photos and encourage each other!</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>PLAY BALL!</span></p> <div><span>&nbsp;</span></div> Knit the Season 2018 Baseball Knit Along - Kits Available Beginning Tuesday 1/23/18 at noon http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7084 <p dir="ltr"><strong>Calling All Baseball Fans! Let's Knit the Season! &nbsp;Spring Training Is About To Start!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Did you miss the news? &nbsp;We are hosting a Baseball Knit Along, and we&rsquo;re about ready for first pitch. &nbsp;Are you game to make meet other knitters who love baseball? On deck to learn new knitting skills? Share the baseball season with other fans? This </span><strong>Knit the Season Baseball Knit Along </strong><span>will hit it out of the ballpark! &nbsp;With Yvonne as your KAL Team Manager, you'll knit your favorite team's 2018 season using your team's colors.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Here&rsquo;s What You Need to Know to Participate:</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>This year&rsquo;s project will be a 2-color brioche in-the-round tube with beads. &nbsp;The ends of the tube will be joined, and you&rsquo;ll have a unique and beautiful cowl after the season is over.</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>The kits for the knit along will be available for pre-order on <strong>Tuesday, January 23 at 12 noon (PST)</strong>. &nbsp;You may come into the shop or call to place your order. &nbsp;</span><span>For kit pick-up prior to the start of the baseball season, you must pre-order by <strong>Saturday, February 3 5:00pm</strong><strong>&nbsp;(PST)</strong>. </span><span>See the chart below for kit details.</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>We will continue to take orders after the first pre-order window, from Sunday, February 4 until <strong>Friday, February 16 (end of day)</strong>, however, kits ordered during this window will be available for pick-up after the start of the season, during the first week of April.</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span><strong>All pre-orders must be paid in full and are not returnable or exchangeable</strong>.</span><span> &nbsp;Within a few days of your kit purchase, you will receive an email with a link to a form to officially sign up for the KAL. &nbsp;Please be sure to provide your email when purchasing your kit.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"><span>You will be contacted when kits are ready for pick-up. &nbsp;If we need to ship your kit to you, please let us know that when you place your order so we can verify your address and include applicable shipping fees.</span></li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"><span>To be eligible for the mid-season and end-of-season raffles, please see eligibility information <span><span style="color: #2ca0fd;"><a href="https://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/module/news.htm?newsId=7089" target="_blank"><span style="color: #2ca0fd;">here</span></a></span>.</span> &nbsp;In order to truly &ldquo;knit the season,&rdquo; you must place beads for the score or switch colors to show the result of each game. &nbsp;Please consider this when choosing your kit.</span></li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Ready to Learn New Skills?</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>As part of Spring Training, we&rsquo;ll offer a <strong>KAL Prep Class</strong> for a discounted cost of $35. &nbsp;In this three-hour class, we will teach a crochet provisional cast-on, brioche in the round, how to place beads and how to change colors to knit the season. &nbsp;We will also show you how to set up a project page on Ravelry and how to link the pattern and the shop on your page. &nbsp;<strong>You must be signed up for the KAL to take this customized class, and we'll send registration information once you've pre-ordered your kit</strong>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>If any of these techniques are new to you, or you&rsquo;d like a refresher, join us for this class. &nbsp;We&rsquo;ll teach it twice: &nbsp;</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Saturday, February 17, 2018, from 10:00am-1:00pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 9:00am-12:00pm&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>If you can&rsquo;t attend one of these dates and still want guidance, we can schedule individual appointments at our regular fee ($20 for 30 minutes, $40 for 1 hour).</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><br /><strong>More Kit Details:<br /></strong><br />For this special event, we are excited to introduce&nbsp;</span><strong>Invictus Yarns&rsquo; Beyond XL</strong><span> (2 colors, 1 skein each color; 600 yards/skein). &nbsp;<strong>Beyond XL</strong> is a soft, hand-dyed fingering weight yarn in a merino/cashmere/nylon blend, and the extra large skeins mean you won&rsquo;t have lots of ends to weave in. These kits will contain yarn and other goodies to keep you going during the season. &nbsp;Some items in the kit are KAL exclusives!&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/5943/screenshot_2018_01_31_130747.jpg" alt="Knit the Season Kits" width="721" height="179" align="" /><br /><br />Additional materials not included in kits (partial list; the complete list will be provided in the pattern):</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Size 3 US 16&rdquo; circular needle (wood highly recommended)</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Small steel crochet hook (1.0mm-1.15mm) to place beads (if knitting with beads)</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>If you have questions, please call or email the shop.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>We&rsquo;re really excited to knit the season with you! &nbsp;<br /><br /><span style="color: #d0131a;"><strong>Let&rsquo;s get ready to PLAY BALL!</strong></span></span></p> <br /> <div><span>&nbsp;</span></div> Knit the Season 2018 Baseball Knit Along http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7030 <h4 dir="ltr">Calling All Baseball Fans! Let's Knit the Season! &nbsp;Spring training starts early this year!</h4> <p dir="ltr"><span>We are prepping for our 2018 Baseball Knit Along! &nbsp;Are you game to make new friends? On deck to learn new knitting skills? Share the baseball season with other fans? This Knit the Season baseball knit along will hit it out of the ballpark! &nbsp;With Yvonne as your KAL Team Manager, you'll knit your favorite team's 2018 season using your team's colors.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>2018 will be the third year for this knit along. &nbsp;We had a wonderful KAL in 2017 with 28 knitters knitting for the Giants, A&rsquo;s, Yankees, Red Sox, Indians, and Tigers! &nbsp;We are trying for 40 knitters this season!</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Many of 2017&rsquo;s participants have been anxiously awaiting the design &ldquo;reveal.&rdquo; &nbsp;2018&rsquo;s project will be a 2-color brioche in-the-round tube with beads, and we&rsquo;d like to introduce Invictus Yarns as the dyer for our kits! &nbsp;The ends of the tube will be joined, and you&rsquo;ll have a unique and beautiful cowl after the season is over. &nbsp;We&rsquo;re also adding some surprises to the kits!</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>We will start taking kit orders and payments in mid-January, and we must get our first order to our dyer by the end of January for delivery prior to the start of the season. &nbsp;<strong>If you think you might be or will be joining in this knit along</strong>, <span style="color: #d0131a;">please fill out&nbsp;<a href="https://goo.gl/forms/XqHphJPwp8ryIpVJ2" target="_blank"><span style="color: #d0131a;">this form</span></a></span>&nbsp;</span><span>so that we can give the dyer a general idea of the number of local team kits and so she can start putting colors together for non-local teams. &nbsp;The form also asks for some basic information so we can better plan the prep classes.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>We will have prep classes for the different techniques used in this project in January and February. &nbsp;Look for registration details coming soon. &nbsp;This knit along will have different levels of participation so if you love baseball and you love your team, consider joining no matter what your knitting level!</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Spring training will be here soon, and it won't be long until we hear those two magical words PLAY BALL!</span></p> <div><span>&nbsp;</span></div> Knitted Knockers - Kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a Community Knit/Crochet Along http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=6740 <div data-gcf-font-size="16pt" align="left" class="HeadingText"><span data-gcf-font-size="11pt" class="MainText">October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we will be sponsoring&nbsp;a Knitted Knockers Knit/Crochet Along (K/CAL)&nbsp;devoted to breast cancer survivors.&nbsp; Knitted Knockers are special, soft, light-weight breast prosthetics that are very comfortable for women who have undergone mastectomies, lumpectomies and radiation, and/or are undergoing reconstruction.&nbsp; They can be worn with any regular bra and are machine washable.&nbsp; Although they are called Knitted Knockers, a crochet pattern&nbsp;is also available.</span></div> <div data-gcf-font-size="16pt" align="left" class="HeadingText"><span _mce_style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #333333;"><br /></span><span data-gcf-font-size="11pt" class="MainText">On&nbsp;<strong>Thursday, October 5th, at 4:00 pm</strong>, we will begin a K/CAL to make as many Knockers as we can during October.&nbsp; At the end of the month, we&rsquo;ll send them to the <strong>Knitted Knockers Support Foundation</strong> in Bellingham, Washington, where they will be finished, stuffed, and sent on at no cost to women around the world.&nbsp; Knitters and crocheters are meeting each Thursday from 5-7pm to create Knockers together.&nbsp; Please join us for this worthy cause!&nbsp; You'll receive one <strong><span style="color: #228e53;">raffle</span></strong> ticket for each completed Knocker you submit by October 31 (in an approved yarn purchased at AYLR).<br /><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Resources Available</strong></span><br />Patterns, videos, and information about this wonderful cause are available online at <a href="http://www.knittedknockers.org" target="_blank">www.knittedknockers.org</a>. You have a choice for making the Knockers on straight needles, double-points, magic loop, or crochet methods. We highly recommend you visit the website and choose your free pattern based on your skill level. We will also have patterns on hand in the shop should you not get a chance to visit the website before our kick-off day. <br /><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Supplies</strong></span><br /><strong>As with any KAL/CAL,&nbsp;please use yarn from this shop</strong>.&nbsp;The Knitted Knockers Support Foundation has limited the yarns that may be used, so you'll knit or crochet with an approved&nbsp;sport or DK mercerized cotton. The&nbsp;soft, approved yarns available in the shop include Tahki Yarns Cotton Classic (DK) or Cotton Classic Lite (sport), Rowan Summerlite DK, and Bamboo Pop, and we have ordered extra quantities in natural colors for this event. <br /><br />In addition, you will need US size 4 or 5 needles in either straights, 8&rdquo; double points or long circulars (for Magic Loop), or a size G crochet hook, plus a few stitch markers. <br /><br />Crocheters should use a sport or fingering-weight yarn, rather than a DK, since crochet is 1/3 thicker than knit fabric.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Skills Needed</strong></span><br />You should have basic knit and purl skills, be comfortable and familiar with your chosen method (DPNs, Magic Loop, or straights), and know how to increase and decrease. For crochet, you should be able to chain, single crochet, and crochet two together.<br /><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Technique Workshops</strong></span><br />If you haven&rsquo;t made Knitted Knockers yet, we will be holding two project-specific technique workshops for a nominal fee, as some people find the start of the Knockers a little fiddly. <br /><br />These will take place Thursday Sept. 28th and Saturday, September 30th, and are designed to give you a solid head start. Please&nbsp;click&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/classes.htm" target="_blank">here</a> to sign up for one of these helpful classes. <br /><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Support and Community</strong></span><br />Cindy will be available to guide you and answer any questions every Thursday from 4pm-7pm, starting on our kick-off day. These Thursdays will be a wonderful time to knit or crochet together, and contribute to a very important organization.&nbsp; There are also very good videos at www.knittedknockers.org in case you want to participate remotely, or simply need extra guidance.&nbsp; We are hoping to send a record number of knockers off to Washington at the end of the month. <br /><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Matching Donations</strong></span><br />In addition to your knitting and crocheting contributions,&nbsp;the shop will also donate $1 for every Knocker submitted to the Knitted Knockers Support Foundation.&nbsp; The more you make, the more we donate!<br /><br />Please come in to join us in this wonderful opportunity to knit or crochet and contribute to such a worthy cause.<br /></span></div> Alana Dakos Returns! Don't Miss This Special Event http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=6694 <div data-gcf-font-size="16pt" align="left" class="HeadingText">Learn new skills with Alana Dakos,&nbsp;designer, author, instructor, and owner of Never Not Knitting. &nbsp;Alana joins us on&nbsp;<strong>Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1</strong>. &nbsp;<br /><br />It's been a few years since Alana's last visit, and we are so excited to welcome her back. &nbsp;She'll teach three 2-hour workshops and she'll be available to autograph her books and patterns for your collection. &nbsp;In advance of her visit, we'll also have a Pop-Up Boutique of items from Alana's store to share with you!</div> <br />Here's Alana's schedule for her weekend visit. &nbsp;Click on each event title for more details:<br /> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/module/class.htm?classId=220463" target="_blank">Sweater Finishing Techniques</a>&nbsp;- Saturday, Sept. 30 from 2:30-4:30pm</li> <li>Book and Pattern Signing - Saturday, Sept. 30 from 4:30-5:30pm</li> <li><a href="https://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/module/class.htm?classId=220468" target="_blank">Buttonholes and Bands</a>&nbsp;- Sunday, Oct. 1 from 10am-12noon</li> <li><a href="https://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/module/class.htm?classId=220466" target="_blank">Designing Stitch Motifs with Traveling Cables</a>&nbsp;- Sunday, Oct. 1 from 12:30-2:30pm</li> </ul> No RSVP is required for the <strong>Book and Pattern Signing</strong> event. &nbsp;Come meet Alana&nbsp;and bring your favorite book or pattern for her to autograph for your collection.<br /><br />All classes require advance registration and payment secures your seat. &nbsp;This is a special event&nbsp;- n<span>o refunds or credits will be provided if you cancel your attendance. Thank you for your understanding.<br /><br /><br /></span> Four Classes, One Weekend with Melissa Leapman - Spaces Still Available http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=6639 <div data-gcf-font-size="11pt" align="left" class="MainText"><span face="Times" size="3">Melissa Leapman joins us for a weekend of fun and learning Aug. 5 and 6, and we can't wait!<br /><br />Let me introduce you to Melissa, if you aren't familiar with her work. She is one of the most prolific designers in the knitting and crochet industry. She's published many books, including:&nbsp;</span></div> <ul> <li class="MainText" data-gcf-font-size="11pt"><em>Cables Untangled</em></li> <li class="MainText" data-gcf-font-size="11pt"><em>Mastering Color Knitting</em></li> <li class="MainText" data-gcf-font-size="11pt"><span _mce_style="font-size: 11pt;"><em>Knitting the Perfect Fit</em></span></li> <li class="MainText" data-gcf-font-size="11pt"><span _mce_style="font-size: 11pt;"><em>The Knit Stitch Pattern Handbook&nbsp;</em></span></li> <li class="MainText" data-gcf-font-size="11pt"><span _mce_style="font-size: 11pt;"><em>The Indispensable Stitch Collection for Crocheters</em></span></li> <li class="MainText" data-gcf-font-size="11pt"><em>6000+ Pullover Possibilities: Interchangeable Options for Custom Knitted Sweaters</em></li> <li class="MainText" data-gcf-font-size="11pt">And many more</li> </ul> <div><span _mce_style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #333333;">She's published patterns in most of the popular knit and crochet magazines, and has taught at many major events, including Stitches and TNNA Retailer's conference. &nbsp;She's also been a featured instructor on several knitting cruises.</span></div> <div><span _mce_style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #333333;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div><span _mce_style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #333333;">Melissa has been a featured guest on numerous television shows and podcasts, and is a popular guest blogger. Nationally, her workshops are popular with crafters of all levels.</span></div> <div><span _mce_style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #333333;"><br />I could go on and on. &nbsp;I took one of her classes recently, and found her teaching style to be creative, informative, inspiring, and interactive. &nbsp;We are so excited that she'll be joining us. It's an honor to welcome her to the shop.<br /><br />Check out the <a href="https://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/classes.htm" target="_blank">details for all four classes</a>, then register for one or more here or call or visit the shop. &nbsp;We hope you'll join us for this very special event!</span></div> Let's Go, Giants! It's Stitch N' Pitch 2017 http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=6324 <div><span face="Times" size="3" color="#000000"><strong>Game Day&nbsp;is Tuesday, 7/18 - SF Giants vs. Cleveland Indians at ATT&amp;T Park at 7:15pm</strong><br /><br /></span></div> <div>Tickets are available for purchase, beginning on&nbsp;<strong>Tuesday, May 23, 2017</strong>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/shop/Events.htm" target="_blank">online</a>, in the shop, or by phone).<br /><br />What could be better than fiber crafts and baseball? Not much! Come join fellow yarn lovers as we cheer on our home team, the San Francisco Giants. &nbsp;If you're participating in the Knit the Season Knit Along, you'll be able to update your cowl in "real time!"<br /><br />A Yarn Less Raveled has purchased a block of seats again this year to create a super-fun section of knitters and crocheters. &nbsp;Make a plan, and get ready to join us for an evening of baseball fun!<br /><br />Seats are limited and only your payment will reserve your seats <span style="color: #d0131a;">(limit 4 tickets per person, please</span>). Call or come into the shop on or after&nbsp;<strong>Tuesday, May 23</strong>&nbsp;to sign up and purchase your ticket for $27.50/person.<br /><br />With your ticket, you'll receive an official Stitch N' Pitch gift at the game. But that's not all... <ul> <li>You'll receive an exclusive and very awesome yarn-related goodie bag.</li> <li>You can win additional prizes at the game for: Best Hand-knit Fan Wear, Best Boogie in the 7th Inning Stretch and Biggest Fan!</li> </ul> Do you need a great Giants' hat? Check out the&nbsp;<a target="_blank" linktype="1" shape="rect" _mce_shape="rect" href="http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/golden-gate-bridge-hat" _mce_href="http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/golden-gate-bridge-hat" track="on" _mce_style="font-weight: bold; color: #0000ff; text-decoration: underline;">Golden Gate Bridge</a>&nbsp;hat, designed by our friend Sophie Kurnik.<br /><br />Transportation to and from the game is not included. Many people will be taking public transportation, which will be arranged closer to the event date.<br /><br />We hope you'll join us for this SF Giants fun-tastic event!</div> Lattice Poncho Crochet Along - May 2017 http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=6291 <strong>Who is ready for a fun Crochet-Along?</strong> <br />What is a Crochet-Along (CAL)? According to Larissa Brown who wrote a book about Knit-alongs, it is &ldquo;Any organized event where people knit [or crochet] together for a common purpose or goal.&rdquo; You will have an opportunity to sit and crochet with new and known friends! You will also be able to challenge yourself to learn new skills! We can all do this together at our Crochet-Along and end up completing a fun new project.&nbsp;<br /><br />In April, A Yarn Less Raveled hosted an amazing trunk show and in-store boutique for DanDoh Yarns and patterns, including many beautiful designs by DanDoh owner Yumiko Alexander. We had a great response to the yarns and patterns, and many bought the Lattice crochet poncho pattern. <br /><br />This was such a fun, inspiring pattern, we decided to offer a <strong>Crochet-Along</strong>! This pattern and the CAL gives you a fun opportunity to expand your crochet skills, learning new techniques as you follow the pattern! We will all end up with a beautiful poncho to add to our wardrobe, perfect for our summer weather! <br /><br /><strong>What are we going to make?</strong> <br /> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lattice-17" target="_blank">Lattice Poncho</a>, by Yumiko Alexander</li> <li>It is a rectangular-shaped piece&nbsp;with fun pattern variations</li> </ul> <strong>What skills are required?</strong> &nbsp;You should be comfortable with these stitches: <br /> <ul> <li>Chain</li> <li>Single crochet</li> <li>Double crochet</li> <li><strong>NOTE</strong>: This CAL is not a replacement for the &ldquo;Let&rsquo;s Get Hooked: Learn to Crochet&rdquo; workshop. If you are new to crochet, you should take this class before starting the poncho.</li> </ul> <strong>Here are the CAL details</strong> <br /> <ul> <li><strong>When:</strong>&nbsp;We will begin our ponchos together on <strong>Tuesday, May 9 (5:00-6:30pm)</strong> and catch up with our progress on <strong>Tuesday, May 23 (5:00-6:30pm)</strong>. We&rsquo;ll decide together when to meet going forward, based on everyone&rsquo;s progress and questions. Come when you can (don&rsquo;t feel pressured to be here the whole time &ndash; this is supposed to be fun!)</li> <li><strong>Where</strong>: A Yarn Less Raveled, in the Learning Studio</li> <li><strong>Who</strong> will be leading the CAL: Bobbie S (aka &ndash; the Crochet Queen!)</li> <li><strong>What</strong> do I need? <ul> <li>Pattern: <a href="http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lattice-17" target="_blank">Lattice Poncho</a>&nbsp;pattern, by Yumiko Alexander (can be purchased and printed at A Yarn Less Raveled)</li> <li>Yarn: DanDoh yarns, or any DK or sport weight yarn with a soft drape, such as Madelinetosh Merino Silk, Juniper Moon Zooey, Shibui Rain, Shibui Reed, Shibui Twig, or get creative and combine finer yarns like two strands of new Shibui Lunar!</li> <li>If you purchased yarn at the DanDoh trunk show, you&rsquo;ll use DanDoh &ldquo;Cotton Fine&rdquo; (100% cotton, 435 yards/50g),&nbsp;2 skeins each of 2 different colors, total 4 skeins</li> <li>Hook: 4mm (G) We&rsquo;ll see you on May 9 for the first CAL meeting!</li> </ul> </li> </ul> We&rsquo;ll see you on May 9th for the first CAL meeting!<br /><br /> YOTH/Magpie Fibers Girls' Road Trip - May 14 http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=6260 <span>Mark your calendars for the YOTH/Magpie Fibers 2017 Girl's Road Trip... this time they're headed out West, and they are celebrating Mother's Day with us!</span><br /><br /><span>We hope you will&nbsp;visit them&nbsp;at A Yarn Less Raveled&nbsp;to see the new collection of knit wear they'll be releasing for the trip, made of their&nbsp;beautiful brand new summer yarns, Solstice and Best Friend. also&nbsp;released especially for this&nbsp;road trip.&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span>There will also be plenty of their&nbsp;tried and true yarns, knit samples, brand new kits and a few surprises too!!</span> Knit the Season 2017 http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=6122 <p dir="ltr"><span>Calling All Baseball Fans!<img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/5943/259x153_baseballkalpng.png" alt="" width="259" height="153" align="right" /></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><span><span><span>Spring has begun, and baseball season is here! &nbsp;Are you game to make new friends? &nbsp;On deck to learn new knitting skills? &nbsp;Share the baseball season with other fans? &nbsp;This Knit-A-Long will hit it out of the&nbsp;ballpark!</span></span></span></span></p> <p dir="ltr">With Yvonne as your KAL Team Manager, you&rsquo;ll knit your favorite team&rsquo;s 2017 season into a tube which you will make into a scarf or cowl at the end of the season. &nbsp;Using your team&rsquo;s colors, you&rsquo;ll knit to reflect your team&rsquo;s wins and losses at home and on the road. &nbsp;Watch the season and colors unfold as we start the tube in these first few weeks of the season and finish at the end of the season.</p> <p dir="ltr"><span><span id="docs-internal-guid-9dfab82d-aae7-99ed-728a-e21ccc5035e2"><span>New for this year&rsquo;s KAL will be a Gamer Babe Knits pattern for the tube and yarn kits by Luna Purl Yarns in Giants and A&rsquo;s colors dyed specially for this KAL!</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span>You can choose from a 4-color kit or 2-color kit. If you knit for another team or prefer to choose your own colors, we have lots of color choices in the shop. &nbsp;The Luna Purl Yarns kits are only available by <strong>pre-order</strong>. &nbsp;<span style="color: #d0131a;"><strong>Starting on Wednesday, March 8 at 10a</strong></span>, please come into the shop or call to place your yarn and pattern order. &nbsp;Orders placed by 5pm on Friday, March 10, will ensure delivery of your kit by the First Pitch meeting (see below). &nbsp;If you miss this deadline, we will have a second <span style="color: #d0131a;"><strong>pre-order deadline of 5pm on Friday, March 24</strong></span>. &nbsp;Yarn delivery will be on or about Saturday, April 8.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>We will have two First Pitch meetings at the shop &ndash; one on <strong>Saturday, March 25 at 12:30p and one on Thursday, March 30 at 5:30p</strong>. &nbsp;It is highly recommended to attend one of these meetings. &nbsp;We will cast on and work the set-up rounds before the start of the season, and you&rsquo;ll be ready to knit by the time they say &ldquo;play ball!&rdquo;</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>During the season, we will meet to work on our projects and talk baseball. &nbsp;By the end of the season, you&rsquo;ll have made new friends, created a unique and beautiful accessory and learned new and cool skills along the way. &nbsp;These skills will open a whole new world of knitting possibilities for you.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>To sign up, please come into the shop, or call (925) 263-2661 or email info@ayarnlessraveled.com</span><span>. &nbsp;Yvonne will get back to you with a link to sign up. &nbsp;Once you have signed up, Yvonne will send a follow-up email with more details.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>We hope you'll be inspired to join the fun to make a beautiful accessory to show your team loyalty!</span></p> <div><span>&nbsp;</span></div> Vintage Buttons Repurposed: Jewelry Boutique by LO & Behold Designs Today and Tomorrow http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=5916 <style type="text/css"><!-- p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.7px Arial; color: #323333; -webkit-text-stroke: #323333} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.7px Arial; color: #323333; -webkit-text-stroke: #323333; min-height: 16.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {font-kerning: none; color: #ff6600; -webkit-text-stroke: 0px #ff6600} --></style> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Do you need a few more unique holiday gifts? Are you looking for a new conversation piece to wow your friends at your holiday party?</span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Join us for a unique <strong>Vintage Buttons Repurposed</strong> Jewelry Boutique this </span><span class="s2">Friday, Dec. 16 from 12-5pm</span><span class="s1"> and </span><span class="s2">Saturday, Dec. 17&nbsp;from 10am-1pm</span><span class="s1">, featuring new designs by Leslie Owen, founder of <strong>LO &amp; Behold Designs</strong>. &nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Hand crafted pieces, highlighting</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">&nbsp; &nbsp; 90% Vintage buttons</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">+ 10% New Vintage look</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">= 100% Vintage-esque&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Leslie's designs offer a creative spin to everyday items. &nbsp;Come see them for yourself this weekend, and mark a few gifts off your holiday list (and choose something for yourself)!</span></p> Ready, Set, Celebrate! Join us for our Fifth Anniversary Event Nov. 4, 5, and 6 http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=5820 Celebrating You!<br /><br />Five years ago, we were excitedly preparing this special space with yarn, needles, hooks, samples, and great hopes that we'd create a place in your community offering a&nbsp; relaxing sanctuary for all who love yarn and fiber arts and crafts; a place that inspires creativity, beauty, community, and restfulness.&nbsp; We have been overwhelmed by your support, interest, and joyous welcome, and that's continued every day for five years! &nbsp;<br /><br />Many of you have become friends, you've shared parts of your lives with us, and you've shared your love of yarn, color, texture, and handcrafts. &nbsp;We want to thank you!<br /><br />Celebrate all weekend with us as A Yarn Less Raveled celebrates a milestone anniversary! Read our <a href="http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Ready--Set--Celebrate--Fifth-Anniversary-Event-Details---RSVP-Now.html?soid=1116883028347&amp;aid=STyIgVUZ2ZA" target="_blank">newsletter</a>&nbsp;for the sale, Dessert Social (<a href="http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=8lcvwfqab&amp;oeidk=a07edc3fwnef8761384">RSVP</a> requested), Quick Tip Demonstrations, and other details. Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Contribute in Two Ways http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=5779 <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="color: #ff009e;">October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we are sponsoring a&nbsp;<strong>Knitted Knockers Knit/Crochet Along (KCAL)</strong>&nbsp;devoted to breast cancer survivors.&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;</span></p> <span style="font-size: 12pt;">Knitted Knockers are special, soft, light-weight breast prosthetics, comfortable for women who have undergone mastectomies, lumpectomies and radiation, and/or are undergoing reconstruction. They can be worn with any regular bra and are machine washable.<br /><br /></span> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Join us <strong>each Thursday in October between 4pm and 7pm</strong> as we strive to make as many Knockers as we can. The pattern is free and you can choose from a variety of knit and crochet methods. Cindy is your fearless KCAL leader!</span></p> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Are you a newer knitter or crocheter? Cindy is happy to show you the techniques needed so you can contribute. </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Can't make it to the shop for the KCAL on Thursdays? You can still participate! Purchase your approved yarn at the shop, pick up a pattern, and then drop off your completed Knockers.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Patterns, videos, and information about this wonderful cause are available online at <a href="http://www.knittedknockers.org" target="_blank">www.knittedknockers.org</a>.</span></li> </ul> <h3><span style="font-size: 12pt;">More&nbsp;Details</span></h3> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt;">The yarn to be used <strong>must be a sport or DK mercerized cotton</strong>. Tahki Yarns' Cotton Classic, Cotton Classic Lite, and Rowan Summerlite DK (pending approval) are the yarns we have in the shop for you to choose from, and we have ordered extra quantities in natural colors for this event. </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt;">You will need US size 4 or 5 needles in either straights, 8&rdquo; double points or long circulars, or a size G crochet hook, plus a few markers. </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt;">You should have basic knit and purl skills or basic crochet skills, be comfortable and familiar with your chosen method (DPNs, Magic Loop, crochet, etc.), and know how to increase and decrease.<br /></span></li> </ul> <br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;">At the end of October, we will send them, unstuffed, to the Knitted Knockers Support Foundation in Bellingham, Washington, where they will be finished, stuffed, and sent on at no cost to women around the world.</span><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><br />In addition, your contribution for the Knitted Knockers goes further... When you purchase your yarn in the store, we will donate 10% to the <strong>Knitted Knockers Organization. </strong></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Please join us for this worthy cause and knit or crochet them with a fun group! We are hoping to to help many women as we send a record number of Knitted Knockers off to Washington.</span> <div></div> Exciting Classes this Weekend! http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=5722 Spaces are still available in several special classes this weekend! &nbsp;Learn new techniques and make fun gifts.<br /><br />Learn the Art of Slip-Stitch Knitting with Faina Goberstein on Saturday, September 17. &nbsp;Create lovely fabrics, beautiful color-work, and learn from a pioneer in this technique. &nbsp;See the Classes/Events page for more details and to register online.<br /><br />Kira K returns, offering two fun project classes: &nbsp;Crocheted Amigurumi (little creatures) and Cabled Knit Hats. &nbsp;In both classes, you'll learn many new techniques and will finish with great gifts! &nbsp;Kira's patient, helpful style is a favorite with our customers! Check Out Our Updated Website! http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=5677 We hope you've been exploring our website's new aesthetic!&nbsp; What do you think?&nbsp; We'll continue to add more photos, more information, and more classes, and we hope you'll let us know what you think about the new site as you navigate through it. Join Us for Our First YOTH Boutique Event http://www.ayarnlessraveled.comhttps://www.ayarnlessraveled.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=5659 Join us in welcoming Veronika and YOTH Yarns to A Yarn Less Raveled.&nbsp; Veronika is bringing her luscious yarns, sample garments and accessories on September 1 from 4:00-7:00pm.<br /><br />Please RSVP for this free event <a href="http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=8lcvwfqab&amp;oeidk=a07ed3k6prw4a39b22d" target="_blank">here</a>.<br /><br />Are you as excited about this visit as we are?