Happy Thanksgiving!

Homemade cranberry sauce

A very Happy Thanksgiving from the two of us at Yarnia! Though our shop on Belmont is closed today, our Online Shop and Custom Yarn Creator are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year! Come join us tomorrow and Saturday for Little Boxes (10am-6pm both days), and don’t miss out on our huge […]

Featured Yarn :: Burton-esque

Bulky Weight Knitting Yarn

Burton-esque Moonlight on a haunted landscape of plum highlights and black shadows is conveyed in a beautiful base of rayon, mercerized cotton, bamboo, merino, and a mohair blend. Soft, smooth bamboo and cotton are given life by a textured rayon boucle, merino adds warmth and memory, while the mohair envelopes the blend in a dark […]

WIP :: Jasmine Scarf

Jasmine Scarf

A few weeks ago, sitting next to one of our Knit & Crochet Night regulars, I found myself totally smitten by the scarf she was working on.  Although hers was made out of a soft pure white yarn, I immediately pictured a version in a dark, dark purple, specifically one that used our deep purple […]

Waste Reduction at Yarnia: Cone Ends

Cone Ends

There is something truly satisfying about turning would-be waste into a brand new product to enjoy — whether it’s cooking with leftovers to come up with an entirely new meal, bringing a shirt you’ve outgrown to a clothing swap and walking out with your new favorite jacket, or figuring out how to turn the byproducts […]

Write What You Want To Read


Does anyone else read the blog Orangette?  I really try not to eat in front of my computer, but sometimes it’s my only chance to really zone out and indulge in my favorite blogs, and this is one of them, written by Molly Wizenberg who owns Delancey up in Seattle. Awhile back, I was reading this post, and […]

WIP :: Straightforward Mitts

straightforward mitts

Looking for a fabulous (and free!) pattern for a quick pair of fingerless gloves this season?  I’m totally digging on these Straightforward Mitts, which I’ve been working on in the shop these past few weeks. This pattern uses rotating decreases — paired with equal increases right at the center of the hand — to give […]

Featured Yarn :: Autumn’s Tweed

Worsted Weight Knitting Yarn

Autumn’s Tweed Autumn foliage is a riot of brown, amber, and yellow, dotted here and there with glimpses of blue sky, red leaves, and creeping greys of approaching winter. Variegated cotton in tan, orange and grey, is paired with an amber mohair and wool blend with flecks of blues, red-orange, and purple, and a lambswool […]

Featured Yarn :: Peachy Keen

Worsted Weight Knitting Yarn

Peachy Keen Lofty cotton, wool, lambswool merino, and alpaca lend a soft hand and a subtle peachy glow to this heavy worsted weight wonder. Muted peach, camel, and warm tan make this blend perfect for hats, cowls, and scarves that will match a wide variety of wardrobe pieces. Fiber Content: 43 cotton / 33 wool […]

FO :: Star Cowl

Star Cowl

I finished this cowl last spring, just as it was starting to get warm (er…ludicrously hot) out, so I decided to wait to share the finished product.  Now that I’m beginning to rely on the mornings being wonderfully crisp and am starting to miss all my winter accessories when Tucker and I walk home after […]

Featured Yarn :: Stay Puft

Worsted Weight Knitting Yarn

Stay Puft Marshmallow-y goodness awaits with this sumptuous wool-free blend. At a fluffy heavy worsted weight, this bamboo and acrylic mixture is great for cowls, pillows, and blankets. Fiber Content: 87 bamboo / 13 acrylic Yardage: ~382 yards Yarn Weight: Heavy Worsted Wraps Per Inch: 8 Amount on Cone: 8 ounces Care: Machine wash delicate […]

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