We are kicking off spring with a KAL! Join us Friday, April 7th at 6pm (we are also hosting an Open Knit that night) as we cast on for Salix by Yumiko Alexander. We think Solo Lino – Linea Pura from Lana Grossa would make a fantastic choice for the pattern (and wonderful to work with too)!

This pattern is great for all knitters!

  • not fitted, no shaping
  • fairly simple to knit, yet exciting enough to keep your attention
  • great for a coverup on cool evenings this summer
  • knitting with others in a Knit-Along is a fantastic way to get support, encouragement and confidence to finish your project!

All knitters joining us get 10% off their yarn choice and their name in a raffle for store credit if they complete their Salix by the next Friday Open Knit (May 19th)

Time for an adventure?

There is something wonderful about a pair of hand knit socks…

I can carry one ball of yarn and 4 little needles and be content wherever I go.

They are practical. Every single person in my family needs socks and they have come to be coveted. Hand knit wool socks are usually the first to be pulled out of the sock drawer during the colder months. As I sit knitting them, there are always inquiries as to whose drawer they are going into.

No matter how cold it is outside, my feet are warm. No matter how wet it is outside, my feet are dry. There is something magical about wool. Putting it on our feet is a brilliant idea.

Can you have enough socks in your drawer?

A Year of Sock Adventures…

We are embarking on a public service to help you load up your sock drawers!

Whether you are a seasoned sock knitter, still stuck on your first pair, or have no idea what
dpns are – we invite you to join us!

Join the club and receive:
•A wonderful bag project ready for your inaugural pair of socks!
•A sock gathering at the beginning of every other month to kick off a new pair, review the pattern and learn tips and tricks to make the socks fly off your needles.
•Receive 15% off the month’s selected pattern and yarn.
•Knit 3 of the 6 pairs and receive a 40% discount on your favorite skein of sock yarn!
Learn more and sign up here

Mrs Watson KAL

Berroco is hosting a Mrs Watson KAL!

Designed by Martina Behm, of Hitchiker and Leftie fame, this shawl includes short rows to create a lovely pattern. Awesome part about the short rows? Because it is knit in garter stitch, there is no need to pick up the wraps!


Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light (but anything can be used to adjust the size of the finished project) 3MC and 2 CC.

Needle: #5

Pattern: Mrs Watson dowloadable on Ravelry or in the shop

Download the pattern in the shop or bring your copy and you will receive 10% off your “Mrs Watson” yarn until January 31st.

Celebrating 10 years

Dear Knitters and Crocheters,

A heartfelt thank you for your support of Fiddlehead Yarns. Your choice to support our little shop has allowed us to continue to grow these past 10 years. In this time, we have expanded our shop and created a beautiful classroom. We now carry over 125 different yarns, many local, domestic or uncommon in the area. The staff has grown from just me and my 1 year old to 8 fabulous women. The 1 year old is starting middle school and he has 2 siblings)

It isn’t just about selling yarn either. In these past 10 years, I have been blessed to help moms pick out yarn perfect for their 1st baby blanket and also yarn to send to a loved one having a rough time. I have been able to introduce customers so they they could share rides, learn a new skill or strike up a friendship. I have graciously collected donated hats from generous knitters and crocheters, only to deliver them to those who have very little. In this world, which lately has had many sad days, I’m happy that our little shop has provided some happiness, feelings of accomplishment, friendship and peace – all the simple necessities of life.

My goal for the shop remains the same: to provide a spot of creativity, smiles, friendship and peace. Thanks to all of you who continue to make Fiddlehead Yarns your LYS. Know that you are appreciated.

Mindy

Please join us during some part of the day THIS Saturday, August 27th. We’re open 8-5. This is our BIGGEST sale of the year!

If you can, consider bringing hand knit/crochet hats, mittens, scarves or other cold weather accessories. We will also happily collect non-perishable food items, toiletries, cleaning products and anything else you can think of that would be helpful to others in need.

Here’s what’s in it for you…

  1. raffle tickets for each charity item you bring in
  2. every single thing in the shop is on sale!
    needles, ball winders, swifts    15% off
    yarn 25-40% off
    *offers valid in-store, 1 day only and does not include previous or future purchases.
  3. fabulous giveaway for the first 100 customers
  4. exclusive Fiddlehead Yarns Colorway unveiled and available for purchase
  5. CAKE!

Knit Night with the Kenosha Kingfish

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Tuesday, August 2nd

is the 2nd Annual

Knit Night with the Kenosha Kingfish

Call or stop in the shop to purchase your tickets and spend a night with friends working on your projects and watching baseball! Enjoy pregame tailgating an hour before the game. Game time is 7:05pm.

$18 game ticket/food/soda

$22 game ticket/food/beer

Cash/check accepted at the shop. Pick up your tickets at the shop a week before the game.
See you at the ballpark!

Coming this July…

Last summer Judy and I drove north for a while, hopped a ferry on a VERY windy day, stayed in a place that we never could figure out what was living in the walls, and took a class where all we did was knit swatches. It was a dream!
We each had brought an inspiration piece and from that we identified colors and found the corresponding yarns. Then we began to swatch.
Judy had rocks. Literally, a picture of river rock with a few blips of moss and reflection of sun. Pretty Judy. Lots of gray, some shades of charcoal and maybe a tad of green.
It’s no secret that color scares me. I’m happy with neutral. Desert Island? Gray, brown and ivory. Preparing for the class, I could hear my mother’s voice and thought if I truly am going to get something out of this class, I need color. I found a lovely painting in an old issue of Taproot. Colors galore.

We began pulling the yarn and swatching. The strategies that Janine, the instructor, guided us through were enlightening. I worked up swatches for hours (ahem, days) and started to “see” what needed to happen – more of one color and less of another. It was amazing.
At some point, it happened. I looked down at my work and realized I hated every single combination. Maybe not hate, but I definitely wouldn’t wear any of them.

It was my inspiration. It had been too forced. I was hoping to bring color into my life and orange and gold were never going to make me smile.
Noticing my struggle, Janine mentioned that “recoloring” a sweater can sometimes be a great way to ease into all of this. Noting hues and values of a project already completed and then shifting to different colorways can be another possibility.
Our instructor, Janine Bajus, is known as a color maven in the colorwork and fair isle knitting world. Her first book comes out this fall and is a comprehensive guide in choosing colors no matter the size of the project.
She was extremely knowledgeable, encouraging and a wonderful instructor for knitters at all levels. Judy and I left feeling energized, inspired and with a new love for color knitting.

We are proud to annouce…
To celebrate our 10 year anniversary,
Fiddlehead Yarns
is hosting

Janine Bajus

July 16th & 17th
Design Your Own Fair Isle“, Janine will lead the class through various ways of “auditioning” colors for projects of any size from an inspiration source of your choice. Hats, sweaters, socks – you name it, this class will help you design you own or simply aid in color substitution.
Choosing Colors From a Color Wheel” will help you take that intimidating color wheel and using it to aid in your knitting.
Sign ups for both of these workshops will start soon! Be sure to stay in touch via Facebook, Ravelry and Instagram for further details!
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