The Yarn Barn        5077 Andersonville Rd., Dillwyn, VA  23936        ph. 800.850.6008 or 434.983.1965

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7 June 2021

Nighthawk vest from Shetland Wool Adventures Journal Volume 2

The 2nd issue of Shetland Wool Adventures Journal is now in stock. This is a 164 page magazine celebrating all things Shetland - walks, stories, interviews, recipes, knitting, etc. There are 6 knitting patterns including the vest shown here, plus articles about the origins of Shetland lace, the Shetland makkin belt, Shetland tweed, and more. $35.00.

The Nighthawk vest shown here is knit in 6 colors of Jamieson Spindrift. Sizes to fit chest 30" to 60". Yarn pacs from $98.00 to $210.00.

28 May 2021

A couple of new sock yarns arrived recently: Ella Rae Heathered Merino Superfine and KFI Indulgence Sock 4-ply. These yarns would work with any pattern calling for a fingering-weight sock yarn.

skein of Ella Rae Heathered Merino Superfine yarn

Ella Rae Heathered Merino Superfine

Price: $25.00
  • 80% fine superwash merino wool, 20% nylon (polyamide)
  • machine washable sock yarn
  • 457 yds per 100gm skein
  • 6.75–8 sts per inch on US #1-3 needle
  • 2 colors in stock
skein of KFI Indulgence Sock 4-ply yarn

Knitting Fever Indulgence Sock 4-ply

Price: $16.00
  • 75% superwash merino wool, 25% polyamide
  • machine washable sock yarn
  • 459 yds per 100gm skein
  • 6.75–8 sts per inch on US #1-3 needle
  • 4 colors in stock

20 May 2021

Denim jacket knit and crocheted in Circulo yarns

I now have a few colors of Circulo Jeans denim-effect light worsted/dk weight yarn and Clea 1000 lace weight yarn. Both of these are made from 100% Brazilian virgin cotton.

Circulo has a number of free patterns for these yarns, including several crocheted dresses and the denim jacket shown here. Yarn pac pages are set up for all of them, with links to the patterns on the Circulo website.

skein of Circulo Jeans yarn

Circulo Jeans

Price: $8.85
  • 100% Brazilian virgin cotton
  • 114 yds per 100gm skein
  • light-worsted to DK weight yarn
  • 2 colors in stock
  • several free patterns available from Circulo website
skein of Circulo Clea 1000 yarn

Circulo Clea 1000

Price: $9.00
  • 100% mercerized Brazilian virgin cotton
  • 1000 meters/1094 yds per 151gm/3.5oz skein
  • lace weight knit on US #0-3 needle, crocheted on 1.25mm hook
  • 5 solid, 6 multi colors in stock
  • several free patterns available from Circulo website

15 May 2021

Circulo Amigurumi ballerina kit

Have you ever wanted to try Amigurumi? ("the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures") I have an assortment of Circulo kits that give you everything you need to crochet a stuffed ballerina or animal - the pattern, 100% mercerized Brazilian virgin cotton yarn, stuffing, crochet hook and other tools, and accessories such as eyes and ribbon.

The ballerina kit comes in 4 colorways, each a different combination of skin tone, hair color, and clothing color. $30/kit.

Safari baby animal kits include a bear, monkey, koala, giraffe, and lion. $27/kit.

Animal ball kits include a dog and a unicorn. $25/kit.

21 April 2021

Teachers from Appomattox Head Start recently visited the store to make a virtual field trip video to share with their students for a unit about clothing.

Teachers: Ms. Dill, Ms. Ferguson, and Ms. Savage

16 April 2021

kep in Jamieson Spindrift colorway

The 2021 Shetland Wool Week free pattern, Da Crofter's Kep, is now available on their site. I can supply yarn pacs for the Jamieson Spindrift colorway shown here. (All colors currently in stock.)

24 April: Spindrift substitutes for the other colorways in the pattern have been added to the yarn pac page.

swatch of deep violet frangipani 5-ply yarn

A new supply of Frangipani 5-ply Guernsey Wool has arrived, including a new color shown here: Deep Violet. Frangipani comes in 500gm cones, or I can wind off a 240yd (about 100gm) ball for you. New cones are $60.00, 240yd balls are $15.00.

29 March 2021

skein of Noro Kakigori yarn

All 7 colors of new Noro Kakigori have arrived. This is a DK/sport weight yarn used in 5 designs in the new Noro Magazine.

Price: $45.00

3 March 2021

skein of Noro Enka yarn

All 6 colors of new Noro Enka have arrived. This is a self-striping DK/sport weight yarn. It's used in 2 wraps/shawls and a short-sleeved tee in the new Noro Magazine.

Price: $45.00