The Yarn Barn        5077 Andersonville Rd., Dillwyn, VA  23936        ph. 434.933.3034

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Hansel Hap Knit-Along

a woman with her back turned to the camera, wearing a hap or square shawl with a gray center and a border in wavy orange, brown, and ivory stripes.

Simply Shetland is doing a Hansel Hap Knit-Along with designer Gudrun Johnston on Instagram from July 15th to August 30th. There are both half hap (triangular) and full hap (square) versions in 3 different sizes, to knit in Jamieson Spindrift using one of Gudrun's palettes or your own choice of colors. I can supply the pattern and yarn pacs.

Check out their Instagram post for details on how to participate in the KAL.

31 May 2024

a woman wearing a fair isle cowl knit in white, golds, and greens

Simply Shetland has released a new design by Gudrun Johnston: the Haslock Cowl, which is currently available exclusively with a yarn pac. The cowl is knit in 5 colors of Jamieson Spindrift.

29 April 2024

a woman wearing a fair isle hat knit in lavender, purples and greens

The Shetland Wool Week 2024 hat has been announced and is now available directly from them. I can supply yarn pacs in Jamieson Spindrift yarn — all colors used in the Spindrift colorway shown here are currently in stock.

cover of a magazine showing 2 women wearing striped sweaters

The new spring/summer 2024 issue of Noro Knitting & Crochet Magazine is now in stock, with 32 designs to knit or crochet in Noro yarns. Includes women's tees, tanks, tops, cardis, pullovers, scarves, shawls, and trousers!

27 February 2024

A few more boxes of yarn have arrived recently.

a skein of Queensland Myrtle yarn

Queensland Myrtle is a 100% lyocell "vegan silk" worsted-weight yarn spun from eucalyptus leaves. Five bright new solid colors have arrived, to go with 5 pastels already in stock.

Price: $11.00
  • 100% lyocell
  • sustainable & compostable "vegan silk" spun from eucalyptus leaves
  • 180 yds per 100gm skein
  • 4 – 5 sts per inch on US #7 – 9 needle
  • 10 colors in stock
  • 4 patterns available - a wrap and 3 spring/summer tops
a skein of light blue Perfection yarn

Perfection Worsted is a new-to-me acrylic/wool worsted weight yarn that can be machine washed and dried. This is my replacement for the discontinued Ella Rae Cozy Soft.

Price: $6.75
  • 70% acrylic, 30% U.S. merino wool
  • 200 yds per 100gm skein
  • 5 sts per inch on US #8 needle
  • machine wash - tumble dry
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • 10 colors in stock
cover of Jody Long Spring pattern showing a woman wearing a lacy green rectangular shawl

Jody Long Delish is a new fingering weight wool/silk yarn that combines softness with a subtle sheen. Four pastel solid colors are now in stock, along with 3 patterns that are FREE with a yarn pac purchase, including the shawl shown here.

Price: $20.00
  • 50% extrafine merino wool, 50% mulberry silk
  • 230 yds per 50gm skein
  • 7 sts per inch on US #3 needle
  • 4 colors in stock
  • 3 patterns available FREE with a yarn pac purchase.

30 January 2024

a woman wearing a crocheted striped rectangular shawl in bright pink colors

NEW Queensland Collection Brighton Beach Duet Colors has arrived in 3 colors. This is a self-striping sport weight yarn. There are 2 patterns available FREE with a yarn pac purchase, including the crocheted shawl shown here.

Price: $20.00
  • 45% linen, 35% cotton, 20% acrylic
  • 328 yds per 100gm skein
  • 5.75 – 6.5 sts per inch on US #3 – 5 needle
  • 3 colors in stock
  • 2 patterns available FREE with a yarn pac purchase

23 January 2024

a woman wearing a striped rectangular shawl in pastel colors with a front button closure

New colors of KFI Painted Desert have arrived, for a total of 17 colors in stock. This is a 100% superwash wool fingering/sock weight yarn that looks and feels wonderful. Available now at the discounted price of $13.00 per 100 gram skein. (Normally $17.00.)

The shawl shown here is one of 6 free patterns - 4 shawls and 2 vests - available with a yarn pac purchase.

11 January 2024

Cover of Reynolds Lopi Volume 78 pattern book showing a woman wearing an Icelandic wool yoked cardigan

I have been going through some old pattern books and found a few copies of Reynolds Lopi Volume 78. It includes some really nice men's and women's pullovers and cardigans knit in Alafoss Lopi. I have 4 copies available with a yarn pac purchase, and a good supply of yarn in stock.

Buggiflooer fingerless mitts in Jamieson Spindrift colorway

Shetland Wool Week has a new "Buggiflooer Mitts" pattern available to match their 2023 hat, Buggieflooer Beanie. A digital pattern can be purchased for £5 directly from Shetland Wool Week, and I can supply yarn pacs in Jamieson Spindrift, which is the colorway shown here.

30 June 2023

When I moved my store from Ohio to Virginia, I did not add the needlework kits, etc. to my web site. I am sorting through the boxes and posting those that are still useable. These items are all at least 25 years old and have been in storage most of that time. They would be an inexpensive way to learn needlepoint, cross stitch, or various types of embroidery.

20 April 2022

We have re-enabled shipping options to Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.

All packages to destinations outside the U.S. will ship using a service called Global Post. This is a service where I send packages to a collection point in the US, then they are bundled and shipped to other countries by Global Post for customs clearance. Once customs are cleared, the local post office delivers your package.

I do not collect any taxes (VAT) or customs duties owed on international shipments. You may need to pay these before your package will be delivered.

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