The Yarn Barn        5077 Andersonville Rd., Dillwyn, VA  23936        ph. 800.850.6008 or 434.933.3034

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10 January 2023

A big shipment of Noro yarn arrived yesterday, with 4 new colors of Madara and 9 new colors of Silk Garden.

Ajisai design from Noro Magazine 21 Design Outtakes Tsubaki design from Noro Magazine 21 Design Outtakes

The sweaters shown here are from Design Outtakes from Noro Magazine 21 and use some of the new colors.

The sweater on the left, Ajisai, is knit in Madara. This is a medium to bulky weight yarn available in semi-solid colors featuring nubby flecks of contrasting colors throughout. Heavily twisted, it has a soft, luxurious hand thanks to the addition of silk and alpaca to a wool base. 16 total colors in stock. $25.00/100gm skein.

The sweater on the right, Tsubaki, is knit in Silk Garden. This is a worsted weight self-striping yarn made of silk, mohair, and lambswool. $15.00/50gm skein. I have 75 total colors in stock, including many discontinued colors. Older stock is $13.00/skein.

27 December 2022

hand knit Lopi hat

I have added a selection of hats I knit for people who would like to buy a finished hat. These are generally new, one of a kind, hats. Most have at least some wool and will be hand wash/dry.

Where the hat is made with a pattern and yarn I sell, I have also included the cost to make, along with pointers to the pattern and yarn.

15 December 2022

Angora hat pattern

There was some interest on facebook in a pattern for one of the hats I posted. The pattern is now available along with several yarn pacs.

This angora or mohair hat is inspired by a Bernhard Ulmann pattern from the 1940s. It uses 30gm angora plus 1 skein of matching worsted weight yarn or 1 skein of mohair plus 1 skein of matching worsted weight yarn. The yarn pacs we've set up use a variety of worsted weight yarns to get the best match with the colors of Lucci Yarn 100% Angora, Louisa Harding Amitola Brushed mohair, and Katia Ingenua mohair.

17 November 2022

cover of Noro Magazine #21

The Fall/Winter 2022 issue of Noro Magazine has finally arrived! It includes 30 designs to knit or crochet. Several feature the new Noro yarns for fall. In addition to the usual designs featuring self-striping yarn, there are several using solo colors, color blocking, or colorwork.

11 November 2022

skein of Jody Long Airspun yarn

All 10 colors of new Jody Long Airspun have arrived, along with the supporting pattern book. The pattern book is FREE with yarn pac purchase, while supplies last.

Airspun is a DK weight yarn made from extrafine merino wool blown through a polyamide core. This creates a soft fuzzy yarn with a delicate halo effect.

Price: $20.00
  • 70% extrafine merino wool, 30% polyamide
  • 365 yds per 75gm skein
  • 5.25–6 sts per inch on US #5–7 needle
  • 10 colors in stock
  • supporting pattern book includes 7 garments to fit bust 32"–54" along with a hat, scarf, and gloves set. Free with yarn pac while supplies last.

It looks like Lopi is finally becoming available from my US supplier again. I have a few more colors back in stock.

4 November 2022

A Voyage East Afghan Knit Along preview

I can supply yarn pacs for the first month of the Noro Afghan Knit Along. Note that prices of Silk Garden and Silk Garden Solo are going up (from $13 to $15) - order early to get colors still available at the older price.

You can also order the complete yarn pac, however some of the colors are out of stock. A couple are backordered from my supplier. I can send out what I have now and the remaining colors when available.

If you've been thinking about any Silk Garden project, I have 59 colors of original Silk Garden plus 15 Solo colors, including many discontinued colors, available at $13/skein while supplies last.

22 October 2022

Four designs from the delayed Noro Magazine fall/winter issue are now available as single patterns, free with your yarn pac purchase. I have yarn in stock for all 4 designs.

Xylia design from Noro Magazine 21 Timaru design from Noro Magazine 21
Origami Scarf design from Noro Magazine 21 Tadmor design from Noro Magazine 21

20 October 2022

Jody Long Matthew Sweater from Urban Knits

Designer Jody Long is hosting a 6 week knit along for the Matthew pullover from his Urban Knits book. Find the details and join on Facebook. I can supply the pattern book and yarn pacs in 7 colors of Andeamo Lite. This is a worsted weight yarn, 85% Peruvian highland wool, 15% superfine alpaca. Yarn for this sweater will cost $100 – $150, depending on the size.

22 September 2022

Noro NSL Koko Crochet Granny Circles Blanket pattern

Several huge boxes of the new Noro yarns for fall have arrived!

Malvinas is a pure blend of 100% merino wool from Las Islas Malvinas in the Falkland Islands. Knit at 3.5 - 4.5 sts/inch. Many of the colors were selected from popular Noro multicolored yarns so that they will coordinate perfectly. There are 4 supporting patterns free with a yarn pac purchase, including the Koko Crochet Granny Circles Blanket shown here.

Price: $30.00
  • 100% merino wool from Las Islas Malvinas in the Falkland Islands
  • 328 yds per 150gm skein
  • 3.5–4.5 sts per inch on US #7–8 needle
  • 14 colors in stock
  • 4 patterns available free with a yarn pac purchase.
skein of Noro Kashirukuru yarn

Kashirukuru is a worsted-weight blend of mongolian cashmere, mulberry silk and merino wool from the Falkland Islands. It could be used in place of the old Cash Iroha in any patterns (the color numbers even match!).

Price: $30.00
  • 40% mulberry silk, 30% Falkland Islands merino wool, 20% mongolian cashmere, 10% polyamide
  • 180 yds per 75gm skein
  • 4–4.5 sts per inch on US #7–8 needle
  • 10 colors in stock
  • 2 cowl patterns available free with a yarn pac purchase.
skein of Noro Haunui Silk yarn

Haunui Silk is a natural blend of raw mulberry silk (35%) and unique mixed-breed Haunui merino wool from the Taranui farm in New Zealand (65%) with a slight thick and thin quality to the single ply.

Price: $45.00
  • 65% Haunui merino wool, 35% raw mulberry silk
  • 361 yds per 150gm skein
  • 4–4.5 sts per inch on US #7–8 needle
  • 5 un-dyed colors in stock

16 September 2022

Queensland QC123-04 Ester pattern

The fall yarns and patterns have started to arrive.

Queensland Collection's Falkland Chunky is a bulky weight yarn made from 100% fine merino wool harvested from sheep ethically raised in the Falkland Islands.

Price: $16.00
  • 100% fine merino wool
  • 131 yds per 100gm skein
  • 3–3.75 sts per inch on US #9–11 needle
  • 6 colors in stock
  • 2 patterns available free with a yarn pac purchase, including the Ester hat and cowl shown here.
cover of Jody Long Urban Knits pattern book

A new stock of Jody Long yarns and patterns has also arrived, including Urban Knits, which features 10 designs for men. The "Carl" sweater shown here is knit in DK weight Alba, finished sizes 41″ to 60.75″. There are also 3 oversized sweaters knit in Andeamo Lite worsted weight yarn. The patterns are free with your yarn pac purchase.

cover of Bonnie Isle Hat pattern

10 June 2022

Shetland Wool Week has released their official hat design for 2022. After you get the pattern from them, I can supply the yarn pac in Jamieson Spindrift.

24 June: All of the colors used in the Jamieson's of Shetland colorway are back in stock.

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