Archive for October, 2009


The Enchanted Sole: Legendary Socks for Adventurous Knitters

October 25, 2009

“Once Upon a Time Sock knitters yearned for legendary patterns fit for queens, and pixies, and alchemists, yet still wearable for the modern adventurer. Then along came a designer who understood this yearning, and The Enchanted Sole was born, with 20 legendary sock patterns sure to please every adventurer on your list.”

Experience the magic of The Enchanted Sole at Yarn Harbor. While we carry many sock yarns to spark your imagination, we happen to have some of the yarns used in Janel Laidman’s book on hand.

“Changeling,” page 64 using Schoppel Wolle “Zauberball”

“Tinker,” page 69 using Trekking “Pro Natura”

“Traveler,” page 78 using Trekking “XXL” (now discontinued, but we still have some!)          

“Alchemist,” page 88 using Schoppel Wolle “Zauberball”


October 18, 2009

 We’ve added some additional classes this fall, so there’s even more to explore here at Yarn Harbor! As always, you can view a complete list of our classes on our official class webpage.

Felted Christmas OrnamentsSaturday, November 21 or December 12
This 4-hour class will teach you the basics of needle felting and you will leave with two complete felted Christmas ornaments.
Materials: Instructor will provide all materials to complete two ornaments: $10 materials fee due to instructor.
Cost: $20 + materials
Instructor: Jo’Elle Galo

Knitting 101 
Wednesdays, October 7, 14 & 21
5 – 7
This is the basic knitting 101 class where you will learn how to cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease and sew a seam while making a hat.
Materials: Pattern provided by instructor, 14” size US 8 needles, 3 oz. of worsted weight yarn, tapestry needle.
Cost: $30 + materials
Instructor: Kathy Thomas

Christmas Gnome Bottle Cover: New Start Date

November 14, 21, and your choice of November 28 or December 5 due to the holidays

If you would like to make a Christmas gift that brings a smile to any face, this class is for you! Join us to knit this whimsical gnome. Make just one or the whole family (in three different sizes). This project can be knit in the round or flat using fingering weight yarn and then slightly felted The beard is embroidered after felting.
Skills: knit in the round with circular and double-pointed needles, decreasing, increasing, folded hem.
Materials: Patterns and supply kits (yarn, filler, eyes) available, circular and double-pointed needles size US 5, markers, tapestry needle.
Cost: $30 + materials
Instructor: Irina Haller

October Scarves of the Month

October 6, 2009

We have two new scarves up for you, as usual, both are quite differeent, one from a web source, one you can pick up right here.


Twilly's Neckerchief in Nuna
Twilly’s Neckerchief in Nuna

The first scarf is more of a knitted bandana. It is available free from and is called the Twilly Scarf. Kathy did it in three shades of Nuna from Mirasol. Nuna is a really yummy 40/40/20 blend of merino wool, silk, and bamboo. Kathy said she had enough yarn left over to make a second one. A gift for a friend, and then one for you too!

Judy's Bobble Scarf in Rhythm

Judy's Bobble Scarf in Rhythm

The second is a fun bobbly scarf done up in Jojoland’s Rhythm. Rhythm is a 100% Superwash wool in a light worsted weight. It has nice long colorways. Some are more subtle, some more wild. The scarf took 2 balls, and is a free pattern available in the store.


Trunk Shows in October

October 6, 2009

We have two Trunk shows running right now. one for just a short while, so you will want to get in soon.

The first is from Elisebeth Lavold. We have a number of the items from “the small things matter collection, book 17”, and one sweet cardi from “the dreamweaver’s collection, book 14”. The garments are in Silky Wool, a DK weight 45/35/20 blend of wool, silk, and nylon. You have to hurry on this one, we just have the garments until Oct 15th.

Elsebeth Lavold Trunk Show

Elsebeth Lavold Trunk Show

Next up is Chrissy Gardiner of Gardiner Yarn Works. This is a very different show from her last few. Whimsical children’s items and toys, Xmas stockings, it is a nice assortment of seasonal items.
Gardiner Yarn Works

Gardiner Yarn Works

 Come and enjoy the very creative works of these two women!


Three New Sock Yarns

October 6, 2009

We have a few new sock yarns in the shop. Two from Regia and one fun and crazy one from Schoppel Wolle.

First there is a fun yarn from Regia that comes with a fun little book about sock monsters! 4-fadig is a bright, kid-focused multi-colored sock yarn 75/25 wool/nylon, machine washable with 6 colorways. There is a great chart in the back of the book to aid with sizing sock for kids, as well as the story and a pattern.

New kids sock yarn

Regia 4-fadig Color--new kid's Sock Yarn

Next up is another from Regia, A sock weightt named Hand Dye Effect. I am loving the long, gradual colorways, and seeing all sorts of non-sock projects in this one! A 70/25/5 loosly spun blend of Wool, Nylon, and acrylic.
Regia Hand Dye Effect

Regia Hand Dye Effect

The last in this fun trio is Crazy Zauberball  from Schoppelwolle. I am very intrigued by this one. Long interesting colorways, wrapped so you have to pull from the outside, in a 75/25 wool/nylon blend. I have been pleased with the other German wools I have knit up. I may just have to play with some of this fairly soon!
Crazy Zauberball

Crazy Zauberball

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