Archive for April, 2011


Big Skacel winners in Duluth this month

April 30, 2011

A number of us are participating in the big Trekking knit-a-long this Spring. We do a project per month, and turn in photos and an entry form per project. Skacel selects monthly winners, and at the end of six months we will be eligible for a grand prize.  This month our diligence paid off!

Erin won the first place Addi Clik Bamboo set, and Suzie won the 5th place bag-o-goodies! Two winners from our store in one month!

Suzie scored!

How about we try and rock it for April? It would be so fun to have more of us win!


April Cowl of the Month

April 17, 2011

The April Cowl of the Month has been up for a bit, and is proving pretty popular. Kathy used the pattern “Leaves Turning”, a free download on, and kit it up in Noro’s new yarn Tanabata. It makes up a fun, light, mesh cowl, perfect for Spring!

As always, show us your cowl from the previous month, and we will give you 15% off the purchase of yarn for this month’s cowl.


May Classes

April 15, 2011

We have a great selection of classes to keep you crafting this May! Be sure to call the shop at 218-724-6432 to save your spot if you’re interested.

Flower Power Bag: Felting with Appliqué
Fridays, May 6, 13 and 20
5:30 — 7:30 pm
I found this intensely cute little bag when hunting for a good beginning felting project. I love how fun and practical it is, and that it incorporates a few new skills to take your yarn play just a bit further. Come join us as we play with color, learn to appliqué on a felted object, felt, and learn the blanket stitch to assemble it. And at the end you get this great bag!

Materials: Pattern, feltable worsted weight yarn in two colors, size 9 & 13 needles, magnetic snap, tapestry needle.
Cost: $30 + materials
Instructor: Katie Viren

Introduction to Crochet Sampler Scarf: Crochet 101
Mondays, May 9, 16 and 23
2:00 — 4:30 pm
class photos 12-18-09 002

Learn five of the basic stitches used in almost all crochet. Chain, Single, Half- Double,Double, and Shell stitches will be taught and practiced. This is a great class for anyone who is looking to get back to crochet but wants a refresher, or for someone who has never picked up a hook and wants to start at the beginning. We will make a sampler scarf as a finished project. This class is divided into three sessions so you have a chance to really learn and practice the stitches. This class will have some homework to be completed between classes.

Size J crochet hook, safety pin style stitch markers, about 500 yards of yarn in a medium worsted weight. You can use all one color or up to four different colors.
Cost: $30 + materials
JoElle Galo

Tunisian Knit Stitch Scarf
Monday, May 16
5:30 — 8:00 pm
tunisian crochet scarf
This scarf is made with a Tunisian style crochet hook but it mimics the stockinette stitch of knitting. You can crochet a scarf that looks just like knitting. It uses two colors at a time and is a great beginner scarf. The sample in the shop is made of Nature Spun worsted weight and Mochi Plus worsted weight.

Materials: Size J bamboo Tunisian Crochet hook, size J regular crochet hook, approximately 250 yards of two different colors, one solid and one multicolor, pattern available at Yarn Harbor.
Cost: $15 + materials
Instructor: JoElle Galo

Bad Hair Day Hat
Thursdays, May 19, 26, and June 2
5:30-7:30 PM

Bad Hair Day (1)
During the summer months, it’s nice to have a cute, lightweight hat to disguise those inevitable bad hair days from lazy afternoons at the beach. Learn beginning lace knitting techniques while creating the border, then top it off with a hat knit in the round. This hat is such a pleasure to knit that you’ll want to whip one up for all of your friends! Students in this class should be comfortable knitting, purling, and decreasing (Knitting 101).

Materials: Gardiner Yarn Works’ Bad Hair Day pattern, 125 yards worsted weight yarn, US 6 16″ circular and doublepoints, tapestry needle, stitch marker.
Cost: $30 + materials
Instructor: Cheryl Read

Knitting 102: Ely Stocking Hat
Tuesdays, May 17, 24 and 31
5:30 — 7:30 pm
ely stocking cap
If you’ve completed Yarn Harbor’s Knit 101 class or have basic cast on, knit and purl techniques under your belt, then take your skills one step further. Explore the world of circular needles (you’ll love ‘em) and double points by knitting the Ely Hat. Come join us and expand your knitting world!

Prerequisites: ability to cast on, knit and purl (Knit 101).
Materials: Ely Hat pattern; 16″ circular needles size US 6; double point needles size US 6; worsted weight yarn; and tapestry needle.
Cost: $30 + materials
Instructor: Katie Viren

Cabled Keyhole Scarf
Wednesdays, May 18, 25
5:30-7:30 PM
Cabled Keyhole
Have you been wanting to learn how to cable? This is the perfect project for beginning cable knitters, and it’s also a beautiful, quick-to-knit gift. Since this scarf only requires a little over 100 yards of yarn, you’ll find that it’s a great way to use up those single, luscious skeins. Students in this class should be comfortable knitting and purling (Knitting 101).

Materials: Anne Hanson’s Cabled Keyhole Scarf pattern, 115-130 yards DK or light worsted weight yarn, US 7 straight or circular needles, cable needle, tapestry needle, stitch markers.
Cost: $20 + materials
Instructor: Cheryl Read

One Skein Braid Hat
Monday, May 23
5:30 — 8:00 pm
This hat is the hit of the season! You can find them on every size and shape head, from babies, to kids, young adults and even grandparents. It is a simple crochet design and is very quick to make with only one skein of a chunky weight yarn.

Materials: Size US L 11/8.00mm crochet hook, 120 yards chunky through super bulky yarn. 2 strands of a worsted can be worked together to give the same effect of bulky. One Skein Braid Hat pattern,available for purchase at Yarn Harbor.
Cost: $15.00 + materials
Instructor: JoElle Gallo


Malabrigo Trunk Show + New Yarn

April 9, 2011

We are happy to announce the arrival of the Malabrigo Trunk Show. It features 8 garments, four from  Malabrigo Book 1 and four from Malabrigo Book 2. Along with it came a bunch of new worsted weight, a great selection of sock yarn, and a couple skeins of Rasta. I’ll post a few teaser pictures below, but as you know, you all have to come in and pet them. We do have to send them back fairly soon though, so don’t dawdle too long. 😉

Melo from Book 1

Carrasco from Book 2

Carmelo from Book 1

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