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Kelbourne Year of Gifts 2020

We are excited to partner with Kelbourne Woolens on the launch of their 2020 Year of Gifts, featuring a new kit each month with yarn, pattern and notions to complete a small project perfect for gifting (to yourself or someone else!). 

Each month Kelbourne Woolens will release a new design and project kit that features one of the six current yarns in the Kelbourne Woolens collection. The 12 designs will range from hats to socks to home goods. Each project will call for 100 grams of yarn or less. Kits will include the pattern and supplies needed to create the project, as well as notions specific to each project.

Northfield Yarn will receive a limited number of project kits each month, but we don’t find out what the month’s design will be until the month begins, so there will be some mystery throughout the year! Individual patterns will go on sale to the public on Ravelry on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Project kits, which contain all the supplies, plus a pattern code to download the pattern, will go on sale as soon as we receive them in the shop.

Kits will be available for purchase on an individual or subscription basis.

Kelbourne Woolens, year of hats and year of gifts

Pre-orders are now available for the January Year of Gifts kit to make the Snowdrop Hat, a new two-color pattern featuring one of our favorite KW yarns, Andorra. Snowdrop Hat kits will be available in the shop for pick-up on or after January 21st.

What’s included in the Snowdrop Hat project kit?

  • 1 skein of Andorra in Snow White
  • 1 skein of Andorra in Ink Black
  • 1 custom leather Kelbourne Woolens hat tag
  • 2 Perennial windings (natural and black)
  • Year of Gifts (YOG) logo sticker
  • Postcard with individual pattern download code. The code allows you to download the pattern for FREE after its release on January 21st.

We are also offering a 6-month subscription to the Year of Gifts. Subscribers get early notification of kit releases and may choose their favorite six of the twelve 2020 kits, including the January kit. Pay for five kits and get the sixth free, a $40 savings!

Why purchase a 6-month subscription?

  • Guaranteed a kit for six of the twelve projects. As a subscriber, you will have prepaid for 6 designs of your choice from the Year of Gifts.**
  • Six kits for the price of five! Individual kits will retail for approximately $40, so by purchasing a 6-month subscription you are receiving six kits for the price of five!
  • Early notification of new designs. Each month, you will receive early notification about the design that will be released that month. You will then have the option to take that month’s kit as one of your 6, or wait for the next design to be announced.

What’s included in the project kits?

  • A printed postcard with a free pattern download code for that month’s pattern.
  • Kelbourne Woolens yarn for completing the project.
  • Unique notions that are specific to each project. Notions will vary from month to month, but will include such items as stitch markers, a Kelbourne custom leather tag, woven label, and Soak wool wash.
  • A muslin project bag to hold your project supplies.

How to see what has been revealed so far:
Each month as kits become available for pre-order, they will be added to our online shop. You can see what is included in each month’s kit by clicking on the current months pre-order link (above) or find the list of available kits at the bottom of the subscription page (updated monthly).

NOTE to 6-Month Subscribers: If you have purchased a Kelbourne Woolens Year of Gifts 6-Month Subscription, you do not need to preorder this kit. One will be held for you and you will have the option to take it as a part of your subscription or not.

Local Yarn Store Day is Saturday, April 27!

At Northfield Yarn, we are celebrating Local Yarn Store (LYS) Day with special events, yarns and kits! Since April 27 is also the day that the City of Northfield is observing Earth Day, we are especially proud to feature two local fiber farmers and their animals at our shop that day. Supporting local businesses, supporting local farmers, and learning more about where the yarns we love so much come from are all an important part of creating a vibrant community.

Here are some of our LYS Day events and specials:

  • Pop-up shop featuring the yarns and fibers of Alejandra Sanchez of A Woolen Forest from 10 am – 5:30 pm. Alejandra will have Jasper, one of her angora rabbits, with her, and will be available to talk about raising angora rabbits, spinning fiber, and growing plants for natural dyeing. Alejandra will have angora and wool yarn and roving for sale, along with natural dye plant seeds.
  • Pop-up shop featuring the yarns of Jody and Jessica Grund of The Grazing Goat Ranch from 1 – 5 pm. Jody and Jessica will have Rosemary and Dill, two bottle baby angora goats, with them, and will be available to talk about raising angora goats. Jody and Jessica will have mohair yarn for sale.
  • LYS Day colorways from Knitted Wit and Koigu, plus a free pattern with any purchase of Knitted Wit yarn.
  • LYS Day shawl kits from SweetGeorgia and Kelbourne Woolens.
  • A brand-new cowl kit from Rewya Fibers.
  • A free pattern booklet with any purchase of Berroco yarns.
  • A download code for a free digital copy of any Pom Pom magazine back issue with the purchase of any Pom Pom book or magazine.
  • Free Rowan patterns with purchase of Rowan Felted Tweed or Rowan Alpaca Classic yarns!
  • Free Casapinka Magical Thinking LYS Day 2019 shawl pattern with purchase of any three skeins of fingering weight yarn!
  • Free Cascade Mosaic Cowl pattern just for stopping in the shop!
  • DOUBLE POINTS on your Frequent Fiber Card.
  • A raffle for a special gift basket worth $50; everyone spending $30 or more at the shop on Saturday will get one entry into the raffle!
Fiber Friends Storytime with Content and Northfield Yarn!

Saturday, April 27 at 11 am

April 27 is Independent Bookstore Day and Local Yarn Store Day. Celebrate both with a special joint storytime event! Stop by Northfield Yarn at 11 am to meet the adorable angora rabbits of A Woolen Forest. Then, head to Content’s brand-new children’s section for a selection of picturebook favorites featuring bunnies, goats, and other woolly creatures.

Other special events in downtown Northfield on Saturday, April 27

Saturday, April 27 is a busy day in our town! It’s Earth Day in Northfield, with special events planned in Bridge Square and Armory Square. Our neighbors at Content Bookstore are celebrating Independent Bookstore Day and will have many new goodies in store! A little further up the street, Games N’ Geek is hosting a weekend tournament at their store and the Archer House Inn. We encourage you to take part in other local events, to consider carpooling and allow extra time for parking, and to be aware that downtown Northfield will be very lively on April 27!

About Local Yarn Store Day

Local Yarn Store Day is a brick and mortar shop appreciation day created by the TNNA Yarn Group. Launched in 2018, the second annual Local Yarn Store Day will take place on April 27 and is designed to show support for small businesses while bringing together a unique community of knitters, crocheters, weavers and spinners to drive awareness and celebrate the craft. Vendors and retailers alike are coming together to showcase the benefits of locally owned yarn stores through an array of special products, classes and more!