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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!

2019 Spring Finishing Frenzy

Do you have a few WIPs that have been in progress too long? How many do you think you could finish in a month and a half if you committed to it? Our annual Spring Finishing Frenzy starts on April 15th and ends at midnight on May 31st. Finishers can share their success and collect a reward at a party on Saturday, June 1st. Fill out this form to join the frenzy, or sign up in the shop! Let’s beat our total of 87 WIPs completed during Fall Frenzy!

Cable Channel KAL

Join us at Northfield Yarn every Thursday in April from 6 – 8 pm as we work on the Cable Channel Mystery KAL together! First clue goes live on April 4, 2019 at 9am on knitpurlhunter.com.

Join Michelle “Knit Purl” Hunter and Northfield Yarn this April for Cable Channel, a mystery knit-along to make a stylish pillow featuring an original cable pattern.

Knit in HiKoo® Kenzie, the design creates a rich fabric to add beauty and texture to any decor. Pillows provide the perfect platform to explore new techniques and hone your finishing skills. They also make great gifts!

Cable Channel is knit in one piece with simple seaming and features a button closure to allow for easy washing and assembly. The front and back are knit in different stitch patterns to keep the project interesting and texturally charming. Both written and charted instructions, along with video support, are provided to guarantee success.

As always, the mystery knit along will be supported with Michelle’s video tutorials and expert advice on knitpurlhunter.com and in the Knit Purl Hunter Ravelry group.

Materials :
● 4 skeins HiKoo Kenzie (50% merino, 25% nylon, 10% angora, 10% alpaca, 5% silk noils).
● US #6 (4mm) addi® needle, 24” circular or size needed to achieve stated gauge.
● 14″ Pillow Form.
● (4) 7/8″ (21-23mm) buttons.

Gauge: Approximately 23 stitches and 30 rows = 4” in Stockinette.

Size: 14″ square.

Receive 15% off HiKoo Kenzie yarn and buttons at Northfield Yarn when purchased for this KAL during the months of March and April!

The KAL is FREE and no registration is required. Simply go to knitpurlhunter.com anytime after 9am on April 4th to download the first installment of the pattern. Printed copies available at Northfield Yarn too!

Prizes are generously provided by Skacel. Information about prizes and prize entry forms can be downloaded at skacelknitting.com. Printed copies will be available at Northfield Yarn.

March Madness Bingo

Download a Bingo Card or stop in the shop to get one!

Sports tournaments and crafting go together like peanut butter and chocolate. It’s time for our 2nd annual March Madness Bingo, where you can win prizes by completing projects that satisfy squares on our Bingo card! Projects can be started any time, but must be completed during the NCAA Men’s College Basketball tournament, March 19 – April 8.

(Offical Rules can be found on the back of the Bingo card, you must bring in (to the shop) photo proof or actual finished projects, to have your bingos verified for prize entries)

Use this handy form to help track your projects!