Woolwinders Yarn Shop Blog
Mark Your Calendars - For an Event-FULL April!
There are so many things going on in April - so mark your calendars for the upcoming events and be sure to register for your classes early because they are filling up fast!
Local Yarn Shop Day
Saturday, April 21st is a day to celebrate brick-and-mortar shops. Hooray! Come show your support for WoolWinders, YOUR favorite Local Yarn Shop!
Charm City Yarn Crawl
April 6 - April 15, 2018
BAGS ARE HERE!! Purchase your $15 CCYC bag at WoolWinders NOW to get your passport to discounts and fun! For more information follow our the WoolWinders FB event
CLASSES - CLASSES - CLASSES!
To Register for any of these April classes go to our website www.woolwinders.com
For Rockville Project & Technique Classes
Get Ready to CRAWL!
We are excited to announce that WoolWinders Annapolis and Rockville will be participating in the 2018 Charm City Yarn Crawl!
Charm City... Crawl... WHAT?
A “yarn crawl” is a multi-day event for yarn and fiber lovers connecting YOU to all of our local yarn shops. Yarn crawl participants follow a self-guided itinerary for 10 days of exploration, discounts, and fun.
You Had Me At Yarn
That's right - you get a discount on yarn (and more!). Here's how:
Purchase the CCYC bag ($15) at any one of the participating stores(we'll have them at WoolWinders) and from April 6th – April 15th, 2018, you will receive 20% off your entire purchase of full priced yarn, fiber, and patterns*. You may use your tote as often as you like during these 10 days**. You are also eligible for the prize drawing if you collect at least 8 stamps on your Charm City Yarn Crawl passport!
WoolWinders is new to the CCYC and hope you are excited to join us in this fun event!
*This discount may not be combined with any other discount. Must have the CCYC 2018 bag and passport present at the time of the purchase.
**Please note the shop hours of each store, as some shops are not open every day.
- Discount does not apply to needles, hooks, notions, accessories.
- Discount only available in-store, no online sales (including patterns), must have CCYC 2018 bag and passport at time of sale.
- All sales are final.
BULK up your Stash!!
Bulky Yarn SALE!
This weekend, Friday through Sunday, we are having a sale on all bulky and super bulky yarns at both Annapolis and Rockville shops to make room for our new spring yarns! Stop by WoolWinders this weekend to BULK UP YOUR STASH!!
What: 20%* off all bulky and super bulky yarns
Where: WoolWinders Annapolis and Rockville
When: From 11am Friday, March 2, 2018 until close at 5pm Sunday, March 4, 2018
Who: YOU! Stop by this weekend!
Additional Fine Print
*20% off discount applies to in-stock items only and may not be used for online orders, special orders, classes, private lessons, needles, crochet hooks, patterns, shawl pins, or gift cards or other accessories or notions - ONLY on BULKY or SUPER BULKY weight yarns. This sale may not be combined with any other discount - no further discounts on yarns already on sale. No holds on items before the sale.
All sales are FINAL
Show your knitwear some love....
Whether you're hand-washing, machine-washing, or wet-blocking, SOAK laundry wash is the modern way to clean and refresh your handknits. The gentle formulation is perfect. Just soak and squeeze. No need to rinse!
Still Falling for COLORS this season!
Malabrigo Caracol is a newer yarn from one of our favorite yarn companies. This super bulky, kettle-dyed yarn is reminiscent of stained glass. With a binder thread wrapped around the gorgeous single ply of superwash Merino wool, this yarn has a unique visual texture in both the hank and in the finished fabric!
When working with Malabrigo Caracol, think warm winter accessories with simple stitch patterns. The beauty of this yarn keeps even endless stockinette stitch from seeming boring!
What we're going CrAzY for....
Zauberball Crazy has evolved! This yarn has two strands that have been dyed individually and then twisted together for a crazy combination. The end result is a self-striping, multi-colored pattern with a bold variegated design. It is clear that the artists behind the yarn, Schoppel Wolle, are dedicated to pushing the envelope of color, texture, and style!
Let's give it up for WoolWinders Staff!
Our WoolWinders Staff are quite amazing in so many ways. When something extra special happens, we like to share it with you!
Have you seen the latest Vogue Knitting magazine?! Our WW staffer Flo is in one of the pictures! We always knew she'd go big time!
Luv you Flo! 💜
And to continuing touting our FAMOUS WW staffers.... Karen modeled her amazing Union Jack Cardi (pattern by Brandon Mably) at Vogue Knitting Live! in NYC last weekend! Karen used Rowan Felted Tweed and looks amazing in this beautiful piece of art!
Flo and Karen are just two of our MANY amazing WoolWinders staff. Check out all of our teachers by attending one of our many WoolWinders Safari or Project/Technique classes at Annapolis or Rockville. It's always a fun, learning adventure with our WoolWinders staff!
Oh the COLORS!
It's clear that COLOR is the trend for the season. And what better yarn celebrates color than Freia Ombre? With the long color runs of Freia Ombre Super Bulky, you'll want the colors to be the star of your finished piece. As you work with this yarn each color will gradually shift into the next to create an ombre masterpiece! This super bulky yarn is a single ply that require a little extra care and attention, so be sure to always hand wash your Freia Ombre knits.
With just one or two skeins you can work up fantastic hats and cowls that will keep you warm and stylish throughout the winter months. Check out all of our different colorways and find your perfect bulky pattern by stopping by the WoolWinders Rockville shop. We love helping you find your next project!
Gayle Roehm Book Signing
Come meet Gayle and get your Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible signed in person! That's right, in addition to the Japanese Lace Scarf class, we're having a book signing with Gayle!
We will have books for sale or you can bring your own.
Saturday, January 27
12PM - 1:30PM
For more info about the Japanese Lace Scarf class, please see the class page. For more information about Gayle, please see our previous blog post. And if you have any questions please call or email us.