Holiday News from Hank

Janet Tate
Most of you know Hank, our lovable sheep mascot. If not, Hank says "Hi" and has some great news for the holiday!  Hank announces the 7 Days of "Hanksiving" event!

Holiday News!

Tuesday - Monday
November 24 - 30, 2020
Both shops CLOSED
**Online Only**

Daily Online Offers
and Special Deals for
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday

Check your email inbox daily to receive all of the information.
You don't want to miss anything!!

We are so thankful for your support over the years, and especially the past six months, while all of our lives have been disrupted by Covid 19.  

This is one of our favorite times of year, and we - and Hank - look forward to seeing all of our friends in the shops during this season. Unfortunately, circumstances will not allow us to get together this year. We want to take special care to ensure the safety of our staff, customers, families and friends. We certainly want everyone to remain safe and healthy, and do not want anyone to be ill at this time of year because they were in a crowd at their LYS.

The Annapolis and Rockville shops will be closed from Monday, November 23 through Monday, November 30, and store pickup will not be available. will be available for orders 24 hours each day! Shop safely online!

We will be running daily sales and promotions on beginning Tuesday, November 24. There will also be some exceptional, limited time promotions on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.

We will send out an email each morning with the promotion for the day, and post on Facebook also.The promotions will be for different brands and products each day, and the duration is limited so check your email carefully.

Sneak Peak...the first promotion is 15% off on all Rowan yarns, beginning at 12:01 AM on Tuesday, November 24!

Please contact us via email at if you have any questions.

Hank wishes you a safe and healthy "Hanksgiving" holiday!
"Hanksgiving" Holiday Hours

Tuesday - Monday
November 24- 30, 2020.

Contactless shopping available at   No curbside pickup during the "Hanskgiving" event.  Orders over $25 ship FREE.

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Introducing Shepherd's Wool Sport Weight

Janet Tate

A brand new yarn from Stonehedge Fiber Mill...Shepherd's Wool Sport.

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Woolwinders shops are open with no appointment required

Janet Tate
Both shops are now open with no appointment required. Hours will continue as Tuesday - Sunday, 11:00A - 3:00P and closed on Mondays.

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Woolwinders Reopening

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Woolwinders Curbside Pickup

Janet Tate



We are preparing for the gradual reopening of the shops in Annapolis and Rockville, after much discussion with our staff, customers, families, and friends. Beginning Tuesday, June 9, we will offer curbside pickup service in both shops. The shops remain closed to customers until our knitting community feels safe gathering again.  All classes will remain cancelled and hands-on project assistance will not be not offered at this time.   We're following the guidelines established by Montgomery County, Maryland for the ongoing safety of our customers and staff in both shops.  See the full description of the guidelines here.

Curbside pickup hours are Tuesday - Sunday, 11a - 3p.  A staff person will be on hand during these hours to assist you with a telephone order or to deliver an order at the curb.
ONLINE SHOPPING IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE 24 HOURS PER DAY, and we strongly encourage you to continue to use to plan, check product availability, make your purchases and pay securely..  All products available in the shops are available to view and purchase on the website.  You may choose to have a product shipped directly to your home (orders over $25 ship FREE) or you can choose curbside pickup.  If you choose curbside pickup, we will notify you when your order is ready to pick up.  Please note that it may take a couple of days for us to process your order if your order requires fulfillment from one of the other locations.

Email us at to reach us at any time.  You may also call the following numbers, although shop hours are limited and it may be the next day before we can respond.

Annapolis - (410) 267-6564
Rockville  - (240) 632-9276

Visit us online!

At your convenience, shop online at for your yarn and accessories.

Shipping over $25 is FREE!!

A big thank you to our customers!

Hank and the Woolwinders staff are excited to begin seeing customers again!  We appreciate all your thoughts, notes, and online orders while the shops were closed. 

Please take care and happy knitting everyone!!
Ways you can continue to support WoolWinders while we are closed: 

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baa ram ewe Promotion

Janet Tate
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baa ram ewe Winterburn Aran

20% off through Sunday, April 19

baa ram ewe’s Winterburn Aran throws the spotlight on a wonderful Yorkshire sheep breed, the Masham (/ˈmæsəm/ MASS-əm). The Masham has smaller ringlets of fleece than the Wensleydale but with added bounce and loft that it gets from its hill-loving male ancestry, the Dalesbred. In fact, female ‘gimmer’ -or lambs - were considered so pretty that farmers would tie ribbons in their fleece before taking them to market and Sheep Fairs which continue to this day in the North Yorkshire town of Masham, from which this sheep breed gets its name.  .
baa ram ewe Winterburn Aran
Elegant Hat (crochet hat pictured above)
by Kim Guzman
FREE pattern on Ravelry

Winterburn Aran has a heathered look that is produced from a base of 25% ecru Masham, 25% dark brown Masham, and 50% Bluefaced Leister (BFL), which lends a softening touch.  baa ram ewe produces luxurious and authentic wools, spun and made in Yorkshire, England.  If you like a beautiful traditional yarn, Winterburn Aran is for you!!
Chiaogoo Interchangeable Needles would be perfect for working with this yarn!  As always, we recommend that you block all of your treasured hand knits in SOAK laundry detergent.
 "If you love it, SOAK it."
In addition to lovely sweaters, Winterburn Aran makes gorgeous hats, scarves and mitts.  Woolwinders staffer and superstar knitter, Flo,  just completed this fantastic sweater (Felix Sweater by Amy Christoffers.  Available on Ravelry) and has the following to say about the yarn:

"Winterburn was lovely to knit with! On the skein the yarn has a rustic look and feel but after a delicate bath becomes quite soft and has a comfy feel. The yarn is extremely light in weight. I used Winterburn to make the Felix Sweater which has an eyelet detail  but I feel that the yarn would behave equally nicely on cabled hats or sweaters. The Felix Sweater also has a cousin the Felix Cardigan, if that is more your style." Flo.

20% off through Sunday, April 19.
Online orders only

**Sweater quantities available so shop early for best selection.**
Don't forget to check the Sale and Clearance sections on the products added regularly.

No code required at checkout, sale price is shown on the website for the duration of the sale.

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Juniper Moon Farm Zooey

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Juniper Moon Farm Zooey Promotion

Juniper Moon Farm

ZooeyZooey Dappled, and Zooey Twist 20% Off

Pattern:  Thistle (Modified)
by Tin Can Knits
Purchase on Ravelry
Pattern: Crosshatch Shawl
by Benjamin Matthews
Purchase on Ravelry

20% off through Sunday, April 12.
Online orders only

Got an itch to make something Springy and bright?  Juniper Moon Farm Zooey is so versatile!  A soft blend of 60% cotton and 40% linen, this slightly thick-and-thin yarn is an ideal choice for knitting and crocheting summer garments and accessories.  It is machine washable and softens up substantially with washing.

Use Zooey alone in a project or in combination with other DK weight yarns, such as the self-striping NORO Mirai, for a colorful summer accessory.  Juniper Moon Farm Zooey is truly the prefect yarn for your warm weather projects.  Check out all the varied projects using Zooey on Ravelry - from shawls and sweaters to market bags.  Choose your color(s) and start knitting a Spring project today!!!

We recommend Prym needles for these projects!

Order today for best selection.  No code required, sale price is shown on the website for the duration of the sale.

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WoolWinders COVID-19 Update: March 24, 2020

Suzy Roy

In accordance with the announcement made Monday by Larry Hogan, Governor of Maryland, WoolWinders Annapolis and Rockville shops are closed until further notice.

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WoolWinders Community is Staying Connected!

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WoolWinders Virtual Social Safari

Knitting & Crochet Groups 

At WoolWinders Yarn Shop, our monthly group classes are called 'Safari' classes.  Our Safari class is our most popular class with many Safari students gaining lifelong friendships.  

With the current COVID-19 pandemic we know many of our Safari friends are missing the social aspects of the classes.  It's more than just the instruction (although we've been told the knitting project help is KEY!).  But also the Safari classes are a way to connect with the WoolWinders community, our friends.  So to help all of us out in this time of social distancing, we're offering FREE Virtual Social Safari sessions! 

The Virtual Social Safari sessions are online video chat sessions hosted by a WoolWinders staff member.  We are currently keeping these to a limited number of virtual seats.  These web-video sessions are not meant to be instruction or project help but instead used as a way for us to all connect with each other during this difficult time.  Come be social (virtually!) with us! 

Find the session that works best for you, registration is free but we need your email so we can send you the session link.  

As the days and weeks of our social distancing continue, we'll launch more Virtual Social Safari sessions, so check back often and register for the sessions that work for you!  The WoolWinders family will get through this (albeit at a distance!).  

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