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Christmas in July!

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

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We are only 22 weeks away from Christmas and 20 weeks until Hanukkah begins.  I am guilty of not starting projects until October and staying up until the wee hours of the morning in the days before the holiday.  I’m even guilty of knitting under my desk at work (don’t tell the boss). One thing I do now is plan….my brother always wants an Alpaca scarf, my niece always wants cowls. my sister, whom I love dearly, is my challenge.  I think she does it on purpose. She always wants sweaters with cables, lace, or stitches that require practice before I apply them to the garment!

We have some fabulous new designs that would make up into cherished, keepsake gifts.  If you’re not a knitter/crocheter but love one….consider a kit.  The real way to your fiber worshiping friend’s heart is with yarn! Your local yarn shop can help guide you in the right direction.  Here are some ideas to get you started.

Free Pattern F803 Cuzco Cashmere Fingerless Mitts

Free Pattern F803 Cuzco Cashmere Fingerless Mitts. Alpaca, Silk and Cashmere make these mitts warm, soft and so decadent.  Save these for the “nice” people on your holiday knitting list! You can find these kitted in many of your favorite yarn shops.

Free Pattern F767 Worsted Merino Superwash Cabled Edge Shawl. This one is perfect for the girl who has everything. Whether it's a night out on the town or a trip to the mall, this versatile and beautifully detailed shawl is a must for any wardrobe.

Free Pattern F767 Worsted Merino Superwash Cabled Edge Shawl. This one is perfect for the girl who has everything. Whether it’s a night out on the town or a trip to the mall, this versatile and beautifully detailed shawl is a must for any wardrobe.

Free Ravelry download, the Regular Guy Beanie by Chuck Wright made with Homestead or Homestead Tweed is sure to keep your boys warm while they shovels the snow. Photo courtesy of Yarnman on Ravelry.

Free Ravelry download, the Regular Guy Beanie by Chuck Wright made with Homestead or Homestead Tweed is sure to keep your boys warm while they shovels the snow. Photo courtesy of Yarnman on Ravelry.

Free Ravelry download, the "Trust Me, Harry" Hat and Cowl by Over the Rainbow Yarn Designs can be made with your favorite worsted weight. They chose Coffee Beenz but Galway, Encore Tweed or Encore Worsted would be a great fit too! Photo courtesy of Over the Rainbow Yarn Designs

Free Ravelry download, the “Trust Me, Harry” Hat and Cowl by Over the Rainbow Yarn Designs can be made with your favorite worsted weight. They chose Coffee Beenz but Galway, Encore Tweed or Encore Worsted would be a great fit too! Photo courtesy of Over the Rainbow Yarn Designs

Free Ravelry download, this crochet One Skein Basket by Diane L. Augustin is perfect for putting your gift in. This one is designed with Fantasy Naturale and can be used for about 101 things! Photo courtesy of Diane L. Augustin.

Free Ravelry download, this crochet One Skein Basket by Diane L. Augustin is perfect for putting your gift in. This one is designed with Fantasy Naturale and can be used for about 101 things! Photo courtesy of Diane L. Augustin.

Of course, Christmas is not complete without stockings! Get started now and you’ll have time to make all three!

Free pattern download F775 Homestead Stocking Trio.  Create memories with these family heirlooms this this. Young and old alike will cherish this special gift!

Free pattern download F775 Homestead Stocking Trio. Create memories with these family heirlooms this year. Young and old alike will cherish this special gift!

Luck of the Irish Giveaway Rules

Friday, March 10th, 2017

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Check out Plymouth Yarn’s  facebook page from 3/13/17 through 3/17/17 for a chance to win a KnitCol kit,  everyday!  Colors may vary from picture. Like the post and comment to win.  Specific comment instructions will be on the daily post. Contest will post at 6 am daily and run until 11:59 pm on day of the post. One winner will be chosen(2 winners on 3/17/17) at random, using random number generator, for the pictured kit and one runner up will win a baby sock kit (pattern F193).  US residents over 18 years of age only.  Winner will be notified within 10 business days via facebook inbox message. Winners must respond to facebook inbox message within 30 days of initial contact. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited. Comments on this blog are not eligible to win. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

KnitCol kits and dates of giveaway are as follows:

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Kit 1, pattern 1147, 3/13/17 prize

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Kit 2, pattern F757, 3/14/17 prize

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Kit 3, pattern 2623, 3/15/17 prize

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Kit 4, pattern 1236, 3/16/17 prize

 

2 Prizes available! Pattern 1558, 3/17/17 prize

2 Prizes available! Pattern 1558, 3/17/17 prize

Daily runner up prize, pattern F193

Daily runner up prize, pattern F193

 

 

 

1, 2 & 3 Skeins…See Plymouth Yarns in Creative Knitting Special Issue

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

My hands are still recovering from all my holiday gift knitting so I was so happy to see the Creative Knitting Special Issue, 1, 2, & 3 Skein Solutions.

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It’s full of beautiful patterns for your head, body and home! Great stash buster projects. 30+ quick knits in one magazine. With so many fabulous designs, you’re going to want to get the e-edition and laminate your physical copy, you will use it over and over again. You can get it on newsstands now and the digital edition is available on Annie’s website. Here are our favorite Plymouth Yarns in their designs…..

Infinity & Beyond Cowl by Sarahlois Wilson

Infinity & Beyond Cowl, Baby Alpaca Grande
by Sarahlois Wilson

Ruffles to the Max by Beth Whiteside

Ruffles to the Max, Baby Alpaca Brush
by Beth Whiteside

Leaning Diamonds Tank by Patty Lyons

Leaning Diamonds Tank, Nettle Grove
by Patty Lyons

Just a Couple of Skeins Cardi by Britt Schmiesing

Just a Couple of Skeins Cardi, Linaza
by Britt Schmiesing

Wrapped in Lace by Meghan Jones

Wrapped in Lace, Mushishi
by Meghan Jones

Little Jane Slippers by Amy Niezur

Little Jane Slippers, Encore Mega Colorspun
by Amy Niezur

Mary Jane Slippers by Amy Niezur

Mary Jane Slippers, Encore Mega Colorspun
by Amy Niezur

Modern Cubist Baskets by Lena Skvagerson

Modern Cubist Baskets, Encore Chunky
by Lena Skvagerson

Fiore looks fabulous in all of Lena's headbands!

Fiore looks fabulous in all of Lena’s headbands!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plymouth Yarn Holiday Hours

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Peace on Earth. Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a new year filled with peace and happiness

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Plymouth Yarn Company Holiday Hours

Mon Dec 19  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tue Dec 20  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 Wed Dec 21  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thu Dec 22  8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Fri Dec 23  8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Mon Dec 26 – CLOSED

Tue Dec 27  8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Wed Dec 28  8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Thu Dec 29  8:00 AM – 4:300 PM

Fri Dec 30  8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Mon Jan 2 – CLOSED

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Visit These Yarn Shops Small Business Saturday for a Great Deal on Plymouth Yarn!

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Small Business Saturday

After waiting in all those long lines on Black Friday, wouldn’t it be nice to visit your favorite yarn shop and get the supplies you need for those special gifts (or the gift you give yourself)?   Shop small at one of these shops this Saturday, November 26th and get a deal too!  Plymouth Yarn is sponsoring a fabulous promotion for your Small Business Saturday shopping!

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Visit one of the shops listed below and the first 10 customers in each shop to purchase $50 of Plymouth Yarn products will receive a coupon to save $20 off your next $50 Plymouth Yarn purchase during the month of December!  This is a limited time deal and original purchase must be made on November 26th.  Get to your yarn shop early for best selection. Contact the shop for hours. This offer is available in store and only at the shops listed below.  See shop for further details.

Alabama
Mobile Yarn, Mobile, AL

Arizona
Grandma’s Spinning Wheel, Tucson, AZ

Arkansas
The Yarn Mart, Little Rock, AR

California
Stitches in Time, Bellflower, CA
Babetta’s Yarn and Gifts, Fair Oaks, CA
The Slipt Stitch, Hawthorne, CA
The Yarn Boutique, Lafayette, CA
Yarn del Sol, Mission Viejo, CA
ImagiKnit, San Francisco, CA
Yarning for You, San Marcos, CA
Cast Away and Folk, Santa Rosa, CA

Colorado
Ewe & Me A Yarn Boutique, Colorado Springs, CO
Lambshoppe, Denver, CO
The Sitchin’ Den, Estes Park, CO
FiberSpace, Sterling, CO

Connecticut
The Yarn Basket , Branford, CT
Pamela Roose, Middletown, CT
In Sheeps Clothing, Torrington, CT
The Yarn Barn, LLC, Woodbridge, CT

Florida
A Stitch in Time, LLC, Jacksonville, FL
Knit or Knot, Jupiter, FL
Sheep Thrills, Lauderhill, FL
Raging Wool, Inc, Pembroke Pines, FL

Georgia
Yarn Rhapsody, INC, Gainesville, GA

Idaho
The Yarn Connection, Idaho Falls, ID

Illinois
Closeknit Inc, Evanston, IL
Ideas Studio, La Grange, IL
Elemental Yarn, Plainfield, IL

Indiana
In A Yarn Basket, Bloomington, IN
Yarns Unlimited, Bloomington, IN
River Knits, Lafayette, IN
Erica’s Craft & Sewing Center, South Bend, IN
Sheep’s Clothing, Valparaiso, IN

Iowa
Knitting Next Door, Ankeny, IA

Kentucky
Fiber Frenzy, Berea, KY
Crafty Hands, Bowling Green, KY
Native Twist, Mount Sterling, KY
Knit On!, Newport, KY

Maine
Yardgoods Center, Waterville, ME
The Yarn Sellar, York, ME

Massachusetts
Red Barn Sewing & Yarn Center, Merrimac, MA
Creative Warehouse, Needham, MA
Craftworks, Northboro, MA
Dee’s Nimble Needles, Wapole, MA
Knitscape, Worcester, MA

Maryland
Cloverhill Yarn Shop, Catonsville, MD

Michigan
Have You Any Wool?, Berkley, MI
The Knotted Needle, Gross Point Woods , MI
The Wool and the Floss, Grosse Pointe, MI
Stitch in Time, Howell, MI
The Elegant Ewe, Menominee, MI
Gloria’s Happy Hooker, Sault Sainte Marie, MI

Minnesota
Utrinkets, LLC, Brainerd, MN
Silver Creek Cabin, Buffalo, MN
Lila and Claudine’s Yarn & Gifts, Mahtomedi, MN
Mary Lue’s Yarn & Ewe, Mankato, MN
Nadelkunst, New Ulm, MN
Knitting from the Heart, Woobury, MN

Missouri
Hearthstone Knits, St Louis, MO
Knitorious, LLC, St. Louis, MO

Montana
Pam’s Knit n’ Stitch, Great Falls, MT
Back Porch Quilts, Livingston, MT

Nebraska
ImagiKnit Yarn Shop, LLC, Omaha, NE

New Jersey
Fiber Arts Yarn Shop, Cape May, NJ
Woolbearers, MT Holly, NJ
Knitapestry, Ridgewood, NJ

Nevada
Pioneer Yarn Company,Minden, NV

New York
Spinning Room of Altamont, Altamont, NY
Cornwall Yarn Shop, Cornwall, NY
Yarn Cupboard, Jamesville, NY
April’s Yarn Basket, Maryland, NY
The Knitting Store, Oceanside, NY
Knitting Cove and Yarn Shop, Port Jefferson, NY

North Carolina
Friends & Fiberworks, Candler, NC
Cozy, Inc, Durham, NC

Ohio
Silk Road Textiles, Cincinnati, OH
The Yarn Shop, Columbus, OH
Rabbit Hutch, Englewood, OH
Main Street Yarns, Mason, OH
Knit Wit Knits, Salem, OH

Oklahoma
L & B Yarn Company, Norman, OK
The Gourmet Yarn Co., Oklahoma City, OK
Get Stitchin’, Tulsa, OK

Oregon
Soft Horizon Fibers, Eugene, OR
The Knit Shop, Eugene, OR
Knitty Gritty Yarn Store, Lebanon, OR
Oregon Knitting Company, McMinnville, OR
Fiber Rhythm and Craft Design, Portland, OR
Knitting Bee, Portland, OR
Mill End Store, Portland, OR
Apples to Oranges, Silverton, OR

Pennsylvania
The Knitter’s Edge, Bethlehem, PA
Kid Ewe Knot, Bridgeville, PA
The Ball & Skein Shop, Lititz, PA
The Knitting Cottage, Waynesboro, PA

Tennessee
Bliss Yarns, Brentwood, TN
Yarn Asylum, Clarksville, TN

Texas
Fleece, Dallas, TX
Holley’s Yarn Shop, Dallas, TX
Yarn and Stitches, Dallas, TX
The Sated Sheep, Dripping Springs, TX
Fiber Circle Yarn Shop, Farmersville, TX
Jennings Street Yarns, Fort Worth, TX
West 7th Wool, Fort Worth, TX
Merribee Needle Arts, Houston, TX
Twisted Yarns, Spring, TX

Utah
Hemstitched Heirlooms, Bountiful, UT
Knit Unique, Logan, UT
Needlepoint Joint, Ogden, UT
The Wool Cabin, Salt Lake City, UT
Unraveled Sheep, Sandy, UT

Virginia
Carodan Farm & Wool Shop, Chincoteague, VA
Needles in the Haymarket, Haymarket, VA
Dances With Wool, Midlothian, VA
Baa Baa Sheep, Norfolk, VA
Wool Workshop, Roanoke, VA
Yarn Explosion, Roanoke, VA
Knit Wits, Virginia Beach, VA
The Yarn Club, Virginia Beach, VA
The Red Thread, Warrenton, VA
The Flying Needles, Williamsburg, VA
Knit One Purl Two, Winchester, VA

Vermont
Handknits, INC, Brattleboro, VT

Washington
Allyn Knit Shop, Allyn, WA
Northwest Yarns, Bellingham, WA
Town Square Fabric & Yarn, Burien, WA
Yarn Folk, Ellensburg, WA
Great Yarns, Everett, WA
Rainy Day Yarns , Gig Harbor, WA
Sheep’s Clothing, Kennewick, WA
Acorn Street Yarns, Seattle, WA
Tea Cozy Yarn Shop, Seattle, WA
Sew E-Z Too, Spokane, WA

West Virginia
Bluefield Yarn Company, Bluefield, WV
Kanawha City Yarn, Charleston, WV
Yarn and Company, Elkins, WV
Needlecraft Barn, Morgantown, WV
Wisconsin
Firefly Fibers, LLC, Beaver Dam, WI
ThunderWillow Community Arts, Hudson, WI
Northwind Book and Fiber, Spooner, WI
Intertwined, Two Rivers, WI

Wyoming 

Ewe Count, Cheyenne, WY
Prairie Stitcher, Douglas, WY
Cowgirl Yarn, Laramie, WY

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Giving Back Giveaway

Thursday, November 17th, 2016


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This time of year, so many of us are busy finishing holiday gifts. Some of us, like me, are just getting started. But what is important over the holidays and the chilly winter days is the knitting and crocheting we are doing for charity. At Plymouth Yarn, a cause near and dear to our hearts are chemo caps but, there are so many in need. Lap blankets, baby hats and blankets, helmet liners for our soldiers, prayer shawls and the list goes on.

Plymouth Yarn wants to hear about your charity projects. What are some of your favorite items to knit and crochet for your area? Where do you see the most need? We are avid supporters of charitable giving and would like to reward one lucky commenter for all of their wonderful work. We have just one prize this time…a copy of Dora Ohrenstein’s new book Top-Down Crochet Sweaters, Fabulous Patterns with Perfect Fit, featuring the Isabel Sweater in Bio Sesia 5 (photos courtesy of Storey Publishing and Melinda di Mauro on Ravelry) and 10 balls of organic cotton Bio Sesia 5 to complete the project!

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The book is full of elegant and classic designs. You can also buy your own copy here and see Dora’s designs on Ravelry.

How to Win: please comment on our blog about your charity knitting/crocheting and tell us your favorite item to make for charity. One person will be chosen at random to win the book and the 10 balls of Bio Sesia 5 needed to make the stunning Isabel sweater. Contest is open from now until November 28th, 2016. Winner will be picked November 29th, 2016 and notified via email provided with comment. US residents over 18 years of age only. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Plymouth Yarn employees and immediate family are not eligible.

You can also check out the Ravelry group Crochet Insider where they are doing a Top Down CAL for the book!

From our family to yours, we hope you have a wonderful Holiday season.

October Sweepstakes for Breast Cancer Awareness!

Friday, October 7th, 2016

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Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point in their lives.  Many of us have been touched by this disease.  Getting mammograms regularly can reduce your risk of dying from breast cancer.


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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Plymouth Yarn wants you to remember to get your mammogram. Comment on our blog and tell us you are getting yours! 3 random comments will be chosen to win this Cabled Pocket Scarf kit featuring our warm Galway Worsted yarn in Palest Pink!

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Sweepstakes Rules
Open to US residents 18 or older only. Valid email required to post reply or comment. Winner will be chosen using random number generator October 28th 2016 and notified via email. No purchase necessary. Contest valid 10/07/16-10/28/16. Duplicate entries will be deleted. For a list of winners, please send self-addressed stamped envelope to Plymouth Yarn Company, 500 Lafayette St, Bristol, PA 19007.

Free Poncho Pattern from Mobile Yarn

Monday, August 15th, 2016

I came into the office this morning and found this gem in my email from a cute little shop in Alabama.  The Garter Cable Poncho, by Heidi Sunday, is free for you to download!  The pattern was written for Encore Worsted but as you can see in this picture, it’s beautiful in Dynamo too!  I asked Heidi, the yarn shop owner, if I could share it with you and she said “of course!”.  Everyone needs a poncho…..this summer heat wave will be gone before you know it and the leaves will be turning…..perfect poncho weather.

Enjoy the Free PDF download of the Garter Cable Poncho of the pattern.  Looking for yarn? Don’t forget to check out Mobile Yarn’s website.

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50th Anniversary Drawing Winner Announced!

Saturday, August 6th, 2016

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It’s time to announce the winner of the Plymouth Yarn Company’s 50th Anniversary Drawing!

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Richard Power, President (pictured right) alongside Melvin Smith from Roberston Company, Certified Public Accountants drew the winner!

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Please join us in congratulating Arabella Perry from Woodbridge, CT. It was an exciting contest with over 1,300 participants. We wish to thank all who entered.

Hand Crafted Artisan Bags from Thailand

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Plymouth Yarn Company is working with the hill tribes in Thailand to create unique handmade accessories. These hill tribes have a long tradition of creating hand crafted items having a rich display of unique patterns, designs, and textiles.

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The Hmong Village

The village that creates these items has a small population of about 100 families totaling 500 people. They settled 90 miles from the province of Chiang Mai. The village is rural, and economic opportunities are welcomed by the hill tribe people. The profits support local community projects and enrich the villagers’ lives. They have been producing vibrant fabrics and ribbons for many decades. Plymouth Yarn sought out this hill tribe to bring these beautiful handmade bags and accessories to you. 
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The Hmong are known for a wide variety of embellishments such as, applique, cutout, batik, cross-stitch, pom-poms, and tassels. You can see this in many of the artisan bags!

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Plymouth Yarn is also distributing Scissor Fob/Keychains. These are handmade, featuring coconut wood. The tassels are part of traditional hill tribe dress. The women often wear them for various celebrations. Tradition states that throughout the year, single girls make the tassels to wear while they dance at the celebrations. The goal is to have the most tassels to attract future suitors.

 

Contact your local yarn shop today to get one of these beautiful bags for yourself.

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