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Autumn Bliss Collection by Lena Skvagerson

Monday, September 12th, 2016

The nights are cool, the sun is going down earlier and the leaves are just starting to change in Pennsylvania.  Summer was a blast but I am ready for another knitting season for sure! I found right where I’m going to start with Lena Skvagerson’s Autumn Bliss Collection launched by Annie’s Signature Collection last week.  There are so many fabulous knits and crochet designs that there is something for everyone.  Lena used Plymouth Yarns in several of her designs and many are available with video tutorials and with kit options!  You can get the patterns on Annie’s website and get started right away!

morecambe

Morecambe Bay Cardi Knit Pattern in Encore Tweed

nituna

Nituna Shawl Crochet Pattern in Arya Ebruli

navajostole

Navajo Stole Crochet Pattern in Encore Worsted

moonstone

Moonstone Poncho Knit Pattern in Arya Ebruli

hoodiejacket

Hoodie Cardigan Crochet Pattern in Encore Worsted

dalidio

Dalidio Topper Crochet Pattern in Fiore

chinle

Chinle Hat & Cowl Knit Pattern in Artist

bigtime

Big Time Vest Knit Pattern in Encore Mega

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Leap Year Traditions-The Yarn Edition

Monday, February 29th, 2016

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Traditionally, February 29th is the day that a woman can ask a man to marry her.  Sure, times have changed but this tradition isn’t so bad.  In some European countries, such as Denmark, tradition says any man who refuses a woman’s proposal on February 29 has to buy her 12 pairs of gloves.  In Finland, it changes to fabric for a skirt. If it landed me some beautiful fingerless mitts, I might not mind having those instead of a husband some days! Here are some fun and free patterns to celebrate these traditions.  Enjoy!

Perlina Lacey Fingerless Gloves

Encore Worsted Fingerless Gloves
WEB F236 solid
Baby Alpaca Grande Fingerless Gloves

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Stella Jacq Fingerless Mitts

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Happy Holidays From Plymouth Yarn!

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

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Visit These Yarn Shops For a Great Deal on Plymouth Yarn November 28th!

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

 

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Happy Thanksgiving!  Shop small at your local yarn shop this Saturday, November 28th!  Plymouth Yarn is sponsoring a fabulous deal 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 28th.  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.

Alaska
Alaskan Yarn Company,  Homer, AK
A Flyin’ Skein,  Seward, AK

Alabama
Yvie’s,  Alexandria, AL
Yarn Boutique By Mitsie,  Decatur, AL
Mobile Yarn,  Mobile, AL

Arizona
Grandma’s Spinning Wheel,  Tucson, AZ

California
Stitches in Time,  Bellflower, CA
The Yarn Boutique, Lafayette, CA
Knit Wits,  Paradise, CA
Lofty Lou’s Yarn Shop,  Placerville, CA
Ewe-Baa Street Yarns,  Redding, CA
Rumpelstiltskin,  Sacramento, CA
Needlecraft Cottage,  San Diego, CA
Dharma Trading Co,  San Rafael, CA
Purlecsence Yarns,  Sunnyvale, CA
Zoe’s Knit Studio,  Tarzana, CA
A Major Knitwork,  Van Nuys, CA

Colorado
The Stitchin’ Den,  Estes Park, CO

Connecticut
A Stitch in Time,  Bethel, CT
The Yarn Basket,  Branford, CT
New England Yarn and Spindle,  Bristol, CT
Creative Fibers,  Windsor, CT
The Yarn Barn LLC,  Woodbridge, CT

Florida
Sew & Quilt Shop,  Bunnell, FL
A Stitch in Time,  Jacksonville, FL
The Yarn Shack,  Kissimmee, FL
Sheep Thrills,  Lauderhill, FL
Yarns & Things,  Milton, FL

Georgia
Knitter’s Knitch,  Blairsville, GA

Hawaii
Aloha Yarn,  Kaneohe, HI

Iowa
Knitting Next Door,  Ankeny, IA
The Sheep Baatique,  Cedar Falls, IA

Idaho
Knit-N-Crochet,  Coeur D’Alene, ID
Alpaca Direct,  Hayden, ID
The Yarn Connection,  Idaho Falls, ID

Illinois
Idea Studio,  La Grange, IL
Elemental Yarn,  Plainfield, IL
Wool and Company Simple Gifts,  St. Charles, IL

Indiana
In A Yarn Basket,  Bloomington, IN
The Fiber Closet,  Rockville, IN

Kentucky
Crafty Hands,  Bowling Green, KY

Louisiana
Yarn Nook, LLC,  Lafayette, LA
The Needlework Vault,  New Orleans, LA

Massachusetts
Stitch House,  Dorchester, MA
Iron Horse Inc., Natick, MA
Creative Warehouse, Needham, MA
Yarn Basket,  Mashpee, MA
Red Barn Sewing & Yarn Center,  Merrimac, MA
Northampton Wools,  Northampton, MA
Suzi’s Fiber Cat, South Grafton, MA

Maryland
Tempting Ewe,  Yarns Catonsville, MD

Maine
Yarn Sellar,  York, ME

Michigan

Have You Any Wool, Berkley, MI
Beyond the Rainforest,  Grand Blanc, MI
Wool and Floss,  Grosse Point, MI
Old Village Yarn Shop, Plymouth, MI
The Little Yarn Shoppe,  Saginaw, MI
Gloria’s Happy Hooker,  Sault Sainte Marie, MI

Minnesota
Utrinkets, LLC,  Brainerd, MN
What in Yarnation!,  Cannon Falls, MN
Double Ewe Yarn Shop,  Circle Pines, MN
Mary Lue’s Yarn & Ewe,  Mankato, MN
3 Kittens Needle Arts,  Mendota Heights, MN
Needlework Unlimited,  Minneapolis, MN
Old Creamery Quilt Shop,  Randall, MN

Missori
Treasure Chest Yarn Shop,  Mexico, MO

Montana
Camas Creek Yarn,  Kalispell, MT
The Cultured Purl Yarn Shop,  Libby, MT
Back Porch Quilts,  Livingston, MT

North Carolina
The Needlecraft Center, Davidson, NC
Chix With Sticks,  Lenoir, NC
Elle’s Yarn Stash,  Wilson, NC

Nebraska
Imagiknit Yarn Shop,  Omaha, NE

New Hampshire
Covered Bridge,  Amherst, NH

New Jersey

Fiber Arts Yarn Shop, Cape May Courthouse, NJ
Jubili Beads & Yarns,  Collingswood, NJ
WoolBearers,  Mt Holly, NJ

New York
Village Yarn Shop,  Granville, NY
The Yarn Cupboard,  Jamesville, NY
Knitty City,  New York, NY
April’s Yarn Basket,  Oneonta, NY
Knitting Cove and Yarn Shop,  Port Jefferson, NY

Ohio
Fiber Addiction,  Chardon, OH
Silk Road Textiles,  Cincinnati, OH
Knit Wit Knits,  Salem, OH
RaeMarie Yarns,  Vermilion, OH

Oklahoma
Gourmet Yarn Co.,  Oklahoma City, OK

Oregon
Fiber Rhythm Craft & Design,  Portland, OR
Nitro Knitters,  Portland, OR
Oregon Worsted Co,  Portland, OR
Knitting Bee,  Portland, OR
Creative Beginnings,  Seaside, OR

Pennsylvania
The Knitter’s Edge,  Bethlehem, PA
Kid Ewe Knot,  Bridgeville, PA
Marty’s Quilt Shop,  Lewistown, PA
The Ball & Skein Shop.  Lititz, PA
The Knitting Cottage,  Waynesboro, PA
Y-Knot Knit,  Yardley, PA

South Carolina
Beads and Yarn,  Lexington, SC

South Dakota
Framing and Fibers,  Rapid City, SD

Tennessee
Yarn Asylum,  Clarksville, TN
Rainbow Yarn & Fibers,  Germantown, TN
Yarniverse,  Memphis, TN
The Knaughty Knitter,  Murfreesboro, TN

Texas
The Sated Sheep,  Dripping Springs, TX
Knitting Fairy Yarn Studio,  Grand Prairie, TX
Yarnivore,  San Antonio, TX
Twisted Yarns,  Spring, TX

Utah
Hemstitched Heirlooms,  Bountiful, UT
Knit Unique,  Logan, UT
Needlepoint Joint, Ogden, UT
Heindselman’s Yarn,  Provo, UT
Unraveled Sheep,  Sandy, UT
Kamille’s,  West Jordan, UT

Virginia
Peaceful Heart Alpacas,  Fancy Gap, VA
Yarn Cloud,  Occoquan, VA

Washington
Allyn Knit Shop,  Allyn, WA
Yarn Folk,  Ellensburg, WA
Rainy Day Yarns,  Gig Harbor, WA
The Black Sheep Yarn Boutique,  Olympia, WA
Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame, s Redmond, WA
Bad Woman Yarn,  Seattle, WA
Local Yarn Shop,  Sequim, WA
Sew EZ Too,  Spokane, WA

Wisconsin
Thunder Willow Community Arts,  Hudson, WI
Yarns by Design,  Neenah, WI
Northwind Book and Fiber,  Spooner, WI

Wyoming
Ewe Count,  Cheyenne, WY
Cowgirl Yarn,  Laramie, WY

Canada
Georgetown Yarn and Crafts,  Georgetown ON

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Fort Wayne Fans! Win a Class at the Annie’s Craft Festival

Monday, October 26th, 2015

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Are you planning to attend the Annie’s Craft Festival in Fort Wayne, IN this weekend 10/30 through 11/01?  Annie’s and Plymouth Yarn would love to give you the chance to attend a class for free! One lucky winner will win a class! The Festival will be located at:

Fort Wayne Indiana
Grand Wayne
Convention Center

In order to enter for your chance to win, please comment on this blog (only if you will be attending the festival in Fort Wayne, IN this weekend) what you are most looking forward to seeing or learning at the festival. Plymouth Yarn will provide Annie’s with your first name, last name and email address. You will be receiving your free class award directly from Annie’s via email. You may enter once a day.  Contest closes 2pm EST on Wednesday, October 28th, 2015. 

There are two classes sponsored by Plymouth Yarn:

Crochet: Introduction to Tunisian Crochet Sponsored by Plymouth Yarns hosted by Ellen Gormley

Knitting: Knit Crocodile Stitches Sponsored by Plymouth Yarns hosted by Lena Skvagerson

You can find these and all of the classes that will be held during the festival right here.

While we would love for you to choose a class sponsored by Plymouth Yarn, you can have your pick from any, that aren’t already sold out, of course.

Good luck and happy knitting/crocheting/weaving/spinning!

 

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May Giveaways! Crazy for Cotton!

Friday, May 1st, 2015

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At Plymouth Yarn, we are so excited for spring! We have decided to celebrate by hosting a few giveawaysFollow us and keep your eyes glued to our Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram and our blog Mondays in May to see what we want you to win!  We’ll have little kits, big kits, and lots of kits complete with the patterns and yarn you need to complete the project!

 

Fall 2015, Earthy and Natural Color trends

Monday, February 16th, 2015

By now you may have seen the gorgeous colors in the Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2015.  The trend is beautiful, earthy natural colors that make a bold statement.  The designers have spotlighted progressive movements in American history while keeping the tones appropriate for both masculine and feminine designs.

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Plymouth Yarn provides these warm tones in our 100% wool, Galway, made in Peru.  We chose this yarn because of it versatility, warmth and it’s an absolute pleasure to knit or crochet.  Here is a list to assist you in finding the right shade for the upcoming season!

Galway #114 Pantone Colorway Cashmere Rose Gently persuasive.

Galway #114
Pantone Colorway Cashmere Rose
Gently persuasive.

Galway #749 Pantone Colorway Amethyst Orchid Bold, Creative

Galway #749
Pantone Colorway Amethyst Orchid
Bold, Creative

Galway # 728 Pantone colorway Desert Sage Greenish Gray, Brave, Real

Galway # 728
Pantone colorway Desert Sage
Greenish Gray, Brave, Real

Galway #194 Pantone Colorway Marsala Rich, Wine Brown

Galway #194
Pantone Colorway Marsala
Rich, Wine Brown

Galway #155 Pantone Colorway Oak Buff Nurturing and Natural

Galway #155
Pantone Colorway Oak Buff
Nurturing and Natural

Galway #136 Pantone Colorway Cadmium Orange Warm and Optimistic

Galway #136
Pantone Colorway Cadmium Orange
Warm and Optimistic

Galway #134 Pantone colorway Stormy Weather Constant and Enduring

Galway #134
Pantone colorway Stormy Weather
Constant and Enduring

Galway # 116 Pantone Colorway Biscay Bay Soothing, Oceanic

Galway # 116
Pantone Colorway Biscay Bay
Soothing, Oceanic

Galway #106 Pantone Colorway Dried Herb Earthy and fragrant.

Galway #106
Pantone Colorway Dried Herb
Earthy and fragrant.

Galway #10 Pantone Colorway Reflecting Pond Stable and Secure

Galway #10
Pantone Colorway Reflecting Pond
Stable and Secure

 

Simplicity Sells

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

After all of the years that Plymouth has been selling Book # 638, Done By Monday Afghans, it proves that simplicity sells.  This book was originally published in 2008 and it still sells just as strong as it did back 7 years ago if not more.

There are 15 easy afghan patterns for any skill level of knitter.  And each blanket is produced using 10 balls of Encore Worsted. You are double stranding the yarn and using up around size 13 needles to accomplish your project. Truly capable of knitting one in 3 days!  (Binge TV may be the other pleasure to accomplish during this exercise).

There are so many choices now in the Encore Family since this book was first published: Coffee Beenz, Encore Worsted Tweed, Encore Worsted Colorspun,Encore Dynamo, and for a more playful result consider Jelli Beenz, Baby Beenz, or even the new Toybox Collection!

Jump to the Plymouth Website and check out all the different possibilities.  http://www.plymouthyarn.com/yarns
Ask for it at your local yarn shop!

 

 

 

 

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We love Yarnboa!

Friday, December 5th, 2014

There is something very special happening at the Delaware Museum of Natural History! Designer Sharon Silverman has lead her team to create a beautiful and unique yarn bomb experience. Sign with leg warmers (small)
Our favorite component has to be Yarnboa!  This cuddly snake  is over 40 feet long and constructed mostly of Plymouth Yarns! Almost 9000 yards of yarn were used for this creature which was created to celebrate the museum’s exhibit Titanboa:Monster Snake.  The snake is filled with used newspaper and plastic bags.  Sharon plans to reconfigure the crocheted creations into blankets, which will be donated to the Friends Association for Care and Protection of Children in West Chester. You can meet her at the museum on Sunday December 14 from 1-3 pm.  The Titanboa exhibit will run until January 25th, 2015.Yarnboa on display (small) Yarnboa awaiting installation (small) Looking from the back end (Small)
Sharon has been creating beautiful yarn bombs for some time now, you can see some examples of her amazing work on her facebook page.  Here are a couple other creations you can see at the museum located at 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, De., 19807.

Shell Game (small) Polar Bear (small)

Shop Small with Your Yarn Shop 11/29!

Monday, November 24th, 2014

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Happy Thanksgiving from The Plymouth Yarn Company! We are sponsoring a fabulous deal for your Small Business Saturday shopping! Visit one of these shops on November 29th 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 29th.  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.

  • Grandma’s Spinning Wheel, Tucson, AZ
  • The Black Purl, Devonshire, Bermuda
  •  Continental Stitch, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Heartstrings Yarn Studio, Chico, CA
  • Imagiknit, San Francisco, CA
  • Knit Wits, Paradise, CA
  • Knitting by the Sea, Carmel, CA
  • La Knitterie Parisienne, Studio City, CA
  • Stitches in Time, Bellflower, CA
  • Fiberspace, Sterling, CO
  • Creative Fibers, Windsor, CT
  • Knit & Purls, Avon, CT
  • Saybrook Yarn, Old Saybrook, CT
  • The Yarn Basket, Brandford, CT
  • Just Imagiknit, Lake Worth, FL
  • The Yarn Lady, Summerfield, FL
  • SugarFoot Yarns, Peachtree City, GA
  • Yarn Rhapsody Inc, Gainesville, GA
  • Aloha Yarns, Kaneohe, HI
  • Yarn & Needleecraft LTD, Kailua, HI
  • The Yarn Connection, Idaho Falls, ID
  • Betsy’s, Lockport, IL
  • Blue Beaker, Westmont, IL
  • Mosaic Yarn Studio, Mount Prospect, IL
  • Wool and Company, St Charles, IL
  • Always In Stickes, Noblesville, IN
  • River Knits, Lafayette, IN
  • Shabby Sheep & Ewe, Columbus, IN
  • Knit On! Newport, KY
  • Special Things By Dianne, Utica, KY
  • Needlework Vault, New Orleans, LA
  • Yarn Nook, LLC, Lafayette, LA
  • Creative Warehouse, Needham, MA
  • Putting on the Knits, W Newton, MA
  • Suzi’s Fiber Cat, South Grafton, MA
  • Webs, Northampton, MA
  • Yarn Basket, Mashpee, MA
  • Second Story Knits, Bethesda, MD
  • Country Needleworks, Jenison, MI
  • Gloria’s Happy Hooker, Sault Sainte Marie, MI
  • Have You Any Wool, Berkley, MI
  • My Craft Room, Troy , MI
  • PK Yarn Over Knit, Clawson , MI
  • The Elegant Ewe, Menominee, MI
  • Northfield Yarn, Northfield, MN
  • What in Yarnation, Cannon Falls, MN
  • HearthStone Knits, St Louis, MO
  • Wild Purls Yarns, Billings, MT
  • Friends & Fiberworks, Candler, NC
  • Make It With Yarn, Mars Hill, NC
  • A Stitch In Time, Farmingdale, NJ
  • Out of the Loop, Hopewell Junction, NY
  • Birds of a Feather, Westlake, OH
  • Knit Wit Knits, Salem, OH
  • Main Street Yarns, Mason, OH
  • RaeMarie Yarns, Vermillion, OH
  • Silk Road Textiles, Cincinnati, OH
  • The Yarn Shop, Inc, Columbus, OH
  • Yarn Cravin’, Perrysburg, OH
  • Loops, Tulsa, OK
  • Knitting Bee, LLC, Portland, OR
  • Knitty Gritty, Lebanon, OR
  • Nitro Knitters, Portland, OR
  • Northwest Wools, Portland, OR
  • EweNique Sheep, DuBois, PA
  • Lillie’s Yarns, Perkasie, PA
  • Rosie’s Yarn Cellar, Philadelphia, PA
  • Stash, Havertown, PA
  • The Ball and Skein Shop, Lititz, PA
  • The Knitter’s Edge, Bethlehem, PA
  • The Memory Tree, Monongahela, PA
  • Yarns By Design, Oakmont, PA
  • Knit-N-Purl, Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Expressions Gallery, Watertown, SD
  • R & M Yarns, Georgetown, TN
  • Stitchin’ Post, Nashville, TN
  • Sunny Side Yarns on Depot, Rogersville, TN
  • The Yarn Patch, Crossville, TN
  • Yarntiques, Johnson City, TN
  • Knitting Fairy Yarn Studio, Grand Prairie, TX
  • Nancy’s Knits, Houston, TX
  • Hemstitched Heirlooms, Bountiful, UT
  • Kamille’s, West Jordan, UT
  • A Likely Yarn, Abingdon, VA
  • Aylin’s Woolgatherer, Falls Church, VA
  • Pinchknitter, Stanwood, WA
  • Yarn Folk, Ellensburg, WA
  • Ben Franklin Crafts, Oconomowoc, WI
  • Cowgirl Yarns, Laramie, WY
  • Ewe Count, Cheyenne, WY
  • Prairie Stitcher, Douglas, WY

 

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