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Shop Small with Your Yarn Shop 11/29!

Monday, November 24th, 2014



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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Galway, but as a Roving!

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Our Galway Worsted weight yarn has been in the Plymouth family for a long time. I remember being a teenager, working at my mom’s yarn shop, and selling galway during the felted bag craze. Fun times! It was the perfect yarn for most projects- a durable, 4-ply (feltable) worsted weight with many colors and excellent yardage (210 yards for 100 Grams, to be exact.) It was well loved for fairisle projects, cabling, and held up well to pilling and wear. Oh! And who remembers Galway in a hank?

We’ve expanded the Galway yarn in more than one direction recently. I’ll talk about only one today…..but stay tuned for a smaller (hint hint) Galway version in my next post.

Galway ROVING! Galway Roving is new to Plymouth- it is a singly ply bulky weight yarn that knits up at 2.5 sts= 1″ on a size 15 (10mm) needle.
We love it for chunky weight accessories and outdoorsy kind of knits.

Please enjoy the free pattern for this drop stitch cable cowl. It requires only 3 balls and an evening or two to make. The cowl is worked flat and then stitches are dropped to make a looser, less dense fabric. The ends are then sewn together to make a cowl-loop. Super fun and stylish! Download the free pattern

F591 galway roving 3 F591 galway roving 2 F591 Galway Roving