Thursday, December 27, 2007

20% off regular price yarn January 1 & 2

It's simple.

For 2 days only come to

Yorksire Yarns

January 1st & 2nd and get

20% off ALL regularly priced yarn.

Any questions? 8-)

Yorkshire Yarns
7504 86th St. SW
Lakewood, WA 98498

Monday, December 24, 2007

Sunday, December 23rd

Debbie Bliss - Donegal Tweed is 20% OFF today only.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Saturday, December 22nd

It's Kit Day!
All Day, get 10% OFF any project kits!
(Includes the Dream in Color Tulip Baby Sweater & Quick-stitch projects

Friday, December 21, 2007

Book This!

Friday, December 21th - Educator Day

Book this!
15% OFF All Regular Priced Yarn
when you show us your school's

ID tag!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Thursday, December 20th

Thursday, December 20th is
Sock Day!
Buy any skein of
OPAL sock yarn

at regular price and choose select OPAL skein at 50% off.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Bag Up Savings!!

Continuing Our Tweve Days of Savings... Wednesday, December 19th is "Bag Day"
Buy a knitting bag (checkout our hand-tooled leather bags!), fill it, and get 10% off of anything you stuff inside!

"Drop" Everything!! 30% OFF

Tuesday, December 18th

All Drops pattern magazines are 30% OFF - ALL DAY! Hurry in for the best selection!!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Merry 'Kit'mas

Monday, December 17th - A Deal Worth Repeating!
All day, today, Monday, December 17th, receive 10% OFF any of our complete project kits! The discount also includes our 'Quick Stitch Projects' which can be done in just a few minutes and our newest kits (just in on Saturday). Get in on our "Fifth Day of Christmas" Savings, and buy a kit as a gift - or bust it open, stitch away and give the completed project as a gift! (Many of our projects can be completed in an hour or less!)

Yarn & Cookie Recipe Exchange
For our Monday & Thursday Socialites… or, anyone else that would like to join, bring in a skein or two that you would like to swap with someone else’s… we will collect yarn for the swap all day Monday, and will give you a ticket to choose a new skein any day on Thursday. And... instead of swapping cookies, let’s swap recipes! Bring 12 copies of your favorite holiday cookie recipe to any of our social knitting/crochet events and swap with fellow stitchers! (If we need more than 12, we can photo copy a couple extras!) See you there!!

The boss is away, so we get to play!
Many of you know that our dear Sonya is really “Sonya Kaye” and has a beautiful voice and ministry of song… she has totally ‘forbid’ us from playing her CDs in the store, and has been shy about even telling some of you all that she has this incredible talent. Well… Sonya is out of the office, and we’re really stirring up trouble! Not only are we playing her music, but… we’re selling her CDs! They sell on for $15 – we have them here for $10! Get all four and grab an extra Christmas CD as a gift for a friend! Hurry, though... we'll only have them here until Monday night!!

Toys = Yarn

Sunday, December 16th, bring in a new and unwrapped toy; receive 15% OFF any skein/hank/ball of regular priced yarn! Toys will be donated to local charities!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

10 Days Until Christmas....

... and, it's our Third Day of Christmas Savings!

Quick Projects and Quick Gifts...

All day today, December 15th, get 10% OFF any of our complete project kits! (The special also includes our Quick Stitch Projects!)

Friday, December 14, 2007

Second Day of Savings...

Friday, December 14th

Educator Day!
Book this! 15% OFF All Regular Priced Yarn
when you show us your school’s ID tag!

The boss is away, so we get to play!
Many of you know that our dear Sonya is really “Sonya Kaye” and has a beautiful voice and ministry of song… she has totally ‘forbid’ us from playing her CDs in the store, and has been shy about even telling some of you all that she has this incredible talent. Well… Sonya is out of the office, and we’re really stirring up trouble! Not only are we playing her music, but… we’re selling her CDs! They sell on for $15 – we have them here for $10! Get all four and grab an extra Christmas CD as a gift for a friend! Hurry, though... we'll only have them here until Monday night!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Enjoy 12 days of specials at Yorkshire Yarns

 "On the firrrrst day of Christmas..."

The first day of Christmas at Yorkshire Yarns begins TODAY, December 13th.
Liz, instructor extraordinaire, sat on Santa's lap and asked him to bring fiber fun and
"superwash savings " your way.
Thank you, Liz. :-)

Beginning Thursday, December 13th and running until
December 24th, Yorkshire Yarns is celebrating the
"Twelve Days Of Christmas"

with savings, fun and surprises.
Check our Yorkie Yarns blog each day to learn about the day's events and specials.

After you stop by the blog, you will want to be sure point your sled in the
direction of Yorkshire Yarns for unadvertised specials and surprises.

So, procrastinators UNITE...tomorrow! Nah. Scrap that. Better git 'er done today.
Did you miss someone on your list and need to whip up something special before reindeer bells are on your roof??
We have loads of ideas - and several projects that you can complete in about an hour or less!
Come to the shop and finish your hats, fingerless gloves, headbands, embellishments etc.
Knit or crochet in our shop's living room or take them home with you and work while you watch movie Christmas classics like
"A Knit-mus Carol" or "Miracle on 86th Street".

Here's a sneak peek at Yorkshire Yarn's Twelve Days Celebration.

TODAY-Thursday, December 13th - "Our" First Day of Christmas
Pattern Day - Buy TWO single patterns and get ONE 50% OFF!

You wanna know "mo-mo-mo"?! Don't forget to check our YY blog daily for in-store specials from now until Christmas.

***Ask us about our frequent buyer program and The Birthday Club.

Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukah!

Monday, December 3, 2007

It's December!

There are only 21 more days till Christmas and yarners are off to a great start! We've got plenty of new, soft and gorgeous yarns & patterns for quick, easy and beautiful projects. Keep an eye on your email for plenty of fun holiday specials. And remember, gift certificates are available in any amount.

I'll list a few of the new fibers. Please, step away from the keyboard as you drool. :-)
Great Adirondack
and my faaaaaaavorite,
Dale of Norway, Baby Ull

During the month of December receive 10% off our yarn of the month, Queensland Kathmandu. We have the Queensland Collection Kathmandu Aran Tweed in 8 delicious colors.
This wonderfully soft fiber is a combination of 85% pure merino; 10% silk and 5% cashmere.

Monday, December 3rd marks the beginning of our 2 week run with the Figheadh Collection by Jennifer Hagan. One of her designs has been published in and made the cover of the new Debbie Stoller publication
"Son of Stitch & Bitch".

As most of you know we have quite the knitting/crochet group (Hooks & Needles that meets on Monday nights. Can't make it during that time? No problem. Now we have 2 new lunch time groups for you day-timers.
The new knitting group meets every Wednesday from 12-2 and the crochet bunch meets every Thursday also from noon to 2.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Tired of the mystery? Ya wanna know what we've got in store? OOOOooooooookay. I'll tell ya a couple things.

First of all we're open from 8am-8pm.

  • From 8am-9am Cascade 220 will be 25% off.
  • From 9am-10 all Brown sheep will be 20% off.
  • From 10-11m receive 15% off all NORO.
  • And all day long buy any 2 skeins of sock yarn and receive a free pattern and a spot for a free sock clinic.
We'll have buyer incentive programs all day including free Starbucks gift cards. Doh! :-) Speaking of Starbucks, don't forget we'll be serving a contenintal breakfast for all your early bird shoppers.

That's all I can tell you for now but trust me, you won't be disappointed when you see all the great deals and new merchandise at Yorkshire Yarns. Speaking of new, you've got to come check-out our new 100% acrylic yarn called "Marble" from Kertzer. Here's the kicker. IT'S VERY SOFT.

Finally, if you're looking for a place to get started or finish your holiday project join us for Hooks & Needles on Monday nights or for the
Lakewood Area Knitter's
on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month (beginning again Dec. 13th at 6:30pm-8.

Say what? You're a day-timer? No problem. We have a brand new knitter's group called
Yorkshire Yarns Lunch Bunch.
YYLB meets during the day every week on Wednesdays at noon.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and we'll see you bright and early (8am) Friday, November 23rd.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Featured Yarn of the Month

We're featuring NORO yarns this month at YY. All NORO is 10% for during November.

**Yorkshire Yarns is open till 8pm on Mondays & Thursdays during the holiday season.**

Monday 10-8pm
Tues & Weds 10-6pm
Thursday 10-8pm
Friday 10-6pm
Saturday 10-5pm
Sunday 12-4pm

Saturday, October 27, 2007


This Monday night, Oct. 29th H&N will have guest designers
Lisa Ellis & Sandy Payne.

Both designers are featured in the new book
"Knit Along with Debbie Macomber: Debbie's Favorites"

Each will bring samples of patterns from the publication.
Books will be availble for purchase & autographing.

**Club members receive a 10% off regularly priced yarn
during this special event.**

See you there!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Look what's new at Yorkie Yarns!

Oh my gosh! This yarn is soooooo soft and vivid in color. This is superwash sock yarn from Hand Painted Knitting Yarns. The hanks consists of 462 yards of merino, nylon & Donegal tweed. Come see!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Monday, October 8th from 6pm-8pm Yorkshire Yarns presents "The Knitting Factory".

Ladies & gentlemen! This will be a special evening, indeed. We're hosting jazz trio, Mos Bes for an evening of music & craft. Come & grab front row seats as students from the Tacoma School of the Arts (SOTA) entertain us with a little light jazz and some original tunes. No reservations are needed although seating will be limited. Come take a walk on the KF side. :-)

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Lots going on in October!

You want classes? You've got it.

October 6th-beginning knitting at 1pm.

Oct. 10th at 6pm-8:30pm is our 1st Sock of the Month Club. The cost is $35 which includes a pattern, a skein of yarn and one hour of instruction. This class is to encourage the sock knitter to explore new yarns & patterns for sock knitting. This month we'll be knitting a Christmas stocking.

October 13th at 10:30am is Gladys's crocheted, thermal blanket class. And at 1pm is the VERY popular 2-handed fair isle class.

October 20 & 27th
is the top down Aran sweater class.

October 27th at 1pm is the much anticipated double knit class. This is a one-time 3-hour class for $35. Here are double knit blankets shown in green & white and red & white.

We offer
beginning sock classes every Wednesday & Thursday at 1pm. Also, beginning to advance crochet is offered every Wednesday at 1pm.

All classes reservations are secured upon payment. Cancellations of up to 48 before class are subject to a full refund. Call, come in or email the store for class prices, details, questions & reservations.

***Can't make the scheduled class times? No problem! Our instructors are available for private lessons at your convenience. Call for details!

Project of the Month I

It's October and it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So, for our POM we're knitting & crocheting PINK chemo caps. Join us during Monday nights Hooks & Needles Club from 6-8 to have fun w/new and long-time friends while making something beautiful for someone in need. Visit to find a free pattern. We'll collect completed projects and give them to Washington Mutual Chemo Caps. ***It's important to tag each cap w/the fiber content. Thank you!

Check-out our featured YARN OF THE MONTH.

Dream In Color Classic (worsted weight) and Smooshy Sock yarn is quality hand painted fiber from Dream In Color. For the month of October you'll get 10% off this wonderfully soft, super wash wool . Make a sweater, socks, scarf or whatever your heart desires. The "Tulip Baby Sweater" pictured below is made w/8 different colors of DIC.
Ewwwwwwwww....isn't it pretty? Dream on, baby.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Felting w/Jennifer Hagan

Wildly popular designer, Jennifer Hagan will teach us how to knit, cable & felt a cute little hand bag THIS Saturday, September 29th at 10:30. She will be using her own design/pattern. cost: $35 Supplies needed are: hand bag pattern -one skein of Cascade 220 (or at least 200 yards of any 100% wool yarn), -size 10 double point set, -size 10 16" circular, -cable needle, -4 stitch markers. (Kits are available upon request.) We'll learn felting, cabling, knitted cord, picking up stitches, and knitted cord BO. Class size is limited to 10 students. Students must pay class fee to reserve a spot. Refunds are given up to 24 hours before class should a student need to cancel.

Some of Jennifer’s patterns appear in Cast-On Magazine & Interweave Crochet Magazine.

Pretty cool, eh?

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Basic Beading class September 23rd at YY!

This Sunday, September 23rd, basic beading will be instructed by beading guru, Sandy Payne of Yarn Garden in Gig Harbor. Sandy's work appears in "Knit Along With Debbie Macomber: Debbie's Favorites" published by Leisure Arts.

Why am I telling you all this? Well, we want nothing but the best for you at Yorkshire Yarns. This may be the only time we can nab Ms. Payne this year so snag your spot quickly. By the way, there are only 8 seats available.

Learn to bead while knitting socks, a sweater, a scarf or whatever. Ms. Payne will teach basic beading techniques to help spice-up your knitting designs. Also, I carry several patterns by Sandy in store.

Cost is $45

All of your class supplies will be provided. You may call or come in before class and pick-up your kit. Reservations may be made only upon payment. Cancellations are accepted up to 24 hours before class for a full refund.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

September Project of the Month- Mavis Lace Scarf

This pattern was designed by Son of Stitch & Bitch designer, Jennifer Hagan. Here’s a good way to use a small amount of luxury yarn, or just a little of your stash. An easy lace repeat and seed stitch border make the project enjoyable and give a gorgeous finish. The Mavis Lace Scarf can be made in any yarn weight from lace to bulky. Each creates a completely different look! Visit Yorkshire Yarns today to get your copy and knit along w/us on Mondays from 6-8 during the YY Hooks & Needles Club.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

2-handed fair isle....FINALLY

Several of you have been waiting w/bated breath for the 2-handed fair isle class. IT’S HERE ON SEPTEMBER 15th!!! But there’s one catch. There are only 5 spots left in the class. The class is $35. Kits are provided. After signing-up for the class each student has a take-home assignment before class time. Listen. I & my 11 year old daughter took this class a couple weeks ago. After 45 minutes we were smoking along w/fair isle. It’s really fun! This class has a one-year waiting list at the annual sewing expo held in Puyallup, WA. But YOU can sign-up at Yorkshire Yarns and take the class in 2 weeks!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Hey, all!

It's almost Tuesday already and we're off to a running start this week at Yorkshire Yarns. This is a quickie email to fill you in on the happenings at YY.

1. We're starting a new birthday celebration program. During your birthday week we'll give you 20% off your next purchase just to say thanks for growing old w/us. (NOPE. This does not include sale items. Saaaaaaawy!) There's just one catch. Well, two. You must be on our email list and you must send your birth date back to me via email. Relax. I'm not interested in your birth year. (We have one customer who swears she learned to knit during her trip on the Ark. heh...heh..) Anyway, if you're old enough to knit that's good enough for me. And I promise not to post your business on our blog. *wink*

2. Beginning Monday, August 27th, we're having our first weekly Military Spouses Needle-worker's Club. We'll crochet, knit & chat from 11-1pm. No need to RSVP. Just show-up and prepare to relax and have some girl time.

3. Crochet & chat on Friday's from 1-3pm.

4. This week's classes include:
Tues/Thurs- Beginning Sock class at 1
Wed- Beginning Crochet class at 1
Saturday- Beginning Knitting at 1

***ALL classes have limited space and require reservations as each fills-up quickly.

For calendar details visit or call 253-589-9276.

Have a great week, people. I surely plan to do so. Join me. Won't you?

Sunday, August 5, 2007

They're new. They're Charming. And they're in at Yorkie Yarns!

Harry Potter fans, the wait is over. The new "Charmed Knits" projects book is in at Yorkshire Yarns. I ordered several books along w/the corresponding yarn & colors for each pattern.

I confess, I've not read nor have I seen any HP books or movies, respectively. I mean, come on. Who has time??? For example, tonight we had family night at the movies and guessed it...."The Simpson's". Trust me. It was killin' me sitting through that movie knowing "The Bourne Supremacy" was playing in the cinema next to us. *sigh* I digress.

Aaaaaaaaanyway, you've gotta see these books. As the kids would say, "They're tight. They're siiiiiiiick!"

The skill levels for the patterns range from beginner to psycho experienced. It's time to look ahead for BACK TO SCHOOL. I'm knitting one of the HP scarves for my daughter's 1st day in middle school. I'm quite sure her new, cool, tight, sick scarf will catapult her to the top of the popularity food chain. Hey, it could do the same for your darling divas as well. :-) Even better, this book is inspiration for young hands to start knitting!

I'm selling the merchandise quickly so you should hurry and come in and get the hook-up before I run out of books & yarn. (eh...that means "get your copy today!")

okay...that's enough cool talk for me. My brain is tired.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

August already???? Time for another project!

Ya know... the best way to improve a skill is to practice that skill and surround yourself w/people who are experts in the field. I've been incredibly blessed to have met & mixed with the most gifted needle workers in the Pacific Northwest. My new friend, Sue, is one such talent.

I discovered Sue's blog a few weeks back and fell in love w/one of her knitted FO's (finished objects). She's crafted several versions of Fiber Trends' "Landscape Scarf". My mouth dropped open as I gazed upon it's colorful and masterful beauty.

And day....Sue walked into Yorkshire Yarns. I didn't even give her a chance to pet the yarn before I said, "Hi Sue Knits!" After seeing the puzzled look on her face I decided to let the cat out of the bag. Soon I asked her if I could feature her beautiful scarf on the YY blog as our August project of the month. Not only did Sue say yes but she offered to come and show her many versions of the scarf. She's created the "Landscape" w/beads, tassels, & picots. Seriously, you've gotta see these.

Sue will join us during our Hooks & Needles Club on August 6th from 6pm-8. The pictures shown on the side of this post are beautiful but do NO justice to these drop-dead beauties.

Our crocheted pattern is just as stunning. The model (made by m'girl, Stayce) will be displayed August 6th as well. Stayce's 1st in-shop, crocheted shawl has been on my mind since seeing it back in April. It too is breath-taking. The picture does her work NO justice. don't miss August's Project of the Month. And join us each Monday for Hooks & Needles and get your craft on. :-)

We're reading book 2 in the Debbie Macomber yarn shop trilogy. The book of the month for August is "A Good Yarn" . I've already started reading it. ...oh my gooooooooodness. :-)

Oh What a Night!

I guess it's time to about our wonderful evening w/Debbie Macomber. Frankly, she's awesome. She's a woman who's truly in touch w/her audience.

We set-up our new room w/wall to wall chairs and not one was empty. Mrs. Macomber came in and immediately captivated all of us w/her at easy charm, wit and conversation.

After speaking for a good while she was gracious enough to sign a LOT of copies of her books.

We hope to have Mrs. Macomber back some day soon. Keep an eye on this spot for some fun pictures of our exciting evening.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Author, Debbie Macomber to visit Yorkshire Yarns July 30th!

Yorkshire Yarns is proud to welcome New York Times best selling author, Debbie Macomber for a fun and exciting evening. On July 30, 2007 from 6:00-8:00pm, Ms. Macomber will be here in our store to share with all of us her books; “A Good Yarn” and “The shop on Blossom Street” and her latest, “Back on Blossom Street”.

Books are available for purchase here in the store for her novels and companion knitting books which pair w/her novels. Feel free to bring your own copy for the book signing as well.

Light refreshments will be served. Space is very limited so please RSVP your seat reservation by 7/25/07. We are sorry but we can make no exceptions for the RSVP seating. Your name must be on the list to enter that evening. If you have changes in plans, please let us know ASAP so someone else can get a seat to meet this wonderful and talented local author.

RSVP soon at

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Gladys' reversible, thermal blanket

Join us this Saturday at Yorkshire Yarns to learn how
to make Gladys Walton's reversible, thermal, crochet
blanket.Mrs. Walton is the president of the
Peirce County Knitting Guild and has been knitting &
crocheting for over 30 years. Her unique
blanket has been causing quite a stir at YY.
The question is always,
"How did she DO that??"

Class begins at 10:30 and goes till noon.
There are only 6 spots and 5 are already taken.
So, if you want a spot let me know sooner than later and
I'll save you one. :-)

Class is $10.00.
You need to already know how to single crochet.
For supplies, you'll need two balls of worsted
weight yarn each being different in color.
Finally, you'll need a size N crochet hook.

So! Give me a call or come in to sign-up
for this entirely cool class.
(253) 589-9276