Phone: (212) 360-7266or  (212) 289-2944
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NYC Yarn Crawl!

It's that time of year again! Grab your walking shoes, your reusable bag and your piggy bank because this weekend is the NYC yarn crawl!
This is a great opportunity to check out the yarn shops of nyc, meet some new friends and get some great deals on yarn! This year we are SO thrilled to have even easier access now that the Q train is up and running. Simply hop on the Q train heading north, take it to the 96th st. station and walk down 2nd Ave to 92nd street. It's that easy!
As always we will be offering 20% off the ENTIRE store (yes, that includes needlepoint/threads) and the sale bins will be out in all their discount glory! This year we have super reduced prices on 
Lang Cashsoft
Shibui Dune
 Lang Malou
Artisan
Kureyon Sock
Kine
Sabine
Phoenix Print
and much, much more!
We will also be having a trunk show from Alex Creates, a hand-dyer in Harlem, NY!
The fun starts TOMORROW and ends on Sunday during our regular business hours:
Fri. 11am-6:30pm
Sat. 11am-5pm
Sun. 12pm-5pm
Like every year,
-we will not be winding yarn this weekend but welcome you to bring your yarn back next week and we will be happy to wind it for you then.
-The in-store discount will not be able to go towards special orders and we will not be punching punch cards, since everything is on sale. -There will be limited to no table help this weekend.
We thank you for your understanding.
For more info, check out the NYC Yarn Crawl website: www.yarncrawlnyc.com
We can't wait to see some old friends and meet some new ones during this very exciting weekend!
Labor Day Hours!
We will be closing Saturday, September 2nd through Monday, September 4th for the Labor Day Weekend. 
Regulars Fall hours will resume on Tuesday, September 5th, including our first Sunday of being open again on September 10th from 12-5pm.
Have a happy and safe weekend!

 
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Get Your Needles!
We have a new yarn in stock as well as some new yarns from an old favorite!
Big Softy from The Rare Creature
This Super Bulky yarn is going to be your new fave yarn! It's made up of 95% alpaca and 5% nylon making it super soft but strong! We are dying to make the Riva Sweater in it, or the Cousteau Cap! 
Alpaca Soft DK from Rowan Yarns
You read that right, we decided to carry Rowan Yarns again!!! We just couldn't say no to this gorgeous DK weight alpaca! And when you touch it, you won't blame us. It's got great stitch definition and the colors are classic. We also have the latest Rowan Book 62 for plenty of pattern ideas with this yarn!
Cashmere Tweed from Rowan Yarns
We love the tweed look. It's so traditional in the art of knitting! And this tweed in particular is the stuff dreams are made of. It's 80% Wool and 20% Cashmere so it has that natural look but with a supernatural feel! Check out the new Rowan Book for all sorts of ideas! 
 
Brushed Fleece
This is an old favorite that we are SO happy to be stocking again! It's chunky and light and perfect for that instant gratification project. It's 65% wool, 30% Alpaca, and 5% nylon so it's sturdy but soft! Check out the new Brooklyn sweater or Caliban poncho for some chunky inspiration!
 Stop by the store to met these great yarns!
 We hope to see you soon!

Aug
15

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Meet Some Newbies!
We have a few new yarns in stock that we are sure you're going to love!
Fleece Roving and Aran
This beautiful yarn from West Yorkshire Spinners is the perfect woolly wool. It's 100% made in England from English sheep. The Aran is 100% Blue Faced Leicester, has 181 yards and completely in-dyed. The Roving comes in 4 natural colors, each having 165 yards and is a bulky weight. Whip up an Antler Hat with the Aran or grab the Roving and make this Gray Street or this Nordic Wind.
Apres Ski
This is new yarn from Knit One, Crochet Too is a super soft and squishy wool /nylon blend yarn. A heavier worsted weight yarn, it creates wonderful stitch definition in its bold and bright variety of colors. Check it out in the Dar Tus Hat & Cowl!
Isa
Also from Knit One, Crochet Too, this is a brand new yarn inspired by the gorgeous rugs of Morocco. It's made up of 80% Merino Wool/ 15% Suri Alpaca/ 5% Sari  Silk and has 100% yards. We love the way it looks in the Lighthouse Hat & Cowl!
 
Alpaca Silver 
This new yarn from Katia is soft, light and sparkly! The lightweight alpaca makes any project feel like air and the hint of silver sparkle makes it decadent. Come check out the beautiful designs for this yarn in the newest Katia Concept #4 book!
Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK Prints
This is the same Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK you know and love but with a fun twist! They come in gorgeous multi-tones that are great on their own or mixed with matching solids! It's perfect for baby and kids pieces as well as blankets!
 Stop by the store to met these great yarns!
 We hope to see you soon!

Jul
26

We have an Intermediate Crochet class THIS Saturday!

July 29

12-2pm

Intermediate Crochet-Granny Square Blanket

You'll learn to take your crochet skills to the next level by making a granny square baby blanket! You bring you Size H hook and we'll provide you with the yarn to get started!

$60

We ask that you please call in advance to sign up for this class!

We hope to see you soon! 

Check these out!

We have a lot of new yarns that came in this week that we think you're going to love! Here they are!
Mamacha from Amano
We know it's hot out there but it's never too soon to get your winter hats made and this yarn is perfect for that! If there was ever a time to have feel-o-vision, this would be it. This is 70% Alpaca and 30% wool and 100% dreamy! Whip up a headband like Headband: Honesty or a chunky hat like Quick and Easy Slouchy Hats.
Young from Lang Yarns
This yarn is the so fun! The colors are spectacular and once again, the chunky and soft factor are through the roof! You could use this for finger knitting or whipping up a super fast project. We have mini pattern books for inspiration or make something like Paris in Winter Cowl or Homestretch Hat.
Ultra Pima Fine Tones from Cascade Yarns
This is the classic Ultra Pima fine but now with a speckled dye! It's youthful and easy to match with the beautiful solids that you love. Make and donate a festive pair of Knitted Knockers or whip up a Mischa Baby Dress.
Uneek Worsted from Urth Yarns
We love self striping yarns! It's the fun of having stripes without any of the work of making stripes. No jogs, no ends to weave. It's perfect! This 100% wool is squishy and stripey and perfect for making simple patterns look complex! We made the Cuffed Classic Hat and love the way it knitted up!
Passione from Lang Yarns
This yarn is one of a kind. It's made up of 82% alpaca, 16% nylon and 2% elastic! So it's super soft, light as a feather and has a stretch that bounces right back! Lang has lots of patterns for this yarn that you can browse and purchase on their website!   
Symmetry from The Alpaca Yarn Co.
Remember that time I talked about feel-o-vision, well this is another yarn worthy of the concept. It's a sport weight that's 50% alpaca and 50% wool so it's like heaven in your hands! It's also 100% made in America! You'll want to use this yarn for everything; Or maybe a pattern like Ramble or Autumn's End or Polwarth.
Viva Glitz from Feza Yarns
Everyone needs a little sparkle in their lives! This is a wonderfully sparkly, DK weight yarns with great drape and beautiful hand-dyed colors. Use it for the Viva Glitz Lattice Shawlette or the Ruffled Interlude.
 
Stop by the store and see(touch) these great yarns!
 We hope to see you soon!

Classes this Week!

We have 3 classes available for sign-up this week!
Thursday, July 13
6:30-8:30pm
Beginner Knitting
Ready to learn the art of knitting? Then this is the class for you! You'll learn how to read a ball band, cast on, and the knit stitch! We provide you with your needles and first skein of yarn; a second skein can be purchased if you want to turn your work into a scarf!
$60
 
Saturday, July 15
12-2pm
Beginner Crochet
You'll learn the Chain Stitch, Single Crochet and Double Crochet in this class! We will provide you with your hook and first skein of yarn. A second skein can be purchased if you'd like to turn your piece into a scarf!
$60
  
3-5pm
Advanced Beginner Knitting
Take your knitting skills to the next level! You’ll learn how to purl which will open the door to the seed stitch, rib stitch, and basketweave. You’ll also learn how to finish a project by binding off! Bring a ball of worsted yarn and your size US8 needle!
$50
We ask that you call ahead to sign up for any of these classes!

More Hedgehog!

We just received a HUGE shipment from Hedgehog Fibres!
We have tons of colors in Skinny Singles and Sock, as well as...
...a gorgeous array of colors in Aran!
Hurry to the store before they're all gone!
See you soon!

Reminder!

We have 2 classes that still have room for this weekend!
Saturday, July 8
12-2pm
Bead Crochet Necklace
Beginner Crochet skills required
Use crochet techniques to make a one of a kind bead necklace! Each necklace is different based on the color of thread you choose and you can walk out wearing it!
The kit is included in your class fee so all you have to do is come to the class!
$90
 
5-7pm
Beginner Knitting
Ready to learn the art of knitting? Then this is the class for you! You'll learn how to read a ball band, cast on, and the knit stitch! We provide you with your needles and first skein of yarn; a second skein can be purchased if you want to turn your work into a scarf!
$60
We ask that you call ahead to sign up for any of these classes!

American Scenic

Blue Sky Fibers has a new limited edition yarn made entirely in America!
It's called American Scenic and it's stunning! Blue Sky has collaborated with fiber designer Tabbethia Haubold of Long Island Yarn & Farm to create this Made-in-the-USA yarn. It consists of 50% Alpaca, 30% Wool and 20% silk so the softness factor is through the roof. It's an Aran weight with 100 yards per skein. Blue sky has released 2 free patterns for it, The East Bethel Cap and The Long Island Cowl and if those don't float your boat here are some other great options:

This is a limited edition yarn so be sure to get some before it's all gone! What better way to celebrate America this weekend than with an American made yarn!


We hope to see you soon!
 
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Urban Lace Infinity Scarf

We have a new yarn AND a new store sample!
This is Painted Sky from Knitting Fever Yarns in the Urban Lace Infinity Scarf! This is a worsted weight wool that has a beautiful gradient. Each skein has 218 yards and feels like a dream! This scarf only takes 1 ball so it makes a perfect gift for a loved one or someone else! And if this scarf isn't your style here are some other pattern ideas for this fabulous yarn!

Stop by the store to start your next knit!

Reminder!

We have 3 classes this week! A couple hours in class could mean a lifetime of an amazing hobby!
Wednesday, June 21
6:30-8:30pm
Advanced Beginner Knitting
Take your knitting skills to the next level! You’ll learn how to purl which will open the door to the seed stitch, rib stitch, and basketweave. You’ll also learn how to finish a project by binding off! Bring a ball of worsted yarn and your size US8 needle!
$50
 
Thurdsay, June 22
6:30-8:30pm
Beginner Crochet
You'll learn the Chain Stitch, Single Crochet and Double Crochet in this class! We will provide you with your hook and first skein of yarn. A second skein can be purchased if you'd like to turn your piece into a scarf!
$60
 
Saturday, June 24
1-3pm
Intermediate Crochet-Granny Square Blanket
You'll learn to take your crochet skills to the next level by making a granny square baby blanket! You bring you Size H hook and we'll provide you with the yarn to get started!
$60
We ask that you call ahead to sign up for any of these classes!

Reed from Shibui

Looking for a soft 100% Linen?? Meet Reed!
This yarn comes it the gorgeous palette you come to expect from Shibui and it's perfect for summer knittings! Each skein has 246 yards of fingering weight linen. Hold it on it's own or mix and match it with another Shibui yarn to make a material that's totally unique.
Need some inspiration? Here's some great Ravelry picks:
Stop by the store to get some Reed for yourself and start your next summer knit!
Here is our current list of classes being offered!
Saturday, June 3
12-2pm
Beginner Crochet
You'll learn the Chain Stitch, Single Crochet and Double Crochet in this class! We will provide you with your hook and first skein of yarn. A second skein can be purchased if you'd like to turn your piece into a scarf!
$60
 
3-5pm
Beginner Knitting
Ready to learn the art of knitting? Then this is the class for you! You'll learn how to read a ball band, cast on, and the knit stitch! We provide you with your needles and first skein of yarn; a second skein can be purchased if you want to turn your work into a scarf!
$60
 
Thursday, June 8
6:30-8:30pm
Beginner Knitting
Ready to learn the art of knitting? Then this is the class for you! You'll learn how to read a ball band, cast on, and the knit stitch! We provide you with your needles and first skein of yarn; a second skein can be purchased if you want to turn your work into a scarf!
$60
 
Saturday, June 17
12-2pm
Beginner Crochet
You'll learn the Chain Stitch, Single Crochet and Double Crochet in this class! We will provide you with your hook and first skein of yarn. A second skein can be purchased if you'd like to turn your piece into a scarf!
$60
 
 
Saturday, June 17
3-5pm
Beginner Knitting
Ready to learn the art of knitting? Then this is the class for you! You'll learn how to read a ball band, cast on, and the knit stitch! We provide you with your needles and first skein of yarn; a second skein can be purchased if you want to turn your work into a scarf!
$60
 
Wednesday, June 21
6:30-8:30pm
Advanced Beginner Knitting
Take your knitting skills to the next level! You'll learn how to purl which will open the door to the seed stitch, rib stitch, and basketweave. You'll also learn how to finish a project by binding off! Bring a ball of worsted yarn and your size US8 needle!
$50
 
Thurdsay, June 22
6:30-8:30pm
Beginner Crochet
You'll learn the Chain Stitch, Single Crochet and Double Crochet in this class! We will provide you with your hook and first skein of yarn. A second skein can be purchased if you'd like to turn your piece into a scarf!
$60
 
Sunday, June 25
1-3pm
Intermediate Crochet-Granny Square Blanket
You'll learn to take your crochet skills to the next level by making a granny square baby blanket! You bring you Size H hook and we'll provide you with the yarn to get started!
$60
 
Saturday, July 8
12-2pm
Bead Crochet Necklace
Beginner Crochet skills required
Use crochet techniques to make a one of a kind bead necklace! Each necklace is different based on the color of thread you choose and you can walk out wearing it!
The kit is included in your class fee so all you have to do is come to the class!
$90
 
3-5pm
Beginner Knitting
Ready to learn the art of knitting? Then this is the class for you! You'll learn how to read a ball band, cast on, and the knit stitch! We provide you with your needles and first skein of yarn; a second skein can be purchased if you want to turn your work into a scarf!
$60
 
Thursday, July 13
6:30-8:30pm
Beginner Knitting
Ready to learn the art of knitting? Then this is the class for you! You'll learn how to read a ball band, cast on, and the knit stitch! We provide you with your needles and first skein of yarn; a second skein can be purchased if you want to turn your work into a scarf!
$60
 
Saturday, July 15
12-2pm
Beginner Crochet
You'll learn the Chain Stitch, Single Crochet and Double Crochet in this class! We will provide you with your hook and first skein of yarn. A second skein can be purchased if you'd like to turn your piece into a scarf!
$60 
 
3-5pm
Advanced Beginner Knitting
Take your knitting skills to the next level! You'll learn how to purl which will open the door to the seed stitch, rib stitch, and basketweave. You'll also learn how to finish a project by binding off! Bring a ball of worsted yarn and your size US8 needle!
$50
 
Wednesday, July 19
6:30-8:30pm
Beginner Crochet
You'll learn the Chain Stitch, Single Crochet and Double Crochet in this class! We will provide you with your hook and first skein of yarn. A second skein can be purchased if you'd like to turn your piece into a scarf!
$60
 
Saturday, July 29
12-2pm
Intermediate Crochet-Granny Square Blanket
You'll learn to take your crochet skills to the next level by making a granny square baby blanket! You bring you Size H hook and we'll provide you with the yarn to get started!
$60

Have You Marked Your Calendar Yet?? 


We are so very excited to be joining forces with the ladies from The Plucky Knitter for a trunk show! The yarns are being chosen and dyed as we speak and the Ravelry pages are buzzing. This is going to be an amazing event that you won't want to miss. 
Here are the details:
-Getting to the store is easier than ever! The Q Train has a stop at 96th Street and 2nd Ave so all you have to do is head south to 92nd St and you'll find us right on the southwest corner! The building is brick with very tall brick pillars. The exact address is 1763 2nd Ave.
If you're driving into the city, parking can be limited on the street but there are two parking garages on 92nd Street between 2nd and 3rd Ave.
- The show starts when the doors open at 11am and ends when the doors close at 5pm on Saturday, May 13th. Please be courteous of our closing time as we will have lots of clean-up to do when the show is over.
-Need a snack or lunch? We've got plenty of options! Directly across 2nd Ave. is a delicious pizza place called Delizia and there's a Dunkin Donuts right next to it. On the way from the subway there is a Starbucks and down 2nd Ave there are many options including Mexican, Japanese, and a few Diners.
We will also have some nosh and refreshments in store so we ask that you not bring outside food or beverages into the store. Yarn and stains are not friends.
-Unfortunately we will not be able to offer table help during this very busy day for knitting or needlepoint. We encourage you to come back on Sunday for any help you might need.
-We will not be winding yarn but you are more than welcome to bring it back another day and we would be happy to wind it for you then.
-We will not be giving punches for Plucky Yarn purchases and a full punch card cannot be used on a Plucky Yarn purchase.
 
If you have any questions feel free to call us at the store at (212) 360-7266. 
We hope to see you the 13th!

New Sample!

We have a new yarn from Feza Yarns so of course we had to make a fabulous sample for it!
 
 
This shawl is called Close To You and it's a free Raverly pattern! It takes 1 skein of Uneek and a size US6 needle, although I feel like you could use a US7 instead if you wanted it to be a little bigger. Uneek is a self striping, machine washable yarn so it's great for a shawl like this as well as socks!
 
Stop by the store to get some of this fantastic yarn for your next project!

This Weekend

We have a whole weekend of fun things planned starting this Friday!
Friday & Saturday, April 28-29
Vijay Trunk Show
Staring at 3pm on Friday we will have amazing silk yarns and some refreshments for the Vijay Fibers Trunk Show! The owner, Betty Shah will be here to meet people and talk about the yarn. Can't make it on Friday?? Don't worry, we will have the yarns here on Saturday all day as well. And while you're picking out some fabulous yarns be sure to sign up for our Shirley Paden class on Sunday!
 
Sunday, April 30
2-5
O'Kelly's Chapel Shawl Class with designer Shirley Paden
Shirley Paden designed this stunning shawl for the Spring 2014 issue of Interweave Knits so we're thrilled to have her here to teach a class on it!
This class will begin with a basic review of the Shetland double-sided Antique Garter Stitch Lace structure used as the main pattern of this shawl.Students will then read the lace chart and practice knitting the sections where close attention to the stitch pattern structure must be paid.Since the shawl is made in 2 halves and grafted in the center, they will practice grafting on the Garter Stitch Pattern structure.The class will end with an examination of the structure of the scalloped edging.
 
Working Materials to Bring to Class:
1464 yards of Vijay Fibers yarn in a DK weight(there will be plenty to choose from in the trunk show) US6 and US7 needles, markers, scissors, row counter, etc. 
Prerequisites:
A firm knowledge of knitting and an understanding of reading a chart.
Cost: $75
 You can sign up for this class when you purchase your yarn during the trunk show!
 
 

We hope you're able to join us this weekend!

This Saturday

Join us for a super fun Saturday at
Annie and Company!
From 12-2pm
Beginner Knitting Class
Ready to learn the art of knitting? Then this is the class for you! You'll learn how to read a ball band, cast on, and the knit stitch! We provide you with your needles and first skein of yarn; a second skein can be purchased if you want to turn your work into a scarf!
$60
From 3-5pm
Beginner Crochet Class
You'll learn the Chain Stitch, Single Crochet and Double Crochet in this class! We will provide you with your hook and first skein of yarn. A second skein can be purchased if you'd like to turn your piece into a scarf!
$60
2-5pm
Spring Yarn Showcase
All the new Spring/Summer yarns will be on display on our big back table along with patterns to inspire you! We will be offering 10% off your purchase of these spring yarns and also have some yummy refreshments! Mark your calendar so you don't miss this great event!

We hope to see you this Saturday!

April Happenings!

We have a lot of fun things happening this month so here's a schedule to keep you informed!
THIS SATURDAY, April 8
12-2
Beginner Knitting Class


Ready to learn the art of knitting? Then this is the class for you! You'll learn how to read a ball band, cast on, and the knit stitch! We provide you with your needles and first skein of yarn; a second skein can be purchased if you want to turn your work into a scarf!
$60
 
Sunday, April 16
CLOSED for EASTER
 
Saturday, April 22
12-2
Beginner Knitting Class 
see above description
3-5
Beginner Crochet Class

You'll learn the Chain Stitch, Single Crochet and Double Crochet in this class! We will provide you with your hook and first skein of yarn. A second skein can be purchased if you'd like to turn your piece into a scarf!
$60
   
ALSO Saturday, April 22
Spring Yarn Showcase!
2-5pm
We have SO MANY fabulous spring/summer yarns in the store now so what better way to see what's new than a little spring showcase! From 2-5 we will have all the new yarns on a table for you to peruse them and get inspired. There will be patterns and snacks so you won't want to miss out!
No purchase or sign-up required. Just come and get excited for Spring!
Friday & Saturday, April 28-29
Vijay Trunk Show
Vijay Fibers is a company specializing in gorgeous silk yarns. They offer a wide array of colors and have stunning patterns created for them. This is going to be a really beautiful trunk show that you won't want to miss! You' even get a chance to meet the creator of these yarns, Betty Shah!
For more info check out their website Vijay Fibers and their yarns are on Ravelry as well!
 
Sunday, April 30
2-5
O'Kelly's Chapel Shawl Class with designer Shirley Paden
Shirley Paden designed this stunning shawl for the Spring 2014 issue of Interweave Knits so we're thrilled to have her here to teach a class on it!
This class will begin with a basic review of the Shetland double-sided Antique Garter Stitch Lace structure used as the main pattern of this shawl.Students will then read the lace chart and practice knitting the sections where close attention to the stitch pattern structure must be paid.Since the shawl is made in 2 halves and grafted in the center, they will practice grafting on the Garter Stitch Pattern structure.The class will end with an examination of the structure of the scalloped edging.
 
Working Materials to Bring to Class:
1464 yards of Vijay Fibers yarn in a DK weight(there will be plenty to choose from in the trunk show) US6 and US7 needles, markers, scissors, row counter, etc. 
Prerequisites:
A firm knowledge of knitting and an understanding of reading a chart.
Cost: $75
 You can sign up for this class when you purchase your yarn during the trunk show!
 
 
We hope you're able to join us for these fun events!