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Our Yarn Crawl LA Raffle Prizes!

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Blue Sky Alpacas Kaw Valley Wrap

Tomorrow,  Yarn Crawl LA County 2014 begins! Today we’ll be busy, busy, busy setting up our shop to welcome the “crawlers”. But before we do, it’s time we reveal our raffle prizes!  This year we’re giving away terrific prizes from our sponsors, Blue Sky Alpacas, Spud and Chloe, and Slipped Stitch Studios!

Our store raffle rules are pretty simple: one raffle ticket per person, filled out legibly with your name, address, phone number and email. We will be drawing winners after Yarn Crawl LA and winners will be notified via email on Tuesday, April 8th. Anyone who visits our store can enter the raffle, no purchase necessary.

OK! So this year, we’re raffling off . . . .

Spud and Chloe Campfire Mitts
- “Campfire Mitts” knitting kit from Spud and Chloe. This kit includes the pattern designed by Colleen Powley, one skein of Spud and Chloe Fine, and an adorable Pretty Cheep Project Bag. (Bag print may vary.)

Blue Sky Alpacas Camo Hat

- “Camo Hat” knitting kit from Blue Sky Alpacas. This kit includes the hat pattern, a skein of Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton Multi, and a Pretty Cheep Project Bag.. (Bag print may vary.)

Spud and Chloe Fairy Tale Poncho

- The whimsical “Fairy Tale Hoodie” kit from Spud and Chloe. This kit includes the hoodie pattern, five skeins of Spud and Chloe Outer in a cute Spud and Chloe kit box!

Blue Sky Alpacas Kaw Valley Wrap

- The dramatic “Kaw Valley Wrap” knitting kit  from Blue Sky Alpacas. This kit includes the wrap pattern, seven skeins of Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk, and a Pretty Cheep Project Bag!

And finally . . .
Slipped Stitch Studios Studio Tote Puppy Face

- A brand new Slipped Stitch Studios Studio Tote and matching Studio Tot! This bag style is new for 2014 and features expandable pockets for tucking away extra skeins, a water bottle, camera, you name it! The matching Studio Tot (not pictured) can be clipped to the interior of the bag, allowing for easy access and organization. Makes great carry-on!

Special thanks to our sponsors – Blue Sky Alpacas, Spud and Chloe, and Slipped Stitch Studios – for providing the prizes for our raffle this year. (You guys are awesome!)  And to the Yarn Crawl Committee for coordinating, planning, troubleshooting and creating an event that we look forward to all year! Thank you so much!

See y’all at the crawl!
-Emma G.

 


Yarn Crawl LA 2014: Designer Trunk Shows

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Itineris by The Yarniad

It’s not even Yarn Crawl LA County yet but there are so many reasons to get excited. First, we’ve already met a couple seasoned “crawlers” who were out doing a bit of Yarn Crawl LA County reconnaissance. Very friendly ladies!  Secondly, our raffle prizes from Blue Sky Alpacas and Spud and Chloe arrived – with bonus buttons! And most exciting: every day for the past week we’ve been getting amazing packages from our featured designers stuffed with genius designs! We don’t want to give it all away, but here’s a quick preview of the trunks shows you’ll find at Knit Culture Studio:

The Yarniad – aka Hilary Smith Calis
You may know her as the creator of  the infamous “Citron” shawl but Hilary has so much more up her sleeves. In addition to sharing her lovely trunk show with us, she’s releasing a brand new pattern exclusively at Knit Culture Studio during Yarn Crawl LA 2014. The pattern is “Itineris” (pictured above) a striking two-color shawl that’s perfect for showing off special hand-dyed yarns!

Leethal Knits - aka Lee MeredithBarry by Leethal Knits
I would definitely describe this Portland-based knitwear designer’s style as “pro-stashbusting”. Stripes! Short-rows! Non-linear shapes! Leethal Knits always include instructions for a variety of yarn weights. For example, her “Barry” hat (right) includes notes for using fingering, DK, worsted and bulky weight yarns – that’s a lot of stashbusting!

Never Not Knitting – aka Alana DakosSheepish by Alana Dakos
We totally dig the organic, earthy vibe of Alana Dakos’s designs. Leafy curls, lace florets, intarsia lambs – her designs always include little details in that turn classic garments into hand knit treasures!

Carina Spencer
If you’re looking for exquisite baby knits, or artful accessories you won’t want to miss Carina Spencer’s trunk show! She was kind enough to includes some of her newest designs which hit Ravelry less than a month ago!

FreshStitches – aka Stacey TrockModern Baby Crochet by Stacey Trock
Known for her adorable amigurumi, Stacey Trock is back for Yarn Crawl LA 2014 with a modern nursery projects from her new book Modern Baby Crochet. Blankets, softies, and cuddly decor you can hook yourself!

Irish Girlie Knits – aka Carrie Sullivan

Carrie Sullivan’s pieces definitely have a Californian vibe, they’re bright, lacey and relaxing to knit. We happened to pick some summery designs of hers that would pair perfectly with that epic skein of sock or fingering weight yarn you’ll find while “crawling”. ;)

Ewe Ewe Yarns
Heather Walpole and her newest yarn and samples will be joining us on Friday, April 4th. But you can find brand new designs in Ewe So Sporty at our store throughout Yarn Crawl LA weekend, including one by our dear friend Leah Cocarri-Swift!

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Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Ravelry, and share your Yarn Crawl experience with us!

Happy crawling!
Emma G.


Yarn Crawl LA County 2014

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Yarn Crawl LA County 2014

It’s almost here! Join us April 3rd through 6th for Yarn Crawl LA County 2014. Every store on the map has something special planned; you’ll find free patterns, demos, treats, and prizes wherever you go! But, be sure to stop at Knit Culture Studio during Yarn Crawl LA County -  we have tons of awesome things planned especially for you!

DESIGNER TRUNK SHOWS!
We teamed up with some of the hottest designers and companies to bring you tons of project inspiration! Don’t miss specially curated trunks shows from  The Yarniad, Carina Spencer, Irish Girlie Knits, Leethal Knits, Fresh Stitches, Never Not Knitting, and Ewe Ewe Yarns!

“ITINERIS” – A YARN CRAWL EXCLUSIVE!
Stop in Knit Culture Studio to see The Yarniad’s newest shawl design – “Itineris”. This two-color shawl pattern will debut exclusively at Knit Culture Studio during Yarn Crawl LA! Buy the pattern and receive a 10% discount on the yarn to make it!

Itineris by The Yarniad

HAND-DYED YARNS!
If you’re “crawling” for stash-worthy skeins, we’ve got ‘em! For four days we’re hosting incredible hand-dyed trunk shows from Becoming Art and  Anzula* – the hardest part will fitting it all in your Yarn Crawl tote bag!

Becoming Art Yarns Theia Fingering

SLIPPED STITCH STUDIOS POP-UP SHOP!
Slipped Stitch Studios is popping-up inside Knit Culture Studio during Yarn Crawl LA! Shop brand new fabrics and products (Studio Totes! Studio Tots!) for keeping your projects neat and orderly.

CRAFTY RAFFLE PRIZES!
Visit Knit Culture Studio during Yarn Crawl LA and enter to win one of our amazing raffle prizes! We’re giving away beautiful knitting kits from Blue Sky Alpacas, Spud and Chloe, and a brand new Studio Tote and matching Studio Tot from Slipped Stitch Studios!

SPECIAL GUESTS!
Yarn Crawl LA County gives knitters the chance to meet the creatives behind their favorite yarns and products!  Stop by Knit Culture Studio on Friday, April 4th to meet wool-loving-lady behind Ewe Ewe Yarns, Heather Walpole! On Saturday meet Laura Lundy; crafty maven and owner of Slipped Stitch Studios!

Knit Culture Studio Yarn Crawl Hours
Thursday, April 3rd: 10am – 7pm
Friday, April 4th: 10am – 7pm
Saturday, April 5th: 10am – 8pm
Sunday, April 6th: 10am – 6pm

Two more weeks!
-Emma G.

*Hopefully! Sabrina and all of the Anzula goodness is on tour right now, we’ll keep you posted.


Sale UPDATE!

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

SURPRISE SALE BONUS!  From now until Friday, February 7th, you can get 35% off Lornas Laces Shepherd Worsted, Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande and Plymouth Colca Canyon!  Plus free shipping in the U.S.! Sale ends 2/7/2014.

Click here to shop our sale !

 


After-Inventory Sale! 35 – 50% off

Friday, January 31st, 2014

We’re kicking off February with our annual, after-inventory sale! From Saturday, February 1st through Friday, February 7th we’re taking 35 – 50% off yarns!

Special After-Inventory Sale Hours:
Saturday, Feb. 1st – 11 am – 6:30 pm
Sunday, Feb. 2nd – 12 pm – 5 pm
Monday, Feb. 3rd – CLOSED
Tuesday, Feb. 4th – 11 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday, Feb. 5th – 11 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday, Feb. 6th – 11 am – 8:00 pm
Friday, Feb. 7th – 11 am – 5:30 pm

Because yarn will be flying off the shelves, this is an “in-store” sale.  But don’t despair online shoppers! You can get in on the discounts listed below by calling in your order during store hours. (Sorry, free shipping not available on phone orders.)

35% off:
Blue Sky Alpacas Yarns
Brown Sheep Yarns
Cascade Yarns
Debbie Bliss
Ewe Ewe Yarns
Filatura di Crosa

Lornas Laces
Malabrigo Yarns
Mountain Colors Yarns
Plymouth Yarns
Rowan Yarns
S.Charles Yarns
Spud and Chloe yarns
Tahki Yarns
The Fibre Company

20% off:
Arucania Yarns
Classic Elite ‘Embrace’
Colinette Yarns
Dream in Color Yarns
Manos del Uruguay Yarns
Noro Yarns
Koigu Yarns

And! We’re even taking discounts on some yarns never go on sale!
10% off
Anzula Yarns
Madelinetosh Yarns
SweetGeorgia Yarns

Happy stashing!
Emma G.


Anzula Yarns Trunk Show – January 5th

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Anzula yarns trunk show

Join us this Sunday, January 5th for an exclusive trunk show with Anzula! Anzula is on the road with vintage suitcases full of yarn in all different bases and weights, in a huge selection of colors! The lovely ladies of Anzula are bringing a big selection of patterns designed to play up the special beauty of Anzula yarns.

This trunk show will  be an opportunity for all of us to ogle all our favorite Anzula’s yarns in new colorways, plus yarns we don’t regularly carry like Sebastian, Mariposa, and Nebula!

Anzula Yarns Trunk Show
January 5th; 12-4pm
Where:
Knit Culture Studio
8118 W. 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 655-6487


Holiday crafting: Crochet Softies

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

crochet toys free pattern

Every time a project challenges you to learn a new technique, the number of projects you are able to do increases tenfold.*  Take these adorable crochet toys, whipped up by our lovely crochet teacher. They make stinkin’ cute gifts, but they’re also a chance to learn new skills for future projects.  Even better, you can usually get several toys out of a few skeins of yarn. When you sign up for Julie’s “Crochet Softies” holiday workshop, you’ll get add new crochet tricks to your “skill set” while making one of these cute critters. So the big question is . . . which one will you make first? (more…)


Witchcrafty Yarn Sale!

Friday, October 25th, 2013

sale on Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande

Love chunky alpaca yarn? Who doesn’t! It’s soft, warm and lightweight too!  And, during our Witchcrafty Sale, it’s 15 – 20% off!

Shop www.knitculture.com, and get 15% off all Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande PLUS free shipping in the U.S.!
(Click here to start shopping Plymouth Alpaca Grande!)

Or, shop in-store and save 20% off all Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande!

Our entire stock of Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande includes, Baby Alpaca Grande, Baby Alpaca Grande Glow, Baby Alpaca Grande Handdyes, Baby Alpaca Grande Hues and Baby Alpaca Grande Tweed. All work up quickly on a US 10 knitting needle or size N crochet hook.

Enjoy!


Say Goodbye to “Mr. Skeleton”

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Transcending the Material
It’s almost time to say goodbye to our art installation, aka ‘Mr. Skeleton’. Ben Cueva’s hand-knit skeleton will be on view at Knit Culture Studio through November 7th, 2013.

Can’t get enough?  Check out our interview with artist Ben Cuevas for more info, or follow Ben Cuevas on Twitter (@Ben_Cuevas) for more on this and other incredible knit installations.

See you at the show!
-Emma G.

“Transcending the Material”
at Knit Culture Studio
September 27th – November 7th
8118 W. 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048


“Transcending the Material” – interview with Ben Cuevas

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Transcending the Material

It’s here! Ben Cuevas’s amazing hand-knit skeleton is now quietly meditating at Knit Culture Studio! It if weren’t for its mindful repose, you might expect it to get up and start chasing you around – is is that lifelike! We’re all in awe of the patience and spatial reasoning involved and had to learn more about the piece, so I asked Ben to tell us a bit more about his art. Here’s what he said: (more…)