Ready, Set..Crawl!

Friday, June 27, 2014




Stop in soon to get your limited edition bag for the 2014 Steel Valley Yarn Crawl. The bag contains your passport and 7 tickets to be used at the in-store raffles at all 7 shops.

Crawl Info:

The Steel Valley Yarn Crawl will take place from Friday, August 1st through Sunday August 10th at 7 participating Western Pennsylvania yarn shops.

The shops are: Dyed in the Wool, Kathy’s Kreations,Kid Ewe Knot, Natural Stitches, Wolf Creek Yarns, Yarns By Design, and us, Yarns Unlimited. There will be 2 overall grand prizes. There will also be three raffle baskets at each shop.

Get your passport stamped at each shop and then deposit it at the last shop you visit to enter the grand prize drawings – #1   a $25 gift certificate to each shop  #2  a $10 gift certificate to each shop.

Each shop will have three raffle baskets filled with goodies. You can use your 7 tickets from the tote bag at any shop, or level up on tickets at each shop based on what you spend!!   $25-$50  4 tickets   $50-$100 10 tickets   $100+ 25 tickets

So gather your fiber buddies and plan your journey.( We scheduled the crawl to give you plenty of time to visit all our far flung shops.)

Rules of the Crawl!


-Passports must be purchased from one of the participating yarn stores.

-Each participant must have their own passport. Only ONE passport per person.

-Each participant must fill out the contact information on the passport. Please print clearly – we need this information to be able to contact you!

-Each participant must be present at each yarn shop to receive their stamp (i.e., no proxy crawling).

-Each participant must be at least 18 years of age.

-All passports must be turned in by the end of business on August 10th, 2014 to the last store you visit.

Additional Information:
-All winners will be posted online at our Ravelry and Facebook pages and will be contacted by August 18th.
-Winners who have not claimed their prizes in 30 days will forfeit them and alternate winners will be chosen.

More New Goodies

So here’s an update on what’s in the shop new for spring…

from Baah yarns : La Jolla and Shasta

from Katia : Jaipur ( striping cotton lace weight)  and Bombay ( striping worsted weight cotton)

from Shibui: Kavo, their luscious new yarn

from Rowan: new yarns Pure Linen and Silkystones

from Juniper Moon: Moonshine and Zooey

stop in and visit soon!!

New Goodies…

This is one of those times of the year when we get an almost daily influx of new yarns, books and assorted goodies…so far here’s what has arrived..


Rowan    Magazine and all spring books

Pure Wool Worsted and books

Our Back 40    American Classic -sport weight alpaca

Ne Plus Ultra-worsted weight alpaca

Cherry Tree Hill   Broadband fingering

Swan Island   Sport Weight

Ella Rae   New colors in Lace Merino

Debbie Bliss Juliet


Noro       Kibou

New colors in Taiyo Sock


New colors in Silk Garden Lite

Taiyo Sport

Louisa Harding   Colline


Monday, February 10

Sale News

Our annual sale will be this Saturday, February 15th, during our normal business hours, 10am-4pm.

Here’s a list of the yarns that you can expect to find on sale..

Rowan -Siena,Savannah, Pima Cotton DK, Angora Haze, Kidsilk Creation

Debbie Bliss-Amalfi,Bella

Louisa Harding-Ondine

Berroco-Lindsay, Lago, Seduce

Imperial Stock Ranch-Bulky 2 Strand


Schulana- Cashmere

JoJoland- Cashmere

The Alpaca Yarn Co-Halo

Crystal Palace-Mochi Plus and Mini Mochi

Classic Elite-Minnow Merino

Yarn Hollow-Chime,Chrome

Art Yarns-Cashmere Sock


Island Yarn- Papyrus,Chesterfield


Alisha Goes Around-Stable of Horses DK


Mille Colori

We’ll also have selected kits and misc items on sale.

As a reminder, sale prices do not apply to special orders or layaways!


See You Saturday!!!



Saturday, February 8, 2014

We don’t say it enough, but we have super customers, friends actually, who make our life here at the yarn barn very special. If you’ve never joined us for our First Friday Happy Hour, you really should, we have a terrific time. Here’s some photographic evidence from last night’s installment….

DSC02195 A great group…

DSC02200..time for chatting..



DSC02213even some knitting is happening..

DSC02208our fearless leader…


DSC02209 crochet corner..

DSC02203…checking Ravelry!!

Why not join us next time? It’ll be March 7. See you then…



Suggestion Box..continues…

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Our suggestion box entries continue, but since we are getting closer to the holidays, lots of our suggestions, like today’s, are also GIFT IDEAS!

Yep, we have lots of ideas for quick gifts to knit, starting with this..


Annabella’s Cowl from Churchmouse and 4 skeins of Rowan Frost


6 tempting shades to choose from!

You can even pull it up over your noggin!



Suggestion Box #2

Sweater of the Season

Oh yes, this little number is going to be the sweater of the season. Everyone wants to, or is, making it…


This is Zenith, from the new Rowan Thick N’ Thin collection, using their new yarn, Thick N’ Thin. (!)

The colors are great..





Stop in and see it in person today!


September 6, 2013

Just a quick post and a departure from the suggestion box.

We had a large delivery today…DSC02053

new Debbie Bliss yarns1 Milano and Blue Faced Leciester DK. Ella Rae Worsted and Chunky and new colors in Juniper Moon Herriot!!!



Anne with a bit of the new stuff.

Stop in soon and check out the new yarns and patterns.

Now back to your regularly scheduled program!

Staccato Suggestions…

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Shibui Staccato

OK, not that we want to tell you what to knit (ok, so maybe we do just a little), but we thought we’d start a sort of guide with gentle hints and suggestions about what to knit with certain yarns.

The first thing most people ask when they walk in the door of our shop is “what’s new”? The second question, when they find a yarn they love is “what can I make out of it”?

Well, here ya go…

Today we’re talking about one of our favorite standbys.. .Shibui Staccato is 70% superwash merino and 30% silk, with 191 yds / skein. We have tons of gorgeous colors…here’s a sampling..

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so here is your suggestion box for Staccato .

All these patterns can be viewed on Ravelry-some use more that one color, which, with so many beautiful colors, is the only way to go!!

Nangou, Raiun , Rhea Silvia, Stripe Study Shawl, Metamorphosis, Sunstruck, Afloat, Intersection.

I’ve been meaning to start Nangou, but can’t decide which colors to use!!!

Happy Knitting and watch for the next Suggestion Box!

Monday, Monday…

photo (7) Well, here’s what we woke up to in Western Pa this morning. Just a little discouraging, I’ll admit.

So Joanna and I spring-ified the shop (8)

Along with the new spring windows that Anne did on Friday, it’s like a wonderful breath of fresh air!

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This past Saturday, we hosted Cheryl Potter, of Cherry Tree Hill yarns. Cheryl’s latest venture is as an author-  Potluck Yarn is where is all begins. It is a trilogy, the first installment The Broken Circle, Yarns of the Knitting Witches is available now (and here at Yarns Unlimited), along with a separate pattern book-there is a pattern for each chapter of the book and kits for these patterns. Anyway, we had a swell time here with Cheryl and her husband Tim. Cheryl read from the book, introduced us to each of the patterns, signed books and just chatted away with our customers and the Yarn Gals.




Cheryl’s samples and kits will be here for a little bit, and the books as long as they last, so stop on over and visit. Go to Cheryl’s web site and find out more about the book and patterns.