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Midnight in Manhattan in A.S.A.P!

Midnight in Manhattan! Deep and dreamy as a summer night, this exquisite blue promises to satisfy through the cold winter months, and beyond. Midnight in Manhattan conjures the wilderness beyond the rooftops, oceans of sky and imagination! This is a beautifully variegated yarn with endless possibilities. Created exclusively for the Yarn Company, Midnight in Manhattan is available in all of the store’s Madtosh bases: fingering-weight Tosh Sock and beloved Merino Light, ever-popular Tosh DK, delicious Pashmina, Merino, Prairie, Tosh Lace, the gorgeous worsted-weight Tosh Vintage, and fun and funky chunky weight, as well as the new madelintosh super bulky base named A.S.A.P! 100% superwash merino, A.S.A.P is perfect for last minute accessories, and heavy sweaters you'll complete with quick satisfaction.


Did you know? Madelinetosh was founded by Amy Hendrix, an art history major who dyed some yarn in her kitchen. A photograph of her unusual yarn on Flikr drew attention, and, at the request of others, she started selling it on Etsy in 2006. Amy named the company after her creative great-grandmother (an avid knitter and hand-spinner as well as the mother of nine children), who left behind a trunk of beautiful yarn for Amy to discover.

Inspired by the quality of her great-grandmother’s handspun yarns, Amy gave Madtosh’s yarns an overtwist; they are just as soft as other modern Merino superwash yarns, but the overspin makes them more durable, more versatile, and less likely to pill.

However, as anyone will tell you, what makes Madtosh’s yarns irresistible is their rich, amazing colors. Amy and her husband, John Ballard, who quit his career in electrical construction to join Madtosh as Operations Manager, have created 270 different colorways. Midnight in Manhattan is their 14thcustom colorway, and took weeks of experimenting and 12 skeins of yarn to reach perfection. John writes: " When we were creating the custom color I used three high resolution photos for guidance. All were night pictures facing east in large urban environments. One of NYC (not sure of location), London in Hyde Park, and Berlin. The characteristic that I tried to catch was that all large cities project large amounts of light upward. This causes the sky to be a dark blue on the lower horizon and closer to black on upper horizon." 


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A Holiday of Weekend Savings!

Happy Thanksgiving! The store will be closed on Thursday, November 28, but will re-open on Friday, November 29 for an unprecedented blowout   black Friday Sale and Small Business Saturday (in-store only)!


Sweet Internet Treat

Meanwhile, starting at midnight tonight, all our internet customers enjoy something special too

We are having a special sweet sale on all Be Sweet Yarns (25%)! Use code SweetTurkey at checkout! The incredible artistic Be Sweet yarns are sure to make your holiday special! A great gift, too! Each product by Be Sweet Yarns is a ball of handcrafted joy.  

This sale continues while supplies last, until Sunday, December 1, 2013


Blackish Friday!


Better make The Yarn Company your first stop on Nov. 29. Brace yourself for the savings: In store only, receive 50% off all books! (Hurry, hurry!) 20% off all black yarn! (Is it possible?! Even our exclusive Shimmering Night, by Knit Collage) 10% off everything else! (Hello?) See you at The Yarn Company!



Small Business Saturday


Mark your calendar: Use you AmEx card at The Yarn Company on Saturday, December 30 and receive a one-time $10 statement credit automatically (for those who are registered through Amex) when you spend $10 or more at The Yarn Company. So shop small and shop here! Brought to you by Shop Small, a brainchild of AmericanExpress, Small Business Saturday is held every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. On this craziest weekend of chain-store madness, Small Business Saturday celebrates the vibrant small businesses that make shopping a true pleasure. Keep the juice and joy in the neighborhood! Support The Yarn Company and tell the world you prefer quality in life!


And, on Saturday, all signups for classes and all 50 Shades Gift Bags will be 10% off to celebrate Small Business Day!








Lunar Jacket

Fly me to the moon in Irina Poludnenko’s thrilling new cropped cardigan! Using our own Tonka yarn (see below), this geometric wonder is a great introduction to cables. Guaranteed warmth and ultimate grooviness for any mission. It uses 9, 10 or 11 balls of Tonka for small, medium or large; gauge 4.5 stitches per inch on US #10. 5 needles, 4.5 rows = 1” in cable pattern, and 5 stitches per inch on #8 needles, 5 rows = 1” in rib. For beginners through advanced knitters. To the moon!

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