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Jumbo Knitting Yarn Trends & Patterns

Time Changes & Holidays

Sebastopol Knitting ShopGood morning. I hope it is a good morning for you and that you have had a good week.

Has your body clock adjusted to the time change? Did you enjoy any extra knitting? I don’t know about you but I could do with gaining several hours.




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Lesley & Lily Are At the Shop

Well what’s new and exciting this week? Lesley is back, with baby. So far she is only working a few hours at a time and mainly they will be on Wednesday from 2 – 7.30 and Friday from 12 – 5.30.

Everything has worked out fine so far so in time I am sure she will want to do more but for now this is when you are most likely to catch her. And Lilly of course, what a little cutie she is.


Sebastopol Yarn ShopNew Jumbo Yarn Knitting Patterns

Have you seen all the patterns in the magazines using the extra-large bulky yarns? They are calling them Jumbo yarns for good reason. Some people are now knitting with roving.

Although this isn’t my favorite kind of knitting, it does make for a change. It’s great for that last minute project as it can be knitted up in one sitting. Well in order to be there for our wonderful patrons we have got some in the shop.


Cascade Yarn Sebastopol3 Jumbo Cascade Yarns to Choose From

We have 3 types from Cascade yarns. Mondo, Magnum and Spuntaneous.

MONDO is just what its name implies, SUPER bulky and SUPER soft! It’s a soft blend of superfine alpaca and wool. This new yarn is best for quick and bold statement pieces and has a gauge suitable for arm knitting.

It comes in four colors we have one of them, in the store which is red we have two others coming but they are on back order.

Check out this pattern. This yarn has 3 stitches to four inches, how about that? This is a one skein project.


Sonoma County Knitting ClassesSonoma County Knitting ClassesThe second yarn we got in the heavyweights is Magnum.

MAGNUM is a 100% Peruvian Highland wool in a super bulky weight of 2 stitches per inch! Your projects will fly off the needles and you’ll be done before you know it. Our Magnum is a designer favorite with the huge color palette and is ideal for sweaters, hats, scarves, home decor, and more. Let your imagination run wild!

Here are a couple of one skein projects in Magnum.




Sebastopol Knitting ClassesOr four skeins will get you a gift for that friend who is always super cold, and is a gorgeous accessory.

Then for the third yarn in this series we have SPUNTANEOUS.

Spuntaneous is a super bulky, single-plied yarn that is buttery soft. Made with 100% extra fine merino wool, it’s design and texture will have you thinking comfort and favorite in a twisted hank. Spuntaneous lends itself to statement accessories like oversized cowls, hats and capelets.

How about these one skein projects for a quick Christmas gift.

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Just a few ideas for the last minute gifts, or for you to keep for yourself to wrap up in on a cold night.

Small Business Saturday-November 26

Small Business Saturday

We love that you help support small businesses like ours, and are so excited to share some great ways you can continue to show your love for small businesses this holiday season.


You could earn 2X rewards* when you Shop Small with an eligible and enrolled American Express® Card at qualifying small merchants – like us! You will not earn 2X rewards on any bonus you may already enjoy with your Card, such as when you spend on certain types of purchases or at certain merchants. *

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Save the date! Small Business Saturday is on Nov 26. So get up, get out, and Shop Small for the things you love in the community you call home. Visit to find places to Shop Small on the day, and year-round.


Don’t forget to share your favorite #Shop Small finds on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to help spread the Shop Small spirit!

I am not sure yet what special things we will be offering on this particular day but be assured we will be doing something special for you.

Take good care of yourself and I will be back next week.

All the best ~Trudy