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Yarn Tasting

2018 Ann's By Design Yarn Tasting


NEW FOR 2018 – 2 nights to choose from!
Tuesday, October 16 or Thursday, October 18
Doors open at 5:30pm • Event 6pm-8pm
$20 per person


It's time once again for our annual Yarn Tasting event! What is a yarn tasting? Think wine tasting...but instead of wine, you'll be sampling several different yarns.

This year’s Yarn Tasting will feature Plymouth Yarn Co., a new addition to our shop! Ann’s By Design added Plymouth as a distributor earlier this year, and we would like to formally introduce you to this wonderful brand by letting you play with it! We'll have display samples as well as patterns available for almost all of the yarns at the tasting.


Yarn currently scheduled for sampling:


Andes Socks

Plymouth's newest sock weight yarn really takes sock yarns up a notch! This self -striping Peruvian blend of fine merino superwash wool, alpaca and nylon yields 384 yards of vibrant color!

Dreambaby DK

Plymouth's Dreambaby DK is a popular baby yarn in a soft blend of acrylic microfiber and nylon. Perfect for baby projects, or anything you need to be soft and machine washable!


Encore Worsted Tweed

If you love Encore, you'll enjoy Encore Worsted Tweed! It's the same great fiber content with just a touch of viscose added for the tweed. Encore Worsted Tweed wears well and looks great in cables or textured stitches.

Lane Cervinia Forever

Lane Cervinia Forever is a beautiful softly shaded variegated sock yarn. Machine washable and with an added touch of nylon, Forever is a great choice for your next pair of socks!


Happy Feet 100

Plymouth Happy Feet 100 is a squooshy-soft and hard-wearing blend of superwash Merino and nylon. With 100 grams and 384 yards, you can knit a pair of socks or a small shawl with this colorful, machine-washable yarn!

Hot Cakes

Encore in disguise! Each 200-gram cake boasts over 400 yards of self-striping color. All the color stripes in Hot Cakes were chosen directly from the Encore line making the mixing and matching possibilities endless.


Nako Natural Bebe

A non-wool yarn that’s perfect for babies as well as snuggle loving adults. Amazingly soft due to added cotton and bamboo which add strength and give it a tweedy look.


Plymouth Pendenza is a self-striping yarn with long color changes. This 100% mercerized cotton, DK weight yarn is machine-washable, has a luxurious sheen and a tight cable-ply.


Pima Rino

Pima Rino is the perfect 4-season yarn! Made from pima cotton and superwash merino wool, you'll create fabrics that are light but warm, with fantastic drape and stitch definition.

Reserve Sport

Fine Merino Wool, Silk, and Bamboo blended to yield a yarn that’s the best of all worlds. The Silk and Bamboo shine, while the Merino lends warm stability.


Expanded Format

This year, beyond the traditional sip-n-stitch party, we will also have a mini workshop! Jan and Linda will walk around and talk to everyone about knitting and crochet mistakes people tend to make, and how to fix them. Attendees are invited to bring in projects which they have made mistakes on and gotten stuck on what to do - Jan and Linda will talk to everyone and try to help them fix their mistakes.


Linda Schwalm

Jan Parson


Yarn Sales & More

The following sales will be available during Yarn Tasting for ticket-holders only:

15% off all regular-priced yarn
40% off all knitting and crochet books
25% off all needle and hook sets
15% off all needles, hooks, notions, and accessories
15% off all yarn project kits


• Buy 4 skeins of any regular-priced yarn, get a free skein of Shawl in a Ball yarn
• Free sheep- or knitting-themed reusable shopping bag with any $50 purchase 


As always, this event will also include wine, refreshments, door prizes, activities, and most importantly - FUN!

Seating is limited. Sign up early to grab your spot!

Tuesday, October 16 or Thursday, October 18
Doors open at 5:30pm • Event 6pm-8pm
$20 per person