Welcome to our amazing handcraft community.
I'm excited to announce that my new online store, Cardigans to-go, has launched! Check out some of the products under the SHOP tab. My mission, as usual, is to still provide the best quality products, so check it out and let me know if you have any questions or feedback.
Merchandise is available via USPS or pick up at the shop.
Cardigans Gift Cards will always be available - one size fits all. Not usable yet on the website, but I can make them work - email me.
Let your neighbor, knitting cohorts, co-worker or best friend know about our Launch!
The more folks that know about it the better!
I am still available for one-on-one knitting assistance - we just need to sit a little farther apart....easily book an appointment to meet me at the shop right here on the site.
You can also book a shopping appointment - half hour sessions - on the site. We also need to social distance in the shop so I can only have one person at a time,
Due to the onset of the Coronavirus Cardigans Yarn and Fiber will be Closed until the middle of April or as necessary. We all must all join together to stop the rapid transmission of this virus.
Right now the shop is closed for public retail sales. If you have a specific need for a yarn, supplies, or equipment (ie needles) please contact me via email and we'll see if we can make something work for you. Due to the age of my family and personal health issues I take this necessary isolation very seriously and may not always be available. firstname.lastname@example.org
In the next few weeks we will have a stronger online presence and we will have stock available for purchase. At the moment the majority of my suppliers are in the same boat as us and are not shipping until this disaster has resolved itself to a more manageable situation. So I am limited to having available only stock on hand. I will send out an email to everyone when the online shop is really up and working - i am typing my fingers off right now - for your shopping pleasure...lol Take a look though at the "Shop" menu for a teaser of what might be available.
Saturday, March 14 & 21 - 10am
By popular demand…. a follow up to the very fun sequence class. This KAL will introduce the RIZUMU shawl. Pick 2 colors or three, or just one. Find a beautiful base in our inventory and add a touch of color as an accent from your stash. Amazing texture created with a simple 6 stitch repeat. If you missed the first class, no problem, we will go over the basics again. Pop in to Cardigans to see samples, select yarn, and reserve space.
Saturday March 14 and 21 at 10am
$20 for CardiClub $25 for non CardiClubbers
Unfortunately Chailee will not be available in the shop for Drop-In assistance with Chialee Yeh
Fri 2:30p - 5:30p
We're here to help with those dropped stitches and other knitting mishaps. When you purchase your materials at Cardigans, free assistance is available with Chialee, our expert knitter. She can rescue practically anything! Fee: Free with yarn purchased at Cardigans and for Cardi Club members. $5.00 per 20 minutes for all others. Yarn Store
Cardigans is the place for knitters, crocheters, makers and our enormous family of fiber crafters to indulge in the creativity and craft we love. We invite you to come see, feel and touch our exciting selection of natural fibers, including hand-dyed and local Santa Barbara handspun yarns. Here you will find encouragement, inspiration and the tools to design, build and soar with your imagination and create your special handcrafted projects.
Reservations and payment required in advance for all classes. Please call the store at 805.569.0531 to hold your seat.
Begin your adventure in creating knitted fabric! You will learn to cast on, knit, purl and bind off. Use knit and purl stitches to create garter, stockinette and ribbed stitches. Learn to read simple patterns.
No experience necessary - Knitting for Beginners
Private beginner sessions available. Please call the shop to schedule.
Class fee: $30 per hour
Materials needed: Size US 8 or US 9 Knitting needles, 400 yards of worsted weight yarn
See what you can create with a hook and some yarn. This may be our grandmothers' craft, but it is as fresh and new as ever! Come learn the fundamentals and see how addicting it is to crochet chains and the basic stitches of single crochet, half double crochet and double crochet.
No experience necessary
Private beginner sessions available. Please call the shop to schedule.
Class fee: $30 per hour
Materials needed: Size G crochet hook, 400 yards of worsted weight yarn
Learn to make your very own yarn on a Drop Spindle!
Cardigans is excited to welcome Denise Dailey as our new Handspinning teacher! Denise has put together a fun, accessible and proven “Intro to Handspinning” class that is guaranteed to get you spinning and smiling before the evening is through.
Denise’s class takes a step by step, hands-on approach to spinning. She will walk you through an exploration of the different types of fiber and how to assess them as a spinner. She will share a 6-step method she has developed to make spinning understandable and accessible to new spinners, and allows you to customize
Reservations are required, call 805.569.0531
Minimum 3 students required to hold class.
All materials will be provided and loaner drop spindles will be available during class.
*Cardigans Knit shop will also have Yarnshine Beginner Spindle Kits available for purchase.
Weaving is a great way to use up some of your yarn stash! Join the fun of this popular fiber trend! Learn to warp the loom, start your project, and weave a beautiful scarf on a portable Ashford loom.
No previous skills necessary. Class is very limited so we recommend signing up for the waitlist as soon as possible.
Class Date and Time: Contact Cardigans to inquire.
Looms available for short term rental: $25 per week
Resources and more information about weaving can be found on YouTube and Ravelry.
Samples of woven scarves by Susan are on display at Cardigans.
Call Cardigans for information and reserve your spot now, 805.569.0531.
Due to the onset of the Coronavirus
the Open Table and CardiClub will be Closed until the end of March or as necessary.
Everyone is welcome to work on projects at the table on Tuesday through Sunday during shop hours. No specific drop-in assistance. just the simple pleasure of knitting or crocheting in good company
(help can be available when I have free time.)
The patio is always open during fair weather!
I always expect everyone to be kind to one another and I will not tolerate bullying.
Cardigans reserves the right to limit the table times during events and when classes are being offered.
(The patio is always open during fair weather!)
Wednesday Knit Night - 4:00pm - 7:00pm reserved for Cardi Club members.
Cardi Club annual membership offers many benefits:
- Open table every day during shop hours
- 10% discount on purchases, including store sale events
- 30% discount coupon on one entire purchase for your birthday month
- Discounted class fees
- Wednesday night knitting circle
- Complimentary knitting help
- Special preview events for new yarn arrivals
- Access to the Cardigans library of pattern books
- and other surprise perks exclusive to Cardi Club members!
There are a limited number of spaces available.
(new & renewed annual memberships taken in January )
We gladly accept your blanket donations at Cardigans! To date, we have collected hundreds of blankets for the Santa Barbara chapter of Project Linus. Your knitted, crocheted and quilted projects benefit patients at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital who need a special "handmade" hug!
Ask about our program for Knitted Knockers too!
Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. Traditional breast prosthetics are usually expensive, heavy, sweaty and uncomfortable. They typically require special bras or camisoles with pockets and can’t be worn for weeks after surgery. Knitted Knockers on the other hand are soft, comfortable, beautiful and when placed in a regular bra they take the shape and feel of a real breast. Our special volunteer knitters provide these FREE to those requesting them.
The SantaBarbara Fiber Arts Guild
I LOVE THIS GROUP!
The Santa Barbara Fiber Arts Guild usually meets on the first Saturday of each month from 9:30 to 12pm. The location changes so please check the Monthly Meeting post for that month's location.
The mission of the Guild is to bring Fiber Artists across Santa Barbara County together to explore the wide range of fiber arts including weaving, spinning, knitting, basketry, papermaking, dyeing, felting, fabric printing, sewing and more!
Get the Scoop on what's going on in the shop - we send out few emails - because I hate getting spam just as much as you do - So they will generally be short and to the point regarding a sale or class that is being offered. Rarely will you get more than one a month
Cardigans Yarn and Fiber - Santa Barbara's oldest yarn, fiber, knitting and crochet shop. The premier purveyor of fine yarns and notions. Now carrying the full line of Ashford weaving, spinning and fiber related equipment.
3030a State St, Santa Barbara, California 93105, United States
email@example.com - please don't call the shop as I'm not regularly there right now.