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Current Events

IT'S A TRUNK SHOW - Trendsetter Yarn Group! Friday, May 17


TRUNK SHOW at Venable Studio

MARK YOUR CALENDARS                        

When:  Friday May 17, 2019 | Noon to 4P

Where:  Venable Studio - 2323 Foothill Lane, Santa Barbara 93105

Who:  They've never been just novelty yarns!
Cardiff Cashmere, Lana Grossa, GGH and Trendsetter yarns, organics,  handpaints and so much more! Yarn and a "bazillion" sample garments to  see and try on...

How Much:  IT'S FREE!



Cardigans will be open 
ONLY 11a-1p on Friday the 17th.

Join us at Susan Venable's Studio for an afternoon of fun, fiber and frivolity!                                                                              

Meet and Greet BARRY KLEIN - owner and designer at Trendsetter Yarn Group @ the Trunk Show 6/17.

Barry klein trendsetter yarn group


Trendsetter started as a dream. My mother and I wanted to  bring the most exciting, creative, innovative and trendsetting   yarns to the U.S. yarn market. After 30 years, I believe we’ve  done just that. When asked what I do for a living, I say “I’m  the luckiest person in the world. My job is different every  day. I get to be creative in designing yarn and knitwear  always looking for a new texture, color or way to generate  something wearable. I get to travel the world looking for yarns. I get to teach knitting on Television and write books  on knitting. I get to teach knitting on cruise ships, riverboats and at conventions around the globe. Most of all, I  get to express my love for what I do every day because my clients are my friends and the people I teach and meet all  become part of my knitting family. What truly expresses luck is to see that my staff backs my company and loves what we do as much as I do



You asked for chunky, fast knit yarn for baby blankets and quick gifts!  

They've just arrived! 18 Colors each of wonderful, washable bulky merino!

EWE+EWE yummy soft, baby friendly completely machine washable and drye-able 100% merino wool.  This wool is almost indestructible - preshrunk and pill resistant!  18 colors

Lorna's Laces SHEPHERDS BULKY - 18 colors of handpaint  and solid color gorgeousness!  From Lorna's Laces and Mrs Crosbys Dyers!  Machine washable in a spectacular palette.  Bulky weight ideal for quick and easy projects! 100% Extrafine Merino

The weather's great again so the PATIO IS OPEN!


The patio is open! Join us in our cozy creative Santa Barbara corner!  Comfy chairs, good lighting, great company! 

We love Chailee!


 Drop-In assistance with Chialee Yeh 

Tues 11a-1p

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 


Scroll Down to FAQs for more information on private classes:

 Knitting Crochet, Weaving and Spinning!

If its a basic question or technique we can often quickly help you at the table! Kamila and Tim are both in on Thursdays and Saturdays! Ask about Knitting for beginners.

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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.

Life's pace can be hectic.  Come visit our fibercraft family and join us at the table for a break in your busy day.  Unplug and enjoy the therapeutic, tactile experience needlecrafting affords.  You'll be in good company.

Imagine! Create!



Reservations and payment required in advance for all classes.  Please call the store at 805.569.0531 to hold your seat.

Learn to Knit

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

Learn to Crochet

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


Intro to Handspinning with Denise Dailey​

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

Fee: $25
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.  


Intro to Weaving with Susan Venable 

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. 

Fee:  $75
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.



Open Table

Everyone is welcome to work on projects at the table on Tuesday thru 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!

I reserve the right to limit the table times when classes are being offered.

 Wednesday Knit Night - 4:00pm - 7:00pm reserved for Cardi Club members.  

Join  our Annual Cardi Club!

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.

 Fee:  $100 (new and renewed annual memberships taken in January )

Charity Knits

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! 

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3030 State Street near the intersection of State and De La Vina.


3030a State St, Santa Barbara, California 93105, United States

805 569-0531