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Yarn & Fiber in Santa Barbara

Yarn & Fiber in Santa Barbara

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Welcome to our amazing handcraft community.


Imagine!  Create!


Current Events

GRAND OPENING CARDIGANS ONLINE!

Corona Virus | Shop Closed | Online Presence

GRAND OPENING CARDIGANS ONLINE!

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GRAND OPENING

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!


Thank you,
Tim
tim@cardigansknitshop.com

Knitting Help

Corona Virus | Shop Closed | Online Presence

GRAND OPENING CARDIGANS ONLINE!

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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,

Corona Virus | Shop Closed | Online Presence

Corona Virus | Shop Closed | Online Presence

FURTHER ADVENTURES INTO SEQUENCE KNITTING with a special KAL… the RIZUMU Shawl by C. Campochiaro

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 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. 


SHOP CLOSED

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.  tim@timcardy.com


ONLINE PRESENCE

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.

FURTHER ADVENTURES INTO SEQUENCE KNITTING with a special KAL… the RIZUMU Shawl by C. Campochiaro

FURTHER ADVENTURES INTO SEQUENCE KNITTING with a special KAL… the RIZUMU Shawl by C. Campochiaro

FURTHER ADVENTURES INTO SEQUENCE KNITTING with a special KAL… the RIZUMU Shawl by C. Campochiaro

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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 

We love Chailee!

FURTHER ADVENTURES INTO SEQUENCE KNITTING with a special KAL… the RIZUMU Shawl by C. Campochiaro

We love Chailee!

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Unfortunately Chailee will not be available in the shop for  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 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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WELCOME!

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.

Imagine! Create!

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JUST THE BASICS

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.


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KNITTING TABLE SCHEDULE

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.  





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 & 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!


http://www.projectlinus.org     


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. 


http://knittedknockers.org



The SantaBarbara Fiber Arts Guild

SBfiberarts.org

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!

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person! - make an appointment on the website for a one on one -socially safe

 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.

CARDIGANS

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

tim@timcardy.com - please don't call the shop as I'm not regularly there right now.

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