Hello Gentlefolks! This past week I was involved in a visit to the Emergency Room, actually my Gallbladder was the protagonist in this little event – the ER doctor called it a “Biliary colic” attack – I called it “pain that I don’t want to ever experience again.” It seems that one of my many gallbladder stones (a surprise to me…) had come loose and lodged itself someplace that it shouldn’t have. It has been agreed upon by my physician and a well-respected GI surgeon that my heavily stone filled Gallbladder should be removed – a good move as I never, ever, want to experience an attack of “Biliary colic” again.
You may ask why I am telling you this? Well, the surgery has been planned a little sooner than I anticipated, and I will need to close the shop for a few days. I’m told it’s a pretty routine procedure, but I’ll need a few days of recovery time.
Cardigans Yarn and Fiber will be closed 8/25-8/29 – that’s this coming Tuesday through Saturday. It will reopen Tuesday September 1.
The online shop will still be open for your shopping pleasure!
I have a couple of new lines of yarns that have arrived for fall which I’m pretty excited about!
Colorissimo from Lana Grossa – a DK weight, 100% merino, random striping yarn in 10 stellar colorways and a generous 330 yards.
ME from the Trendsetter group- a thick/thin, bulky, quick knit yarn, one skein makes a great hat!
...plus a few other fall/winter yarns on their way in to get your Holiday knitting started!
The cardigans exclusive Santa Barbara DK (which has been a huge hit) is coming in 5 new colorways for a total of 12 colors in my unique custom line of handpaint yarns. It has arrived and I'm prepping it up while I'm out for a few days with this gallbladder issue!
Join us for a virtual Knit-A-Long with
Caitlin Hunter’s colorful shawl/scarf pattern, Camp Wilkerson
Beginning Aug 6, 2p
We will “ZOOM” through this in 5 weeks.
Yarn: 4 skeins in 4 beautiful colors! Knit in DK weight, or fingering/sock for a smaller piece.
Stash dive for a couple of skeins…come in to Cardigans for color assist in finding the perfect compliment. We are here to help!
While the KAL will be on zoom format (you can attend in “house casual”), we can also meet 1 on 1, by appointment, for crises management or just general cheer.
Zoom KAL will start Thursday, August 6 (2pm-3:30) and meet once a week.
Reservations required. Space is limited.
To reserve a spot, request yarn selection help, answer questions, please email email@example.com and put zoomKALin the subject line. Zoom calls are super simple and can be accessed free on any computer or iPad.
TUES thru FRI 11a-2p
SAT by appointment
What to expect
Due to the intimate size of Cardigans, I am required to ask everyone to attempt to maintain social distancing when you are in the shop. I have reorganized the store to assist with social distancing.
You should be wearing a mask and be prepared to sanitize your hands before handling any merchandise. I am also allowing only 3 people shopping at a time in the store.
Appointments are available especially for our first responders and those with health issues that need to be away from other people.
For those of you still unsure or uncomfortable to be in an enclosed space—you can visit my website for online shopping!
At the moment any gatherings in the shop such as classes and
cardiclub will still be temporarily on hold until further notice.
My good friend Emre from Urth Yarns has made available all of their yarn and colorways for you to buy with no minimum amounts and shipped directly to your home! Order through my website - get it on your doorstep with free shipping!
I was in the process of bringing a new yarn into the shop, one that would be dyed exclusively for Cardigans - then the Pandemic hit and the shop was closed! Well, I immediately called my vendor to have the dyeing stopped - I was a little too late as 7 of the 12 had been finished. I have them now and I think that they're pretty spectacular!
SANTA BARABARA DK !
7 handdyed blends echoing the sites and sounds of Santa Barbara in a 100% merino wool, one of the most stable superwash yarns that I've ever come across,preshrunk, 100g |265yds, a 6- ply DK made with superfine merino, milled in Italy.
I've had it handpainted right here in the LA area - EXCLUSIVE to the shop: Santa Barbara DK
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. $15 per half hour
I've had great success with the flat screen TV and the Camera in tutoring people with their fiber arts questions and assistance.
You can book an appointment right here on the website or contact me directly for other times I may have available.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org - please don't call the shop as I'm not regularly there right now.