Events

003Open Craft Night

Make time for your favorite pastime! Bring your current project, snacks and friends for a night of casual crafting and catch-up. Chances are you’ll leave having learned a new trick or gained inspiration for your next project! Remember, parking is free after 5.

3rd Thursday (July 16)
6–9 p.m.

See below for a special open crafting event with Cascade Yarns!

New! Knit the Great American Aran Afghan006

Last Saturday of the Month
(July 25)
10 a.m.–noon

We tackled the Great American Afghan and were not defeated—now it’s time for a new challenge! Join us as we delve into the Aran tradition of cables, bobbles and textured fabrics. We will knit one block each month, 20 squares in all, and end with a gorgeous twisted cable edge. No registration required—come as you can to share your tips, learn from others, and experience the joy of completing a beautiful heirloom piece with others. (Note: Since this afghan is knit in one color of yarn, it is recommended to purchase enough skeins of the same dye lot before starting the project. We are using Cascade 220. Call Yarn Soup at 563-587-8044 to request your preferred color.)

Cascade YarnsYarn Tasting with Cascade Yarns

Thursday, August 6  |  4–6 p.m.

Join us for a happy hour ice cream social with Cascade Yarns!

During the tasting, you can:

  • Sample up to 20 different yarns from Cascade, complete with project ideas and “tasting” notes
  • Try on various knitted and crocheted model garments while previewing new patterns
  • Receive a 10% discount on all Cascade yarn purchases between 4 and 6 p.m.
  • Win one of the many available door prizes—no purchase necessary!

Be sure to bring your needles and/or hooks in a range of sizes so that you can test knit the various yarns!

For questions or to request space for groups of 4 or more, please contact Sara at 563-587-8044.

Yarn Soup Loving HandsYarn Soup Loving Hands

2nd Saturday of the month (August 8)
1–3 p.m.

Calling all hand crafters! Join us as we tackle projects to donate to others. We meet the second Saturday of the month to exchange ideas, review patterns, and discuss causes in need of hats, toys, shawls, mittens, etc. Then we get to work! Bring your needles, hooks, yarn, looms, and friends—share the love!

Knitting and Crochet Classes

Learn how to get started with a knitting project or develop your existing skills with knitting and crochet classes at Yarn Soup! New classes are always being added, so check back often for updates to the class schedule.