004Yarn Soup Birthday Open House

Thursday, October 1
5–7 p.m.

Come celebrate Yarn Soup’s 4th year with some after-hours browsing! Bring your favorite finished objects for a little Wear-and-Share with the Yarn Soup community; then enjoy snacks, door prizes and a grand prize drawing. It’s the perfect way to check out what’s new for fall!

While you browse, start building your Christmas (Birthday? Anniversary? Just because?) Wish List! Wish List forms will be available during the Open House and can be amended at any time. These are a great way to make gift giving easy for your loved ones while equipping yourself with the yarns and tools of your choice!

glove and charliJoin the Dream Club!

KAL meet-up, Saturday, October 17
10 a.m.–noon.

The Dream Club is a 6-month yarn subscription that features a different Dream in Color yarn in an exclusive colorway each month. These beautiful yarns are paired with a designer pattern, creating fun, wearable, and engaging projects to keep you occupied during the winter months. Subscriptions are limited and include the yarn, pattern and meet-up sessions—join today!

Month-by-Month Subscription: $40 (while supplies are available)

6-Month Subscription: $216 (a 10% savings!)

Project for October: En Plain Air, by Jimmy Martinez (knit); Water Lillies, by Susan Sellers (crochet)

Cooler temperatures call for warm accessories! This month we focus on fingerless mittens, with your choice of a knit or crochet version. Each design includes innovative features that, when combined with the soothing blues and greens of Everlasting DK, will evoke nostalgia for the artistry of Claude Monet.

Yarn Soup Loving HandsYarn Soup Loving Hands (YSLH)
Charity Knit, Crochet or Loom

2nd Saturday of the month
(October 10)
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!

003Open Craft Night

3rd Thursday
(October 15)
6–9 p.m.

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.




New! Knit the Great American Aran Afghan

Last Saturday of the Month
(October 31)
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 and 220 Superwash. Call Yarn Soup at 563-587-8044 to request your preferred color.)

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.