Welcome to Hidden River Yarns!
All LYSs (local yarn store) have yarn. The best LYSs have great communities. Hidden River Yarns has the best community. We are committed to inclusivity and diversity, and live by the words, "Hate has no home here." All are welcome at our table who come in with open hearts, ears, and eyes.
On February 15 and 16, HRY is thrilled to welcome Toby, the designer and dyer behind TobyRoxane Designs! Toby has been designing beautiful knitting patterns for shawls, sweaters, and accessories for years, and now she also dyes her own stunning yarn in a variety of bases including mohair, merino, and wool/silk blends in a range of weights.
Her newest book, Design Doubles, features twenty knitting patterns—ten sweaters and ten shawls. Each of the sweaters takes a design element from one of the shawls and reinterprets it. These elegant, wearable designs are sure to catch your eye, and she’ll be bringing all the samples to the shop for you to see in person (and try on!).
Join us on Friday, February 15, at 6 to 8 pm for a special yarn tasting preview! Toby will supply participants with a lovely selection of yarn samples along with a tiny “mouse shawl” pattern you can use to try them out. It’s a great chance to “taste” the yarns before you shop and space is limited, so make sure you reserve your seat today. Tickets for the evening are $18.00.
Saturday, February 16, 9 am to noon, Toby will be teaching Understanding Charts.
Many otherwise-brave knitters are intimidated by charts. There are a few tips and tricks not often explained in patterns, and once you know those, you'll be well on your way to knitting a pattern that doesn't include written directions! In this approachable class, we'll cover frequently used chart symbols for both lace and cables. Then we'll make some practice swatches using basic charts and then, once everyone is comfortable, we'll move on to a slightly more complicated one. Class fee is $75. Please stop in to register or give us a call.
We will finish Saturday, 1 to 5 pm, with a trunk show of Toby's beautiful yarns and samples of her designs! Lots to tempt the eye and fingers! What will you choose to knit with? Hmmmm.
Open Stitch Times
Everyone is welcome to join us Wednesday afternoons from noon - 3 pm or Thursday nights from 6 - 8:00 pm for our open knit and crochet times! Bring your projects and get your stitching on around our table. New to the area? This is a great way to make new friends. Beverages and snacks are welcome. No fees and no need to rsvp. (While we do not require you to use yarn purchased at the shop, we do appreciates your efforts to do so. ) See you Wednesday or Thursday!
Hidden River Yarns
4358B Main Street,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19127
Tuesday: 11 am - 5 pm
Wednesday: 11 am - 5 pm
Thursday: 11 am - 8 pm
Friday: 11 am - 5 pm
Saturday: 11 am - 5 pm
Sunday: noon - 5 pm