We love our customers! Feel free to visit us anytime the shop is open. Bring your projects, sit down, have some coffee or tea.
Sometimes we even have some home made treats.
Better yet. Come See Us In Person!
Tuesdays: 10am - 7pm (Stitch 'N Bitch from 5pm - 7pm)
Wednesdays - Saturdays: 10am - 5pm
Sundays & Mondays: Closed
From Tuesday, June 20 through Saturday, July 1, we are having our MEGA SUMMER SALE! Let's make room for the fall and winter yarns that are on the way.
We are having daily specials for the entire two weeks!
June 20 to July 1: 10% off all yarns and needles. 15% on notions, bags, and yarn bowls. Special 75% off basket at the sales counter.
Tuesday, June 20: 50% off Addi needles and crochet hooks.
Wednesday, June 21: 30% off all Cascade yarns.
Thursday, June 22: 30% off all cotton yarns.
Friday, June 23: 30% off all kids yarns.
Saturday, June 24: 30% off all Encore worsted.
Tuesday, June 27: 50% on Addi needles and crochet hooks.
Wednesday, June 28: 30% off all Takhi St. Charles yarns.
Thursday, June 29: 30% off all Juniper Moon yarns.
Friday, June 30: 30% off all Knitting Fever Yarns.
Saturday, July 1: 30% off all Feza yarns.
Receive a raffle ticket with every purchase for our big drawing at the end of the day July 1st!
Raffle Prize 1: Crochet Holiday Braided Cable Stockings 11am-Noon - July 18, 21, 25 & 28.
Raffle Prize 2: Knitted Holiday Mini-Stockings 1:30-2:30pm - July 15,22 & 29
Raffle Prize 3: Knitted Holiday Blue Birds and Ginger Bread Men 3-4pm July 15, 22 & 29.
(Class fee is included in your prize, materials will need to be purchased at the shop)
Summer is here! Christmas is only 5 months away! Take a bit of stress of your holiday planning and begin working on gifts and decorations now with our Christmas in July offerings. Please sign up at least 48 hours before classes / KALs begin by phone or in person! This will guarantee your spot! Space is limited. Yarn and patterns for each class / KAL must be purchased at Yarn Rhapsody. It's OK if you want to bring stash yarn, you'll have to add 30$ to the original class fee / KAL fee.
An adorable elephant toy knit without seams on double pointed needles. Elijah was designed to be round and cuddly but still easy for little hands to grasp. He knits up quickly. Elijah would make a wonderful gift for any kid - or adult.
(please note this is an after hours offering, and we will be unable to sell yarn and supplies during this time frame)
Class Dates: July 12,19 & 26; 6-7pm
Skill Level Needed: Advanced Beginner -
Can't figure out what to knit with that single skein of variegated sock yarn you've been eyeballing at Yarn Rhapsody? Here's the answer! One skein of fingering weight yarn is all it takes to complete a shawl.
Class Dates: July 15,22 & 29; Noon - 1pm
Skill Level Needed: Beginner
Looking for a unique set of handmade holiday ornaments? Mini-Stockings can fill that niche. Make one for every member of the family, or give to friends. You can certainly make a tree full between now and Christmas!
KAL Dates: July 15,22 & 29; 1:30-2:30pm
Skill Level Needed: Advanced Beginner
40$ Materials Included
40$ Materials Included
These fun little toys make excellent stocking stuffers or additions to wreaths and holiday displays. Both patterns use little yarn, so yarn is included with this KAL.
KAL Dates: July 15,22 & 29; 3-4pm
Skill Level Needed: Adventurous Beginner/Intermediate
We may be kicking into gear for holiday knitting this month, but there's still plenty of hot weather left. Constructed in one piece, it's perfect for a KAL spread over six weeks. You'll be more than prepared for that last hot summer evenings.
KAL Dates: July 22&29, Aug 5,12,19 &26
Skill Level Needed: Advanced Beginner - Intermediate
Please sign up at least 48 hours before classes / CALs begin by phone or in person! This will guarantee your spot! Space is limited. Yarn and patterns for each class / CAL must be purchased at Yarn Rhapsody. It's OK if you want to bring stash yarn, you'll have to add 30$ to the original class fee / CAL fee.
Who said crochet doilies had to be boring? This doily would be a beautiful addition to nearly any home decor, and a challenging, but not difficult project.
Class Dates: July 18, 21, 25 & 28; 3-4pm
Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Who said all holiday stockings and cables were only for knitters? Not us! You can crochet a unique holiday gift to be used year after year for all the members of your family.
Class Dates: July 18,21, 25 & 28; 11am-noon
Skill Level: Intermediate
45$ (Materials Included)
45$ (Materials Included)
This unique, no-skill level required class will teach you how to make and design custom crochet and beaded jewelry.
Class Date: July 21; 6-8pm
Meet Claudia Purgason, the owner of Yarn Rhapsody and Gunnar, her son and shop mascot.
Yarn, knitting needles, crochet hooks, gadgets, project bags, organizers, gift cards.
Classes, KALs, CALs, private lessons, help, finishing services.
It's Fiber Cafe time! Come in and bring your project. For $10 you can join our Fiber Cafe for two hours every day. We have coffee, tea, water and cookies waiting for you, as well as one of our knitting/crocheting professionals to make sure you get help with your project! It's dedicated to any kind of projects we currently don't have a class, KAL or CAL for. Come join us! We have a dedicated time for Fiber Cafe every day! The Fiber Cafe is located in the back of the shop, not at the big central table.
Social knitting, when you come in and just sit and knit, happens at the same time.
When I was 10 years old, my mom taught me how to knit. I will never forget my first knitting project. It was garter stitch bag in yellow and burgundy red, very 70s. The bag was a simple rectangle, folded and seamed together on the sides, garter stitch in yellow and the handle was a twisted cord in the burgundy with huge tassels.
As I said, very 70s. From the very beginning, my mom taught me how important it is to fix your mistakes. I would go to school and when I come home my knitting project was smaller. She would take out the rows that had a mistake and let me start over. At some point I started hiding my knitting, without much luck because I shared a room with my sister and we lived in a small apartment. But I am thankful today because she made me a better knitter by showing me how to fix my mistakes and teach me all she knows about knitting. She is my Elizabeth Zimmermann. "Practice makes perfect."
I was born and raised in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany, about thirty minutes from the Austrian border. A place where you would have snow for six months from October to March, sometimes up to eight feet. As you can imagine, my sister, my brother and I had a lot of knitted items in our closets - sweater, hats, scarves, mittens, socks. My dad is a tailor and we also had a lot of hand sewn clothes.Since I grew up in a very crafty household, we kids kept busy with knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, weaving, beading, woodcarving and we spent a lot of time outdoors.
In 2000 I followed one of my dreams and moved to the United States, to the Northern suburbs of Atlanta, GA. Living in the U.S., my knitting has taken on new dimensions. In Germany knitting has always been very utilitarian, you need socks, you knit socks. In the U.S., knitting is very social, you go out to knit, to a coffee shop, to a yarn shop, you travel to knitting conventions, like the Sock Summit, Stitches South, Vogue Knitting LIVE.
Techniques such as felting and lace have joined my old favorites, and a few years ago I added spinning and dying yarn to my repertoire.
I teach knitting and crocheting at my shop, I design my own patterns and I have a pattern published in “Son of Stitch ’N Bitch” by Debbie Stoller. My pattern is a sock classic called “Tubey”.
At the beginning of 2013, my two biggest dreams - having a baby and owning a yarn store - became reality. Gunnar Lang Purgason was born on August 3, 2013 and has been our shop mascot and model extra-ordinaire ever since.
We carry a variety of different yarns from the following companies:
We carry the following knitting needle and crochet hook brands in straight, circular and interchangeables. We specual order any kits.
Besides the KAL/CALs and classes, we also offer private lessons for knitting and crocheting.
Each session is $40 for an hour. The topic, time and date is up to you and you don't have to share the teacher with anyone else.
Please call or come by at least 48 hours before you would like to schedule a private lesson. Payment for the lesson is due when you make the appointment. Of course, you can cancel your lesson and reschedule it any time. Lesson fees are non-refundable.
We offer finishing services for your knitting and crocheting projects. We charges $20 per hour, with a minimum of one hour.
Finishing services include: Blocking, weaving in ends, seaming, mending holes in garments, etc.
We teach a variety of classes. The basic fee is $20 per hour. At least two students must be signed up for each class.
Please check our Event Calendar for further details!
The pattern and yarn for each class need to purchased at Yarn Rhapsody. If you would like to participate, but want to use yarn you bought somewhere else, that's ok too. The class fee is then $30 per hour.
Please call us or come in at least 48 hours before the project starts to sign up and save your seat! We are looking forward to having you!
We host a number of knit-a-longs (KAL) and crochet-a-longs (CAL) each month. Please check our Event Calendar for all the details.
The fee for each KAL/CAL is $30 for 6 sessions, each session is an hour long. We will provide you with a "KAL/CAL Card".
The fee for each KAL is $30 for 6 sessions, each session is an hour long. We will provide you with a "KAL Card". Check out the dates and times below. The pattern and yarn for each project need to purchased at Yarn Rhapsody. If you would like to participate, but want to use yarn you bought somewhere else, that's ok too. The fee for the KAL is then $60 for 6 sessions. Please call us or come in at least 48 hours before the project starts to sign up and save your seat! We are looking forward to having you!
We are happy to help you with any problem in your project and encourage you to drop in to our daily Fiber Cafe if you need a hand.
If you need a more individualized experience with a complex issue or technique we can still assist you! If it's just a quick fix that only takes a couple of minutes, we appreciate a tip for the help you get. We have a little sheep sitting on the table for that. The tip money is used to buy lunch for the staff and coffee and cookies.
If you need more than 10 minutes of assistance during your entire stay at the shop that day, we will charge you for the service accordingly. ($20 for an hour, $10 for 30 minutes, $5 for 15 minutes).
If you know you need help with your project that will take longer than an hour, give us a call ahead of time to make an appointment.
Items on hold, special orders, classes, KAL/CALs, services and online patterns are excluded from any sale.
Items from the sales corner cannot be put on hold or returned.
Yarn may be returned for store credit equal to the amount paid within 45 days of original purchase, and in original condition. Tools can only be exchanged if found to be defective.
Books, patterns, needles, hooks, accessories and clothing cannot be returned. Thank you for understanding!
For further details, please refer to the "Shop Rules" displayed at the cash register.
Yarn Rhapsody is proud to offer a special discount of 10% for the following groups:
A valid ID or current membership card must be present at the time of purchase.
Thank you for your service to our country and community!
On the blog, you will find helpful tips and tricks, interesting fiber news we saw somewhere and our current special events and class info.
We try to post several times a week.
Also, through the blog, you can register for our classes, KALs and CALs via PayPal, easy and quick! When you register through PayPal, we will send you an email confirmation within 24 hours. The email will give information about the class materials and possible homework.
Go check out: "The Life at Yarn Rhapsody"
We're not just a yarn store, we have a lot going on! Check back often for new events.