Category Archives: LA Yarn Crawl


Yarn Crawl Prize Winners @ t w i s t

Whew!
Thank you, thank you to the crush of crawlers who visited t w i s t during the LA Yarn Crawl!  This past weekend was a whirlwind of smiles, laughter & squeals of delight!

As you can see with these before, during & after photos…
a fun time was had by all and most of our yarns and kits are now in new homes 

so… t w i s t will be closed this week…catching up on some much needed sleep…and of course, we’ll soon be back designing new yarns and creating new kits!

If you are planning a special trip, please be sure to check for our up-to-date open hours.

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday Evening!

LA Yarn Crawl Sponsor Prize Basket @ t w i s t  Winner: Cathy Babbitt

4- Daily Winners of the Atenti Hand Crafted Project Tote
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a skein of Hand Dyed t w i s t  TUFF + market bag pattern:

Aqua Tapestry Tote Winner: Kelly Carroll
Big Floral Tote Winner: Stasie Dear
Red + Black Floral Tote Winner: Joanne Nakai
Llama Tote Winner: Mallory Sheldon

$100  t w i s t  Gift Certificate Winner: Regina Gould

Many, many thanks once again
to each and every one of you who visited t w i s t during the Yarn Crawl!

(winners have been notified via email)

Just a reminder: t w i s t will be closed this week…I’ll be catching up on some much needed sleep…and of course, we’ll soon be back designing new yarns and creating new kits!

310. 374.7810

Freshly Dyed Colors & 2018 Yarn Crawl Info @ t w i s t

Complex Multi-colors…fresh-from-the-dye pots

Spring Greens & Florals

OPEN Wednesday thru Sunday 

  • OPEN       12 – 4+     Wednesday
  • OPEN       12 – 4+     Thursday
  • OPEN       12 – 4+     Friday
  • OPEN      11   –   5+   Saturday
  • OPEN       12  – 4+     Sunday

 

  • NOTE: t w i s t will be CLOSED Easter Sunday, April 1st

Complex Neutrals

Complex Neutrals with a hint of Color

YARN CRAWL 2018
April 19 – 22
During the Crawl…t w i s t will be OPEN Thursday thru Sunday 10am – 6pm

2018 TOTES  
Pre-Order your Tote!
Order Online: http://twistyarns.com/store/bags-and-totes-yarn-crawl-tote-2018/dp/8237
email me: cathy@twistyarns.com
or visit the shop!
$10  (natural colored tote w/logo)


Print your PASSPORT !
link: 
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0674/9919/files/LAYC_2018_Passport_FA.pdf?13475468514875101117

LA Yarn Crawl 2017 & $100 Gift Certificate Raffle @ Twist!

Knit & Crochet Patterns
designed by Krista Ann of KnitsyKnits for twist

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These patterns will be free @ twist during Yarn Crawl 2017!

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Twist Bliss 
70% Merino 20% Cashmere
and a hint of nylon for shape retention

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Bliss is our featured yarn for the Crawl
Save -10%  April 6 -9!

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photo: Daniella Segura @ Beach Reporter.

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Find Your Bliss @ twist
Plump fingering with ooh & aaahhh…
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photo: Daniella Segura @ Beach Reporter.

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Heavenly is back!
80% Merino 10% Cashmere
and a hint of nylon for shape retention

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Freshly dyed just in time for the LA Yarn Crawl this week!

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Confetti Sock

Squooshy soft!
with superb stitch definition-

90% Merino
10% Nylon for shape retention
machine washable

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Confetti Sock

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Yarn Crawl!
This Thursday thru Sunday, April 6 thru 9

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Prizes?  Oh, yes…there will be prizes!

Feeling Lucky?

Would you like a chance to win FREE twist YARN?!

One Lucky twist visitor will win:

$100 twist GIFT CERTIFICATE

Visit twist anytime during the 2017 Yarn Crawl &

enter the drawing to win the 2017 Gift Certificate!
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Four Lucky twist visitors will win:

twist Daily PrizesEach day, one lucky crawler will win a skein of our exclusive hand dyed twist  Yarn AND one of our Hand Felted Tote Bags!

 

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One Lucky twist visitor will win:
YARN CRAWL Sponsor Prize BASKET @ twist!

FILLED TO THE BRIM WITH YARNY-GOODNESS
FROM THE GENEROUS YARN CRAWL SPONSORS

Simply leave your stamped passport @twist when you are all done crawling…
(be sure to fill in your name & contact info!)

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Visit twist anytime during the yarn crawl and enter the drawing for a chance to win…Winners will be announced after the Yarn Crawl…No purchase necessary.

 

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Print your 2017 Passport
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0674/9919/files/passprt-17_v2.pdf?2032603835535617509

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twist is OPEN

April 5 – April 9

OPEN  Wednesday   12 – 6      Pre-CRAWL!  
The shop is bursting with NEW Yarns Fresh-from-the-Dyepots! 

OPEN  Thursday   10   –  6+      YARN CRAWL!
OPEN  Friday         10   –  6+     YARN CRAWL!
OPEN  Saturday    10   –  6+      YARN CRAWL!
OPEN  Sunday       10   –  6+      YARN CRAWL!

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Classes @ twist

Would you like to sign up for a class?
Have a question?
Please call the shop (310) 374.7810
or email cathy: twistyarns@gmail.com

Treat yourself to a Stay-cation @ twist!
Add to your skill set with these technique filled classes
Class Registration / Questions
email: cathy@twistyarns.com
phone: 310. 374. 7810

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Fuse Sweater Class with Krista Ann
Fuse designed by Veronik Avery

Saturday &/or Sunday class options!

This amazing cardigan is a fun play on a cardi and a cowl.
With unique construction and elegant lace pattern,
this knit will teach you all kinds of new techniques!

Click here for Class Info

Would you like to sign up for this class?
Have a question?

Please call the shop (310) 374.7810
or email me: twistyarns@gmail.com
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Secrets to Successful Lace Knitting with Grace Akhrem
May 7,  Sunday from  10-5   (1 hour lunch break)

In this class students will learn all the techniques needed to knit lace successfully, whether you have knit lace before or not – after this class you will be able to approach lace knitting with confidence. We will cover the following techniques in class:

1. Lifeline

2. Chart reading and understanding

3. Blocking

4. Increases

5. Decreases

6. Provisional Cast on

7. Backwards Loop Cast on

8. Lace Cast On

9. Needle Selection

10. Yarn Selection
Click here for Class Info

Would you like to sign up for this class?
Have a question?

Please call the shop (310) 374.7810
or email me: twistyarns@gmail.com

Finding Bliss @ Twist & LA Yarn Crawl 2017

Bliss is back!
80% Merino 20% Cashmere
and a hint of nylon for shape retention

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Find Your Bliss @ twist
Plump fingering with ooh & aaahhh…

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Knit & Crochet Patterns (sneak peek detail!)
designed by Krista Ann of KnitsyKnits for twist

These patterns will be free @ twist during Yarn Crawl 2017!

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April 6 thru 9

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2017 Yarn Crawl Tote 

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Print your 2017 Passport
https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1l93D8bPFbPOhkmYopwYxK0aznSc&hl=en&ll=34.088735238630605%2C-118.12996965000002&z=9

twist is OPEN

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March 29 – April 2
Pre-CRAWL!  
The shop is bursting with NEW Yarns Fresh-from-the-Dyepots! 

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OPEN  Wednesday   12 – 6
OPEN  Thursday       12 – 5
OPEN  Friday            12 – 5
OPEN  Saturday        11 – 5
OPEN  Sunday           11 – 5

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April 5 – April 9
OPEN  Wednesday   12 – 6
OPEN  Thursday   10   –  6+      YARN CRAWL!
OPEN  Friday         10   –  6+     YARN CRAWL!
OPEN  Saturday    10   –  6+      YARN CRAWL!
OPEN  Sunday       10   –  6+      YARN CRAWL!

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Classes @ twist

Would you like to sign up for a class?
Have a question?
Please call the shop (310) 374.7810
or email cathy: twistyarns@gmail.com

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Treat yourself to a Stay-cation @ twist!
Add to your skill set with these technique filled classes

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Sunday Social Knitting with Monika

This Sunday afternoon, April 2 from 12 – 2+
There is no charge for this event-
Space is limited, please R.S.V.P.

Click here for more Info

Class Registration / Questions
email: cathy@twistyarns.com
phone: 310. 374. 7810

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Fuse Sweater Class with Krista Ann
Fuse designed by Veronik Avery

Saturday &/or Sunday class options!

This amazing cardigan is a fun play on a cardi and a cowl.
With unique construction and elegant lace pattern,
this knit will teach you all kinds of new techniques!

Click here for Class Info

Would you like to sign up for this class?
Have a question?

Please call the shop (310) 374.7810
or email me: twistyarns@gmail.com

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Secrets to Successful Lace Knitting with Grace Akhrem
May 7,  Sunday from  10-5   (1 hour lunch break)

In this class students will learn all the techniques needed to knit lace successfully, whether you have knit lace before or not – after this class you will be able to approach lace knitting with confidence. We will cover the following techniques in class:

1. Lifeline

2. Chart reading and understanding

3. Blocking

4. Increases

5. Decreases

6. Provisional Cast on

7. Backwards Loop Cast on

8. Lace Cast On

9. Needle Selection

10. Yarn Selection
Click here for Class Info

Would you like to sign up for this class?
Have a question?

Please call the shop (310) 374.7810
or email me: twistyarns@gmail.com

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New Yarns & LA Yarn Crawl…Prizes & Give-a-ways!

Cinderella…100% Recycled Silk Ribbon…One-of-a-kind Colors…Now in stock.

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Cotton Lace in Long Gradations & New Colors, now in stock!

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The LA Yarn Crawl is NEXT WEEK!  
ThursdayFridaySaturday & Sunday
March 26-29

twist will be Open 10-6+ 

Prizes? Oh, yes…there will be prizes!

Feeling Lucky?
Would you like a chance to win FREE twist YARN?!

Four Lucky twist visitors will win:
twist Daily Prizes! Each day, one lucky crawler will win a skein of our exclusive hand dyed twist Yarn AND one of our Hand Felted Tote Bags!

One Lucky twist visitor will win:
$100 twist GIFT CERTIFICATE! 
Visit twist anytime during the 2015 Yarn Crawl and
enter the drawing to win the 2015 Gift Certificate

One Lucky twist visitor will win:
YARN CRAWL Prize BASKET @ twist!
FILLED TO THE BRIM WITH YARNY-GOODNESS
FROM THE GENEROUS YARN CRAWL SPONSORS

(Visit Twist anytime during the yarn crawl and enter the drawing for a chance to win…Winners will be announced after the Yarn Crawl…No purchase necessary)

Yarn Crawl Special Give-a-way!

A GIFT for YOU! (while supplies last)
Receive a FREE twist Herbal SACHET with any purchase.

100% Natural Herbal Moth Repellent blend. Handcrafted and available only @twist !

Helpful LA YarnCrawl Links…

1. Get your Passport:
Here’s a link to print your LAYC passport:
Remember to print your passport in advance, collect the yarn shop stamps and leave your passport at the last shop you visit
to be eligible for the Yarn Crawl Sponsors Prize

2. Special Events
One of the best things about the LA Yarn Crawl (March 26-29) is all the fun things happening at each of the stores.  Trunk shows, demos, yarn tastings, meet & greets, special colors, and more.  Check out some of the Special Events! 

3. Plan your Crawl:
Need help figuring out how to get from store to store?
Here’s a Google Map of all the Participating Yarn Shops:  Enjoy! Let us know which route you are are planning on taking over in the LAYC Ravelry Group!

4. Get the YCLA Newsletter
Sign up for the Crawl Newsletter for LAYC updates, info and Special Events!

Pick up your Tote!
If you pre-ordered your tote, you may pick it up anytime.
  Quantities are LIMITED!
This years’ tote was designed especially for collecting all the yarn shop pins!  Each yarn store has a circle on the bag to put their button.  There is a legend, that will be on the passport and the website, to help you find the stores on the map. Visit all theYarn Crawl stores to fill up your tote bags with all the buttons!

If you want to purchase your tote from twist 
please call (310)374-7810 (they are going fast!)
or contact another participating yarn shop
(Note: Totes will not be sold online this year)

twist will be Open 10-6+ (during the Crawl)

Twist’s Yarn Crawl Winners…Yarns & Classes

A Special Thanks

to all of you who visited Twist

during the LA Yarn Crawl
it was wonderful to see so many
familiar friendly faces
and we are thrilled to have met
so many of you new to Twist!

We look forward to seeing what your new yarns become 🙂

Congratulations 
Twist Yarn Crawl Winners!

$100 Twist Gift Certificates
&
Hand Felted Totes w/ Flowers
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Thursday- Patte E.
Friday- Marilyn B.
Saturday- Mary T.
Sunday- Nancy W.
(Winners received e-mails last week)


Yarn Crawl Basket @Twist WINNER: Jihi M.

Shimmering Silk & SeaCell Lace. Light. Airy. Supple.

Just in time for a Spring/Summer Eve’s Wrap

Heavenly. Soft. Cashmere Merino Blend. Machine Washable. Fingering.

 

Would you like Fresh-In-The-Moment Information on what’s Happening @Twist?

Like Us on FaceBook
https://www.facebook.com/twistYARN?ref=hl

Get the Latest
Up-to-Date Info on the TwistYARNSBlog
http://www.twistyarns.com/blog/
SHARE Your Projects: Twist Ravelry Group

SHARE Your Projects: TwistYARNSgroup on FaceBook

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Classes & Knit-a-long  (April ~ May)
L’Enveloppe   designed by Sally Melville
~ Knitting University : (hints, tips & help in the project of your choice!) 

Top Down Sweater KAL

 

Please scroll down for class details…

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Register Now! 

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L’Enveloppe with Chinda
Sally Melville’s creatively designed and asymmetric L’Enveloppe draws admiring glances and compliments (even from non-knitters!) wherever it goes.  A cross between a shrug, a wrap, and a sweater, it’s an addictive little knit that’s easy and fun to wear.

 

In this class you will learn how to:

–       Work a crochet cast-on

–       Work a simple version of short rows

–       Sew a decorative seam

–       Pick up stitches to work a short-row “sleeve”

What You Need to Know:  (prerequisites) –

 

–       How to work in seed stitch (or garter, if you prefer)

–       How to bind off

NOTE: There is Homework before Class!
(Do not wait until the last minute!)

 

1) Well before the first class session, purchase and download a copy of Sally Melville’s L’Enveloppe pattern.

Ravelry Link: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lenveloppe 

Bring to class either an electronic or a paper copy of the pattern.

2) Knitting Homework: Make a gauge swatch in seed or garter stitch with Fluff or Fingering Yarn held double, then wash, block it flat, and hang it for a couple days.  Then measure gauge.  Gauge should be 13, 14, 15, or 16 stitches over 4 inches in your preferred stitch pattern (seed or garter).  If it isn’t, change needle sizes and try again.  If you do not have time to follow these instructions for a gauge swatch, just be aware that your finished garment may not be exactly the size you had hoped it would be…but it should fit somebody.

In between class sessions, there will be a lot of knitting to do at home.  Please make sure that you’ll have time to do it.

Note: This class is not for the very beginning knitter.  Advanced beginners should be OK.

Sunday Afternoons  1pm – 3pm

May 4, 18 and June 1

Class Fee: $65. + yarn for your project purchased@Twist

Knitting University with Janet

Knittin U

Knitting  ”University” is ideal for the confident beginner as well as the more experienced knitter.

In this class, you get to work on the project of your choice while picking up new, helpful knitting information and tips each week. Janet will be on hand to guide each student with their individual project from the beginning.  Each class starts with an informative presentation or demonstration of a particular knitting operation or knitting trick. An example of things that may be covered are: the different types of increases and decreases or how to work a suspended bind off.  You never know what you will learn in this class unless you are there. This will be an on going class that will be offered every month in 3 week sessions. Each session is 2 hours long. If you enjoyed the class, after the first 3 week session, you can sign up again for another 3 weeks, or month after month, as long as you like, as the information presented each time will be something new.  This class is definitely for you
if you enjoy the camaraderie of social knitting, want to improve your knitting skills, learn something new and work on a project that you feel you may need a bit of an assist with.

In this class you will learn:

Tips & tricks to help you move forward on your project

How to make jogless stripes when knitting in the round

How to make i-cord

How to work duplicate stitch

Learn about yarn weight and substitution

 

Each week, there will be something new to learn!

What You Need to Know:

Confidently cast on

Confidently knit & purl

 

Please note the following:  Janet will work with each student as the need or question requires…

sometimes, a bit of patience is requested…knowing that Janet will be there to assist you :-)

 

Due to time limitations, this is not a class where you can bring a project that you have not worked on for a long time and/or don’t know where you are in the pattern, etc. For projects requiring extra attention, Twist offers Private Lessons with one of our expert knitters.  If you are interested in joining, Knitting U, but need some help getting back up to speed on your project…please call the shop to schedule an appointment.  We are here to help!

Saturday, May 17, 24 & 31    11:30 – 1:30

Class fee: $75 + yarn for your project purchased@Twist

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You are invited to join us for a Knit-A-Long with Monika!

Amiga by Mags Kandis

a simple, casual cardigan, knit top down…

To quote Mags, the Amiga is intended to be “a little something to protect us from chills.”  The pattern is written for sport weight yarn on size US8 needles and comes in sizes from XS through 3X.  We’ve knit it with Alpaca Twist for a wonderfully soft garment with a nice drape.

It is knit flat, with a front border band that is picked up and knit in stockinette stitch after the body of the sweater is finished.  The sleeves are picked up from live stitches and knit in the round.  The pattern is shown as a cardigan, but if you don’t knit the sleeves, it makes a great vest with drop shoulders.

Come join your fellow knitters for fun and encouragement as we all work along on the same project! Monika Riggs, a member of the twist team, will be knitting along and be there to offer moral support.  We’ll also show a couple of alternate stitch patterns that could be used for the front band.

Please Note: This is a knit-a-long, not a class, so there will be no formal instruction.
You should be able to do the following without supervision:  Cast on, bind off, knit, purl, calculate a gauge swatch, make increases using KFB (knit in front and back), pick up stitches, and have some experience knitting in the round.  If you want to knit this sweater but don’t know some of the prerequisite techniques, you can call the shop to schedule a Private Lesson before the Knit-a-long begins.

Our first meeting will be on May 4, from 1 pm to 3 pm.  You can check out the pattern, try on the sample, choose the size you want to make, select and wind your yarn, and, if time permits, knit the gauge swatch and cast on – or you can do that in advance and just come and knit.  After that, we’ll be meeting to knit on our cardigans from 1 pm to 3 pm on the following Sundays…

3rd AmigaKAL will be: May 4, 18, 25 and a last gathering on June 1

Fee: * FREE! (*Yarn for your sweater must be purchased @Twist)

Seating is limited and reservations are required. 

 

 

contact us: http://www.twistyarns.com/contact/

e-mail : cathy@twistYARNS.com

or call the shop 310.374.7810

 

Space is limited –  Reservations are required for both the FREE Basic Sessions
and the FREE Knit-A-Long.

Payment in full is required to reserve all other classes. 

Please note the prerequisites (what you need to know!) for each class.

  So that we can keep our class prices reasonable, class projects are required to be with yarnpurchased @ twist

 

CANCELLATION POLICY
Class Fees are Refundable up to 1 week prior to class.
After that, Fees are Non-refundable, unless we can fill your spot from a wait-list
(…and we will try!)

NOTE:

The teachers reserve the right to cancel/reschedule a class if minimum enrollment is not met.

 

 if you would like to be wait-listed for classes that are full, or notified when the next class is scheduled…please let us know.

 

 

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LA Yarn Crawl & Fresh Hand Dyed Yarn !

Hand Dyed Lace. Rich & Vibrant Color. Machine Washable.

 

 

This week, August 3-6, is the La Yarn Crawl.

Twist will have extended open hours

Here’s a sneak peak at some of a few of our Fresh New Yarns

Twist Bliss

Bliss. Hand Dyed Cashmere Blend. Washable. Fingering/Sock

 

Twist Bamboo Sock copy

Bamboo Sock. Hand Dyed. Sand-Washed Texture.

 

Hand Dyed Tencel

Tencel. Made from Wood Pulp. Shimmery like Silk…with the breathability of Cotton.

 

Silk & Yak Lace

Yak & Silk. Lace. Lusterous Cloud-like warmth.

 

 

Alpaca Twist Sweater & Leather Cuff Leather Cuffs & Wraps for your special scarves & shawls.  Hand Crafted exclusively for Twist.

Sweater is Knit with 2 skeins = $60. (yes, that’s correct!) our Alpaca Twist. Jumbo Skeins 595 yds.

All Natural. No Dyes. Cashmere Soft…Truly.

 

 

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When you visit Twist during the LA Yarn Crawl this week (April 3-6) we will be giving away four $100. Twist Gift Certificates & our exclusive Hand Felted Floral Project Totes(one for each day of the crawl!)

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Be sure to drop off your name & e-mail…You just might be one of our lucky winners! (winners will be announced after the crawl…no purchase necessary)

 

Lace Wall w felted totes

TWIST YARNS… Stocked & Ready for the Crawl  

Special Hours  April 2 – 6 (this week only)

April 2, Wednesday 12 – 6+    (Yes! All the new yarns and colors are now available…)

We will have Extended Open Hours during the LA Yarn Crawl this week!

April 3 Thursday 10-7

April 4, Friday  10-7

April 5, Saturday 10-6+

April 6, Sunday 10-6+

(310) 374-7810

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After the LA Yarn Crawl, Twist will be closed for a few days…we will be busy designing new Twist Yarns and new exclusive Twist Colors…