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Head Gardener's Log, January 6th, 2024

Happy New Year! I always love to look back over our past year and share some fascinating details with you, as YOU'RE the reason we have details to share! If you're over on Facebook, make sure you check out our 2023 Wrap Up episode of Feature Friday. You can always watch the replay to see more of the fun we had in 2023!
Find the replay by clicking here!
Top 10 by skeins sold
Here's our top 10 yarns by skeins sold in 2023. This ranking is determined by the number of skeins that cross our cash register counter and go home with YOU, our amazing customers! I'm so proud to share that 3 of the top 4 are from Gnome River Yarns! So tell me... did you purchase any of these top 10 yarns in 2023? Bonus points if you've already used it!
Top 10 by sales
And here are the Top 10 by sales! So these 10 yarns are the ones that brought in the most revenue for YG in 2023. It's fascinating to compare the two and see how the list changes! Did one of your favorite yarns make the list? All of mine did!!! There's a little Noro, a little workhorse wool from Kelbourne, and 4 of the top 6 are from Gnome River!
Top 10 Colors of Gnome River Yarns
And last but not least... the Top 10 best selling colors, across all bases, for Gnome River Yarns! Soul is the winner here, maintaining her #1 spot from last year, with a few newcomers to the list, like Petal Pink and Robin's Egg. Is your favorite listed here?
We currently have 26 tonal colors in our palette. These 26 colors are the ones that I work to keep in stock in all the time... now, I'm not 100% in stock on all our bases all the time. But it is my goal to keep those in stock as much as possible. Our variegated colors (like Sugarplum Fairies, seen as #10 in the above picture) are considered special edition and can be dyed as requested or when I have the free dye time. For 2024, I'm planning to work more on a preorder basis for those pretty multicolors. Our first two special edition colors for 2024 are now available!
Gnomentine - a special edition color from Gnome River Yarns
Gnomentine - originally appeared exclusively in a collaboration in 2023, this color celebrates all things hearts and pink, perfect for Valentine's Day! In fact, this color is created by layering hearts drawn in dye over the top of one another, for a neutral base with splotches of pinks and reds.
Fiber Friends - a special edition color from Gnome River Yarns
Fiber Friends - this colorway was inspired by Fiber Circle friends! This group started at our local library, united by our love of books and stitched together by our choice of hobby. This color starts with black, as ink on paper, and ends with speckles of a rainbow, inspired by each individual.
Pick your base for either special edition color from 5 different options! Quantities are limited, and preorders for this special edition color will be open through Saturday, January 13th or until we reach maximum capacity. The yarn will be dyed and available in 2 - 3 weeks, for pick up at The Yarn Garden or shipping direct to you.
Preorder on our website by clicking here!

Tour The Season; the new Wonderland club!

Join in the new Wonderland Color of the Month club! Read the description below and find even more details on our website by clicking here.

You’re invited to the premier event of the year as we take a “Tour of the Season” venturing into society at well-known literary country manors, city estates, masked ballrooms — and maybe even a garden party or two. This year you will receive a set of 12 lush tones that you’d find in and around parties and ballrooms and form a cohesive palette for the year.

Each month includes:

•Yarn: Each month’s colorway is inspired by a grand literary event and is available on the Mad Hatter base.

•Notions & More: Each monthly ‘party’ features an exclusive invitation to the event that includes a work-in-progress card on the reverse and a set of custom made stitch markers.

•Block of the Month Pattern: For 2024 we’re adding a new ‘Block of the Month’ project (knitting or crochet options each month), which will be available on Mad Hatter every month in the club colorway.

•Pattern Library: Club members will have year-long access to an ever-changing pattern library of one-skein patterns and/or can choose to participate in the ‘Block of the Month’ project, where we’ll be playing with new stitches each month. These blocks can be sewn together to create a blanket at the end of the year. Once a block is released it will be available for the remainder of the year allowing you to commit to the year and work all 12 square designs, or choose which square you like best.

We had so much fun here in 2023, and we can't wait for the year ahead. Thank you for your support in 2023 and beyond!
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Yarn Garden Michigan LLC Return Policy


Returns are subject to a record of sale, either by the original customer providing a receipt or the original customer’s account history.


Option 1:

90-day return on yarn ONLY for store credit based on current store selling price.   – minus shipping charges when applicable, and - minus a 5% credit card processing fee when applicable. (Yarn must be in original manufactures condition)

Option 2:

30-day return on yarn ONLY for a cash refund based on current store selling price – minus a 20% restock fee and – minus shipping charges when applicable. (Yarn must be in original manufactures condition) Cash returns may be in the form of cash, check, credit card, or PayPal at the owner’s discretion.

No returns

We do not accept returns on trunk shows, limited edition kits, club yarns, or non-yarn related products, such as needles, notions, bags, patterns, digital downloads, gift cards, books, shawl pins, jewelry, tools, etc., or any items sold on sale or at a discounted price.

Yarn purchased more than 90 days prior to the current date.

Yarn that is no longer in original manufactures condition

Yarn that is currently obsolete

Any Item that was special ordered

No returns are accepted without proof or record of purchase. No returns on behalf of someone else.

Any other returns are at the discretion of the owner.

Class or Special Event Fees

If Yarn Garden cancels or reschedules a class or event for any reason a cash refund or store/class credit will be issued (This will be determined on a per customer basis)

If a customer/student/participant cancels or does not show up to a class or event for any reason within 3 days leading up to the scheduled event time; No store/ class credit will be issued. If the cancellation occurs more than 3 days or more prior to the class or event; store/class credit will be issued.


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