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Featured Yarn Shop - The Yarn Sellar of York, Maine AND a NEW Vest Pattern!

Yarn_Sellar3Introducing the latest addition to our featured local yarn shops:
The Yarn Sellar, located in this beautiful building in York, Maine. 

Sweet_Hooded_Vest_500Here is a description of the The Yarn Sellar from Carrie, the owner:

"We are a local yarn shop located on the beautiful coast of Maine filled with everything for the hand knitter and crocheter, spinner and needle felter.

Our inventory includes fabulous fibers, patterns, needles, hooks, spinning wheels books and notions.Yarn_Sellar2

Follow us on Facebook, Ravelry and Twitter."

Thanks, Carrie! The photos you sent us and those on your website (at sure do convey what a lovely shop you have - very inviting with lots of gorgous yarns and a welcoming, relaxing atmosphere!

Be sure to visit to see what yarns they carry, what classes they are offering, and more! And let us know if you get a chance to visit this lovely shop in person!

You can find The Yarn Sellar at:

264 Route 1
York, ME 03909
(207) 351-1987

Carrie, was kind enough to sponsor my newest pattern, the #162 Sweet Hooded Vest. She sent me the Berocco Ultra Alpaca (a yarn I've never had the chance to try!) in the Periwinkle Mix.

The beautiful heathery color and soft hand of this yarn inpsired me to create a long lace vest with lots of feminine touches. Amazing stitch definition really helps the two lace stitch patterns stand out! Pockets and a hood keep it casual and easy-to-wear.

See this pattern at

See this pattern at Ravelry (you can Fave or Queue it!).

Thanks, Carrie, for sponsoring this new pattern, introducing me and my audience to your pretty shop, and letting me experience this great yarn!

The Yarn Sellar is also sponsoring a fabulous giveaway!! They generously donated more Berroco Ultra Alpaca so that one of you can make this vest!

Here's how to enter the giveaway for a #162 Sweet Hooded Lace Vest Kit ($70 retail value! Includes the pdf pattern + 6 hanks of Berroco Ultra Alpaca in Irwin Green Mix #6273, which is enough to make the XS - 1X sizes):Sweet_Hooded_Vest4_500Berroco_Irwyn_Green

1) Enter a comment here about The Yarn Sellar, Berroco Ultra Alpaca, or the new pattern by 9pm PST, May 8, 2013. One comment per person only, please.

2) Pin this giveaway (using the Pin It button here: ) and follow SweaterBabe on Pinterest by clicking this button: Follow Me on Pinterest.
One pin per person, please. Pin by May 8, 9pm PST.


Thanks for all the great entries here on the blog and through Pinterest!

The randomly chosen winner is. . .  Jan K., who commented here on 4/18/13.

Congrats! I'll email you.

See the #162 Sweet Hooded Vest knitting pattern here.



I love Alpaca and the Berroco Ultra Alpaca is such a delightful yarn to work with! This pattern is so sweet too!

Shirley LaRoy

i just love knitting and wearing alpaca. it is so warm and light. thank you


Love the pattern,color,and yarn. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!!!

Krista Bujosa

great pattern and beautiful yarn. I love alpaca yarn. it's the best! Good luck to all!

Florence Solowianiuk

The lace patterns are very appealing, especially the "Frost Flowers" on the hem. It's one of my favorites.

Judy Stiles

What a gorgeous pattern.


I'm not much of a fan of vests, but this one is definitely an exception. I love the hood and the lace.

Carol Godwin

Would love to knit this in just this color!


I have never been to Maine, but I love Berroco Ultra Alpaca, because I can't wear wool. The pattern is really cute!

patricia nichols

Love the pattern and alpaca is so soft, would love to win.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry

I love Berroco Ultra Alpaca yarn. It is so soft and warm.

Twink's Designs

I don't think I've ever seen the Berocco Ultra Alpaca yarn in person. The nearest yarn shop to here is probably 250 miles. I would love to try out this combo.


Love the pattern!


I always love a new pattern!


Berocco yarns are fabulous. I love anything with alpaca. Beautiful pattern too.


I love the lacy hem -a very feminine touch. I can't wait to knit it with that beautiful yarn.

Debbie H

I love the pattern and the yarn. The Yarn shop looks wonderful too!


I would love to knit with alpaca, and what a lovely pattern!

Jan K

Beautiful pattern... The hood is a nice touch! Yarn shop looks great. Maybe someday!

Stacey B.

I love to work with Berroco Ultra Alpaca and would love to knit this vest!!


Adorable working with any berroco yarn..


Love the belt!

Beth Ann Adams

Berocco yarns are my favorite yarns, they are the reason I'm learning to knit! I love to crochet and always will, but when I read that crochet uses 2 - 3 times more yarn than a yarn addict and dedicated stashaholic, learning to knit became a "know"-brainer!! Save your stash! Learn to knit!

Helen King

This is a beautiful vest. I would love to win this pattern and yarn. Thanks for the giveaways that you do.

Lynn Delahunty

Love t he colour of this yarn and love the pattern too!

Jennifer R.

What a fantastic pattern, and the interview was great! The shop seems so lovely. Thanks to you, and huge thank you to "The Yarn Sellar" for a generous giveaway!!!

Shelly Easton

I love this vest and hope to win!

Barb Rhodes

Love the vest. Hope to knit it soon. Thanks.

Jaime Mars

Love this vest. The color is perfect, and I just love the lace work at the bottom. I'm a lace nut!

Beth Rudo

I think this hooded vest pattern would be a great transitional piece, good for spring, fall and winter.


What a stunning vest. I especially like the front. Have even vacationed in York Beach, Maine many years ago. Beautiful area. Great prize that I would enjoy winning.


The pattern is beautiful!

Shera VanGoor

Very cute vest! Love it!

Sandra J

I love the pattern and I've used the yarn, so I'm sure it will be a fantastic project!

Hilary Hoffman

Such a cute pattern for spring!! I love the ultra Alpaca, it's a great yarn to work with! And I know the first shop ill be stoping in the next time I'm in Maine :)


This is a beautiful pattern. I love the details.


Yay for the fabulous treasure troves in Maine! I can't wait to shop at the Yarn Sellar! It's really nice of them to sponsor the giveaway, I like the hood feature with the feminine lace. Chic and casual.

Sharon Amador

I love Berroco yarns. The Yarn Seller looks like a wonderful shop. If I lived in Maine, I am sure I would be there a lot. SweaterBabe has beautiful designs and this one is gorgeous. I would love to own the pattern and yarn.
Sharon A


I don't normally like hooded tops, but you may have converted me! This is so feminine. What a lovely pattern.

Diane r

How much do I love alpaca yarn!


It's an awesome design, looks lovely. I like to knit whit alpaca, and I'd love to try Berroco Ultra Alpaca. Thanks for the chance to win it.


Pretty pattern, yummy yarn...would love that!

Pamela Crossett

Wish I lived in Maine, so I could join the Yarn Seller's "Chicks with Sticks" each Tuesday evening. I sounds like a great time! And their shop looks like a great place to browse and find some of that lovely Berroco Ultra Alpaca, maybe even to use to knit SweaterBabe's latest great pattern, the hooded vest, of course, I'd really rather win the kit (hint hint [smile]) -- thanks for letting me participate!
-- Pam


Lovely pattern and lovely yarn.


Beautiful yarn and lovely color in this nice pattern.


I love Berocco. And this vest? Amazing! It's gorgeous. :)


Beautiful vest pattern, and I love the color of the yarn!


Beautiful vest pattern - I really like the color this sample was made in.

Louise Cleary

Both those colours are beautiful - the Periwinkle Blue and the Irwyn Green. And as for the pattern, I can't go past anything with pockets!

Mary Alice

I love this pattern! The yarn shop also sounds great.


Thanks for all the great comments! Entries are now closed for this giveaway. Winner announcement coming soon!

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