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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.


Miriam Olsen

I really love the berroco alpaca yarns. Its really soft and easy to knit with.

Debbie C.

I love anything with a hood! Thanks for the nice giveaway!

Debbie C.

I pinned the giveaway and I follow on Pinterest!


Beautiful pattern & yarn! What a thoughtful giveaway. Thank you Carrie at The Yarn Sellar for sponsoring.

Donna Tice

I love this sweater, and can't wait to make it! Thank you!


This is gorgeous! I love going into The Yarn Sellar whenever I'm up in York, one of my favorite places in the world. As a matter of fact, I'll be up there this week and can't wait to stop in and see what's happening. It's a lovely shop - feel like I'm walking into a little yarn house every time I'm there.

Also, I absolutely love Berroco Ultra Alpaca - so soft and beautiful drape!

Thanks for a great Giveaway!

Rikki Arndt

Love this sweater vest! Making it in alpaca sounds glorious!

Charlot Barney

The hooded vest pattern looks interesting; would love to make it and work with Berroco Ultra Alpaca yarn. Thanks for the opportunity to win, The Yarn Sellar!

Erin C.

The Yarn Sellar looks like such an inviting place. I'll definitely have to check it out if I ever end up in Maine.

Jeannie Benson

I like this pattern. Would love to win.


Love this Alpaca yarn and is perfect for the vest pattern.
I follow on Pinterest : Calypso.

Katie Walden

Such a cute pattern!

Lili Hill

Gorgeous pattern and lovely yarn!


Berroco yarns are amazing! I haven't tried the Alpaca, yet, but would love to test drive it with this beautiful vest pattern.

Sandra Bennetch

We stayed in beautiful York, Maine, while on our honeymoon nearly 23 years ago (wasn't knitting back then). Perhaps on an anniversary trip I could visit your shop!


The hooded vest looks great! The yarn shop looks like a wonderful place and the yarn is soft and amazing.


I like a vest with a provides options for all types of weather.


I have been looking for a pattern like this. Love it!


Pick me! The color is lovely and the pattern shows it off so well.

Patti Venenga

Wonderful shop. Beautiful vest knit in a fantastic yarn. I am so glad that The Yarn Sellar is my LYS!

Amanda Powers

I love Berroco Ultra Alpaca. I designed a shrug and chose this yarn in color 6273 to knit it up. The shrug is my favorite thing to wear now! So soft and delicious and hangs perfectly.

terri sharpe

love this pattern yarn cellers, your items are yummy i don't knit but would love this yarn with your crochet patten for,"vintage top-down crochet cardigan:" it looks so comfy, the yarn in give away would be prefect " the Periwinkle Mix."just looks so soft and yummy. ty terri


The yarn seller makes me want to knit outside in their garden while sipping tea. Perfect! I love the pattern


Love the pattern and can not wait for it to become free. Unless I win the kit. Love how it has the details in the front.


Very pretty pattern. And I'd love to take a road trip to Maine to visit this shop!


Nice pattern. The shop looks very inviting, wish I lived closer!!


'Sweater vests' are such a good idea for those of us just heading into a southern hemisphere winter!

Margo Lynn

I love finding out about new shops to visit when I travel, and I didn't have one for Maine. Any shopowner that loves alpaca is worthy of a visit. Thanks!


I wish much success to the new yarn shoppe.Love this pattern!

Rusty Boyd

I love Berrocco yarns. This pattern is beautiful.


I've loved.using the Ultra Alpaca! It's so soft and warm.

Vivette Pullum Ashen-Brenner

I love that photo of the yarn sellar, looks so inviting, like the yarn shop in my Christmas Village! I'd love a chance to win such a yummy yarn.


Thanks for the great pattern and yarn giveaway!


I absolutely LOVE the Yarn Sellar! Everyone is so friendly and helpful, and the yarn and pattern selection is wonderful. Great location on the South Coast of Maine! The shop also hosts events during the year (sheep shearing, book signings, classes) that definitely make this a fun destination for the knitter/crocheter/felter.

Alison Menzies

I love lace and I love hoodies. This pattern is perfect and it looks so soft in that yarn.

Chris Kachel

Love this pattern and the Berroco Ultra Alpaca is such a great yarn to work with it's a winwin combo. Adding the Yarn Sellar to my list of Maine hot spots to visit when I get a chance to go to Maine

Angela McConnell

I have not used Alpaca yarn before and this would be a great first project with it


Beautiful pattern!

Martha Marques

Carrie is great company. I met her when she came to my studio in Portland. And the sweater is a perfect combination of feminine and useful. Love the hood and the pockets.


Beautiful! I love the pattern, color, yarn...everything! I would love a chance to make a sweater vest just like this one.


Awesome giveaway! thank you.


I would love to try the hooded vest. It might be just the thing for a finicky granddaughter!

Jennifer Lucas

Love this new hoodie vest!

Carol Williams

Love SweaterBabe patterns AND Berroco yarns! Would love to make this.

Karen Rumbaugh

Lovely giveaway, hope I win.

Rebecca Boardman

Beautiful pattern. Love the color. Wish I could come to your yarn shop, it looks so quaint and homey atmosphere.
Thanks for this awesome give-a-way.


I love Ultra Alpaca. I haven't found the perfect project to knit a garment out of it, but I think your hooded vest may be the one!

doris Irizarry

I love the pattern, especially bottom up will be easier to knit. I love the details that the pattern has plus the way the yarn makes the sweater look. Thank you for your design. The shop looks like a fantasy place to be.

Carol Hand

A lovely pattern and yarn. Thank you very much for this chance.


Have been to Yarn Sellar and love it!! Love all of your designs, also. How do you come up with such elegant and practical designs?

Debi Canterbury

the hooded vest is just beautiful and the yarns sound exquisit.. I would love to win this kit !!!! thank you, Debi

Diane True

The vest looks adorable and thank you for sharing a Maine yarn shop.


I love the look of the shop. Thanks for sharing and for the pattern.

Maureen Smith

I have never knitted with Berroco Ultra Alpaca before it looks beautiful and green is my favorite color. Keeping my fingers crossed!!!


What a quaint looking get- a -Bway shop! love the pattern too!


This pattern looks so cool - I want it now!


Love Berroco yarn and the Alpaca is yummy!


Adorable! This would be just perfect to keep at my desk for when the AC gets a tad bit too cold!!

Amber N

i haven't had a chance to try this yarn either. i love the lace in this pattern and the hood.


I would love to be sitting in the front yard of the Yarn Sellar, knitting the Sweet Hooded Lace Vest while using the Berroco Ultra Alpaca I just won!

Bobbi Lynn Peters

I am super excited for this giveaway! I am learning to knit more with alpaca yarn because I want to own them to sheer for fleece. AND I am originally from Maine and cannot wait to go home and visit this shop with my bestie! I share everything from SweaterBabe with her! What fun!

Robin Ludwig

I am loving this pattern. It's everything I like, I'm a vest person, I love hoods and Berroco yarns are on my favorite list. I would love a chance to win it.


What a nice shop makes me wish I lived in Maine. the pattern is lovely and I would love to make it.

Shannon Grewell

Another lovely pattern!

Marilou Lajoie

Beautiful pattern like this one is the perfect match for this Berroco's yarn... Would love to knit it!!!!

Amy Reinke

The Yarn Sellar looks like a very inviting shop. Next time I visit Maine I am definitely going to visit this shop. The vest is beautiful. I really want to make it. Winning the kit is probably the only way I'll be able to make it. I can't even afford to buy red heart super saver right now.

Susan Hamm

Can't wait to visit the Yarn Sellar on my next trip to Maine!

Diann Egeland

I love Berroco Ultra Alpaca, it is wonderful to knit with, very soft, very warm, and I love the vest pattern. I am all into sweaters and vests!


I just love these patterns and the name is so cool!Sham the Maine is so far from Staffordshire, England!

Linda Wilkins

Have never tried the alpaca yarn but would love to with this beautiful pattern.


This looks like a great pattern! I have enjoyed your patterns so much. They look beautiful and difficult, but they are easy and fun to knit!


I love this pattern and it's a little different with the hood. I only wish I lived nearer as I'm going to send my cousin into the Yarn Sellar with an order...............Beautiful to knit, think I'm going to have a build an extension by the time I've finished.


Love the Yarn Sellar - we stop there whenever we visit Maine.

Tammy Larink

I would love the opportunity to get to know this yarn by winning this incredible kit. As always, I can't sing enough praises about Katherine's patterns. Love it!!

Letty Phillips

I love your designs and have such fond memories of camp in Maine. What a fun combination. Thanks for putting together this contest.

Brenda Curry

This hooded vest is perfect for summer nights. I would love to win this kit. Thank you.

Priscilla Laybolt

What a sweet pattern! LOvely yarn too. Your store looks wonderful, would love to visit you there, I would want to stay all day choosing yarn.
Thanks for the opportunity to participate in winning these delightful items.

Meredith MC

Ultra Alpaca is one of my go-to yarns for cozy knits. If I'm ever in the neighborhood, I will definitely visit this gorgeous yarn shop!


I haven't knitted with this yarn but I sure would love to knit the #162 Sweet Hooded Lace Vest.
Love your patterns

Terri L

I love the site of the new shop! I would love to visit Maine, and The Yarn Seller! Thanks for this giveaway, I really would like to add this to my Sweater Babe collection!


Very nice pattern. I also love Ultra Alpaca. Would love to win the yarn.

Melanie Wolff

This would be great for Marin County evenings! Looks fun to make too.


Such a beautiful shop although I have never been there, it is so very pretty from the outside.can't imagine the inside! Would love to win this as the color of the yarn is very pretty and a challenge would await me..thank you!

Laura Foran

I love this pattern, simply lovely! And the yarn is gorgeous.

F. Castillo

Beautiful pattern with luscious yarn! I would LOVE to win this.


A very feminine and flattering pattern. I haven't tried Berroco Ultra Alpaca but would love to have the chance. A big thank you to that inviting-looking yarn shop for sponsoring this giveaway.


Beautiful new pattern! Thanks for the chance to win!

Tara Irwin

I think this long vest is the cutest thing yet to come off your needles...The Yarn Sellar looks like a lovely shop that I would visit regularly, but sadly I'm in California and see no travel plans in my future...As for the Alpaca, I have yet to work with such a beautiful yarn and hope to someday get the chance.

Sarah Lewis

I love alpaca wool, its lovely to knit. Love the shop just sorry your so far away :)


Berroco alpaca is my 'go to' yarn when I want a soft warm knitted piece with great stitch definition. This beautiful pattern is a perfect fit with this yummy yarn.

Elaine Carney

We are soon to retire and plan a trip to the east coast, specifically Maine, Massachusetts, and upper New York State. I look forward to stopping at your shop. Would love to win this kit. Great pattern. Love hoods.


SweaterBabe makes such beautiful and feminine designs. I love the Sweet Hooded Lace pattern. So cute and the lace on the bottom is superb! What a perfect vest to throw on in the morning when there is still a chill in the air.

Susan McBean

I haven't made it to the shop yet, but next trip south! The Berroco Ultra Alpaca looks gorgeous in that green color. I am not a hood person, but maybe I can be converted ! Thanks


I love this hooded vest, but could you please make something for us with plus sizes and apple shape, something in the A-line style maybe. Thanks again for you beautiful patterns.


Cute and sporty! Looks like a good spring knitting project (if spring ever comes to MN.)

 Judy  j@loveland

I can't wait to make this vest for my daughter. I wish I lived closer to your shop it looks great.I live in Ohio.

Patti Bukowski

Beautiful pattern, wonderful yarn!


Wow! This has to be wonderful!


I LOVE Ultra Alpaca! It is fabulous! I really like the vest pattern. I currently have a niece working at the University of Maine. Perhaps I will get a chance to visit your shop when I visit her!

Lindame Rumsey

The pattern is gorgeous, as always, and I love alpaca yarn. Thank you for such a great giveaway!
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