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Great American Wool Swag

Monday, September 19th, 2016



Check out the fun new swag available at the Great American Wool Festival this year. These great project bags are perfect. Cotton, with a drawstring and our sweet logo? What’s not to love?
The bags will be available until supplies last for $5 purchase. Fun!


Are you a button collector? We’ll have this fun commemorative button for you just for showing up! It’s a freebie:)

We hope to see you on Saturday at the festival. 

Great American Wool Festival 2016

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016


Finish It Up WINNERS

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

We will post the winners names here after we draw them on Monday mornings at 10am!  Check back each week for the winning name.  Or, watch the video on our Facebook page!


January 11th, 2016 – Carrie O.
January 18th, 2016 – Marnee K.
January 25th, 2016 – Peggy P.
February 1st, 2016 – Jo Anne W. M.
February 8th, 2016
February 15th, 2016
February 22nd, 2016
February 29th, 2016

Finish it Up Prizes

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Are you playing our Finish It Up game?  If so, here are the prizes for each week so you can decide what week you want to Finish It Up!!  Drawings will happen at 10am on Monday mornings and we’ll post the drawing for you on Facebook and here on our blog.


Registration will end tomorrow by end of day!  Because of a little confusion, we have extended the deadline by a few days.  Must have registrations in by end of day Thursday, January 7th! After Thursday you can no longer register projects.


January 11th – Gleener and Chic-a Yarn Bag


January 11th Drawing

January 11th Drawing


January 18th – $50 in Ravelry Patterns
Patterns apply that are available as an in store purchase


January 18th Drawing

January 18th Drawing


January 25th – Class Registration for you and a friend
Excludes Sweater Camp


February 1st Drawing
February 1st – Blocking Mats & Wires


January 25th Drawing

January 25th Drawing


February 8th – $50 in Quince Yarns


February 8th Drawing

February 8th Drawing


February 15th – Yarn Bowl


February 15th Drawing

February 15th Drawing


February 22nd – Any DKA Kit


February 22nd Drawing

February 22nd Drawing


February 29th – Ball Winder
Lacis Yarn Ball Winder II


February 29th Drawing

February 29th Drawing


Finish it Up

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

finish line
We have unfinished projects in our stash just waiting to be finished.  We’re going to venture a guess that you do too.


Some are halfway done, some have a mistake that we need to pick back and re knit, some just have to be bound off.  All of these are projects that we want to finish but just need a little incentive!
So, we are going to help.  Gather up to 3 projects you want to finish up by the end of February.  Bring your projects to the shop on Sunday, January 3rd from 10am – 5pm or Monday, January 4th from 10am – 8pm.  We’ll record and keep a record of the projects you bring in then you head home and finish up the projects.
Finish one of your chosen projects and bring it into the shop. We’ll enter your name in the drawing for that week.  Every Monday morning we’ll do the drawing and let the winner know. We will have a drawing every week for the 8 weeks from January 11th through February 29th.
The projects don’t have to be yarn from our shop either…any project from your stash that you need extra incentive to finish works for us!
A few rules.
You MUST bring the projects into the shop to get them recorded on one of the 2 days noted above.
You MUST bring the projects into the shop when they are complete.
They MUST be the recorded projects, you can’t switch projects mid game.
That’s it…
Now, get into your stash and figure out what projects you are going to enter!!

GAWF 2015

Monday, October 5th, 2015

We had so much fun at our 2nd annual Great American Wool Festival.


It couldn’t happen without our friends at The Yarnery.  Shelly, Scott and their crew are terrific partners for this fun, casual event. We look forward to many more years to come.  In fact, save the date for next year.  We’re booked for Sunday, September 25th!
GAWF 2015 1
GAWF 2015 quince
GAWF 2015 Yarnery 2


GAWF 2015 Outside


Great American Wool Festival 2015

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015



We can’t wait!  Click here to see the review of last year’s #GAWF!



Click here for a map to Bruetrup Heritage Farm


Kick n’ Stitch Night

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

MN United
We are participating in the MN United (soccer) Kick n’ Stitch Night on Saturday, September 19th.  You should join us!


Here is the info….
MN United VS NY Cosmos
Sept 19th, 2015
National Sports Center in Blaine, MN
Tailgate 5 PM, kick-off at 7PM
– Fiber art tailgate (all ages) – make bracelets, learn to weave and more with volunteers from the Weaver’s Guild of MN
-Get a free pattern to knit your own fingerless gloves or a can coozie.
-Community tailgate space means the grill’s already lit and you can socialize.
Discounted tickets are just $21 + 2.99 handling fee with promo code KICKNSTITCH at
Or, if you want to tag along with our DKA crew.  Let us know you want in and we’ll secure the tickets for you and save the 2.99 handling fee:)
Drop us an email and tell us you want in!



Shetland Wool Week @DKA

Monday, August 24th, 2015

baable hat
Carroll can’t stop talking about Shetland Wool Week. If she could, she would be on the next plane, train and boat it takes to get to the Shetland Islands in Scotland.


In it’s 6th year, lucky Shetland Wool Week participants get to take classes and see demos all related to Britain’s famous Shetland Textile Industry.


Carroll isn’t lucky enough to make it to the Shetland Islands this year, but we wanted to give her a taste of it. So, join us on Thursday, Sept 24th from 6-8pm for this fun knit along.  The Baa-ble Hat is the pattern we’ll be knitting and it is free from the Shetland Wool Week website. The $10 registration fee to hold your spot will be available to you as shop credit towards a purchase that evening.


And we’ll have some Shetlandy treats…as soon as we figure out what those things are:)


Come celebrate with us! Click here to reserve your spot.

Carly and I love these:)

Aimee & Carly baable hat


Back to School Open House

Monday, August 24th, 2015


Many of us are gearing up to send our kids back to school. Some kids even started school today.


In Somerset, WI, we start back up a week from today.  Our kid’s “back to school open house” is on Wednesday and the kids are excited.  It’s Max’s first year in Middle School and Maggie is more than excited (not) to have him join her there.  They’ll meet their teachers, drop off and pick up supplies.  They’ll find out where their desks will be and who else is in their classes.  You all know the drill.

Anyway, we thought it might be fun to do the same thing at Darn Knit University!
dku logo
So, on Monday, August 31st from 6-8 we’ll be hosting our first Back to School Open House.  You’ll be able to see all the projects for our Fall Trimester, meet the teachers, get supplies and maybe meet other students who will be enrolling in Darn Knit University too:)  If you can’t come during the evening, we’ll have the projects and supplies on display all day long, we open at 10am!
We welcome beginners!
No reservations or commitment to enroll is necessary for this fun night.  Welcome back to school!