Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Usher in the New Year with Ruffle Yarn

Experience the MAGIC of ruffle yarn with Trendsetter Cha-Cha, Katia Rizos, OnLine Solo, or Trendsetter Flamenco! One skein makes a fabulous scarf! There is a trick to casting on and actually knitting with these unique yarns, but our knowledgeable staff will guide you. Come in and get it while it is still available! The yarn has sold out in Europe and we are not far behind! Steven added some eyelash yarn to his scarf and it looks funky and fun, so don't be afraid to be creative!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

New Arrivals and a Weekend of Great Projects!!!

We have lots of great gifts and surprises at the Shop this December...
Stop by and Let us help you create holiday magic.
Relax with our Stitch Mechanics, and check out the new inventory arriving daily.

Click the Link Below to take advantage of these great offers and New Products at the YarnGarage...


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Just in from Skacel, is this adorable sample hat! The Capo-Nord hat is a free download and the sample is done in a chunky merino, finished in Hanah Silk Ribbon. Both are available at the Yarn Garage and StevenBe. We think the silk ribbon is a FANTASTIC solution to hide the seam in a hat! Jessie shrieked with joy when she opened the box that contained this sample. You will find this hat on her head wherever she goes. She is whipping one up in green.....imagine. Steven is whipping one up in black and white zebra. They are so predictable. What will you chose to make yours?

Saturday, November 13, 2010

New Arrivals @ The Midwest Home of Addi!

Our Resident Celebrity, Knitter Extraordinaire, and Addi cover boy - StevenBe brings the Best of Addi to all of our fabulous customers this season...

The Addi Lace Click and Addi Bamboo Click sets have arrived!
Reserve your set today before they are all gone!

One thing to note...
the Lace Clicks are nickle plated instead of brass plated.

The joint has been perfected and we are ready to cast on!

The Bamboo Clicks come in a lime green case!

We think they are fantastic!!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Yarn Garage Hosts a GIANT Kick-off to the Holiday Season

This is the Post Thanksgiving Event not to be Missed!!! Skip the Crowds, Skip the Stress, Grab the Value and Fun...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Vintage Hollywood Anniversary Party

Check out the pictures from the Vintage Hollywood Anniversary Party! Can you find all of Steven's costume changes? Can you identify the celebrities that visited us? Foxy Tann was our hostess with the mostest! She kept us laughing and Jason, the fabulous DJ, kept us dancing all night long!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Did you spot StevenBe?

Interweave Knits Magazine Releases their 2010
Holiday Gifts Guide
and StevenBe made the cut!

You can pick up your very own copy of the Interweave Knits Magazine at Yarn Garage in Rosemount or StevenBe in Minneapolis. Preview the items featured in the magazine:

Friday, October 22, 2010

Steven Be makes National Yarn News Again!! - Yarn Market News October 2010

Visit Us at either shop to check out the full article and hear about all the Exciting Events this Fall Season.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

New gadgets......

One of our favorite new gadgets at the
Yarn Garage are Pattern Tamers!
You know how, when you're following along in a written pattern, your eye wanders all over the place and you lose precious knitting time trying to figure out where you left off reading? Well, get these handy dealies and you won't have that problem any more. Each set of Pattern Tamers includes a shorty, a medium-length and a longy. But what are they? They're ribbon-covered magnetic strips. They go where you want them on your pattern and they stay put!
We have three colors to choose from: orange, blue, and pink.

Another new favorite are the Lantern Moon Clam Shell Cases! They are a set of 3 zippered cases in beautiful jewel tones. They nestle inside each other like Russian dolls. Too cute for words!
Stop into our shop to pick up a new, must-have gadget!
See you soon!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

WestKnits Book Shipped!

ATTENTION ALL STEPHEN WEST FANATICS: Our copies of Stephen West's first pattern book, WestKnits, has shipped from the manufacturer. It should be in the shops the end of this week. If you are interested in reserving a copy, please contact us at The author, Stephen West, has written some of our favorite shawl and hat patterns such as, Daybreak, Windschief, Akimbo, Herbivoire, and the Botanical hat. We can't wait to cast on one of his new patterns!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Rasta Hat

Check out the Rasta Hat kits from Knit One Crochet Too! The pattern is also available seperately so you can get creative and choose your own unique combination!

Friday, August 27, 2010

MiKnitures Necklaces!

As seen in Vogue Knitting, we have received our MiKnitures necklaces! We have eight colors and they are so fabulous!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Madelietosh arrives at Yarn Garage & StevenBe

Yarn Garage and StevenBe have received Madelinetosh! Stop in to check out our selection of Tosh Sock, Pashmina, Tosh Vintage, & Tosh Merino Light. It is perfect for the Tea Leaves Cardigan or the Tiny Tea Leaves Cardi patterns, which we also have in stock. Stephen West, the creator of the Daybreak & Akimbo Shawls, loves Madelinetosh. The yarn is the perfect compliment to his designs. Our shipment of his patterns came in with our old favorites and his newest, Bentgrass, Skid, & Flamboyan patterns.

Monday, July 5, 2010

So many events have been happening since Jessie, Mom and I returned from TNNA in June. I did not get around to posting some of the great photos from the Needle Arts Show. I will add some photos that Jessie shot to my photo gallery. Thursday after we got back The Glitter Diva's got together for Ballet of Dolls' final performance of the season...Pink Flamingos. I/we were shocked, agast and wonderfully horrified. Another amazing performance for the dolls. They will be doing a private show at StevenBe sometime in the near future. Note Kay sporting her own fiber creation and Ann Murray wearing Lucy Neatby's original design for StevenBe...A Minnesota Moment. Jessie fashions a sequin knit shrug by Judi & Co. And the list goes on. Make sure to join us in our future frolics around town.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Don't miss our upcoming events. Chat and Chew at the Yarn Garage every Sunday in July except for the 4th. Closed but StevenBe will be open with a Free-for-All Potluck. Join us from 1-4.
Also, on Sunday the 11th we have a great folk band and a preview for the following Sunday's felting class. Check out the featured creatures to felt on the 25th. Email Steven for details:

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

World Wide Knit in Public Day 2010

StevenBe and friends in the neighborhood gathered in the park to share our craft with the community. We had some new knitters stop by, and Tim and Markos taught passers-by how to knit. We got some color from the sun - and even added a little color to the neighborhood with yarn bombing.

Tim knitted a lovely sweater for our new tree friend.

Rachel crocheted a belt for another corner tree. The trees were quite pleased with their new looks!

Some cyclists even admired our art as they drove by.

And, our resident jewelry artist Markos climbed up a tree, adding to the new knits on the block.

Share your stories and pictures, tell us what you did on WWKiPD!

Friday, June 18, 2010


Okay folks, here is the deal. The entire back area of the shop is on sale (excluding buttons).
Also, the flower shop has been generous and allowed us to have more sale bins on their tables in their work area. If you buy a couple skeins here and there, then you get 20% your purchase. If you buy 5 or more, then you get 30% off your purchase. If you go whole hog and get 10 or more skeins, then you get 40% off your purchase. Bring your duffle bags!! If you get super crazy and buy over $200 at sale price, then you get 50% your purchase.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Some of our favorite things....

They have a new messenger bag and a hip holster that are so urban chic. Check out their blog showing this new line
We will have them in the shops in August. Here is Kelly from Namste and our
Steven showing off the Monroe bag and the Catalina pouches.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

TNNA - Market Open!

Exciting first day of Shopping at TNNA!

We had an exciting day meeting with yarn companies and designers. We ran into the Ravelry crew and begged them to visit Minnesota! They agreed and we are going to host them in 2011. They are so popular, they are booked through the end of the year! We have got them, though, so don't fear! They will be in Min
nesota soon!

Berroco enticed us with their talented designers Norah Gaughin and Cirilia Rose. Aren't they sweet?! Norah Gaughin vol. 7 is divine
with geode and crystal inspired sweaters and accessories. The new line of Borealis with its shimmering prismatic colorways will delight all.

In addition Berroco distributes the amazing European line named Lang. Their high end fashions made Steven go all Project Runway on us. Check out the three new books we ordered from them soon.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Hot scene in Columbus Ohio with the Glitter Knitters

Hello from rainy, no sunny, no rainy Columbus Ohio. No complaints though as we are inside all day reviewing new yarns, fibers books and novelties. Make sure to join me Tuesday all day at StevenBe and Wednesday evening at the Yarn garage to get the latest New, Now Next. Jessie is my rock star senior fiber executive taking notes like a true exec.

Check out this polite picture of me spinning. You should have seen the reality of my experience as I had llama wool spun into my hair by the time we left. I had the class in stitches. Teacher Beth Smith had about enough of me after 3 hours.

Meanwhile mama Christa was off conversating with Ysolda Teague on her new book coming out "Little Red in the City". She modeled her form fitting sweater designs for all to wow over. They were shown both in a small size and a full figure size showing the amazing range of her new creations.
Make sure to peruse her new self published book when the it comes out this later this summer

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Charity Hats and Free Patterns

For a number of years now, the Yarn Garage, StevenBe, and friends have been making and donating hand crafted charity hats. One of our talented members, Barb Melom, (a.k.a. the "Queen of Hats) has been making headlines for her charity work! You go girl!

Also, check out the Hats for Homeless blog.

If you'd like to make charity a hat you may use our latest free charity hat pattern below. You can also stop in to either StevenBe in Minneapolis or the Yarn Garage in Rosemount for the pattern and a free ball of yarn to make the hat! If you currently have a hat or other knit garments you'd like to donate but don't know where, please stop in, we'll find a home for it!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Lack of Sidewalk Sale at the Yarn Garage

Due to the recent sidewalk construction, we are holding a Lack of Sidewalk Sale! Everything in the shop is on sale! If you can't get in the front door - use the flower shop entrance or the rear entrance. You may also have to park in the lot behind the barber shop/tire store and then walk down the HWY 3 sidewalk to the flower shop entrance. We apologize for the inconvenience! To make up for it, we are offering low, low prices!


Sale Listing:
Bag of Yarn sale 50-60% off
WoolyWinter Novelty yarns: 40% off
Luxury yarns like alpaca, cashmere, Be Sweet, Tilli Tomas
30% off
Noro and self striping wools 25% off
Classic yarns like Cascade 220, Kertzer Super 10 and
and the washable wall, Lambs pride 25% off
Hardcover books 25% off
Designer and Yarn Brand soft books and leaflets 30% off
Selection of needles 30% off.
Buttons 25% off.
Summer Yarns 25% off (including center island)
Luxury & Classic baby yarns 25% off
Novelty baby yarns 40% (excluding Heaven)
Novelty Yarns 40% off
Knitting bags 30% off.
This & That: soaps, gadgets, silk ribbons, shawl
pins 25%.
Categories determined by Staff so please ask for
Not applicable to Clover, Hiya or Addi Turbo needles and other
select items

Purchases over $300 get another 5% off up to 45% total.
Expires June 1: Not applicable on special orders.
Not to be used in combination with other promotions.
Absolutely all sales final, not exchanges or returns.
Coupon must be present at time of purchase.
Not applicable at StevenBe.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Mother's Day/Shepherd's Harvest

Thank you to everyone who visited our booth/mini boutique at Shepherd's Harvest over Mother's Day weekend! We were so happy with the turn out considering it was cold and rainy all day Saturday. But of course, to knitters and fiber lovers cold weather just means they get to wear knitwear on top of knitwear on top of knitwear.

And what Mother's Day fiber celebration is complete with out our very own mothers? Mama Berg and Mama France came along for the fiber fun. Mama Berg even dressed up in a pink jumpsuit for the special occasion!

Seriously Steven. I don't even know how describe... What am I supposed to write...?
Yet again you've left us all speechless and we're happier for it!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Runway Show Tomorrow!

Stop by StevenBe to witness the set up for the Spring Fashion Show!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Early Morning Breakfast Hop, Stitch and a Jump

Steven and Cis of 3 Kittens Needle Arts are cohosting Hop, Stitch and a Jump this weekend and have guests Cookie A and Lucy Neatby in town teaching at their stores. Here is a little slideshow taken at the breakfast this morning.


This is an exciting opportunity to meet and greet some of the top knitters in the country. Stephen West is also at StevenBe's. Yarnover is tomorrow in Hopkins. What a great Spring weekend for fiber artists!! Call the shop and you might be able to get into one of the fabulous classes this weekend.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

MNfashion Preview Party

Last night, Steven and I (Tim) packed up a taste of the StevenBe Spring Runway Show to promote and meet the rest of the MNfashion Week event holders. Steven was his usual bold, beautiful, and show stopping self! We had a blast meeting and getting to know the other artists, designers, and event holders (check out all the events during MNfashion Week, April 16th-25th).
Since it is MNfashion, who should show up at the preview party? None other than Christopher Straub from Project Runway!

If you haven't seen StevenBe: A Yarn Garage Workshop yet, what better way to say hello than by joining us for a runway show?!

Full Runway Show details.
Register Today!

Steven and Christopher Straub

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Friday, April 2, 2010

Summer Patterns have Arrived!

Drop by the Yarn Garage or StevenBe by Thursday, April 8th and pick up the newest Tahki Stacy Charles summer wear patterns and matching Tempo yarn to receive a 20% discount!

Monday, March 29, 2010

HSJ Swag Bag Teaser

Check out the hot new swag bags that Victoria and Tally made for Hop, Stitch & A Jump! Can you believe we're just giving them away?!?! I take that back, we're not just giving them away, we're giving them away chalk FULL of fiber surprises. 3 Kittens and StevenBe have this great event worked out for all you amazing knitters that love to come to Mpls for the Yarn Over. I will be our version of a Minnesota Knitting movie premier complete with parties and chauffeurs.
More information about Cookie A. and Lucy Neatby seminars on April 16th and April 18th at StevenBe and 3Kittens Needle Arts.

Register for all 4 classes and receive the Academy Award Swag Bag!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

It's Artfelt!

It's felting day at StevenBe. Today's project is the Artfelt Silk Ribbon Scarf. Artfelt's felting technique makes our felting seminars easy, relaxing, and fun. Choose from a variety of "ready to felt" kits or for the adventurous type, personalize your scarf by selecting your own Artfelt roving at StevenBe: A Yarn Garage Workshop.

Email Steven to register for a felting seminar.

Artfelt Kit Contents: One 50 gram hank of Standard roving; one 50 gram skein of Pencil roving; 1 ball Seta Moda yarn; 1 piece of artfelt™ paper 10” x 118” (with plastic); 2 barbed needles; instructions.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Springtime Stitches

With Spring recently sprung upon us, we see little signs of life starting to emerge from their long winter’s sleep. Even over at Steven Be’s we see all these wonderful projects happening. With the flowers and birds comes a new batch of yarn from Tilli Tomas.

70% Silk / 30% Seacell (Natural Kelp Fiber)
290 yards / 50 gms
18sts = 4” on #3 US needle

It comes in a variety of wonderful colors ready for spring wear. It also knits up fast on larger needles and looks deliciously chic when coupled with another yarn. If you’re interested in knitting with this gorgeous yarn and want to do a last minute gift for Easter, email Steven ( for patterns and yarn. Mention this post (Springtime Stitches) and receive a coupon for a discount on your order.