"The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give it away." David Viscott

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Yates Farm Yarn Sale 2012

I just got my postcard from Hilda Yates.  This year's yarn sale is Saturday 10/27 and Sunday 10/28!

For those of you who don't know, Yates is a commercial sheep farm in Ascutney, Vermont.  Every year, Hilda Yates has a huge yarn sale of 100% wool in a large variety of colors for very reasonable prices.  If you get there on Saturday morning, she has a brunch buffet set out as well - everything from quiche to fruit salad!

Expect to grab a bag and go from room to room in their old farm house.  There are bags of various colors and sizes lining each room and even the hall!  There is bulky weight, worsted weight, sport and fingering weight.  Most of it is in hanks, but sometimes you can find cones.  There is roving in all sorts of colors.  If you are looking for something in particular, just ask!  Chances are Hilda has it.

While you are there, be sure to get on the mailing list so you can plan for next year's sale.  Hilda mails out postcards about a month before the sale is held.

Hope to see you there!


  1. Thank you so much for posting this. It is the only reference I can find on the web to this farm or sale. I will get on the mailing list!

  2. You are so welcome! One year I had moved in July, and did not receive the postcard until the day before the sale (as it had been sent to my previous address) I, too, scoured the web trying to find something on it. I'm glad you found my post!