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January 2020 Happenings


As we end 2019 and start 2020, Nancy and Robin want to thank you for being our community of creative crafters and helping us to make Fabulous Fiber Arts an amazing place to come and get your craft on. We are grateful for each and every one of our customers and friends and look forward to the year ahead!
Winter Hours
Sunday 12PM – 4:30PM
Tuesday thru Saturday 10AM -5:30PM
Thursday 10AM – 7:00PM

Thursdays in January will be dedicated to our Winter KAL’s, The Ramble Shawl and Art Yarns Cloud Showstopper Shawl.
Join us, January 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th for Brioche Knitting for the Ramble Shawl.

  • January 12th – Fabulous Fiber Arts annual After Christmas Christmas Potluck Party
    Join us at 4, bring a gift to exchange ($20 value) and something to eat.
  • Fabulous Fiber Arts Book Night with Parnassus Books – Join us January 16th at 6:00pm as we partner with Charlotte from Parnassus Books for a presentation of the Best Books of 2019.
  • Spring Knitting Retreat – Join Fabulous Fiber Arts and More for our Spring Knitting Retreat at George Inlet Lodge, March 20th, 21st, & 22nd. This weekend retreat is $325, which includes transportation, lodging, all meals, project bags, class patterns and yarn for our featured classes with:
  • Sticka Book Author, Designer and Dyer – Emma Boyles, Little Grey Sheep
  • Sitka Hand Dyer, Pattern Designer – Bobbi Pendell, Raven Frog Fibers
  • Fabulous Fiber Arts owners – Nancy Elkins and Robin Ashcraft
    You can sign-up and register for the Knitting Retreat in store or online at our website.
    (for those not wanting to stay at George Inlet Lodge the price is $225)

Do you need a refresher class in knitting or do you want to learn to knit?

  • Sunday January 19th and 26th, 1pm – 4pm – Learn to Knit with Nancy
  • Friday, January 10th and 17th, 1pm – 4pm – Learn to Knit
  • Friday, January 24th and 31st, 1pm – 4pm – Refresher Knitting Class

Our Learn to Knit Classes and Refresher Knitting Class is $35 unless you’ve signed up for our Spring Retreat. All Retreat Guests can join these classes for FREE.
You can sign-up and register for classes in store or online at our website.

Wacky Wednesday FUN
January 8th, 2020 – 20% off Noro a la mode
January 15th, 2020 – 20% off Kathmandu Aran 100
January 22nd, 2020 – 15% off all Mountain Meadows Yarn
January 29th, 2020 – 15% off Koigu
(Be sure and check Facebook for other in-store specials throughout the month)

Join our Winter KAL starting January 1st, 2020 through March 31st, 2020 the gorgeous Ramble Shawl and Art Yarns Cloud Showstopper Shawl.
You will be entered in a drawing for a gift certificate from Fabulous Fiber Arts if you have completed our winter KAL by March 31st, 2020.

Please follow us and share your Fabulous Fiber Arts projects on Facebook and Instagram.

Download and Print our January Newsletter.

January Happenings 2020 at the Fab Fibers

Fall 2019 KAL’s

Fall KAL’s (knit-a-longs)

Our Fall KAL’s are Knit Purl Hunter’s Shawl “Audition”, any of the Artyarns Shawls that we have in the store or the beautiful Trimont Snood. Stop in the store to get your yarn and supplies and too join the fun. 

Join us anytime for social knitting and to get help with our Fall KAL’s. If you have completed any of KAL’s by December 31st, 2019 you will be entered in a drawing for a gift certificate from Fabulous Fiber Arts. 

One Year Anniversary

  • Join Us Friday, November 1st to celebrate our 1 year Anniversary as Fabulous Fiber Arts and More – 1:00pm until closing- Snacks, In-store Specials, drawings and more.

Master Hand Knitter Meet-Up

Master Hand Knitters Meet-Up 

Did you start the Master Knitter program and not complete it? Or would you like to become a Master Hand Knitter?

  • WHEN: Join us for the Master Hand Knitters course  on Tuesdays, starting October 1st
  • WHERE: Fabulous Fiber Arts and More
    716 Totem Way, #100
    Ketchikan, AK 99901
  • TIME: 12:30 – 3:30

Bring your lunch and join us at Fabulous Fiber Arts as we get together to work on the course together get guidance, encouragement and support for the Master Hand Knitters (MHK) Course.  This group will be free-of-charge.



September/ October Happenings

September & October Happenings at 

Fabulous Fiber Arts and More
As Summer comes to an end and Fall approaches it’s time to come get your craft on! 

Winter Hours start September 30th

  • Sunday 12 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday thru Saturday 10 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Thursday 10 AM – 7:00 PM

Fall KAL’s (knit-a-longs)

Knit Purl Hunter’s Mystery Shawl KAL “Audition” starts October 10th – the shawl is knit using the lovely shades of Simplicity Spray or Simplicity Tonal by HiKoo® and is paired with two skeins of solid HiKoo® Simplicity.  Our other KAL’s include any of the Artyarns Shawls that we have in the store or the beautiful Trimont Snood. Stop in the store for more details and too join the fun.

Join us anytime for social knitting and to get help with our Fall KAL’s.  If you have completed any of KAL’s by December 31st, 2019 you will be entered in a drawing for a gift certificate from Fabulous Fiber Arts. 

  • Spring Knitting Retreat – Fabulous Fiber Arts and More is looking ahead to Spring and we would like to put together a knitting retreat this year with classes, food, and fun. Would you be interested in joining us for a weekend of fun? Please call the shop or stop by and sign up so we know if this is something we should go forward with. 
  • Ketchikan Residents Sock Club Special – Sept. 1 – Sept. 30th Save $5 when you join the sock club.  We are running a special for our local Ketchikan people who join our AK BiMonthly Mystery Sock Club. Sign up and get your first package today. Then starting October 5th come in to pickup your next sock club package.  Each package contains one hand dyed sock yarn and exclusive pattern from either Raven Frog Fibers or Robin’s Nest Fiber Arts. You will receive a new pattern and sock colorway every other month, October through April. Sock Club
  • Artober Art Walk –  October 4th, 5pm – 8pm Celebrate the start of fall in style with the Art’s Council, Fabulous Fiber Arts and your other local businesses, featuring local artists, great food and music. Fabulous Fiber Arts will have snacks, Art Walk sale specials and an in-store drawing. Come join the fun!
  • Learn to Knit Socks  – Have you wanted to learn to knit socks or do you want to join our sock club and need to learn two at a time socks? We have two class options for you to choose from: Sunday, September 29th & October 6th 1:00 – 4:00 or Friday, October 11th & 18th 2:00 to 5:00. The class is $30 or if you join our Sock Club it is a FREE class. We will be doing a “class sock” to get you started knitting socks.You will need worsted weight yarn and size 5 or 6 double point needles to do the class sock. (You need to know basic knitting)

 *To register for classes either call the store or go online to

  • October 31st – Halloween Special Come Trick or Treat and draw a discount between 10% – 25% off one item and even a Halloween gift certificate. (Excluding sale items, discount valid on 10/31 ONLY- One Discount Per Customer).

Wacky Wednesday FUN 

  • September 18th – 20% off ALL Noro
  • September 25th – 20% off Mountain Meadows Wool
  • October 2nd – 15% Koigu
  • October 9th – 15% off Cascade 220 Sport
  • October 16th – 30% Cascade 220 Pillows
  • October 23rd – 20% off Kathmandu Aran
  • October 30th – 25% off Findley DK and Llama Una

Keep an eye out for our November Newsletter. Be sure to follow us on Facebook to keep up with in-store specials, knitting classes and more.

Wacky Wednesday’s

Check our Events Calendar and Facebook for our Wacky Wednesday Sales and In Store Specials

NEW this year our 25% off table

Welcome to Fabulous Fiber Arts

Do you like fine yarn? Bring your creative self to Fabulous Fiber Arts and More!

We’re a full-service Locally owned Yarn Store in downtown Ketchikan, Alaska. Downtown by Ketchikan’s Creek Street behind Parnassus Books.

We offer locally hand dyed and commercial dyed yarns, classes, Kint-Alongs (KALs), Group Knitting, locally designed quilt and knitting patterns,  and More.

We’re your one stop shop for yarn, books and patterns. We have had several different locations and names over the years, but have had the pleasure of being your local fiber store for several years. Come play with us!