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5200 Baltimore Avenue, suite 101
Hyattsville, Maryland 20781
Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 11-7
Wednesday 11-9
Saturday 11-6
Sunday 1-5
closed Monday.

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19 March, 2013 | No comments

A letter from Larry and Cheryl

Dear friends and customers,

Our retirement sale is now over, and A Tangled Skein is closed. Thank you for over six wonderful years. We will miss you.

There are many excellent yarn stores in the area that are anxious to serve you. Two in particular have made a special point of reaching out to former customers of A Tangled Skein: Knit and Stitch Equals Bliss, 4706 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda (301-652-8688); and The Yarn Spot, 11406A Georgia Ave., Wheaton (301-933-9550).

Some of our wonderful former staff members have plans to continue Sit and Stitch events and possibly even classes in the area. If you would like to kept informed about these plans, send an email to

Keep stitching!

Cheryl and Larry

5 February, 2013 | No comments

February Dream in Color Club yarn and pattern

The Dream in Color Club yarn for February, the final installment of the 2012-13 club, is Everlasting DK, a 12-ply, 100 percent superwash merino in a bright, festive fuchsia color; the yarn has a wonderful sheen and drape. The regular price of the yarn is $26, but since all of our yarn is on sale for 20 percent off, your cost is only $20.80. This month’s pattern, free with purchase of the yarn, is the Trinity Scarf, a very clever and rather unusual design. Availability is first-come, first-served, so as soon as you can, stop by the shop or call us with a credit card to reserve your yarn and pattern. The pattern can be e-mailed to you, or you can pick up a black-and-white copy at the shop. Once it’s gone, the yarn won’t be available again.

26 January, 2013 | No comments

Our final classes: lace shawl, next steps in crochet, quick start, finishing

With this short February class list, we’re bringing knitting and crochet instruction at A Tangled Skein to an end. (But watch this space for announcements about classes and sit-and-stitch gatherings that may continue at other locations after we close.) In February, Jennifer Woods will guide you through the Crocus Pocus, a fun shawl knit our of fingering-weight (sock) or lace-weight yarn. Beads are optional. Edna Paulson will take crocheters a step beyond the basics into pattern stitches, crochet in the round and changing colors. Barbara Ross-Robey will offer our two-session quick-start beginning knitting class, and Jennifer will finish things off with a finishing workshop. Full details, dates and prices can be found by selecting Classes at A Tangled Skein in the navigation bar on the left.

8 January, 2013 | No comments

An important announcement from Larry and Cheryl

We regret to announce that after six wonderful years, we are retiring and A Tangled Skein is closing its doors.

Beginning Jan. 10, we will hold a wall-to-wall store-closing sale. We will liquidate every item of merchandise in our store, including yarn, needles, patterns, books, kits, notions, accessories and much, much more. We will also sell all our store fixtures, furniture and equipment. All sales will be final.

Come to our store on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday (yes, we will be open on Monday for that week only), Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 10–16, before the sale is announced in the media. To prepare for this sale, we will be closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 7–9.

Everyone who reads this announcement is invited to this preview sale. You will have the first opportunity to shop and save on our entire inventory before many items are sold out.

Please arrive early for the best selection. The sale begins on Thursday, Jan. 10, at 11:00 a.m. sharp! We may not have finished placing sale tags on all our merchandise, but if you have your invitation we will extend a special discount to you and your guests on any items in the store that have not already been marked down.

Fantastic prizes will be awarded as part of our Retirement Sale! To get you started toward winning, simply mention seeing this announcement the first time you visit our sale and you’ll receive 3,000 bonus prize points just for stopping by! Be sure to visit our contest desk for details and to see all the prizes on display.

We made the difficult decision to close our doors only after careful consideration. Our Retirement Sale is our way of thanking you for six wonderful years of business and friendship. We look forward to seeing you take advantage of these huge savings while helping us to accomplish our goal of being free to pursue new adventures in our lives.

We know you will have questions about store policies and operations during the closing process, and we may not always be available to take your phone calls. We have prepared an FAQ (see below), and will also try to respond to e-mails sent to

What about your Frequent Buyer program? We will no longer issue Frequent Buyer cards, and you will not accrue Frequent Buyer points during the Retirement Sale. However, we will honor all Frequent Buyer credits you have accumulated, even if you have not reached the threshold of $250 in purchases. We will also honor gift certificates and any other store credits (for example, credits we have previously issued for returned merchandise).

Will classes continue until you close? The classes that begin in January will continue as scheduled. We will make an announcement about February classes shortly.

Will you still hold Wednesday and Thursday Sit and Stitch sessions? Except for the Sit and Stitch that would normally be held on Wednesday, Jan. 9, when we will be closed, we will continue Sit and Stitch until our final day of operation if there is demand.

What will your hours be during the sale? Except for the fact that we will be open an extra day—Monday, Jan. 14, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.—our hours of operation will not change.

Will you continue to accept credit cards and checks? Yes.

2 January, 2013 | No comments

January Dream in Color Club yarn and pattern

The Dream in Color Club pattern for January is the Ichigo Tam, a simple, classic tam that’s designed to complement the November Dream in Color Club colorway (of which we still have three skeins at $18 a skein, by the way). So you can choose to pair November’s Carmen Opera Mitts with the Ichigo Tam for a super-cute winter set. The January yarn is Perfectly Posh, a buttery-soft three-ply yarn that’s 70 percent wool, 10 percent cashmere, 10 percent silk and 10 percent kid mohair. There are 360 yards in each 100-gram skein of this sport-weight yarn, which costs $36 per skein. The pattern is free with purchase of the yarn. To recap how the Dream in Color Club works, as close to the beginning of the month as possible we post the name of the yarn and a picture of the pattern on our website and send a notice to everyone on our e-mail list. Availability is first-come, first-served, so as soon as you can, stop by the shop or call us with a credit card to reserve your yarn and pattern. The pattern can be e-mailed to you, or you can pick up a black-and-white copy at the shop. Once it’s gone, the yarn won’t be available again. Besides the remaining November yarn, we also still have a few skeins of the December selection, also Perfectly Posh, but in a lace weight. December’s pattern is Seychelles, a shoulder cozy. The price is $36.

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