Each year, British yarn company West Yorkshire Spinners creates a special holiday colorway in their Signature 4ply sock yarn, and this year we’re expecting three. The first of the bunch has arrived – meet Robin! Signature 4ply is West Yorkshire Spinners’ self-patterning sock yarn, composed of machine-washable bluefaced leicester wool and nylon, for strength. These … [more]
While we’re always disappointed when well-loved yarns are discontinued, the bright side is that it means exciting new yarns are coming. We recently learned that Fibre Company is discontinuing production of their bulky weight Arranmore, and though we’re sad to see it go, we’re pleased to announce a sale to see it off!
Announcing our Out With the Old Sale – from this Friday, December 13, through Sunday, December 15, Fibre Co. Arranmore will be 40% off!
Arranmore is a bulky weight tweed, composed of 80% merino, 10% cashmere, and 10% silk. It knits up quickly at a gauge of 3.5 – 4.25 stitches per inch, using US 8-10 needles. Though it’s thick and warm, it’s not heavy; with 175 yards on each 100 gram skein, it’s quite lofty for a bulky yarn.
The sale begins Friday, and goes through Sunday – come early for best selection! If we happen to run low on Arranmore before the sale is through, we may have some other surprise discounts in store… hope to see you this weekend!
A reminder: all sales are final on discounted yarn. There can be no returns or exchanges, nor special orders – the discount applies only to what we currently have in stock. Thanks!
The twelfth installment of the Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide series is here! Let’s take a peek inside. Ann Shayne and Kaye Gardiner’s series of Field Guides are pocket-sized booklets focused on a particular theme or knitting technique. This time around, the theme is Big Joy, as interpreted by Jen Geigley, a designer known for her now-classic … [more]
The Dream in Color Sock-It Club is back! This time around, each limited edition skein comes with a 100-yard mini skein for coordinating heels and toes. “I designed the main skein color to be half peach and half wine to create amazingly bold striped socks,” writes dyer Veronica. “Just like Sangria is not complete without … [more]
We’re excited to announce that we now carry canvas totes and denim project bags from Baggu! Baggu is a company that’s all about bags, designed in their San Francisco studio and ethically manufactured in China. They have a long-standing partnership with that manufacturer, and both are deeply committed to ethical and environmentally responsible practices – … [more]
Once again, we’ve won “Best Yarn Shop” in the News of Orange County’s Reader’s Choice Awards. We’re proud to have a dozen “Best Yarn Shop” awards hanging in our window. Thanks so much to all who voted, and to everyone who supports the shop!
The Koigu Collector’s Club continues! Each month, we’ll receive a batch of KPPPM in a limited edition color dyed especially for a select group of local yarn stores that carry Koigu. Dyed on KPPPM, Koigu’s signature fingering weight superwash merino wool, Fall Fair Midway is ideal for making shawls, cowls, baby sweaters, and of course, … [more]
“Sindi” is a new cowl design from Shibui for their very newest yarn, Nest. It’s a simple stockinette tube, with a bit of reverse stockinette at the top and bottom, but it’s still an entertaining knit on account of the yarn itself. “Sindi” is knit holding one strand of Nest together with two strands of … [more]
The Autumn 2019 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly has arrived here at the shop! The patterns and colors in this issue are inspired by the coast – ocean waves, sand and pebbles, shells and sailor’s knots. As ever, there are a variety of knitting techniques on display in this issue – stripes and stranded colorwork, … [more]
Dream in Color’s Pop Up! Club is back! Every month, we’re getting a special new colorway from Dream in Color, a Tuscon-based producer of small batch hand-dyed yarns. August’s new limited edition colorway is here while supplies last! This month, dyer Veronica has painted the colors of autumn on Dream in Color’s aptly-named Smooshy with … [more]
Malabrigo recently released a bunch of new colors in their beloved worsted weight superwash merino, Rios. Meet the Tribeca collection! Rios is beautifully hand-dyed in rich, memorable colors, soft and springy in the hand, and machine-washable, no less. A superwash worsted weight wool is a versatile kind of yarn, good for garments and accessories alike. We’ve … [more]