Category Archives: Yarn

Our Favorite Patterns in Stroll

Stroll is my go-to yarn for socks, accessories and light garments. I know each project will be oh-so-soft, stand up to some heavy wear and easily washed in the machine, ready to be worn again and again! You can still save 40% on a wide selection of Stroll colors and lines with our Summer Yarn Sale, here is a list of popular patterns for extra inspiration!

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July Yarn Sale – Chroma!

Our newest monthly yarn sale makes me so happy - it's Chroma! Both fingering and worsted weights in all colors are now on sale for 30% off - it's a perfect time to stock up on this wonderful and colorful yarn.

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Stripes Galore! Felici is Back!

Our favorite self-striping sock yarn is back! Felici is the perfect blend of squishy-soft Superwash Merino Wool and Nylon complete with colorful stripes and cute colorways. We put together a roundup of mitten and sock patterns, perfect for the new Felici colors (and the perfect size for your next portable project). Feast your eyes and keep busy during your summer vacations!

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Favorite Projects for Swish!

Oh Swish, I could write poems about how wonderful this yarn feels and knits up. Perfect for sweaters where you need extra next-to-skin softness without compromising on durability and (don't forget) it's machine washable which scores this yarn major points in my book. Bonus, both Swish Worsted AND Swish DK have select colors on sale during our big Summer Yarn Sale! Make sure to stop by to see the full range (and peruse the other goodies too!). For a dash of inspiration, here is a round up of some of our very favorite patterns in Swish to get both your hooks and needles busy.

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Get a free ball of Chroma!

Give your yarn stash some love with a free ball of Chroma*, our favorite shade-shifting yarn! Available in both fingering and worsted weight yarn, you can create stunning colorful projects with minimal effort - the yarn does the hard part for you! The colors move gently through a single ply, creating subtly blended and shaded sections. Wanna know how to get in on this colorful deal? First -do a bit of shopping ($25+), then add your favorite color of Chroma to the shopping cart and then enter CHROMA at checkout! It's that easy and the one ball of Chroma is yours, for free!

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New Yarn Samplers – 25% off!

Have you seen all of the lovely, new yarn samplers that we've recently added? You'll find a fun mix of colors and yarns - all of which are perfect for small accessories or combine them into one larger project. McGregor Comfy Sport Sampler

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Choosing the Perfect Project for Fingering Weight Yarns

This time of year, with summer just around the corner, many knitter and crocheters put away their bulky wool yarns and pick up lighter weight yarns for projects. Socks, shawls, light scarves, tees - all much nicer to have on the lap than a bulky weight afghan! With the release of our new Stroll Tonal and Stroll Handpainted Yarn colors, we thought this would be a good time to go over our different types of fingering weight yarns and the perfect projects for each yarn.

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Save With Bare Yarn 20 packs!

Indie dyers rejoice! Your favorite dyeable yarns are available with a bulk discount! You can save 15% off the regular Bare yarn prices when you buy a package of 20 dyeable skeins. Most of our popular yarn lines are also available in a Bare version, from Billow to Swish Worsted so there's a yarn for every project and preference.

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Choosing the Perfect Project for Cotton Yarns

It's spring, the weather is warming up and it's time to put away those woolly sweaters and switch them out with some lighter weight garments! A question we often get at this time of the year is which of our cotton yarns work best for certain projects. I've put together some information and a list of what we recommend for some of our warm weather cotton and cotton-blend yarns. First, a brief overview of cotton yarn. Cotton is strong, durable and machine-washable fiber. It's a great choice to use for people with wool sensitivities and for vegans plus it's wonderful for next to skin wear during warmer months. Cotton can be harder on the on the hands to work with for some people, since it is an inelastic fiber; cotton blends tend to be easier to knit or crochet with. Because of the inelastic nature, it can be harder for cables or colorwork projects, however textured stitches will show up beautifully. And now the yarns!  

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Single-ply Yarn Fun

I can say with all honesty that Preciosa is a huge staff favorite - when we received our early office shipment, the squeals of delight were deafening as we pulled bag after bag out of the box, each skein getting more and more love.  While the bright candy colored tonal colors were the first thing that we crushed on, the soft cushy yarn itself was what made us fall head over heels in love. We describe Preciosa as a luxurious single-ply Merino yarn - but what does that mean for you when deciding on the perfect project for this yarn?

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