Category Archives: Yarn

Knitwear and crochet designer Tian Connaughton at home in her studio
Designer Interview: Tian Connaughton

One of our most versatile designers, Tian Connaughton is responsible for some of our favorite patterns — both knit and crochet. We’ve happily worked with her for 8 years, and look forward to many more collaborations. Tian is all things crafty. She is a designer and technical editor working for major brands such ...

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May’s Monthly Yarn Sale is Swish!

Swish is pretty much the perfect yarn: it's soft, it's warm, it's machine washable, and it comes in a variety of weights and lots of colors ... what more could you want?! DK, worsted, and bulky weight Swish yarns are all 100% Fine Superwash Merino Wool (plus there's a fingering weight version in Bare if you want to dye your own!).

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Introducing CotLin Reflections

Our latest Special Reserve Collection, CotLin Reflections, is everything I love in yarn. Inspired by the iconic hues of Indigo dyeing traditions, the collection was designed to highlight the stunning contrasts between snowy white fiber, indigo blue, and all those lovely shades in between. And boy, does it! Reflections is downright gorgeous, and the fact that it’s a summery cotton and linen ...

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Room to Grow: A Baby Crochet Collection

Featuring playful crochet in sweet colors, Room to Grow: A Baby Crochet Collection offers nine patterns for those silly, joyful, and oh-so lovable kiddos in your life. We've chosen the yarns in this book specifically with babies in mind - they're easy to care for and durable, which is something all parents will appreciate! So find inspiration for that next baby shower or birthday, or simply crochet something fabulous for the babies (and parents!) you love.

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Dye Bare Yarn with Kool-Aid!

Did you know you can experiment with dyeing yarn in your kitchen, using food-safe & low-cost products, and get some really cool results?! What a great way to play with our Bare Yarns!

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Spring Clearance Sale!

Our Spring Clearance Sale is here! We're making room for a bunch of exciting new products, so that means great savings for you! We're offering up to 70% off regular prices, and you'll be sure to find fabulous deals on tools, yarns, and books--it's a great time to stock up.

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Radiance: Knit Accessories

As the weather starts to change from winter to spring, thoughts turn from bulky scarves and hats to lighter weight knits. Layering pieces are the perfect compliment to warmer weather outfits; with that in mind, our new collection Radiance will have you reaching for your needles.

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Color Crush: Crochet Shawl Collection

When Spring rolls around, I love wrapping up in my lightweight, cozy knits while out running errands or meeting friends for brunch. Our newest shawl collection is just my style! Bright, graphic patterns with a modern touch, these crochet patterns are just as much fun to make as they are to wear!

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