Category Archives: Yarn

Lower Prices? Yes Please!

That’s right! Both our Brava and regular Wool of the Andes lines now have lower Everyday Prices – which means more savings for those afghan and blanket projects! Brava Sport, Worsted, and Bulky are all now an amazing $1.99 per skein, with Brava 500 dropping to $8.99. Wool of the Andes Sport and Worsted are now $2.49 each, while Bulky is now only $4.99 per hank! Even with summer on the horizon, it’s never too early to start some of those big projects so you’ll ...

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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 as Knit Picks, Interweave, I Like Knitting, and I Like Crochet. She also spends time working with independent designers. She is the author of two books, Unlock Your Inner Designer: How to start designing and Pattern Launch Plan: Sell more patterns consistently without being sleazy. Learn more about both titles here – http://bit.ly/booksfordesigners. What do all these roles have in common? They are all helping knitters and crocheters imagine the ...

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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 blend just makes it absolutely perfect in my book.

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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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