The Big Sale 2013: My Top 10 Picks!

By now, most of you have noticed the spectacular sale we have going on (our early-to-the-party answer to Cyber Monday). But the downfall of having over 700 yarns on sale? It always feels like you’ve missed something, no?

With that in mind, I’ve highlighted my Top 10 favorites from this year’s big sale—in dramatic ascending order! Please keep in mind that I’m a lady who loves her neutrals (with little pops of jewel-tones here and there).

10) Capra in “Wine”
$7.99 $3.99/50g  –  85% Merino Wool, 15% Cashmere

My favorite reds always look like they belong in a long-stemmed glass; the combination of this with cashmere feels like some pinnacle of luxury.

9) Biggo in “Cobblestone Heather”
$8.49 $4.24/100g  –  50% Superwash Merino Wool, 50% Nylon

Oh, all the quick, perfectly-oversized cowls you will make!

8) Palette in “Mineral Heather”
$3.59 $1.79/50g – 100% Peruvian Highland Wool

Simply put:  This is a magnificently complex hue—perfect on its own or in colorwork.

7) Wool of the Andes Special Reserve in “Oakmoss”
$2.49 $1.75/50g – 100% Peruvian Highland Wool

All of these limited-stock colors are knockouts for me, but there’s something extra special about this airy, barely-there green.

6) Stroll Sock in “Jack Rabbit Heather”
$4.69 $2.34/50g – 75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon

Existing on some beautiful, uncommon plane between grey and brown, this is what I like to call a “rare neutral”.

5) Imagination in “Castle Walls”
$6.79 $3.39/50g – 50% Merino Wool, 25% Superfine Alpaca, 25% Nylon

Leave it to me to favor this among the all the technicolor offerings of Imagination! But honestly, the movement of this tonal colorway would look drop-dead gorgeous in a shawl (and bring subtle interest to a standard handknit sock).

4) Wool of the Andes Tweed in “North Pole Heather”
$3.29 $1.64/50g – 80% Peruvian Highland Wool, 20% Donegal Tweed

A lovely icy blue made unique through rustic flecks of tweed; everyone will ask you were you got this yarn.

3.) Brava Worsted in “Hunter”
$2.99 $1.49/100g – 100% Premium Acrylic

Deep hues really make Brava yarn sing. “Hunter” is a true jewel-tone that feels classic, verdant and gender-neutral.

2) Aloft in “Pennyroyal”
$6.99 $3.49/25g – 75% Super Kid Mohair, 25% Silk

Aloft can be such an unexpected delight in neon hues (like brilliant “Koi” or “Cosmopolitan”), but the subtle purple whisper of “Pennyroyal” takes the ethereal cake.

1.) Diadem DK Special Reserve in “Argent”
$16.99 $11.99/100g – 50% Baby Alpaca, 50% Mulberry Silk

The DK weight of Diadem is even plusher and more halo-riffic than your wildest dreams—and something about this classic chrome hue complements those characteristics perfectly.

Hopefully I helped you spot something you missed on your first outing—but either way, happy sale hunting. Although we’re limited to stock on hand (meaning: grab your very favorites while they’re around), the sale continues until December 1st!


  1. Elvyra / December 4, 2013

    An elderly with more ideas than sense, I bot lots of gorgeous yarn on this sale! For sweaters, for sox, for rtrim, for value…. Great fun!
    See you next year, if I can stay away!!

  2. Annette Anderson / November 27, 2013

    I bought palette enough for an afghan

  3. celeste / November 26, 2013

    I would *love* to have it sortable by weight. I couldn’t search through 21 pages to find fingering weight 🙂

  4. Desiree / November 26, 2013

    I Bought enough of oak moss and two other colours in this range to make two sweaters and a cowl. What a bargain! Thank you

  5. Peggy / November 26, 2013

    I also purchased to make sweaters. And North Pole heather was on my list!

  6. Tiara / November 25, 2013

    I was so glad to see you were having a sale. I didn’t grab any of the special reserve yarns, but I did purchase a sweater’s worth of Wool of the Andes Bulky. I’ve been wanting to buy yarn for a large project for a while & this was the perfect excuse…er…opportunity to do that. 🙂