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Limited Edition Knitter’s Pride MarblZ Designer Set

Monday, November 10th, 2014
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Looking for something special to add to your wishlist this season? Check out the limited edition Knitter’s Pride Marblz Interchangeable Circular Needle Designer Set.

Knitter's Pride Marblz Interchangeable Needle Set

This set includes 9 pairs of Marblz interchangeable needles in US sizes 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.5 & 11, four cables in lengths of 24”, (2) – 32” & 40”, a needle gauge, and a set of cord connectors. Everything you need comes in a lovely box with and open window that displays these gorgeous needles.

Marblz are beautifully patterned acrylic needles. The tips have a wonderful point and the needles are super smooth without being too slick. They also warm nicely in your hands and are incredibly light..

Personally, I’m a big fan of metal needles and use them almost exclusively, so I was a little skeptical giving these needles a try. I found myself to be pleasantly surprised! They were really quite lovely to knit with. I was already a fan of Knitter’s Pride circular needles, both fixed and interchangeable, since there aren’t many projects I don’t use circulars for, so I knew I would enjoy that part. I have previously tried acrylic needles but didn’t like them because they were too grabby, or squeaked. I didn’t have either of those issues with Marblz.

This set definitely deserves a place on your wishlist. It’s limited edition, so make sure you grab it while you can!

 

Planning a Trip to WEBS? Where to Stay

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
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One of the great things about living in Hampshire County is all of the amazing colleges we have. Of course, this also means that come fall, the hotels in the surrounding area fill up between students moving in and family weekends. When you add in the visitors we have to check out our amazing foliage, hotel room book quickly. If you’re planning to visit WEBS and are including an overnight stay,  it’s a good idea to plan ahead.

Visithampshirecounty.com Hotel SearchVisithampshirecounty.com is a great resource if you’re travelling to our neck of the woods, and they’ve just added a great function to their site to help you find a hotel room. They have added the JackRabbit Book Direct Lodging Search Engine. Enter the dates you’d like to stay and you will receive a list of places to stay with vacancy and price so you can compare. Super simple!

While you’re on the site, you can check out places to eat, shop, and things to see while you’re visiting us. Hampshire County has a lot to offer. Even I, a lifelong resident of Hampshire County, find it useful when looking for something new to do.

Are you planning a trip to WEBS sometime soon?

Extra Savings on Closeouts from Universal Yarn

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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This week, 7/15/14-7/21/14, save an additional 15% on closeouts from Universal Yarn when you use code UNIVERCLOS at checkout.

Universal Yarn Closeouts at yarn.com

You don’t want to miss your chance to save on the amazing closeouts from Universal Yarn. Many of the yarns don’t have a hefty stock, so if you see something you can’t live without, make sure you grab it now. It’s the perfect opportunity to grab some gorgeous yarn at amazing savings.

Use code UNIVERCLOS at checkout to save an additional 15% off of the already low closeout price of Universal Yarn.

Extra Savings on Closeouts from Tahki, S. Charles, and Filatura di Crosa

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
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Are you ready for this week’s extra savings on closeouts? 7/8/14-7/14/14, you can save an extra 15% on closeouts from Tahki, Filatura di Crosa, and S. Charles. Just enter code TSCCLOS at checkout. There are so many great options in this week’s selection, it might be hard to choose. Of course, the extra 15% off makes it easier to not have to pick!

S Charles Natalia at yarn.com

Looking for something a little more classic? S. Charles Natalia is a beautiful blend of merino, angora, and a touch of nylon. The chainette construction means it will be light, and the fiber content means that it will be warm! Available in naturals and jewel tones, this yarn is perfect for garments as well as accessories.

Tahki Jackson at yarn.com

If you want something bulky with a bit of interest, Tahki Jackson may be just what you need. Jackson has lengths of textured coils wrapped up in a haze of long wool strands. This chunky yarn will work up in no time and the unique color treatment will add interest to your finished fabric. It has a subtle thick-thin texture and the black and bright color combinations are striking.

Filatura di Crosa Tiffany at yarn.com

Want a little more glitz? Filatura di Crosa Tiffany is the perfect glitzy yarn for the summer months. This yarn has just enough sparkle to catch the light without being scratchy or overpowering. It’s a cotton blend, which makes it perfect for those who can’t use wool, or want a non-wool blend for when it’s warm.

Don’t forget to add code TSCCLOS at checkout for the additional 15% savings on closeouts from Tahki, S. Charles, and Filatura di Crosa.

Extra Savings on Classic Elite Closeouts

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
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I am pretty excited about this week’s closeout special. 7/1/14-7/7/14 you can save an additional 15% on all Classic Elite closeouts. Just enter code CLASELCLOS at checkout and the discount will be taken then.

We have some gorgeous closeouts from Classic Elite including, Classic Elite Montera, Classic Elite Giselle, and Classic Elite Avenue. You’ll also find tons for pattern support for these yarns, both free and PDF downloads.

Classic Elite Montera at yarn.com

Classic Elite Montera is a soft and rustic one-ply yarn made from a 50/50 blend of wool and llama. This heavy worsted weight yarn comes in a broad palette of bright, solid colors that would look great knit or crocheted into a big warm sweater or cuddly accessories. The closeout price is just $5.49, so with the additional discount, each skein will only be $4.67!

Classic Elite Giselle at yarn.com

A gorgeous blend of kid mohair, nylon, and wool for just $4.92! Classic Elite’s Giselle is a breathtaking, light, and airy blend of kid mohair, wool, and nylon.  It is extremely versatile and can be used for anything from lacy accessories to beautiful garments that are sure to add a touch of sophistication to your wardrobe. Enjoy special savings on this discontinued yarn

Classic Elite Avenue at yarn.com

The combination of extrafine merino and silk gives Classic Elite Avenue a soft hand with drape. The merino and silk take the dye differently in this chainette yarn creating a marled effect. Be sure to check out the related patterns tab.

Remember, enter code CLASELCLOS at checkout to save an extra 15% off of Classic Elite closeouts.

 

Extra Savings on Ella Rae Closeouts

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
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This week, 6/24/14-6/30/14, you can save an extra 15% on closeouts from Ella Rae when you enter code ELLACLOS at checkout.

Ella Rae Calluna at yarn.com

Ella Rae Calluna is a machine washable blend of wool and acrylic. The colors are absolutely stunning and have a lovely heathered look. It is perfect for blankets, garments, and more! The worsted weight means you have tons of options for patterns.

Ella Rae Classic Sport at yarn.com

Ella Rae Classic Sport is a classic wool yarn that would be a great choice for colorwork projects. Have you been thinking about trying steeking? The great savings on this yarn makes it affordable to experiment with. It would also be fantastic for mittens.

Ella Rae Mega at yarn.com

 

Ella Rae Mega is a super bulky, 100% wool single ply yarn. It is soft and great for quick accessories. There are over 30 colors available, including several heathers.

Don’t miss out on an extra 15% off Ella Rae closeouts. You can see them all here. Use code ELLACLOS at checkout.

The I-91 Shop Hop is Coming!

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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I-91 Shop Hop 2014The I-91 Shop Hop begins Thursday, June 26, 2014 and runs through Sunday, June 29, 2014. Eleven shops are participating in the Shop Hop this year! The store has been busy getting ready with goodie bags and arranging the raffle prizes for the 300 or more hoppers that will come through our doors during the weekend. We can’t wait!

How do you take part? All you need is your I-91 Shop Hop passport and a sense of adventure! It’s not too late to purchase your passport. Visit one of the participating stores to purchase your $5 passport.

Why should you join in the Shop Hop fun? At each store, you have a chance to be entered in the daily gift basket prize drawing. Each basket has wonderful yarns, patterns, needles, and more. On Sunday, each shop will have two drawings, one for the daily basket as well as a chance to win a wooden swift and ball winder set. All customers who entered in the previous raffles during the weekend will be entered in for a chance to win the swift and ball winder. There is also a chance to win a spectacular grand prize! As you visit each shop, get a stamp on your passport. When your entire passport is stamped, simply leave the stamped page at the last store you visit and it will be entered in the grand prize drawing.

What about this Mystery Tour portion? Each time you receive a stamp in your passport, you will be handed a clue. This clue is a piece of the puzzle for a mystery knit along. After visiting all of the shops, you will have collected all 12 pieces to the mystery pattern! To solve…start knitting!

For more information, check out the I-91 Shop Hop Mystery Tour Facebook page, or visit the I-91 Shop Hop group on Ravelry.

Participating Shops
Green Mountain Spinnery – Putney, VT
Northampton Wools – Northampton, MA
WEBS America’s Yarn Store – Northampton, MA
Marji’s Yarncrafts – Granby, CT
Creative Fibers – Windsor, CT
Yarnover – Avon, CT
Village Wool- Glastonbury, CT
Country Yarns – Wallingford, CT
Knit New Haven – New Haven, CT
The Yarn Barn – Woodbridge, CT
The Yarn Basket – Branford, CT
Note: Metaphor Yarns appears on the map and passport, but will not be participating in the Shop Hop. Northampton Wools will be handing out 2 clues so you can finish you Mystery KAL.

Extra Savings on Araucania Closeouts

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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This week’s closeout deal is an extra 20% off Araucania closeouts. From 6/17/14-6/23/14, enter the code ARAUCLOS at checkout and you’ll receive an extra 20% off the closeout price. Araucania Huasco Discontinued Colors at yarn.com

Araucania Huasco (Discontinued Colors) is a wonderful, springy, 100% extrafine merino in beautiful, hand dyed colors. It is fantastic for cowls, shawls, and other accessories. Choose a simple pattern so that the beautiful colors can shine through. Be sure to check out the Related Patterns tab on the yarn page for some project ideas.

Araucania Lauca Closeouts at yarn.com

Araucania Lauca blends wool, camel, and silk in a soft, plied yarn. Think cuddly outerwear! Create your new favorite hat, mittens, or scarf with this incredible, colorful yarn. The additional 20% off means that this yarn is just $8.63 per hank. That is an incredible savings!

Araucania Rinihue Closeout at yarn.com

The wool/silk blend of Araucania Rinihue results in a slightly tweedy appearance to the wonderful hand dyed yarn. There are some absolutely gorgeous finished projects on Ravelry. From shawls to sweaters, this yarn can do anything!

Araucania Tepa Closeout at yarn.com

Araucania Tepa and 4.5 stars on our website and some fantastic reviews. Customers have used it for everything from cables to felting with fantastic results. The bright color combinations are a fantastic way to add pop to your project.

Don’t miss your chance to save an additional 20% off the closeout price on our Araucania closeouts. Use code ARAUCLOS 6/17/14-6/23/14 at checkout.

Which closeout from Araucania are you most excited about?

Extra Savings on Plymouth Closeouts

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
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This week (6/10/14-6/16/14), we’re having a special that offers extra savings on Plymouth closeouts. Save an extra 15% off of the closeout price when you enter code PLYMCLOS at checkout.

If you haven’t taken a peek at the Plymouth closeout section of our website lately, you’ll want to head over there and see the great yarns that are available.

Plymouth Dreamland at yarn.com

Plymouth Dreamland is a soft blend of nylon and acrylic that is available in a range of pastel shades that would be great for your next baby project. It is machine washable, so you don’t have to worry about throwing the finished project in the washing machine. This worsted weight is only $2.03 per ball when you add in the additional 15% off. It’s an incredible deal!

Plymouth Grandiosa Hand Dyed at yarn.com

Super bulky and soft, Plymouth Grandiosa Hand Dyed is a great option for quick projects that you want to knit or crochet. The blend of merino and alpaca means that this gorgeous yarn will also be incredibly warm. It’s perfect to pick up for your stash for quick gifts. Think cozy cowls and warm hats that will fly off of you needles or hook!

Plymouth Trabajos del Peru at yarn.com

The thick-thin texture of Plymouth Trabajos del Peru adds texture to your finished project while the hand dyed colors add even more interest. This soft extrafine merino wool is a worsted weight, which makes it a great option for nearly anything! Sweaters, cowls, hats, and more.

Plymouth Adore at yarn.com

Plymouth Adore is made up of little loops of super soft fiber on a nylon core. This fluffy yarn is machine washable, which makes it a perfect choice for kids’ garments and blankets. Check out the free pattern for the Kid’s Cowl on Plymouth’s website. You may just want to make one in your size!

Which Plymouth closeout are you most excited to save on? Use code PLYMCLOS at checkout 6/10/14-6/16/14 to save an additional 15% on Plymouth closeouts.

 

Extra Savings on Cascade Closeouts

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
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This week (6/3/14-6/9/14), we’re offering our Cascade Yarns closeouts at an extra 15% off! All you have to do is enter code CASCCLOS at checkout and the additional discount will be taken.

Don’t miss your chance to save even more on incredible yarn! There are some spectacular yarns in our Cascade Yarns closeout section. Cascade Heritage 150 Paints, Cascade 128 Solid, and Cascade Greenland top the list, and there isn’t a bad yarn in the bunch.

Cascade Heritage 150 Paints at yarn.com

Cascade Heritage 150 Paints is an excellent yarn for not only socks, but accessories like shawls, hats, and more. Originally $26.00, the closeout price of $12.99 is great, but it’s an even better deal when you take 15% off bringing the price down to $11.04. If you’re a crocheter, check out the pattern on Cascade’s website for the Arched Cuff Mitts. If you’re a knitter, the Checkerboard Mesh Scarf is a lovely accessory.

Cascade 128 Solids at yarn.com

If a bulky weight yarn is more your speed, the lofty Cascade 128 Solids might interest you. It works up at 3 to 3.5 stitches per inch making for speedy projects. There are several free hat patterns on Cascade’s website, from the simple Garter Rib Hat (and Legwarmers) to the more involved Chunky Fair Isle Pom Pom Hat.

Cascade Greenland at yarn.com

Looking for a nice, machine washable wool? Cascade Greenland is a lovely option. The density of the plies in this yarn means that your stitches will pop. With the additional 15% savings, Cascade Greenland is just $5.95 per ball, and it was originally $13.00. The 3D Cowl or the Playtime Hoodie would be fun projects for this yarn.

Check out all of our Cascade closeouts and start saving with code CASCCLOS today!