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Ready, Set, Knit! 460: Kathy talks with Vickie Howell

Saturday, October 1st, 2016
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This week Kathy talks with Vickie Howell. Learn about Vickie and Kathy’s process to developing the new Valley Yarns Superwash Super Bulky and Vickie’s exclusive colors!

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #460 - Kathy talks with Vicke Howell. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

Check out Vickie’s designs for this yarn. And be sure to check out the FREE Super Scarf design! Look for the WEBS booth at Vogue Knitting Live in Minneapolis, and Vickie’s Make and Take!

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Reminder:

Our 11th Annual Knit for the Cure is happening tomorrow, Sunday 10/2, from 12-4!

WEBS retail store has extended it’s hours until 6:00PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays only. Thursdays the store will remain open until 8pm, and Saturdays until 5:30.

If you haven’t yet seen our new Website – check it out!

Upcoming Events:

Book your seat on the bus to Rhinebeck! Spaces are running out and the trip is next week!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for lots of great new products, contests and fun!

Check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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Have you joined the Pioneer Valley Blanket KAL?

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
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Yesterday the first clue for the Pioneer Valley Blanket KAL from Adventure du Jour Designs was released!  This mystery Knit-A-Long is an intermediate project that requires minimal finishing work for maximum fun! Knitting with four colors of either Valley Yarns Northampton or Haydenville will allow a customized look for every blanket.

pioneer valley blanket

New clues will be released on the following dates: 10/10/16, 10/24/16, and 11/7/16. Just log in and check your account to find the updated copy of the PDF.  And you have two great options for yarn. With our warm and wooly Northampton you’ll need 12 skeins, and with our new, washable Haydenville you’ll need just 13 skeins. Click here to see kits we’ve put together to make choosing your colors easy!

And hop over to the support thread in our All Things WEBS Ravelry Group. Which yarn and colors will you choose for the Pioneer Valley Blanket?

 

Ready, Set, Knit! 459: Kathy talks with Barry Schacht

Saturday, September 24th, 2016
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This week Kathy talks with Barry Schacht of Schacht Spindle Company.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #459 - Kathy talks with Barry Schacht. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

Barry talks about their new Spinning Wheel the Flat Iron, WEBS will have it in stock soon!
This saxony Style wheel, with a left/right flyer design, and your choice of tension, was inspired by the geology of their hometown.

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Reminder:

WEBS retail store has extended it’s hours until 6:00PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays only. Thursdays the store will remain open until 8pm, and Saturdays until 5:30.

If you haven’t yet seen our new Website – check it out!

Upcoming Events:

Our 11th Annual Knit for the Cure is happening next Sunday, 10/2, from 1-4. The event is free but we ask that you register.

Book your seat on the bus to Rhinebeck! Spaces are running out!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for lots of great new products, contests and fun!

Check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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Ready, Set, Knit! 458: Kathy talks with Trisha Malcolm

Saturday, September 17th, 2016
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This week Kathy talks with Vogue Knitting Editor, Trisha Malcolm.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #458 - Kathy talks with Trisha Malcolm. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

Launched in 1932 for just $.35 per issue, it was chock full of just patterns! Vogue Knitting, as we know it now, was relaunched in 1982. Trisha talks about the ups and downs between, some of the great Editors and the exciting new redesign of the magazine.

And Vogue Knitting Live! is happening in Minneapolis in just a few weeks!

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Reminder:

WEBS retail store has extended it’s hours until 6:00PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays only. Thursdays the store will remain open until 8pm, and Saturdays until 5:30.

Upcoming Events:

Book your seat on the bus to Rhinebeck! Spaces are running out!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for lots of great new products, contests and fun!

Be sure to check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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Our Fall 2016 Catalog is here!

Friday, September 9th, 2016
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Our Fall 2016 Catalog is now available for you to view online and will be arriving in mailboxes over the next few weeks! We have almost 2 dozen new yarns for you to discover from companies like Blue Sky Fibers, Berroco and Artyarns and over 40 new patterns, including 9 new designs from Valley Yarns!

WEBS Fall 2016 catalogs are mailing out now! Learn how you can get a copy on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

Whether you peruse online today or wait for your copy to arrive, you’re sure to find plenty of yarns and projects to fill your mailbox!

WEBS Fall 2016 catalogs are mailing out now! Learn how you can get a copy on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

If you’re not yet on the mailing list sign-up here!

 

 

Ready, Set, Knit! 457: Kathy talks with Betsy Perry

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016
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This week Kathy talks with Betsy Perry, owner of Classic Elite Yarns.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #457 - Kathy talks with Betsy Perry. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

Check out all the new yarns for Fall and the fantastic pattern collections that accompany them.

Adelaide, featured in the 1607 Adelaide Book. Look for the Bundeena Cardigan and the Licola WrapArietta, featured in the 1608 Arietta Book. Look for the Hopewell Cardigan, and enjoy the FREE Arietta Cabled HatWildwood, featured in the 1609 Wildwood & Mountaintop Book. look for the Bigelow Cardi and the Colvin PulloverPalace, featured in the 1610 Fall Book. Look for the Hyppolyta cowl. And be sure to check out  1605 A time to Crochet, crochet collection!

Valley Yarns has a Brand New yarn coming this Fall! We have partnered with Vickie Howell and you can see her announcement in her latest Ask Me Monday Facebook Live broadcast from this past week! Check out Valley Superwash Super Bulky today!

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Reminder:

WEBS IS closed on Monday, Labor Day, September 5th.

Beginning Tuesday, September 6th, 2016, the retail store will be extending it’s hours until 6:00PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays only. Thursday the store will remain open until 8pm, and Saturdays until 5:30.

Upcoming Events:

It’s not too early to book your seat on the bus to Rhinebeck!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for lots of great new products, contests and fun!

Be sure to check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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New Designs for Valley Yarns Northfield!

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
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With the last days of summer fast approaching and school starting again it’s time to begin thinking about knits for the cooler weather. Our two newest designs feature Valley Yarns Northfield, my favorite yarn! Not only does the blend of Merino, Baby Alpaca and Silk create an incredibly soft and bouncy yarn with a gorgeous sheen, but it’s also incredibly affordable!

The Irena Pullover from Valley Yarns. Learn more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

Fiona’s latest design for Valley Yarns is the Irena Pullover with stunningly simple cable and eyelet  details at the neck, hem and on the sleeves.

The First Frost Hat from Valley Yarns. Learn more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

And Carol’s whimsical First Frost Hat may just be the perfect first lace project!

With a full range of rich colors of Northfield to choose from your biggest decision may not be which project to cast on for first, but which color to use!

Ready, Set, Knit! 456: Amy talks with Lisa Shroyer

Saturday, August 20th, 2016
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This week WEBS Education Manager Amy Greeman is in the studio with Interweave Content Strategist, Lisa Shroyer.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #456 - Amy talks with Lisa Shroyer. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

Interweave Knits recently celebrated their 20th Anniversary, with an incredible collection of patterns! Amy and Lisa talk about how it all came together and how Interweave has influenced the industry over the years.

Fall Classes are live on the website! Register now online, in-store or by calling our Customer Service department.

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Upcoming Events:

Today is the last day of WEBS Tax-Free weekend! Visit our retail store, buy anything taxable and we’ll refund the tax in your purchase!

It’s not too early to book your seat on the bus to Rhinebeck!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for lots of great new products, contests and fun!

Be sure to check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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Just 2 months till Rhinebeck!

Thursday, August 18th, 2016
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Are you headed to the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, NY for the annual New York State Sheep and Wool Festival? You could save yourself the hassle of driving and give yourself extra knitting time by riding the bus with WEBS!

Ride the bus to Rhinebeck! Read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

Your ticket on the bus includes a light breakfast, your ticket to the Festival, and a chance to win fabulous prizes along the way. Register now as seating is limited!

Bulky Bliss in our Annual Summer Sale!

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016
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August means Summer Sale time here at WEBS and this year we have some fantastic deals on great bulky yarns, and more, for your upcoming Holiday projects.

Great Yarns in the WEBS Annual Summer Sale July 28 - Aug 31, 2016. Read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

Modern technology makes Techno a feather-weight, bulky yarn! Baby alpaca is blown into a mesh tube of silk for really fast knitting with literally no splitting. You’ll knit up a pair of the Jive Mitts in no time! Worked in the round in an easy mock-cable pattern with just one hank of Techno, these little fingerless mitts will be great for cool mornings.

Great Yarns in the WEBS Annual Summer Sale July 28 - Aug 31, 2016. Read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

Schachenmayr Boston Mix is an acrylic & wool blend yarn in a super-fast-knitting bulky weight. Bold, bright colors mix with more subtle tones to create a fun, self-striping yarn that’s machine washable. One skein will make one hat! The My Mountain Design Contest Winners eBook comes with 12 fun and funky knit and crochet patterns.

Great Yarns in the WEBS Annual Summer Sale July 28 - Aug 31, 2016. Read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

Adriafil Scozia is a soft (very soft!) blend of wool, viscose & polyamide – in a bulky weight that knits up fast! With a time-honored tweedy look, and a range of classic colors this is the perfect yarn for cozy pullovers & cardigans, hats, accessories and blankets. The Corrib Beret by Laura Chau is a quick and easy slouchy hat, an accessory you need in lots of colours! This chunky beret is just slouchy enough without too much bulk.

Great Yarns in the WEBS Annual Summer Sale July 28 - Aug 31, 2016. Read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

Classic Elite Avalanche is a very light and lofty yarn in a blend of alpaca, wool & nylon. The long gradual color shifts mean that your projects will be done in no time when you just want to get to the next color shift before stopping. Roseau, a beautiful scarf that features reversible, ribbed cables and zig-zag edges.

With over 60 featured yarns in the sale this year there’s something for every project you can dream of!