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Valley Yarns for Dyers

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
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Did you know that some of your favorite yarns from Valley Yarns are available specifically in undyed, natural hanks for your own dyeing experiments?

100g hanks of your favorite Valley Yarns for all your dyeing needs. Read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

Our Franklin has been available on cones for dyers for years but many of you don’t know that we carry other Valley Yarns in 100g hanks.

Try Berkshire,  Berkshire BulkyColrainStockbridgeDeerfieldNorthfield, BFL Worsted,  and Valley Superwash.

Or experiment with any of our other Valley Yarns in the natural color, though you’ll find these in skeins,balls or cones that need to be wound into hanks, or in smaller 50g hanks.

2016 Weaving Sourcebook

Monday, March 21st, 2016
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Each year we work behind the scenes to bring you a weaving catalog chock full of new and exciting products and this year we’ve outdone ourselves! Flip through the new Weaving Sourcebook now!

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In these pages you will find new yarns, like our Hatfield and Sunderland, both 100% Baby Alpaca, or our 6/2 Cotton in 29 stunning colors! Our new favorite tool is the Swatch Maker from Purl & Loop. Plan out your next weaving project with confidence! And speaking of next projects, we have 18 Brand New drafts for you in this catalog with 6 that are perfect for Rigid Heddle!

What exciting weaving projects will you create in 2016? Join our email list now to make sure you don’t miss out on any great deals, and if you don’t already receive a copy of our catalog you can request one here.

Ready, Set, Knit! 438: Kathy talks with Susan B. Anderson

Saturday, March 19th, 2016
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This week Kathy talks with Susan B. Anderson about her newest book, Kids’ Knitting Workshop. This is Susan’s 6th book, her first was published 10 years ago!

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #438 - Kathy talks with Susan B. Anderson. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

This is her first book targeted at a young audience. Easy-to-follow illustrated tutorials and 17 progressively challenging knitting projects include step-by-step text and photographs that kids can read and follow on their own.

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Reminder:

Join the Knitventures Stitches KAL on Ravelry

You can still get on the waitlist for our first ever WEBS Retreat in September.

Upcoming Events:

WEBS will be at DFW Fiber Fest April 1-3! just two weeks away!

Our 42nd Anniversary Sale begins April 1st.

The 14th Annual Tent Sale happens May 14th and 15th, and don’t forget the 12th Annual Fleece Market on May 14th.

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

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Valley Yarns challenges at Design Wars

Friday, March 18th, 2016
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Have you seen some of the fantastic patterns coming out of the Design Wars challenges?

Valley Yarns Hunting challenge at Design Wars. Read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

Each challenge features two designers using the same yarn, readers get to vote on their favorites and enter to win prizes. And don’t miss each designer’s review of the yarn. This week’s challenge featured our own Valley Yarns Huntington and we’re so thrilled with the resulting designs! We’re loving the bold graphic design of the Heart Sweater from Accessorise and wish we had a pair of the cozy Mint Chocolate Chip Socks from ACCROchet.

Valley Yarns Hunting challenge at Design Wars. Read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

Be sure to check out the Valley Yarns Superwash Challenge from February and sign up for the Design Wars newsletter to find out when the next Valley Yarns challenge will happen!

#learntoknit

Monday, March 14th, 2016
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Have you always wanted to learn how to knit, but were intimidated by classes or didn’t think you had the time? Did you learn to knit oh-so-long ago and want a refresher?

Two-night Learn to Knit workshops at WEBS, sign up today! Read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

We have the perfect option for you! Learn To Knit is a 2-session workshop that walks you through the knit stitch and the purl stitch; depending on your learning curve, you might get some instruction in casting on and binding off, or learning knit/purl combinations. Patient, understanding instructors will give you just what you need (including needles and yarn!) to accomplish this craft-building skill. You’ll be off and stitching in no time!

Our first session starts tonight, but you can sign up for April:Wednesdays, 4/13, 4/27 6-8pm, or May: Tuesdays, 5/5, 5/19 6-8pm, now.

Ready, Set, Knit! 437: Kathy talks with Becky Caraco

Saturday, March 12th, 2016
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This week Kathy talks with first time guest, and glass designer, Becky Caraco. Kathy and Steve discovered Becky’s glass work stitch markers and buttons at TNNA in January.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #437 - Kathy talks with Becky Caraco. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

Becky began with ceramics classes but after a back injury turned to glass work and hasn’t looked back.  We’re thrilled to be carrying her work!

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Reminder:

This Weekend is our Spring Training Spinning Event! Tomorrow March 13th noon – 5. And don’t forget to take advantage of our limited Special Fiber Packs for the event!

You can still get on the waitlist for our first ever WEBS Retreat in September.

Upcoming Events:

WEBS will be at DFW Fiber Fest April 1-3!

Our 42nd Anniversary Sale begins April 1st.

The 14th Annual Tent Sale happens May 14th and 15th, and don’t forget the 12th Annual Fleece Market on May 14th.

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

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Cleckheaton Australian Superfine Merino 8 Ply

Thursday, March 10th, 2016
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Cleckheaton Superfine Australian Merino 8-Ply at yarn.com Read more on the WEBS blog at blog.yarn.com

Usually reserved for the finest men’s suiting, Cleckheaton has taken the same incredibly soft fiber and created a spectacular yarn. This high quality wool is put up in 65 gram balls making it 30% larger than an average yarn ball. The larger put up and quality fiber make Cleckheaton Superfine Australian Merino 8-Ply a yarn that’s not to be missed at an amazing price. The combination of the bright white natural color of the fleece and the fine crimp of this wool lends a depth of color to the rich, solid tones, and the cable-plied construction of the yarn itself gives you a round and bouncy DK weight yarn with incredible stitch definition.

Cleckheaton Superfine Australian Merino 8-Ply at yarn.com Read more on the WEBS blog at blog.yarn.com

Welcome baby home with bold colors and modern flair. The simple repeated geometric stitch pattern of the Mod Baby Blanket combined with rich saturated hues and a pop of color on the border knit up into a pleasingly unexpected project.

Cleckheaton Superfine Australian Merino 8-Ply at yarn.com Read more on the WEBS blog at blog.yarn.com

A sophisticated and tailored sweater that will certainly become a 4-season favorite, the Longline Cardigan is a fully fashioned knit with subtle stitch patterning and optional patch pockets. Work up this knit in a versatile neutral, or add a pop of color to your wardrobe with a jewel tone or modern color blocks. And don’t miss out on 4 other fantastic patterns in this yarn, the Triple Stitch Cowl, the Sweater Cape, Brioche Beanie and Mitts, and the lovely Crochet Cowl.

Longmeadow in Vogue Early Spring 2016

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016
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With each release of Vogue Knitting we look forward to seeing what wonderful new garments designers have imagined with our Valley Yarns and Early Spring 2016 does not disappoint!

High Low Tunic knit in Valley Yarns Longmeadow in Vogue Knitting Early Spring 2016. Read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

Julie Turjoman has designed the close fitting, High Low Tunic, with a split back and gorgeous slipped stitch texture. Once the body pieces have been knit and seamed the bodice is picked up and worked in the round. While we are sold out of the Winter Lake colorway we have quite a few fun and summer color in Longmeadow. Go classic and beachy with Natural, or add a splash of color with Periwinkle or Coral.

New designs from Vogue Knitting Early Spring 2016. Read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

And don’t miss out on all the other incredible designs in this issue!

#4 Graphic Top by Yoko Hatta in Cascade Yarns Anchor Bay, #5 Striped Romper by Courtney Cedarholm in Blue Sky Alpacas Skinny Dyed, #13 Open Waves Top by Jacqueline van Dillen in Rowan Creative Linen, #16 Cable & Lace Duster by Yoko Hatta in Plymouth Yarn Linen Concerto, #17 Deep V-Neck Duster by Deborah Newton in Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen, #18 Lacy Cardi by Sarah Hatton in Rowan Pure Linen, #19 Deep Rib Tank by Annabelle Speer in Cascade Yarns Fixation Solid, #24 Eyelet Top by Yoko Hatta in Fibre Company Meadow.

Ready, Set, Knit! 436: Kathy talks with Kristin Omdahl

Saturday, March 5th, 2016
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This week Kathy talks with Kristin Omdahl about her yarns and her newest book Continuous Crochet.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #436 - Kathy talks with Kristin Omdahl. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com
Both of Kristin’s yarns Be So Fine and Be So Sporty are available in 17 rich hand dyed colorways. Check out the Sunny Isle Shawl in progress, being crochet by store staffer Mary.

New Be So Fine yarn from Kristin Omdahl, available at yarn.com. Listen to the latest episode of Ready, Set, Knit! to learn more.

This pattern is free as part of the Kristin Omdahl Yarns Beachy One eBook, and if you purchase just one skein of her yarn now you’ll get a Free Project bag. This promotion is available both online and in store, but limited quantities so take advantage now!

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Reminder:

Next Weekend is our Spring Training Spinning Event! Sunday March 13th noon – 5, please pre register. And don’t forget to take advantage of our limited Special Fiber Packs for the event!

You can still get on the waitlist for our first ever WEBS Retreat in September.

Upcoming Events:

WEBS will be at DFW Fiber Fest April 1-3!

Our 42nd Anniversary Sale begins April 1st.

The 14th Annual Tent Sale happens May 14th and 15th, and don’t forget the 12th Annual Fleece Market on May 14th.

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

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New Yarns from Debbie Bliss!

Monday, February 29th, 2016
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NEW! Baby Cashmerino Tonals from Debbie Bliss. Read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

Baby Cashmerino has long been one of my go-to yarns when I want to enjoy my knitting as much as the finished baby garments. This Spring Debbie Bliss has introduced Baby Cashmerino Tonals and I’m thrilled by the possibilities of combining these colors with some of my favorite solids.  Never one to disappoint, Debbie Bliss has released a full pattern collection of tiny sweaters perfect for the little one in your life, and this yarn!

NEW! Cotton Denim DK from Debbie Bliss. Read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

If you’re looking to knit for yourself this spring try the new Cotton Denim DK. Not only is it a machine washable, 100% cotton, but it’s available in almost a dozen soft, summer shades. I have my eye on the several of the patterns from the accompanying collection.

And for a little fun in your wardrobe try the two new yarns from Conway + Bliss!

NEW! Cleo from Conway + Bliss. Read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

A soft chainette tube, Cleo feels like t-shirt material! This will make terrific warm-weather garments and accessories in bright, solid colors. Lolli is another chainette-type yarn in bright, solid hues, but with surprise bursts of color throughout! This one will knit up into fun hats, scarves, cowls or other accessories, and there’s great pattern support for both.

NEW! Lolli from Conway + Bliss. Read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

You can read more about these yarns and see lots of pattern ideas in our new Spring 2016 Catalog.