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Ready, Set, Knit! Show 520: Kathy Talks With Kate Gilbert

Saturday, March 10th, 2018
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This week, Kathy is talking with our very own Kate Gilbert of Twist Collective! Twist Collective just released released their March issue, full of gorgeous sweaters and accessories to help you ring in spring! Each pattern has been kitted, so you can get the yarn and the pattern in one convenient stop, but if you’d rather buy them separately, you’re more than welcome! To check out the full issue, head on over to Twist Collective’s site! What’s your favorite project from the March issue?

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the Week: 

 

Our Spring 2018 catalog is LIVE! Click here to view 

Upcoming Events

The WEBS Rhinebeck Sweater KAL is back and will be starting up soon! To knit a sweater to wear to Rhinebeck in a supportive atmosphere, consider joining  us! The cost includes 6 meetups (snacks included!) AND your ticket on the WEBS bust to Rhinebeck! We can’t wait!!

Registration for the WEBS retreat is full and we are soooo excited! To join the waitlist, click here!

Reminders

Do you have a crafting resolution for 2018? We sure do! Tag your posts #WEBSfiberfollowthrough for a chance to be featured!

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! Show 513: Kathy Talks With Carol Sulcoski

Saturday, December 30th, 2017
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This week, Kathy is sitting down for her annual chat with Carol Sulcoski! Carol is an author, teacher, and knitwear designer, and every year, she and Kathy get together to reflect on their favorite knitting trends of the past year. In 2017, it was all about gradient yarns and ombres, as well as more traditional Lopi and Icelandic knits. Listen to find out what their 2018 knitting predictions are!

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the Week:

Reminders: 

We’ve teamed up with Northampton Brewery for Knit and Crochet Nites every Tuesday from 5:30 until 8! Come grab a beer or a refreshing drink, a snack, and spend some time with like minded crafters! We’ll have prizes and goodies, so don’t miss out! We’ll be back on January 9th!

The 2017 Holiday Catalog is LIVE! Click here to view our gorgeous collection of yarns and patterns for this holiday season!

Upcoming Events

Do you have a crafting resolution for 2018? We sure do! Tag your posts #WEBSfiberfollowthrough for a chance to be featured!

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! Show 512: Kathy Talks With The Shibaguyz

Saturday, December 16th, 2017
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This week, Kathy is chatting with our dear friends Shannon  and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby – also known as the Shibaguyz! Shannon and Jason are knitting and crochet designers who have a new book coming out this March called: Complete Crochet Course: The Ultimate Crochet Guide! Shannon and Jason have some exciting news – in addition to a new book, they’ll be at Stitches West and United in 2018! Oh, but wait – they’ll also be teaching at WEBS in the Fall of 2018! Listen to hear more about the Shibaguyz and their new book!

To learn more about Shannon and Jason, click here!

..And as an added bonus only for RSK listeners, Shannon and Jason are offering 20% off of their Stitches West and Stitches United classes, as well as 20% off of their limited edition Stitchip collections! The offer is only good until midnight on December 23rd – this Saturday!! – so click HERE to find out more!

 

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the Week – Check out these Noro closeouts:

Reminders: 

TOMORROW is our last Sunday opening of 2017! WEBS will be closed Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24th, and New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31st. Plan your shopping trips to Northampton accordingly!

We’ve teamed up with Northampton Brewery for Knit and Crochet Nites every Tuesday from 5:30 until 8! Come grab a beer or a refreshing drink, a snack, and spend some time with like minded crafters! We’ll have prizes and goodies, so don’t miss out!

The 2017 Holiday Catalog is LIVE! Click here to view our gorgeous collection of yarns and patterns for this holiday season!

Upcoming Events

Double check our Holiday ’17 catalog to find out what our shipping cutoff dates are and to make sure your items arrive in time for the holidays!

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! Show 510: Kathy Talks With Nicole Blum and Catherine Newman

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017
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This week on Ready, Set, Knit!, Kathy is chatting with two guests – Nicole Blum and Catherine Newman, two local authors who have a brand new book, Stitch Camp: 18 Crafty Projects for Kids and Tweens! With the holiday season upon us, this beautifully designed book is an excellent choice for the crafty kid in your life – including basic knit and crochet instructions! With snow days imminent and school vacations on their way, there are plenty of fiber art projects to keep everyone busy! We’re super excited about how budget friendly many of these projects are, and that they can be achieved with items you may already have stashed at home – perfect for staving off rainy day boredom!


Steve’s Yarn Picks of the Week: Closeouts from Rowan!

Reminders: 

We’ve teamed up with Northampton Brewery for Knit and Crochet Nites every Tuesday from 5:30 until 8! Come grab a beer or a refreshing drink, a snack, and spend some time with like minded crafters! We’ll have prizes and goodies, so don’t miss out!

The 2017 Holiday Catalog is LIVE! Click here to view our gorgeous collection of yarns and patterns for this holiday season!

Upcoming Events

Sunday, November 19th was the first of our Sunday openings for the holiday season – but remember: WEBS will be CLOSED on Christmas Eve, Sunday December 24th – so please plan your trips to Northampton accordingly.

Double check our Holiday ’17 catalog to find out what our shipping cutoff dates are and to make sure your items arrive in time for the holidays!

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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6 Twist Collective Fall 2017 Patterns We LOVE

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
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Those crisp New England Autumn days are quickly waning into what is sure to be another dark and cold Massachusetts winter – my FAVORITE season! This early-not-quite-wintry weather is absolute perfection for working on a new project, and with the long Thanksgiving weekend coming up and so many of us traveling, we have the perfect excuse to pick up our needles and cast on something new!

Here at WEBS, we’re constantly planning a new project, and with last month’s release of Twist Collective’s Fall 2017 issue, we have an entirely new batch of patterns to choose from – 12 in all! 

Here are some of my coworker’s picks and what they had to say about their favorite patterns from Twist Collective Fall 2017:

 

I absolutely love Belem!! The lace detail on the back and shoulders give it something special and the ribbing gives it a nice, flattering fit. Combine that with Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok and this becomes an instant favorite – even for a knitter who likes her sweaters a little on the looser side!

Beth, Assistant Store Manager

Belem, Knit in Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok

 

I really like Safdie’s relaxed and wearable look. Luma is a lovely yarn and I think this would be great to knit and wear!

Mary, Marketing Manager

Safdie, Knit in The Fibre Co. Luma

Allegheny by Glenna C is my favorite because it looks so cozy and easy to wear! I love its shape, and all the great texture from the cables.

Andrea, Email Marketing Coordinator

Allegheny, Knit in Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed 

I love Helenium because pullovers are more interesting to me than cardigans, and the two-color brioche at the yoke will provide enough interest to keep me going through the stockinette body.

Amy, Education Manager

Helenium, Knit in HiKoo Kenzie

I want to knit the Espe shawl because the design is simple but visually intriguing, and because of how beautiful the gradient stripe is!

Emily, Product Manager

Espe, Knit in Freia Fine Handpaints Fingering Shawl Balls

 

And as for me, I can’t stop thinking about Bereza, a seamed pullover knit in Classic Elite Mystique. As if I need another excuse to knit with an alpaca blend . . . Bereza is bulky and warm, with a lacy cable pattern that’ll be quick to knit and super easy to pair with other items in my winter wardrobe!


Bereza, Knit in Classic Elite Yarns Mystique

And there you have it – 6 striking patterns for garments that will seamlessly fit into your winter wardrobe. What are you planning to work on this holiday weekend?

 

Ready, Set, Knit! Show 507: Kathy Talks with Hannah Thiessen

Friday, November 3rd, 2017
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This week, Kathy is talking with Hannah Thiessen, a first-time author who has written a beautiful new book: Slow Knitting: A Journey From Sheep to Skein to Stitch.  If you’re interested in the slow fashion movement, or want to slow down and take a more meditative look at knitting – this is the book for you! Maybe you’re a production knitter who would like to slow down, or a process knitter who often feels pressured to hurry through a project (guilty!).  Hannah has thoughtfully pieced together gorgeous patterns and ideas to make your knitting experience more conscientious, enjoyable and guilt-free.

To learn more about Hannah, check out her website!



Steve’s Yarn Picks of the Week:

Reminder

The New England Fiber Festival is happening today and tomorrow at The Big E in West Springfield, Mass!

We’ve teamed up with Northampton Brewery for Knit and Crochet Nites every Tuesday from 5:30 until 8! Come grab a beer or a refreshing drink, a snack, and spend some time with like minded crafters! We’ll have prizes and goodies, so don’t miss out!

Click here to receive emails from Twist Collective so you don’t miss out on any news!

The 2017 Holiday Catalog is LIVE! Click here to view our gorgeous collection of yarns and patterns for this holiday season!

Upcoming Events

Vickie Howell will be at WEBS on Saturday, November 11th! She’ll be teaching a class and we’ll be having a screening of The Knit Show with Vickie Howell! The event is free, but we’re asking you to please sign up so that we will have enough chairs and yummy snacks!

Northampton Bag Day is on Saturday, November 18th this year! We’ll have plenty of savings in store – and you don’t even have to have a bag!

Sunday, November 19th is the first of our Sunday openings for the holiday season – but remember: WEBS will be CLOSED on Christmas Eve, Sunday December 24th – so please plan your trips to Northampton accordingly.

Double check our Holiday ’17 catalog to find out what our shipping cutoff dates are and to make sure your items arrive in time for the holidays!

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! Show 503: Kathy Talks With Clara Parkes

Saturday, September 30th, 2017
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On this week’s episode of Ready, Set, Knit!, Kathy is talking to author, designer, and longtime friend of WEBS, Clara Parkes! Clara just published her 6th book: A Stash of One’s Own, a collection of essays by knitters and yarn lovers including Franklin Habit and Amy Herzog about their relationship with their stash . . . or lack thereof! It’s truly a wonderful read for crafters and non-crafters alike! To pick up a copy, check you LYS, local book store, or click this link!



Steve’s Yarn Picks of the Week:

Reminder

The latest issue of Twist Collective will be going live next week. Click here to receive emails from Twist Collective so you don’t miss out on any news!

The 2017 Fall Catalog is LIVE! Click here to view our gorgeous collection of yarns and patterns for fall! 

Fall classes are LIVE!! Have you been itching to take the plunge and learn how to knit or crochet? How about fine-tuning your weaving and spinning skills? Click HERE to take a peek of our full list of class offerings – but be quick! They are known to fill up fast!

Upcoming Events

On Sunday, October 8th, WEBS will be hosting our annual Knit and Crochet for the Cure event, where we will knit and crochet chemo hats. This is a fantastic way to gather with other crafters in support of a good cause. The event is FREE and taking place in our Northampton, MA store, but we do ask that you please sign up here so we can get a head count for snacks! There will be a supply of yarn available on a first come, first serve basis.

The Knit Show with Vickie Howell premiers on Thursday, October 5th. Subscribe to the YouTube channel so you don’t miss 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! Show 492: Kathy Talks With Tina Whitmore

Saturday, June 24th, 2017
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This week on Ready, Set, Knit!, Kathy is talking with Tina Whitmore, owner of Freia Yarns. Tina started knitting as a child, and has been knitting ever since! She now owns and dyes for Freia Fine Handpaints – and creates the STUNNING hand-pained ombre colorways we all drool after! Listen to learn more about Tina and her company, and what inspired her to start dyeing yarns!

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Don’t forget! This week is the I-91 Shop Hop weekend! Stop by WEBS and grab a free pattern, designed exclusively for Shop Hop by Melissa LaBarre!! Are you going to try and hit all 11 in one day?

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

 

Reminder:

Don’t forget to pick up your passport for the I-91 Shop Hop, which is taking place THIS WEEKEND!!  11 shops are participating this year, with raffles and prizes galore! If you make it to all 11 stores and fill your passport, you could win a huuuuuge gift basket!

The New England Weavers Seminar is being held this year at Smith College, just minutes from WEBS, here in Northampton. Check out their website for more information!

WEBS will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th!

Upcoming Events

WEBS is holding our first-ever Spinning Summit this fall! From September 29th through October 1st, we’ll be holding classes, special Sunday shopping hours for participants, and other exclusive events. Our teachers include the amazing Jillian Moreno, Abby Franquemont, Amy King, and Beth Smith! Check out our brochure over here!

Registration for the WEBS Retreat has filled! If you missed out, please consider signing up for the waitlist. We had many people come off the waitlist last year!

WEBS is having a Rhinebeck Sweater KAL! There’s still time to sign up and start your sweater, so sign up now to join for a reduced rate!  Click here for more information and to register!

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! Show 491: Kathy Talks With Janice Kang

Saturday, June 17th, 2017
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This week, Kathy is talking with Janice Kang, knitwear designer and longtime friend of WEBS. For our 40th Anniversary, Janice designed the Mixed Tide Shawl, which knits up beautifully in 2/10 Merino Tencel (Colrain Lace). She entered a version in the California State Fair in 2014, and it placed! Summer is here, and it’s fair season! Janice is an award-winning knitter, so listen to hear more about entering your knitwear in fair exhibits! You won’t want to miss this.

Janice’s award-winning Lady’s Circular Cape in Shell Pattern, knit in Valley 2/10 Merino Tencel.

Janice’s Must Have Cardigan, knit in Valley Northampton.

Janice is also a weaver. Her Pseudo Crackle bag in Valley 5/2 Cotton placed 2nd!

Check out Janice’s blog to read more about the California State Fair results here.

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Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

 

Reminder:

Don’t forget to pick up your passport for the I-91 Shop Hop, which is taking place from Thursday, June 22nd through Sunday, June 25th- NEXT WEEK!!! 11 shops are participating this year, with raffles and prizes galore! If you make it to all 11 stores and fill your passport, you could win a huuuuuge gift basket!

The New England Weavers Seminar is being held this year at Smith College, just minutes from WEBS, here in Northampton. Check out their website for more information!

WEBS will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th!

Upcoming Events

WEBS is holding our first-ever Spinning Summit this fall! From September 29th through October 1st, we’ll be holding classes, special Sunday shopping hours for participants, and other exclusive events. Our teachers include the amazing Jillian Moreno, Abby Franquemont, Amy King, and Beth Smith! Check out our brochure over here!

Registration for the WEBS Retreat has filled! If you missed out, please consider signing up for the waitlist. We had many people come off the waitlist last year!

WEBS is having a Rhinebeck Sweater KAL! There’s still time to sign up and start your sweater, so sign up now to join for a reduced rate!  Click here for more information and to register!

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! Show 484: Kathy Talks with Vickie Howell

Friday, April 14th, 2017
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This week on Ready, Set, Knit!, Kathy talks with Vickie Howell! Vickie does it all – she’s an author, designer, and television personality, and she’s been hard at work on her newest venture, a Kickstarter campaign for The Knit Show with Vickie Howell. The Knit Show with Vickie Howell will be the first studio-quality, community-funded, and internationally available knitting and crochet show! The best part? It’ll be completely bingeable – all episodes will be released at once, so there’s no waiting! You’ll be able to learn knit and crochet tips and tricks, hear chats with industry experts, and receive downloadable content – plus so much more. If you miss Vickie’s show Knitty Gritty as much as we do, you won’t want to miss The Knit Show with Vickie Howell.

To contribute to Vickie’s kickstarter fund, click here!

 Check out Vickie’s website here!

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Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

For a full list of our amazing April Anniversary Sale offers, click here!

Classes are live! Click here to take a look at our offerings!

Reminder:

WEBS 15th annual Tent Sale will take place May 20th and 21st! On Saturday, May 20th, we will have our Fleece Market. Start your day off under the tent and in the store, and finish up your shopping trip buying locally grown fleeces and other goods from our fantastic vendors!

Shop our 43rd Anniversary Sale, going on now through May 31st! If you see something you like, grab it now –  there will be new deals on May 1st!

Upcoming Events

Registration for the WEBS Retreat has filled! If you missed out, please consider signing up for the waitlist. We had many people come off the waitlist last year!

WEBS is having a Rhinebeck Sweater KAL! There’s still time to sign up and start your sweater, so sign up now to join for a reduced rate!  Click here for more information and to register!

WEBS will be at Stitches United in Hartford, Connecticut from April 27th-30th. We’ll be at booths 407, 409, 411, 506, 508, 510. For a map of the marketplace floor, click here! Already planning on going to Stitches United? WEBS has a coupon for 50% off market admission!

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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