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Ready, Set, Knit! 474: Kathy talks with Andra Asars

Saturday, January 28th, 2017
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This week Kathy talks with our beloved Berroco Rep, Andra Asars about the new Spring line from Berroco.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #474 - Kathy talks with Andra Asars. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

Suede and Plush are back! You can make those adorable baby Ugg booties again or explore all new designs in Berocco 383, a dedicated Suede pattern collection. Berroco has put some of their original Suede patterns up for free!

All new Ultra Wool, perfect for your favorite worsted weight patterns! Remix Light isexactly what you’ve been looking for if you want a tweedy yarn with no wool, and Berroco 386, the Remix Light dedicated pattern book.

Summer Silk, and Book 384 full of transitional seasonal garments and accessories. Nebula is a slow shifting gradient-type yarn with tons of yardage! Check out Andra’s Get into the Groove Shawl, striped with Folio.

An ideal yarn for summer, Pima 100 and Berroco 385, a dedicated pattern book full of classic summer garments. Modern Cotton DK is the lighter weight version of the favorite Modern Cotton and both are featured in Portfolio 3.

All new books Corsica Vol.2 and Mykonos Vol.2.

And don’t forget to sign up for Berroco’s  Knibits e-newsletter!

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Reminder:

New Class from Vickie Howell called Intro to Knitting, take advantage of the pre-order discount!

Winter Classes are live! Sign up today.

Upcoming Events

Our Big Game Day Escape is happening February 5th from 12-4, register now!

Registration for WEBS FAll Retreat will open on Wed Feb 8th at noon, check the Ravelry group – “WEBS Knitting Retreat” for more info.

STITCHES West is coming February 23-26, 2017!

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! 473: Kathy talks with Maura Pfeifer

Saturday, January 21st, 2017
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This week Kathy talks with Maura Pfeifer, founder of K200tog.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #473 - Kathy talks with Maura Pfeifer. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

Maura is working to bring people together, and sees this as an opportunity to get outside of our daily bubbles and find out what we have in common.

The K200tog Event happening on Saturday, Feb. 11th from 1-5pm at the Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, MA. You can register here.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

The 2nd annual WEBS Retreat is happening Sept 14th – 17th, with registration opening Wed Feb 8th at noon (space in the retreat and hotel only)
There are 125 spots. You will need a credit card as registration is online only, no phone calls, no Paypal.
Several days after registration is complete attendees will have the opportunity to register for classes with Anne Hansen, Susan B.  Anderson, Josh Bennett, Olga Jazzy, and Franklin Habit

There will be a private shopping event for retreat attendees on Saturday night at the store as well as lots of late night knitting, swag bags, gifts and giveaways!

Be sure to check out the  Ravelry group – “WEBS Knitting Retreat” or email us at retreat@yarn.com

Thanks to our early sponsors, Classic Elite Yarns, Berroco, and Tahki Stacy Charles!

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Reminder:

Winter Classes are live! Sign up today.

Upcoming Events

Our Big Game Day Escape is happening February 5th from 12-4, register now!

STITCHES West is coming February 23-26, 2017!

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! 472: Kathy talks with Alasdair Post Quinn

Saturday, January 7th, 2017
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This week Kathy talks with Alasdair Post-Quinn about his newest book, Double or Nothing.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #472 - Kathy talks with Alasdair Post-Quinn. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

Alasdair explains why knitters shouldn’t be intimidated by double knitting, it’s no more difficult to do than 1×1 ribbing! If you’re still nervous you have the chance to come take a class with him at WEBS in April! Intro to Double Knitting section 1 or section 2, Knitting Off the Grid or Multi-Color Double Knitting.

And don’t forget to enter for your  chance to win a VIP trip to STITCHES United in Hartford in the Fall. Enter here through January 10th.

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Reminder:

Winter Classes are live! Sign up today.

Upcoming Events

Red Cross Blood Drive at the store this Thursday, January 12th!

STITCHES West is coming February 23-26, 2017!

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! 471: Kathy talks with Carol Sulcoski

Saturday, December 31st, 2016
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This week Kathy talks with Carol Sulcoski, it’s their annual Year in Review!

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #471 - Kathy talks with Carol Sulcoski. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

It was a year of constant change in the industry with some large yarn companies reorganizing, lots of beloved shops closing and new shops opening. Knitter’s Review closing its forums and Mason Dixon Knitting reemerging. Lots of designers launched their own yarn lines, designers and teachers talked honestly about a Fair Fiber Wage and the Craft Industry Alliance was born.

Cowls are still the go-to project with Gradient yarns being a favorite color trend this year.

What was news to you? What trends and happenings did you see this year? Tell us in the comments!

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Reminder:

Winter Classes are live! Sign up today.

WEBS will be closing today at 4pm, and will be closed tomorrow.

Upcoming Events

Red Cross Blood Drive at the store on January 12th!

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! 470: Kathy talks with Shannon Cook and Jane Richmond

Saturday, December 17th, 2016
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This week Kathy talks with designers Shannon Cook and Jane Richmond about their newest book, “Within: knitting patterns to warm the soul“.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #470 - Kathy talks with Shannon Cook and Jane Richmond. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

Shannon and Jane both learned to knit as a children but didn’t start designing until they were moms. They met back in 2010 when they both lived on Vancouver Island and this is their 4th book together. They worked to get all of the photography done in a single day and each hard copy of the book comes with a unique code to get your e-copy of the book as well as PDFs of the patterns that are easier to print.

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Reminder:

Winter Classes are live! Sign up today.

Take advantage of a rare opportunity to shop at WEBS retail store on a Sunday. Tomorrow is the last day we’ll be open from noon to 5 pm!

Our annual Year End Sale begins online Tuesday Dec. 20th, and in-store  Monday Dec. 26th, and runs through Jan. 2nd!

Shipping Deadlines! To avoid expedited shipping costs you’ll need to have your orders in by these dates: Midwest 12/18, Eastcoast 12/21.

If you are on the Westcoast your only option to receive a package before Dec 24th is to choose expedited shipping.

WEBS will be closing at 4pm Saturday Dec. 24th and Sat. Dec. 31st.

WEBS is closed Sunday Dec. 25th and Sun. Jan. 1st.

Upcoming Events

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! 469: Kathy talks with Amy Small

Saturday, December 10th, 2016
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This week Kathy talks with Amy Small, owner of Knit Collage.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #469 - Kathy talks with Amy Small. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

Amy designed sweaters for Free People just out of college and learned to spin during that time. After living and working in Hong Kong as a freelance designer she founded her company in 2010. Check out her website to learn all about the collective of woman that handspin every skein of her yarns!

WEBS carries Spun Cloud, a super chunky roving style yarn plied with gold and silver lurex and Cast Away a blend of 10+ colors all spun into the same yarn with a quirky core-spun think n thin texture.

Winter Classes are Live!
Beth Brown-Reinsel teaching Sanquhar Gloves
Todd Gocken – Streymoy Cardigan
Patty Lyons is teaching multiple classes
Alasdair Post-Quinn teaching Double Knitting
Carson Demers teaching Knitting Ergonomics
Lisa Hill teaching weaving

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Reminder:

Take advantage of a rare opportunity to shop at WEBS retail store on a Sunday. We’ll be open from noon to 5 pm now through December 18!

Shipping Deadlines! To avoid expedited shipping costs you’ll need to have your orders in by these dates: Westcoast 12/15, Midwest 12/18, Eastcoast 12/21

WEBS will be closing at 4pm Saturday Dec. 24th and Sat. Dec. 31st.

WEBS is closed Sunday Dec. 25th and Sun. Jan. 1st.

Our annual Year End Sale begins online Dec. 20th, in-store Dec. 26th, and runs through Jan. 2nd.

Upcoming Events

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! 468: Kathy talks with Della Q

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
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This week Kathy talks with Della Q about the origins of her company and the great products she makes for knitters and crocheters.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #468 - Kathy talks with Della Q. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

Learn all about how she sources her fabrics, and how hard she’s worked to make sure she’s making the best, most useful product. Browse the full line of bags and needle/hook organizers at WEBS and be sure to check out Della’s Ultimate Needle Tracker.

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Reminder:

The Hot Chocolate Run for Safe Passage is happening tomorrow Dec 4th! Help Team WEBS with their fundraising effort here!

Take advantage of a rare opportunity to shop WEBS on a Sunday. We’ll be open from noon to 5 pm now through December 18!

Shipping Deadlines! To avoid expedited shipping costs you’ll need to have your orders in by these dates:

Westcoast 12/15, Midwest 12/18, Eastcoast 12/21

Upcoming Events

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! 467: Kathy talks with Kate Oates

Saturday, November 19th, 2016
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This week Kathy talks with Kate Oates, designer and  founder of Tot Toppers, about her new book “Grown“.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #467 - Kathy talks with Kate Oates. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

Kate talks about her knitting journey, how she became a designer, and how her line of children’s hats turned into 2 traditionally published books and her newest self-published endeavor. See all the designs from “Grown” here, and check out the blog tour!

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Reminder:

Northampton Bag Day is happening today! In-Store Only! Saturday, November 19th (12pm-5:30pm)

Take advantage of a rare opportunity to shop WEBS on a Sunday. We’ll be open from noon to 5 pm, starting this weekend, November 20 through December 18!

Upcoming Events:

The Hot Chocolate Run for Safe Passage is happening Dec 4th! Help Team WEBS with their fundraising effort here!

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! 466: Kathy talks with Sara Delaney

Saturday, November 12th, 2016
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This week Kathy talks with Sara Delaney about Team WEBS fundraising efforts for the Hot Chocolate Run for Safe Passage.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #466 - Kathy talks with Sara Delaney. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

This is the 13th year of the event! From a humble start in 2004 with just 500 participants that helped raise $6,000 to an incredible day of fun and unity celebrating our desire to help change and better our communities with 6,000 participants, as well as countless observers and volunteers, that raised almost $500,000 last year.

If you’d like to help you can make a donation to Team WEBS here. Or purchase one of these patterns, the full purchase price of each goes directly to Safe Passage!

Safe Passage Hat and Mittens, Sixth Button Mittens, Hot Chocolate Run Polar Bear, Hot Chocolate Run Penguin

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Reminder:

Local Artist, Author, & Designer Meet & Greet is happening today, November 12 from 1:30pm–3:30pm!

Upcoming Events:

Northampton Bag Day is coming next weekend! In-Store Only! Saturday, November 19th (12pm-5:30pm)

Take advantage of a rare opportunity to shop WEBS on a Sunday. We’ll be open from noon to 5 pm, starting next weekend, November 20 through December 18!

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! 465: Kathy talks with Kirsten Kapur and Gale Zucker

Saturday, November 5th, 2016
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This week Kathy talks with Kirsten Kapur and Gale Zucker about their new book “Drop-Dead Easy Knits“.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #465 - Kathy talks with Kirsten Kapur and Gale Zucker. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

Learn how the authors met, how the book came together and hear about some of their favorite projects! And don’t forget to check out their adorable book trailer!

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Reminder:

The Fiber Festival of New England is happening this weekend!

WEBS will be at Vogue Knitting Live in Minneapolis this weekend!

Upcoming Events:

Local Artist, Author, & Designer Meet & Greet is happening on Saturday, November 12 from 1:30pm–3:30pm, register now!

Northampton Bag Day is coming! In-Store Only! Saturday, November 19th (12pm-5:30pm)

Take advantage of a rare opportunity to shop WEBS on a Sunday. We’ll be open from noon to 5 pm, from November 20 through December 18!

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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