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39th Anniversary Sale – All New Yarns Now on Sale!

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
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April flew by and now the sale yarns have switched over to a whole new round of yarns that you don’t want to miss.

We still have the staples Cascade 220, Cascade 220 Superwash, and Plymouth Encore on sale, so you can stock up on those.

Make sure you check out all of the yarns on sale here on our website, but here is a small selection of what you’ll find there.

Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool – Silky Wool is a staff favorite! This blend of wool, silk, and nylon has a wonderful tweedy appearance and works up into a wonderful fabric.

Classic Elite Soft Linen – A blend of baby alpaca, wool, and linen that works up into crisp, yet soft garments. Classic Elite has amazing pattern support for all of their yarns and Soft Linen is no exception. It’s perfect for cool spring and summer evenings!

Make sure you check out all of the May sale yarns today!

Last Call! April Anniversary Sale Yarns

Friday, April 26th, 2013
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Have you had the chance to pick up the yarns you wanted in our April Anniversary Sale? If you haven’t, there are only a few days left!

Plymouth Encore, Cascade 220, and Cascade 220 Superwash will still be on sale in May, but everything else will go back to regular price.

If you’re looking for an easy-care yarn, Berroco Vintage is a great one to stock up on. It is super soft and it washes and wears very well, plus it comes in some fantastic colors.

Classic Elite Magnolia is a beautiful blend of wool and silk that has a lovely heathered look thanks to the blending of the two fiber contents. You’ll also find great pattern support from Classic Elite in their pattern books and in free patterns on their website. This yarn would be great to make gifts out of.

Looking for a little bit of sparkle and color? S. Charles Ritratto is an excellent option. This yarn has several great PDF patterns available to purchase as well as a couple of free patterns. There’s even a free pattern for a scarf on a rigid heddle loom that uses Ritratto and a few other S. Charles yarns.

What was your favorite April sale yarn?

If you’d like a sneak peek of what’s on sale in May, Steve mentions a few in this week’s episode of Ready, Set, Knit! that goes up tomorrow morning. To see everything, you’ll have to wait until May 1st when it’s posted on our website.

Our Anniversary Sale Kicks Off

Monday, April 1st, 2013
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Today marks the first day of our 39th Annivesary Sale! Many of our customers count down the days until this incredible sale begins. It’s the only sale where we have regularly priced yarns on sale, and this year, we’ve got some incredible savings.

Each year, we have a few yarns that are on sale during both the months of April and May. This year, during those two months, you’ll save on Cascade 220, Cascade 220 Superwash, and Plymouth Encore. In April we have a selection of yarns on sale, and then, once May 1st hits, we have another group of yarns on sale, so if you see something you like, make sure you grab it at the sale price now.

This year, for the first time, we’ve added Knitter’s Pride sets to the sale. This month, we have the Knitter’s Pride Nova Deluxe Set (only $55.99. regularly $69.99), Knitter’s Pride Dreamz Special Set (only $50.99, regularly $62.99), and Knitter’s Pride Dreamz 6” DPN Set (only $31.99, regularly $39.99). I’m personally excited about the Dreamz Special Set. I’ve been knitting a lot of hats recently and I think having these 16” interchangeables on hand will be helpful. You’ll have to wait until May to see what we have in store from Knitter’s Pride for next month!

What else do we have on sale this month? You’ll want to head over to the sale page on our site to see everything!

What are you most excited to see on sale this month?


Ready, Set, Knit! 305: Kathy talks with Sally Melville

Saturday, March 30th, 2013
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Guest: Kathy talks with Sally Melville about her new book, Knitting Pattern Essentials: Adapting and Drafting Knitting Patterns for Great Knitwear.

This book is about adapting patterns to make sure that you’ll get something you love but it also helps you to draft patterns to create garments you’ll really wear. Beginner knitters can use the book to check measurements and patterns for basic fit. Intermediate knitters can see if sleeves were drafted to fit well and Advanced knitters can liberate themselves from patterns entirely.

Chapter 8: Fabrics, Finishes and Fixes is particularly useful, and Sally’s favorite chapter! This chapter helps you to clarify and fulfill the sometimes cryptic instructions in patterns. In this book you won’t find instructions for how to do things like long-tail cast-on but you will find instruction on when to use that cast-on.

Steve’s Yarn Picks 

Our 39th Anniversary Sale starts this Monday, April 1! You’ll find Plymouth Encore (cream is currently on back order from Plymouth, we expect to have it back in stock mid-month), Cascade 220, Cascade 220 Superwash on sale both months. Some of the highlights in the April portion of the sale include Cashmerino Aran, Valley Yarns Longmeadow, Lopi, Classic Elite Magnolia, Araucania Huasco.

The Rivers’ Family Music Meltdown and Book Bash! is happening today, here in Northampton. Check it out if you’re in the area!

Thanks to everyone that came out during the storm to see June Hemmons Hiatt.

Upcoming Events: 

Join us at  Stitches South! in the Renaissance Waverly Hotel & Cobb Galleria Centre April 11-14th in Atlanta, GA.

Don’t forget about the Tent Sale on May 18th and 19th!

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Year End Sale Starts Tomorrow Online

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
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Are you ready?

The sale starts 12/26 in the store!

Ready, Set, Knit #265: Live from Tent Sale!

Saturday, May 19th, 2012
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Steve is live from Tent Sale without Kathy! This is a fun show, so enjoy listening.

Guest: Kristin Nicholas, author and owner of Leyden Glen Farm. Kristin was visiting our Fleece Market selling her delicious lamb. Steve and Kristin chat about her farm, her classes at the farm, and how she started.

Steve also previews some of the yarns under the tent. If you’re close and didn’t get a chance to make it on Saturday, there’s still Sunday! Come on down May 20th 10:00pm-4:00pm.

You still have one more day to get 20% off of spinning wheels too (at the store only), so if you’ve been thinking about getting one, come visit!

Karen, our Store Manager, and Pete, our Operations Manager chat with Steve about the prep done for Tent Sale. It’s a great inside peek to how they decide what goes in the sale as well as Karen and Pete’s jobs.

Check out the fun photos from Saturday on our Facebook page here!

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Tent Sale and Fleece Market This Weekend!

Friday, May 18th, 2012
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This weekend at our store, we have the event everyone looks forward to – our Tent Sale and Fleece Market! It’s a great time with great deals, and one of the rare times we’re open on a Sunday. Come see us Saturday, May 19th 10:00am-5:30pm, or Sunday, May 20th 10:00am-4:00pm (or both days!)

Check out our tents going up for this weekend!

If you’ve never been to our Tent Sale, it’s a pretty spectacular event – both in huge yarn savings and in the amount of fun. We set up a huge tent in front of the store and Steve packs it with incredible yarn savings – amazing prices on full bags of yarn. So, you can get a whole sweater of yarn at a price below even what you find in our closeout section!

As you know, we’re moving our shipping and Customer Service departments just a few miles down the road to Easthampton soon, and we’re not going to want to move all of this yarn, so I have a feeling there are going to be some pretty impressive savings.

There will also be discounted books, patterns, and accessories that are definitely worth a peek!

They’re predicting spectacular weather for this weekend, so if you’re within driving distance, hop in the car and take a trip to enjoy some outdoor (and indoor) yarn shopping!

Not only will you save on yarns in the tent, we also have all of our May Anniversary Sale yarns, so you can shop them in person. Need to stock up on some stash staples? Now’s the perfect time!

There will be registers set up in the tent and in the store, but you don’t have to pay for your purchases separately. Browse the tent, head into the store for Anniversary yarns, and pay in the store, or the other way around. Or, you can pick the shortest line! There will be lots of staff members around to assist you too.

Another helpful tip: If you have reusable shopping bags, they’re super handy for carrying your purchases around. We do have our regular shopping baskets, but they have a tendency to get scooped up, so if you bring your own tote, you can get right to the browsing!

Are you a spinner? Are you looking to get a wheel, some equipment, or some fiber? All of our in-stock spinning wheels, supplies, and fiber will be 20% off for this weekend only (and only in the store).

As if all of this weren’t enough, on Saturday we have our annual Fleece Market! We have 18 vendors coming with fiber, yarn, bags, and more.  This year, joining us we have:

From Fiber to Fashion
Jean Willmann
Red Barn Alpacas
Barberic Farm
Sojourner Design
Foxfire Fiber & Designs
Leyden Glen Lamb (Kristin Nicholas)
Galloping Jester LLC
Brook’s Bend
Tassawassa Ridge Fiber Farm
Artemisia Ink Studio Arts
Rag Hill Farm
Moonshine Design at Keldaby
Whispering Winds Alpaca Farm
Stitched by Jessalu
The Celadon Studio
Kama Suutra Fiber Arts
Winterberry Farm

They’ll be located around our parking lot, so make sure you stop by and check out their amazing products.

We hope that you can join us for this fun, fiber-filled weekend!

Ready, Set, Knit #263: Kathy talks with Gail Callahan about the ColorGrid

Saturday, May 5th, 2012
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Guest: Gail Callahan, our Kangaroo Dyer, and author of Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece and The Kangaroo Dyer’s Color Grid. Her Color Grid is so versatile and useful beyond knitting! Use it for decor, flower arrangements, and more. Gail explains how she came up with the concept for the Color Grid.

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Steve’s Yarn Picks

Reminder: May 19th & 20th is Tent Sale weekend!

Check out the PBS series Craft in America on May 11th.

Bruce Weinstein class – Woven Knitting

June 14th – Launch Party for Cast On, Bind Off by Leslie Ann Bestor!

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Valley Yarns on Ravelry #18 – Longmeadow

Friday, April 27th, 2012
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There are just 4 days left of the April portion of our Anniversary Sale. One of the yarns on sale through Monday is Valley Yarns Longmeadow, an incredibly soft cotton and microfiber blend in a DK weight. Longmeadow normally $3.49, is on sale for $2.49. That’s quite a deal. Check out some of these customer projects found on Ravelry. Apparently the Lettuce color has been popular, a nice spring green.

Titania by Elizabeth Klett

knit by fiddletwist

(pattern available for free on A Mingled Yarn)










Lace Cardigan by Simona Merchant-Dest

knit by mris

(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)













Dream Stripes by Cailliau Berangere

knit by Manduuuh

(pattern available for free on Ravelry)









Summer Coaster Set by ChickenBetty

crocheted by ChickenBetty

(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)









Gavrosh Pants by Elena Nodel

knit by Tessa-Jane

(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)










Audrey In Unst by Gudrun Johnston

knit by wonderliza

(pattern available for purchase from Twist Collective)










Courthouse Step Log Cabin Blanket

knit by SmokingHotNeedles

(pattern available from the book Mason-Dixon Knitting)






What’s on your needles or hook this spring?

The Buzz at WEBS – April 20, 2012

Friday, April 20th, 2012
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The Buzz at WEBS

This week the staff at WEBS is buzzing about everything from our anniversary sale to crocheted monsters! It’s a bit of a mix this week, but the patterns being talked about are great finds.

I found the little monsters in Crochet Bakemono to be just SO adorable. The patterns are simply written with easy to follow charted instructions and whimsical illustrations that are sure to appeal to new and seasoned crocheters. And there is no better time to dive into the world of crochet monsters with Cascade 220 at an incredible sale price during our 38th Anniversary sale! Grab 3 or 4 colors and you have enough yardage to make 1/2 a dozen monsters or more. > Sara D.

I just discovered the Woobie Pattern Collection this week and was excited to see that these cute, snuggly blankets are knit in Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Sport on sale through April for $4.89/hank. I’d love to make the Woobie Puppy in Strawberry CreamCharcoal, and Black for my niece. > Dena C.

I just had Amy knit a store sample using Debbie Bliss Bella. I chose a pattern out of the latest Debbie Bliss magazine for spring/summer 2012Striped Yoke Top is the name of this pattern. The yarn has incredible stitch definition. Your garment will come out fantastic with one constantly looking at it saying “did I really make that?” The fiber combination of cotton, silk and a tad bit of cashmere gives your knitted piece a nice light touch! > Karen M.

I was excited to see the new Lorna’s Laces Sportmate come into the store this week. It contains Outlast fiber which is supposed to help moderate temperature. As someone who is warm most of the time, I like this idea, especially combined with the gauge of the yarn. I think it will make a nice lightweight cardigan that I can wear indoors. The colors are rich and have a bit of a sheen. > Leslie Ann B.

It may not be new, but I’ve just started knitting with Valley Yarns Charlemont and I love it. It’s new to me! It comes in solid colors, kettle dye, and even hand dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer. I’m making the Aestlight Shawl (along with my entire office), and using Teal Blue from the Charlemont Kettle Dye. It’s subtle, so there isn’t any problem with pooling. Our education manager, Tina, is making her third Aestlight Shawl out of the solid Charlemont which is coming out really nicely too. The yarn is soft and warm but keeps the shawl light too. > Grace H.