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Anniversary Sale Spotlight – Favorites!

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
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This week I thought I’d share some of my favorite yarns from the Anniversary Sale this year. I knit and crochet but these yarns are versatile enough to be perfect for both and they all make great stash yarns for future, unknown projects!

WEBS Anniversary Sale yarns - staff favorites. Read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

I love a good one skein project and Frosted Leaves from Louisa harding is just that! A simple, repeating leaf motif with a garter stitch border that shows off the stunning self-striping colors of Amitola Grande, this pattern is one I keep in the last minute gifts folder. Not only is it a free pattern but the yarn is a heavy worsted weight and one skein completes the project. During the sale that means this whole project only costs you $17.49! Amitola Grande is a single ply yarn with a blend of 80% wool and 20% silk, you get warm fluffyness from the wool and strength and shine from the silk, and there are some gorgeous colorways here.

WEBS Anniversary Sale yarns - staff favorites. Read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

I’ve made several projects with yarns from Mrs. Crosby and Train Case is one of the best.  A blend of  superwash merino, nylon and Outlast – that futuristic rayon fiber technology that continuously interacts with your body to moderate your temperature and keep you from being too hot or too cold. The future is here! not only that but it’s machine washable. The hand dyed colors of this yarn are just stunning and sometimes you really need to just let them take center stage. And sometimes you need a project that has lots of visual interest when finished but doesn’t take a lot of brain power in the making, I can’t keep track of a complicated project and pay attention at my daughter’s softball game! The Color Affection Shawl is just the right fit, lots of easy-peasy garter stitch and simple stripes to keep you going without too much effort, and the result is a stunning shawl!

WEBS Anniversary Sale yarns - staff favorites. Read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

The Jo Sharp yarns are just some of the classiest yarns I have in my stash. Silk Road DK Tweed is an incredible blend of 85% wool, 10% silk, and 5%cashmere in earthy, organic tones with pops of tweedy color. The two-ply structure and fiber blend knit up into a fabric with a beautiful hand and great drape but it still has a good amount of body. I love this yarn for garments. I am also a big fan of versatile patterns and the Wide Collar Vest and Cardigan pattern is just that. Take your pick of a cropped cardigan or a longer vest, both with generous lapels. The vest seems like the kind of layering piece that I would wear a lot! Loose and casual with a tshirt and jeans around the house, or more tailored and belted with dress pants and a button down shirt for the office.

WEBS Anniversary Sale yarns - staff favorites. Read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

Finally, Berroco Ultra Alpaca is one of the first yarns that I stashed and I keep finding ways to use it, it’s just that good. With over 40 incredible colors, in soft heathered solids from striking jewel tones to classic neutrals, there’s color for almost every project you can imaging.  The Avocet B sweater, a free PDF, is one that’s been in my queue for a long time and this might just be the right time to cast on. An incredible comfy cardigan in all-over garter stitch, I might just live in this one!

So there you have 4 of my favorite yarns from the May portion of our Anniversary Sale. What are some of your favorites and what plans are you hatching for them?

Anniversary Spotlight: Color and Texture

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
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Our Anniversary Sale isn’t just for knitters looking to stock up on stash-building workhorse yarns! Each year we have quite a selection of unique yarns that are perfect for garments and accessories with incredible texture and color, and these yarns are often an excellent addition to the weavers stash.

WEBS Anniversary Sale yarns - yarns with texture and color. Read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

Tempo from Filatura Di Crosa works up into wide stripes of color, but these stripes are no plain-jane solid colors! The yarn is made from 3 plys, one is a two-ply, multicolored print with nubby tweedy bits, wrapped with two different colored thick-thin plys that gradually change color. While that seems like a lot happening in one yarn it results in a muted blending of colors that give your knits a sophisticated yet rustic quality. And, it’s a cotton blend so it’s perfect for warmer weather! Working with 2 colors of Tempo, and creating wedges with short rows, the Boticelli Top is an interesting but not overly complicated pullover to knit. Interchangeable front and back are seamed at the sides and shoulders for a reversible top that is eye catching and comfortable.

WEBS Anniversary Sale yarns - yarns with texture and color. Read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

Another great cotton yarn for summer is Schachenmayr Tahiti. This fingering weight yarn has beautiful color shifts in variegated shades and it’s totally machine washable! Just 4 balls of this yarn knit into the gorgeous Sundowner Shawl. The pattern is FREE and you can choose from two sizes. This yarn would also make a beautiful warp yarn for a shawl or scarf with a gradient effect!

WEBS Anniversary Sale yarns - yarns with texture and color. Read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

With subtle, tonal colors and a shifting series of fibers, the chainette or woven tape-like construction of Classic Elite Yarns Sanibel lends textural interest to even the simplest stockinette pieces. The Lady Londonderry capelet is a lovely layering piece for when it’s not quite warm enough to wear your favorite summer dresses but you just can’t wait! Worked from the bottom up in a classic feather and fan stitch, this little piece features a wide rib neckline and a button closure for a fun retro look.

WEBS Anniversary Sale yarns - yarns with texture and color. Read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

Also from Classic Elite is Santorini, the same base yarn as Sanibel but in a cheerful array of variegated colors. Put the two together for fun accessories with tons of colorful drama. Nonamesset scarf does just that with modular knit triangles that are joined as you go!

WEBS Anniversary Sale yarns - yarns with texture and color. Read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

And don’t forget that I mentioned the weavers! These yarns create beautiful texture and color in your weaving. Here you can see we’ve used them as weft yarns paired with a simple warp of Juniper Moon Farms Zooey, a gorgeous linen blend.

So how will the colors and textures of these yarns inspire you? Tell us in the comments!

Ready, Set, Knit! 442: Kathy talks with Beth Hansen

Saturday, April 30th, 2016
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This week Kathy talks with first time guest, Beth Hansen. She, and her husband Kevin, are the owners of Hansen Crafts, makers of the Hansen miniSpinner.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #442 - Kathy talks with Beth Hansen. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

Learn how a sailing trip in the South Pacific lead to the creation of their signature product and how their “retirement” has turned into a successful business venture.

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Reminder:

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

Upcoming Events:

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

The I-91 Shop Hop will take place June 23–26th. Get your passport now and plan your weekend!

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

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Coned Yarns Love Knitters (and vice versa)

Friday, April 22nd, 2016
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I had a brief, ugly learning-to-weave moment about ten or so years ago…I had a full-time job that was a long way away, I had two young children, and I had to travel constantly. Of course that was a perfect time to learn a very complicated, time-consuming (albeit fascinating and beautiful) fiber craft…NOT.

Valley Yarns Colrain Lace on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

After that, I passed coned yarns without a second glance. However, I saw an oldie but goodie today that made me reassess the coned-yarn prejudice. Valley Yarns 2/10 Merino Tencel, aka Colrain Lace, seems to me to be an eminently sensible yarn to knit or crochet (or weave) just about anything in any season. And luckily for all of us, it’s part of the Anniversary Sale this month, priced at $17.49 a cone, reduced from $24.99.

Although technically a lace weight yarn, it has been knit reliably at about 7 stitches per inch, which to me is fingering and that makes a big difference. It’s not a fine, fine yarn that will slide off your needles and flummox you in a stitch pattern. It will hold on to those needles, and give you some feedback as you stitch, which I don’t find in a lot of lace weight yarns. The blend of merino and tencel gives it both body and a subtle sheen, making it drape beautifully.

My fascination for cowls would be satisfied with the Valley Yarns Forget-Me-Not cowl, made in Colrain Lace. It’s a quick knit and because you have so much yardage on a cone, you could make several from one purchase! I would probably choose a nice neutral such as Grey Olive, but you could really make a design pop with some of the brighter colors; there are a lot to choose from.

Have you ever knit with a coned yarn? Tell us your projects in the comments, below.

Anniversary Sale Spotlight – Cashmere!

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
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I have to tell you, even I was surprised by the luxury fibers in this year’s sale! We have 6 yarns with cashmere!

Cashmere yarns in WEBS 42nd Anniversary Sale. Read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

If you’re looking for a workhorse yarn for incredible garments that has just a little extra oomph we’ve got two choices for you.  Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran is a classic,  a machine washable blend of 55% Merino Wool/33% Microfibre/12% Cashmere in over 3 dozen saturated solids is perfect for trend defying garments and accessories that you’ll wear for years. And if tweed is your thing then Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed couldn’t be better. A softly plied and lofty blend of wool, silk and cashmere in tonal tweeds for classically rustic garments, and shawls you want to wrap up in all year long.

Cashmere yarns in WEBS 42nd Anniversary Sale. Read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

DK is a versatile weight equally suited to adult and children’s garments and accessories and there’s no reason to shy away from a little bit of luxury there. Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK is a touchably soft blend of merino wool, silk and cashmere for a yarn with lots of bounce and shine! With over 30 colors to choose from it’s ideal for colorwork projects. And if you want a little hand dyed color in your cashmere stash, pick up a few skeins of Mrs. Crosby Hat Box. the color wizards at Lorna’s Laces have dreamed up all new colorways reminiscent of exoctic locales and travels.

Cashmere yarns in WEBS 42nd Anniversary Sale. Read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

On the finer side, if you’re a lace or shawl person Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere is another gorgeous hand-dyed yarn with a superwash merino, cashmere and nylon blend that would be gorgeous for shawls and durable enough for incredible socks! But my favorite of the cashmere yarns in this sale has to be the Greylock from Valley Yarns. This beauty is 100% cashmere, lightly spun and plied for an airy yarn with the slightest halo. It’s soft and squishy with an incredibly generous 300 yds in each ball.

That Greylock is honestly calling my name, and the JoSharp has my wheels turning. Which yarns will you be adding to your stash?

2016 Anniversary Sale preview!

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Don't miss out on fantastic deals in the WEBS Anniversary Sale starting April 1st. Read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

That’s right it’s time for WEBS Anniversary Sale and have we got some great deals for you! Starting April 1st you’ll save on yarns from Cascade, Plymouth, Classic Elite, Lorna’s Laces, Regia, Dream in Color and more! We’ve got special prices on needle and hook sets, limited edition sock and hand dyed yarns, unbelievable coned yarns for weavers and some of your favorite Valley Yarns. Check out the full Sale Preview here for all the details and visit Yarn.com on April 1st to fill your cart!

Ready, Set, Knit! 402: Kathy talks with Edie Eckman

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
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This week Kathy talks with author, and designer Edie Eckman. Edie will be at WEBS the weekend of June 20th and 21st teaching 4 wonderful classes. Sign-up for these classes now before they fill!
1 – Around the Corner Crochet Borders – with brand new unpublished border patterns!
2 – No Longer a Novice – Knitting Knowledge
3 – Intarsia without Fear
4 – Mix it up Miters

Ready, Set, Knit! episode 402 - Kathy talks with Edie Eckman - listen now at blog.yarn.com

They also discuss the release of the 2nd Edition of the Crochet Answer Book as well as Edie’s Craftsy and Creative Bug classes. You can find out more about Edie’s online classes on her website.

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week – May Anniversary Sale deals!:

Anniversary Sale Yarns – Only 8 days left!

Reminder:

This weekend is the annual Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair in Cummington, today and tomorrow. WEBS is a proud sponsor of their Drop-in Spinning Area.

Upcoming Events:

Summer Classes are online – sign up now before all the seats are filled!

I-91 Shop Hop is coming June 25th through June 28th – get your passport now!

Classic Elite Yarns Trunk shows are ongoing and there’s always something new to see! Stop by the store to see what’s on display.

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

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Tent Sale in just 4 days!

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
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We’ve been getting ready for weeks but like an ant’s nest that’s been kicked, all that activity has been below the surface until now! The Tent is going up and we’ll start filling it for you early on Saturday morning. Get here early for some of the best deals and to check out all the local vendors and shepherds at our Annual Fleece Market! And don’t forget that all of the great deals on the May Anniversary Sale Yarns will still be in effect as well as 20% off all in-stock spinning wheels and spinning supplies during Tent Sale. Will this be the year you FINALLY get to WEBS’ Tent Sale? or will this be your 14th visit? How many times have you made it?

The Annual Tent Sale at WEBS - America's Yarn Store, May 16th and 17th 2015. Will you be there? more info at yarn.com

Ready, Set, Knit! 400: Kathy talks with Angelia Robinson

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
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This week Kathy talks with first time guest, Angelia Robinson, our featured Spring 2015 WEBS Emerging Designer!

Ready, Set, Knit! episode 400 - Kathy talks with designer Angelia Robinson - listen now at blog.yarn.com

Kathy and Angelia talk about learning to knit and crochet, juggling their favorite yarn art while raising kids, and Angelia’s process for designing her Emerging Designer eBook collection.

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week – May Anniversary Sale deals!:

Reminder:

Mark your calendars, WEBS Tent Sale is happening May 16th and 17th, and don’t miss the 11th Annual Fleece Market on May 16th!

Upcoming Events:

Classic Elite Yarns Trunk shows are ongoing and there’s always something new to see! Stop by the store to see what’s on display.

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

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Last days of the April Anniversary Sale yarns!

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
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Have you taken advantage of the incredible savings on the April Sale yarns yet? You still have a few days to load up on over 50 incredible yarns!

Classic Elite Mohawk Wool - part of the April sale yarns at WEBS Anniversary Sale - available at yarn.com

Classic Elite Mohawk Wool is a great stash building yarn. Perfect for cozy sweaters, scrumptious socks and heirloom shawls, this yarn will hold up well to lost of wear and still hold your stitches beautifully.

Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande - part of the April sale yarns at WEBS Anniversary Sale - available at yarn.com

Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande is unbelievably soft with more squish than you can possibly describe. Comforting accessories and luscious sweaters await the knitter with this on their needles.

Rowan Pure Wool Worsted - part of the April sale yarns at WEBS Anniversary Sale - available at yarn.com

Rowan Pure Wool Worsted is everything you’ve ever wanted in a workhorse yarn. Perfect for sweaters and blankets to gift to the loved ones that won’t be hand washing their hand knits. With an incredible palette of colors you’ll be knitting or crocheting for everyone on your list with this yarn.

Don’t miss you chance to save on these yarns and more, the sale ends at 11:59pm EST April 30th. But don’t worry, there’s a whole new batch of sale yarns set to premiere on May 1st!