Posts Tagged ‘Knitter’s Pride Karbonz’

Anniversary Sale Spotlight – Yarn for socks!

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
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Our 42nd Anniversary Sale is in full swing and with over 80 yarns and accessories at incredible discounted prices and it can seem daunting to wade through that much information! In the coming weeks we’ll break down the yarns in our sale, highlight some of our favorites and give you some great project ideas. This week we’re all about socks!

Sock yarns from Regia and other top brands in WEBS 42nd Anniversary Sale. Read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

The fine folks at Regia are constantly rolling out fantastical new combinations of colors and stripes and we have four of their yarns in this sale! Mood Color 4-ply and Relax Color 4-ply are both classic sock weight yarns at 8 sts per inch on US 1-3, with a blend of 75% superwash wool and 25% polyamide for durable, longlasting socks with plenty of yardage in each skein for a pair. Regia Colorito Color 4-ply blends wool and polyamide 75/25 into a slightly heavier yarn, 7.5 sts per inch on US 1-3 with a fantastic colorplay of stripes over a variegated background color. And for a pair of super cozy, winter weight socks try Regia Blue Zone Color 6-ply. This almost DK weight yarn knits up at 5.5 sts per inch on US3-6 sock socks that will fly off your needles!

Sock yarns from Lorna's Laces and other top brands in WEBS 42nd Anniversary Sale. Read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

A long time favorite of sock knitters and the WEBS staff, Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock is a fantastic blend of superwash wool and nylon available in 3 dozen scrumptious hand-dyed colorways! Want to sneak a little luxury into your life? Try Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere! 25 subtly tonal hand dyed colorways that you will enjoy knitting as much as you do wearing. Classic Elite Yarns Alpaca Sox combine alpaca, merino and nylon into one of the softest sock yarns we’ve ever felt and the delicate variations of color create a beautiful dappled effect in the finished socks.

Needle and Hook sets from Knitter's Pride in WEBS 42nd Anniversary Sale. Read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

And don’t forget your solids! Whether you need a bit extra for heels and toes or you need a good range of colors for some fantastical fair isle these two yarns fit the bill perfectly. Valley Yarns Charlemont combines superwash merino, silk and polyamide in a silky smooth yarn that feels great against the skin. Louet Gems Fingering is a 100% wool yarn with just the right amount of bounce and squish for colorwork that really pops! And now is the perfect time to upgrade your tools! Our Knitters Pride Karbonz 6″ DPN Sets are on sale as well.

Stock up on yarns and needles now and set yourself up for a summer full of sock knitting fun! What’s your favorite sock yarn from this year’s sale? Or do you have plans for other projects with these yarns? Tell us all about it!

Are 4 (or 5) Needles Better Than One?

Friday, August 16th, 2013
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Although my poor grandmother tried to teach me to knit when I was nine years old, I had absolutely no patience for fine motor skills at that point, and was much happier playing with her jewelry. I didn’t learn to knit until I was an adult, and I learned very traditionally: straight needles, follow a pattern, make a bottom-up sweater with set-in sleeves and a crew neck. When I started working at Webs shortly after I had gained some mastery of the craft, I was astounded at the variety of designs, techniques, and yarns I encountered. It was overwhelming, but I wanted to try it all. The one thing I stuck to was knitting any sort of tube with double-pointed needles. I honestly tried to use Magic Loop, two circulars, anything but DPNs. However, I don’t love knitting socks ( I have made exactly three socks) and I loved the way my DPNs made hats, baby booties, and sleeves on sweaters look. I’m always on the lookout for really great needles, and I think I have found my DPN mecca: Knitters Pride Karbonz. I recently knit baby sweaters for twins to be born in September, and the pattern was a beautifully easy top-down raglan with the sleeves picked up and knit on DPNs. I did one sweater with my old faithful Dreamz needles, but picked up a set of the Karbonz to try on sweater #2.

Reader, it was heaven.

All kinds’a’Karbonz at Webs!

The Karbonz shaft gripped the yarn just right–it slid easily but didn’t slide off. The tips are sharp and glide-y but they didn’t split the yarn, and there was no discernable bump or glitch at the place where the tip met the body of the needle. Best of all, they look super-badass. Shiny silver tip attached to a matte black needle made me feel a little naughty, even though the project they were attached to was the most adorable peach and lime green baby kimono. Karbonz are available in circulars as well, and we’ve just added interchangeable sets, too. They are well worth the slightly higher price point, and will last until your granddaughters refuse to learn to knit with them.

New! Knitter’s Pride Karbonz Needles

Friday, November 2nd, 2012
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We recently received the newest needles from Knitter’s Pride and we’re excited to share them with you. Check out the Knitter’s Pride Karbonz in our video.

The needles feature a carbon fiber body and nickel-plated brass tips. Since they are made of carbon fiber, the needles have a high tensile strength, warm feel, and a surface that helps your stitches move smoothly. They are also extremely lightweight.

Because the carbon fiber is so sturdy, Knitter’s Pride offers these needles in the smallest of sizes. We have cricular needles in 16″-40″ n US0-US4, 10″ single point needles in US0-US4, and 6″ and 8″ double point needles. The 6″ are available in US000-US4 and 8″ in US00-US2.5.