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Ready, Set, Knit #269: Kathy Talks with Ysolda Teague

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
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Congratulations to our Expert Knitter Graduates!

Guest: Ysolda Teague talks with Kathy about how she became a designer and the path her career has taken. They chat about Little Red in the City, her career as a designer, and what she has coming up.

They also talk about Fyberspates Scrumptious yarn and the beautiful Ysolda-inspired colors.

Yarn Picks

Next Weekend is our I-91 Shop Hop!

WEBS will be closed on July 4th.


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June Events!

Thursday, May 31st, 2012
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If you are local to WEBS and are looking for some fun things to do with your fiber friends, we have plenty of events to keep you busy in June!

On Thursday, June 14th we are excited to host the book launch for our very own Leslie Ann Bestor’s book Cast On, Bind Off! Join us from 6pm – 8pm to celebrate this comprehensive collection of all of her tips and tricks for dressing up the beginning and end of every project. (Leslie Ann is also teaching some of these techniques this summer! Find out more about her classes here.)


On Tuesday, June 5th Iris Schreier will join our regular Drop-In session!  Iris Schreier is the founder and designer of Artyarns, and author of One + One Scarves, Shawls & Shrugs. Stop in to meet and chat with her between 10am and 12pm and see many of the beautiful garments from the book.  Then feel free to stick around for a little advice on your current project.


On Friday, June 15th we will welcome designer Ysolda Teague to the store! From 4pm to 5:30pm Ysolda will hang out in the store for a meet-and-greet after she finishes teaching her class (more information on that class here). Swing by and say hello, she’ll be happy to answer a few questions or sign your book!


And, of course, there is the I-91 Shop Hop!  Eleven local yarn shops located along I-91 from Putney, VT to New Haven, CT are joining together for the second annual I-91 Shop Hop! This event is a fun way to visit new and interesting yarn shops in our area.

The I-91 Shop Hop will take place June 29th – July 1st.  All participating shops will be open from 10am–6pm on Friday & Saturday and 12pm–5pm on Sunday.  Find out how to purchase your passport and all of the other details here.


June is going to be such an exciting way to kick off the summer!  For details about registering for any of the events above, click the event image or visit our events page.

The Buzz at WEBS – February 10, 2012

Friday, February 10th, 2012
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This week, the staff at WEBS is buzzing about socks, baby knits, and beautiful new yarn!

During winter, a friend of mine carries around a small pair of slippers in her purse to slip on when hanging out during cozy evenings at the homes of friends, so she can leave her snow boots on the porch but still have warm feet. I love this idea and plan to start doing the same!  I think Ysolda’s “Grown Up Booties”  from Whimsical Little Knits are the pair I’m going to make. I think they’ll make a perfect car ride project. > Tina M

I hate when my socks fall down. I really do. When the new Clover Elastic Yarn Thread came in this week I immediately thought how perfect this would be for socks. On my next sock project, I’ll just knit it along with the yarn for the ribbing at the top. > Dena C.

Like many knitters out there, I am a big fan of all things Spud & Chloë. The yarns are bright, colorful, soft, and machine washable, making them ideal for baby and kid knits, as well as easy-care adult garments. But the love doesn’t stop there! Spud & Chloë patterns are just as charming. I was particularly enchanted by their new pattern entitled Leaf Blanket. As the name implies, its a baby blanket that is knit in the shape of a leaf. You place your little one in the middle, wrap up the sides of the leaf, and close up your baby cocoon using the stem. Who but Susan B. Anderson could come up with such a cute concept! > Liz A.

I can’t wait to get my hands on some Fyberspates Scrumptious Aran. I’m smitten with Empire Biscuit, one of two colors that designer Ysolda Teague created for the line. This bright and cheery red would be perfect for livening up the winter months. I’m dreaming of a cozy hooded pullover or cardigan, something with just enough cable details to make the sheen of this silk blend really pop. Now if only I had time to swatch! > Emma W.

Schoppel Wolle Zauberwolle – Another great find from our trip to TNNA back in January! We’re not quite sure how we’ve overlooked this yarn before but we’re glad we found it! Cousins to the wildly popular Zauberball sock yarn, Zauberwolle is a 100% virgin wool and features 2 plys with long color repeats. It knits at 6.5-7 sts on a #2-4 needle.  It’s put up in a 100g ball with 273 gorgeous yards! > Kathy E.

I love the long color repeats of Zauberwolle. Are there any patterns you think look best in self striping yarns?

The Buzz at WEBS – August 26, 2011

Friday, August 26th, 2011
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This week the staff is buzzing about…

1. Everything is cuter when it’s tiny. And with Anna Hrachovec’s new Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi book, there is a ton of cute to go around. I’m particularly excited about the smallest knitted baked potato I’ve ever seen. > Dena C.

2. My hands were itchy for a project while working at Sock Summit and I found myself gravitating towards the squishy and silky Shalimar Breathless. I thought that the Jade color would be perfect for my sister’s birthday coming up soon. I looked around the booth and saw Kirsten’s simple and beautiful shawl Valley Yarns B6 Basic Triangle Shawl pattern. It was really nice to have a smooth and simple knit to show off the subtle variations of color in this yarn. So much fun! > Cara S.

3. S.Charles Collezione Panne – It’s nice to have a chenille option for customers that is great for knitting and crocheting as opposed to the many chenille cones in the warehouse that are better suited for weaving. > Heidi R.

4. I knitted Highland Fling for the store. I loved the yarn (Classic Elite Vista) and found the pattern well written. The pattern book has other nice patterns too. > Marion H.

5. As soon as I saw the sample skein of Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky, I knew I had to bargain with Karen so that I could be the one to knit a store project out of it! Ysolda’s Ripley is an easy and satisfying knit and only uses one skein of this new addition to the Tosh family. Like all Tosh yarns, the colors are gorgeously saturated and the heavier weight flies off the needles. > Emma W.

The Buzz at WEBS – July 8, 2011

Friday, July 8th, 2011
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This week the staff is buzzing about…

1. Little Red in the City: An Ysolda Knitwear Collection – This is a great collection of patterns for women of all shapes and sizes. But it’s the other details found in the book that make it extra special. Wonderful illustrations and photography, each pattern offered in a huge range of sizes, and a hefty resource section to help you achieve success with each sweater you knit. > Dena C.

2. Rollie StitchKeepers – Great to keep your stitches from sliding off your double point needles, and to hold the heel flap when turning the heel. > Gail C.

3. Sara’s daughter has finished crocheting the Monkey with a Fez from Creepy Cute Crochet. Way too cute!

4. Apparently humans aren’t the only ones excited when a new WEBS catalog arrives in the mail. Milo the cat loves our catalog too!

5. Tulip ETIMO Crochet Hook Set – Fantastic! Ergonomic grip handles are comfortable for long use and the set has scissors, yarn needle & ruler in with a transparent zippered pouch all wrapped up in an elegant looking snapped clutch!! I could be stranded for days with just this set , my Addi Lace Interchangeable needles and just one bin from my stash. > Lisa G.