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Knitter's Pride Karbonz Knitting Needles Review

Knitter's Pride Karbonz Knitting Needles have the spectacular flex and tensile strength of carbon fiber, the same material used in aerospace engineering, with a smooth, warm feel that's easy on the hands. These lightweight carbon needles have shiny, smooth, nickel-plated brass tips, flawlessly tapered to a perfect point. In this video, Amy talks about the special qualities of the Karbonz line of needles, available in double points, single point, and circulars.

Setting Up for Stitches East 2012

Go behind the scenes in the video with Steve Elkins as he talks about how the WEBS team sets up their booth for the STITCHES East convention held at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT each fall. Stitches features a stunning vendor area as well as classes with amazing instructors. Find out more by visiting The Knitting Universe's Stitches East website.

Valley Yarns 497 Campfire Pullover

The Valley Yarns Campfire Pullover in warm, vibrant colors of Berkshire Bulky yarn make this simple colorwork pullover a cold weather favorite. It’s worked seamlessly from bottom-up with raglan sleeves and a front-back reversible neckline. In this video, designer Kirsten Hipsky talks about why she's so excited about this new addition to the Valley Yarns pattern line.

Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky

Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky is the companion to Berkshire. This lovely, bulkier version knits up quickly. It is super soft and wonderful to knit. It is great for felting too. Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky is available in a wide variety of colors at an incredible price. In this video, Amy talks about how Berkshire Bulky is her favorite yarn when teaching children and adults how to knit.

Valley Yarns Buckland

Valley Yarns Buckland is a gorgeous blend of superwash merino, mulberry silk and nylon. The silk gives this yarn a stunning sheen that brings out the deep and rich colors. Use this worsted weight, chainette yarn to create lightweight yet sturdy sweaters, shawls and accessories. Check out this video to discover why Kirsten Hipsky loves designing Valley Yarns patterns for Buckland.

How to Wind a Center Pull Ball by Hand

Learn how to wind a center pull ball using only your hands. In this video, Grace walks you through the steps of winding a ball of yarn so you can work with the end from the middle of the ball. This is a great technique to know how to do if you don't have a ball winder and yarn swift

Sometimes the yarn for your knitting or crochet project comes in a hank instead of a ball or skein. It is much easier to work from a center pull ball instead of a hank. Also a center pull ball won't roll away from you as a ball wound from the inside out would.

How to Wet Splice Yarn

Learn how to wet splice two pieces of yarn together. In this video, Grace shows you how to reduce the number of ends you have to weave in when you can fuse together to ends of yarn when you have to start a new ball. This technique works best for yarns from animal fibers such as wool and alpaca.

Knitter's Pride Fabric Interchangeable Needle Case Review

The Knitter's Pride Fabric Interchangeable Needle Case are an exquisite collection of fabric knitting needle cases made for storing your interchangeable needle sets in style. In this video, Greta shows you the inside of this well designed case which can accommodate a variety of needle sizes and types, as well as cables and small tools.

Knitter's Pride Interchangeable Fabric Multi Utility Needle Case Review

Knitter's Pride Fabric Multi Utility Needle Cases are an exquisite collection of fabric cases made for storing your interchangeable needle sets in style. These well designed cases accommodate a variety of needle sizes and types, as well as cables and small tools.

Knitter's Pride Crochet Hooks Review

In this video, Cara discusses the features of each line of Knitter's Pride crochet hooks. Knitter's Pride offers a wide range of hooks perfect for any crochet project.

How to Do a Long Tail Cast On

Do you ever wonder what the best cast on is for your knitting? We love the Long Tail Cast On as our go-to cast on. In this video, learn how to do a Long Tail Cast On with WEBS education manager Tina McElmoyl. If the long tail cast on is not quite the cast on you're looking for, check out our cast on videos.

How to Add a New Color to Your Knitting

 Working with more than one color in a knitting project is fun! Learn how to add a new color to your project with this easy technique. After that, the possibilities are endless!

How to Knit a Central Double Increase

Learn one way of doing a central double increase with WEBS Yarn Store designer Kirsten Hipsky. This technique is used in Valley Yarns Pattern Hearts of Oak series of patterns: Christmas StockingScarfCardigan, and Hat.

Knitter's Pride Dreamz Knitting Needles Review

Knitter's Pride Dreamz Knitting Needles are made from densified laminated birch wood. This material is less costly and much harder than either ebony or rosewood. Unlike in other wooden needles, water absorption in Symfonie wood needles is negligible and, as a result, there is no chance of warping. The same property makes these needles very strong, enables the points to be sharp and provides a lifetime of pleasurable use, if handled correctly. Please remember that all wooden needles in the lower ranges (2.0mm-3.5mm) should be treated with appropriate care. 

How to Kitchener Stitch

Learn how to Kitchener Stitch with WEBS education manager Tina McElmoyl. Kitchener stitching is a great way to invisibly graft two pieces of knitting together such as closing up the top of a top-down knitted socks pattern.

How to Crochet Tunisian Entrelac

Learn how to crochet Tunisian Entrelac for Valley Yarns 404 Playing Blocks Baby Blanket. In this video, WEBS teacher Sara Delaney guides you through the steps to create the Playing Blocks blanket.

Yarn Bombing

Follow WEBS on location to a "yarn bombing" at the West Springfield Public Library in West Springfield, Massachusetts.

WEBS America's Yarn Store - This Is Retail

Get a closer look at WEBS - America's Yarn Store and the customers who shop here. This video was featured in the National Retail Federation's This is Retail video contest.

Summer Fiber Camp for Kids at WEBS

Take a sneak peek at Summer Fiber Camp for Kids with Leslie Ann Bestor at WEBS. Fiber Camp is a one week day camp for kids who are passionate and curious about fiber arts. Spinning, dyeing, felting, weaving and knitting are just some of the crafts they explore right here at WEBS.

Valley Pattern 414 Valley Cowl Tutorial Part 2

Crochet along with WEBS designer Kirsten Hipsky for the Valley Yarns 414 Valley Cowl designed by Doris Chan. This luscious, lacy cowl is crocheted infinity or moebius style, beginning with a center strip and worked seamlessly in continuous figure 8's. Worn as a shoulder wrap or double-twisted around the head as a hood, the Valley Cowl is a lovely, practical and quick-to-crochet gift.

In part 2 of the this video series, Kirsten shows you how to join the foundation double crochet into the round as a moebius, inserting one twist in it. Click here to view Part 1, where Kirsten shows you how to do the foundation double crochet for this cowl.

Valley Pattern 414 Valley Cowl Tutorial Part 1

 

Crochet along with WEBS designer Kirsten Hipsky for the Valley Yarns 414 Valley Cowl designed by Doris Chan. This luscious, lacy cowl is crocheted infinity or moebius style, beginning with a center strip and worked seamlessly in continuous figure 8's. Worn as a shoulder wrap or double-twisted around the head as a hood, the Valley Cowl is a lovely, practical and quick-to-crochet gift.

Part 1 of this video tutorial, Kirsten shows you how to do the foundation double crochet for this cowl. In part 2 of the this video series, Kirsten shows you how to join the foundation double crochet into the round as a moebius, inserting one twist in it.

Mother and Daughter Take the WEBS Expert Knitter Program Together

What is an Expert Knitter? An Expert Knitter needs only yarn, needles and measurements to construct hats, mittens, socks, and sweaters of various types. An Expert Knitter has acquired the knowledge to master additional techniques independently.

In addition to our regular class offerings, WEBS has developed a program leading to certification as a WEBS Expert Knitter. Our goal is to provide our students with the skills an Expert Knitter must possess by means of a varied, interesting, and comprehensive curriculum. We have designated a total of fifteen classes/workshops as Core Requirements. There will also be three required electives, one in knitting and one in each of two other disciplines such as crochet, weaving, spinning, etc.

A Capstone Project will be the culmination of the program for students. This project will require students to utilize the skills they have learned to design, knit and finish an original sweater in pieces from measurements. For this final project, students will be assigned a mentor for support, consultation and advice. The final project will be reviewed by a committee and, if accepted, the WEBS' Expert Knitters Certificate will be awarded. 

Shooting the 2012 Spring Valley Yarns Catalog

Get a behind the scenes look at our Valley Yarns photo shoot for our 2012 Spring Catalog.

Shooting the 2012 Valley Yarns Catalog

Go behind the scenes of the photo shoot for our 2012 Valley Yarns Catalog with designer Kirsten Hipsky.

Latest Trends: Ruffle Yarns

WEBS staff member Cara Sharpes talks about using Ruffle Yarns to make dramatic scarves and other quick projects.

How We Knit

Take a look at the different knitting styles of WEBS staff members!

Sh*t Knitters Say

WEBS take on the "sh*t people say" videos for knitters.

For those who want to know what Emma is wearing, knitting on or photographing in the video, check out our blog post to find links to all of garments and yarn used.

WEBS Moves into a New Wharehouse

We're super excited to be spreading out into our new warehouse in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Go behind the scenes with Steve Elkins for a glimpse at the new space.

Holiday Buzz at WEBS

See what WEBS staff members are buzzing about for this holiday season! For more gift ideas, browse our Holiday Gift Guide.

Some of the products in this video are listed below.

 

Gleener Review and Demo

The Gleener Ultimate Fuzz Remover is so effective, one demonstration is all it takes to realize that you need this tool! With three removable blades, an ergonomic handle, and an amazing lint brush, the Gleener can tackle lint and pills on a variety of fabrics, fibers, and textures, from the finest cashmere to the thickest wool. The three blades are coarse, medium and fine. You will be amazed at how well the Gleener cleans up your handknits as well as your other fabrics.

Lantern Moon Square Canvas Clip Bag Review

The Lantern Moon Square Canvas Clip Bag is a sturdy way to carry your latest project. Two external pockets plus one zippered internal pocket.

Namaste Monroe Bag Review

Organize in style with the Namaste Monroe bag, featuring a unique 3-compartment storage design fully equipped with extra pockets and strong magnetized closures. This bag features a rear document pocket that's excellent for toting your magazine or other important documents unharmed. Optional strap buddy to keep straps together so slippage off the shoulder isn't an issue. You're gonna love this bag!

Schacht Ladybug Wheel Review

The Schacht Ladybug Spinning Wheel is friendly to entry-level spinners, easy to treadle, easy to take with you, and...as cute as a bug! The Ladybug has the characteristic solid Schacht construction and its unique design is both functional and charming. Designed-in carrying handles in the legs and light weight make the Ladybug easy to pick up and transport.

Valley Yarns Cold Spring

Valley Yarns Cold Spring is a gorgeous yarn that subtly shifts color as you knit or crochet. A blend of wool, baby alpaca, and acrylic means it is soft and light. You'll love working with this and the finished projects will become favorites.

Valley Yarns Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer

Get a behind the scenes look at our hand dyed line of Valley Yarns, dyed at home by Gail Callahan, The Kangaroo Dyer. 

How to Knit Railroad Ruffle Yarns

Learn how to knit using Railroad style Ruffle Yarns with WEBS education manager Tina McElmoyl.

Browse our collection of Ruffle Yarns and view more ruffle yarn patterns.

How to Knit Mesh Ruffle Yarns

Learn how to knit using Mesh style Ruffle Yarns with WEBS education manager Tina McElmoyl.

Browse our collection of Ruffle Yarns and view more ruffle yarn patterns.

How to Knit a Swirl Ruffle Scarf

Learn how to knit a swirly ruffle scarf with Berroco Lacey yarn.

How to Crochet a Swirl Ruffle Scarf

Learn how to crochet a swirly ruffle scarf with Berroco Lacey yarn, also available with a little sparkle as Berroco Lacey Metallic.

How to Assemble a Schacht Cricket Loom

Leslie Ann Bestor shows you how to assemble the Schacht Cricket Loom.

The Cricket Loom is compact, capable and cute! At only 11" x 18" x 6" and just under four pounds, it's easy to take along. The ten inch weaving width gives plenty of room to make a variety of projects without sacrificing portability. The Cricket is made of high quality maple an apple ply and hard maple and left unfinished. As of April 2010, the Cricket has been redesigned with the ratchet gear and dog on the outside of the loom to make it even easier to adjust tension.

How to Warp a Loom from Back to Front

Learn how to warp a loom from back to front with WEBS yarn store founder Barbara Elkins.

This is a great video if it's your first time warping your loom by yourself or if you just need a refresher on how to warp a loom. Barbara will guide you through all the steps you need to successfully warp your loom with even tension.

  • Preparing your loom for warping
  • Attaching your warp to the back apron rod
  • Using a raddle to evenly space your warp
  • Winding the warp onto the warp beam
  • Threading the heddles
  • Sleying the reed
  • Tying on the warp to the front apron rod with even tension.
Valley Yarns 439 Fleur de Sel Cardigan Review

Worked side-to-side Valley Yarns Fleur de Sel Cardigan has wide overlapping front panels with a flattering square neckline. The lace pattern is just one row so its easy to memorize, and the mostly double crochet sleeves keep the project moving quickly.

Valley Yarns 432 Gnomey Earflap Hat Review

The Valley Yarns Gnomey Earflap Hat has a peaked crown adding a whimsical touch to this lovely little Fair Isle hat knit in Valley Yarns Cold Spring.

How to do a Bound Off Hem for Top-Down Knitting

When knitting a garment from the top down, a bound-off hem may be just the right hem if you prefer knitting to sewing. It is similar to the 3-needle bind off where you knit together the live stitches with a strand from the back of your fabric as you bind off. Note that the Bound-Off Hem will be bulkier than a sewn bind-off. Be careful to bind off loosely so your hem has enough stretch.

Valley Yarns Northfield Review

We're very excited about this addition to Valley Yarns Northfield is a glorious blend of merino, baby alpaca, and silk. This DK weight is perfect for garments and accessories that you want to be warm and cozy. Valley Yarns Northfield has the slightest sheen from the silk, adding sophistication to this superb yarn. 

Valley Yarns Longmeadow Review

Valley Yarns Longmeadow is a cotton/microfiber blend that is the perfect yarn for your warm weather knitting. It is incredibly soft to the touch and has a lovely twist. The color palette is light and bright. You will love knitting with Valley Yarns Longmeadow!

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