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2013 Anniversary Sale - May Yarns

Steve Elkins gives some highlights of the fantastic yarns in the May portion of our 39th Anniversary Sale! Through May 31st enjoy sale prices of up to 50% off on over 40 fantastic yarns from Berroco, Noro, Tahki and more. Enjoy!

Sugar Sparkles Shawlette - Edging Row 3

Learn how to make, and where to place the Front Post Double Crochet stitches from the third row of the edging using the beaded single crochet stitches as a guide. Stitch markers are also an invaluable tool to use during this row of stitches. Purchase the dowloadable Sugar Sparkles Shawlette pattern here.

Sugar Sparkles Shawlette - Edging Rows 1-2

Sara talks you through the beading process, sharing Linda Permann's advice to only string as many as you'll need for a single row. Learn how simple it is to make a beaded single crochet, and the "v-stitch" that sets up your shaping for the edge of the shawl. Purchase the dowloadable Sugar Sparkles Shawlette pattern here.

39th Anniversary Sale

WEBS America's Yarn Store Owner Steve Elkins gives you a glimpse into some of the yarns on sale in the 39th Anniversary Sale, from our new warehouse in Easthampton.

Sale starts on April 1st and runs through May 31st, 2013 11:59pm EST. Check back on May 1st for a whole new set of sale yarns.

How to Fix Pulled Stitches in Your Knitting

Knowing how to fix a pulled stitch can save your project or a finished garment. Grace shows you how to carefully pull the stitches back into alignment.

Valley Yarns Stockbridge

Valley Yarns Stockbridge is longtime favorite in our line of yarns. With it's blend of superfine alpaca and wool, Stockbridge offers warmth and drape to your finished garments. Available in over 20 colors this yarn is a great choice for colorwork sweaters as well as smaller projects like winter accessories. In this video, Heidi talks about Stockbridge being the first Valley Yarns she knit with and she compares it to knitting with butter!

Debbie Bliss Yarns for Spring 2013

For spring 2013, Debbie Bliss introduces three gorgeous new yarns, Rialto DK PrintLuxury Silk DK, and Luxury Silk DK Print. Amy from WEBS talks about some of the reasons why we love these new additions to the Debbie Bliss line.

How to Make Knitted Plaid Easily

Sara shows you how to add vertical line of crochet stitches to your knitting to help create a plaid look without all the work of intarsia knitting. Working in the “purl ditch” of ribbing you learn how to add a line of crochet slip stitches, mimicking a column of knit stiches. Check out ChickenBetty's Random Plaids for a pattern using this technique.

The Color Grid

The Kangaroo Dyer's The Color Grid is wonderful tool for choosing and using colors. With a simple template you can choose a main color family and a second color family to add spark to your project. Great for use with fiber projects but also useful in gardening, home decorating and more.

Rowan Yarns for Spring 2013

Rowan Yarns has added some great machine washable yarns for spring 2013. In this video, Amy from WEBS highlights new colors of All Seasons Cotton and two new additions to the Rowan Yars line, All Seasons Cotton Chunky and Softknit Cotton.

Classic Elite Yarns for Spring 2013

The Classic Elite Yarns collection includes natural yarns perfect for knitting and crochet. Classic Elite Yarns range from wool and wool blends, cotton, alpaca, angora, mohair and more. All with the same outstanding quality and brilliant designs you expect from the Classic Elite family of yarns. In this video, Amy introduces two new yarns to the Classic Elite Yarns line for spring 2013. Mesa is a 100% cotton yarn perfect for summer, and Canyon is a cotton/alpaca blend in a dk weight with undyed, natural colors.

Berroco Yarns for Spring 2013

Get to know some of the new 2013 spring yarns from Berroco. They have some great additions to their yarn line including, Weekend DK, Karma, Maya, Fuji, and Floret – and they're all machine washable!

WEBS Blooper Reel 2012

Take 1, take 2, ... take 15! It's not always easy creating knitting, crochet, weaving, and spinning videos. Enjoy some of the best outtakes from video shoots at WEBS - America's Yarn Store from the past two years.

How to Join Live Stitches to the Side of a Knitted Piece

Kirsten Hipsky shows you how to joining live stitches to the side of knitted piece. This is a similar technique to a three-needle bind off. As you pick up a stitch from the side of a knitted piece, knit it together with a live stitch from your other piece, then binding off.

This is a great technique to use when you need to join drop-shoulder sleeves to the body of a sweater such as the Kohl Lace Pullover and The Space Heater Sweater.

Other projects where this technique comes in handy are the Multi-Directional CowlRhea Lace Stole and scarf.

2012 WEBS Year-End Sale Preview

WEBS America's Yarn Store Owner Steve Elkins gives you a glimpse into some of the yarns on sale in the Year End Sale.

Sale starts online on December 20th, 2012 and runs until January 1, 2013 11:59pm EST. In-store sale starts December 26th, 2012 and runs until December 31, 2012.

Note: This video is best viewed in Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

Camping Out for the WEBS Year-End Sale

Are you ready for the Year-End Sale at WEBS - America's Yarn Store?

The Year End Sale at WEBS starts online December 20, 2012 and ends January 1, 2013 11:59pm EST. The in-store sale runs December 26, 2012 to December 31, 2012.

How to Knit Backwards

Knitting backwards is a great technique to avoid having to frequently turn your work in entrelac projects like the Jojoland Autumn Shawl.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Weavers

Leslie Ann Bestor shares some great gift ideas for the weaver in your life.

Visit our holiday gift guide for more inspiration.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Spinners

Unsure of what to get the Spinner in your life? Check out this video for some great ideas for gifts this holiday season. Visit our holiday gift guide for more inspiration.

Handmade Holidays at WEBS

How are you handling your handmade holidays this year? WEBS - America's Yarn Store is here to help. Browse our Holiday Gift and Inspiration Guide for handmade gift ideas to knit and crochet for the special people in your life.

How to Knit a Latvian Braid

Learn how to knit a Latvian Braid with Emma Welford. In this video, Emma will show you how to knit both left leaning and right leaning Latvian braids. Examples of Latvian braids can be seen in the following patterns.

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.

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