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Classic Elite Yarns Spring 2014

Classic Elite Yarns Spring 2014 collection is all about blends and great patterns to knit!

Cerro is the dyed version of last year's popular yarn, Canyon. This cotton/ alpaca blend has a soft, beautiful drape and plenty of pattern support, with patterns written for both Cerro and Canyon. Cerro comes in a range of summery hues that can be knit on their own or mixed with the natural colors of Canyon.

Bella Lino is a lightweight linen blend with long stripes that blend harmoniously from color to color. It's perfect for that light, warm weather sweater or shawl.

Classic Elite's Meadowlark fills the need for a lightweight, all year round tweed. It has a range of beautiful colors and will knit up in a flash.

To easily search for patterns for any yarn on our website, simply click on the related patterns tab at the top of the yarn page!

Rowan Spring 2014

Every Season we wait for the arrival of Rowan's new yarns. The Spring collection brings five new inspiring yarns in linen, silk and blends that have us ready to cast on for warmer weather!

Rowan's Pure Linen is 100% linen and ideal for warmer weather, with drape and elegance that can take you from casual to dressy.

Rowan's Truesilk is a sumptuous 100% silk yarn, perfect for that special summer sweater you've been wanting to knit.

Rowan Silkstones blends both linen and silk in gorgeous color ways that shift subtly from tone to tone.

Rounding out the collection is Rowan's Cotton Glace and Pure Wool Worsted. Cotton Glace is a wonderful 100% cotton DK weight yarn that holds pattern and lace beautifully.

Pure Wool Worsted is a 100% superwash yarn that will surely become a favorite with 50 colors to choose from!

Rowan also adds new colors to some favorites like Baby Merino Silk DK and Kidsilk Haze! To browse Rowan's full collection click HERE.

Berroco Spring 2014 Collection
Take a look at Berroco's new yarns for Spring and Summer. Berroco adds three fabulous yarns to their already classic collection of knitting and crochet yarns. 
Get ready to knit or crochet beautiful garments and accessories with Folio, a DK weight blend of Alpaca and Rayon, or make children's garments and warm weather sweaters with Modern Cotton. It's a machine washable blend of Cotton and Rayon that's so soft to the touch. Linus has a airy, crepe texture perfect for sophisticated garments and accessories. To browse Berroco's full collection of yarns click HERE.
Berroco has also added new colors to some of our favorites for Spring 2014 too! 
As always, Berroco has great pattern support both for knitting and crochet.
To easily search for patterns for any yarn on our website, simply click on the related patterns tab at the top of the yarn page!

Knitter's Pride

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Knitter's Pride Waves and Bamboo Crochet Hook Review

The right crochet hook can be hard to find. Knitter's Pride Bamboo Crochet Hooks and Waves Hooks are two great options.

Click HERE to shop our full range of individual crochet hooks and sets.

Knitter's Pride Bamboo Needles

Knitter's Pride Bamboo Needles are lightweight, made of sturdy bamboo, and perfect for all kinds of knitting projects! They are smooth, warm in your hands, and have satisfyingly pointy tips.

Knitter's Pride Bamboo Needles are available in Double Pointed Needle Sets, Individual Fixed Circulars, Interchangeable Needle Sets and a Single Points Needle Set.

To shop all Knitter's Pride Bamboo Needles click HERE

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.

Bags, Cases, & Containers

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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.

Namaste Mini Messenger Bag Review

Cross-body design for hands-free function, the Namaste Mini Messenger Bag has a padded adjustable shoulder strap, quick access exterior pocket, and lots of individual pockets for ultra organization. This bag is perfect for an active, busy lifestyle. The interior material is a faux microsuede (PET) which is made of recycled plastic bottles. Measures 5" W x 12" H x 15" L 

KnowKnits GoKnit Pouch

Take your knitting with you everywhere you go with KnowKnits GoKnit Pouches. These great pouches are crafted from ripstop nylon (machine washable/dryable) and feature a draw-string closure that doubles as a shoulder strap.  An interior loop prevents tangling while an exterior loop attaches these lightweight bags to purses or belt loops. Available in both small and medium sizes for your latest project.

Knitting Tools

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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.

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.

Crochet Tools

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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.

How to use a Yarn Swift and Ball Winder

Tired of using up time winding twist hanks and skeins into balls instead of knitting? Stop using chair backs, family and friends and invest in a ball winder and swift. Browse our entire collection of ball winders and swifts

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.

Weaving Product Reviews

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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.

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.

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.

Spinning Product Reviews

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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.

How to Spin Hi-Lo Whorl Styles on a Drop Spindle

Schacht Hi-Lo Spindles offer the best of both whorls: a brass hook at the top for high-whorl spinning and a grooved shaft for low-whorl spinning. Three sizes of drop spindles offer a broad spectrum of spinning capabilities: 3" (2.2 ounces), 4" (3 ounces), and 2" (1.1 ounces). Schacht Hi-Lo Spindles are made of hard maple. Watch this video to learn how to transition from Hi to Lo spinning styles.

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.

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