Spotlight on Six and Seven Fibers!

August 09, 2022

courage cowl six and seven fibers alfalfa

Late last year, Rachel of Six and Seven Fibers put together seasonally inspired pairings of her Alfalfa yarn for special kits to make the Courage Cowl by JoAnne Bint, which combines alternating sections of chevron lace and two-color stripes.   The positive response to the heavy fingering weight Alfalfa base of SW merino, cashmere and nylon was overwhelming, so we decided to bring in the entire line!  Available in skeins of 382 yards in 28 colors, this luxurious yarn is perfect for socks, garments and accessories like the 2-color Courage Cowl. 

Also on Six and Seven's Alfalfa base, the May 2022 Club colorway, Lupine Meadow, has just arrived.  Capturing the gorgeous purple, pink, and green tones of a field of lupine, this exclusive monthly club color is available in limited quantities, so be sure to get one while supplies last!

LYS Day 2022 is April 30th

April 29, 2022

Join us on Saturday, April 30th to celebrate Local Yarn Store Day, a brick-and-mortar yarn shop appreciation day created by TNNA Yarn Group to support small businesses and celebrate the knitting and crocheting community. 

Here are the promotions happening on Saturday:
  • We have a special Lantern Moon gift from us for the first 20 customers who spend $75* (Valid in-store only)
  • Casapinka has designed a special shawl for the event, Ric-Rac, providing a code for a free pattern with the purchase of 2 fingering weight skeins!  (Applies to online orders as well) 
  • A coupon code for select Malabrigo patterns with the purchase of Malabrigo yarn. (Applies to online orders as well)
  • A coupon code for 1 free PDF pattern from Berroco.com with the purchase of any Berroco yarn.  (Applies to online orders as well)

Join us on April 30th for the fun!

* Not valid with class sign-ups or on clearance merchandise.  Promotions will start at 11am and run until supplies are gone.

The difference between Woolen Spun and Worsted Spun

October 19, 2021

Woolen yarns are spun with the fibers going every which way.  This causes the yarn to be light, airy with small fiber ends poking out.  They are also warmer because of the airiness.  Worsted yarns are spun with all the fibers aligned, making a smooth and dense yarn with more sheen and drape.  Many commercial yarns are spun with the worsted style.

I once had it explained very simply: Woolen spun yarns are like bedhair in the morning - going every which way, and worsted spun are like hair after it's been combed.  

Examples of Woolen Spun:
Cascade Eco+ Merino DK
Cascade BFL

Examples of Worsted Spun (not a complete list):
Malabrgio Rios
Cascade 220 Superwash

Women On Screen from Malabrigo

October 19, 2021

malabrigo mecha women on screen   malabrigo mecha women on screen

We are excited to have the new color collection "Women on Screen" from Malabrigo on their Mecha base.  Each color is such a beautiful addition and Mecha is such a soft bulky weight yarn that will make beautiful hats and accessories this winter!  Grab yours here!