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New in Store: Neons, nettle, and plant-dyed yarn

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If you saw our Facebook post about it, you know how excited we are to have Manos del Uruguay’s Maxima in stock! Manos is one of our favorite yarn companies, because they back up their saturated colors and soft textures with Fair Trade status.

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Three for Free Friday: Thanksgiving Decor

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Some of us want to have a little touch of yarn in our lives every day, and family gatherings provide a perfect occasion to spread yarny cheer and goodness to a larger circle of people. With that idea in mind, here are a handful of patterns (most crochet, but one knit) to add some color and fiber to your Thanksgiving spread: Continue reading “Three for Free Friday: Thanksgiving Decor”

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Three for Free Friday: Knit Cables

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Who doesn’t love a cabled slouchy beanie? Father Cables is a hot pattern on Ravelry this week, no doubt due to its stunning cable pattern and the fact that it’s been generously published as a free pattern by YOTH Yarns. The pattern calls for a softly plied, worsted weight Rambouillet wool yarn, which comes from a breed of sheep known for its soft, fine fiber, much like its close relative the Merino sheep. Fantastic yarns for this pattern would be two skeins of Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage, Malabrigo Rios, or Juniper Moon Farms Moonshine. Continue reading “Three for Free Friday: Knit Cables”