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We offer a full range of natural fibers, organic and fair trade yarns, locally hand-dyed, and recycled yarns, as well as a range of wools, cottons, and blends for every budget.  Our easy-care,  kid friendly yarns include the popular Debbie Bliss Cashmerino, MinnowKnits, Berroco Vintage, and three weights of the affordable Berroco Comfort. We carry a full range of wools, wool blends, and cottons in all weights from the popular and affordable Cascade 220 to the trendy Malabrigo, Madelinetosh, Fiber Company, and Swans Island.

We stock Clover bamboo needles, Knitters Pride metal needles, and Pony Children’s needles; Clover and Boye crochet hooks; and a full line of knitting notions and supplies.   We also carry a selection of buttons for sewing and knitting.

We have tons of knitting patterns, knitting and crochet books, as well as an iPad for customers to browse Ravelry and other sites for patterns that we will print in the store. We participate in the Ravelry Shopkeepers program, and sell a huge selection of patterns (you get a paper copy and the digital file) from indie designers on Ravelry.

HAPPY KNITTING & CROCHETING!

See below for the latest yarn news...

What do you call a shower of new yarns?

A cascade!

All joking aside, we are so excited about the new yarns we’re getting in for the fall, which includes Dirty Water Dye Works; Lady Dye Yarns; Cashmere from Jade Sapphire (a DK weight and gorgeous Yak (!) / silk lace weight); Tahki Aria; new bases from KnitCollage, Malabrigo, and the list goes on (including, of course, new color ways of some of our favorites). First up though, we want to showcase our six new (and new-to-us) yarns from Cascade! The same yarn company that makes classic workhorse yarns like 220 Superwash and Heritage Sock has yarns that are vibrant, cuddly, and great fun to knit! You can see–and feel–all of them in the shop right now:

Magnum is a single-ply, super bulky Peruvian Wool. The single ply keeps it soft, making for great–and super warm–accessories like scarves and mittens.

I’m still mystified by Kenai, a super-bulky alpaca-acrylic-wool blend. It’s a chainette ply, which means the light yarn traps air for extra-warm accessories, but the 200 gram skeins feel wonderfully substantial. And the pink, lime, and black Punk colorway reminds me of lanyards at camp!

We’ve carried–and loved–128 Superwash for a long time, and we’ve added three colors of 128 Superwash Multis. The green and pink colorways are perfect for baby blankets, and we couldn’t resist the vibrant teal, too.

Rabat is a bulky wool, acrylic, and silk blend, but its best feature are the long color shifts in sophisticated combinations. It’s like a more grown up version of Chunky Mochi!

Longtime JP Knit & Stitchers might remember Eco Duo from way back when we first opened. It’s back in four lovely, marled neutrals. Alpaca and a bit of merino wool combine to form a buttery-soft worsted weight yarn that’s my new favorite for cowls.

Last but definitely not least, Tangier is a little sister to Rabat. It’s a single-ply worsted weight with gorgeous long stretches of color, but it’s also totally wool-free! This surprisingly light silk-cotton-acrylic-rayon blend means that even those who don’t (or can’t) knit wool can enjoy some color fun (and us wool-lovers can join in, too)!

Posted on September 2nd, 2014 by craftygals

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MadelineTosh is here!

Posted on May 17th, 2014 by craftygals

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Springy New Yarns!

With warmer weather just around the corner, we decided to add some new and new-to-us yarns this spring!

Berroco Remix is an aran/worsted weight blend of nylon, cotton, acrylic, and silk. This yarn is a fantastic value, and perfect for cozy–but not too hot–cardigans. We love the sea-swept colors and surprising softness of this yarn!

Berroco Modern Cotton is a worsted weight cotton and rayon blend. It’s machine washable, and perfect for projects for babies and kids, especially considering its bright-but-sophisticated palette.

Berroco Fuji is a DK weight blend of silk and cotton  with a bit of nylon and rayon. This yarn reminds us of a summery version of Fibre Comany’s Acadia: it’s tweedy and textured, yet sophisticated, crisp, and has a great drape.

Classic Elite Bella Lino is a DK/sport weight sister to Classic Elite Firefly, with gorgeous variegated stripes of color. This linen, rayon, and cotton blend feels crisp–almost crunchy–in the ball, but softens as you knit, wash, and wear it into gorgeous, drapey goodness.

We’ll still carry our favorite classic spring and summer yarns, like Blue Sky Alpaca Worsted Cotton, Spud & Chloe Sweater, and, of course, Classic Elite Firefly. Plus we’ll be rolling out samples soon to show off that fabulous fiber, wool, and how to work with it when the weather gets warmer.

Berroco Remix

Posted on April 1st, 2014 by craftygals

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