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Summer Giveaways and Events!

Keep Your Hands Busy! Every year we have to make some tough decisions about which yarns are going to move along to make room for new inventory.  This summer the choice was way harder than usual, so in addition to putting the yarn on sale, we're throwing it a party! One of those yarns is the ONline sock line.  This self-patterning sock yarn is great.  It's smooth, durable, and there are so many fun colors! We have four bases to choose from (goofy nicknames are my own...those Germans are too practical to label their sock yarns with anything but the fiber content): Old Reliable - superwash wool and polyamide; available in forest colors Treat for Your Feet - superwash wool...

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Schoppel and Zitron Prices Lowered!

Same Yarn, New Price Our friends at Skacel have found a way to bring you the same amazing, quality yarns at a lower price!  We love every single one of these yarns, and we are so happy that they are now available at a more accessible price. Schoppel - Alb Lino Schoppel - El Linio Zitron - Hanf Natur Zitron - Trekking 6 Ply

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Louët S17 Wheels - Make It Your Own!

A Top of the Line Wheel at a Fraction of the Cost We've been talking at lot here at Skein Shop headquarters about bringing in spinning tools and supplies.  Spinning your own yarn can be so rewarding, and if you start by making your own drop spindle, there's really not a huge upfront cost involved. Those who would like to hone their skills on a wheel, however, are faced with the daunting task of choosing which expensive tool they are going to invest in.  It can be a real struggle to find the right balance between price, quality, features, and future options.  A good wheel (in our opinion) is fairly priced, high quality, comes standard with flexible features, and has...

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Second Saturday Shawl

Effortless Elegance Independent Designer Mary Rose created this beautiful, linen lace - the Second Saturday Shawl.  Lots of texture helps highlight the lace, and the linen yarn will only get softer and nicer with washing and wearing.  With an option for a small shawlette or a large, dramatic wrap, this pattern can find a place in anyone's wardrobe. The lace is charted to help you visualize how it all comes together.  Simple stitches and techniques add up to something outstanding when combined in the lovely diamond motifs.  The twisted garter stitch background is both easy to work and keeps the linen looking sharp, preventing sagging and rolling.  This shawl is so versatile, it would be equally appropriate to wear out...

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New Yarn - Sugar Bush!

Let's Not Beat Around the Bush...These Yarns are Great! The latest addition to the Skein Shop lineup is from Sugar Bush Yarns!  This new company from Canada specializes in high quality yarns and stunning pattern design.  From bouncy wool yarns to decadent silks and cashmeres, Sugar Bush offers a range of options for the knitter and crocheter. Bold is their workhorse superwash worsted.  The bouncy ply really makes textures pop! Crisp is a lighter version of Bold - perfect for baby items :) Itty-Bitty is a luxury sock yarn that adds cashmere for extra softness. Bliss is a machine washable wool, silk, and cashmere blend that is so decadent and lovely it nearly defies description. Drizzle is a fluffy silk...

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