When browsing our yarn offerings, you may have noticed that you can filter by weight. No, not by 50g balls or 100g skeins, but by the weight or thickness of the yarn - fingering vs. worsted vs. super bulky, etc. Of course we realize that these classifications, while very helpful, are somewhat subjective. Some yarns can be successfully worked at such a wide range of gauges that they effectively fall into two or more categories. Some yarns are right on the cusp between two weights. Some weight classifications cover a relatively large range by definition. So how do we determine what tags a particular yarn will get? After a lot of consideration, we have decided to simply follow what Ravelry...
Old Favorites New to Skein Shop are two yarns that needleworkers have loved for years. Elsebeth Lavold's Hempathy and Silky Wool are unparalleled when it comes to high-quality garment yarns. Both yarns come in a huge range of colors and are finely textured. Lightweight and drapey, Hempathy and Silky Wool work to the same gauge, so you can use most patterns for either yarn interchangeably. Click here to see the full selection of colors.
Hand-Dyed Beauty Skein Shop is excited to announce the arrival of our newest brand - Araucanía! This gorgeous, hand-dyed yarn is a thrilling color overload. We've selected three beautiful lines from this family: Caña Ruca, a sugar cane viscose with amazing drape, Mana, 100% silk in mouth-watering jeweltones, and Huasco DK, bouncy wool with a coordinated palette of tonals and multis. Click here to see which amazing Araucanía yarns are in stock.
The Skein Shop Team is Taking a Well-Earned Break! Your Skein Shop team worked hard this holiday season, and now they need a little break. We'll be closing the offices January 4-10, 2016, so any orders placed during that time will ship on Monday, January 11, 2016. To make up for this inconvenience, we're offering 5% off any yarn ordered while we're away. Just enter the coupon code VACATION at checkout!
Get Featured, Earn Discounts! If you'd like the chance to get a fabulous discount at Skein Shop, just hop on over to the Community blog to read all about how to get your work featured. We're looking for photos of finished objects made using products that we carry, and we hope to have enough entries to make it a weekly feature. This promotion will run at least for the entire year of 2016.