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Sharly
07-31-2007, 10:01 AM
What are your favorite sites for ordering yarn on-line? I've seen mentions here and there, but I would like a good idea of the top site (according to KHers).

I'm sorry if this has been covered in another thread before - ;)

Samsam
07-31-2007, 10:06 AM
Knitpicks!
:woot:

Luvmyrottnboy
07-31-2007, 11:18 AM
Littleknits!!!! Hands down!

Jill A.
07-31-2007, 11:34 AM
Webs (yarn.com). They have a huge selection, with tons of stuff on sale. Some people think they have slow shipping, but I always get their packages way faster than anyone (except the Loopy Ewe, which is my favorite place if I am shopping for sock yarn!!!)

Kaydee
07-31-2007, 11:35 AM
Knitpicks!
:woot:
Ditto!!

Braden
07-31-2007, 01:41 PM
KnitPicks, YarnMarket, but most of all - Meg Swansen's Schoolhouse Press (http://www.schoolhousepress.com/) They have my favorite wools and great needles and tools.

SusanMarie1956
07-31-2007, 01:49 PM
Looks like I'll have try Knit Picks. But right now I like JoAnn''s. If our JANn's here doesn't have it, I go on line.

Susan

misha rf
07-31-2007, 01:56 PM
If I need acrylic, I get it from Joann.com. (Added bonus with them--if you shop on their site through igive.com, a percentage of the sale goes to the nonprofit of your choice.)

Ditto Jill A. with WEBS. And if what I've ordered was out of stock, they've emailed & told me, AND allowed me to make a substitution. Also just ordered from the Loopy Ewe for the first time...expecting my package any day now!

I've also ordered from Supercrafty (http://www.supercrafty.com/). She's very nice. She's got flat rate shipping. (And it helps a stay-at-home mom with a very ill child.)

SabrinaJL
07-31-2007, 02:14 PM
I've ordered from Knitpicks.com, yarn.com, fullthreadahead.com, sarahsyarns.com and littleknits.com and have gotten excellent prices and service from all those sites.

stirsmommy
07-31-2007, 03:54 PM
So far I have ordered from knitpicks and littleknits. Knitpicks had super fast delivery and I love the pair of options I bought from them. Little knits has not arrived yet but the order has shipped as of yesterday. I thought the wait between order and shipping (over a week) was a bit long but the yarn is to die for at an unbeatable pri

dreamsherl
07-31-2007, 04:05 PM
I been to afraid of ordering yarn on-line.

Braden
07-31-2007, 04:22 PM
Don't be! It's perfectly secure!

Sharly
07-31-2007, 04:41 PM
My hesitation is still that I like to go to the store and pet and cuddle the yarn before I take it home...

stirsmommy
07-31-2007, 04:44 PM
I went ahead and got the color cards so I could touchy feely the yarn I was contemplating at Knitpicks. Kind of helps reduce the anxiety!

jodstr2
07-31-2007, 04:54 PM
knitpicks, WEBS, and kyarns.

dip's mom
07-31-2007, 08:35 PM
I also like Halcyon yarns and recently I tried woolgirl.com. She supports independent dyers and her selections are different and great. My yarns arrived wrapped in tissue paper, and with two gifts and a handwritten note. It is a great site, check it out

pointy_teeth
08-01-2007, 02:13 AM
The sites I have shopped from are: elann.com (http://www.elann.com/), morethanyarn.com (http://www.morethanyarn.com/), knitpicks (http://www.knitpicks.com), Webs (http://www.yarn.com), JoAnn (http://www.joann.com/joann/), and Ebay (http://www.ebay.com/).

I like Elann for the really low prices and my orders have managed to get to me within a week. More Than Yarn has the lowest price for Malabrigo I have seen so far.

Sharly: Yes, personally going into a yarn store is still the best because you do actually get to feel the yarn. cloud9

ArtLady1981
08-01-2007, 09:51 AM
Hi'ya! :waving:

I have favorite Ebay yarn shops that I prowl through when I am looking for Premium yarns such as NORO; Rowan; or Elsebeth Lavold Signature Yarns.

Elann.com has great deals on many quality yarns and patterns!

Greys4me
08-01-2007, 10:01 AM
The Loopy Ewe!!!:cheering: Sheri's customer service is PHENOMENOL!! The shipping is super-fast and all of her products are high quality.

PS. If you're a sock knitter you'll love it even more...she's got loads of yarn from fabulous indie dyers that are just gorgeous...she's also recently started ordering lace yarns too. (I'm trying to get my hands on some Wollmeise right now!! cloud9)

Here's the link: http://www.theloopyewe.com/

ArtLady1981
08-01-2007, 10:01 AM
I been to afraid of ordering yarn on-line.

Hi Dreamsherl! :waving:

I have been dissappointed in some yarn I bought online.

Once, the shade of red was too orange.

Another time, the "white" was too oatmeal/greyish.

Another time, the "straw" color was too gold.

Another time, the "feel" of the so-called merino wool was not soft.

But, overall, my online yarn shopping has been GREAT!
Quick delivery, good prices, fair shipping costs.

I still support my LYS's! There is something wonderful about being able to see and feel the yarn BEFORE PURCHASE is made...and being able to return unused skeins!

threesmom
08-01-2007, 11:27 AM
I don't know dreamsherl - you might not want to start ... once I started, I couldn't stop!:oo:

I love :heart: KP, littleknits has been fine for me, a little slow on shipping, but if you plan ahead, that's okay. I'd really like to try 100purewool.com (http://100purewool.com), and the wool peddler (http://thewoolpeddler)had interesting yarns and quick shipping. One of these days, I'll try elann too. Webs was good too. Ooo ooo - and kyarns - I love kyarns!!

Nichan
08-01-2007, 11:12 PM
i live in asia...
i used to order from australia, turki and us...

from us i choose www.jimmybeanswool.com...i (http://www.jimmybeanswool.com...i) like how they treat the customer...the collection are nice
i also tried theknittinggarden.com...but don't know...will still look forward...my money hasn't arrived yet (i haven't had credit card yet at that time)...they have great noro kureyon...

ah, i see supercrafty.com...nice collection but too bad, it's on ebay...i don't like ebay...i feel like head to head with money collector and seems the shipping cost is not really clear (there are 2 options but i can't figure out which one they will choose for me)...i hope supercrafty can have their own system of online store...


from turki, i think you have to try this
www.yarn-paradise.com (http://www.yarn-paradise.com)
their fancy yarns are very nice, i like them a lot:woot:. i also like the way they treat customers...the price? CHEAP! YES!!! They sell it not each yarn but like each package...each contains 4 or more...so more like whole sale but you don't have to buy that whole...just per-package...
for per-package, they sold quite cheap...the quality? i'm not disappointed...

from australia:
i like www.knittingyarnshop.com.au (http://www.knittingyarnshop.com.au)
www.knittingloft.com (http://www.knittingloft.com) (for lionbrand and vogue knitting)
www.tapestrycraft.com.au (http://www.tapestrycraft.com.au)

i like america's collection, but seems it's far from asia and sometimes they just can't give any service to us...:eyes:...
when i found this www.jimmybeanswool.com (http://www.jimmybeanswool.com) and they treated me very nice, i feel like :cheering:...love them so much...

for me, sometimes price is number 2 because it's useless if i feel disappointed at last...i wanted to buy something from supercrafty but, since they use ebay, i just quited it...i cancelled my order and see if jimmy had it...even with higher price, but i feel comfortable with my shopping (and safe!)...

well,i'm still looking for usa yarnshop who willing to sell to asia...i do this because of exchange rate ...Thank you so much for the topic:yay:
Do you know something? sometimes it's cheaper to shop from USA (and even Turki with usd price) than Australia...right now, my country exchange rate shows that...even the 'whole price' (price+shipping cost) is still cheaper...

Sharly
08-02-2007, 08:56 AM
Wow! Nichan, you shop all over the world!!

SkyBluePink
08-02-2007, 10:10 AM
The sites I have shopped from are: elann.com (http://www.elann.com/), morethanyarn.com (http://www.morethanyarn.com/), knitpicks (http://www.knitpicks.com), Webs (http://www.yarn.com), JoAnn (http://www.joann.com/joann/), and Ebay (http://www.ebay.com/).

I like Elann for the really low prices and my orders have managed to get to me within a week. More Than Yarn has the lowest price for Malabrigo I have seen so far.

Sharly: Yes, personally going into a yarn store is still the best because you do actually get to feel the yarn. cloud9

:tap::tap::tap: You have enabled me evilly!!! I just ordered from morethanyarn.com after reading about the low price of Malabrigo!!

Thanks!! :yay:

knitasha
08-02-2007, 11:03 AM
www.elann.com

Great brand-name yarn at ridiculous discounts.
Plus Their own nice private-label yarns (similar to KnitPicks) at truly rock-bottom prices.
Free Patterns.
Terrific service.
Email updates on what's going to be on sale.
An active swap board.

It's a Canadian company but they ship to US customers from a US distribution center to avoid delays.

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Janette's Rare Yarns.
A wonderful eBay seller.
Premium brand yarns (Rowan, Jaeger, Noro).
Especially good prices on discontinued yarns.
Friendly, efficient service and surprisingly quick
shipping from the UK to the US (and elsewhere, I presume).

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Sharly
08-02-2007, 11:12 AM
www.elann.com (http://www.elann.com)

Great brand-name yarn at ridiculous discounts.
Plus Their own nice private-label yarns (similar to KnitPicks) at truly rock-bottom prices.
Free Patterns.
Terrific service.
Email updates on what's going to be on sale.
An active swap board.

It's a Canadian company but they ship to US customers from a US distribution center to avoid delays.

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Everything that's been mentioned looks great!! Thanks for some direction. I don't want my first yarn order to be a disaster! "ridiculous discounts" and "truly rock-bottom prices" - Gotta love that!!