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maryjo123
04-02-2008, 08:56 PM
Could anyone give me some suggestions on where to buy yarn online for a good price, maybe with free shipping? I don't have a car right now and can't make it to the stores very easily or quickly. I'd like to also be able to find yarns listed in some patterns that I don't think stores like Michael's or AC Moore carry. Any help would be appreciated! :happydance:

suzeeq
04-02-2008, 09:18 PM
You can go to - yarn.com, littleknits.com, elann.com and knitpicks.com for starters. They have free shipping after a certain $ amount. The yarns at the last one, knitpicks, you won't find in any store, they're online only.

maryjo123
04-02-2008, 10:10 PM
I'm looking for this type of yarn, but not having any luck with the online stores mentioned. One place only has 3 colors of this type, but not the ones I wanted. I am googling other places to find this yarn. Is this an uncommon yarn? Is there something that's equivalent that I could use instead that might be easier to find? I'm making baby blocks.
Thanks. :aww:

Mirl56
04-03-2008, 06:34 AM
Try finding the manufacturer of the yarn - their site will often list shops that carry it.

Also try www.yarndex.com. You can find other yarns with the same guage that may be easier for you to find.

My last thought - if you're making baby blocks, size really isn't a major factor. What will it matter if the pattern makes a 2" block. You can use different yarn and make a 2.5" block. Or whatever, so long as it isn't too small.

magellan18
04-03-2008, 08:41 AM
No matter where you are in the world there's probably an etsy yarn seller near you. If you don't know already, etsy.com is a website devoted to handmade goods where artisans have their own shops on-line. The products are probably slightly more pricey in comparison but they are beautiful and I always enjoy supporting handmade artisans. There are also a lot of knitters who sell their products there!

Here's some of my favourite yarn suppliers from Etsy:
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Fearless Fibers:
wonderful sock yarns in lovely hues, plus blockers & patterns
FearlessFibers.etsy.com

Soulful Hues:
for recycled, respun cotton yarn
soulfulhues.etsy.com

Hobledehoy:
hand-spun, hand-dyed, and spinning fibers - absolutely gorgeous shades
hobbledehoy.etsy.com

Bee's Knees Knitting:
hand-spun art yarns, spinning fiber/batts and hand knit/crochet accessories - the most vibrantly coloured.
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I've not actually ordered yarn from any of these sellers but they all have reviews from customers you can check out. I keep putting off buying good yarn because I'm still a beginner and want to wait till I'm competent before spending money on good yarn!

Still I hope you enjoy the selection :)

cftwo
04-03-2008, 09:07 AM
Dale of Norway freestyle yarns:
http://www.kidsknits.com/store/dale_of_norway_freestyle_yarn.html
http://www.knitwitts.com/category/Dale_of_Norway_Freestyle/c324
http://www.stitchesmarket.com/xcart/customer/product.php?productid=6704

I'm not familiar with any of these etailers, though someone else might be.

Silver
04-03-2008, 10:26 AM
I second www.kidsknits.com. This is where I buy my Dale of Norway yarns and patterns. Great service. :thumbsup:

Spikey
04-03-2008, 10:46 AM
No matter where you are in the world there's probably an etsy yarn seller near you. If you don't know already, etsy.com is a website devoted to handmade goods where artisans have their own shops on-line. The products are probably slightly more pricey in comparison but they are beautiful and I always enjoy supporting handmade artisans. There are also a lot of knitters who sell their products there!

Here's some of my favourite yarn suppliers from Etsy:


Don't forget about Silver's shop on Etsy (see link in her sig). She spins some absolutely stunning yarns. :thud:

suzeeq
04-03-2008, 10:52 AM
Another online store with a good range of yarns (Araucania to Red Heart) is here http://www.discountyarnsale.com/cat_by.cfm

Ellieblue
04-03-2008, 11:01 AM
I would check out KP Telemark. At a $1.99 a ball and a maximum of $3.99 shipping. I think it would work for your project.

maryjo123
04-03-2008, 07:53 PM
Wow! Everyone was so helpful! I ended up placing an order with kidknits today. I will check the other sites that people posted after that one was mentioned -- but they had every color I needed for my project, which was great. :)

Thanks again ladies!!

Mary Jo

My blog: http://mamasgootifulbaby.blogspot.com

wholycow
04-06-2008, 07:13 PM
Just a note to your question, I placed my first order at Elan,and it was very smooth..the yarn is beautiful,they sent me the pattern,it was packed well,and fast. I am very comfortable and happy with them. Good luck w/your search.;)

knitasha
04-06-2008, 10:43 PM
Bea Ellis Knitwear specializes in Norwegian yarns, including the full range of Dale. Nice Scandinavian-style patterns, too. And excellent service, from my experience.

www.beaellisknitwear.com

anngellica
04-16-2008, 10:36 AM
Be wary of discountyarnsale.com. Service is horrid and there is no way to reach them via phone.

Lisa R.
04-16-2008, 01:34 PM
I'm looking for this type of yarn, but not having any luck with the online stores mentioned. One place only has 3 colors of this type, but not the ones I wanted. I am googling other places to find this yarn. Is this an uncommon yarn? Is there something that's equivalent that I could use instead that might be easier to find? I'm making baby blocks.
Thanks. :aww:

WEBS has it. I haven't bought from them, but I understand they have a good reputation. (I have listened to their podcast and they *seem* nice enough! :wink: )I just googled the yarn and that was the first hit.

http://yarn.com/webs/0/0/0/0-1001-1294-1323/0/0/1165/