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Old 04-14-2008, 09:45 AM   #1
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Online shopping for knitting supplies & yarn
Good morning!
Can anyone suggest some on-line knitting sources that they would recommend? I'm getting a little bored with the selection at my local craft store chain!
I'm mostly looking for a great yarn selection at reasonable prices with good service and have never ordered yarn on-line before.
thank you!!

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Old 04-14-2008, 10:05 AM   #2
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These are the online stores that I return to time and time again:

Yarnzilla Yarnzilla---fabulous selections, discount at various levels of total money spent, terrific service, quick turnaround and a flat shipping rate

Woodland Wool Works --terrific selection of needles, fast shipping, supports local/regional suppliers of yarn kind of fun to see and knit a kit from Oregon when you live in the midwest. Woodland Woolworks - Complete suppliers for Knitters, Spinners and Weavers

Angelika's Yarn Store--just ordered recently for the first time. Really fast service. Yarn, Knitting Needles, Crochet Hooks and Patterns

Great sales:
Little Knits your source for quality yarn and knitting supplies!

Sock yarn: Two favorites:The Loopy Ewe and Simply Socks Yarn Company- Sock yarn, needles, patterns and free shipping!

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Old 04-14-2008, 10:48 AM   #3
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And don't forget KnitPicks! They are the best!!!!
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elann.com has their own well-priced private label yarns (like KnitPicks), plus terrific prices on a wide variety of high-quality yarns, many of them European. Loads of free patterns. Good prices on Addi needles. Prompt, intelligent service. Sign up for their monthly updates on new yarn arrivals.

sandrasingh.com has a brilliant selection of boutique yarns (eg, Lorna's Laces, Cherry Tree Hill, Karabella, Malabrigo). Sandra also seeks out interesting patterns from new designers and offers lots of good free patterns as well. Her site also features hard-to-find needles and beautiful knitting bags. Nice service.
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Joann.com has good prices, good sales, and frequently free shipping coupons. After you spend $35, three times, you get free shipping on $10 orders for the rest of the year. I order from them at least once a week. Never had a problem. I also like Kpixie and Knitpicks.
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I've had good service from yarnmarket.com and yarn.com
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This gets asked fairly frequently. Some recent, existing threads that might interest you:

Where to Buy Yarn Online?

where does everyone buy there needles from online please?

favorite online yarn stores?

What's your favorite place to buy yarn online

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Kaidy! I cannot believe that I did not know about Woodland Wool Works. OMGosh! I drive by them four or five times a month, going from Salem to McMinnville, the long way to see a friend, and I've see the sign for Carlton, but never ever went there.

I thought I'd been to every store in the Willamette Valley, but not so. What's wrong with me?

Has anybody mentioned Jimmy Beans?

http://www.jimmybeanswool.com

I love their site. Everytime I go to it, I find something that is just calling out my name to be made.
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I second the Knitpicks recommendation. Their prices are great and the yarn is beautiful.
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And I forgot about Jimmy Beans--they have a great newsletter. In fact many of the online knitting stores have newsletters that are fun to read. They are free and full of ideas and yarn descriptions. Often there are free patterns or links to patterns that I would not have considered looking at otherwise. Just another way to have fun with your computer!!!!
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