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Old 11-10-2008, 11:26 PM   #1
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Favorite online yarn sources?
I live in a rural area and I unfortunately don't have access to stores with good quality yarn (there's Jo-ann fabrics or Walmart ). I hate buying yarn online because first of all, you can't feel it, and second of all, there is so much to choose from! But, alas, I'm going to try buying yarn online anyway.

So, I'm looking for a nice soft wool (fit for an infant) that is reasonably priced.

Anyone have any favorite online yarn sources that you'd like to share?
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:50 PM   #2
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I have used both... Patternworks and Herrschners:

http://www.patternworks.com/
http://www.herrschners.com/default.aspx

I just know that when I see a yarn that I want - I'll compare prices and shipping and handling against other suppliers - don't want to pay more than I have to.
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Here are a couple of online stores I've used and had good experiences with:
https://www.morethanyarn.com/catalog/index.php
http://www.yarncountry.com/

And of course, littleknits.com is great.
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:14 AM   #5
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I buy 95% of my yarn online and have had great dealings with
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http://www.herrschners.com

http://www.knittingzone.com/

http://www.paradisefibers.net/

http://www.alpacadirect.com/

http://www.yarncountry.com

http://www.yarnmarket.com

http://www.yarn-and-threadbylisa.com

http://www.knitpicks.com

http://www.elann.com

www.smileysyarns.com (min purchase req)

www.ebay.com

There are more, I usually sit down with my current IK and go to their web addys and look around but usually wind up back to these places to shop from. These are in no particular order. Just whoever has what I want at the best price.

I suffer the same problem you do. It takes me 20min just to get to a walmart that is cutting their craft department. And over an hour to get to Micheals and another 10ish min from there to a JoAnns. Thats all I got so I use the online route mostly. Its cheaper in shipping than gas. On top of that, These stores don't sell what I want most of the time.

Dale of Norway Baby Ull is a soft superwash wool.
I have not used it myself but have heard its nice.
I used Bernat Cottontots for a little dress I made my newborn niece and it was very nice.

I hope this helps
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http://yarn.com (Webs is the store name) has great prices on close out yarns, and you can often find some great bargains there. Most yarns that are acryllic/wool blends are pretty soft. Because of the blend, you can also machine wash it, which is handy for infants, too. I did a search there for washable wools and wool blends and found 40 matches. I wasn't sure what weight or colors you were looking for, so I stopped there. The Filatura di Crosa Kiss yarn looked pretty, though.

Edited to add: I also live in the middle of nowhere, about 40 miles from any good yarn shop. Last week I was within 10 miles of one when I was traveling, and I drove out of my way to spend $87 on pattern books and yarn for 3 scarves.
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I have also used Jimmy Beans Wool and have had wonderful products and great service.
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I have only bought from knitpicks.com, but I was pleased with what I got and will purchase from them again for sure.
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