February 18th, 2017

Ready, Set, Knit! 477: Kathy talks with Leslie Ann Bestor

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This week Kathy talks with Leslie Ann Bestor. Kathy and Leslie Ann talk about the upcoming Spring Training spinning event happening at on Sunday, March 12th at WEBS. Get geared up for Spinzilla later in the fall with this fun event! Join us for a full day of spinning, with special fiber packs from Louet and in-store deals!

Learn more about the event, including a list of workshops here. Sign up in store, online, or by calling customer service.

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Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Check out our Spring catalog online!

Reminder:

New Class from Vickie Howell called Intro to Knitting, take advantage of the pre-order discount!

Winter Classes are live! Sign up today.

Upcoming Events

Registration for the WEBS Retreat opened this week and filled! If you missed out, please consider signing up for the waitlist. We had many people come off the waitlist last year!

STITCHES West is coming February 23-26, 2017!

WEBS will be at the DFW Fiber Fest from April 7-9!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for lots of great new products, contests and fun!

Check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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February 11th, 2017

Ready, Set, Knit! 476: Kathy talks with Patty Lyons

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This week Kathy talks with Patty Lyons. Kathy and Patty talk about Patty’s journey to knitting and some misadventures along the way. Plus, learn more about the classes that Patty will be teaching here at WEBS. You don’t want to miss out on your chance to take a class with Patty.

Check out the KAL in Patty’s Ravelry group!

Ready, Set, Knit! 476: Kathy talks with Patty Lyons

Don’t miss our Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in #RogerThat in honor of the Patriot’s Big Game win.

 

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Check out our Spring catalog online!

Reminder:

New Class from Vickie Howell called Intro to Knitting, take advantage of the pre-order discount!

Winter Classes are live! Sign up today.

Upcoming Events

Registration for the WEBS Retreat opened this week and filled! If you missed out, please consider signing up for the waitlist. We had many people come off the waitlist last year!

STITCHES West is coming February 23-26, 2017!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for lots of great new products, contests and fun!

Check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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February 4th, 2017

Ready, Set, Knit! 475: Kathy talks with Mary Beth Temple

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This week Kathy talks with author Mary Beth Temple about her new book Bath Knits. Mary Beth talks about what makes this book of accessories distinct from other knitting books.

Check out Mary Beth’s YouTube channel, Hooked for Life with Mary Beth Temple

 

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Check out our Spring catalog online!

Reminder:

New Class from Vickie Howell called Intro to Knitting, take advantage of the pre-order discount!

Winter Classes are live! Sign up today.

Upcoming Events

Our Big Game Day Escape is happening February 5th from 12-4, register now!

Registration for WEBS Fall Retreat will open on Wed Feb 8th at noon, check the Ravelry group: WEBS Knitting Retreat for more info.

STITCHES West is coming February 23-26, 2017!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for lots of great new products, contests and fun!

Check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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January 28th, 2017

Ready, Set, Knit! 474: Kathy talks with Andra Asars

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This week Kathy talks with our beloved Berroco Rep, Andra Asars about the new Spring line from Berroco.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #474 - Kathy talks with Andra Asars. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

Suede and Plush are back! You can make those adorable baby Ugg booties again or explore all new designs in Berocco 383, a dedicated Suede pattern collection. Berroco has put some of their original Suede patterns up for free!

All new Ultra Wool, perfect for your favorite worsted weight patterns! Remix Light isexactly what you’ve been looking for if you want a tweedy yarn with no wool, and Berroco 386, the Remix Light dedicated pattern book.

Summer Silk, and Book 384 full of transitional seasonal garments and accessories. Nebula is a slow shifting gradient-type yarn with tons of yardage! Check out Andra’s Get into the Groove Shawl, striped with Folio.

An ideal yarn for summer, Pima 100 and Berroco 385, a dedicated pattern book full of classic summer garments. Modern Cotton DK is the lighter weight version of the favorite Modern Cotton and both are featured in Portfolio 3.

All new books Corsica Vol.2 and Mykonos Vol.2.

And don’t forget to sign up for Berroco’s  Knibits e-newsletter!

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Reminder:

New Class from Vickie Howell called Intro to Knitting, take advantage of the pre-order discount!

Winter Classes are live! Sign up today.

Upcoming Events

Our Big Game Day Escape is happening February 5th from 12-4, register now!

Registration for WEBS FAll Retreat will open on Wed Feb 8th at noon, check the Ravelry group – “WEBS Knitting Retreat” for more info.

STITCHES West is coming February 23-26, 2017!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for lots of great new products, contests and fun!

Check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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January 27th, 2017

Cashmere, Of Course

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Continuing my love affair with yarn that is not sport or fingering weight, I have been anxiously waiting to get our new Valley Yarn Wachusett on my needles. If you haven’t caressed this yarn yet, you are missing a very comforting experience. A very luxurious blend of merino wool and cashmere (the magic word!) makes knitting with Wachusett a treat. Getting a gauge of 19 stitches to 4 inches in stockinette makes a sweater fly off the needles, and a very generous 163 yards in a ball will let you settle in for hours of fun. A very slight halo and a range of clear brights and smoky neutrals give you lots of choices if you like colorwork or color blocks; of course, any of those colors could stand on their own as well.

Amy's loving Valley Yarns Wachusett, read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

The Backstage Boss hat from Advenure Du Jour Designs would be a great test knit for Wachusett–with two colors that can either complement or contrast, you’d get a real feel for what this yarn can do. I’m a fan!

January 21st, 2017

Ready, Set, Knit! 473: Kathy talks with Maura Pfeifer

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This week Kathy talks with Maura Pfeifer, founder of K200tog.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #473 - Kathy talks with Maura Pfeifer. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

Maura is working to bring people together, and sees this as an opportunity to get outside of our daily bubbles and find out what we have in common.

The K200tog Event happening on Saturday, Feb. 11th from 1-5pm at the Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, MA. You can register here.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

The 2nd annual WEBS Retreat is happening Sept 14th – 17th, with registration opening Wed Feb 8th at noon (space in the retreat and hotel only)
There are 125 spots. You will need a credit card as registration is online only, no phone calls, no Paypal.
Several days after registration is complete attendees will have the opportunity to register for classes with Anne Hansen, Susan B.  Anderson, Josh Bennett, Olga Jazzy, and Franklin Habit

There will be a private shopping event for retreat attendees on Saturday night at the store as well as lots of late night knitting, swag bags, gifts and giveaways!

Be sure to check out the  Ravelry group – “WEBS Knitting Retreat” or email us at retreat@yarn.com

Thanks to our early sponsors, Classic Elite Yarns, Berroco, and Tahki Stacy Charles!

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Reminder:

Winter Classes are live! Sign up today.

Upcoming Events

Our Big Game Day Escape is happening February 5th from 12-4, register now!

STITCHES West is coming February 23-26, 2017!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for lots of great new products, contests and fun!

Check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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January 20th, 2017

New Designs in Valley Yarns Colrain!

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Three talented designers have all worked with our Valley Yarns Colrain to bring your all new designs for January!

The Sabine Pullover from Ashwini Jambhekar, who also designed the Ascending Leaves Pullover, has faux princess seams created with a small slip-stitch cable to a truly flattering fit.

New designs in Valley Yarns Colrain, read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.comMelissa Metzbower, who also designed the Honeycomb Child’s Cardigan, designed the clever January Morning Cowl. Squishy, cozy braided strips join together at the back neck with a low-profile button.

New designs in Valley Yarns Colrain, read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.comFatimah Hinds, designer of the Blue Quartz Cowl, has created a subtle graphic statement with the Limestone Inclusion Shawl, which features a simple stripe of natural to transition from the main body to the lacy, mesh edge.

New designs in Valley Yarns Colrain, read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.comHave you worked with Valley Yarns Colrain before? What has been your favorite project?

January 16th, 2017

First Watch Pea Coat – Winner!

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Our thanks to everyone that commented and said such lovely things about Marie’s newest design. And we love all your color choices!

First Watch Giveaway Winner on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

Our winner is Commenter # 242, Anne,  who said, “I think I would use the gold…bold and bright for these endless cloudy winter days. I have followed WEBS forever, catalogue and then on FB and online. I even had the pleasure of visiting the store a few years ago. Yay, WEBS!!” Anne will be getting a sweater’s worth of Berkshire in her chosen color and a copy of the First Watch pattern!

There are already so many great projects popping up on Ravelry, we can’t wait to see all of your versions of this sweater in all these amazing color choices! Our thanks go out to Marie for designing such a lovely sweater in Valley Yarns.

January 13th, 2017

Big, Bigger, Biggest

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I realized that my last two substantive projects (sweaters, that is) were both knit in teeny, tiny yarn. Usually I’m a fan of a gauge that is smallish, but it just takes too darn long. And my hands ache by the time I’m seaming.

I went back to an old fave, Rowan Big Wool. About 10 years ago, I knit a sweater in this yarn and I remembered that feeling of being able to finish not one, but two sleeves in an evening. It’s BIG. In a good way. Less than 2 stitches to 1 inch on size 17-19 needles. It’s like knitting with two broomsticks! But for a small project like a hat, a cowl, a scarf, even a vest, you’ll get that superhero feeling of making a garment in no time at all. Big Wool is 100% merino wool, tightly plied, so it’s not fuzzy. A generous 100-gram ball gives the knitter plenty of bang for not a lot of bucks. Even more enticing, when you buy 5 skeins of Big Wool, we’ll give you the Rowan Archive Collection Big Wool book FREE! Lots of great patterns that use this lovely stuff to its best advantage are in this treasure trove.

Rowan Big Wool and Amy's plans for a quick knit on the WEBS Blog, read more at blog.yarn.com

Because I love the feeling of being wrapped up in a blanket, I might make the Pioneer Cape, a really smart shoulder covering that will stay in place, unlike a shawl or a scarf. The color palette is muted but expansive, giving you just the range you’d like for a conspicuous yarn like this. Now go, knit like the wind!

January 11th, 2017

Valley Superwash stuns in Vogue Knitting!

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The Winter 2016/17 issue of Vogue Knitting is on newsstands now and we’re thrilled with the Stacked herringbone Sweater from Sandi Prosser!

Read more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

Knit in two high contrast colors of our very own Valley Yarns Valley Superwash, this oversized, batwing-style sweater creates a bold, herringbone pattern for a pullover that would look equally at home with jeans and boots, or  a black mini and stilettos.

I can’t wait to see it in other color combinations! Which colors would you choose?