Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Weaving With Sock Yarns

Lana Grossa Meilenweit Rainbow #406
Are you enticed by the wide variety of sock yarns now available, hoping for some way to wear them besides on your feet, but daunted by sweater projects that require skein after skein of hand painted sock yarn?

With the affordable and approachable Cricket Loom you can weave great scarves with less yardage than an average adult pair of socks. The scarf shown to the left used 2/3 of one skein Lana Grossa Meilenweit Rainbow.

Different warp and weft options can display hand paints in whole new ways. In this example a long striping sock yarn was put in both warp and weft. This creates small lengthwise stripes with larger sections of colors going the other way that bleed into each other like brush strokes.

A woven scarf has great drape and will keep you warm without added bulk around your neck -- and is perfectly reversible!

We offer ongoing "Introduction To Weaving" classes designed to get you started with a Rigid Heddle Loom. As you get familiar with the loom you will find basic scarves like the one shown above can be completed in record time -- making them perfect holiday gifts.

Schacht Cricket Looms are in stock and ready for you to enjoy.

Email, call (401-762-0671), or visit us today to schedule your first lesson.

Monday, August 23, 2010

KA Switch - Interchangeable Bamboo Knitting Needles

My new fall merchandise is starting to arrive. One new arrival that's sure to be popular for both gift giving and gift making is the KA Bamboo Interchangeable Set.

The KA Exchangeable "SWITCH" Needle set is the best bamboo interchangeable set we have ever used.

With 10 tips (sizes US 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.5, 11, 13, 15) and 8 cords (options from 16" to 53" depending on tip size) you will have every needle size your projects may require.

The included cables will make the following combinations:
  • US 5-8: 16", 23.5" 29"
  • US 9-10.5: 16", 23.5", 29", 36", 51"
  • US 11-15: 18" 25.5", 31", 38", 53"
Unique to KA is the interlocking brass join. The machined brass parts on the needle and cable screw together and create a very smooth tapered join -- no snags! Combine this with their high quality aged satin-finish bamboo, and they are truly a pleasure to work with.

Fabric Option: Dragon Fly (Red)

Available in-store now or buy KA Switch Interchangeable Bamboo Needles online.
$99 / set

Friday, August 20, 2010

New Stainless Steel Sock Blockers - In Stock

I just unpacked three sizes of stainless steel sock blockers. The open frame design allows more air flow for quicker drying. The convenient hanger shaped top allows you to hang on the line to dry or slip onto a shower curtain rod so any drips get caught in the tub.

Small, Medium, and Large cover the whole family.

One pair is $16.00.

Come pick them up in the shop, or buy the sock blockers online.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Victory Day - Holiday Closing

Yarnia will be closed on Monday August 9th for the RI's Victory Day Summer Holiday.

We will resume our normal hours on Tuesday -- open from 12-6.

Have a great long weekend!