Nearly out of yarn? Need another set of needles for your next project? Running low on stitch markers or tapestry needles? Or are you looking for the perfect pattern book?
Try one of these terrific online shops to fit all your knitting needs. No need to go running around the Internet — the best are all right here!
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At this link you’ll find the Amazon Store I’ve set up just for readers of Knitting for Charity and the Knitting Nuggets Newsletter. I’ll be adding products of benefit to knitters periodically. To start, I’ve put together a collection of highly recommended learning-to-knit books.
Annie’s Craft Store has an enormous selection of yarn — everything from super-affordable Bernat, Caron, Lily Sugar ‘n’ Cream, and Lion Brand to upscale yarns like Blue Sky Fibers, Crystal Palace, Koigu and Noro. You’ll also find needles, notions, and other equipment; tons of patterns; kits; classes; magazines; and even (hold the phone) craft tours. As in, actual travel to other locations and enjoy the local crafting! I dare you to check out Annie’s and not spend far more time than you’d originally planned…
Lion Brand Yarn is some of the country’s most popular yarn and definitely one of my personal favorites! Leisure Arts offers a great selection and terrific prices on Lion Brand’s best yarn. Leisure Arts also offers knitting needles, notions, and a terrific supply of knitting pattern books. You can find many other crafting supplies as well!
Craftsy is a relatively new discovery for me, but I’m really impressed with what they offer. In addition to well over a hundred knitting classes (and a multitude of crochet, spinning, and weaving classes as well), you’ll find project kits, yarn, and knitting tools. I’m especially impressed with their selection of yarn, which includes popular brands like Lion Brand, Bernat, Cascade, Patons, Rowan, and much more. Their prices are terrific, and their customer service is top-notch!
Red Heart has been a mainstay of charity knitting for years, thanks to its incredibly economical pricing and its longtime support of charitable knitting. At their website, you can not only purchase any Red Heart line you desire, but also choose among a variety of needles and other supplies as well as kits. You can also find a ton of free knitting patterns!
Interweave recently merged with the online yarn store Patternworks, so it’s now bigger and better than ever! Interweave has been a huge part of the knitting industry since 1975, and it’s by far the largest publisher of knitting books, magazines, and other media. Thanks to the recent merger, you can now find not only the perfect knitting book, magazine, DVD, or kit, but also the perfect yarn, needles, and supplies you need. You can even find knitting and crochet apps for your iPhone or iPad!
You can read all about Darn Good Yarn in this article. In a nutshell, Darn Good Yarn is a fair-trade online company devoted to paying good wages to yarnworkers and other artisans in India and Nepal. They offer beautiful handspun yarn as well as tools, other craft supplies, and already-made products like clothing, accessories, and home décor. This is a fabulous company to support!
So if you’re ready to stock up on any needed knitting supplies, visit any one of these terrific online stores!