If you’re a subscriber to the Knitting Nuggets Newsletters, chances are you already appreciate the value of knitting e-newsletters. (And if not, I’d love you to join us! You can sign up right over there in the upper left corner of this page.) I love getting knitting information — patterns, techniques, yarn sales, and more — sent to my e-mail inbox regularly. I enjoy not having to deal with the mountains of paper such newsletters would generate if they were sent to my physical mailbox, too! As you might imagine, I subscribe to a lot of knitting e-newsletters! It would probably be impossible to list them all here; however, the following are my favorites.
Great Knitting E-Newsletters
Knitter’s Review: This wonderful website’s e-newsletter is one of my favorites because it is short, sweet, and to the point. A kernel of information about a new yarn here; a morsel of information about a yarn festival there; a tidbit of information about a knitting technique right here. Each e-newsletter ends with a link to a new knitters’ poll. NobleKnits: This is an online yarn shop with a wonderful variety of high-quality yarns and beautiful patterns. NobleKnits often advertises their yarn pattern sales through their newsletters; they also provide links to free patterns. Yarnspirations: This is the newsletter distributed by the website of the same name. As you may know, Yarnspirations is the umbrella website for 4 yarn brands: Bernat, Caron, Lily Sugar & Cream, and Patons. It announces new yarn lines, yarn sales, and free patterns. Berroco KnitBits and Classic Elite Yarns: Both of these yarn companies offer links to free patterns and sales on patterns and yarns. Knitpicks: Much like many other newsletters, Knitpicks’ newsletters offer news on yarn sales and free knitting patterns. Also, since Knitpicks manufactures knitting needles in addition to yarn, you’ll hear about sales on needles as well as see introductions to new needle lines. (You’ll learn about new yarn lines as well.) Your local yarn shop: Often, when you make a purchase at your local yarn shop, you will be asked for your e-mail address so that you can automatically be subscribed to their e-newsletter. If not, go ahead and ask if they have an e-newsletter and that you would like to be added to their mailing list. Local yarn shops often send news about new yarns, sales on existing yarn lines, classes, and so on. Some include links to free patterns too! Craft Stores: Craft stores don’t usually send e-newsletters per se, but if you register at their websites, you can be added to their mailing lists and have coupons and information on sales sent to your inbox every week. Have I left out a knitting e-newsletter you love? Let me know, and I’ll be happy to share it as well!