The Yarn Barn         5077 Andersonville Rd., Dillwyn, VA  23936         ph. 800.850.6008 or 434.983.1965

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22 Jul 2015

Years ago I sold Wendy yarns and really liked the yarns, but over time their wool yarns were no long available from my suppliers. Recently a sales rep was in selling Wendy yarns, and they are shipped directly from the UK. Yeah! I placed a small order to get started: the Wendy Guernsey, Ramsdale, and Traditional Aran.

Traditional Aran is 100% British wool. Ramsdale is made from 100% Yorkshire wool and also dyed, spun and balled in Yorkshire, England.

The white hat above is the Traditional Aran, and the blue is Ramsdale. Both were nice knits! So happy the yarns are available again! Will dig around and see if I have a Guernsey wool sample knit from the past, if not will need to get a sample of that made up also.

The great thing about this company is they have lots of traditional aran patterns available - a few have come in, and more are on knitting aran designs!

11 Jul 2015

New from Skacel, DIY Knit-cessories. A cool necklace made of Addi needles, has a magnetized closure for easy wear, a great way to play with different yarns, display your swatches, just have fun! Would make a quick fun gift for your favorite knitter. They come with metal tips and bamboo tips.

I dug through my bag of glitzy yarns from the past and found four colors of unlabeled metallic yarns. My necklace is a 40 st. bias square and I used about 11 yards. I will wind off 15 yard lengths, if you want a small quantity of metallic yarn.

21 May 2015

The sales reps have been showing up with new fall lines and I have NO space left...

These are just some of the areas with yarns on sale to free up some space. Most of my Araucania yarn is now on sale, including many discontinued yarns. Buy lots so I don't have to cancel any of those orders!

Yarns from Araucania, Euro Baby, Euro Yarns, Isager, Katia, Knitting Fever, Louisa Harding, Mirasol, Nashua Handknits, Noro, Queensland Collection, Rowan, Viking of Norway and more are now on the sale page.


cover of Noro Magazine #612 May 2015

The new Noro Magazine has arrived! (#6, Spring/Summer 2015). Images and yarn requirements for all 32 designs are now online.

Little Girl's Shrug in Maypole DK

2 Apr 2015

Euro Baby Maypole DK arrived a few weeks ago, but without any supporting patterns. Here is a sample knit up in colorway #11 from Knitting Pure & Simple pattern #288, Little Girl's Shrug.

Maypole DK is a 100% polyester yarn in 12 self-striping colorways. This shrug in size 2 took less than half a ball. You could make up to a size 6 with one ball! $7.00/100gm, 262yd skein.

27 Apr: pattern book 116 Carousel, with 10 designs for the family to knit in Maypole DK, has arrived!