WWW: New Places to Shop for Yarn, Small Knits and Kate’s a Star (Shhh, there’s a giveaway)

It’s the middle of winter, what better time to shop for more yarn. Several companies are opening news shops or refreshing what they already have. Here are a few I noticed this week:

Albany has Lion Brand

Albany has Lion Brand



Lion Brand Yarn Company is opening a new shop in Albany, New York



Briar Rose has a new website

Briar Rose has a new website



Briar Rose Fiber has a brand new website, making it easier to shop for her yarn and fibers.




new sweater kits

new sweater kits


Vancouver based sweater design company, Granted, has begun selling kits for their Pacific Northwest inspired sweaters.




Knit all of the small things!

Knit all of the small things!


Do you love to knit accessories? There is a new knitting retreat for you! The Small Knits Symposium will take place in Bloomington, Indiana on April 24-27. Organized by Lana Holden of Skew Sock fame, the teachers this year are Lorilee Beltman and Sivia Harding.





Kate Atherley, who usually does our Wednesday post, is away teaching this week. So we thought we would offer you a chance to take one of her classes, online. Kate has a brand new Learn to Knit class with Annie’s Crafts. Here’s what it’s about: Join expert knitter Kate Atherley as she makes learning how to knit fun and easy for anyone. In this all-new Annie’s video class, you’ll learn all the basics of knitting from how to hold the yarn and needles, casting on your first stitches, the knit and purl stitches, how to bind off, stockinette stitch, ribbing, seed stitch, and basic increasing and decreasing. Class includes 8 beginner projects. 

We have one class to give away. Retail value $24.95

Regular contest rules: leave a comment on this post between now and midnight eastern time, Sunday February 2nd. One comment will be chosen at random to answer a skill testing question. If the commenter answers correctly they will win the class. If you have already won a prize from us in the past year, please do give other knitters a chance. –



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14 thoughts on “WWW: New Places to Shop for Yarn, Small Knits and Kate’s a Star (Shhh, there’s a giveaway)

  1. Terri Radley

    I would love to take another course with Kate. She is brilliant and I always learn something very cool and interesting in knitting classes.

  2. Debra Lynn

    Kate is most definitely a star!! Would love to win a class with her. Thank you for the chance.

  3. Pilaar

    OH, I just talked a friend into her first project, if I am lucky enough to win this would be perfect for her!! Thanks for the chance.

  4. Suzanne Shattuck

    I would love to take the class, I learn the best from online classes. I used to consider myself an almost advanced beginner but I have just picked up knitting again after 2 years and need the basics again.

  5. Meredith MC

    I’m wondering if this prize is transferable? I have a lot of students (I’m a middle school teacher) who would love to learn to knit- I’m beyond beginning so I’d jump at the chance to give this awesome gift to a deserving student.

  6. Sarah

    Like Meredith MC and Brenden, I’d want to pass this on to a friend. Namely Jason, so he can knit during in-service lectures at school.

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