new (to me) yarn shops to try!

Don’t you love it when you find an online store with gorgeous yarns that you just have to try?  I’ve got a few on my list to try, have you purchased from any of these?  If so, what do you think of the yarn?

  • Lily Neige – the gradients in particular are lovely!
  • We Love Knitting – the shop is updated frequently because the yarns almost always sell out!  I’ve purchased their 100% Extra Fine Merino 4-Ply Fingering base in the colorway Strawberries and Cream:
Strawberries and Cream yarn from We Love Knitting -- and they sent a free tote bag with my order!

Strawberries and Cream yarn from We Love Knitting — and they sent a free tote bag with my order!

  • Norah George – no, I don’t just love this brand because of all the Harry Potter themed yarn colorways (although that doesn’t hurt)!  I want to try the Molly Weasley colorway.
  • Miss Babs – OK so this isn’t quite new but I’ve only tried one yarn and I’d love to try more!  I used 1 skein of Keira in the colorway Blooming Pansies for my Snapdragon Stitch Cowl (free pattern)!
Snapdragon Stitch Cowl - Not Your Average Crochet

Snapdragon Stitch Cowl

  • Gregoria Fibers – this is another shop that updates regularly due to selling out quickly, and it’s not hard to see why!
  • Hedgehog Fibres – the linked website is just one seller of this brand.  I really love the speckled & variegated colorways!
  • Julie Asselin – these gorgeous yarns are nice — I’ve purchased their Leizu DK yarn in Shiitake from one of Skeincocaine’s weekly Instagram auctions:
Leizu DK

Julie Asselin Leizu DK in Shiitake

So what yarn shops have you recently discovered?  I’d love to visit them and discover new favorites, just leave a comment below!

I’ve got some project updates coming up soon, so stay tuned!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

last chance for that Etsy coupon code for Ruth Plus Two!

Ruth from Ruth Plus Two has generously given readers of Not Your Average Crochet a discount coupon for her Etsy Store!  Use the coupon NOTYOURAVERAGE10 at ruth plus two for a 10% discount on purchases over A$30 (approx. US$24) until midnight 30 June (AEST).

Thanks Ruth for the coupon code!

a great opportunity to get some fabulous yarny items on Etsy!

Ruth from Ruth Plus Two has generously given readers of Not Your Average Crochet a discount coupon for her Etsy Store!  Use the coupon NOTYOURAVERAGE10 at ruth plus two for a 10% discount on purchases over A$30 (approx. US$24) until midnight 30 June (AEST).

Thanks Ruth for the coupon code!

5 yarn shops to visit on Etsy (& 9 I want to try!)

5 yarn shops to visit on etsy

Shops you should visit:

Supernatural Yarns

I purchased book/movie themed yarn from this store called “Effie – Nymph Sock” and it was great — no knots, soft, lovely colors.

Welthase

I purchased multiple yarns from this store, the “lace merinosilk,” the “lace supersilk,” and the “BFL sporty DK,” all of which are lovely.  The silk in particular is super-soft, and the dyes for all of them are beautiful.  No knots.

Dye For Yarn & Dye For Wool

This is kind of two for one, but these shops are run by the same lovely ladies (who provide excellent customer service, by the way — like for realsies, they are SO nice).  I’ve used their “merino/babycamel” fingering weight yarn and it is SO soft, SO gorgeous, and I liked it so much I’ve used it in a giveaway (and there’s more where that came from — stay tuned for more of that this year!).  Oh and no knots!

Ruth Plus Two

From this fellow blogger I have purchased some cute stitch markers, but I’d love to try the yarn too!

Brazen Stitchery

This shop has moved to it’s own domain but you can find it through the remaining Etsy shop.  I purchased another book/movie themed yarn from them, their “District 12” sock yarn, and it was soft, warm, and nice to use.  And no knots.

Shops I want to try:

KnitCircus Yarns

I really want to try their gradient yarns, they’re really pretty!

Two Black Sheep Yarn

Again, gorgeous gradients.  I want them all.

Ozifarmer’s Market

Not only do they have gorgeous gradients, but I’ve heard the yarn quality is really nice too!

Wollelfe

Beautiful, giant gradients!

V Yarn

Geeky themed colorways, including Princess Bride, Lord of the Rings, Downton Abbey, Sherlock, and many more!

Kettle Yarn Co.

These just look like gorgeous colors.  Love!

We Will Tell You All of Our Secrets

The colorways are pretty, and the maker designs great patterns too!

crocheTime

Run by another fellow blogger, this store has some brands I’ve been itching to try!

Natali Sterwart Hand Dyed Yarn, Fiber, & Textiles

Lovely dark gradients and colorways.

 

So have you tried any of these stores before?  I’d love to know if you’ve tried any yarns from any of the stores listed, particularly the ones I’m wanting to try!  Are they good?

Thanks for stopping by, see you soon!

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