Knitting Paradise® - Knitting and Crochet Forum
Home | Knitting Digest | Active Topics | Newest Pictures(new!!!) | Search | Login | Register | Help
Why Would You Ever Want to Pay For Knitting and Crochet Patterns or Lessons When You Can Get All That for Free?
Read this:
 

We have some of the most skilled knitters and crocheters in the world posting patterns and techniques like you've never seen before. And some of them only post on our website and nowhere else, so you won't find these patterns anywhere else no matter how much time you spend searching! So keep reading.

Unlike other websites, we don't try to pitch specific brands of hooks or needles, yarn, or paid tutorials, while collecting sales commission.

Instead, we have other people, who are great knitters and crocheters, share with you what they know about knitting and crochet. What accessories they use, which yarn is the best for which type of project, which techniques work and which don't.

It's all completely unbiased. Our users simply have no reason to lie to you. They are people just like you.

And we provide a free platform for you and them to communicate. So you get to discover this information straight from the source, from people just like you, not from editors of some magazine or sales reps of some company.

This is what makes us different from other knitting and crochet websites out there that try to sell you something while claiming they are trying to help you.

If you are a beginner, intermediate, advanced, or a professional knitter or crocheter, then the benefits of signing up for our free weekly knitting/crochet e-mail newsletter are:

• We cover hand knitting, machine knitting, and crochet.

• Each week you'll be receiving new tips and techniques.

• Daily, you'll be receiving a knitting/crochet forum digest with the latest pictures, discussions and patterns.

• If you ever have a question or need help, you can always ask, and we'll cover your question in the following newsletter issue.

• Discover the fastest way to knit (and to crochet) a sock... while keeping the perfect heel and making sure the sock fits (not many knitters know this).

• Find out how to figure out how much yarn you need for a pattern if the pattern doesn't specify it (works for any project, a real life-saver sometimes).

• Learn how to pick up a dropped stitch, even from several rows below. It happens to absolutely everyone at some point. But don't worry, there exists a really simple fix.

• And if you ever run out of yarn, find out how to join any yarn in the middle of any project.

• If you can't find the pattern that you need, or if you don't know which pattern would be most appropriate for a specific project, then you can ask our other users to help you figure it out. We even have a dedicated "Pattern Requests" section on our website that's all about finding new patterns.

• The same goes for any problems and questions about specific techniques. We have experienced users who are always helping those in need with just the right advice.

Note to crocheters: We cover both knitting and crochet on our website. The name Knitting Paradise is just a matter of history of how this website was started. These days, close to 50% of content on our forum is about crochet. So it doesn't matter if you primarily knit or crochet (or if you only crochet), you'll still find just as many patterns, tips, and tutorials that are relevant to your specific interests.

• And of course, as I said it's all completely FREE!

• Let me repeat that. Since for some reason a lot of people contact us asking if the membership is really free: we are a social website for knitters and crocheters, so we don't sell anything, and we don't charge any fees. It's as simple as that.

Here is how to proceed and what to expect:

Enter your name and e-mail address below, and you'll be instantly added to our knitting and crochet mailing list distribution. You'll receive a one-time confirmation e-mail. Right after that, the first e-mail with today's digest will be forwarded to you. The signup process is completely automated, so you are just a few minutes away from discovering what our existing users already received earlier today. So you'll get up to speed right away on what's the latest on our website, without any long introductions or other delays.

First name:

E-mail address:

Going forward, the next digest will be released in just a few hours. So if you don't sign up now, you'll also miss everything covered in it too.

 
Main
Where is your go to place for yarn??
(?)
If you would like to post a reply, then please login (if you already have an account) or register (if you don't).
Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 next>>
Mar 19, 2017 18:37:43   #
snickerflix
 
Yeah, it might sound like a really stupid question. I've been to Hobby Lobby and JoAnn here and Amazon and all over on the web. I cannot find what I'm looking for. I have a pattern, so I know how I'm going to go about making an afghan for my super picky sister, Donna, but she wants maroon with a little bit of pink in it. Does this even exist?
I'm not in a huge hurry (her birthday is in June), but I'd like to get a running start on this if I could. Looking for more of a gradient thing and not separate colors.
 
Mar 19, 2017 18:43:15   #
knit4ES (a regular here)
 
So a tweed or marl? I've done things where I used two strands of yarn.... You didn't say what weight yarn your pattern calls for.
Maybe you could find a tonal maroon (varying shades of maroon) of DK yarn and carry a fingering or sport weight pink with it?
Mar 19, 2017 18:43:47   #
scottybearNSW (a regular here)
 
I get most of my yarn on-line.
Mar 19, 2017 18:49:11   #
snickerflix
 
knit4ES wrote:
So a tweed or marl? I've done things where I used two strands of yarn.... You didn't say what weight yarn your pattern calls for.
Maybe you could find a tonal maroon (varying shades of maroon) of DK yarn and carry a fingering or sport weight pink with it?


Sorry, I forgot. The pattern calls for bulky weight yarn. Tweed would work if it doesn't have a lot of other colors in it. Sorry, I'm a beginner, I don't know what a marl is. Marble?
Mar 19, 2017 18:50:46   #
SeasideKnit (a regular here)
 
Try Webs. It's located in Massachusetts but my friend who is a knitting expert says they're the best, and with the best prices too.

https://www.yarn.com/categories/knitting-yarn
Mar 19, 2017 18:55:52   #
Sherryc (a regular here)
 
There are no yarn stores in my town. The nearest one is a town 20 plus miles away. Hobby Lobby has little yarn, Michaels is the same. Joann Shop is to far from me it's just more trouble to get there than it's worth. So, most of my yarn is bought on line (and I have bought from Joann online). Usually it's Herrschner's when their yarn is on sale or maybe from Amazon is they have a sale. I prefer to wait for sales before I buy yarn. I have even bought yarn from our local Wal Mart but their selection is usually not very good.
 
Mar 19, 2017 19:01:26   #
knit4ES (a regular here)
 
snickerflix wrote:
Sorry, I forgot. The pattern calls for bulky weight yarn. Tweed would work if it doesn't have a lot of other colors in it. Sorry, I'm a beginner, I don't know what a marl is. Marble?

No apology necessary... none of us were born with any of this knowledge... it's all acquired by experience and talking with others....
Marl is where two colors of yarn are twisted together into one strand of yarn.
there are many examples ... here's one ~~ http://www.joann.com/premier-yarn-home-cotton-big-marl-yarn/zprd_14236566b.html
According to references I have, you should be able to use one strand worsted weight yarn and a strand of sport or DK weight and achieve a bulky weight.
I know I have seen tonal worsted yarns... I would do a browser search for those terms. Pink in sport or DK would be easy to find.
Maroon can have many variations so you'll have to look and decide what shades/tones you want.
Mar 19, 2017 19:16:21   #
Paksenarion (a regular here)
 
What about using 3 strands of a light weight yarn. Start with all 3 dark. Substitute in one pink. Sub in the next pink etc till your all pink
Mar 19, 2017 19:16:23   #
Cathie bargenda (a regular here)
 
Where I work, The Yarn Guy.
Mar 19, 2017 19:22:51   #
cah (a regular here)
 
Paksenarion wrote:
What about using 3 strands of a light weight yarn. Start with all 3 dark. Substitute in one pink. Sub in the next pink etc till your all pink


That's a good idea!
Mar 19, 2017 19:36:00   #
bettyirene (a regular here)
 
Wherever they sell it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Mar 19, 2017 19:40:06   #
Gail DSouza (a regular here)
 
Check out Malabrigo Mecha which is a Bulky Yarn in the shades Cereza, Jupiter and Archangel
Mar 19, 2017 19:44:04   #
Paksenarion (a regular here)
 
The advantage of using the multiple strands of yarn. U can personalize it for the person your giving it to. More or less pink or burgundy
Mar 19, 2017 19:52:35   #
canuckle49 (a regular here)
 
Paksenarion wrote:
What about using 3 strands of a light weight yarn. Start with all 3 dark. Substitute in one pink. Sub in the next pink etc till your all pink


Love that suggestion ! 👍👍
Mar 19, 2017 20:03:48   #
Ladyfingers
 
My "go to" yarn supply is on-line at "Yarn Paradise.com/Turkey". They sell ICE brand yarn. Once you log on to their main page, there is a pull-down menu at the top. Click "Categories" and check out the pull-downs. They have sections for heavy winter yarns, light summer yarns, baby yarn, sport yarn, eyelash, metallic, beaded, "special" - with loads of choices and colors in each section. It's fun to just browse around this site - without buying - then, if you see something you like, check out your local yarn store to see if they carry the same thing. The prices are really good, except you have to buy the yarn in packages of 4 - 6 - or 8 balls of the same color, in order to get the great price. Keep your order low in price because the shipping can be huge (if you get near $100 or so). The customer service is awesome - and the yarn is delivered right to my door within 5 days.

I order yarn from Turkey approx. twice a year. I also order from Mary Maxim, Knit Picks, Herrschener's, Annie's Attic, and Amazon.com. I like Amazon.com because I can read reviews from other knitters about the yarn I'm considering to purchase.
Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 next>>
          
Main
Home | Latest Digest | Back to Top | All Sections
Contact us | Privacy policy | Terms of use
KnittingParadise.com - Forum
Copyright 2004-2016 Knitting Paradise, Inc.