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Favorite links

Adriafil Yarns and Patterns Company - An Italian yarn wholesaler (and a good place to practice your Italian)

Allegro Yarns - Emphasizing kits, particularly of Norwegian-design sweaters - Yes, everything you want to know about alpaca, from breeding to products.

Amazing Yarns - Yarns, patterns, notions and knitting machines

Annie's Attic - Knitting, quilting, crochet and crafts

Annie's Woolens Sweaters and Christmas Stockings - Kits and patterns, emphasizing Christmas stockings

Art by Arnie Originals - Patterns plus a wide variety of knitting tips and instruction

Artfibers Gallery - Unique yarns, patterns from a San Francisco store

Australian Country Spinners - Wholesale suppliers of hand knitting and industrial yarns, parent firm to Cleckheaton and Paton.

Autumn House Farm - A small line of colorful hand-painted yarns.

The Bag Lady: A great site for materials for making bags.

Beadsource : Beads, silver, gold, copper and jewelry supplies.

Betty Lampen Knitting Books: Hats, bears and dolls.

Big Sky Knitting Design: Publishers of a newsletter specializing in cable knitting.

Black Water Abbey Yarns: A small but nice selection of Irish yarns, distinctive buttons, patterns, books, etc.

Blackberry Ridge: Specializing in custom spinning but also offering a line of yarns and patterns

Blue Heron Yarns: A selection of handpainted yarns.

Bonkers Handmade Originals - Hand-dyed spinning fibers, patterns,etc.

Breeds of sheep - When figuring out which breed is which really matters.

Briggs & Little - Yarn from Canada.

Bryson Distributing Needleart Supplier - Needles, notions, yarn and patterns.

ButtonMad - Colorful hand-made buttons from South Africa.

Camilla Valley Farm - yarn, patterns and some unusual needles.

Caron - Yarn distributor offering primarily acrylic yarns, plus latchhook patterns.

Caron Collection - Offers a wide selection of needlework threads and patterns.

Caryll Designs - Yarns for spinning and knitting, books and patterns

Cash's Woven Labels - personalizeyour knitwear with a woven tag or label.

Charm Woven Labels - Customize your knitwear with a woven label.

Cherry Tree Hill Yarn - U.S. wholesaler of handpainted yarns.

Clotilde, Inc. - Huge selection of notions, primarily for sewing butwith a few for knitting and needlework.

Coats & Clark - Wide selection of supplies for sewing, knitting, crochet, needlework and crafts.

Cochineal Web Page, The - Info about cochineal dye, primarily in Spanish.

Cosy Place Knits - Free patterns plus a nice selection of books.

Craft Finder - Lots of craft supplies including knitting patterns, particularly for dolls and babies.

Crafter's - Discount book club for crafters, including knitters.


Daisy Knits - Specializing in machine knitting, including equipment, yarn, patterns and a long list of contract knitters.

Dance Shawls - Custom-made, Native American dance shawls, of wool or gabardine.

Dawn Brocco Knitwear Designs - Specializing in socks, including a quarterly magazine, and original knitwear designs, all done on circular needles.

Debbie Bliss - One of our true favorites, who keeps introducing interesting yarns.

Designs by Sandra - Original handcrafted bags and accessories, some of which are big enough to use as knitting bags.

Doi shugei - Japanese company with embroidery thread and tatting lace, accessories.

Durango Button - Wholesaler with a very large line of buttons of all types and materials.

Earth Heart Designs - An online store specializing in patterns, including some free ones, plus a nice list of books on knitting patterns.

Earthsong Fibers - A wide variety of supplies and instructional material for spinning, carding, dyeing, weaving, knitting and felting.

Egli's Sheep Farm - A variety of products made from sheep, including fleece, sweaters, socks, etc., including some knitting supplies.

Elmore-Pisgah - Cotton, rayon and chenille yarn, sold on cones or in bags.

Fiber Trends - A wholesale knitting pattern company, with over 200 designs.

Flamborough Manor - details on handknitted Gansey sweaters, an English seacoast tradition.

Fuzzy Galore - Yeah they're sort of competitors in that they sell yarn, but we like their attitude and they have lots of great articles on knitting and sheep and processing wool, etc.

Handeze - Too much knitting can cramp your hands. Try these specially designed gloves to help reduce the effects of Repetitive Stress Injuries.

Hard-to-Find Needlework Books - Search ideas for TomFolio books, a large used and rare book and ephemera dealer.

HeartStrings Fiber Art A large selection of patterns for sale, specializing in knitted lace and beaded knitting.

Imagiknit Now - A San Francisco-based yarn store with great ideas about knitting projects for charity.

Infiknit - A Canadian wholesaler of knitting patterns, yarn and notions.

Interweave Press - Magazines about knitting, weaving, spinning, beading, needlework, etc.

Jean Moss Handknits - Famous for her original designs as well as her workshops and knitting and gardening tours.

Jiffy Steamers - Lots of info on how to steam clean your knitwear

Just One More Row - Unusual yarns and patterns featuring bright colors.

Kaffe Fassett Studio - On anyone's short list of the most amazing knitters in the world. If you love colorful knitting, click here.

KnitKnacks cotton baby blankets - Designs for cotton baby blankets

KnitNet: An online magazine of knitting patterns and ideas.

Knitting and Freeform Crochet - Prudence Mapstone's guides to freeform knitting and crochet.

Knitting Traditions - Books, patterns and classes and check out the page of links for information on Traditional Yarns

Koigu Wool Designs - Supplier of hand-painted yarns

Lacis - Needle crafts supplier, including purse handles and antique knitting items

LaLana Wools - Specializing in plant-dyed yarns and felt.

Lark Books - Lots of books on knitting.

Lion Brand Yarn Company - One of the oldest yarn brands in the U.S.

Moondance Color Company - Great supplies for fiber artists

Nazee's Designs - Dozens of designs for knitting and crohet.


NeedleBeetle - Lots of patterns for intarsia, lace and 'texture', including some for free.

Patterns from the Past - Lots of sewing, tatting and crochet patterns for sale.

Peruvian Connection - Online store specializing in a wide variety of sophisticated woolen clothing.

Phildar - Dozens of books and catalogues from the French-based yarn wholesaler.

Plymouth Yarn Company - Yarn wholesaler, with a list of retail stores, plus info on their patterns, yarns and notions.

R & M Yarns - Selection of inexpensive yarns for weavers and knitters, most on cones, with closeout specials.

Patons Yarns - Major yarn distributor, their Web site includes some free patterns.

Rhea Design - Six kits for angora sweaters.

Rowan - One of our favorite yarn wholesalers.

Russi Sales, Yarn - Yarn, patterns and a nice selection of Scandinavian clasps and pewter buttons.

Saville Hill Farm & Studio - Sheep farm selling White Corriedale fleeces, plus roving and a couple of books on sheep shearing.

SHE Knits - Nice list of free knitting patterns.

Shetland Collection - Traditional knitwear from the Shetland Islands.

Snowdrift Farm - fibres from Angora goats and llamas, plus day or overnight hiking trips with your own personal llama in the beautiful Nova Scotia countryside.

Socknitters - A great reference for anyone who loves to knit socks by hand. Lots of patterns.

Specialties in Wool - 57 stocking patterns, or if you can't find one you love, create your own.

SpinCraft Patterns - Dozens of knitting patterns for sale.

Spinrite Yarns - The folks who bring you Bernat, Lily and Patons yarns.

Steph Thornton Crafts - Contains patterns, hints and tips for Bond, Classic, Elite, and ISM knitting machines.

Susan's Fiber Shop - Great gift ideas for younger knitters.

Sweaterkits - Wholesale supplier of kits for sweaters and scarves plus buttons

Tangleweave Fiber Arts Studio - Original designs specializing in Celtic patterns.

Taunton Books - Home of CraftStylish and Threads magazines, great resources for people who love to sew.

Tess' Designer Yarns - A selection of natural and hand-dyed yarns, and patterns.

The Needlepoint Joint - Knitting, crochet, tatting, hardanger, ribbon embroidery, bobbin lace, all types of needlework and, of course, needlepoint.

The Snap Source, Inc. - Suppliers of snaps for all sewing, knitting and needlework needs.

Treliske Organic Wools - New Zealand company offering a small quantity of merino yarn in natural-looking colors. plus baby blankets, etc. (Plus organic beef and lamb).

Urban Eagle Design - American Indian-influenced patterns for use with lovely hand-dyed yarn. Vermont Alpaca Yarn - An alpaca farm in Vermont.

Vicki Designs - Dog sweaters, people sweaters with dogs on them, and pillows with dog designs.

Weaving Works and Brooklyn Gallery - Seattle store offering yarn and supplies for spinning, weaving, dyeing, papermaking, bookmaking, and basketry.

Wildcat Weavers - Weavers and spinners tools, knitting needles. - A lovely knitting (mostly) journal. Lots of links to knitting blogs.

Woolly Thoughts from Pat Ashforth and Steve Plumme - Mathematically-based designs for afghans, etc., plus a nice online knitting museum. - A volunteer site full of links to knitting stores worldwide, plus free patterns and much more.

Yarnworks: Knitting, tatting, crochet and needlework supplies, patterns and books

Yarn Tree - Cross stitch and needlework supplies and accessories

Yarns and... - Knitting machines, computer software for knitting, yarn