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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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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).

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. - 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