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scarfitup
Chatty Knitter

191 Posts

Posted - 01/23/2006 :  10:39:02 AM  Show Profile  Visit scarfitup's Homepage Send scarfitup a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone! Is there a list of favorite online shops from this forum? That would be so helpful to know. I've come upon them by chance, and frankly have never had a bad experience - YET!

My favorites: elann.com, gotyarn.com, kyarns.com, woolneedlework.com. I just ordered from WEBS last night, so the jury is out on that one. I have also ordered successfuly from showersofflowers.com, yarnmarket.com, yarnia.com, royalyarns.com and eBay.

Since I knit scarves almost exclusively, I look for the odd ball or orphan from the sale bins. So....I am always looking for shops - online or otherwise - that offer great savings on closeouts or clearance.

Which is the BEST online store?

Thanks,
Louise

Scarf It Up!
Wearable Fiber Arts
Blue Moon Showcase
203 Racine Drive
Wilmington NC
http://scarfitup.etsy.com

mtnknitter
Chatty Knitter

USA
148 Posts

Posted - 01/23/2006 :  10:54:42 AM  Show Profile Send mtnknitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I would add:

Little Knits (great sales)
Angelika's for Lorna's Laces
Chez Casuelle
Earthfaire (beaded kits)
One Fine Yarn

All of these have fast shipping and great comunication! Andrea
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scarfitup
Chatty Knitter

191 Posts

Posted - 01/23/2006 :  11:09:17 AM  Show Profile  Visit scarfitup's Homepage Send scarfitup a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have also bought from Chez Casuelle recently, and Carla was immediately responsive to my email inquiries - especially since the package was slow to arrive. All turned out great! Thanks, I will check into the others as well.
Louise

Scarf It Up!
Wearable Fiber Arts
Blue Moon Showcase
203 Racine Drive
Wilmington NC
http://scarfitup.etsy.com
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YarnGoddess
Permanent Resident

USA
2460 Posts

Posted - 01/23/2006 :  12:06:22 PM  Show Profile Send YarnGoddess a Private Message  Reply with Quote
www.knittingzone.com/catalog (Mary ROCKS!)
www.handjiveknits.com

I've had excellent service from both

Elizabeth
Zipper & Diva

A sense of humor can help you tolerate the unpleasant, cope with the unexpected, overlook the unattractive and smile through the unbearable.

To learn more about healthy nutrition for your cat, go here: http://www.catnutrition.org and here: http://www.catinfo.org/
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lizknit
Permanent Resident

USA
1179 Posts

Posted - 01/23/2006 :  12:41:37 PM  Show Profile Send lizknit a Private Message  Reply with Quote
http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/yarn_home.aspx has some great prices and fast service and http://www.smileysyarns.com/ has been good and reliable too.

The cat, the only self-cleaning appliance in the house
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Boogie
Permanent Resident

USA
3073 Posts

Posted - 01/23/2006 :  1:40:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Boogie's Homepage Send Boogie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
http://www.simplysockyarn.com - all sock yarn all the time and super fast service.

http://www.knitting-warehouse.com - lower end yarns but they have my favorite Paton's Classic at a great price.

http://www.kpixie.com - excellent commercial yarns as well as one of a kind yarns from small business owners. Super fast service too.


amy
http://theboogerblog.blogspot.com
http://www.spunkyhats.com
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Rho
Permanent Resident

1570 Posts

Posted - 01/23/2006 :  4:15:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit Rho's Homepage Send Rho a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I haven't ordered from a bunch of places yet but Handpaint Heaven and Smilies Yarn were both great and quick for me

rho
http://rhosknittingwoes.blogspot.com/

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SaintJay
Chatty Knitter

113 Posts

Posted - 01/23/2006 :  8:52:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit SaintJay's Homepage Send SaintJay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My faves: Elann, Knit2Purl2, One Fine Yarn, and School House Press (Meg Swansen).
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Sticks and String
Permanent Resident

USA
1113 Posts

Posted - 01/24/2006 :  1:30:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit Sticks and String's Homepage Send Sticks and String a Private Message  Reply with Quote
http://www.patternworks.com/

Large product line, great catalog and wonderful packaging! I'm not crazy about their website but it's ok cuz they live in NH and I can just drive there.

Jo

"If you love not the noise of bells, why then do you pull the ropes?"
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teruterubouzu
Warming Up

USA
83 Posts

Posted - 01/24/2006 :  2:22:34 PM  Show Profile  Visit teruterubouzu's Homepage Send teruterubouzu a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I love both Knit Happens and KPixie. They both have nice product selections and ship really fast.

Amy
http://andknitting.com
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DG
Warming Up

USA
69 Posts

Posted - 01/25/2006 :  08:18:28 AM  Show Profile Send DG a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Here are a few of my favs. http://www.yarnmarket.com http://www.getknitted.com In the UK and real fast. http://www.dreamweaveryarns.com http://www.halcyonyarn.com
http://www.richesseonline.com only Rowan products.

Kutie Knits-blog
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saashka
Chatty Knitter

114 Posts

Posted - 01/25/2006 :  2:18:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit saashka's Homepage  Send saashka a Yahoo! Message Send saashka a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Amy,
thank you for posting about the knitting-warehouse. I'd not heard of them before but after reading about it here, I placed an order for the Patons Classic Merino. I love how soft it is.

http://saashka.blogspot.com
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Kimaroo
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
425 Posts

Posted - 01/25/2006 :  10:01:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit Kimaroo's Homepage Send Kimaroo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I love Cucumber Patch on Ebay.. she's REALLY reliable.. really inexpensive (Even with shipping from England!) and has great stuff.. especially Rowan. I've been able to knit much higher quality things thanks to her : )

-Kim-

The Kimmish Knitting Blog
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adalai2000@yahoo.com
New Pal

9 Posts

Posted - 01/25/2006 :  10:14:48 PM  Show Profile Send adalai2000@yahoo.com a Private Message  Reply with Quote
like many others, my favorites include www.elann.com and www.knitpicks.com.

I also would add http://www.jimmybeanswool.com/
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FluffyKnitterDeb
New Pal

USA
23 Posts

Posted - 01/25/2006 :  11:37:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit FluffyKnitterDeb's Homepage Send FluffyKnitterDeb a Private Message  Reply with Quote

Hands down, my favorite vendor is www.theknitter.com

Judy is a lovely woman with a fabulous and quick customer service, wonderful selection and always FREE SHIPPING!!

Debi

Fluffy Knitters are well rounded
visit my blog http://fluffyknitterdeb.blogspot.com
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quixoposto@gmail.com
New Pal

2 Posts

Posted - 01/26/2006 :  12:09:17 AM  Show Profile Send quixoposto@gmail.com a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I got great service from Little Knits. She found a way to reduce shipping charges from the original invoice and has great sales.

http://littleknits.com/

NAYY

Julia Rodriguez
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gallant_duck
Chatty Knitter

United Kingdom
183 Posts

Posted - 01/26/2006 :  02:34:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit gallant_duck's Homepage Send gallant_duck a Private Message  Reply with Quote
In the UK my online favourites would have to be:

http://thenaturaldyestudio.com/
http://www.laughinghens.com/
Jannette's Rare Yarns and the Yarnsweater Store (both on ebay -- they both sell in USD and have awesome deals!)

Offline it's got to be Loop in the UK, and Lettuce Knit and the Knit Cafe in Toronto, Canada. I even don't mind Romni Wools (Toronto), despite the staff being 'moody' at best....!

emmms
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calicokitty6
Seriously Hooked

USA
864 Posts

Posted - 01/26/2006 :  04:39:06 AM  Show Profile  Visit calicokitty6's Homepage Send calicokitty6 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have only ordered from www.knitpicks.com and have had no problems with them. I also liked Patternworks store when I visited NH.

=^..^= Debbie http://calicokitty6.blogspot.com
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sarasmile
New Pal

27 Posts

Posted - 01/26/2006 :  05:30:09 AM  Show Profile Send sarasmile a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My favorite for online is http://www.sandrasingh.com/ Great selection of yarn & patterns plus the knitting magazines are always below newsstand. And the service has been awesome every time.
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scarfitup
Chatty Knitter

191 Posts

Posted - 01/26/2006 :  05:38:10 AM  Show Profile  Visit scarfitup's Homepage Send scarfitup a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Imagine my surprise to see MY question in today's newsletter! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Checking these out now should keep me busy for weeks. I'll add them to my Favorites file and continue checking them from time to time.

I would value and appreciate feedback on my website (http://scarfitup.etsy.com). Have any of you used etsy - successfully - and if so, what type of marketing did you do to generate traffic and, more importantly, sales? I love the concept of a handcrafter's website, and the price is right, but I've yet to have a sale. I'm discouraged. Thank goodness for private and Blue Moon Showcase sales! So....any observations or insights would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Louise

Scarf It Up!
Wearable Fiber Arts
Blue Moon Showcase
203 Racine Drive
Wilmington NC
http://scarfitup.etsy.com
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Diva Maggie
Warming Up

Canada
66 Posts

Posted - 01/26/2006 :  05:55:11 AM  Show Profile  Visit Diva Maggie's Homepage Send Diva Maggie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I was just wondering if any of you lovely ladies have any favorite Canadian $ online yarn shop urls to share.

~always dance as if no one's watching~
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