Archive for October, 2008

Knit Picks Options needles in stock

October 31, 2008

Just in time for all your holiday shopping (and knitting!) we have received a fresh shipment of all the Knit Picks Options sets.  We also have stocks of the individual Options needles and cables, and fresh stocks of the DPN sets.


We are proud to ship internationally. Shop for Knit Picks needles here.


New yarns!

October 8, 2008

Ultimo 20% silk / 20% bamboo / 60% wool

We are delighted to introduce our new yarns, Ultimo (20% silk 20% bamboo 60% wool sport weight), Frankston (100% merino superwash fingering), Forbes (100% wool worsted weight felting yarn) and Bellingen (100% soft washable worsted wool). All these yarns are available in cones of approximately 1 kg, and in 100 gram skeins. We will be unveiling projects made with these yarns in the forthcoming weeks. 

 We have also received new stock of Geelong, our popular extra-fine merino laceweight.

Bellingen 100% washable wool

We will be taking a break for school holidays from 12 – 25 October 2008, and will not be able to post orders during this time.  We will be available to answer email queries.

Separating a 5 skein pack

October 6, 2008

Yarn Workshop is proud to offer new special pricing on our 5 skein packs at our Ebay store. The current price is USD $19.50 for 5 skeins of Footscray.

This tutorial will also be helpful for those of you that order skeins of yarn from Yarn Workshop wholesale.


If you order a 5 skein pack from Yarn Workshop at Ebay, you will receive something that looks very much like the picture above – a mega skein. It is looped on itself like a normal skein, and then you will notice that it is, in fact, 5 smaller skeins tied together with acrylic yarn. The first step is to unloop the the mega skein, and hang all the skeins together.

The acrylic yarn then needs to be found and snipped, being careful not to cut the sock yarn.  The acrylic yarn ties are from a slightly heavier weight yarn, and the acrylic is a slightly different colour.  It is useful to make sure you are trying to identify the ties in good light.  There will be three acrylic ties around the 5 skein pack. Each should be snipped before trying to separate each skein.



Once all the ties are snipped, carefully look at the skeins, and you will see that they are invidually knotted.



Each skein should be handled around the knot,  and gently separated from the other skeins.  Once each skein is separated, they can be wound into the usual skein formation.