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farmgirlnow
Chatty Knitter

USA
106 Posts

Posted - 09/19/2007 :  8:45:52 PM  Show Profile Send farmgirlnow a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I really like looking through yarn catalogs for yarn, patterns and books. Plus it is fun to get a package in the mail!

Can anyone tell me about any yarn/knitting related catalogs I am missing out on?

I get Patternworks, Knitpicks and Valley Yarns.

Thanks,
Farmgirlnow

Lelani
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USA
2005 Posts

Posted - 09/19/2007 :  10:47:22 PM  Show Profile Send Lelani a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Lionbrand yarns also have a catalog. So does Herschner's

Lelani

"I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today." White
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sandyt
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USA
3101 Posts

Posted - 09/19/2007 :  11:51:41 PM  Show Profile Send sandyt a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Websters has a yarn catalog.
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Grandma Knitting Lynne
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USA
1039 Posts

Posted - 09/20/2007 :  4:29:19 PM  Show Profile Send Grandma Knitting Lynne a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Mary Maxim has a yarn catalog,patternworks,Lion Design,to name a few Knitting Lynne
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Sweet_Liar
Warming Up

USA
90 Posts

Posted - 09/20/2007 :  4:47:30 PM  Show Profile Send Sweet_Liar a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I got the Knitpicks catalog. Gah, they really, really, really need to get someone ELSE to pick out the colors for the stuff they knit up. I think they must throw yarn at the wall and see what sticks or something.

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Grandma Knitting Lynne
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Posted - 09/20/2007 :  4:50:20 PM  Show Profile Send Grandma Knitting Lynne a Private Message  Reply with Quote
If you are on your computer you can go to Bernat and online you can look at their yarn and order from them online also. I do not know if they have an catalog that you can get in the mail though Same goes with Joanns you can order online from them also Knitting Lynne
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alliwenk
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
373 Posts

Posted - 09/20/2007 :  6:28:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit alliwenk's Homepage Send alliwenk a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I love the Ram Wools catalog.

And the Mary Maxim is just, well, beyond description. I don't know why I get it but I pour over it for hours when it comes...it's like a horrible wonderful train wreck.
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PBELKNAP
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USA
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Posted - 09/21/2007 :  05:01:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit PBELKNAP's Homepage Send PBELKNAP a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by alliwenk

I love the Ram Wools catalog.

And the Mary Maxim is just, well, beyond description. I don't know why I get it but I pour over it for hours when it comes...it's like a horrible wonderful train wreck.



Actually, I like some of their patterns. I wish one could buy JUST the pattern and not the whole kit. There is an afghan I'd love to do in there, but I've checked out the yarn in my local AC Moore, and I'd never want to use it.

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PAM

WIP = Branches and Bobbles Afghan, Raglan Sweater, Knit Your Bit for Vets Scarf

Completed this year = Knitted Baby Blanket (Estonian Lullaby), Knitted Charity Squares, Top-Down Sweater, Project Linus Baby Blanket (2), Summer Top, Scrap Sweater, Socks (2 pair), 63 Cable Squares Afghan, Winter Hat, Vertical Rib Sweater (crocheted)


If I could only do this for a living...
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ceecee
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Posted - 09/21/2007 :  05:13:45 AM  Show Profile Send ceecee a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Halcyon Yarns has very nice catalogs but they may only be downloadable now:

http://www.halcyonyarn.com/books_pdf.html#catalogs
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anderknit
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2606 Posts

Posted - 09/21/2007 :  06:16:13 AM  Show Profile Send anderknit a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've got to add a rant about the Knitpicks catalog. Not only are the colors sometimes poorly chosen, I cannot believe how bad the photography is. It seems to me that most of the pictures are not very sharp, and are very poorly lit. It looks like someone with a Kodak Brownie (remember those?) took the pictures. I suppose they are trying to keep costs down (and pass some of the savings on to us), but it makes me crazy.

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.' "
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CPAknit
Seriously Hooked

USA
748 Posts

Posted - 09/21/2007 :  06:46:33 AM  Show Profile Send CPAknit a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ceecee - thanks for the great link to halcyon yarn.

Cindy
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abt1950
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Posted - 09/21/2007 :  09:38:36 AM  Show Profile Send abt1950 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yarn catalogs=yarn porn.

Anne in NJ

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lella
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Posted - 09/21/2007 :  09:50:44 AM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for that link to Halcyon. Whoot. I think they used to have a paper catalog that came in the mail from time to time. Mary Maxim's is wonderful, delicious, but torn from one side to the other when it comes out of the postal system; is that what you meant, Alliwenk? Love Herschner's catalog. Elan has a beautiful on line catalog of all sorts of weights. Yum!

Yes Ann, yarn porn.

Sweet-liar, anderknit, I think part of the problem with Knitpicks is the paper it's printed on. But they seem to use dark colors a lot. Dull greens? Greenish browns? ewwww


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Dicksie
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Posted - 09/22/2007 :  1:07:09 PM  Show Profile Send Dicksie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I also think a number of the Knitpicks garments are poorly knit. Specifically, the Jean Frost jackets.
Dicksie

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Regmo
New Pal

USA
49 Posts

Posted - 09/22/2007 :  2:02:05 PM  Show Profile  Visit Regmo's Homepage Send Regmo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Woodland Woolworks (www.woolworks.com) has great catalogs.
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Schleppenheimer
Seriously Hooked

USA
627 Posts

Posted - 09/22/2007 :  8:07:08 PM  Show Profile Send Schleppenheimer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am SO with you, Sweet Liar, about the KnitPicks catalog color choices.

You really made me laugh with the comment
quote:
I think they must throw yarn at the wall and see what sticks or something.

That was hilarious!

Kris
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fillyjonk
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Posted - 09/24/2007 :  08:52:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit fillyjonk's Homepage Send fillyjonk a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm not crazy about the way Lion and KnitPicks do their catalogs right now - all of the yarn information and "color samples" are stuck way in the back of the catalog, all smooshed together. It feels crowded and hard to look at, even though the little pictures of the yarn might not be much smaller than what, say, Patternworks has. I also don't like flipping to the back of the catalog to see possible "alternate colors" for a pattern.
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abt1950
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Posted - 09/24/2007 :  09:42:57 AM  Show Profile Send abt1950 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I agree with you about the arrangement of the Lion Brand catalog, but will say that they've improved their quality a lot. Their patterns are much more sophisticated than they used to be.

Anne in NJ

Knit long and prosper
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ClimberKnits
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
559 Posts

Posted - 09/24/2007 :  10:31:46 AM  Show Profile Send ClimberKnits a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Way too much of the Lion catalog looks like things from the Mason-Dixon Knitting book. You know what they same about imitation being the best form a flattery, those gals should be VERY flattered.
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achrisvet
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5986 Posts

Posted - 09/28/2007 :  2:06:02 PM  Show Profile Send achrisvet a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Webs has a catalog. www.yarn.com

Anita
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fillyjonk
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Posted - 09/28/2007 :  2:59:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit fillyjonk's Homepage Send fillyjonk a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I agree with Regmo about the Woodland Woolworks catalogs. I keep them on hand, even if I'm in a "I must use up half my stash before I buy anything new" mode, just to look at. (Same way with Patternworks.)

It's kind of like the old Sears and Penney's Christmas catalogs - the "Dream Books." Anyone remember those? When my brother and I were kids, we used to wait very expectantly for those, and then we'd have all kinds of fun looking at them...playing "What would you get if you could get JUST ONE THING from the catalog" and making our "Santa lists."
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