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It can be very difficult to find good sock yarns online. Not all yarns are appropriate for socks, and few shop owners are eager to make a business out of selling only two or three skeins at a time. If you're serious about socks, bookmark TheKnitter.com.
Launched in the summer of 2000 by Judy Alexander from Boulder, Colorado, this site carries an excellent selection of sock yarns including Debbie Bluss, Noro, Regia, Gedifra, K1C2, Mountain Colors, Froelich, Berroco, and Plymouth.
Not Just for Sockers
The shop is worth a look even if you don't knit socks. Judy also stocks a selection of larger-gauge yarns, including Reynolds Lopi, and several unusual blends from Gedifra and Noro.
You'll also find patterns for socks, shawls and scarves, sweaters, and vests, plus books and adorable bags that are shaped like sheep.
The site layout is clean, the photos are vivid, and ordering is easy. Pages include clear samples of all the colors, which expand when you click on them.
An added touch is the ability to check on the status of your order online automatically. And if that isn't enough, shipping is absolutely free, no matter how much (or little) you order.
Last Updated 07/20/2002 Talk about this shop in our forums
Previous reader comments
"This is without a doubt my favourite online yarn shop. I live in the UK and there just doesn't seem to be a great selection of yarns available here, so I often order from the US. Judy is such a nice, helpful person and her international shipping rates are very reasonable - I've often paid more for the shipping than the yarn. I'm extremely impressed with TheKnitter.com and I'll certainly be shopping there again." Claire, 11/16/2001
"I am so pleased to find an online yarn site where the owner Judy was not just an e-mail but a person that you can communicate with and get a needed response. She is very helpful and took the time to respond to my e-mails. She reassured me all purchases had to meet with my complete satisfaction . I Thank her and will continue to make my purchases at her shop." cglassman, 8/30/2001
"I have had the pleasure of meeting Judy and chatting with her while knitting my socks. She is well informed about her different products and her willingness to special order and follow up with her customer is greatly appreciated." bldrldy, 4/05/2001