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Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Hi everybody! 

A lot of new things are happening at Appalachian Yarns, Inc.!  The website is being upgraded to allow customers to "click on an image" and have it enlarge and functionality to allow customers to navigate between products without having to go back to the category listing!  We're also adding a paypal button at the checkout as an optional payment method.  If you wish to purchase using your paypal account, you will be able to do this easily.  The upgrade should be completed very soon! 

We're getting all stocked up for Fall!  Just in - Malabrigo worsted and silky merino; Noro Silk Garden & Silk Garden Sock yarns (Kochoran is on backorder until late September); Dream In Color Classy, Smooshy and Baby Lace weight; and Berroco Ultra Alpaca and Comfor Sock yarns!  Oh - and more Cascade 220 wool colors....There are still some others under consideration so stay tuned!  Schaefer Yarns is developing a custom Christmas colorway in their Heather sock yarn for us and it will be available late October!

Happy Knitting.........  :)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

FALL 50-50 RAFFLE !!

Announcing our Fall 50-50 Raffle!  Place a minimum order of $50.00 (not including shipping) between now and September 30th and your order number will be entered into a drawing to win this beautiful Fall basket of yarn - worth over $50.00!!  Basket yarns include Dream In Color - Smooshy, Malabrigo Worsted and Schaefer's Heather sock yarn!!  Winning order number will be randomly selected from qualified entries on October 1st !!

Friday, August 20, 2010


Two blogs in one day!  But, Sally is right - I need to post the newest store samples !!

This is Carmelo - found in Malabrigo Book One - done in Malabrigo worsted - Colorway: Stonechat on US #10 needles!  The yarn and pattern will be available very soon!

This is the Beach House Pullover - found in Interweave Knits - Summer Issue - Done in Dream In Color -Classy in Beach Fog colorway!  Interweave Knits - Summer issue is still available and Dream In Color - Classy (worsted weight), Smooshy (sock) and Baby Lace weights are available now!


Well, hello everybody!!  First, let me apologize for being a slacker...I haven't blogged in quite a while!  That is all about to change, though!  Appalachian Yarns is moving forward at lightening speed!  There are some great new yarns in the inventory, along with some wonderful patterns!  Shawl pins are becoming quite popular and AY is pleased to begin offering them to our customers! 

Have you been to our group on Ravelry??  430+ folks from all over the world are having tons of fun in there!  So far we had the Quench bag KAL, Mystery Summer Wrap in the Heat KAL, and the Four Seasons mystery KAL which is just finishing up.  Next will be the Fair Isle mystery KAL and the Toe-up Sock KAL - both of which will start in September!  AY is currently planning October, November and December KALs, along with a brand new Crochet A-Long (CAL)!! 

There will also be a little surprise yarn coming very soon!  I'm keeping it a mystery for now because I know I have some folks who really enjoy being surprised!  There is also a little mystery fun coming up for September...I know, I know...you all want to know what it is...I promise it will be unveiled promptly on September 1st and will run the entire month of September so that everyone has a chance to participate!

I promise to blog more consistently - which will be at least every week!  Please let me hear from all of you - tell me how you're doing, what you're working on and, if you have a particular wish for a KAL/CAL on ravelry OR if you would like to moderate a KAL or CAL, send me a note: toni@appalachianyarns.com !! 

Happy Knitting !!