Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
From eirual :
Webs - also sells cones of sock yarn, they are not nearly as nice and squishy as Wool2Dye4’s but - they are less expensive. $15 a lb plus shipping (if you order 4 lbs it’s $12 a lb). I find that the color is more cream, the spin is a bit loose.
Bartlett Yarns - lovely cones of sport weight yarn. I find that you really want to use a bit of woolly nylon with this to give the sock a little body. Very easy to knit, I use it to make socks on my 72 needle cylinder with no problems.
Sylvia’s Threads - Best price I have found for woolly nylon.
Lion Brand - 100% wool
I should add that one of my current favorite CSM yarns is Treadsoft from Henry’s Attic. The easiest way to buy it retail is likely from Catnip Yarns (just email them - very nice company and super easy to work with). Treadsoft is a smooth 2-ply superwash with a tight twist, it’s not only easy to knit with (it’s a 2/8 yarn, unlike most of the 2-ply sock yarns that are 2/6 and IMO a little on the heavy side), but it wears very well too.
If you have any more sources, please contact me so I can add it to this list.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
a variety of machines.
Gregory Dodge Wollon
Havre de Grace, Maryland
11 High Street Fairfield, Maine 04937
989-205-7476 and 989-465-1526.
Pinckney, MI USA
fine knitted items of all sorts
sock machine sales, maintenance & repairs
Specializes in new knitters/ribbers
carries small parts for sale
Wisconsin and Michigan areas
Plum Cottage Crafts
New Hampton, Iowa (NE) 1945 Kenwood Ave. Variety of CSM's
Sales, repair, restoration, parts, new parts machined and
lessons email@example.com 641 394 3627
teach 3 classes as well as give private instruction based on the customers needs. classes are:
Basic CSM set up and Machine Adjsutment, Knit a sock, Fancy Sock Tops
hand dyed sock yarns, and needles firstname.lastname@example.org San Francisco Bay Area, CA. BayAreaCSMers group
+1 (604) 288-9811
Located in Mission, British Columbia, Canada
classes in all levels. Willing to travel
new knitters welcome.
CSM Repairs and maintenance.
classes also in spinning, felting, dyeing.
wide variety of small parts: - lifters, picks, crescents(wood and
metal), heel hooks, long handled stitch catchers.
Willing to help get people going on sock machines. Also Dyeing instruction.
0116 2604442 or email@example.com