We started the KAL

Rowan KAL Square 1


We started the Rowan KAL! Here’s our first square out of the Ball & Skein KAL Colors.

It’s taking us about 2 to 4 hours to do a square. This was fun, and yes, we’re starting on a different color too.

We’re on Facebook too if you’d like to post your progress as well!


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Every Day is Earth Day

Every Day is Earth Day at the Ball and Skein. It’s not much, but we do all we can.

What does it mean to be ‘Green’? We’re not sure. All we can say is we have a commitment to our environment. It does take a little extra effort but we feel it’s worth it in the long run. Here are some of the things we do.

LED lighting throughout the store. – Not only are the lights color accurate, they draw so much less power we watched our electric bill drop.

We print on recycled paper – our signs other literature is all printed on recycled paper, our receipt paper is all BPA free.

We send e-mails instead of paper mailings.

Our bags are 100% recycled paper. But we do recommend to bringing reusable bags, buying one of our project bags, or knit or crochet one with the hemp kits we stock!

We carry Fair Trade and organic yarns and try to source products made by cooperatives and other small producers.

All of these things are small efforts, but our feeling is if we all do a little bit to safeguard our environment, we all win.

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Knitted Bunnie


Thanks for sharing your bunny Kay!

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Rowan KAL Pattern has been released!

Well, the first one anyway!

Rowan Week 1

It’s a wonderful first pattern! Simple, but interesting. And, at KnitRowan.com, the official Rowan website, they’re offering videos of Martin talking about the pattern, as well as a lot of instructional video on knitting, all available by signing up on their site for free!

Check out or KAL page by clicking here

We’ve also set up a special Rowan KAL e-mail list, for everyone interested in following us on the Knit-a-Long (KAL) Sign up by clicking here

Thanks again, and Happy Knitting!



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Rowan Mystery KAL

Rowan KAL






Are you in? We are!

Click here for the fun!

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Noro Shiraito

Noro ShiraitoCashmere and Angora in those amazing Noro colors. Noro Shiraito is such a lovely yarn to work with. It’s soft, easy to knit with, and the colors are the usual Noro Goodness.

Pick your color here and ask us for a free one-skein scarf pattern!

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A new beautiful Vest for the Summer

Giotto Kimono VestKnit this beautiful vest from only 3 skeins of Colinette Giotto! Giotto is a lovely cotton/nylon ribbon, all hand-dyed in Wales. Easy to knit, this original design is the perfect garment for the warmer weather.

To see the yarn (We used the color Kingfisher) click here to see the available colors

The pattern is available by clicking here.

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Closing at 4:30 today the 18th

We’ll be closing today (Tuesday the 18th) at 4:30 PM for a staff meeting. We so rarely get a chance to all be together in one place, so we try and do this regularly. We talk about plans, new products, and things we can do to make the shop a better place for us all. Thank you for your understanding! We’ll see you tomorrow at 10AM!

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Our Latest Newsletter

News about upcoming events, some fab new yarns, and free patterns!

Click here for all the latest news!

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New Yarns from Alchemy

First, meet ‘Sparky

Alchemy SparkleSparky is very similar to ‘Silken Straw’ in that it’s silk, but this also has a metallic wrap that gives you a delightful little sparkle to the yarn and also makes it easier to knit! We did a quick and easy scarf using just one skein. Ask us for the pattern when you order your yarn!

Click here to see the colors available!

Next – don’t we all need a little “Lust” in our lives?

Alchemy Lust


Lust is a fingering weight wool/silk blend. Think of it as a finer gauge alternative to ‘Sanctuary’

We have a wonderful beret pattern available free with the purchase of the yarn.

Check it out on line today!

Thanks, and happy yarn!


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