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I hate risk!

September 23, 2010

Introducing Darn Good Yarn’s new return policy! Within 30 days of your purchase, if you’re not thrilled with your yarn (even if you started using it) send it back to us for a full refund (including shipping). Now trying out our awesome yarns is 100% Risk Free!

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Read more on our FAQ’s page!

Darn Good Yarn’s Return Policy

September 23, 2010

Please note this fantastic return policy is for the yarn purchased on my site, not ebay (Ebay is a 14 days in original condition–sorry it’s more strict, their fees make it very restrictive, feel free to order through this site and get a better deal anyway!).

Q: What’s your return policy?
A: Did you ever hear that commercial that talks about happy cheese comes from happy cows? Well, happy crafts come from happy Darn Good Yarn-ers. I (Nicole, the owner of Darn Good Yarn) know that shopping online can suck sometimes. When it comes to yarn, it’s a tactile experience… mmm to run your fingers over the yarn. So, shopping for these jewels online takes a wind out of the sales a little (but luckily I charge a lot less than your LYS, you’re still supporting one very small business and you can shop in your PJ’s at my store).

But, this is why Darn Good Yarn is so, well, Darn Good. Try it, Feel it, Love it, Hate it, Use it, Stare at it. If you’re not pleased with it (even if you’ve started crafting with it), send it all back in 30 and I’ll refund you even the shipping. Trying Darn Good Yarn is 100% Risk Free If you’ve started using it and you’re not delighted, just stop, take it off the needles, put it in the box and send it back to me. You have 30 days from placing the order, International orders have 40 days from placing the order. Prior to returning any yarn, please contact us at with the reason and what exactly you’re returning.

Check out the Alpacas!

September 23, 2010

Ranch of the Oaks (where Darn Good Yarn gets its alpaca yarn from) was just featured in my old local news paper! Check out the article here:

Want to check out the alpaca yarn we carry from Ranch of the Oaks? Check it out at these links:

Nicole at Ranch of the Oaks saying "hi" to two friends

I’m outta here!

September 20, 2010

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Darn Good Yarn will be closed from Sept 24- Oct 5th. All orders placed during this time will ship as soon as I get back! Be sure to use coupon code “FB5″ and get 5% off your order plus a free notions purse for being so understanding:)

Confessions and Tote Bags

September 19, 2010

Need the recycled sari ribbon described in this video? Just click here! You just need 1 skein of sari ribbon, scissors, hot glue sticks and of course a hot glue gun! Learn how to make this cool tote bag in the video!

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September 16, 2010

Buy any 5 balls or skeins of yarn on the entire site (mix, match and coordinate!) and you’ll get a free ball of yarn. The free ball will be equivalent to the least expensive ball of yarn. If you would like to specify the free ball of yarn you’d like, just message us when you check out! You don’t need to add it to your cart! That’s important because you’ll get charged for it!

When you check out, after you submit your payment info (like credit card info) you will see a link that says “message seller” click that and just write a note to me like “hey NicoleĀ I want my free ball of yarn to be the premium recycled silk yarn”.

Also, for any bulk packages of yarn (the 1kg or 2kg bulk discounts) this offer is excluded because the yarns in the bulk discount are so heavily reduced.

If you have any questions, just let me know!

Recycled Silk Sari Yarn

Recycled Silk Sari Yarn

I need a poncho!

September 16, 2010

Finally! A poncho with a punch! And our model totally thinks so too! Isn’t she the cutest?!

Use our premium recycled silk. Depending on the size you are making changed the # of balls you need. But remember, when you purchase 5 balls you get a 6th one free!

This pattern is a knitted using circular needles and is for the slightly advanced beginner.

It will be emailed as a pdf to your email address. Depending on the size

It ranges from XS (what our little model is wearing) to XL!

Click here to get it!

The Creativity of Daphne

September 16, 2010

I love Canada (did you know I went to school not too far from the border? Go Clarkson University!) and I’ve had some good times there (which we’ll save for another blog post). But I love Canada even more now because that’s where Daphne is from!

Who is this Daphne? An entrepreneur, an artist, a knitter, a yarnaholic, a fantastic photographer and a fellow Darn Good Yarner!

I wanted to share pictures of some of the items she made (including Darn Good Yarn’s very own 20,000 Leagues Under the Purse).

Did you know you can find her at craft fairs around Prescott Ontario too?! If you’re going to be in the area and want to check out (and buy) one of her purses here’s her contact info. Even if you’re not in the area and would like to purchase one of these simply darling bags (Remember the holidays will be here sooner than you know!!!) just shoot her an email and she’ll get you set up and ship it to you!

Daphne’s info is : 613-925-3028 and she is located in Prescott Ontario Canada!

Calamity Designs!

September 15, 2010

Look who is going to start working with Darn Good Yarn; Calamity Designs!

Watch the creativity in action and get inspiration here:

Sam runs Calamity Designs. she’s an artist, with a shop and she’s in the process of getting her design company going!

She writes some awesome custom patterns including the Heel Market Bag which you can find on Ravelry.

But check out first, the wonderful logo and then check out some of Sam’s handiwork with recycled silk yarn!

No Knit, No Crochet Silk Headband Kit

September 14, 2010

How flippen cute?!

This headband was inspired when I cut my bangs too much…uh oh. So the headband helped make my botched haircut job look halfway decent. See more of the drama on this video:

So, this kit will include enough recycled silk sari ribbon to make this headband along with a link to instructions and the beads.

You just need to supply the glue gun and a stick or two of hot glue.

You can choose which two flower colors you’d like on your headband. If you would like other color combos, just email us and ask and we’ll make it work for you!

Click here to purchase your kit!