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New Pattern: Hemp and Silk Braided Bracelet – Darn Good Yarn

October 5, 2013

An excerpt from Patterns

Our fabulous French friend, DGYer Ambre, has provided uss with another great jewelry pattern. This project doesn't even require knitting or crochet!  Just some braiding and you'll be all set.  Here's what you need: Four 32 inch lengths of Hemp…

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New Pattern: Crochet Jewelery – “Dream of Freedom” Necklace – Darn Good Yarn

October 4, 2013

An excerpt from Patterns

Need some great projects using small leftover amounts from your Darn Good Yarn stash?  You can’t go wrong with great jewelry!  Darn good yarn creator extraordinaire Ambre  – seen here wearing her great “Dream of Freedom” necklace – sent us…

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New Pattern: Crochet: Chiffon Ribbon Small Clutch: Free Pattern plus a great coupon!

September 17, 2013

An excerpt from Patterns

Tara over at Wiley's Whimsies created an amazing little clutch for all of you who crochet. Now now now, before we get into the details, take a moment to stop by Tara's facebook wall, give it a "Like" and…

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Darn Good Yarn Live EP13

July 11, 2013

This is Episode 13 of “Darn Good Yarn Live”.

Click on the play button to play the stream from YouTube. The chat room is below the video feed. To chat, choose a nickname and type the warped words you see in the text box. Wait for a moment for it to log you in, then type in the white space below and press enter to send a message to the room.

If you are IRC savvy, you can join the chat with your favorite IRC client. Just point it toward #darngoodyarn on irc.freenode.net.


Helpful IRC Tips:

  • If your chat window isn’t scrolling, scroll to the bottom of the chat manually and then click on the “#darngoodyarn” button at the top of the chat window. If successful, it should mark the bottom of the chat with a horizontal rule and start scrolling automatically again.
  • Put “/me “ in front of your message to role play.
    (e.g. “/me hugs Jen” yields “* Brandon hugs Jen” in the chat rather than “<Brandon> hugs Jen”.)
  • Type “/nick NEWNAME” to change your nickname. Warning: there are a lot of people on the IRC server so expect the generic ones to be taken.
  • If you lose connection to the chat room, the best way to get back in is to just reload the page and log in again. You may need a new nickname until the server realizes your old one is not responding.
  • If the chat window is too small for you, you can use use a full-screen version at http://webchat.freenode.net. Just put in #darngoodyarn as the channel.

Handspun Yarn Made From Hand Dyed Corriedale Wool Braids! – Darn Good Yarn

July 2, 2013

Did you know that Darn Good Yarn carried wool? That’s right, we do! And the fiber braids we carry are dyed in Maine and made from oh-so-soft Corriedale wool. You can find the wool we have in stock right here. I haven’t done much spinning myself lately (it’s been tough to find some extra time for crafting in general this year!), so I appreciate the pictures you guys send in. Here’s one from a DGYer:

Handspun Corriedale Wool

I really love the one with beads. This yarn was spun as a single and plied with a thinner yarn (or sewing thread). It gives the yarn such a cool texture! Have you made something from our fiber braids or batts? If so, send over your pictures to the Darn Good Assistant, Jen (jen@darngoodyarn.com)!

xoxo,

Nicole Snow, President of Darn Good Yarn

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Darn Good Yarn Live! Episode 12

June 27, 2013

This is Episode 12 of “Darn Good Yarn Live”.

Click on the play button to play the stream from YouTube. The chat room is below the video feed. To chat, choose a nickname and type the warped words you see in the text box. Wait for a moment for it to log you in, then type in the white space below and press enter to send a message to the room.

If you are IRC savvy, you can join the chat with your favorite IRC client. Just point it toward #darngoodyarn on irc.freenode.net.


Helpful IRC Tips:

  • If your chat window isn’t scrolling, scroll to the bottom of the chat manually and then click on the “#darngoodyarn” button at the top of the chat window. If successful, it should mark the bottom of the chat with a horizontal rule and start scrolling automatically again.
  • Put “/me “ in front of your message to role play.
    (e.g. “/me hugs Jen” yields “* Brandon hugs Jen” in the chat rather than “<Brandon> hugs Jen”.)
  • Type “/nick NEWNAME” to change your nickname. Warning: there are a lot of people on the IRC server so expect the generic ones to be taken.
  • If you lose connection to the chat room, the best way to get back in is to just reload the page and log in again. You may need a new nickname until the server realizes your old one is not responding.
  • If the chat window is too small for you, you can use use a full-screen version athttp://webchat.freenode.net. Just put in #darngoodyarn as the channel.

Darn Good Yarn Live! Episode 11

June 20, 2013

This is Episode 11 of “Darn Good Yarn Live”.

Click on the play button to play the stream from YouTube. The chat room is below the video feed. To chat, choose a nickname and type the warped words you see in the text box. Wait for a moment for it to log you in, then type in the white space below and press enter to send a message to the room.

If you are IRC savvy, you can join the chat with your favorite IRC client. Just point it toward #darngoodyarn on irc.freenode.net.

Show notes for this episode:

  • Nicole: DGY featured yarn of the week
  • Jen: Navigating a movie theater in Seoul
  • Nicole: Business tip
  • Jen: Stretching your fiber and by extension, your handspun


Helpful IRC Tips:

  • If your chat window isn’t scrolling, scroll to the bottom of the chat manually and then click on the “#darngoodyarn” button at the top of the chat window. If successful, it should mark the bottom of the chat with a horizontal rule and start scrolling automatically again.
  • Put “/me “ in front of your message to role play.
    (e.g. “/me hugs Jen” yields “* Brandon hugs Jen” in the chat rather than “<Brandon> hugs Jen”.)
  • Type “/nick NEWNAME” to change your nickname. Warning: there are a lot of people on the IRC server so expect the generic ones to be taken.
  • If you lose connection to the chat room, the best way to get back in is to just reload the page and log in again. You may need a new nickname until the server realizes your old one is not responding.
  • If the chat window is too small for you, you can use use a full-screen version athttp://webchat.freenode.net. Just put in #darngoodyarn as the channel.

Sari Silk Ribbon Necklaces and a bit by Tracy from Make Bracelets! – Darn Good Yarn

June 19, 2013

Do you have an itch to make some jewelry? When the scarves and mittens come off, our necks and wrists can suddenly feel bare! Tracy over at Make Bracelets! featured Darn Good Yarn’s 5 yard Sari Silk Ribbon cards recently, so we just had to share this with you all!

Upcycled-silk-ribbon-yarn-necklaces

Aren’t they absolutely stunning?! I personally LOVE wrap bracelets, so these are a big hit with me. And with so much variety with the ribbon colors and bead combinations, the possibilities are endless. :)

Upcycled-Silk-Ribbon-for-Jewelry-DGY

Thanks for sharing this with us, Tracy! To see the specific post where she talks about Darn Good Yarn, you can find it here.

xoxo,

Nicole Snow, President of Darn Good Yarn

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New Pattern: Fantabulous Wild Peacock Wrap: Free Knit Pattern using Wild Peacock Sari Silk Yarn – Darn Good Yarn

June 12, 2013

An excerpt from Patterns

First, let me tell you about this yarn. Our Wild Peacock Sari Silk Yarn is the go-to yarn if you want eye-popping contrast. Just as peacocks flaunt their plumage, so will you. There is just about every jewel tone color…

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New Pattern: The Perfect Wine Koozie: Free Knit Pattern from a DGYer – Darn Good Yarn

June 9, 2013

An excerpt from Patterns

Lauren, dear, you're after my own heart. As many of you know, Lauren is a DGYer who loves making and sharing patterns with us, so here's the latest installment of her genius. This little wine cozy will make a great…

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