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Friday Update

February 18, 2011

Happy Friday everyone!

So, first order of business, amazingly, I had no idea it was Friday today. You should watch the video to hear the story.

And secondly, you gotta see the awesome necklaces I made last night with the new felt balls on the site. Click here to check out the new variety.



Sale on Dragonfruit Red Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon at Valentine’s Day Sale!

January 16, 2011

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Here’s the video to the Bead making that I mentioned in the video:

Sale on Dragonfruit Red Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon at Valentine’s Day Sale! To get the great deal click here or the picture!

The town of Cardigan receives a giant knitted present

January 6, 2011

Hi friends,

Gotta love twitter. Amidst people updating about silly things sometimes you get lucky and find cool articles like this one I would like to pass on to you.

Please enjoy!



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!

Tunics you can make with Darn Good Yarn

September 13, 2010


Almost like sweaters but depending on where you are in the world, more versatile! And the great thing is that since most of our yarns (like the Premium Recycled Silk Sari Yarn) are lighter, these are great options in case you need to layer over to keep warm moving from the indoors to the outdoors! They also tend to go long enough to go past your patootie :) a feature I like in case I wear low-cute jeans!

Also, if you ever have a question about how many balls of yarn to get for a pattern, email us! That’s what we’re here for!
Wonderful in any of our banana fiber collections except the Landscapes series Wouldn’t this be wonderful in a bold solid colored banana fiber yarn?! Divine in Recycled Sari Silk!! Perfect with any of our blends of recycled sari silks! A personal favorite and so easy. Great for any of our banana fiber blends except for the Landscape Series.

Sweaters you could make with Darn Good Yarn

September 13, 2010

Yes, I openly admit to being a lazy knitter. It’s not that I’m lazy per se… I just have a lot going on. So, if I put a project down I want to be able to pick it right up again in about oh… 2 months. I also don’t like my yarns to be exclusive. Sure, I could round up some cabled fair isle craziness but that’s not what Darn Good Yarn is about. The complexity of these yarns will speak for themselves in understated patterns.

Recently, I was asked for a few recommendations for a slightly fitted sweater. Here’s what I came up with! If you know of others that should be on this list, please email me at

Also, if you ever have a question about how many balls of yarn to get for a pattern, email us! That’s what we’re here for! While on the intermediate side– you can really hammer down on shaping. Premium Recycled Silk Yarn would do the trick here! This one is not totally fitted around the waist however it’s super easy! This would be made with the Premium Recycled Silk (at a fraction of the price too :) ) this does have more fit but it’s nice and light and slightly sheer. It would be wonderful in the Premium Recycled Silk This would work up in using possibly 2 strands together on 10.5′s You could shorten the sleeves how you see fit! The yarn would be the Premium Recycled Silk This one is a little tangier and could be worked with any of the banana fibers except for the Landscapes Series worked in yo-yo diet, this would work up nice a quick! A little looser, I don’t think you need to strip this one.. just go for it in our Premium Recycled Silk. With the nice wide stitching it would look stunning with a strong solid fitted tank top underneath it! an easy sweater with a fitted waist included! Perfect for our Premium Recycled Silk Yarn I love this sweater and it will be on my to-do. Use the solid colored recycled silks or the premium recycled silk sari yarn. Could you imagine this in one of our more subdued blends like Golden Temple Recycled Sari Silk.. oo la la! this would be stunning in solid colored banana fiber don’t you think? Yes, whilst a little on the intermediate side, it’s really not too bad. Do a guage check.. you might be able to use two strands together! So easy and would look lovely in banana fiber!

How to take the twist out of over-twisted yarn

September 12, 2010

Here, Nicole, owner of Darn Good Yarn and your guide to all cool things with all cool yarns shows you how to easily take that sometimes pesky twist out of recycled sari yarn! There is a second video below that shows you how to make a surgeon’s knot like what I describe in the video… this guy did a much better job than me though:)

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45 min Recycled Sari Ribbon Scarf

August 31, 2010

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Check out the one skein scarf that’s super easy and takes no time at all to make. Best of all it’s made from recycled silk sari remnants and is created by women. No sweatshops, no child labor and only at

To make it:

Get one skein of one of the following yarns:

Get your size 19 knitting needles. Cast on 5 and work the whole skein up in garter stitch. Yea it’s simple. but like what I always say, you don’t need to over-complicate a complex yarn with a crazy pattern. Let the yarn speak for itself!

Simply Scarfs & the Giant Knitting Needles!

August 18, 2010

The next time you are in Mineral Point Wisconsin and you’re in the mood for a show stopping scarf or wrap, stop in and say hi to Jony at Simply Scarfs.

And if you have a moment check out the video on the lower bottom

She carries a wonderful collection of hand knit scarves that she created! And now she’s creating them with Darn Good Yarn’s Recycled Sari Ribbon!

Jony makes unique designs using various combination of yarns to give each one a mixture of colors and textures.

You can find her at 154 High Street in Mineral Point WI or email her at

Or, if you’re a cool facebooker, go over to her shop and “like it” by clicking here.

But, I need to draw your attention to her shop window. A friend of her’s down at the hardware store made these giant knitting needles! And you know what Jony knitted that with? Clothes line!!! I know isn’t that wonderful?!

Gotta love Twitter

August 4, 2010

Have you followed me on Twitter yet?
You should!
I love going through in the morning when I wake up and see what’s up in the craft world. My routine is check a handful of stocks, (btw CNBC is reporting that bacon-pork bellies- in the past month has gone from $100ish to $109ish) Gross. Then I read the paper, then check facebook, then I scan through Twitter for a bit.

But no, I’m not going to talk about pork bellies this morning though. I wanted to share this great blog I ran across via a twitter buddy urbanknitfit. I think you’ll really love her… and she’s in Maine!

I’m nosey and I always like to read to the about because you get an idea of what you can expect in a blog. abigail:
I’m the knitter of Urban Knitfits and an MFA graduate. I sell my knitting, art, and home goods through my 3 etsy shops! I grew up hearing “oh well you could make that!” from my mother in response to almost anything. This blog is a recording of my creative adventures.

Check out a lovely pic from her blog from a recent post: Click on it to visit the blog