Whether you are knitting baby booties for your first child, or patterned jumpers for your grandchildren or other family members, Silly Willy’s Crafts have a fantastic variety of knitting yarn online to suit all your needs. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service, which we had perfected since our establishment 14 years ago. Our online store has been running for two years, and we are pleased to offer several payment options for your convenience.
What Sets Silly Willy’s Crafts Apart Regarding Affordable Yarn Online?
Although we do have a fair quantity of cheap knitting yarn online, you will also find a Merino wool blend as well as an Alpaca wool blend. You can even get some macramé yarn to create a boho wall-hanging for yourself or as a gift for someone special. Our cotton macramé yarn comes in five colours if you’d like to make your piece a little more interesting.
- If you are looking to buy yarn online, we’d like to remind you that we offer free shipping for all orders over $95. It may seem like a large amount, but you could always get together with your friends and place one big order to make up for the cost.
- Our baby yarn is 100% soft acrylic, hypoallergenic, and is available in 13 colours. We don’t recommend bleaching or wringing of your finished product, and you should avoid using a hot iron on it. You’ll find each ball of this yarn contains about 300m on average, ideal for getting started on baby booties, little jumpers, and baby blankets. People always appreciate the thought and effort that goes into handmade gifts, especially for their babies.
- If you are knitting for yourself, you’ll be spoiled for choice with our knitting wool online. We have a selection of pure wool from New Zealand, as well as several different acrylic options – including a variety of anti-pilling yarn. Our microfibre chunky-knit yarn is ideal for knitting a cosy jumper for those chilly winter days – the variety of colours available will not disappoint.
Tips Regarding Cheap Knitting Yarn
We recommend that you read the yarn label or, if you are shopping online, read the information provided about the yarn. If you are working with one single colour, try to buy wool from the same dye-lot. Other dye-lots may initially appear to be identical, but this can often change in the knitting process.
- The weight refers to the diameter of the yarn’s strand. If you are looking for heavier yarn, you’ll need to find a larger strand.
- Before you start knitting, try and knit a small test patch to see how tight - or loose - your stitches are. This will be helpful because knitting patterns refer to the number of stitches and rows, and if your knitting is looser, then you will need to ensure that you can adjust the stitches as needed.
- You must use the yarn weight that the pattern recommends. Another thing you should look out for is washing or care instructions. If you buy 100% pure wool and then wash it along with your regular clothes at a higher temperature, you are likely to be unhappy with the end result.
Tips for Getting More Value Out Of the Cheap Knitting Wool
You may be buying yarn online to knit something specific, but there are several other interesting uses for yarn that you may not yet know about:
- Pom-poms and tassels are a great way to make use of any leftover yarn you may have once you have completed your project. You could even make a pom-pom wreathe for Christmas – it’s something that could be used year after year, and it’ll definitely be different.
- If you are a fan of DIY, you could use old t-shirts and yarn to crochet a colourful rug for yourself. It’ll be one-of-a-kind, and you may even find yourself taking orders from your friends to make rugs for them.
- There are so many other things you can do with yarn, other than just knitting or crocheting. Perhaps you could create some unusual miniature hanging sculpture, like hearts or stars, using yarn and glue. Then you could pass these on as gifts or use them as decorations in your home.
Related Services We Provide To Affordable Yarn
If you are amazed at our selection of cheap knitting wool online, then you’ll be delighted to know that we also stock a wide range of other items for arts and crafts.
- When it comes to knitting or crocheting, we’ve got you covered for more than just the cheap yarn. Our selection includes knitting needles, crochet hooks, point protectors, and safety stitch markers. Our circular needles are handy for knitting any flat pieces you’ve been wanting to try.
- If you prefer sewing and quilting to knitting, you’ll be pleased with the supplies we have available to assist you. Our holding clips for quilting will be a great help when it comes to putting your quilt together, while our sew and quilt ruler will be useful in maintaining accuracy. You’ll also find powder fabric dye in 20 different colours.
- For those of you who are more inclined to create art in different ways, we are sure that our broad selection of inks, paint, polymer clay, liner printing kits, and other crafting essentials is enough to keep you occupied for quite some time.
Little Known Facts about Cheap Knitting Yarn
The word ‘knitting’ first made an appearance in the English language in the late 14th century, but nobody has been able to pinpoint exactly how long knitting has been around. Historians believe that weaving is an older form of art than knitting, but it is difficult to determine how long knitting has actually been around because yarn is not something that ages well at all – it is prone to decay.
Knitting was originally only acceptable for men to do. The very first knitting union was established in Paris in the early 16th century, and they did not allow women as members. Men eventually moved away from knitting after it became more of a leisurely pastime and no longer acceptable for men to do.
Knitting can be good for your health. When you knit, you are improving your motor function as well as preventing the onset and symptoms of arthritic diseases. Knitting for 30 minutes can burn up to 55 calories, so if you knit for a few hours at a time you’ll be burning a couple of hundred calories.
Whether you believe it or not, knitting actually features in world records. In 2013 the professor of graphic design from the University of Central Missouri, David Babcock, completed the Kansas City marathon in a time of five hours, 48 minutes and 20 seconds. While you may not be impressed by his achievement, you should know that he was knitting for the entire duration of his run and finished the race with a scarf that was over three and a half metres long.
If you are looking for cheap yarn online, or if you have any questions about any of our products, please do feel free to get in touch. We’d love to see how we can help you.