If you love to knit or crochet, then there is a good chance you have an addiction to yarn. Yarn comes in so many beautiful colors and fibers now. But your local Walmart might not have a very good selection. Thankfully, the internet provides those with a yarn addiction an endless supply of the most beautiful and unusual yarns you have ever seen. And many sites offer low prices too! Here are just a few of the best sites to buy yarn online.
Yarn at SmileysYarns.com: Smiley’s Yarns boasts that it is the number one site for those who take knitting and crocheting seriously. They carry lots of brand name yarns that include Bernat, Patons, Lion Brand, Red Heart and more, all at discount prices of up to 75% off retail. They also have yarn prices that start as low as $1.00 per skein, and these are fancy yarns like Bernat Bling Bling, Patons Twister and Moda Dae Dream that normally sell for around $5.00 per skein. There is a minimum order requirement of $50 per order at Smiley’s Yarns and the shipping charge is a flat rate of $12.95 no matter how large your order is. So plan on ordering a lot of yarn at once to meet the minimum order requirement and to take advantage of the flat rate shipping. All sales are final on this site.
Yarn at KnitPicks.com: Knit Picks is a very nice site with a huge selection of beautiful yarn that fall into categories like easy care yarn, premium yarn, workhorse yarn, home decor yarn, sock yarn, organic yarn, washable yarn, roving yarn, feltable yarn, hand dyed yarn and so much more. They also sell a nice variety of yarns that you can dye yourself to create your own unique colors. The prices at Knit Picks are very reasonable and they have a sale and discount section for last chance colors or overstocked items. There is no minimum order required on this site. Shipping charges are very low for small orders and shipping is free for all orders over $50. They also have a nice return policy.
Yarn at BargainYarns.com: Bargain Yarns does have some nice bargain prices, but you will also find yarn that is very expensive. However, they are some of the most unusual yarns you have ever seen! So if you are looking for yarn that you can’t find anywhere else, you need to check out the stock at Bargain Yarns. They even sell hand dyed yarn that is dyed using insect based dye. There is no minimum order requirement on this site. Shipping is a flat rate of $7.99 for orders under $100 and free shipping for orders over $100.
When shopping for yarn online, be sure you check the current shipping prices and the return policies at each site you visit. You do not want to be surprised with additional charges after placing your order. And you do not want to be stuck with bad yarn that you can’t return. It’s always a good idea to send off a quick email to customer support with a question just to see how long it takes them to reply. If they reply quickly and fully answer your question, it will show that they care about their customers.
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