Buying Handspun Yarn on the Webcomments (0) May 29th, 2008
The easiest way to make a unique crocheted piece is to start with handspun yarn. I love all of the colorful, whimsical varieties of fibers sold on the Web by spinners. You won’t need any fancy stitchwork to utilize these beauties, just stick to something simple to show off the fiber.
One of my favorite spinners is April Newman of Lulubeans. She sells both handspun and handpainted yarns on her Web site. I’ve ordered from her before with gorgeous results. I actually knit this hat because I wanted to conserve the yarn, but you could easily combine yarns to make the handspun goodness last. If you have a specific project in mind, remember to check the yardage before you order, or use the yarn as an accent on a larger piece.
Search “handspun yarn” on Etsy, and you will turn up all sorts of spinners as well as knitters and crocheters who use handspun yarns.
Here’s a short list of some of my favorite places to scope out handspun yarn: