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Merino 6 from Trendsetter

Merino 6

Merino 6, (Merino VI) from our friends at Trendsetter, is an incredibly soft, plied, DK weight (#3) yarn made with 100% Merino that comes in a variety of on-trend colors.

It's a great yarn to reach for when you want something very soft, like baby hats, cowls, garments, and more!

As it's a luxuriously soft DK weight yarn, you could use a single ball to knit our fabulous Pulse Warmers, designed by our own Kris Gregson!

Pulse Warmer 2019

(Pulse Warmer 2019 as shown knit with one skein of Cardiff Classic Cashmere)

Click Here for Merino 6

Cardiff Classic Cashmere

Ocean Waves Cowl Cardif Cashmere

This DK weight (#3), 100% cashmere yarn is spun in a small, family run mill in Italy that only works with cashmere so they get the finest cashmere we've found!

Use two balls of Classic Cashmere in contrasting colors to knit this beautiful color work cowl designed by Kris Gregson! It's obvious why she named it the Ocean Waves cowl.

Click Here for Cardiff Classic
Click here for the Ocean Waves Cowl Pattern

This pattern would also be great with two skeins of Merino 6!

The Laughing Minstrel Hat

LaughingMinstral Hat

This one-size-fits-most hat is designed by Kris Gregson and is unique as it has cording contained in the brim so it ties on to fit. This makes it a great choice for yarns with little to no memory, such as cotton or other plant based yarns.

Originally designed in a sport weight yarn, the Laughing Minstrel hat can be knit with yarns from fingering weight to DK weight.

Three skeins of Merino 6 would be perfect for this versatile design.


This hat was designed for Eric Williams, and incredible musician who, after a long career that took him around the world, now lives here in Cambria and can be seen performing all over the area.

Click Here for the Laughing Minstrel Hat

Buy 2 (or more) skeins of Merino 6 and/or Classic Cashmere and get 20% off!

Discounted price will show up in your cart.

Offer good from now Through Friday, March 17.

(in stock quantities only, of course)

Last Chance - Worsted Weight Socks Promotion!

Super Sock

We know many of you are sock knitters and many of you want to start but are intimidated by the small needles. We have a great yarn from OnLine that is a rugged, machine washable, worsted weight (#4) sock yarn! FYI - Worsted weight is called 8-ply in Europe. As you're working on larger needles, typically 7s or 8s, the socks work up much faster than on traditional sock yarn.

Great for socks, hats, scarves, anything where a durable, machine washable yarn is a requirement.

Click here to see Supersocke 8 Ply (worsted weight)

Buy Two (2) or more skeins of Supersocke 8Ply and get them at 30% off! Discounted price will show up in your cart.

Promotion good from now though Friday March 17.

(in stock quantities only, of course)

Store for sale?

Yes, the shop is still for sale. Yes, it's still business as usual! We've been talking to some wonderful folks that are very interested in taking the step, but nothing to report yet.

Click to find out more about the shop sale

Sale Section!

Who doesn't love a bargain? Be sure to keep an eye out on our Sale section! You can get wonderful yarns that are either discontinued or just not the right fit for the shop.

Shop items from Manos, Berroco, Lana Grossa, HiKoo, Trendsetter, and more!

Note that some of the yarns will only show the discount when you add the to your cart.

Quantities are limited, but the discounts are great!

Click to see all items currently on sale!

Lets Help the Kitties!

Cat Cave

We have these beautiful, felted, Fair Trade cat caves made by Artisans in Nepal. Available with or without ears, these are certain to be a favorite with your furry companion.

We're donating a percentage of the proceeds from the sale of these Cat Caves to H.A.R.T. (The Homeless Animal Rescue Team) a wonderful no-kill shelter here in Cambria that is dedicated to helping our feline friends.

Click to see the Cat Caves!
Click to learn about H.A.R.T


We have hundreds of patterns available on our web site! You can filter by stitch gauge or yarn line to help you find what you're looking for. You'll find a variety of free and paid patterns for all stitch gauges.

Click to see the patterns available on our web site!

Free Knit Pattern!

Simple ribbed Hat Pattern

This simple hat pattern is knit with worsted weight (#4) yarn. It's a simple pattern so a multi colored yarn would also be great! Try the Supersocke listed above, or Manos Maxima or Alegria Grande.

Knit on 16" US 10 Circulars and US 10 dpns, (or size to get gauge.)

Click for the free pattern

Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet Infinity Cowl

This simple crochet cowl pattern can be made with almost any gauge yarn. We love it in DK weight (#3), but change your hook size and the chain length and adapt it for any gauge yarn!

This pattern is great with so many yarns, it will soon become your favorite!

Click to download the free pattern!
Click to see all our crochet hooks!

In-Store Stitching in your Slippers! (The 3D experience)

Weekend Away 2018

Welcome Back into the shop on Sunday's from 1PM to 3PM for In-Person Stitching in your Slippers!

We're delighted to welcome you back into the shop every Sunday from 1 - 3 to share projects, meet fellow knitters and crocheters, and just enjoy some time in the shop.

It's not a class, but a friendly place to come and enjoy a craft we love.

Virtual Stitching in your Slippers

Join us on-line every Thursday at 4:30 PM Pacific time for Stitching in your Slippers

Boa Knit

(Ball & Skein Boa - knit in Alegria Grande 9089 Huarache)

This is free open time where we chat, share ideas and projects. Join us and meet knitters and crocheters from all across the country, or maybe down the street!

It's the stitching group you didn't know you wanted to join and of course it's free. All skills and interests welcome from all over!

Click here for Stitching in your Slippers Details

It's the stitching group you didn't know you'd love!

Learn to Knit or Crochet - for free!

How To Knit

Want to learn to Knit or Crochet? We're here to help!

Every Monday and Thursday between 1 PM and 2:30 PM, stop by and we can get you started for free!

Click here for Current Details about Learning to Knit!

Oz Performs Live at the Squibb House!

Oz and his Guitar

Our own Oz will be performing at the Squibb House here in Cambria on Friday, March 24!

The evening event runs from 6 - 8 and with world class wine available it will be a great way to start your evening!

Come spend a weekend in Cambria and experience some live music!

Click for details about the March 24 event!

Updated Store Hours

Wednesday Through Monday 11 - 4

Tuesday Closed

All staff in the shop are fully vaccinated and boosted.

Always check our web site or give us a call before you make a special trip to see us!

Classes? Lessons?

Contact us if you need any assistance. We offer classes and private lessons in person or on Zoom so you can be anywhere!

Products at a Discount!


Who doesn't love a deal?

This is were we put items that, as wonderful as they are, we're moving out of the shop. Some discounts won't show until you put them in your cart.

Click to see what's on sale!
Click here to view our Calendar!
Auntie Woolie Says...
Auntie Wooly


We're happy to see so many happy knitters and crocheters working on their new projects. If you're having trouble deciding, let us help you choose your next fiber adventure!

Until next time, please stay well and...

Happy Stitching!

If you're in the area, check our web site at for the latest information on store hours.

Not Traveling? Don't live in the area? You're not alone!

Don't forget, you can:

Join us on our Thursday evening Zoom meet-ups for community, help, and ideas!

If you're planning on visiting, please know our schedule can change based on guidelines and resources, so keep up with the latest schedule on our website at

All of us in the shop are fully vaccinated and boosted.
Ongoing Events - Check our Website!

Stay tuned to our Website, our Facebook Page (Feel free to 'Like' us!), our Ravelry Page, or this newsletter for all the latest news and upcoming special events!

Thank you!

We owe it to you that there has been the little yarn shop in Cambria since 1978. We're hoping the shop is here serving you and your friends and family for another 45 years!

Kris, Oz, and the whole Ball & Skein family