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Spotlight on our Anniversary Colors!

Aniko Shawl Fino

The Iniko Shawl, designed by our own Kris Gregson, was originally worked up in a DK weight yarn that is no longer available, so we've re-imagined it in Fino, a fingering weight yarn from Manos del Uruguay. (Shawls are simple to change stitch gauge).

We combined our 45th anniversary color Cuarenta y Cinco with a skein of Malachite for this celebration of the California Condor.

Click here for details about this fabulous design!
Cuarenta Shawl

We still have some limited quantities of our 40th anniversary color Cuarenta. Buy the yarn separately or make this fun to knit shawl!

Click to see the Cuarenta Shawl and Yarn!
Click to see all the colors of Fino!

Dream in Color - Hand Dyed & Cashmere

Dream in Color Yarn

We love this line of hand dyed yarn. The Colorways created by Dream in Color are vibrant and alive. The bases we stock all contain some cashmere, so they're as soft and luxurious as you can imagine. Available in Fingering, DK, and Worsted weights in many beautiful colors.

Click to see all the Dream in Color yarns!

Dream in Color recently came out with a new fingering weight yarn called lamb & goat, which is a blend of New Zealand wool and Cashmere. It comes in a variety of beautiful hand-dyed colors. It comes in 50 gram skeins making it perfect for color work garments and shawls.

lamb & goat dream in color
Click to see the colors of lamb & goat

Free Knit Pattern and a Recycled Fiber Yarn!

Berroco Ludlow in Renew

Berroco Renew is an eco friendly yarn made from recycled wool, cashmere, and nylon. It also contains sustainably produced viscose. (Viscose, as you probably know, is fiber made from plants)

It's so soft and luxurious, you'll forget how environmentally friendly and value priced it is.

Ludlow, the beautiful cabled wrap shown here, is knit with 5 balls of Renew. And even better, the pattern is free! Never knit cables before? It's easier than you think! Contact us if you'd like to schedule a lesson on-line or in person.

See all the colors of Renew!
Click for all the Berroco Renew patterns!

To introduce you to this wonderful yarn, buy in-stock Renew at 30% off!

Yarn Shop for Sale!

Kris and Oz Tree

The time has come for the next chapter in our lives. We’re looking for the next owner of the Ball & Skein. Yes, the shop is for sale.

Don't expect huge changes right away. And yes, new yarn is still coming in. We're still here and committed to providing the same quality of service as always.

In 2009 we took a big chance and moved from our beloved neighborhood just outside Boston to run a yarn shop in a small town on the coast of California. It’s been an amazing experience, full of memories we will treasure for the rest of our lives.

We’re grateful for each and every one of you that have supported the shop for all these years and we hope the legacy of the Ball & Skein continues for many years to come. It’s been a great pleasure to be a part of one of the oldest, and we feel, most loved shops in the country.

We've been amazed at the interest we've received already! But remember, even if someone said "Yes" today we expect this process will take some time, so fear not, we're still here to serve you!

If you, or someone you know, is interested in being a larger part of this history, please contact us at

Thank you one and all.

Kris and Oz

Click for some more details about the opportunity
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!

Auntie Woolie Says...
Auntie Wooly


Thank you for being a part of the long history of the Ball & Skein, one of the oldest yarn shops in the US. We're grateful for your continued support, and we hope the shop can be a destination for the next 45 years!

Shop Small for the New Year!

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.

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!

Updated Store Hours

Sunday and Monday 11 - 4

Tuesday Closed

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11 - 4

Saturday 11 - 5

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!

Click here to view our Calendar!
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