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New Yarns from Berroco!

Buy 5 skeins of any of these new yarns, get a free pattern!

How do I get the free pattern? Add 5 skeins of any combination of Gaia, Splash, or Lumi to your cart as well as the pattern of your choice designed for those yarns, and receive the pattern for free! (1 free pattern per order)

Berroco Gaia - Made from Recycled Fibers

Berroco Gaia

We're so happy to see Berroco continue to provide so many options for recycled fiber yarns. First came Remix then Renew. Their latest is Gaia, made from recycled cotton and polyester, keeping these materials out of landfills.

Gaia gives you a beautiful tweed look in a soft, wool-free DK weight yarn.

Click to see all the colors of Gaia
Click to see Gaia Patterns

Berroco Splash - Organic Cotton

Berroco Splash

Organic cotton and viscose (fiber derived from plants) combine in this new yarn for Spring/Summer.

Splash is dyed to give you fun, multicolor stripes set against a neutral background throughout your piece. If you've seen Dash, their bulky, wool based yarn, the effect is similar but Splash is designed for the lighter pieces we love in warmer weather.

Click to see Berroco Splash!
Click to see Splash patterns

Berroco Lumi - Cotton with sparkle

Berroco Lumi

Want some fun in your cotton projects? Pick up some Lumi, a cotton blend yarn with a touch of sparkle to brighten up whatever you're working on!

Click to see Berroco Lumi!
Click for Lumi Patterns
Cala Saona Lumi Pattern

(Cala Saona knit in Lumi)

Remember: Buy 5 skeins of any of these new yarns, get a free pattern!

To get your free pattern, add 5 skeins of any combination of Gaia, Splash, or Lumi to your cart as well as the pattern of your choice designed for these new yarns, and receive the pattern for free!

(1 free pattern per order)

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!

Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet Infinity Cowl

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

Try 2 skeins of one of the new Berroco Yarns or, for recycled yarn at a discount, try 2 skeins of Berroco Renew!

Click to download the free pattern!

3-D In-Person Stitching in your Slippers!

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!

Yarn Shop for Sale!

Kris and Oz Tree

Still? Yes Still.

We assume this will take a bit, but we are talking with some wonderful folks that are looking to take this exciting step! Could that be you?

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.

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
Auntie Woolie Says...
Auntie Wooly


We're loving all the recycled fiber yarns coming on the market. Good for our yarn stash and the environment!

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