April 12, 2004

New Addition: Briggs & Little Yarns & Patterns!

We are now offering Briggs and Little yarns, patterns and other products. We should have the yarn & pattern pages on the site soon. If there is something that you would like from B&L, please email us at info@weavingrainbow.com

We'll be placing our orders with Briggs & Little on Tuesdays and they'll arrive here on Saturdays and will be shipped to you on Mondays for any items that we don't already have on site.

For those who are looking for a substitute for Bernat White Buffalo un-spun, have a look at the Briggs & Little Country roving: it is a 5 ply unspun and is available in 1/2 pound rolls.

We're still working on pricing: retail prices will be approximately
$3 or $4/skein for the yarns, the Aran will be slightly higher, and
the country roving will be approximately $6 to $8 for an 8 ounce roll.
Mixing and matching different Briggs and Little yarns will yield
the lower pricing.
When we order Briggs & Little yarns, there is a 10 pound.
minimum or there is an extra shipping charge (for us),
so if you wish to place a small order, please email us, we may
be able to accomodate your requests if there are enough orders
in progress to meet the minimum.

We will also be getting some patterns from Briggs and Little, as well as
Canvas knitting bags and Eucalan wool wash.

Here is some info about the yarns, all skeins are 4 oz:

1 ply, 100% wool
24sts=10cm/4" with 3mm needles
430 yds/skein

Heritage Yarn
2ply, 100% wool
17sts=10cm/4" on 5mm needles
215 yds/skein

Atlantic yarn
3 ply, 100% wool
14 sts=10cm(4") on 6mm needles

4 ply, 100% wool
11 sts=10cm/4" on 7.5mm needles
85 yds/skein

2 ply, 80% wool 20% nylon
24sts=10cm(4") on 5mm needles
1760 yds/lb

colors available: Oxford, smoke, oatmeal, ecru, blue-jean, cocoa, greystone, forest green, green mix, red mix, blue mix.

Durasport 1 ply is the same content as Tuffy above, in the following
colors: smoke, oatmeal, ecru, blue-jean, and forest green

100% wool

Country Roving
100% wool
5 ply unspun
Gauge: 11 sts/15 rows-10 cm (4 in) on 7.5 mm needles
available in 8 oz rolls
Colors available: natural white, sheeps grey, medium brown, sheeps brown, black, dark grey, country blue, navy, mustard, olive, hunter green, red.

Posted by Jessica at April 12, 2004 01:10 PM