Posted by: Mare F | November 19, 2018

Yarn searches

Where, oh, where to you go for yarn that is no longer made? Or rather, colorways which are no longer made. I got a request at the fair,  this past Saturday, for a second pair of purple and gray fingerless mitts. It’s Sirdar’s Crofter’s Fair Isle effect yarn and I have made several pair of fingerless mitts with the various colorways.

crofters dk purple

After spending many unhappy moments finding every color,  but this one online I went digging in my stash to see what I have left. I think that it takes a bit more than half of a skein, but I did find a gray that would match for the cuffs and ribbing if need be. So, do you have a go-to place for out of print yarns?


  1. Recently when I was trying to finish a baby Afghan i ran out of yarn. Unfortunately it was very hard to find more. I eventually found more on etsy. Etsy is the only place I have been able to find yarns that are harder to locate at a reasonable price. One time I did locate some for a project on Amazon but finding yarn on Amazon at a reasonable price is not easy. Peaches and Cream yarn which I usually buy at Wal-Mart is sometimes hard to find. Also, they don’t always have the color I need at the Wal-Mart and have to look online. Test is the only place I have been able to find peaches and cream. Walmar t online has a very limited selection of peaches and cream and it’s hard to find online at other yarn sites.

    • I didn’t think to look on Etsy although I did search the yarn itself and Etsy didn’t come up, but I will certainly add it to my search list. Thanks! I have found a couple of yarns on ebay in the past, but no luck this time.

  2. eBay, Etsy, Knitting or yarnswap sub Reddit.

    • I’ve never heard of yarnswap. Good to know. I’ll have to look into it. Thanks!

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