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Knitting/Crochet: Needle Gauges

Crafty Jackalope

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Amanda Kaffka of Vancouver is the force behind The Crafty Jackalope. Amanda learned to knit on arbutus twigs when she was six and hasn’t looked up since. She has been caught knitting at traffic lights, cafés and beaches, but her backyard is her favorite place to knit alongside her husband and Kitty.

Twice Sheared Sheep

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Twice Sheared Sheep is a notions and pattern shop based in Idaho. “I want your eyes to sparkle when you see your tools and feel just as special as I know you are. I want you to know exactly where you are in your pattern whether it’s been 5 minutes since you last touched the needles or 5 years.” Dawn says.

Blue Bird Makery

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Ruth is the Michigan artist behind Blue Bird Makery. Blue Bird Makery has unique items, including its needle gauges, buttons and stitch markers in the shapes of U.S. states. There is also beautiful handspun yarn.

D19 EcoFriendly Life

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Vicky is the Ukrainian maker behind D19 EcoFriendly Life. “A miracle happened in my life: my son Vladik appeared,” Vicky says. “I want my child to live on a green zero waste planet. I decided that he would have only beautiful and safe things. … I would like every family to have such items.” This shop is a personal favorite. The quality and customer service are impeccable.

Retrosaria

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Portugal’s Retrosaria’s offers breed-specific Rosa Pomar yarns and lots of great accessories and kits. Gorgeous project bags. Note: Some kits require downloading a pattern from Ravelry.

Littlebean Loves Yarn

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Kayleen is an the dyer and accessory seller at Littlebean Loves Yarn. “I’m an independent dyer – fiber and yarn – and I occasionally dabble in bags/notions,” Kayleen says. “I find inspiration all around me – whether from my family, friends or other fiber artists in this community.”

KnitWit

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KnitWit Yarn Shop in Maine is a great place to find local yarns, including an in-house line, as well as great accessories. Please note some kits contain clearly marked links to Ravelry.