6 Knitting and Crochet Gifts Your Valentine Will Love!
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by Jimmy Beans Wool
2w ago
Love is in the air, heart-shaped candies fill the grocery store, and roses are blooming, which means one thing: Valentine’s Day is inching its way closer! Does your Valentine love to knit and crochet? Do you have no idea how to shower them with affection this year? The Team Beans are here to help! We’ve rounded up all the items we would be dye-ing to receive from our special someone to make your holiday shopping a little easier! (Psst… there is no shame in sending this blog to someone who may need a hint!!) Beautiful Bouquets  Each year our Fiber Florists whip up the most spectacular y ..read more
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Meet the Guiding Designer behind Simply Shetland: Gudrun Johnston
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by Jimmy Beans Wool
1M ago
Jimmy Beans Wool recently welcomed Jamieson's of Shetland yarn into our warehouse for all of you to shop! Alongside Jamieson's is Simply Shetland, the exclusive North American distributor of the classic wools. Laura (a.k.a. Jimmy!) is a part of the brand's guiding team along with Brand Director, Gudrun Johnston, a Shetland-born, US-Based knitwear designer with a passion for fair isle fashion! To get to know the Shetland Trader herself, we spoke with Gudrun on all things fiber!   When did you start working with Jamieson's of Shetland and what do you love most about their yarns? I ..read more
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Meet Jimmy's Sketchbook - Your new Colorway Companion!
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by Jimmy Beans Wool
1M ago
Have you ever struggled figuring out which colorways go best together when shopping for yarn online? Do you have a hard time imagining colorwork projects?? or maybe you're the thrifty type who screenshots yarn colors and puts them on a page to compare side by side? We know the struggle! That's why we here at Jimmy Beans Wool have been hard at work developing a brand new tool to change the way you view your yarn! Meet Jimmy's Sketchbook - Your New Colorway Companion! One of the most exciting aspects of working with yarn is all the endless colorway possibilities. Whether it’s a blanket ..read more
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Jimmy's 2023 Blanket Club: Q&A with Designers!
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by Jimmy Beans Wool
2M ago
  We're already halfway through December and couldn't be more excited for the New Year and all the wonderful things that it brings with it: new resolutions, new surprises, new projects, and new Jimmy's Clubs! Behind every pattern and design we feature in our clubs there's a designer hard at work! They are all incredibly talented and created and we wanted to give you a chance to get to know them better! We spoke with our Blanket Club designers this year, Katy Petersen of KT and the Squid and Jen Geigley and we have to say, we are so so excited to be working with both of these talented ..read more
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Jimmy Beans Wool Blog
by Jimmy Beans Wool
2M ago
Hey there makers!! We're so excited to announce we're participating in 24 Days of Quickies with Marly & Friends this year! That means each day we, along with our other fiber friends, will release a pattern a day for free!!These are meant to be quick projects you can make up in a day There are both knit and crochet options available! Our pattern was designed by former bean and prolific knitter, Winni Clausen. (We're also doing a super fun month-long event with her! Learn more about that in our newsletter!) Jimmy's Little Helper hats are a quick-knit project you can make for ..read more
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2022 Gift Guide For Knitters and Crocheters
Jimmy Beans Wool Blog
by Jimmy Beans Wool
3M ago
 Holiday shopping can be stressful and with December just around the corner, Team Beans wants to make gift-giving for your favorite maker easier than ever! Whether your yarn enthusiast knits, crochets, or weaves, Jimmy Beans Wool has the perfect presents to bring a smile to their face this holiday season! (Pssst... if you're a fiber artist, you can always send this blog to someone who may need a hint!)  1. All New della Q  Have a favorite maker who is always on the move? della Q is designed with traveling fiber artists in mind! Just in time for the holiday season, della Q is br ..read more
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A Thrifty Way To Use Your Stash Yarn!
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by Jimmy Beans Wool
3M ago
We all have that one t-shirt that lives in our dresser that is beloved and the thought of getting rid of it is too sad to bear… so it just stays in its spot in the back of our drawer untouched and unworn. What if we said you could knit new life into it with some stash yarn and your needles?! On November 18th at 10:30 AM (PST) you can join us on Zoom for Upcycling with Yarn with Afifa Sayeed! Afifa debuted this class last month at our Biggest Little Getaway and it was such a hit we decided to open it up to ALL of our customers! Ahead of this thrifty and free event, we sat down with Afifa to ..read more
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5 Facts About New To Knitting Host Kayleigh Moncey
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by Jimmy Beans Wool
4M ago
Our co-founder, Laura (a.k.a Jimmy!), sat down with Kayleigh Moncey on her podcast, New To Knitting, to chat about all things knitting and crochet! Laura shares her story of how she got into the fiber arts, growing Jimmy Beans Wool into multiple brands, and how Hedgehog Fibres x Madelinetosh Tweedy came to be. In the spirit of getting to know our founder and CEO, we reached out to Kayleigh with a few questions to get to know the woman behind the microphone!  Where are you located? I am located in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri. How did you learn to knit or crochet? I learned to ..read more
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Meet the Creator of Assigned Pooling: Dawn Barker
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by Jimmy Beans Wool
6M ago
As we've been celebrating our big 20th birthday in 2022, our team has been taking a jog down memory lane to our 500-square-foot shop in downtown Truckee, CA where Jimmy Beans started. To help us commemorate our roots, our friend, Dawn Barker of Barker Wool, dyed us extra-special hanks to help us reminisce on Jimmy's time in Truckee! When and why did you start Barker Wool?  I started Barker Wool in early 2017 to marry my passion for color and design with my love for the art of knitting and crochet. I can't really remember a time in my life when yarn and color haven't been involved, alth ..read more
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8 Knit and Crochet Kits to Beat the Heat!
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by Jimmy Beans Wool
7M ago
Summer is here and just because the weather is heating up, doesn't mean we have to stop making! We're trading in our wools for cotton blends and tabling our sweater patterns for tees! Have you been struggling to find projects for your needles and hooks in this warmer weather? Our Beans have rounded up our favorite kits fit for the season to help you find some ease in picking your next project! Scheepjes Granny Square Tote Bag Granny squares have been all the rage recently and we've been trying to find any excuse to add them to our project queues! When we found Carolyn Calderon's Granny ..read more
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