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January 2006

Happy New Year 2006

Cheers! Join us, and toast in the New Year with a Yarn Cocktail from Anastasia Knits. These pocket-size patterns tuck away in the smallest knitting bags and knit up quickly. Chase away the winter chill with Frozen Rose, Scotch and Soda, Strawberry Daiquiri, Mudslide or Cosmopolitan!


Stress less – knit more. "Knitting is the new yoga!" Pick up your needles and watch your worries float away. Share our craft with your friends. The nature of needlework, as well as the camaraderie of sharing, contribute greatly to health and wellbeing. What better way to usher in the New Year than by sharing our healthy craft.

Time for a Cruise!
Plan that winter vacation, and pack your projects away in a cool summer-style Offhand Designs Knitting Bag! We have very limited quantities left of these gorgeous summer-print bags, and we are offering them to you at a special price for a limited time.
Offhand Spring
Offhand's new Spring patterns are now posted on our website. The bags will ship in March. Order now to reserve your choice. These limited edition bags sell out quickly! (We think Morocco is going to sell out even before the bags leave Offhand's studio.) Order today. We will not charge your credit card until your bag ships.
What's New

New from Woolybully -- the Envylope! This great new clutch is available in three sizes. The Signature size is perfect for protecting your pattern books as you tote them in your knitting bag. The Bebe and Petite sizes are perfect for carrying needles and notions. And Bebe doubles as an evening clutch – it's that elegant!

Preview these hot new Berroco pattern books at Dream Weaver Yarns.


From Stitch Diva, the Celebrity Shawl has been revisited.  Stitch Diva revised and expanded the directions to feature a bottom-up construction so that you can stop crocheting when the shawl reaches your desired length.  This second edition includes an optional border and enhanced shaping for a shorter, wider shawl.  Order a kit to create this gorgeous shawl in Noro Hana Silk!

New from Zecca, Knitting Needle Point Protectors in an organza pouch. New from Leisure Arts, lots of patterns including, at our customers' request, Disney patterns. New from Angel Knit, more Patterns for a Cure, including the Rockin' Baby Gatsby Jacket and Hat for toddlers. From Sirdar, more patterns, including hats to knit and crochet.
New Magazines

Winter issues of Vogue Knitting's brand new Knitsimple and XRX Inc.'s Knitter's Magazine are available now.  Preview these beautiful issues at DreamWeaverYarns.com.

It's All About Yarn
Big yarn, small yarn, luxurious yarn -- the best yarn! Each week in January we will feature a different brand on sale. This week ALL Rowan is 20% off. We will send an e-postcard to let you know what's on sale, but if you miss it, take a look in our Specials Box to see!
The Computer Savvy Knitter:  Site Searching Tips

Tip 1: Quick Find vs. Advanced Search -- Find what you are looking for at Dream Weaver Yarns. Our basic search feature is called "Quick Find". Use Quick Find when you know exactly what you are looking for. Quick Find will work well if you are looking for items such as "scissors" or "stitch markers". Quick Find searches the product name. If, however, you would like to see baby and child patterns, you will yield no results when you insert "baby and child patterns" in Quick Find. Product names are generally very short and may not necessarily contain the key words that you might search for. For example, a Quick Find using the term "baby" or "child" will not bring up Berroco's wonderful pattern book, Bambini. This pattern book is simply called "Berroco Bambini #235" with neither the word "baby" nor "child" in the product name. For a pattern book such as Bambini to appear in your search results, you would need to use the Advanced Search feature. Advanced Search searches the product description as well as the product name.

Tip 2: Search Term Separators -- In Advanced Search, when searching for patterns for example, using the separator term "or" as opposed to "and" will yield far more results. If you search for "baby and child" the search feature will look for patterns that include both words, baby and child, in the product descriptions. You are likely looking for patterns for baby or child. At Dream Weaver, searching for "baby and child" will yield 52 matches; searching for "baby or child" will yield 117 matches. In addition, when using Advanced Search, narrow your search by selecting a category such as "patterns", otherwise yarns such as Tahki's Baby Tweed and Filatura's Zarella Baby will show up in your search for baby patterns.

Tip 3: Singular vs. Plural -- Tend toward using the singular search term, rather than the plural. This will likely yield more results. At Dream Weaver if you do an Advanced Search for "babies" in the category "patterns", you will yield 63 matches; if you search for "baby" in the category "patterns", you will yield 89 matches.

Tip 4: The Easiest Way to Browse? -- Review our Categories list! There you will find all of our products already sorted in popular groups. In the Categories list (which appears on the top left of your computer screen while shopping at DreamWeaverYarns.com), select Patterns, By Type, and you will see all of our patterns grouped for Babies, Children, Teens, Men, Women, Home, Accessories and Lingerie. In Project Ideas, find patterns (and kits!) sorted into groups such as Hats, Home Décor, Purses & Totes, Scarves & Shawls and Ponchos & Capes.

Happy site searching! These tips will generally pertain to any site you search, not just Dream Weaver Yarns.

Bookmark us!
Find DreamWeaverYarns.com easily by creating a bookmark or adding us to your Favorites. Visit us often. We'll keep you on top of what's new, what's stylish, what's sexy, and what's in!

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Wishing you a healthy and prosperous 2006,

and great knitting and crochet,

Ann and Natalie

Questions, comments, suggestions, or to order, visit www.DreamWeaverYarns.com or e-mail Ann@DreamWeaverYarns.com or Natalie@DreamWeaverYarns.com.

About DreamWeaverYarns.com: Our website is designed to make it possible for you to choose and order everything you need for your next project with just a few clicks of your mouse. Below most pattern images, you will see a link to the required yarn, the suggested needle or needles, and any required notions. Similarly, in any yarn, you will see suggested patterns with a link to the pattern or pattern book, suggested needle or needles, and any required notions. Our goal is to feature six patterns from each pattern book and to suggest three patterns that you can create with each yarn. We hope you enjoy the website, and visit often!