Some of the fabulous yarns that you will find at Jessica Knits are: Blue Sky Alpacas, Spud & Chloe, Rowan, Alchemy, Anzula, ShiBui, Solstice, Dream in Color, Zen, Manos del Uruguay, Tahki Stacy Charles, Baah and many, many more! Don’t forget! We ship! Our selections are endless, so please call for availability and we can process your order over the phone and get it out usually the same day!
Blue Sky Alpacas
Jessica Knits is the exclusive supplier of the Blue Sky Alpacas line of yarns, notions and patterns in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Blue Sky Alpacas are known for two things: incredible colors, and luxury fibers in unusual combinations. It’s hard to believe these alpaca yarns are so yummy, but when you have them in your hands, you will believe. Incredibly soft wool and alpaca yarn blends from Blue Sky range from subtle to intense – and their colors are just the best. Providing eye-candy for even the most experienced, Blue Sky Alpacas yarns wake up your fingers. From ultra soft Baby Alpaca yarn to gorgeous Organic Cotton, Blue Sky Alpacas yarn will satisfy your luxury yarn cravings.
Spud and Chloë
Spud & Chloe’s deluxe collection of easy-care machine washable yarns make for a fantastic knitting experience. Three yarns – Fine, Sweater and Outer – come in an array of bright, modern, saturated colors that offer a variety of knitting and crochet options for everyone in the family – boys, girls, women, and men. Find them all at Jessica Knits.
Rowan is an internationally renowned handknitting company, whose reputation for inspirational and creative handknit design is unsurpassed.
The company was started in the early 1980’s by Stephen Sheard and Simon Cockin. Originally producing yarns for rug making kits, it was soon obvious that Rowan should produce yarn for the handknitting market. With the help of designer Kaffe Fassett, Rowan began to produce handknitting yarns in beautiful colors.
In 1996 Rowan Yarns was acquired by Coats Crafts, a global leader in sewing thread and needlecrafts products. Thus, the Rowan brand joined a stable of strong craft brands.
Rowan distributes its products worldwide – yarns, magazines and dedicated yarn brochures are available from independent and national retailers and, of course, at Jessica Knits.
Rowan publishes its acclaimed magazine twice a year offering knitters both a Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter collection. In addition they publish many dedicated yarn brochures and books throughout the year. We carry a complete selection.
Manos Del Uruguay
The Manos Cooperatives were founded in 1968, by five women whose goal was to develop economic opportunities for women in a country where there were, and still are, few opportunities for work.
Manos del Uruguay has been admitted as a full member of WFTO (World Fair Trade Organization), the global representative body of over 350 organizations committed to 100% Fair Trade. This recognizes Manos’s mission to eradicate poverty through sustainable economic development, pioneering social and environmental policy and practice, and continual reinvestment in marginalized artisans, farmers and producer communities.
They began modestly, by selling handcrafts at local shops and the annual agricultural show in Montevideo. In time spinning, dyeing, weaving and knitting became the focus of the Co-op’s efforts. Initially the “faded”, striated colors of Manos yarn were the result of heating yarn for dyeing in large, iron kettles over wood fires. Over the years, the dying process has been refined to provide consistency of color without losing what has become the trademark stria shading.
Continuing to develop its reach while helping to organize the working women of Uruguay both socially and financially, the Manos Cooperatives opened a showroom in New York City in 1976, selling knitted and woven garments as well as yarn for handcrafters. (This showroom closed in 1986.) Since then, the Manos Cooperatives have expanded to encompass 17 individual cooperatives, employing 350 artisans. Jessica Knits is proud to carry this Fair Trade brand.
Lantern Moon Productions
Lantern Moon is a small, vibrant, innovative company with global connections, celebrating its tenth year of business in 2011. We are proud to offer Lantern Moon’s beautiful and functional handcrafted products, which provide continuity of training and employment for women and families. The natural materials that inspire their designs are combined with traditional handcrafting skills that have been passed down from generation to generation, and are indigenous to these regions.
Addi Turbo knitting needles are well known throughout the United States and Europe as “the fast needles with the natural touch.” The Turbos are made in Germany exclusively for the Skacel Collection and are sold only by fine yarn stores like ours.
We offer both the Addi Turbo and Addi Turbo Lace circular Needles as well as the Addi Natura Bamboo circular Needles. Jessica Knits is also proud to offer the Addi “Click” Lace and Addi “Click” Bamboo interchangeable sets and all of the accessories available for the “Clicks.”