Stitches West 2020 was our last big show before everything shut down. Now, we are excited to be returning to California for Stitches West 2022! Stitches West will be held in the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center in Sacramento, CA on March 3-6, 2022.
The Miss Babs team will be bringing an assortment of our favorite yarns and samples to Sacramento for the show.
We'll be in booths 509, 511, 606, 608, 610 in the middle of the show floor! The coupon code W22Market_Fun will save you $2 off Market Admission (this offer applies only to Market Ticket purchases). The market floor is free to enter on Sunday! As you plan your trip, please take a moment to review the show Covid policy.
Here's more about what we'll have.
Yowza and Yowza Minis
Our flagship yarn, Yowza, is a DK weight superwash Merino wool in big 560-yard skeins. We also have 200-yard 'minis', great for colorwork and smaller projects. We will have some sets of six skeins and some trios as well as individual skeins in a nice array of colors.
Our most versatile fingering weight yarn! Yummy 2-Ply is 100% superwash Merino wool in a huge rainbow of colorways. It's great for all your accessory and sweater projects. We are happy to help you put together color combinations!
Once you touch it, you'll know. Sojourn is a luxuriously soft blend of cashmere and silk, perfect for treasured little accessories. Make a gift for someone special - like yourself!
We like big skeins and we cannot lie! Katahdin is (approximately) a mile and a pound of yarn in one big hefty skein. Katahdin is 100% superwash BFL wool in a light fingering weight. One skein can make a sweater or a large accessory project.
Keira is dense, round, and springy with superb stitch definition. This 100% superwash Merino wool sport weight is always a show favorite. With big yardage (560 yards per skein), it's a great choice for single-skein accessories or garments.
Damask is back for spring and NEW for Stitches West 2022! One of the most frequent questions we get at shows is "do you have a non-wool yarn" and we finally have an option for you. Damask is a flowing, lightweight blend of silk and linen, perfect for summer tops and accessories. The silk is sleek and smooth, punctuated by the less uniform linen fibers. The yarn has a 4-ply construction to create a balanced fabric. Like all yarns with this fiber content, Damask has very little memory or bounce, but excellent drape.
Our colorways will appear different on Damask than on our wool yarns - the dyes we use are only taken up by the silk, not the linen, giving the yarn a softly heathered or tweedy appearance.
Looking for soft, fluffy, and fuzzy? Look no further. Moonglow is our laceweight mohair-silk blend, perfect for featherweight items on its own, or a great complement to any yarn you choose to hold it together with.
Lace knitters! Here's one for you! Yearning is one of the oldest yarns in our lineup and we've kept it for a good reason: we love it! Yearning is a heavy laceweight blend of merino wool and tussah silk that is easy to work with. It wears very well and looks good year after year. We're bringing Yearning in 1200 yard skeins for bigger projects.
At 500 yards per skein, Tarte is a staff favorite for shawlettes, socks, tops, and more. Tarte is a sleek and glossy blend of superwash Merino wool, Tencel, and nylon that knits up smoothly and blocks beautifully.
Stop by and see our display of gnomes from Imagined Landscapes! The Year of Gnomes is a delight and we have been so charmed by knitting these friendly figures. We also have color-coordinated yarn sets in Yummy 2-Ply to create your own.
Samples from our Winter 2022 Pattern Collection
Our booth features samples from the Winter 2022 Pattern Collection with yarn to match, plus lots of other new samples to inspire you. Each pattern's yarn requirements and QR Code links will be on display for you.
Accessories and Bags
We have a limited number of large zip top project bags from Blue Spring Craft featuring original watercolor artwork by Babs and Veronica, as well as some of our fun small project bags and stitch markers.
We can't wait to see you and hope you can make it to Sacramento!