For Immediate Release:
December 8, 2010

Contact:
Alisha Runckel
360-260-8900, ext 146, press@KnitPicks.com

Vancouver, Washington – Knit Picks is excited to announce our new Wholesale Needle Program. 

Started in October 2010, the Wholesale Needle Program gives local yarn store owners all over the US and Canada access to our needles at wholesale cost and allows them to sell them in their stores and on their websites.  According to the Director of Knit Picks, Alison Backus, the program was created to “make it more convenient for knitters by providing them with easier access to Knit Picks’ affordable knitting needles.”

Knit Picks has become known for our needles because of their high quality, perfect points, smooth joins, and flexible cables.  We offer three different finishes: Zephyr, Nickel and Harmony Wood. 

The program was designed with the needs of local yarn store owners in mind. There are no minimums for initial orders or restocking, low shipping rates, a monthly return/replacement program in place, and the MSRP matches Knit Picks’ own online prices.  The program is ideal for yarn shops that are looking to carry a broad assortment of needles for their customers without having to make an oversized investment in their inventory.  

Thus far, the wholesale program has been extremely well received.  Kim Nickels, owner of Knitch Yarn Shop in Atlanta, GA (www.shopknitch.com) said “Our partnership with Knit Picks allows us to deliver high quality needles to our customers at a great price.  Our customers love Knit Picks’ needles and they keep coming back for more!” 

To get more information about the program, please visit:  http://www.knitpicks.com/cfpromo/Wholesale_Needles.cfm or stop by our booth at TNNA this January 8-10th in Long Beach, CA.  Crafts Americana’s team will be in booth 1345 and will have informational materials about the program on-hand.

Knit Picks is a family-owned company, run by a community of people who love to knit.  Since 2002, we’ve made it our mission to offer the best knitting materials at affordable prices.  We work directly with mills around the world to develop quality, natural fiber yarns and needles that live up to our high standards.    We are proud of the products that we sell and every item is backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee. 

If you have any further questions, please contact Alisha Runckel at 360-260-8900, Ext. 146 or via email at: alisha_runckel@craftsamericana.com.