For Immediate Release:
April 21, 2008

Angela Modzelewski
(360) 260-8900 ext 145,

Vancouver, WA- According to the Craft Yarn Council of America, over 53 million women know how to knit or crochet, and their numbers are on the rise. As more and more people pick up the needles, more new yarns and fiber blends are being developed, including an array of alternatives to wool and other animal fibers — cotton, acrylic, linen, nylon, rayon — that are suitable for vegans. Now vegan knitters can get quality animal free yarns at an affordable price from Knit Picks. On average our yarns are priced $4 to $7 lower than yarns with comparable fiber content sold by our competitors. The difference is that we work directly with our manufacturer. By cutting out the middle man, we can not only offer quality yarns at reasonable prices, we can also ensure that our manufacturers provide a safe and healthy workplace for their employees, oppose the use of child labor, and have a positive role in the development of local communities.

With the addition of our newest cotton/acrylic blend, Comfy, Knit Picks now offers five cruelty free options for vegan knitters starting at only $1.99. CotLin is a DK weight, Tanguis Cotton/linen blend available in twelve colors for only $2.49. Our Pima cotton/modal blend, Shine, is available in sport and worsted weights. Modal is a bio-based fiber made by spinning reconstituted cellulose from beech trees into fiber, and it gives the Pima cotton a lustrous quality akin to silk. Shine sport is available in twenty luscious colors like Blush and Hydrangea , and Shine worsted comes in seventeen different hues. Both lines start at only 2.49 a ball. Our fifth cruelty free yarn is our Crayon boucle; it’s 100 percent cotton, DK weight, and available in fourteen yummy colors making it the perfect yarn for kids’ projects or for drapey, soft summer knits.

No matter what you’re knitting, or why you knit vegan, Knit Picks has the perfect yarn for you.

For more information on Knit Picks’ yarns visit For yarn samples for review, or for photos of our products, please contact Angela Modzelewski at