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Show & Tell (& Yarns on Sale)

For this short week, we thought we’d have a little show and tell.

Just in time for Easter, Amy’s finished the rattle for her daughter. You can see the finished bunny in action on Instagram @sunspunyarns – that bobtail is the cutest ever!


Nicole is swatching with the new Noro Silk Garden Solo, which is the same silk–mohair–wool yarn base in single, subtle colourways.

image1I’ve just started on Helga Isager’s Siberia Anorak using the Rowan Kidsilk Haze and Isager ALJ yarns. Can’t wait to see how it looks when it’s all grown up; the yarns certainly work well together and the fabric is very squishy. It’ll be a warm one, this. Isager

Drop by and pick up your Easter supplies before we close on Friday (we reopen on Tuesday). We also have some yarns on sale – perfect for that holiday project.

Was  Now
Sublime Cashmere Merino Silk  $13.50  $7.00
Debbie Bliss Andes $14.95 $8.00
Rowan Cashsoft 4 ply  $12.95  $6.50
Jo Sharp Classic DK  $8.50  $4.50
Sublime Extra Fine Merino 4 ply  $12.50  $6.50
Louisa Harding Grace Hand Beaded  $22.00  $11.00
Jo Sharp Silkroad Ultra  $11.50  $6.00

See you at the other end of the holidays. Have a safe one.

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Flash Sale!

We’re having a flash sale of some yarns to make room for new ones that are coming in.

Most of them are at or below half-price, so come and grab some bargains.

Was  Now
Sublime Cashmere Merino Silk  $13.50  $6.00
Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK $11.50 $6.00
Rowan Cashsoft DK  $12.95  $6.00
Sublime Chunky Merino Tweed  $13.95  $8.00
Rowan Creative Linen  $18.95  $9.80
Rowan Pure Wool Aran  $17.95  $13.95
Rowan Tweed Aran  $11.95  $6.15
Debbie Bliss Winter Garden  $23.00  $11.50

Takumi circular needles have also been reduced, from between $15 and $25 to $9 and $14.

Members will receive an additional 10 per cent off.

See you soon.

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Spring sale!

In honour of the long Sunspun tradition of celebrating the end of the coldest months, we’re having a SALE!


Starting this coming Friday, September 12th and running until Saturday Sept 20th, we are taking a huge 20% off all stock in the shop, including all yarn, needles, books and other supplies. And, as always, the discount applies to email and phone sales and Sunspun members receive their 10% discount off the sale price.

On top of that, we also have some discontinued yarns that we have already taken 20% off; those price will hold until all stock is sold but, just for the week of the sale, will be reduced by a further 10% off:

Debbie Bliss Andes: 8ply, (50gm), 50% silk, 50% alpaca- was $14.95, now $11.95, during the sale $10.45
Debbie Bliss Luxury Tweed Chunky: 14ply (100gm), 85% wool, 15% angora- was $23, now $18.40, during the sale $16.10
Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace: 2ply (50gm), 100% merino- was $11.50, now $9.20, during the sale $8.05
Ella Rae Lace Merino: 4ply (100gm), 100% merino- was $29, with 20% off $23.60, during the sale $20.30
Rowan Pure Wool Aran: 10ply (100gm), 100% wool- was $17.95, now $14.35, during the sale $12.55
Rowan Renew: 12ply (50gm), 93% recycled wool, 7%polyamide- was $10.95, now $8.75, during the sale $7.65
Rowan Tweed Aran: 10ply (50gm), 100% wool- was $11.95, was $8.75, during the sale $8.35
Sublime Cashmere Merino Silk DK: 8ply (50gm), 75% merino, 20% silk, 5% cashmere- was $13.50, now $11.15, during the sale $9.45
Waikiwi: 4ply (50gm), 55% merino, 20% nylon, 15% alpaca, 10% possum- was $13, now $10.40, during the sale $9.10
We hope you enjoy the lovely prices- happy end of winter to you all!

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Flash sale on Misti Alpaca, Jo Sharp and Eki Riva

This month, we’re celebrating the beginning of cold weather with a sale on three of our lines, Misti Alpaca, Jo Sharp and Eki Riva. We’re taken 40% off selected yarns, which makes for happy winter knitting!

In Misti Alpaca, the following yarns are on sale:

  • Baby Me Boo: 10ply alpaca/ merino/ bamboo, 100gm; was $29, now $17.50
  • Tonos Worsted: 8ply alpaca/ wool, 100gm; was $24, now $14.40
  • Pima Silk Handpaint: 8ply cotton/ silk, 100gm; was $32, now $19.20
  • Tonos Carnival: 4 ply alpaca/ merino/ nylon/ silk, 100gm; was $29, now $17.40
  • Handpaint Sock: 4ply alpaca, 100gm; was $29, now $17.40
  • Handpaint Lace: 2ply alpaca, 100gm; was $29, now $17.40
Misti Alpaca Handpaint Lace

Misti Alpaca Handpaint Lace

In Jo Sharp, the following yarns are on sale:

  • Alpaca Silk Georgette: 6ply alpaca/ wool/ silk, 50gm; was $11.95, now $7.50
  • Alpaca Kid Lustre: 8ply alpaca/ wool, 50gm; was $11.95, now $7.15
  • Soho Cotton; 8ply cotton, 50gm; was $8.95, now $5.35
  • Silkroad Ultra: 12ply merino/ silk/ cashmere, 50gm; was $11.50, now $11.50
  • Classic DK: 8ply wool, 50gm; was $8.50, now $5.10
  • Rare Comfort Kid Mohair: 10ply mohair/ wool/ nylon, 50gm; was $9.50, now $5.70
Jo Sharp yarns

Jo Sharp yarns

In Eki Riva, we have taken 40% off Supreme 4ply: baby alpaca, 50gm; was $13.95, now $8.35

Eki Riva Supreme 4ply

Eki Riva Supreme 4ply


These prices apply to both in-store and phone/ email sales and will hold until all stock is sold or until the end of May, whichever comes first. Enjoy!


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Autumn flash sale and winter hours

Although you wouldn’t think it after the beautiful warm day we had yesterday, we are now well into autumn in Melbourne and the shop has been busy with Melbourne’s cool-weather knitters (unlike the die-hards who knit all year round!) looking for serious winter projects… So it’s time for us to return to our winter trading hours. As of this coming Monday, April 7th, we will be open from Monday to Saturday from 10-5. I If you’ve visited the shop over the last couple of weeks, you’ll have noticed that things are looking lovely here… The feedback from our lovely customers has been overwhelmingly positive which is really reassuring- you never know how people respond to change! We have one more change in the works, possibly the one that will have the biggest impact on how the shop looks and functions, and that is the installation of new shelving and storage. Most of the work we’ve done has been around shop hours but this final phase will require us to dismantle the shelving and create a big stack of yarn in the middle of the shop, which is going to make helping customers a bit tricky. Unless the shop is just too chaotic, we aim to stay open amidst the installation, so we ask you to be a bit more patient that usual! We hope to avoid closing the shop on any regular trading days but we unfortunately won’t know the installation date until a few days beforehand- we will announce any closures here, on Instagram and Twitter and via the shop newsletter, so we encourage you to follow us via one of these channels to keep informed about any interruptions!

As a celebration of autumn, for this month’s flash sale, we have reduced all Louisa Harding yarns and pattern books by a huge 40%! The rich, warm colours and textures of Louisa’s winter yarns (from 100% silks and chenilles to alpaca blends) come into their own at this time of year and would work beautifully for cosy cardigans, jackets and accessories. This is the very end of our Louisa Harding stock and we will be replacing the entire line with lovely new Australian, European and American yarns- so, if you’ve had your eye on any of the lovely Louisa Harding yarns or pattern books, now is the time to buy them…

Louisa Harding yarns

Louisa Harding yarns

Prices for Louisa Harding yarns : Amitola $8.95 Fauve $5.70 Glisten $9.00 Grace $9.60 Grace Hand-dyed $11.40 Grace Hand-beaded $13.20 Kimono Ribbon$6.00 Mariposa $5.10 Millais $7.15 Mulberry Silk $11.40 Nerissa $8.10 Rosetti $4.80 Sari Ribbon $9.30 Thalia $5.70 Thistle $5.40 Willow Tweed $8.35 As always, these prices apply to purchases made in store, over the phone and by email. Enjoy!


Flash Noro sale!

In preparation for the arrival of the beautiful new winter colours from Noro, we’re having a huge flash sale on a lot of our Noro yarns: Iro, Kogarashi, Kochoran, Mossa, Odori and Sekku!

Kochoran with angora

Kochoran with angora

Bulky Noro yarns

Bulky Noro yarns

If you’re not already familiar with Noro yarns, these beauties are all about colour and texture! Made in Japan from unusual fibre blends (such as Kochoran, a blend of 50% wool, 30% angora and 20% silk) and often startling combinations of colours, all you need to do is sit back and enjoy knitting them- the yarn does the rest.

With the exception of Sekku, a laceweight blend of cotton, wool, nylon and silk, all the yarns on sale are on the thick side and come as 100gm skeins: Iro is a 75% wool/ 25% silk blend and is knitted on 6-8mm needles, Kogarashi is 51% silk and 49% wool (6mm needles), Kochoran is 50% wool, 30% angora and 20% silk (6.5mm needles), Mossa is 52% wool, 16% rayon, 11% silk and 11% mohair (5mm needles) and Odori is 40% silk, 25% wool, 25% angora and 10% mohair (on 6.5-8mm needles). Our dream uses for these yarns are blankets and cushions, cosy scarves and cowls, tea cosies and bags.

With original prices ranging from $14.95 to $29.95, these yarns are all now $11! This price stands until all stock is sold. We have a number of different colourways in good quantities in each yarn, which you can see on our website or in the shop… and don’t forget that we are happy to process orders by email or phone and send yarn to you if you aren’t able to get in to the shop.