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How To Crochet Autumn Leaves

crochet yarn leavesWant to make some beautiful yarn decorations for your table, or anywhere?

It’s easy…

First, buy some yarn from Discontinued Brand Name Yarn…

Then follow these instructions from CraftyStylish…

Customer Appreciation – FREE GIFT!

Our truck is back with a load from Tahki Stacey Charles. Find fresh selections across the board, including Books & Magazines, Yarn on Cone, Yarn by the Skein, Accessories and more.

Today, get a free goodie bag with any order over $25 plus pick a special offer code that matches your spending level. Goodie Bags contain over a pound of Tahki yarns, plus patterns and accessories worth over $25.

Choose your prize package with accompanying discount level from the list below:

  • Spend $25 or more and get a free Goodie Bag with your purchase when you type in GOOD4ME at checkout
  • Spend $50 or more and get a free Goodie Bag plus 10% off your purchase when you type in GOOD410 at checkout
  • Spend $75 or more and get a free Goodie Bag plus 15% off your purchase when you type in GOOD415 at checkout
  • Spend $100 or more and get a free Goodie Bag plus 20% off your purchase when you type in GOOD420 at checkout

This offer is good on absolutely anything store wide. You must select a Goodie Bag code order to receive a Goodie Bag. One goodie bag per customer, please.

Click the image below to shop now!!!


Arm Knitting


Arm Knit Cowl PatternEver knitted or crocheted without needles or hooks? Gotta admit it sounds and looks interesting.

We’re liquidating yarn stock for Berroco and they have several mesh/novelty/scarf yarns well suited for hand knitting. And, since they offer a free shawl pattern it’s hard to resist.

Berroco Lacey Yarn saleYou can find Berroco Lacey Yarn at DBNY and then download the free Arm Knit Cowl pattern from Berroco and you’re all set.

In 30 minutes, after you get the yarn, you could have a new cowl / scarf.


Berroco Lacey Yarn

Personal Delivery of Yarn

NO PARKING... except for yarn... for yarn, you can park ANYTIME!
NO PARKING… except for yarn… for yarn, you can park ANYTIME!


Karen Holmes from Massachusetts has decided enough is, in fact, more than enough! After amassing more yarn than any person could possibly knit with, Karen figured it was time for some serious de-stashing, and what better way to do it than sell it all on consignment through DBNY!

Our resident muscle man Tim being directed by Karen
Karen and Tim unload while our fearless leader surveys our overflowing warehouse.



Over the years we have sold literally millions of skeins, books, needles and accessories that have come from all over the world.





However, today is the FIRST TIME EVER that we have actually had a co-signee come to our warehouse and hand deliver a car load of yarn to us. We are located in the far north east of Vermont (only about 20 miles from Canada!) so it’s not so easy for a lot of people to get up here. But our friend Karen Homes made the trip and with a lighter load it’s time to do some traveling!





It’s time to hit the road!


From the Green Mountains of Vermont, she will be heading east to the White Mountains of NH for some de-stash therapy at a very nice spa.


To Karen we say, “Good luck on your voyage, we hope you have the time of your life!” and to you, the customer we say, “Get ready for some more great yarn, books and accessories from a very lovely lady.”

It’s Easy Being Green


We’ve started our latest LYS / Craft Store Liquidation Sale. This store’s inventory was donated to the Williston, VT ReStore – part of Habitat for Humanity. 50% of the sale of every item goes to ReStore.

Jonathon Goldhammer, Habitat for Humanity ReStore Manager for the Williston, VT location copied us on an email he sent to Chris Mullennix, National ReStore Logistics Specialist. Both the original email and reply are below.

We’re proud to be working with this great organization. Habitat’s mission is “…to build simple, decent, affordable and energy-efficient homes for low-income working families in north western Vermont. We have been building since 1984 and recently dedicated our 65th Habitat home, with the support of volunteers and donors.”

“More than 750 Habitat ReStores across the country sell new and used home improvement materials to fund affordable housing in their communities. Our inventories depend on the generosity of individuals, contractors, and businesses who have quality, usable items to donate. Anyone can shop at Habitat ReStores to save money on home goods and building materials as well as reuse materials that otherwise might go to waste.”

At DBNY, look for items (lots of the new stock) with “ccs” in the beginning of the model number. Half of the proceeds of the sales of these items goes directly to Green Mountain Habitat through the Williston, VT ReStore.

You can help too, buy ReStore items here at DBNY, visit your local ReStore, donate and volunteer with Habitat. If a little company like DBNY can do it, anyone can.

Green Website

And, did you know that our Websites are green? Our sites are hosted by iPage, an EPA Green Power Partner. Their offices and data centers are 100% wind powered.




Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity & DBNY

We don’t sing our own praises too much here at DBNY but we’ve entered into a new business relationship that we want to share.

We recently donated some coned yarn to the Williston, VT ReStore – part of the Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity. While they were picking up the yarn we learned that they were going to clean out and liquidate a craft store in Charlotte, VT.

One thing led to another and this weekend some of the yarn girls and guys are volunteering to clean up, sort and inventory the store. As Jonathon Goldhammer, manager of the Williston ReStore put it, this will be an overwhelming task that needs to be completed in 3 days.

A good portion of the inventory, fabric and related materials will be sold through the ReStores located in Vermont, there are more that 750 nationwide.

Many of the other craft items, including all kinds of kits, doll making, needlecraft, birdhouses, applique, rubber stamps and much, much more will be sold by DBNY. We’ll also be offering box lots of yarn, buttons, zippers, beads, etc. online at Discontinued Brand Name Yarn.

Be sure to look for the sale in the coming weeks.

DBNY Auction 2014

Thanks to all who came, hope you found what you were looking for along with some surprises and great bargains. It was a perfect summer day here in Vermont. Hope to see you all next year.

DBNY Auction This Friday 6/27/2014

Our Second Annual DBNY Auction starts at 10:00 AM EDT on Friday, June 27th in the Hanson House Auction Barn at 435 Elm Street in Barton, Vermont. Preview begins at 8:00 AM that morning.

This is a live auction only–contact us if you’re coming!
We’ll have a special preview Thursday evening for anyone interested in sorting through the yarns, buttons, fabric, patterns and accessories. There are a huge amount of vintage buttons, and yarns separated by company. We also have looms, mannequins, portable book cases, magazine racks, spinners, showcases and table top displays as well as furniture, vintage clothing and antiques.

Contact us.

To find out more, call auctioneer Ron Wright at 802-334-6115 or visit Wright’s Website.

disclaimerWe use as a cloud-based image sever. It speeds up the loading of extra images on our site. We only have control over the images in our own directory there, we do not control other people’s images. If you click on the “imgur” logo you will be taken to their site and will find images beyond our control.

Habitat For Humanity Donation

Habitat For Humanity out of Wiliston, VT came out yesterday to pick up a donation of cones.

We’re Moving And Going Green

Green WebsiteWe will start moving DBNY to a new server next Friday, the day the Potluck Yarn Solstice Sale starts. Not only will we be on a shiny new server, it’s green as well. The server, the datacenter and the office building housing our new server are all 100% wind powered.

Our plan is to shut down the site very early Saturday, June 21, 2014 at about 00:00 AM EDT, and then start moving to the new site. Since we are liquidator of yarn and needle craft items we have a database of thousands and thousands of items, it will take some time to move all that. We’re also being careful to move all customers’ accounts and order history too.

The move will take at least 1 day and for some people it will take several days until our site works again. It depends on how fast your Internet provider and computer update to the new info.

Since we are moving to a new server, it will take time for our domain name to catch up with us. As a rule of thumb, they say it takes up to 48 hours for that to happen. If you know how to update the DNS on your computer, you may be able to get to the new site quicker.

We’re not changing anything but the server. Our URL/name will be the same, all links should work the same, etc. After we’re moved and settled in, we’ll plan on updating the site. As for our site’s current design, several people have told us the ’90s wants its online store back back.

Sorry for the inconvenience, but remember temporary inconvenience; permanent improvement.