When will my order ship?
It really depends! No later than a week after your initial order date, but it depends on the influx of orders at a given time - currently, Ramen Needles, LLC is a one-person operation, so please be patient with me!
Could my yarn look different from the photo I saw?
Yes & no - that's the beauty of hand dyed yarn! We follow tried and true recipes each time, but small batch dyeing can have varied results. Computer monitors and phone screens may also effect the the colorways. Please order as much yarn as you need to ensure that we can match the skeins in the order as best we can.
What kinds of yarn do you stock?
We currently stock protein fibers that are ethically sourced and expanding our offerings. Our current bases are below.
Ramen Sock: 100g, 437 yards, blend of 70% superwash merino/30% nylon
Soba Shawl: 100g, 438 yards, single ply blend of 70% superwash merino/30% silk
Pho DK: 100g, 246 yards, 100% superwash polwarth wool (also available in 100% alpaca)
Lo Mein Worsted: 100g, 191 yards, 80% superwash merino/20% alpaca
Udon Bulky: 100g, 76 yards, 80% merino/20% nylon, single ply
Occasionally, colors will come in a specific base (e.g. tweed) and those will be outlined in the description.
The yarn I want is out of stock!
Sorry, friend! If it's not labeled as limited edition, it will be back in stock as soon as I can get it back in stock. If the demand outpaces my ability to keep it in stock, I may offer yarns as dyed-to-order. There will be a bit of a turnaround time, but you will be able to guarantee that you can get your yarn. If it's a color we're not currently carrying, email me and we'll see what we can work out!
Why the hell do you have an option to tip at check out?
A lot of our yarns and items are also fundraisers! There is no obligation to tip, but any tips are donated or used to cover shipping costs (because we uh... don't make any money on shipping).
I don't live in the US - can I get your yarn?
Currently, shipping is offered to the UK and the USA. Email me at email@example.com if you'd like to order outside the US and we can probably figure something out!
I want to stock your yarn in my shop!
Oh wow! How flattering!! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let's chat!
Can my yarn be caked?
We do not cake or ball yarn. If you need some help figuring out how to do that on your own, check out these videos.
Returns and Exchanges
Ramen Needles, LLC does not accept returns. If you are not happy with your purchase, please contact the shop at email@example.com.
What is your packaging like?
We aim for eco-friendly shipping! Our shipping materials are biodegradable, recyclable, or compostable, and minimal.
Wait, why are you named Ramen Needles?
I've been operating under this name (as an Etsy seller of finished goods, as a pattern designer, as a shitposter on Twitter) since 2010, when I was in college. When I first learned to crochet, I was very excited by amigurumi and NeedleNoodles book was my gateway into fiber arts. I wanted to come up with some clever and punny and she was my inspiration for a food themed name (plus what food does a college kid eat more than ramen?)