Welcome to Destashio!
Our browser based platform and easy to use phone app make stashing, swapping, and selling yarn easy and fun. Explore stashes from other knitters in your area or worldwide, search for the perfect sock yarn, or locate a yarn you've been trying to find to complete your project. Here's how it works:
Create Your Profile
The first step in using Destashio is to create your user profile. Log in using Facebook to set up an account, or create an account directly in the app or on the web. Destashio uses your city and location info to make local swaps and sales easier, and your bio tells other Destashio users a little more about you. Here's what someone sees when they navigate to your profile – your for-sale and for-trade stash listings, your bio, and who you follow, plus any reviews you've gotten from previous trades and sales.
Create a Listing
Once your profile is set up, it's easy to create listings for your yarn! Simply click the New Listing Button on the top right of every page.
Fill out the easy form all about your yarn, including any notes about pets, allergies, storage methods, or whether the yarn is caked or hanked. Anything you'd want to know should be disclosed here – how many skeins in the lot, what dye lot, or what colorway. Name the yarn whatever you like (we recommend using the name on the label) and upload a photo. On the app, you can even take pictures of stash immediately with your phone – on our web-based platform, you'll want to upload photos to your computer.
Click Save Listing and see it appear on your profile page (and in searches)! Now, you're ready to sell your yarns.
Search for Stash
Looking for new yarn? Our search is easy to use and works several different ways. Our easy search bar at the top can help you locate what you're looking for using specific or general terms. For instance, a search for sock yarn:
Yields different yarns tagged as sock yarns in their descriptions:
Want something more specific? Use the search terms and cater them to your specifications by looking for specific color families, yarn weights, fiber content and price. To jump to this search all page at any time, just click the destashio logo in the top left corner of your screen or in the center of the top of the app.
In the app, access the filters by clicking 'filter' and go through the options there. This search shows what it looks like in the browser – I'm looking for yarn that is machine washable, fingering weight, and under $28 USD:
Not sure what you're looking for? Try just looking through all the listings to see what's available. Use the map function to look for people near you!
How to buy, sell, or trade
When you see something you like, it's time to reach out to the other Destashio members and set up your swap or sale. Click on the listing you're interested in, then click the orange Request button:
From here, you can send a message to the user about what you're offering, or exchange information for Paypal, Venmo, Google Wallet, Apple Wallet, or whichever payment methods you prefer, and set up your exchange! The user will edit their information and take down the listing when the product is claimed or sold.