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Back in stock: Shibui Haven.

We’re delighted to have a fresh supply of Shibui Haven after a recent restock!

This decadent DK weight merino/cashmere blend has been mighty popular for Shellie Anderson’s “Helix” hat – we’ve lost track of how many of you are out there making one, or coming back for a second! We’ve got all your favorite colors back on our shelves, along with a few new shades.

 

 

To make “Helix,” you’ll need 1 skein each of Shibui Haven and Shibui Silk Cloud, yarns that are known for their softness. Together they are an extra special treat for the hands.

Shibui Haven:  DK weight, 80% merino, 20% cashmere, 160 yards/50 g; $25 each

Shibui Silk Cloud:  lace weight, 60% mohair, 40% silk, 330 yards/25 g; $26.50 each

The pattern is free when you buy 1 skein each of Haven and Silk Cloud to make the hat – we’ll print a copy and include it in your order.

Pick your favorite color combination and order online for local pickup or shipping!

Strands of Joy, by Anna Johanna.

Anna Johanna’s Strands of Joy is here! This beautifully produced hardcover book boasts 20 fresh colorwork patterns, worked seamlessly from the top down. Laine is the publisher, known for the lush photography of their popular knitting and lifestyle magazine, which we were thrilled to welcome back with a new issue in December. Johanna uses a … [more]


New colors in Kelbourne Woolens Andorra!

We’re delighted to have five new colors of Kelbourne Woolens Andorra! Kelbourne Woolens Andorra: sport weight 60% merino wool, 20% highland wool, 20% mohair 185 yards/50 g $12 each Andorra is a bouncy sport weight blend of merino and highland wool with a dash of mohair. It’s a wooly, lustrous 2-ply with a medium twist, … [more]


Back in stock: Plystre Project Pouches.

We’re delighted to have Plystre Project Pouches back in stock! Plystre is a small company based in Oslo, Norway, that focuses on creating effortless, functional bags for knitters. They’re made from sturdy 100% cotton canvas, lined with the same, and close up securely with a zipper. The wrist strap is made of leather, sure to age … [more]


Koigu Collector’s Club: Boudoir and Vintage Valentine.

The Koigu Collector’s Club continues! Each month, we’ll receive 21 skeins of KPPPM in a limited edition color dyed especially for a select group of local yarn stores that carry Koigu. This month, we got a second special yarn in a new colorway – meet Koigu Othello! Koigu Othello: super bulky weight 100% merino wool 95 yards/100g … [more]


Back in stock: Brooklyn Tweed Arbor.

We’re delighted to have a fresh batch of Brooklyn Tweed Arbor on our shelves! Brooklyn Tweed Arbor: DK weight 100% Targhee wool 145 yards/50 g $14.50 each This shipment brought us eight of the most popular shades of Arbor, a few pops of color and lots of neutrals. You can see all of the colors … [more]


Knitting Needles & Chopsticks, by Marianne Isager and Jens Rahbek Hansen.

Marianne Isager’s new book is another intriguing mix of recipes and knitting patterns, like Eat & Knit before it. Let’s take a peek inside Knitting Needles & Chopsticks! Knitting Needles & Chopsticks is a collaboration with Danish-Japanese chef Jens Rahbek Hansen, featuring Japanese recipes along with scarves and shawls knit with all manner of Isager yarns. … [more]


Dream in Color Pop-Up! Club: February.

Dream in Color’s Pop Up! Club is back! Every month, we’re getting a special new colorway from Dream in Color, a Tucson-based producer of small batch hand-dyed yarns. February’s new limited edition colorway is here while supplies last! Dream in Color Smooshy Cashmere: fingering weight 70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon 400 yards/100g $34 … [more]


Courage Shawl.

Shannon Cook’s “Courage Shawl” has been a popular one at our shop, and though we don’t carry exactly the marled, self-striping yarn it calls for, we’ve always come up with appealing substitutes. This pattern came to my mind again recently as I rediscovered Reynolds Odyssey, a marled, self-striping wool that’s been hiding in plain sight in … [more]


Nest + Silk Cloud + Standing Tall!

  Here’s another soft and squishy Shibui yarn pairing, a bit like the “Helix” hat I wrote about earlier this month, but with a twist. In her “Standing Tall, Hat & Cowl Collection,” designer Lucinda Iglesias matches Shibui Nest with Shibui Silk Cloud, a delightful combination that’s just right for a cozy hat or cowl. The … [more]