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Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 8: Merry Making.

The eighth installment of the Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide series is here! Let’s take a peek inside.

Ann Shayne and Kaye Gardiner’s series of Field Guides are pocket-sized booklets focused on a particular theme or knitting technique. This little book is dedicated to small projects that make great gifts.

As in every Field Guide, Ann and Kaye’s ruminations on the topic at hand are featured, but they’ve also brought designer Thea Colman in for a few patterns and a cocktail recipe.

Look for the Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 8 on our teacart, with the latest books and magazines. See you at the shop!

Sundays in Hillsborough: Book Sale!

The Hillsborough Chamber is sponsoring events in Hillsborough on Sundays, and we’re participating with a book sale on Sunday, September 23rd. All in-stock books will be discounted by 25%, making this a great time to indulge in an exciting new publication, or pick up an older title that escaped notice the first time around – we have … [more]


New colors from Shibui.

This fall, Shibui introduced a new yarn, Echo, but they also added two new colors to nearly every line of yarn they make. Deep Water is a blue green shade, leaning more towards blue than Fjord or Cove, two similar colors from Shibui. Dusk is a slippery color, looking navy in some lights and purple or … [more]


Back in stock: Churchmouse patterns.

For some years now, we’ve carried knitting and crochet patterns from Churchmouse Yarns & Teas, a lovely yarn shop in Washington State. Their designs are known for being user-friendly and elegantly understated, the better to show off good quality yarns. Anne’s latest “Easy Folded Poncho” has had many knitters reaching for that particular Churchmouse pattern, … [more]


Hello, Shibui Echo.

Shibui’s new yarn is here! Meet Echo. Echo is a DK weight blend of 48% fine merino wool and 52% silk noil, where each ply is only one of those fibers. The two strands of silk noil stand out against the merino for a slightly marled look, just a bit of texture in the knit … [more]


Shibui Sample of the Month: Graphique.

September is here, and with it, a new Shibui Sample of the Month! We offer a 10% discount on Shibui yarn purchased for our featured sample til the end of the month. This month’s sample is “Graphique,” a small striped kerchief knit with Shibui Fern. It’s worked in the round, from the center out, in a stripe pattern … [more]


Koigu Collector’s Club: Wild Garden.

A new month has begun, and with it comes the next installment of the Koigu Collector’s Club! 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. KPPPM is a fingering weight superwash merino, hand-dyed in vibrant colors by mother/daughter team … [more]


Hello, Fibre Co. Lore.

We’re happy to announce that our first new line of yarn for autumn has arrived, from one of our favorite purveyors – meet Lore, from the Fibre Company! Lore is a woolen spun DK weight yarn, composed of 100% Romney lambswool. It’s somewhat robust for a DK weight, knitting up comfortably between 5 and 5.5 … [more]


Show and tell: colorful shawls.

Time for another round of show and tell! We always love seeing what you make with our yarns, and lately I’ve had the pleasure of seeing and photographing more finished projects than I can share in one blog post. For today, let’s look at some colorful shawls that started life as yarn on our shelves. … [more]


Dream in Color Pop Up! Club: September.

We’re happy to announce that we’re once again participating in Dream in Color’s Pop Up! Club! That means every month, we’re getting a special new colorway from Dream in Color, a Tuscon-based producer of small batch hand-dyed yarns. September’s Pop Up! Club colorway is a rich variegated blend of violet, gold and rust, a combination that evokes … [more]