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New colors in Malabrigo Mechita.

This week brought us a big box of Malabrigo Mechita in nine brand new speckled colorways!

Mechita is a single ply superwash merino in a fingering weight, with a generous 420 yards on each 100 gram skein.

Suitable for sweaters, shawls, scarves, cowls, mitts, baby things and lightweight hats, Mechita has great potential.

In fact, it’s become a bit of a staple in our Fingering weight department, one we reorder again and again.

Look for Mechita in the fingering weight section here at the shop, and peruse our “Fingering weight” board on Pinterest for pattern ideas. We hope you find inspiration there, as well as among these colorful skeins of yarn!

K (Knit), by Helga Isager.

Helga Isager’s newest book is here! K (Knit) aims to encourage new knitters to grow their skills, and features elegantly simple designs in Isager yarns, mostly sweaters with a few accessories. Each one is named for a stitch that’s prominent in the pattern; a cabled pullover is named “C6 (Cable 6),” for example, and a … [more]


Shibui Limited Edition Color: Petal.

Shibui has just released their first-ever Limited Edition Color, and we’re delighted to have it on our shelves now! Petal is the shade, a bright pink that’s just right for the season. Petal comes in nine of Shibui’s yarns: lace weight Lunar, Pebble, Cima, and Silk Cloud, fingering weight Reed and Staccato, sport weight Twig … [more]


Shibui Trunk Show: Spring/Summer 2018.

Our walls are newly decorated with an exciting Shibui Trunk Show! We’ll have 8 garments from their Spring/Summer 2018 pattern collection on display here at the shop until Sunday, May 20th, 2018. Earlier in the Spring, Shibui released three new colors, Bone, Shore, and White, and the whole show is knit up in a combination … [more]


Shibui Sample of the Month: Dynamic Trio.

May 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 “Dynamic Trio,” by Joji Locatelli, an asymmetric triangular shawl in three colors, decorated with chevrons and garter stitch stripes. This “Dynamic Trio” … [more]


Vogue Knitting and Interweave Knits.

Two new magazines arrived this week, fresh issues of Vogue Knitting and Interweave Knits. Lace is a theme of this most recent issue of Vogue, with a feature from Meg Swansen on the subject and lots of garments and accessories in openwork patterns. This leafy top is knit with Fibre Company Luma, a DK weight blend … [more]


Back in stock: Vivacious 4ply.

Last week brought an enormous shipment from Fyberspates, bursting with bags and bags of Vivacious 4ply. Vivacious 4ply is a high twist, superwash merino wool in fingering weight. Each 100 gram skein has 399 yards, enough for a pair of socks or mitts, a hat, scarf, or shawlette. We restocked all the colors we’ve ever had … [more]


Making No. 5: Color.

Happy to announce that the latest issue of Making is in! You might have already seen word of this on our Instagram, a post that caused our first shipment of Making to sell out in a single weekend. I’m pleased to have a fresh stack of them on our teacart now; let’s take a look … [more]


Hello, Zauberball Cotton.

We recently replenished our supply of Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball yarns, those colorful self-stripers in fingering and sport weight. Zauberball, Zauberball Crazy, and Zauberball Starke 6 all slowly change from one color to the next several yards at a time, so that whatever you’re knitting or crocheting with it comes out striped. All three of these yarns … [more]


Back in stock: Tukuwool Fingering.

We recently restocked a relatively new-to-us yarn, Tukuwool Fingering, which has quickly become a favorite. Anne and I were so excited when this enormous box arrived from Canada, especially because it held three brand new colors! Tukuwool Fingering is a woolen-spun, fingering weight blend of Finnsheep and Finnsheep-Texel wool, sourced and produced entirely in Finland. It’s … [more]