While we’re always disappointed when well-loved yarns are discontinued, the bright side is that it means exciting new yarns are coming. We recently learned that Shibui is discontinuing production of Birch and Maai, and though we’re sad to see them go, we’re pleased to announce a sale to see them off! We’re starting summer with … [more]
The eleventh 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. The theme of this tenth Field Guide is Wanderlust, interpreted by designer Wendy Bernard as a choose-your-own-adventure approach to sock knitting.
This little book is all about hitting the road with the ultimate travel project: a pair of socks. Bernard includes instructions for socks from the cuff down or from the toe up, along with a variety of stitch patterns to play with.
We have a lot of tempting sock yarns here at the shop, the likes of CoopKnits Socks Yeah!, Malabrigo Sock, Fyberspates Vivacious 4ply, Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering, and of course those tempting limited edition colorways from Dream in Color and Koigu.
Maybe your stash is already bursting with sock yarns you’ve picked up as souvenirs over the years – this book is just the thing to get those yarns on your needles.
Come by the shop to pick up a copy and a skein of sock yarn for your next road trip!
A beautiful new issue of Laine Magazine just arrived – let’s look inside issue No. 8. Laine Magazine is a publication out of Finland, a knitting and lifestyle magazine with a love of natural fibers as its focus, and a reputation for beautiful designs and tantalizing photography. Inside this issue of Laine, you’ll find lovely things … [more]
This week brought five new colors in CoopKnits Socks Yeah! DK. Socks Yeah! DK is a thicker version of CoopKnits Socks Yeah!, from designer Rachel Coopey. Both yarns are smooth, tightly plied blends of superwash merino and nylon, which make them perfect for sock-making, as the name suggests. But soft, easy-care DK weight yarns have … [more]
The Summer 2019 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly has arrived here at the shop! Tessellation and repeated motifs are the theme of this issue, which features a cover sweater knit with Shibui Pebble. Pom Pom is a beautifully designed magazine, thoughtfully put together by writers and editors who clearly love printed matter as much as … [more]
The latest volume of By Hand is here! By Hand is a series of lookbooks where each issue focuses on a city or region. The subject matter is the makers of that community, the designers, hand-dyers, and fiber artists that both shape and draw inspiration from the place they call home. The focus of this … [more]
June is here, and with it, a new Shibui Sample of the Month! Shibui sends us a new sample to share with you every month, and we offer a 10% discount on Shibui yarn purchased for that featured sample while it’s here. June’s Shibui Sample of the Month is “Gradient,” knit with four shades of Shibui … [more]
A new issue of Amirisu is here! Amirisu is a knitting magazine based in Japan, each issue filled with articles, interviews, tutorials, recipes, and patterns. I spotted both of Brooklyn Tweed’s fingering weight yarns in this issue – colorwork patterns in Peerie and Loft. Amirisu provides a glimpse into the textile and knitting culture of … [more]
Berroco yarns are some of our standbys, from the smooth Modern Cotton to the durable Ultra Wool line to the soft and fuzzy Ultra Alpaca line. We order and reorder these yarns throughout the year, but last week’s restock was particularly sizable. Berroco Modern Cotton is an economical, machine-washable blend of cotton and rayon in … [more]
Last week, a big box arrived from Kelbourne Woolens, packed full of their worsted weight wool, Germantown. Inside were six new colors, plus a handful of colors we’d sold out of. Germantown is a recreation of a classic wool that had been produced in Germantown, Pennsylvania, under a few different brand names since the mid-to-late … [more]