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Hello, Berroco Ultra Wool DK.

Meet the latest addition to our shop, Berroco Ultra Wool DK!

Berroco Ultra Wool DK is lighter version of the well-loved, worsted weight Ultra Wool – a smooth and sturdy superwash wool, one of the few that suggests “tumble dry low” rather than “lay flat to dry.” That makes it a truly easy-care yarn, perfect for baby and children’s garments, blankets, and everyday accessories.

Each 100 gram ball boasts 292 yards, already wound into a center-pull skein, no less. The center-pull end is neatly tucked into the label, so you don’t have to reach into the depths of the skein to fumble for it, one of the pleasing features of Ultra Wool in both worsted and DK weight.

Look for Ultra Wool DK in our DK weight section here at the shop, and check out all the new colors we got in Ultra Wool worsted, too!

Show and tell: lace.

Our Thanksgiving break continues, and the shop will be closed until we reopen on Tuesday, Nov. 28th. Til then, I have more show-and-tell to share! The theme of this bunch is lace. Betty knit this “Stone Point” poncho during Amy’s class here at the shop, her first-ever lace project! The yarn is Fibre Company Luma, … [more]


Show and tell: texture.

While the shop is closed for a Thanksgiving break, let’s enjoy another batch of show-and-tell! Here are some highly-textured knits made with yarns from our shop. Corey knit the cowl above with Fibre Company Knightsbridge, a luxurious blend of camel, alpaca, and silk. The pattern is “Alastair,” a textured loop scarf that we were pleased to … [more]


Happit.

We’re delighted to have Kate Davies’ newest book on our shelves! Happit is a small collection of shawls and cowls, paired with a couple of essays by Davies, whose writing about knitting and history is as impressive as her design work. Several of these designs call for yarns we stock here at the shop. “Fantoosh,” … [more]


Thanksgiving break.

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and though we’ve mentioned it in the past few email newsletters, I wanted to post a reminder that we’ll soon be closing for a Thanksgiving break. In years past, we’ve been open for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, major shopping holidays that have always been good for business. This year, … [more]


Making 2018 Wall Calendar.

The Making 2018 wall calendar is here, and so lovely! Each month has a beautiful drawing of a particular breed of sheep alongside a plant used for natural dyeing. Many of these sheep breeds are unfamiliar to us – how we wish we could represent them all in yarns on our shelves! We did see … [more]


Shibui Sample of the Month: “Viewpoint.”

November 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 featured sample is “Viewpoint,” by Anne Ginger, a versatile 2-color scarf/shawl knit with Shibui Pebble held doubled throughout for a plush, lightweight fabric. “Viewpoint” is … [more]


New from Cocoknits.

Cocoknits is the brainchild of Julie Weisenberger, a knitwear designer and purveyor of high quality tools for knitters. She’s carefully developed notions that are as nice to use as they are to look at. Her foam Stitch Stoppers are the best point protectors we’ve seen, and since they first appeared last year, they quickly replaced any … [more]


Knitting Comfortably.

Another new book has arrived at the shop, a little different from our usual fare. This book is composed neither of patterns nor personal essays nor pretty knitting pictures. Rather, Knitting Comfortably is a book about the health of our hands and bodies, written by a physical therapist who happens to be an expert knitter. We’d … [more]


Back in stock: Harmony Farm Candles.

As the weather finally starts to cool down and the leaves change color, we are now truly feeling that fall is underway. It’s a time for stitching, to be sure, and evenings with yarn in our hands are often accompanied by flickering candles in scents that evoke the season. Our friend Erin is the maker behind … [more]


Brooklyn Tweed Trunk Show: Lounge collection.

Another Brooklyn Tweed Trunk Show has made a temporary home here at the shop! These garments were gathered from a few different BT pattern collections with “Lounge” as the unifying theme. They’re made with Brooklyn Tweed’s three woolen-spun Targhee-Columbia wool yarns: fingering weight Loft, worsted weight Shelter, and bulky weight Quarry, our most recent acquisition. All … [more]