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Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 13: Master Class.

The thirteenth 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, knitting technique, or designer. This latest one, Master Class, features patterns and adaptations from legendary designer Kaffe Fassett.

Fassett is known for colorful knitwear, though he also paints, designs fabric, quilts, and needlepoint patterns, among other pursuits. This booklet is a great introduction to Fassett, as well as an invitation to play with color, stripes, and stranded patterns in your own knitting.

There are patterns within for striped cushions, scarves and cowls, a shawl, and a breathtaking stranded stripe throw. Fassett also offers 20 charts and 6 stripe sequences, for customizing and creating your own unique knits from these patterns.

Each copy of Master Class comes with a bookmark that doubles as a chart key – cute and practical.

Come by the shop to pick up a copy and plan your next project!

New colors in Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering.

Earlier in the week I introduced eight new shades from Fibre Company for their Cumbria Worsted. I’m delighted to report that those same eight shades are also available in Cumbria Fingering! Like its big sister, Cumbria Worsted, Cumbria Fingering is a soft and sturdy blend of 60% merino wool, 30% masham wool, and 10% mohair. The … [more]


New Late Bloomer yarn bowls.

Our friend Frumet recently stopped by with a brand new batch of ceramic yarn bowls. Frumet is a local potter who makes beautiful functional pieces here in the Triangle, and we’ve carried her buttons and yarn bowls for a few years now. This time around, we requested shades of blue, and Frumet delivered – from … [more]


Back in stock: needles and hooks.

Last month’s sale put a big dent in our supply of needles and hooks, but I’m happy to report that this week brought two shipments of them, bringing us as up to date as possible on our supply of those most essential tools for making stitches. Knitters have all kinds of preferences when it comes … [more]


New colors in Fibre Co. Cumbria Worsted.

Fibre Company just added eight fresh new shades to Cumbria Worsted! Cumbria Worsted is composed of 60% merino wool, 30% masham wool, and 10% mohair. The soft white merino is blended with the dark gray masham, creating a natural heathered base color over which all the other colorways are dyed. How to use Cumbria Worsted? Look … [more]


Dream in Color Pop Up! Club: August.

Dream in Color’s Pop Up! Club is back! Every month, we’re getting a special new colorway from Dream in Color, a Tuscon-based producer of small batch hand-dyed yarns. August’s new limited edition colorway is here while supplies last! Dyed on Dream in Color’s aptly-named Smooshy with Cashmere, this highly variegated colorway is streaked with purple, … [more]


Back in stock: our favorite MDK Field Guides.

The eleventh installment of the Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide series was a popular one – we ordered and reordered Wanderlust and on both occasions, sold out in no time. For our third order, we decided to bring back some of our other favorite MDK Field Guides, just in case anyone had missed out on them the … [more]


Back in stock: cocoknits Knitter’s Block and Sweater Care Kit.

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. This week brought two of them back into stock – the Knitter’s Block and Sweater Care Kit, tools for the care … [more]


Shibui Sample of the Month: Graphique.

August 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]


Show and tell: colorwork hats.

We love to see finished projects that started life as yarn on our shelves, and when I’m able, I love to photograph them and share them here on the blog. At the moment, I have enough photos stockpiled for at least four blog posts – let’s begin with colorwork hats! Kerry designed and knit the … [more]


Koigu Collector’s Club: Summer Love.

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. Dyed on KPPPM, Koigu’s signature fingering weight superwash merino wool, Summer Love is ideal for making shawls, cowls, baby sweaters, and of course, socks. This highly … [more]