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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!

Andorra Collection Trunk Show!

We’re delighted to announce that the Kelbourne Woolens Andorra Collection Trunk Show has arrived! Andorra is the first yarn under the Kelbourne Woolens imprint, a bouncy sport weight blend of merino and highland wool with a dash of mohair. It’s a wooly, lustrous 2-ply with a medium twist, not too tight or loose, and especially … [more]


New bags from Peeka Purl Designs.

We love sourcing products locally when we can, so we’re excited to announce a brand new kind of project bag made just down the road from our shop, in Chapel Hill, NC, by our own Marsha Krzyzewski! Marsha has been teaching here at our shop for years, offering classes in beginning knitting, the basics of … [more]


Akerworks Yarn Caddy.

Meet our newest gadget: the Akerworks Yarn Caddy, a go-anywhere tool for holding your working yarn! This yarn-holding spindle comes from Akerworks in Knoxville, TN, the good people who brought us the clever and popular Swatch Gauge. The Yarn Caddy is lightweight and portable, featuring a suction cup base and a gadget on the top … [more]


Dream in Color Pop up! Club, part 4.

UPDATE :::: this color is SOLD OUT as of 2/2/2018 – thanks for the positive response!   **************************************************************************   We’re happy to announce that we’re participating in Dream in Color’s Pop Up! Club 2017-18! That means that every two months from August to February, we’re getting a special new colorway from Dream in Color, a Tuscon-based … [more]


Interweave Knits.

Today, we welcomed the newest issue of Interweave Knits to the teacart, where the latest books and magazines are stored. This Spring 2018 issue is full of garments for men and women alike, and I spotted a few familiar yarns at work among them. The cabled cardigan on the cover is made with Berroco Ultra … [more]


By Hand Lookbook No. 5: Michigan’s Great Lakes.

The latest volume of By Hand is here! By Hand is a series of lookbooks, a magazine of sorts, where each issue focuses on a place or region. The subject matter is the makers of that community, the designers, hand-dyers, yarn companies, and fiber artists that both shape and draw inspiration from the place they … [more]


Debbie Bliss yarns: now on sale!

Though it had been some years since our last big Debbie Bliss order, we were still surprised to learn that the distributor for her yarns and patterns has ceased distribution. This doesn’t necessarily spell the end of the Debbie Bliss brand, but it does end our relationship with it for now. The good news is … [more]


Back in stock: Knitting Comfortably.

Today a big box of books arrived at the shop, a second batch of Carson Demers’ instant classic, Knitting Comfortably. Our first order sold out soon after it arrived, back in November, claimed by knitters eager to preserve and protect the health of their hands, wrists, shoulders, etc. When we placed a second order, we … [more]


Show and tell: Barrington Vests.

Last year, Amy taught two classes here at the shop on Jared Flood’s “Barrington Vest,” a colorwork garment that appeared in our first-ever Brooklyn Tweed trunk show. With an all-over honeycomb pattern, tailored fit, and steeked neck and arm openings, “Barrington” is a complex knit that presents plenty of opportunities for learning. So far, we’ve … [more]


Shibui Sample of the Month: Wintour.

January 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 “Wintour,” by Julie Hoover, a relaxed pullover in stockinette stitch, with repeating purl stripes and knit 2, purl 2 ribbing. It’s … [more]