Last week, IndyWeek announced their Best of the Triangle for 2018, and we are so proud to report that once again, we’ve been named Best Yarn Store! This is our third year in a row winning the title Best Yarn Store in the Triangle, and we truly feel honored. We’re looking forward to another year of bringing … [more]
Along with a brand new yarn came a new batch of colors from Ewe Ewe!
Ewe Ewe Yarns is a one-woman operation owned by Heather Walpole. When she first created Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted back in 2012, she started small, with just 7 colors. We’ve loved watching the Ewe Ewe yarn selection grow over the years, and with it, the expanding color palette – these new additions bring it up to 25 colors!
These shades are right at home among their cousins, and fill out the existing palette beautifully. Red Velvet, Midnight Blue, and Forest Fern give us more options on the darker end of the spectrum, Iris Blossom is the just right purple that sits between the lighter Lavender and darker Indigo, and Citrus Pop is exactly that – a fun, highlighter-bright pop of color.
Come by the shop to see and squeeze all of these Ewe Ewe Yarns and plan your next project!
We’re thrilled to have a fresh bouquet of addi FlexiFlips here at the shop! These new needles from addi offer an alternative to double points or magic loop for small-circumference knitting. They come in tubes of three 8″ needles, and the basic strategy is to divide your total stitch count in half between two needles, then … [more]
Each season brings a new selection of tempting scents from Harmony Farm Candles, and three just arrived at the shop to ease us into summer. Harmony Farm Candles is run by our friend Erin in nearby Mebane, North Carolina. She hand-pours her candles in small batches using 100% US-sourced soy wax, with no added dyes. Their scents are … [more]
Our newest batch of Dream in Color Classy mini-skeins is hard to miss, in three large overflowing baskets right in front of you as you walk into the shop, a stack of “Technicolor Cowl” kits just beside them. What you might not see as readily is another little display of new kits from Dream in … [more]
Dream in Color Classy mini-skeins are back in stock, and how! Dream in Color only occasionally produces these 50-yard mini-skeins of their worsted weight superwash wool, Classy, and the color selection is different every time. This order of mini-skeins is our biggest yet, boasting an astonishing 63 colors! Some are highly variegated, some are semi-solid, … [more]
Our shop is abuzz with excitement over Brooklyn Tweed’s new yarn, Peerie. The folks at BT were kind enough to send a couple of sample skeins our way in advance of the release, giving Anne just enough time to knit “Lucerne.” Jared Flood’s “Lucerne” is a colorwork hat in two, three, or four shades of Brooklyn … [more]
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 city 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 call … [more]
We are bursting with excitement because Brooklyn Tweed’s new yarn is here! Meet Peerie. Peerie is a fingering weight, worsted spun, 100% merino wool yarn made entirely in the US. The sheep graze in Utah and Nevada, their fleece is spun in Springvale, Maine, and the resulting yarn is dyed in Saco, Maine. Brooklyn Tweed … [more]
The other day, we welcomed another beautiful new issue of Laine Magazine. Laine Magazine is a relatively new publication out of Finland, a knitting and lifestyle magazine with a love of natural fibers and handicraft as its focus. This issue is only the fifth, but already, it’s developed quite a following, such that we had a … [more]
The Summer 2018 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly is here! The theme of this issue is stripes, and the garments within show how many possibilities lie in this simplest of patterns. Paula Pereira’s “Herrera” top is knit with Shibui Reed, a fingering weight linen perfectly-suited to roomy, lightweight summer garments. Pom Pom columnist and designer Anna … [more]