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Shibui Limited Edition Color: Riviera.

Shibui has just released a brand new Limited Edition Color, and we’re delighted to have it on our shelves now!

Riviera is the shade, a bright teal that’s just right for the season.

Riviera comes in eight of Shibui’s yarns: lace weight Lunar, Pebble, and Silk Cloud, fingering weight Reed and Staccato, sport weight Fern, and DK weight Rain and Vine.

With so many yarns, there are lots of ways to get a bit of Riviera onto your needles; for an accessory, consider the “Sunstone Cowl” in Lunar, “Spectrum” in Rain and Silk Cloud, “Oasis” in Fern, “Simone” in Rain and Reed, “Ossa” in Silk Cloud and Pebble, or “Torrent” in Rain, all of which are free when you buy the Shibui yarns to make them.

Come by the shop soon to see Riviera for yourself, and plan your next project!

Knit How.

Pom Pom’s newest book is aimed at new knitters – let’s take a peek inside Knit How! It’s exciting to see a fresh learn-to-knit book, one that’s as enticing and beautifully designed as books and magazines for more experienced knitters. Knit How begins with the fundamentals of knitting: casting on, knitting, purling, and binding off. … [more]


Cocoknits Accessory Roll.

Meet the cocoknits Accessory Roll! This cleverly designed notions case has four compartments for storing whatever little things need storing. Made of durable, washable paper, the cocoknits Accessory Roll should soften with age, and develop something of a leather-like texture. It’s compact when rolled, spacious and accessible when unrolled, and sturdy enough to throw into … [more]


Back in stock, show and tell: Malabrigo.

Over 60 pounds of Malabrigo yarn arrived this week! This sizable order filled and brightened our cubbies of Rasta, Rios, Mecha, Caracol, and Mechita. Malabrigo is a beloved Uruguayan yarn company known for vibrant hand-dyed color and soft, squishy merino wool. These pleasing qualities make their yarns some of the most popular in our shop, … [more]


Shibui Sample of the Month: Aalto.

A new Shibui Sample of the Month arrived in tandem with our current Shibui Trunk Show! We offer a 10% discount on Shibui yarn purchased for our featured sample until the end of the month. January’s Sample of the Month is Shellie Anderson’s “Aalto,” a graceful poncho with thoughtful shoulder shaping for a flattering fit. Though it … [more]


Knitscene and Vogue Knitting.

Two new magazines arrived last week, as if to say, “It’s time to knit ourselves some yellow sweaters!” This issue of Knitscene features a tutorial on correcting lace mistakes and a bundle of brightly colored garments, like this chevron striped top in Malabrigo Mechita. Vogue Knitting is focused, meanwhile, on cable knitting, and Meg Swansen’s … [more]


Shibui FW 2018 Trunk Show!

The Shibui FW18 Trunk Show arrived early, much to our delight! This collection features many of our favorite Shibui yarns, including Birch, Cima, Drift, Lunar, Maai, Pebble, Silk Cloud, and their newest yarn, Echo – all of which will be 10% off during the trunk show. The patterns are pleasingly named for influential female writers – “Angelou,” “Sontag,” … [more]


Hello, Navia Uno.

Meet Navia Uno, one of the newest yarns here at our shop. Navia is a family-run yarn company from the Faroe Islands, specializing in traditional Faroese wool. Their yarns are now distributed in the US by our friends at Kelbourne Woolens, who traveled to the Faroe Islands earlier in the year and wrote a bit … [more]


Hello, Ultra Wool Fine.

Brand new from Berroco, meet the newest member of the Ultra Wool family – hello, Ultra Wool Fine! Like Ultra Wool and Ultra Wool DK before it, Ultra Wool Fine is a 100% superwash wool that’s soft, sturdy, and economical. Ultra Wool Fine is a fingering weight, perfect for fine-gauge garments and accessories for adults … [more]


New year’s eve.

2018 was a big year for us here at the shop, full of exciting new yarns, books, tools, projects, and classes. We won the title of “Best Yarn Store” in the Triangle for the third year in a row, celebrated our twelfth year in business, and worked every day toward our goal of bringing the best quality yarns and information to the wonderful … [more]


Hello, addi Bamboo FlexiFlips.

Another new kind of needle has arrived here at the shop – meet addi’s brand new Bamboo FlexiFlips! Addi FlexiFlips 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, … [more]