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Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 11: Wanderlust.

The eleventh 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 or knitting technique. The theme of this tenth Field Guide is Wanderlust, interpreted by designer Wendy Bernard as a choose-your-own-adventure approach to sock knitting.

This little book is all about hitting the road with the ultimate travel project: a pair of socks. Bernard includes instructions for socks from the cuff down or from the toe up, along with a variety of stitch patterns to play with.

We have a lot of tempting sock yarns here at the shop, the likes of CoopKnits Socks Yeah!, Malabrigo Sock, Fyberspates Vivacious 4ply, Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering, and of course those tempting limited edition colorways from Dream in Color and Koigu.

Maybe your stash is already bursting with sock yarns you’ve picked up as souvenirs over the years – this book is just the thing to get those yarns on your needles.

Come by the shop to pick up a copy and a skein of sock yarn for your next road trip!

Back in stock, show and tell: Isager Alpaca 2.

Among all the lovely Isager yarns, Alpaca 2 has been a favorite here at our shop, so we make sure to keep every available color in stock. Isager Alpaca 2 is a light fingering weight blend of merino wool and alpaca, with 275 yards on each 50 gram skein. Our seasoned “Stole” sample has hung on the … [more]


Twelve Knitted Sweaters from Tversted.

Today, let’s take a look at Marianne Isager’s latest book, Twelve Knitted Sweaters from Tversted. Twelve Knitted Sweaters from Tversted features a sweater for each month of the year, a premise well-suited for this moment as we begin 2019. As usual, these designs are knit with Isager’s own yarns, most of which are available here … [more]


Koigu Collector’s Club: Hinterland.

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. KPPPM is a fingering weight superwash merino, hand-dyed in vibrant colors by mother/daughter team Maie and Taiu Landra on their farm outside of Toronto, Canada. January’s … [more]


Dream in Color Pop Up! Club: January.

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. January’s new limited edition colorway is here while supplies last! Smooshy with Cashmere is the featured yarn this month, dyed in a limited edition speckled and variegated colorway. … [more]


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]