We’re delighted to announce that we now carry Baa Ram Ewe Winterburn DK! Baa Ram Ewe is a small yarn company out of Yorkshire with a noble aim: to revitalize the textile industry in their region by sourcing, spinning, and dyeing their yarns entirely in the UK. Winterburn DK is a 50%/50% blend of Bluefaced … [more]
Everything in our shop is 15% off during July, our Annual Inventory Sale! All month, I’ll be shining a spotlight on the yarns we have in stock – today, let’s look at Isager Alpaca 3!
Isager Alpaca 3:
- bulky weight
- chainette construction
- 50% alpaca, 50% wool
- 137 yards/50 grams
- $10 each
This yarn has tremendous elasticity, making it a pleasure to work with and surely a pleasure to wear. The label doesn’t have any recommendation for needle size or gauge, so Anne got out a pair of US 10 needles and started swatching. She did a little garter stitch, a little stockinette, a few other texture patterns, and still wanted to keep knitting – a good sign! After blocking, the gauge in stockinette measures about 4 stitches per inch, though a range of 3.5 – 4.5 stitches per inch is also appropriate for this yarn.
What to knit with Isager Alpaca 3? Here are some ideas!
- “Brampton,” by Tamy Gore – cabled cowl
- “Half & Half Cowl,” by Churchmouse Yarns & Teas – ribbed split cowl
- “Getting Warmer,” by Espace Tricot – garter stitch cowl with ribbed edge
Order online for local pickup or shipping via USPS Priority Mail!
Just a reminder–all sales are final on discounted items; there can be no exchanges or returns. Thanks!
The latest volume of By Hand is here! By Hand is a series of lookbooks where each issue focuses on a city or region. The subject matter is the makers of that community, the designers, hand-dyers, and fiber artists that both shape and draw inspiration from the place they call home. Vermont and New Hampshire … [more]
Warm Hands is here! This eclectic collection of mitten and handwarmer patterns is edited by Jeanette Sloan and Kate Davies, and features many other designers, as well. Some mittens are colorful, some are textured, some are lacy or cabled, and some combine multiple techniques for intriguing effects. The mittens in this book are knit with … [more]
Back in April 2019, Anne and I embarked on an informal knit-along, knitting Andrea Mowry’s “The Weekender” sweater and inviting anyone and everyone to join us. We were delighted that so many folks were inspired to make the sweater, each bringing their own style and taste to this simple design, each knitting at their own … [more]
This week we welcomed a brand new yarn from Isager – meet Alpaca 3! Alpaca 3 is a bulky weight blend of alpaca and wool, soft and lofty due to its chainette construction. This yarn has tremendous elasticity, making it a pleasure to work with and surely a pleasure to wear. Alpaca 3 is one … [more]
Designer Julie Hoover has collaborated on something special with Shibui this season – a pattern collection and three special colorways which we are thrilled to have on our shelves now! Hoover’s three shades are Glacier, Vintage Rose, and Black Plum, an icy pale blue, a pink, and a deep purple. They fit beautifully in Shibui’s … [more]
This week, we welcome a brand new yarn from Malabrigo – meet Caprino! Caprino is a DK weight blend of 80% merino wool and 20% cashmere, and just as you’d expect from those fibers, it’s soft as can be. Each 50 gram skein has 159 yards, enough for a pair of mitts or small hat; … [more]
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! January’s special colorway is a variegated mix of purples, from light lavender to deep plum. It’s dyed … [more]
We are delighted to announce that a new trunk show from Brooklyn Tweed is here to spend a couple of weeks at our shop. Come by before January 26 to see the Wool People 13 collection! Wool People is an annual collaboration between Brooklyn Tweed and a variety of independent knitwear designers from around the world. … [more]
January is here, and with it, a new Shibui Sample of the Month! We offer a 10% discount on the Shibui yarn used in our featured sample til the end of the month. January’s sample is “Virga,” by Jennifer Miller Comstock, an airy cardigan with voluminous sleeves and luxurious drape. It’s knit with … [more]