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]
Time for another round of show and tell! I love to take photos of finished projects when folks bring them into the shop to share with us, and to share them here on our blog. I always seem to have a backlog of photos, thanks to the many productive makers who frequent our shop. Here’s a batch of show and tell with one technique in common: lace.
Ruth came in the other day with this lace shawl to share, “Heartland Lace Shawl,” by Evelyn A. Clark. She knit it with Navia Uno, and reports that the yarn is as sturdy as it is soft, becoming especially so after blocking.
Stella is fond of purplish grays, and selected some Kelbourne Woolens’ Mojave in this color family to knit a shawl. She chose “Tales From the Isle of Purbeck,” by Annie Rowden, which looks especially lovely in a gradient.
Astrid is an avid lace knitter and designer, and often visits us with a recently-completed shawl in hand. This one is “Wild Swan,” by Anne-Lise Maigaard & Nim Teasdale, and Astrid knit it with Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere.
Joanne knit this “Lexington” scarf with Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, a yarn she’s come back to again and again. Lightweight and lofty on account of its woolen-spun structure, Shelter shines in lace patterns like this.
Margaretta knit this “Calla” shawl, a pattern that caught her eye in a recent issue of Laine Magazine. It features a striking combination of texture, lace, and cables – a hint at the theme our next show-and-tell post.
Taking stitch definition, softness, and color into account, she chose Kelbourne Woolens Scout for the project, and the result is ideal on all fronts.
Thanks to Ruth, Stella, Astrid, Joanne, and Margaretta for sharing their work with us! We can’t wait to see what comes off your needles next.
Interested in learning more about lace knitting? Check out a few upcoming classes on the subject – Marsha’s Lace Basics is a one-time technique class for folks new to lace knitting. For a bigger project, consider Amy’s Hitofude Cardigan class and Marsha’s Marigold Cardigan class. We’re excited to see the beautiful sweaters that will be coming out of our classroom this fall!
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Kate Davies’ newest book is here on our teacart, among the latest books and magazines for knitters. Milarrochy Heids is a collection of colorful hats designed by a variety of talented knitters. Some are familiar to us, like Felicity Ford, Ella Gordon, and Dianna Walla, while others are new names we can’t wait to get acquainted … [more]
A few months ago, Anne set a lofty goal: she would knit a sweater for each of her four grandchildren for Hanukkah. When she mentioned this in conversation at the shop, eyes would widen in disbelief – even four child-sized sweaters represent an awful lot of knitting, after all. She picked Tin Can Knits’ “Dog … [more]
We recently added a new kind of knitting needle to our regular offerings here at the shop! Meet Knitter’s Pride Zing. Zing is a lightweight aluminum needle, where each size is a different color, save for the extra-sharp silver points. They first caught our attention because of their low price, to be honest – we … [more]
We’re so excited to announce that we’ve just received a Trunk Show featuring Kelbourne Woolens Germantown. Come by the shop to see accessories from the Building Blocks Collection! Germantown is a North American sourced yarn with a story to tell, a recreation of a classic wool that had been produced in Germantown, Pennsylvania, under a … [more]