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Show and tell!

It’s been too long since I shared some show and tell here on the blog! Those of you who follow us on Instagram may have seen some of these inspiring projects over the past few months, but they’re all worth a bit more attention – let’s take a look. Here’s Kathryn with her “Slipstravaganza” shawl, … [more]


Tukuwool Fingering & Silk Cloud + Sea Mist.

Flipping through the most recent issue of Laine Magazine, I was struck by how many patterns are shown in fuzzy yarns, with a soft halo from alpaca or mohair. One in particular caught my eye: “Sea Mist,” by George Cullen, an asymmetrical triangular shawl that pairs a rustic Shetland wool with a floaty mohair/silk blend. … [more]


HYS Hat Club: Quarter 4!

The HYS Hat Club continues, and we’re opening it up for Quarter 4 signups! HYS Hat Club is a subscription of thoughtfully curated hat projects for knitters, pairing yarns and patterns to keep you entertained all year long. Each quarter includes three hat projects (one per month), and a few other surprises along the way. This … [more]


Shelter + First Colorwork Cowl.

BT by Brooklyn Tweed is a collection of short, accessible knitting patterns designed for learning new skills. The latest in this series is “First Colorwork Cowl,” by Jared Flood, knit with the worsted weight, woolen spun Shelter. “First Colorwork Cowl” is shown here in 3 colors, but Flood has come up with 4- and 5-color … [more]


Reed and Pebble, Grass and Stone.

“Grass and Stone” is a brand new pattern by Elizabeth Elliott, a bias-knit scarf with subtle part-row stripes of single and doubled yarn at each end. The yarns are Shibui Reed and Pebble, the first a linen chainette and the second a tweedy blend of recycled silk, merino, and cashmere. Reed brings drape and Pebble … [more]


New year’s eve.

What are you working on as 2020 comes to an end? Anne and I have closed up shop for the day, and we’ll be closed tomorrow, Jan. 1, as well. Now’s the time for rest, year-end contemplation, and knitting, of course – here’s a peek at our current projects. Anne has been busy stitching for … [more]


Show and tell: HYS Hat Club!

Before we get into today’s show and tell, a reminder: the shop is closed for a Thanksgiving break from November 25 – 30. We’ll be back in the shop for phone calls, emails, and pickups on Tuesday, December 1. Feel free to place orders during our closure, but know that we won’t be monitoring our … [more]


Show and tell at a distance.

Since we closed our doors to walk-in visits back in March, we’ve seen a lot less of our community, and though it’s the right thing to do in terms of safety, we sure miss seeing all of you! We also miss the inspiring works-in-progress and finished projects you’d bring in for show and tell. Fortunately, … [more]


Join us for a Dapple KAL!

Brooklyn Tweed’s newest yarn, Dapple, has captured our imagination. Sample skeins acquired in advance of the launch allowed Anne to get it right on her needles, casting on for Gudrun Johnston’s “Kirigami” pullover in Honeycrisp. Not wanting to miss out on this fun, I’ve decided to cast on with Dapple, too, and selected Anchor and … [more]


On our needles.

What’s in Anne’s Plystre Project Pouch, besides a Baby Baggu? A grandson-sized “Atlas (For Kids),” knit with Brooklyn Tweed Loft! I love the color combination she chose – Flannel for the main color, Snowbound and Old World for the contrast colors. Many of you know that Anne never limits herself to one project at a … [more]