Show and tell: Noro, Isager, String Theory.

We’ve seen some really special finished projects around the shop lately. How about some show and tell?

Shaunesy brought in her completed Diamond Motif shawl made in Noro Silk Garden. She took Katherine’s class on the shawl, the first in a series of classes Katherine has been teaching on projects from Knit Noro Accessories. If you like the look of Shaunesy’s shawl, come by the shop to see the book and all our colorful Noro yarns.

Natalie’s Volt took our breath away. The yarn is Isager Spinni, and the pattern is from Grace Anna Farrow’s fantastic book, The Fine Line.

Each shawl in The Fine Line makes great use of Isager’s singular color palette, and many of them, like Volt, use chevrons as a central motif. This book is definitely worth looking at if you’re a shawl-maker, and I know so many of you are. Find it with the other Isager books in the Fingering Weight section.

Catherine also brought some chevron-related show-and-tell: a completed North Arrow scarf. I was particularly touched by this as North Arrow is my own design–it is truly an amazing thing to see ones own instructions brought to life by another knitter. Catherine used String Theory Caper Sock for her scarf, and the colors are as gorgeous as the yarn is soft. If you haven’t worked with this yarn yet, do yourself a favor and make up an excuse to do so.

Thanks to all the fantastic knitters and crocheters who come and go at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop, wowing Anne and I and whoever else happens to be present with your skillfully-stitched creations. We are so thankful for the inspiration you bring, and so very impressed by all your work! See you at the shop.


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