Amirisu, Issue 17.

The latest issue of Amirisu is here!

Amirisu is a bilingual knitting magazine from Japan, each issue filled with patterns, articles, and interviews. Amirisu provides a glimpse into the textile and knitting culture of Japan, though fiber artists and knitwear designers from around the world are featured.

I spotted a review of Brooklyn Tweed Peerie in this issue, along with sweaters knit in Brooklyn Tweed Loft and Shelter – these are some of our favorite yarns, and worth a look if you haven’t had them on your needles yet.

Along with knitting patterns, Amirisu also boasts articles, recipes, and tutorials on a variety of crafts.

Look for Amirisu on the teacart here at the shop, which is stacked high with all manner of new books and magazines!

Amirisu, Issue 16.

The latest issue of Amirisu is here!

The first thing I noticed as I unpacked this new issue was its larger format – Amirisu has grown, and they’ve made great use of their larger pages!

Amirisu is a bilingual knitting magazine from Japan, each issue filled with patterns, articles, and interviews. Amirisu provides a glimpse into the textile and knitting culture of Japan, though fiber artists and knitwear designers from around the world are featured.

This issue focuses on yarn and knitting in New England, in fact, with a feature on Squam and a bit of a yarn-lover’s travel guide to the region.

The knitting patterns in this issue are light and soft, loose fitting tops and draping shawls ideal for the warm weather and chilly air-conditioned spaces of summer.

Look for Amirisu on the teacart here at the shop, which is stacked high with all manner of new books and magazines!

Amirisu, Issue 15.

The latest issue of Amirisu is here!

Amirisu is a bilingual knitting magazine from Japan, each issue filled with patterns, articles, and interviews. Amirisu provides a glimpse into the textile and knitting culture of Japan, though fiber artists and knitwear designers from around the world are featured.

Texture is the theme of this issue, and color has been set aside for the moment – all of the patterns are knit up in black, white, and shades of gray.

As a result, this issue of Amirisu is cool and refined, sometimes stark in high contrast and sometimes subtle in muted gray.

Brooklyn Tweed Arbor makes an appearance in Amy van de Laar’s “Anagram Hat & Wrap,” an excellent choice for intricate texture patterns like this due to its smooth texture and sharp stitch definition.

Look for Amirisu on the teacart here at the shop, which is quickly filling with all manner of new books and magazines!

Amirisu, Issue 14.

The latest issue of Amirisu has arrived!

Amirisu is a bilingual knitting magazine from Japan, each issue filled with patterns, articles, and interviews. Amirisu provides a glimpse into the textile and knitting culture of Japan, though fiber artists and knitwear designers from around the world are featured.

This issue turns its attention to London, providing a craft and fiber arts themed tour of the city.

This fall issue is also full of knitting patterns, of course, from cold-weather accessories to garments. I spotted two Brooklyn Tweed yarns put to work in these patterns: the twisted-stitch pullover on the cover is made with Shelter, and this leaf-adorned hat holds a lace-weight mohair yarn together with Arbor.

Look for Amirisu on the teacart here at the shop, which is quickly filling with all manner of new books and magazines!

Hello, Amirisu.

It’s been a busy month for new and interesting magazines, and another new title has arrived at our door. Let’s take a peek at Amirisu!

Amirisu is a bilingual knitting magazine from Japan, each issue filled with patterns, articles, and interviews. Amirisu provides a glimpse into the textile and knitting culture of Japan, though fiber artists and knitwear designers from around the world are featured.

This issue’s theme is natural dyes, and it grew from a question: what does it mean to be a natural dyer in the 21st century? Japanese indigo dyers at BUAISOU help to answer this question, as does California-based natural dyer Kristine Vejar.

Of course, there are beautiful knitting patterns, too; warm-weather knits are the focus this issue, from lightweight linen tops to openwork shawls.

The sequence-knit shawl above was made with Geilsk Cotton/Wool, a balanced fingering weight blend ideal for summer knitting. Find Cotton/Wool in the fingering weight section here at the shop, and find Amirisu on the teacart as you walk in!