Interweave Knits.

The newest issue of Interweave Knits is here!


The Summer 2016 issue is full of lightweight garments, lace shawls, articles and tutorials.


The lacy tank below calls for Shibui Twig, a sport weight blend of linen, silk, and wool. Look for Anne’s “Slope” knit in Twig here at the shop; we’re happy to take it off the wall so you can get a tangible sense of how it softens with washing and blocking.


This lace shawl is knit in Fibre Company Meadow, another perfect yarn for spring and summer stitching.


Look for Interweave Knits on the teacart, among the newest books and magazines for knitters, crocheters, and weavers. See you at the shop!


Remember knit.wear, the stylish, short-lived magazine from Interweave that was replaced by knit.purl? Well, looks like it’s back, at least for this one special issue!


Knit.wear focuses on simplicity and sophistication in handknitting, is typically garment-focused, with more sweaters than accessories, and this issue is no exception.


Shibui yarns are well-represented in this issue; the striped pullover above is knit in Shibui Dune, and the belted tank below is knit in Shibui Twig.

DSCN5698Other familiar yarns found their way into this issue, too. This striking red sweater calls for Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, a worsted weight blend of cotton and wool.


The beret and headband below are knit in Malabrigo Finito and Fibre Company Canopy Fingering, respectively.


I also spotted a feature on Michele Wang, a designer whose patterns I’ve admired the past few years. It should be interesting to read a bit about her process.


You’ll find knit.wear on the teacart here at the shop, nestled between the swift, ballwinder, and all the latest publications. See you there!

Interweave Crochet.

The latest issue of Interweave Crochet has arrived!


This, their 10th anniversary issue, features a variety of crocheted accessories and garments, from shawls and jewelry to tunics and cardigans.


The shawl above was crocheted in Fibre Company Road to China Lace for a buttery soft, lightweight fabric.IMG_1324

I happen to think that crochet is particularly well-suited to blanket-making; here’s a nice specimen from that department.


Look for Interweave Crochet on the teacart here at the shop, amongst the newest books and magazines for crocheters, weavers, and knitters. See you there!

Interweave Knits.

The Spring 2016 issue of Interweave Knits is here!


Flipping through this issue, the first thing that caught my eye was a review of Sincere Sheep Cormo Fingering, a bouncy, naturally-dyed yarn that I’ve tried and loved.


I spotted another familiar yarn put to use in this capelet, designed by Carol Feller; yep, it’s Baa Ram Ewe Dovestone DK.


There are plenty of other intriguing patterns in this bunch, along with a helpful short row tutorial by Bristol Ivy.


You’ll find Interweave Knits on the teacart here at the shop, by the swift and ballwinder, and all the latest publications. See you there!

Interweave Crochet.

The latest issue of Interweave Crochet is here!


Patterns in this issue are inspired by the four elements, earth, air, fire, and water.


The textured sweater above was crocheted in Malabrigo Arroyo, a sport weight superwash merino wool hand-dyed in rich variegated colorways. The playful armwarmers below are made with Fibre Company Acadia, a tweedy dk weight blend of merino, alpaca, and silk.


You’ll find Interweave Crochet on the teacart here at the shop, surrounded by the latest magazines and books for crocheters, knitters, and weavers. See you there!


Recent books.

Over the past few weeks, a couple of new books have arrived here at the shop, each with its own unique tone.


Courtney Spainhower’s Family Friendly Knits is full of practical garments and accessories for children and adults, and has a rustic, wholesome look. Look here for tweedy sweaters for fall and winter, practical pieces for layering in transitional seasons, and colorful cold-weather accessories.


These “Choose Your Own Adventure” hats are knit in Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift, a favorite yarn of mine that we now have in more colors than ever. I love that this pattern encourages the knitter to improvise a bit when it comes to the color choice and assignment, stitch pattern, and other elements, like Latvian braids and pom-poms. Choose your own adventure, indeed!


Marlaina “Marly” Bird’s Cold Weather Crochet is a beginner-friendly collection of brightly-colored crocheted garments designed to keep you warm. If holiday gift-making is your aim for this year or next, look here for a variety of casual crocheted hats, scarves, cowls, and mitts. The hat below is made with Berroco Ultra Alpaca, a yarn you’ll find in abundance here at the shop. If you’re looking to dig into a larger project, there are a couple of colorful afghans here, too.


Anne Podlesak’s Free Spirit Knits is a collection of designs inspired by the American Southwest, which means warm desert earth tones punctuated by bright turquoise and purple, hats and shawls inspired by cactus and agave plants, and colorwork informed by the Navajo rug-weaving tradition.


The shawl above is knit in Fibre Company Canopy Fingering, a perfect choice for a gently draping fabric. Look for it in the fingering weight section here at the shop, and look for the latest books on our teacart as you come in. See you there!

Interweave Knits.

The Winter 2016 issue of Interweave Knits is here, and copies have been flying off our teacart.


This issue has been particularly popular, I think, because of its tempting collection of aran- and gansey-inspired sweaters. All those cables and texture patterns look cozy to wear and interesting to knit, and as the weather is finally cooling, we knitters tend to perk up and reach for patterns like these.


Some of our favorite yarns are featured in this issue, too. Quenna Lee’s “MacGowan Pullover,” above, is knit in the soft and luxurious Fibre Company Knightsbridge, and Linda Marveng’s “Inverness Pullover,” below, is knit in the smooth and sturdy Plymouth Galway. These two yarns, alike in gauge, are so different in texture, drape, and fiber content, but both make stunning cables.


It’s not all texture patterns, though; Nancy Shroyer’s article on color selection is certainly worth a read, and there are a couple of colorwork patterns among the cables, too.



Come by the shop to pick up a copy of Interweave Knits and browse all the latest magazines and books!

Interweave Crochet Accessories.

The latest issue of Interweave Crochet Accessories is here!


Crochet Accessories is a special issue published annually, a longer-than-usual magazine with extra patterns and articles. We especially love this particular issue because it features an article on one of our friends and knitters, Kathleen, who organized an outrageous crochet fashion show and fundraiser for the local radio station here in Hillsborough.


Crochet Accessories also features patterns, of course, and perhaps with holiday gift-making in mind, they’re sorted not only by type but by the length of time it takes to make them.



This textured “Bobbles to Infinity Cowl” is crocheted with Shibui Maai, a lofty chainette yarn. All in-stock Shibui yarns are 10% off during our Friends of Shibui Trunk Show, so hurry in before November 24th, 2015, if this catches your eye!


Look for Crochet Accessories on the teacart, where we keep all the latest books and magazines here at the shop. Come by to browse for inspiration and to find all you need for your next project!

Jane Austen Knits.

Interweave has published another edition of Jane Austen Knits magazine, which features a wide variety of knitting projects inspired by the writings of Jane Austen.


Among those projects are lace handkerchiefs knit in Cascade Ultra Pima, textured gloves knit in Shibui Staccato, a lightweight capelet knit in Fibre Company Meadow, and plenty more.

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Look for Jane Austen Knits on the teacart, surrounded by the latest magazines and books. See you at the shop!


Vogue Knitting and Interweave Knits Gifts.

Two more new knitting magazines have found their way to the shop, packed with ideas for fall stitching!


This issue of Vogue Knitting is anchored by two spreads of color-themed pattern collections, one all in teal, and another all in black and white.



I also spotted a feature on double knitting, a technique that creates two layers of fabric at once, making a cozy, reversible piece. This “Semicircular Double-Knit Shawl” is made in three shades of Fibre Company Canopy Fingering, a lovely yarn we just welcomed to the shop this month.


Interweave Knits Gifts is an annual special issue full of knitted gift ideas, Interweave’s yearly reminder to start working on holiday gifts before it’s too late.


You’ll find a wider variety of patterns in this issue than most, going beyond garments and accessories to include home goods, decorations, and things for children.


Some of these patterns are aimed at last-minute gift-knitters, or those with long lists of handknit-worthy recipients, who know the value of a beautiful gift that works up quickly. To that end, I noticed two familiar yarns from our Super-Bulky Weight department put to good use in this issue. The “Alpaca Poncho” below is made in Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande, and the “Orchid Scarf” calls for Berroco Peruvia Quick.



Come by the shop to browse the latest magazines, which can be found on the teacart in the front room, right as you enter the shop. See you there!