Interweave Crochet.

The latest issue of Interweave Crochet just landed at the shop!


The Fall 2015 issue features sweaters inspired by the tailored fashions of the 1960’s.


I also spotted a series of patterns crocheted in bulky weight yarns, which are sure to work up quickly–just the thing for winter holiday gift-giving, which it’s high time to begin planning.



Come by the shop to peruse the latest publications and plan your next project!


The Fall/Winter 2015 issue of knit.purl is here!


Fall knitting magazines seem to be all about sweaters, and this one is no exception.


It features a collection of patterns inspired by menswear, including a colorwork yoke cardigan knit in Berroco Ultra Alpaca.

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I spotted a sweater in Baa Ram Ewe’s newest yarn, Dovestone DK, coming to the shop this fall.


Look for knit.purl on the teacart, surrounded by all manner of new publications. Come by the shop seeking Fall knitting inspiration, we hope you find it here!

More new magazines.

Two more new magazines have landed here at the shop!


We were pleased to see a familiar yarn on the cover of the 2015 issue of Crochet Scene.


Soft, drapey Shibui Staccato is a perfect choice for a lightweight crochet garment like this one. Look to Crochet Scene for a variety of crocheted garments and accessories, from mitts and cowls to totes and crocheted jewelry.



The Fall 2015 issue of Interweave Knits is a good one, bursting with cozy sweaters that have us anxious for cool weather.



I spotted lots of friendly faces in this issue, like a pullover in Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift, and another in Fibre Company’s newest yarn, yet to be released.


DSCN4799I was also pleased to see an article on Baa Ram Ewe and their revitalization of the Yorkshire textile industry. We were the first US stockist of their Titus yarn, and can hardly wait for the arrival of their new yarn later this season!


Come by the shop to pick up a few new magazines to feed your knit and crochet habit. See you there!


Another new magazine has landed at the shop! Here’s a look inside the latest issue of Handwoven.



The September/October 2015 issue of Handwoven is dedicated to home decor, and features projects for a variety of looms.



Look to this issue for all manner of woven textiles for the home: towels and rugs, throws and pillows, tablecloths and more.

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Come by the shop to peruse the latest magazines and books for weavers, knitters, crocheters, and other fiber artists. See you there!


A new special issue from Interweave has found its way to the shop: take a peek inside Felted.


Felted covers all manner of felt crafts, from needle felting and wet felting to stitching with felt, whether found or created.


Some of these projects begin with yarn and knitting needles and are then wet-felted in the washing machine; others are constructed from woven Zoom Loom squares. Some begin with thrifted sweaters, mined for feltable knit fabric; others begin with ready-made felt fabric, or colorful wool roving. What they all have in common is felt, which is a sturdy compressed wool fabric full of possibilities.


Look for Felted on the teacart with the newest books and magazines. See you at the shop!

Folk Knitting.

The newest special issue from Interweave arrived at the shop this week! Take a peek inside Folk Knitting.


Folk Knitting features projects and essays inspired by textile traditions from around the world.



I spotted two patterns from Marianne Isager, excerpts from her Knitting Out of Africa and Inca Knits collections.



If these designs pique your interest, check out our collection of Isager books and patterns!


One of my favorite yarns appears in this special issue, too: Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift, a fingering weight 2-ply Shetland wool, perfect for colorwork. These wrist warmers were inspired by a beaded egg from Belarus.


Look for Folk Knitting on the teacart at the shop, surrounded by the latest books and magazines for knitters, crocheters, and weavers. See you there!

New crochet publications.

This week brought two new publications for crocheters, a book and a magazine.


The Summer 2015 issue of Interweave Crochet features crocheted dresses and other warm-weather garments, along with a spread of crocheted floral arrangements and wedding accessories.


Quick Crocheted Accessories is a new collection from Sharon Zientara, full of patterns that require just one, two, or three skeins of yarn. I spotted a familiar yarn in this colorful shawl, the self-striping Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball.


Come by the shop to browse the latest books and magazines, and to plan your next crochet project!

Perfectly Feminine Knits, and other new books.

If you haven’t been to the shop in a couple of weeks, prepare for a fresh batch of books and magazines on the teacart, where we showcase the latest publications.


Perfectly Feminine Knits is the latest collection from Danish designer Lene Holme Samsøe. You may have seen her book Essentially Feminine Knits here at the shop, or followed the popular “Amanda” knitalong over at Fringe Association, where knitters worked up variations on this classic cabled cardigan from Samsøe’s book.


Samsøe’s latest collection is more of the same, which is to say, sophisticated, yet wearable women’s garments.




She’s divided the collection into sections by technique, with a chapter for texture patterns, another for cables, another for lace, and so on.


Samsøe often uses Isager yarns, combining two or three strands to make bigger gauges and interesting color and fiber blends.

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Look for Perfectly Feminine Knits on the teacart, and don’t miss Interweave’s other recent publications, Simply Modern Lace and Warm Days, Cool Knits. See you at the shop!



The May/June 2015 issue of Handwoven has arrived!


This issue is dedicated to texture in weaving, with articles and projects focused on techniques and materials that create interesting textures in woven fabric.


One such project is Judy Pagels’ “Classic Capelet,” which can be woven on a Schacht Cricket Loom, and calls for one of our favorite yarns, Isager Alpaca 2.


Some projects require large floor looms, but others call for simpler looms, which can be constructed from hula hoops or cardboard. The range of projects reflects the many possibilities that this new-to-us craft offers, and we’re excited to see more weavers and their projects coming to the shop!


Weavers and weavers-to-be, come by to pick up a copy of Handwoven and check out our selection of weaving yarns, books, and small looms!

Interweave Knits.

The Summer 2015 issue of Interweave Knits is here!


This issue focuses on the intersection of knitting and nature, with practical garments for hikes and other outdoor adventures–headbands, rustic vests, and sweaters like the “Mount Robson Pullover,” knit in Cascade 220 Fingering.


There’s also a spread of colorwork sweaters in this issue, each one inspired by the hometown of its designer. This one was knit in Malabrigo Rios, a favorite superwash merino around here.


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