Interweave Knits Gifts.

The latest Gifts issue from Interweave Knits is here, which means it’s time to start planning holiday gift-knitting if you haven’t already.


This issue of Gifts is packed full of projects, and a wide variety at that. Knitted ornaments, cold-weather accessories and garments for children and adults, cozies for smartphones, tablets, and wine bottles… look to this issue for all kinds of gift-knitting inspiration.




I spotted some of our favorite yarns in this issue, too: here’s a cowl in Fibre Company Acadia, and a cozy scarf in Shibui Pebble.

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Come by the shop to snag a copy of Interweave Knits Gifts and plan your holiday gift-knitting, whatever form it takes!


Interweave Knits.

The Fall 2014 issue of Interweave Knits is here, and it’s absolutely bursting with sweater patterns!


The cover sweater is knit in Malabrigo Rios, everyone’s favorite hand-dyed, worsted weight superwash merino. I am particularly fond of semi-solid colorways like the one pictured, as they give depth to the knitted fabric without taking away from stitch patterns.


The “Bee Stitch Cardigan” is knit in another favorite superwash merino–Swans Island Organic Washable DK.


I spotted another familiar yarn at work in this “Climbing Rose Henley,” which is knit in Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool. Silky Wool is a sport weight blend of wool and silk in rustic heathered colorways, a dependable yarn that I’ve used for three different sweaters.


Among the many sweater patterns, you’ll also find a technique article explaining the difference between fisherman’s rib and brioche, two springy, squishy texture patterns.


Come by the shop to pick up the latest issue of Interweave Knits and plan your next project!

Enchanted Knits.

Another new magazine has landed here at the shop: Enchanted Knits.


Enchanted Knits is a new special issue from Interweave, a collection of designs inspired by fairy tales. This one magazine boasts 27 patterns of all kinds, including garments and accessories for men and women, a few sweet baby knits, and even a tiny dress for Thumbelina.



I also saw some HYS yarns at work in this collection.


These handsome socks were knit in Swans Island Organic Merino Fingering, and the following two shawls are made in Malabrigo Lace and Malabrigo Sock, respectively.

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

Knitted accessories: two new books.

Interweave’s two latest books for knitters focus on small projects, a good fit for summer stitching. Socks, hats, scarves, and other little things are not too heavy in your lap on hot days, nor too heavy in your tote as you travel. Looking for new and inspiring small projects? Consider these two new publications.


Sockupied is a collection of sock patterns from a variety of designers, the likes of Ann Budd, Cat Bordhi, Cookie A, and others. No surprise–an eclectic group of designers yields an eclectic group of designs, and you’ll find socks of all kinds inside this book. Learn new techniques from cables and texture patterns to lace and colorwork.


Suppose you occasionally take a break from clothing your feet to knit for your head, hands, or neck. If you like a pattern book with many different kinds of garments, consider Interweave Favorites: 25 Accessories to Wear and Share.


Interweave Favorites: 25 Knitted Accessories to Wear and Share has some sock patterns mixed in among the mittens, hats, scarves, shawls, and other small accessories.

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Look for these and other new books on the teacart in the front room of the shop. Come by before our Annual Inventory Sale ends on July 31 and get everything you need–books, yarn, needles, notions–at 15% off! Only a few more days of discounts… see you soon!

Just a reminder–all sales are final on sale items; there can be no exchanges, no returns, nor will we special order. Discount applies only to in-store purchases. Thanks! 

For crocheters.

Two new titles came in this week, speaking directly to crocheters: the Summer 2014 issue of Interweave Crochet, and a new book, Reversible Color Crochet.


Interweave Crochet came in this week full of ideas for summertime stitching.


With a focus on openwork and lace, this issue of Interweave Crochet features patterns for tops, shawls, jewelry, and more, including a tutorial on joining to crochet in rounds.


Laurinda Reddig’s Reversible Color Crochet shows a new technique for what might be described as crocheted intarsia. Reddig’s fabric, though, is identical on both sides, without the messy-looking wrong-side you can get with knitted intarsia.


Reddig gives clear guidance for how to work with multiple colors at once, and shares patterns for quilt-blocks that can be combined for unique crocheted afghans.



Come by the shop for inspiration, and to plan your next crochet project!

Crochet accessories and knit lace: two new books.

Two new books from Interweave have found a home at the shop: It Girl Crochet and New Vintage Lace.


It Girl Crochet boasts 23 patterns for crocheted accessories, from hats and mitts to scarves, cowls, and shawls. I spotted some HYS yarns as I flipped through the patterns; a hat in Mirasol Nuna, a shawl in Malabrigo Lace, and another in Shibui Silk Cloud.




Andrea Jurgrau’s New Vintage Lace is a collection of knitting patterns inspired by traditional lace doily patterns.


I was particularly impressed by the amount of information up front about the materials and design of garments like these, including detailed discussions of different fiber types and their various attributes, kinds of beads and how to apply them, gauge, swatching, blocking, and more.



The patterns are lovely, as well, with many familiar yarns at play; a hat in Malabrigo Silky Merino, and two shawls in Jade Sapphire Lacey Lamb.




Come by the shop to peruse the latest books and magazines, including It Girl Crochet and New Vintage Lace–you’ll find them on the teacart. See you there!

Interweave Knits.

The Summer 2014 issue of Interweave Knits is here!


Inside are all manner of summertime garments: tops and tees for warm weather, shawls and cardigans for chilly air-conditioning.




Thumbing through this issue, I saw some familiar yarns. Here’s Fibre Company Meadow, held double in a lace tank.


And here’s a little review of Sincere Sheep Equity Sport, a springy 100% Rambouillet wool with a pebbly, rustic texture.


I also came across an excerpt from Solefull Socks, a new book of clever sock designs that just arrived here at the shop–more on that soon!


In the meantime, come by the shop to pick up some Spring and Summer magazines for knit and crochet inspiration, and to plan your next project. See you there!


Interweave Crochet.

The latest issue of Interweave Crochet has arrived!


This Spring 2014 issue is full of crochet accessories and garments, many of them in fine, lightweight yarns and stitched in openwork patterns for warm-weather wear. I was particularly impressed by the garments in this issue, for adults and children alike, and spotted some familiar yarns, too–an elegant sweater in Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine, and another in Fibre Company Acadia.





Look for this issue of Interweave Crochet on the teacart among the latest publications!

Interweave Knits.

The Spring 2014 issue of Interweave Knits is here!


Inside, you’ll find garment and accessory patterns suitable for transitional Springtime weather: lightweight sweaters, shawls, cowls, and the like.




For me, there is one show-stopping sweater in this issue: Kate Gagnon Osborn’s “Meltwater Pullover,” knit in Fibre Company Savannah.


If you’ve ever asked me about my “Stasis” pullover, which has seen a ton of wear this winter, you probably know how well I love colorwork yoked sweaters like these. For those new to this technique, Interweave offers an article on how to hold two yarns when doing stranded two-color knitting.


Look for Interweave Knits on the teacart in the front room at the shop!

Rustic Modern Crochet.

The first Interweave publication of the new year has arrived, bringing inspiration for new crochet projects.


Rustic Modern Crochet, by Yumiko Alexander, is a collection of crochet garments, from scarves and hats to tunics and wraps. Alexander uses unusual and unexpected stitch patterns throughout, and a range of yarns from lace to bulky weight.




Come by the shop to take a closer look at Rustic Modern Crochet and peruse our sizable collection of knit and crochet pattern books. Here’s to new projects in the new year!