Books and magazines are on sale, too!

Though we are now open only by appointment, we are delighted to continue a longstanding tradition – July is our Annual Inventory Sale month!

From July 1st to the 31st, everything in the shop is discounted by 15%. In an earlier post, I highlighted some popular yarn and pattern pairings, but today, let’s look at one of our other best sellers: books and magazines!

Make an appointment to shop our sale during July, or order online for local pickup or shipping!

 

Just a reminder–all sales are final on discounted items; there can be no exchanges, returns, or special orders. Thanks!

Modern Daily Knitting Field Guide No. 18: Beginnings.

The eighteenth installment of the Modern Daily Knitting Field Guide series is here!

MDK’s series of Field Guides are pocket-sized booklets focused on a particular theme, knitting technique, or designer. This newest Field Guide showcases designs by Karida Collins – let’s take a look inside!

These accessories and sweaters are designed with joyful simplicity in mind, to delight beginners and more experienced knitters alike.

MDK Field Guides are $14.95 eachorder online for local pickup or shipping, or make an appointment for in-store shopping!

Book Sale!

Local Yarn Store Day is coming up, and we’re celebrating all week long with a Book Sale!

All in-stock books and magazines are 25% off from April 13 – 17, making this a great time to indulge in an exciting new publication, or pick up an older title that escaped notice the first time around – we have an awful lot of books to choose from!

Browse some of the latest and most popular publications below:

… and so much more! Place orders by phone or online for local pickup or shipping; we’ll take 25% all in-stock books and magazines ordered now through April 17. We’re more than happy to check our supply for any titles not listed here, just ask us – thanks for helping us make room for new books and magazines!

 

A reminder: all sales are final on discounted items; there will be no exchanges or returns. Thanks!

Modern Daily Knitting Field Guide No. 17: Lopi.

The seventeenth installment of the Modern Daily Knitting Field Guide series is here!

MDK’s series of Field Guides are pocket-sized booklets focused on a particular theme, knitting technique, or designer. This newest Field Guide showcases designs by Mary Jane Mucklestone – let’s take a look inside!

All of the patterns in this collection are knit with Ístex Léttlopi, a classic Icelandic wool with 109 yards/50 g, $5.50 each. While it’s not a yarn we normally carry, we can get it for you through Berroco’s DropShip program – order from us, and Berroco will ship it directly to you. The price for shipping is just $7, and the caveat is that Berroco DropShip sales are final, no returns or exchanges. Léttlopi is a yarn we’ve often wondered about carrying here at the shop, so we’re looking forward to your feedback!

We also have more copies of Mucklestone’s recent book from Laine, the inspiring Fair Isle Weekend – pick up one or both!

MDK Field Guides are $14.95 eachorder online for local pickup or shipping!

Modern Daily Knitting Field Guide No. 16: Painterly.

The sixteenth installment of the Modern Daily Knitting Field Guide series is here! Let’s take a peek inside.

MDK’s series of Field Guides are pocket-sized booklets focused on a particular theme, knitting technique, or designer. The legendary designer Kaffe Fassett is back for his second Field Guide – let’s take a look inside Painterly.

Painterly is a colorful little book about intarsia, a colorwork technique where a separate length of yarn is used for each area of color. In stranded colorwork, the motifs go all the way around the knitted fabric, but intarsia frees up the colors and motifs for different effects – a rather underrepresented technique, and Fassett is here to demystify it.

Many of us are most familiar with intarsia from “picture” sweaters of the 1970’s and ’80’s, and associate the technique with representational forms – a sailboat, a tree, etc. Kaffe Fassett favors geometric designs, and so this booklet is full of triangles and squares, giving these unique accessories a patchwork appearance.

We also got a few more copies of Fassett’s first MDK Field Guide, Master Class – one or both would make an excellent gift for a colorwork enthusiast!

MDK Field Guides are $14.95 eachorder online for local pickup or shipping, and let us know if we can recommend a yarn for any of these patterns – happy to make suggestions and send photos of what we have available!

Modern Daily Knitting Field Guide No. 15: Open.

The fifteenth installment of the Modern Daily Knitting Field Guide series is here! Let’s take a peek inside.

Yes, Ann Shayne and Kaye Gardiner are now Modern Daily Knitting, a welcome name change that they wrote about on their blog. MDK’s series of Field Guides are pocket-sized booklets focused on a particular theme, knitting technique, or designer. This latest one, Open, features five patterns from designer Jeanette Sloan.

Open in this case refers to openwork, the eyelets and negative spaces of lace knitting. Sloan’s designs for Field Guide No. 15 are an invitation to lace knitting for knitters of all levels, building on skills from one pattern to the next.

MDK Field Guides are $14.95 each; order online for local pickup or shipping, and let us know if we can recommend a yarn for any of these patterns – happy to make suggestions and send photos of what we have available!