Amirisu, Issue 23.

A new issue of Amirisu is here!

Amirisu is a knitting magazine based in Japan, each issue filled with articles, interviews, and patterns from designers all over the world.

Helga Isager, Veronik Avery, Dianna Walla, Sari Nordlund, Paula Pereira and others have contributed to this issue, designing garments and accessories inspired by their favorite films.

I spotted some familiar fibers in this issue – a marled pullover in Isager Spinni and Silk Mohair, a twisted stitch cardigan in Brooklyn Tweed Arbor, and another in Shelter, though Tones would make a lovely substitute.

Amirisu often includes crafts other than knitting, and this issue has a machine quilting tutorial.

Amirisu is $24 – swing by to pick up a copy or order online for local pickup or shipping!

Making No. 12: Dusk.

Happy to announce that the latest issue of Making is in!

The theme of Issue No. 12 is dusk, a theme that’s explored in knitting, crochet, sewing, dyeing, quilting, rug hooking, and embroidery – projects for makers of all kinds!

The mood of dusk is conjured by shades of purple and gray, which appear in many iterations throughout this issue.

Contributors include Kristine Vejar, Susan B. Anderson, Paula Pereira, Norah Gaughan, Leila Raven, and others.

Beautifully photographed and lovingly produced, Making is a treat of a publication. We still have copies of No. 9: Simple and No. 11: Dawn, in case you missed them – $30 each. Look for Making and other new publications here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop, or head to our online order form to purchase a copy for local pickup or shipping!

52 Weeks of Socks – now in paperback!

Laine’s popular 52 Weeks of Socks is now out in paperback!

This tome includes 52 patterns for knitting socks and slippers, an astonishingly large collection, and a beautiful one. You can see them all on Ravelry, a virtual way to browse the book; the list of designers is impressive, including Joji Locatelli, Isabell Kraemer, Dawn Henderson, Paula Pereira, Rachel Coopey, Andrea Mowry, and Caitlin Hunter.

52 Weeks of Socks is heavy with inspiring patterns using a variety of techniques, but it is also a beautiful object unto itself. Like all Laine publications, the photography is tantalizing, the color palette soothing and evocative.

 

This paperback edition is $19.99, an outstanding price for 52 patterns – look for it here at the shop, or order online for local pickup or shipping!

We also have the following Laine publications in stock at this time:

Laine Magazine, No. 11.

Laine Magazine is back with their 11th issue!

Laine Magazine is a publication out of Finland, a knitting and lifestyle magazine with a love of natural fibers as its focus, and a reputation for beautiful designs and tantalizing photography.

Issue 11 features patterns from an amazing group of designers, the likes of Gudrun Johnston, Paula Pereira, Stephen West, Eri Shimizu, and more.

Beyond the patterns, there are seasonal recipes and plenty of good reading – I’m particularly excited to read Jeanette Sloan’s interview with Diane Ivey, the dyer behind Lady Dye Yarns. We’re proud to have her Superwash Fingering and SW Merino DK on our shelves here at the shop.

Laine No. 10 is $30 eachorder online for local pickup or shipping! We also have Laine No. 8 and No. 10 in stock, and Laine’s most recent books, Fair Isle Weekend, Strands of Joy, and 52 Weeks of Shawls.

52 Weeks of Shawls.

We are delighted to announce that Laine’s new book is here, 52 Weeks of Shawls!

This 260+ page tome includes 52 patterns for knitting shawls, scarves, and cowls, an astonishingly large collection, and a lovely one. You can see them all on Ravelry, a virtual way to browse the book; the list of designers is impressive, including Tif Neilan, Jeanette Sloan, Paula Pereira, Fiona Alice, Stephen West, and Anna Johanna.

Like all of Laine’s publications, from their popular magazine to recent collections by Mary Jane Mucklestone and Anna Johanna, 52 Weeks of Shawls is heavy with inspiring patterns using a variety of techniques, but it is also a beautiful object unto itself.

I spotted some familiar yarns among these tantalizing pages – shawls in Tukuwool Fingering, BC Garn Bio Balance, Brooklyn Tweed Loft, and Isager Tvinni. We have all of these yarns on our shelves, and are happy to suggest substitutes for any others!

The book is $52, a dollar per pattern, and available for local pickup or USPS Priority Mail shipping – an additional $8 if the book ships alone. If you’d like to add any yarn or notions to your order, shipping will be $15 – thanks for helping us cover the cost of postage! Whether you pick up or have it shipped, we really appreciate your order and look forward to putting this inspiring book in your hands. Order online!

Making No. 11: Dawn.

Happy to announce that the latest issue of Making is in!

The theme of Issue No. 11 is dawn and new beginnings, a theme that’s explored in knitting, crochet, sewing, dyeing, quilting, and weaving – projects for makers of all kinds!

Contributors include Kristine Vejar, Susan B. Anderson, Paula Pereira, Ocean Rose, Yamagara, and others.

Yamagara’s “Chorus Wrap” is knit with Isager Spinni in 5 shades, its short row sections inspired by feathers.

Isager Spinni: lace weight, single ply, solid and heathered colors, 100% Danish wool, 328 yards/50 g; $12.50 each

Beautifully photographed and lovingly produced, Making is a treat of a publication. We still have copies of No. 9: Simple, in case you missed it – $26 each. Head to our online order form to purchase a copy!

Making No. 10: Intricate.

Happy to announce that the latest issue of Making is in!

Issue No. 10 explores the theme of intricacy in knitting, crochet, sewing, embroidery, quilting, and weaving – projects for makers of all kinds, and all shown in rich shades of yellow!

Contributors include Norah Gaughan, Ocean Rose, Susan B. Anderson, Paula Pereira, Emily Greene, and others.

Beautifully photographed and lovingly produced, Making is a treat of a publication. We still have copies of No. 9: Simple, in case you missed it – $26 each. Head to our online order form to purchase a copy!

Amirisu, Issue 20.

A new issue of Amirisu is here!

Amirisu is a knitting magazine based in Japan, each issue filled with articles, interviews, and patterns from designers all over the world.

This is Amirisu’s 20th issue since starting the magazine in 2012, an accomplishment that founders Tokuko and Meri discuss in an interview.

This issue features designs by Paula Pereira, Alice Caetano, Justyna Lorkowska, and more.

I spotted a couple of familiar names in a feature on linen blends for summer – Shibui Twig and Isager Merilin, both of which are available here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop.

Another Isager yarn shows up in this issue – Tvinni, a light fingering weight wool from Denmark.

Issue 20 of Amirisu is $24order online and we’ll ship it to you or you can come by to pick it up!