Back in stock: Knit How.

We’re delighted to have our very favorite learn-to-knit book back in stock – Pom Pom’s Knit How!

Since we’ve all been encouraged to stay home during the pandemic, we’ve noticed an increase in new knitters, looking to dig into a new hobby. Knit How is a fresh book for knitters just getting started, one that’s as enticing and beautifully designed as books and magazines for more experienced knitters.

It begins with the fundamentals of knitting: casting on, knitting, purling, and binding off. The instructions are friendly and the photos and illustrations are clear, and helpful tips are sprinkled throughout.

From there, the book guides knitters through 10 patterns, each of which introduces a new technique, like increasing and decreasing, working in the round, cables, and lace.

Know someone seeking a new pastime? Knit How makes an excellent gift. Copies are $26.50 each – order online for local pickup or shipping!

Pom Pom Quarterly: Autumn 2020.

The Autumn 2020 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly has arrived here at the shop!

This issue is guest edited by Ocean Rose, who chose the theme “home,” so appropriate for the season any year, but especially this year. For safety and also in keeping with the theme, the folks at Pom Pom had models take their own photos at home, and the results are truly beautiful.

The cover sweater is a striking intarsia pullover by Sylvia Watts-Cherry, knit with Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift.

Pick up this issue for essays by Sukrita Mahon and Elliot Maud, designs by Tressa Weidenaar, Audrey Borrego, thepetiteknitter, and others, and even a spectacular cheesecake recipe!

Pom Pom Quarterly is $18.50order online and we can ship it to you, or you can come by to pick it up here at the shop! Along with this issue, we also have the Summer 2019, Autumn 2019Spring 2020, and Summer 2020 issues in stock – preview them on our blog and get in touch if you’d like to add them to your Pom Pom collection!

Pom Pom Quarterly: Summer 2020.

The Summer 2020 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly has arrived here at the shop!

This vibrant issue came out with two different covers, hinting at the abundance of warm-weather garments those covers contain. Kindred Red’s whimsical “Ardent” is knit with Kelbourne Woolens Mojave, a sport weight blend of cotton and linen.

Pom Pom has always been an interdisciplinary magazine, featuring recipes and a variety of crafty tutorials alongside their knitting patterns, but this issue in particular features more crochet than usual.

We may not have the yarns that are called for in these patterns, but we’re always happy to help come up with substitutes!

Pom Pom Quarterly is $18.50order online and we can ship it to you, or you can come by to pick it up here at the shop!

Along with this issue, we also have the Summer 2019, Autumn 2019, and Spring 2020 issues in stock – preview them on our blog and get in touch if you’d like to add them to your Pom Pom collection!

Pom Pom Quarterly: Spring 2020.

The Spring 2020 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly has arrived here at the shop!

The theme of this issue is air, reflected creatively in the designs and writing within.

Sometimes the fiber or stitch pattern suggests air, as in fluffy mohair or lightweight openwork.

Per their website, Pom Pom also intends for the content of this issue to “honour the intangible, liminal spaces which many of us inhabit.” A thoughtful interview with designer Jaqueline Cieslak speaks to body positivity, fat phobia, and how these issues surface in the knitting industry.

Come by the shop to get a closer look at this issue of Pom Pom, and pick up a copy to inspire your stitching!

Pom Pom Quarterly: Autumn 2019.

The Autumn 2019 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly has arrived here at the shop!

The patterns and colors in this issue are inspired by the coast – ocean waves, sand and pebbles, shells and sailor’s knots.

As ever, there are a variety of knitting techniques on display in this issue – stripes and stranded colorwork, gansey-like knit and purl textures, slipped and twisted stitches, and more.

There’s also an essay on sailor’s knots by Clara Parkes, a briny quick pickle recipe, and even a bit of poetry from natural dyer Ocean Rose – just the kind of quirky, interdisciplinary flourishes that make Pom Pom such a special publication.

Come by the shop to get a closer look at this issue of Pom Pom, and pick up a copy to inspire your stitching!

Annual Inventory Sale!

As many of you know, July is our annual inventory sale month.

From July 1st to the 31st, everything in the shop is discounted by 15%, with the exception of classes and yarns that have already been discounted. If you’ve had your eye on a special skein, or have been planning a big project or two, now is the time to take the leap!

Pick up a few limited edition skeins from the Koigu Collector’s Club, treat yourself to a new book or the latest issues of Pom Pom, Amirisu, and Laine, stock up on your favorite yarns, grab a locally made soy candle while you’re at it.

Whatever it is you’ve been wanting, come by the shop during the month of July to get 15% off your purchase! We’ll be closed on 4th for the holiday, but otherwise open at our regular business hours. See you there!

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

Pom Pom Quarterly: Summer 2019.

The Summer 2019 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly has arrived here at the shop!

Tessellation and repeated motifs are the theme of this issue, which features a cover sweater knit with Shibui Pebble.

Pom Pom is a beautifully designed magazine, thoughtfully put together by writers and editors who clearly love printed matter as much as they love knitwear. This issue is a bit thicker than issues past, making room for increased font sizes and a more inclusive range of sizes in their patterns – conscientious responses to feedback from readers.

Also listening to readers and to ongoing conversations in the wider knitting community, they’ve included an interview with Emi Ito about cultural appropriation, which is also reproduced in full on their website.

This rich and multifaceted issue also features designs by Amy Christoffers, Sari Norlund, Soraya García, and others, a block-printing tutorial, and a delicious-looking fudge recipe.

Come by the shop to get a closer look at this issue of Pom Pom, and pick up a copy to inspire your stitching!

Pom Pom Quarterly: Spring 2019.

The Spring 2019 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly has arrived here at the shop!

The theme of this issue is Botanicals, one expressed in crocheted garments, knitwear, and in writing.

 

Columnist Anna Maltz shares thoughts on plant-based fibers like cotton and linen, the likes of which are put to use in some of this issue’s patterns.

Pom Pom has always been an interdisciplinary magazine, featuring recipes and a variety of crafty tutorials alongside their knitting patterns, but this issue in particular features more crochet than usual.

This exquisite crocheted top is made with Kelbourne Woolens Mojave, a sport weight blend of cotton and linen.

Come by the shop to get a closer look at this issue of Pom Pom, and pick up a copy to inspire your stitching!

Knit How.

Pom Pom’s newest book is aimed at new knitters – let’s take a peek inside Knit How!

It’s exciting to see a fresh learn-to-knit book, one that’s as enticing and beautifully designed as books and magazines for more experienced knitters.

Knit How begins with the fundamentals of knitting: casting on, knitting, purling, and binding off. The instructions are friendly and the photos and illustrations are clear, and helpful tips are sprinkled throughout.

From there, the book guides knitters through 10 patterns, each of which introduces a new technique, like increasing and decreasing, working in the round, cables, and lace.

Look for Knit How here at the shop!

Pom Pom Quarterly: Winter 2018.

The Winter 2018 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly has arrived here at the shop!

Pom Pom is a beautifully designed magazine, carefully put together by writers and editors who clearly love printed matter as much as they love knitwear. This issue is guest edited by none other than Norah Gaughan, who was also featured in the most recent Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide. Fans of Norah Gaughan have a lot to be excited about this season!

“The knits in this issue are imagined for the modern heroine,” write the Pom Pom editors, and the designs do evoke strength and drama. They are also highly embellished, whether with whimsical tassels, graphic colorwork, bold cables, bobbles, or gathers.

Many of the designer names in this issue are familiar, the likes of Joji Locatelli, Caitlin Hunter, Andrea Rangel, and Veronik Avery, whose contribution is knit with one of our favorite yarns, Brooklyn Tweed Arbor.

Anna Maltz’s column is always a thought provoking, interesting read, focusing this time on notions of tradition and historicity in knitting. She rightly points out that “Tradition is not inherently good,” and asks instead that we celebrate the ever-evolving nature of our craft, and the talented people that continue to contribute to it with new designs, techniques, and technology.

Come by the shop to get a closer look at this striking issue of Pom Pom!