I always love to see how he puts colors together, and it put me in the mood to create some “Samen” colorways of my own, using Isager Alpaca 2. The shawl calls for five colors in varying amounts, from 220-420 yards per color – the bundles here include some extra yardage, so you can mix the shades up however you like with plenty of wiggle room to play.
Isager Alpaca 2: light fingering weight, 50% alpaca, 50% wool, 275 yards/50 g; $12 each, $120 for bundles of 10
The Koigu Collector’s Club continues! Each month, we’ll receive 21 skeins of KPPPM in a limited edition color dyed especially for a select group of local yarn stores that carry Koigu.
Our most recent shipment from Koigu is Rainbow Mountain, another playful variegated colorway. These special skeins are predominantly pale yellow, streaked and spotted with whimsical pops of gold, orange, red, and lime green.
We’re pleased to have Stephen West’s newest book in stock – let’s peek inside Westknits Bestknits 3: Shawl Evolution.
This collection is all about shawls, and the many possible shapes, textures, techniques, and colors they can feature.
Styled with Stephen West’s signature dramatic flair and photographed with a keen sense of movement, Westknits Bestknits 3 is great fun to flip through.
Along with six new designs and seven previously published ones, West shares ideas for creating fades and marling several yarns together for unique color and texture combinations.
Pick up this book if you love to knit shawls and are looking to try brioche, slipped stitch patterns, short rows, and other playful techniques. Look for Westknits Bestknits 3 here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop!
Malabrigo recently released a bunch of new colors in their beloved worsted weight superwash merino, Rios. Meet the Tribeca collection!
Rios is beautifully hand-dyed in rich, memorable colors, soft and springy in the hand, and machine-washable, no less. A superwash worsted weight wool is a versatile kind of yarn, good for garments and accessories alike. We’ve seen it all in Rios over the years – sweaters for all ages, blankets large and small, hats and mitts and cowls and slipper socks and more.
A beautiful new issue of Laine Magazine just arrived – let’s look inside issue No. 7.
Laine Magazine is a publication out of Finland, a knitting and lifestyle magazine with a love of natural fibers and handicraft as its focus. It’s only a couple of years old, but it already has quite a following, and a reputation for beautiful designs and tantalizing photography.
Inside this issue of Laine, you’ll find knitting patterns from Nancy Marchant, Stephen West, Kristin Drysdale, Carol Feller, and others, profiles on designer Veera Välimäki and the Fibre Company, and a travel guide to London.
One of the standout designs of this issue, in my opinion, is Kristin Drysdale’s “Marit,” a steeked colorwork cardigan knit with Tukuwool Fingering. I’m only able to resist casting on right away because I’m currently knitting a steeked colorwork cardigan with Tukuwool Fingering!
Come by the shop to page through Laine and our other books and magazines. We hope you find inspiration here!
Another beautiful new book has arrived! Let’s take a look inside Wool Journey: Shetland.
Wool Journey: Shetland came out of a friendly trip to Shetland taken by designers and yarn shop owners Amber Platzer Corcoran, Jaime Jennings, Malia Mae Joseph, and Stephen West.
This little book is from Pom Pom Press, the folks who bring us the delightful Pom Pom Quarterly, so you wont be surprised to learn that it is beautifully photographed and produced. It’s part travelogue and part travel guide, with a few knitting patterns in the mix, of course. Flip through it to daydream of Shetland.
Look for Wool Journey: Shetland on the teacart here at the shop, surrounded by the latest books and magazines!