Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 12: Big Joy.

The twelfth installment of the Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide series is here! Let’s take a peek inside.

Ann Shayne and Kaye Gardiner’s series of Field Guides are pocket-sized booklets focused on a particular theme or knitting technique. This time around, the theme is Big Joy, as interpreted by Jen Geigley, a designer known for her now-classic “GAP-tastic Cowl.”

Geigley’s five designs for MDK are all knit in super-bulky yarn and designed for quick gift-knitting, the kind of instant gratification project that brings big joy to the knitter as well as the recipient.

The bakers among us will also appreciate this technique for making pie crust that looks like stockinette stitch – I will certainly be giving this a try!

Come by the shop to pick up a copy and plan your next project!

New colors in Malabrigo Rasta.

Malabrigo recently released a bunch of new colors in their super bulky Rasta yarn, and with our recent winter weather, we’re especially excited to have them in stock!

Rasta is a soft, squishy, single-ply merino wool that knits up quickly on US 13 – 17 needles. Each 150 gram skein has 90 yards, which may not sound like a lot, but those 90 yards go a long way at 2 or 2.5 stitches per inch.

These delicate pastel shades are semi-solid, ideal for showing off texture patterns. Look for some project ideas in Malabrigo’s TriBeCa collection, designed especially for this new batch of colors.

Come by the shop to pick up a skein or two of Malabrigo Rasta for your last-minute holiday gift-knitting! See you there.