Vogue Knitting.

Another magazine showed up this week with a mustard yellow sweater on the cover – must mean fall is coming! Let’s take a look inside the latest issue of Vogue Knitting.

The intricate textured yoke turtleneck on the cover was designed by Norah Gaughan for Kelbourne Woolens Andorra, a sport weight wool and mohair blend.

Paging through this issue, I spotted another sweater in a familiar yarn – Malabrigo Dos Tierras, a DK weight blend of merino wool and alpaca.

Along with the cozy fall sweaters, you’ll find good reading material, including an article on the history of knit stockings and the development of steel knitting needles for making them.

Look for Vogue Knitting on the teacart here at the shop, where the latest books and magazines are gathered!

Vogue Knitting and Interweave Knits.

Two new magazines arrived this week, fresh issues of Vogue Knitting and Interweave Knits.

Lace is a theme of this most recent issue of Vogue, with a feature from Meg Swansen on the subject and lots of garments and accessories in openwork patterns.

This leafy top is knit with Fibre Company Luma, a DK weight blend of 50% merino wool, 25% organic cotton, 15% linen, and 10% silk.

The latest issue of Interweave Knits features a Fibre Company yarn, too – Courtney Spainhower’s “Whitehorn Shawl” is shown in Cumbria Worsted.

Look for Vogue and Interweave Knits on the teacart here at our shop, amongst the newest books and magazines. See you there!

Vogue Knitting.

The newest issue of Vogue Knitting is here!

This Early Fall 2017 issue features an article by designer and author Deborah Newton all about how to choose the right size sweater.

Patterns in this issue are for the transitional Fall weather we’re daydreaming of and planning for, though not currently experiencing – textured wraps like the one on the cover, and stripy garments like those pictured below.

Look for Vogue Knitting on the teacart, with the latest books and magazines!

Vogue Knitting.

The latest issue of Vogue Knitting is here!

Look inside this issue of Vogue for summer knitting patterns and inspiration, and especially for lace garments.

This issue also includes features on the revitalization of the UK wool industry and the knitting tradition of Sanquhar, Scotland, a region famous for its intricate colorwork mittens.

Meg Swansen shares one Sanquhar-inspired cowl, and another makes good use of Fibre Company Canopy Fingering.

The show-stopper of this issue comes from none other than Norah Gaughan, and if you’ve seen her most recent book, you wont be surprised to see that it’s absolutely covered in beautiful cables.

We were especially excited to see that it’s made with Brooklyn Tweed Arbor, a springy Targhee wool with excellent stitch definition. Look for it in our DK weight section here at the shop, and look for Vogue Knitting on the teacart with the latest publications!

Vogue Knitting.

The latest issue of Vogue Knitting is here! Let’s take a peek.

Themes of this issue include cables, marled yarn, and Canada.

Holding two strands of yarn together as you knit opens up color-blending possibilities that really change the look of the yarn at hand. Case in point: the marled hoodie above is knit with Fibre Company Knightsbridge, which has never looked so painterly as it does here.

Many Canadian knitwear designers and yarn companies are featured in this issue, including Stephanie Pearl-McPhee and Lucy Neatby.

Look for this issue of Vogue Knitting on the teacart, surrounded by the latest books and magazines. See you at the shop!

Vogue Knitting.

The Winter 2016/2017 issue of Vogue Knitting is here!

This issue focuses on surface design and embellishment, from colorful cables to reversible brioche to graphic fair-isle and intarsia.

I’m always curious to see what technique or idea Meg Swansen writes about in her column for Vogue; this time it’s all about neck treatments for sweaters, and particularly about how to design and knit them in the round.

This issue also features an insightful interview with knitwear designer Julie Weisenberger, also known as cocoknits, the maker of our favorite, most in-demand notions.

Look for Vogue Knitting on the teacart here at the shop, where the latest books and magazines are gathered to inspire. Come in for a browse!

Vogue Knitting.

The Fall 2016 issue of Vogue Knitting is here, in a fresh new size and style!

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This issue focuses on colorwork and the fair isle knitting tradition, profiling Shetland designers Hazel Tindall, Mary Jane Mucklestone, and Gudrun Johnson.

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The patterns in this issue are inspired by that tradition, along with Vogue’s usual flair for bold fashion.

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I spotted a profile of Fibre Company’s newest yarn, Arranmore, a popular new yarn here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop.

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Look for Vogue Knitting on the teacart, where the latest books and magazines first land here at the shop. We hope you find inspiration in these pages!

Vogue Knitting and Knitscene.

Two new magazines came last week, full of light summer reading, interesting patterns to knit, ideas, and tutorials.

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The Early Fall 2016 issue of Vogue Knitting features profiles of designers Faina Goberstein, Felipe Cavalheiro, and Xandy Peters, known for “Fox Paws” and other patterns with stacked increases and decreases. I always find it interesting to read about knitwear designers, how they came to do what they do and how, indeed, they do it.

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I also spotted a lovely colorwork hat knit in none other than Fibre Company Knightsbridge.

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I noticed Fibre Company yarn in the Fall 2016 issue of Knitscene, too; the “Caelum Cowl” calls for Cumbria Worsted.

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Other highlights of this issue include a cast-on tutorial and a collection of black and white garments, including this artfully simple shawl knit in Shibui Staccato.

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Look for Vogue Knitting, Knitscene, and many other publications on the teacart here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop. Come by to browse for inspiration or plan your next project!

Vogue Knitting.

The Spring/Summer 2016 issue of Vogue Knitting is here!

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This issue focuses on color, with one collection of knits in white and another in dusty rose.

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This article on the growing prevalence of hand-dyed yarns looks like an interesting read, and is accompanied by a collection of colorful patterns featuring hand-painted yarns.

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Shawl patterns by Rosemary (Romi) Hill and Heather Zoppetti are accompanied by interviews with each designer, offering some insight into their process.

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Come by the shop to pick up a copy of Vogue Knitting for warm-weather knitting inspiration!

Vogue Knitting.

The latest issue of Vogue Knitting is here!

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The Early Spring 2016 issue features knitting and crochet patterns for this transitional season: tunics, wraps, tanks, lace cardigans, and lightweight pullovers.

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Yoko Hatta’s “Eyelet Top” is knit in Fibre Company Meadow, a soft and tweedy blend of 40% merino wool, 25% baby llama, 20% silk, and 15% linen that falls somewhere between lace and fingering weight. It’s often used for shawl-knitting, but makes an equally good sweater yarn, as Anne can attest; she’s currently working on a “Featherweight Cardigan” in Meadow.

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Also in this issue of Vogue, designer Deborah Newton shares tips on how to measure oneself for fit, an essential step in creating a well-fitting garment. Come by the shop to pick up a copy of Vogue Knitting and browse the rest of the latest magazines!