Brand new: Cumbria!

The web is abuzz with excitement over the new yarn from The Fibre Company: Cumbria! These stunning skeins feature a worsted weight blend of 60% Merino Wool, 30% Masham Wool and 10% Mohair.  Like the other yarns we know and love from the gals at the Fibre Co., this blend is delicious! “The merino in…

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Double duty

We particularly like patterns that create finished items that can be worn in multiple ways.  Convertible accessories are doubly rewarding because it feels as though you get more than what you put in. Amelia has created a new sample for us that Bristol Ivy designed to be worn in various ways.  We’d like to introduce…

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If one is good, two is better!

We have two lovely Assante shawls designed by Melanie Berg currently featured in the shop. She has become one of our favorite designers and we are thrilled with these latest additions to our sample collection. On the left is a version knit up by Amy who used Neighborhood Fibre Co. Rustic Fingering yarn on a…

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A delightful new arrival

Last week we received a shipment of Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts’ 100% Superwash BFL Wool 4 Ply Fingering/Sock yarn.  It is buttery soft and washable to boot! Each 100g skein includes 437 yards of yarn, giving you enough yardage for a myriad single skein projects that cover all the options from your head to your…

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What’s new from Shibui

Shibui has four new colors for Fall!  We’d like to introduce you to Cove, Imperial, Tango, and Brownstone (clockwise from the top). You’ll see these beautiful new colors among the selection of Shibui yarns we stock in lace weight Cima, DK weight Maai, fingering weight Staccato and our favorite: lace weight Silk Cloud. We also…

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Our contribution to the crawl

Happy Yarn Crawl! We can’t wait for the fun to begin this morning.  Passports are available as shops open at 10am. Each of the shops participating the Hot August Knits Yarn Crawl has contributed a pattern to the collection included in the shop hop bags that are available for just $5 (while supplies last).  The…

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Fresh off the needles: Quick Sand

This is Julie Conway’s version of Heidi Kirrmaier’s Quick Sand cardigan, modeled by Theresa, and knit up with eleven skeins of Quince and Co.’s Kestrel. “A sleek, minimalist design that lets the yarn shine! It is worked from the top down, entirely seamlessly. The instructions comprise only a few repetitive elements, so it’s easy to…

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A new Anzula yarn for you to play with

Sabrina’s newest additions to the Anzula line are yarns of differing gauges and constructions that all blend Superwash Merino with Tussah silk. (This is silk that is gathered after the moth has left the cocoon. A bit rougher in texture but totally cruelty-free.) Julie got a chance to try several of these new 50/50 blends…

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Max & Bhodi

When knitting collaborators Alexa Ludeman and Emily Wessel (better known as Tincanknits) found themselves expecting they cooked up a pint sized collection of baby knits that is absolutely adorable.  Max & Bodhi’s Wardrobe includes 6 patterns that are all knitworthy and our community’s new Mommies found the patterns irresistible. Amelia has been knitting up a…

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Comfort Zone

Do you ever find yourself needing to knit, but not wanting to work on anything complicated?  There can be a joy in the meditative peace that can come from progress that is rhythmic and soothing. That is what the Hill & Dale Cowl is for Theresa. She thought I would try it without the rib…

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