An Excellent Poncho!

Every now and then a project comes along that everyone falls in love with.  It usually is one that looks good on all body types, is easy to knit, and uses a lovely yarn. We have just such a project in the shop!   It’s an intriguingly designed poncho by Andrea Mowry, Sheltered. There’s a…

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  • Bright and Bold or Soft and Muted?

    Castle Rock resident Heather Rhoads, owner of The Lemonade Shop, has been busy dyeing yarn and her husband has been just as busy skeining it.  We are enthusiastic and appreciative recipients of their busy-ness. From bold and bright to soft and muted, it’s obvious that Heather has a special knack for putting together colors that are…

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  • Quintessentially Quince!

    We invite you to take a fresh look at Quince & Co., a springy, soft, buttery yarn and one of our all time favorites! In 2010, designers Pam Allen and Carrie Bostick Hoge teamed up to work with mills in the Northeast to create a yarn that met their dreams; a quintessential, beautiful, 100% wool yarn and…

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  • Build Your Bind Off Knowledge

    Bring your bind off questions to our next Fearless Knitting sessions! Would you like to know more about stretchy bind offs?  How about decorative ones? Have you wanted to try an I-Cord bind off or learn how to bind off in pattern? Our Fearless Knitting technique demonstrations are designed to support knitters of all abilities,…

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  • Brooklyn Tweed’s Light and Airy Loft

    Ahhhhhh, Loft!  Jared Flood, aka Brooklyn Tweed, created this lightweight fingering yarn in 2011, a year after his first yarn, Shelter, was released. It’s mind-boggling to us that the first Brooklyn Tweed yarns have only been available for a relatively few years because they are already regarded as classics! This is the fourth in a series of…

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  • Our 21 Color Slouch Hat Kits Are Available for Pre-Order!

    Have fun and be fashion forward wearing Blue Sky Fibers’ 21 Color Slouch hat! Made with all 21 colors of Woolstok, it uses the 2016 Pantone Fall Fashion Colors and will blend fabulously with any new fall wardrobe pieces in your closet! This hat is fondly known as ‘The Stripey Hat’ around the shop.  It’s a rather…

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  • Say Hello to Jeffrey!

    We are in for a rare treat this week!  Some of you may have been to The Yarn Guys’ booth at Interweave’s Yarn Fest.  The booth is chock-a-block full of amazing Norwegian knits as they are the US distributors of Norway’s Rauma yarns.  This yarn is sticky which is perfection for colorwork projects! We carry their…

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  • Celebrating Brooklyn Tweed’s Arbor!

    Brooklyn Tweed has launched their newest yarn, Arbor! Arbor is a new venture for Brooklyn Tweed!  It’s worsted spun, meaning the fibers are combed straight and closely aligned before spinning, resulting in yarn that is denser and stronger and has more weight and drape than woolen spun yarns. Because of the way they’re spun and the tweediness of…

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  • Wondering How to Precisely Measure a Gauge Swatch?

    The yummiest of yarns and a pattern you can’t wait to cast on are sitting in front of you.  It’s a small project, an accessory that you will love if it turns out to be the size you want.  You are prepared for success; your washed and blocked swatch is ready to be measured.  Good…

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  • I’ll Pack a Cowl for Rhinebeck Kit and Class!

    Marian of Marianated Yarns and Deb Jacullo, who designs for Chelsea Yarns, have teamed up to give knitters the charming I’ll Pack a Cowl for Rhinebeck design and yarn kit! Kimberly particularly loves the ‘guard llama’ with the sheep! If you are enchanted with this cowl but are a tad intimidated by the colorwork, never fear! First, you’ll…

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