Favorite Old and New Knitting Books!

It’s so much fun to receive a shipment of new knitting books!  The act of opening up a new book and flipping through it fills our minds with possibilities and inspiration. We have two new books this week that are both beautiful! Melanie Berg’s Shawls Melanie Berg designs gorgeous shawls!  This hot-off-the-press book is full…

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Good Reads at My Sister Knits

Not only does My Sister Knits carry beautiful, thoughtfully curated yarn, we also carry a select number of gorgeous knitting magazines!  They all have distinctive photos, informative articles, and of course patterns! However, each magazine has its own look and feel. amirisu Tokuko Ochiai and Meri Tanaka publish this magazine in Japan, in addition to…

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Welcome, Brooklyn Tweed!

My Sister Knits is fast becoming a treasure trove of lovingly produced yarn sourced entirely in the U.S.! From the sheep, to the cleaning, to the dyeing process, and finally the spinning, we have a growing collection of yarns whose production supports farmers and artisans working to keep textile traditions alive. We are proud to…

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Come for Colorwork!

We have a class starting on Tuesday that we are thrilled about, although some of us are a little intimidated at the same time!  That’s good because it means learning will take place and our knitting skills will grow. Jeannie Giberson, a gifted and patient colorwork teacher, is teaching a two session Colorwork Fundamentals class on…

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New Fearless Knitting Technique

Shadow Short Rows.  Possibly your new favorite!  There is no wrapping, no picking up of wraps, and it’s a one row process that can be used in any pattern requiring short rows! Sock knitters will be pleased to know that this technique works beautifully with socks as it was created by Alice Yu, author of Socktopus: 17 Pairs of Socks to Knit…

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From the coast of Maine…

…to the shores of Warren Lake.  Carrie Bostick Hoge’s new Swoon Maine collection is inspiring some great knits! This new paperback book includes 14 patterns that are all delightfully knitworthy.  With tiny knits for kiddos, accessories and larger garments, it can be hard to pick just one to start with! Kate recently finished a snuggly…

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Botanical Knits 2

You may remember that we filled the shop last September with gorgeous samples from the pages of Botanical Knits.  We were inspired by the new arrival of Fiber Co.’s Canopy Worsted to the shop. We have exciting news for you: Alana Dakos has published a sequel!  And we will be getting copies in the shop…

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Cast on for something new this weekend

The Kelbourne Woolens girls have done it again.  They have created a new booklet of five patterns that can each be created with a single skein of Canopy Worsted, and finished in a weekend’s worth of knitting: Weekenders.  Each member of the Kelbourne design team created a pattern for this collection.  And it is fun…

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More Fibre Company Samples

The Fibre Company has sent us another Trunk Show to share with you.  This collection features designs by the Kelbourne Woolens design team of Kate Gagnon Osborn and Courtney Kelley.  All 20 patterns from the pages of Vintage Modern Knits arrived last week, and we are featuring our favorites that have been knit up in…

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