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Show and tell: colorwork sweaters!

Time for another round of show and tell, this time featuring colorwork projects!

Here’s Aubrey’s “Halibut,” a striking pullover knit with Kelbourne Woolens Cricket and Isager Silk Mohair held together throughout. This was her second sweater and her very first colorwork project! Pattern by Caitlin Hunter.

Liz came in with two incredible colorwork projects to share – the first is Midori Hirose’s “Paul Klee Sweater,” knit with Brooklyn Tweed Loft and Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift.

“Taquile” is another of Liz’s creations, a cozy pattern from Marianne Isager’s A Knitting Life: Out into the World. She knit it with Isager Alpaca 3, a soft and lofty chainette.

Anne recently taught a class on Isabell Kraemer’s “Nasrin” sweater, and Katherine was the first in class to finish. Like Anne, Katherine knit hers with Kelbourne Woolens Camper, adding the contrast edging at the neck, cuffs, and hem. If this lovely sweater piques your interest, check out our blog post showing color combinations!

Thanks to Aubrey, Liz, and Katherine for sharing your projects with us. If you want some guidance and camaraderie as you knit a colorwork sweater of your own, check out our class page for two new classes coming up in August!

Michelle and Chloe.

Last Saturday, master knitter Michelle came into the shop with a dress-form (named Chloe) wearing her latest finished object, an intricately cabled pea coat from Shirley Paden’s Knitwear Design Workshop: The Comprehensive Guide to Handknits. It blew us all away, to the point that I could not resist asking to take their photo for the … [more]


We got a very large box from Berroco.

After much unpacking, admiring, reorganizing, and rearranging, it’s time to show off. New colors of Berroco Sox, stuffed into their cubby but eager to get out. We also have a new pattern book to go with–brightly colored children’s garments, taking advantage of the self-patterning quality of this yarn. A bright spectrum of Pure Pima, lounging … [more]


Andrea knits socks.

My friend Andrea has been a sometime knitter for a few years now, completing a scarf here, a patchwork blanket there, but focusing primarily on her animation projects (a subject worthy of an entire blog; go there and see this if animated wool peaks your curiosity). Recently, however, she has taken up knitting in a more … [more]


Cascade 220 Superwash Sport.

********* As of December 15th, 2015, we no longer have any Cascade 220 Superwash Sport in stock. ********* Allow me to introduce you to my favorite yarn of the moment. Simple, sturdy, yet soft, and suitable for most any project: Cascade 220 Superwash Sport. A few weeks ago, we had only a handful of colors. … [more]


Katia Fabula.

A lot of days at the yarn shop begin with a box.    This one arrived last Tuesday. Our UPS guy dropped it off in the back room where we could spread out its contents and find space to store them.  Inside, I found a few replacement bags of Noro Silk Garden Sock in colors … [more]