Published March 21, 2023 | By Julia
Spring weather is here, which means it’s time for plant fibers – meet the newest addition here at our shop, Sandnes Garn Line!
Sandnes Garn Line:
Line is a light worsted weight plant fiber blend that knits up at 5 stitches per inch on a US 6 needle.
It’s soft, cool, machine washable, and drapes beautifully, qualities that make it ideal for warm weather garments.
I’ve cast on for a shop sample in Line, PetiteKnit’s “Anker’s Summer Shirt.” Like every PetiteKnit pattern I’ve tried so far, it’s approachable, practical, and appealing, both to knit and to wear.
Here are some other patterns that would be lovely in Line:
Look for Sandnes Garn Line in our worsted weight section!
Published December 6, 2022 | By Julia
The latest issue of Pom Pom Quarterly is here! Rich with color, texture, and technique, the patterns in this issue are inspired by the work of women artists Etel Adnan and Hilma af Klint. I spotted a few familiar yarns in this issue – Kjerstin Rovetta’s cool colorblock “Periphery” hat is shown in Kelbourne … [more]
Published December 2, 2022 | By Julia
Meet Noventa, a brand new yarn from Malabrigo! Malabrigo Noventa: super bulky weight single ply hand-dyed 100% superwash merino wool 90 yards/125 g $23 each Noventa is plush and squishy, perfectly suited to cold-weather accessories, and one skein makes a hat or cowl in a hurry. Here are a few one-skein pattern ideas for Noventa: … [more]
Published November 29, 2022 | By Julia
Let’s peek inside the newest book from Laine! Knitted Kalevala ($45) is a book of colorwork patterns inspired by Kalevala, a collection of mythic poems and folklore of Finland. The Kalevala is full of ancient symbols, mythical creatures, and nature, which you’ll see reflected in Jenna Kostet’s patterns. The garments and accessories of Knitted Kalevala are … [more]
Published November 22, 2022 | By Julia
There are so many popular patterns that call for a lace weight mohair paired with fingering weight wool – sometimes in a matching color, sometimes a contrasting one, always creating an enticing fuzzy fabric. Neighborhood Fibre Co. Loft is just the yarn for this, and we’ve got loads of options in the fingering weight section here … [more]
Published November 18, 2022 | By Julia
Dream in Color’s Pop Up Club is back! Every month, we’re getting a special new colorway from Dream in Color, a Tucson-based producer of small batch hand-dyed yarns. November’s new limited edition colorway is here while supplies last! Dream in Color Smooshy Cashmere: fingering weight 70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon 400 yards/100g $34 … [more]
Published November 15, 2022 | By Julia
A new issue of Amirisu is here! Amirisu is a knitting magazine based in Japan, each issue filled with articles, interviews, and patterns from designers all over the world. Bristol Ivy, Paula Pereira, Alice Caetano, and others have contributed to this issue, designing garments and accessories with a special emphasis on silhouette – sculpture is … [more]
Published November 11, 2022 | By Julia
The Fibre Company has just launched a new line of yarn, & Make! These are yarns for stitchers at every stage of their crafting journey, made of natural, sustainable fibers from renewable sources. We’re starting with & Make Aran, a soft and squishy blend of Highland wool and alpaca. The Fibre Co. & Make Aran: … [more]
Published November 8, 2022 | By Julia
The Koigu Collector’s Club continues! Each month, we’ll receive 21 skeins of KPPPM in a limited edition color dyed especially for a select group of local yarn stores that carry Koigu. KPPPM is a fingering weight superwash merino, hand-dyed in vibrant colors by mother/daughter team Maie and Taiu Landra on their farm outside of Toronto, Canada. … [more]
Published November 4, 2022 | By Julia
The newest issue of Making is here! Sadly, this is the final print issue of Making, as the magazine is evolving into a monthly digital zine, Bright Collective. On the bright side, this 14th issue is something to savor, a warm collection of craft, knitting, and crochet projects with the seasonally appropriate theme “Inside.” Contributors … [more]
Published November 1, 2022 | By Julia
We’d like to introduce an exciting new arrival from Baltimore’s Neighborhood Fiber Co – meet Loft! Neighborhood Fiber Co. Loft: lace weight hand dyed in semisolid and variegated colorways 70% kid mohair, 30% silk 459 yards/1.75 oz $28 each Not to be confused with Brooklyn Tweed Loft, NFC Loft is a fuzzy and luminous blend … [more]