Seasonless: Patterns for Life, by Karen Templer + Amirisu.

A new book has arrived to inspire your knitting this fall and beyond – let’s look inside Seasonless: Patterns for Life ($28), by Karen Templer + Amirisu!

You may recognize Karen Templer’s name from her years of slow-fashion blogging, or from Fringe Supply Co., where she used to sell wildly popular project bags. She’s a knitwear designer, too – perhaps you’ve knit her “Log Cabin Mitts,” “Improv” sweater, or “Anna Vest.”

For this new collection, a collaboration with Amirisu, Templer wanted to create “patterns that are endlessly adaptable and, therefore, priceless, while also presenting the opportunity for a newer knitter to build skills along the way.”

Seasonless: Patterns for Life features 5 fundamental patterns: fingerless mitts, a hat, a vest, a pullover, and a cardigan. For each of these accessories and garments, Templer + Amirisu offer 4 stitch pattern variations, multiple finishing and shaping options, and thoughts on yarn substitution.


Each pattern is knit at a worsted weight gauge, and Kelbourne Woolens Germantown is one of the featured yarns. There are so many others we carry and love – think Berroco Ultra Alpaca, Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted, Malabrigo Rios, Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, Tones, and Imbue Worsted.

Look for Seasonless: Patterns for Life ($28) here at HYS, or order online for local pickup or shipping!

LYS Day 2023: Casapinka colorways from Dream in Color!

Happy Local Yarn Store Day! Come by the shop tomorrow, Saturday, April 29, for 25% off featured yarns and 50% off select books – you can read all about those sales on our recent blog post. Each year on Local Yarn Store Day, designer Casapinka releases a pattern to celebrate. This year, it’s “Kitation,” an … [more]

LYS Day 2023!

We’re looking forward to Local Yarn Store Day, this Saturday, April 29th! Come to our shop on LYS Day for 25% off featured yarns, 50% off select books, and special Casapinka colorways from Dream in Color. Read on for more info… LYS Day is about celebrating brick-and-mortar yarn shops and appreciating all that they offer. … [more]

Show and tell!

It’s been far too long since I shared show-and-tell here on the blog, though it’s an ongoing part of our daily Instagram posts – let’s see what folks have been making with yarn from our shop! First up – check out Linda’s Churchmouse “Double Split Color-Blocked Cowl,” knit with Malabrigo Noventa! She knit it up in … [more]

Back in stock + new colors: Brooklyn Tweed Dapple!

Dapple is Brooklyn Tweed’s DK weight blend of organic cotton and merino, a soft and fluffy yarn that’s been very popular around here. We’re delighted to report that five new colors just arrived, and we restocked others, too! Brooklyn Tweed Dapple: DK weight woolen-spun, tonally dyed 60% merino wool, 40% organic cotton 165 yards/50 g … [more]

Weekend Hat.

Margaretta recently brought in a bit of show and tell that captivated us – here’s her “Weekend Hat,” another simple but clever pattern by PetiteKnit. Margaretta knit her “Weekend Hat” with Isager Jensen and Silk Mohair held together throughout, a perfect balance of structure and softness. As in PetiteKnit’s “Oslo Hat – Mohair Edition,” there are … [more]

The Knitting Barber Cords.

The Knitting Barber Cords are back in stock! These little tins hold colorful silicone stitch holders, perfect for putting sleeve or body stitches on hold as you’re knitting a seamless sweater. These flexible tubes are designed to slip onto the point of your needles for easy transfer of live stitches from needles to Knitting Barber … [more]

Dream in Color Pop-Up Club: assigned pooling, April 2023.

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. There’s a special theme this time: assigned pooling, a clever way of showing off hand-dyed yarns like these. Aprils new limited edition colorway is here while supplies last! … [more]

Allover, by Kate Davies.

Kate Davies’ newest book is here! Let’s look inside Allover ($28). Allover is a vibrant collection of colorwork garments and accessories, drawing inspiration from the colorwork traditions of Norway, Sweden, Iceland, and Shetland. Many of the patterns are shown and charted in multiple colorways, offering a glimpse into the limitless possibilities of each design – … [more]

52 Weeks of Socks, Vol. II.

The folks at Laine have brought us another exciting new book – 52 Weeks of Socks, Vol. II! 52 Weeks of Socks was wildly popular when it was first published in 2020, and ever since, sock knitters have been clamoring for more. Like its predecessor, this new volume includes 52 patterns for knitting socks and slippers, … [more]

Back in stock: Bamboo Pop!

Just in time for spring, we’ve got a fresh supply of Universal Bamboo Pop! Universal Bamboo Pop: DK weight solid and variegated shades 50% cotton, 50% bamboo 292 yds/100g $11 each We chose a mix of solid and variegated shades, designed to stand alone in one-color projects or pair up for high and low contrast … [more]