Back in stock: Isager Japansk Bomuld.

Our most recent Isager order included a bundle of Japansk Bomuld, a lustrous lace weight cotton tape.

Isager Japansk Bomuld:

  • lace weight
  • flat tape
  • 100% cotton
  • 344 yards, 50 g
  • $15 each

Japansk Bomuld has been around for about five years, but remains one of the most unique plant fiber yarns in our shop. The knit fabric is crunchy and cool to the touch, ideal for spring and summer tops and accessories.

I used 3 shades of Japansk Bomuld to knit a Churchmouse “Alexandra’s Airplane Scarf” as a shop sample, a trio that made high contrast stripes towards the middle of the scarf, and low contrast at one end.

Though the Isager Japansk Bomuld palette is small, there are plenty of intriguing color trios available – here are a few to consider.

What else to knit with Japansk Bomuld? Hold it together with Silk Mohair for Midori Hirose’s “Ranunculus” or Ragnhild Vaaland’s “Blink” pullover, or hold 3 strands together for PetiteKnit’s “French Market Bag.”

Look for Isager Japansk Bomuld in the lace weight section here at HYS!

Back in stock: Berroco Ultra Alpaca.

Good old Ultra Alpaca – this balanced blend of wool and alpaca is a classic, and we’re delighted to have a fresh supply! Berroco Ultra Alpaca: worsted weight solid and heathered shades 50% super fine alpaca, 50% Peruvian Highland wool 219 yards/100g $14 each Berroco Ultra Alpaca has the structure and elasticity of wool and the drape, halo, … [more]

Pom Pom Quarterly: Winter 2022.

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]

Hello, Malabrigo Noventa!

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]

Knitted Kalevala, by Jenna Kostet.

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]

NFC Loft + fingering weight.

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]

Dream in Color Pop-Up Club: November 2022.

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]

Amirisu, Issue 25.

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]

Hello, & Make Aran!

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]

Koigu Collector’s Club: Maie Landra’s Original Paintings.

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]

Making No. 14: Inside.

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]