Handcraft, by Helga Isager and Jóna Thórunnardóttir.

We’re delighted to have a beautiful new book from Isager – let’s take a look at Handcraft!

From designers Helga Isager and Jóna Thórunnardóttir, Handcraft is an elegant hardcover book of mittens and gloves.

It includes a basic pattern for mittens and another for gloves, then offers different edgings, stitch patterns, yarn combinations, and other variations to make all kinds of cozy hand warmers.

Adorn your mittens with cables, lace, stripes, texture, and marls; the knitting techniques are clearly and beautifully illustrated with drawings by Japanese artist Toshiko Koikegami.

Handcraft is $29, and available here at the shop – swing by between 11am – 5:30 pm, Tuesdays – Saturdays, or order online for local pickup or shipping!

Upcoming classes.

Our wonderful teachers have been busy preparing for upcoming classes, stitching samples and planning their knitterly curriculum.


Amy recently brought a batch of her self-published “Knitting Basic Socks” booklets to the shop, the textbook for her upcoming class by the same name. The booklet and class will guide you through the construction of a simple pair of socks knit on double-pointed needles from cuff to toe. She hand-bound each booklet with one of my favorite sock yarns, Colinette Jitterbug.


Come by the shop to take a closer look at Amy’s sock-knitting booklet, and sign up for her upcoming “Knitting Basic Socks” class for hands-on, in-person instruction.



I recently finished knitting this “Yipes Stripes Cowl,” by Ann Weaver, the subject of Katherine’s newest class. I used five shades of Plymouth Suri Merino, and knit the motifs out of order just because I could. During the 3-color braid, I worked with all three yarns flung across the room, giving them plenty of room to twist around one another, as they naturally do, and then untwist stitch by stitch on the following row.


You may recall that Anne knit one, too; they’re both on display at the shop now, illustrating how the same pattern can yield such different results just by changing the yarn and colors used. I can’t wait to see what Katherine’s looks like, and everyone else who’s taking the class! Sign up now to learn all the techniques you’ll encounter in a “Yipes Stripes Cowl” and get started on one of your own.


Marsha’s newest class will teach how to make a pair of “Podster Gloves,” a convertible glove/mitten with a peek-a-boo thumb, allowing you to keep your hands warm but free your fingers quickly to navigate a smartphone, should the need arise.


Marsha knit this “Podster Glove” in Jo Sharp Alpaca Silk Georgette, a sport weight blend of merino, alpaca, and silk. Worked up at a gauge of 8 stitches per inch, these are cozy gloves indeed. Come by the shop to see Marsha’s sample glove, and sign up for her class to have support in knitting some for yourself!


Amy finished her “Mix No. 28” vest in record time, working with two strands throughout: Shibui Linen and Pebble. Together, these two yarns make a unique fabric, combining the cool drape of the linen and the soft tweedy texture of Pebble’s wool, cashmere, and silk.


It’s a perfect fabric for an open vest like this one, with its clever integrated scarf. Amy has kindly left her “Mix No. 28” vest with us as a temporary shop sample–come by to see it for yourself, and join Amy’s “Mix No. 28” class to have guidance in making one of your own!

Thanks to all our teachers for continuing to dream up exciting new classes! You can read more about all of them on the “Classes” page, and sign up online via Paypal if you like. See you at the shop!