Knit Simple and Interweave Crochet.

It was a busy week for magazines; two new issues arrived at the shop, taking their place among the other latest publications on the teacart.

This issue of Knit Simple has a little bit of everything–textured afghans, cold weather accessories for adults and children, a cable tutorial, and a handful of sweater patterns.

Meanwhile, Interweave Crochet offers patterns for crocheted garments and accessories for women and men, from the delicate and sophisticated to the simple and rustic.

Come by the shop to flip through these and other magazines for knitting and crochet inspiration. See you there!

Three new magazines.

This week we got three new magazines in, each one filled with knitting projects, tutorials, stories, and other inspiration.

Knit.Wear has bunches of modern-looking sweater patterns, along with a tutorial on choosing the right cast-ons and bind-offs for each project you make.

Knit Simple’s Holiday 2012 issue offers patterns for gift-knitting, grouped by their intended recipient, like so: “For Mom,” “For Dad,” “For the Coworker,” “For the Teacher,” etc.

Knitting Traditions is full of colorwork and lace, shawls, mittens, gloves, and stories that give historical context to knitting techniques and patterns.

Come by the shop to flip through these magazines, peruse our many knitting and crochet books, and plan your next project.

Creative Knitting and Knit Simple.

Two more Fall magazines arrived this week: Creative Knitting and Knit Simple.

Each one boasts a collection of cowls, and the one that caught my eye was in Creative Knitting, made from Cascade Rustic in a rich red. Rustic, if you’ll recall, is specially discounted this month. A cowl is a great project for this yarn, and it’s also-discounted cousin, Lana Bambu.

Knit Simple had its share of cowl patterns as well, but these two bulky sweaters stood out to me instead. Made in Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande and Lamb’s Pride Bulky, respectively, these two sweaters would knit up quickly. Quick knits can be so encouraging.

Come by the shop to flip through the latest magazines and plan your next project!

Knit Simple.

The newest issue of Knit Simple has arrived at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop.

The Spring/Summer 2012 issue has many projects to offer: springy sweaters and tops, lacy scarves, knitted flowers, and dresses for little girls.

Take a look next time you’re in the shop!

Magazine week.

The magazine-makers of the world have been working overtime, it seems. Last week brought two new issues, Creative Knitting and Interweave Knits. I’d barely flipped through them when three more new magazines arrived. Rest assured, if you come by the shop this week, you’re likely to find at least one compelling new project among these glossy pages.

Koigu Magazine is back with a nice follow-up to their premiere issue, which I wrote a bit about back in May. Look here for inspired and unusual uses of fingering weight and variegated yarns.

Knit Simple is here, too, full of cardigans, among other things.

The most impressive, in my opinion, has been Interweave Knits Accessories. The thing itself is stylishly designed, and the patterns are many and varied.

Cowls, hats, socks, mitts, and shawls–the kind of projects that knitters often make for gifts. It’s a gift-giving season we’re in, and it was gift-knitting that came to mind when I paged through this magazine. Take a look.

See you at the shop.

Knit Simple.

It may seem a little early for the Fall 2011 magazines to start showing up, but the cozy looking sweaters, hats, and scarves in the newest issue of Knit Simple are great fodder for autumnal knitting fantasies. 

Truly: summer is a good time to get small cold-weather accessories finished so that they’re wearable as soon as the next season’s chills set in. Thumb through the latest Knit Simple for some good ideas to that end. Find it on the teacart.