The Spring/Summer 2017 issue of knit.wear is here!

This stylish magazine from Interweave is notably garment-oriented, a publication with more sweater patterns than accessories.

So many of our favorite yarns are represented in this issue – Fibre Company Acadia and Arranmore, Brooklyn Tweed Loft, Shibui Twig, and more.

Come by the shop to pick up a copy of knit.wear, and browse our latest acquisitions while you’re at it. We hope you find inspiration here!


Update: this issue of knit.wear is sold out!


The latest issue of knit.wear is here, and it’s flying off our shelves!


This stylish magazine from Interweave is notably garment-oriented, a publication with more sweater patterns than accessories.


I spotted some familiar yarns in this issue: a sweater knit in Shibui Pebble, with a bit of Shibui Cima on the bottom edge for a layered look, and a lace-edged poncho in Fibre Company Canopy Fingering.


Maybe it’s just because I’m finishing up a cardigan at the moment, but for me the standout feature of this issue was a new-to-me buttonband technique from designer Sarah Solomon.


Come by the shop to pick up a copy of knit.wear while they last!



Remember knit.wear, the stylish, short-lived magazine from Interweave that was replaced by knit.purl? Well, looks like it’s back, at least for this one special issue!


Knit.wear focuses on simplicity and sophistication in handknitting, is typically garment-focused, with more sweaters than accessories, and this issue is no exception.


Shibui yarns are well-represented in this issue; the striped pullover above is knit in Shibui Dune, and the belted tank below is knit in Shibui Twig.

DSCN5698Other familiar yarns found their way into this issue, too. This striking red sweater calls for Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, a worsted weight blend of cotton and wool.


The beret and headband below are knit in Malabrigo Finito and Fibre Company Canopy Fingering, respectively.


I also spotted a feature on Michele Wang, a designer whose patterns I’ve admired the past few years. It should be interesting to read a bit about her process.


You’ll find knit.wear on the teacart here at the shop, nestled between the swift, ballwinder, and all the latest publications. See you there!


The latest issue of knit.wear, always anxiously anticipated, is here!


knit.wear is typically garment-focused, with more sweaters and tops than accessories, and this issue is no exception. You’ll find a mix of techniques at play in these designs: intarsia, stripes, slip-stitch texture patterns, lace and other openwork.





There’s also a technique/design article on alternative edgings for sweater hems.


Come by the shop to pick up a copy of knit.wear, and browse the latest books and magazines for inspiration. See you there!


The new issue of knit.wear is here!


knit.wear is a relatively new knitting magazine from Interweave that has quickly acquired something of a following. It’s always full of stylish, modern garments, and we know knitters who look forward to every issue.



This issue also has some interesting design- and technique-focused articles, and a piece on pilling by Clara Parkes of Knitter’s Review.




Come by the shop to snag a copy of knit.wear and plan your next project!


The Spring 2013 issue of knit.wear magazine has made itself at home on the teacart at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop.


This issue is filled with what we’ve come to expect from knit.wear: knitable, wearable, modern-looking garments, and attention to detail in knitwear design.


This loose-fitting, textured dolman sweater is made in one of our favorite yarns, Fibre Company Acadia.


Composed of merino wool, alpaca, and silk, Acadia is sure to make a soft, gently draping pullover. 


This Gradient Pullover adds interest to a plain stockinette sweater with big blocks of color; simple, but effective.


It’s made with three colors of Cascade 220 Superwash Sport, a soft, easy-care merino wool that comes in a big, inviting color spectrum.


Come by the shop to get your own copy of knit.wear, and contemplate warm-weather knitting. 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.


Back in October, Interweave published a special issue called knit.wear, filled with simple cardigans, pullovers, and vests. Anne and I loved the look of it, as did many of you. This week, knit.wear is back with a new issue for Spring 2012.


This issue of knit.wear boasts accessories along with the garments; cowls, hats, and legwarmers to go with shrugs, tanks, and jackets. The projects are divided up by the techniques they use, like ruching, twisted fabric, or seamless construction.

There’s also a short-row tutorial, and an excerpt from the fabulous Pop Knitting, by Britt-Marie Christoffersson, which I wrote about last month when it arrived at the shop. It’s another beautiful collection of knits, so if you liked knit.wear last year, come by the shop to check out this latest edition! You’ll find it surrounded by the latest books and magazines on the teacart.


Behold: the premiere issue of knit.wear, a brand new knitting magazine from Interweave. Billing itself as a collection of “simple handknits for the thoughtful knitter,” knit.wear is packed with clean, modern-looking sweater patterns. Anne and I were impressed with this stylish new magazine. What do you think?

Come by the shop to flip through the premiere issue and see all else that is new.