Show and tell: accessories.

It’s been less than a month since my last “show and tell” blog post, but already there’s so much to share. Here are some of the finished projects that started life as yarn on our shelves!

dscn6348Above is the “Rise” hat, knit by Robin, who is teaching an upcoming class on the subject here at the shop. She made it with two yarns held together throughout: Shibui’s newest yarn, Drift, and their classic Silk Cloud. This pattern is free with the purchase of Shibui yarns for the project, and features cozy cables and a tidy tubular cast-on.


Below is Robin’s “Rise” cowl, knit with Fibre Company Canopy Worsted and Shibui Silk Cloud held together throughout, an equally luxurious yarn combination for the project.

Sign up for the Rise Hat or Cowl class on our website!


Here’s the subject of another upcoming class, Marsha’s “Super Fast Mittens,” a pattern she’s made available for sale here at the shop. Made with Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande, they’re quick and cozy, designed with ease of knitting in mind. Join the class for an introduction to double-pointed needles!


Peggy brought two finished accessories in for show and tell; above is her “Basket Whip” cowl, knit in the (sadly discontinued) Fibre Company Savannah, and below is her “Holden” shawl, knit in Geilsk Cotton/Wool. Both yarns are well-balanced blends of plant and animal fibers, lightweight from fibers like linen and cotton, but plush from merino wool.


Ruth knit this “Rhys” scarf in Fibre Company Knightsbridge, a fuzzy heathered blend of llama, merino, and silk. It’s a handsome piece, decorated with cables and texture patterns, and the yarn is so well-suited to a next-to-skin accessory.


Petra has been on a Steve Rousseau kick, knitting and crocheting several of his intricate shawls in a row. Her latest is this “Dimitri Rectangular Shawl,” knit in the lightweight, tweedy Shibui Pebble. 


Thanks to everyone who shares their creations with us, those who gamely submit to my photography as well as those who’d rather not. We love seeing what you’re working on, and the pleasure and satisfaction that you derive from your finished projects.

See you at the shop!

Interweave Knits.

The Winter 2016 issue of Interweave Knits is here, and copies have been flying off our teacart.


This issue has been particularly popular, I think, because of its tempting collection of aran- and gansey-inspired sweaters. All those cables and texture patterns look cozy to wear and interesting to knit, and as the weather is finally cooling, we knitters tend to perk up and reach for patterns like these.


Some of our favorite yarns are featured in this issue, too. Quenna Lee’s “MacGowan Pullover,” above, is knit in the soft and luxurious Fibre Company Knightsbridge, and Linda Marveng’s “Inverness Pullover,” below, is knit in the smooth and sturdy Plymouth Galway. These two yarns, alike in gauge, are so different in texture, drape, and fiber content, but both make stunning cables.


It’s not all texture patterns, though; Nancy Shroyer’s article on color selection is certainly worth a read, and there are a couple of colorwork patterns among the cables, too.



Come by the shop to pick up a copy of Interweave Knits and browse all the latest magazines and books!