Safiyyah Talley’s first book is here! Let’s take a look inside Knit 2 Socks in 1.
In Knit 2 Socks in 1, Safiyyah Talley introduces a new method for knitting socks, designed to be unintimidating and fun. Her technique entails knitting one long tube, then using lifelines to separate that tube into two socks, finishing up with no-kitchener heels and toes.
Talley includes a wide range of styles, sizes, and stitch patterns, walking knitters through their sock-making with clear tutorials in a choose your own adventure style.
Knit 2 Socks in 1 is $16.95. Swing by the shop to pick up your copy, or order online for local pickup or shipping! We’re here from 11am – 5:30pm, Tuesdays – Saturdays; masks required for entry. See you at the shop!
Last week, a giant box arrived from Kelbourne Woolens, packed full of their worsted weight wool, Germantown. Inside were no less than 10 new colors, plus a handful of colors we’d sold out of. We now have 35 shades in stock, including a few marled Germantown Unicorns – enough to warrant a new display!
Kelbourne Woolens Germantown:
4ply, worsted spun
100% North American wool
$16 each; Germantown Unicorns are $16 each
Germantown is a recreation of a classic wool that had been produced in Germantown, Pennsylvania, under a few different brand names since the mid-to-late 19th century. Made of 100% North American wool, Germantown is a worsted spun, worsted weight yarn with a smooth texture, soft hand, and nice elasticity.
One skein is enough for a hat, and the folks at Kelbourne Woolens have designed one for every month of the year. Even better, every one of these patterns is free to download from Ravelry – look there for an entire Year of Hats!
Look for Kelbourne Woolens Germantown in the worsted weight section here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop! We’re open from 11-5:30, Tuesdays-Saturdays, and also taking orders online for local pickup or shipping.
We’ve decided to keep our doors closed through the month June, though we’re still virtually open for online orders. As we have done throughout April and May, we’ll have a special sale each week – 15% off a featured yarn, our Sale of the Week!
Bio Balance is a GOTS certified organic yarn from Danish company BC Garn. It’s a sport weight blend of 55% wool and 45% cotton, a combination that brings the best of both fibers to the yarn. The wool lends elasticity and loftiness to the cool, soft cotton, and the result is a nice balance of animal and plant fibers, and smooth, well-behaved fabric.
This makes Bio Balance an especially good fit for our warm climate here in North Carolina. Here are some patterns to consider:
“Greenall,” by Safiyyah Talley – a top-down cardigan with mesh lace at the yoke
“Dianer,” by Xiaowei Design – a top-down tee with eyelets