February 16, 2008

What you’ve been waiting for

Malabrigo Silky Merino

Yes indeed, this is the first sighting of that elusive yarn, the Malabrigo Silky Merino. These three colors are now available on our shelves: Arlene’s Purples a heady mixture of amethyst, maroon with pink, Bosques a deep olive with sage and Nocturnal a violet with cornflower. Check back next week for more colors!

Filed under: new and noteworthy yarn — Admin @ 8:39 am

February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine's Day

Filed under: Holidays — Admin @ 12:48 pm

February 11, 2008

Noro Sock Yarn: The Knitting Report

Noro Sock Yarn

Back in January, I wrote about Noro Sock yarn and if you’re fan like myself, just looking at all the beautiful colors was pleasure enough. But how does it knit? After using many self-striping sock yarns, the very long color changes were a bit of a surprise. I used color 185, with size 2 (2.75mm) needles and my own pattern, which is very similar to Ann Norling 12A. The yarn is a single ply, which I found quite pleasant to use. However, the real magic comes in the blocking. Into the sink it went, with the hot water running. I laid it flat to dry and what a difference it made! All of the stitches relaxed and the yarn became much softer. If you have a hankering to make a pair of really distinctive socks, this is the yarn to use.

Noro Sock Yarn

Filed under: beautiful things to make,new and noteworthy yarn — Admin @ 10:00 am

February 8, 2008

What to learn next?


Let me guess, you’ve mastered knit and purl and want to add some more to your stitch repertoire. Where to go from here? Cables just about scream complex, but are surprisingly simple, especially under the tutelage of Kurt.


I’ll give you a heads up for the Hats class, because March will be here before we know it. Amy will expertly guide you through knitting in the round and crown decreases. Check the dates and give the store a call!

Filed under: classes — Admin @ 11:36 am

February 7, 2008

More Socks: ShibuiKnits Sock

Shibui Sock

We are happy to add ShibuiKnits Sock to our ever expanding selection of premium hand dyed sock yarn. This 100% superwash merino yarn will be a treat to work with and wear. It is available in beautiful Solids and color blends they call Fluids. Each skein is almost like a haiku in its simple beauty.

Shibui Sock

The way light dapples
on the still water’s surface
with colors shifting


Filed under: new and noteworthy yarn — Admin @ 11:34 am

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