August 16, 2008

New from Peru


Cuzco is one of the latest yarns from Berroco. The 50% blend of superfine alpaca and Peruvian wool, makes for a marriage between softness and structure. Weighing in at 3.75 stitches per inch, it straddles chunky and aran, making for a quick knit without the bulk.

If back-to-school makes you feel like getting back to knitting, Cuzco might be just the yarn for you. Especially with the cozy sweaters and accessories in the accompanying pattern booklet. The only problem will be which one?

The only problem is which pattern?

Filed under: new and noteworthy yarn,new books and magazines — Admin @ 8:36 pm

August 13, 2008

Authors in the House!

Authors in the House!

Writers who knit or is it Knitters who write? These ladies of the pen and needle were at an annual conference in San Francisco earlier this month and they paid a visit to the store. From left to right, Elizabeth Boyle, Christina Skye, Candi Jensen, Debbie Macomber and her assistant Renata.

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August 12, 2008

How we love our Creative Customers

Central Park Hoodie Reloaded

Sometimes you make a project a second time because you really loved knitting it and sometimes it’s because you want to improve or add a little something to the pattern. The latter was the case with Jennifer and her Central Park Hoodie from the Fall 2006 issue of Knit Scene. She used Cascade 220 for both, but the she spiced up the second version with additional cables to add extra oomph!

Central Park Hoodie

Linda made this gorgeous tunic of her own design, using a stitch pattern from Barbara Walker’s Fourth Treasury of Knitting Patterns. It was made using Katia Linen, making for the perfect summer weight garment.

Linda's Lace Tunic

Gavin models the handsome zippered cardigan that Cinzia made out of a wool-alpaca blend. The pattern is from Family Knits by Debbie Bliss. Cinzia was a student in one of my classes and I cannot believe how far she has come! I mean, a set in zipper? Brava!

Cinzia's Coup de Cardigan

Amanda took some Misti Alpaca in a vibrant orange and whipped up this lovely number. This braided scarf is shop pattern S77 and is available free with purchase of yarn. Hard to believe that autumn is just around the corner!

Amanda's Orange Alpaca Scarf

Filed under: customer creations — Admin @ 1:55 pm

August 9, 2008



If you were stashing your Malabrigo, now might be the time to take out those skeins, as their first pattern book is here, with Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton as the featured designer. She has long been a favorite designer of mine with her wonderful interpretations of Noro yarns. She brings those same understated, modern sensibility to this collaboration. That it is all buttery soft merino, makes it icing on the cake.

Just to remind folks, there are only 10 days left in the Malabrigo Raffle! If you are mailing your entries, they must be postmarked by August 21st.

Filed under: new books and magazines — Admin @ 11:57 pm

August 6, 2008

New Rowan

Rowan Magazine

It’s another sumptuous issue of Rowan Magazine, celebrating their 30th Anniversary. Come in and leaf through the pages of beautiful photography. If that isn’t inspiration enough, fondle a ball or two of the new yarns for fall.

Filed under: new books and magazines — Admin @ 9:31 pm

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