August 5, 2013

The Unofficial Harry Potter Knits

The Unofficial Harry Potter Knits, a special edition magazine from the creative team behind Jane Austen Knits, is sure to charm. We could not be more excited.  Featuring stunning capes, intricate sweaters and impressive accessories, knitters of all ambitions are sure to be captivated by these magical knits.

Those with chilly hands and a flair for glamorous may enjoy the Albanian Forest Mitts pattern using Rialto DK and Party Angel.

 

The Gray Lady’s Cloak looks great in Giselle, and the hood adds some extra whimsy to this elegant cape.

 

 

  Grab a copy while we have them!


Filed under: new books and magazines — Admin @ 12:28 pm

February 5, 2013

New from Rowan

Softknit Cotton

 

New from Rowan, Softknit Cotton is a 92% cotton, 8% polyamide blend.  Cable spun, this yarn is especially springy, light, and bouncy.  Garments made from Softknit Cotton will be lighter than typical cotton yarns.  To top it off, it’s machine washable. Read more about it here.

Softknit Cotton came with its own pattern book, Softknit Collection.

Softknit Collection is bursting with cables and contemporary aran designs, so check out their modern take on classic knits.

 

We love the designs Kenmare (top) and Kerry (bottom).


Also new from Rowan is All Seasons Chunky.  A much bigger version of All Seasons Cotton, All Seasons Chunky is a bulky weight machine-washable 60% cotton 40% acrylic blend.  If you love All Seasons Cotton, you will love All Seasons Chunky.  This yarn boasts excellent stitch definition and bounces back impressively.  Read more about it here.

Rowan published a summery pattern book to pair with the yarn, All Seasons Chunky Collection.

We encourage you to check out Gaia (top) and Aphrodite (bottom).


The latest issue of Rowan Magazine has hit the shelves!  In it you’ll find innovative design elements that work with the nature of the yarn to create eye-catching garments and accessories.

Take a look at these great designs using Summerspun.

 

 

Pistachio

 

 

Tutti Fruitti (crocheted)

Praline


Filed under: new and noteworthy yarn,new books and magazines — Admin @ 9:24 am

October 19, 2012

Amitola

Amitola Yarn and Book by Louise Harding

Amitola is a lovely self-striping yarn from Louisa Harding. It’s the latest DK weight to hit our online shelves. The silk content adds a gorgeous sheen to this soft wool blend. If you need project inspiration for Amitola, Louisa Harding released a pattern book to accompany the yarn. Check out all the great color combos of Amitola now!

STATS:
Fiber: 80% Wool, 20% Silk
Yardage: 273 yards
Gauge: 5.5 to 6 st = 1 inch
Care: Hand wash, lay flat to dry.

Four Patterns from Amitola



July 13, 2012

What to do with Habu

We just received a new shipment from Habu Textiles! Habu offers unique fibers like Kenaf (a plant grown in Africa) and Fique (from pineapple). We also stock interesting fiber combinations of linen and steel and bamboo and copper. Since most Habu yarns are fingering weight or thinner, it leaves many knitters to ponder, what do people typically make with this stuff?

Why not knit a garment? The Ori Ami Knits collection is comprised of 15 garments featuring designs for women’s wear and accessories that are all knit with Habu yarns.  Check out our wide variety of Habu Textiles and consider knitting a garment with them. You won’t be disappointed.

The photo above is from our Habu trunk show last year. It featured all garments made of Habu Textiles.



June 4, 2012

Summer Knits: Collage by Tahki

The book 'Collage' by Tahki in front of a sample sweater from the book. To the right is some of the yarn used for the sample sitting on the shelf

The new Spring/ Summer collection, Collage, by Tahki just hit our shelves. Along with the book we carry some of the yarns featured in the book, Rosa, Ripple and Cotton Classic Lite to name a few.

A collection of 21 stylish classic knit designs the Collage collection features both summery tops and tanks, as well as vests, cardigans and pullovers that transcend the seasons, making them great year-round layering pieces. Featured yarns are all-natural fibers guaranteeing you comfort as well as style. Check out some of the patterns.

What do you like to knit during the Summer months?


Filed under: beautiful things to make,new books and magazines — Courtney @ 12:44 pm

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