We are now carrying Coastal Knits. It’s full of lovely patterns by knitwear designers Alana Dakos and Hannah Fettig. “They have come together to produce a compilation of ten fresh designs inspired by Alana’s California and Hannah’s Maine coastlines. Each design captures the essence of their favorite local destinations, and is accompanied by photographs and essays on the location’s special meaning to the designer. It is a personal, inspiration-based collection of sweaters and accessories that knitters of all levels will appreciate.” – Coastal Knits
Visit us in the shop and pick up your copy today!
Come and see all the beautiful new patterns for Spring in the latest Rowan Magazine and Interweave Knits.
We have many Japanese knitting magazines to thumb through for knitting inspiration! Also on offer are three Chart Symbols Discs made from recycled CDs by our very own Judy Sakaguchi. These discs are a handy tool for deciphering the symbols in the pattern charts. They’ve flown off the shelves, but you can always call to order if you’re interested in owning one. However, if you want the discs and the wealth of knowledge that Judy brings, then you should definitely sign up for her Japanese Knitting Pattern Basics class. The next session is on Sunday, May 31st from 4:00-6:00 pm. Check out the class schedule for more details.
You are now no longer limited to dog sweaters. The new book, Pet Projects expands the selection of knitting for your four-legged friends. From an adorable hamster home to the mouse shaped cat rug, the options are truly delightful. Of course George also approves of the Whippet models used throughout!
Do you ever wonder what is in your wool? You read the label and it might differentiate as far as Merino, but by and large we are buying generic wool. A blend. It’s something akin to buying a box of wine rather than a bottle of Chardonnay.
As an arm of Rowan’s Purelife range, the British Sheep Breeds yarn collection allows knitters an opportunity to sample breed specific yarn. This worsted weight yarn is undyed and so what you see is what sheep get, the creamy Bluefaced Leicester, the rich brown of the Jacob sheep, the blacks and charcoals of the Black Welsh, and the warm gray of the Suffolk.
The accompanying pattern book has echoes of A Season’s Tale, the one that made many of us fall in love with Rowan. Classic elements with the faintest torque of silhouette to give a more modern feel. Fall is a ripe time for knitting and we are getting more new yarns every day!