We Love To Party.
Are you planning a wedding gift, a baby shower, or a gathering of old friends? We have plenty of ideas for knitted gifts and group projects - and we love to teach!
Ask us about scheduling a group class, communal knitting project, or other special event. We have plenty of inspiration, and we're all ears.
Where to Begin?
It's hard to know how to start: we have SO MUCH NEW YARN in the shop, we're a bit dizzy. It's quite a smorgasbord: wools, alpacas, silks, cashmere from near and far are crowding our shelves, each of them calling for attention. And the color! We're mesmerized by the long, slow transitions of Spincycle's Dyed In The Wool. We could fall right into the soft palette of Woolfolk's luscious Far and dreamy Tynd. The warm, earthy tones of Carol Feller's new yarn, Nua, are a perfect complement to its blend of linen, merino and yak.
What are we knitting, you ask? Read on for a taste of what we're up to. And for heaven's sake, come see us! We're always glad to see you--but you know that.
Julia, June, and Linda
Woolfolk is Here
(and we're so glad!)
Woolfolk is the talk of the knitting world these days--their fashion-forward aesthetic, their subtle palette, the skin-soft hand of their signature merino. How do they DO that?!?!
We've brought in three lines of Woolfolk's ultra-fine merino yarn for your knitting delight: Far, Tynd, and Tov. Far, a delicate chainette confection, is a worsted weight that's light as a feather. Tynd twists two plies just right for a bouncy sportweight. And then there's Tov, a luscious aran twelve-ply, ready to bring your next knitting fantasy to life. We have a trunk show on for the rest of the week, so you can see what these yarns can do. Come see!
The ladies at Spincycle are amazing. They started as handspinners, dying yarn and carefully spinning it into symphonies of color. Their roots show in the subtle, stunning transitions of their signature yarn, Dyed In The Wool. Colors meet and part ways in stunning, unique combinations, softly shading from tone to tone. Every skein is unique, but matched each to each so that larger projects can be a balanced, seamless whole. It's bouncy, smooth, and absolutely fascinating to knit with as colors emerge and change on the needles. We stocked a full range in this beautiful new yarn, and Julia has just thrown it into a fall cardi, Funky Grandpa by La Maison Rililie. Dyed In The Wool packs 200 yards of goodness into every 50g skein. It sells for $32.
by La Maison Rililie
We're actually using three Knit New Haven yarns to make this weekend companion of a cardi, Funky Grandpa by La Maison Rililie. The grey is The Fibre Company's Cumbria Fingering. The black is Quince & Co's Chickadee. And the stripes--which TOTALLY make the sweater sing--are Spincycle's Dyed in the Wool. Just one skein, but the subtle shading makes all the difference. The pattern is thorough and the construction of this seamless cardi is BRILLIANT. Please come in soon so you can tell us how fabulous we look!
Let's Have a Knitalong!
Icon in Shibui Birch
First, Shibui's newest addition to their collection is a winner, a silky single-ply merino that positively glows. It drapes like a dream, and we're ON BOARD for this bold and effective seasonal wrap. Shibui designed Icon just for Birch, and we're already playing with colors: how about a pop of red with those greys, or that deep mustard color that Shibui does so well?
This Shibui-sponsored KAL starts September 18th, and we'll provide the pattern free with yarn purchase. You'll need 5 skeins of Birch: 3 in your main/background color, and one each of two different contrasting colors.
Melissa Leapman is Coming!
Sunday, November 5th
Is their anything that Melissa Leapman can't do? We don't think so; she's one of the knitting world's most original, prolific, thoughtful designers, and we always love her work. Which is why we're THRILLED to have her at the shop, for an all-day two-color double knitting intensive (whew, that was a mouthful!) Students will spend the morning learning the ins and outs of knitting completely reversible, two-color fabric--a knitting miracle! We'll lunch together, then use our new skills to construct a double-knit hat, adding two-color shaping to our skills and leaving class with an adorable (and reversible!) sample.
note: early signup is essential for Melissa's workshop! Final deadline for enrollment is October 20th--no kidding!
Sunday, November 5th 10:00-5:00 $125
Cheeky Merino Joy
IT'S ALL TRUE
There's been a lot of buzz about Rosy Green Wool, a German company whose yarns have been unavailable to the American market--until now! We're delighted to be one of the U.S. shops debuting this deliciously soft yarn, and we're here to say IT'S ALL TRUE: Cheeky Merino Joy is, indeed, a joy to knit. It's whisper soft, loosely plied for maximum drape, and with a lovely halo not typical of many merinos. It just says "cozy." We want to wrap ourselves up in all the colors of this lovely yarn, but we've chosen three to make a shawl--take a look below!
Streetscape by Jana Huck
Linda just whipped up a shop sample of this beautiful shawl in the fabulous Cheeky Merino Joy. It works up quickly in a garter stitch base, with a little jog in the striping that lends it movement and dynamism. Click the photo to see all sorts of color combinations. One of them says YOU.
Blue Sky Traveller's Kits
All The Colors
Twenty-one colors, hand-wound in just the right lengths to make a warm-as-toast hat (up to men's large) or cozy winter mittens. Sometimes a kit is just . . . perfect. These lovely bundles can be knit or gifted to a knitter. Each one comes bagged as pictured, ready to go at $28.