Category Archives: Yarn

FO Friday: Diane’s Knockmore Sweater

We love Irish designer Carol Feller’s take on traditional Irish design and cablework. Diane brought in her Knockmore Sweater from Feller’s Contemporary Irish Knits knit in Madelinetosh DK (which we no longer carry, but Yarn Hollow Tor DK would be … Continue reading

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Shop Sample Spotlight: Curling Cowl

  Wondering what to do with one exquisite skein of Blue Moon Fiber Arts Worthy fingering? One skein of this luxurious cashmere and silk blend (at $65 for over 400 yards) makes a lovely Curling Cowl with matching fingerless mitts … Continue reading

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Annette’s CustomFit

WOW! was the collective response when Annette walked in wearing her CustomFit sweater in Dream in Color Classy. Annette chose a design from a stitch dictionary and plugged it into CustomFit. Her other design choices: Average fit Style: pullover Length: … Continue reading

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FO Friday: Helena’s Afghan

Helena brought in this afghan crocheted with Uptown Worsted. We don’t think she used a pattern but used hexagon motifs crocheted together. It’s gorgeous!

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Shop Sample Spotlight: Hitchhiker

Kelli knit this lovely Hitchhiker scarf, modeled here by Shani, using one skein of Mountain Colors Bearfoot Sock. Bearfoot Sock is a fingering-weight yarn in a wool, mohair, and nylon blend, and it is currently on clearance for 20% off … Continue reading

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FO Friday: Completed Crackerjacks!

Baseball season is over, which means that our Crackerjacks are finally finished! Mine is in four shades of Cascade 220. Although the original pattern is for an infinity scarf, my son requested a “regular scarf,” so I grafted the ends … Continue reading

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Shop Sample Spotlight: Selimiye Shawl

Jessica knit the Selimiye Shawl in Blue Sky Alpacas Metallico. The pattern uses about two and a half skeins of this gorgeous DK in a 50% baby alpaca and 50% raw silk. Jessica reports that it’s perfect for showing off … Continue reading

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FO Friday: Mary Lee’s Go Steelers Throw

We were delighted to get this email from Mary Lee: I’m temporarily living in Dubai and I try to maintain my connection to the USA and Pittsburgh through my crochet and knitting. Here’s a photo of my “Go Steelers!” Crochet … Continue reading

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Time to Make the Presents

I was an early adopter of Pinterest, but I confess you will never catch me organizing my pantry or staying up all night to make Halloween costumes for my kids. I am not that kind of Pinterest mom, but I … Continue reading

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Shop Sample Spotlight: Turtle Pond

The Turtle Pond pattern by Kirsten Kapur is a favorite of ours. A unisex pattern (add the picot cast-on for a girlier version), this cardigan comes in sizes 2 through 16, and is available as a Ravelry in-store download purchase. … Continue reading

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