Farewell Summer Clearance Sale

Starting August 1: Save on Transitional Yarns for Late Summer into Fall As summer winds down, we’re getting ready for a bustling fall season and the excited anticipation of sweater knitting! Beautiful new yarns will start to arrive to steal … Continue reading

The Yarn that (Almost) Got Away

Take a Second Look at String@ Imagine a cotton yarn so beautifully milled that it reminds you of the finest Italian fabrics used in luxury menswear. Pair it with a sophisticated-yet-casual cardigan with thoughtful design details, and you’ll understand why … Continue reading

Haute Style, Simple Lines

Ease into Summer Knits As much as I’ve enjoyed the extended winter this year, I’m ready for sunshine! Something about warmer weather calls for streamlined looks: more ease, less fuss. Enjoy the beauty of simplicity without sacrificing style. Let a … Continue reading

Denim is Spring’s New Neutral

Jeans-Inspired Yarns Go Anywhere Fun fact: blue jeans as we know them were first mass-produced in San Francisco in the late 1870s, for laborers needing sturdy work wear. They’ve since found their way into every closet in America, to become … Continue reading

Warming Trends for a Bright New Year

Spring Preview & Cozy Winter Classes Like a gardener browsing seed catalogs in the dark winter months, I’ve been previewing spring yarns in preparation for the warm summer days down the road. At the same time, I’m eager to finish … Continue reading

Holiday Knitting? Yes, You Can!

Gifts to Knit Now, Later or Not at All December is here, and I can think of no better time to remember that we knit and crochet and weave because we love it. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by to-do … Continue reading

The Uncommon Knitter: Honey Cowl

If you were knitting in 2010, you remember the arrival of the Honey Cowl. This slip-stitch neckwarmer, in a distinctive lime green that could only come from madelinetosh, went viral on ravelry.com. Knitters responded to the stylish presentation of the … Continue reading

Finish It for Fall

The end of summer is bittersweet; for those of us who love yarn, it’s time to start dreaming about chilly weather projects as well as plan ahead for holiday gifts. If a yarn basket full of UFOs (un-finished objects) is … Continue reading