Celebrate Shawltober with Uncommon Threads

If you’re looking for a satisfying project for fall, shawls immediately come to mind. Shawls can be one color or several, knit or crochet, big or small, curved or straight rectangles! Whichever your combination of techniques and details, shawls are … Continue reading

Finish It for Fall – 2017

Congratulations to all the participants who finished such amazing projects in the last 6 months! I’m always excited to see what you’ve been working on, and this time around we’ve had more than one hundred submissions. Take a peek at … Continue reading

If You Have to Rip that WIP…

When I teach beginners, I tell my students that there are only a few hard and fast rules in knitting. A very important one is that if you are knitting and purling, at some point you will be ripping out … Continue reading

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