The Uncommon Knitter: Holiday Knitting Guide   December 8th, 2016

For many of us, holiday knitting has two stages. There’s the leisurely stage—the ten months of the year when we fondle yarn in shops or in our stash and daydream about the project possibilities. The cashmere that could be a … Continue reading



The Uncommon Knitter: Grammy, Nana, Gigi, Bubbe   October 28th, 2016

Here is how the scene unfolds. A woman, usually of a certain age, enters the shop and asks for help. She often has a pattern in hand – a worn piece of folded paper or a handout with black and … Continue reading



The Uncommon Knitter: Honey Cowl   September 28th, 2016

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   August 22nd, 2016

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



Sizzling Color and a Bit of Bling   June 22nd, 2016

Cast on an Island Attitude Tropical flowers, dramatic sunsets, brilliantly-hued fish… transport your mind to an island paradise through the magic of color in your hands! The small-but-mighty Schachenmayr Tahiti has punchy color to add spice to your summer tops; … Continue reading



Cool, Comfy Summer Tops   June 5th, 2016

Simple Lines Let Yarns Shine Summer is a great time to knit easy shapes that skim the body, and there is a timeless elegance to clean silhouettes that highlight a beautiful yarn.  Strike the perfect balance between polished and casual … Continue reading



The Modern Scarf   June 5th, 2016

Tie One On This Spring! Forget warm and woolly–the perfect springtime scarf wows with clean lines and a light, comfortable hand. Our featured project this week is the beautifully minimal Tier scarf knit with two skeins of Shibui Twig. Easy … Continue reading



Simple Projects for Slow Living   June 5th, 2016

An Ode to Laziness… My stepfather has a favorite saying: “A minute wasted is a minute saved.” Meaning, I think, that time spent goofing off is a precious gift rescued from our overscheduled, multi-tasking days. The opening of the Los … Continue reading



Refreshing Knits for the Sunny Season   June 5th, 2016

Straight-up or Blended: How do You Like Your Fiber? Do you like your coffee black, or with cream and sugar? Lemonade or Tom Collins? Whether you’re a purist at heart or like to mix things up, you’ll love the beautiful … Continue reading



Finish It in February – 2016   February 26th, 2016

There’s nothing like finishing a project to make you feel accomplished–unless you can also win prizes! Bring or send in any project you’ve finished since September 1 using Uncommon Threads yarn, and you’ll be entered in our prize drawing. The … Continue reading