Chilly days are settling in and we are pulling out the snuggly woolly yarns to keep us toasty. As bracing as the chill can be, preparing for it gives us a moment to consider self care as well as the creative industry and security in keeping (ourselves and others) warm and safe throughout the season. A simple, quick-knitting, but also classically...

At this time of year I am trying to keep my eyes peeled for items  of high quality that I can use to inspire or create meaningful handmade gifts for the holidays. I never seem to have enough time to make as many as I would like, but, just as in cooking, my endeavor is made SO much simpler when...

Have you met our fabulous kid's knitting instructor Alexa Goldin? Alexa seems to have magical child-whispering powers and it's been a joy to watch her teach, inspire, cheer, and bond with young knitters in the shop each month. What we didn't realize though was that Alexa has another superpower--she is a diehard DIY-er of some pretty epic Halloween costumes and...

It's time to officially let the cat out of the bag and share some exciting news with you all--we're now a Quince Flagship store, carrying both their linen lines (Sparrow + Kestral) and a selection of the core wool lines including Chickadee, Osprey, and Puffin! Since we couldn't resist the beautiful wool/silk blend, we've also got some of the lovely...

Norah in her Historic Harrisville, New Hampshire. Be sure to scroll down for more sneak peeks into her space!   Norah Gaughan's first knitting pattern was published in 1980 at the age of just 17. She's gone on to become one of the most recognizable names in knitting, publishing freelance designs with Vogue Knitting and Interweave before going on to a career leading...

We're so happy to have Andrea Mowry of DreaRenee Knits joining us on the JPKS blog today to talk about her work--just as we reach the zenith of our Find Your Fade Shawl Knitalong (though it's never too late to join in)! Andrea is the talented designer behind this incredibly popular and beautiful pattern, among many others with a contemporary, but...

The wait is over! Summer has officially graced us with her presence here in Boston and so our summer KAL is ready to launch! Join us this Friday, June 30th right here at the shop as we cast on the Find Your Fade Shawl by Andrea Mowry featuring three specially-conceived colorways from Renee at Spun Right Round (you can read...

  Whether you're packing for your commute, a weekend getaway, a day at the beach, or a full-on vacation, we've got what you need for that tote bag full of goodness to keep you occupied on the road, in the air, and plenty more for when those precious hours you've carved out for yourself! Embroidery kits from Megan at Studio MME have...

It’s #MeMadeMay time and this year on the blog we’re highlighting some of our favorite indie sewing patterns. Not just the patterns themselves, but lots of variations! Sometimes it can be hard to envision just how something will fit, what it would be like in a certain kind of fabric, or how you might alter it to better fit your...