Hello from KAL Headquaters! We've stitched our way through the first half of the Clementine KAL and are having a blast together as we enjoy the color changes of this sumptuous yarn and the company of so many knitters who are brightening the shop each Friday with their kindness, laughter, and treats! We can't forget the treats. Here are some hot tips that...

Have you felt that chill settling into the air? Have you smelled that familiar crisp fall scent? It can only mean two things: 1. Someone somewhere is going to regret gorging on pumpkin flavored everything 2. Knitters will be rolling up their sleeves and diving into some Serious Levels of Projecting In honor of this special time in the knitting calendar, we're launching our Fall 2016...

Dyed in the Wool: (of textiles)dyed before being formed into cloth. (idiomatic)firmly established in a person's beliefs or habits; deeply ingrained in the nature of a person or thing. Here at the shop, Genevieve has been busy behind the scenes sourcing all kinds of new yarns for us with a focus on those that are independently and/or locally sourced and produced....

We had a great turn out to the finale of the Francis KAL!  Thanks to everyone who participated in the KAL and challenged themselves!  That most certainly includes myself. ;) Thanks to those of you who braved the humidity to take a photo with me!  This is only a handful of the KAL participants. A selection of finished Francis tees! I finished mine...

Hi Francis KALs! I hope you’re all taking deep breaths as you work through this pattern.  I’ve gotten a couple of questions about how to work both the short row shaping and neck shaping at the same time.  It can be tricky to wrap your head around following two sets of instructions at the same time, so I’ve spelled out some...

Francis has been in my queue since Kristine made a version while I was working at A Verb For Keeping Warm.  Olga’s unique design aesthetic and mastery of knitting makes this sweater a challenging and interesting knit.  When Genevieve and I were deciding on the next KAL, I knew I wanted to present the participants with a nice Summer-y top that...

How did you start making your own clothes? My older sister taught me to sew when I was in middle school. Our mom signed her up for a sewing class. Being the younger sibling who wanted to do everything she did, I insisted that my sister teach me to sew. The first garment I sewed as a long, flowing skirt made...

We are celebrating Me Made May all month long! Each week Kate Herron, JPK&S sewing and embroidery teacher, will interview one of our sewing teachers about their Me Made May makes. This week we check in with Alexis Agbay, JP Knit & Stitch sewing teacher extra-ordinaire. See HERE for more info about Me Made May and ways YOU can join in the fun. Mark your...

We are celebrating Me Made May all month long! Each week Kate Herron, JPK&S sewing and embroidery teacher, will interview one of our sewing teachers about their Me Made May makes. This week we check in with Crista Jaeckel, JP Knit & Stitch kids sewing teacher (Crista is pretty much our most loving and patient sewist so this is a very good...

We are celebrating Me Made May all month long! Each week Kate Herron, JPK&S sewing and embroidery teacher, will interview one of our sewing teachers about their Me Made May makes. This week we check in with Taylor McVay, founder of the indie pattern company, Blueprints for Sewing. See HERE for more info about Me Made May and ways YOU can join in...