Yarn Archive

New Yarns and What To Do With Them

Posted on December 8th, 2014 by craftygals

While you might be thinking about fast, giftable projects right now (and don’t worry, we are too!), a deep New England winter is the perfect time to curl up and start a knitting project that’s a little more intricate. Brilliant color, texture, and sparkle don’t hurt either. We’ve added 5 gorgeous new yarns that are…read more

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Spotlight: Dirty Water DyeWorks

Posted on September 23rd, 2014 by craftygals

On Saturday, September 20th we were so excited to host Stephanie of Dirty Water DyeWorks for a trunk show. You can bet this won’t be the last time we have this loacal dyer in the shop. But if you missed her (or need a bit more Dirty Water yarn) you’re in luck! We’re now carrying…read more

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What do you call a shower of new yarns?

Posted on September 2nd, 2014 by craftygals

A cascade! All joking aside, we are so excited about the new yarns we’re getting in for the fall, which includes Dirty Water Dye Works; Lady Dye Yarns; Cashmere from Jade Sapphire (a DK weight and gorgeous Yak (!) / silk lace weight); Tahki Aria; new bases from KnitCollage, Malabrigo, and the list goes on…read more

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Springy New Yarns!

Posted on April 1st, 2014 by craftygals

With warmer weather just around the corner, we decided to add some new and new-to-us yarns this spring! Berroco Remix is an aran/worsted weight blend of nylon, cotton, acrylic, and silk. This yarn is a fantastic value, and perfect for cozy–but not too hot–cardigans. We love the sea-swept colors and surprising softness of this yarn!…read more

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Berroco Remix

Bay Ridge Dye Works

Posted on March 13th, 2014 by craftygals

Liz from Bay Ridge Dye Works, a  local indy dyer, popped in our shop to show off her wares and boy did we love her yarns. Maybe it was the gray-ness of the day, or the long-ness of the winter already, but we love her feel for vibrant, rich color. Liz is a chemist by…read more

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bay ridge

JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #20

Posted on December 20th, 2013 by craftygals

The Gift of Spinning Today’s crafty gift idea is another new-to-JP Knit & Stitch item. Actually, it’s a bundle of items! We recently started carrying drop spindles and fiber for spinning (100% merino wool, Nube from Malabrigo), plus the excellent Respect the Spindle book. Set up your favorite crafter with the book, braid of fiber,…read more

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A spinning bundle!

JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #9

Posted on December 9th, 2013 by craftygals

Socks! Our last few crafty gift ideas have been relatively quick, perfect if you have a bunch of knit-worthy folks on your list. But, if you want a longer project, or have one extraordinarily special person on your list, you might consider hand knit socks! (We wanted to tell you about this with enough time…read more

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Socks!

Arroyo Ahoy!

Posted on November 1st, 2013 by craftygals

Check out our newest yarn, the sport weight, machine washable Malabrigo Arroyo! Like a beefier version of Malabrigo Sock, Arroyo is 100% superwash merino wool, hand dyed in Malabrigo’s ever variable, always beautiful colors. We went with mostly fall-toned hues, some colorful multis, and a pop of pink! We can’t wait to see the floaty…read more

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Arroyo!