We offer a range of natural fibers, organic yarns, locally made, and hand-dyed yarns, as well as a wools, cottons, alpacas, and blends for every budget. Our yarns are sorted by weight, so you can easily find just the right yarn for your project, from lace weight to ultra bulky. We carry a variety of easy-care, machine washable yarns, including Cascade 128 and 220 Superwash, Malabrigo Rios and Arroyo, Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Baby, Berroco Remix, and more, which are great for sweaters and baby items. We carry super soft merino and alpaca yarns for cozy projects, including Cascade Eco Duo, Manos Maxima, Fiber Company Acadia, and more. We have a range of sock yarns, from self-striping to variegated hand dyed, to solids and semi-solids. Call or stop by the shop if you are looking for a particular weight, fiber, or yarn.
We stock Clover bamboo needles, Knitters Pride Platina needles and interchangeable sets, and Pony Children’s needles; Clover and Boye crochet hooks; and a full line of knitting notions and supplies. We also carry a selection of buttons for sewing and knitting.
We have tons of knitting patterns, knitting and crochet books, as well as an iPad for customers to browse Ravelry and other sites for patterns. We participate in the Ravelry Shopkeepers program, and sell a huge selection of patterns from indie designers on Ravelry.
HAPPY KNITTING & CROCHETING!
See below for the latest yarn news...
With the weather warming up, we’re getting fabulous new spring fabrics and starting our spring sewing classes, but you can still knit when the weather gets warm. And to help you do it, we’ve got some exciting new cotton and cotton blend yarns to inspire you.
HiKoo Tee Cakes: This super-bulky yarn is made from cotton jersey strips, the same fabric as t-shirts, so it’s soft and wonderfully weighty. If you like the giant stitches of Malabrigo Rasta, this yarn is a great spring and summer option for dramatic accessories. It also makes for great baskets and bags. Depending on the fabric used, the thickness, weight, and even color of this yarn can change, so be sure to get enough for your project.
Espresso: Why should wool have all the fun? This chainette-plied, cotton-acrylic blend, bulky yarn comes in vibrant variegated colors. Check out the pattern book for Espresso on Ravelry or in the shop for tons of inspiration; the simple but stunning Cimone uses just two skeins!
Modern Cotton: We’ve carried Modern Cotton in the past, but are so excited to offer some more complex colors to compliment the kid-friendly hues. This worsted weight cotton and rayon blend has awesome shine and drape. We love it for baby blankets and sweaters for all ages.
Indigo: If there’s one yarn that makes us think of the beach, it’s Indigo. Made from recycled jeans (the yarn is 95% cotton, 5% non-animal fibers like pocket linings and zipper tape) and in the shades of denim you’d expect, along with a few perfectly complementary brights, this yarn is soft (and will only get softer as the fibers get broken in). The Indigo pattern book (available in the shop) had the same beachy thought that we did, and the sweaters and accessories are perfect for the shore. The textured, matte-finish yarn is also great for washcloths and market bags.
Weekend DK: Spring is a great time to work with thinner yarns; the resulting fabric is cooler and lighter, and a thin yarn can give you a great drape. We love Classic Elite’s Firefly and Bella Lino (linen and rayon blends), but wanted to introduce a light, washable, kid-friendly yarn. Weekend DK blends acrylic and cotton for a soft, machine washable yarn that’s great for sweaters, bags, and even wraps. We chose a combination of bright and subtle colors (we love that green!) perfect for the many uses of this versatile yarn.
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Well, we’ve had our snow day and dug ourselves out and we are back to business as usual. Luckily, that business is inspiring you with warm, woolie yarns and saturated, sunny fabrics. We’ve been getting some amazing inventory in (yes, we’re still getting our deliveries!) so here’s a sample of what you can see in the shop right now:
Malabrigo Rasta: After a long wait, Malabrigo Rasta is back in stock! This is our favorite super bulky. It’s 100% merino and hand dyed, and perfect for all sorts of cozy, bulky accessories. Keep an eye out for more colors as soon as they become available.
Cotton & Steel: As always, it’s worth the wait! We picked our favorite prints from Cotton & Steel’s second collection, which includes metallic canvas, buttery voile, and stunning soft double gauze.
Doe by Carolyn Friedlander: We love this new collection. It’s perfect for quilting (and tops, and pockets, and bias tape); the low-volume prints play perfectly with our more gregarious prints. We’re finding that these fabrics are working their way into a ton of our projects.
Stop by, see it all in person, and be inspired!
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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 fingering weight or lighter, but don’t let their size fool you; these yarns pack a punch!
COAST, a wool-cotton blend from Danish yarn company Holst Garn, is a delicate, light fingering yarn. Surprisingly, it’s machine washable, and you’ll want to wash your swatch and final project: this already-soft yarn blooms and softens beautifully.
What to use it for: We’ve got it in 18 gorgeous shades in low-commitment 25 gram balls, so this yarn is perfect for multi-color projects. Double it for a true fingering weight, or browse Ravelry for pattern ideas.
SENSAI is a laceweight mohair and silk. We love the glowy colors and, of course, mohair’s trademark halo.
What to use it for: Knit alone, make light-as-air lace, or hold it with another yarn to impart a kitten-soft fuzz to any project.
KINU is a fingering weight 100% silk. It’s rustic and tweedy, but still super soft. Even though it looks very different from the silk in Sensai, these yarns compliment each other perfectly.
What to use it for: Silk has amazing drape and can be surprisingly warm. Knit a shawl or not-too-fitted sweater, or knit it together it with Sensai to make light but warm accessories.
KIN GIN, a rayon and polyester laceweight, is New Years Eve in yarn form. It’s shiny and sparkly and just plain fun.
What to use it for: Hold it with the yarn your pattern calls for to add sparkle to any project your heart desires.
TETSU is a wonderfully sculptural silk and stainless steel blend. Yep, stainless steel!
What to use it for: Alone or held with another yarn, Tetsu will add a mold-able stiffness to your projects. It’s particularly striking with scarves like the Kusha Kusha scarf. Since it has so much body, you can knit it on big needles for a deconstructed look, like the Sea Tangles sweater.
Feeling inspired? Nothing compares to seeing these yarns in person, so stop by the shop to pick up these yarns–and pick out your project.
Coast from Holst Garn
Sensai from Ito
Kinu from Ito
Kin-Gin from Ito
Tetsu from Ito
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