Anker’s Summer Shirt

IMG_6122Dawn finished her Anker’s Summer Shirt by PetiteKnit. She used Rowan, 85/15 Cotton Cashmere in Linen. Knit in size small using 3 balls this shirt knit up very fast. It was a no drama knit which we can all appreciate.


IMG_5992This shirt is a flattering design for any body and goes up to a 3XL. It has a lovely but rustic feel to it and looks great with jeans.

top row: paper, pearly pink, cinnabar, golden dunes. bottom row: linen, silver lining, morning sky, sea spray


Fairmont Felted Bowls

Woolstok Bundle – Warm
Woolstok Bundle – Neutral
Woolstok Bundle – Cool

It’s not uncommon for someone to come into the shop, pick up a one of these pretty little Woolstok Bundles and say, “What do you make with this?”. 

How about felted bowls! The Fairmont Felted Bowls by Blue Sky Fibers is a free pattern. And you will get two bowls out of just one bundle. Use your favorite colorway (Cool, Warm, or Neutral) and end up with the cutest felted bowls ever! 

These bowls are perfect for knitting notions, candy, car keys – you name it these little bowls will jazz up your home and make you smile whenever you see them. Super fun and easy to knit.

The bowls will felt beautifully. Throw them into the wash, then into the dryer for a few minutes. I think I dried them on medium heat for about 10 minutes. When you take them out of the dryer place a can or jar in them and shape the bowl around it and turn it upside down. Let the bowls dry over night. I washed mine twice but I think a third time would give you a firmer bowl.  

This is what the bowls look like before felting. Small little hats that will blow right off your head in the slightest breeze.

This pattern is great for a beginner. A nice alternative to learning to knit in the round if making a hat this time of year doesn’t to appeal to you. We are happy to help you get started!

* Blue Sky FIbers, Woolstok Bundle :: 21 mini hanks (100% Highland Peruvian Wool; 5g/12yds each) Each bundle contains 3 each of 7 colors for a total of 105g/252yds per bundle.





a field guide…no.14

Many of you have seen the MDK Field Guide’s. And some of you learned of their existence when we had a party last fall for our local Designer/Friend, Jen Geigley and her designs for No. 12, Big Joy.

These compact pattern books are put out quarterly by Mason-Dixon Knitting. Each Field Guide focuses on one subject or designer. Between the covers you’ll find several patterns and some little extras, like info about the designer and their inspiration to full scale instructions on how to make the projects included. Another bonus to each MDK Field Guide is a the code on the back page. When you purchase a book, you receive a code for the Ravelry download of each pattern in that particular guide.

I plan to highlight them for you here on the blog, beginning with MDK Field Guide’s latest publication, No.14. Field Guide No.14 is called Refresh and features Irish designer Carol Feller. Carol is trained as an engineer and an artist which make her designs both structural and lovely.

You will find 4 patterns: a cardigan, short sleeved top, a hat, and a gorgeous, cabled wrap. A project for anytime. We know a sweater takes time and it’s never to early to cast one onto our needles. A hat can have a challenging pattern but still be quick, taking only a few days to complete. And shawl can be a relaxing way to slow down and enjoy the art of creating something beautiful. Whatever your need, MDK Field Guides are a wonderful option and can be easily thrown into your project bag or downloaded to any device.

Stop in the shop to pick one up. You can also call or email to find out which ones we have in stock.