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New Books

Two brand-new books in the shop, hot off the press! Some of you may have met Cori Eichelberger when she was here for Shawl Inspiration or Sweater Inspiration. This pattern book looks like a lot of fun, just like her!

And you may be familiar with Carson Demers’ work from his ergonomics of knitting class at Yarnover. His book is full of good information about how to avoid a dreaded knitting injury, so we can keep knitting and stay pain-free.

July Express Project

Our July Express Project is the Berry Hat, made from Brown Sheep’s Cotton Fleece, a soft cotton-wool blend. The pattern is free with purchase, and Cotton Fleece will be 15% off for Annual Club Members all month long!

Introducing Cuzco Cashmere

These little beauties arrived yesterday! Plymouth Select Cuzco Cashmere. It is so SOFT! Just what you’d expect, I suppose, from a blend of baby alpaca, mulberry silk, and cashmere. We also have two different 1-skein kits for this yarn: a cabled hat and fingerless mitts. Come in and say “hello!”

The Welcome Blanket Project

Has this latest craftivism project crossed your radar yet?  As the Welcome Blanket website explains,

The Welcome Blanket Project aims to connect people already living in the United States with our country’s new immigrants through stories and handmade blankets, providing both symbolic and literal comfort and warmth.

You can read all of the background and details on their site, and if you decide to make a blanket Northfield Yarn will support you in a variety of ways:

  • We will waive the clinic fee for anyone who would like help with their Welcome Blanket.  Clinic happens at the shop on Saturday mornings from 10-12.  No sign-up is necessary, just show up with your questions!
  • We are offering a significant discount on a limited number of kits for the knitted Come Together Blanket.  The Welcome Blanket Project doesn’t require that you use a certain pattern (or that you knit — crocheters and quilters are encouraged to participate) but the Come Together Blanket is their first suggestion for knitters.  (Of course the kit yarn is suitable for other blanket designs, as well.)
  • Bring your project to Summer Club for the camaraderie and moral support of fellow crafters.   Summer Club happens on Monday evenings from 5-7 on the deck of the Tavern Lounge through the end of August.
  • You can often find a community of knitters and crocheters at the shop on Saturday mornings, so we invite you to come in then and grab a chair if you like to stitch with company.