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shibui trunk show / wine & cheese party oct 1st!

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Join us for a Wine & Cheese Party and Shibui Trunk Show!

Thursday, October 1st from 5:30-8:00pm


We’ll be unveiling Shibui’s fall line of yarns and patterns.

Try them on, as well as many other samples we’ll have on display!

You’ll also have the opportunity to speak with Sandy Barnes (who will be here on behalf of Shibui).

She’ll help answer questions about the garments and yarns.



We’d love to see what you’ve made with Shibui yarns.

Bring in your project!  Show it off!

You’ll be entered in our Shibui Prize Drawings.


Pebble Parallelograms                                       Pebble Cowl


Gradient                                                            Mix No 20


To register for this event, just click on the button below.

The $10 Registration Fee will be applied to your purchase during the Trunk Show Party.


We hope you’ll join us for this special event!


new sample in the shop…

Linen is the perfect fiber to get us through these hot/cold fickle first days of fall.

We used Shibui Linen for this simple Summer Scarf, a pattern by Janet Avila of String Theory.

The colors we chose were Tar and Clay, but here are some more of our favorite combos.  Left to right:  ash/tar, cascade/suit, poppy/caffeine, field/flaxen, and graphite/apple

We’d love to see which shades you pair together.

we’re hiring!

Do you love yarn?

Do you love helping people who love yarn?

Our shop is looking for just the right part-time person to add to our team this fall.

A successful applicant will have:

  • passion for fiber arts
  • knack for sales
  • friendly, yet professional disposition
  • positive attitude
  • patience
  • attention to detail
  • ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • intermediate knitting skills
  • comfort teaching knitting and/or crocheting to beginners
  • aptitude for pattern reading
  • understanding of Ravelry and other craft resources
  • willingness to troubleshoot projects one-on-one with customers
  • ease working on a Mac

Additional skills valued:

  • experience with social media
  • event planning
  • eye for design

Positions are flexible and part-time (5-15 hours per week).

Benefits include competitive pay and a generous employee discount.

Please email us at to share:

  • past work and/or life experience
  • teaching/retail/customer service experience
  • crafting abilities
  • scheduling availability (including weekends and days surrounding holidays)
  • why you want to work at our shop

Additionally, please include 4 photos of your recent crafting projects.

And include a link to your Ravelry & Instagram profiles (if applicable).

We look forward to hearing from you!

impressive customer fo’s

We always get inspired by our customers’ projects.  Here are some of the latest (including a few by employees)…

Jennifer’s Grey Owl Cowl (made with Spud & Chloe Outer)


Eileen’s Verdant (made with Malabrigo Worsted)


Suzanne’s Monochrome Aperture (made with Shibui Linen & Cima)


Andrea’s Drachenfels (made with various yarns)


Alli’s Slope (made with Quince & Co Sparrow)


Maura’s Seed Stitch Infinity Cowl (made with Tosh ASAP)


Jen’s Boo Boo Bottoms (made with Tosh Merino Light)


Lindy’s Portico Mini (made with Swans Island Washable Merino) and modeled by her adorable baby


Ready to start one?!

The shop occasionally hosts special events, book signings, trunk shows, and sales. Private events can also be arranged at the shop by request.

Perhaps you'd like to have a birthday party centered around a knitting lesson. Or a baby shower during which everyone learns to knit a square for a baby blanket. Or a corporate networking event that features knitting instruction. Or a book club that encourages participants to knit while discussing the book. Nina: a well-knit shop is available for these and other special events.

Contact us to learn more.



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