Carrie Bostick Hogue

Good Reads at My Sister Knits

Not only does My Sister Knits carry beautiful, thoughtfully curated yarn, we also carry a select number of gorgeous knitting magazines!  They all have distinctive photos, informative articles, and of course patterns! However, each magazine has its own look and feel.My Sister Knits, Fort Collins, Colorado, amirisu, pompom, knitting magazines

amirisu

Tokuko Ochiai and Meri Tanaka publish this magazine in Japan, in addition to running two brick-and-mortar yarn shops in Kyoto and Tokyo!  Up until now there have been three issues per year and they have contained patterns in Japanese and English.  However, Meri has a one year old and he has necessitated some changes, as babies do!  Starting with the issue that will be released in May, arimisu will have two issues a year, in the spring and fall.  In addition, the issues will be published in only one language, Japanese or English.  They will have the same number of pages, though, so there will be more content which we are eagerly anticipating!

Pom Pom

This quarterly magazine was co-founded in 2012 by Meghan Fernandes and Lydia Gluck who both lived in England at the time.  Meghan has since moved back to her native US and is the head of  North America while Lydia heads up the London Pom Pom office.  This periodical features crochet, crafts, fashion, art and food in addition to knitting!My Sister Knits, local yarn shop, Fort Collins Colorado, Laine, taproot,

 Laine

Laine is one of the new knitting publications that are taking the knitting world by storm!  It is a Nordic knit and lifestyle magazine from Finland.  Co-founders Jonna Hietala and Sini Ellen "cherish natural fibers, slow living, local craftsmanship and beautiful, simple things in life" which shows on every page.

Taproot

We look forward to this bi-monthly ad-free magazine from Shelburne, Vermont!  It is chock full of articles on subjects in addition to knitting.  For instance, issue 26 has information on how to set up a gravity drip irrigation system, healing in many ways, a visit to a special farm in Atadena, CA, sea salt, numerous recipes, animal herbalism and the list goes on!

Making

This is another new magazine; published in Maine by designers Carrie Bostick Hoge of Madder and Ashley Yousling of Woolful.  Each issue focuses on a strong theme; the latest was Lines and the Spring 2018 issue's theme is Color.  All patterns in each issue reflect the theme whether they are knitted or use another form of handcraft. Like the other magazines, this one is full of handcrafts of all types, articles and tutorials!

By Hand

Also quickly becoming a beloved publication, By Hand focuses on makers of all types within a specific region.  The issues are called 'lookbooks'.  Author Andrea Hungerford and photographer Karen DeWitz explore certain communities to show us what they have to offer, both in terms of art and scenery!  Lookbook No. 5, their latest, explores Michigan's Great Lakes area.  This magazine is like a travel guide, making you want to plan a trip with each Lookbook!These magazines are highly sought after and are often sold out in a matter of days!  To ensure you get yours, you can pre-order a copy of any of these by calling the shop at 970.407.1461 

Not one but two trunk shows at My Sister Knits!

My Sister Knits has not one but two trunk shows for you to pore over!In 2013, Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting published Botanical Knits, a book of 12 patterns inspired by the beauty of plant life.  The next year Botanical Knits 2 came out with another 12 patterns. Now Alana has given us Baby Botanicals,  five darling child sized sweaters that go with the adult ones.trunk shows, My Sister Knits, Fort Collins, ColoradoSamples of these sweaters for little girls, sized 6 months to 12 years, are at My Sister Knits until July 22nd.Alana's patterns are well written; the schematics are detailed, the instructions are written out as well as charted, and the details that make these designs so special are well thought out.  As an example, be sure to check out the charming pockets on the Little Buds cardi when you come to the shop!  The cables on the back of  Baby Branches and Little Buds are not to be missed either!trunk shows, My Sister Knits, baby botanicals, yarn shopThese dear little sweaters are made with light fingering, fingering, and sport weight yarns.We also have the Swoon Maine trunk show!  Assembled by Carrie Bostick Hoge, this collection is an homage to Maine, as the name suggests.  Carrie designed the bulk of the patterns with guest appearances by Maine designers Cecily Glowik MacDonald, Leila Raabe, and Mary Jane Mucklestone.trunk shows, My Sister Knits, northern colorado, swoon maine, Pullovers, cardigans for young and old, cowls, a hat, and mittens have made their way to My Sister Knits!  These patterns suit an array of knitters who like to knit with weights from fingering to aran.trunk shows, My Sister Knits, yarn, knitted mittens, hat patternsThese two trunk shows are on display until July 22nd.  We invite you to come in, try on, and play with these exquisite knits!  We are located at 1408 W. Mountain Ave in Fort Collins, Colorado.Comment below on whether you have a favorite yarn weight to knit with or if you are an all weights knitter!