Monday, March 30, 2015

Holiday Hours

Easter-Passover Holiday Hours
Friday April 3 .......... Closed  
Saturday  April 4 .... 11am to 6pm
Sunday April 5 ........12pm to 6pm
Monday April 6 ....... Closed 

There *may* be chocolate eggs deployed around the store on Sunday.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

New! Ultra Pima Fine

Cascade Ultra Pima Fine is soft, very light, and has a pretty, natural sheen. It has a gorgeous hand, and is great to knit and crochet with. Its machine washable, and is great for kids & babies. 
    • 100% Pima Cotton
    • 50g/125m (136.5 yds)
    • 24 to 26 sts = 4" (10cm)
    • Knitting Needles: 3.25mm to 3.5mm/US 3 to 5
    • Crochet Hook: 2.25mm to 3.25mm/B to D
    • Heavy Fingering to Sport Weight
    • Machine Wash Cool, Tumble Dry Low
    • Made in Peru

    Makes a Great Substitute For

    Photo: purlpixie2

    Photo: PurlBee

    Photo: Lete's Knits

    • Cascade Ultra Pima Fine (3 to 9 skeins)
    • 3mm & 3.5mm (US2.5 & 4) needles (see pattern for details)
    • Sizes: 9, 12, 18 months, 2, 3, 4, 5/6, 7/8, 9/10 years

    Photo: Knit Picks

    Friday, March 27, 2015

    New! Louet Euroflax Sport

    Louet Euroflax linen is the paradigm of natural, summer linen yarns. It's extremely breathable and summer sweaters feel cool. It's also machine wash and dryable, and with wearing it will become very soft with a beautiful lustrous silky effect. It feels stiff in the skein but loosens and softens up tremendously with wash and wear. It's also one of the only yarns that looks and feels better the *more* you wash and wear it! 
    In addition to garments (pullovers, cardigansdresses, skirts, wraps, teestanks & camis, shrugs, etc) Euroflax is also great for homewares like bags, tea-towels (to satisfy your inner Martha Stewart), table runners, curtains, facecloths, pillows, blankets, soap-sacks. After you have worked with Euroflax linen, you will definitely want to use it some more! 
    • 100% Wet Spun Linen
    • 100g/246m (270yds)
    • 2.75mm to 3.5mm (US 2 to 4) needles
    • Sport Weight
    • 24 sts = 4" (10cm)
    • Machine wash on delicate with SOAK and machine dry, steam iron to enhance sheen (see full care instructions)
    • Pattern ideas

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    NEW! Quince & Co. Sparrow

    Sparrow is a plain little yarn, beautiful in its simplicity. Its clean, smooth hand is crisp as you knit it. But after washing and wearing it becomes handkerchief-soft and drapey. It’s spun in Italy from organic linen grown in Belgium. Knit Sparrow on a variety of needle sizes—try needles from size 2.75 to 4mm (US 2 to 6) —depending on the drape and feel you want in your project. The yarn is a natural in lace patterns, carving out the yarn overs, but it’s fluid, too, in simple stockinette. It’s great in tanks, shawls, and breezy cardigans, and lovely as can be in bags, wash cloths, and other home accessories.

    NEW Quince and Co. Kestrel!

    When you want quick summer knitting in lovely linen, use Kestrel! It knits up quickly at 3½ to 4 stitches to the inch on 6mm/US10 needles and it looks great in stockinette stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row) and simple silhouettes—the better to show off its texture and drape. Kestrel is a new take on a simple linen yarn. Quince and Co. took the same Belgium-grown organic linen that they use in their little Sparrow and spun it this time in a ribbon structure (actually its a 'chainette' - a small knitted tube). Its flat surface adds a slight texture to simple knit and purl stitches. But we think the best thing about it is its incredible drape. Like all things linen, woven or knitted, Kestrel only gets better as you wash and wear it.

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015

    Restocked: Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton

    Cascade Ultra Pima is soft, light, and has a pretty, natural sheen. It has a gorgeous hand, and is great to knit and crochet with. Its machine washable, and is great for kids & babies. It also come variegated, but that's for another update.

    Photos: Cocoknits

    Photos: Cocoknits

    Photos: Tangled Yarns

    Monday, March 23, 2015

    New Project & Kit: Shibui Mix Shawl

    Our lovely and prolific Rosie just finished this store sample, the Shibui Mix no. 3 Shawl, made with sumptuous Shibui Staccatto and Silk Cloud! 

    I was planning it as a kit for the upcoming Toronto Knitter's Frolic (please don't forget to take our survey), but it was so lovely I dropped everything and immediately whipped up the kits and put them out. I don't know if the kits will last the month until to the Frolic, but I'm sure I'll come up with something else, equally wonderful and clever.

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    At Shibui, sometimes two strands are better than one. They are very into combining yarns to create incredible aesthetic effects. This shawl alternates stripes of a single strand of Shibui Silk Cloud (silk & softest kid mohair) and two strands of luxe Shibui Staccatto (squishy silk + merino with a slight sheen) held with Shibui Silk Cloud. The overall effect is soft and airy, yet also geometric - very modern, elegant, and never boring.

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