Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mo' Madeline Tosh!


More stock of Madeline Tosh Merino Light has landed! The colours above are just a sampling, to see everything go HERE

Unfortunately, Tosh raised their prices in May, and the exchange rate and the cost of shipping have also been rising. We've tried to keep things equitable and have not raised prices on the older inventory, and we're pricing according to what we paid.

Jane Austen Knits 2014 In Stock!


What would Jane knit? Inside Jane Austen Knits 2014, you will find a stunning collection of 27 inspired projects to knit. 

Explore the world of Jane Austen through this collection of gorgeous knitting patterns, inspired by the characters and places of her novels. Packed with knits perfect for the country to knits perfect for the manor, you will find stylish patterns to knit and wear today. 

Prepare for a ball or warm up on a cold evening with the beautiful over-the-knee stockings by Lisa Jacobs. Or knit the Strawberry-Picking Shrug, perfect for Emma to wear picking strawberries in the summer sun, yet cozy and proper enough to meet her father’s satisfaction. You'll love Susanna IC's delicate lace shawl, featuring a pattern reminiscent of a beautiful bouquet of flowers. This delicate shawl could have been worn by Emma on her wedding day.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

New Handmaiden Cashmere 4ply



Handmaiden's Cashmere 4ply is the Real Deal! It's a super, duper soft and luxurious 100% cashmere yarn. It's the perfect indulgence for a one skein project, and I can speak from personal experience, gifts made with it are extremely well received. More colours have been ordered and are on their way (I order al the safe neutrals you always ask for, but I loved the saturated 'colour' colours so much I had to get more).  
  • 57g/170m (186yds)
  • 4mm/US6 needles
  • DK weight
  • 22 sts = 4" (10cm)
  • Hand Dyed in Canada
  • Hand wash, lay flat to dry. 
















Tuesday, October 14, 2014

New Store Projects: One Skein Cowls


I'm sorry it's taken so long to show off the store knits, we've been up to our ears in work (ie. yarn) and haven't had a chance to breathe, let alone take pictures and publish them.

People often ask me what is my favourite project to knit, and from the samples below it appears to be cowls, mostly because they are a fun way to see how a yarn knits up. Behold, a selection of One Skein Cowls - all freebies, all pretty simple.


Bulky Mobius Cowl
Malabrigo Rasta always surprises me. The colourways always knits up lighter, brighter, and prettier than they look in the skein. 




I kinds really love this new yarn, Berroco Borealis Tweed. It is of course soft and very scarf worthy. In the skein the texture looks very consistent, but knit up it has a bit of a mind of it's own (although far from a slubby yarn). It knitted up BEAUTIFULLY, the colour distribution is nice, and the colours really pop. It seems to do well in simple stitches, like a K2P2 rib, stocking stitch, brioche stitch, etc. It's definitely design-worthy (ie. I have a hankering to design with it). 





Like it's cousin, above, Berroco Borealis is soft, has great colour, and knits up beautifully. I don't think the welts in the Easy Mobius Cowl show it off to it's best effect, simple stitches seem to be key (see note above).




This is the second season we've carried Malabrigo Mecha, I was already familiar with it, but clearly not familiar enough because it looks AMAZING worked up in the  Easy Mobius Cowl. Who knew? And like it's cousin Rasta, above,  the colourways always knit up lighter, brighter, and prettier than they look in the skein. 



Yup, Malabrigo Mecha definitely rocks the Mobius. 



Good old Malabrigo Chunky, you get the job done every time! Is there anything you can't do?

Saturday, October 11, 2014

New Fleece Artist



We just got a shipment of some very pretty new colours of Fleece Artist Trail Socks!


Friday, October 10, 2014

Thanksgiving Weekend Hours



Thanksgiving Weekend Hours
Saturday Oct 11 ...... 11am to 6pm
Sunday Oct 12 ........ 11am to 4:30pm
Monday Oct 13 ....... Closed


Friday, September 26, 2014

New Magazines from Interweave: Knit.Purl & Make It! Knits


knit.wear takes a big step forward with the name change to knit.purl and a new cover design. The mission and vision for this special issue remains the same, however-a focus on simpler, stylish, contemporary knit designs with fresh studio photography and interesting articles. In this issue, we explore striking knit-purl combinations, big gauges, bold colorwork, tailored sweaters, cool accessories, and more. Michelle Hunter introduces us to "Navajo ply knitting," an innovative technique that allows for quick changes between single and triple-strand knitting, and then we step into the world of New York Fashion Week with the work of a budding knitwear designer. Handknit designer John Brinegar brings us two exclusive designs and talks to us about his work, life, and favourite yarns.



Make it! Knits gathers some of the best simple and quick knits from Interweave Knits and Knitscene magazines.
Intentionally chosen for their heavier weight yarns - from worsted to bulky - these projects are for the beginning knitter or those who simply prefer quick and thick knits. The patterns range from beginner to intermediate garments and accessories, and all of them include enough yarn information to make it easy to substitute from your stash.
Four articles focus on knitting pattern basics, knitting in the round, reading charts, and determining how much yarn you need for a project - valuable information for knitters of all skill levels.





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