Wednesday, August 20, 2014

New Products In Store & Online

Made with the same strong layers of laminated birch and oceanic waves of color as Knit Picks Caspian Wood needles, these colourful interchangeable crochet hooks are ideal for Tunisian crochet and will have you ready to start your next project whenever inspiration strikes! Simply attach one of the interchangeable cables to the end of the interchangeable crochet hook, attach the cable cap to the opposite end of the cable to keep your stitches securely on the cable and you're ready for Tunisian crochet. By combining a versatile range of interchangeable hook sizes with cables available in 24" all the way up through 60", you'll be able to create everything from scarves and shawls to blankets and throws. 

Knitters will also appreciate having a selection of Caspian interchangeable crochet hooks; they attach to the same cables as the Knit Picks Options interchangeable needles and work perfectly for picking up stitches! 

The Caspian interchangeable crochet hooks have a smooth finish with just the right amount of grip that provides hours of comfortable crocheting. Both beginning and experienced crocheters will appreciate the deeply grooved hooks which allow for precision control over each stitch. 

  • The Caspian Crochet Hooks are 6" in length
  • A total of 4 cables are included in the set - 2 each of 24" and 32" lengths
  • 8 Hooks included with set: 3.5, 3.75, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5 mm
  • 8 end buttons included

Knitter's Pride Knit Blockers are a novel and original idea to block knitting projects and are guaranteed to make knitting lives easier! The ease of handling the blockers substantially speeds up blocking on all types of projects. The design helps maintain even tension across the width of the blocking pins. They are ideal working on blocking straight edges like sweaters, shawls and scarves. Anchor holes in each blocker allows the user to attach string along large sections which can be pulled and pinned to maintain consistent tension. They are made using tough plastic with embedded sharp, sturdy & rust resistant stainless steel pins. Each pack includes two different sizes to manage different shapes when blocking.

Gracefully tote projects without wear-and-tear in these 100% organic cotton drawstring bags - the absolute perfect size for socks and other accessories; also terrific as an inspired wrapper for gifting! Available in pun-tastic "Superfine" or sweet "Yarn Kitten" designs. 
  • width 26cm/10"
  • height 31cm/12"

Do your giant yarn hauls or expansive works-in-progress laugh in the face of most totes? Meet your match with this ultra-roomy, 100% organic cotton tote bag - durable, yet soft enough for crumpling into small spaces. Available in both pun-tastic "Superfine" or sweet "Yarn Kitten" designs.
  • Width 50cm/19.5"
  • Height 39cm/15"
  • Handle is 55cm/22" long

Friday, August 15, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Clearance - Going Going Gone!

These yarns are discounted & priced to move, so grab them fast while they last! 

Click on their names to find out more!

  • 100% Merino Sock Yarn, Machine Washable
  • 25% Off

  • Wool Sock Yarn with Nylon for Durability, Machine Washable
  • 25% Off

  • Wool Sock Yarn with Nylon for Durability (but you can't feel it!)
  • 25% Off

  • 100% Machine Washable, Super Soft Merino Wool
  • Chunky Weight (5.5mm to 6mm needles)
  • 25% Off

  • Blend of Linen & Cotton for Light Knits
  • 45% Off

  • 100% Cottton 
  • Bulky Weight (8mm to 10mm needles)
  • 45% Off

  • A modern, felted blend of Alpaca & Merino
  • Chunky/Bulky Weight
  • 25% Off

  • 100% Merino Wool, Single Ply
  • Multis & SolidColours
  • 35% Off

  • 100% Merino Wool, Machine Washable
  • Heavy Fingering Weight
  • 30% Off

Schulana Kid Paillettes

  • Lighter than air kid mohair with little sequins
  • 30% Off

  • Soft Silk, Angora, Mohair & Wool
  • Bulky weight (6.5mm to 8mm needles)
  • 25% Off

Interweave Knits Fall 2014

Thursday, August 07, 2014

New in our Online Store & On SALE

Soft as a buby's toosh, Shibui Silk Cloud is an exquisite blend of glossy silk and wispy kid mohair, unified in a luminous lace weight yarn. Silk Cloud can be knit alone for gossamer-light lace projects, or held alongside any Shibui yarn to add a soft halo and subtle glow (the shine of the silk peeps out through the soft, angelic mohair). There are many Silk and Kid Mohair blends on the market, but this one is a truly beautiful yarn to work with and wear. 
  • 40% Silk, 60% Kid Mohair
  • 25g/300m (330 yds)
  • Lace Weight
  • 4.5mm/US7 needles
  • 20 sts = 4" (10cm)
  • Project Ideas

Kid-Paillettes is an airy blend of kid-mohair and silk with flashes of sparkling sequins or paillettes! This yarn is perfect for a lacy project with classy glitz!
  • 18% Silk, 42% Mohair, 40% Polyester (binding strand that is plied with the mohair and carries the sequins)
  • 25g/125m (137yds)
  • 4mm to 5mm (US 6 to 9) needles
  • 22 sts & 30 rows = 4" (10cm)
  • Project Ideas

A lovely single-ply of 100% Merino Superwash is great for lace-work or a lightweight garment. The super-soft merino will help to hold intricate lace stitches in place and will create an elegant fabric. 1 skein makes Lala's Simple Shawl (see picture below in colour 77).
  • 100% Merino Superwash Wool
  • 100g/598m (656yds)
  • Lace Weight
  • 3.5mm to 4 mm (US 4 to 6) needles
  • Single ply, has a similar texture to Malabrigo Lace Baby Merino, but a smoother texture
  • Machine wash delicate or hand wash, lay flat to dry
  • Made in Germany
  • Project Ideas

Lace projects often demand intense focus and hundreds of hours of work. The finished product is usually a jaw-dropping feat of technical skill. Traum Seide is a true laceweight, a thin glowing strand of unadulterated Mulberry silk. Dyed in a gleaming gemstone palette, this yarn will elevate your lace.
  • 100% Mulberry Silk
  • 100g/800m (878yds)
  • 3mm to 3.5mm (US2 to 4)
  • Lace Weight
  • Made in Germany
  • Project Ideas

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Fall Class Schedule: Aug 2014 to Jan 2015

Skill Level: absolute beginner, Instructor Liane Schwarz, 2 session class (6-8pm)
Mon. Aug 11 & 18, 6-8pm
Mon. Sept 22 & 29, 6-8pm
Tues. Oct 28 & Nov 4, 6-8pm
Mon. Nov 24 & Dec 1, 6-8pm
Tues. Jan 6 & 13, 6-8pm

You'll learn all the basics: how to knit, purl, put stitches on your needle (cast on), finish up (cast off), change yarn in the middle of your project, weave in your ends, and how to read a ball band as well as a basic pattern. You should be able to make a scarf in this class (get ready to spend a few hours of down time working on your knitting in front of the TV). Class consists of 2 sessions over 2 weeks. Materials are not included, but we sell everything you need and you receive 10% off all materials during your class. $39.97 (+ tax).  

Skill Level: absolute beginner, Instructor Liane Schwarz, 2 session class (6-8pm)
Tues. Sept 23 & 30, 6-8pm
Tues. Nov 25 & Dec 2, 6-8pm
Mon. Jan 19 & 26, 6-8pm

Crochet is fast, easy and becoming very popular. You'll learn all the basics: how to make a chain, the foundation stitches, how to crochet in the round, increase and decrease, and how to read a basic pattern. You will graduate with a granny square or flower under your belt. $39.97 (+ tax). Materials not included, but we sell everything you need and you receive 10% off all materials during your class.

Skill Level: any, Instructor Liane Schwarz, 2 session class (6-8pm)
Tues. Sept 9 & 16, 6-8pm
Tues. Nov 11 & 18, 6-8pm
Mon. Jan 19 & 26, 6-8pm

Want to learn something but can't make it to one of our regular workshops? No problem! You can work on any project you like in our Open Project Class. You can also use the time to get help with something you are already working on or if you need some support with finishing – it's up to you! 2 session class: $49.97 + tax, 1 session class: $25.97 + tax. Materials not included, but we sell everything you need and you receive 10% off all materials during your class.

Skill Level: beginner (after intro class). Instructor: Liane Schwarz, 2 sessions: (6-8pm)
Tues. Aug 26 & Sept 2, 6-8pm

The next step after making scarves is making hats! Hats are fast, easy, and very, very satisfying! With a choice of three great basic styles, we'll teach you how to knit in the round, how to knit on double pointed needles (the ones that look like little chopsticks), how to decrease stitches and how to read a pattern. Knowing how to cast on and knit is the only requisite. Materials are not included, but we sell everything you need and you receive 10% off all materials during your class. $49.97 (+ tax and materials).

Skill Level: beginner (after intro course and/or hats) , Instructor Liane Schwarz, 2 session class (6-8pm)
Mon. Sept 8 & 15, 6-8pm
Mon. Nov 10 & 17, 6-8pm

Choose to make a mitten or fingerless mitts in this workshop. You'll learn how to work in the round on double pointed needles, shape a wrist, increase for a thumb gusset, and form the edge of a fingerless glove or the top of a mitten.  $49.97 (+ tax). Materials not included, but we sell everything you need and you receive 10% off all materials during your class.

Skill Level:  beginner (after intro or hats), Instructor Liane Schwarz, 2 sessions: 6-8pm
Tues. Oct 7, 14 & 21: 6-8pm

A great way to build your knitting skill-set, this fast and easy chunky cardigan will teach you how to shape a top-down raglan yoke, make a joined waistline, tapered sleeves, picking up stitches for a collar and work short rows - lots of bang for your buck! $74.97 (+ tax).  Materials not included, but we sell everything you need and you receive 10% off all materials during your class.

Pattern: Iced by Carol Feller
Yarn: Cascade Eco

Skill Level: intermediate, Instructor Liane Schwarz 2 sessions: 6-8pm
Mon. Oct 27 & Nov 3: 6-8pm

Take you skills to the next level by learning how to make cables! We'll teach you how to use a cable hook, read a cable chart, how to make twisted and traveling cables, and even a bobble. Choose to make a beanie, slouchy, or toque with a pom-pom. $54.97 (+ tax).  Materials not included, but we sell everything you need and you receive 10% off all materials during your class.

Patterns: Habitat by Jared Flood, Ion by Norah Gaughan.

Skill Level: intermediate/advanced beginner, Instructor Liane Schwarz, 3 sessions: 6-8pm
Tues. Dec 9 & 16: 6-8pm

You'll learn a fast and easy way to work with colour. Learn mosaic/slip stitch in the round, use 2 colours simultaneously, and carry yarns without tugging or cutting. Makes a great last minute gift too! $54.97 (+ tax). Materials not included, but we sell everything you need and you receive 10% off all materials during your class.

Pattern is Mod Squad by Kate Atherly
Yarn: Cascade 220 or Malabrigo Merino Worsted

Skill Level: intermediate to advanced Beginner, Instructor Liane Schwarz, 2 session class: 6-8pm
Mon. Oct 6 & 20, 6-8pm

Whether you're just up for something different or you would like to learn to make socks for the first time, this class is a great place to begin. Here you will learn how to use double pointed needles, how to make short-row toes and heels, a mitred alternative to the heel-flap of the traditional cuff-down sock, and how to bind off with elasticity. $49.97 (+ tax). Materials not included, but we sell everything you need and you receive 10% off all materials during your class.

Skill Level: intermediate, Instructor Liane Schwarz, 2 session class: 6-8pm
Mon. Dec 8 & 15, 6-8pm

Find out why so many people have fallen in love with entrelac - a colourwork pattern of interlocking blocks knit on the bias. You'll learn the basic techniques, how to work entrelac in the round, and how for use it's natural properties to form a hat crown. Materials not included, but we sell everything you need and you receive 10% off all materials during your class.

Skill Level: after absolute beginner, Instructor Liane Schwarz, 2 session class: 6-8pm

This trouble-shooting class is a great way to build your knitterly confidence. Here you will not only learn to identify several of the common errors that stop knitters in their tracks, but also how to repair them without shedding any tears or having to rip your work back to the beginning. Come prepared with bloopers of your own, or make some gaff samples here. No matter what, you are guaranteed to learn from your mistakes. $49.97 (+ tax).

Skill Level: after absolute beginner, Instructor Liane Schwarz 2 session class: 6-8pm
Tues Aug. 12 & 19, 6-8pm

Finishing can make or break a beautiful hand-knit, so let us show you how to do it properly. You will learn a variety of techniques, including mattress stitch seaming, sewing a sleeve into place, three-needle bind offs, grafting (kitchener stitch), picking up stitches for button bands and necklines, as well as the mysterious proportions that take the guesswork out of many of these procedures. We encourage students to bring items to finish (optional). $49.97 (+ tax).

Friday, August 01, 2014

Closed Monday Aug 4

We will be closed Monday August 4th for the long weekend. 

Fri, Sat, Tues:  11am to 6pm
Sun, Mon:        Closed

Monday, July 28, 2014

September in July! New Fall Yarns in Stock NOW

Malabrigo Rasta is a super thick, super soft single ply yarn made from 100% Merino Wool. One luxurious skein is enough for a hat, mitts, or a close neck-warmer/cowl (try our Free Bulky Mobius Cowl pattern for some instant gratification).
  • 100% Merino Wool
  • 150g/82m (90 yds)  
  • Super Bulky Weight
  • 10mm to 15mm (Us15 to 19) needles 
  • 8 to 10 sts = 4" (10cm)
  • Single Ply, Slightly felted
  • Hand wash, lay flat to dry

Malabrigo Chunky is one of our favourite yarns of all time. It's soft as a baby's bum and knits up beautifully on any needle between 6mm to 8mm (US 10 to 11). The colour is a gorgeous hand dye and comes in both semi-solids and variegated colourways. No two skeins are exactly the same, so if you are using more than 1 skein for your project you should would with 2 skeins at at time and alternate every other row to ensure an even colour distribution.  
  • 100% Merino Wool
  • 100g/95m (104yds)
  • Bulky Weight
  • 6mm to 8mm/US10 to 11 needles
  • 14 sts = 4"/10cm
  • Made in Uruguay
  • Hand wash, lay flat to dry

Malabrigo Mecha is a yummy-scrummy skein of wonder! It's a single ply, 100% extra fine superwash merino wool, which translates to soft as and squishy baby's bottom. It knits at a variable gauge, a chunky to bulky weight, and is very flexible since the yarn tends to bloom. The yardage is generous at 120 metres (130 yards), and of course you can actually use it for babies and kids since it's machine washable. 
  • 100% Superwash Merino Wool
  • 100g/120m (130yds)
  • Chunky to Bulky Weight
  • 6 to 8mm/US 10 to 11 needles
  • Made in Uruguay
  • Machine Wash, lay flat to dry

Cascade Eco is a great staple yarn. It knits up beautifully on 6mm/US10 needles (although you can use up to 8mm/US11 for a cardigan like Iced by Carol Feller). It's very affordable and comes in extra-large, 250g skeins, making it extremely popular for blankets, sweaters and felted slippers. One skein in enough to make a scarf/infinity scarf. On the softness scale, it's somewhere around an 8/10 - not as soft as a Merino, Alpaca or Cashmere, but pretty good as far as wool goes. 
  • 100% Peruvian Highland Wool
  • 250g/437m (478yds)
  • 5.5mm to 6mm (US 9 to 10) needles
  • 14 to 16 sts = 4" (10cm)
  • Hand wash in cold with Eucalan or Soak, lay flat to dry.
  • Made in Peru
  • Project Ideas from Ravelry

Cascade Magnum is a super fluffy, soft, single ply yarn. It works up super quick on big needles (we like 12 to 15mm/US17 to 19) and makes for a very satisfying knit. It's great for last minute gifts, especially hats and cowls. 
  • 100% Peruvian Highland Wool
  • 250g/112m (123yds)
  • Super Bulky Weight
  • 10mm to 15mm/US 15 to 19 needles
  • Single plt
  • Hand wash, lay flat to dry
  • Made in Peru
  • Pattern Ideas for this yarn

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