Friday, September 25, 2009

NEW! Malabrigo Worsted

NEW! Malabrigo Kettle Dyed Pure Merino Wool Worsted
  • 4.5 to 5.5mm needles, 4 to 5 sts/inch
  • 100g/196m
  • made in Uruguay
  • single ply, super soft and fluffy with lots of loft!
  • will felt like a beast!
  • kettle dyed, beautiful semi-solid colours
  • only $17.50 (good price, soft as a baby's bottom and you get lots of yardage)
  • hand wash, dry flat
  • see info on this yarn on Ravelry
  • see pattern ideas for this yarn on Ravelry

FREE Patterns for Malabrigo Worsted Merino

Star Crossed Beret

February Lady Sweater


Friday, September 18, 2009

Short Day Today

Sorry for the late notice, but we have to close early today, Friday Sept 18, for the Jewish Holidays.  Happy Holidays!

New - Cascade Magnum

Cascade Magnum
  • Super Bulky Yarn
  • 1.5-2 sts=1" on 10mm to 12mm needgles (us #15-17)
  • 250g/112m (123 yds)
  • perfect for Twinkle Patterns
  • 1 skein makes a scarf
FREE Magnum Patterns

Twinkle Tuxedo Jacket

Twinkle Kangaroo Tunic

Twinkle Lacy Chunky Throw

Twinkle Best Friend Cardigan

Twinkle Nimbus Sweater

Friday, September 04, 2009

Clearance 50% Off!

Clearance Sale 50% Off!

Cascade Fixation $4.25
  • see HERE and below for pattern suggestions
  • 50g/100yards
  • knits on 3.5 to 4mm needles
  • 98.3 % cotton, 1.7% elastic
  • stretchy!
  • soft, light, textured, with great body
  • perfect for socks, baby socks, stockings, fitted tops & sweaters, lingerie, swim suits, chemo hats, toys!
Daisy, daisy
Free Daisy Daisy Baby Hat Pattern (see one knit in Fixation)

Free Blue Steps Baby Booties Pattern (see them knit up in Fixation Here and Here)

Free Bunny Beanie Pattern (see it knit up in Fixation)

Misti Alpaca Lace Handpaints $11.75
Favourite Project Suggestions

  • Soft enough for most people to wear next to their skin.
  • Has an earthy quality without being too sheepy.
  • Made in New Brunswick Canada, leaves a smaller carbon footprint.
  • Excellent for felting!
  • 100% wool, 2ply
  • 113g/219m
  • 20sts=4"/10 cm on 4.5 mm needles (heavy worsted weight)
Favourite Pattern Suggestions

Roo Child's Coat

Thursday, September 03, 2009

New Books!

       Knitted Socks East and West by Judy Sumner

    One More Skein by Leigh Radford

      Cardigans by Louisa Harding

Noro by Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton

Men's Knits by Erica Knight

New Interweave Knits Weekend

Knits Weekend 2009
New Interweave Knits Weekend Magazine

This special issue from Interweave Knits looks like a keeper! I expect I'll have to re-order soon, but you should make sure you get a copy because the print run is sure to run out and once it's gone. (Interweave will likely eventually publish the patterns on their website for you to purchase but they cost $5 (US) each, making magazines a really great deal in the long term.)

By the way, keep your eyes peeled for a series of 8 freebies on starting Sept 18!  Also remember, Interweave's free patterns are not always offered forever and some are only free for a limited time, so be sure to download the free patterns you like and ferret them away somewhere safe, like on a USB Flash Stick.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Tulpis Baby Kit

This is a simple cardigan knit in the round from the top-down. The yarn is 100% merino wool and machine washable. The pattern is easy to follow and a quick, satisfying baby knit! There should be enough yarn in the kit to make the first 3 sizes (6-9mo, 12-18mo, 2 yrs). The colour sequence for this kit is different than the pattern but that is the only change. $57.

Kit Includes
• 3 x 115m of Dream in Color 'Classy'
• 1 x 227m of Dream in Color 'Classy'
• Dream in Color Tulips Baby Cardigan Pattern
• Eucalan or Soak packet
• Garment Label
• Zippered Kit Bag

Kit Does NOT Include
• 4.5mm-29” circular needles
• 4.5mm double pointed needles
• 3.75mm-29” circular needles
• 3.75mm double pointed needles
• 4 stitch markers
• tapestry needle
• scrap yarn
• measuring tape
• scissors

Berroco Sox Metallic

Berroco Sox Metallic!  In addition to the fun fleck of disco it's a really nice superwash wool, self patterning sock yarn with enough nylon content to help them stand up to wear.  So your inner magpie likes the yarn but aren't into socks right now? No problem, here are a few project suggestions:

FREE Patterns for  Un-Socks


Guava 1375 (free pattern for Radius gauntlets)

Durian 1372

Acai 1361

Lilikoi 1357

New Berroco Pattern Books

Norah Gaughan Book 5
A great collection of sweaters for women! Half are creative and half are stylin'.

A fabulous little booklet of great sweaters and accessories in a bulky yarn that's quick to knit!

A series of cute patterns for girls size 4 to 10. Lots of sweaters but also a couple of dresses.

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