Friday, October 30, 2009

NEW Misti Alpaca Handpaint Sock Yarns

16 Venecia

20 Slippery Jake

NEW Misti Alpaca Handpaint Sock Yarns
A couple of great new colours of Misti Alpaca Handpaint Sock Yarn have arrived! If you haven't already acquainted yourself with Misti's Yarn it's happy stuff! It is soft, beautifully hand dyed, affordable at only $20, and made from nice fibres like alpaca, merino wool, silk. The colours are not inclined to pool because Misti takes a great amount of effort in their dyeing, as they say it is 'Dyed to the Stitch." Here are the stats and FREE PATTERN IDEAS follow below:
  • Made in Peru
  • 50% Alpaca, 30% Merino Wool, 10% Silk, 10% Nylon
  • 100g/400m
  • 1 skein is enough for a pair of socks, mitts, gloves or a hat
  • 2 skeins are more than enough for a baby sweater

FREE Sockhead Hat Pattern

FREE Old Shale Scarf
  • 2 Skeins for a proper, long scarf, 1 skein for a shortie
  • 3.75mm to 4mm needles

NEW - Ma Belle Baby Kimono Kit

NEW - Ma Belle Baby Kimono Kit

Ma Belle is a super pretty little Kimono Cardigan made with 2 skeins of Dream in Color Classy, a soft, hand dyed, machine washable wool.  We made out store sample with the colour Petal Shower in size 2 years and we had more than enough yarn leftover to make a hat. This pattern is super-duper pretty and not at all hard to make. The kit is currently $44, but prices may vary based on the exchange rate (for better or worse) and customs duties.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

NEW Mission Falls Tulips Baby Cardie Kit

NEW Mission Falls Tulips Baby Cardie Kit ~ $65

We really liked the Tulips baby cardie pattern, but the yarn it was designed in (which is gorgeous) doesn't it into everyone's budget. So what we did is swap in Mission Falls 1824 Merino Wool in some kits to help spread the love. The kit comes with the pattern and 9 balls of Mission Falls in 8 colours, enough to make a size 6-9 months, although it knits up a bit thicker to a 22" chest (according to the Craft Yarn Council a 22" chest is supposed to fit a 3 year old, but I'm not buying it. The sweater in this kit should definitely fit an 18 month old and possibly a 2 year old). 

The kit is currently available in 2 colourways, Autumnal (above), and Traditional (below). Of course, we can always dream up your own colourway too!

NEW - Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts

NEW - Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts

I am so sorry it has been so long updating the site. We've been really busy with so many of you coming in and so much new stock arriving!  Fall is always a heavy time of year for new books & magazines, and I can barely keep up with them!

Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts

This year's gift issue is packed to the rafters with great ideas! It is a little more expensive this year, ringing in at $18.99, but it is packed with patterns and it's been selling well so I don't expect it will be around too long. You can see all of the patterns HERE. If you like small projects in general, this issue is for you. There are also a few good mens' sweaters, which is a rare commodity.  We also still have copies of last year's issue,  Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts 2008.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Knitted Socks East & West + FREEBIE

Knitted Socks East & West + FREEBIE

       Knitted Socks East and West by Judy Sumner

I've already posted about the new book Knitted Socks East and West but it is a really nice book and some nice promos popped up today!

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