Saturday, February 27, 2010

Vogue Knitting 2010 Spring/Summer

Vogue Knitting 2010 Spring/Summer
 The 2010 Spring/Summer issue of Vogue Knitting has arrived, take a peek inside (click on the pictures on their site to get a closer look)! Vogue also has a video-thingy called VK360 where they show you all the sweaters on a person from every angle, which is kinda nice! Just be sure to turn down the volume on your computer, the music is annoying. America's Next Top Model winner Teyona is featured in one of the sections, check out the wind in her face. There is also an excellent and exhaustive how-to article on grafting in this issue - you'll never fear grafting again.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

NEW Magazines!

Knitting Traditions (Special Issue), $16.95
The new special magazine Knitting Traditions from Interweave has arrived! It's full of quality patterns and articles on traditional knitting techniques and old fashioned aesthetics.  This issue is VERY informative, including an article on the anatomy of a cowichan sweater and knitting 2 socks at once (a la War and Peace, with one inside the other). There are lots of sock, mitten, shawl and traditional style sweaters.

Piecework January/February 2010
Piecework Magazine $8.99
We just got in a special Historical Knitting Issue of Piecework magazine. Check out their website, there is a freebie pattern and a profile of Rowan Yarns that also includes a pattern for a Kaffe Fasset style scarf (the scarf looks like tedious knitting, you have to changes colours manual can use one of the yarns from the Kafe Fasset Design Line by Regia to get the exact same striping  effect). It also features a new pattern stitch by Barbara Walker (cover).

Knitscene Winter/Spring 2010
Knitscene Winter-Spring 2010 $9.99
The new winter/spring 2010 Knitscene is so popular that we sold out, but we've got it in stock again! Check out the projects HERE.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

NEW Berroco Pattern Books!

NEW Berroco Pattern Books! $13.50

Dk Baby (292)

Vintage Family (293)

Origami (294)

Sock Star (297)

NEW Dream in Color Smooshy & Starry!

smooshy - in vino veritas by rachel m loves yarn..
Dream in Colour Smooshy - $24.65
Smooshy is like Dream in Color's Classy but skinnier - like its supermodel cousin. It's soft and purty, just like all of the other Dreams in Colour, is a fingering weight/sock yarn, and washable.
  • 450 yards/410m - approx 100g
  • 6.5 to 8 sts. per inch
  • 2.5mm to 3mm needles
Dream in Color Starry - $28.50
Ooooo, it's sparkly! But not too much, it's not named 'Blingy'. A hint of glimmer makes this yarn resemble a starry sky.  I'm in magpie city! Starry is Smooshy's rock star cousin - it's still washable sock yarn, it's just got a glint of glimmer.
  • 450 yards/410m - approx 100g
  • 6.5 to 8 sts. per inch
  • 2.5mm to 3mm needles

Project Idea: Citron Scarf/Shawlette (only takes 1 skein). You can also use any of our project suggestions from our latest Misti Hand Paint Sock Posting!

NEW Interweave Knits Spring 2010

NEW Interweave Knits Spring 2010 - $7.99
Check out the preview!

Rose Window Beret

Transverse Cardigan

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Open for Family Day!

We are open on Monday February 15 from 11am to 6pm for Family Day - because we don't have kids and you need a few hours without yours.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Fleece Artist Thrum Mitten Kit

Fleece Artist Thrum Mitten Kit $29.50
Burrrr, it's cold out there!  If you've been finding yourself muttering insults directed to the weather, you may be a good candidate for a pair of thrum mittens. Thrum mittens are super warm and soft becuase you weave in roving (unspun wool) and you knit them. It sounds complicated, but it's not, I promise! 3.5mm double pointed needles are required (not included in kit). Say hi to happy hands!

Kit Comes With
  • Pattern
  • 125g Fleece Artist Blue Face Aran Wool
  • 60g Merino Silver Roving

Imogen Sweater Kits

Imogen Sweater Kits
Bored? Uninspired? We've got a remedy for the winter blahs - the Imogen Cardigan Kit! Imogen is simple jacket, knit side to side in one piece, knit on 5.5mm needles (circular are easier, not included in kit). Size S/M is $119, Size L/XL is $157. Note the finished sizes, the sweater is very roomy!

  • S(M, L, XL)
  • Total chest circumference (edge to egde): 44(50.5, 57, 63.5)"
  • front widths - 12(14, 16, 18)” [adjustable]
  • back width 20(22.5, 25, 27.5)”
  • cuff to cuff 60(62.5, 67, 69.5)” [adjustable]
  • length 25(28, 31, 34)”
  • Blue Face Aran by Fleece Artist, 100% wool
  • S/M - 750g/900m (6 skeins)
  • L/XL - 1000g/1200m (8 skeins)

Thursday, February 04, 2010

New Book: Sock Club

Sock Club: Join the Knitting Adventure  $29.95
This book consists of 23 patterns from private micro yarn dyers' sock clubs -  so basicalls these are patterns that you would only have had access to if you were a paying member of the club. You get a great selection of niiiiiiice sock patterns in a variety of styles and yarns. I'm not a sock knitter but there are some very pretty lace, cables and ribs for your tender tootsies! There are a few simpler patterns, but this book is really geared towards the technical sock knitter.

New Books: Nature's Wraptutre

Nature's Wraptutre: Contemporary Knitted Shawls - $29.95
This is a great little book! Shawls are a great medium sized project but the patterns are frequently very involved and call for super-fine yarns. Not this book, no cobwebs here! There is a variety of shalws & wraps and they are all straightforward and knitted in yarns substantially thicker than the normal gossamer. There are some lace stitches and cables involved in some of the projects but none are complicated and all are accessible to lace/cable novices. Finally, a shawl book for the rest of us! :-)

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