Monday, March 31, 2014

New Website!

We have a pretty new website

The new site's features include:

  • fully mobile enabled (easily read on your phone)
  • pretty pictures
  • News: for recent store news
  • About: an exhaustive "about us" page
  • Resources: updated resources for all skill levels
  • Patterns: updated patterns pages
  • Classes: updated classes pages
  • Stay in the Loop: a list of ways to stay keep up with what's going on in store
  • Contact: a pretty e-mail pages

For the time being our blog is staying put, and when we are ready to integrate it with the site we'll let you know. 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Technical Difficulties

Sorry or website is down, we are having technical difficulties that will hopefully be resolved soon! In the interim you can follow this link to an archived version of the site (it has all the same info & links). Thanks!

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Spring ... Grignasco Sahara 25% Off

Grignasco Sahara

Grignasco Sahara looks lovely, it's easy + feels great to knit with, and it looks amazing knitted up. Sahara is a soft, luscious fibre blend for Spring + Summer: 20% silk, 40% bamboo, 40% linen. It has a lovely semi-matte sheen and uneven texture that gives it a very modern, very urban texture. It's also discounted (Squee!) because it has been discontinued (Boooo-urns!). 

The Deets

  • 50g-100m
  • 4.5 to 5mm needles
  • 18 sts + 24R = 4"/10cm
  • 20% silk, 40% bamboo, 40% linen
  • Hand wash in cold water, lay flat to dry
  • Made in Italy
  • SALE $7.50 (regularly $10)

Dropped Stitch Spring Cowl

This project is my favourite combination of simple, fast, easy, and deceptively impressive looking. For a snug fit cast on 75 to 80 sts, for something longer that can be wrapped twice cast on 140 to 150 sts (you'll need 4 balls). 

Initially we started making the Easy 1-Ball Cowl pattern (much cred to the designer!) but made changes to make the most of this very pretty yarn and to make it easy for you to make one too. 

17” wide x 12” high (unstretched)


2 balls Grignasco Sahara colour 1195 (50g/100m)
5mm-24" circular needles
stitch marker

K            knit
R            row or round
Rep         repeat
St/s         stitch(es)
YO          yarn over: bring yarn over the needle


YO 2 Times (Double Yarn Over)

Cast on 100 stitches. Join in the round being careful not to twist the stitches, place marker on right needle.

R1 + 2: knit. 

R3: YO 2 times, K1; rep from to end of round.

R4: drop 2 yarn overs, k1; rep from to end of round.

R5 to 7: knit.

Repeat R3 to 7 nine more times.

Repeat R3 to 6 one time.

Bind off loosely. Weave in ends. 

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