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

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

More Inventory & New Shades of Schoppel Crazy Zauberball

Schoppel Crazy Zauberball 
We just got a shipment of Schoppel Crazy Zauberball sock yarn with lots of beautiful colours, including some new ones for Fall 2014! 

Schoppel Crazy Zauberball is a wonderful, self striping sock yarn with a long colourway. The yarn is made from 2 plies, each a different colour, which creates a marled effect as well. It's a hard wearing yarn with 25% nylon, so your socks should wear well and last a long time (depending on wear and washing). We really like the Magic Zauberball Stripe Socks free pattern (picture to the left) and the Sock Head Hat free pattern for this yarn.

  • 75% Superwash Virgin Wool, 25% Nylon
  • 100g/420m (460yds)
  • Fingering Weight Sock yarn
  • 2mm to 3mm/US 0 to 3 needles
  • Made in Germany
  • Pattern ideas for this yarn

Fall 2014 Knitscene Magazine

The New issue of Knitscene has arrived! 

Knitting Traditions Fall 2014

The new issue of Interweave Knitting Traditions just arrived, and it isn't even up on Ravelry yet! 

In PieceWork’s ninth edition of Knitting Traditions, they explore the practical and creative evolution of knitting. Beginning with a visit to the Orkney Islands, they learn how gansey and lace stitch designs evolved there both through everyday life and because of its particular geography. 

Then they sail to The Netherlands where, through the colorful lives of sherfolk, ganseys and their stitch patterns developed into a rich Dutch tradition full of its own symbolism and history. And there are other sorts of adaptions in this issue. 

A few of the projects included in this issue:

  • Jess’s Cushion by Elizabeth Lovick
  • Skolt Sámi Mittens by Laura Ricketts
  • Red Mittens from Sveg, Sweden: Tracing Their Story by Ingela Fredell
  • Swedish Jämtland Mittens by Carol Huebscher Rhoades
  • Islamic-Patterned Shoulder Bag in Indigo and White by Chris Laning
  • Persian Slippers by Donna Druchunas
  • Fritillary Mittens by Heatherly Walker
  • Wellington Boot Liners by Laurie Sundstrom
  • Classic Gossamer Triangular Shawl by Inna Voltchkova
  • Evening Stockings for a Young Lady by Nancy Bush
  • Snow flake Lace—An Elements-of-Orenburg Scarf byInna Voltchkova
  • Fire and Rose Shawl by Galina A. Khmeleva
In this issue, discover your own knitting connections through the people and their land, the culture, the history, and best of all, the beautiful knitwear! 

Friday, July 18, 2014

SALE Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran

SALE Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran

30% OFF ~ $7/Skein

Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran is soft, squishy, and knits beautifully! It's great for everything, especially people who think wool is too itchy. Regular price is $9.97, now on Sale for $7/skein, but only while supplies last!
  • 55% Merino Wool, 33% Microfibre, 12% Cashmere
  • 50g/90m (99yds)
  • Aran Weight
  • 5mm/US8 needles
  • 18 sts & 24 rows = 4" (10cm)
  • Made in Italy
  • Machine wash delicate/cold, lay flat to dry.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

SALE Berroco Cirrus

Berroco Cirrus is so light it seems to float. It's a baby soft blend of super kid mohair with extra fine merino, locking the fibres into an airy nylon core. Cirrus makes gorgeous, light and lofty cowls like GawlerBurberry Inspired Cowl and Tellot

Friday, July 04, 2014

New Online: SALE Butterfly Super 10

SALE Price $11 (reg $15)

Butterfly Super 10 Cotton is a great, multipurpose, multi season yarn. It's made from 100% mercerized cotton, is vegan and allergy friendly, and machine washes beautifully. It's great for all kinds of projects, including baby, kids, sweaters, blankets, face cloths, etc. It also crochets beautifully and easily. It is also the same yarn as Tahki Cotton Classic, it just has a different label and the skeins are larger (a generous 125g/230m).

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Thursday, July 03, 2014

Newly Added Clearance Yarns

These yarns are on SALE and were just added to our online store!

Free patten: Versa Scarf by Michelle Kissoore of StickGirl Designs

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

SALE Berroco Weekend 25% OFF

SALE  Berroco Weekend
Berroco Weekend is a soft, comfortable machine washable blend of cotton & synthetic fibres (but it feels like cotton). It's allergy friendly, great for kids and babies, and vegan.

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