It’s here! Our annual gift guide is chock full of ideas to help with your holiday shopping. There’s something for everyone on your list – from the beginner in need of basic notions and how-to books to the more experienced enthusiast hankering after an interchangeable needle set. You can also use this guide to put together your own “Wish List” to help those who may be shopping for you. If you live out of town or can’t make it in to the shop we are happy to ship – just give us a ring or send us an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll help you do your shopping from a distance.
Best wishes to all as you tackle the holiday season!
- Melissa, Lisa, & the Espace Tricot Team
MUST-HAVE NOTIONS & ACCESSORIES
CUTE THINGS FROM HERDY CO.
HELPFUL TOOLS & ESSENTIALS
CHIC-A STORAGE SOLUTIONS
ESPACE TRICOT GIFT CARD – in any denomination
(Photos: Anne Schulz)
The Rosa scarf by Anne Schulz is surely a simple pattern but the result is chic and highly functional. We can see this knit up in Quince & Co’s Chickadee, Garnstudio’s Drops Alpaca, Blue Sky Alpacas Sport, or The Fibre Company’s Road to China Light – any of these would be beautiful! That said, the pattern is easily customizable and can be worked with many yarns and needle-sizes so sky’s the limit in terms of yarn choices. Perfect for beginners or more advanced knitters wanting a project to knit alongside or between more challenging patterns.
A luxurious cozy cowl which knits up quickly with just one ball of Rowan’s Kidsilk Haze Trio – a soft and lightweight blend of silk and mohair. The Ithacowl by New York Minknit is a simple, effective pattern – the broken rib gives the slight illusion of a Fisherman’s Rib which is lovely. Another great gift idea!
Click here for our project details and additional photos on Ravelry.
These mittens are easy to knit and do not take long at all. Perfect gift knitting!! Follow the instructions step by step, today just up to the part where the stitches for the thumb get put on hold.
What I used:
- Cascade Eco + Wool plus some Kid Silk Haze (exact amount to follow in the pattern)
- 5.5 mm (US size 9) double pointed needles
- small stitch holder
- tapestry needle
- I got a gauge of 17 sts/4″ – you should get the same
With both strands held together, cast on 32 sts.
Distribute evenly onto four needles, 8 sts each.
Close to round, making sure not to twist your stitches, and knit 2×2 rib (k2, p2) for 14 rounds.
Then switch to Stockinette Stitch and knit until it measures about 3.5″ – measuring from end of rib.
On next round, knit 6 sts, then place them on stitch holder. Knit to end of round.
That’s it for today!
Don’t forget to check out our Holiday Schedule and remember, we will be open on Monday, December 23rd from 10.30 am to 5 pm!!
Happy Knitting, as ever!
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Although usually closed Mondays, we will be open on Monday, December 23rd (10:30 am – 5:00 pm) for any last minute help and shopping!
Feast your eyes on these modern yet classic collections from Kim Hargreaves – you’ll be inspired!
Click here to preview STORM.
Click here to preview SPIRIT.
Click here to preview INDIGO.
Click here to preview QUIRKY.
Yes, late again – sorry about that!
(Photos: Purl Soho)
Looking for a single skein project? Purl Soho’s latest free pattern – the Structured Alpaca Cowl is a winner on this, and so many other fronts! A cowl that sits well on the shoulders with just enough drape and not too much bulk. The structured style is very grown-up and sophisticated but, in different colours, would work equally well for kids. The extended ribbing at the front is perfect for keeping that part of the neck warm where your coat zips to a “V”. Beautiful, practical, and versatile. Add it to your Christmas knitting list!
Local artisan and fellow knitter, Patrick Magny, has just delivered a new collection of handcrafted ceramic yarn bowls. Beautiful and functional, these unique bowls provide a great place to store yarn currently in use and prevent run-away balls. I know I don’t need to say it but… these make a lovely gift idea!
Sarah Hatton’s “Simple Cosy Projects…” books are perennial favourites at the store. To round out our collection, we’ve just received her latest installment in the series – this one just for babies.
“The fourth book in the Sarah Hatton Knits series sees 10 simple projects for precious little people and new arrivals. Using Sarah’s favourite winter yarns, designs range from gorgeous cardigans to simple hats and bootees along with two blankets perfect for keeping you little one warm and toasty.”
Click here to see all the projects.
and we’re re-stocked just in time for holiday shopping! In addition to tote bags, this time we included a selection of pretty and practical nesting baskets. All of Monsieur Panier’s products are fair-trade and ecological – made with 100% plant fibers (+ leather handles) in Madagascar.