New free pattern from Espace Tricot: Summer Commitment

Lisa’s Summer Commitment bag has just been added to Ravelry! This is a larger version of our Summer Fling Bag. It is the perfect bag for strolling around town, going to market, or a day at the beach (yes, believe it or not, those days are just around the corner). The bottom is knit flat and then stitches are picked up for knitting the main body in the round. Straps are then knit flat one at a time and are joined using Kitchener stitch. If you wish to knit a cross-body style bag then an extra skein of Kilim yarn will be required.

Click here to access the free pattern!

–  Melissa

Another “Meet & Greet” with Julie Asselin – this Friday!

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Lovely hand-dyer, Julie Asselin, will be in the store again this Friday (March 24th) to teach a dyeing workshop and will be arriving early for a general “meet & greet” from 1 pm – 5 pm.  Julie’s passion and energy is infectious and chatting with her is always a delight. You will also have a chance to purchase many of her yarns not normally available at Espace Tricot. Don’t be shy, come and join us in welcoming Julie to the store. 🙂

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New store sample: Scarfy Thing

The Scarfy Thing is quite possibly one of the most fun projects you’ll knit this year! This recipe by Beata Jezek gives enough detail to get you started and keep you on track yet offers enough flexibility to add your own stamp.  Lisa used Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles and chose a single colour as the base yarn and five contrasting colourways for pops of colour throughout. She finished the whole thing with a deeper speckled neutral for the i-cord edge.  The scarf can be made as long or as wide as you wish, simply study the structure before you begin to understand which sections will define your width and length.  And, note, this is a great stash-busting project. No need to purchase 7 new skeins (unless you want to!) – fingering weight minis and leftovers can be easily integrated as you like.

Click here for additional photos and project details on our Ravelry page.

SHOP Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles in our webstore!

–  Melissa

Hedgehog Fibres: New colourways!

Lots of gorgeous new colourways from Hedghehog Fibres – in both Skinny Singles (48 colourways in stock) and Sock (43 colourways in stock) – have just been added to our website.

Click HERE to view them all!

I’ve posted the newest colours below for your viewing pleasure. 🙂

Concrete

Down by the River

Dragonfly

Fly

Glacier

Hey Day

Kid You Not

Pinky Swear

Pistachio

Salty Tales

Wish

Zephyr

–  Melissa

New store sample: Find your Fade Shawl

My “Find your Fade” shawl is finally finished! I fell hard for this pattern by Andrea Mowry but just couldn’t “find my fade” with speckled yarns so opted for a colour-block approach with more solid tonals in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light. They say big is beautiful and this is certainly a shawl with very generous proportions. While some may find this a challenge, we think it adds great versatility, making it wearable in so many different ways.  As usual, Andrea’s pattern is well-written and, once you’re through the first section, it’s easily memorized.  Just remember, things change slightly when you switch to colour number 4 (ask me how I know to warn you about this) 🙂

Although I knit this for myself, I think it will head back to Montreal with Lisa after this weekend (she’s coming for another visit – yay!) for a month or two in the store.

Click here for additional photos and project details on our Ravelry page.

SHOP Tosh Merino Light in our webstore.

–  Melissa

Julie Asselin Leizu Nuances Fingering Sets: New colours!

Luscious new colourways in Leizu Nuances fingering weight sets from Julie Asselin have landed in store. These luminous gradient kits are a gorgeous blend of merino and silk – beautiful for shawls, garments, and accessories! Each set contains a total of 485 m / 525 y.

SHOP Leizu Nuances sets in our webstore.


Brunante

Midnight Mystery

Austen

Oresund

Goodnight Moon

Echeveria

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–  Melissa

Free pattern Friday: Kirkendall and Jong

It’s been ages since I’ve highlighted a free pattern on Friday, something I did almost without fail for several years after starting the blog, but two fabulously minimalist patterns caught my eye on Ravelry this morning and, voila, “Free pattern Friday” is back.  And today, two for the price of one!  😉


Kirkendall Shawl Wrap by by Tara-Lynn Morrison

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The Kirkendall Shawl Wrap by Tara-Lynn Morrison is a very simple triangle accessory that is completely customizable with respect to yarn weight and needle size. Simply cast on with something you like and, using nice big needles relative to your yarn weight, follow the 1-row repeat until the wrap is as large as you like. Be sure to cast off as per the pattern instructions for a nice stretchy edge. Experiment with stripes and colour blocking! It couldn’t be easier.  We are loving that tassel addition.


Jong by Julie Tootill

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As designer Julie Tootil states, Jong is “a one size fits all pattern….minimal detail, maximum style.”  Basic garter stitch and bulky yarn combine to create a casual, goes-with-everything cardigan / jacket, complete with faux seams and an i-cord edge. Easily adaptable to your preferred length, the top-down construction lets you try it on as you go for a perfect fit. Another quick and super-chic project.

–  Melissa

We’re on the Sweet Georgia Show!

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felicia-at-tempest-launch-2014-10-1000-e1444338003453-200x200We recently chatted with the charming and incredibly talented Felicia Lo of SweetGeorgia Yarns and today you can head over and hear our conversation on the The Sweet Georgia Show – Felicia’s weekly podcast exploring “the sweet spot between colour, craft, and creativity”.  It was such an honour to be invited for this interview and an absolute pleasure to talk our heads off with Felicia whose thoughtful questions encouraged us to reflect on our industry in a way that we rarely take the time to do. Thanks Felicia!

Click HERE to listen.

Join us for a High Pines Cowl Knit-Along – begins March 9th!

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(Photo: Jared Flood / Brooklyn Tweed)

If we haven’t blabbed about it enough already, let us take this opportunity to share with you once again that we were thrilled to add Brooklyn Tweed yarns to our inventory at the beginning of January  🙂 .  We have been thoroughly enjoying getting to know Shelter, Loft, and Arbor and are working on knitting up new samples for the store in each quality.

One of the first projects we’ve settled on is Jared Flood’s beautiful High Pines Cowl. Knit with Arbor, the rib and knit-purl textures of this shaped cowl (wider at the shoulders and slightly narrower around the neck) create a tailored and intricate-looking cowl with motifs that echo the shapes of alpine evergreens. Irresistible!

We’ve opted to knit our version up in the Potion colourway (a deep red) but, as you can imagine, it wasn’t an easy decision. This pattern is a stunner no matter the shade!

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(Photo: Jared Flood / Brooklyn Tweed)

We will be running our High Pines Knit-Along as both an in-store and virtual event (through Ravelry) beginning March 9th. If you are able to join us in the shop, we will meet for three consecutive Thursdays – March 9th, 16th, and 23rd – from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. No need to register (this is a free activity), simply come in on those dates ready to cast on and knit the High Pines Cowl among friends 🙂 .

Click HERE to announce your intention to participate in our Ravelry group (Note: If you do so before March 2nd, you could win 3 skeins of Arbor). We invite you to join us there (even if you are knitting with us in-store) to chat and share photos of works in progress.

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(Photo: Jared Flood / Brooklyn Tweed)

If you complete your High Pines Cowl by March 30th and upload your photo to the finished object thread for this knit-along in our Ravelry group, you will have a chance to win a highly sought after Hedgehog Fibres Invisible Project Bag! The winner will be chosen via random number generator from the finished object thread (one entry per person only please).

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(Photos: Hedgehog Fibres)

We hope you’ll join us!

The High Pines Cowl can be purchased and downloaded from Ravelry HERE.

SHOP Arbor in our webstore!

–  Melissa

New in store: Sweater Workshop by Cocoknits, latest Pom Pom Quarterly

Cocoknits Sweater Workshop by Julie Weisenberger

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Julie Weisenberger’s (Cocoknits) beautiful new book – Sweater Workshop – has just landed in store and we are swooning!  Gorgeous, tailored, top-down sweater designs in a variety of flattering silhouettes. More projects just landed in our queues!

From the Cocoknits website:

With over 30 years of knitting, designing, and teaching experience – Julie Weisenberger has compiled nine new sweater designs into her first book: Cocoknits Sweater Workshop. These new patterns employ the same simple, seamless, top-down styling techniques we’ve come to expect from Cocoknits.

More than just a collection, this book explains the Cocoknits Method – a system of tracking knitting progress in your own easy to follow customized chart. Unlike most traditional patterns that create flat shapes, the tailored style of construction in these patterns creates truly three dimensional garments that impart a great fit upon completion.

The innovative color-coded charting technique shows exactly where to work shaping elements without having to continually read and interpret pattern abbreviations, and at the same time allows the knitter complete control over customization to achieve a fantastic fit. All designs are worked from the neckline down, so once the neck and yoke area are established, the knitter can just cruise through generating the sweater and not worry about counting or losing track of their place in the pattern. Another advantage of knitting top-down is the ability to try on your garment as you work, to ensure the fit is right.

In addition to all new patterns, Julie has dedicated a section of the book to an in-depth guide to choosing the right patterns for your figure type with considerations for colorwork, textured stitches, and hemlines all working in concert to create the right silhouette for you.

PURCHASE Sweater Workshop in our webstore!

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Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 20 – Spring 2017

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After the winter hibernation it’s always uplifting to see signs that the next season is on its way. So for this issue we’ve looked to those little things that signal the arrival of spring; longer days, buzzing insects with their delicate wings, and our favourite blooms that will soon start bursting through. Embrace the return of the sunshine with this issue’s collection of patterns, inspired by Mother Nature herself. You will find petals and wings aplenty in the form of nine gorgeous patterns, including cardigans, sweaters, a hat, a shawl, and a classy tote. Whatever spring throws at you, we’ve got you covered!

Featuring designs by

ANNA MALTZ // JENNIFER WEISSMAN // COURTNEY CEDARHOLM // GRACE GOUIN // MIRIAM JARRS // ELINE ALCOCER // NATALIE SELLES // RACHEL BROCKMAN // CAMILLE ROSSELLE

PURCHASE the latest Pom Pom Quarterly in our webstore!

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Re-cap: Dyeing workshop with Julie Asselin

Guest post by our lovely Naomi who participated in yesterday’s workshop with Julie Asselin.

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(Lisa and Julie at the “meet & greet” before the workshop 🙂  )

Independent yarn dyer Julie Asselin is clearly as passionate about her work as she is about sharing it!  Her workshop at Espace Tricot yesterday covered every step of dyeing fibre and yarn, from choosing the base fibre, to the chemical processes involved, through to the finished product. Her approach to teaching others is deeply personal.  After insisting everyone pick their single favourite yarn from around the store, she asked us why we liked the particular colour and yarn, and walked us through the dyeing process behind each skein.  From Hedgehog Fibres’ vibrant speckles, to self-striping yarns and Anzula’s delicate tonals, each of us found a better understanding of the logic behind the process.

Dyeing yarn with Julie is a journey not only through the steps of soaking, dyeing, and rinsing the yarn, but also through a world of colour.  Dyeing yarn involves a certain amount of waiting around, and Julie filled these inevitable pauses with advice on colour theory, practical procedures, the place of yarn dyeing within a wider context of production and consumption, and many more fascinating topics.

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Julie’s husband and collaborator Jean-François was also an indispensable part of the process, taking care of the fixing and rinsing while we played around with colours and application techniques. Setting up a microwave between the mohair and the worsted yarn sections in the store was a DIY approach that fully met our requirements!

But of course, the most memorable part for many was the dyeing process itself. In addition to liquid dyes, Julie and Jean-François brought sponges, pipettes, toothbrushes, and every imaginable tool to make our dream yarns a reality.  While her first warning was, don’t expect the end product to look exactly as you picture your ideal result, every one of us left completely satisfied with our work, and eager to try it at home. We can’t wait to see the finished projects from our first dyeing class!

–  Naomi

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Thank you again, Julie and Jean-Francois, for bringing your warm and joyful energy to the store!

–  Melissa & Lisa

Join us tomorrow for a “Meet & Greet” with Julie Asselin!

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Join us in welcoming incomparable hand-dyer, Julie Asselin, to the store tomorrow (Sunday, February 26, 3 pm – 4 pm) for an impromptu “meet & greet”!  You will be able to chat with Julie and purchase many of her yarns that are not normally available at Espace Tricot, including Nurtured, Leizu FingeringHektos, and natural yarns for hand-dyeing.

Venez rencontrer Julie Asselin demain, dimanche 26 février entrer 15h00 et 16h00 à Espace Tricot. Vous pourrez en profiter pour discuter avec elle et des fils que nous ne tenons pas habituellement seront disponibles pour achat tel que: des laines pour teindre, Nurtured, Leizu Fingering, et Hektos.

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Lykke Needle Sets and Laine Magazine just re-stocked

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Lykke Driftwood Interchangeable Needle Sets

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Made of strong birch wood, the LYKKE Driftwood needles are smooth and light and a true pleasure to work with. With their warm character, these handsome sets are easy on the hands and the eyes Each interchangeable set includes 12 durable pairs of needle tips – sizes 3.5 mm through 12 mm (US4 – US 17). Each set also contains two cords for 24 in length, two cords for 32 in length, one cord for 40 in length, two connectors, two keys, and eight stoppers. Packed in a beautiful, high quality waxed denim case.

PURCHASE Lykke Needles in our webstore.


Laine Magazine – Issue 1

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LAINE MAGAZINE WELCOMES YOU INTO THE WORLD OF NORDIC KNIT LIFE. Laine is a high-quality Nordic knit & lifestyle magazine for knit folks. We cherish natural fibres, slow living, local craftsmanship, and beautiful, simple things in life. Our intention is to inspire you to gather and share, to be part of a community of like-minded knitters, makers and thinkers from near and far. Knitting is more than just knit, knit, purl. It is a feeling.

Laine includes 11 patterns from leading knitwear designers such as Joji Locatelli, Stephen West, and Helga Isager, as well as insightful, long-format stories, interviews, exciting travel articles, seasonal recipes and strong, visual storytelling.

PURCHASE Laine Magazine in our webstore.

(All photos: Laine Magazine)

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–  Melissa

Family Slippers!

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I got it in my head recently that we all needed slippers.  A pair for Tristan had been on my list since before Christmas but all good intentions fell by the wayside in January as we enjoyed a mild winter here in New Jersey and more exciting projects jumped ahead in the queue.  One little snowfall last week, though, and it became imperative (at least in my mind) that we all have cozy new house “shoes”.  I wound up some Quince & Co. Osprey in Honey and cast on Simone A.’s brilliantly simple (and free) pattern appropriately titled “Simple House Slippers” and finished Tristan’s pair in no time.  I’m now halfway through my pair in the Audouin colourway and will wrap up this family project with a much larger pair for Johannes in Sabine. If I had been thinking, I would have knit his pair first and gifted them to him for Valentine’s Day but, well, nope.

Osprey is a cushy, comfy, 3-ply Aran-weight yarn spun from fluffy wool fleece. I’m knitting the yarn at quite a dense gauge on 4.5 mm(US 6) needles for a sturdy fabric that’s both comfortable and hard-wearing.  One skein is enough for a range of average foot sizes – Tristan wears a size 9 men’s and there was enough left for at least another size up. My husband wears a size 12, though, and his will need to be wider as well as longer so part of a second skein may be required. Watch this space for an update!

  Melissa

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New project: Light Turtleneck Sweater

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Although this project isn’t a store sample (it’s all mine), it ranks high on the “favourite things I’ve knit for myself” list and so I feel its worth blogging 🙂 The pattern is the Light Turtleneck Sweater by Anna & Heidi Pickles – a straighforward raglan style that is quick and simple to knit and easily customizable. The turtleneck, extra long sleeves, and fluffy halo of the fabric all appealed to me and, after a little process of weighing all my options, I decided to knit this with the very affordable Drops Alpaca (colour #7895) stranded with the very luxurious Shibui Silk Cloud (colour Field). The fabric created by the blend of alpaca with silk and mohair is deliciously warm and light with enough structure that I have confidence the sweater will retain its shape over time.  I opted for a much shorter body length than called for in the pattern and love the juxtaposition of this length with the longer sleeves which actually come partway down the hand. Modern, casual, and chic – I look forward to making another one or two of these in different colours to round out my turtleneck wardrobe!

Click here to see additional photos and project details on our Ravelry page.

SHOP Drops Alpaca in our webstore.
SHOP Shibui Silk Cloud in our webstore.

–  Melissa

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Introducing Brooklyn Tweed at Espace Tricot

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If you’ve been following us on Facebook and Instagram lately then you will already have heard the good news. If not, then let me be the first to share with you that Brooklyn Tweed yarns are now available at Espace Tricot!

Brooklyn Tweed began offering it’s first 100% American made wool and yarn design collections in 2010 – the same year we opened our own doors.  Although we have been stocking Brooklyn Tweed patterns since the beginning, we have had to wait very patiently as the company slowly and thoughtfully expanded their retail network in line with supply and demand.  Needless to say, we were thrilled to learn just after Christmas that we would finally be able to add Brooklyn Tweed yarns to our inventory.  Since it’s arrival we have been beset by difficult decisions – what to knit first? what colours? which yarn quality? There are so many options to choose from, each more inspiring and beautiful than the next. I think the only thing to do is dive in and begin…. Stay tuned to hear more about our first choices. 🙂

In the meantime, let us introduce you to Shelter, Arbor, and Loft below and provide you with just a little visual inspiration. Be sure to browse projects knit with these yarns on Ravelry for more ideas!


Shelter

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From the Brooklyn Tweed website…  The distinctive character of Targhee-Columbia wool shines in Shelter, Brooklyn Tweed’s versatile medium-weight yarn. Shelter is woolen spun, meaning the fibers remain in a lofty jumble that traps air and offers remarkable warmth and lightness. Woolen-spun yarns are more adaptable in gauge, as they can compress to a dense sport weight or bloom to cohere as a gauzy fabric when worked on large needles. Shelter has a dry, soft hand and a faintly rustic nature. Garments knit from Shelter achieve their full beauty after a wet blocking. Shelter is designed to be a workhorse yarn that invites cables, ribbing, textured stitch motifs, open work, plain stockinette and garter stitch. Ideal for sweaters of every variety, winter accessories, and blankets.

100% American wool / 50g / 128 m / 140 y / 20 sts per 4″ / 4.5 mm (US 7) needles

SHOP Shelter in our webstore.

Shelter project inspiration below!

Winter Honey by Andrea Mowry

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(Photo: Andrea Mowry)

Rowe by Michele Wang

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(Photo: Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed)

Truss by Melissa Wehrle

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(Photo: Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed)

Far Hills Scarf by Jared Flood

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(Photo: Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed)

Ondawa by Michele Wang

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(Photo: Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed)

Seacoast by Joji Locatelli

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(Photo: Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed)

Timber by Shannon Cook

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(Photo: K Good Photography)

Hugo by Veronik Avery

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(Photo: Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed)

Aspen by Michele Wang

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(Photo: Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed)

Aquinnah by Kerry Robb

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(Photo: Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed)

Radmere by Michele Wang

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(Photo: Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed)


Arbor

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From the Brooklyn Tweed website…  Arbor is Brooklyn Tweed’s DK-weight workhorse yarn, spun worsted for superior strength and stitch. It’s a round and springy 3-ply that loves to cable and shows textural stitchwork to maximum advantage. Thanks to its worsted construction, Arbor produces a denser, sturdier fabric than BT’s woolen-spun yarns. The fibers have been combed straight and carefully aligned before spinning, rather than jumbled to trap air. Garments knit from Arbor will weigh more and drape more heavily than those knit from Loft or Shelter.  Available in a nuanced palette of 30 solid colors.

100% American wool / 50g / 132 m / 145 y / 21-24 sts per 4″ / 3.75-4.5 mm (US 5-7) needles

SHOP Arbor in our webstore.

Arbor project inspiration below!

High Pines by Jared Flood

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(Photo: Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed)

Foundry by Jared Flood

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(Photo: Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed)

Proof Scarf by Jared Flood

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Loft

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From the Brooklyn Tweed website… Fingering-weight Loft channels Targhee-Columbia wool’s airy bounce into feather-light lace, accessories, and garments. Like Shelter, Loft is a woolen-spun 2-ply yarn with delicate twist, specially designed for unique lightness of hand. It’s not a sock yarn, so treat it a little more gently when it’s on the winder and the needles. Once your garment is blocked, the stitches will cohere in a beautifully even and sturdy fabric. Lace garments should open up to reveal stitch motifs with relatively mild blocking. Loft has great flexibility of gauge; it can be knit on 2mm (US 0) needles for a dense and durable fabric or on 4mm (US 6) needles for ethereal open work. Two strands of Loft held together can substitute for Shelter in patterns where you’d like greater stitch definition or a marled fabric of two colors.

100% American wool / 50g / 251m / 275 y / 28 sts per 4″ / 2.75 mm (US 2) needles

SHOP Loft in our webstore.

Loft project inspiration below!

Wake by Veronik Avery

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(Photo: Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed)

Ludlow by Julie Hoover

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(Photo: Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed)

Redford by Julie Hoover

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(Photo: Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed)

Quill by Jared Flood

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(Photo: Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed)

Crosshatch by Jared Flood

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Note: This pattern uses both Shelter and Loft.

(Photo: Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed)

Rivage by Julie Hoover

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(Photo: Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed)

–  Melissa

New and just re-stocked – #2!

So many fantastic products have been rolling into the store over the last week or two and I’ve been falling behind with my updates!  Here’s a quick round-up. Stay tuned for more highlights tomorrow.

–  Melissa


Hedgehog Fibres Invisible Project Bag

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The perfect project bag to show off your colourful skeins! Lightweight yet sturdy. Roomy enough for a larger project, it’ll hold multiple balls of yarn easily.  This bag is designed to stand up on it’s own. Comes with a detachable laser etched perspex Hedgehog Fibres tag. We have fallen head over heels for this!

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PURCHASE the Invisible Project bag in our webstore.


Hedgehog Fibres Prism Pouch

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The unicorn of notions bags: the Prism Pouch! It comes in semi-transparent holographic material with gold coloured seams and zipper pull. This sturdy pyramid bag (well, actually a tetrahedron!) will hold all the little things knitters need on the go. It will look extra stylish in your Invisible Project Bag! All sides are 15cm.

PURCHASE the Prism Pouch in our webstore.


Within by Jane Richmond and Shannon Cook

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Within is the newest collaboration by designers Jane Richmond and Shannon Cook, featuring six signature patterns for wherever your heart takes you. Inside, you’ll find patterns for accessories, a shawl, and what may become your new favourite everyday garments. Together, the pieces in this accessible collection make a functional and beautiful addition to any knitter’s wardrobe.

PURCHASE Within in our webstore.


The Needle Keeper

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The Needle Keeper is an innovative product to protect your knitting needles while your work is in progress! It not only protects your needles, but also holds the live stitches on your needles, protects the joints of your needles (where the cable meets the shaft), protects the materials in your project bag, and the bag itself. Simply slide your needles into the ends – needles will not come out until you take them out. Professionally finished with no sharp edges to snag your yarn or fingers.  Needle Keepers will hold needles from US #00 / 1.75mm up to US #9 / 5.5mm (both needles). Genius.

SHOP Needle Keepers in our webstore.


Freia Fingering Shawl Balls

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A beautiful single-ply yarn with a luxurious soft hand beautifully dyed in Freia’s stunning signature colourways. Specifically developed to be lofty without pilling this luscious 100% merino fingering is particularly versatile, lending itself to be stitched up in a variety of gauges without losing definition or drape. Freia fans will perhaps be most excited by the upgraded yardage. These 100 gram “Shawl Balls” measure 430 yards / 393 m, perfect for single-skein projects.

SHOP Freia Shawl Balls in our webstore.


Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles

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Squishy and soft, with just the right amount of twist! Skinny Singles will work for any lace pattern, especially Stephen West designs for fingering weight yarns. Colours shift beautifully from one to another. Randomly dyed to prevent striping or pooling, as much as possible, this yarn creates a variegated effect that looks good in plain stockinette or advanced stitch motifs.

100% merino / 100g / 366 m / 400 y / 28-32 sts per 10 cm / 4″

SHOP Skinny Singles in our webstore.


Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn

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Merino wool, softly spun, non-scratchy yarn. Sock is Hedgehog Fibres most popular and famous yarn base, and for good reason. The perfect balance of soft and durable, the dye takes especially beautifully on this base. The ideal yarn for accessories, especially Stephen West designs for fingering weight yarns. It is fantastic for shawls, scarves, baby items, hats and more!

90% superwash merino, 10% nylon / 100g / 400m / 440 y / 28-32 sts per 10 cm / 4″

SHOP HHF Sock in our webstore.


21 Color Slouch Kit from Blue Sky Fibers

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Knit in all 21 Woolstok colors, this striped slouch hat from Blue Sky Fibers is light enough to be worn in any season. As fun to knit as it is to wear! Pattern is only available as a kit with all 21 Woolstok colors in 5 gram mini-hanks. Get ’em while they’re hot, these are hard to come by!

PURCHASE in our webstore.

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–  Melissa

New and re-stocked!

Amirisu – Issue 12

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The Iceland Issue of amirisu features eight talented designers who contributed warm and cozy knits with lots of textures and cables. They would be perfect for your Icelandic adventures, as well as to relax at home during the cold season. This issue also features a Craft City Guide to Iceland!

Click here to preview patterns on Ravelry.


Capsule Winter 2017: Michele Wang for Brooklyn Tweed
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An exquisite collection of eight original knitwear patterns featuring Michele’s signature cabled designs. Beautifully presented in stunning photographic spreads by Jared Flood. Includes a glossary of special techniques used in each design.

Click here to preview patterns on Ravelry.


Koel Magazine – Issue 2

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Koel Magazine is back with more yarn goodies, patterns, and home styling inspirations to prepare your home for the new season. The second issue introduces some neons into designs, experiments with hand dyeing yarn, and talks to some giants in the industry like Karen Barbé, Arounna Khounnoraj (Bookhou), and Hermine Van Dijck. This issue also takes you on a global tour to places that are embracing the yarn movement and the koel-est concept shops around.


Rib Magazine – Issue 1

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We’re happy to have the premiere issue of Rib Magazine available for purchase! This gorgeous issue includes designs and articles by Hannah Fettig, Shannon Fisher, Robbie Laughlin, Eric Lutz, Mina Philipp, and Nathan Taylor.

Click here to preview patterns on Ravelry.


Wrist Rulers are back in stock!

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Wrist Ruler is a leather wristband with engraved inch and centimeter measurements. If you find yourself always needing to measure things when you’re on the go, this is the perfect product for you.  Sizes are based on wrapping around your wrist twice. Give it extra length depending on how loosely you want to wear it. Please allow an extra 1/2 inch for the stud closure. Available in Medium Brown and Dark Brown.


Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails

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Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails are gorgeous hand-dyed, single-ply, fingering weight skeins of 100% superwash merino – mini versions of the ever-popular Tosh Merino Light. With just 52 yards per skein, these are ideal for hexipuffs, granny squares, fair isle work, and projects that require multiple colours but not a lot of yardage.

 

Some fun classes are happening at the beginning of February. Have you signed up?

Call us at 514-486-5648 to reserve your spot.  🙂


POP BLANKET (Bilingual Class)
Amalia Siontas
$96
Sundays, 5 pm – 7 pm, February 5, 12 and 19

(Photo: Tin Can Knits)

The Pop Blanket by Tin Can Knits is a pop of fun inspired by American art from the 60’s. Make the full blanket or a smaller number of squares to create a pillow. The striking effect of this blanket is achieved through the pairing of bright self-striping yarn and a solid coloured background, much like a canvas. Prerequisites: Beginner (CO, knit, purl, BO). Required materials: Aran weight yarn in self-striping (e.g. Noro Silk Garden or Taiyo) and solid colourways of your choice,  5.5 mm double-pointed or size needed to achieve gauge.


ATERLIER DE MACRAME (Classe français)
Karèle Bellavance de Boho Montréal
$115
Lundi 6 Février de 18h00 à 21h00

NIVEAU: Débutant. Ouvert aux intermédiaires et avancés également. Nous serons sur place pour vous donner des trucs et astuces alors n’hésitez pas à nous poser vos questions! L’histoire du macramé, une courte bio sur Boho Montréal et quelques trucs et astuces seront présentés en introduction. Le tout suivi de 3 heures d’atelier sur les bases du macramé.  (noeuds de montage, noeuds plats, demi noeuds plat, demi clef en vertical horizontal et diagonale. Vous serez capable de réaliser un macramé à la fin de la l’atelier!

Vous repartirez chez vous avec un kit comprenant // une bobine de corde de 200 pieds, une pièce murale réalisée lors de l’atelier, un goujon de bois, un document de référence illustré vous sera également remis sur les lieux (techniques de bases, 20 pages).

New project idea: Vertices Unite in Woolfolk FAR!

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Vertices Unite by Stephen West is one of our favourite patterns to knit and wear. In this version, Lisa opted to knit the smaller size in a worsted weight yarn to create a warm and cozy winter scarf without too much bulk. The Woolfolk Far makes this an exquisitely soft accessory and the use of just one colour adds to the minimalist chic factor. The monochromatic colour choice and contrasting icord edge allow the “vertices” to stand out and make this shawl all about the texture. Unfortunately, this won’t live in the store as a sample because Lisa cannot be parted from it.  Photos will have to suffice as inspiration. 🙂

View additional photos and project details on our project page.

SHOP Woolfolk FAR in our webstore.

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–  Melissa

Don’t forget, our OM SHAWL KAL begins this Thursday!

We posted about our upcoming OM SHAWL KAL a couple of weeks ago. You can find more information on the original post HERE. See the essentials below 🙂

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We will be running our Om Shawl Knit-Along as both an in-store and virtual event (through Ravelry) beginning this Thursday, January 26th. If you are able to join us in the shop, we will meet for 4 consecutive Thursdays – January 26, February 2, 9, and 16 – from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. No need to register (this is a free activity), simply come in on those dates ready to cast on and knit the Om Shawl among friends.

We have now opened an Om Shawl KAL “Introductions & Chatter” thread in our Ravelry group HERE. We invite you to join us there (even if you are knitting with us in-store) to indicate your intention to participate and to chatter and share photos of works in progress.

If you complete your Om Shawl by March 2nd and upload your photo to the finished object thread for this knit-along in our Ravelry group, you will have a chance to win an Espace Tricot Eco Tote and a Woolstok 21-Colour Slouch Kit! The winner will be chosen via random number generator from the finished object thread (one entry per person only please).

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We hope you’ll join us!

The Om Shawl can be purchased and downloaded from Ravelry HERE.

We used Blue Sky Fibres Woolstok yarn for our version.
Click here to see our project details on Ravelry.

SHOP Woolstok in our webstore (Note: Select colours also available in 150g skeins.)
Don’t see the colour you need? New stock will be arriving soon!

And, by the way, even though we love Woolstok yarn for this wrap, any worsted to aran yarn will work depending on the weight, drape, and colour story you’re looking for.

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–  Melissa

Mayu – A new free pattern from Espace Tricot

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Mayu is an easy to wear pullover that is perhaps best described as a stylish poncho with sleeves. The tweediness of the Fine Donegal and the soft halo of the Silk Cloud combine to create a beautiful fabric that is both slightly rustic and decidedly sophisticated. Cozy and chic!

The left back of sweater is knit first, stitches for right half are picked up from cast on edge. Front is knit separately. After sewing up the sweater, the turtleneck is added by picking up stitches around the neck opening.

Click here to access pattern on our Ravely project page.

SHOP Debbie Bliss Fine Donegal in our webstore.
SHOP Shibui Silk Cloud in our webstore.

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–  Melissa