Podcast Episode #17!

Our 17th podcast episode is now live on YouTube! In this episode we talk about our recent trip to the Edinburgh Yarn Festival, London, and the H+H Trade Show in Cologne. We also show some of our finished projects and WIPS, talk about dream knitting projects, and show a few new and re-stocked products in the store. Be sure to stay tuned for a slideshow of our trip at the end of the episode!

Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/q5wx1FTZ8G4

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Clin d’oeil Newsletter – Issue #3

The third edition of Clin d’oeil is now in circulation! In this issue we share our favourite new and re-stocked knitting notions and accessories*, plus Stephen West’s latest hot-off-the-presses pattern book. We also have a new FREE Espace Tricot pattern and lots of community news to share. Learn how your knitting can help women who are undergoing cancer treatments; broaden your local knitting circle with one of our knit nights or knit clinics; and catch episode 15 of our podcast as you knit to the finish line with your latest WIP.

Enjoy!

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Happy knitting,
Melissa & Lisa

*(Note: Our apologies, the KNITFIX MINI CROCHET HOOK KEYCHAIN SET has already sold out but more are on the way!)

If you live in the Montreal area and enjoy knitting with company, we have two opportunities for you to do just that in-store every week.

Join us for Thursday Knit Nights – a warm and welcoming space for new knitters and seasoned pros alike. Bring your WIPs to knit alongside friendly faces.

If specific help with a project is what you need then our Friday Knit Clinics may be of interest. Our store manager, Francoise, or one of our consultants, is at the table all afternoon to help you fix mistakes, decipher patterns, and provide support.

Don’t be shy, everyone is welcome!

New Espace Tricot pattern: The Cooler Side of Warm

We have a new FREE pattern for you this week! The Cooler Side of Warm is a cozy cowl knit from the bottom up. It begins with 1×1 ribbing knit flat and then is joined to be worked in the round. As a result, it has a split-hem on one side that allows it to sit comfortably on the shoulder and lie flat against the back and chest. It is finished with 1×1 rib on a smaller needle to prevent gaping at the neck.

Woolfolk Far makes this functional beauty exquisitely soft and decidedly sophisticated. Turn down part of the ribbing and attach a Latch Leather Closure from Jul Designs to add a little attitude 🙂 . We have lots of Far in stock at the moment (the pattern requires 3 skeins) and a new shipment of leather closures from Jul is on the way!

See additional photos and project details and access the free pattern on our Ravelry page!

SHOP Woolfolk Far in our webstore.

 

Bonnets pour la Fondation de l’hôpital St. Mary

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Bonnets pour la Fondation de l’hôpital St. Mary

Au fil des ans, chez Espace Tricot, nous avons eu le plaisir de contribuer à de nombreux projets de bienfaisance qui nous ont permis de côtoyer plusieurs bénévoles dévoués et travaillants. Que ce soit pour des dons pour des événements communautaires, des commandites pour des activités scolaires, des prix pour des tirages organisés par des organismes sans but lucratif ou des dons de vêtements tricotés pour des personnes dans le besoin, cela fait toujours chaud au cœur d’être témoin l’esprit de générosité inspiré par la communauté du tricot.

Avant les vacances, l’une de nos clientes, Cindy Aikman, nous a demandé de l’aide pour un projet sur lequel son équipe de la Fondation de l’hôpital St. Mary travaillait, et c’est avec plaisir que nous avons décidé de participer. C’est en cherchant une façon d’aider ses patientes atteintes du cancer à affronter la perte de cheveux durant la chimiothérapie que la fondation a pensé à offrir des bonnets tricotés à la main avec amour qui procurent protection, réconfort et style tout au long de ce processus.

Nous faisons maintenant appel à notre merveilleuse communauté Espace Tricot pour demander de l’aide pour tricoter des bonnets pour des femmes de tous âges qui subissent des traitements contre le cancer. L’amour et l’énergie positive qui vous accompagnent durant le tricot ne peuvent que contribuer à aider et à encourager la guérison!

Si vous désirez tricoter un bonnet pour le projet de bonnets pour la Fondation de l’hôpital St. Mary, Cindy vous propose le patron suivant (voir ci-dessous) et vous demande de choisir une lainesuper fine naturelle et respirante.

Vous pouvez aussi envoyer un bonnet semblable tricoté à partir d’un autre patron!

Si vous choisissez de vous procurer votre laine chez Espace Tricot, nous vous recommandons Lang Merino 150, Sandnesgarn Mandarin Petit, Anzula Squishy et Artfil Solo. De plus, laissez-nous savoir que vous participez au projet et nous vous offrirons un rabais de 15 % sur la laine.

Tous les bonnets terminés peuvent être déposés ici, chez Espace Tricot, ou postés directement à Cindy si vous participez à distance. Pour toute question, il est préférable de contacter directement la fondation, qui pourra mieux vous répondre.

Patron – Anglais
Patron – Français

Cindy Aikman
Fondation de l’hôpital St. Mary
3830, avenue Lacombe, bureau 1510
Montréal (Québec) H3T 1M5
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Over the years Espace Tricot has had the pleasure of participating in various charity endeavours and we have met many hard working and dedicated volunteers along the way. Whether it be donations for community events, sponsorships for school activities, raffle prizes for non-profit organizations, or knitted garments for people in need, it is always heart-warming to experience the spirit of giving and receiving that the knitting community engenders.

Just before the holidays, one of our customers, Cindy Aikman, approached us for assistance with a project that her team at the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation had in mind, and we gladly obliged. The foundation was looking for a way to help their female cancer patients cope with the reality of hair loss during chemotherapy treatments and thought what better way than to provide a lovingly hand knit hat to offer protection, comfort, and a little style throughout the process.

We are now reaching out to our wonderful Espace Tricot community to solicit your support in knitting hats for women of all ages going through cancer treatments. The love, spirit, and energy that you put into your knitting can only support and encourage positive healing!

If you would like to knit a hat for the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation Knit Caps Project, Cindy has provided the following pattern (see below) and asks that you choose a fingering weight yarn that is natural and breathable.

You are also welcome to send a similar type hat knit from a different pattern!

If you choose to purchase your yarn at Espace Tricot, we recommend Lang Merino 150, Sandnesgarn Mandarin Petit, Anzula Squishy or Artfil Solo. Furthermore, please let us know that you are participating in this project and we will offer you a 15% discount on the yarn.

Finished hats may be dropped off here at Espace Tricot or mailed directly to Cindy if you are participating from afar. As well, we would ask you to contact the foundation directly if you have any questions, as they will be the best resource for you.

Pattern – English
Pattern – French

Cindy Aikman
St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation
3830 ave Lacombe, Suite 1510
Montréal, QC H3T 1M5
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New store samples!

Rockin’ Rows by Martina Behm

Our version of Martina Behm’s Rockin’ Rows combines a SweetGeorgia Prismatic Mini Set and Artfil Belle in the White Sands colourway to create a stunning finished object – if we say so ourselves! The colours are so beautiful and perfectly assembled in this kit from SweetGeorgia and soft and springy Belle is always a treat to work with. Chevron stripes and frequent colour changes make this project engaging from beginning to end – no boring middle parts here.

View additional photos and project details on our Ravelry page.
SHOP SweetGeorgia Prismatic Mini Sets.
SHOP Artfil Belle.


Groovy by Annie Baker

We love the Groovy pattern by Annie Baker so much we’ve worked up several versions of it. This time, we knit it in SweetGeorgia’s luxurious CashLuxe Spark, for a decidedly glam evening look. The stellina is subtle, the cashmere is yummy. The shawl is perfection.

View additional photos and project details on our Ravelry page.
SHOP SweetGeorgia CashLuxe Spark.


Cross Hatch Shawl by Benjamin Matthews

The Crosshatch Shawl by Benjamin Matthews is a simple knit but the end result is beautiful and dramatic. The Lang Viva provides gorgeous dynamic colour changes while the Manos del Uruguay Maxima lends beautiful contrast. This is a perfect pattern for beginners ready to work with more than one yarn.

View additional photos and project details on our Ravelry page.
SHOP Lang Yarns Viva Merino.
SHOP Manos del Uruguay Maxima.


Crocheted Baskets by Churchmouse Yarns

These Crocheted Baskets by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas make for a fun, functional, and easy way to learn crochet! Just one ball of Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn makes several baskets of various sizes.

View additional photos and project details on our Ravelry page.
SHOP Bernat Maker Home Dec yarns

Clin d’oeil Newsletter – Issue #2!

The second edition of Clin d’oeil – our regular roundup of fresh patterns, products, and everything newsworthy at Espace Tricot – went out to our subscribers this morning.

Fresh for the New Year, we’re bringing back Knit Nights, we’ve added new products to the shelves, plus we’re thrilled to share a new (and free!) Espace Tricot pattern that’s both striking and strikingly quick to knit.  If you’re looking for project inspiration or to hone your knitting skills, you’ll also find links to our latest store samples and dates for our upcoming classes and workshops.

Enjoy!

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In the meantime, happy knitting!
– Melissa & Lisa

The 3 Faces of Gauge

A guest post today by our lovely Stephanie E. Stephanie joined the Espace Tricot team last August and reflects here on one or two (or three) things she’s learned about gauge over the last few months 🙂

Enjoy!


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When I started knitting – and really, up until very recently – I thought of gauge as a pattern-specific thing. I’d open up a new issue of Vogue Knitting, or download something from Ravelry and see that the designer wanted me to get 17 stitches per inch and think “OK, that’s what THAT DESIGN is knit at, and if I want it to fit properly I have to get that same gauge.” (This is, of course, true.) This left me with three options if I wanted to knit that pattern:

1. Use the exact same yarn the pattern calls for
2. Somehow magically stumble onto a yarn that knit up at the same gauge
3. Adjust the pattern to work with a different gauge

Number 2 really did feel like only magic would help, because I didn’t really understand yarn weights, which I’ll get to in a second.

Personal Gauge

Every knitter has a personal gauge, inherent to the way they knit. You may be a tight knitter, who has to work hard to get your tips into the stitch, or you might be a loose knitter who has to worry about stitches falling off your needles. Your gauge may change when you work in the round versus flat, and it might change depending on the fiber you are knitting with – more loosely when working with superwash, acrylic or other slippery yarns, for example. You might be like me, pretty much in the middle on stitch gauge (number of stitches per inch) but very loose when it comes to row gauge (number of rows per inch.)

If you are a new knitter, your gauge may change over the course of your knitting. That scarf you started might be very tight at one end, and loose at the other. It will probably stabilize as you get more adept and knitting becomes as second-nature as holding a pencil.

When you see the gauge listed on a knitting pattern, one element of what you are reading is that designer’s personal gauge. To replicate the pattern, you’ll have to find a way to match it. If you know your own tendencies, you can go in armed with that information. Maybe you already know you’ll need to go down a needle size, or use sharp-tipped metal needles. When you shop for needles, the clerk at the shop may ask you about your personal gauge. The general wisdom is that tight knitters should use slick needles (metal or coated plastic) and loose knitters should use sticky ones (bamboo or other woods.)

Yarn Gauge

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Yarns are classified into different weights. At the fine end are lace and fingering, DK and worsted are in the middle, with Aran, Chunky and Bulky at the thicker end. (This is a simplification, but man, there are a lot of classes of yarn.) It wasn’t until I started consulting at Espace Tricot that I saw that what these classifications are, really, are gauges. These categories tell you what gauge this yarn is suited for. Most yarns carry this information on the label. It shows you a little square – 10cm x 10cm – and tells you how many stitches you can expect this yarn to make in that space, when matched with the appropriate needle.

Obviously, you can knit any yarn with any needle you like (although really thick yarn with really small needles may prove physically impossible). You can knit your fingering weight yarn (which lists 32 sts on 2 mm needles) on 5mm needles and get an open, airy fabric. Some patterns may ask you to do exactly this. But most of the time, the gauge listed in a pattern and the gauge listed on a yarn ball band are going to square up. Any minor inconsistencies are probably down to personal gauge – the designer’s and yours – and can be accounted for by adjusting needle size.

Writing this down, it seems so obvious, but I honestly didn’t really get it until I started helping other knitters find substitute yarns while working at Espace Tricot. My experience before then had been so personal, so much just doing my own thing, that I didn’t see the bigger picture. Gauge is not the only factor in finding a substitute yarn – fiber content and texture are important too – but it sure does help. If you can go into your LYS and say “I need a DK weight yarn that knits up to 22 stitches per inch on 3.5mm needles in stockinette, with a smooth texture, and I tend to knit loosely” you will not only delight the clerk working there, you are much more likely to find suitable yarns.

Pattern Gauge

The Bayerische Sock by Eunny Jang makes maximum of use of its tiny gauge to load up on twisted stitch motifs.Sometimes I see a knitting pattern in my Ravelry feed or in a book and think “Ah, I love that! But instead of buying new yarn to make it, I’m going to use something from my stash.” But a visit to the stash later, I realize I don’t have enough Worsted on hand, but I do have plenty of this lovely hand-dyed DK. And then madness of recalculating the pattern begins. For some patterns, it’s easy to change yarn weights – a delicate shawl can be a thick wrap. A simple raglan sweater might take some number crunching, but hey, I’ve designed patterns from scratch, I can handle it!

The Bayerische Sock by Eunny Jang makes maximum of use of its tiny gauge to load up on twisted stitch motifs.

But why was the pattern designed using that yarn? If it’s in a big magazine, possibly because the brand advertises there. But it’s also a conscious and important choice a designer makes, and it affects proportion, fit and feel. When you change it, you risk losing some element of the design that made it so appealing to you in the first place. You may not think that having a cable twist 12 times on its way up a sweater is much different from 15 times, but you might be surprised. You might think that adding a single repeat of a colourwork motif to the yoke of sweater is harmless, but it might take away some indefinable element of symmetry.

Granted, it might be fine, but you won’t know until you’ve put an awful lot of work into it.

I’m not saying you shouldn’t adjust patterns – I do it often, though less often than I used to. Part of that is laziness. If I want to do a whole bunch of math, I’ll cook up something of my own. But part of that is caution born of experience. I sympathize with knitters who don’t wear standard sizes and often have to make these kinds of adjustments just to make something that fits.

In conclusion, I guess what I’m trying to say is that gauge really is one of the most important things in knitting, so when a pattern exhorts you to knit a gauge swatch, there’s a reason. And when you think about altering a design, think about how gauge contributes to the pattern and whether changing it will leave the parts you like so much about it intact.

– Stephanie Earp
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New free pattern: Fast Track!

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fast-track

We have another free pattern for you this week! Fast Track is a striking scarf that, as its name suggests, works up gratifyingly quickly with superbulky Madelinetosh ASAP on large needles. The “racing” stripe along one side adds some edge to the simple design. Our version is super long for maximum Dr Who-like impact. However, if you prefer a shorter length, two skeins (instead of 3) of the main colour will yield a scarf of about 70” (not including the fab fringe!).

Get all the details, exact yardages, and more photos on Ravelry.

SHOP Madelinetosh ASAP in our webstore.

New store sample: Pine Bough Cowl by Dianna Walla

The Pine Bough Cowl by Dianna Walla is a beautiful, graphic cowl with a botanical feel.  We used Tanis Fiber Arts PureWash DK for our store sample and love the soft yet structured hand of the finished fabric. The pattern is well-written and easy to follow and watching the gorgeous motifs develop quickly on the needles while you knit provides lovely motivation. We think these colours are vibrant and festive but the Pine Bough Cowl is a classic addition to your winter wardrobe in any colour!

Click here for additional photos and project details on Ravelry!

SHOP Tanis Fiber Arts PureWash DK

–  Melissa

 

Just launched – our Clin D’oeil Newsletter!

We are happy to announce that yesterday we launched our first “official” newsletter – Clin d’oeil – a bi-weekly roundup of fresh patterns, products, and everything newsworthy at Espace Tricot. Clin d’oeil is French for “wink” or “in the blink of an eye” so we promise to keep things brief and fun. After all, that project isn’t going to knit itself!

Follow the links below to view the first edition – it includes a round-up of new Espace Tricot patterns, a gift guide, and an announcement about our next Knit Night Live event (it’s tomorrow!):

Read English version.
Lire la version française.

And if you’re interested in receiving the newsletter directly to your inbox every two weeks or so then simply subscribe HERE.

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In the meantime, happy knitting!
– Melissa & Lisa

New free pattern from Espace Tricot: Cozy Up

As the cold weather winds its way towards us, this thick and squishy throw in Cascade Yarns Mondo is just the right partner to cozy up to! Knit on 25.0 mm (US 50) needles, it works up in a flash and makes a great statement piece draped over a sofa or your favourite armchair! The superfine alpaca and wool blend of Mondo gives it an airy yet substantial fabric that makes you want nothing more than to cuddle up with it on cool evenings. Choose four different colours, knit it all in one colour, or choose three skeins of one colour and then work a contrasting stripe. Any combination will be fabulous!

Click here for additional project details and to download the pattern on Ravelry.

You still have time to knit these gifts!

We have lots of customers looking for quick knits for gifts these days (quelle surprise!) so I took some time to browse through our store samples on Ravelry this afternoon and put together this little post chock full of projects you still have time to pull off before the holidays!

Good luck everyone, the countdown is on! May the force be with you 🙂

– Melissa


Swirling Cowl

Swirling Cowl by Signe Marie Richter is a  quick and beautiful project. We knit ours with Freia’s stunning Ombre Super Bulky yarn. The colour transitions and texture create a soft, gorgeous accessory that will brighten up any winter day. This would also be beautiful in Malabrigo Rasta or Madelinetosh ASAP!


Garter Gaiter

Garter Gaiter by Purl Soho is a cozy cowl with a strong sense of style! A very simple, knit-in-the-round pattern with a dramatic two-tone effect. We knit ours up with Madelinetosh ASAP . Can be worn alone or, for a closer fit, with a shawl stick or pin.


Color Tipped Scarf

Color Tipped Scarf is another great pattern from Purl Soho – a traditional garter stitch scarf with a modern twist. Gorgeous, easy, and yes, quick to knit.  The Madeline Tosh Chunky yarn we used just glows!


Kilmorey

We’re not lyin’ when we say that Kilmorey, by Mrs Moon, works up in no time!  Soft and cozy and classic,  we’d be hard-pressed to imagine anyone  who wouldn’t be thrilled to receive this as a gift. Our original version was knit with Blue Sky Fibers Bulky but this would be equally impressive worked up with Cascade Spuntaneous (more coming tomorrow), Madelinetosh ASAP (more on the way!) or Cascade Magnum.


Wurm

With a double-thickness brim and the perfect amount of slouch, Wurm by katushika is funky and stylish and, above all, warm. We knit our version with Schoppel-Wolle Gradient which we are no longer stocking but this would be wonderful worked up in Lang Viva, a soft 100% merino with gorgeous transitional colour changes.


Maize and Barley

The Maize mittens and Barley hat by tincanknits  are clear and well-written patterns with built-in tutorial links throughout. Ideal for beginners and fun for more experienced knitters these are quick and satisfying little projects.  We love the result with Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky!


LTYC Super Bulky Cowl

LTYC Super Bulky Cowl by Kelly Hechinger makes a fabulous last-minute-knitted-gift.  This one-skein project knits up in a jiffy and is invitingly squishy here in Malabrigo’s superbulky Rasta.  That said, any super-bulky yarn will do! Perfect instant-gratification knitting.


The Favorite Knit Slouchy

The Favorite Knit Slouchy by Jamie Sande is one of those great hat patterns you’ll find yourself reaching for over and over. Unisex in style and ultra-chic, it will surely become a cold-weather staple.  We chose Madelinetosh Vintage for our store sample but any soft worsted weight yarn will do the trick. Browse some here.


Arika Cowl

Arika Cowl by Jane Richmond is a stylish cowl with edgy flair. Worked up here with Brooklyn Tweed Quarry held together with a strand of Shibui Silk Cloud throughout. The silk/mohair blend lends the perfect soft halo to the beautiful structure of the wool. Needless to say, a quick project and wonderfully written pattern.


Fox Scarf

Fox Scarf by Gina Michele is a sweet play on the popular fur scarves of the 20’s and 30’s. Knit in a day, this is a fun, quick project for your little ones. Also available in adult size. We used Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky on a 5 mm needle which gives the scarf great structure and stitch definition.


Entwine Scarf

Entwine Scarf by Jane Richmond is a breeze to knit and the finished piece makes a high-impact addition to any winter accessory wardrobe! Perfect knit up with Cascade Magnum.

Podcast – Episode 14!

We forgot to blog that we launched Podcast Episode 14 last week!

In this episode we talk about our FOs and WIPs, new patterns, new store samples and products, gift ideas, and discuss the pain and pleasure of holiday knitting.

In case you missed it, grab your knitting and join us for a bit :-).

Please note: Unfortunately, our line of ceramics is already sold out but we have a new order in production for delivery in early January!

New free pattern: Flying Solo

We have another new free pattern for you this week!

FLYING SOLO is a chic and minimalist unisex ribbed cowl knit with three colours of Artfil Solo.  Two strands are held together throughout the project with one strand being changed at a time to create a series of ombre stripes. The cowl is knit from the bottom up with the front and back flap knit separately and then joined to knit in the round.

While we chose a neutral palette, we think this cowl would be stunning worked up with a series of saturated and/or speckled hand-dyed Solo colourways in brights and jewel tones.

Artfil Solo is a lusciously soft fingering weight single-ply merino – a perfect choice for accessories and garments that will be worn next to the skin.

Designed by Yana Petrova of ARTFIL for Espace Tricot.

Click here for additional project details and to download the free pattern on Ravelry.

SHOP Artfil Solo in our webstore.

–  Melissa

 

Join us for a Sunset Highway Knit-Along Beginning November 16th!

(Photo: boylandknitworks)

Along with so many others, we’ve been completely smitten with designer Caitlin Hunter’s patterns over the last months. Several have been added to our queue but Sunset Highway  was the first to make it on to our needles. Now that the sweater is finished (see below), and had it’s first outing at Rhinebeck (!), we want to encourage you all to share in the fun of this unique and engaging pattern. The design provides a beautiful canvas for knitters to express themselves through yarn and colour choices and lends itself so well to knitting in company.

Sunset Highway can be purchased and downloaded from Ravelry HERE.

We used Tanis Fiber Arts Red Label for our version and opted to use three colours instead of four. To view additional photos and details, visit our Ravelry project page HERE.

We will be running our Sunset Highway Knit-Along as both an in-store and virtual event (through Ravelry) beginning November 16th. If you are able to join us in the shop, we will meet for four consecutive Thursdays – November 16, 23, 30, and December 7 – 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  Sunset Highway with friends 🙂 .

Click HERE to announce your intention to participate in our Ravelry group.  We invite everyone to introduce themselves, chat, and cheer each other on in that space space. And to share photos of all your beautiful works in progress!

If you complete your Sunset Highway by December 22nd and submit a photo to the Finished Object thread (which will be created in our Ravelry group at the end of November), we’ll enter your name into a draw to win a skein of Tanis Fiber Arts Red Label (cashmere, merino, and silk!) in an in-stock colourway of your choice and a set of Baggu 3D ZIP Set bags 🙂

We hope you’ll join us!

–  Melissa

Join us for an afternoon with Yana of ARTFIL!

SATURDAY, November 11TH, 2 PM – 5PM

In our continuing series featuring wonderfully talented and successful local hand-dyers, please join us in welcoming the lovely Yana Petrova of ARTFIL to the shop on Saturday, November 11th, 2 pm – 5 pm.  ARTFIL yarns are among the most popular in our store and we have been excited to watch this relatively new local company take the industry by storm!

Before even texture and composition, colour is the main attraction of any yarn. Unfortunately, the process of dyeing fiber is not without environmental impact. In fact, it is estimated that almost 20% of global industrial water pollution comes from the treatment and dyeing of textiles. Although there has been an increased interest in the development and use of natural dyes in recent years, even these require large quantities of water.

ARTFIL, has adopted an innovative approach to addressing this problem and has perfected a technique for applying colour to yarn using “Air Dyeing Technology”. This process actually uses air instead of water to push dye into the fiber, allowing for the creation of vivid hues without polluting the environment.  According to  independent research, this process uses up to 95% less water and up to 86% less energy, contributing 84% less to global warming!

We’re looking forward to hosting Yana for the afternoon and can’t wait to hear about her approach to yarn dyeing and how she has been able to successfully build her business in such a short time (lots of hard work we’re sure!).  Yana will share with us a collection of samples knit up with her yarns and there will be an informal Q & A session.  You will also be able to purchase ARTFIL yarn lines and colourways not normally available at Espace Tricot. Yana is bringing lots of beautiful colourways and samples created specifically for this event so don’t miss out!

And, of course, there will be door-prizes!  🙂

Please join us for this third and last afternoon in our Fall series featuring local hand-dyers – it’s a beautiful way to spend an afternoon!

BROWSE / SHOP Artfil yarns in our webstore.

New (free) pattern from Espace Tricot: Getting Warmer

Simple and stylish, GETTING WARMER is a light and cozy cowl worked from the bottom up, transitioning from 2×2 rib to garter stitch in the round with regular decreases. It can be pulled down over one or both shoulders and the neck will remain snug and close without gaping. Knit with Woolfolk LUFT, a luscious and ultra-soft blend of Ultimate Merino and cotton. Chic, modern, functional, and easy-peasy.

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

SHOP Woolfolk Luft in our webstore!

–  Melissa