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

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New free pattern from Espace Tricot: Cozy up Throw

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

New store sample: Icon by Shellie Anderson

Icon by Shellie Anderson is a stunning, high-fashion accessory perfectly in line with what we’ve come to expect of patterns from the Shibui Knits yarn company. Graphic and modern, the wrap is worked flat and uses short rows to create the striking wedges of colour.  We opted for a slightly looser gauge, and did short rows every five stitches instead of six, for a finished object that is a little wider and longer than the original. Knit with Shibui’s new Birch yarn, this wrap is not only stylish – it’s warm and heavenly soft! And it’s no wonder, Birch is spun in a single ply of extra fine merino with a micron count approaching cashmere’s!

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

SHOP Shibui Birch in our webstore.

The ICON pattern is free with yarn purchase so, if you order Birch yarn online, be sure to note that you would like us to include it 🙂

– Melissa

Rhinebeck 2017 in Pictures

Although I had my first taste of Rhinebeck last year, this is the first time Lisa and I made it to the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival together and the experience was beautiful from beginning to end. Between the perfect weather and the positive vibe of the entire event, it was impossible not to enjoy every minute.  As an added bonus, we were joined by our store manager, Francoise, who is not only great company, but also did sterling service as our driver for the entire weekend. Thank you Francoise!  We plan to talk quite a lot about our Rhinebeck adventure on our next podcast but wanted to share some photo impressions of the trip here in the meantime. Unfortunately, we were so distracted by all the beautiful yarns and products on offer at Needles Up and Indie Untangled on the Friday night, we didn’t manage to snap any pictures :-(. Oh, well, there’s always next year!

The NY Sheep and Wool Festival is unique in that it brings together everyone with a passion for some, or all, aspects of this industry – from sheep to sweater [or, insert any finished fibre product / project you can imagine here :-)]. To see knitters, spinners, weavers, designers, farmers, hand-dyers, podcasters, and Ravelers all come together in happy community is something to behold, and we felt so lucky to be a part of it.  And, if that wasn’t enough to put us on a high, we were completely overwhelmed and humbled by the love we were shown as we moved through the festival. To all those who approached us with kind and encouraging words (and thoughtful gifts) – thank you, it meant the world to us! You’ve inspired us to continue what we’re doing and to resume podcasting with renewed energy and enthusiasm. We returned home with full hearts and feeling grateful for this diverse and generous family of producers and makers.

Until next year!

–  Melissa & Lisa


We set off…

Francoise at the wheel…

Car knitting… which had to wait until after I sewed in all the ends on my Rhinebeck sweater!

Lisa, in good spirits in the backseat surrounded by all her pillows 🙂

The drive up to Kristy Glass’s house – our hostess with the mostest for the weekend despite her crazy schedule!

Dinner with Kristy, Alissa, and Melissa – @wellknits

Heading off the the festival on Saturday morning.

Spotted in the parking lot – oh-em-gee…!

Look who we found – Annie – @knittingitup and Sasha!

 

A dreamy coat at the Loopy Mango booth…

A sea of Sunset Highways at the Podcaster Meet-up :-). I’m in good company with Angie of Camel City Dyeworks, Debby Reece of the Periscoping Sisters, and Heather of Knothouse Yarns (photo credit: Knothouse Yarns).

GGmadeit!  A ray of sunshine in her new pattern – The Bobble Shrug.

Our new baskets to hold more stash.

Francoise resting after a good day of socializing and shopping…

So great to see Dina and Pam of The Knitting Place…

They crack us up… 🙂

Just an example of the sweet and thoughtful gifts and support we received.

Lisa trying her first stitches since breaking her arm. She was so happy that she could manage it, buying yarn for a “rehab project” the next day became imperative!

Post-podcast recording with Kristy Glass and the Grocery Girls – so much fun!

Back to the festival… These “sheep” roaming the grounds were very…odd.

 

The animals – to whom we owe everything!

     

A quick chat with Eric Lutz of Rib Magazine and Douglas Morris of The Perfect Blend Online.

Eric providing more sling-bling in the form of a “Rib” pin 🙂

Love seeing Gleeners out in the wild – an essential part of every fiber lover’s tool box!!

  

 

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Alas, the time came to leave on Sunday…

Spotted as we left the parking lot 🙂

Ah, home again, home again – time to rest and reflect on the weekend.

Admiring a favourite Rhinebeck souvenir – Lisa and I treated ourselves to sterling silver needle gauge rings from Malojos Jewelry.

Lisa’s Rhinebeck haul…

Melissa’s haul…

New store sample: Lil’ Rosebud Dress / Tunic by OGE Knitwear Designs

We have another new store sample for you this week! How sweet is the Lil’ Rosebud Dress / Tunic by OGE Knitwear Designs knit up with Tanis Fiber Arts PureWash DK in the Rose Grey colourway? This a well-written pattern with round-by-round instructions and very simple construction. The yoke section is easy to memorize, but be sure to read carefully when moving to the body section as the rate of increase changes ;-). The Purewash DK is a dream to knit with – so soft and with great stitch definition. This organic, machine-washable merino is a perfect choice for kids knits! Note that the 12-month size left us with quite a bit left of the second skein – enough for a matching hat, bonnet, or even little legwarmers.

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

SHOP Purewash DK in our webstore.

New store sample: Veronika by Shannon Cook

We’ve been itching to knit the Veronika up as a store sample since designer Shannon Cook first launched the pattern on Ravelry last July.  It just has so much going for it!  It’s cozy, casual, and stylish with rustic flare. We opted to knit ours with Brooklyn Tweed Shelter and couldn’t be happier with this marriage of yarn and pattern. Veronika is a great choice if you’re looking for simple knitting – just ribbing followed by knit and purl rows. The back section is large, but once it’s done, you are so close to being finished. The pattern is very clear, with links to tutorials for techniques such as seaming and cable cast on. And, worked at this gauge, Shelter really shines – it softens up and blooms beautifully after blocking!

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

SHOP Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in our webstore!

Join us for an afternoon with JULIE ASSELIN!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14TH, 2 PM – 5PM

In our continuing series featuring incredibly talented and successful local hand-dyers, please join us in welcoming the incomparable Julie Asselin to the shop on Saturday, October 14th, 2 pm – 5 pm.  Julie’s yarns are among the most sought after in our store and we have been excited to watch the growth and development of her company over the last few years.

We’re looking forward to hosting Julie and her husband, Jean-Francois, for the afternoon and are keen to hear about their approach to this industry and recent changes they’ve made in their dyeing process.  We will have samples of Julie’s various lines available for “tasting” and Julie will share with us a collection of samples knit up with her yarns. There will also be an informal Q & A session and you will be able to purchase two of Julie’s yarns not usually available at Espace Tricot.  NOMADE – the newest addition to Julie Asselin’s lineup – is a beautiful fingering weight (80% merino, 20% nylon) with a high twist and springy construction and comes in a generous put up of 500 yards per 4 oz. skein.  NURTURED is a wonderfully rustic worsted weight blend of Rambouillet, Targhee, and Merino wools.  We are so excited to see both of these ourselves!

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

Finally, on top of all this, Julie will also be running a dyeing workshop in-store from 6 pm – 10 pm. This 4-hour class requires registration and has an associated fee (see details below). If you’ve always wanted to know what the process of hand-dyeing was all about, here is your chance! Please note that this particular workshop will be offered in French only.

Yay – another perfectly yarn-y afternoon is on the horizon!


ATELIER: INTRODUCTION À LA TEINTURE AVEC DES TEINTURES ACIDES (Cours en français)
Julie Asselin
115 $
Samedi, 18h à 22h, le 14 octobre

Venez joindre Julie Asselin pour cet atelier de teinture. Elle va discuter avec vous des différents types de fibres, de leur impact sur le résultat final, ainsi que sur l’agencement des couleurs. Puis vous serez introduits à la teinture avec des teintures acides et les applications de la méthode à effet « peint à la main ». Le matériel nécessaire pour cet atelier sera fourni.


 

Podcast – Episode #12

Podcast Episode #12 is now up on YouTube! In this installment we talk about new and re-stocked yarns, our matching Oraefi sweaters, new store samples, our personal WIPs and FOs, and we take a little time to discuss our approach to deciding on sweater patterns to knit for ourselves.

We hope you enjoy 🙂 !

Remember, show notes can be found in our Ravelry discussion group HERE.

Click HERE to watch!

New and re-stocked: Scrumptiouspurl!

We’re so happy to let you know that we’ve just received a huge delivery of Scrumptiouspurl Stripe Me Up sock yarn along with the complete line of Scrumtiouspurl’s new full-skein coordinating solids!  Dyed on the same base, both are comprised of an 80% superwash merino and 20% nylon blend with a lovely tight spin and gorgeous sheen (400 yd / 365 m).  The solids have a beautiful and consistent tonal quality while the striped yarn is precision dyed to yield 6 rows per stripe on an average 64 stitch sock (some variation by knitter gauge is to be expected).  The solids are available in skeins while the stripes are each hand-wound into a beautiful work of art.

We currently have 34 Stripe Me Up colourways (6 new ones!) in stock along with 20 solids. Have fun picking your combinations! Below are a few of our faves. 🙂

SHOP all Scrumptiouspurl yarns in our webstore!






–  Melissa

New store sample: Entwine Scarf by Jane Richmond

A gorgeous pattern from designer Jane Richmond, Entwine is a breeze to knit and makes for a quick, fun, and satisfying project. Although casual in style, the scale of the yarn and stitch pattern lend dramatic flare and make it a high-impact addition to any winter accessory wardrobe! Knit with just two skeins of Cascade Magnum.

View additional photos and project details on our Ravelry project page!

SHOP Cascade Magnum in our webstore.

–  Melissa

JOIN US FOR AN AFTERNOON WITH TANIS OF TANIS FIBER ARTS!

Saturday, September 30th, 2 pm – 5pm

Join us in welcoming hand-dyer extraordinaireTanis Lavallee of Tanis Fiber Arts, on Saturday, September 30th from 2 pm – 5pm!

To say that we are thrilled to now be carrying Tanis Fiber Arts PureWash yarns (in Fingering, DK, and Worsted weights) would be an understatement! We’ve long considered ourselves very lucky to be the only retail store stocking TFA yarns and we are especially excited now to have this new, environmentally conscious, collection on our shelves. TFA PureWash yarns are sourced from organic farmers and then treated with a GOTS certified organic descaling process that makes it washable without the use of any chemical or polymer coatings. The fiber is then spun locally and dyed by TFA in their stunning signature colourways.  The result is soft, bouncy, and wooly yarn which retains its loftiness and merino memory.

We are so looking forward to hosting Tanis at Espace Tricot and can’t wait to learn more about how she and her husband (and main TFA dyer) went about researching and developing the PureWash line!

Join us in store beginning at 2 pm on September 30th for a TFA PureWash yarn tasting – experience the pleasure of knitting with this beautiful yarn first-hand!  At 3 pm, Tanis will talk to us about the development and unique nature of PureWash yarns as well as her dyeing process. And for a little inspiration, she will also bring several knitted items for show and tell. There will be an informal Q & A session and you will be able to purchase TFA colourways not normally available at Espace Tricot (yes, SPECKLES!!!).

There will also be door-prizes – three lucky visitors will win a complete set of TFA accessories including scissors, markers, a tape measure, gauge ruler, notebook, and a tote!

We can’t think of a better way for a fiber lover to spend a Saturday afternoon!

We hope to see you there 🙂

– Melissa, Lisa, and the ET Team

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New free pattern from Espace Tricot: Au Chalet

We have a new free pattern for you today, just in time for the cooler weather! Au Chalet is a simple and cozy blanket featuring large and small cables interspersed with squishy garter stitch and framed with a border of easy ribbing and garter stitch ridges. We designed this throw (finished measurements: 54″ x 66″) with Rowan Pure Wool Worsted – a superwash yarn – for easy care and maintenance. Snuggle up with this beauty as the days get colder and shorter and stay toasty warm all winter long!

Download pattern – [English][French]

SHOP Rowan Pure Wool Worsted in our webstore!

–  Melissa

Inventory 2017 is in the books!

Whew! We completed our annual inventory this past Sunday and Monday and it was all hands on deck to count, organize, and tidy 42,000 + items! There were 10 of us working 12 hours on Sunday and 15 hours on Monday and when Lisa, Francoise, and I closed the door at two in the morning on Day 2 we were equal parts exhausted and elated.  We don’t know about you, but there are few things that make our hearts sing more than a clean and shiny yarn store! Every single member of the Espace Tricot team brought their A-game to the daunting, and sometimes overwhelming, inventory process and we can’t thank them enough for their conscientiousness, attention to detail, and straight-up work ethic. Not to mention their good humour!

Bring on Fall and cooler temperatures – we’re ready for the new knitting season and hope you are too! There are new yarns arriving daily and things are getting super-exciting around here.

A few (okay, a lot) of pretty photos below to give you a sense of how things are looking in-store at the moment. Enjoy the eye-candy / yarnporn.

🙂

–  Melissa


 

New in store: Interchangeable Needle Kits and Crochet Sets from TULIP!

As we mentioned after our visit to the Needle Arts Trade Show in June, Lisa and I have fallen in LOVE with products by the Japanese company TULIP.  We promptly purchased ourselves interchangeable needle sets on the spot and have enjoyed working with them all summer. From the finely honed tips to the swivel joins and flexible cords, these are pure joy – and this from two die-hard metal needle users! We are excited to have these on our store shelves now and know that many of you will be as smitten as we are with these compact yet incredibly complete sets (Tulip has thought of everything!). And if crochet is your thing, we have Tulip sets for that too 🙂 .


TULIP Carry C Long Interchangeable Bamboo Knitting Needle Set

Never be caught without the right size knitting needle again! Tulip’s Carry C Long Interchangeable Bamboo Knitting Needle Sets include 11 needle tips, from size 3.5 mm to 9 mm (US4 – US13), and three lengths of cord. The bamboo tips are warm and ultra-smooth. Carry C Sets also feature a unique swivel cable join equipped with a rubber ring that requires no tools for connecting and which will not loosen while knitting. This set features longer tips (12 cm / 4.75 inch) perfect for those preferring a longer grip.  An elegant, compact, faux leather carrying case completes this beautiful and thoughtfully produced knitting needle kit!

11 Needle Tips:
3.5 mm (US 4) to 9 mm (US 13)

3 Cables:
20 inches (51 cm) with needles
24 inches (60 cm) with needles
32 inches (80 cm) with needles

Accessories:
An adapter to connect two cables to create a longer one
6 end stoppers to secure your knitting while using needle tips for another project
2 tapestry needles for various weights of yarn
A needle gauge with built-in yarn cutter
A soft grey, faux leather carrying case with polka dot interior and zipper closure
Closed case measures 5 x 6¾ x 1 inches (13 x 17 x 2.5 cm)

SHOP the Tulip Carry C Long Interchangeable Bamboo Knitting Needle Set in our webstore.


TULIP Carry C Interchangeable Bamboo Knitting Needle Set

The Tulip Carry C Interchangeable Bamboo Knitting Needle Set is the same as the Carry C Long set except that it has shorter-length tips (9.5 cm / 3.75 inches) and includes a 16″ cord in lieu of the 20″ cord included in the long set – this makes it a very versatile kit option – a perfect choice for smaller in-the-round projects as well anything else your heart desires 🙂

11 Needle Tips:
3.5 mm (US 4) to 9 mm (US 13)

3 Cables:
16 inches (40 cm) with needles
24 inches (60 cm) with needles
32 inches (80 cm) with needles

Accessories:
An adapter to connect two cables to create a longer one
6 end stoppers to secure your knitting while using needle tips for another project
2 tapestry needles for various weights of yarn
A needle gauge with built-in yarn cutter
A soft metallic bronze, faux leather carrying case with purple felt interior and zipper closure
Closed case measures 5 x 6¾ x 1 inches (13 x 17 x 2.5 cm)

SHOP the Tulip Carry C Interchangeable Bamboo Knitting Needle Set in our webstore.


Limited Edition Tulip ETIMO Bouquet Lace Crochet Hook Set

The Limited Edition Tulip ETIMO Bouquet Lace Crochet Hook Set from Tulip features silver hooks with gold tips and pink cushion grip handles.

Hook sizes included:

No.0 – 1.75mm
No.2 – 1.50mm
No.4 – 1.25mm
No.6 – 1.00mm
No.8 – 0.90mm
No.10 – 0.75mm
No.12 – 0.60mm
No.14 – 0.50mm.

The set also contains nickel plated scissors made in Italy and and three tapestry needles. The case is made with a with a revival French antique fabric made of cotton linen and includes space for 5 additional hooks!

SHOP Limited Edition Tulip ETIMO Bouquet Lace Crochet Hook Sets in our webstore.


TULIP ETIMO Rose Crochet Hook Set

Tulip’s ETIMO Rose Crochet Hook Set with cushion grip features 10 beautifully crafted ergonomic hooks with smooth polished aluminum hooks. The Set includes a two different sized tapestry needles for weaving in ends and Italian made scissors with pink gold plating. An elegant faux leather ostrich style case will keep your set safe and organized.

Hook sizes included in this set:

2.0 mm
2.2 mm
3.5 mm
3.0 mm
3.5 mm (Size E)
4.0 mm (Size G)
4.5 mm
5.0 mm (Size H)
5.5 mm (Size I)
6.0 mm (Size J)

SHOP the TULIP ETIMO Rose Crochet Hook Set in our webstore.

–  Melissa

New and re-stocked: Bookhou, Brooklyn Tweed, Freia, JesabelleB, Katrinkles, Lykke, Cocoknits!

If you’ve been following us on Instagram lately, then you’ll know we’ve enjoyed a super-busy summer full of travel and change!  As a result, our blog has suffered some neglect over the last months and we’ve not been posting updates here as frequently as we have on Instagram and Facebook. If our blog is your primary way of keeping up with what’s new in store, below is a round-up of new and re-stocked products you may have missed hearing about. 🙂


Espace Tricot Enamel Pin

Bling ✨for your project bag! Show your love for Espace Tricot with one of our new enamel pins on gold metal. Oooh La La! Pins measure 1.25” x 1.25”.


Cocoknits Books and Tools

Sweater Workshop Book

This is one of the best-selling books we’ve ever carried and for good reason! With over 30 years of knitting, designing, and teaching experience – Julie Weisenberger has compiled nine sweater designs into the Cocoknits Sweater Workshop. These 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. In addition to the 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.

Sweater Worksheet Journal

A perfect companion to the Cocoknits Sweater Workshop book (although not required), the Cocoknits Sweater Worksheet Journal is part of a system for knitting seamless, tailored sweaters from the top down, called the Cocoknits Method. Cocoknits Sweater Worksheets make knitting sweaters using the color-coded Cocoknits Method virtually carefree, with very little counting required. Once you fill it in, it allows you to work the shaping of the yoke of any seamless, yoked sweater pattern easily and without referring to written-out instructions. These Worksheets can also be used with any seamless, yoked sweater pattern even if the pattern is not from Cocoknits. The Sweater Worksheet Journal contains 24 blank Worksheets and it becomes a diary of your sweater-knitting history. All the information – from date begun and finished, yarns used, gauge, pattern source – is recorded in its pages for future reference.

Leather Cord and Needle Stitch Holder Kit

Use the Cocoknits Leather Cord and Needle Stitch Holder Kit in lieu of scrap yarn whenever you need to hold live stitches. The threaded needles allow you to knit off of your leather cord – from whichever end you need to!

The kit contains:

  • two interior-threaded needles made of nickel plated steel
  • three lengths of leather cord
  • one long – for holding sts of sweater body (59 in/150 cm)
  • two short – for holding sts of sleeves (29.5 in /75 cm)
Precious Metal Stitch Markers

Not just silver anymore! Cocoknits Precious Metal Stitch Markers are finished with gold, silver and copper colouring! The stitch markers are steel based, so still attach to your Knitter’s Keep, Magnetic Concrete Tray or any magnet so that you can easily store and retrieve them. Use them to mark rounds, increases, decreases, and stitch patterns. Included are 6 each of three sizes in each of three finishes, 54 markers total. They come in a cute-as-a-button kraft box secured with the click of a magnet!

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Brooklyn Tweed Vale

Vale is the laceweight member of Brooklyn Tweed’s all-American, breed-specific core line. This yarn begins on the Wyoming plains with 100% Rambouillet fleece, grown by sheep that trace their lineage to medieval France, where this offshoot of the merino was prized as the king of breeds. Rambouillet is even loftier and bouncier than merino, and it’s spun worsted for a soft, springy, durable two-ply yarn that yields ethereal accessories.

Scoured and combed into buttery smooth, consistent top in South Carolina, the wool travels north to Maine for spinning at an historic mill and dyeing at an eco-friendly facility nearby. Vale’s custom palette of 14 shades shares some touchstone colors with the Arbor line and fills in with sophisticated softer tones.

Vale is a polished yarn with an even weight and twist, suitable for heirloom-quality lace projects. 100% Wyoming-grown Rambouillet wool / 50g / 411 m / 450 y

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Lykke Interchangeable Needle Sets with 3.5″ Tips

Made of strong birch wood, the LYKKE Driftwood needles are smooth and light and are a true pleasure to work with. This “short” set includes includes 3.5 inch tips in 9 sizes – 3.25 mm through 6.5 mm (US3 – US10.5), and 4 cords to make 16″ (2), 20″ and 24″ inch circulars, plus connectors, keys and stoppers. Perfect for cowls, hats, and other small circumference projects knit in the round and for those who find shorter needle tips more comfortable to knit with generally. Packed in a beautiful, high quality grey waxed denim case. The perfect knitter’s gift!

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Prismatic ESSENTIAL COLOUR MINI Mini Skein Sets from SweetGeorgia

This very special “essential” colour mini-mini yarn set from SweetGeorgia Yarns contains 12 colours of Tough Love Sock, each approximately 50-52 yards for a total of at least 600 yards. What’s a “mini-mini skein”? It’s half the size of SweetGeorgia’s Party of Five mini-skeins! The colours in this set include Cherry, Cayenne, Pumpkin, Dutch, Saffron, Pistachio, Basil, Beach House, Sapphire, Empress, Grape Jelly and Raspberry. These will look great together in one big rainbow-coloured project or break them up to add accents to your other knit projects.

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Needle Storage Cases from JesabelleB

Fixed Circular Needle Case

Have you seen JesabelleB’s new fixed circular needle cases made with either sturdy blue denim with striped cotton pockets or gray denim with checkered cotton? Perfect for wrangling your needle collection into submission! These feature 18 pockets to store your needles (they can be stored in their original package or loosely and can be placed with needle points up or down) but the pockets are large enough to store two needles each – increasing the capacity of this case to 36 circular needles!

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Double Pointed Needle Case

And JesabelleB now also offers help for managing your DPN collection! These beautifully crafted double pointed knitting needle cases are in the shop and our webstore in blue denim with striped cotton pockets or grey denim with checkered cotton. Each case feastures 22 pockets to accommodate DPN sets from 1mm up to 10mm. Two leather straps help to hold needles in place. On the left side, there is a lined pocket separated in two to store little scissors, markers and finishing needles or other small notions. Brilliant!

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Freia Fibers Fingering Shawl Balls

Don’t they look amazing? Like candy 🍭! Freia Fingering Shawl Balls have just been re-stocked! A single-ply yarn with a luxurious soft hand beautifully dyed in Freia’s stunning signature colourways. Specifically developed to be lofty without pilling. Luscious, lovely 100% US merino. 100% merino / 100g / 393 m / 430 y

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Bookhou Box Totes and Wedge Pouches

Box Totes

Beautiful box tote bags featuring Bookhou’s hand-drawn, hand-screened prints are back in stock! This tote can be left open or you can use the leather tie as a closure and to cinch in the sides. Makes a great project bag! 100% linen with 100% cotton canvas lining and leather handles.

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Wedge Pouches

New in store are Bookhou’s prints on a great companion pouch / clutch perfect for holding your essentials. Original drawings are printed on 100% linen. Pouches feature cotton canvas lining and brass metal zippers. Approximate dimensions: W 9.5″ x H 4.5″ x D 3.5″.

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TOOLS and Buttons from Katrinkles

This custom gauge ruler / keychain from Katrinkles for Espace Tricot makes a great gift for your best knitting friend and a useful tool for your own knitting bag! Right?! 💖💖💖

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Kitchener Stitch Keychain

Who doesn’t need a little Kitchener stitch refresher now and again? With these lightweight, 2.5″ square, custom tools created for us by Katrinkles, you can have instructions for grafting live stitches at your fingertips at all times! Keep it on your keychain, inside your knitting bag, or hang it directly on your project bag.

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Buttons!

How sweet are these stitchable bamboo buttons from @katrinkles?! A great way to personalize garments, add color to baby and children’s items, or embellish your accessories with a special touch. Washer and dryer safe (although they will probably last longer with hand-washing). From sheep to sugar skulls, bees to owls, there’s something for everyone in this collection.

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Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles

Our inventory of Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles was recently re-plenished with all the old favourites plus plenty of new colours. Squishy and soft, with just the right amount of twist, this yarn will work for any fingering weight pattern, especially Stephen West designs for lightweight yarns. Randomly dyed to prevent striping or pooling, as much as possible, this Skinny Singles create a variegated effect that looks good in plain stockinette or advanced stitch motifs. Go ahead, find your fade 🙂
100% merino / 100g / 366 m / 400 y

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