We’ve received several boxes of CashLuxe Fine from SweetGeorgia Yarns over the last couple of days and we’re happy, happy, happy. A heavenly blend of 70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, and 10% nylon, this is a seriously luxurious sock/fingering weight yarn ideal for shawls, baby gifts, socks, or that perfect sweater. There are many similar merino, … Continue reading New shipment of CashLuxe Fine from SweetGeorgia Yarns
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 … Continue reading New store samples!
Spring has sprung and we’ve been working on new store samples! Sweet Peasy by Heidi Kirrmaier is a child-sized version of the original Peasy pattern – a simple cardigan with just enough lace to make it pretty and interesting. Like it’s grown-up counterpart, Sweet Peasy is knit from the top-down making it very easy to … Continue reading New store samples: Sweet Peasy & Fiona’s Top
(Photos: Josée Paquin) Phoebe by Josée Paquin is a gorgeous and chic new scarf / wrap pattern perfect for stash-busting or for incorporating those beautiful mini-skeins you may have been collecting (because they’re irresistible!) without a specific project in mind. The designer used two skeins in two different shades of gray and 6 gradient mini-skeins for … Continue reading Free pattern Friday: Phoebe
A sweet little confection of a dress! The Muti Dress by Taiga Hilliard Designs is knit from the top-down with “just enough” lace detailing at yoke and hem. the designer has provided both written and charted instructions making it a perfect introduction to lace for the newer knitter. As your little one grows, this easily … Continue reading New store sample: Muti Dress
Lisa and I are home after our week away at TNNA – an exciting, exhausting, and incredibly rewarding week! In addition to getting a first look at all of the new products on offer from industry suppliers, we also participated in some excellent business-focused courses that will help us to continue to grow Espace Tricot in all the right directions. We learned so … Continue reading …….and we’re back!
Spring Fever by Amy Miller is a fresh take on the traditional rugby scarf. With endless striping possibilities this gorgeous accessory is the perfect canvas to reflect your colour personality. Work it as a gradient or opt for 8 completely different shades. The beauty of a simple concept like this one is its versatility – it can be as … Continue reading Free pattern Friday: Spring Fever
Stephen and Steven and the Espace Tricot team just before opening our doors for the first trunk show (L-R: Stephanie, Samantha, Giovanna (front), Stephen West, Lisa, Steven Berg, myself (Melissa), and Mona). While in the final stages of launching our online store last week, blog posting (well, everything, really) necessarily took a back-seat. Things have slowed down somewhat (just a moderately frantic pace now) and … Continue reading Stephen & Steven Tour: Wrap-up
An elegant scarf with gorgeous texture knit with just one skein of fingering weight yarn! The Wellengang by Sybil R. just popped up on Ravelry and I’ve been drawn to it despite not being a fan of the look of dropped/elongated stitches. In this simple 8-row repeat pattern, however, garter stitch, short rows, and … Continue reading Free pattern Friday: Wellengang Short Row Scarf
UPDATE: Ooops, that should be 53 colours of Cashluxe Fine now in stock! We blogged a huge shipment of Tough Love Sock a few weeks ago and mentioned that even more of our beloved SweetGeorgia was on its way. Cashluxe Fine, Cashsilk Lace, and Merino Silk Fine arrived this week and are now all up on … Continue reading A bevy of yarns from SweetGeorgia now re-stocked!
(Photos: Charcoal version – mustaavillaa, Colourful version – 1funkyknitwhit) This slightly asymmetrical triangle shawl by maanel is gorgeous in its simplicity. The straightforward structure and minimal texture make it the perfect showcase for exquisite single colour, variegated, and longer-line self-striping yarns. The pattern is clearly written and easy to knit and the shawl can be adjusted … Continue reading Free pattern Friday: Less is More
(Photos: CityPurl, AleNochka – in white) As described by designer Sharon/CityPurl, Sugar Cane is “an elegantly proportioned slouchy hat knitted in contrasting yarns to create a frosted-effect fabric, with a rolled brim and tidy crown decreases. A fast, easy knit with many possibilities to play with yarn combinations.” I love the luxurious simplicity of … Continue reading Free pattern Friday: Sugar Cane
It’s always a happy day when boxes arrive from SweetGeorgia Yarns. Founded by Felicia Lo, SweetGeorgia is a Canadian company (based in Vancouver) which produces intensely saturated hand-dyed luxury knitting yarns and spinning fibres. In addition to topping up our extensive inventory of Tough Love Sock, Cash Luxe Fine, and CashSilk Lace, this week’s delivery … Continue reading In this week from SweetGeorgia Yarns –
(Photo: Veera Välimäki) Color Affection by Veera Välimäki is a striped, top-down, garter stitch wrap/shawl written for two yarn weights (fingering and lace). This design has been burning up Ravelry since last December (over 6000 finished projects have been posted already!) and it’s no secret why – it has a many of the ingredients knitters love; not only is … Continue reading October 2012 Knit-Along + Yarn of the Month!
SweetGeorgia Yarns Twenty-two incredible shades of SGY Merino Silk Lace landed on Tuesday –“Silky, shiny, springy and glossy, this yarn is a heavier 2-ply laceweight, perfect for lace knitting.” Huge shipments of CashSilk Lace, CashLuxe Fine, and Tough Love Sock are also on track for delivery over the next few weeks! (Photo: SweetGeorgia Yarns) Tanis Fiber Arts … Continue reading Also in this week…
Color Affection Color Affection by Veera Välimäki is a gorgeous striped garter stitch wrap/shawl which is quick and completely fun to knit. This is addictive knitting at it’s best and, if you’re like me, you may find yourself wanting to cast on a second as soon as you finish! Our sample is knit with SweetGeorgia’s CashLuxe Fine – a … Continue reading New Store Samples – Color Affection, Easy Folded Poncho
Little Sister’s Dress, Hedgerow Socks A new shipment of SweetGerogia’s CashLuxe Fine arrived yesterday so I thought today I’d post a couple of patterns which are perfectly suited to it. CashLuxe Fine is 70% superwash merino wool, 20% cashmere, and 10% nylon. Felicia describes it as “pure sock knitting luxury” but this soft squishy yarn can … Continue reading Free Pattern Friday
On the heels of my green Cladonia, picks for this week’s free patterns are both featured in my favourite hue-of-the-moment. The Citron by Hilary Smith Callis is a simple half-circle shawl and the Eco+ Quilt and Cable Blanket from Cascade Yarns is a cozy throw perfect for winter hibernation. Although the blanket may look intimidating to some, the pattern … Continue reading Free Pattern Friday – Citron Shawl, Eco+ Cable Blanket
The Cladonia shawl by Kirsten Kapur has been in my cue for a while and, over the holidays, I took some time to work this lovely pattern with some equally lovely fingering weight yarn from SweetGeorgia. While the original pattern calls for two different colours for a definite striping effect, I was torn between the modern … Continue reading New store sample: Cladonia
Felicia Lo’s beautiful machine-washable heavy worsted weight yarn landed in our store yesterday and we couldn’t be happier with both the quality of the yarn and the saturated, hand-dyed colourways. SweetGeorgia Superwash Worsted is a springy workhorse yarn suitable for just about everything from hard-wearing sweaters to quick-knit accessories. My mind is spinning with ideas … Continue reading SweetGeorgia Superwash Worsted has arrived!