New shipment of CashLuxe Fine from SweetGeorgia Yarns

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

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 … Continue reading New store samples!

…….and we’re back!

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!

Stephen & Steven Tour: Wrap-up

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

Free pattern Friday: Less is More

(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

In this week from SweetGeorgia Yarns –

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 –

October 2012 Knit-Along + Yarn of the Month!

(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!

New Store Samples – Color Affection, Easy Folded Poncho

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

Free Pattern Friday

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

Free Pattern Friday – Citron Shawl, Eco+ Cable Blanket

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

SweetGeorgia Superwash Worsted has arrived!

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!