The last couple of weeks have seen the arrival of many new summer yarns along with the topping up of existing favourites. Today we had deliveries of Louet Euroflax and Hemp for Knitting allhemp6LUX . We’ve been stocking these two yarns since we opened over four years ago and we never get tired of their crisp sheen and versatility! Euroflax and allhemp6LUX can … Continue reading Re-stocked: Euroflax and allhemp6LUX
It seems odd to be writing about spring / summer arrrivals in the midst of a snow storm but perhaps it will provide a welcome distraction from the weather – confirmation that there’s light at the end of this wintry tunnel. Over the last couple of weeks we’ve started bringing out our cotton, linen, and … Continue reading New in Store: Louet Euroflax, Berroco Linsey
As hopefully most of you know, our “Make Room for Fall” sale began this week and we are saying goodbye to some of our favourite yarns (at 30% off!). We are sad to see these go, but go they must or we will surely burst at the seams! Currently on sale are: ALL Noro yarns Shibui Linen Manos del … Continue reading Project inspiration for our current sale yarns!
Amazing yarns now 30% off – both online and in-store (see list below)! ALL Noro yarns Shibui Linen Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend Rowan Kidsilk Haze Stripe HiKoo Rylie Mirasol Nuna Jade Sapphire Cashmere 2-ply Blue Sky Alpaca Sport & Melange Lang Malou Light Lang Nova Berroco Karma Berroco Espresso Berroco Captiva Louet Euroflax
(Project photos [clockwise]: MizzBritta, memia, Rrrr, roadrunnerknitter) The Silken Straw Summer Sweater by Purl Soho is a light summer slip of a sweater that is just as at home over a tank or camisole in the city as it is over a bathing suit at the beach. Beautiful in it’s simplicity, this garment strikes just the right balance between pulled-together elegance and casual comfort. A perfect addition to any summer … Continue reading Free pattern Friday: Silken Straw Summer Sweater
(Photo: Sandra Braida) We love the casual style of this easy summer sweater by Sandra Braida and can see it knit in everything from linen to merino. From the designer: Barbâtre is a mid-season sweater, slightly oversized with a deep V-neck, perfect for layering! Stockinette stitch and vegetal yarn provide a very nice drape. This sweater … Continue reading Free pattern Friday: Barbâtre
Today another edition of *What Would Mona Do. As you might have heard me say, I do love knitting with linen. I do like the crisp fabric – often called ‘scratchy’, however, I don’t think it is – of 100% linen. Everything that follows is valid for 100% linen, not mixes, not cotton, I am … Continue reading WWMD*
We’ve got new store samples! A Slice of Linen An ingenious combination of a square and two rectangles and, voila, a cool and breezy summer top. The colour blocks are knitted in stockinette and are seamed together sideways. A simple 3-needle bind off down the front adds further interest. A great pattern to experiment with … Continue reading Summer’s here – time to get your linen on!
(Photo: bengalgirl) A great market bag with just one skein of Louet Euroflax Linen (100% linen)! About the size of a plastic shopping bag, the Ilene Bag by Hannah Ingalls is stretchy yet sturdy and the wide strap keeps it comfortable even when filled to the brim. The yarn is machine washable and dryable which … Continue reading Free pattern Friday: Ilene Bag
(Photos: knittimo) We blogged the Annis pattern by Susanna IC once already last spring when we knit it up as a store sample but I fell in love with it all over again this morning when I came across knittimo’s version on Ravelry and decided to share it here again. Although this version is knit … Continue reading Free pattern Friday: Annis
A simple little crescent shaped summer shawl / kerchief knit with 100% linen (Euroflax Sport). A great warm-weather accessory that plays nicely with a tank top or tee. Basic charts and written instructions included in the pattern along with a tutorial for optional beading embellishment. Click here for additional photos and project details on our … Continue reading New store sample: Dangling Conversation
(Photos: maanel) Simple Lines by maanel is a lovely top down triangle shawl with 3 edge stitches and a 1 stitch center spine. The mix of eyelet rows and garter ridges in the body creates sophisticated texture and the lace edging adds romance. The designer has knit this up with Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (we … Continue reading Free pattern Friday: Simple Lines
Louet Euroflax Louet’s long line linen yarn is made out of custom wet spun flax-fiber. Euroflax is a superior quality, fine linen which is double boiled and then steamed to ensure maximum softness. We’ve knit several summer projects with Euroflax and can’t say enough about it’s drape, texture, and durability. Machine Washable and dryable! 6 … Continue reading Two spring/summer yarns newly re-stocked!
Despite the snow and never-ending cold, we’ve had several customers itching to cast on their spring and summer projects. It seems early but I completely understand it in a way – knitting with silks, linens, cottons, etc. gives us something to look forward to, reminds us that warmer weather WILL come. We have lots on … Continue reading New in store… Pure Linen from Rowan
+SSS by Reiko Kuwamura (Photos: Reiko Kuwamura) + SSS, by Reiko Kuwamura, is one of those elegantly simple designs that’s easy to wear and looks great on everyone. The “+SSS” means “plus silk stainless steel” which the designer suggests pairing with a fingering-weight wool of your choice to create a little accessory to complement any … Continue reading Free Pattern Friday
We’re huge fans of linen for summer knitting and have three new projects to share with you this week featuring two of our favourite 100% linen yarns. Margot Margot, by Linden Down, was published in Knitty in 2009. The look of this sweater is classic and simple and the boatneck, combined with three-quarter-length sleeves and subtle … Continue reading Store Samples: Focus on Linen
We knew the Henslowe by Beth Kling was a must as soon as we laid eyes on it on Ravelry last Fall. It took a little while to get to it but this beauty is now hot off the needles and hanging in the store. Our sample (pictured above) was knit using Louet Euroflax (linen) which we think … Continue reading New Store Sample: Henslowe
In September 2012 we began hosting monthly Knit-Alongs on our Ravelry group page. For each project, we post the pattern link, yarn suggestions, and provide ongoing support within the forum. All those who show us their finished project by the end of the knit-along are entered into a draw to win a $25 Espace Tricot Gift Card! Please note … Continue reading Knit-Alongs