We have 17 new colours in from Koigu this week – both KPPPM (multi-colored) and KPM (semi-solids) bringing us to well over 100 colourways on our Koigu wall… The images above will have to suffice until we get professional pictures back from our photographer but the new colourways have all been added to our online store – just … Continue reading New Koigu colours in stock!
We’ve just received a new shipment of Koigu to replenish and add to our stock of this beautiful hand-painted fingering-weight merino yarn – 112 colourways now available! From the Koigu website: “Koigu Painter’s Palette Premium Merino (KPPPM) and Koigu Premium Yarn (KPM) are spun from the finest merino sheep in the world. Plied for durability, … Continue reading Our Great Wall of Koigu just got bigger!
With the addition of 24 new hand-painted and 25 hand-dyed solid/semi-solid colourways this Fall, our Koigu KPPPM (Painter’s Palette Premium Merino) wall has grown to well over 90 gorgeous shades! The photo below was taken with my iPhone today so quality isn’t the best but you get the idea… We love Koigu KPPPM and have … Continue reading Great Wall of Koigu
After having completed my first knitting project, the essential beginner’s scarf (a 2 x 2 rib no less) in March 2008, I felt I was ready to tackle a more substantial project. Of course, being who I am, a blanket was first on my list. Back then, it was still necessary to request an access … Continue reading Lisa’s First (Yarn) Love
Meet Naomi – our newest in-store consultant! Naomi came in this morning wearing this beautiful tee knit with Koigu. Of course, we had to take a photo of her standing in front of the Koigu wall!🙂 What is the name of the pattern? It’s the Cap Sleeve Lattice Top from Purl Soho. What inspired you to … Continue reading Project Profile: Naomi’s Cap Sleeve Lattice Top
Knit Stars is an online conference coming this Fall! Some great personalities will be sharing useful information, tips, and tricks that you will be able to enjoy from the comfort of your own home! Stephen West, Romi Hill, Julie Weisenberger of Cocoknits, Amy Small of Knit Collage, Meghan Fernandes of Pom Pom Quarterly, Taiu Landra of Koigu and … Continue reading Have you heard about the Knit Stars Online Summit?
We’re back home after an exciting whirlwind trip to the TNNA show in Washington DC! We reconnected with old friends in the industry and made new many new ones and had a great time placing orders for the Fall. Some fabulous new products will be making their way into the shop over the next few months so be … Continue reading TNNA Round-up: Mostly in pictures…
It’s been a few months now that I’ve been in the grip of a knitting funk. Too many projects on the needles and too many new ones dancing around in my head. Many of you reading this are sure to relate to my current dilemma which, in the grand scheme of things seems trivial but, given that I am … Continue reading Coming clean…
(Photo: Hedgehog Fibres Limited) While designer Beata Jezek of Hedgehog Fibres notes that her instructions for knitting Scarfy Thing comprise more of a recipe than a true knitting pattern – she provides more than enough information and guidance to make this a fun and very do-able project! And one that will allow you to flex your … Continue reading Free pattern Friday: Scarfy Thing by Beata Jezek
Designer Casapinka generously shared this pattern with us today and it was love at first sight. A stunner of a scarf knit with 3 colours of hand-painted Koigu, Manny seems like the perfect thing to cast on to welcome Spring. The garter stitch chevron pattern is knit in such a way that there are no ends … Continue reading A great Spring project – Manny by Casapinka!
From the title of this post I am sure that many of you can already guess the gist of this story, however, let me begin from the beginning! After 18 years of comfortably living in a borough a little west of Espace Tricot, my family and I decided that it was time to take the … Continue reading Measure Twice – Knit Once!
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
Ah, Koigu! From the very first time I set foot in a knitting store I fell in love with the Koigu wall. Such beautiful colours, such a strong yet supple texture, such a perfect yarn for so many projects! Needless to say, when Melissa and I opened our shop, Koigu was the first must-have yarn on … Continue reading Mark your Calendars: Mitered Square Patchwork Blanket Workshop – January 29th
We love the Annalise Wrap from Loop Knits. This simple stockinette scarf is knit on the bias and the alternating stripes shifting through 6 different colourways provides a perfect stage for Koigu’s stunning hand-painted premium merino yarn to shine. The longer length of the scarf makes it fun and versatile – a stunning addition to any outfit. … Continue reading New store sample: Annalise
Julie Asselin is hosting a knitting party and you’re all invited! She has teamed up with Fromagerie la Station de Compton to put together an afternoon of knitting, enjoying the outdoors and eating delicious cheese and local food. When: August 8th from 1-5 pm (this Saturday!) Where: Fromagerie la Station de Compton 440 Hatley Road (Route 208) Compton (Québec) … Continue reading ‘Knitting in the Field’ – Come join the party!
A truly easy-peasy baby dress knit with soft merino fingering weight yarn. We used hand-dyed Koigu Premium Merino (KPM) in a bright combination of sweatshirt grey and lemon yellow. Sweet and on-trend! Can be worn alone or layered over a onesie or tee for added warmth. Just one of several great new baby patterns released … Continue reading New store sample: Roundabout Romper
(Photos: Solenn Couix-Loarer) We have a sweet little boat-neck sweater pattern for you this week. Binic, by Solenn Couix-Loarer, works equally well for boys and girls and makes an adorable everyday pullover for busy toddlers. Knit with fingering weight yarn, Binic is lightweight and ideal over onesies and t-shirts for indoor coziness or as an … Continue reading Free pattern Friday: Binic
(Photos: Keeia Hicks) Valentine’s Day is less than a month away but there’s still time to knit these sweet little Kiss Kiss pouches by Keeia Hicks designed to hold chocolate kisses or some other token of your affection! They’re knit in fingering weight yarn but are easily up-sized with heavier yarn and bigger needles. These would be … Continue reading Free pattern Friday: Kiss Kiss Pouches
IKEA has a sale on rugs. They are 20% off right now. I do not know if you are interested in this information, I am only telling you because I spent most of the day driving to IKEAs – plural, yes, I had to go to two of them since even though the inventory online … Continue reading The Humble Garter Stitch
My Mother is visiting. She is usually visiting around this time of year to celebrate her granddaughter’s birthday with us – which is a special treat for us as well. My Mom is a knitter, but at home – even now retired – she does not knit that much (she says). When she sets foot … Continue reading Let Me Tell You…
*A sentiment that you might have while reading this post. Hello there. I’m back. We went to TNNA (it was great!) and I do hope you are going to enjoy the new yarns that will be coming in for Fall – and yes, I know. How can you even begin to think about Fall when … Continue reading Knot True!*
We ‘Heart’ Koigu Baby Blanket Happy and colourful, this wonderfully simple baby blanket perfectly matches the joy of welcoming a new arrival into the world. Knit with Koigu KPPPM (100% merino), the We ‘Heart’ Koigu Baby Blanket is an easy garter stitch project – the first stitch of every row is slipped purlwise with the … Continue reading Free pattern Friday: A new pattern from Espace Tricot!
I can’t believe it’s been nearly a month since we returned from the Needle Arts Trade Show in Columbus! Some of the things we ordered while there have already started arriving and I still haven’t posted a photo recap of the trip. As it turns out, we have only a motley collection of poor quality … Continue reading TNNA – a few photos
Koigu Mini-Skeins One-thousand Koigu Skeinettes landed in store yesterday and we’re so excited about the creative possibilities these little gems bring with them! The 10m/11yd mini-skeins come in myriad shades of Koigu’s hand-painted semi-solid and multi-colour palettes and are just $2.95 ea. From pocket linings and turned hems on hats and sweaters in peek-a-boo contrast … Continue reading When all you need is just a little of a good thing…
Scottish Knits by Martin Storey Koigu Magazine – Issue Four Interweave Crochet – Winter 2013 Click here to preview!