Our Great Wall of Koigu just got bigger!

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, […]

Great Wall of Koigu

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 […]

Free pattern Friday: Binic

(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 […]

Free pattern Friday: Kiss Kiss Pouches

(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 […]

The Humble Garter Stitch

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 […]

Let Me Tell You…

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 […]

Knot True!*

*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 […]

Free pattern Friday: A new pattern from Espace Tricot!

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 […]

TNNA – a few photos

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 […]

When all you need is just a little of a good thing…

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 […]

One happy FO

Hi there – I am back after a week’s hiatus. That gave me enough time to finish my design. I am quite happy with it – though I am not sure if I am really done. There might be some embroidery in the future, for now I have to let it rest and maybe think […]

New Store Sample

Variation on a Melody II – Koigu Version A few weeks ago I blogged about our version of Melody’s Shawl by designer Melody Moore. That one featured SweetGeorgia’s Merino Silk Lace and Rowan’s Kidsilk Haze in complementary colourways. The combination produced a luxurious scarf with beautiful texture. Having noted that the pattern lends itself well to modifications in yarn choice and […]

Hiccups along the way

True to my motto “let’s do this and see what happens” I calculated how many stitches I would have to cast on and pretty much realized right away that the 1.5 times the number would be WAY too big. I went down to 1.3 times the amount and got started. To avoid that pesky flipping […]

New Store Sample

Modified Carlisle While we love this Carlisle scarf by Craig Rosenfeld of Loop Knits (pattern available on Ravelry), we especially love the spin his staff took in the design of a Multi-color Koigu version (pattern only available at Loop).  With 56 colours of Koigu now in stock here at the store, we purchased the Carlisle […]

Free Pattern Friday

Saartje’s Bootees, Zig and Zag Baby Blanket With the arrival of 24 new colourways of Koigu KPPPM over the last weeks (56 colourways now in stock!) we’ve taken to planning new projects to show off this exquisite hand-painted 100% merino fingering weight yarn. Our picks for this week’s free patterns, pictured above, are perfect candidates […]

Look what Santa brought!

Koigu! Koigu Painter’s Palette Premium Merino is truly handpainted watercolour on 100% merino yarn. Each dyelot is individually painted, heat processed, rinsed, and reeled in a 3-day process and the result is always stunning. Previous colours in stock have just been topped up and 10 new colours have been added to our collection with a […]

Espace Tricot Patterns – FREE!

SCRUMPTIOUS STRIPES SOCKS Super fun socks knit with Stripe Me Up from Scrumptious Purl! A simple cuff-down design for multiple sizes, the Scrumptious Stripes Socks pattern provides a perfect canvas for showing off the precision of this carefully dyed yarn. Bold and bright in unexpected colour combinations, these are sure to make you smile every […]