New in store: Freia Ombre Super Bulky!

  Freia Ombre Super Bulky is a gorgeous 100% wool yarn blend of Rambouillet, Corriedale and Columbia wool from sheep raised in Colorado. The fibers are worsted spun into a single-ply yarn that is surprisingly strong, yet still soft and lofty.  Beautifully hand dyed in Freia’s signature colourways, this yarn knits up into stunning accessories at lightning speed … Continue reading New in store: Freia Ombre Super Bulky!

Project Profile: Francoise’s Linen Shawl

Next up in our featured projects series is Francoise’s linen shawl.  As our newly minted store manager, Francoise has quickly become an indispensable part of the Espace Tricot family!  She keeps us all organized, ensures stellar customer service, works through a dizzyingly long to-do list on a daily basis, and still manages to produce a steady stream of beautiful and inspiring projects. Her latest, … Continue reading Project Profile: Francoise’s Linen Shawl

Easy breezy summer tanks

It always amazes us when customers mention that their knitting is a seasonal affair, a passion that they tuck away during the spring and summer, seemingly unaware that there is an alternate universe brimming with exquisite fibres and beautiful patterns designed specifically for the warmer months.  We derive so much pleasure from our knitting that we could never envision a scenario … Continue reading Easy breezy summer tanks

Spring course schedule – now posted!

We’re offering classes for some of our favourite patterns beginning in May. In addition to a basic introduction to knitting course, we’ve got blanket, shawl, bag, summer sweater, and tank classes. Even a felted oven mitt course! Call 514-486-5648 to register! CHEVRON BABY BLANKET (English class) Chloe Gallagher-Smylie $90 for three 2-hour sessions Tuesdays, 6 pm – … Continue reading Spring course schedule – now posted!

Just re-stocked: Quince & Co. Yarns

This week brought new inventory of all Quince & Co. yarns carried in store! From cold-weather favourites like Osprey, Lark, and Owl to warm weather linens, Sparrow and Kestrel, we’re all stocked up. CHICKADEE “Three-ply Chickadee is a well-rounded, bouncy, and elastic sport weight. Although smooth, tidy, and refined in the skein, it makes a fabric with even stitches, drape, softness, … Continue reading Just re-stocked: Quince & Co. Yarns

New store samples

Lakeside Anniversary Wrap by CYNTHIA CUSHING We love the simple construction of the Lakeside Anniversary Wrap by Cynthia Cushing. Although this is essentially a rectangle (folded in half and then partially seamed along one edge), the designer thoughtfully addressed the tendency of stockinette to roll by knitting it  on the bias and incorporating an I-cord … Continue reading New store samples

WWMD*

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*

Sheer Spring

‘Sheer’ as in ‘nearly.’ ‘Sheer’ as in ‘diaphanous’ (no one tell me I do not make an effort with the English language) also. Diaphanous is big this year – especially for Spring and Summer. It is not new, the sheer, see through fabrics usually turn up around this time of year, yet I find some … Continue reading Sheer Spring