When Melissa Clulow first picked up a set of knitting needles back in 2008, something just, well, clicked. Suddenly, evenings on the sofa became productive and an enduring passion was born. Meanwhile, across town, Lisa Di Fruscia had turned to knitting while her newborn son napped afternoons away in the car (his preferred location). The two newly minted yarn lovers, hooked on the creative and stress-relieving properties of the craft, soon met at a local knit night, became fast friends, and, over coffee and stockinette, daydreamed about the ideal knit shop.

Casting off their previous lives in non-profit management and teaching, Melissa and Lisa opened Espace Tricot in 2010. As much a gathering place as a retail space, the shop’s inspiring atmosphere caters to fiber lovers of all ages and skill levels, attracting a loyal clientele. The store stocks a large and carefully curated selection of yarns and fibers, notions, accessories, books and patterns. Espace Tricot also offers many classes and workshops where new knitters, crocheters, and spinners can get started and more advanced customers can hone their skills.

Espace Tricot is conveniently located in the heart of Notre-Dame-de-Grace in Montreal and is easily accessible by public transportation. Free and metered street parking is available just outside the door and there are lovely places to eat and shop along Monkland Avenue.

Knit-Nights / Knit-Alongs – held on Thursdays.

We look forward to seeing you!
Melissa Clulow & Lisa Di Fruscia


















15 thoughts on “About

  1. carol Holmes says:

    I love your website and just wished your store was closer to my home….No. California! Your store looks amazing! Shown on Pinterest was a tunic style top knitted top down without seams. Sleeve length modifications were made by this person, who said it was inspired by Sachi-hiros, “On the Beach” and directed to your site for the pattern. Long story short,
    I couldn’t find the pattern on your site, nor anywhere else, and was hoping you could direct me to it. Perhaps it goes by a different name. Thank you and continued success with your wonderful store! Carol Holmes

  2. Diane Cooper says:

    My goodness, I just found you through a link on Pinterest. Your store looks simply wonderful in these pictures, and I am sad I am not closer! I know where I will be heading next time I am in Montreal!
    Magnifique! ( oh, and thanks for the free patterns!)

  3. Cynthia says:

    OMG…just found you thru Ravelry.
    How I wish I lived in Montreal. Your store looks like heaven to me.
    So beautiful. Colorful and organized.
    If I ever get to Montreal I will definitely look you up.
    Montreal, on the bucket list.

  4. Stephanie Steeves says:

    Just thought I’d stop by and let you know that I found you through Pinterest! Your new Koigu wall blog post caught my attention, and I’m delighted to see that you’re local (what are the odds!?). As I am on mat leave with my first kiddo, I will definitely be passing by your gorgeous shop to add to my stash and fill “nap time” with projects 🙂 Cheers!

  5. fabienne says:

    je viens de découvrir votre blog ..extra extra , dommage qu’en France nous ne puissions trouver des magasins aussi achalandé en laine comme le votre . Des modèles superbes , bravo pour votre travail. Fabienne

  6. Claudia Linke says:

    Just love the photos of your knitwear. You have the rare talent to combine colours, yarns and patterns in a perfect way.
    The store looks also extremely promising. I first hoped it might be in France, but no, it’s in Canada. Definitely too far away from Germany…

  7. Judy says:

    My first visit today. I posted on FB that I had been to Yarn Heaven. Lisa was so helpful and enthusiastic that I bought WAY more than I intended. I shall return when I’ve worked my way through these lovely projects.

  8. Shirley sackett says:

    This store is yarn heaven! Looking at the pictures I can feel happiness looking at all the yarn! Your store is beautiful! Will put you on the must visit when in Montreal!

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