New and re-stocked: Scrumptiouspurl!

We’re so happy to let you know that we’ve just received a huge delivery of Scrumptiouspurl Stripe Me Up sock yarn along with the complete line of Scrumtiouspurl’s new full-skein coordinating solids!  Dyed on the same base, both are comprised of an 80% superwash merino and 20% nylon blend with a lovely tight spin and gorgeous sheen (400 yd / 365 m).  The solids have a beautiful and consistent tonal quality while the striped yarn is precision dyed to yield 6 rows per stripe on an average 64 stitch sock (some variation by knitter gauge is to be expected).  The solids are available in skeins while the stripes are each hand-wound into a beautiful work of art.

We currently have 34 Stripe Me Up colourways (6 new ones!) in stock along with 20 solids. Have fun picking your combinations! Below are a few of our faves. 🙂

SHOP all Scrumptiouspurl yarns in our webstore!






–  Melissa

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New in store: Interchangeable Needle Kits and Crochet Sets from TULIP!

As we mentioned after our visit to the Needle Arts Trade Show in June, Lisa and I have fallen in LOVE with products by the Japanese company TULIP.  We promptly purchased ourselves interchangeable needle sets on the spot and have enjoyed working with them all summer. From the finely honed tips to the swivel joins and flexible cords, these are pure joy – and this from two die-hard metal needle users! We are excited to have these on our store shelves now and know that many of you will be as smitten as we are with these compact yet incredibly complete sets (Tulip has thought of everything!). And if crochet is your thing, we have Tulip sets for that too 🙂 .


TULIP Carry C Long Interchangeable Bamboo Knitting Needle Set

Never be caught without the right size knitting needle again! Tulip’s Carry C Long Interchangeable Bamboo Knitting Needle Sets include 11 needle tips, from size 3.5 mm to 9 mm (US4 – US13), and three lengths of cord. The bamboo tips are warm and ultra-smooth. Carry C Sets also feature a unique swivel cable join equipped with a rubber ring that requires no tools for connecting and which will not loosen while knitting. This set features longer tips (12 cm / 4.75 inch) perfect for those preferring a longer grip.  An elegant, compact, faux leather carrying case completes this beautiful and thoughtfully produced knitting needle kit!

11 Needle Tips:
3.5 mm (US 4) to 9 mm (US 13)

3 Cables:
20 inches (51 cm) with needles
24 inches (60 cm) with needles
32 inches (80 cm) with needles

Accessories:
An adapter to connect two cables to create a longer one
6 end stoppers to secure your knitting while using needle tips for another project
2 tapestry needles for various weights of yarn
A needle gauge with built-in yarn cutter
A soft grey, faux leather carrying case with polka dot interior and zipper closure
Closed case measures 5 x 6¾ x 1 inches (13 x 17 x 2.5 cm)

SHOP the Tulip Carry C Long Interchangeable Bamboo Knitting Needle Set in our webstore.


TULIP Carry C Interchangeable Bamboo Knitting Needle Set

The Tulip Carry C Interchangeable Bamboo Knitting Needle Set is the same as the Carry C Long set except that it has shorter-length tips (9.5 cm / 3.75 inches) and includes a 16″ cord in lieu of the 20″ cord included in the long set – this makes it a very versatile kit option – a perfect choice for smaller in-the-round projects as well anything else your heart desires 🙂

11 Needle Tips:
3.5 mm (US 4) to 9 mm (US 13)

3 Cables:
16 inches (40 cm) with needles
24 inches (60 cm) with needles
32 inches (80 cm) with needles

Accessories:
An adapter to connect two cables to create a longer one
6 end stoppers to secure your knitting while using needle tips for another project
2 tapestry needles for various weights of yarn
A needle gauge with built-in yarn cutter
A soft metallic bronze, faux leather carrying case with purple felt interior and zipper closure
Closed case measures 5 x 6¾ x 1 inches (13 x 17 x 2.5 cm)

SHOP the Tulip Carry C Interchangeable Bamboo Knitting Needle Set in our webstore.


Limited Edition Tulip ETIMO Bouquet Lace Crochet Hook Set

The Limited Edition Tulip ETIMO Bouquet Lace Crochet Hook Set from Tulip features silver hooks with gold tips and pink cushion grip handles.

Hook sizes included:

No.0 – 1.75mm
No.2 – 1.50mm
No.4 – 1.25mm
No.6 – 1.00mm
No.8 – 0.90mm
No.10 – 0.75mm
No.12 – 0.60mm
No.14 – 0.50mm.

The set also contains nickel plated scissors made in Italy and and three tapestry needles. The case is made with a with a revival French antique fabric made of cotton linen and includes space for 5 additional hooks!

SHOP Limited Edition Tulip ETIMO Bouquet Lace Crochet Hook Sets in our webstore.


TULIP ETIMO Rose Crochet Hook Set

Tulip’s ETIMO Rose Crochet Hook Set with cushion grip features 10 beautifully crafted ergonomic hooks with smooth polished aluminum hooks. The Set includes a two different sized tapestry needles for weaving in ends and Italian made scissors with pink gold plating. An elegant faux leather ostrich style case will keep your set safe and organized.

Hook sizes included in this set:

2.0 mm
2.2 mm
3.5 mm
3.0 mm
3.5 mm (Size E)
4.0 mm (Size G)
4.5 mm
5.0 mm (Size H)
5.5 mm (Size I)
6.0 mm (Size J)

SHOP the TULIP ETIMO Rose Crochet Hook Set in our webstore.

–  Melissa

New and re-stocked: Bookhou, Brooklyn Tweed, Freia, JesabelleB, Katrinkles, Lykke, Cocoknits!

If you’ve been following us on Instagram lately, then you’ll know we’ve enjoyed a super-busy summer full of travel and change!  As a result, our blog has suffered some neglect over the last months and we’ve not been posting updates here as frequently as we have on Instagram and Facebook. If our blog is your primary way of keeping up with what’s new in store, below is a round-up of new and re-stocked products you may have missed hearing about. 🙂


Espace Tricot Enamel Pin

Bling ✨for your project bag! Show your love for Espace Tricot with one of our new enamel pins on gold metal. Oooh La La! Pins measure 1.25” x 1.25”.


Cocoknits Books and Tools

Sweater Workshop Book

This is one of the best-selling books we’ve ever carried and for good reason! With over 30 years of knitting, designing, and teaching experience – Julie Weisenberger has compiled nine sweater designs into the Cocoknits Sweater Workshop. These patterns employ the same simple, seamless, top-down styling techniques we’ve come to expect from Cocoknits. More than just a collection, this book explains the Cocoknits Method – a system of tracking knitting progress in your own easy to follow customized chart. Unlike most traditional patterns that create flat shapes, the tailored style of construction in these patterns creates truly three dimensional garments that impart a great fit upon completion. In addition to the patterns, Julie has dedicated a section of the book to an in-depth guide to choosing the right patterns for your figure type with considerations for colorwork, textured stitches, and hemlines all working in concert to create the right silhouette for you.

Sweater Worksheet Journal

A perfect companion to the Cocoknits Sweater Workshop book (although not required), the Cocoknits Sweater Worksheet Journal is part of a system for knitting seamless, tailored sweaters from the top down, called the Cocoknits Method. Cocoknits Sweater Worksheets make knitting sweaters using the color-coded Cocoknits Method virtually carefree, with very little counting required. Once you fill it in, it allows you to work the shaping of the yoke of any seamless, yoked sweater pattern easily and without referring to written-out instructions. These Worksheets can also be used with any seamless, yoked sweater pattern even if the pattern is not from Cocoknits. The Sweater Worksheet Journal contains 24 blank Worksheets and it becomes a diary of your sweater-knitting history. All the information – from date begun and finished, yarns used, gauge, pattern source – is recorded in its pages for future reference.

Leather Cord and Needle Stitch Holder Kit

Use the Cocoknits Leather Cord and Needle Stitch Holder Kit in lieu of scrap yarn whenever you need to hold live stitches. The threaded needles allow you to knit off of your leather cord – from whichever end you need to!

The kit contains:

  • two interior-threaded needles made of nickel plated steel
  • three lengths of leather cord
  • one long – for holding sts of sweater body (59 in/150 cm)
  • two short – for holding sts of sleeves (29.5 in /75 cm)
Precious Metal Stitch Markers

Not just silver anymore! Cocoknits Precious Metal Stitch Markers are finished with gold, silver and copper colouring! The stitch markers are steel based, so still attach to your Knitter’s Keep, Magnetic Concrete Tray or any magnet so that you can easily store and retrieve them. Use them to mark rounds, increases, decreases, and stitch patterns. Included are 6 each of three sizes in each of three finishes, 54 markers total. They come in a cute-as-a-button kraft box secured with the click of a magnet!

SHOP all Cocoknits products!


Brooklyn Tweed Vale

Vale is the laceweight member of Brooklyn Tweed’s all-American, breed-specific core line. This yarn begins on the Wyoming plains with 100% Rambouillet fleece, grown by sheep that trace their lineage to medieval France, where this offshoot of the merino was prized as the king of breeds. Rambouillet is even loftier and bouncier than merino, and it’s spun worsted for a soft, springy, durable two-ply yarn that yields ethereal accessories.

Scoured and combed into buttery smooth, consistent top in South Carolina, the wool travels north to Maine for spinning at an historic mill and dyeing at an eco-friendly facility nearby. Vale’s custom palette of 14 shades shares some touchstone colors with the Arbor line and fills in with sophisticated softer tones.

Vale is a polished yarn with an even weight and twist, suitable for heirloom-quality lace projects. 100% Wyoming-grown Rambouillet wool / 50g / 411 m / 450 y

SHOP Vale and other Brooklyn Tweed yarns in our  webstore!


Lykke Interchangeable Needle Sets with 3.5″ Tips

Made of strong birch wood, the LYKKE Driftwood needles are smooth and light and are a true pleasure to work with. This “short” set includes includes 3.5 inch tips in 9 sizes – 3.25 mm through 6.5 mm (US3 – US10.5), and 4 cords to make 16″ (2), 20″ and 24″ inch circulars, plus connectors, keys and stoppers. Perfect for cowls, hats, and other small circumference projects knit in the round and for those who find shorter needle tips more comfortable to knit with generally. Packed in a beautiful, high quality grey waxed denim case. The perfect knitter’s gift!

SHOP all Lykke needle sets.


Prismatic ESSENTIAL COLOUR MINI Mini Skein Sets from SweetGeorgia

This very special “essential” colour mini-mini yarn set from SweetGeorgia Yarns contains 12 colours of Tough Love Sock, each approximately 50-52 yards for a total of at least 600 yards. What’s a “mini-mini skein”? It’s half the size of SweetGeorgia’s Party of Five mini-skeins! The colours in this set include Cherry, Cayenne, Pumpkin, Dutch, Saffron, Pistachio, Basil, Beach House, Sapphire, Empress, Grape Jelly and Raspberry. These will look great together in one big rainbow-coloured project or break them up to add accents to your other knit projects.

SHOP Prismatic Sets in our online store.


Needle Storage Cases from JesabelleB

Fixed Circular Needle Case

Have you seen JesabelleB’s new fixed circular needle cases made with either sturdy blue denim with striped cotton pockets or gray denim with checkered cotton? Perfect for wrangling your needle collection into submission! These feature 18 pockets to store your needles (they can be stored in their original package or loosely and can be placed with needle points up or down) but the pockets are large enough to store two needles each – increasing the capacity of this case to 36 circular needles!

SHOP all JesabelleB products in our webstore.

Double Pointed Needle Case

And JesabelleB now also offers help for managing your DPN collection! These beautifully crafted double pointed knitting needle cases are in the shop and our webstore in blue denim with striped cotton pockets or grey denim with checkered cotton. Each case feastures 22 pockets to accommodate DPN sets from 1mm up to 10mm. Two leather straps help to hold needles in place. On the left side, there is a lined pocket separated in two to store little scissors, markers and finishing needles or other small notions. Brilliant!

SHOP all JesabelleB products in our webstore.


Freia Fibers Fingering Shawl Balls

Don’t they look amazing? Like candy 🍭! Freia Fingering Shawl Balls have just been re-stocked! A single-ply yarn with a luxurious soft hand beautifully dyed in Freia’s stunning signature colourways. Specifically developed to be lofty without pilling. Luscious, lovely 100% US merino. 100% merino / 100g / 393 m / 430 y

SHOP Freia Shawl Balls!


Bookhou Box Totes and Wedge Pouches

Box Totes

Beautiful box tote bags featuring Bookhou’s hand-drawn, hand-screened prints are back in stock! This tote can be left open or you can use the leather tie as a closure and to cinch in the sides. Makes a great project bag! 100% linen with 100% cotton canvas lining and leather handles.

SHOP Bookhou Box Totes!

Wedge Pouches

New in store are Bookhou’s prints on a great companion pouch / clutch perfect for holding your essentials. Original drawings are printed on 100% linen. Pouches feature cotton canvas lining and brass metal zippers. Approximate dimensions: W 9.5″ x H 4.5″ x D 3.5″.

SHOP Bookhou Wedge Pouches.


TOOLS and Buttons from Katrinkles

This custom gauge ruler / keychain from Katrinkles for Espace Tricot makes a great gift for your best knitting friend and a useful tool for your own knitting bag! Right?! 💖💖💖

SHOP Gauge Ruler Keychain.

Kitchener Stitch Keychain

Who doesn’t need a little Kitchener stitch refresher now and again? With these lightweight, 2.5″ square, custom tools created for us by Katrinkles, you can have instructions for grafting live stitches at your fingertips at all times! Keep it on your keychain, inside your knitting bag, or hang it directly on your project bag.

SHOP Kitchener Keychain.

Buttons!

How sweet are these stitchable bamboo buttons from @katrinkles?! A great way to personalize garments, add color to baby and children’s items, or embellish your accessories with a special touch. Washer and dryer safe (although they will probably last longer with hand-washing). From sheep to sugar skulls, bees to owls, there’s something for everyone in this collection.

SHOP all Katrinkles products in our webstore!


Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles

Our inventory of Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles was recently re-plenished with all the old favourites plus plenty of new colours. Squishy and soft, with just the right amount of twist, this yarn will work for any fingering weight pattern, especially Stephen West designs for lightweight yarns. Randomly dyed to prevent striping or pooling, as much as possible, this Skinny Singles create a variegated effect that looks good in plain stockinette or advanced stitch motifs. Go ahead, find your fade 🙂
100% merino / 100g / 366 m / 400 y

SHOP Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles in our online store!

New in store: Chevron Baby Blanket Kits!

We’ve been thrilled to see nearly 5000 versions of our Chevron Baby Blanket posted to Ravelry over the last few years and it makes us so happy to think of all of the little babies around the world wrapped in these cozy, graphic stripes.  We’ve long been planning to put together kits for this pattern and, a mere 4 years after publishing it, we’ve finally managed!  The four versions we’ve curated below are perfect for those who want a decidedly girl or boy blanket as well as for those seeking a more neutral palette.

Created with Blue Sky Alpacas Organic Worsted Cotton, this blanket is a cheerful and modern addition to any baby’s collection. Easy-peasy and fun to knit, it’s a great size for strollers and car-seats and little ones will love the soft, cool feel of this environmentally friendly yarn.

Each kit contains the pattern and 1 skein each of 5 different colourways.
The finished blanket measures approximately 27.5″ x 36″.

SHOP the Chevron Baby Blanket Kits in our webstore!


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Yang


Yin/Yang


Yin-Yang Modern


Video Tutorial

Although a very simple design, the Chevron Baby Blanket pattern uses one or two stitches that have confused some beginner knitters.  We’re happy to let you know that a video tutorial explaining all aspects of the blanket from long-tail cast-on to casting off and blocking has been published to YouTube by iKNITS. We hope many of you will find this helpful!

Watch it on YouTube HERE.

New products from Cocoknits!

Leather Cord and Needle Stitch Holder Kit

Use Cocoknits Leather Cord and Needle Stitch Holder Kit in lieu of scrap yarn whenever you need to hold live stitches. The threaded needles allow you to knit off of your leather cord – from whichever end you need to!

The kit contains:

  • two interior-threaded needles made of nickel plated steel
  • three lengths of leather cord
  • one long – for holding sts of sweater body (59 in/150 cm)
  • two short – for holding sts of sleeves (29.5 in /75 cm)

Keep the contents of your kit in the reusable kraft drawer, lined with 100% wool felt. Please note you may need to occasionally snip the end of your leather cord at an angle to facilitate attaching the needle.


Precious Metal Stitch Markers

Not just silver anymore! Cocoknits Precious Metal Stitch Markers are finished with gold, silver and copper colouring! The stitch markers are steel based, so still attach to your Knitter’s Keep, Magnetic Concrete Tray or any magnet so that you can easily store and retrieve them. Use them to mark rounds, increases, decreases, and stitch patterns. Included are 6 each of three sizes in each of three finishes, 54 markers total. They come in a cute-as-a-button kraft box secured with the click of a magnet!

  • 6 each gold, silver, copper large round stitch markers (accommodate US 15 / 10 mm needles or smaller)
  • 6 each gold, silver, copper small round stitch markers (accommodate US 9 / 5.5 mm needles or smaller)
  • 6 each gold, silver, copper opening stitch markers (accommodate US 11 / 8 mm needles or smaller)

New and re-stocked: Amirisu Magazine, Scrumptiouspurl, and leather handles from JUL Designs

Amirisu Summer 2017 /  Issue 13

From chic tank to airy shawl, the Summer 2017 issue of Amirisu magazine features relaxing yet stylish knitwear that we want to bring to our summer vacations. All of them are fairly simple and quick to knit, and great for traveling! The feature of this issue is natural dyeing – with stories from four modern dyers.

Feature: In Search of Natural Colors
Kristine Vejar / Rebecca Burgess – Fibershed / BUAISOU / Masaaki Aoki – Tezomeya / Meri Tanaka

Patterns: Vacance Style
Participating Designers: All 8 patterns are included in the printed magazine. Cecelia Campochiaro / itosaku / Kristin Jones / Anna Nikipirowicz / Josée Paquin / Paula Pereira / Suzanne Strachan … + a crochet pattern

Plus,
A lovely project by Lori Ann Graham
Photo + essay by Shari Altman

SHOP Amirisu Issue 13 in our webstore.


Scrumptiouspurl ‘Stripe Me Up’ and “Toes & Heels” Minis

Scrumptiouspurl is a family owned business based right here in Montreal, Canada producing beautiful, thoughtfully hand-dyed yarns and fibers in a modern palette. Stripe Me Up is a stunningly vibrant sock yarn that is sure to put fun into your sock knitting (and wearing!). This yarn produces a predictable 3 stripe repeat with approximately six rows of each color on a 64 stitch sock. The yarn is dyed using professional acid dyes free of heavy metals.

We are also very happy to announce that we have just added Scrumptiouspurl “Toes & Heels Minis” in 20 coordinating colourways (9 shown above)!  How will you coordinate your pairings – highlight or contrast? 🙂

SHOP Scrumptiouspurl sock yarn in our web store.


FORAGER FLAT STRAP SCREW-IN HANDLES FROM JUL DESIGNS

Removable leather bag handles? Genius!

Forager Screw-in Handles from JUL Designs are a maker’s go-to accessory to complete handmade bags in virtually any material. These handles are made in the USA from high-quality leather with rounded edges and edge-painting for a classy and sleek look. Forager handles screw-in for fast finishing and easy removal to launder handmade bags or move to a new project. The screw-holes may also be used for rivets if you prefer permanent attachment.

28 inches.
Sold in pairs.

Available in Black and Truffle.

SHOP Forager Handles in our webstore. 🙂


–  Melissa

New in store: Cocoknits Leather Cord and Needle Stitch Holder Kit

Just in – the Cocoknits Leather Cord and Needle Stitch Holder Kit! Use it instead of scrap yarn whenever you need to hold live stitches. The threaded needles allow you to knit off of your leather cord (from either end). Genius! See demo below.

The Leather Cord and Needle Stitch Holder Kit contains:

  • two interior-threaded needles made of nickel plated steel
  • three lengths of leather cord
  • one long – for holding sts of sweater body (59 in/150 cm)
  • two short – for holding sts of sleeves (29.5 in /75 cm)
  • Keep the contents of your kit in the reusable kraft drawer, lined with 100% wool felt. Please note you may need to snip the end of your leather cord at an angle to facilitate attaching the needle.

–  Melissa

Just in: Handmaiden National Parks Collection!

What better way for knitters to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday than with Handmaiden’s curated collection highlighting 13 of Canada’s National Parks, one for each province and territory! Each colourway stunningly captures the distinctive essence of these national treasures – see photos below.

The Handmaiden National Parks Collection is available at Espace Tricot in the Merino Slim base – a beautiful single-ply 100% superwash merino.

Limited quantities available.


SHOP the National Parks Collection in our webstore.


Aulavik, North West Territories – bright contrast sea coast of the Arctic Ocean

Kluane, Yukon – rippling curtains of the Aurora Borealis

Sirmilik, Nunavut – shimmering glaciers and ice fields

Gwaii Haanas, British Columbia – moss draped cedar, mist and memories of totems

Banff, Alberta  – Moraine Lake turquoise, rocky mountains and alpine forests

Grasslands, Saskatchewan  – summer fields under blue prairie sky

Riding Mountain, Manitoba  – wild buffalo and black bears

Thousand Islands, Ontario – Granite islands with pine and autumn foliage

Forillon, Québec – grey cliffs of Mont-Saint-Alban and meadows of fireweed

Fundy, New Brunswick – flowerpot cliffs, sandstone and roaring tides

Gros Morne, Newfoundland and Labrador – majestic fjords, tabletop mountains, craggy forests

Greenwich Dunes, Prince Edward Island – parabolic dunes, marram grass, horizon sea

Sable Island, Nova Scotia – ponies, lonely beaches and shipwrecks

 

New and re-stocked: Leather Handles, Rinn Textiles, TSA Approved Scissors, Snap n’ Go Cases, Digital Row Counters!

Forager Flat Strap Screw-in Handles from Jul Designs

How genius are these? Removable leather bag handles!

Forager Screw-in Handles are a maker’s go-to handles to complete handmade bags in virtually any material. These handles are made in the USA from high-quality leather with rounded edges and edge-painting for a classy and sleek look. Forager handles screw-in for fast finishing and easy removal to launder handmade bags or move to a new project. The screw-holes may also be used for rivets if you prefer permanent attachment.

28 inches.
Sold in pairs.

Available in Black and Truffle.

SHOP Forager Handles in our webstore. 🙂


Brass Drop Stitch Markers from Rinn Textiles

We are in love with these new stitch markers from Rinn Textiles – so elegant but with an earthy, rustic feel!

Large Brass Drop Stitch Markers

The Large Brass Drop Stitch Markers are perfect for your heavier weight projects. Each marker is perfectly smooth and won’t snag your knitting. Use markers with a charm to mark the beginning of your round and plain markers for any other stitch/inc/dec you’ll need to remember.

Package includes 5 large markers with charm and 10 plain large markers
Set of 15 markers total
Brass finish
Fit up to 9mm/US13 needles

Small Brass Drop Stitch Markers

The Small Brass Drop Stitch Markers are perfect for your lighter weight projects like socks and shawls. Each marker is perfectly smooth and won’t snag your knitting. Use markers with a charm to indicate your beginning of round and plain markers to indicate any other stitch/increase/decrease you’ll need to remember.

Package includes 5 markers with charm and 15 plain markers
Set of 20 drops total
Brass finish
Fit up to 5mm/US8 needles

SHOP all Rinn Textiles products in our web store!


Fiskars Folding Travel Scissors

Fiskars folding travel scissors are made of stainless steel for long lasting durability and sharp accurate cutting. Folding handles make storage and transportation convenient. TSA Compliant.

SHOP Folding Travel Scissors in our webstore.


SNAP ‘N GO NOTIONS CASES – JUMBO

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Jumbo-sized Snap ‘n Go Notions Cases™ have eight little compartments to keep all your knitting and crocheting notions neatly separated. Organize your life in a snap and go! The first side features four small rectangular compartments that are perfect for storing stitch markers, buttons, and other tiny knitting notions. Flip apart the second half to reveal three long compartments that are great for holding things like stitch holders, darning needles, and point protectors. Finally, the big single compartment sandwiched in the center is perfect for larger items like mini crochet hooks, cable needles, T-pins, and tape measures. This compact little beauty has a hard, sturdy outer shell made of heavy-duty plastic. A hole for a lanyard or key chain is located near the hinge. Notions not included.

SHOP Snap n’Go Cases in our webstore.


DIGITAL ROW COUNTERS

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A digital row counter is the perfect accessory for hands free counting while you knit or crochet. No more stopping to make a mark on a piece of paper or cranking a manual row counter. The electronic counter has a 5 digit LCD screen display that can count from 0 up to 99999 rows with 2 soft touch rubberized silver buttons to control it. Made from ABS plastic, the same material used for Lego. The row counter uses a standard AG10 1.5v button cell battery, so when it wears out, simply unscrew the back of the counter to replace it.

SHOP Digital Row Counters in our webstore.

–  Melissa

New in store: Knitting Bling!

We LOVE these new pins and progress keepers from Rinn Textiles.  All made in Canada!


Pins

Join the club and show your love for knitting and all things fiber-related! Deck out your project bags.  🙂

Knit Club
1″ Black enamel with gold metal
Rubber backing
2mm thick

Soft Skein
1.25″ grey gradient enamel with black nickle
2 posts with rubber backings
2mm thick


Progress Keepers

Knitting becomes a little less enjoyable when it seems as though you’re not making any progress at all. These minimal progress markers will save your sanity while adding a bit of style. When you sit down to knit, clip your progress mark just below your needles and you’ll be happily aware of how much progress you’re making! 

Rose Drop Progress Keeper


Silver Drop Progress Keeper


SHOP all Rinn Textiles in our webstore.

Shibui Reed is here!

Supple and soft, Reed is a smooth linen chainette that flows easily across the needles for graceful garments and beautiful summer accessories.  Reed is a reworked version of the original Shibui Linen – it is identical in all respects except much softer to the touch!

100% Linen
246 yds / 225 m, 1.76 oz / 50 g
26 sts = 4″ on 5 US / 3.75 mm

SHOP Shibui Reed in our webstore!
A few of the colours are currently backordered but we should be fully stocked my mid-April.

Project inspiration below (Note: the last four are actually our store samples if you’d like to see them in person)!

Click photos to see project details on Ravelry!


Octave by Erin Duffy


Athens by Shellie Anderson


L1 by Antonia Shankland


On the Beach by Isabell Kraemer

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Linier Top by Sian Price-White
(We held the linen with Silk Cloud for our version of this easy-wear top)

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Spring Lace Infinity Scarf by Linda Thach

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–  Melissa

Hedgehog Fibres: New colourways!

Lots of gorgeous new colourways from Hedghehog Fibres – in both Skinny Singles (48 colourways in stock) and Sock (43 colourways in stock) – have just been added to our website.

Click HERE to view them all!

I’ve posted the newest colours below for your viewing pleasure. 🙂

Concrete

Down by the River

Dragonfly

Fly

Glacier

Hey Day

Kid You Not

Pinky Swear

Pistachio

Salty Tales

Wish

Zephyr

–  Melissa

Julie Asselin Leizu Nuances Fingering Sets: New colours!

Luscious new colourways in Leizu Nuances fingering weight sets from Julie Asselin have landed in store. These luminous gradient kits are a gorgeous blend of merino and silk – beautiful for shawls, garments, and accessories! Each set contains a total of 485 m / 525 y.

SHOP Leizu Nuances sets in our webstore.


Brunante

Midnight Mystery

Austen

Oresund

Goodnight Moon

Echeveria

Okanagan

 

–  Melissa

Introducing Brooklyn Tweed at Espace Tricot

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If you’ve been following us on Facebook and Instagram lately then you will already have heard the good news. If not, then let me be the first to share with you that Brooklyn Tweed yarns are now available at Espace Tricot!

Brooklyn Tweed began offering it’s first 100% American made wool and yarn design collections in 2010 – the same year we opened our own doors.  Although we have been stocking Brooklyn Tweed patterns since the beginning, we have had to wait very patiently as the company slowly and thoughtfully expanded their retail network in line with supply and demand.  Needless to say, we were thrilled to learn just after Christmas that we would finally be able to add Brooklyn Tweed yarns to our inventory.  Since it’s arrival we have been beset by difficult decisions – what to knit first? what colours? which yarn quality? There are so many options to choose from, each more inspiring and beautiful than the next. I think the only thing to do is dive in and begin…. Stay tuned to hear more about our first choices. 🙂

In the meantime, let us introduce you to Shelter, Arbor, and Loft below and provide you with just a little visual inspiration. Be sure to browse projects knit with these yarns on Ravelry for more ideas!


Shelter

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From the Brooklyn Tweed website…  The distinctive character of Targhee-Columbia wool shines in Shelter, Brooklyn Tweed’s versatile medium-weight yarn. Shelter is woolen spun, meaning the fibers remain in a lofty jumble that traps air and offers remarkable warmth and lightness. Woolen-spun yarns are more adaptable in gauge, as they can compress to a dense sport weight or bloom to cohere as a gauzy fabric when worked on large needles. Shelter has a dry, soft hand and a faintly rustic nature. Garments knit from Shelter achieve their full beauty after a wet blocking. Shelter is designed to be a workhorse yarn that invites cables, ribbing, textured stitch motifs, open work, plain stockinette and garter stitch. Ideal for sweaters of every variety, winter accessories, and blankets.

100% American wool / 50g / 128 m / 140 y / 20 sts per 4″ / 4.5 mm (US 7) needles

SHOP Shelter in our webstore.

Shelter project inspiration below!

Winter Honey by Andrea Mowry

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(Photo: Andrea Mowry)

Rowe by Michele Wang

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(Photo: Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed)

Truss by Melissa Wehrle

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(Photo: Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed)

Far Hills Scarf by Jared Flood

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(Photo: Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed)

Ondawa by Michele Wang

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(Photo: Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed)

Seacoast by Joji Locatelli

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(Photo: Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed)

Timber by Shannon Cook

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(Photo: K Good Photography)

Hugo by Veronik Avery

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(Photo: Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed)

Aspen by Michele Wang

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(Photo: Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed)

Aquinnah by Kerry Robb

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(Photo: Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed)

Radmere by Michele Wang

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(Photo: Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed)


Arbor

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From the Brooklyn Tweed website…  Arbor is Brooklyn Tweed’s DK-weight workhorse yarn, spun worsted for superior strength and stitch. It’s a round and springy 3-ply that loves to cable and shows textural stitchwork to maximum advantage. Thanks to its worsted construction, Arbor produces a denser, sturdier fabric than BT’s woolen-spun yarns. The fibers have been combed straight and carefully aligned before spinning, rather than jumbled to trap air. Garments knit from Arbor will weigh more and drape more heavily than those knit from Loft or Shelter.  Available in a nuanced palette of 30 solid colors.

100% American wool / 50g / 132 m / 145 y / 21-24 sts per 4″ / 3.75-4.5 mm (US 5-7) needles

SHOP Arbor in our webstore.

Arbor project inspiration below!

High Pines by Jared Flood

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(Photo: Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed)

Foundry by Jared Flood

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(Photo: Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed)

Proof Scarf by Jared Flood

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(Photo: Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed)


Loft

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From the Brooklyn Tweed website… Fingering-weight Loft channels Targhee-Columbia wool’s airy bounce into feather-light lace, accessories, and garments. Like Shelter, Loft is a woolen-spun 2-ply yarn with delicate twist, specially designed for unique lightness of hand. It’s not a sock yarn, so treat it a little more gently when it’s on the winder and the needles. Once your garment is blocked, the stitches will cohere in a beautifully even and sturdy fabric. Lace garments should open up to reveal stitch motifs with relatively mild blocking. Loft has great flexibility of gauge; it can be knit on 2mm (US 0) needles for a dense and durable fabric or on 4mm (US 6) needles for ethereal open work. Two strands of Loft held together can substitute for Shelter in patterns where you’d like greater stitch definition or a marled fabric of two colors.

100% American wool / 50g / 251m / 275 y / 28 sts per 4″ / 2.75 mm (US 2) needles

SHOP Loft in our webstore.

Loft project inspiration below!

Wake by Veronik Avery

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(Photo: Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed)

Ludlow by Julie Hoover

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(Photo: Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed)

Redford by Julie Hoover

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(Photo: Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed)

Quill by Jared Flood

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(Photo: Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed)

Crosshatch by Jared Flood

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Note: This pattern uses both Shelter and Loft.

(Photo: Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed)

Rivage by Julie Hoover

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(Photo: Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed)

–  Melissa

New and just re-stocked – #2!

So many fantastic products have been rolling into the store over the last week or two and I’ve been falling behind with my updates!  Here’s a quick round-up. Stay tuned for more highlights tomorrow.

–  Melissa


Hedgehog Fibres Invisible Project Bag

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The perfect project bag to show off your colourful skeins! Lightweight yet sturdy. Roomy enough for a larger project, it’ll hold multiple balls of yarn easily.  This bag is designed to stand up on it’s own. Comes with a detachable laser etched perspex Hedgehog Fibres tag. We have fallen head over heels for this!

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PURCHASE the Invisible Project bag in our webstore.


Hedgehog Fibres Prism Pouch

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The unicorn of notions bags: the Prism Pouch! It comes in semi-transparent holographic material with gold coloured seams and zipper pull. This sturdy pyramid bag (well, actually a tetrahedron!) will hold all the little things knitters need on the go. It will look extra stylish in your Invisible Project Bag! All sides are 15cm.

PURCHASE the Prism Pouch in our webstore.


Within by Jane Richmond and Shannon Cook

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Within is the newest collaboration by designers Jane Richmond and Shannon Cook, featuring six signature patterns for wherever your heart takes you. Inside, you’ll find patterns for accessories, a shawl, and what may become your new favourite everyday garments. Together, the pieces in this accessible collection make a functional and beautiful addition to any knitter’s wardrobe.

PURCHASE Within in our webstore.


The Needle Keeper

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The Needle Keeper is an innovative product to protect your knitting needles while your work is in progress! It not only protects your needles, but also holds the live stitches on your needles, protects the joints of your needles (where the cable meets the shaft), protects the materials in your project bag, and the bag itself. Simply slide your needles into the ends – needles will not come out until you take them out. Professionally finished with no sharp edges to snag your yarn or fingers.  Needle Keepers will hold needles from US #00 / 1.75mm up to US #9 / 5.5mm (both needles). Genius.

SHOP Needle Keepers in our webstore.


Freia Fingering Shawl Balls

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A beautiful single-ply yarn with a luxurious soft hand beautifully dyed in Freia’s stunning signature colourways. Specifically developed to be lofty without pilling this luscious 100% merino fingering is particularly versatile, lending itself to be stitched up in a variety of gauges without losing definition or drape. Freia fans will perhaps be most excited by the upgraded yardage. These 100 gram “Shawl Balls” measure 430 yards / 393 m, perfect for single-skein projects.

SHOP Freia Shawl Balls in our webstore.


Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles

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Squishy and soft, with just the right amount of twist! Skinny Singles will work for any lace pattern, especially Stephen West designs for fingering weight yarns. Colours shift beautifully from one to another. Randomly dyed to prevent striping or pooling, as much as possible, this yarn creates a variegated effect that looks good in plain stockinette or advanced stitch motifs.

100% merino / 100g / 366 m / 400 y / 28-32 sts per 10 cm / 4″

SHOP Skinny Singles in our webstore.


Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn

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Merino wool, softly spun, non-scratchy yarn. Sock is Hedgehog Fibres most popular and famous yarn base, and for good reason. The perfect balance of soft and durable, the dye takes especially beautifully on this base. The ideal yarn for accessories, especially Stephen West designs for fingering weight yarns. It is fantastic for shawls, scarves, baby items, hats and more!

90% superwash merino, 10% nylon / 100g / 400m / 440 y / 28-32 sts per 10 cm / 4″

SHOP HHF Sock in our webstore.


21 Color Slouch Kit from Blue Sky Fibers

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Knit in all 21 Woolstok colors, this striped slouch hat from Blue Sky Fibers is light enough to be worn in any season. As fun to knit as it is to wear! Pattern is only available as a kit with all 21 Woolstok colors in 5 gram mini-hanks. Get ’em while they’re hot, these are hard to come by!

PURCHASE in our webstore.

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–  Melissa

New and re-stocked!

Amirisu – Issue 12

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The Iceland Issue of amirisu features eight talented designers who contributed warm and cozy knits with lots of textures and cables. They would be perfect for your Icelandic adventures, as well as to relax at home during the cold season. This issue also features a Craft City Guide to Iceland!

Click here to preview patterns on Ravelry.


Capsule Winter 2017: Michele Wang for Brooklyn Tweed
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An exquisite collection of eight original knitwear patterns featuring Michele’s signature cabled designs. Beautifully presented in stunning photographic spreads by Jared Flood. Includes a glossary of special techniques used in each design.

Click here to preview patterns on Ravelry.


Koel Magazine – Issue 2

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Koel Magazine is back with more yarn goodies, patterns, and home styling inspirations to prepare your home for the new season. The second issue introduces some neons into designs, experiments with hand dyeing yarn, and talks to some giants in the industry like Karen Barbé, Arounna Khounnoraj (Bookhou), and Hermine Van Dijck. This issue also takes you on a global tour to places that are embracing the yarn movement and the koel-est concept shops around.


Rib Magazine – Issue 1

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We’re happy to have the premiere issue of Rib Magazine available for purchase! This gorgeous issue includes designs and articles by Hannah Fettig, Shannon Fisher, Robbie Laughlin, Eric Lutz, Mina Philipp, and Nathan Taylor.

Click here to preview patterns on Ravelry.


Wrist Rulers are back in stock!

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Wrist Ruler is a leather wristband with engraved inch and centimeter measurements. If you find yourself always needing to measure things when you’re on the go, this is the perfect product for you.  Sizes are based on wrapping around your wrist twice. Give it extra length depending on how loosely you want to wear it. Please allow an extra 1/2 inch for the stud closure. Available in Medium Brown and Dark Brown.


Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails

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Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails are gorgeous hand-dyed, single-ply, fingering weight skeins of 100% superwash merino – mini versions of the ever-popular Tosh Merino Light. With just 52 yards per skein, these are ideal for hexipuffs, granny squares, fair isle work, and projects that require multiple colours but not a lot of yardage.

 

New in store: Colour Bundles and Speckles from Artfil!

Yana at Artfil has been busy creating new colourways in the fingering weight Belle base and we’re happy to have added Colour Bundle collections and full skeins of gorgeous new speckled colourways to our shelves!


Colour Bundles

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Artfil COLOR BUNDLES comprise 6 corresponding or gradient colours of ARTFIL’s super-soft fingering weight yarn tied together in a beautiful braid. Each colour is approx. 20g. for a total of 406 m / 444 y per braid! From vibrant shades to soothing neutrals every taste is represented.

SHOP Artfil Colour Bundles in our webstore.

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Project Ideas for Artfil Colour Bundles

Ombre Infinity by Cynthia Parker

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The Ombre Infinity by Cynthia Parker calls for sport weight yarn but, since the Artfil Belle base is  a heavy fingering weight, we think it would create a wonderful version of this pattern. Very on trend and versatile, wear this scarf as a single or double loop or pull it up over your head for stylish protection from the elements.


Mad Mini Wrap by Sharyn Anhalt

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Although the Mad Mini Wrap by Sharyn Anhalt uses 5 colours and the Artfil Colour Bundles have 6, with a little tweak here and there in the colour usage / placement, the finished scarf will be fabulous!


Contravene by Lynn Di Cristina

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Simple stockinette and lace are alternated in the lovely colour changing Contravene scarf by Lynn Di Cristina. Simply knit to the end of each skein in Artfil’s colour bundle until the end!  I think for this one, we would suggest going up to a 4mm needles and casting on slightly fewer stitches.


Belle Speckles

Five new speckled colourways in Belle are also now available in store and online. Aren’t they amazing? ARTFIL Belle is an ideal sock blend of 80% superwash merino wool and 20% nylon. One skein is enough to complete a pair of socks, two will create a good sized lace shawl.
 Each skein is hand-painted using 80% less water than any other dyeing method.
 Machine washable and versatile, Belle is suitable for all fingering weight projects.

SHOP Belle in our webstore!

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–  Melissa

Have you heard? Madelinetosh has been re-stocked!

Boxes and boxes of Madelinetosh have been rolling in over the last few weeks and Prairie, Tosh Merino Light, Tosh DK, Tosh Vintage, Tosh Chunky, ASAP, and Unicorn Tails have all now been re-stocked. There are loads of new colours in the mix – including speckles! Click on each yarn quality below to browse the full selection on our website.  🙂

Note: We are still waiting on some photos from our photographer but they will all be up on the webstore by tomorrow afternoon! 


Prairie – 31 colours in stock

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Browse project inspiration for Prairie on Ravelry HERE!


Tosh Merino Light – 101 colours in stock

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Browse project inspiration for Tosh Merino Light on Ravelry HERE!


Tosh DK – 61 colours in stock

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Browse project inspiration for Tosh DK on Ravelry HERE!


Tosh Vintage – 64 colours in stock

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Browse project inspiration for Tosh Vintage on Ravelry HERE!


Tosh Chunky – 68 colours in stock

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Browse project inspiration for Tosh Chunky on Ravelry HERE!


ASAP – 44 colours in stock

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Browse project inspiration for ASAP on Ravelry HERE!


Unicorn Tails

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Browse project inspiration for Unicorn Tails on Ravelry HERE!

–  Melissa

New in store: Learn to Weave Kits from Nanoukiko & Triko

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The lovely Natacha Castonguay of Nanoukiko & Triko dropped off weaving kits at the store yesterday and, as expected, they’re beautiful! Each kit includes: a frame loom (8″ x 10”), two wooden dowls, 2 tapestry needles, a collection of mixed fibers, string to warp the frame, and a weaving stick. Once purchased, simply e-mail Natacha and she will send you the pdf booklet which provides instructions on how to weave the sample below.  Kit includes enough materials to create two pretty little tapestries.

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–  Melissa

New in store: The Loome!

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The Loome has landed in store! This all-in-one, patent-pending tool can make pom poms, tassels, a variety of friendship bracelets, cords and small weavings and also convert into a slingshot. The “Slingshot” Loome comes with a carved in ruler to help you track the length of what you’ve made.

Stunningly simple and incredibly versatile. The perfect must-have fiber craft and DIY tool for all adults and kids (7+).

To learn how to use the Loome, go to http://www.theloome.com/videos.loome-slingshot-xl-model-in-pom-pom-bag-add-2

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A slightly different version of the Loome shown here with the Bookhou Box Tote in the Pepita print – also in store  🙂

–  Melissa

New in store: Freia Ombre Super Bulky!

 

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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 – perfect for instant gratification and gift knitting!

SHOP Freia Ombre Super Bulky in our webstore.

For inspiration, check out the 1-skein projects featured below!


Jet Setter by StevenBe

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(Project photo: StevenBe)


Freia Pom Pom Hat by Roxanne Yelle (FREE PATTERN!)

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Boston Cowl by Heidi May

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(Project photo: KnitaGogo)


LTYC Super Bulky Cowl by Kelly Hechinger (FREE PATTERN!)

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(Project photo: OrangeSmoothie)


Little Imp Hat by Tina Whitmore

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Cecelia Cowl by Loop London (FREE PATTERN!)

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New in store: Knitter’s Pride Melodies of Life Zing Interchangeable Needle Sets!

The Knitter’s Pride 2016 Holiday Gift Set has just landed!

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Melodies of Life – a name that takes inspiration from all those heart-touching lyrics and songs that have enthralled us over the years! The sounds of music come together to define these needles, in colors that sing and one that invites all connoisseurs to indulge in the craft that they so cherish!

The boxed set consists of:

  • Nine pairs of vibrant color-coded Zing needles – US 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.5 & 11 (3.5, 3.75, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5 & 8.0 mm) that carry laser-marked sizes.
  • Four colour coded cables in lengths of 24’’ (60cm – green), 32’’ – 2 nos. (80cm – orange) & 40’’ (100cm – red).
  • An assortment of knitting accessories (set of cord connectors, wool needles, and stitch holders) packed in a coordinated monogrammed fabric pouch.

The ‘Melodies of Life’ set also contains two pairs of fascinating earrings that have been crafted at our factory and made from our famous colored wood! These are being offered absolutely free of cost to our awesome band of knitters who have always supported and encouraged all of us at Knitter’s Pride to continually develop some great products!

SHOP the Melodies of Life set in our webstore!

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–   Melissa

Just added to our webstore: Books & Mags!

After many requests, we’ve finally added a new section to our website where you can order the latest and greatest publications on the knitting / crocheting / weaving scene! We’ve just started adding products to our new BOOKS & MAGS section but it will continue to grow so be sure to check back regularly.

On this front, we’re happy to let you know that a stunning new quarterly magazine and a  beautiful new weaving book landed in store this week…

SHOP Books & Mags in our webstore.


Koel Magazine from Studio Bloesem

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A new quarterly magazine by Studio Bloesem that celebrates crafting with yarns to create a stylish home. Curating a contemporary interior decor with yarns. It brings back the coolness to decorative crochet, knitting, macramé, latch hooking, needlework, and weaving. Selectively featuring guest stories on other vices of KOEL’s makers, such as flowers, food, ceramics and other handmade crafts.

KOEL helps yarn crafters to connect the dots. From pattern inspiration to creating an artwork that adds to the uniqueness of a home. Sourcing the best yarns and materials was never so easy. KOEL’s pages are filled with interior styling tips and tricks. In KOEL, we document the creative journeys of yarn crafters across the globe, through interviews and special reports.

KOEL is impeccably curated through captivating photography, revealing beautifully styled spaces. Homes become personal museums filled with handmade yarn designs.  A gift to those that are passionate about yarns and their homes, you will find KOEL on coffee tables, a keepsake treasure with thumbed pages. KOEL is a timeless source of inspiration for yarn crafters.

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On the Loom by Maryanne Moodie

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In On the Loom, Maryanne Moodie brings the ancient art of weaving to the modern day in a comprehensive guide packed with step-by-step tutorials and beautiful photography. Learn the basics of this simple and beautiful craft with valuable information on basic stitches, tools needed, and even how to make your own looms.

Split by loom type—circular, rectangular, and even found objects—24 lush, bohemian, and uniquely modern projects for the home and to wear draw deeply on the nostalgic quality of vintage textiles. In addition to the how-to, this is the ultimate resource for finding your own creativity and style through this medium, from learning which materials to use for different effects to discovering how to use color to create vintage-inspired projects with a modern twist.

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–  Melissa