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. ūüôā


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‚ĄĘ 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.

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New in store: Knitting Bling!

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


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

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 Рit 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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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. ūüôā

Concrete

Down by the River

Dragonfly

Fly

Glacier

Hey Day

Kid You Not

Pinky Swear

Pistachio

Salty Tales

Wish

Zephyr

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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 Рbeautiful 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

 

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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. ūüôā

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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs DK-weight workhorse yarn, spun worsted for superior strength and stitch. It‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs not a sock yarn, so treat it a little more gently when it‚Äôs 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‚Äôd 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)

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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.

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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 Рneedles 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‚Äôs 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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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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(Photo: Cynthia Parker)

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.‚Ä® Each skein is hand-painted using 80% less water than any other dyeing method.‚Ä® Machine washable and versatile, Belle is suitable for all fingering weight projects.

SHOP Belle in our webstore!

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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. ¬†ūüôā

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!

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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‚ÄĚ), 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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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 ¬†ūüôā

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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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(Project photo: kayleesaurus)


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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(Project photo: Tina Whitmore)


Cecelia Cowl by Loop London (FREE PATTERN!)

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(Project photo: Loop Knitting Ltd)

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 ‚Äď 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‚Äô‚Äô (60cm ‚Äď green), 32‚Äô‚Äô ‚Äď 2 nos. (80cm ‚Äď orange) & 40‚Äô‚Äô (100cm ‚Äď red).
  • An assortment of knitting accessories (set of cord connectors, wool needles, and stitch holders) packed in a coordinated monogrammed fabric pouch.

The ‚ÄėMelodies of Life‚Äô 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‚Äôs 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‚ÄĒcircular, rectangular, and even found objects‚ÄĒ24 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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Back in stock: Box Totes from Bookhou!

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Bookhou’s hand-drawn, hand-screened prints on gorgeous¬†box tote bags. These¬†beautifully designed¬†bags sit flat on a square base and can be left open or cinched closed with leather ties. A perfect carry-all tote, these also make elegantly simple and stylish¬†project bags!

100% linen with 100% cotton canvas lining, leather handles
Approximate dimensions: H 9.5 x W 8.5 x D 8.5 in.

Available in 4 of Bookhou’s signature prints.

SHOP Bookhou Box Totes in our webstore.

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Grey Triangles

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New tools from Cocoknits!

Cocoknits has just released several new tools and kits and we’re so excited to let you know that they’ve all just landed in the shop! You’ll wonder how you’ve lived without these.¬† ūüôā

SHOP all Cocoknits products in our webstore!


The Sweater Care Kit

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The Cocoknits Sweater Care Kit contains everything you need for handwashing and blocking your hand-knit items and all of your fine hand-washables. The kit is perfect for:

  • blocking seamless¬†sweaters or accessories which do not require pinning
  • washing and drying seamed sweaters, either hand-knit or store-bought

If you knit mostly scarves, shawls, seamed sweaters and other pin-able items, the Knitter’s Block kit is probably best for you.

To protect surfaces from water, lay the Sweater Care Kit on the Knitter’s Block or other surface not susceptible to water damage. Wash super-absorbent towels in cold water and air dry.

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The Sweater Care Kit includes:

  • two fine mesh, zippered laundry bags (small: 8″ √ó 12 √ó 8″,¬†large: 8″¬†√ó¬†22″¬†√ó¬†8″)
  • one large super-absorbent towel (dimensions¬†36″ √ó¬†60″)
  • one super-absorbent grid towel, inches and centimeters on¬†opposite¬†sides (dimensions 40″¬†√ó¬†40″)
  • one mesh pop-up dryer (dimensions 28″¬†√ó¬†34″ opened, 11″ diameter folded)
  • a bottle of unscented Eucalan wash
  • jute bag (dimensions 15″¬†√ó¬†12″¬†√ó¬†5″)

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THE Knitter’s Block

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Everything you need to block your handknits.

  • 18 interlocking, fiber-topped EVA foam tiles, each measures 12″ √ó 12″ (tiles¬†from the new kit are compatible with older Knitter’s Block tiles)
  • 40 stainless steel T-pins
  • 48″ square cotton cloth woven with 1″ square gingham to help measure your finished piece
  • A sturdy jute bag to contain the kit

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What makes Knitter’s Block special?

Very low, lightly barbed pile – fabric covering gently grips your knitting without pilling or leaving fibers

Versatile – can be assembled in a variety of sizes from a square for sweater pieces, a long rectangle for scarves or a triangle for shawls

Thick backing of waterproof EVA – suitable for use on any surface since moisture won‚Äôt seep through, holds pins firmly in place, blocked items dry faster than with towels because the tiles don’t absorb water

Heat resistant – essential for steam blocking

Compact – blocks are stored in a sturdy 14‚ÄĚx14‚ÄĚ bag

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Stitch Stoppers (Large)

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Colorful EVA foam plugs that slide all the way onto needles (not just on the tip) to secure your stitches. They also slip onto interchangeable needle cords to keep your stitches from sliding off while you try on your top-down garment or use your needles elsewhere.

Large Stitch Stoppers work for needles from US 9-15 / 5.5-10mm.

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Stitch Stoppers (Small)

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Colorful EVA foam plugs that slide all the way onto needles (not just on the tip) to secure your stitches. They also slip onto interchangeable needle cords to keep your stitches from sliding off while you try on your top-down garment or use your needles elsewhere.

Small Stitch Stoppers work for cords and needles up to size US 8 / 5mm.

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Small Coloured Ring Stitch Markers

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These are the mini version of Cocoknits popular ring stitch markers. They are brightly colored and easily seen when marking rounds, increases, decreases, and stitch patterns. Stitch markers accommodate up to US 7 / 4.5mm needle. Made of nylon coated steel, these markers attach to your Knitter’s Keep or any magnet so that you can easily store and retrieve them. Included are 10 each of 6 colors.

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Claw Clips

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These little toothed-clips grip your knitting during or before seaming. They are a discreet clear-matte so the emphasis stays on your yarn or project, not on the clip.

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SHOP all Cocoknits products in our webstore!

–¬† Melissa

New in store: Woolens by Jared Flood

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Jared Flood’s beautiful new book “Woolens” has just arrived and it is as beautiful as we expected!

Click here to PREVIEW!

“Woolens¬†includes 11 new patterns by designer Jared Flood, founder and creative director of Brooklyn Tweed. From hats and cowls to scarves, shawls, and wraps, projects suitable for adventurous beginners and seasoned knitters abound.

Several patterns in the book offer multiple design pathways that allow the maker to customize the garment according to personal taste. Many designs are unisex. A thorough techniques section shepherds knitters through the patterns and serves as a valuable standalone reference resource.

Flood’s lavish photography kindles the imagination and inspires creative knitters to original interpretations. Woolens makes a wonderful gift for a knitting friend and is a worthy addition to any knitting library.

  • 138 pages¬†with full color photographs
  • Book Dimensions: 8‚Ä≥ by 10‚Ä≥
  • Perfect bound softcover with soft-touch coating
  • FSC-certified publication
  • Printed in the USA at a press powered by 100% renewable¬†energy

–¬† Melissa

Great resource books for our Francophone knitters!

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From Chantal Boissinot, a master knitting teacher based in Quebec City, come two wonderful and exceptionally clear and detailed resource books for Francopohone knitters!

Le Tricot Sous Toutes Ses Mailles is a comprehensive knitting guide and explains everything from basic knitting techniques through increases decreases, short rows, and buttonholes. Also include are instruction for making pockets, creating different necklines, grafting and finishing.

Le bas Sous Toutes Ses Formes if for anyone interested in learning or perfecting sock knitting techniques.  Again, this is a very comprehensive guide.  Knitting socks with double-pointed needles, circulars, or with the magic loop technique are explained.  Several patterns incorporating different techniques are included.

Available in-store only (telephone orders welcome at 514-486-5648).

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Lisa’s First (Yarn) Love

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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 code to join Ravelry, which took a few weeks due to high demand and low resources, and so, as I anticipated my membership into the coveted online knitting community, I perused the books in my local LYS and came across the Big Bad Baby Blanket in Debbie Stoller‚Äôs Stitch ‘n Bitch book. I immediately fell in love with the look of the beautiful Koigu KPPPM yarn featured in the pattern, however, as I wanted to make it ‚Äúbigger and badder‚ÄĚ, my budget couldn’t support knitting it with that divine yarn.

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Weighing my options, I decided on Jo Sharp‚Äôs Silkroad Aran Tweed in the “Beach” colourway for its rustic luxury and proceeded to readjust the pattern to my desired size. The only obstacle remaining was that the Addi Turbo needles I needed weren’t in stock and I was leaving soon on vacation. I couldn’t bring myself to knit with any other needles and, even though I was a beginner, I knew what I loved!¬† Happily, the needles arrived just in time for me to grab them just before my flight and everything in my world was right again.

I knit and knit and knit and knit some more and was so pleased with myself, having completed the blanket pretty well and in timely manner.¬† Sewing in my ends in the seed stitch border, however, proved to be another story. Though I was shown multiple times how to achieve an invisible look, I just couldn‚Äôt get it back then. I still couldn’t read my knitting well and had to accept that it would be what it would be. Fortunately, the dreamy yarn was tweedy and very good at hiding imperfections.

In addition, being a novice, I hadn’t done the proper calculations and my chef d’oeuvre ended up wider rather than longer.  Still, if you didn’t look at the direction of the stitches you could turn it around and it looked just as it was meant to be, a nice 4 1/2’ x 6’ rectangular blanket!

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For many years after that experience, I tried to find Jo Sharp yarns again but they had  become unavailable in North America due to distribution issues.  Imagine my surprise and happiness when we stumbled upon the Jo Sharp booth at the TNNA trade show this year.  We immediately placed an order with the lovely Gretchen of Kingfisher Yarns (the current distributor) and are now very pleased to have added  Silkroad Aran Tweed to our collection. We hope that you will love this yarn as much as we do!

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I have rejigged the numbers in order to achieve the proportional result I should have had –¬† here are my modifications if you’re interested in creating a ‚Äúbigger badder‚ÄĚ Big Bad Baby Blanket too.

Yarn: Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed – 22 balls OR 2000 m of worsted weight yarn
Needles: 5 mm (US *) 40″ circular knitting needles
Gauge: 18 sts and 26 rows per 4″ / 10 cm in stockinette
Finished dimensions: Approximately 58″ x 72″
Cast on: 248 sts

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Just landed – Westknits Bestknits Number 1: Shawls!

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It was an exciting mail day today! We received Stephen West‘s new book (just released September 12th) containing a stunning collection of 13 popular Westknits designs. ¬†Filled with inspiring photos and Stephen’s beautifully written patterns, you will want to knit every one of these. As many of you already know, Westknits shawls are seriously addictive and¬†always fun! And, the bonus?¬†The book is¬†less than half of ¬†what it would cost to purchase all 13 patterns individually as PDF downloads.

BROWSE included patterns on Ravelry.

Exploration Station
Dotted Rays
The Doodler
Vertices Unite
Striped Bolting
Starburst
Color Craving
Askews Me Shawl
Knit ‘n Slide
Garter Breeze
Boardwalk
Holey Chevrons
Briochevron Wrap

E-book download code included with each copy.

Available in store only (sorry, books not available in our webstore yet).
Telephone orders welcome – 514-486-5648.

Р Melissa

New Bookhou!

A gorgeous new delivery of Bookhou pouches (and a few bags) landed in store today! Bookhou, based in Toronto, emphasizes natural handmade materials and small production pieces.  Each piece is a beautifully crafted work of art.

SHOP all Bookhou products in our webstore!


LARGE POUCHES

Bookhou’s hand-drawn, hand-screened prints on a great little pouch to hold your notions and other essentials or to use alone as a small clutch. 100% linen with 100% cotton canvas lining. Brass metal zipper with leather pull. Approximate dimensions: W 10.5 x H 7 x D 2 in.

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POCKET POUCHES

Bookhou’s hand-drawn, hand-screened prints on a smaller companion pouch. Also perfect for organizing your notions and supplies. 100% linen with 100% cotton lining. Approximate dimensions: W 6 x H 5 in. (15.24 x 12.7 cm)

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CARRY BAG

This bag is¬†printed with Bookhou’s original veld drawing in¬†a putty grey solvent free ink on 100% black cotton canvas, with a dark oak waxed canvas bottom. A great everyday bag.
W 15 x H 13 (11in. to gusset) x D 4.5 in. (W 38.10 x H 33.02 D 11.43 cm)

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