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!
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
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!
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.
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!