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.  🙂

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

New in store: Sweater Workshop by Cocoknits, latest Pom Pom Quarterly

Cocoknits Sweater Workshop by Julie Weisenberger

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Julie Weisenberger’s (Cocoknits) beautiful new book – Sweater Workshop – has just landed in store and we are swooning!  Gorgeous, tailored, top-down sweater designs in a variety of flattering silhouettes. More projects just landed in our queues!

From the Cocoknits website:

With over 30 years of knitting, designing, and teaching experience – Julie Weisenberger has compiled nine new sweater designs into her first book: Cocoknits Sweater Workshop. These new 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.

The innovative color-coded charting technique shows exactly where to work shaping elements without having to continually read and interpret pattern abbreviations, and at the same time allows the knitter complete control over customization to achieve a fantastic fit. All designs are worked from the neckline down, so once the neck and yoke area are established, the knitter can just cruise through generating the sweater and not worry about counting or losing track of their place in the pattern. Another advantage of knitting top-down is the ability to try on your garment as you work, to ensure the fit is right.

In addition to all new 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.

PURCHASE Sweater Workshop in our webstore!

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Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 20 – Spring 2017

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After the winter hibernation it’s always uplifting to see signs that the next season is on its way. So for this issue we’ve looked to those little things that signal the arrival of spring; longer days, buzzing insects with their delicate wings, and our favourite blooms that will soon start bursting through. Embrace the return of the sunshine with this issue’s collection of patterns, inspired by Mother Nature herself. You will find petals and wings aplenty in the form of nine gorgeous patterns, including cardigans, sweaters, a hat, a shawl, and a classy tote. Whatever spring throws at you, we’ve got you covered!

Featuring designs by

ANNA MALTZ // JENNIFER WEISSMAN // COURTNEY CEDARHOLM // GRACE GOUIN // MIRIAM JARRS // ELINE ALCOCER // NATALIE SELLES // RACHEL BROCKMAN // CAMILLE ROSSELLE

PURCHASE the latest Pom Pom Quarterly in our webstore!

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Lykke Needle Sets and Laine Magazine just re-stocked

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Lykke Driftwood Interchangeable Needle Sets

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Made of strong birch wood, the LYKKE Driftwood needles are smooth and light and a true pleasure to work with. With their warm character, these handsome sets are easy on the hands and the eyes Each interchangeable set includes 12 durable pairs of needle tips – sizes 3.5 mm through 12 mm (US4 – US 17). Each set also contains two cords for 24 in length, two cords for 32 in length, one cord for 40 in length, two connectors, two keys, and eight stoppers. Packed in a beautiful, high quality waxed denim case.

PURCHASE Lykke Needles in our webstore.


Laine Magazine – Issue 1

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LAINE MAGAZINE WELCOMES YOU INTO THE WORLD OF NORDIC KNIT LIFE. Laine is a high-quality Nordic knit & lifestyle magazine for knit folks. We cherish natural fibres, slow living, local craftsmanship, and beautiful, simple things in life. Our intention is to inspire you to gather and share, to be part of a community of like-minded knitters, makers and thinkers from near and far. Knitting is more than just knit, knit, purl. It is a feeling.

Laine includes 11 patterns from leading knitwear designers such as Joji Locatelli, Stephen West, and Helga Isager, as well as insightful, long-format stories, interviews, exciting travel articles, seasonal recipes and strong, visual storytelling.

PURCHASE Laine Magazine in our webstore.

(All photos: Laine Magazine)

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–  Melissa

Family Slippers!

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I got it in my head recently that we all needed slippers.  A pair for Tristan had been on my list since before Christmas but all good intentions fell by the wayside in January as we enjoyed a mild winter here in New Jersey and more exciting projects jumped ahead in the queue.  One little snowfall last week, though, and it became imperative (at least in my mind) that we all have cozy new house “shoes”.  I wound up some Quince & Co. Osprey in Honey and cast on Simone A.’s brilliantly simple (and free) pattern appropriately titled “Simple House Slippers” and finished Tristan’s pair in no time.  I’m now halfway through my pair in the Audouin colourway and will wrap up this family project with a much larger pair for Johannes in Sabine. If I had been thinking, I would have knit his pair first and gifted them to him for Valentine’s Day but, well, nope.

Osprey is a cushy, comfy, 3-ply Aran-weight yarn spun from fluffy wool fleece. I’m knitting the yarn at quite a dense gauge on 4.5 mm(US 6) needles for a sturdy fabric that’s both comfortable and hard-wearing.  One skein is enough for a range of average foot sizes – Tristan wears a size 9 men’s and there was enough left for at least another size up. My husband wears a size 12, though, and his will need to be wider as well as longer so part of a second skein may be required. Watch this space for an update!

  Melissa

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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. 🙂

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 project idea: Vertices Unite in Woolfolk FAR!

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Vertices Unite by Stephen West is one of our favourite patterns to knit and wear. In this version, Lisa opted to knit the smaller size in a worsted weight yarn to create a warm and cozy winter scarf without too much bulk. The Woolfolk Far makes this an exquisitely soft accessory and the use of just one colour adds to the minimalist chic factor. The monochromatic colour choice and contrasting icord edge allow the “vertices” to stand out and make this shawl all about the texture. Unfortunately, this won’t live in the store as a sample because Lisa cannot be parted from it.  Photos will have to suffice as inspiration. 🙂

View additional photos and project details on our project page.

SHOP Woolfolk FAR in our webstore.

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–  Melissa

Mayu – A new free pattern from Espace Tricot

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Mayu is an easy to wear pullover that is perhaps best described as a stylish poncho with sleeves. The tweediness of the Fine Donegal and the soft halo of the Silk Cloud combine to create a beautiful fabric that is both slightly rustic and decidedly sophisticated. Cozy and chic!

The left back of sweater is knit first, stitches for right half are picked up from cast on edge. Front is knit separately. After sewing up the sweater, the turtleneck is added by picking up stitches around the neck opening.

Click here to access pattern on our Ravely project page.

SHOP Debbie Bliss Fine Donegal in our webstore.
SHOP Shibui Silk Cloud in our webstore.

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–  Melissa

Join us for an Om Shawl Knit-Along!

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One of our favourite additions to the store this year has been Woolstok yarn from Blue Sky Fibers.  This worsted-weight yarn is strong and sturdy but gently plied to give it lightness, loft, and a soft hand. Rich in character with excellent stitch definition, Woolstok is a workhorse yarn that’s easy to love. A dream to knit with and available in a beautiful palette of slightly heathered colourways, it’s perfect for everything from accessories to sweaters.

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The first project we decided to knit with this wooly goodness was Andrea Mowry’s Om Shawl – and we couldn’t be happier with the result.  With colour and technique changes throughout, the wrap is entertaining to knit and a gorgeous, versatile addition to any winter wardrobe.  After a light steam blocking of the finished wrap, the fabric softened and relaxed but retained body and loft – exactly what one wants from a 100% wool yarn! We opted for shades of grey with a pop of chartreuse for our store sample but the sky’s the limit when it comes to colour-play with this pattern. Need inspiration? Click here to browse amazing versions of this project on Ravelry.  

Here’s designer Andrea Mowry’s version of the wrap…

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We will be running our Om Shawl Knit-Along as both an in-store and virtual event (through Ravelry) beginning January 26th. If you are able to join us in the shop, we will meet for 4 consecutive Thursdays – January 26, February 2, 9, and 16 – from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. No need to register (this is a free activity), simply come in on those dates ready to cast on and knit the Om Shawl among friends.

We will open an Om Shawl KAL thread in our Ravelry group a few days before the knit-along start date. We invite you to join us there (even if you are knitting with us in-store) to indicate your intention to participate and to chatter and share photos of works in progress.

UPDATE: The “Introductions & Chatter” thread for the Om Shawl KAL has now been created in our Ravelry group HERE.

If you complete your Om Shawl by March 2nd and upload your photo to the finished object thread for this knit-along in our Ravelry group, you will have a chance to win an Espace Tricot Eco Tote and a Woolstok 21-Colour Slouch Kit! The winner will be chosen via random number generator from the finished object thread (one entry per person only please).

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We hope you’ll join us!

The Om Shawl can be purchased and downloaded from Ravelry HERE.

SHOP Woolstok in our webstore! (Note: Select colours also available in 150g skeins.)
Don’t see the colour you need? New stock will be arriving soon!

And, by the way, even though we love Woolstok yarn for this wrap, any worsted to aran yarn will work depending on the weight, drape, and colour story you’re looking for.

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–  Melissa

New store sample: Copenhagen Calling

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We adapted Isabell Kraemer’s beautiful Copenhagen Cowl to be knit with a worsted weight yarn. Woolfolk Far in two high contrast colourways makes this an exquisitely soft and cozy cowl with seriously modern style. The three stitch motifs play wonderfully together and keep the knitting fun and interesting. A perfect January project!

Click here for additional photos and project details on our Ravelry page!

SHOP Woolfolk Far in our webstore.

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–  Melissa

 

Holiday Gift Guide 2016!

Below you’ll find a few suggestions for all the knitters and makers in your life, including yourself!  Our gift guide focuses on notions and accessories because a fiber crafter can never have too many and yarn and project ideas are just too difficult to narrow down to only a few! That said, we invite you to browse the rest of our blog for wooly inspiration as we’re always posting new yarn arrivals and project ideas.

So, here are our favourite holiday gift suggestions for 2016 (click images to purchase products in our webstore):


Bookhou Box Totes

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Bookhou’s hand-drawn, hand-screened prints on a beautiful box tote bag. The tote can be left open or you can use the leather tie to cinch in the sides, which also works as a closure. Makes a great project bag! 100% linen with 100% cotton canvas lining and leather handles.


Weaving Kits from Nanoukiko & triko

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A beautiful ‘learn to weave’ kit from local artist and teacher Natacha Castonguay.

Includes:
A frame loom (8 in. x 10 in. / 20cm x 25.5cm)
Two wooden dowls
2 tapestry needles
A collection of mixed fibers
Strong yarn / string to warp the frame
Weaving stick

Please note: Instructions available only in French.


Wrist Rulers

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The Wrist Ruler is a leather wristband with engraved inch and centimeter measurements. A great product for makers who often find themselves needing to measure things on the go!


Loqi Bags

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LOQI Bags are a strong, eco-friendly, water-resistant, and washable alternative to disposable totes. A fun and stylish on-the-go bag for all your knitting, crafting, and shopping needs! More than 20 styles in stock!


Soak

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Gentle and lightly scented, Soak is an ideal wash for cashmere, wool, cotton and other delicate fabrics.  Available in large (425 ml) and small bottles (90 ml) in the following scents: Aquae, Yuzu, Celebration, Lacey, and Scentless.


Eucalan

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Eucalan is an eco-friendly no-rinse delicate wash for lingerie, baby items, woolens and handmade items. Eucalan has a touch of lanolin which is a natural conditioner and dust mite deterrent, as well as beneficial essential oils. Available in a range of sizes, Eucalan is phosphate free, bleach free and highly concentrated.


SNAP ‘N GO NOTIONS CASES

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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!


Digital Row Counters

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This 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.


Lykke Interchangeable Needle Sets

Made of strong birch wood, the LYKKE Driftwood needles are smooth and light and a true pleasure to work with. With their warm character, these handsome sets are easy on the hands and the eyes!

Each interchangeable set includes 12 durable pairs of needle tips – sizes 3.5 mm through 12 mm (US4 – US 17). Each set also contains two cords for 24 in length, two cords for 32 in length, one cord for 40 in length, two connectors, two keys, and eight stoppers. Packed in a beautiful, high quality black faux leather case. The perfect knitter’s gift!


LYKKE STRAIGHT NEEDLE SETS

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One of the only straight needle sets we’ve seen, these are long and slender and capped with stylish black metal. Sizes are etched into the metal, not printed. The set includes 12 needle pairs in sizes 3.5 mm through 12 mm (US4 – US 17) which come in a high quality, black faux leather case. Needles are 10 inches long.


Knitter’s Pride Melodies of Life Zing Interchangeable Needle Set

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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 boxed set consists of nine pairs of vibrant color-coded Zing needles , colour-coded cables, and an assortment of knitting accessories, packed in a coordinated monogrammed fabric pouch.


Addi Interchangeable Needle Sets

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Addi Interchangeable needle sets are among the best on the market. The Click tips require no tools to change; simply insert the cord deep into the tip, twist and release! Sets come with multiple standard tip sizes, cords, a connector, and a needle gauge. Available in metal, bamboo, and olive wood, as well as long and short needle lengths and in regular or lace (pointier) tips.


HiyaHiya Interchangeable Needle Sets

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Made of high quality materials, HiyaHiya interchangeable sets features keyless screw-on connections with flexible cords, near perfect joins, and slick (but not too slick), smooth finishes. Metal and bamboo sets available in small and large sizes and with 4″ or 5″ tips. SHARPS also in stock!


Koel Magazine

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Koel is 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 the “coolness” factor back to decorative crochet, knitting, macramé, latch hooking, needlework, and weaving.


Westknits BesTknits Number 1: Shawls

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This new book is a collection of 13 popular Westknits designs by Stephen West – filled with inspiring photos. Stunning!


Woolenswoolens

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.


Pom Pom Quarterly

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The Winter 2016 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly features 11 stunning knits by well-known designers, articles, cocktail recipes, and a beautiful set of illustrations.


 THE GLEENER

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Fuzzing and pilling are a fact of life with knitted garments and some fibers and blends are worse than others. Regular use of the Gleener will keep your pieces looking new and will even resuscitate some you thought were beyond repair.


GLEENER ON THE GO – TRAVEL FUZZ REMOVER

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Tackle fuzz on the fly with the new Gleener on the Go. Smaller than a glasses case, this travel fuzz remover is compact enough to take anywhere that last minute wardrobe touch-ups are needed.


 THE KNITTER’S KEEP FROM COCOKNITS

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Keep knitting accessories close at hand …

KIT INCLUDES:

  • One silicone slap bracelet in orange, green, blue or grey
  • 10 large round stitch markers (accommodate US 15 / 10mm needles or smaller)
  • 10 small round stitch markers (accommodate US 9 / 5.5mm needles or smaller)
  • 10 opening stitch markers (accommodate US 11 / 8mm needles or smaller)
  • 2 cable needles (size US 1 / 2.5mm)
  • 2 curved-tip tapestry needles
  • One handy 100% cotton pouch to keep everything together in your knitting bag.

COCOKNITS COLOURED STITCH MARKERS

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These ring stitch markers are brightly colored and easily seen when marking rounds, increases, decreases, and stitch patterns.  Stitch markers accommodate up to US 13 needle. Included are 10 each of 6 colors.


COCOKNITS ASSORTED NICKEL STITCH MARKERS

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Losing your stitch markers? These assorted nickel markers attach to your Knitter’s Keep or any magnet so that you can easily store and retrieve them. Use them to mark rounds, increases, decreases, and stitch patterns. Included are 20 each of three sizes.


COCOKNITS STITCH FIXER

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This handy little tool is a double-ended crochet hook that can be used to pick up dropped stitches and works for most of your knitting project repairs. The Stitch Fixer is made of nickel plated steel, sticks to your Knitter’s Keep and is always within reach!


COCOKNITS 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.


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.  Currently only available in store but telephone orders are welcome – 514-486-5648.


THE KNITTER’S BLOCK

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The Cocoknits Knitter’s Block contains everything you need to block your handknits – interlocking foam tiles, stainless steel T-pins, cotton cloth with 1″ gingham, and a sturdy jute carry bag. Currently only available in store but telephone orders are welcome – 514-486-5648.


KNIT BLOCKERS

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An original idea guaranteed to make blocking your knitted projects easier!  Knitter’s Pride Knit Blockers significantly speed up the blocking process and help maintain even tension across a wider area than individual pins.


THE LOOME!

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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. Comes with a carved-in ruler to help you track the length of what you’ve made. To learn how to use the Loome, go to http://www.theloome.com/videos.

 


STASHBOT

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Stashbot is your yarn shopping companion! If you find a yarn you can’t live without, this guide will help you determine how much you should buy. It will pay for itself over and over as it saves you from purchasing more skeins of yarn than you need.


ESPACE TRICOT GIFT CARD

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Available in any denomination! Can’t make it into the store to pick one up? Can also be purchased over the telephone and delivered by regular post or e-mail. Call us at 514 486-5648.

New store samples for kids: Peacock Dress & Isadora Lopapeysa

Peacock Dress by Pernille Larson

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A sweet lace dress for your cherished little one designed by Pernille Larson. We love how the Peacock Dress manages to look both modern and worthy of traditional heirloom status at the same time. Knit with Julie Asselin’s exquisitely dyed Fino yarn (75% merino, 15% cashmere, 10% silk), this wee gem positively glows. A beautiful addition to the wardrobe of any little girl on the go! Available in sizes 6 months through 6 years.

View additional photos and project details on our Ravelry page.

SHOP Julie Asselin Fino in our webstore.

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Isadora Lopapeysa by Kate Gagnon Osborn

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We loved the colours of the original design of the Isadora Lopapeysa sweater by Kate Gagnon Osborn so much we decided not to reinvent the wheel. A sweet, unisex sweater knit seamlessly from the bottom up with lovely colourwork at round yoke, sleeves and waist. Practical and stylish! Available in sizes 6 months through 10 years.

View additional photos and project details of our sample on our Ravelry page.

SHOP Fibre Company Acadia in our webstore.

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 – Melissa

Two new store samples: Super Bulky (Insta-knit!) Cowls

Swirling Cowl by Signe Marie Richter

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The Swirling Cowl by Signe Marie Richter is a quick and beautiful accessory knit with just 1 skein of Freia’s stunning Ombré Super Bulky yarn. The colour transitions and texture create a soft, gorgeous cowl that will brighten up any winter day.

View additional photos and project details on our Ravelry page.

SHOP Freia Ombre Super Bulky in our webstore.

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LTYC Super Bulky Cowl Kelly Hechinger

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A fabulous last-minute-knitted-gift, either for yourself or a knit-worthy individual in your life. The LTYC Super Bulky Cowl by Kelly Hechinger is another one-skein project that knits up in no time. Soft and invitingly squishy in Malabrigo’s superbulky Rasta (100% merino), this is perfect instant-gratification / emergency knitting  🙂

View additional photos and project details on our Ravelry page.

SHOP Malabrigo Rasta in our webstore.

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–  Melissa 

New store sample: Endless Wrap by Sylvia Hager

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Lisa and I first saw the Endless Wrap by Sylvia Hager on the runway at the the National Needlearts Trade Show in the Spring and were smitten with the texture and generous scale of it. When we visited the Blue Sky Fibers booth we tumbled even further in love when we felt the Woolstok yarn – lofty and cozy and decidedly wooly. In the end, we decided to knit our version somewhat shorter than the original (we used six 50 g balls instead of nine) but it is still very generous in length!

View additional photos and project details on our Ravelry page.

Note: Woolstok is available in the full colour range in 50 g balls and in several neutrals in 150 g balls. Two 150 g balls would be enough to complete a version like ours.

SHOP Woolstok in our webstore.

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–  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

Free pattern Friday: Shells & Tide by Veronika Jobe

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Designer Veronika Jobe released a lovely new free pattern on Ravelry this week! Shells & Tide combines broken rib and a traveling lace shell motif in a large and squishy rectangular wrap knit with worsted weight yarn. We think this would be beautiful worked up in Lark from Quince & Co., Madelinetosh Vintage, Berroco Ultra Alpaca, Blue Sky Fibre Woolstok, or Woolfolk Far!

Find the Shells & Tide pattern on Ravelry HERE.
SHOP all worsted weight yarns in our webstore.

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(Photos: YOTH Yarns)

– 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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(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 and re-stocked: Pom Pom Quarterly and Jared Flood’s Woolens

Pom Pom Quarterly – Issue 19: Winter 2016

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From the Pom Pom website:

With the arrival of winter comes the opportunity to revel in our favourite woolly pasttime as we move towards colder months. While the light and seasons change we can look back at the year so far and take stock of what we’ve made and learned.

The inspiration for our Winter 2016 issue is ‘reflections’, interpreted in many ways by our contributors in articles, cocktail recipes, and a beautiful set of illustrations. This theme has also been translated into stunning knits by our designers; abstract forms of shadows, or refracted light on water became the inspiration for the playful symmetry and elegant geometry of these eleven designs.

Featuring designs by: JULIA FARWELL-CLAY // JUSTYNA LORKOWSKA // CLARE LAKEWOOD // KIYOMI BURGIN // SACHIKO BURGIN // FRANCESCA HUGHES // SOLÈNE LE ROUX // GEORGIA FARRELL // LINDA DUBEC // TATYANA SCOTCE // SARAH SHEPHERD

Click here to PREVIEW.

Printed in the UK on lovely heavy paper.

PURCHASE Pom Pom Magazine in our webstore.


Woolens by Jared Flood

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Our first delivery of Jared Flood’s gorgeous new book sold out almost instantly! Now, back in stock.

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″ by 10″
  • Perfect bound softcover with soft-touch coating
  • FSC-certified publication
  • Printed in the USA at a press powered by 100% renewable energy

PURCHASE Woolens in our webstore.

–  Melissa

Re-stocked: Woolfolk Far

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We are thrilled to announce that we are again fully stocked with all colours of Woolfolk’s incredibly special yarn, Får – including 5 new colourways!

Exquisitely soft and lustrous,  Får is made from Ultimate Merino®, an ecologically sourced and produced yarn developed in partnership with the Ovis 21 biodiversity and grasslands regeneration project and Patagonian farmers, the Nature Conservancy, and outdoor retailer Patagonia Inc. Ultimate Merino® has a micron count of 17.5, and combines the hand of cashmere with the wear of merino. Perfect for luxurious worsted weight sweaters and cold weather accessories.

Woolfolk yarns are available exclusively at only a small number of hand-selected retail partners and we are honoured to be one of them.

SHOP Woolfolk Far in our webstore (missing colourway photos coming soon)!

Project inspiration below 🙂


LØS by Ashley Yousling

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MOS by Michele Wang

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Arkade Scarf and Cowl by Anotonia Shankland

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DRYS by Melanie Berg

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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

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.

Knit Stitch

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Grey Triangles

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–  Melissa

New store sample: Wurm

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With a double-thickness brim and the perfect amount of slouch, the Wurm hat, by Katharina Nopp, is funky and stylish and, above all, warm. We knit our version with 1 ball of Schoppel-Wolle Gradient, a soft 100% merino with gorgeous transitional colour changes.  We used a worsted weight yarn (instead of sport weight) so we cast on 82 stitches instead of 90 and used larger needles.

Additional photos and specific modifications are included on our Ravelry project page – click here to view.

SHOP Schoppel Wolle Gradient in our webstore!

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–  Melissa