For the love of linen: Summer store sample round-up!

Lisa and I have been talking a lot about summer knitting over the last weeks and are looking forward to showing you more of what we have in store in an upcoming podcast.  In the meantime, I thought I’d give you a quick reference here for a few of our favourites knit up with linen or linen-blend yarns (there are many more samples in store!).  Underneath the pictures you’ll see a numbered list with links to each of the project pages on Ravelry where you can find links to the patterns and details about the yarns used, etc. While we don’t still carry all of the yarns indicated, we can certainly recommend many perfect substitutes.

There are so many beautiful things to knit for warmer weather – just switch up your fibers and continue enjoying your favourite hobby through the spring and summer!

Note:  All of the samples shown are available for viewing in-store.

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–  Melissa

  1. On the Beach by Isabell Kraemer
  2. L.1 by Antonia Shankland
  3. Slope by Shellie Anderson
  4. Westbourne by Isabell Kraemer
  5. Slice of Linen by Susan Barstein
  6. Ship to Shore by Katie Rempe
  7. Tier by Shellie Anderson
  8. Davis by Pam Allen
  9. Wrapped in Lino by Espace Tricot
  10. Vested Interest by Jamie Thomas
  11. Gemini by Jane Richmond
  12. Taiyo Linier Top by Sian Price-White
  13. Hamlin Peak by Pam Allen
  14. Aise by Espace Tricot
  15. Gretel by Julie Weisenberger
  16. Summer Fling by Espace Tricot
  17. Sweet Pleat by Hanna Fettig

 

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

April Classes!

Here are some classes we have coming up this month that still have available spaces!
Call 514-486-5648 to reserve your spot 🙂


WORKSHOP: SEAMING (Bilingual Class)
Giovanna Clementi
$48
Wednesday, April 12 from 6 pm – 9 pm

Learn how to sew perfect seams in stockinette, garter and in ribbing. Students may bring completed projects waiting to be sewn up as well as samples. Required materials: 2 small samples (2” by 3”) of each of the stitches mentioned; tapestry needle; extra yarn (same as samples).


BLUE SAND CARDIGAN (Bilingual Class)
Sasha Hyre
$96
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30, April 19, 26, May 3

Learn to knit the gorgeous BlueSand Cardigan by La Maison Rililie – it will surely become your go-to sweater. You might love it so much you’ll want to knit it twice with the option to choose between two different yoke constructions. This sweater is knit top-down and features some short row shaping.  Prerequisites: Intermediate. Required materials: pattern, DK weight yarn in 3 colours in the quantity required to knit the size desired, main colour (852-1347 yds), contrast colour #1 (175-277yds), contrast colour #2 (259-409 yds), 3.5mm, 4mm and 4.5mm 32” circular needles or needle sizes required to achieve gauge, stitch markers and holders, and a 2mm crochet hook.


TRICOT 101 (Bilingual Class)
Allie Vatcher
$96
Sundays, 10 am – 12 pm, April 23, 30, and May 7

Join us for this 3-week learn to knit class and we will have you knitting and purling in no time! Tricot 101 will introduce you to the basic techniques of knitting (knit, purl, cast on, bind off) and explain the fundamentals of knitting theory and terminology. By the end of the course you will have all you need to begin your first project! Prerequisites: none


PEBBLE BEACH (Bilingual Class)
Francoise Richard-Devereaux
$96
Tuesdays, 6 pm – 8pm,  April 25, May 2, 9

Come knit Helen Stewart’s beautiful Pebble Beach shawl with us! Depending on the yarn used, this can be a nice airy summer shawl or a warmer one for the winter. You will be introduced to basic lace knitting, which is written out row by row. Prerequisites: CO, knit, purl, BO. Required materials: pattern, lace or fingering weight yarn (437 to 800 yards depending on the size shawl you would like to knit), 4mm circular needles, darning needle.


–  Melissa

Free Pattern Friday: Stratus Wrap by Alexandra Tavel

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The Stratus Wrap by Andrea Tavel just popped up on Ravelry and, can I just say, this has my name written all. over. it.  Gorgeous neutrals, tassels, stripes – it’s all fantastic!  Alexandra indicates that the design is inspired by “low-hanging, multi-layered stratus clouds that blanket the earth in grey fog”. Cozy and warm, this is a shawl / blanket combo if ever there was one. Stratus is an easy pattern requiring basic skills and is bound to knit up quickly as it calls for worsted / aran weight yarn on 8 mm (US 11) needles.  Now to decide on the yarn…

(Photo: Two of Wands)

–  Melissa

Join us for a Scarfy Thing Knit-Along – begins April 13th!

Lisa says that the Scarfy Thing by Beata Jezek is one of the most fun projects she’s knit in a while and the speed with which she completed it attests to this fact!  Beata provides just enough detail in this free pattern “recipe” to provide good direction but builds enough flexibility into the process to encourage knitters to make it creatively their own. Lisa chose a single colour as the base yarn and five contrasting colours for pops of colour throughout. She finished it off with a speckle for the i-cord edge. All yarns were Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles but any fingering weight yarn will do. So pretty!

We will be running our Scarfy Thing Knit-Along as both an in-store and virtual event (through Ravelry) beginning April 13th. If you are able to join us in the shop, we will meet for three consecutive Thursdays – April 13th, 20th, and 27th – 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 Scarfy Thing with friends 🙂 .

Click HERE to announce your intention to participate in our Ravelry group. We invite you to join us there (even if you are knitting with us in-store) to chat and share photos of works in progress!

If you complete your Scarfy Thing by May 15th and upload your photo to the finished object thread for this knit-along in our Ravelry group, you will have a chance to win A LOQI Backpack from the Metallic Collection, a Needle Keeper, and a Digital Row Counter. The winner will be chosen via random number generator from the finished object thread (one entry per person only please).

We hope you’ll join us!

The Scarfy Thing pattern can be downloaded for free from Ravelry HERE.

SHOP Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles and Sock in our webstore!

New store sample: Scarfy Thing

The Scarfy Thing is quite possibly one of the most fun projects you’ll knit this year! This recipe by Beata Jezek gives enough detail to get you started and keep you on track yet offers enough flexibility to add your own stamp.  Lisa used Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles and chose a single colour as the base yarn and five contrasting colourways for pops of colour throughout. She finished the whole thing with a deeper speckled neutral for the i-cord edge.  The scarf can be made as long or as wide as you wish, simply study the structure before you begin to understand which sections will define your width and length.  And, note, this is a great stash-busting project. No need to purchase 7 new skeins (unless you want to!) – fingering weight minis and leftovers can be easily integrated as you like.

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

SHOP Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles in our webstore!

–  Melissa

New store sample: Find your Fade Shawl

My “Find your Fade” shawl is finally finished! I fell hard for this pattern by Andrea Mowry but just couldn’t “find my fade” with speckled yarns so opted for a colour-block approach with more solid tonals in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light. They say big is beautiful and this is certainly a shawl with very generous proportions. While some may find this a challenge, we think it adds great versatility, making it wearable in so many different ways.  As usual, Andrea’s pattern is well-written and, once you’re through the first section, it’s easily memorized.  Just remember, things change slightly when you switch to colour number 4 (ask me how I know to warn you about this) 🙂

Although I knit this for myself, I think it will head back to Montreal with Lisa after this weekend (she’s coming for another visit – yay!) for a month or two in the store.

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

SHOP Tosh Merino Light in our webstore.

–  Melissa

Free pattern Friday: Kirkendall and Jong

It’s been ages since I’ve highlighted a free pattern on Friday, something I did almost without fail for several years after starting the blog, but two fabulously minimalist patterns caught my eye on Ravelry this morning and, voila, “Free pattern Friday” is back.  And today, two for the price of one!  😉


Kirkendall Shawl Wrap by by Tara-Lynn Morrison

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The Kirkendall Shawl Wrap by Tara-Lynn Morrison is a very simple triangle accessory that is completely customizable with respect to yarn weight and needle size. Simply cast on with something you like and, using nice big needles relative to your yarn weight, follow the 1-row repeat until the wrap is as large as you like. Be sure to cast off as per the pattern instructions for a nice stretchy edge. Experiment with stripes and colour blocking! It couldn’t be easier.  We are loving that tassel addition.


Jong by Julie Tootill

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(Photo: Julie Tootill)

As designer Julie Tootil states, Jong is “a one size fits all pattern….minimal detail, maximum style.”  Basic garter stitch and bulky yarn combine to create a casual, goes-with-everything cardigan / jacket, complete with faux seams and an i-cord edge. Easily adaptable to your preferred length, the top-down construction lets you try it on as you go for a perfect fit. Another quick and super-chic project.

–  Melissa

Join us for a High Pines Cowl Knit-Along – begins March 9th!

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(Photo: Jared Flood / Brooklyn Tweed)

If we haven’t blabbed about it enough already, let us take this opportunity to share with you once again that we were thrilled to add Brooklyn Tweed yarns to our inventory at the beginning of January  🙂 .  We have been thoroughly enjoying getting to know Shelter, Loft, and Arbor and are working on knitting up new samples for the store in each quality.

One of the first projects we’ve settled on is Jared Flood’s beautiful High Pines Cowl. Knit with Arbor, the rib and knit-purl textures of this shaped cowl (wider at the shoulders and slightly narrower around the neck) create a tailored and intricate-looking cowl with motifs that echo the shapes of alpine evergreens. Irresistible!

We’ve opted to knit our version up in the Potion colourway (a deep red) but, as you can imagine, it wasn’t an easy decision. This pattern is a stunner no matter the shade!

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(Photo: Jared Flood / Brooklyn Tweed)

We will be running our High Pines Knit-Along as both an in-store and virtual event (through Ravelry) beginning March 9th. If you are able to join us in the shop, we will meet for three consecutive Thursdays – March 9th, 16th, and 23rd – 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 High Pines Cowl among friends 🙂 .

Click HERE to announce your intention to participate in our Ravelry group (Note: If you do so before March 2nd, you could win 3 skeins of Arbor). We invite you to join us there (even if you are knitting with us in-store) to chat and share photos of works in progress.

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(Photo: Jared Flood / Brooklyn Tweed)

If you complete your High Pines Cowl by March 30th and upload your photo to the finished object thread for this knit-along in our Ravelry group, you will have a chance to win a highly sought after Hedgehog Fibres Invisible Project Bag! The winner will be chosen via random number generator from the finished object thread (one entry per person only please).

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(Photos: Hedgehog Fibres)

We hope you’ll join us!

The High Pines Cowl can be purchased and downloaded from Ravelry HERE.

SHOP Arbor in our webstore!

–  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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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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New project: Light Turtleneck Sweater

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Although this project isn’t a store sample (it’s all mine), it ranks high on the “favourite things I’ve knit for myself” list and so I feel its worth blogging 🙂 The pattern is the Light Turtleneck Sweater by Anna & Heidi Pickles – a straighforward raglan style that is quick and simple to knit and easily customizable. The turtleneck, extra long sleeves, and fluffy halo of the fabric all appealed to me and, after a little process of weighing all my options, I decided to knit this with the very affordable Drops Alpaca (colour #7895) stranded with the very luxurious Shibui Silk Cloud (colour Field). The fabric created by the blend of alpaca with silk and mohair is deliciously warm and light with enough structure that I have confidence the sweater will retain its shape over time.  I opted for a much shorter body length than called for in the pattern and love the juxtaposition of this length with the longer sleeves which actually come partway down the hand. Modern, casual, and chic – I look forward to making another one or two of these in different colours to round out my turtleneck wardrobe!

Click here to see additional photos and project details on our Ravelry page.

SHOP Drops Alpaca in our webstore.
SHOP Shibui Silk Cloud in our webstore.

–  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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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

Some fun classes are happening at the beginning of February. Have you signed up?

Call us at 514-486-5648 to reserve your spot.  🙂


POP BLANKET (Bilingual Class)
Amalia Siontas
$96
Sundays, 5 pm – 7 pm, February 5, 12 and 19

(Photo: Tin Can Knits)

The Pop Blanket by Tin Can Knits is a pop of fun inspired by American art from the 60’s. Make the full blanket or a smaller number of squares to create a pillow. The striking effect of this blanket is achieved through the pairing of bright self-striping yarn and a solid coloured background, much like a canvas. Prerequisites: Beginner (CO, knit, purl, BO). Required materials: Aran weight yarn in self-striping (e.g. Noro Silk Garden or Taiyo) and solid colourways of your choice,  5.5 mm double-pointed or size needed to achieve gauge.


ATERLIER DE MACRAME (Classe français)
Karèle Bellavance de Boho Montréal
$115
Lundi 6 Février de 18h00 à 21h00

NIVEAU: Débutant. Ouvert aux intermédiaires et avancés également. Nous serons sur place pour vous donner des trucs et astuces alors n’hésitez pas à nous poser vos questions! L’histoire du macramé, une courte bio sur Boho Montréal et quelques trucs et astuces seront présentés en introduction. Le tout suivi de 3 heures d’atelier sur les bases du macramé.  (noeuds de montage, noeuds plats, demi noeuds plat, demi clef en vertical horizontal et diagonale. Vous serez capable de réaliser un macramé à la fin de la l’atelier!

Vous repartirez chez vous avec un kit comprenant // une bobine de corde de 200 pieds, une pièce murale réalisée lors de l’atelier, un goujon de bois, un document de référence illustré vous sera également remis sur les lieux (techniques de bases, 20 pages).

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

Don’t forget, our OM SHAWL KAL begins this Thursday!

We posted about our upcoming OM SHAWL KAL a couple of weeks ago. You can find more information on the original post HERE. See the essentials below 🙂

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We will be running our Om Shawl Knit-Along as both an in-store and virtual event (through Ravelry) beginning this Thursday, 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 have now opened an Om Shawl KAL “Introductions & Chatter” thread in our Ravelry group HERE. 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.

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.

We used Blue Sky Fibres Woolstok yarn for our version.
Click here to see our project details on Ravelry.

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

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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(Photo: Andrea Mowry)

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

 

On the C Train Cowl – a new free pattern from Espace Tricot!

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A modern and luxurious cowl to go with our “On the C Train” hat. Knit with a blend of exquisitely soft yarns, you’ll want to live in this. The ribbed structure makes the cowl quite versatile – loop it once or twice around your neck or wear it as a shoulder warmer. An easy stylish project that is sure to become a staple in your winter accessory wardrobe.

Access pattern and additional project details on our Ravelry page.

SHOP Woolfolk Far in our webstore.
SHOP Shibui Silk Cloud in our webstore.

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–   Melissa