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

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


Espace Tricot Enamel Pin

Bling ‚ú®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‚ÄĚ x 1.25‚ÄĚ.


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 ‚Äď Julie Weisenberger has compiled nine sweater designs into the Cocoknits Sweater Workshop. These patterns employ the same simple, seamless, top-down styling techniques we‚Äôve come to expect from Cocoknits.¬†More than just a collection, this book explains the Cocoknits Method ‚Äď 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 Рfrom date begun and finished, yarns used, gauge, pattern source Рis 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 ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď for holding sts of sweater body (59 in/150 cm)
  • two short ‚Äď for holding sts of sleeves (29.5 in /75 cm)
Precious Metal Stitch Markers

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

SHOP all Cocoknits products!


Brooklyn Tweed Vale

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

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

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

SHOP Vale and other Brooklyn Tweed yarns in our  webstore!


Lykke Interchangeable Needle Sets with 3.5″ Tips

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

SHOP all Lykke needle sets.


Prismatic ESSENTIAL COLOUR MINI Mini Skein Sets from SweetGeorgia

This very special ‚Äúessential‚ÄĚ 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‚Äôs a ‚Äúmini-mini skein‚ÄĚ? It‚Äôs 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 ūüć≠! Freia Fingering Shawl Balls have just been re-stocked!¬†A single-ply yarn with a luxurious soft hand beautifully dyed in Freia‚Äôs stunning signature colourways. Specifically developed to be lofty without pilling. Luscious, lovely 100% US merino.¬†100% merino / 100g / 393 m / 430 y

SHOP Freia Shawl Balls!


Bookhou Box Totes and Wedge Pouches

Box Totes

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

SHOP Bookhou Box Totes!

Wedge Pouches

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

SHOP Bookhou Wedge Pouches.


TOOLS and Buttons from Katrinkles

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

SHOP Gauge Ruler Keychain.

Kitchener Stitch Keychain

Who doesn‚Äôt need a little Kitchener stitch refresher now and again? With these lightweight, 2.5″ square, custom tools created for us by Katrinkles, you can have instructions for grafting live stitches at your fingertips at all times! Keep it on your keychain, inside your knitting bag, or hang it directly on your project bag.

SHOP Kitchener Keychain.

Buttons!

How sweet are these stitchable bamboo buttons from @katrinkles?! A great way to personalize garments, add color to baby and children’s items, or embellish your accessories with a special touch. Washer and dryer safe (although they will probably last longer with hand-washing). From sheep to sugar skulls, bees to owls, there‚Äôs 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 ūüôā
100% merino / 100g / 366 m / 400 y

SHOP Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles in our online store!

New products from Cocoknits!

Leather Cord and Needle Stitch Holder Kit

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

The kit contains:

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

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


Precious Metal Stitch Markers

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

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

Re-stocked: Meadow and Acadia from The Fibre Company!

MEADOW

Meadow, from the Fibre Company, is a delightful blend of four luxurious fibers which are spun together and kettle dyed. The merino, baby llama, silk, and linen fibers all take dyes to varying degrees resulting in a unique blend that is beautifully heathered with gorgeous colour depth.¬† The individual qualities of drape, softness, sheen, and crisp stitch definition brought by the different fibers makes this a ‚Äúmust-try‚ÄĚ yarn for shawls, scarves, and lightweight garments! Each 100g skein is 549 m making just one enough for most accessory projects.

PROJECT INSPIRATION

TWINLEAF by Grace Anna Farrow

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Twinleaf is a stunning wrap by Grace Anna Farrow that Lisa made even larger (see mods on Ravelry) for maximum comfort and versatility! Minimalist in design, this design uses short row contrast colour stripes and an asymmetrical shape to create a modern and functional piece with dramatic effect.

Click here to see additional photos and project details (including modifications) on our Ravelry project page.

(You may have noticed Lisa was wearing this wrap in some of our TNNA pictures!)

SHOP Meadow in our webstore!


ACADIA

Acadia from The Fibre Company is an absolutely beautiful, completely original, and custom designed 2-ply yarn with a rustic look and soft hand. A subtle tweed effect created by the silk noil is combined with a heathered base and then overdyed in the duotones The Fibre Company is known for, creating incredible depth of color.

60% merino, 20% baby alpaca, 20% silk
50g / 132 m / 145 y
21 -23 sts per 10 cm / 4″
3.75 ‚Äď 4 mm (US 5-6)

PROJECT INSPIRATION

LIZZIE by Julie Weisenberger

I recently knit¬†Julie Weisenberger‚Äôs (Cocoknits) Lizzie¬†cardigan in Acadia and love the light, comfortable, super-soft feel of the knitted fabric. A dream to knit and wear…

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

Isadora Lopapeysa by Kate Gagnon Osborn

We did the Lopapeysa Isadora as a store sample to show how beautiful Acadia feels knit up and to demonstrate its suitability for colour work projects. This sweet, unisex sweater knit seamlessly from the bottom up is practical and stylish for all the little ones!

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

SHOP Acadia in our webstore!


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Just re-stocked: JesabelleB, Handmaiden National Parks Collection

Project Bags, Notions Cases, and Needle Organizers from JesabelleB

Handmade in Quebec,  Canada, JesabelleB products are beautifully crafted to last a lifetime. Unique project bags designed to slip over your forearm are perfect for on-the-go knitting (available in 4 sizes) while notions cases and needle sleeves will help to keep you organized. Casual yet sophisticated and totally functional!

Just a sample of available products shown below.

SHOP all JesabelleB products in our webstore!


Handmaiden National Parks Collection

Yippee! Our first order of this yarn flew out of the store in record time so we’re happy to report that it’s back in stock. What better way for knitters to celebrate Canada‚Äôs 150th Birthday than with Handmaiden‚Äôs curated collection highlighting¬†13 of Canada‚Äôs National Parks, one for each province and territory! Each colourway stunningly captures the¬†distinctive essence of these¬†national¬†treasures ‚Äď see photos below.

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

Limited quantities available.


SHOP the National Parks Collection in our webstore.


Aulavik, North West Territories¬†‚Äď bright contrast sea coast of the Arctic Ocean

Kluane, Yukon¬†‚Äď rippling curtains of the Aurora Borealis

Sirmilik, Nunavut ‚Ästshimmering glaciers and ice fields

Gwaii Haanas, British Columbia ‚Ästmoss draped cedar, mist and memories of totems

Banff, Alberta¬† ‚ÄstMoraine Lake turquoise, rocky mountains and alpine forests

Grasslands, Saskatchewan ¬†‚Ästsummer fields under blue prairie sky

Riding Mountain, Manitoba¬† ‚Ästwild buffalo and black bears

Thousand Islands, Ontario ‚ÄstGranite islands with pine and autumn foliage

Forillon, Qu√©bec ‚Ästgrey cliffs of Mont-Saint-Alban and meadows of fireweed

Fundy, New Brunswick ‚Ästflowerpot cliffs, sandstone and roaring tides

Gros Morne, Newfoundland and Labrador ‚Ästmajestic fjords, tabletop mountains, craggy forests

Greenwich Dunes, Prince Edward Island ‚Ästparabolic dunes, marram grass, horizon sea

Sable Island, Nova Scotia ‚Ästponies, lonely beaches and shipwrecks

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

Amirisu Summer 2017 /  Issue 13

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

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

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

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

SHOP Amirisu Issue 13 in our webstore.


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

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

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

SHOP Scrumptiouspurl sock yarn in our web store.


FORAGER FLAT STRAP SCREW-IN HANDLES FROM JUL DESIGNS

Removable leather bag handles? Genius!

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

28 inches.
Sold in pairs.

Available in Black and Truffle.

SHOP Forager Handles in our webstore. ūüôā


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

Forager Flat Strap Screw-in Handles from Jul Designs

How genius are these? Removable leather bag handles!

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

28 inches.
Sold in pairs.

Available in Black and Truffle.

SHOP Forager Handles in our webstore. ūüôā


Brass Drop Stitch Markers from Rinn Textiles

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

Large Brass Drop Stitch Markers

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

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

Small Brass Drop Stitch Markers

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

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

SHOP all Rinn Textiles products in our web store!


Fiskars Folding Travel Scissors

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

SHOP Folding Travel Scissors in our webstore.


SNAP ‘N GO NOTIONS CASES – JUMBO

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

SHOP Snap n’Go Cases in our webstore.


DIGITAL ROW COUNTERS

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

SHOP Digital Row Counters in our webstore.

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Hedgehog Fibres: New colourways!

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

Click HERE to view them all!

I’ve posted the¬†newest colours below for your viewing pleasure. ūüôā

Concrete

Down by the River

Dragonfly

Fly

Glacier

Hey Day

Kid You Not

Pinky Swear

Pistachio

Salty Tales

Wish

Zephyr

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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 ‚Äď sizes 3.5 mm through 12 mm (US4 ‚Äď 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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New and just re-stocked – #2!

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

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Hedgehog Fibres Invisible Project Bag

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

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PURCHASE the Invisible Project bag in our webstore.


Hedgehog Fibres Prism Pouch

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

PURCHASE the Prism Pouch in our webstore.


Within by Jane Richmond and Shannon Cook

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

PURCHASE Within in our webstore.


The Needle Keeper

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

SHOP Needle Keepers in our webstore.


Freia Fingering Shawl Balls

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

SHOP Freia Shawl Balls in our webstore.


Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles

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

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

SHOP Skinny Singles in our webstore.


Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn

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

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

SHOP HHF Sock in our webstore.


21 Color Slouch Kit from Blue Sky Fibers

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

PURCHASE in our webstore.

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New and re-stocked!

Amirisu – Issue 12

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

Click here to preview patterns on Ravelry.


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

Click here to preview patterns on Ravelry.


Koel Magazine – Issue 2

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


Rib Magazine – Issue 1

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

Click here to preview patterns on Ravelry.


Wrist Rulers are back in stock!

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


Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails

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

 

A few 21 Color Slouch Kits have arrived…

Only 5 in stock…

EDIT: Sorry these have now sold out. ¬†Will post again as soon as we can get our hands on some more…

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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 very hard to come by!

PURCHASE in our webstore.

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Just re-stocked: Cocoknits Sweater Care and Blocking Kits!

Our first order flew out of the store so we’re happy to let you know these kits have now been re-stocked! They are currently only available in store but¬†telephone orders are welcome – 514-486-5648.


THE SWEATER CARE KIT

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

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

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

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

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The Sweater Care Kit includes:

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

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THE KNITTER’S BLOCK

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Everything you need to block your handknits.

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

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What makes Knitter’s Block special?

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

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

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

Heat resistant –¬†essential for steam blocking

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

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Have you heard? Madelinetosh has been re-stocked!

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

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


Prairie – 31 colours in stock

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Browse project inspiration for Prairie on Ravelry HERE!


Tosh Merino Light – 101 colours in stock

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Browse project inspiration for Tosh Merino Light on Ravelry HERE!


Tosh DK – 61 colours in stock

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Browse project inspiration for Tosh DK on Ravelry HERE!


Tosh Vintage – 64 colours in stock

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Browse project inspiration for Tosh Vintage on Ravelry HERE!


Tosh Chunky – 68 colours in stock

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Browse project inspiration for Tosh Chunky on Ravelry HERE!


ASAP – 44 colours in stock

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Browse project inspiration for ASAP on Ravelry HERE!


Unicorn Tails

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Browse project inspiration for Unicorn Tails on Ravelry HERE!

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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,¬†F√•r¬†– including 5 new colourways!

Exquisitely soft and lustrous, ¬†F√•r is made from¬†Ultimate Merino¬ģ,¬†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¬ģ 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 ūüôā


L√ėS¬†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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Back in stock: Box Totes from Bookhou!

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

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

Available in 4 of Bookhou’s signature prints.

SHOP Bookhou Box Totes in our webstore.

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Light Veld

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Grey Triangles

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Just re-stocked: Shibui Silk Cloud and Pebble!

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Two exquisite yarns from Shibui Knits were re-stocked last week – just as the weather turned decidedly cooler. ¬†Feast your eyes on Silk Cloud and Pebble! Knit together or alone, these yarns will take¬†any project to the “next level”… ūüôā


Shibui Silk Cloud

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This weightless yarn shines with radiance. Knit Silk Cloud by itself for an ethereal fabric or strand it with another yarn for a glowing halo.

60% Kid Mohair / 40% Silk
330 yds / 300 m / 25 g
20 sts = 4″ on 7 US / 4.5 mm


Shibui Pebble

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Light and soft, Pebble is a tweed flecked yarn with complex colors. It easily doubles and triples, gathering depth without effort.

48% Recycled Silk / 36% Fine Merino / 16% Cashmere
224 yds / 205 m / 25 g
25 sts = 4″ on 3 US / 3.25 mm


A little project inspiration….

Here are two projects we’ve knit which combine these two gorgeous yarns.

Groovy

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We’ve knit several versions of the the Groovy pattern by JumperCablesKnitting but this one¬†may be our favourite.¬†The Silk Cloud¬†and Pebble¬†were a dream pairing and the finished texture is light, warm, and soft with a delicate halo.¬† The addition of the contrast stripe at the end adds a modern edge to an otherwise ‚Äúquiet‚ÄĚ shawl and the shape of the piece allows it to work as a wrap or scarf.

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


Cirrus

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We love everything about the Cirrus pullover by Shellie Anderson Рthe unique shape, the length, the collar. The Silk Cloud lends shimmer while the Pebble provides structure and beautiful drape. From the generous cowl neck to the curve of the hem, there are no sharp angles to this piece.  An elegant topper over a longer blouse or tunic. Soft and warm and light as air.

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

– Melissa

Just re-stocked: Artfil Belle – including 7 new colours!

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Belle is¬†a perfect sock blend (80% superwash merino wool, 20% nylon) but is also suitable for all your fingering-weight projects¬†‚Ästfrom hats and cowls to shawls and garments.¬†One skein is enough for¬†a pair of socks while two will create a good sized lace shawl.‚Ä® Apart from the obvious quality and vibrant colourways, one of the reasons we love ARTFIL yarn so much is that it is¬†dyed using an eco-friendly process¬†that requires¬†80% less water than any other dyeing method!¬†Machine washable and versatile, ARTFIL yarns are spun and coloured in Quebec, Canada.

Shop ARTFIL Belle in our online store.

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spicy  camouflage  laguna

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Project inspiration!

More and more gorgeous projects knit with Belle are popping up on Ravelry every day.
Click here to browse!

Here are a few of our faves ūüėČ

Spectrum by Joji Locatelli

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Boxy by Joji Locatelli

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Self Important Socks by Deborah Kemball

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Allira Shawl by Ambah O’Brien

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–¬† Melissa

New Bookhou!

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

SHOP all Bookhou products in our webstore!


LARGE POUCHES

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

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POCKET POUCHES

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

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CARRY BAG

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

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Just re-stocked: Wrist Rulers in 2 colours!

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Our first shipment of Wrist Rulers sold out in record time so¬†we’re happy to report that a new delivery landed today, and this time in the Medium Brown¬†version as well!

The Wrist Ruler is a leather wristband with engraved inch and centimeter measurements. If you find yourself always needing to measure things (and what knitter / crafter doesn’t?!),¬†then you’ll love this wearable addition to your toolkit.

Note that sizes are based on wrapping around your wrist twice. Give it extra length depending on how loosely you want to wear it. Please allow an extra 1/2 inch for the stud closure.

SHOP Wrist Rulers in our online store (available in 3 sizes and 2 colours).

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Cocoknits stitch markers just re-stocked!

Just another quick note to let you know that our stocks of Cocoknits stitch markers have once again been replenished!¬† ūüôā

SHOP all Cocoknits knitting tools in our online store!


COLOURED OPENING STITCH MARKERS

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These colorful opening stitch markers help you mark rounds, increases, decreases, and stitch patterns. Easily add or move the markers by putting them on your needle, crochet hook, or directly on stitches. These steel markers attach to your Knitter’s Keep or any magnet so that you can easily store and retrieve them. Stitch markers accommodate up to US 11 needle. Included are 10 each of 6 muted colors.


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. Made of nylon coated steel, these markers attach to your Knitter’s Keep or any magnet so that you can easily store and retrieve them. Stitch markers accommodate up to US 13 needle. Included are 10 each of 6 colors.


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.

  • 20 large round stitch markers (accommodate US 15 / 10 mm needles or smaller)
  • 20 small round stitch markers (accommodate US 9 / 5.5 mm needles or smaller)
  • 20 opening stitch markers (accommodate US 11 / 8 mm needles or smaller)

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Re-stocked: Closures, Shawl Pins, and Shawl Sticks from Jul Designs

We are huge fans of Laura Bellows and her beautiful collection of functional art. Laura originally trained as an anthropologist and her relationships with the people and culture of Bali led her to found JUL Designs in 2007. We have been carrying Laura’s exquisite closures, shawl pins, and shawl sticks since opening our doors in 2010.

We’ve just re-stocked many of Laura’s designs, including her wildly popular leather screw-in pedestal button closures in both black and brown.

SHOP all JUL Designs in our webstore!



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Malabrigo Lace!

Malabrigo Lace has just been re-stocked including 9 new colours!

Spun from the finest merino wool, the softness and squish of this yarn is extraordinary. A delicate lace-weight single, it blocks like a dream and creates a fabric that is the very definition of comfort. Great for lace, shawls, scarves, lightweight garments. Works well double-stranded for accessories, garments, and colour work.

100% baby merino / 50g / 430 m / 470 y

SHOP Malabrigo Lace in our webstore!


New Colours

Indigo

Cuarzo

Sealing Wax

Emerald Blue

Arco Iris

 

Tiger Lily

Natural

Dusty Olive

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a little Project Inspiration from Ravelry

Age of Brass and Steam by Orange Flower Yarn

(Project photo: knittimo)


Nuvem by Martina Behm

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Amiga by Mags Kandis

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For more project inspiration view Malabrigo Lace projects on Ravelry HERE.

–¬† Melissa

 

New LOQI products – including backpacks!

New products arrived from LOQI today including Backpacks and the much coveted MUSEUM Collection Bags. LOQI products are strong, eco-friendly, water-resistant, and washable alternatives to disposable totes and bags – perfect for all your knitting and crafting gear. Fun and stylish!

SHOP all LOQI products in our online store.


NEW DESIGNS IN BAGS

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NEW! LOQI BACKPACKS!

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NEW DESIGNS IN ZIP POCKETS

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New DESIGN IN Museum Collection BagS

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–¬† Melissa

New Bookhou Products in store!

A collection of totes and pouches from Bookhou landed in store this morning. Bookhou, a multidisciplinary studio based in Toronto, emphasizes natural handmade materials and small production pieces.  Each piece is a beautifully crafted work of art.

SHOP all Bookhou products in our online store.


LARGE POUCHES

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

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POCKET POUCHES

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

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BUCKET TOTES

Bookhou’s hand-drawn, hand-screened knit stitch print on beautiful multi-purpose bucket totes. 100% linen with 100% cotton canvas lining and leather handles. Approximate dimensions: oval base 14. 5 x 7.5 inches; 12 in. tall.

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SHOP all Bookhou products in our online store.