New in Store December 8, 2011 – Posted in: New in Store

Kidsilk Creation from Rowan!

Kidsilk Creation has arrived and we call it fabulous!  This yarn is a sophisticated take on the popular mesh tape yarn and, using a special technique, makes a luxurious corkscrew scarf.  It’s made from Rowan’s best selling yarn Kidsilk Haze which is 70% super kid silk Mohair and 30% silk.  Six of the most popular Kidsilk Haze colours have been reproduced in this new “creation” – cream, dewberry, trance, candy girl, jelly and smoke. One 50g hank will knit or crochet the free project shown above.  A handy tutorial showing how to knit this scarf from beginning to end can be seen below.  Need another last minute knitted gift? This takes less than an hour!


New Books

Some great new books in stock:

The Best of Knitscene: A Collection of Simple, Stylish, and Spirited Knits. The 20 most popular knitting patterns and expert advice from the first five years of Knitscene magazine. Read more…

The Knitter’s Book of Socks: The Yarn Lover’s Ultimate Guide to Creating Socks That Fit Well, Feel Great, and Last a Lifetime.  Clara Parkes (founder and author of as well as two other books – The Knitter’s Book of Wool and The Knitter’s Book of Yarn) has delivered yet another comprehensive and accessible guide. The Knitter’s Book of Socks provides everything you need to know to create perfect socks from and, as an added bonus, includes 20 patterns from many of the best designers around. Read more…

Respect the Spindle: Spin Infinite Yarns with one Amazing Tool. By Abby Franquemont,, this is the perfect how-to book for beginner to intermediate spinners.  It  includes step-by-step photography and detailed illustrations.  Read more…  A perfect accompaniment to our upcoming “Introduction to Hand Spinning” course scheduled for January 2012.

– Melissa