2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Notions & Accessories! December 1, 2015 – Posted in: Guides, Online store

It seems impossible that December is upon us! Was it the unseasonably mild Fall that fooled us into thinking we still had plenty of time? Whether you need help shopping for fellow hand-crafters or would like a not-so-subtle way of making your wishes known to loved ones, we’ve got you covered. To kick off the month, we’ve put together a list of notions and accessories any fiber lover would be thrilled to receive, with convenient links to our online shop. Note that all items are also available in store.


loqi_bagsStrong , eco-friendly, reusable, chemical-free, long-lasting, water-resistant, washable. And extremely good looking.  A great on-the-go bag for all your shopping (and knitting / crafting) needs! Weighs just 1.9 oz but can carry up to 44 lbs.

Buy online.



In lieu of harsh chemicals, Gleener Dryer Dots harness the natural properties of wool for eco & effective fabric softening that shaves dryer time by 15 ? 30%. Available in Grey Swirl, Heather Grey, and Ivory.

  • Softens, separates & fluffs fabrics naturally with their gentle (and uber quiet) tumbling motion.
  • Saves time, money & energy by 15-30%; 100% wool composition soaks up excess moisture and increases the air circulation in your dryer.
  • Fragrance-free & hypoallergenic; safe for those with sensitive skin, asthma, and allergies. You can even use them to soften baby clothes and cloth diapers. Need we say more?
  • Fabric-friendly: gentle on all dryer-friendly fabrics, leaving behind no icky chemical residues.
  • Durable and re-usable; guaranteed to last 1,000 loads ? that?s three years worth of laundry! (Sorry).



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.

Shop Soak.



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.

Shop Eucalan.

Rabbit Fur PomPom


A perfect hat topper available in a rainbow of colours!

Shop pompoms.



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! 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.

Buy online.




We couldn?t live without this wonder tool. 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. Not convinced? See before and after photos and product videos on the Gleener website.

Buy online.

Gleener on the Go – Travel Fuzz Remover


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. 3 fabric safe edges eliminate pilling while a built-in lint brush dusts away pet hair and dandruff. Keep one in your purse, car, briefcase or desk drawer. Includes 3 fabric-sensitive edges and an integrated lint brush.

Buy online.



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.

Buy online. (More colours coming soon!)



Keep knitting accessories close at hand ?


  • 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.

Buy online. (More coming soon!)



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.

Buy online. (More coming soon!)



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.

Buy online. (More coming soon!)



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)

Buy online(More coming soon!)



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!

Buy online(More coming soon!)


Beautiful design and precise function are combined in these 3½ inch Stork Embroidery Scissors from Gingher. Each pair of scissors comes with a fitted leather sheath for storage.

Buy online.


Roomy, multipurpose totes ideal for hauling all of your yarn projects!

  • Hand silkscreened print with embroidered & cotton applique details
  • 100% cotton
  • Measures: 16″ h x 14″ w


Buy online.



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. Ideal for blocking on straight edges like sweaters, shawls and scarves.  Made using tough plastic with sturdy, rust resistant stainless steel pins embedded along one side. Designed by knitters for knitters!

Buy online.

Jul DeSIGNS – Shawl Sticks, Pins, and closures


A beautiful assortment of sticks, pins, and unique screw-on / removable closures – perfect accents for your knitted garments and accessories.

Buy online.

Rico Sock Stop


Transform ordinary slippery socks into hardwearing, safe, cozy socks with Sock Stop, a non-slip latex based paint. 50 ml

Buy online.

LEE HIGHLIGHTER TAPEstocking_highlighter

A removable alternative to highlighter pens, LEE Highlighter Tape is great for use with knitting charts and patterns.

Buy online.


boxy_bags_2015Boxy Bags are handmade using designer Japanese fabrics. Each one is fully lined and beautifully crafted with reinforced seams. Great for storing and transporting knitting or craft projects, the bigger boxy bag will easily accommodate a shawl or small sweater. An interior pocket can hold notions and the bag itself will fit knitting needles or crochet hooks up to 10 inches long.
Approximately 10.5 inches x 5 inches x 5 inches (26cm x 13 cm x 13 cm)

Buy online.

SCOJO Reading Glasses


“SCOJO New York, revered for its chic collection of reading eyewear, produces the latest in ready-to-wear reading essentials. Must-have designs come alive with bold and exquisite collections. Look to Scojo New York for beautifully feminine collections for women, and sleek, distinctive solutions for men. Utilizing the finest Italian acetates and metal components available today, Scojo eyeglasses marry form and function with effortless grace. All styles bear the Scojo trademarks of design, quality and affordability.”

Love the frames but don?t need reading glasses? SCOJO eyeglasses are optometry grade; simply switch the reading lenses out for prescription lenses.

Buy online.



Bookhou’s hand-drawn, hand-screened prints on beautiful multi-purpose tote bags!

Buy online here and here.


Put a little sparkle in your knitting with these handcrafted Swarovski Crystal Stitch Markers! Each set of 12 contains 11 stitch markers with a clear Swarovski Crystal bead, and 1 specialty stitch marker with a colored or shaped Swarovski Crystal Bead. Stitch markers come inside a useful accessory tin.

Buy online.



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.  Most importantly it will keep your stash useful as you’ll be sure to have enough yarn to knit the projects you would like.  Stashbot is an 8 page booklet that includes yarn requirement averages for gauges 3 – 8 stitches per inch / 2.5 cm. All yarn requirements are presented in both yards and meters.

Buy online.

The Knit Kit


The Knit Kit is equipped with the eight most essential knitting accessories needed to accompany a set of needles and yarn in your project bag. THE FRONT: The front of The Knit Kit contains a durable row counter and a smooth retracting 5ft. tape measure. The left side of The Knit Kit has a fully removable crochet hook for picking up that dropped stitch or weaving in an end. THE BACK: The back compartment of The Knit Kit nicely houses sturdy, TSA Compliant, collapsible scissors as well as point protectors and three different sized stitch markers. On the back flap is a needle gauge. Note: The Knit Kit is released in new colours every year. This year’s colours are Rose and Sky Blue.

Buy Sky Blue Knit Kit online.
Buy Rose Knit Kit online.

Pom Pom Makers


The perfect tool for flawless pom poms! Two sizes per package for pom poms. Available in small, large, and extra large sizes.

Buy online.


Keep calm and carry yarn in these great project bags. Each cotton muslin bag is hand-dyed and screen printed by hand. Perfect for keeping your project organized and easy to grab when you’re on your way out. Image is printed on both sides of bag. Small version measures approximately 11″ x 10.5? / Large version 16″ x 16″.  Available in 11 colours.

Buy online here (Small) and here (Large).


Show your love for Espace Tricot. Our roomy eco-tote is made from 100% recycled cotton and is printed in the US. All seams and stress points are double stitched for durability.
16″W x 15.5″H; 5″ bottom gusset

Buy online.


stocking_giftcardAvailable 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. Just give us a ring at 514 486-5648.


–  Melissa