Join us for a High Pines Cowl Knit-Along – begins March 9th! February 27, 2017 – Posted in: Events, Knit-Alongs, Project Ideas, Store Activities

(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…

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Re-cap: Dyeing workshop with Julie Asselin – Posted in: Classes, Events, Miscellaneous

Guest post by our lovely Naomi who participated in yesterday’s workshop with Julie Asselin. —– (Lisa and Julie at the “meet & greet” before the workshop :-)  ) Independent yarn dyer Julie Asselin is clearly as passionate about her work as she is about sharing it!  Her workshop at Espace Tricot yesterday covered every step of dyeing fibre and yarn, from choosing the base fibre, to the chemical processes involved, through to the finished product. Her approach…

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Join us tomorrow for a “Meet & Greet” with Julie Asselin! February 25, 2017 – Posted in: Events

Join us in welcoming incomparable hand-dyer, Julie Asselin, to the store tomorrow (Sunday, February 26, 3 pm – 4 pm) for an impromptu “meet & greet”!  You will be able to chat with Julie and purchase many of her yarns that are not normally available at Espace Tricot, including Nurtured, Leizu Fingering, Hektos, and natural yarns for hand-dyeing. Venez rencontrer Julie Asselin demain, dimanche 26 février entrer 15h00 et 16h00 à Espace Tricot. Vous pourrez en profiter pour discuter avec elle et des fils que…

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Don’t forget, our OM SHAWL KAL begins this Thursday! January 23, 2017 – Posted in: Events, Knit-Alongs, Project Ideas

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 🙂 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…

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Join us for an Om Shawl Knit-Along! January 10, 2017 – Posted in: Events, Knit-Alongs, Online store, Project Ideas

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. The first…

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Mark your calendars! Our festive Knit-Along begins December 8th November 20, 2016 – Posted in: Coming soon, Events, Knit-Alongs

Join us on for a 2-week festive Knit-Along in December. We’ve chosen two fun and appropriately colourful patterns for the occasion:  Christmas Baubles by Mona Schmidt and Knitted Christmas Stockings by Joy Green.  Both call for worsted weight yarns and we recommend any of the following: Cascade 220, Rowan Pure Wool Worsted, Madelinetosh Vintage, Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label, or Spud & Chloe Sweater. The Knit-Along will run for 2 consecutive Thursdays ? December 8th and 15th ? 7:00…

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Don’t forget – Our Pure Joy Knit-Along begins tonight! November 10, 2016 – Posted in: Events, Project Ideas

(Photo: Joji Locatelli) Our Pure Joy KAL begins in store tonight at 7 pm!  We’re looking forward to seeing everyone’s yarn and colour choices for this beautiful shawl by Joji Locatelli.  Come and knit in company – a small but positive antidote to the last few days…. You will need:  800 yards of fingering weight yarn in 2 colors. You will need approximately 430 yards for color A and 380 yards for color B.  Attention:…

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Join us for a Pure Joy Knit Along! October 30, 2016 – Posted in: Events, Knit-Alongs, Project Ideas, Store Activities

(Photos: Joji Locatelli) We are smitten with Joji Locatelli’s Pure Joy shawl and have decided to hold a Thursday evening Knit-Along to work this one up!  The simplicity of this design makes it an ideal choice for knitting in company and also provides a beautiful canvas for everyone to express their unique personality and preferences through  yarn and colour choices. As the designer notes: “The combination of garter stitch, short rows and eyelet rows can…

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Register now for our next Atelier Tissage / Weaving Workshop! October 26, 2016 – Posted in: Classes, Coming soon, Events

The very lovely and extremely talented Natacha Castonguay (Nanoukiko & Triko) taught our first beginners weaving workshop at the store last Sunday and it was a warm, educational, and creative experience for all involved.  Participants left with a solid foundation in frame weaving and appreciated Natacha’s patient and generous teaching style (see photos from workshop at end of post!).  If you are interested in trying your hand at this beautiful craft, please note that we’ve already scheduled a second beginner’s workshop for…

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