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Join us for a “Choose Your Own Adventure” Stephen West Shawl Knit-Along! March 23, 2016 – Posted in: Events, Project Ideas

Stephen West is a modern and innovative designer known for pushing the envelope when it comes to colour, texture, and construction. He is best known for his stunning shawl patterns and we at Espace Tricot have long been under his spell. Stephen is also known for creating Mystery Knit Along projects that are always fun and creatively inspiring.  Over the course of these knit alongs, new clues are sent out to participants on a weekly basis, providing the directions needed to…

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Don’t forget – Julie Asselin is coming to visit us this Saturday February 23, 2016 – Posted in: Events

There are still a few spots left in what promises to be a fun and inspirational evening! Event details below…  Call 514-486-5648 to register. Please join us for an evening of colour, spontaneity and fun with Julie Asselin, one of our favourite Quebec indie hand-dyers!  Julie?s enthusiasm for her craft is infectious and her talent and exuberant personality have allowed her to develop a loyal following around the world. Julie will be visiting Espace Tricot…

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An evening with Julie Asselin! February 10, 2016 – Posted in: Events, Project Ideas

Please join us for an evening of colour, spontaneity and fun with Julie Asselin, one of our favourite Quebec indie hand-dyers!  Julie?s enthusiasm for her craft is infectious and her talent and exuberant personality have allowed her to develop a loyal following around the world. Julie will be visiting Espace Tricot at the end of this month and we are so excited to spend an evening with her as she talks to us about her…

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Local Event: Knit with Love! January 11, 2016 – Posted in: Events

Valentine?s Scarf Workshop, Display, and Gift Giving Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Knitters and crocheters are invited to bring a finished or almost finished handmade scarf in Valentine’s colours (reds, pinks, purples) to the Atwater Library. Expert knitter Arlene Lund will be on hand to show finishing touches, e.g. how to make pom poms, tassels, fringes, etc… Gift tags will be provided for you to write an encouraging message for the recipient.…

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Mark your Calendars: Mitered Square Patchwork Blanket Workshop – January 29th January 6, 2016 – Posted in: Events, Project Ideas

Ah, Koigu! From the very first time I set foot in a knitting store I fell in love with the Koigu wall. Such beautiful colours, such a strong yet supple texture, such a perfect yarn for so many projects!  Needless to say, when Melissa and I opened our shop, Koigu was the first must-have yarn on both of our lists. Our budget was tight, however, so when placing our first order we kept our heads and asked…

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Don’t miss it! December 9, 2015 – Posted in: Events

There are still a few spaces available at our upcoming 2015 Holiday Event this Friday! Come toast the season with us and enjoy discounts on sought-after yarns and paper patterns, first choice on dozens of selected store samples for sale (there may actually be close to 100), and the chance to win several spectacular door prizes! This promises to be a fun and festive occasion guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit 🙂 More…

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25000 Tuques: An update December 8, 2015 – Posted in: Events

Huffington Post Québec came to film at our Knit Night last Thursday where customers were  avidly knitting hats for the 25000Tuques campaign. The article and video can be found here (disponible en français seulement / available in French only). Our tuque bin is filling up and we’re just about to start a new one. Wow, you guys are awesome! If you plan to donate a hat, please note that we’ve been given a tentative deadline of January 3rd for delivery of our collected tuques.  At that point, organizers will do a…

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Thank you! December 3, 2015 – Posted in: Events

A huge thanks to all of the wonderful knitters who turned out tonight to knit hats for Danielle Létourneau’s 25 000 Tuques campaign and to Danielle herself who came in to encourage and inspire our group.  Such a fun night of sharing, warmth, and good humour! Danielle Létourneau & Gianluca – one of our youngest tuque knitters! –  Melissa & Lisa

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Come knit tuques with us + 10 free hat patterns! December 2, 2015 – Posted in: Events, Project Ideas

We’ve been amazed by the incredible generosity our customers have shown since our post about Danielle Létourneau’s 25 000 Tuques campaign, an initiative that seeks to convey Canada’s support of incoming Syrian refugees with the gifting of “welcome tuques” upon their arrival. Providing a refugee with a warm hat is surely a small gesture, but it’s one that speaks volumes. Many of you have come into the store to purchase yarn to knit new hats and some have already dropped off finished projects with notes of welcome attached.  We are so…

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