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COMPANY IN THE MAKING March 26, 2020 – Posted in: General, Knit-Alongs, Miscellaneous, Project Ideas, Special Events

Social distancing can feel isolating, and it can be hard to know how to connect with others in these uncertain times. As we all stay inside and do our part to help slow the spread of COVID-19, what better way to feel part of something than to join a Makealong? You may have seen knitalongs (KALs) and crochetalongs (CALs) already – “makealong” (MAL) provides an inclusive term that encompasses all crafts. Several new makealongs have…

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Espace Tricot Cozy KAL! November 18, 2019 – Posted in: Espace Tricot Patterns, Events, Knit-Alongs, Project Ideas

Winter is coming on quickly and we are in the mood for a warm and cozy knit-along! How about you? We’ve picked three of our favourite cold-weather knits that can be easily finished within four weeks – you could even knit two of these! HERE’S HOW IT WORKS: Choose your project (all three are free patterns from Espace Tricot – available on Ravelry!). We’d love you to pick up your yarn at Espace Tricotbut you…

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Join us for a Sunset Highway Knit-Along Beginning November 16th! November 6, 2017 – Posted in: Events, Knit-Alongs, Project Ideas

(Photo: boylandknitworks) Along with so many others, we’ve been completely smitten with designer Caitlin Hunter’spatterns over the last months. Several have been added to our queue butSunset Highway was the first to make it on to our needles. Now that the sweater is finished (see below), and had it’s first outing at Rhinebeck (!), we want to encourage you all to share in the fun of this unique and engaging pattern. The design provides a…

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The Ilene Bag Knit-Along – June 15 & 22! June 2, 2017 – Posted in: Knit-Alongs, Project Ideas

The Ilene Bag by Hannah Mason is a sweet, lightweight, market bag that works up with just one skein of our new Petit Lin +yarn (100% linen).We knit our version using ‘The Village’colourway but are dying to see it in a super bright hue like Piknik lectronikor a soft neutral likeCte–des–Neiges. We may just need a whole wardrobe of these! Note: Be sure that you’re on gauge so you don’t run short on the strap!…

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Join us for a Scarfy Thing Knit-Along – begins April 13th! March 31, 2017 – Posted in: Knit-Alongs, Project Ideas

Lisa says that the Scarfy Thing by Beata Jezek is one of the most fun projects she’s knit in a while and the speed with which she completed it attests to this fact!Beataprovides justenough detail in this free pattern “recipe” to provide good directionbut builds enoughflexibility into the process to encourageknitters to make it creatively their own. Lisachose a single colour as the base yarn and fivecontrasting colours for pops of colour throughout. She finished…

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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 withyou once again that we were thrilled to add Brooklyn Tweed yarns to our inventory at the beginning ofJanuary :-) . 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 thefirst projects we’ve settled on…

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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 essentialsbelow 🙂 We will be running our Om ShawlKnit-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 meetfor 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 beenWoolstok yarn from Blue Sky Fibers. This worsted-weight yarn is strong and sturdybut 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’sperfect for everything from accessories to sweaters. The first…

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Don’t forget, our Festive KAL begins tonight! December 8, 2016 – Posted in: Knit-Alongs, Project Ideas

Join us on for a 2-week festive Knit-Along beginning tonight! We’ve chosen two fun and appropriately colourful patterns for the occasion: Christmas Baubles by Mona Schmidt and Knitted Christmas Stockings by Joy Green. Bothcall 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 for2 consecutive Thursdays ? December 8th and 15th? 7:00…

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