Have you heard about the Knit Stars Online Summit? June 20, 2016 – Posted in: Miscellaneous

Knit Stars is an online conference coming this Fall!  Some great personalities will be sharing useful information, tips, and tricks that you will be able to enjoy from the comfort of your own home!  Stephen West, Romi Hill, Julie Weisenberger of Cocoknits, Amy Small of Knit Collage, Meghan Fernandes of Pom Pom Quarterly, Taiu Landra of Koigu and indie dyers Julie & Jean-Francois Asselin will be coming together to help you take your knitting to the next level.…

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TNNA Round-up: Mostly in pictures… June 15, 2016 – Posted in: Events, Miscellaneous

We’re back home after an exciting whirlwind trip to the TNNA show in Washington DC!  We reconnected with old friends in the industry and made new many new ones and had a great time placing orders for the Fall. Some fabulous new products will be making their way into the shop over the next few months so be sure to check in here regularly for updates. In the meantime, in case you missed them on Facebook, here some…

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It’s TNNA time! June 9, 2016 – Posted in: Events, Miscellaneous

Lisa and I are off to TNNA in Washington DC today for our annual yarn shopping spree! TNNA is one of the largest industry trade shows of the year where retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, publishers, and designers all come together to show and discover new products, designs, trends, and techniques.  We’re on our usual mission to bring the latest and greatest on the knit, crochet, spinning (and maybe even weaving) scene back to Espace Tricot! Stay tuned. Blogging may be quiet…

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Video tour of Espace Tricot May 28, 2016 – Posted in: Miscellaneous

I wish we could say we had done this ourselves but, alas, although we talked about doing it, it  just never floated to the top of our to-do list. That’s why we were so thrilled to discover this great video posted by the wonderful knitwear designer Kathleen Dames who visited our store back in March. Thank you Kathleen! Watch Kathleen’s tour of our shop! Browse Kathleen’s patterns on Ravelry. –  Melissa

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Measure Twice – Knit Once! May 7, 2016 – Posted in: Miscellaneous

From the title of this post I am sure that many of you can already guess the gist of this story, however, let me begin from the beginning! After 18 years of comfortably living in a borough a little west of Espace Tricot, my family and I decided that it was time to take the plunge and move into a vibrant city ?quartier? with cafés, bistros, shops, and amenities all within walking distance. It was…

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The New York Times – On Knitting January 27, 2016 – Posted in: Miscellaneous

I posted this New York Times article to our Facebook page a couple of days ago but it’s so good I thought I’d post it here just in case some of you may have missed it  :-) THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF KNITTING By JANE E. BRODY JANUARY 25, 2016 5:45 AM Photo Credit: Paul Rogers – Melissa

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Weekend Round-up + The Third Piece January 19, 2016 – Posted in: Coming soon, Miscellaneous

Lisa just spent five days with me here in New York on an “Espace Tricot Planning Retreat”. We’ve hatched some big plans for 2016 and needed some dedicated time together to develop and fine-tune our ideas for the coming year. Needless to say, some of our “research” took place on the streets of the city – from soaking up the merchandising at John Derian and ABC Carpet and Home to browsing the shops in Soho…

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Changes in store January 4, 2016 – Posted in: Miscellaneous

Dear Espace Tricot Community – It?s a new year and with it come a few changes in store.  We’ve grown in leaps and bounds since opening our doors in our first tiny space five years ago and we’ve been thinking a lot lately about how best to ensure that our business is a viable and sustainable one for many years to come.  After much thought and deliberation, we’ve decided to re-jig things a little to make sure that we can continue to meet the needs…

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What pleasure, to give and receive December 29, 2015 – Posted in: Miscellaneous, Project Ideas

As a knitter, I am usually on the giving end of handmade gifts (the steady stream of beautiful needlework pieces and art quilts from my mother, notwithstanding). I give these with love and absolute pleasure.  Twice a year, though, on Christmas and my birthday, I am the lucky recipient of a hand knit gift from Mona.  Usually gorgeous socks (Mona knows I would never knit these for myself) or lovely winter accessories.  Each and every time, I am filled…

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#25000 Tuques: Video by AJ+ – Posted in: Miscellaneous

This was filmed in our store just before Christmas. We are so happy to have collected hundreds of tuques! Such generosity and goodwill among Canadians 🙂 Quebec initiative to welcome refugees with a mass hat knitting movement spreads across Canada #25000tuques [facebook url=”https://www.facebook.com/ajplusenglish/videos/659921970815980/” /]   –  Melissa

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