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Website updgrade January 14, 2020 – Posted in: Events, Miscellaneous, Online store

We have been working very hard over the last few months to upgrade our website and the time has now come to go ?live?! No new website launch is without it?s challenges, however, so we ask for your patience and understanding as we work to fix any bugs or kinks that only become apparent once our new site is up and running. In particular, we anticipate issues with our French translations, most noticeably for notifications…

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New Espace Tricot pattern: The Cooler Side of Warm January 24, 2018 – Posted in: Espace Tricot Patterns, Online store, Project Ideas

We have a new FREE pattern for you this week!The Cooler Side of Warm is a cozy cowl knit from the bottom up. It begins with 1×1 ribbing knit flat and then is joined to be worked in the round. As a result, it has a split-hem on one side that allows it to sit comfortably on the shoulder and lie flat against the back and chest. It is finished with 1×1 rib on a…

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New store samples! January 19, 2018 – Posted in: Online store, Project Ideas, Store Samples

Rockin’ Rows by Martina Behm Our version ofMartina Behm’s Rockin? Rowscombines a SweetGeorgia Prismatic Mini Set andArtfilBelle in the White Sands colourway to create a stunning finished object – if we say so ourselves! The colours are so beautiful and perfectly assembled in this kit from SweetGeorgia and soft and springy Belle is always a treat to work with. Chevron stripes and frequent colour changes make this project engaging from beginning to end – no…

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New store sample: Pine Bough Cowl by Dianna Walla December 12, 2017 – Posted in: Online store, Project Ideas, Store Samples

The Pine Bough Cowl by Dianna Walla is a beautiful, graphic cowl with a botanical feel. We used Tanis Fiber Arts PureWash DK for our store sample and love the soft yet structured hand of the finished fabric. The pattern is well-written and easy to follow and watching the gorgeous motifs develop quickly on the needles while you knit provides lovely motivation. We thinkthese colours are vibrant and festive but the Pine Bough Cowl is…

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New free pattern: Flying Solo December 1, 2017 – Posted in: Espace Tricot Patterns, Online store, Project Ideas

We have another new free pattern for you this week! FLYING SOLO is a chic and minimalist unisex ribbed cowl knit with three colours of Artfil Solo.Two strands are held together throughoutthe project with one strand being changed at a time to create a series of ombre stripes. The cowl is knit from the bottom up with the front and back flap knit separately and then joined to knit in the round. While we chose…

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New store sample: Icon by Shellie Anderson October 26, 2017 – Posted in: Online store, Project Ideas, Store Samples

Icon by Shellie Anderson is a stunning, high-fashion accessory perfectly in line with what we’ve come to expect of patterns from the Shibui Knits yarn company. Graphic and modern, the wrap is worked flat and uses short rows to create the striking wedges of colour. We opted for a slightly looser gauge, and did short rows every five stitches instead of six, for a finished object that is a little wider and longer than the…

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New store sample: Lil’ Rosebud Dress / Tunic by OGE Knitwear Designs October 17, 2017 – Posted in: Off the Needles, Online store, Project Ideas, Store Samples

We have another new store sample for you this week! How sweet is the Lil’ Rosebud Dress / Tunic by OGE Knitwear Designs knit up with Tanis Fiber Arts PureWash DK in the Rose Grey colourway?This a well-written pattern with round-by-round instructions and very simple construction. The yoke section is easy to memorize, but be sure to read carefully when moving to the body section as the rate of increase changes ;-). The Purewash DK…

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New and re-stocked: Scrumptiouspurl! September 27, 2017 – Posted in: New in Store, Online store, Re-stocked

We’re so happy to let you know that we’ve just received a huge delivery of Scrumptiouspurl Stripe Me Up sock yarn along with the complete line of Scrumtiouspurl’s new full-skein coordinating solids! Dyed on the same base, both are comprised of an 80% superwash merinoand 20% nylon blend with a lovely tight spin and gorgeous sheen (400 yd / 365 m). The solids have a beautiful and consistent tonal quality while thestriped yarnis precision dyed…

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New in store: Interchangeable Needle Kits and Crochet Sets from TULIP! August 24, 2017 – Posted in: New in Store, Online store

As we mentioned after our visit to the Needle Arts Trade Show in June, Lisa and I have fallen in LOVE with products by the Japanese company TULIP. We promptly purchased ourselves interchangeable needle sets on the spot and have enjoyed working with them all summer. From the finely honed tips to the swivel joins and flexible cords, these are pure joy – and this from two die-hard metal needle users! We are excited to…

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