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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 throughout the 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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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’s patterns over the last months. Several have been added to our queue but Sunset 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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New (free) pattern from Espace Tricot: Getting Warmer November 2, 2017 – Posted in: Espace Tricot Patterns, Project Ideas

Simple and stylish, GETTING WARMER is a light and cozy cowl worked from the bottom up, transitioning from 2×2 rib to garter stitch in the round with regular decreases. It can be pulled down over one or both shoulders and the neck will remain snug and close without gaping. Knit with Woolfolk LUFT, a luscious and ultra-soft blend of Ultimate Merino and cotton. Chic, modern, functional, and easy-peasy. Click here to see additional photos and details on our…

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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 store sample: Veronika by Shannon Cook October 16, 2017 – Posted in: Off the Needles, Project Ideas, Store Samples

We’ve been itching to knit the Veronika up as a store sample since designer Shannon Cook first launched the pattern on Ravelry last July.  It just has so much going for it!  It’s cozy, casual, and stylish with rustic flare. We opted to knit ours with Brooklyn Tweed Shelter and couldn’t be happier with this marriage of yarn and pattern. Veronika is a great choice if you’re looking for simple knitting – just ribbing followed by knit and purl…

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Join us for an afternoon with JULIE ASSELIN! October 4, 2017 – Posted in: Events, Project Ideas, Store Activities

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14TH, 2 PM ? 5PM In our continuing series featuring incredibly talented and successful local hand-dyers, please join us in welcoming the incomparable Julie Asselin to the shop on Saturday, October 14th, 2 pm – 5 pm.  Julie’s yarns are among the most sought after in our store and we have been excited to watch the growth and development of her company over the last few years. We’re looking forward to hosting Julie and her…

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Podcast – Episode #12 October 2, 2017 – Posted in: Podcast, Project Ideas

Podcast Episode #12 is now up on YouTube! In this installment we talk about new and re-stocked yarns, our matching Oraefi sweaters, new store samples, our personal WIPs and FOs, and we take a little time to discuss our approach to deciding on sweater patterns to knit for ourselves. We hope you enjoy ? ! Remember, show notes can be found in our Ravelry discussion group HERE. Click HERE to watch!

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New store sample: Entwine Scarf by Jane Richmond September 20, 2017 – Posted in: Project Ideas, Store Samples

A gorgeous pattern from designer Jane Richmond, Entwine is a breeze to knit and makes for a quick, fun, and satisfying project. Although casual in style, the scale of the yarn and stitch pattern lend dramatic flare and make it a high-impact addition to any winter accessory wardrobe! Knit with just two skeins of Cascade Magnum. View additional photos and project details on our Ravelry project page! SHOP Cascade Magnum in our webstore. –  Melissa

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New free pattern from Espace Tricot: Au Chalet September 8, 2017 – Posted in: Espace Tricot Patterns, Project Ideas

We have a new free pattern for you today, just in time for the cooler weather! Au Chalet is a simple and cozy blanket featuring large and small cables interspersed with squishy garter stitch and framed with a border of easy ribbing and garter stitch ridges. We designed this throw (finished measurements: 54″ x 66″) with Rowan Pure Wool Worsted ? a superwash yarn ? for easy care and maintenance. Snuggle up with this beauty as…

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