TRUNK SHOW: CAPSULE | Michele Wang for Brooklyn Tweed August 8, 2017 – Posted in: Books, Online store, Project Ideas, Trunk Shows

We are thrilled to be hosting samples from Brooklyn Tweed?s recent collaboration with Michele Wang in the store this week! It will be with us through Sunday (August 13th), after which we will sadly need to send it on its travels. If you’re a fan of Brooklyn Tweed yarns, Michele Wang, and / or cables, then the patterns in thiscollection are a must-see. CAPSULE| Michele Wang is an exquisitely conceived and executed offering of designs…

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Off the needles: Lumpy Space by Stephen West July 28, 2017 – Posted in: Off the Needles, Online store, Project Ideas

Oh, how we love Stephen West patterns! Fun and engaging from beginning to end and there’s always something new to learn. I knit this version of Lumpy Spacewith Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singlesfor a perfect marriage of yarn and project. Watching the interplay of the beautiful colourways (Pheasant, Stone, and Graphite) was pure pleasure as the piece grew – the luscious single-ply yarn seems to glow from the inside and the overall effect is warm and…

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Off the needles: Deschain by Leila Raabe June 26, 2017 – Posted in: Online store, Project Ideas

I posted my finished Deschain on Instagram back at the beginning of May but, with one thing and another (end of the school year, trade show attendance, etc.) it never made it to the Blog or our Ravelry project page. I’m heading off on holiday later this week (yay!) and am currently working through a very daunting list of things to get done before I go – this is on the list, so, score one…

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Our first “Clin d’Oeil” is now up on YouTube! – Posted in: Podcast, Project Ideas

The first in our series of clin d’oeil episodes is now up on YouTube! Clin d’oeil means “wink” in French and that’s what these focused episodes are meant to be – a briefer look at a specific topic. In this episode we focus on laceweight projects that are perfect for knitting and wearing in the warmer months but which transition easily to Fall and Winter. Click here to watch! Remember, show notes can always be…

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New store sample: Cullum by Isabell Kraemer June 23, 2017 – Posted in: Online store, Project Ideas, Store Samples

This isn’t actually a “new” store sample – it’s been in the shop for at least a month now – but it’s finally making its way on to the blog today! Cullum, by Isabell Kraemer, is a beautiful pattern knit with Quince & Co?s soft and supple Sparrow linen yarn. It’s the second project we’ve knit up from Quince’s gorgeousLinen Noir collection released in the Spring (the first was Deschain) and we love how this…

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Re-stocked: Meadow and Acadia from The Fibre Company! June 20, 2017 – Posted in: Online store, Project Ideas, Re-stocked, Store Samples

MEADOW Meadow, from the Fibre Company, is a delightful blend of four luxurious fibers which are spun together and kettle dyed. The merino, baby llama, silk, and linen fibers all take dyes to varying degrees resulting in a unique blend that is beautifully heathered with gorgeous colour depth. The individual qualities of drape, softness, sheen, and crisp stitch definition brought by the different fibers makes this a ?must-try? yarn for shawls, scarves, and lightweight garments!…

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Finished objects: One for me and one for the store – Lizzie and BlueSand Cardigan June 5, 2017 – Posted in: Online store, Project Ideas, Store Samples

After years of knitting store samples almost exclusively, Lisa and I have been knitting a few things for ourselves lately so, while BlueSandis a brand-spanking new cardigan now living in the shop, Lizzie has happily taken up residence in my own closet. Complete details for both projects have now been added to our Ravelry project page. 🙂 Lizzie by Julie Weisenberg / Cocoknits As many of you will know, Julie Weisenberger?s (Cocoknits) beautiful new book…

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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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New store sample: Hauser Bag by Donna Yacino – Posted in: Project Ideas, Store Samples

Hauser by Donna Yacino is an easy and fun summer tote project! We used Juniper Moon Farm Zooey for our version and the slight thick and thin nature of this yarn adds great texture to the final fabric. The screw-in leather Forager handles from JUL Designs really make the bag and are so practical – simply take them off when you want to wash the bag or move them to another project as needed! Hauser…

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Podcast – Episode #10! – Posted in: Podcast, Project Ideas

Podcast Episode #10 is up! We talk about new products, introduce Espace Tricot Petit Lin and Petit Lin+, talk about our new free pattern Saint Laurent, show off our FOs and WIPS, and wrap up with a few viewer questions. We hope you enjoy ?! Click HERE to watch! As always, Show Notes are available on our Ravelry Group HERE. – Melissa

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