Laine Magazine, Issue 2 – Spring / Summer 2017! May 30, 2017 – Posted in: Magazines, Project Ideas

Laine is a high-quality Nordic knit and lifestyle magazine for knit folks. We cherish natural fibres, slow living, local craftsmanship, and beautiful, simple things in life. Our intention is to inspire you to gather and share, to be part of a community of like-minded knitters, makers and thinkers from near and far. Knitting is more than just knit, knit, purl. It is a feeling. Laine Spring/Summer 2017 features: 124 pages uncoated, high-quality paper 11 knitting patterns,…

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Pattern sneak peek / Upcoming Class! May 25, 2017 – Posted in: Classes, Espace Tricot Patterns, Project Ideas

Espace Tricot has a new linen laceweight shawl pattern in the works! We’re just adding the final touches and having it translated before we share it with the world. Jocelyn Malric, the designer, will be teaching a class focused on this beauty beginning June 6th.  See her course description below. 🙂 Call us at 514-486-5648 to register if you’re interested in joining in! PETIT LIN SHAWL (Bilingual Class) Jocelyne Malric $96 Tuesdays, 6:30 ? 8:30, June 6, 13, 20…

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Podcast – Episode #9! May 16, 2017 – Posted in: Podcast, Project Ideas

Episode #9 of our podcast is up! We’re happy to be joined by our amazing store manager, Francoise, for a while at the beginning of this one. We then talk a little bit about a few new products, review our FOs and WIPS, and wrap up with an overview of more summer samples -garments and accessories knit with linen, cotton, and hemp this time. Grab your project and beverage of choice and come knit / crochet with…

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Weaving Workshop: A perfect Mother’s Day gift! May 12, 2017 – Posted in: Classes, Coming soon, Events, Project Ideas

Sunday is Mother’s Day and the wonderful Natasha Castonguay will be giving a weaving workshop for beginners at the store. If you’re still looking for the perfect gift for the creative mama in your life, there are still 3 spots left! Call 514-486-5648 to register. Please note, this class will be conducted mainly in French but weaving is so visual it will be easy enough to follow-along even if you don’t speak it. 🙂 –…

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May Classes May 2, 2017 – Posted in: Classes, Project Ideas

Still a few spots left in these upcoming classes happening this month. Call 514-486-5648 to reserve your spot! 🙂 ATELIER DE TISSAGE (Classe français) Natacha Castonguay $115 Dimanche 14 Mai de 9h00 à 13h00 Venez apprendre à réaliser vos propres petits tissages sur cadre et repartez avec tout le nécessaire pour en réaliser d?autres à la maison. Durant le cours d?une durée de quatre heures, vous apprendrez les techniques de base du tissage sur cadre (tissage…

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Off the Needles: Trimont Snood – Posted in: Off the Needles, Online store, Project Ideas

My version of Sylvia Hager’s Trimont Snood is off my needles and I couldn’t be happier. While I loved the look of this pattern in the original Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok (and may very well do another version for winter in that yarn), I had my heart set on using Julie Asselin?s Leizu DK in the Jardin des Tuileries colourway. After calculating a few modifications to accommodate the lighter weight yarn (see our Ravelry project page for details), I cast…

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For the love of linen: Summer store sample round-up! April 26, 2017 – Posted in: Project Ideas, Store Samples

Lisa and I have been talking a lot about summer knitting over the last weeks and are looking forward to showing you more of what we have in store in an upcoming podcast.  In the meantime, I thought I’d give you a quick reference here for a few of our favourites knit up with linen or linen-blend yarns (there are many more samples in store!).  Underneath the pictures you’ll see a numbered list with links to each of the project pages…

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Shibui Reed is here! April 7, 2017 – Posted in: New in Store, Online store, Project Ideas

Supple and soft, Reed is a smooth linen chainette that flows easily across the needles for graceful garments and beautiful summer accessories.  Reed is a reworked version of the original Shibui Linen – it is identical in all respects except much softer to the touch! 100% Linen 246 yds / 225 m, 1.76 oz / 50 g 26 sts = 4″ on 5 US / 3.75 mm SHOP Shibui Reed in our webstore! A few…

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April Classes! April 6, 2017 – Posted in: Classes, Coming soon, Project Ideas

Here are some classes we have coming up this month that still have available spaces! Call 514-486-5648 to reserve your spot 🙂 WORKSHOP: SEAMING (Bilingual Class) Giovanna Clementi $48 Wednesday, April 12 from 6 pm ? 9 pm Learn how to sew perfect seams in stockinette, garter and in ribbing. Students may bring completed projects waiting to be sewn up as well as samples. Required materials: 2 small samples (2? by 3?) of each of…

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Free Pattern Friday: Stratus Wrap by Alexandra Tavel March 31, 2017 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

(Photo: Two of Wands) The Stratus Wrap by Andrea Tavel just popped up on Ravelry and, can I just say, this has my name written all. over. it.  Gorgeous neutrals, tassels, stripes – it’s all fantastic!  Alexandra indicates that the design is inspired by “low-hanging, multi-layered stratus clouds that blanket the earth in grey fog”. Cozy and warm, this is a shawl / blanket combo if ever there was one. Stratus is an easy pattern requiring basic…

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