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Recent Finished Object Round-Up July 21, 2018 – Posted in: Project Ideas, Store Samples

Summer is moving swiftly on and we realize we’ve been delinquent in showcasing our most recent finished objects here in our blog space.  Below you’ll find a round-up of what we’ve been working on lately including some new Espace Tricot patterns!  Click on the images for links to our Ravelry project pages for all the details about each one 🙂 Banana Leaf Shawl by Yuki Ueda Tegna by Caitlin Hunter Mirage by Shellie Anderson Hayward…

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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 of Martina Behm’s Rockin? Rows combines a SweetGeorgia Prismatic Mini Set and Artfil Belle 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 think these colours are vibrant and festive but the Pine Bough Cowl is…

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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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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 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 gorgeous Linen 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 BlueSand is 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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