New store sample: Hauser Bag by Donna Yacino June 2, 2017 – 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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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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New store sample: Scarfy Thing March 16, 2017 – Posted in: Project Ideas, Store Samples

The Scarfy Thing is quite possibly one of the most fun projects you’ll knit this year! This recipe by Beata Jezek gives enough detail to get you started and keep you on track yet offers enough flexibility to add your own stamp.  Lisa used Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles and chose a single colour as the base yarn and five contrasting colourways for pops of colour throughout. She finished the whole thing with a deeper speckled neutral for the i-cord…

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New store sample: Find your Fade Shawl March 7, 2017 – Posted in: Project Ideas, Store Samples

My “Find your Fade” shawl is finally finished! I fell hard for this pattern by Andrea Mowry but just couldn?t ?find my fade? with speckled yarns so opted for a colour-block approach with more solid tonals in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light. They say big is beautiful and this is certainly a shawl with very generous proportions. While some may find this a challenge, we think it adds great versatility, making it wearable in so many different ways.…

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New project: Light Turtleneck Sweater February 14, 2017 – Posted in: Project Ideas, Store Samples

Although this project isn’t a store sample (it’s all mine), it ranks high on the “favourite things I’ve knit for myself” list and so I feel its worth blogging 🙂 The pattern is the Light Turtleneck Sweater by Anna & Heidi Pickles – a straighforward raglan style that is quick and simple to knit and easily customizable. The turtleneck, extra long sleeves, and fluffy halo of the fabric all appealed to me and, after a little process of weighing…

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New store sample: Copenhagen Calling January 9, 2017 – Posted in: Online store, Project Ideas, Store Samples

We adapted Isabell Kraemer’s beautiful Copenhagen Cowl to be knit with a worsted weight yarn. Woolfolk Far in two high contrast colourways makes this an exquisitely soft and cozy cowl with seriously modern style. The three stitch motifs play wonderfully together and keep the knitting fun and interesting. A perfect January project! Click here for additional photos and project details on our Ravelry page! SHOP Woolfolk Far in our webstore. –  Melissa  

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On the C Train Cowl – a new free pattern from Espace Tricot! January 5, 2017 – Posted in: Espace Tricot Patterns, Podcast, Project Ideas, Store Samples

A modern and luxurious cowl to go with our ?On the C Train? hat. Knit with a blend of exquisitely soft yarns, you?ll want to live in this. The ribbed structure makes the cowl quite versatile – loop it once or twice around your neck or wear it as a shoulder warmer. An easy stylish project that is sure to become a staple in your winter accessory wardrobe. Access pattern and additional project details on our Ravelry…

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New store samples for kids: Peacock Dress & Isadora Lopapeysa December 6, 2016 – Posted in: Online store, Project Ideas, Store Samples

Peacock Dress by Pernille Larson A sweet lace dress for your cherished little one designed by Pernille Larson. We love how the Peacock Dress manages to look both modern and worthy of traditional heirloom status at the same time. Knit with Julie Asselin’s exquisitely dyed Fino yarn (75% merino, 15% cashmere, 10% silk), this wee gem positively glows. A beautiful addition to the wardrobe of any little girl on the go! Available in sizes 6…

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Two new store samples: Super Bulky (Insta-knit!) Cowls November 30, 2016 – Posted in: Online store, Project Ideas, Store Samples

Swirling Cowl by Signe Marie Richter The Swirling Cowl by Signe Marie Richter is a quick and beautiful accessory knit with just 1 skein of Freia?s stunning Ombré Super Bulky yarn. The colour transitions and texture create a soft, gorgeous cowl that will brighten up any winter day. View additional photos and project details on our Ravelry page. SHOP Freia Ombre Super Bulky in our webstore. LTYC Super Bulky Cowl Kelly Hechinger A fabulous last-minute-knitted-gift, either for yourself or a…

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New store sample: Endless Wrap by Sylvia Hager November 28, 2016 – Posted in: Online store, Project Ideas, Store Samples

Lisa and I first saw the Endless Wrap by Sylvia Hager on the runway at the the National Needlearts Trade Show in the Spring and were smitten with the texture and generous scale of it. When we visited the Blue Sky Fibers booth we tumbled even further in love when we felt the Woolstok yarn – lofty and cozy and decidedly wooly. In the end, we decided to knit our version somewhat shorter than the original (we used…

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