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New store sample: Om Shawl by Andrea Mowry November 25, 2016 – Posted in: Project Ideas, Store Samples

The Om Shawl by Andrea Mowry is a wonderfully entertaining knit due to the colour and technique changes throughout.  This project provides a perfect canvas for knitters to express their personality and creativity with colour and the fairisle section is a great opportunity for beginners to try out a little colourwork. We are big fans of Blue Sky Fiber’s new Woolstok yarn – it’s lofty and airy and a pleasure to knit with and after…

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New store sample: Wurm October 21, 2016 – Posted in: Online store, Project Ideas, Store Samples

With a double-thickness brim and the perfect amount of slouch, the Wurm hat, by Katharina Nopp, is funky and stylish and, above all, warm. We knit our version with 1 ball of Schoppel-Wolle Gradient, a soft 100% merino with gorgeous transitional colour changes.  We used a worsted weight yarn (instead of sport weight) so we cast on 82 stitches instead of 90 and used larger needles. Additional photos and specific modifications are included on our…

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New store sample: Favorite Slouchy Hat October 12, 2016 – Posted in: Online store, Project Ideas, Store Samples

We blogged The Favorite Knit Slouchy Hat by Jamie Sande a few weeks ago as our Free Pattern Friday feature.  We fell in love with this stylish and highly wearable pattern and decided to knit it up as a store sample with Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in the the Dahlia colourway.  Now that it’s finished, we can confirm this is a quick and easy-peasy unisex hat project – perfect for the whole family. Think holiday gift…

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New store samples: Brioche Cowls! September 19, 2016 – Posted in: Project Ideas, Store Samples

Briochevron cowl & scarf by Stephen West We opted for the cowl version of Stephen West’s beautiful, squishy Briochevron Cowl & Scarf, which is achieved by simply sewing the I-cord CO and BO edges together with a half twist. The black Manos del Uruguay Maxima yarn provides a perfect stage for the colour-changing Schoppel-Wolle Gradient to come out and play and the delicious allover texture means this cowl looks great no matter how you twist…

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New store sample: Hitchhiker September 6, 2016 – Posted in: Online store, Project Ideas, Store Samples

Hitchhiker, by Martina Behm, is a quick and simple project, ideal for showing off the beauty of the new mini-skein sets becoming available from many of our favourite hand-dyers. Just one Party of Five fingering weight set from SweetGeorgia Yarns is all you need to make this happy scarf – a perfect transitional accessory that will help you say adieu to summer and embrace the cooler days of autumn with style and equanimity. 🙂 Click…

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New store sample: Knit ‘n Slide August 8, 2016 – Posted in: Online store, Project Ideas, Store Samples

Knit ‘n Slide is yet another very fun pattern from Stephen West that’s a nice combination of both easy knitting and interesting technique.  We created our version with a combination of Hedgehog Fibres and Madelinetosh yarns and love the bright and colourful result. The first section uses a simple knit ?n slide technique that requires only knitting (no purling) and the lacy border features yarn overs and shortcut rows that create beautiful scallops. The border is further accentuated with a…

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New store samples: Falling and Vested Interest August 4, 2016 – Posted in: Online store, Project Ideas, Store Samples

FALLING by Joji Locatelli Joji Locatelli’s Falling is a beautifully airy stole that is anything but ordinary. Charming eyelets and a knit-as-you-go frill give this wrap a distinctly feminine yet modern feel. Exquisitely soft and lightweight in Manos del Uruguay?s stunning Marina yarn, this elegant accessory will make a pretty and versatile addition to any wardrobe! Click here for additional photos and project details on our Ravelry page. SHOP Manos del Uruguay Marina in our webstore! VESTED INTEREST…

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New store sample: Campside by Alicia Plummer July 29, 2016 – Posted in: Store Samples

The gorgeous and popular Campside shawl by Alicia Plummer worked up with Julie Asselin?s luminous Leizu DK was a pleasure to knit from beginning to end. Pretty eyelets throughout the body bounded by tailored ribbing give this shawl a casual elegance that?s perfect for easy summertime wear but lovely all-year round. Click here to view additional photos and project details on our Ravelry page. SHOP Leizu DK in our online store. Access this FREE pattern through…

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New store sample: Love & Lemons by Melanie Berg July 6, 2016 – Posted in: Project Ideas, Store Samples

The original Love and Lemons pattern by Melanie Berg calls for laceweight yarn but we opted to knit this up with a heavier weight linen and bigger needles for an even larger version. Crisp and light with gorgeous drape, we love the look of this shawl over sundresses and tanks. A pretty wrap that’s equally at home dressed up or down! View additional photos and details on our Ravelry project page. SHOP Montoya Beach yarn…

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New store sample: Bosc Pear June 27, 2016 – Posted in: Online store, Project Ideas, Store Samples

Tetiana Otruta’s Bosc Pear is beautiful asymmetric, triangular shawl which works wonderfully with Julie Asselin?s Leizu Fingering Gradient Sets.  Worked sideways with eyelet stripes and lacy texture, the size of this lovely accessory makes it quite versatile as a shawl or kerchief-scarf. Click HERE to see additional photos and project details on our Ravelry page. SHOP Julie Asselin Leizu Fingering Gradient Sets (Leizu Nuances). –  Melissa

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