New store sample: Allira Shawl by Ambah O’Brien June 21, 2016 – Posted in: Online store, Project Ideas, Store Samples

The Allira Shawl by Ambah O’Brien is a beautiful crescent shaped wrap knit with one skein of a solid main colour and 5 mini-skeins for the contrast edging. We loved the original so much, we used the same Julie Asselin Leizu Fingering Gradient Set in Avalon to knit up our store sample, perfectly complemented by ARTFIL Belle in Wheat. Garter stitch enhanced by geometric lace gives this shawl a modern yet timeless look. An engaging…

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Shibui Twig, Linen, and Silk Cloud – just re-stocked! June 16, 2016 – Posted in: Online store, Re-stocked, Store Samples

[Scroll down for project ideas] Those who know us, know we love all things Shibui Knits so it’s always a happy occasion around here when our stocks of these exquisite yarns are replenished. Twig, Linen, and Silk Cloud are among our favourites – just see some of our store samples below for proof 🙂 Twig A unique combination of three fibers, Twig knits into a soft and cool fabric with the kind of drape that…

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Customer Project Profile (+ New store sample!): Marie-Claude’s Gemini – Posted in: Customer Project Profiles, Online store, Project Ideas, Store Samples

What is the name of the pattern?   Gemini by Jane Richmond. What yarn did you use?  A mix of recycled cotton and silk purchased from Espace Tricot several years ago. (ET Note: We believe it was Rowan Summer Tweed, now discontinued). Did you enjoy knitting this pattern?  Yes – it was an easy project and I enjoyed the seamless, knit-in-the-round construction. What do you like most about the finished project? The yarn was a…

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New store sample: Puerperium by Kelly Brooker June 8, 2016 – Posted in: Online store, Project Ideas, Store Samples

The lovely and practical Puerperium Cardigan by Kelly Brooker is perfect for any little newborn. Knit with one skein of the extremely soft and versatile Borgo de?Pazzi Pima Cotton (including the coordinating hat) this makes a wonderful gift to welcome baby into the world. A simple and straightforward pattern. Available in newborn size only (3-4kg birthweight (7-9lb)). Click here for additional photos and project details on our Ravelry page. Shop Borgo de’Pazzi Pima in our online…

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New store sample: Fox Scarf by Gina Michele – Posted in: Online store, Project Ideas, Store Samples

Fox Scarf by Gina Michele is a sweet, cruelty-free play on the popular fur scarves of the 20?s and 30?s. Knit in a day, this is a fun, quick project for your little ones. Also available in adult size. We used Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky (in Citrus and Antler) on a 5 mm needle which gives the scarf great structure and stitch definition. Click here to view additional photos and project details on our Ravelry page. Shop…

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New store sample: Slope by Shellie Anderson June 4, 2016 – Posted in: Online store, Project Ideas, Store Samples

Slope by Shellie Anderson is a beautiful tank featuring a high-low hem and easy a-line shape. Shibui Twig lends just the right amount of drape and structure making this a simple, lightweight, and highly wearable summer wardrobe staple. Fresh and very chic! View additional photos and project details on our Ravelry page. Shop Shibui Twig in our online store. –  Melissa

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New store sample: Spectrum May 17, 2016 – Posted in: Online store, Project Ideas, Store Samples

Spectrum is another beautiful project designed by the talented Joji Locatelli.  A simple, straightforward knit, it features a series of chevron stripes gradually transitioning from one colour to another. A fun project, perfect for highlighting your favourite hand-dyed yarns. We used ARTFIL Belle and love the way the gentle tonal variations in the yarn add dimension and texture to the fabric!  This shawl has a lovely weight and drape and is just the thing for cool spring days…

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New store sample: Color Block Cardigan by Chiaki Hayashi May 10, 2016 – Posted in: Project Ideas, Store Samples

We knit a warmer version of the Color Block Cardigan by Chiaki Hayashi a few years ago and are still so enamoured with the design that we decided to work up a summery version this year more in line with the original. This lightweight version knit with Hikoo Rylie (alpaca + silk + linen) is fresh and lovely with beautiful drape. Worked in a combination of stockinette and reverse stockinette it’s also completely reversible! Click here for additional details and project photos…

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New store sample: Unicorn Stripes! May 4, 2016 – Posted in: Online store, Project Ideas, Store Samples

A beautiful and meditative project, Antonia Shankland’s stunning Unicorn Stripes scarf is perfect for TV and social knitting. Using all 30 colours of Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails (47 m / 52 y per skein) the finished scarf is soft and sleek with gorgeous weight and drape – and that colour! If a monochromatic or minimalist approach is more your thing, simply use full skeins of Madelintosh Tosh Merino Light (or other fingering weight yarn of choice)…

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New store sample: Livingston May 2, 2016 – Posted in: Project Ideas, Store Samples

Livingston by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne is a lovely unisex toddler sweater knit seamlessly from the top down. The sweet stitch motif on the front brings to mind the flight of little birds and adds a touch of whimsy. Knit here with Rowan Baby Merino Silk DK, a soft luxury yarn developed specifically for babies (i.e it’s machine washable 🙂 ). A clear, well-written pattern. View additional photos and project details on our Ravelry project page. Shop Rowan…

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