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New store samples: Sweet Peasy & Fiona’s Top April 13, 2016 – Posted in: Project Ideas, Store Samples

Spring has sprung and we’ve been working on new store samples! Sweet Peasy by Heidi Kirrmaier is a child-sized version of the original Peasy pattern – a simple cardigan with just enough lace to make it pretty and interesting. Like it’s grown-up counterpart, Sweet Peasy is knit from the top-down making it very easy to customize in terms of sleeve and body length. We knit our version with one of Rowan’s newest yarns – Softyak…

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New Free Espace Tricot Pattern / Store Sample: Whirligig February 26, 2016 – Posted in: Espace Tricot Patterns, Project Ideas, Store Samples

Whirligigis a light-hearted and whimsical scarf knit with alternating colours of NoroTaiyoyarn. Knit in the round as a long tube, ?resting? yarns are carried up along the inside of the scarf so there are, miraculously, just a few ends to sew in at the end of all those stripes. The profusion of colour will soothe your eyes and brighten your mood on bleak winter days and the double-thickness fabric will keep you warm and toasty.…

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New store sample: Vertices Unite February 25, 2016 – Posted in: Project Ideas, Store Samples

Another Stephen West project hot off the needles! Vertices Unite is a modular, and therefore wonderfully motivating knit which pulls you along in bite-sized chunks until you’ve completed a very cozy and generously sized wrap with beautiful drape. We opted to keep our version subtle with Anzula’s Temperance (yellow) and SweetGeorgia’s Ultraviolet hues adding moderate pops of colour. As usual, Stephen’s pattern is clear and well-written and, although this is a fairly large project, the…

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New store sample: Tolovana January 6, 2016 – Posted in: Online store, Project Ideas, Store Samples

Tolovana by cabinfour isabeautiful, structured cowl boasting rich texture and classic appeal. An easy, comforting knit. We knit a strand of Filatura di Crosa Superior (cashmere +silk) along with Quince & Co.Osprey for a little added softness. The perfect length for wrapping twice but oh, so pretty when worn as a single loop. Click here for additional photos and project details on our Ravelry page. ShopQuince & Co. Osprey and Filatura di Crosa Superior in…

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New store samples: Farmhouse & Windward December 22, 2015 – Posted in: Project Ideas, Store Samples

Farmhouse by Cabinfour Farmhouse by cabinfour is a big, soft shawl which is as simple to knit as it is to wear. Wrap yourself in its lightweight, warm embrace and let the winter winds howl on. The original pattern is designed with worsted weight yarn but we opted to hold a strand of sport weight yarn (Quince & Co’s Chickadee) together with a strand of fuzzy worsted weight yarn (Drops Brushed Alpaca Silk) for a…

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New store samples: Nick, Seafaring Scarf December 14, 2015 – Posted in: Online store, Project Ideas, Store Samples

NICK by Heidi Kirrmaier Nick by Heidi Kirrmaier is a simple cowl with clean lines and functional flare. This accessory is minimalist in style but can be customized with anything from an i-cord or crochet chain tie to a shoe-lace in a bright, contrasting colour for added personality. We knit our version, including the i-cord tie, with ultra-soft Lang Nova and love the way itlooks worn open and looseordrawn infor a closer fit and increased…

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Selected store samples – now for sale! December 12, 2015 – Posted in: Store Samples

We are often asked if our store samples are for sale and, until now, we’ve always regretfully had to say‘no’. We knit them to inspire andto provide an enhancedexperience forcustomers who are always welcome to touch and try them on. With more than 300 samples now in store though,we’ve decided it’s time to let some of these little gems goout into the world. We’ve taken very good care of each and every one and they…

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New store samples: Tilted Shadows & Storm Door December 8, 2015 – Posted in: Project Ideas, Store Samples

TILTED SHADOWS byVera Sanon Vera Sanon’s Tilted Shadows is aversatile accessory that can be worn as a wrap, cowl, or scarf! This gorgeous piece begins with a provisional cast-on and is knit on the bias for a unique, graphic look. The beginning and end stitches are grafted to close the loop into a perfectly seamless wrap. We knit ours with Lang Malou Light for a soft and lofty version which will envelop you in a…

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New store samples: Volute & Crazy Magic Boomerang November 26, 2015 – Posted in: Online store, Project Ideas, Store Samples

VOLUTE by Shellie Anderson A luminous and nearly weightless top knit with ShibuiSilk Cloud. Flattering on most body types, the generous silhouette is finished with tapered sleeves in ShibuiCima for contrast and structure. Despite the sheer fabric, this garment is surprisingly cozy, providing a soft halo of warmth over anything from a casual tee to a collared shirt.Simple and elegant. Click here to view additional photos and project details on our Ravelry page. Shop Shibui…

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Free pattern Friday / New Espace Tricot Pattern! November 20, 2015 – Posted in: Espace Tricot Patterns, Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas, Store Samples

Kigali Nights Kigali Nights is abeautiful, vibrant wrapknit during Lisa’srecent trip to Rwanda.Theshawl is a parallelogram with one end sloping more than the other. Itbegins with stockinette and short rows, which creates a gentle slope. Half-waythrough the pattern switches to reverse stockinette with short row shaping at the end creating a steeper slope. Knit with the incredibly soft and gorgeously hued Merletto laceweight yarn from the incomparable Julie Asselin, this shawl will wrap you in…

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