Friday, October 29, 2010


It is with great sadness I am writing my last post...The shop is closing and I must sell everything! BTW - knit night will continue until the end!

Starting on October 30th until everything is sold, we are having a sale on everything!
30% off all yarn (alot is already marked down to 50%). Come for first choice - there are so many great yarns you don't want to miss out on:

sweet georgia cashsilk lace
rowan yarns (cocoon, big wool, felted tweed)
berroco (peruvia quick, lustra, alpaca fine
malabrigo (rasta, chunky, worsted, lace! - and great colours too!)
painted fleece
silky wool
cascade 220 and superwash, eco (colours, heathers and naturals)
noro (silk garden, retro, bonbori and many more!)
freedom spirit
mission falls
alot of cottons
AND SO MUCH MORE (that I can't name because I cant remember everything we have!)

40% off everything else! Roving, books, magazines, patterns, roving, spindles, kits, bags, buttons! Stock up soon - items will go very, very, very quickly.

We are also selling the Ikea Units ($40), some samples (mostly scarves), the table ($50), shelving units (the ones the book are housed in - $25 each)

EVERYTHING MUST GO! Everything Must Go!

Child's Poncho

Call me crazy, but I think the poncho craze is about to hit us again! Thankfully they are pretty quick to knit up and little kids looks super duper cute in them.

I used the Yarn Harlot's Poncho pattern, however used a thinner yarn and small needles - and viola - instantly down sizes to fit a child!

This poncho was knit with two skeins of cascade 220 and I used a third for the fringe on 6mm needles. There is enough left over of the 3rd skein to knit child size mittens or fingerless ones!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sweet Georgia Cashsilk Lace!

The new yarns are just pouring into the shop and we are trying to keep up with blogging about them and knitting samples. Sweet Georgia's super yummy Cashsilk yarn arrived on Friday and holy cow, it is definitely a knock out!

The fibre content is insane - 45% cashmere, 55% silk! 400 yards for $36. One skein will make a nice scarf or two skeins for a beautiful lace shawl. This dyer is Canadian, from Vancouver and her colour sense will knock you off your feet.

Felicia designed a free easy fast lace scarf - find the pattern HERE.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

One Day Beret!

And we mean it - this hat took one day to complete! Sarah used the One Day Beret pattern with one skein of Berroco's Campus yarn.

We love this yarn, a mix of wool, acrylic and alpaca - $10/skein, knits up beautifully and looks amazing. This yarn is perfect for almost anything you want to knit - from accessories to sweaters. We have 10 colours and they are all stunning.

I think a matching big ass chunky cowl would go quite nicely with this beret.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Winter is on it's way and you need to be prepared! Toast is the perfect fall and winter accessory! Knit two skeins of Diamond's Donegal Cashmere and at $5 bucks a skein, you can knit up these necessary items for $10!

These can be worn as sleeves under 3/4 length sleeve sweaters, pulled over your hands outside and then pushed up when your hands are well, toasty!

We have a matching hat and cowl to match - because being matchy matchy is important, non?

The cowl is knit with two skeins of Malabrigo Chunky! HMMMM, so soft, so freaking soft.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Another Elsewhere!

Everytime I finish a knit, I swear it is my favourite - I can't help it. I knit so much, that it is hard to choose just one that I love more than anything. But this one is no different. I've knit it BEFORE. I'll knit it again, really I would.

This Elsewhere was knit with 2.5 skeins of Eco Plus in Black. Pain to pick up stitches this time around because I could only pick up stitches during the day.

Elsewhere is one of those sweaters that I expected more people on Ravelry to knit. It fits every single body type! You can use most any worsted or aran weight yarn and it knits up faster than you think.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Drops Cardi!!!!

Another sample is off our needles. I totally love this one as well, no surprise there. Knit with seven skeins of Debbie Bliss Chunky Tweed on 7mm needles, it knits up so fast. Each piece could be knit in one evening - so you could have a sweater/jacket in one week! Wow.
You can find the free pattern here!
Another great yarn you could use for this sweater is Berroco Campus. It is tweedy and has a great halo that would look amazing!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

New Sample The Caplet

I LOVE THIS CAPELET! I just finished knitting Pure and Simple's newest pattern with two skeins of Berroco Lustra on 6mm needles.

I am so surprised how well it sits on my shoulders and how comfortable it is. This is the perfect thing to wear to keep warm while driving, watching TV, working at the computer. You can knit this in any worsted to aran weight yarn - the sky is the limit!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Sirdar Vest

Oh my goodness, look at this little guy wearing the cutest vest E.V.E.R!! Lorraine knit this great little vest with 2.5 balls of Sirdar Baby Bamboo, a wool/bamboo machine washable yarn.

It is heaven to knit with and Sirdar has amazing pattern support. We have so many Sirdar patterns to choose from you will not know what to knit with first.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Berroco Comfort Baby

More yarn!! We totally love opening new boxes especially when it is great yarn to knit baby items with. Berroco Comfort baby, each ball is 50/50 nylon acrylic blend, 224 yards for $5!

Two balls is enough for a newborn sweater! Or one for a hat and bootie set.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

New Yarn - Bocciolo (say that 5 times fast!)

the newest yarn we received - Bocciolo was just screaming to be knit up into a scarf! Sarah knit two balls of this yarn on 12mm needles.....

Each Bocciolo has 92% Wool and 8% acrylic and cost $11.99. Perfect for gift giving and is an absolute instant gratification knit! What more can you ask for?

We have reds, blacks, creams, purples and blue colourways.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Learn To Knit Socks!

Learn to Knit Socks!

Keep your feet toasty warm – learn how to knit socks! We will teach you how to knit socks from the top down using DPN’s. You will learn how to make the gusset heel, short rows, picking up stitches, toe decreasing and grafting. Be forewarned, socks can become highly addictive. Participants must know how to use DPNs, knit, purl and cast off.

Price: $40. Please bring 4mm DPNs, worsted weight yarn to the first class. For the 2nd class you will need sock yarn and 2.5mm DPNs.

Dates: October 29th and November 5th from 6-8pm

Class Length: 2 – two hour sessions

Instructor: Kate Atherley

Monday, October 18, 2010

Cedar Leaf Shawlette Class - 3 spots left!!!!

Cedar Leaf Shawlette – See our Sample!

A beautiful crescent shaped, little shawl that drapes beautifully around your shoulders and looks absolutely stunning wrapped around your neck as a scarf. The curved shape of the shawl is created through the use of short rows. The leafy border is knit on once the body of the shawl is completed.
Students must know how to cast on, knit, purl and cast off.


Price: $40, please bring pattern found at nevernotknitting + 500 yards of DK weight yarn and 5mm needles.

Dates: October 31st and November 7th from 10 am to Noon
Class Length: 2 – two hour session
Instructor: Kate Atherley

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Noro Retro

We received all 10 colours of Noro's newest yarn - RETRO. A blend of 64% wool, 24% silk and 12% angora. 100 meters for $9.95. (oopss only 8 colours were photographed, but trust me, there are 10 colours)

Holy cow people this one yarn you will fall in love with and fall in love with FAST! I picked up the raspberry colour to make a drop stitch scarf and Brooklyn Tweed's Habitat hat.

Beautiful combo, non? Knitting with this yarn is absolute HEAVEN with a capital H!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Learn to Felt

Learn to Felt – Wet and Dry! October 26th and November 2nd 7-9pm

We get loads of questions about felting and so we listened and designed a class to help you understand how to wet AND dry felt.

In the first class you will wet felt a square using a bucket of hot water and plunger. Once that is done, you will learn how to wet felt a bead!

In the 2nd class you will needle felt on the dried felted pieces you worked on during the first class.

HOMEWORK: you need to knit TWO squares prior to the first class:

Cast on 30 stitches and knit 30 rows, cast off. Repeat for 2nd square.

Price:$65. Everything is included – enough cascade 220 yarn for two squares, bucket, plunger, felting needle and 7mm needles.
Class Length: 2 – two hour sessions
Instructor: Missy Westgate

Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting a titch wet!

Felted and non felted sqaures:

Felted Beads:

You will receive this purse pattern to make after you aquire your brand new felting skills:

Monday, October 4, 2010

October Newsletter Posted!

I just sent out our October 2010 newsletter this morning! Here is the LINK and here are the highlights:

  • 25% off Silky Wool
  • 25% off in stock Namaste bags (there are only a few left!)
  • New yarn, spindle kits, roving, books
  • A tonne of new samples to inspire you! From accessories to sweaters and everything in between.