Thursday, December 11, 2014

Needle & Hook Sets for the Holidays

Knitting needle and crochet hook sets are always popular gifts! Below are a few special choices, but you can see all of our stock HERE.

Gift Ideas

You Can Shop

  • In Store
  • Online - Free Shipping on orders $100 & over
  • Online & Pick-up your order for free in store (just choose in-store pick-up when you check-out).

Straight Needles

A great set for any level of knitter, from beginners to the more experience! 9 Pairs of needles, each a different colour, in a zippered case. $108.97

9 pairs of 14" rainbow wood needles in a vinyl case, for only $69.97!

Cubic knitting needles are great for people with arthritis and other hand problems. Set includes 7 Pairs of interchangeable needle tips in a zipper case. $106.97

The Cadillac of knitting needle sets, an Addi set will always be well extremely well received and used. $179.97 to $194.97

Double Pointed Needles

Sock knitters adore Knitter's Pride Karbonz DPNs. The carbon fibre shaft is light and warm like wood, but resilient and strong, and the nickel plated tips are pointy and easily pick up fine yarns. $93.47

6 pairs of double pointed needles suitable for sock knitting in a vinyl case, in either wood or nickel plated brass, 4", 5" and 6" lengths available. $32.97 to $35.97

Crochet Hooks

You can not know bliss until you crochet with Clover's Amour hooks, and once you do, you won't want to go back. $99.97

A great option for tunisian and regular crocheters. Set comes in a case with 8 hooks, 4 cords and 8 end buttons. $53.97

8 rainbow wood hooks in a vinyl case for only $44.97!

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Gift Ideas

You can shop with us ...
  • In Store
  • Online - Free Shipping on orders $100 + over
  • Online & Pick-up your order for free in store (just choose in-store pick-up when you check-out).

Instant Gratification! You can buy and use our gift certificates both online or in store. Online gift cards are e-mailed to you immediately - no waiting for Canada Post!

Keep your projects organized with bags, baskets, needle & hook cases.

Every size at your finger tips, all the time!

Every size you need - in one case.

Tame skeins and hanks at your leisure.

Jewellery for your knits.

Little things beloved by knitters & crocheters.

Kits, roving, needles & mats.

Keep little hands busy over the holidays.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Real Fur Pompoms!

You liked our Vegan Pompoms enough that we thought it was time to dive in and stock the real thing! These pom-poms are made from snuggle soft rabbit fur and come with an elastic to attach them to your project or to use as a hair ornament. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

New DellaQ Knitting Bags & Needle Cases

A bevy of bags and needle cases have arrived from DellaQ, just in time for the holidays. Don't wait too long to get yours, they sell out fast this time of year!

Cotton project bags in fabulous graphic prints, available in small and large sizes.

Great for newer knitters who don't have a large collection of needles.

Elegant organization for your circs.

Available for single or double sets. 

Tame your hooks  and keep them stylishly at hand.

Storage options for the sock obsessed.

A big, sturdy shoulder bag style designed with the knitter in mind with lots of pockets. 

A great big tote to carry & stash your knitting.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mo' Madeline Tosh!

More stock of Madeline Tosh Merino Light has landed! The colours above are just a sampling, to see everything go HERE

Unfortunately, Tosh raised their prices in May, and the exchange rate and the cost of shipping have also been rising. We've tried to keep things equitable and have not raised prices on the older inventory, and we're pricing according to what we paid.

Jane Austen Knits 2014 In Stock!

What would Jane knit? Inside Jane Austen Knits 2014, you will find a stunning collection of 27 inspired projects to knit. 

Explore the world of Jane Austen through this collection of gorgeous knitting patterns, inspired by the characters and places of her novels. Packed with knits perfect for the country to knits perfect for the manor, you will find stylish patterns to knit and wear today. 

Prepare for a ball or warm up on a cold evening with the beautiful over-the-knee stockings by Lisa Jacobs. Or knit the Strawberry-Picking Shrug, perfect for Emma to wear picking strawberries in the summer sun, yet cozy and proper enough to meet her father’s satisfaction. You'll love Susanna IC's delicate lace shawl, featuring a pattern reminiscent of a beautiful bouquet of flowers. This delicate shawl could have been worn by Emma on her wedding day.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

New Handmaiden Cashmere 4ply

Handmaiden's Cashmere 4ply is the Real Deal! It's a super, duper soft and luxurious 100% cashmere yarn. It's the perfect indulgence for a one skein project, and I can speak from personal experience, gifts made with it are extremely well received. More colours have been ordered and are on their way (I order al the safe neutrals you always ask for, but I loved the saturated 'colour' colours so much I had to get more).  
  • 57g/170m (186yds)
  • 4mm/US6 needles
  • DK weight
  • 22 sts = 4" (10cm)
  • Hand Dyed in Canada
  • Hand wash, lay flat to dry. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

New Store Projects: One Skein Cowls

I'm sorry it's taken so long to show off the store knits, we've been up to our ears in work (ie. yarn) and haven't had a chance to breathe, let alone take pictures and publish them.

People often ask me what is my favourite project to knit, and from the samples below it appears to be cowls, mostly because they are a fun way to see how a yarn knits up. Behold, a selection of One Skein Cowls - all freebies, all pretty simple.

Bulky Mobius Cowl
Malabrigo Rasta always surprises me. The colourways always knits up lighter, brighter, and prettier than they look in the skein. 

I kinds really love this new yarn, Berroco Borealis Tweed. It is of course soft and very scarf worthy. In the skein the texture looks very consistent, but knit up it has a bit of a mind of it's own (although far from a slubby yarn). It knitted up BEAUTIFULLY, the colour distribution is nice, and the colours really pop. It seems to do well in simple stitches, like a K2P2 rib, stocking stitch, brioche stitch, etc. It's definitely design-worthy (ie. I have a hankering to design with it). 

Like it's cousin, above, Berroco Borealis is soft, has great colour, and knits up beautifully. I don't think the welts in the Easy Mobius Cowl show it off to it's best effect, simple stitches seem to be key (see note above).

This is the second season we've carried Malabrigo Mecha, I was already familiar with it, but clearly not familiar enough because it looks AMAZING worked up in the  Easy Mobius Cowl. Who knew? And like it's cousin Rasta, above,  the colourways always knit up lighter, brighter, and prettier than they look in the skein. 

Yup, Malabrigo Mecha definitely rocks the Mobius. 

Good old Malabrigo Chunky, you get the job done every time! Is there anything you can't do?

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