Wednesday, January 28, 2015

One Skein Cashmere Classics


I'm kind of in love with one skein cashmere projects, especially with Handmaiden 4ply Cashmere.  It's just so soft and cuddly, it's like wearing a loving hug - and in the midst of a long cold winter, who doesn't need one of those? I made the following projects for the store but absconded with them and wear them every day! In fact, I love them so much I'm making another set in a brighter colour (something else necessary to get through the grey, dark days). Plus, both patterns are FREE!!!!



So snuggly! I like to wear this one inside out (pic on the left), but either way it's like wearing a bunny (but much lighter). The German Twisted Cast-On was very effective for this piece and I highly suggest it. Otherwise, make sure your cast-on and bind-off are loose so your cowl will stretch when you put it on and take it off.




Classic French Beret

Monday, January 26, 2015

New Project: Noro Striped Scarf

Finally, I have something for your famished eyes, a recently finished Noro Striped Scarf! Simple yet effective, the NSS is straightforward, easy knitting, with a glorious effect! Can't go wrong!



We Used

We alternated 2 colours (see below), but we've also seen stunning results with 2 balls of the same colour, but started at different parts of the colourway (colour 1021 - will try to capture a pic!). We used Noro Kureopatora (it has amazing yardage!), but the pattern looks equally stunning made with Noro Silk Garden (you'll need about 6 skeins, 3 of each colourway). After we were done knitting we washed our scarf in Eucalan to soften it up - and now it's AWESOMENESS!






What's New Knit-O-Matic?



The hardest question I am ever asked is "So what's new?" How many new things do we get in at any one time? It's a really hard question to answer on the spot! Everything is important, but somethings are physically so small they get overlooked. 

Thanks to technology, however, it's also now extremely easy to answer! Just click on the 'NEW' link at the top of our web-store and all the new products will be displayed on one page.











Thursday, January 15, 2015

New Yarn: Regia Stripemania



Regia 6ply Stipemania

Regia 6ply Stripemania yarn makes gorgeous, brilliant, even stripes, all by itself! It's a top quality, long-wearing sock yarn that's machine washable AND dryable! Plus, it's a bit thicker than regular sock yarn, so it works up faster for cozy boot socks and fun kids sweaters. One skein is enough to make a pair of adult socks.
  • 75% Virgin Wool, 25% Polyamide
  • 150g/375 m 
  • DK Weight
  • 22 sts & 30 rows = 4" (10cm)
  • 3mm to 4mm needles (US 3 to 6)
  • Machine wash & dry cool
  • Made in Italy
  • Shop Online


b. Ojos Del Salado free
c. Mount Mocco free
e. Chembra Peak free
f.  Nanga Parbat free


Next Yarn Swap!



Our next Yarn Swap is Sunday Jan 25th from 1-4pm!

A yarn swap is a big eco-friendly redistribution of yarn, needles and other craft supplies. Bring in the crafty stuff you never want to see again and deposit it in one of our baskets. Poke around at all the other donations and take home whatever you from the donations. Don't be embarrassed by the quality of yarn you bring, whatever is left over is donated to charities like Street Knit, Sistering, Silver Circle Seniors Services, and Gilda's Club, most of whom prefer acrylic. The only rule: no moths please! 

Thursday, January 08, 2015

NEW Noro Kureopatora!



New from Noro for Spring 2015, Kureopatora (japanese for Cleopatra) is a great new take on a single ply 100% wool. Softer than Kureon, it's made from a lofty blend of merino wool. It's got incredible yardage and comes in super bight & pretty colours. It also has a slightly sheep-chic quality (it does not smell like barn, there are not any twigs in it, but it's lofty and there's a smidge of lanolin in it - enough to pretty-up your cuticles). Currently, we're working with it on a Noro Striped Scarf and a Langfield Hat (photos to come) and we are in Noro heaven! Plus, the new issue of Noro Magazine is out with a pile of Kureopatorific patterns (see below). 
  • 100% Merino Blend Wool
  • 100g/270m
  • 4.5mm/US7 needles
  • 20 sts & 26 rows = 4" (10cm)
  • Worsted Weight
  • Hand wash, lay flat to dry
  • Made in Japan












Tuesday, December 23, 2014

BOXING WEEK SALE!!!!!



Our annual Boxing Week Sale starts Dec 25th to January 4th - take 20% Off a a wide selection of yarns and accessories!

You can order online and have it shipped, or if you will be in our neighbourhood you can choose free in-store pick-up.

Prices go live at 12:01am on Dec 25 and end at 11:59pm on January 4th.

See all Sale Items HERE


20% Off Select Yarns
*on top of the already discounted price 

Baa Ram Ewe Titus
Bernat Bargello*
Butterfly Super 10 Cotton*
Estelle Drake*
Handmaiden Cashmere 4ply
Juniper Moon Farm Yearling*
Manos Maxima*
Paton Melody Ombre*
Queensland Kathmandu Aran*

Berroco
Borealis 
Borealis Tweed
Cirrus*
Comfort*
Comfort Chunky*
Elements
Karma*
Linsey*
Ultra Alpaca*
Ultra Alpaca Light
Vintage Colors*
Weekend*

Cascade
Eco Wool & Eco+
Lana Grande
Magnum
Magnum Paints
Pacific Chunky Multi*

Debbie Bliss
Baby Cashmerino
Cashmerino Aran*
Cashmerino DK*
Rialto DK

Diamond Luxury Collection
Baby Alpaca Sport*
Baby Alpaca Hand Paint
Baby Alpaca Viva

Grignasco
Jguazu*
Sahara*

Madeline Tosh
Vintage

Malabrigo
Chunky
Lace Baby Merino
Mecha
Merino Worsted
Nube Roving
Rasta
Silkpaca Lace

Noro 
Silk Garden
Silk Garden Solo
Silk Garden Sock
Taiyo
Taiyo Sock

Schachenmayr 
Bravo Big
Bravo Big Color

Schulana 
Angora Fashion
Luxair
Kid Paillettes*

Shibui
Baby Alpaca
Silk Cloud
Stacatto

Zitron
Filigran Lace
Traum Seide


20% Off Select Accessories
*on top of the already discounted price 

DellaQ
Circular Needle Cases
Combo Needle Cases
Eden Project Bags
Interchangeable Needle Cases
Isabella Knitting Bags
Sock Needle Cases

Janetbasket
Eco Bags
Eco Baskets


Knitter's Pride
Shawl Pins
Sock Blockers

Knit Picks
Project Bags
Tote Bags

Knowknits
Go Knit Project Bags

Lantern Moon
Measuring Tapes
Stitch Markers

Namaste
Circular Needle Cases*



20% Off Select Kits
*on top of the already discounted price 

Knit-O-Matic Beginner Kits
Soak Boxes*



HOLIDAY STORE HOURS
Wed Dec  24         11 - 4:30, No Stitch 'n Bitch
Thurs Dec  25       CLOSED
Fri Dec  26            CLOSED
Sat  Dec 27           11 - 6
Sun Dec 28           11 - 6
Mon Dec 29          11 - 6
Tues Dec 30          11 - 6
Wed Dec 31          11 - 4:30, No Stitch 'n Bitch
Thurs Jan 1          CLOSED
Frid Jan 2             11 - 6
Sat Jan 3              11 - 6
Sun Jan 4             11 - 6

Monday, December 22, 2014

Holiday Store Hours


HOLIDAY STORE HOURS
Wednesday December 24   11am to 4:30pm, No Stitch 'n Bitch
Thursday December 25       CLOSED
Friday December 26            CLOSED
Saturday December 27       11am to 6pm
Sunday December 28         11am to 6pm
Monday December 29        11am to 6pm
Tuesday December 30        11am to 6pm
Wednesday December 31   11am to 4:30pm, No Stitch 'n Bitch
Thursday January 1             CLOSED
Friday Jan 2                         11am to 6pm

We hope you have a very happy, safe and relaxing holiday! 

Our BOXING WEEK SALE starts Dec 25th (online) and continues to January 4th - more details to follow!

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!




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