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Hedgehog Tweedy DK

Hedgehog Tweedy DK

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
Hand dyed bits of waste yarn are processed into new yarn, creating colourful speckles. Initially available in natural and black (Tweedy & Tweedy Noir), there are now two new colours, Lullaby & Bliss. As well as using thread waste, they also use recycled wool, making 50% of the total content recycled. It is soft, yet wooly, nonsuperwash and it blooms beautifully after washing. One skein makes a perfect, cozy hat, but it is just calling out for a speckled sweater!    
John Arbon Yarnadelic Worsted

John Arbon Yarnadelic Worsted

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This beautiful, bouncy wool is now available in worsted weight. The original sport weight has been a big hit. The composition of Yarnadelic lends itself to a thicker weight as the lofty nature means it won't become too heavy even when used for a big project. The rounded 3 fold structure enhances the fibres natural stitch definition and drape, creating the ideal all round go to yarn for everything from cables to lace and garments to accessories.  Yarnadelic is 100% Falklands Corriedale. The breed is around 100 years old and was derived by crossing the Merino and Lincoln Longwool. Its...
14th Anniversary Sale

14th Anniversary Sale

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Our Annual Anniversary Sale is back! Saturday Sept 10 thru Friday Sept 16 we will offer 20 to 50% off select yarns. This will include some items on our online store. It is a perfect opportunity to stock up on fall/winter knitting supplies. For those shopping in person during the first 2 days of the sale, we would appreciate you wearing a mask, as we expect the store to be crowded. And of course bring your own shopping bag!Please note that our store hours are Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun noon to 4pm and Tues thru Fri 11am to 4pm.
Caladan -

Caladan -

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We may not be going to Rhinebeck, but some of us will certainly be attending Knit City Vancouver 2022.  Now is the time to plan and make a project to show off at a fall event because no one appreciates your hard work like a crowd of knitters! The best part of attending one of these events is seeing all of the gorgeous hand knit projects. What makes a great Rhinebeck/Knit City sweater? One you can finish in time! Meet Tamy Gore’s cropped, boxy Caladan – a seamless top-down pullover, featuring approachable 2-colour stranded colourwork, ample ease for wearability, gauge friendly DK weight yarn. And we...
Brooklyn Tweed Shelter - Twelve New Colourways!

Brooklyn Tweed Shelter - Twelve New Colourways!

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Twelve new vibrant, skein-dyed colours of Shelter join the heathered colourways of Shelter that we all love. 100% developed, sourced, milled and dyed in the USA, Shelter is a versatile 2-ply worsted weight yarn. There is no shortage of patterns suitable for this sturdy, yet soft and airy Targhee-Columbia wool.
Knitting for Olive Compatible Cashmere

Knitting for Olive Compatible Cashmere

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Our newest yarn from Knitting for Olive is Compatible Cashmere. These adorable 25g balls of ultra soft 100% Cashmere can be knitted as a second strand, as an alternative to Soft Silk Mohair. The yarn can be knitted on its own on 3mm needles using double strands and used as an alternative to Knitting for Olive Merino.  We are sure this yarn will be another favourite from Knitting for Olive!  
John Arbon Exmoor Sock

John Arbon Exmoor Sock

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We are pleased to offer a second John Arbon Textiles Yarn!  Exmoor Sock Yarn is designed to be perfect for socks, whilst still having the versatility to suit garments and accessories that relish a hard wearing, machine washable yarn. Exmoor Sock Yarn enhances the durable character and bounce of the fibre from local Exmoor Blueface sheep - a cross breed of the Exmoor Horn (full bodied and hard-wearing) and the Bluefaced Leicester (renowned for its softness and lustre). Naturally dark browny-black Devon Zwartbles is added, giving extra bounce and a subtle fleck of colour, plus Falklands Corriedale to enhance softness...
Making Magazine No. 13/Outside

Making Magazine No. 13/Outside

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Boost your creativity with the latest Making Magazine which features projects to keep you busy all spring and summer. Choose from knitted sweaters, shawls, socks or hats or get out your sewing machine to make an embroidered drawstring camisole or linen shorts. Or try your hand at "flower-pounding". What's that - get your Making No. 13 to find out!
The Original Knitting Barber Cords

The Original Knitting Barber Cords

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A revolutionary way to place your stitches on hold! Especially handy when you want to put stitches on hold to try on a garment or when you need a needle for a new project. Press the open end of the silicone cable on to the tip of the needle and gently slip the stitches onto the cable, and vice versa for placing the stitches back on to the needles. Sold as a set of three cables in a colour of your choice (1 X 150 cm, 2 X 75 cm) in a handy tin box.
John Arbon Textiles Yarnadelic

John Arbon Textiles Yarnadelic

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
The moment I read about this yarn I knew it would be perfect for our store.  When we unboxed it today I was amazed with the softness, lustre and complexity of colours.  Yarnadelic is 100% Falklands Corriedale. The breed is around 100 years old and was derived by crossing the Merino and Lincoln Longwool. Its properties are a perfect balance of delightful softness and bounce from the Merino combined with the slight lustre and long staple length of the Lincoln Longwool. By giving this yarn a rounded 3 fold structure, it has enhanced the fibres natural stitch definition and drape...
Shetland Wool Week Annual 2021

Shetland Wool Week Annual 2021

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The Shetland Wool Week Annual 2021 is packed with exclusive patterns, fascinating essays, and stunning photography taken on location at Shetland’s magnificent Sumburgh Head Lighthouse. These annuals are the next best thing to visiting the Shetland Islands in person! There was a delay in receiving this 7th edition, but it was well worth the wait.  There are 12 cosy patterns from leading Shetland knitwear designers, with some pioneering new designers too.  Expect vibrant Fair Isle motifs and patterns, subtle, intricate lace, weaving and more. The Roosty Tank Top is a updated version of a classic Shetland vest. The boxy, cropped tank...
Knitting for Olive Pure Silk

Knitting for Olive Pure Silk

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Knitting for Olive Pure Silk is a soft, fingering weight yarn of pure bourette silk (raw silk) produced from silk fibers collected from cocoons after the chrysalises are allowed to mature into moths and escape.  Silk has extensive heat-regulating qualities and can therefore be used in garments all year round.  Silk can absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture while still feeling dry against your skin, so it is especially suitable for summer wear.  At the same time, silk, like wool, has insulating properties, retaining heat in cold weather. The little butterfly on the label indicates that the...
Holiday Store Hours

Holiday Store Hours

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
As the holidays quickly approach, we would like to express our appreciation for your support of our small local business. Due to our loyal in-store and online customers, we have been able to weather the pandemic and will be here to provide you with the best quality yarns for years to come. We continue to take all of the recommended precautions to keep you safe while you shop. Unfortunately this includes not holding our usual New Years' Sale, due to social distancing requirements. Enjoy a quiet and safe Christmas with your family. Below is listed our holiday store hours: Dec...
Cherish

Cherish

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Cherish is a special collection, as Marie has curated the collection from 12 of her favourite designs from past collections. All have been knitted in Marie's British Breeds yarn and have been recoloured - some with different colour orders to the original designs and some of the garment shapes have been changed in some way. Four designs are knitted in the round and eight designs are knitted flat. All the flat knitted designs can be knitted in the round with the addition of steek stitches at the side seams and armholes. Her beautiful palette of colours was further enhanced with...
Un Chat dans l'aiguille Embroidery Kits

Un Chat dans l'aiguille Embroidery Kits

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Discover the pleasure of embroidery with embroidery kits from France by Un Chat dans l'aiguille, which translates to A Cat in the Needle. Kits come with whimsical designs printed on fabric, accurate diagrams for each stitch, DMC embroidery floss & needle.  If you are new to embroidery, download their free Beginner's Guide to Embroidery and use their numerous YouTube tutorials, which clearly demonstrate the different stitches.   
PetiteKnit Double Sunday

PetiteKnit Double Sunday

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This is another wonderful collaboration between Sandnes Garn and the Danish designer behind PetiteKnit. It a heavier version of their popular Sunday yarn, aptly named Double Sunday. We don't carry the original fingering weight Sunday yarn as we have chosen to carry Knitting for Olive Merino. We were looking for a washable DK weight merino and this fits the bill perfectly! Double Sunday is 100% merino wool, soft next to the skin and perfect for baby clothes but also a good choice for a basic sweater that you might wear often. You may machine wash it at 30 degrees on a wool cycle, even though...
Brooklyn Tweed Tones

Brooklyn Tweed Tones

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Welcome Tones, the newest Brooklyn Tweed yarn!  This worsted weight, 3 ply, woolen-spun yarn is 100% American Columbia wool, sourced from Wyoming, spun in Wisconsin and dyed in Pennsylvania.  Starting with a light and dark heathered base yarn, traditional overdye techniques are used to create pairs of harmonious shades, Choose your favourite colour's overtone for a light, bright version of the hue, or its undertone for a deeper, more subdued variation.  One colour, two shades. With a purchase of Brooklyn Tweed Tones you will receive a coupon which offers you access to a free copy of a Brooklyn Tweed pattern for either "First Colorwork Cowl"...
Four New Colours of Marie Wallin's British Breeds

Four New Colours of Marie Wallin's British Breeds

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Four new colours have been added to Marie Wallin's British Breeds , now available in 20 shades of soft, bouncy 4 ply fingering weight yarn. All of the colours work together in Fairisle knitting but each of the shades is a beautiful individual colour for single colour knitting. The four new shades, Dahlia, Corncockle, Thistle & Evergreen add to an already gorgeous palette.  Made from the wool of four British sheep breeds, this yarn is also milled and dyed in the UK.      
Hedgehog Fibres Tweedy

Hedgehog Fibres Tweedy

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Hedgehog Tweedy and Tweedy Noir is intriguing Tweed yarn where the coloured bits are their own hand-dyed waste - the ties that they take off the hand dyed skeins. They diligently collect the ties and found a mill that could process them, which means re-carding, blending and spinning into yarn again.  This resulted in a lovely taupe, grey-ish tweed yarn with colourful speckles.  We love how neutral it is with a colourful bit here and there. It comes in this neutral colourway and a black version called Tweedy Noir and it's just calling for sweaters and cardigans. We applaud their attempt...
52 Weeks of Shawls

52 Weeks of Shawls

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52 Weeks of Shawls is a unique look into contemporary shawl knitting. The designers behind the 52 patterns come from all around the world. This collection showcases an exceptionally wide range of yarns, techniques and levels of difficulty and also includes two crochet designs. It is a true encyclopedia of shawls, a future classic for decades to come.