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New Brooklyn Tweed Arbor Colours Released Mar 11, 2020

New Brooklyn Tweed Arbor Colours Released Mar 11, 2020

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
Spring forward with three new colors of DK weight Arbor in 100% Montana & South Dakota-grown Targhee wool!This soft and springy 3-ply worsted-spun yarn is perfect for garments and accessories and will give amazing stitch definition. The three new colours are Burnished, a sophisticated leather-brown, Spruce, a hazy blue-green and Seaglass, a pale mint. We have these additions to Arbor's already amazing colour palette in stock.             
52 Weeks of Socks

52 Weeks of Socks

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
This long anticipated book by Laine publishing is now available at Black Sheep Yarns. As the name implies, it contains 52 knitting patterns for socks and slippers. The patterns feature a range of different techniques and textures, such as lace, cables, tuck stitches, colourwork, duplicate stitching and felting. All patterns come in 2 sizes. The book is suitable for both beginners and advanced sock knitters alike, as the difficulty level of patterns varies greatly. And as always in knitting (and in everything in life, really): you learn as you go. The woven cover, uncoated paper and a ribbon place marker make...
2020 New Year's Sale

2020 New Year's Sale

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
Happy New Year! Our annual New Year's Sale starts Saturday Jan 4th and continues thru Friday Jan 10th. Shop in store for 20% to 50% off selected yarns, patterns and books. 
Holiday Store Hours

Holiday Store Hours

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
The holidays are fast approaching and many of us still have last minute Christmas gifts still on the needles. After all of that gift knitting, it has become a tradition for me to cast on for a new project on Christmas Day - a gift to myself! For me that usually means a colourwork project! Whatever your traditions are over the holidays, I hope they bring you joy. Here are the store hours for the next few weeks, so that you can plan your holiday knitting.  Sun Dec 21    12-4 Mon Dec 23   CLOSED Tues Dec 24  ...
Knitting for Olive Heavy Merino

Knitting for Olive Heavy Merino

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
Knitting for Olive Heavy Merino is a perfect yarn for indoor wear on cold days, and for outdoor wear on warmer days. This worsted weight, bouncy merino is a heavier version of the Knitting for Olive Merino fingering weight we have been carrying for a few months now.  Knitting for Olive is a family run business based in Copenhagen. Their colour palette includes some lovely ocher and petroleum blues and they design their own patterns to coordinate with their yarns. This yarn is produced in Italy, following ethical, technical and environmental standards in order to create a yarn free from...
Gentle by Marie Wallin

Gentle by Marie Wallin

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GENTLE is Marie Wallin's second collection using her BRITISH BREEDS yarn and introduces the four new colours for the season - ‘Silver Birch’, ‘Pale Oak’, ‘Blossom’ and ‘Foxglove’.             The GENTLE collection is a combination of traditionally inspired Fair Isle and Moorish ornamental design. The garment shapes are contemporary in styling, making them an essential addition to your Winter wardrobe. 
Cozy Hats and Faux Fur Pom Poms

Cozy Hats and Faux Fur Pom Poms

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
There is nothing more satisfying than knitting a quick chunky hat and topping it with a matching pom pom! One skein of a super bulky yarn such as Malabrigo Rasta is perfect for the "Perky Little Hat" which has a simple lace pattern or the "Reef Beanie" which combines slipped stitches and cable knitting. Then choose a coordinating pom pom and you have a stylish hat for you or a gift. We have 2 styles of pom poms to choose from and they are both available in a great selection of colours.
Brooklyn Tweed Holiday 2019 Collection

Brooklyn Tweed Holiday 2019 Collection

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
Brooklyn Tweed Holiday 2019 collection celebrates this time of bundling up and sharing cozy knits with those you love. These five accessories are perfect to ward off the chill and rain. Choose Arenwald, a classic cabled beanie by Jared Flood, Gammons, a hat & cowl set by Norah Gaughan, Marquam, colourwork mittens by Veronik Avery or Bybee, a scarf with graphic motif by Gudrun Johnston. And we have all of the Brooklyn Tweed yarns you need to knit these amazing projects!         As well, we have the Brooklyn Tweed Winter 2019 Trunk show in store until Nov 24th. This...
Colourwork Mittens

Colourwork Mittens

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
It's mitten season and I especially love knitting cozy Selbu colourwork mittens. Traditional Norwegian Selbu mittens have a two-coloured star pattern or Selbu Rose, of which there are now hundreds of variations. Speedy Selbu Mittens by Skeindeer Knits, are an ideal pattern for those new to colourwork mittens, as they are knit with heavier yarn. Then progress to fingering weight yarn (eg Rauma Finull/PT2, Jamieson & Smith 2 ply Jumper Wt) to knit a mitten such as Anne's Flower by Wenche Roald.  If you have some experience with colour work knitting but have never tried colourwork mittens, we have a class...
Making Magazine No. 8/Forest

Making Magazine No. 8/Forest

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
The Fall 2019 issue of Making has arrived! It is a collection of handcraft and knitting patterns inspired by the forest and landscape. This beautiful issue was photographed in multiple location in California and Washington and recognizes the rich culture if the Indigenous peoples who were the first stewards of these lands.
Brooklyn Tweed Ranch 02: Forbes

Brooklyn Tweed Ranch 02: Forbes

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
Ranch 02: Forbes is the second edition of Brooklyn Tweed's small-batch, ranch-specific yarn series. Sourced from the outstanding Rambouillet flock at Forbes Ranch in Kaycee, Wyoming, this 3 ply wooden spun yarn is available in limited supplies. Jared Flood has designed two new patterns for this yarn: Forbes Sweater and Tillage Hat, but this yarn is perfect for any of your favourite worsted weight patterns. Available in 10 rich shades, this won't last long! Purchase 2 skeins of Ranch 02 and receive a coupon for a free copy of the new Tillage Hat pattern from Ravelry.         ...
Knit City 2019

Knit City 2019

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
We are thrilled to participating in Knit City 2019!  Drop by Marketplace Booth #232 to see some of the special products we have reserved for the event.  The Marketplace will be open to the public Saturday October 5 from 9am-6pm and Sunday October 6 from 9am-3pm.  Marketplace admission will be $12/day. Children 12 and under are free. Saturday and Sunday Marketplace admission is complimentary with the purchase of any workshop. Early Admission (8:30am) is granted to all workshop registrants and Early Admission pass holders.  Advance on-line tickets are sold out, however Marketplace Tickets can be purchased at the door on Saturday...
Retrosaria Brusca from Portugal

Retrosaria Brusca from Portugal

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
There are fourteen different breeds of sheep in Portugal. Some of them are critically endangered after being progressively replaced by foreign, more productive breeds. Retrosaria Rosa Pomar produces and sells yarn made exclusively from Portuguese wool.  Brusca is made from the wool of free range sheep of the native saloia breed, grown, scoured, milled and dyed in Portugal. The rich colours of this rustic yarn are perfect for fall knits. Arbusto by Rosa Pomar, is a sweater knitted top-down in the round, in reverse stockinette, with just the right amount of bobbles all over! This pattern can be found in Issue 6...
New Churchmouse Patterns

New Churchmouse Patterns

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Look no further for fall knitting inspiration! We just received the newest Churchmouse patterns, including a beret, a cozy wrap, a sock pattern using German short-row toes/heels, and an easy, relaxed pullover. The pullover has an airy, effortless style.  Holding 3 strands of lace weight yarn together - two mohair, one smooth - creates a quick to knit sweater that will keep you cozy through the fall and winter. We have an amazing selection of mohair yarns with so many colours to choose from, so you can have fun picking the perfect combination.
11th Anniversary Sale

11th Anniversary Sale

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
August 2019 marks our 11th year of business and we are ready to celebrate with an anniversary sale!  Sat Aug 24th thru Fri Aug 30th enjoy up to 50% off selected yarns and patterns.  In our second decade of business, we have continued to curate our selection of yarns based on quality, knitting trends and customer feedback. We are very proud to be the first Canadian stockist of Marie Wallin's British Breeds and of course we continue to be a Brooklyn Tweed Destination store.  We also recently started carrying Knitting for Olive yarn and patterns from Denmark and we are soon...
Car-Free Day

Car-Free Day

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
Sunday August 18th is the third annual Car-Free Day on St Johns Street between Douglas and Moody Streets. Enjoy food vendors, live music, a beer garden and family friendly activities between noon and 7pm. Black Sheep Yarns will be open our usual Sunday hours, noon to 4pm for those who wish to visit during the event. Clarke Street may be used as an alternate route to access the store and you will be permitted to enter Grant and Spring Streets if you mention you are coming to Black Sheep Yarns.
Brooklyn Tweed Arbor Limited Edition Colours

Brooklyn Tweed Arbor Limited Edition Colours

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
Cheer up your summer knitting with these two limited edition colours of Brooklyn Tweed Arbor, released today.  'Azalea' is a deep vibrant pink and 'Viridian' is a teal green. Use them as a pop of colour in your wardrobe, either as an accent or on their own. See them in person at the store or order online.  These colours are limited, so once they're cone, they're gone!  
Knitting for Olive Merino

Knitting for Olive Merino

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
I have long admired the designs by Knitting for Olive and who doesn't love to knit a stylish baby tunic with bobbles, a simple wrap or leggings? Pair these patterns with a super-soft merino in beautiful colours and I can't wait to cast on! Knitting for Olive is a family-run business based in Copenhagen. Their vision is to offer high-quality yarns made of pure natural fibres created with respect for both the animals and the environment. This fingering weight merino is produced in Italy following ethical, technical and environmental standards in order to create a yarn free from harmful chemicals and especially...
Summer Reading

Summer Reading

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
Each Making Magazine is filled with hours of reading and project ideas - perfect for summer reading and planning future projects. There are now 7 volumes and we have them all in stock, as well as all of the issues of Laine Magazine. Pick up any that you are missing to complete your collections.           
Summer News

Summer News

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
Throughout the summer we will continue to get shipments of all of your favourite yarns and also some new ones! We just received a new shipment of Biches & Buches Le Petit Lambswool, including 2 new colours: Dark Blue Turquoise and Very Light Green. As well we now have Biches & Buches Le Cashmere and Lambswool, an ultra soft, squishy delight!  Drop by to see my Afterparty sweater by Astrid Troland, from Laine Mag Issue 6. Everyone seems to be knitting a Love Note sweater. There is a Tin Can Knits KAL running at the moment and we have lots of suitable...