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ITO Sensai

ITO Sensai

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
The mohair craze continues! Our newest mohair is ITO Sensai, a delicate lace weight mohair from Japan. The high silk content (40%) gives it a luminous quality and the fine mohair adds a soft halo. It can be knit held single, double or along with another yarn. These cute little bundles are like candy for knitters!
Madelinetosh X Shibui Knits Collaboration Collection

Madelinetosh X Shibui Knits Collaboration Collection

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This is a collaboration like no other! Six rich, brand new shades available exclusively in Shibui Silk Cloud and Tosh Merino Light.  This is a combination made in heaven and you will not have any problem finding projects to knit in this luxurious combo. There are also 3 new shawl patterns designed for this collaboration: Florence Shawl, Rapport Shawl & Wilkbird Shawl. These yarns are now available in store and online. The six new colours are ironwood, copperleaf, fiddleneck, prickly pear, big sky & ironwood and can be found on our website on the Shibui Silk Cloud and Madelinetosh pages....
Holiday Store Hours

Holiday Store Hours

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Wishing everyone a safe and quiet Christmas. We are CLOSED the following days over the holidays: Dec 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31, Jan 1  
Shetland Wool Adventures Journal Vol. 1

Shetland Wool Adventures Journal Vol. 1

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Shetland Wool Adventures Journal, created and edited by Misa Hay, former editor of 60 North and the Shetland Wool Week Annual, is launching now in celebration of all things Shetland. A limited collector’s edition – beautifully designed, presented and printed, the magazine features beautiful photography, knitting patterns, walks, interesting stories, interviews, recipes and some personal insights into the lives of the isles’ top knitters and craftspeople. These are just some of the delights awaiting you in this brand new publication. Shetland is a beautiful and inspiring place and the Journal aims to bring a little piece of our magical isles...
Making N0. 10/Intricate

Making N0. 10/Intricate

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
Making is a gorgeous bi-annual magazine of projects for knitters and makers. The latest edition is filled with over 24 projects and tutorials, all with a sunny yellow theme. Choose from knitting, quilting, needle felting and sewing projects, it will provide many hours of joy and inspiration. You will not be able to resist making the "Love Owls" by Susan B. Anderson or the "Asterales Pullover" by Paula Pereira.   
Nua Sport

Nua Sport

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
We have another incredible new yarn in stock! Nua Sport is a blend of merino, yak, and linen, specially designed by Carol Feller.  Each of these fibres contributes something special to create an amazing yarn blend. Merino provides a soft, squishy, and versatile base. Yak adds a unique silkiness to the yarn that your fingers will simply love. Finally, linen adds strength and durability. Nua is non-superwash, which creates a lighter yarn with a bit more bounce, making blocking easier and helping projects (especially garments) to hold their shape nicely. It is also a perfect weight; light enough to do...
Modern Daily Knitting Field Guides

Modern Daily Knitting Field Guides

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
MDK Field Guides are little books that explore the big world of knitting. Ann Shayne and Kay Gardiner, previously of Mason-Dixon Knitting fame, have rebranded as Modern Daily Knitting (MDK). They produce a series of pocket-sized books each focused on a particular theme, technique or designer. We are pleased to offer some of the most recent editions, including Field Guide No. 15: Open, which features five patterns from designer Jeanette Sloan. Open refers to openwork, the eyelets and negative spaces of lace knitting. Sloan’s designs for Field Guide No. 15 are an invitation to lace knitting for knitters of all levels,...
Myak Tibetan Yarn

Myak Tibetan Yarn

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We have found another beautiful line of yarn to add to our curated collection! Myak yarns are made from the soft undercoat of baby yaks and wool of an ancient breed of Tibetan sheep grazing on the high altitude pastures of the Tibetan Plateau.  Myak work with the nomadic herders of the Tibetan Plateau and have learned to appreciate their traditions and respect their way of life and work. This cooperative contributes towards the future of the nomadic population, which is one of the most ancient in the world.  The collection of the baby yak fibers is done through combing...
Fall Store Hours

Fall Store Hours

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Thank you so much to all of you who have been understanding of our frequent changes in store hours and policies. Our safety restrictions persist, including a limit of 4 customers in the store at one time, social distancing, use of hand sanitizer and we now would also appreciate if you would wear a mask while you shop.  Moving forward into the fall, we are pleased to return to opening on Sundays from noon to 4 pm. We will be open from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturdays, but we are keeping our weekday hours to 11am to 4...
12th Anniversary Sale

12th Anniversary Sale

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We are celebrating our 12th Anniversary with an online sale! Saturday Aug 22 to Friday Aug 28 you will find discounts on selected online products. Local customers can choose curbside pickup at checkout and you will receive an Email when your order is ready. Or you may choose to have your order shipped, with free shipping on orders over $150 before taxes. All sales are final.Due to the COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to accommodate our usual in store sale traffic, so these sale items will not be offered for in person shopping. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation...
Brooklyn Tweed Dapple

Brooklyn Tweed Dapple

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Dapple is Brooklyn Tweed's first wool and cotton blend. Pure organic cotton from Texas and 20.7-micron Merino wool from Colorado combine in a soft woolen-spun yarn appropriate for any season. The unique nature of the spinning and dyeing process creates subtle variations of colour and texture throughout each lot for dappled, tonal colour effects. You can create rich, monochromatic fades using the range of saturations or choose an allover blend of tones by arranging the skeins randomly.        
Botanic Shawl

Botanic Shawl

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Botanic Shawl by Stephen West has all the elements of a great summer project. It is a triangular shawl using self-striping Zauberball Crazy combined with a solid yarn. Simple stripes and slipped stitches make this a relaxing knit and it can be made in any size. Have fun choosing one of the many colours of Zauberball Crazy that we have in stock, including this cheerful blue-yellow combination (Colour 2332 Sanduhr)
Reopening

Reopening

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
Thanks to those of you who have supported Black Sheep Yarns by shopping online and using curbside pick up. We are delighted to announce our plan to slowly reopen starting Tues May 19th. We  will initially limit our hours to 11am to 4pm, Tues thru Sat and extend those hours as demand increases. We will continue to offer curbside pick up during store hours. Please wait for a confirmation Email before coming to collect your order. Phone the store from curbside and we will place your order in a basket outside the door. We have a COVID-19 safety plan, following...
Safe at Home Blanket

Safe at Home Blanket

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
If you are looking for a cozy project to keep you busy during all the extra hours you are spending at home, then have a look at the Safe at Home Blanket by Margaret Holzman.  This colorful blanket can be knit as a stash buster or you can choose some bright colours of worsted weight yarn, such as Cascade 220.  The blanket is worked in garter stitch strips and then sewn together. The border is added by picking up and knitting along the completed blanket edges. Join a Safe at Home KAL on Ravelry
Brooklyn Tweed Apart Together Program

Brooklyn Tweed Apart Together Program

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
The Brooklyn Tweed Apart Together Program is a "Pay What You are Able" initiative offering discounts to customers who may experience financial hardship during the COVID-19 health crisis. For the various ways to access these discounts go to the Brooklyn Tweed website. Black Sheep Yarns is participating in this program by offering a 10% discount on all Brooklyn Tweed Yarns. We offer free shipping over $150 or you can use curbside pick-up. (Tues thru Fri from noon to 2pm or Sat 10am to 2pm).
Store Closure and Curbside Pickup

Store Closure and Curbside Pickup

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
Hello Knitting Friends: In response to the COVID-19 health crisis we are taking all necessary precautions to keep staff and customers safe. We have decided to close the shop and focus on our online services.  Starting March 19, 2020 we will offer CURBSIDE PICK-UP and ONLINE SHOPPING only. Staff will be available during limited hours, for phone consultation and to take phone orders. If ordering online, customers may choose the Curbside Pick-Up option at check out and pickup Tues thru Sat noon to 2pm. All classes will be rescheduled and students will be contacted in the near future. We hope...
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

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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

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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  ...