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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

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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

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
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

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
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

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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

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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

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

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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  ...
Knitting for Olive Heavy Merino

Knitting for Olive Heavy Merino

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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

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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...