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Making Magazine No.7/Desert

Making Magazine No.7/Desert

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
Making Magazine No.7/Desert will be officially released in store on Friday April 19th! It is also NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR PRE-ORDERS and will be shipped out April 17th. No.7/Desert is filled with over 24 projects, tutorials and recipes by some of our favourite designers.
Madder Anthology 3/Seaside

Madder Anthology 3/Seaside

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
The third and final book of the Anthology series, Seaside, by Carrie Bostick Hoge, includes 16 knit patterns: 11 sweaters and 5 accessories. Seaside is a dreamy collection of knitwear photographed on the incredible coast of Maine. For this third collection, Carrie set out to complement the first two books by including a bit of texture, cables, and colorwork while staying true to Madder's signature wearable style.   
Biches & Buches Le Petit Lambswool

Biches & Buches Le Petit Lambswool

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
Biches & Buches is owned by a Scandinavian family who live in Burgundy France. They have a love for creating sweaters and cozy shawls using natural wool.  Le Petit Lambswool is a pure lambswool from a family-owned fiber mill in Scotland. Lambswool is considered a high grade of wool as it is from the first shearing of a sheep. The wool is rustic and soft at the same time and is available in 30 different shades.  A beautiful quality, with handwritten bands, presented in a way that feels like home. We are pleased to offer this amazing yarn at Black...
Laine Magazine Issue 7

Laine Magazine Issue 7

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
Laine 7 is an interesting mix of easy, relaxing patterns and patterns that will challenge and teach even the experienced knitter something new. The 12 designs include 3 shawls, 1 cowl, 3 sweaters, 3 cardigans, 1 vest and 1 pair of mitts, so there is something for everyone. Three of the designs feature colour work. Besides gorgeous knitwear there are several articles, including an interview with Veera Välimäki and a travel guide of London. We will be shipping out orders on Tues Feb 19th.
New Books

New Books

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
"Shawls" is a collection of some of Melanie Berg's  most popular shawl patterns, in a superbly designed hard cover book. This is a must have book for any avid shawl knitter. For those of you who love colourwork, we have Kate Davies new book of hat designs, "Milarrochy Heids". She invited twelve friends to join her in the challenge of creating a range of hats drawing creative inspiration from landscape, flora and fauna, childhood memory and medieval architecture.         
"Some Time Alone Shawl"

"Some Time Alone Shawl"

By Accumula Collaborator | | 0 comments
If you want to venture into lace knitting and conquer reading lace charts, then we have a class for you. From popular local designer Sylvia McFadden (Softsweater Knits), this beautiful asymmetrical shawl features a geometric, arch-style lace pattern. Knitted in worsted weight yarn, this shawl knits up quickly and is wonderfully cozy when completed. The class starts on Jan 22 and you can find further details here on our classes page. You can also check out our store sample, knit in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter.  
Holiday Store Hours

Holiday Store Hours

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
May your home be filled with joy, love and yarn this holiday season!  We are closed the following days:  Mon Dec 24, Tues Dec 25, Wed Dec 26, Mon Dec 31 & Tues Jan 1. Our annual New Year's Sale starts Sat Jan 5th and extends thru Fri Jan 11th. 
Brooklyn Tweed Fall 2018 Trunk Show

Brooklyn Tweed Fall 2018 Trunk Show

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
As a Brooklyn Tweed Destination Store, Black Sheep Yarns is pleased to have this curated collection of garments and accessories knit in Arbor, Loft, Shelter, Peerie & Quarry. Crafted by the Brooklyn Tweed design team for Fall 2018, the pieces in this collection merge classic minimalist style with casual utility. And because we carry the full line of Brooklyn Tweed yarns, you won't have any trouble finding the perfect yarn and colour for your project! Visit our store now through Sat Nov 17th to enjoy this collection.
Making Magazine No. 6/Black & White

Making Magazine No. 6/Black & White

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
Making magazine No. 6 / B & W, will be released and available at Black Sheep Yarns on Oct 30. If you'd like to sew a market bag, an apron or a simple shirt, make bannocks or rhubarb jam, knit cute little reversible sheep, a sweater or a shawl, it's all in this latest edition! It includes knit designs by Carrie Bostick Hoge, Ashley Yousling, Susan B. Anderson, Mary Jane Mucklestone, Gudrun Johnston, Ella Gordon, Junko Okamoto, Amy Christoffers, Veera Välimäki, Whitney Hayward, Ellen Johnson, Justyna Lorkowska, and Jenn Steingass.   
Find Your Fade Kits

Find Your Fade Kits

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
These are the original Find Your Fade colours by Andrea Mowry! The colours included in this set are: Pollen, Fool’s Gold, Harvest, Monarch, Rosehip, Sari and Poison.Each set consists of 7x 100g skeins of hand dyed Sock Yarn, which is a blend of 90% merino and 10% nylon, approx. 400m/100g. Smooth and soft with great stitch definition. Custom spun exclusively for Hedgehog Fibres and randomly dyed to prevent striping or pooling, as much as possible, these yarns create variegated effect that looks good in plain stockinette or advanced stitch motifs.
Laine Magazine Issue 6

Laine Magazine Issue 6

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
The Laine Autumn/Winter 2018 features 12 knitting patterns, beautifully photographed and illustrated, seasonal recipes, a travel guide to Reykjavik and an interview with Hélène Magnússon and much more.
"Strange Brew" a Colourwork Knitting Adventure by Tin Can Knits

"Strange Brew" a Colourwork Knitting Adventure by Tin Can Knits

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
Whether you are casting on one of the 8 sweater designs, or using the recipe pattern to create a colourful yoke sweater of your own, it's an adventure either way! Play with colour and pattern, creating beautiful sweaters and accessories. In order to add yet another element of adventure, they went to Iceland to photograph all of the pieces in this book. Take a trip full of colourwork fun and Icelandic adventure!   Strange Brew Features: 2 recipe patterns, 8 sweater patterns, 4 accessories Fabulous baby-to-big size range (newborn to 4XL) Each print book includes a download code for the...
Shelter & Loft in Three New Colours!

Shelter & Loft in Three New Colours!

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
Say hello to the newest colours of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter & Loft! Pumice is a tweedy mid-grey blend that completes the Brooklyn Tweed grey colourway family, somewhere between Sweatshirt and Snowbound. Iceberg is a pale, ice blue with subtle flecks of aquamarine, turquoise, cerulean and creamy white. Yellowstone is an earthy blend of warm shades of gold, rust and umber. All three colours are available today, in store or online.
Autumn 2018 Churchmouse Classics

Autumn 2018 Churchmouse Classics

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
Six new Churchmouse patterns, 2 garments and 4 accessories, are now in store. Cast on for the 'Reversible Arm Warmers' in Shibui Silk Cloud! Or knit the 'Two-Point Cowl', which is a scaled down version of the ever-popular 'Easy Folded Poncho'. The simple shape makes it easy to knit in any weight yarn, although directions are given for sport weight and chunky weight versions.   
Knit City 2018 and other Fall News

Knit City 2018 and other Fall News

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
Visit us at booth 113 at Knit City 2018! This proves to be a bigger, more exciting event than ever and we are thrilled to be taking part again this year. The marketplace is open Sat Sept 29th 9am to 6pm and Sun Sept 30 9am to 3pm. Note that these are new hours this year. We have posted many of our fall classes and we are again offering our popular Knitting 911 on Wednesdays from 1pm to 3pm. This is a drop in classes for knitting emergencies! For just $10 per hour, we can rescue your knitting project!  ...
Summer Notes

Summer Notes

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
We are happy to continue our Monday evening Knit Nights throughout the summer (except holiday Mondays) and our store hours are unchanged. Thinking ahead, we are working on our fall class schedule and have already posted some dates! If you have any suggestions for classes you would like us to offer, let us know.  We will not be offering our drop-in "Knitting 911" sessions in July and August - they will resume on Wed Sept 12th 1:00 to 3:00. We will continue to offer private lessons over the summer - contact the store to arrange. 
Uniform & Uniform Little

Uniform & Uniform Little

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
UNIFORM Knit & Sew and UNIFORM LITTLE Knit & Sew are special collaborations between Madder and Grainline Studio. Each of the books includes instructions for the UNIFORM cardigan - a top down cardigan, written in 2 weights (worsted and sport/fingering) with numerous body, sleeve, hem and finishing options. Then sew a coordinating UNIFORM tunic with the included paper pattern. This is a lovely staple garment with two body, sleeve and neckline options.        
Brooklyn Tweed Peerie KAL

Brooklyn Tweed Peerie KAL

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
Join the Brooklyn Tweed Peerie KAL!  Until June 30 when you purchase Peerie, you will get a free Ravelry download for the Lucerne Hat along with some colouring pages to help you plan your colour combos, using 2, 3 or 4 colours of Peerie. Come to the store and check out our store sample and see the newest in the Brooklyn Tweed line of yarns.
Welcome Brooklyn Tweed Peerie!

Welcome Brooklyn Tweed Peerie!

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
We are thrilled to offer Brooklyn Tweed's newest yarn! Peerie is the polished, worsted-spun sibling to the rustic, wooden spun Loft. Peerie sings in both cabled and textured fabrics, and looks lovely knit up in lace, thanks to a 4-ply construction that enhances luster and strength. Boasting a palette of 45 colours, Peerie is an excellent if you wish to adventure into colourwork.  Peerie is Brooklyn Tweed's softest yarn yet, thanks to the fine fibre of the Merino sheep, and so is perfect for next to skin wear.   
Laine Magazine No. 5

Laine Magazine No. 5

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
Laine is a high-quality Nordic knit & lifestyle magazine for knit folks. Cherishing natural fibres, slow living, local craftsmanship, and beautiful, simple things in life, the intention is to inspire you to gather and share, to be part of a community of like-minded knitters, makers and thinkers from near and far. Knitting is more than just knit, knit, purl. It is a feeling. Laine is entirely in English and includes patterns from the leading knitwear designers, insightful, long-format stories from the world of wool, interviews, exciting travel articles, seasonal recipes and strong, visual storytelling.Issue five includes: 132 pages  10 patterns...