Janet Rice-Bredin creates beautiful stitch markers and we have a wonderful selection of her whimsical designs. The rings are soldered closed so there is no join to catch your yarns. Her newest and most favourite design (and my favourite too!) are made with 5 lovely little leaves and a tree beginning of the round marker. But I also love her sweet little sheep and then there's always the beautiful millefiori beads. The rings fit up to needle size 5mm (US 8) and come in a useful and decorative tin. Features of this product: Snag free construction. Bright silver toned closed rings attached...
Woolith Fair is an event for yarn lovers and fibre artists from the Lower Mainland and beyond. Organized by the West Coast Knitters’ Guild, this three-day yarn crawl is designed to get you out and about, and visiting as many Local Yarn Stores (LYSs) and fibre-related businesses as possible! This event is held from Friday April 26 thru Sunday April 29, and Black Sheep Yarns is thrilled to be participating again this year. We are open our usual store hours (Fri & Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4). Go to www.woolithfair.ca to download your Passport and Map as well as get all the...
Get your copy of the latest Making Magazine, released today. It is available in store or online. Also, April 27th is Local Yarn Store day and there is a special promotion from the Making team, just for customers. A $100 gift card will be given to three special winners who have purchased their copy of DESERT. To enter, customers should post a photo of their issue on Instagram and tag both Making and their LYS. This promotion will run through April 30th and the three winners will be announced on May 1st.
Celebrate the launch of new Shelter & Loft Marls with a new hat pattern by Jared Flood. Skipp is knit with two skeins of Loft in single or two-color brioche in beanie, slouchy, or watch cap styles! Suitable for adventurous beginner knitters – a delightful introduction to brioche!As a special gift, customers who purchase 2 skeins of Loft ,will receive a coupon good for a free digital download of Skipp, redeemable through April 30.
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.
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 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 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.
"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.
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.
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 / 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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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! ...