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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...
Exciting news from Brooklyn Tweed!

Exciting news from Brooklyn Tweed!

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
Brooklyn Tweed will soon be launching their new yarn, Peerie, and we are excited to be part of it! On Wednesday May 30th you will be able to see this luscious new yarn for the first time and receive a free hat pattern download and info about a KAL.
Woolith Fair 2018

Woolith Fair 2018

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
Woolith Fair is an event for yarn lovers and fibre artists from the Lower Mainland. This year's event is Friday April 27th thru Sunday April 29th and has 19 participating stores/studios.  Get all the details, and download your Map & Woolith Fair Passport at woolithfair.ca, then visit as many Local Yarn Stores (LYSs) and fibre-related businesses as possible for special deals. At Black Sheep Yarns we will be offering 10% off most of our yarn (some exclusions) and also some special sale items for participants. Hope to see you on the crawl!    
Making Magazine No.5/Color

Making Magazine No.5/Color

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
This just might be the best Making Mag yet!  No.5/Color includes amazing knit designs by Carrie Bostick Hoge, Susan B. Anderson, Amy Christoffers, Anna Maltz, Rosemary (Romi) Hill, Isabell Kraemer, Joji Locatelli, Dianna Walla, Whitney Hayward, and Lori Versace. Also included are so many other irresistible projects such as "Wildflower Project Bag", "Summer's Fields Quilt", "A Well-Dressed Donkey", "Dropcloth Needlecase", to name a few. 
Easter Weekend Sale!

Easter Weekend Sale!

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
Time for Spring cleaning! We are having a sale this Easter Weekend and offering 20 to 50% off selected yarns. We are open our usual hours. (Fri & Sat 10 to 5, Sun 12 to 4, Closed Mon).  New for sock knitters! We are now carrying WYS Signature 4-ply sock yarn. These yarns are made in West Yorkshire, the original home of the British spinning industry. What makes this blend of 75% wool and 25% nylon special is that the wool content contains 35% Blue Faced Leicester. Their newest colour range is the Florist Collection which I think would particularly...
Brooklyn Tweed

Brooklyn Tweed

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
We are thrilled to announce that Black Sheep Yarns is now a destination store for Brooklyn Tweed. That means that we carry the full line of these beautiful breed specific yarns, sourced, dyed and spun in the US. Shop in person or online and create garments and accessories that you will treasure for years.
Brooklyn Tweed

Brooklyn Tweed

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
We are excited to announce that Black Sheep Yarns has been chosen as a Brooklyn Tweed Destination store! We will soon be carrying all the basic lines of Brooklyn Tweed yarns, in all of the colours. We are expecting the full shipment in a few weeks. This is really a dream come true for our store and it will be wonderful carry these yarns used in so many of the most popular knitting patterns.
Laine Magazine No. 4

Laine Magazine No. 4

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
The much anticipated Laine Magazine Winter/Spring 2018 will be available in store and online tomorrow, March 1, 2018! It is filled with patterns and interviews from leading knitwear designers, recipes for a winter gathering and a travel guide to Paris.   
Plain & Simple

Plain & Simple

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
The projects in Pam Allen's Plain & Simple: 11 Knits to Wear Every Day are proof that, with the right yarn, simple shapes and stitches are all that's needed to create essential knits. This includes great designs for pullovers, cardigans and accessories that you will never want to take off!
Bling-A-Rino

Bling-A-Rino

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Put a little glam in your knitting with JOMA Bling-a-Rino! This fingering weight blend of sparkling superwash merino and 16% silver stellina, is hand dyed on Vancouver Island in intense vibrant colour ways. 
2018 New Year's Sale

2018 New Year's Sale

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
Happy New Year! Now that the holiday rush is over, we would like to invite you to our annual New Year's Sale. Saturday Jan 6th thru Fri Jan 12 you will find 20% to 50% off selected yarns.  Bring your shopping bag!
Holiday Store Hours

Holiday Store Hours

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Mon Dec 18:  NO KNIT NIGHT Tues Dec 19 - Sat Dec 23:  10 to 5 Sun Dec 24:  CLOSED Mon Dec 25:  CLOSED Tues Dec 26:  CLOSED Wed Dec 27 - Sat Dec 30:  10 to 5 Sun Dec 31:  CLOSED Mon Jan 1:  CLOSED Mon Jan 8:  KNIT NIGHT RESUMES Sat Jan 6 - Fri Jan 12: New Years Sale  
Strange Brew - Fair Isle Workshop

Strange Brew - Fair Isle Workshop

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Tin Can Knits has been cooking up this special pattern for quite a while and now Alexa will share it with you when she takes you through the process of designing your very own Fair Isle yoked sweater! Follow the step by step instruction of the Strange Brew recipe in this 3 hour workshop. Following this class you can use your design to knit a unique bottom-up Fair Isle, yoked sweater. Black Sheep Yarns is holding this popular class on Sat Nov 25.
Manos Fino Mini Skeins

Manos Fino Mini Skeins

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
Manos del Uruguay Fino Mini Skein Sets contains five coordinating 20g mini skeins which can be used alone or along with a full sized skein of Manos Fino for stripes of a fade effect. Elegant and refined, Fino combines the softness of 70% merino wool with the lustre of  30% silk in a lightweight yarn that's perfect for accessories or luxurious garments. Fino features a dye process that yields complex, subtle tonal colours.  Manos offers some free patterns such as the Rings of Rings Cowl          
Making Magazine No. 4/Lines

Making Magazine No. 4/Lines

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
It's a countdown to the release of the 4th edition of Making Magazine! Available at the shop or on our online store on Oct 20. There is so much inspiration for every crafter,  from knitting, sewing and quilting projects, as well as some tasty recipes. Choose your favourite fingering weight yarn to knit the Raina Shawl by Andrea Mowry. Or sew a handy little trio of Nesting Baskets by Sanae Ishida.    
Hedgehog Fibres Kidsilk Lace

Hedgehog Fibres Kidsilk Lace

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
We have a great new addition to our selection of Hedgehog Fibres products. Kidsilk Lace is a delicate lace weight yarn that has a glowing pure silk core wrapped in a soft fuzzy mohair halo. Use held together with another yarn to add fuzziness to everything from scarves to sweaters, or held double for extra fuzzy accessories. "Birds of a Feather" by Andrea Mowry was featured in the 2nd issue of Laine Magazine and has alternating sections of Hedgehog Skinny Singles and Kidsilk Lace!
Laine Magazine, Issue 3

Laine Magazine, Issue 3

By Helen Danforth | | 0 comments
The Autumn/Winter 2017 issue of Laine Magazine is another beautifully photographed and illustrated publication with 11 knitting patterns, interviews, articles, seasonal recipes and a travel guide to Berlin. We just received our shipment and you will definitely want to add this to your collection.
Knit City 2017

Knit City 2017

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Black Sheep Yarns is back at Knit City 2017! Visit our booth at the world-class marketplace at the PNE Forum on Sept 30 & Oct 1, 2017. Marketplace admission includes complimentary demonstrations, book signings and door prizes. Don't miss Canada's premiere fibre arts festival!