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.
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.
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!
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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 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
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.
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!
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.
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!
This book takes a look back at Danish knitwear designer and author Åse Lund Jensen, one of Denmark's leading knitting innovators from the 1940's through the 1970's. Åse believed knitted garments should have the same fit and finish as tailored garments and her knitwear patterns show a high level of artistic and technical skill. Åse worked with Danish spinners to develop new and more modern yarns that featured subtle colors inspired by plant dyeing from the Danish landscape. These yarns are the foundation of Isager yarns to the present day. Åse recognized the talent and enthusiasm of young art student...
Celebrate Port Moody's first ever Car-Free Day! When: Sunday, August 20, 2017, from 12 noon to 7pm. Where: St. Johns Street, between Douglas Street and Moody Street. Join this community celebration where you will find live music, delicious food from local restaurants, a beer garden, family-friendly activities and much more. Car-free days across the country aim to inspire people to get out of their cars, interact with each other, and explore alternative modes of transportation. Bring your friends, and bring your family, but leave the car at home! Please note that you will still be able to access Black Sheep Yarns...
Tukuwool Fingering is a strong, vibrant wool with timeless charm. It is spun and dyed in Finland using only Finnish wool. This woollen spun, 2-ply yarn is available in warm natural tones, heather shades and enchanting vivid colours. Play with these colours as they are perfect for colourwork, such as the Birkin sweater by Caitlin Hunter, featured in Laine Mag 2.
Fingering weight yarn is perfect for summer time knitting. Put your worsted weight and DK yarns aside and start a light weight cardigan or shawl. One skein will provide you with hours of knitting time and won't take up much room if you are travelling. We just received 2 large boxes of Hedgehog Fibres Sock and Skinny Singles - we are getting close to having almost every one of their colours in stock! The store is open our usual hours throughout the summer (Tues-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4, closed Mon). We will also be continuing Knit Night on Monday evenings throughout...
We are pleased to announce that we are now carrying Laine Magazine! Laine is a high-quality Nordic knit & lifestyle magazine for knit folks. The Spring/Summer 2017 issue features 11 knitting patterns by some of your favourite designers. They are beautifully photographed and use natural fibres. You will want to read this issue cover to cover to take in the other features such as seasonal recipes, stories and interviews, including a Q&A with our local fiber artist Felicia Lo.
Available in our store and on-line on May 19th, this is the third in a bi-annual themed publication of projects for knitter's and makers. Editor, photographer and designer Carrie Bostick Hoge of brings us another exciting publication filled with projects by some of your favourite designers.
For those of you who missed it the first time around, Making Magazine No. 1/Flora has been re-printed by popular demand. We have a limited number of copies in the sotre or on-line. We also have a few copies of Making Magazine No.2/Fauna in stock.
Woolith Fair is an annual event for lower mainland yarn lovers, organized by the West Coast Knitter's Guild. During this 3 day yarn crawl (Fri Apr 28 to Sun Apr 30), visit as many local yarn stores as possible and collect stamps and enter to win prizes. We are open our usual store hours (Fri & Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4) and are offering prizes and 10% discount on most of our yarns! For more details, such as which stores are participating and printing a yarn crawl passport, go to www.woolithfair.ca