The exquisite colours of Hedgehog Fires yarn have to be seen to be believed! The intense and unique colourways by this artisan company in Co. Cork, Ireland have been popularized by Stephen West who uses them in some of his outlandish mystery KAL shawls. We just received a shipment of their most popular yarn , their 90% merino, 10% nylon Sock yarn, which is spun exclusively for them. We also received a small amount of their Mernio/Slik Lace to try out – perfect for a delicate lace shawl – perhaps with beads?
Get into the Christmas spirit, by knitting one or many of these cute miniature mittens. They are just 4 1/2″ tall and knit with fingering weight yarn. We suggest Jamieson & Smith 2 ply Jumper Wt, which is perfect for colourwork and we have 40 colours to choose from. If you’re ambitious you can work towards the full Advent Calendar, each with a different motif. The pattern “Mitten Garland Advent Calendar” by Kat Lewinski, is free, with a link from Ravelry to her website “Just Crafty Enough” HOLIDAY STORE HOURS: Sat Dec 19 10-5 Sun Dec 20 12-4 Mon Dec...
This new yarn from Madelinetosh is a gorgeous blend of 50% silk and 50% merino in a DK weight. We ordered it in some of our favourite colours such as glazed pecan, silver fox, cousteau, stargazing.This stunning, luminescent yarn is perfect for both accessories and garments. You’ve got to see (and feel) this yarn to believe it!
In our “Basics of Felting” class you can learn all the fundamental skills to produce amazing works of felted art. All the materials are provided in this 2 part class starting Nov 7. For those who are enthusiastic this may be followed by our “Painting with Wool” class, or this 1 session class can be taken on its own.
Join us at Vancouver’s biggest and best fibre festival on Oct 2-4, 2015. Taking place at the PNE forum for the 2nd year, the organizers have been working hard to make this an even better event. We are excited to be a vendor at Knit City for the 3rd year in a row. Our booth is a taste of the inspirational environment in our store in Port Moody, just a short 30 min drive from the event. As well as showcasing some of amazing yarns, we will be hosting Clara Parkes, well known author, for a book signing. Event information,...
The latest from Tin Can Knits: Max & Bodhi’s Wardrobe, is a collection of unisex staples for the modern baby, including patterns for sweaters, vests, hats and even some cute joggers. Inspired by the newest babies in their families, when you see the adorable photos in this book you’ll want to cast on right away!
The new pattern collection from Churchmouse has arrived. The four new First Projects patterns are perfect for a beginner wishing to knit hats, scarves and fingerless mitts. More experienced knitters will find these to be great quick projects for gifts. The Learn to Knit Companion is a 16 page booklet, with more than 120 instructional photos on everything from how to hold your yarn to weaving in tails.
Home & Away, Knits for Everyday Adventures, a new collection from knitwear designer Hannah Fettig, arrived at the store today. It features 9 versatile patterns designed for knitters of all skill levels. We also received Madder Anthology 2 and more copies of Madder Anthology 1, by Carrie Bostik Hoge. I am casting on for the cutest little lacy top, in Anthology 1, called the “Immie Tee“. There is also an adult version, “Imogen Tee” and the “Immie Baby Blanket” with the same gorgeous lace pattern.
Are you looking for some guidance with your next project? Do you have an unfinished project that you need some help with? Or do you just want to take your knitting to the next level? We have a class for you starting Feb 17. Check out the details on our classes page along with some other great new classes!
For you last minute knitter’s or shoppers, here are our holiday store hours: SAT DEC 20th 10 – 5 SUN DEC 21st 12 – 4 MON DEC 22nd CLOSED, NO KNIT NIGHT TUES DEC 23rd 10 – 5 WED DEC 24th 10 – 2 THURS DEC 25th CLOSED FRI DEC 26th CLOSED SAT DEC 27th 10 – 5 SUN DEC 28th 12 – 4 MON DEC 29th CLOSED, NO KNIT NIGHT TUES DEC 30th 10 – 5 WED DEC 31st 10 – 2 THURS JAN 1st CLOSED Regular store hours and Mon Knit Night resume Wishing you all many...
Today we were organizing our new shipment of Lett-Lopi or Lopi Lite, a worsted weight version of the well known Icelandic wool. This wool is unique in its composition as it consists of two types of fibers: inner fibers which are fine, soft and highly insulating and outer fibers which are long, glossy and water repellent. Together these fibers create a wool that is lightweight, water-repellent and breathable. It can be used to knit traditional Icelandic colourwork garments such as the Istex 20th Anniversary Sweater, a free pattern for the whole family (see below). We are awaiting Kate Davies new...
Knit your first hat to wear on these chilly days or give as a gift. Using Tin Can Knits free pattern, make this hat in any size from baby to adult. It looks fantastic in a hand dyed yarn such as Madelinetosh Vintage and we have a great selection of colours. Don’t miss this 2 session class starting next week. For details check out our classes page.
This new yarn from Kelbourne Woolens is a luxurious heathered yarn made from a variety of dyed fibers (65% baby llama, 25% merino, 10% silk) that are lightly blended prior to spinning giving it a tweedy appearance. This is a light worsted/DK weight yarn, perfect for knitting cozy winter garments and accessories. Can’t decide what to knit with this scrumptious yarn? Choose from one of the patterns in their Knightsbridge collection of pattern leaflets.
Tin Can Knits new book “Road Trip” is now available at Black Sheep Yarns! These 14 amazing patterns, inspired by the great Canadian outdoors, are also available as individual leaflets. Colourwork, cables and lace patterns, sized from baby to big, will keep you busy all fall and winter. Meet co-author and our renowned knitting instructor, Alexa Ludeman at the store from 11 am to 2 pm on Sat Nov 1st, for a trunk show and book signing.
Today is launch day! Seven new Churchmouse patterns arrived yesterday at Black Sheep Yarns, just in time for their release today. Casual, cozy sweater and accessories patterns, such as the Accelerating Stripes Fingerless Gloves and Cowl, to add to our growing collection of favourite patterns.
Ready to knit your first sweater? Let Alexa of Tin Can Knits guide you through all the steps needed to knit a simple top down cardi, using her “Harvest” pattern. This sweater can be knit in any size from baby to adult. Don’t miss out on this great class starting Oct 21. See the classes page for full details.