June 15th, 2013
Arriving just in time for summer travel, check out our Go Knit Pouches in the new Jewel Collection. We're addicted to these project bags and especially love the sheen and slightly heavier weight of the new fabric. Made with nylon ripstop (machine washable/dryable), these bags have an interior loop to prevent tangling of yarn and an exterior loop for hanging on purse, belt loop or chair. Keep your knitting projects, needles and accessories organized and always at hand with these “go everywhere” pouches.
Add “The Perfect Notion Case” to your pouch and you'll be set for any knitting occasion!
June 8th, 2013
Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock communing with Koigu KPPPM–a knitter's paradise!
June 8th, 2013
Join us on Main Street Sunday, June 16 for Car Free Vancouver. We'll be celebrating CFV and Father's Day with a store-wide 10% off sale. Yes, everything will be discounted–yarn, needles, accessories, books.
Enjoy music, food and a fun walk down our once-a-year pedestrian-friendly street. See you on June 16.
May 30th, 2013
We love Clam Digger
, a breezy summer sweater by Melissa Schaschwary.
And Melissa is so right about EL Silky Wool, it's just the right texture, weight and gauge for a lightweight sweater. Stop by for a look at the beautiful selection of colours and you'll have this cute cardi knit in time for summer.
May 30th, 2013
Now in stock, 80 shades of Koigu! Indulge yourself in colour.
May 26th, 2013
Another great Churchmouse pattern, Barb's Koigu Ruffle.
Two skeins of our favourite yarn, Koigu KPPPM, are transformed into ruffly fleurettes that sit perfectly around the neck.
Choosing a colour may be challenging. We're happy to help.
May 21st, 2013
Mandy's newest obsession, the Lace Yoke Tee, a top-down sweater that just begs for playing with colour–in this case 7 shades of Koigu KPPPM.
Here's another of Mandy's in-progress versions, using 8 shades of Koigu KPPPM. The colour gradation is left to the inspiration of the knitter, but maintains the following pattern of plain and blended sections:
Section 1: Colour A
Section 2: Colour A alternating with Colour B every row
Section 3: Colour B
Section 4: Colour B alternating with Colour C every row
Repeat with as many colours as desired.
Intrigued by the colour possibilities of holding two strands together, we chose the Habu Cotton Gima for this Tee.
We're following the same colour gradation pattern: 2 strands Colour A; 1 strand Colour A + 1 strand Colour B; 2 strands Colour B; 1 strand Colour B + 1 Strand Colour C; 2 strands Colour C; 1 strand Colour C + 1 strand Colour D; 2 strands Colour D. We're using 4 colours: Pink Orange 10, Dusty Rose 3, Lavender 12 and Natural 1.
We'll be knitting down about another 3 inches for a tunic-length Tee.
Interested in making your own Lace Yoke Tee? The pattern is in development so check back soon for publication details. If you'd like to get started right away, consider enrolling in Mandy's Knitters Helpline class and she will happily guide you through the process of planning and knitting this fun sweater.
May 19th, 2013
One skein of Handmaiden Cashmere and a bit of fun cabling makes this deliciously soft and cozy hat.
We used Pam Allen's Cable Baby
pattern, adding the 14 extra stitches recommended for the “Child” size on a 3mm needle to get a nice fitting adult size hat (our first attempt at the 28 stitch “Adult” size resulted in too large a hat so started again with the smaller size and it worked perfectly).
May 10th, 2013
Every year around this time we get a new shipment of African Baskets. Colours, shapes and sizes are always a surprise and we think this year's collection is especially beautiful.
The Bolga Baskets, woven by hand in Bolgatanga, northern Ghana, are certified Fair Trade products that benefit marginalized artisans and their communities through fair living wages and local socio-economic development. Read more about our baskets here.
And check back soon for a posting on our versatile Bolga Handbags.