We can’t believe it’s only a week until this year’s Toronto Knitters Frolic! If you haven’t been, the Frolic is a BIG event graciously organized by the Toronto Knitter’s Guild. We know not everyone can make it to the event (although when you’re there it sure does feel like the whole world is a fibre enthusiast), so we are offering a special ONE WEEK SALE!
Use code FROLIC18 at check-out to receive an extra 15% OFF ALL YARN, from now until April 27, 2018.
Note: discount applies to online purchases only, discount does not apply to in-store purchases. We can not accept returns on April 28, 2018 at the Toronto Knitter’s Frolic.
You can choose to have your order:
Mineville Merino Nylon DK
We’ve received more stock of Mineville Merino Nylon DK in some super pretty speckled colours, perfect for a spring Fade!
Mineville Wool Project Merino Nylon DK (1124) is super soft, machine washable, easy to work with, easy to wear, and subs easily for other DK weight yarns. It comes in a generous 100g/200m skein, which is enough to make an adult hat or pair of mitts (you’ll need two for a scarf or Honey Cowl, and about 6 for a women’s size medium sweater – check your pattern for full yardage requirements). With the nylon fibre content, this yarn is also great for socks!
Mineville Wool Project is an “off-brand” brand from the sisters at Fleece Artist and Handmaiden. The prices are excellent because we purchase the yarn in one-time only lots. This means that once it’s gone, it’s GONE, so be sure to order enough for your project.
- 80% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Nylon
- DK weight
- 4mm/US6 needles
- 22 sts = 4″/10cm
- Machine Washable
- Made in Canada
- Free Pattern Ideas
Comfort Fade Cardi
Regia Wool & The Gang Kinda Magic Socks
People who wear snazzy socks have more fun. Regia Design Line by Wool and the Gang (also known as Regia Kinda Magic Sock) yarn comes in a kit and knits up in a pattern all by itself; as you whiz through your knit the leopard print pattern will start to show its spots, and then before you know it, TA-DAH – one pair of leopard print socks, as if by magic! Note: it’s really important to get the correct tension in this yarn to make the patterning work, so swatch before you start.
Regia LOVE a good sock. Based in Germany, they have over 65 years’ experience in the bag of making the best-of-the-best sock yarn. They come with a 10-year quality assurance too – that’s how bloomin’ good they are.
- 75% Virgin Wool25% Polyamide
- 30 stitches, 42 rows to 10cm (4in)
- 2mm/US0 – 3mm/US2.5 needles
- machine wash cool, dry cool
- Video Instructions
- See on Ravelry
Quince & Co Kestrel
We’ve finally received our new stock of Quince & Co Kestrel! Sorry for the lateness, their shipment was late, then it got stuck in customs, then they shipped it, but half of our order got stuck in customs …. our kestrel has been on an international shipping ODYSSEY (oh the stories it could tell)!
If you aren’t already familiar with Kestrel, it’s a BEAUTIFUL, machine washable, organic linen made it Italy. It’s aran to bulky weight, so it knits up quickly and easily on 5mm/US8 to 6.5mm/US10.5 needles. Linen has a remarkable amount of drape and ease, so you can generally go down one to two sizes in a pattern (when I work with Kestrel on a 6.5mm/US10.5 needle I go down TWO sizes).
Spring-Summer Classes with Kestrel
We’ve been carrying Kestrel for about 2 or 3 years now, and we’ve been so impressed with its quality and how well it works-up that we’re using it in a number of our Spring & Summer workshops!
Quince & Co also just published their new pattern collections, Kestrel 2018, you can find the patterns HERE!
Baldric By Isablle Kraemer
I love this new pattern by Isabelle Kraemer – it’s casual, simple, and easy to work up in one piece!
- Quince & Co Kestrel: 9 (10, 11, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins
- 5.5 mm/US9 – 24” (60 cm) and 32” (80 cm) circular needles
- 5.5 mm/US9 DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for neck, body and sleeves.
- Stitch holders or waste yarn
- stitch markers
- tapestry needle
- Pattern via Ravelry
- XS (S, M1, M2, L, XL, XXL)
- finished bust circumference: 36.75 (39, 42, 44.25, 47.5, 50.75, 52.75)” or
92 (97.25, 105.25, 110.75, 118.75, 126.75, 132) cm
- Sample is size S worn with 6” (15.25 cm) positive ease at bust.
Banish the last vestiges of winter with this joyful hat! It’s knit in a gorgeous new yarn, Urth Uneek Worsted. This simple pattern will creates something really special that will get you through to the good weather (when it sees fit to arrive). I think it would also make a great neck-warmer or cowl. Many thanks to Deborah for bringing this one to my eyes!
Urth Uneek Worsted
Urth Uneek Worsted is a super soft 100% superwash merino wool which is hand painted in stunning stripe patterns. Not only does it work up beautifully, but it’s ethically made by a small family business from Istanbul, so you won’t have to feel *too* bad about cheating on your loved ones with it. Plus, for every skein purchased Urth Yarns will donate the money to plant a tree in Sub-Saharan Africa (which apparently has a very positive impact for both the environment and struggling communities).
- 100% Extrafine Merino Wool
- worsted weight
- 4mm to 5mm (US 6 to 8) needles
- 5 to 6 sts = 1″ (2.5cm)
- Made in Turkey (by a Women’s collective)
- FREE Patterns