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FREEBIE & NEW Manos Fino Mini Skein Sets

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Manos Fino Mini Skein Kits

New Fino mini skein kits are a world of fun! The sets are available in 7 gorgeous colour combinations. One kit is enough to make a tube cowl (like the Annie Infinity Cowl), if you want to make a shawl it is advisable to buy two kits. Elegant and refined, Manos Fino combines the softness of merino wool with the lustre of silk in a lightweight yarn that’s perfect for heirloom accessories or luxurious garments. Fino also features a new dye process that yields complex, subtle, tonal colours.

  • Each skein weighs approximately 22g/99m (108 yds)
  • Each set is about 110g/495m (543 yds)
  • 70% Merino Wool, 30% Silk
  • 3m to 3.5mm/US 3-5 needles
  • Gauge: 24 to 28 sts = 4″/10cm
  • Hand wash. lay flat to dry

Pattern Suggestions

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Manos Fino Mini Skein Kits COMBO

 

 

NEW Magazines!

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Knit.Wear Fall/Winter 2017

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Interweave Knits Holiday 2017

 

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NEW SAMPLE Time Traveller’s Vest

Cascade Spuntaneous Time Travelers Vest

Time Traveller’s Vest

We just finished this super quick little vest! I found the pattern is a neat little book (I stumbled across the book and downloaded it from my public library), Highland Knits: Knitwear Inspired by the Highlander Series. The vest is a fast (15mm needles) and easy knit. We used a super bulky, super soft merino wool, Cascade Spuntaneous – instant gratification!

Hacks

  • We cast on for the arms using a 10mm/US15 needle to limit gaping.
  • We bound off using a 20mm/US35 needle to make our tension a bit more even.

Materials

YARN SWAP Sunday Oct 22

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Yarn Swap

Sunday, October 22, 1 to 3 pm

It’s that time of year again … time to tidy up your yarn stash and purge the stuff you’re never going to use. That’s right, you can bring us your shame and leave your guilt in our yarn swap bins with the assurance that the yarn that didn’t work out for you will have a second (or third, or fourth) life in a new home.
What do you do at a swap? Bring in the yarn and needles you don’t want and take home whatever you like from our swap bins. The leftovers are donated to charities, and don’t be embarrassed by the quality of the yarn you bring, whatever is left over is donated to charities like Street Knit, West Toronto Support Services, and Gilda’s Club, most of whom prefer acrylic!
If you want to donate but can’t make the date please feel free to drop it by when we are open, sealed up in a plastic bag. The only yarn we can’t accept is anything that is strongly scented (cigarette smoke or perfume). We are also a drop-off point for Street Knit and Knitted Knockers of Canada.
This is a FREE drop-in event, you do not need to register

FREEBIE & FINISHED Honey Cowl

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Honey Cowl

I’m sorry you haven’t heard from us lately, we’ve been really busy merchandising all the new stock that’s been arriving for fall! You’ve probably been doing more knitting than I have, but Liane finished this Honey Cowl last week.

It’s a super simple knit, easy to make, great to wear (or gift), the pattern is free, and there are almost 24,000 projects for it in Ravelry! We made ours with one skein of Wollmeise DK (currently on SALE), but you can use 200g of any Worsted weight or DK weight yarn. My only suggestion is do not use a yarn that is very fluffy or textured, you’ll lose the beautiful stitch definition. Solid colours, heathered colours, semi-solid hand paints, variegated and self-striping colours all seem to look great with this pattern!

Materials

  • FREE Pattern
  • Worsted weight or DK weight yarn: about 200g for long version, 100g for short version
  • 5mm/US8 – 36″ circular needles for long version or 24″ circular needles for short version
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry/darning needle

Honey Cowl 2

Honey Cowl COMBO

FREEBIE Galilee

 

 

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Galilee

As soon as I saw this FREE pattern I knew I wanted to share it, but I figured I’d better wait until the heat settled down, and all the best yarn options had arrived. I love the elegant shape and texture in this “swancho” (it’s like a poncho, but with little sweater sleeves). If the textured panel seems a little daunting you can omit it and just knit the front panel like the same as the back, in stocking stitch.

You can use any chunky weight yarn (something that knits up on a 6mm/US10 needle). Berroco Vintage Chunky is soft, machine washable, and comes in a spectrum of great colours. Cascade Eco is made with 100% Peruvian wool that comes in both dyed and undyed natural colours, and is the most cost-effective choice, especially as the sizes grow). For a stunning statment, use Malabrigo Mecha, a gorgeous hand-dyed, machine washable, buttery soft single ply merino wool.

Size

  • Small (Medium, Large, X-Large, 2X, 3X)
  • Bottom edge – 55 (59, 64, 68, 71, 76)”
  • Length – 24½ (25, 25½, 26, 26½, 27)”

Yarn Options

Berroco Vintage Chunky: 9(10, 11, 13, 14, 15) skeins

Cascade Eco: 3(3, 3, 4, 4, 5) skeins

Malabrigo Mecha: 9(10, 11, 13, 14, 15) skeins

Other Materials

  • FREE Pattern
  • 5.5mm/US9-16″ circular needles
  • 5.5mm/US9-29″ circular needles
  • 6mm/US9-29″ circular needles
  • 2 stitch markers
  • tapestry or darning needle

 

 

 

STORE HOURS Thanksgiving

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Turkey Pattern by Natty Knits

Thanksgiving Weekend Hours

Saturday: 11 am to 6 pm

Sunday: 11 am to 4 pm

Monday: CLOSED