Category Archives: Accessories

RESTOCKED Gleener Swet Bags

Gleener Swet Combo

Gleener Swet Bags

We sold out of these sweet bags in a single day, so we restocked them right away! And because you liked them so much, we also ordered both the medium and the larger size in the pretty aqua “Brainy Yak”. The medium makes for a perfect regular sized project bag, and the large size is great for larger projects like sweaters and blankets (or a couple of kids’ worth of wet swimming stuff). We also ordered some of the simple “Black Chaos” style in size medium, for those of you who are like me and want something a little more circumspect.

The new Gleener Swet Bags are adorable, and they make perfect project bags, but they’re so much more. They’re designed to keep odours, wetness and messed contained. The zipper and lining are both waterproof, so they also make a great travel companion to the gym, swimming or beyond. Keep your projects safe, clean and dry anywhere you go!

  • Medium: 10.5″ x 14″
  • Large: 16″ x 21″
  • Machine wash in cold water, flip it inside out and hang it up to line dry overnight.

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NEW Gleener Swet Bags & Gleener On The Go

Gleener Swet Bag Medium Brainy Yak

Gleener Swet Bags

The new Gleener Swet Bags are adorable, and they make perfect project bags, but they’re so much more. They’re designed to keep odours, wetness and messed contained. The zipper and lining are both waterproof, so they also make a great travel companion to the gym, swimming or beyond. Keep your projects safe, clean and dry anywhere you go!

  •  Size: 10.5″ x 14″
  • Machine wash in cold water, flip it inside out and hang it up to line dry overnight.

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NEW Gleener On the Go

The new season has brought the pretty new coloured Gleener on the Go, the perfect travel lint remover and sweater de-piller. The Gleener On The Go is just as handy as it’s big sister, the original Gleener, but it’s pint sized (smaller than a glasses case) to fit in your purse, luggage, or desk drawer, and make great stocking stuffers and Secret Santa gifts. Read more about the Gleener On The Go HERE.

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NEW Floss & Rock Knitting Dolls

Floss & Rock Knitting Doll Assortment

Floss & Rock Knitting Dolls

Floss & Rock knitting dolls are a great way to keep kids busy and help them develop their fine motor skills. They also make great little gifts! Each doll comes in a pretty box with a mini knitting needle, 6 colours of yarn and instructions. Made of painted wood, ages 6+. Great for use with WorstedDK and Sport weight yarns.

Great yarns for use with knitting dolls:

 

 

Shaped Capelet with Braided Cables

 

Shaped Capelet with Braided Cables

I love this little garment, it’s the perfect cover to throw over your shoulders for chilly fall days. It’s knit sideways and includes some very cleverly hidden shaping (which creates gentle drape and and unfussy, elegant fit.

Size

  • circumference at lower edge: 38 ½ (44 ¾, 51 ¼)””
  • length from top of neckband to front hemline: 13 ½ (14 14 ½)”
  • length from top of neckband to back hemline: 16 ½ (17, 17 ½)”
  • shown in smallest size

 

Yarn Options

Berroco Vintage:  4 (5, 6) skeins

Cascade Eco:  2 skeins

Malabrigo Mecha:  4 (5, 6) skeins

 

Other Materials

  • 6mm/US10-24″ circular needles
  • 5mm/US8-24″ circular needles
  • Tapestry needle
  • cable needle
  • stitch markers
  • 5.5mm-I/9 crochet hook
  • Pattern via Ravelry/Interweave

 

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KNIT HACK

Knit Hack DPN Tube

Today I offer up two simple little hacks to make your sock knitting go smoothly. If you are already familiar with them, I acknowledge your wisdom.

Materials Used in Today’s Hacks

 

SOCK HACK no.1: DPN Tubes

Socks are great projects because they are small and portable, but if you use DPNs (double pointed needles) the portability decreases. These pointy little sticks are vulnerable; they bump around in transit, poke holes in your project bag, and can slide out of the live stitches, and god forbid break.

Not to worry, you don’t have to give up your DPNs, but you might be interested in investing in a set of DPN Tubes. They’re light, cheap, and easy to use. Each set comes with 3 tubes: two with slits (presumably one for each sock) and one that is solid that holds your sock needles. They look like old fashioned cigar tubes, but with notches down the side.

Knit Hacks Sock DPN Tube COMBO

How they Work

1. Each tube has an inside piece and an outside piece. Each piece has a long notch cut down one side.

2. Fold up your work so the needles are all parallel. Slide the work in the inner tube, the fabric hands down through the notch.

3. Push the work all the way down to the end of the notch, or as far as it will go.

4. Slide the outer tube oner the inner tube, lining the notches up.

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Your work and needles will be secured inside the tubes and will be safe in your bag.

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SOCK HACK no.2: Calabash Markers

Knit Hack Stitch Markers

The Calabash

I swear by locking stitch markers, they’re my absolute favourite knitting gadget, and I have crates and crates of the Clover Locking Markers (353) in my notions pouch. But micro yarns require micro markers. The only problem is that regular safety pins get caught in knit stitches.

Enter the Calabash Pin – made for sewing but perfect for knitting, these little pins have neither a coil at the tail nor a notch at the head, so they are much less likely to get caught in your work and botch it all up. YAY!

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Mark Your Increases

But that’s not all folks! Sure markers are useful when knitting lace or cables, but vanilla socks can benefit too. Whenever I’m working on something that involves increase or decreases I place a locking marker (or in this case a Calabash Pin) *in* the stitch, as soon as I make it.

Benefits

  • Easily count rows between increases/decreases.
  • Easily figure out how many rows have been work since the last increase/decrease.
  • Having a visual reference is much more reliable than taking notes, especially if you forget to make a note/can’t read your own handwriting/forget where you are in the pattern.
  • Easily duplicate increases/decreases on your second sock, sleeve, gauntlet, legwarmer, etc.
  • Calabash Pins are cheap.

Deficits

  • You’ll see your LYS staff much less because you won’t be going in all the time to ask for help to figure out the last time you made an increase/decrease.
  • You’ll have fewer (legitimate) reasons to complain about botching your work.
  • You’ll want to find a special place to store your Calaabash Pins, like a little pouch or a notions box (file under “first world knitting problems”).

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Awesome Newbies in Store!

Nancys Knit Nacks Ballwinder 2Nancy’s Knit Knacks Ball Winder

Nancy’s Knit Knacks is the Cadillac of Ball Winders. It is the world’s leading commercial quality ball winder. It is a heavy duty unit made from wood with top quality steel components, which is used manually, but can be upgraded to an electrical unit (with the NKK power base).  Whether you are very good at breaking ball winders, or just want a sexy piece of knitterly equipment, this is the tool for you.

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Knitomatic felt bin BLOG

Felt Storage Bins

A good sized basket or bin is a necessity for every knitter or crocheter to keep order.

  • Synthetic felt
  • 32cm x 33 cm x 35cm

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Felt Tote Bag BLOG COMBO

Felt Tote Project bags

These little totes are the perfect size for carrying your project in style. Made from synthetic felt, they have a flat gusseted base, and stand on their own. They won’t be around for long, so get one while they last!

  • Velcro Closure
  • 10 cm deep x 37 cm wide x 37 cm high (4″ x 14.5″ x 14″)

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Nancys Knit Knacks WPI tool

Wraps Per Inch (WPI) Tool

A Wraps Per Inch (WPI) tool is a very handy device for measuring the thickness of your yarn. If you have unlabelled mystery yarn in your stash, you may find these little gadgets very, very helpful. The WPI tool also comes with a laminated conversion chart which includes instructions on using the tool plus reference data for interpreting the WPI.

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Folding Scissors BLOG

Folding Scissors

Compact Folding Scissors are a must for any notions pouch.

  • Stainless steel blades, plastic grip (makes them a bit lighter)
  • Folded length 13.2cm
  • Unfolded length: 8.9cm

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RESTOCKED Real Fur Pompoms!

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Rabbit Pompoms

Genuine rabbit fur pompoms are ideal as an accessory for hats, bags, hair ties and more. Sizes vary- see colour selection for details. All pompoms come with a loop to attach it to a hat.

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raccoon pompom BLOGRaccoon Pompoms

Genuine raccoon fur pompoms are ideal as an accessory for hats, bags, hair ties and more.  5.25″/13cm in diameter, stretch band attached for fastening.

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Knit Hack!

Attach your pompom to the top of your hat with a snap closure! It will make washing your hat easy-peasy, and you can wear your pompoms interchangeably.