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REMINDER Yarn Swap THIS Sunday!


You asked for another swap, so we’re reminding you that the next one is coming up THIS SUNDAY!

Sunday April 15 from 1-3pm

See all the details HERE

YARN SWAP April 15th




$15 – Proceeds go to the Red Door Women’s Shelter

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 KnitWest 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.
  • $15 to participate in the swap (proceeds go to the Red Door Women’s Shelter)
  • Drop-in, no need to sign up
  • Everyone is welcome, all skill levels
  • Location: 1382 Bathurst St, Toronto ON
  • In-Store only, NOT ONLINE



Knit-O-Matic Tupperware Party!


Millennials are bringing classics back, including Tupperware Parties! If you didn’t grow up in the 70s & 80s you may not be as familiar with Tupperware brand products as Baby Boomers & Gen-Xers. Tupperware is known for extremely high-quality kitchen products that WORK. Tupperware is NOT a disposable product, you only buy a Tupperware product once, they last for life and come with alifetime warranty. They’re safe, BPA free, and are made from virgin ingredients (no recycled plastics which can leech chemicals).

Tupperware is not marketed like regular commercial products. They don’t sink tons of money into advertising, marketing and corporate deals with retailers (yup, manufacturers pay for shelf space in large retailers). Instead, they sell through individual sales reps – they’ve been empowering and offering women career opportunities since their inception.  Before the advent of the internet, Tupperware was historically sold through parties held by sales reps. While I love shopping online, as a retailer I appreciate that the human element is special. Sales people don’t just want to sell you something, we have the knowledge and experience to help you get what you NEED, and do it fast. I like my apple gadgets, but the human brain is still my favourite type of computer.

If you do remember Tupperware, you might think of it as something suitable for families. But they have lots of options for singletons and aparmtment & condo dwellers.


Excellent Question! A knitting and food storage isn’t really a natural pairing. Well, it’s a short-long story. Short version: everyone needs to eat.

The Long Version: a few years ago my mom went to a Tupperware Party and a friend’s house and bought me a lunch container for my salads (I’m a salad person). When my mom gave it to me I thought it was cute, but after using it continuously for at least a year I swear by the thing! It’s perfectly designed, everything is just the right size for a lunch salad, it never leaks, washes easily, and still looks like it did the day I got it. At the same party, my mother got herself some special containers to keep fruits & veggies fresh, and after a year of use she swears by them! My mom is a cynic, so I figured they had been properly vetted, and as a salad person I wanted my leafy greens to last longer. So when I found out that an old friend of mine was selling Tupperware, I thought “Great! We can have a little retro fun, throw a party in the slow season, and I’ll buy myself some containers.” And then the special containers went on sale …. there was a 2 for 1, and my brother’s birthday is coming up, soooo …. I bought them. AND THEY ARE AWESOME! I Love them so much I LURV them! When they arrived at the store my assistant, Liane, looked at my containers longingly, she told me a sorrowful story about a nefarious roommate stealing her Tupperware …. so instead of saving the second set for my brother, I gave them to Liane. And SHE LOVES THEM!

Anyway, it’s a slow time of year, and I need to buy some quality containers for my freezer (I’m clutzy, I drop everything, and all of the other brands of containers always shatter), I can’t be the only person who could use a few kitchen solutions, so I figured, let’s have a Tupperware Party in the store! The Tupper-people will bring us some food, show us some stuff, I’ll buy my freezer containers, and we’ll hang out & knit!

NOTE: We do NOT sell Tupperware. We are NOT Tupperware consultants, we will NOT be selling Tupperware. If you want to connect with a Tupperware consultant I refer you to our Tupper-people, Lisa & Curtis.


Saturday July 29, 1pm – 2:30pm (we can go later if we want)


HERE! Knit-O-Matic, 1382 Bathurst St, Toronto Ontario


RSVP is completely necessary, but it’ll help us estimate how much food to bring.Please let us know if you have any deathly food allergies, and if there is anything specific you want our Tupper-people to bing so you can see it in person (like, I don’t know, the ice shaver or the pressure cooker): RSVP HERE 

Can’t Make It?

Can’t Make it but still want in on the fun? No problem, Tupperware has a full e-commerce website, you can shop online HERE. (I think the shipping might be a little bit more when you buy online – when you buy in person through our Tupperware couple, Lisa & Curtis, it’s only $3.95 per order)

Our Frolic Play-List

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Our Frolic Play-List

We’ve finalised what we’re taking to the Toronto Knitter’s Frolic THIS Saturday.  The following products will be packed up on Friday morning, and won’t be available in store on Friday Afternoon and Saturday. Additionally, they won’t be available online on Saturday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm (we don’t want to accidentally sell anything twice). We’re sorry for any inconvenience!


Sweet Georgia

Quince & Co




Fleece Artist


Madeline Tosh


The Knitters Frolic Marketplace is a fabulous one-day fibre lovers extravaganza. About 50 vendors from across Canada offer yarn, fibre and related goodies and notions. Meet with other fibre enthusiasts and be inspired!

We’re back in the same location we were last year, in Shokokai Court (the big room with big windows and lots of light): MAP


  • Saturday, April 29, 9am – 4:30pm
  • Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 6 Garamond Court, Toronto, ON M3C 1Z5.
  • FAQs

Louet Trunk Show Wed July 27th


Louet Trunk Show

Wednesday July 27, 5-8pm

The super nice people at Louet are coming to show off their stuff! They’re bringing garment samples and yarn for us to explore and try on. It’s always good to see how yarns work up, and the company rep will be here to answer questions.

For details on the pattern above see our blog post on the Swingy Linen Skirt.

Yarn Swap TODAY!

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Just a reminder, Yarn Swap is TODAY!

When: Sunday May 8th, 1 to 3pm

Where: Knit-O-Matic, 1382 Bathurst St, Toronto ON Canada

A yarn swap is a big eco-friendly redistribution of yarn, needles and other craft supplies. Bring in the crafty stuff you never want to see again and deposit it in one of our baskets. Poke around at all the other donations and take home whatever you want from the baskets. Don’t be embarrassed by the quality of yarn you bring, whatever is left over is donated to charities like Street Knit, Sistering, Silver Circle Seniors Services, and Gilda’s Club, most of whom prefer acrylic!

Frolic with Us!

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Toronto Knitters Frolic

We can’t believe the 2016 Toronto Knitter’s Frolic is THIS SATURDAY! We’ve been busy getting ready and are super excited to see you at the event. Please note, we are only at the event on SATURDAY.

How to Find Us There

We’ve moved this year, we’re now located in the hall-way in Shokokai Court. At the entrance turn left, walk towards the sunlight and you’ll find us. If you reach the gymnasium (Kobayashi Hall) you’ve gone too far. Our booth is small but our sign is HUGE.

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The Big Map: the whole venue (we’re the blue ‘X’)

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The Little map: our room, Shokokai Court


What We’re Bringing

Savings & Deals will be ABUNDANT (but we’re going to leave you hanging).

Unfortunately, since they’ll be travelling, the following yarns & products won’t be available in the store on Friday orSaturday, and they won’t be available online on Friday night and all Saturday. All of our Frolic discounts only apply during and at the event.


  • Berroco Maya
  • Fleece Artist Merino 2/6
  • Fleece Artist Trail Socks
  • Fleece Artist Tree Wool
  • Handmaiden Cashmere and Silk
  • Handmaiden Flaxen
  • Handmaiden Flyss
  • Handmaiden Keiji Cashmere
  • Handmaiden Mini Maiden
  • Louet Euroflax Sport
  • Madeline Tosh Merino Light
  • Malabrigo Mechita
  • Malabrigo Rios
  • Manos Del Uruguay Alegria
  • Mineville Angora
  • Mineville Merino DK
  • Mineville Merino Fingering
  • Noro Silk Garden Solo
  • Noro Silk Garden Sock Solo
  • Noro Tokonatsu
  • Quince & Co Sparrow
  • Quince & Co Kestrel
  • Rowan Kidsilk Haze


  • Cotton Canvas Project Bags
  • Flip & Lock Notions Boxes
  • Fur Pom-Poms
  • Mini Digital Row Counters
  • Needle Sets


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What We Accept

You can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Interac or cash – let the enabling begin!