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NEW DellaQ Yarn Caddies & Bowls

DellaQ’s Yarn Caddies and Bowls are a lot like their brilliant needle cases – beautiful, well made, and extremely useful. They’re specially designed to hold and care for your needlework. They’re also ethically made in Vietnam under Della’s own watchful eye, which goes a long way to ensure the high quality of the product. As you can see, we really believe in these products!

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DellaQ Cleo Yarn Caddy (Medium Bag)

DellaQ’s Cleo Yarn Caddy is a great way to stash and transport your small and medium-sized knitting and crochet projects. Cleo stands on her own with pockets, pockets, pockets – four on the outside and two on the inside. She won’t let you down and fall over. The Cleo Yarn Caddy is perfect for medium size projects or a bunch of small ones. The inside includes a zip pocket and an open pocket for smaller tools.

  • Width: 8 inches
  • Height: 12.5 inches
  • Machine wash delicate, air dry

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DellaQ Tess Yarn Caddy (Large Bag)

DellaQ’s Tess Yarn Caddy is all the knitting bag you’ll ever need! It’s a large bag designed to hold and carry your projects, and it’s big enough for a sweater or blanket project. Tess stands on her own with pockets, pockets, pockets – four on the outside and two on the inside. Plus Tess stands up, and won’t let you down and fall over. The inside includes a zip pocket and an open pocket for smaller tools.

  • Width: 12″
  • Height: 14″
  • Machine wash delicate, air dry

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NEW DellaQ Soft Yarn Bowls

Finally, a yarn bowl that can travel with you and won’t break! DellaQ’s fabric bowls are stiff enough to hold your work, yet soft enough to collapse for storage when not in use.  The top band unfolds to increase the bowl size.  Accented with detailed stitching.

  • Folded: 6″ h x 6″ w
  • Unfolded: 8.5″ h x 6″ w

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NEW DellaQ Needle Cases

DellaQ makes some of the best needle cases we’ve ever found, and we think they’re definitely the best that are currently on the market. Della’s products are well thought out, high quality, and have been tested and used by knitters and crocheters for over a decade and a half – they’re made to be beautiful, to be used, to be useful, and to last. They organize your needles in a compact, portable solution that’s easy to put away, but also easy to take out and use. They’re also ethically made in Vietnam under Della’s own watchful eye, which goes a long way to ensure the high quality of the product. As you can see, we really believe in these products – I personally have at least 4 of her needle cases!

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DellaQ “The Que” Circular Needle Case

For those who don’t know about DellaQ’s circular needle cases, let’s just say they rock, and “The Que” circular needle case is one of our longstanding favourites (actually, it’s the best solution we’ve found so far)! It includes twelve numbered pockets. Did you catch that? Numbered. For those who need directions, put the size 6 needle in the size 6 pocket. You can even store more than one set in each pocket. The security flap on each pocket can be folded over the top or tucked in like an envelope. Includes a small zip pocket behind the sixth pocket for storing notions or an emergency piece of chocolate. This case is an excellent gift for anyone with a burgeoning collection of circular knitting needles!

 

  • Twelve numbered pockets
  • Secure flap on each pocket to hold needles
  • US Numbers: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.5, 11, 13, 15
  • Metric Numbers: 3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
  • Closed: 8.5″ w x 8.5″ h Open: 18.5″ x 8.5″

 

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DellaQ Combo Needle Case

Haven’t made the decision yet whether you like straights, circulars or double points? Maybe you like them all and want them in one case. This tri-fold case includes nine pockets in the centre for circulars. The outer flaps hold 18 straights and/or double points. We know this is a common design, but our case holds more than most cases and it is far prettier! The case is tall enough for those needles that insist on being a bit too tall to fit in any other case. There are no numbers like many of our other cases so you’ll need to be a little bit organized or keep a needle gauge in the case. Oh, right, there is also a zip pocket for stitch markers or a piece of chocolate. Fold it up and tie it in a bow (refer to your mother for bow tying instructions).

  • Eighteen unnumbered pockets for straights and double points
  • Nine unnumbered pockets for circulars
  • Includes numbered tabs for customization
  • Open: 14.5″ w x 15″ h Closed: 15.5″ x 6″
  • Taffeta silk and Poly Silk

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DellaQ Double Point Roll

It’s time to organize your double pointed needles and store them in something other than those plastic sleeves or “ahem” your special needle drawer. DellaQ’s DPN roll is the best solution we’ve found, and we swear by it for our own personal needle collections!

  • Two rows of fourteen numbered pockets, two unnumbered
  • Accommodates DPN’s up to 8″ in length
  • US Numbers: 0, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.5
  • Metric Numbers: 2, 2.25, 2.5, 2.75, 3, 3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5
  • Closed: 10.25″ h. Open: 16″ w x 10.25″ h.
  • Cotton

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NEW DellaQ Project Bags

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DellaQ Large Project Bags

You put a lot of work into your knits, so treat your projects with the love and respect they deserve and store your work-in-progress in this fabulous cotton project bag? An interior pocket holds small notions, and the easy slide drawstring makes opening and closing a snap. These bags are large enough to carry a sweater or small blanket. They make a great gift for any yarn enthusiast or consider using the bag as a gift bag when you are finished with your project.

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NEW Needle Licious Kits

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Needle Licious Crochet Bunny Kit

Crochet your own funny bunny! This is a complete crochet kit including step-by-step instructions. Kit makes 1 toy.

Kit Includes:

  • acrylic yarn
  • felt, safety eyes
  • fiberfill
  • 3mm crochet hook
  • darning needle
  • instruction sheet.

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Needle Licious Crochet Monkey Kit

Crochet your own funny monkey! This is a complete crochet kit including step-by-step instructions. Kit makes 1 toy.

Kit Includes:

  • acrylic yarn
  • felt, safety eyes
  • fiberfill
  • 3mm crochet hook
  • darning needle
  • instruction sheet

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Needle Licious Crochet Monster Kit

Crochet your own funny monster! This is a complete crochet kit including step-by-step instructions. Kit makes 1 toy.

Kit Includes:

  • acrylic yarn
  • felt
  • safety eyes
  • fiberfill
  • 3mm crochet hook
  • darning needle
  • instruction sheet

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Needle Licious Coin Purse Sewing Kit

Sew your own adorable monster coin purse! This is a complete kit including step-by-step instructions. Kit makes one 12cm coin purse.

Kit Includes:

  •  Fabric
  • Felt
  • fusible fleece
  • fusible interfacing
  • zipper
  • buttons
  • ribbon
  • embroidery thread
  • instructions

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RESTOCKED Fleece Artist Thrum Mitten Kits

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Fleece Artist Thrum Mitten Kits

Fleece Artist’s Thrummed Mitten Kits are back, just in time to whip up a pair in time winter (the Farmer’s Almanac has forecast a cold winter for Canada). These mitts are SERIOUSLY warm and cosy, and are a must-have for anyone who spends time outside (like dog owners and the person in the house who does the shovelling).

Thrumming is a very old technique that is seriously fun and functional. Small tufts of roving (wool that hasn’t been spun into yarn yet) are knit into the garment creating a fuzzy warm layer on the inside and irresistible dots of colour the outside. As you wear them, the thrummed roving felts down, keeping your hands warm and cozy (take note dog owners, these are ideal winter dog walking mitts). The mittens will be the colour of the yarn and the thrums (roving) will peek through. This kit can also be used to make Thrummed Socks (great as house-socks or slippers)! Each kit is individually hand-dyed, no two will be exactly alike. Kit does not include needles:  3.5mm/US4 double pointed needles are required.

Kit Includes

  • Pattern & instructions  (or you can download them free HERE)
  • Yarn: Fleece Artist Blue Face Leicester Aran, 125g (100% wool)
  • Roving: 60g (100% wool)
  • Sizes included: Child, Adult Small, Adult Medium, and Adult Large.

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RESTOCKED Gleener Swet Bags

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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 Louet/Kollage Interchangeable Needle Sets

We just got the new Louet/Kollage Interchangeable Needle Sets and they are LOVELY! I’m seriously feeling extremely enthusiastic and looking forward to see what they make next.  Please note, these needles are SQUARE shaped, which many people find extremely comfortable (some find them easier to use, I’ve always found them enjoyable). Hopefully an interchangeable round needle set will be forthcoming too?

Anyway, these are the things I love about the Louet/Kollage Interchangeable Needle Set:

  • The needles are Beautiful. They’re smooth, elegant, a gorgeous medium grey aluminum.
  • The size markings are ETCHED in the needle, so they won’t be going anywhere.
  • The cables/cords are extremely pliable.
  • The needles can rotate once they are connected to the cables.
  • The join is quite smooth (at least on the ones I tried)
  • The case for the FULL set is GREAT! It’s sturdy and extremely well made. It has space for a second set of needles (presumably for when they come out with a set of shorter tips?), as well as two large clear pouches for more cords (so you can see what you are looking for), and another zipper pouch on the outside of the case. The case along could easily retail for at least $50.
  • The case for the MINI set is lovely. It’s pretty, slim, well made, and easy to use.
  • The Youtube video (see below) on how to connect and disconnect them is clear and easy to follow.

I recommend watching this video before diving into your Louet/Kollage Interchangeable Needle Set, their system is kind-of novel.

 

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Set Includes

  • 11 tips: 2.75, 3, 3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 4, 4.5m, 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 8 mm (US size 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.5, 11)
  • 3 firm and 3 soft cords, (24″, 32″, 40″)
  • cable ends
  • interchangeable tool
  • instructions
  • a great quality, clever and sturdy case

 

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Louet/Kollage MINI Interchangeable Knitting Needle Set

Set Includes

  • 7 tips: 3.5, 3.75, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.5 and 6.0 mm (US size 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10)
  • 3 firm cables, (24″, 32″, 40″)
  • cable ends
  • interchangeable tool
  • instructions
  • a functional case