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PRE-ORDER Drachenfels Wrap Kits (With links!)

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Drachenfels Wrap Kit

This simple wrap makes for great TV knitting! Stave off the chill wind with this cosy shawl, which pays homage to the dragon of lore with a slipped garter colorwork pattern that hints of scales. It’s worked in garter stitch from tip to edge, then neatly finished with I-cord bind-off. Asymmetrical increases create an elongated triangle shape. Size: 83“ [210 cm] wingspan along top edge and 25.5“ [65 cm] width.

Kit

The Drachenfels Wrap Kit features a stunning shawl pattern is by Melanie Berg. It contains one skein of Urth Yarns Uneek Fingering and two skeins of Urth Yarns Monokrom Fingering (a total of1200m of fingering weight merino yarn per kit). Each kit comes packaged in a clear plastic bag with full-colour insert. Both yarns are super soft 100% superwash merino wool, made and hand-dyed in Turkey. The pattern recommends a 4mm/US6 and 5mm/US8 needle. 

The brown colourway in the photographs is 03. The purple is colourway 02 (photos by Ninkka).

Pre-Order

We’re selling these kits as a pre-order and are not intending to stock them regularly in the store – they’ll function almost like a special order, and you have the option to order it any time (it will be available to purchase as long as the manufacturer makes it available to us). Your kit will ship or be available for pick-up once it arrives, and we will contact you. That said, the vendor is very fast, reliable, and close-by, so you shouldn’t have to wait too long. If you need your kit for a specific date please let us know and we can find out if it’s feasible. Please also let us know in advance if you’d like the yarn wound (you can leave a note when you are checking out online).

10% Off All Pre-Orders of Urth Yarns Kits, use code URTHY10 at checkout.

Photo: Urth Yarns
Photo: Urth Yarns

Photo: Ninkka

10% Off All Pre-Orders of Urth Yarns Kits, use code URTHY10 at checkout.

PRE-ORDER NIXE Shawl Kits

NIXE by Melanie Berg

We’re Taking Pre-Orders For Nixe Kits NOW!

I just ordered the NIXE kit this afternoon – it’s so pretty I couldn’t pass it up! Nixe is an upcoming new pattern by designer Melanie Berg, scheduled to launch on August 26th, 2020. This two-colored asymmetrical triangle shawl, with an easy-to-knit yet beautiful stitch pattern that resembles a mermaid’s tail. The yarn, Balayage by @pascuali_filati_naturali, is a gorgeous blend of alpaca and organic, non-mulesed merino wool. 

  • Finished Size: 98.5” [250 cm] wingspan and 23.5” [60 cm] deep 98.5” [250 cm] wingspan and 23.5” [60 cm] deep
  • Gauge (after blocking): 11 sts x 22 rows = 2 x 2” [5 x 5 cm] in garter stitch
  • Requires US 3 [3.25 mm/US3 circular needles or size to obtain gauge (not included in kit)

Kit Includes:

  • 3 skeins Pascuali Balayage 190 yds/50g 3 Hanks: colour Ica (natural)
  • 2 skeins Pascuali Balayage Handdyed 190 yds/50g: colour Paracas 
  • Pattern: Digital copy (via Ravelry); provide your Ravelry username or email address to receive your pattern.

Pre-Orders

The pattern will be released on August 26, 2020. We will ship/contact you for pick-up as soon as our stock arrives. This kit is only available as a limited run and once it is sold out we most likely will not be able to get more. 

USE code NIXE10 at checkout to take 10% Off your Nixe Kit purchase!

PREORDER Hug Shot Wrap Kits

PREORDER Hug Shot Wrap Kits

This kit showed up in my in-box today after my morning meditation and the colours were so fun and so happy that I couldn’t resist. These days, I don’t know anybody who couldn’t use some colour in their lives – enjoy the sun & have some fun!

NOTE: this is a PREORDER, the kits are on order and will ship/can be picked up once they arrive.

The Pattern

The Hug Shot is a new, forthcoming pattern from Casapinka. It’s an asymmetric rectangle (or “boomerang”) shawl that begins at the small end and ends up with a wide border at the opposite end. There are slipped stitches, garter and stockinette making it a fairly easy project. The pattern is knit on 4mm/US6 needles. If you only want the pattern and aren’t into the kit, check in with Casapinka in about a week, when the pattern will be released.

NOTE: when you purchase your kit you’ll be provided with a code to download the pattern for free on Ravelry. The pattern can be downloaded from June 5th to 14th, so order your kit soon! (Don’t worry, if you aren’t computer savvy we will help get it to you.) If you want to make sure that the pattern resides in your Ravelry account be sure to purchase your kit before June 7th.

The Yarn

Ancient Arts Socknado is a beautiful fingering weight blend of super soft superwash merino wool and nylon (80/20). We don’t currently carry it in store, but I’ve swatched it and it meets my approval (it rated 2 out of 3 smiley faces, which is pretty good because three smiley faces is OMG, WTF, YES! YES! YES!). Socknado comes in 100g skeins of 350m each, so if you just like the colours and aren’t into this particular pattern you’ll have lots of yarn for another project (or two). It’s ideal for all kinds of knits & crochets, including socks (my mind is conjuring up some super funky baby garments). Socknado is Canadian made and hand dyed by extremely lovely people in Calgary Alberta.

Kit Includes

  • 2 skeins of Ancient Arts Super Socknado
  • pattern

NEW & RESTOCKED Kid-Friendly Kits & Felting Kits

NEW Crafty Kit Company Teddy Knitting Kit

This Knit your own Teddies knitting craft kit has to be the cutest – and the simplest – knitting kit ever! Create mummy (or daddy, granny, whoever) bear and baby bear using only garter stitch, with no shaping. You will also need to know how to cast on and off. The Knit your own Teddies Kit is suitable for all crafty people over the age of 7, and is suitable for new knitters. Once complete mummy and baby will measure approximately 35cm and 19cm. Everything comes packaged in a beautifully designed cardboard box, making the kit a lovely gift!

Kit contains:

  • 3.25mm bamboo knitting needles
  • 100% acrylic yarn
  • Wool needle
  • Sewing needle
  • Polyester toy stuffing
  • 100% cotton fabric
  • Instructions

NEW Crafty Kit Company Sewing Kits

New from the Crafty Kit Company, these needle sewing kits contain everything you need to create something fun. These kits contain paper templates, not pre-cut pieces, making them a great way to teach traditional sewing skills to children. Each kit comes with all the fabric, thread, stuffing, templates and a sewing needle to finishing the project, along with easy to follow instructions. Perfect for beginner sewers aged 7 and up. Read more about each kit HERE.

RESTOCKED Crafty Kit Company Needle Felting Kits

New from the Crafty Kit Company, these needle felting kits contain everything you need to create a beautiful and realistic animal head. You’ll learn how to make a wire armature, then build it up with felting wool, and finally add the details that will really bring your creation to life.

Each kit comes with all the felting wool you need, a tube with 3 felting needles, glass eyes, wire, pipe cleaners, nylon, a mat to work on, wood slice for mounting, faux leather strap and clear step by step instructions. Finished object will measure approximately 15cm tall.

RESTOCKED Cascade Afghan Kits

We just received our back-order of the Original colourway of the Cascade Knitterati Gradient Lapghan Knit-Along Kit, if you’ve had your eye on one of these to kick off your summer knitting now is the time to pick it up! It’s not too late to join the knit-a-long, and your kit comes with a copy of the lapghan patterns that have already been published.

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Cascade Knitterati Gradient Lapghan Knit-Along Kit

Cascade Yarns had so much fun with last year’s 30th Anniversary Afghan that they created an all-new mystery design for 2018! The Gradient Lapghan Knit-along started in March 2018, and a new pattern will be released every three weeks for a year. There will be 16 squares in all—created by 16 top designers. Click here for the list of Gradient Lapghan Knit-along Designers.

The Knitterati Gradient Lapghan is made with four shades of four colours in Cascade 220 Superwash Merino Aran, 20 skeins in all. The first square pattern was released in March 2018, with a new square revealed every three weeks in 2018.  See the published Lapghan squares HERE.

NOTE: To participate, you will need to sign up at Cascadeyarns.com to receive pattern releases for each square via email as they’re released. You can join Cascade’s Ravelry group to share your progress.

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RESTOCKED Handmaiden Casbah Gradient Kits

Handmaiden Casbah Kits Restock

Handmaiden Casbah 5Ply Gradient Wrap Kits

We’ve restocked these super popular kits with your favourite bright, springy colours! They’re great for knitters of all skill levels, for beginner to more experienced, and make a great gift. The project requires 4mm/US6-36″circular needles (or longer), which are sold separately. Handmaiden Casbah 5ply is soft, squishy, and delicious to knit & wear!

Each kit comes with:

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Cascade Knitterati Kits Arrive!

Cascade Knitterati Kit Alternate Pyramid

Cascade Knitterati Gradient Lapghan Knit-Along Kit

The kits have ARRIVED! Well, mostly – the alternate colourway kits made it, but some of the Original colourway kits were back-ordered, and the greys in the Orignal Colourway kits are back-ordered a few weeks, but you won’t need them for a bit and we will get them to you when they arrive.

Cascade Yarns had so much fun with last year’s 30th Anniversary Afghan that they created an all-new mystery design for 2018! The Gradient Lapghan Knit-along starts March 2018, and a new pattern will be released every three weeks for a year. There will be 16 squares in all—created by 16 top designers. Click here for the list of Gradient Lapghan Knit-along Designers.

The Knitterati Gradient Lapghan is made with four shades of four colours in Cascade 220 Superwash Merino, 20 skeins in all. The first square pattern will be released in March 2018, with a new square revealed every three weeks in 2018.

NOTE: To participate, you will need to sign up at Cascadeyarns.com to receive pattern releases for each square via email as they’re released. You can join Cascade’s Ravelry group to share your progress.

First Square Released March 9th

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KAL Cascade Lapgan Knitalong

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Cascade Knitterati Gradient Lapghan Knit-Along Kit

PREORDER & SAVE 10%!

Cascade Yarns had so much fun with last year’s 30th Anniversary Afghan that they created an all-new mystery design for 2018! The Gradient Lapghan Knit-along starts March 2018, and a new pattern will be released every three weeks for a year. There will be 16 squares in all—created by 16 top designers. Click here for the list of Gradient Lapghan Knit-along Designers.

We’ve assembled a kit to make getting all the yarn you need for the Knitterati Gradient Lapghan Knit-Along simple!

The Knitterati Gradient Lapghan is made with four shades of four colours in Cascade 220 Superwash Merino, 20 skeins in all. The first square pattern will be released in March 2018, with a new square revealed every three weeks in 2018.

NOTE: To participate, you will need to sign up at Cascadeyarns.com to receive pattern releases for each square via email as they’re released. You can join Cascade’s Ravelry group to share your progress.

FIRST SQUARE WILL BE RELEASED MARCH 9TH!

 

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New Project & Kit: Shibui Mix Shawl


Our lovely and prolific Rosie just finished this store sample, the Shibui Mix no. 3 Shawl, made with sumptuous Shibui Staccatto and Silk Cloud! 

I was planning it as a kit for the upcoming Toronto Knitter’s Frolic (please don’t forget to take our survey), but it was so lovely I dropped everything and immediately whipped up the kits and put them out. I don’t know if the kits will last the month until to the Frolic, but I’m sure I’ll come up with something else, equally wonderful and clever.




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At Shibui, sometimes two strands are better than one. They are very into combining yarns to create incredible aesthetic effects. This shawl alternates stripes of a single strand of Shibui Silk Cloud (silk & softest kid mohair) and two strands of luxe Shibui Staccatto (squishy silk + merino with a slight sheen) held with Shibui Silk Cloud. The overall effect is soft and airy, yet also geometric – very modern, elegant, and never boring.


KITS Shibui Mix no. 6 Slouchy Toque


KITS Shibui Slouchy Toque (Mix no. 6)

We’ve put together some kits for Shibui’s sumptuous Slouchy Toque, minimistically named “Mix no. 6.”  The creatives at Shibui are big on blending, combining, and experimenting with their yarns.  This particular hat combines their delicious Baby Alpaca DK with the soft & luminous Silk Cloud, to form a soft fabric with drape, warmth, and a lovely depth of colour + texture. 



Kit Includes
  • 1 skein Shibui Baby Alpaca DK
  • 1 skein Shibui Silk Cloud
  • pattern
  • clear zipper project bag
  • currently available in Nude (pink, see below), Ivory + Graphite
  • $44.97

Kit does not contain knitting needles or other notions required: 3.75mm-16″ circular needles, 4.5mm-16″ circular + double pointed needles, stitch marker, darning needle.



We made our adult sized sample to the pattern directions and used less than half of the yarn. One kit should furnish 2 medium sized slouchy hats (21-22″ head), or one large slouchy hat (23-24″) and one child sized hat. You can see our project notes on Ravelry.



 
Shibui Baby Alpaca DK
100% baby alpaca, 100g/233m, made in Jeru

Shibui Silk Cloud
60% kid mohair + 40% silk, 25g/300m, made in Japan