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PRE-ORDER Knitted Bliss Embroidery Kits

Knitted Bliss Embroidery Kits

This is a Pre-Order and will ship/be available for pick-up as soon as it arrives from the distributor.

Knitted Bliss Embroidery Kits are designed and hand-assembled in Toronto by Julie Crawford. You won’t find a more eco-friendly embroidery kit anywhere else! The packaging and materials are designed to be as eco-friendly and plastic-free as possible. On top of being very sustainable and Canadian-made, they are beautiful, whimsical and really fun to stitch and easily portable for summer crafting, and they also make a great gift.

Kits are available in Blue, Pink & Purple.

Kits include everything you need (except scissors):

  • bamboo embroidery hoop
  • design pre-printed on 100% cotton
  • stainless steel embroidery needles included
  • 100% cotton DMC threads organized on a thread card
  • a plastic-free needle threader
  • floral enamel needle minder
  • instruction sheet, with a link to a dedicated webpage for additional support and guidance for the stitches and techniques specific to that design

KITS Classic Baby Knits (worsted)

I personally have an eye for the wild, weird & whimsical, but I also appreciate the balance and calm of the classics. The following are some worsted weight baby projects for the most discriminating eye (unless you make them in hellacious colours, in which case all bets are off). The suggested yarn, Berroco Vintage , is soft, washable, affordable, and comes in a broad selection of classic and adventurous colours. As always, we can substitute any of our baby-friendly worsted weight yarns. If you’re looking for some projects made with thinner yarn those will be up at bat next, but you can browse HERE.

Pre-Order

These kits are a special-order and we aren’t stocking them in the store on a regular basis, but you have the option to order them any time (they will be available to purchase as long as the manufacturer makes it available to us). That said, we keep  Berroco Vintage in stock all year and are always reordering, so if the yarn is in stock your kit will be available very quickly. Your kit will ship or be available for pick-up once it arrives, and we will contact you. If you need your kit for a specific date please let us know and we can find out if it’s feasible.  

Ivy

Simple and sweet, Ivy is a rectangular lace blanket that’s just the right size to become your little one’s favorite. The stitch pattern is both charted and written out, and is only 4 rows, making it a great choice for knitters who are new to lace.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Skills: Cast on, cast off, knit, purl, reading a patternbasic lace knitting, joining a new ball of yarnweaving in ends, reading a chart (optional), using lifelines (optional).

Size

  • Approx 28½” wide x 30” long
  • For 33″ x 34″: add 20 sts to cast-on and 1 extra skein of yarn 
  • For 35″ x 37″: add 30 sts and 2 extra skeins of yarn
  • For 37.5″ x 38″: add 40 sts and 2 extra skeins of yarn 
  • For 40″ x 42″: add 50 sts and 3 extra skeins of yarn

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Notes

  • The pattern repeat is 10 sts, so to make your blanket narrower or wider you would add or remove stitches in denominations of 10. 
  • Each pattern repeat measures approximately 2.25″

Luca

Luca is a miniature gansey pullover with buttons at the neck for easy dressing. This pattern is knit in pieces and seamed together.

Skill Level: Intermediate to advanced-beginner

Skills: Cast on, cast off, knit, purl, reading a pattern, joining a new ball of yarnweaving in ends, seaming (mattress stitch)

Size

  • 3(6, 9, 12, 18) months
  • To Fit Chest Size:  17(18-19-20-21)˝
  • Finished Chest – 20(21-22-23-24)˝
  • Finished Length – 9½(10-10½-11-11½)˝
  • This garment was designed with approximately 3” of ease.  Please take this into consideration when selecting your size.

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Battenberg Blanket

The Battenberg Baby Blanket is a classicly styled blanket, with a simple, elegant aesthetic. The stitch used has the appearance of complicated waves,  but it’s really just an easy ribbing that starts one stitch to the right every few rows. For an unusual touch, the edging is worked along the sides but doesn’t meet in the corners.

Skill Level: advanced-beginner 

Size: 35” wide x 42” long

Skills: following a pattern, pick-up & knit stitchesweaving in ends

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Rabbit

With extra-long ears and a large pom-pom for a tail, Rabbit will fit right in with the rest of your little one’s menagerie of toys. This toy is knit in the round, mostly in one piece. Ears are sewn on, as is the pom-pom tail. 

Skill Level: advanced-beginner to intermediate

Skills:  knitting in the round on double-pointed needles, seaming (mattress stitch), picking up and knitting stitchesincreasing (M1L & M1R), decreasing (K2tog SSK), cable cast-on.

Size: approximately 10” around body x 11½” high (not including ears)

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Carrot

Whether your little one is a future gardener, chef or nature lover, he or she is sure to love this soft toy carrot. 

Skill Level: advanced-beginner to intermediate

Skills:  knitting in the round on double-pointed needlescast-on (provisional), seaming (mattress stitch), increasing (M1L & M1R), decreasing (K2tog SSK), grafting (kitchener stitch).

Size: approximately 8” around (at widest point) x 12” long (including leaves)

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BABY BLANKETS Round is the New Square

The more I look at these round blankets, the more I love them! It’s amazing how changing the shape can shake up a concept as simple as a blanket. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel, just refine the shape a bit!

The Yarn

Berroco Vintage Chunky is a bulky weight yarn that’s great for just about everything: babies, kids, men, blankets, afghans, etc. It is machine washable, soft, easy to work with and come in a spectrum of great colours, both solid and heathered. It’s a blend of wool and high-end synthetic fibres, but it isn’t shiny (or squeaky), and doesn’t feel acrylicy. 40% Wool, 52% Acrylic, 8% Nylon, 100g/125m (136yds). Made in Peru, machine wash, lay flat to dry. 

Pre-Order

Please note, while these kits are a special order, we stock the yarn all year round, and generally the chances are good that we will have your colour in stock and your kit will be ready quickly. 

These kits as a special-order and we aren’t stocking them in the store on a regular basis – 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. If you need your kit for a specific date please let us know and we can find out if it’s feasible. 

Knit from the centre out, Cecelia is a botanical blanket that’s perfect for cuddling a baby, wearing as a shawl or simply decorating the home. Stitch pattern is charted. The finished projects on Ravelry for this pattern are beautiful, and people seem to make it over and over again!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Skills: knitting in the round on double-pointed needlesreading a chartweaving in endscentre double decreasecast-on (provisional)yarn-over (double)lifelinesK2tog & SSKstitch markers (in lace)

Prerequisites: You should already have tried some basic lace knitting and knitting in the round on double-pointed needles.

Size: Approximately 48” across (piece is circular)

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Solaria Baby Blanket

To make this cheerful circular blanket, one cable pattern is repeated sixteen times, resulting in a profusion of texture. Diamonds and cables intertwine, forming negative spaces that are as interesting as the raised design. Cable pattern is charted, blanket is worked from the outer circumference and decreases into the centre. The finished projects for this pattern on Ravelry are absolutely GORGEOUS!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Skills: cables, knitting in the round on double-pointed needlesreading a chartweaving in ends.

Prerequisites: You should already have tried basic cables and knitting in the round on double-pointed needles.

Size: Approximately 36″ across (the piece is circular)

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Key Lime Baby Blanket

This simple, fresh baby blanket is created by combining two-by-two rib and garter stitch in concentric circles. Worked from the centre outward, all the increases occur on knit rounds, which makes the counting easy to manage. The off-white centre and border mimic the look of a sliced lime. This blanket would also be adorable as a lemon (colour 6122) or a watermelon (colour 6123 for the interior, 6101 and 6135 for the rind, and 6125 if you want to throw in some seeds).

Skill Level: Advanced-Beginner to Intermediate

Skills: cables, knitting in the round on double-pointed needlesreading a chartweaving in ends.

Prerequisites: You should already have tried knitting in the round on double-pointed needles.

Size: Approximately 36″ across (the piece is circular)

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PROJECT/KIT Mrs. Watson for Summer

Pre-Order

These kits are a special-order, we aren’t stocking them in the store on a regular basis but you have the option to order them 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. If you need your kit for a specific date please let us know and we can find out if it’s doable. 

Mrs Watson

I’ve kind of been into slightly order patterns lately, not necessarily ‘vintage’ or retro, but things I think are awesome, maybe a bit different, but didn’t get the traction that other patterns do. I think of them like the Miros or Gaudis of the pattern landscape: peripheral, but absolutely brilliant.

One of these gems is Mrs. Watson by Martina Behm. I love the asymmetry and the graphic quality of the design. The shape is just interesting, and I like the way it draws inspiration from nature in the markings on a feather or a leaf (yeah, I know, I have a bird, I know feathers and leaves don’t actually look like that, but you get the concept). The stripes are created using short rows and an asymmetrical shape is achieved using strategic increases (don’t worry, it only sounds hard, it’s actually pretty straightforward).

This pattern also comes with a small technical bonus – it’s all garter stitch, which means you don’t have to unwrap any of you short-rows! If you are familiar with the short-row technique, then you already know that this is the fussier part of it, so it’s great to be able to skip it.

The Yarns

While I was swatching summer yarn samples from Berroco I had one of my “you know what would work well together …?!” moments. Berroco Medina knit up in such a beautiful colourway, I thought it might really hit the spot for a summer wrap (it’s a blend of cotton, viscose & acrylic). I paired it with Berroco Mantra, a 100% silk yarn, which is it’s a matte silk with a slightly slightly rustic look. Both are summer yarns, neither contain any woolly ingredients – perfect for a spring & summer wrap!

If you want to use a winter (wool) yarn, I suggest Fibre Co Acadia for the main colour and Schoppel Edition 3 as the contrast (you can also flip the solid vs ombre yarn, I’m trying that out right now). If you only want to use solid colours then you’ve got lots of options, just about anything Sport Weight to DK Weight will work.

Colours

I’ve gone through all of the colours for both yarns and paired them up with their best candidates for this project. If there is a combo that I missed, you can choose the “Choose Your Own Colours” option and leave us a note when you check out (or email) with your choice. 

The design works extremely well with a high contrast between the two yarns, especially the neutral cream as the main colour and the shifting colourway of a darker contrast colour. This kind of pairing is a no-brainer – natural/cream goes with just about everything, and it always makes the coloured yarn pop. I used main colour 4402 Cream and contrast colour 4733 Agadir.

There is, however, a case for colours that are a bit closer together, they just have to be colours that work well together and respect the balance in the pattern. You may not always get the same distinct patterning, but it can be gorgeous in a waving, undulating way. If you feel like the high contrast print is a bit too stark for you, consider one of these combos, they’re more subtle.

Modifications

I made our shawl a bit larger than the pattern (see Larger Size in the drop-down menu) by adding an extra three pattern repeats in “Leaf Pattern 3” and “Leaf Pattern 4” (a total of 6 leaf patterns between the two sections combined). 

I did not block our sample because I was enjoying it exactly as it is, but these yarns will block well and can be blocked aggressively if you want to make your shawl larger. 

I did not carry the yarn up the side and don’t recommend doing this – it left A LOT of ends to weave in and used up yarn unnecessarily.  I strongly recommend following this tutorial on how to elegantly carry colours up the side: https://youtu.be/mDYQVKETTUw

Size

Like I mentioned above, I did not block our sample, but these yarns will block well can be blocked aggressively if you want to make your shawl larger. 

  • Regular Size (following pattern instructions): approx 66″ long x 20″ across (blocked, made with Berroco Ultra Alpaca on 4mm/US6 needles)
  • Larger Size (with 6 extra pattern repeats): 68″ long x 20″ across (unblocked, made with Berroco Medina & Berroco Mantra on 3.75mm/US5 needles. Will be substantially larger if blocked aggressively)

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Because the pattern is owned by an independent designer, I think it is in their best interest if each customer buys and downloads it themselves. If you have a hard time with this type of thing you can purchase the pattern through us and we will download and print it on your behalf (see the bottom of the drop-down menu for this option). 

Special Skills

Knit it Hacks

  • I like to put a locking stitch marker in my wraps so I can find them easily and keep track of how many I’ve done (it isn’t necessary, but I find I makes life easier).
  • I also use locking stitch markers to mark sections of the pattern, so I can quickly look and see how many repeats I’ve finished.

KITS Turmeric + Rooibos Pre-Order

The following two projects were so beautiful that I wanted to share them, despite their being slightly out of season. Even if you don’t pick one up now, it’ll be in the back of your head – the sweater you want to wear next fall …. the sweater that almost makes you wish winter was a little bit longer. Almost. And of course, some of you live in places where winter is a bit longer and summer is a little shorter … the sweater belt.

These easy projects feature a simple, top-down construction in the round for minimal finishing. They have a lovely depth of colour and texture, created by working with 2 strands of yarn held together (don’t worry, its easy). One is a hand-painted Peruvian wool, the other a light, lace-weight blend of kid-mohair & silk. The combination is stunning, the two yarns blend together so gracefully that they look like they were made for each other. The thicker yarn provides the main colour palette and the mohair delicately colours in the back-ground. I sat down with the shade cards, comparing colours to figure out which colours work best together, so you don’t have to worry about what goes with what. I put together a bunch of options, but my favourite colour combinations are the ones where the mohair picks up the most dominant colour in the hand-painted yarn.

The Yarns

Berroco Ultra Wool Handpaint is a classic worsted weight, 100% Superwash Peruvian wool. Ultra Wool Handpaint is hand-dyed using a watercolor brush technique. The result is the machine-washable wool you love with speckled colors throughout. We recommend alternating skeins to get a cohesive overall look as each skein is unique. Use it along with our Ultra Wool for unlimited combinations. 100% Superwash Wool, 100g/200m (219 yds), made in Peru.

Berroco Aerial is an airy and light blend of mohair and silk. It’s a perfect yarn to carry along with any one of our work-horse yarns to give a soft halo to any project. 65% Superkid Mohair, 35% Silk, 25g/260m (284 yds). Hand-wash in cold water, lay flat to dry.

PRE-ORDER

These kits as a special-order and we aren’t stocking them in the store on a regular basis, although 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. If you need your kit for a specific date please let us know and we can find out if it’s feasible. It may take two to three weeks to get your kit, or less time, depending on when our next order is shipping.

Turmeric

Turmeric is a classic oversized, simple circular yoke pullover combining  Berroco Ultra Wool Handpaint and Berroco Aerial for an allover dreamy look. This easy project creates depth of colour and texture by working with 2 strands of yarn held together (don’t worry, it’s not hard). Turmeric is worked in one piece in the round, from the top-down.

Size

  • Finished Bust: (36, 41½, 45) [49, 53, 56½] {60, 64, 68}” / (91.5, 105.5, 114.5) [124.5, 134.5, 143.5] {152.5, 162.5, 172.5} cm
  • Length: (22, 22¼, 22¼) [22½, 22½, 23] {23, 23, 24}” / (56, 56.5, 56.5) [57, 57, 58.5] {58.5, 58.5, 61} cm (down center back)
  • Shown in size 41½” / 105.5 cm.
  • Recommended ease: approximately 8″ / 20 cm of positive ease.

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Gauge: 17 sts and 26 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch on larger needles with C1 and C2 held together

Rooibos

Rooibos is a classic and easy-to-wear raglan using Berroco Ultra Wool Handpaint and Berroco Aerial. This easy project creates depth of colour and texture by working with 2 strands of yarn held together (don’t worry, it’s not hard). Rooibos is worked in one piece in the round, from the top-down.

Size

  • Chest/Bust: (36, 40, 45) [49, 53, 57] {62, 66, 70}” / (91.5, 102, 114) [124.5, 137, 145] {158, 168, 178} cm
  • Length: (20, 21, 21½) [22, 22½, 23] {24, 24½, 25½}” / (51, 53, 54.5) [56, 57, 58.5] {61, 62, 65} cm
  • Shown in size 45″ / 114 cm.
  • Recommended ease: approximately 8–10″ / 20–25.5 cm positive ease.

Gauge: 16 sts and 22 rows/rnds = 4″ / 10 cm in St st on larger needles with MC and CC held together

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NEW Remix Shawls + Stoles + Scarfy Things

You guys have been feeling kinda blah these days – I hear that! Let’s start looking towards spring for inspiration (springspiration). I’m looking forward to the brighter colours, new textures, and the refreshing little changes that a new season brings. We just got our first shipment of Berroco Remix Light, it’s so refreshing to see fun, pretty spring and summer colours!

Speaking of changes, the province may be allowing retail stores to reopen soon, but we are not going to reopen for in-store shopping until I feel comfortable that it’s safe … and I don’t feel that right now. I know it’s a bummer, and the opposite of what your weary heart wants to hear, but in challenging times doing the right thing is rarely the easy thing. Until things shift, we’re here for pick-up, shipping and delivery, and our turnaround for same-day pick-up is usually well under an hour, seven days a week. I know you are chafing at the bit to get in and see everything with your own eyes, but until that’s feasible we’re still here to help you choose the right products by email or phone.

Berroco Remix Light

We just got fresh some fresh spring stock of Berroco Remix Light, a multi-seasonal yarn that’s so comfortable you’ll find the garments made with it become some of your favourites (you know, the one you wear over and over and over again, until you get tired of the colour so you make another in a new colour … etc). It’s super soft, light, breathable, machine washable, and it’s made in France from an eco-friendly blend of 100% recycled fibres.

It’s great for people who are allergic to wool, and light enough for perfect for people whose bodies run warm and wearing a knit is more about dressing and less about warmth. It’s popularity also stems from it’s INCREDIBLE yardage – it’s a DK weight yarn that comes in a 100g/400m skein (for those of you who don’t live in a yarn store, that’s like a bonus 150m to 200m). Remix Light is great for sweaters, tanks, tees, blankets, socks, scarves, shawls, bags, etc. It’s great for everyone: babies, kids, adults. It’s a Double Knitting weight yarn and can be used for any pattern that calls for that (and sometimes you can get away with Sport weight or even some Fingering weight patterns).

  • 10% silk, 9% linen, 27% cotton, 30% nylon, 24% acrylic
  • 100g/400m (432 yds)
  • 3.75mm/US5 needles
  • Knitting gauge: 22 sts & 32 rows = 4″ (10cm)
  • Crochet gauge: 20 sc x 22 rows = 4″ (10cm)
  • Machine Wash in cold water, delicate cycle. Lay flat to dry.
  • Read more about how Berroco Remix and Remix Light are made HERE

Our Favourite Kits with Berroco Remix Light

The kits we’ve listed on our website are set up as Pre-Orders, but if we have your colour and quantity in stock we will put your kit together right away! Our inventory is always live online, so if you want to see if we have it in stock just choose your colour in the Drop-Down Menu to see the numbers for it.


Amber Waves Kit

Amber Waves is a very cleverly designed triangular shawl. It begins at one tip and is worked sideways with a traveling charted stitch pattern to mimic waves of wheat on the plains. The finished shawl blocks out to more than 7 feet long, but only requires two balls of Berroco Remix Light.

See finished Projects HERE

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Sprucehead Stole Kit

A simple lace pattern and three balls of Berroco Remix Light make a super long scarf knitting pattern that you’ll want to wear all year long. She Stitch pattern is both written out and charted.

See finished Projects HERE

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Shutter Shade Stole

Two colors of Berroco Remix Light are paired together in a slipped-stitch pattern to create horizontal and vertical stripes in a large stole knitting pattern. 

See finished Projects HERE

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NEW Artesia Pre-Order Kits

These kits are a special-order, we aren’t stocking them in the store on a regular basis, but 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. If you need your kit for a specific date please let us know and we can find out if it’s feasible. 

Bixby

Bixby is a simple shawl collar cardigan using Berroco Artesia and Berroco Providence. Two colors of Providence are striped along with a single color of Artesia to create a fade effect. Bixby is knit seamlessly in the round in one piece from the bottom up. Shown in colourway 1A: 4801 + 1115/1119.

The Yarns

Berroco Artesia is a hand-dyed, chunky weight blend of alpaca, kid mohair and nylon. It’s soft, fuzzy, and light, and is ideal for use on its own or held together with a classic base yarn. Because Artesia is hand-dyed hanks may vary – we recommend alternating hanks every two rows while knitting. 40% Alpaca, 40% Kid Mohair, 20% Nylon, 100g/434m (475 yds). Made in Italy, hand wash & lay flat to dry.

Berroco Providence is a lightweight tweedy yarn, perfect for all-seasons projects. Merino, baby alpaca, and silk join forces to create a DK-weight yarn that shines in simple and textured stitches. 65% Merino Wool, 20% Baby Alpaca, 15% Silk, 50g/175m (191 yds).  Made in Italy, hand wash & lay flat to dry.

Size

  • Bust (closed):  (39½, 41½, 46, 48) [51, 54½, 56½, 61]” / (100.5, 105.5, 117, 122) [129.5, 138.5, 143.5, 155] cm (fronts overlap approximately 1½” / 4 cm)
  • Length:  (23½, 24, 24¼, 24¾) [24¾, 25¼, 26, 26¾]” / (59.5, 61, 61.5, 63) [63, 64, 66, 68] cm
  • Shown in size 41½” / 105.5 cm
  • Recommended ease:  2–4″ / 5–10 cm of positive ease

Gauge: 13 sts and 16 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in St st on larger needles with 1 of each yarn held together

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  • 5mm/US8 – 32″ (or longer) circular needles
  • 5.5mm/US9 – 32″ (or longer) circular needle
  • 5mm/US8 double pointed or 12″ circular needles
  • 5.5mm/US9 double pointed or 12″ circular needles
  • 6 stitch markers 
  • Waste yarn to hold stitches

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Idabel

Idabel is a basic pullover using Berroco Artesia and Berroco Ultra Wool held together. It’s a classic roll neck perfect for those everyday looks. This easy project creates depth of colour and texture by working with 2 strands of yarn held together (don’t worry, it’s not hard). Idabel is worked flat in pieces, seamed, and then the crew neck is picked up in the round. Shown in colourway 07: 4807 + 3300.

The Yarns

Berroco Artesia is a hand-dyed, chunky weight blend of alpaca, kid mohair and nylon. It’s soft, fuzzy, and light, and is ideal for use on its own or held together with a classic base yarn. Because Artesia is hand-dyed hanks may vary – we recommend alternating hanks every two rows while knitting. 40% Alpaca, 40% Kid Mohair, 20% Nylon, 100g/434 m (475 yds), made in Italy, hand wash & lay flat to dry.

Berroco Ultra Wool is a classic worsted weight, 100% superwash Peruvian wool. Available in a wide range of colors, this yarn is perfect for any project that requires easy-care yarn. 100% Superwash Wool, 100g/200m (219 yds), made in Peru, machine wash in cold water on delicate cycle, tumble dry low.

Size

  • Bust:  (36, 40, 44) [48, 52, 56] {60, 64, 68}” / (91.5, 101.5, 112) [122, 132, 142] {152.5, 162.5, 172.5} cm
  • Length:  (21½, 22, 22½) [22½, 23, 23] {23½, 23½, 24}” / (54.5, 56, 57) [57, 58.5, 58.5] {59.5, 59.5, 61} cm
  • Shown in size 40″ / 101.5 cm
  • Recommended ease: approximately 2–4″ / 5–10 cm positive ease.

Gauge: 13 sts and 16 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in St st on larger needles with 1 of each yarn held together

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  • 5.5mm/US9 needles (circular or straight)
  • 6.5mm/US10.5 needles (circular or straight)
  • 5.5mm/US9 – 16″ circular knitting needles 
  • 1 stitch marker
  • 2 stitch holders

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Prescott

Wrap yourself up with soft luxury! Prescott features a simple tiled design and fun chunky corner tassels. This easy project creates shifting colour and texture by working with 2 strands of yarn held together (don’t worry, it’s not hard). Shown in colourway 01: 4801 & 3301/3305/33130. 

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Approximately 50″ wide x 60″ long (not including tassels)

Gauge: 12 sts and 16 rows = 4″ in St st with MC and C1 held together

Yarns

Berroco Artesia is a hand-dyed, chunky weight blend of alpaca, kid mohair and nylon. It’s soft, fuzzy, and light, and is ideal for use on its own or held together with a classic base yarn. Because Artesia is hand-dyed hanks may vary – we recommend alternating hanks every two rows while knitting. 40% Alpaca, 40% Kid Mohair, 20% Nylon, 100g/434 m (475 yds), made in Italy, hand wash & lay flat to dry.

Berroco Ultra Wool is a classic worsted weight, 100% superwash Peruvian wool. Available in a wide range of colors, this yarn is perfect for any project that requires easy-care yarn. 100% Superwash Wool, 100g/200m (219 yds), made in Peru, machine wash in cold water on delicate cycle, tumble dry low.
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NEW & RESTOCKED Crafty Kits!

We’ve been restocking some popular craft from The Crafty Kit Company and I’ve found a few adorable new one too! Most of the kits are suitable for beginners, which makes them great for gifting (they come in extremely pretty boxes) and making. All are made and assembled in Scotland, and are part of the B1G1 program – your purchase enables the company to support global charities.

NEW Holiday Needle Felting Kits

These needle felting kits contains everything you need to make your own pair of cute needle felted Nordic Gnomes or a festive snowman! They are ideal for beginners, with step-by-step instructions and clear photographs you’ll be shown exactly how to create your gnomes using the materials in the kit. Designed and made in Scotland, Recommended for age 10+. Finished sizes approximately 15cm and 10cm. Warning: This kit contains sharp needles. Adult supervision required.

Kits Include:

  • 100% Wool roving
  • Felting needles
  • Foam to work on
  • Full colour instructions
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NEW Baby Animals Needle Felting Kits

New from the Crafty Kit Company, these needle felting kits contain everything you need to create adorable baby animals. You’ll learn how to make the basic shapes, then build them 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 felting needles, a mat to work on, wire pipe cleaner, nesting materials and clear step by step instructions. Skill Level: Easy Peasy, great for beginners. Recommended for age 10+. $25.97 each.

Kits Include:

  • 100% Wool roving
  • Felting needles
  • Foam to work on
  • Full colour instructions
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Animal Needle Felting Kits (Mounted Heads)

Something for those whose tastes run slightly darker … 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. $32.97 each.

Kits Include:

  • 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
  • clear step by step instructions.

NEW Applique Sewing Kits

New from the Crafty Kit Company, these needle sewing applique 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. Each kit comes with everything needed to finish the project, along with easy to follow instructions. Perfect for beginner sewers aged 10 and up. Designed and made in Scotland. $25.97 each.

Kits Include:

  • 15cm bamboo embroidery hoop
  • wool-mix felt
  • needle and thread
  • paper template
  • Step-by-step instructions and clear photographs 
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NEW Cross Stitch Kits

Relax and create these adorable Cross Stitch Kits from The Crafty Kit Company! Part of the new “woodland creatures” cross-stitch collection, the kit contains everything you need to make a beautiful cross stitch. With full colour pattern chart and a beginners guide to cross stitch, this kit is ideal for beginners or for those who have tried and enjoyed cross stitch before. Perfect for making yourself, or as a lovely boxed gift. Suitable for beginners, designed and made in Scotland. $29.97 each.

Kits Include:

  • 15cm embroidery hoop
  • 14 count Aida fabric
  • DMC embroidery threads
  • cross stitch needle
  • full colour pattern chart
  • beginners’ cross-stitch guide

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! $29.97 each.

Kits Include:

  • 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. $25.97 each.

Kits Include:

  • Felt
  • Plastic sewing needle
  • Thread
  • Polyester toy stuffing
  • Glue
  • Instructions

NEW Wreath Needle Felting Kits

The Crafty Kit Company’s new wreath needle felting kit contains everything you’ll need to make your own needle felted wreath decoration. Suitable for beginners, each kit comes with all the materials you need, plus instructions. Suitable for children ages 10 years and above. Adult supervision is required as the kit contains a very sharp needle. Made in Scotland. $45.97 each.

Kits Include:

  • vine wreath
  • 100% wool
  • felting needles
  • foam to work on
  • string for hanging
  • step-by-step instructions to guide you through the process
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PRE-ORDER Drachenfels Wrap Kits (With links!)

Photo: Urth Yarns

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!