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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

Kit Includes

Kit DOES NOT Include

  • 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

Notes

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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Kit DOES NOT Include

  • 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

Notes

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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SPECIAL ORDER KIT Berroco Lanas Fern Lake

NEW Special Order Kits

Some of our yarn distributors have been creating special kits to help knitters and retailers during COVID, and as I come across ones I think you’ll like (and that I know I would enjoy) I’ve been sharing them. We can’t stock all these kits for you (there’s only so much room in the store) but we can special order them for you, so that is what we are doing! I’ve created a special section on our website in the main menu under “Kits” called SPECIAL ORDER KITS, and there you can find the cool things that I find! All of these kits can be special ordered online directly through our website (for your midnight yarn shopping needs) and we’ll get it for you! You can have your order shipped of you can pick it up in store – whatever makes you happy.

Use code KITSTOGO10 at checkout to take 10% off your Special Order Kit purchase!

Fern Lake Blanket Kit

Details

Whether you’re fireside indoors or out we love how Fern Lake blanket will make you feel at your coziest. A simple ombre texture flows through the blanket in a simple rhythmic stitch pattern. You’ll love making this blanket as well as getting cozy beneath it. Fern lake is designed with Berroco Lanas, a 100% Peruvian wool yarn. Made from a special blend of South American wools, Lanas is a classic yarn with a soft touch and beautiful luster.

Size

Approximately 45″ wide x 68″ long (lap or sofa blanket sized). 

Kit Includes

  • 12 skeins of Berroco Lanas: 2 balls each of C1, C3, and C5; 3 balls each of C2 and C4 (shown in colourway V1: Greens/Dove/Yellow)
  • Pattern

Notes

  • This yarn is NOT machine washable. If this is important to you we suggest substituting Berroco Vintage (which we carry in-store and online).
  • If you’d like to see the colours more closely you can visit us in-store and look at our shade-cards.
  • This Kit does NOT include 4.5mm/US7 – 32″ circular needles.
  • This kit is a Special Order, and it may take up to 2 weeks for us to receive it.The colour combinations listed are the ones on offer from the company, but if you would like to create your own combination we are happy to ask them and see if we can make that work. We can also ask about substitute a comparable machine washable 100% Peruvian wool yarn like Berroco Ultra Wool.

USE code KITSTOGO10 at checkout to take 10% off your Special Order Kit purchase!

Purga Kit

Knit from the top down in the round, Purga features a bold colorwork pattern, knit with a solid color yarn, set against the color shifts of Berroco Pixel

Size

  • Bust:  34¼ (39½, 43½, 45, 49½, 55½, 58¾, 61)”
  • Length:  21 (21½, 22, 22, 23½, 23, 23½, 24)” (down center back)
  • Shown in size 39½”. Recommended ease: 2–4″ positive ease

Kit Includes

Kit DOES NOT Include

  • 16″ and 29″ circular needles, sizes 4 (3.50 mm) and 6 (4.00 mm) or size to obtain gauge
  • 1 set each double-pointed needles, sizes 4 (3.50 mm) and 6 (4.00 mm)
  • 1 stitch marker
  • Waste yarn to hold sleeve stitches

Notes

  • These yarns ARE machine washable
  • If you’d like to see the colours more closely you can visit us in-store and look at our shade-cards
  • Berroco Pixel is a soft, single ply double knitting weight yarn yarn that is dyed in a fun speckled, self-striping colourway.
  • Berroco Ultra Wool DK is a soft, multi-ply, 100% Peruvian wool superwash, double knitting weight yarn. It is machine washable, but still has a bit of texture to it, and it comes in solid and heathered colours.
  • The colour combinations listed are the ones on offer from the company, but if you would like to create your own combination we are happy to ask them and see if we can make that work.

Use code KITSTOGO10 at checkout to take 10% off your Special Order Kit purchase!

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!

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 Kits & Accessories from Kelbourne

We just received a new order form Kelbourne Woolens and in addition to carrying their beautiful Mojave cotton/linen blend for spring and summer (it deserves it’s own post) we got some really cool accessories and kits too!

Year of Gifts Preorder

Better late than never … last year Kelbourne Woolens had their Year of Hats, and this year they have come out with a super cute series of monthly kits for gift projects you can either keep or give away (see January & February below)! Each kit comes with yarn, a pattern, it’s own cotton project bag (or gift bag), notions, and some other fun stuff. Each month will be a completely different project by a different designer and with a different yarn. Needles are not included. The patterns are all available for $5 and downloaded on Ravelry. Each month’s kit is an absolute surprise, we won’t know what it is until the first of each month.

Preorder your kits and we’ll ship it to you as soon as it arrives, or you can pick it up in store. If you want to send one as a gift to a friend we can do that too!

Year of Gift Kit: February Primrose Mittens

The Primrose Mittens are worked in the round from the cuff to top of hand. The cuff is worked in a broken ribbing, and the hand is worked from a chart. The thumb is worked using the afterthought (peasant) method.

KIT FEATURES:

• 1 skein of Scout in Mint Heather
• Stitch marker set
• Darning needle
• KW tape measure
• You Better Swatch sticker
• Postcard with code to download the pattern for free
• Screen-printed project bag

Download the pattern HERE.

Year of Gift Kit: January Snowdrop Hat

The Snowdrop Hat by Kate Gagnon Osborn begins with a provisional cast on, then a folded brim is worked in a K2, P2 Ribbing. Once the ribbing is complete, the provisional cast on is unpicked and placed on a spare circular needle and the stitches are joined to created a folded brim.

After the brim is complete, the body of the hat is worked in a graphic stranded colorwork pattern from a chart. The chart is worked 5 times around. Decreases shape the crown, and a pom pom and a cute custom KW tag completes the look.

KIT FEATURES:
• 1 skein of Andorra in Snow White
• 1 skein of Andorra in Ink Black
• 1 custom KW leather tag
• 2 Perennial butterflies in Natural and Black
• KW Year of Gifts sticker
• Postcard with code to download the pattern for free
• Screenprinted project bag

Download the pattern HERE.

Kelbourne Let’s Get Kracken Tote bag

Because let’s face it, we always need a bigger bag; so Kelbourne Woolens brought back their popular craftin’ Kraken on an extra-large tote [19″ (48.25 cm) width x 16″ (40.5 cm) height x 4″ (10 cm) gusset]. These bags are made in USA with 15 oz. black canvas, hand screen-printed design in sparkly gold ink 28″ (71 cm) with black woven handles. You may not have enough arms to carry all your stuff, but this guy does and he’s happy to help!

Frost Flowers: Designed by Kate Gagnon Osborn, this project bag features a hand-drawn repeat of the iconic Frost Flowers lace pattern on the front, and the full Kelbourne Woolens logo on the back. The intricate details pair beautifully with the practical form and function of the bag.
Use Your Hands: Designed by Courtney Kelley, this project bag features the American Sign Language spelling of the words “Knit” and “Crochet.”

Kelbourne Project Bags

These cute & useful project bags are great for stashing and carting around your projects! They’re a great middle size, big enough for a sweater or baby blanket: [12.25″ (31.25 cm) width x 9.25″ (23.5 cm) height x 3.25″ (8.25 cm) gusset]. Made in the USA with 15 oz. black canvas, they feature a black zipper closure with sewn-in woven cotton strap and with a hand screen-printed design.

Kelbourne Needle Check Keychain

The Kelbourne Needle Check keychain is a handy took you can take on the go! It measures 2″ square and sizes needles ranging from US size 0 (2 mm) to Us 13 9 mm. It’s made in the USA out of 1/8″ birch wood and is easily attached to your keys, project bag, or circular needle with a small carabiner. 

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.