Category Archives: made in Canada

PROJECT Bias Cowl

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Bias Cowl

I find really interesting things when I browse through the patterns on Ravelry …. one of the things I found this week was a micro-collection of the same cowl made over and over again in different colourways of Urth Uneek Fingering (ON SALE UNTIL THE END OF JULY). I thought it was awesome that this knitter, Deb-Knits, enjoyed her project and the yarn so much that she wanted to continue exploring and experiencing it. I also get it, the project is GORGEOUS, and it illustrates that all the colourways of Urth Uneek Fingering work up beautifully. And hey, is it ever too early to start holiday knitting?

 

 

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PROJECT Ranunculus

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Ranunculus

A client showed me this gorgeous, diaphinous top and I thought how great would it look knitted up with Handmaiden Flyss or Quince & Co Sparrow?! Both are sublime summer yarns; Flyss  is a soft, summery blend of % silk and 35% linen, and comes with lots of yardage, and Sparrow is 100% organic linen. And since it knits up on 6mm/US10 needles it will go FAST!

 Size

  • oversized for 32–36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48 Bust

Materials

PROJECT Zinnia

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Zinnia

With only one week left in our Summer Sale, I thought this might be a nice change of pace from linen and cotton … a fun, colourful top made with Urth Uneek Fingering (ON SALE UNTIL THE END OF JULY). The pattern shows off this stunning self-striping yarn, which I think it definitely deserves. Urth Uneek Fingering is a hand-dyed, self-striping, super smooth and soft merino superwash yarn. It’s made by an environmentally conscious and compassionate family company in Turkey, and straight up, it’s happy yarn.

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Materials

  • Urth Uneek Fingering: 2(3) skeins
  • 4mm/US6 needles (see pattern for details)
  • 3.25mm/US3 needles (see pattern for needles)
  • Tapestry/Darning needle
  • Pattern

 

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FREEBIE Sea Vines

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Sea Vines

Sea Vines is a pretty new pattern from Handmaiden yarn, made with their beautiful Handmaiden Flyss (ON SALE NOW). Flyss is a soft, summery blend of 65% silk and 35% linen, and comes with lots of yardage.  Both linen and silk are fibres that tend to grow so there will be extra drape and ease in your garment. As always, make a swatch first and see what the textile can do for you. Want a tank rather than a dress, no problem, just make it shorter. Handmaiden Flyss is made in Canada.

Size

  • Small (Medium, Large)
  • Bust Circumference: 34(36, 38)”
  • Length: 23(24, 25)”

Materials

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PROJECT Heya

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Heya

My friend Reney brought this little number to my attention, and I’m super grateful she did because I think this tank is going to be a great addition to your summer wardrobe. It’s made with Handmaiden Flyss (ON SALE NOW), a soft, summery blend of 65% silk and 35% linen. Flyss also comes with lots of yardage, so if you’re an average size you’ll only need a couple skeins (if you’ve been blessed with a petite frame you only can get away with ONE). Both linen and silk are fibres that tend to grow so there will be extra drape and ease in your garment. As always, make a swatch first and see what the textile can do for you. Plus, Handmaiden is made in Canada.

Size

  • Finished bust: 30 (34, 38¼, 42½, 46, 50, 53½)” or  76 (86, 97, 108, 117,127, 136) cm
  • To be worn with 0-5 cm/ 0-2” positive ease
  • Sample shown is in size 2 with approx 5 cm/ 2” positive ease on model

Materials

  • Handmaiden Flyss: 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3) skeins ON SALE NOW
  • 3.25 mm/ US 3 needles (straight or circular)
  • 4.5 mm/US7  needles (for bind off)
  • 3 removable stitch markers
  • large stitch holder or waste yarn
  • tapestry Needle
  • Pattern Download

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New Sweet Georgia Yarns!


Sweet Georgia Yarns has just arrived from Vangroovy!  We’re starting out with their Superwash Chunky and Superwash Sock – sometimes you want to knit fast, and sometimes you want to knit slow. Both are soft and possess the luminous colour Sweet Georgia is known for.



Sweet Georgia Yarns Superwash Sock  $23.97
Sweet Georgia Superwash Sock is a soft yarn with luminous colour and a delicate sheen. It is perfect for making shawls & wraps, as is especially delectable for patterns that use a few colours, like Stephen West (ie. Daybreak, Chadwick, or Barndom).

  • 100% superwash merino wool
  • 115g/400yds
  • 2.25mm needles
  • 7 to 8 sts = 1″
  • Hand dyed in Canada
  • Machine wash gentle, dry flat

Sweet Georgia Yarns Superwash Chunky  $19.97
Sweet Georgia Superwash Chunky is soft, lofty, and macine washable!  One skein is enough to make a hat or pair of mitts, 2 to 3 skeins makes a Gaptastic Cowl, 4 are enough for  a quick baby blanket.

  • 100% superwash merino wool
  • 110g/120yds
  • 5.5 to 8mm needles
  • 3 to 3.5 sts = 1″
  • Hand dyed in Canada
  • Machine wash gentle, dry flat




New: Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Silk Single


Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Silk Single is a hanka-hanka burnin’ love! Seriously, it’s GORGEOUS. It is a luxe blend or merino, cashmere, and silk, twisted into a lush single ply. It’s completely worth the indulgence, and it’s made in Canada too! You can use it for socks, shawls, wraps, caps,  sweaters, wristlets, and anything else you can dream of – it’ll make anything stunning. 
  • 75% Superwash Merino, 15% Cashmere, 10% Silk
  • 100g/392m
  • 2mm to 3mm needles
  • Hand or machine wash, lay flat to dry
  • Made in Canada


As always, you can find us at Knitomatic.com!