Category Archives: Pre-Orders

TRUNK SHOW Amano & Kits (pt. 2)

As promised, more inspirations from Amano! If you already caught Part 1 of the Trunk Show Goodies, feel free to ship down to where the pictures begin. If not, you can go back with the magical time-machine that is the link below.

SEE PART 1 of the AMANO TRUNK SHOW

P.S. I am placing an order with the distributor this week, so if you order your kit now it should arrive by the middle of next week.


We received a little trunk show from Amano, and some of the samples are so lovely I thought they merit becoming pre-order kits! A ‘Trunk Show’ is a small selection of samples on loan from a designer for a short period of time. They’re a great opportunity to feel the yarns in action, see how they behave worked up, and actually try on the samples. I often find surprises in trunk-show collections – gems I never would have known about if they hadn’t fallen into my hands – literally.

Amano is Peruvian company and they make gorgeous yarns with the highest quality Alpacas, Pima Cotton, Peruvina Highland Wool, and Silk.

We received A LOT of samples, so I’ll be posting over a few every day or so, and I’ll curate and pick out the best. If you live near the store we are open 7 days a week, from 11 am to 6 pm, and everyone are welcome to come by and check them out! We are only a retail store, so you don’t need to show proof of vaccination, but you have to wear a mask at all times in the store, and we ask that everyone keep their physical distance from each other. The samples will be in store until the 25th of October.

SEE ALL THE AMANO KITS HERE (as we load them)

Pre-Order

These kits are SPECIAL-ORDERS – we aren’t stocking them in the store on a regular basis, but you have the option to order them at 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. 

Rafaella Chullo Hat Kit PRE-ORDER

Details

Designed by Isabel Kraemer, this super-soft, super warm, fun hat is a feast of texture! Except for the earflaps, it is worked in the round (besides the earflaps) in the round with a cute pixie style crown shaping. 

When you order your kit you’ll receive a link to download the pattern digitally, as well as a printed copy with the yarn. 

Yarn

Amano Eco Puna Black Alpaca is a super soft 100% natural baby alpaca. The colour is the natural colour of the coat from pure black alpacas. Eco Puna black represents Amano’s strong desire to preserve this unique beautiful black color. Amano supports the Andean communities in the breeding of alpacas with pure black fibre in an effort to re-establish this population, called the Yanapaco (black alpaca) program, part of the Pacomarca Sustainable Alpaca network.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size

  • One size
  • To fit head circumference 20″ to 22″
  • From brim to top: 9″ (23cm)
  • Circumference at brim: 20.5″ (52cm)

Kit Includes:

  • Amano Eco Puna Black (100% natural baby alpaca): 4 balls
  • Pattern

Kit Does NOT Include:

Substitutions

If you want to start making this hat right away and don’t want to wait for your yarn (or you want another colour or a more economical option), you can use any of the following yarns:

Paula Mitten Kit PRE-ORDER

Details

I really love the texture and simplicity of these mitts. Designed by Isabel Kraemer, these super-soft, super warm, mittens are all about little luxuries! They are knit from the bottom up in the round, and more length can be added by working more rounds before starting the top shaping. (texture is only on the upper side of hand, the palm side is stocking stitch). Please note, the colour is Pure Black. 

To make a matching set see the RAFAELLA CHULLO KIT

When you order your kit you’ll receive a link to download the pattern digitally, as well as a printed copy with the yarn. 

Yarn

Amano Eco Puna Black Alpaca is a super soft 100% natural baby alpaca. The colour is the natural colour of the coat from pure black alpacas. Eco Puna black represents Amano’s strong desire to preserve this unique beautiful black color. Amano supports the Andean communities in the breeding of alpacas with pure black fibre in an effort to re-establish this population, called the Yanapaco (black alpaca) program, part of the Pacomarca Sustainable Alpaca network.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate

Size

  • One size
  • Length: 11″ (28 cm)
  • Hand Circumference: 8″ (20.5 cm)

Kit Includes:

  • Amano Eco Puna Black (100% natural baby alpaca): 3 balls
  • Pattern

Kit Does NOT Include:

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 at 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. 

TRUNK SHOW Amano & Kits (pt. 1)

We received a little trunk show from Amano, and some of the samples are so lovely I thought they merit becoming pre-order kits! A ‘Trunk Show’ is a small selection of samples on loan from a designer for a short period of time. They’re a great opportunity to feel the yarns in action, see how they behave worked up, and actually try on the samples. I often find surprises in trunk-show collections – gems I never would have known about if they hadn’t fallen into my hands – literally.

Amano is Peruvian company and they make gorgeous yarns with the highest quality Alpacas, Pima Cotton, Peruvina Highland Wool, and Silk.

We received A LOT of samples, so I’ll be posting over a few every day or so, and I’ll curate and pick out the best. If you live near the store we are open 7 days a week, from 11 am to 6 pm, and everyone are welcome to come by and check them out! We are only a retail store, so you don’t need to show proof of vaccination, but you have to wear a mask at all times in the store, and we ask that everyone keep their physical distance from each other. The samples will be in store until the 25th of October.

As we load them to the online store you’ll be able to find the kits HERE

Pre-Order

These kits are SPECIAL-ORDERS – we aren’t stocking them in the store on a regular basis, but you have the option to order them at 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. 

Margarita Cowl Kit PRE-ORDER

Details

Margarita is a pretty lace cowl is worked seamlessly in the round. The lace pattern is both written and charted. When you order your kit you’ll receive a link to download the pattern digitally, as well as a printed copy with the yarn. 

Yarn

Amano Apu is a gift from the Inca gods, it is a fiber like no other. This particular type of alpaca is called Imperial because it is the softest alpaca that exists.

Size

  • 8½” (21.6 cm) high x 20” (51 cm) circumference

Kit Includes:

Kit Does NOT Include:

Substitutions

If you want to start making these mitts right away and don’t want to wait for your yarn (or you want another colour or a more economical option), you can use any of the following yarns:

Ariel Bobble Sweater Kit PRE-ORDER

Details

The Ariel  Bobble Pullover is an adorable sweater for kids 12 months to 6 years. The body and sleeves are worked separately in the round from the bottom up, then they are joined, and the yoke is worked in the round to the neckline.

When you order your kit you’ll receive a link to download the pattern digitally, as well as a printed copy with the yarn. 

Yarn

Amano Sami is a buttery soft, 100% Organic Peruvian Pima Cotton(often called the “silk of the south”.) It’s an extremely soft cotton to knit with and wear, with a matte finish that gives garments a cozy, casual look and feel. Sami also somes in somer eally beautiful colours for babies and kids!

Size

  • 12 months(2, 4, 6) years
  • To fit chest size: 18(20, 22, 24)”
  • Finished chest circumference: 20.25(21.75, 24, 26.25)”
  • Length: 14(15, 16.5, 17.25)”

Kit Includes:

  • Amano Sami (100% pima cotton): 3(4) skeins 
  • Pattern

Kit Does NOT Include:

Similar Patterns

The same pattern designer has also made similar designs for thicker yarns and for adults:

Substitutions

If you want to start making these mitts right away and don’t want to wait for your yarn (or you want another colour or a more economical option), you can use any of the following yarns:

PRE-ORDER KIT Adara Pullover

Adara PRE-ORDER

PRE-ORDER KIT (see below for details)

As soon as I saw Adara I thought “Hello sweetie, you’re going to be my next favourite sweater!” Then I swatched with the yarn and I KNEW it. Berroco Lucca is a new blend of cashmere and cotton, and it is so soft and buttery – I have a feeling that once you put this sweater on you’ll never want to take it off (you may even want to make another in a different colour). It isn’t just a perfect closet staple, its the sweater of your heart.

The design features all over garter stitch with slightly leafy looking lace panels up the sides and arms. Rolled edges finish things off and add a modern, simple polish. Adara is worked flat in pieces and seamed (seams give a sweater stability and structure, which is helpful with a fibre blend of cashmere and cotton … if you’re going to spend the time and money to make a cashmere sweater, it should be beautiful too). The lace pattern is charted.

Newsletter Special: 10% Off, use code KITSTOGO at check-out!

The Yarn

Berroco Lucca is a luxurious, soft and buttery yarn made in Italy from a blend of premium cashmere and cotton. It has beautiful stitch definition and soft drape, and it’s perfect for making just about anything you want to touch your skin (sweaters, shawls & wraps, cowls, hats, scarves, mitts, blankets – you name it. The colour is very delicately marled, giving the finished knit a bit of subtle dimension while still keeping that classic cashmere look. Lucca is definitely a yarn you’ll want to come back to over and over again … I’m so convinced of this that this kit includes the entire Digital eBook: Berroco no. 426 Lucca (you’re going to want to make more).

Lucca is worsted weight and normally knits 20sts/4″(10cm) on 4.5mm/US7 needles. Lucca is machine washable (not often something a cashmere does well), but lay it flat to dry.  

Note: If you love this pattern but the yarn is a little too precious, we can work with you to make up a kit for you in another yarn – just contact us!

PRE-ORDER NOTE

These kits are a SPECIAL PRE-ORDER – we aren’t stocking them in the store on a regular basis, but you have the option to order them at 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. 

FYI: The yarn mills still aren’t up and running at full capacity, international shipping is still lagging, and it’s going to be another hit-or-miss year in terms of availability from distributors. If you want something in a particular colour I suggest you order early, shipments are already a bit backed up.

Size

  • Finished Bust: (36, 40, 44) [48, 52, 56] {60, 64, 68}” / (91.5, 101.5, 112) [122, 132, 142] {152.5, 162.5, 173} cm
  • Length: (23, 23½, 23½) [24, 24, 24½] {25, 25½, 26}” / (58.5, 59.5, 59.5) [61, 61, 62] {63.5, 65, 66} cm
  • Shown in size 40″ / 101.5 cm. Recommended ease: 2–4″ / 5–10 cm positive ease.

Gauge

  • 18 sts and 32 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in Garter St on larger needles
  • 20 sts and 32 rows = 4″ / 10 cm over Sleeve Chart on larger needles
  • 15 sts = 3″ / 7.5 cm over Body Chart on larger needles

Kit Includes

Kit DOES NOT Include

PRE-ORDER KIT Chiara Pullover

Chiara PRE-ORDER

Chiara is what the city mouse wore when she went to visit the country. It’s a traditional style colourwork pullover, worked from the top-down, but it’s made with a gorgeous Italian yarn. I like to think of it as “what would happen if Milan and Reykjavik had a baby?”. Rustic meets runway?

When I sampled Berroco’s new fall yarns for 2021 this one, Dulce, was the first I reached for. It’s soft and fuzzy and light and pretty, and I wanted to get my needles into it and see what it could do (see the results below). It has a missoniesque quality that I love, with colours randomly peeping out here and there under a halo of brushed alpaca. I really like that the colours have depth and are a bit mottled (you can see if you take a closer look at the patterns designed in Dulce), but they’ll be consistent, and you DO NOT have to jump though any hoops to avoid colour pooling (my patience for hoops is definitely on the wane).

Anyway, the yarn is lovely, the pattern isn’t too involved (maybe a good foray into stranded colourwork, the yarn will be quite forgiving), and I think you’ll love the finished project, get a lot of compliments on it, and a few requests to make another.

PRE-ORDER NOTE

This yarn is a special PRE-ORDER and we aren’t carrying it or the kits in the store. See below for more details. The yarn mills still aren’t up and running at full capacity, international shipping is still lagging, and it’s going to be another hit-or-miss year in terms of availability from distributors. If you want something in a particular colour I suggest you order early, shipments are already backed up.

Size

  • Bust: (37, 41½, 46½) [48, 53, 59¼] {62½, 64, 68]” / (94, 105.5, 118) [122, 134.5, 150.5] {159, 162.5, 173} cm
  • Length: (21, 21½, 22) [22, 22½, 23] {23½, 24, 24½}” / (53.5, 54.5, 56) [56, 57, 58.5] {59.5, 61, 62} cm (down center back from lower edge of neckband)
  • Shown in size 41½” / 105.5 cm.
  • Recommended ease: 4–8″ / 10–20 cm positive ease

Gauge

  • 20 sts and 28 rnds = 4″ / 10 cm in St st using larger needles

Kit Includes

  • Berroco Dulce:   (5, 6, 6) [7, 7, 8] {8, 9, 9} balls MC and 1 ball each CC1 and CC2. Shown in #2011 Silver (MC), 2022 Sapphire (CC1), 2033 Onyx (CC2).
  • Pattern

Kit DOES NOT Include

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 at 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. 

PRE-ORDERS Pom Pom, Moon + Turtle, MDK Skill Set

PRE-ORDER Pom Pom Quarterly 38 Fall 2021

Available August 16, 2021

Pom Pom Autumn 2021 collection celebrates trees: their roots, branches, and everything in-between! In their 38th issue, you can look forward to luscious cable patterns which mimic labyrinths of roots and statuesque boughs, clever colourwork and textures designed to imitate oft-overlooked plantlife, and patterns that reference the enchanted forests of fairy tales. Autumn is a transitional season, so alongside trusty pullovers and cardigans, you’ll find accessories which are perfect for furling in your coat pocket or rucksack for when the weather takes a chilly turn.

See the pattern on Ravelry HERE

Burrow down into Issue 38 and you’ll find two articles, a tutorial, and a recipe in addition to nine knit and crochet patterns! Dawn Henderson invites us to introduce magick into our handicrafts by sharing her experiences of Hoodoo (or African American rootwork). Drawing on her expertise in microplastics, Tereza Pavlíková raises important questions about the textile industry and pollution, and Caitlin Ffrench demonstrates how you can make charcoal and ink from dried plant material! Issue 38’s knit and crochet garments will keep you toasty from the outside, but Fi Churchman’s ginger pudding recipe will warm you from within!

PRE-ORDER HERE

Featuring designs by: ANNA HUSEMANN, AUDREY BORREGO, CATHERINE CLARK, DENISE OTTER, REED KEYES, HEIDI KÄSTNER, TYRA SMITH, YIĞITCAN VATANSEVER & ZANETE HUSSAIN.

PRE-ORDER Moon and Turtle from PomPom Press

Available August 16, 2021

We’ve long admired Kiyomi and Sachiko’s talent to infuse unique and contemporary design details with classic knitwear styles, and we’re honoured to publish the twins’ first collaborative collection. Moon and Turtle contains nine knit designs (4 garments, 5 accessories) which showcase an edgy urban aesthetic, reflecting the twins’ life in Toronto / Tkaronto, Canada.

Much like Kiyomi and Sachiko themselves, Moon and Turtle is truly synergic. The duality associated with identical twins is thoughtfully and intelligently embedded into every aspect of the book. From the designs, to the authors’ musings, to the title of the book itself, there’s a quiet harmony in the idea that two things or people can be visually similar but also appreciably distinct.

PRE-ORDER HERE

The patterns are gender-neutral, graded up to a 62” chest, and contain body and sleeve length adjustments in the hope that this book can be enjoyed by many knitters for years to come. Playful colourwork, paired with simply constructed garments, means that Moon and Turtle is a fabulous step up from pattern books like Ready Set Raglan. Kiyomi and Sachiko’s sisterly affection for one another is clear and shines through their words and designs.

See all the patterns HERE!

PRE-ORDER Skill Set: Beginning Knitting from MDK

Modern Daily Knitting has been helping knitters since 2003. Now, they have distilled those years of teaching into the only book you need to start your knitting journey. There’s never been a how-to-knit book like this. It’s little. Smart. Encouraging. In 9 short lessons, with dozens of clear illustrations, we teach everything a new knitter needs to know and nothing they don’t. This is it. Skill Set gives you the keys to the kingdom.

The 9 Lessons
Everything a new knitter needs to know, short and sweet. These lessons draw on decades of knitting experience by Kay and Ann.

Lesson 1: Supplies, Casting On, Knit Stitch, Binding Off
Lesson 2: Purl Stitch, Combining Knits and Purls
Lesson 3: Basic Shaping: Increases and Decreases
Lesson 4: Knitting in the Round
Lesson 5: Basic Lace and Cables
Lesson 6: Basic Colorwork: Stripes, Stranding Intarsia
Lesson 7: Finishing: Weaving in Ends, Seaming, Blocking
Lesson 8: Patterns, Yarn, and Gear
Lesson 9: Fixing Mistakes

They emphasize practice in each lesson, so there are swatches to make for each technique. There’s just one pattern, for a simple hat, that lets a new knitter try out the techniques.

PRE-ORDER HERE

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

Kit Includes

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.
Kit Includes

Kit DOES NOT include:

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 52 Weeks of Socks by Laine Magazine

52 Weeks of Socks is the first hardcover book of Laine Publishing. It contains 52 knitting patterns by 46 designers and is a true encyclopedia of socks. The patterns are beautifully photographed and laid out on 256 pages in the style Laine is known and loved for. This book will only be available in print, it will NOT be available as a digital download.

  • 256 uncoated, high-quality pages
  • Language: English
  • Woven book cover, banner, ribbon place marker
  • Weight: 1100 g / 2.5 lb
  • Dimensions: 27 cm X 21 cm thickness: 2.60 cm
  • Printed in Latvia
  • All pattern specs are available on the Ravelry pattern pages 
  • Official release date: February 14th

The book contains patterns from the following designers:

Heidi Alander // Fiona Alice // Gina Baglia // Ainur Berkimbayeva // Katrine Birkenwasser // Karen Borrel // Sachiko Burgin // Diana Clinch // Verena Cohrs // Valentina Consalvi // Rachel Coopey // Nele Druyts // Marion Em // Lindsey Fowler // Fabienne Gassmann // Lucinda Guy // Dawn Henderson // Anja Heumann // Tiina Huhtaniemi // Caitlin Hunter // Mieka John // Amanda Jones // Joséphine & the seeds // Pauliina Karru // Isabell Kraemer // Tatiana Kulikova // Joji Locatelli // Erika López // Andrea Mowry // Paula Pereira // Rosa Pomar // Elena Potemkina // Amelia Putri // Emily Joy // Rickard // Mona Schmidt // Nataliya Sinelshchikova // Marceline Smith // Minna Sorvala // Helen Stewart // Charlotte Stone // Becky Sørensen // Niina Tanskanen // Natalia Vasilieva // Kristine Vejar // Kajsa Vuorela // Mariya Zyaparova.

Lopi Blankets Pre-Order

I know it’s a bit warm to start thinking about wool blankets, holiday gifts, and etc, but we have to place our our by the end of August … just think of a beautiful, chilly holiday season, curling up and sharing down-time with the people you love.

Lopi Blankets

Lopi blankets are gorgeous, ready-made heirloom pieces for your home, chalet or cottage. Comparable to the Canadian HBC blanket, Lopi Blankets are true statement pieces. They’re perfect in the living room, or at the end of the bed, and also make beautiful gifts. Made of Icelandic wool, they are extremely durable, lightweight, breathable and warm. The fabric is additionally combed after weaving to make it soft. The blankets come in various patterns and all are reversible. Please note, these are ready-made blankets, they are not a knitting kit.

  • Size ranges from 51″ x 71″ to 51″ x 79″
  • Five different styles available
  • Reversible
  • Machine wash gentle/cold with delicate wash, air dry
  • Made in Iceland

Pre-Orders

We are accepting pre-orders until the end of August and will ship in in October 2019 (exact date will depend on when we receive our order). We will only be ordering these blankets once this year, and will only be filling pre-orders, so be sure to place your order if you want one! Since this is a pre-order we’ll throw in a discount too!

The Wool
Icelandic wool has historically been crucial to the survival of the nation as it provided both warmth and protection throughout centuries of harsh weather. It is also quite unique compared to the wool of other sheep breeds. The inner fibres are fine, soft and highly insulating while the outer fibres are long, glossy and water repellent. Therefore products made of Icelandic wool are extremely durable, lightweight and breathable.

The Manufacturer
Ístex Ltd. is the main wool manufacturer in Iceland, with over a century of wool tradition behind their products. They create wool blankets, with narrative threads that weave together a modern sensibility of style, the artistic inspiration of a dramatic landscape and the unique quality of Icelandic yarn.