Category Archives: Pre-Orders

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.