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Our Frolic Play-List

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Our Frolic Play-List

We’ve finalised what we’re taking to the Toronto Knitter’s Frolic THIS Saturday.  The following products will be packed up on Friday morning, and won’t be available in store on Friday Afternoon and Saturday. Additionally, they won’t be available online on Saturday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm (we don’t want to accidentally sell anything twice). We’re sorry for any inconvenience!

Wollmeise

Sweet Georgia

Quince & Co

Malabrigo

Koigu

Mineville

Fleece Artist

Handmaiden

Madeline Tosh

 

The Knitters Frolic Marketplace is a fabulous one-day fibre lovers extravaganza. About 50 vendors from across Canada offer yarn, fibre and related goodies and notions. Meet with other fibre enthusiasts and be inspired!

We’re back in the same location we were last year, in Shokokai Court (the big room with big windows and lots of light): MAP

Details

  • Saturday, April 29, 9am – 4:30pm
  • Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 6 Garamond Court, Toronto, ON M3C 1Z5.
  • FAQs

NEW Wollmeise!!!

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We’re so excited to share our latest addition to the store, Wollmeise!  We’ve got all 5 varieties, plus the Taste of Wollmeise kits.  This is only our first order, so we’ll tweak what we carry as we go, and if you want something specific you can always contact us and we can look into adding it to the next shipment as a special order.

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FREEBIE Pixel Stitch Socks

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Pixel Stitch Socks

Worked from the toe up, these pretty socks would make an excellent spring project for the intermediate knitter. They’d look great with the subtle variations of the semi-solid, hand-dyed colour of Malabrigo Alegria. If you aren’t feeling that fancy, go for Cascade Heritage. You won’t go wrong with either, both yarns are made with super-soft merino wool that is blended with nylon to help them wear well.

Yarn Options

Malabrigo Alegria: 1 skein in each of 2 colours

Cascade Heritage: 1 skein in each of 2 colours

Materials

  • FREE Pattern
  • 2.75mm/US2 double pointed needles (or size to obtain gauge)
  • scrap yarn
  • small crochet hook (for cast on)

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Toronto Knitters Frolic 2017

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Toronto Knitters Frolic 2017

We’re super excited to attend this year’s Toronto Knitter’s Frolic Marketplace THIS SATURDAY! Yikes, time flies! Hopefully, if our shipments come in on time, we will have a BIG surprise for you!

The Knitters Frolic Marketplace is a fabulous one-day fibre lovers extravaganza. About 50 vendors from across Canada offer yarn, fibre and related goodies and notions. Meet with other fibre enthusiasts and be inspired!

We’re back in the same location we were last year, in Shokokai Court (the big room with big windows and lots of light): MAP

Details

  • Saturday, April 29, 9am – 4:30pm
  • Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 6 Garamond Court, Toronto, ON M3C 1Z5.
  • FAQs

 

NEW Artisanal Maple Shawl Sticks

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In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, we’ve acquired Nature’s Wonders Maple Leaf Shawl Pins/Sweater Sticks. These gorgeous accoutrements are hand carved by a local artisan (Gary) using local (Ontario), salvaged wood. We ordered them especially in a darker wood so you can wear yours all year. We also carry Squiggle Sticks (see below), which are especially good at holding recalcitrant garments in place.

Sweater sticks and shawl pins serve to hold a garment closed or in place, and are an elegant way to fasten cardigans that don’t have buttons, shawls, wraps, scarves, etc. They are also extremely good at holding long hair in a bun.

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FREEBIE Metric Baby Blanket

 

 

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I love the simplicity of this baby blanket. It looks great, and I think it’s perfect for novices and experienced knitters alike. It would look amazing in a hand-painted yarn like Malabrigo Rios (100% superwash merino wool), or equally elegant with Cascade 220 Superwash (100% machine washable Peruvian wool), Berroco Vintage (superwash wool-synthetic blend), or a washable cotton-synthetic blend like Cascade Avalon.  Heathered colours are always well received.

Size

  • approximately 35” x 36” or 87.5cm x 90 cm (or block it larger)

Yarn Options

Malabrigo Rios: 5 to 6 skeins

Cascade 220 Superwash: 5 skeins (use 4.5mm/US7 needles)

Berroco Vintage: 5 skeins

Cascade Avalon: 7 skeins

Materials

  • FREE Pattern
  • 4.5mm to 5mm or US 7 or 8 – 29″ circular needles
  • tapestry or darning needle
  • stitch markers

FREEBIES in Store

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FREE Magazines & Patterns

Along with yarns for donation, people drop off knitting & crochet magazines and pattern booklets, which are often left behind after our Yarn Swap. Since they tend to pile up and they get a bit heavy and unwieldy to store, we are going to start offering them in store for FREE. We will not be offering these freebies in our online store, but when you come and visit us in person please feel free to browse them and take what you like – GRATIS.

 

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Yarn Swap

Sunday, April 23rd from 1 to 3 pm

Speaking of Yarn Swaps, I’m just getting ready for our next swap, this weekend! Just a gentle reminder, when you drop off yarn for donation *please* make sure it is in a SEALED plastic bag (either Ziplock or garbage bag) – this protocol is to help protect us against infestation, and it also helps to re-home your yarns by keeping them clean and tidy. (Please note, donors who are disabled or infirm do not need to go to all this trouble to hermetically seal their yarns – don’t do yourself in running around trying to get your yarn ready to be to repatriated,  we’re happy to handle it.)

  • Natural Fibres are best stored in separate Ziplock bags (group like yarns in each bag)
  • Synthetics are good in a garbage or recycling bag that is tied at the top

Swap Hacks

  • Try to bag your yarns that are being donated. If you are feeling organizey you can label them too.
  • ALWAYS bag and freeze yarns you bring home from a swap.
  • Be gentle and play nice with other swappers; relationships are more important than string!