NEW Little Looms!

Rico Weaving Looms

We’ve stocked some little hand-held looms this spring that we think will keep your yarn mojo going throughout the summer! If you’ve ever wanted to try weaving, these little looms are a great and affordable way to try it out. Weaving is a perfect way to use up stash yarn, and it’s also an excellent way keep little hands busy (especially at the cottage). Woven tapestries are a great way to fire up your creative juices and experiment with colour and texture, but you can also make wash cloths, trivets, blanket squares, purses and pouches …. anything rectangular or square.

Rico Loom Small

The small loom from Rico is 19cm x 29cm is super basic and is great for kids or anyone who wants to try weaving without expending too much of cash or energy. Kit comes with Loom, shuttle, comb, and instruction booklet (instructions are in english, french and german), and comes in a pretty & sturdy storage box. Grab a few colours of inexpensive Lily Sugar & Cream craft cotton and you’ll be good to go!

Rico Large Loom

The large loom from Rico is the next step up at 30cm x 39.5cm. It has a little more structure than the small loom and makes a larger fabric. Kit comes with Loom, two shuttles, comb, and instruction booklet (instructions are in english, french and german), and comes in a pretty & sturdy storage box. Pick up some Cascade Ultra Pima and you’re set!

NEW Needle Felting Kits

Crafty Kit Company Felting Kits

New from the Crafty Kit Company, these needle felting kits contain everything you need to create a beautiful and realistic creature. 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 materials you need (felting wool you need, felting needles, glass eyes, a mat to work on, clear step by step instructions, and more). Kits come in a pretty box, they make great gifts as well as projects to keep kids occupied (approximately age 8+).

Robin Needle Felting Kit

Robin Kit

The Robin needle felting kits contain everything you need to create a beautiful and realistic bird. 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 3 felting needles, glass eyes, wire, a wooden bobbin, a mat to work on and clear step by step instructions. Finished object will measure approximately 10cm tall. Skill Level: Easy Peasy (beginner)

Snoozy Bear Kit

The Snoozy Bear needle felting kit contains everything you need to create a beautiful and realistic sleeping animal. 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 3 felting needles, glass eyes, pipe cleaners, a mat to work on and clear step by step instructions. Finished object will measure approximately 18cm long. Skill Level: Easy Peasy (beginner)

Fleur the Unicorn Needle Felting Kit

Fleur the Unicorn

The Fleur the Unicorn felting kits contains 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. Skill Level: Upgrade Your Skills  (Intermediate)

NEXT SWAP: Sunday April 28, 1-3 pm

NEXT SWAP: Sunday April 28, 1-3 pm

$5 – Proceeds go to the Red Door Women’s Shelter

It’s swap time again! Time to tidy up your yarn stash and purge the stuff you’re never going to use. That’s right, you can bring us your shame and leave your guilt in our yarn swap bins with the assurance that the yarn that didn’t work out for you will have a second (or third, or fourth) life in a new home. What do you do at a swap? Bring in the yarn and needles you don’t want and take home whatever you like from our swap bins.

NEW! Knit Swap

Got projects that didn’t quite work out, that you never wear or use, and are sitting in the back of the cupboard? I DO – LOTS! I just finished the first wave of spring cleaning in the store and am sending a bunch of old store samples out into the universe. Please bring in your projects & knits that didn’t make the cut, we’ll swap them and the leftovers will go to charity.

Bring

  • Yarn (please secure bits & bobs in a ziplock bag)
  • Knitting Needles & Crochet Hooks
  • Knitting & Crochet Notions & Accessories
  • Knits (see above)

The leftovers are donated to charities, and don’t be embarrassed by the quality of the yarn you bring, whatever is left over is donated to charities like Street KnitWest Toronto Support Services, and Gilda’s Club, most of whom prefer acrylic! If you want to donate but can’t make the date please feel free to drop it by when we are open, sealed up in a plastic bag. The only yarn we can’t accept is anything that is strongly scented (cigarette smoke or perfume). We are also a drop-off point for Street Knit and Knitted Knockers of Canada

Details

  • $5 to participate in the swap (proceeds go to the Red Door Women’s Shelter)
  • Drop-in, no need to sign up
  • Everyone is welcome, all skill levels
  • Location: 1382 Bathurst St, Toronto ON
  • In-Store only, NOT ONLINE

Sparrow Week Recap

Last week was Quince & Co’s Sparrow Week, where they premiered their new patterns for Sparrow! The following is a brief look at the awesome offerings for this spring, but you can also browse the many, many other projects on offer:

Kaala

I almost swooned when I saw this top—it has such an impact and looks amazing on every height, whether the low back hem reaches the high calf, or goes all the way down to your shoes. And the best think about making your own knits – you can make it any length you like!

Size

34½ (37, 39½, 41¾, 44¼, 46¾, 49¼, 51¾, 54¼)” [87.5 (94, 100.5, 106, 112.5, 118.5, 125, 131.5, 138) cm] bust circumference; shown in size 37″ [94 cm] on a 34″ [86.5 cm], 5’2″ [157.5 cm] tall model (3″ [7.5 cm] positive ease)

Materials

Dekla

Simple, elegant, and easy to wear, Dekla is the wardrobe piece that never gets shoved to the back of your because it’s always in use!

Size

32 (34¾, 37½, 40¼, 43¼, 46, 48¾, 51½)” [81.5 (88.5, 95.5, 102, 110, 117, 124, 131) cm] bust circumference, shown in size 34¾” [88.5 cm] on a 34″ [86.5 cm], 5’2″ [157.5 cm] tall model (¾” [2 cm] positive ease)

Materials

Aisa

Pretty, interesting, and different – Aisa is a sweater experience! Designed in garter stitch and with short rows, this sweater is very knitterly.

Size

44¼ (48, 51¾, 55½, 59¼, 63, 66¾, 70½)” [112.5 (122, 131.5, 141, 150.5, 160, 169.5, 179) cm] bust circumference; shown in size 48″ [122 cm] on a 34″ [86.5 cm], 5’2″ [157.5 cm] tall model (14″ [35.5 cm] positive ease

Materials

Shai

Shai is a light tunic that makes a subtle statement with vintage lace and the subtlest colour-blocking.

Size

30¾ (33¼, 36¾, 39¼, 42¾, 45¼, 48¾, 51¼, 54¾)” [78 (84.5, 93.5, 99.5, 108.5, 115, 124, 130, 139) cm] bust circumference; shown in size 33¼” [84.5 cm] on a 34″ [86.5 cm], 5’2″ [157.5 cm] tall model (¾” [2 cm] negative ease)

Materials

Ananke

This is the top for purists (like myself). You can never go wrong with a simple raglan with a deep v-neck, knit in the round. It’s a blank canvas that will work up beautifully in any colour you choose.

Size

28¼ (32¼, 36¼, 40¼, 44¼, 48¼, 52¼, 56¼)” [72 (82, 92, 102, 112.5, 122.5, 132.5, 143) cm] bust circumference; shown in size 32¼” [82 cm] on a 34″ [86.5 cm], 5’2″ [157.5 cm] tall model (1½” [4 cm] negative ease)

Materials

Holiday Hours: Easter & Passover

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HOLIDAY STORE HOURS

Friday April19: CLOSED

Saturday April 20: CLOSED

Sunday April 21: 11 am to 6 pm

Monday April 22: 11 am to 6 pm

Bluebird of Happiness

I adore this little bird, and little holiday projects are a great way to use up small quantities of leftover yarn. Wouldn’t it make a super special garland you can pull out for decoration every spring?

  • FREE Pattern
  • worsted weight yarn
  • 3.5mm/US4 double pointed needles
  • stuffing

NEW FREE PATTERN Beach Wrap

Beach Wrap

This wrap was created with accessibility in mind – I wanted it to be simple to knit, and incredibly wearable. It’s made with Quince & Co. Kestrel, a 100% organic linen that’s easy to knit with, comfortable to wear, and super easy to wash (throw it in the machine in a delicate bag). The linen is heavy enough to keep you warm on spring and summer nights, but will never leave you sweating.

The simple welted texture is random, completely reversible, and creates a classic, timeless look. The pattern is knitted on the bias, increasing in width as you go, so you can make it any size you like and you never have to worry about running out of yarn. We’ve written the pattern with a line-by-line chart, to help you keep track of your rows (a beneficial thing for everyone, but especially helpful for people with learning disabilities). And the final bonus – it’s a FAST knit on 6mm/US10 to 7mm/US10.75 needles (think quick mother’s day gift)!

Size

  • 82”/205cm long (from tip to tip)
  • 20”/50cm deep (at longest point)

Materials

RESTOCKED Gradient Wrap Kits

Handmaiden Casbah Gradient Kits COMBO BLOG Project

Handmaiden Casbah 5Ply Gradient Wrap Kits

We’ve restocked these super popular kits with your favourite bright, springy colours! They’re great for knitters of all skill levels, for beginner to more experienced, and make a great gift. The project requires 4mm/US6-36″circular needles (or longer), which are sold separately. Handmaiden Casbah 5ply is soft, squishy, and delicious to knit & wear!

Each kit comes with:

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