NEW Knitter’s Pride Ginger Sets

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Knitter’s Pride Ginger Interchangeable Needle Sets

Just arrived, Knitter’s Pride has come out with a lovely new set of their quality interchangeable needles. All the needles and cords in these sets are interchangeable with all of their other needles and cors, as well as those made by Knit Picks. Something I REALLY like about these sets is that they include a full range of needle sizes, from 3.25mm/US3 to 12mm/US17, so you aren’t left in the lurch. The needles are similar to the Knitter’s Pride Dreamz Wood needles; they’re smooth laminated wood, pointed, and easy to work with. The needle sizes are laser imprinted on the metal part of the needles so they won’t wear off. The case is sturdy and does double duty as a chart holder. The sets also come with a generous number of cords and accessories.

Please note, the DELUXE includes the regular 5″ tip length and are only suitable for making needles 24″/60cm and longer (they are NOT suitable for making hats, and shorter cords will not work with them). The SPECIAL IC includes the shorter 4″ tips that make 16″/40cm to 20″/50cm needles and are suitable for making hats and little neck thingies (although longer cords can be used with these tips).

Knitter’s Pride Ginger Interchangeable Deluxe Set (regular length)

  • 5″ tip length (to make needles size 24″/60cm or longer)
  • Set of 13 pairs of Interchangeable Needles: 3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5, 8.0, 9.0, 10, 12mm (US 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.5, 11, 13, 15, 17)
  • 6 cords: 2 x 24″(60cm), 2 x 32″(80cm), 40″ x (100cm)
  • 12 end caps
  • 6 cord keys
  • 1 set of cord connectors
  • magnets for pattern holder
  • 20 stitch markers
  • 1 pen
  • comprehensive needle case to store all your accessories and even  incorporates a pattern holder (case made with denim and beige finish vegan leather)

Knitter’s Pride Ginger Interchangeable Special Set (hat length)

  • 4″ tip length (to make needles 16″/40cm or 20″/50cm length)
  • Set of 13 pairs of Interchangeable Needles: 3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5, 8.0, 9.0, 10, 12mm (US 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.5, 11, 13, 15, 17)
  • 4 cords: 2 x 16″(40cm), 2 x 50″(50cm)
  • 8 end caps
  • 4 cord keys
  • magnets for pattern holder
  • 20 stitch markers
  • 1 pen
  • comprehensive needle case to store all your accessories and even  incorporates a pattern holder (case made with burgundy and beige finish vegan leather)

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PROJECT Nuvem a la Alpaca & Silk

 

 

Nuvem

We just received a shipment of a Drops Brushed Alpaca and Silk and I was thinking “Wouldn’t it be divine to make a big, light, cozy wrap with it?!” Well, great minds think alike, because at least 50 other people already came up with the same brilliant idea and used if for one of my favourite wrap patterns, Nuvem. The Drops Brushed Alpaca and Silk is a super light and airy blend of brushed alpaca and silk – it looks like kid mohair, but feels like baby alpaca (ie. very, very happy, not scratchy). The other happy part is the price; Drops yarns are very affordable and you can make this wrap for under $50!

The pattern is pretty straightforward, the only novel part is the cast-on. You can make it as large or as small as you like, the pattern is based on the total weight of the yarn you’re using, so having a kitchen scale at your disposal is helpful (although not necessary). If you use this particular yarn use larger needles (4.5mm/US7), and cast on about 123 sts.

Materials

  • Drops Brushed Alpaca and Silk: 6 to7 skeins (or more if you prefer, it’s pretty flex)
  • TWO 4.5mm/US7-47″ or 60″ circular needles
  • stitch markers
  • tapestry needle
  • Pattern: Nuvem

 

 

FINISHED Simple Ribbed Hat & Neckwarmer

 

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Simple Ribbed Hat

I just finished this neckwarmer for my nephew, and a hat to match with the leftover yarn. He’s five years old, and both the hat and neckwarmer used up a single skein of Urth Uneek Worsted. The yarn looks and feels FABULOUS, I’m exceedingly pleased with it. The Urth Uneek line of yarns definitely do not do themselves justice in the skein, the self-striping is divine!

I think the hat should fit (the recipient was reluctant to let me try it on him due to the absence of Lego Ninjago paraphernalia on it), but I managed to cram it on his head for a second before he swept it off. The neckwarmer definitely fit, he let that stay on for two whole seconds. You can read my project notes on Ravelry for all the size details. If you want to make a matching set for an adult you’ll need a second skein of yarn.

Materials

 

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PROJECT Annabella’s Cowl

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Annabella’s Cowl

I just finished this little neck-a-ma-thing, and it turned out really well! The pattern is Annabella’s Cowl, and the yarn is Fleece Artist Back Country, a super soft, machine washable merino wool made right here on Canada’s East coast. The yarn wasn’t exactly like the ones they called for in the pattern, so I used a larger needle and cast on fewer stitches (you can find all of our modifications in our project notes on Ravelry).

The project only took one skein of Fleece Artist Back Country, and I’m happy with the size – not too big, not too tight. The pattern was extremely easy, it’s definitely beginner friendly (probably a good project for a novice once they’ve learned knit and purl. It’s a great knit in front of the TV kind of project, especially if you need to whip up a gift in a rush.

More Yarn Options

The pattern was originally designed with a yarn like Handmaiden Maiden Hair, which would knit up beautifully on 5mm/US8-16″ circular needles (only 1 skein required). It would also be yummy made with Drops Brushed Alpaca Silk (use a single strand and 5mm/US8 needles (two skeins) for a light, airy version, or two strands held together and 6mm/US10 needles (4 skeins) for a thicker, cozier neckwarmer). If you want a yarn option that’s a little less precious try Berroco Vintage Chunky (1 skein) with 6mm/US10 needles.

Materials

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NEW Muli-Colour Handmaiden Wrap Kits

 

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Handmaiden Casbah 5Ply Gradient Wrap Kits

Gradients are beautiful and harmonious, but some of us like a bit more COLOUR in our wardrobes (and our knitting). Our popular Handmaiden Casbah 5Ply Gradient Wrap Kits are now available in colour mixes. These kits are the same as their gradient siblings, they all come with 5 skeins of the same beautiful Casbah 5Ply cashmere blend and 2 patterns. 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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STORE HOURS Labour Day Weekend

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LABOR_DAY

Labour Day Weekend Store Hours

Friday Aug 31:  11am to 6pm

Saturday Sept 1:  11am to 6pm (Stitch ‘n Bitch: 1 pm to 4pm)

Sunday Sept 2:  CLOSED

Monday Sept 3:  CLOSED

Tuesday Sept 4:  11 am to 6 pm (Stitch ‘n Bitch: 12 pm to 4pm)

 

Fall/Winter Hours

Starting Monday September 17th 

Monday to Sunday: 11am to 6pm

Tuesday: 11am to 6pm (SnB: 12 pm to 4 pm)

Wednesday: 11am to 8pm (SnB: 5 pm to 8 pm)

Thursday: 11am to 6pm

Friday: 11am to 6pm

Saturday: 11am to 6pm

Sunday: 11am to 6pm (SnB: 1 pm to 4pm)

PROJECT So Faded Pint Size

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So Faded Pint Size

I came across this gorgeous project by Prunus and I thought I’d share and show you how beautiful a couple of skeins of variegated yarn can look when they’re artfully blended together. This version is made with 2 colours of Manos Alergria (the colours they chose blend well together because they both contain grey and cream). This pattern is for children, but if you want an adult size go HERE.

Size

  • 12m (2, 4, 6) (8, 10, 12) years

Materials

  • Manos Alergria: 1(1, 2, 2) (2, 2, 2) skeins (1 in each of 2 or more colours) ON SALE TO SEPT 6!
  • 3.75 mm/US5 – 24”/ 60 cm circular needles
  • 3.75 mm/US5 double pointed needles (or alternative)
  • 3.25 mm/US3 – 24”/ 60 cm circular needles
  • 3.25 mm/US3 double pointed needles (or alternative)
  • stitch markers
  • stitch holders or scrap yarn
  • Pattern

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