Moma Baskets and Bracelets 25%

As a special pre-Christmas treat Big Blue Moma Fair Trade Ghanian Baskets and Canadian made leather measuring bracelets, now 25% off. Give the knitter in your life a special treat, of a beautiful basket or trendy bracelet.

Bracelet regular 30$, now $21, gold, silver, bronze, mauve, pink and green

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Baskets regular $75, now $52.50

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Lovely Little Gift Ideas

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Cavallini Pouches, $17 lined, heavy canvas, metal zipper, vintage prints from the Cavallini archive. perfect for stuffing with little sewing or knitting notions, or art supplies.

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Symphonie Dreams Starter set from Knitter’s Pride, comes with three tips, 4.0, 5.5, 6.0 and two cables, 24 and 32 inch. Regular $45, Door crasher 40% OFF NOW $27. (ONLY 3 LEFT)

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Leather Measuring Bracelets from Big Blue Moma, $30 various colours including gold silver and bronze, perfect for the holidays and come in a lovely gift box with an insirational saying that can be used for little notions.

Also from Big Blue Moma hand-woven fair trade baskets in multiple sizes and price points. My favourite is the Recycled Trashy Shoppers, for $75, for the eco-conscious person on your list made with repurposed fabris and plastics for weft on a traditional grasses weft. Each bag is a unique work of art and has different colour variations.

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We are open every day until 5:30 except Sunday until 4:00 pm, now until Dec 24, when we will also be closing at 4:00 pm and re-opening Boxing Day Dec 26th at 12 pm to 5:30 for all you holiday shopping and knitting needs.

 

Neoclassical Wrap

Here’s our latest project we just can’t get enough of. The Neoclassical Wrap. This gorgeous poncho wrap can be made with either 12 mm or 15 mm needles in three sizes, but even the small fits everyone. It just doesn’t hang as low.

The super fun part is it’s yarn held double or triple allowing a depth of colour and texture. it’s also a super stash buster. Pattern available in store with purchase of yarn. I’ll post a few other versions over the next couple of days, so you can see the possibilities. Make this for $50 and up depending on yarn choices and size. Here we have used 12 mm an combined Ultra Alpaca Chunky with Independence, a Spincycle heavy worsted hand-dyed.

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Cowls inspired by Claire and Scottish Highlands

So some of us have sassenachhave been making cowls inspired by the Scottish Highlands. here’s a free pattern from Kristen Brooks called Sassenach

It works beautifully with Chunky or Bulky yarns held doubled such as Swagger and Fuego (26.50 each) or single held Mega (22.50). You can also make this for as low as 12.99 with the new Big Bravo. Inquire in store.

Cowls of Autumn

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Cowls are great, quick knits that use less yarn than scarves. Here are some of my favourite patterns, all of which would looks fantastic with a couple of hanks of Rowan Fine Art, which are currently on sale at both our stores!

Happy knitting! Send or tweet us your projects with hashtag #WINEknits – we’d love to hear from you!

Luxury Fibres for Mrs. Claus- light as air

Treat your loved one to the luxury of beautiful yarn.

AIR is something extraordinary—an ultra soft, durable, pill-resistant yarn that is lighter and warmer than 100% cashmere. AIR features 40% of down from the brushtail possum fiber, combined with 40% cashmere and 20% mulberry silk. AIR is our most luxurious yarn.

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Zealana Air – a light as a feather blend of cashmere, possum down, and silk, in beautiful solids ($24.00/25g), and now available in beautiful hand-dyed Koigu colourways ($59.95/50g).

25g is enough to knit a beret or pair of fingerless mitts, while 50g is enough for a shoulder warmer, scarf, or generous cowl. 3-4 balls makes this lovely Lacy Vest.

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Arboreal Cowl, a quick knit or a nifty gift!

arborealAs the days get shorter, and knitting time becomes more limited, super bulky yarn and needles make for quick gifts!

The Arboreal Cowl, available as a free Ravelry download, uses just 106 yards of super bulky yarn and can be knit in a variety of yarns. We love it in Swagger (1 skein for $26.50) or in Borealis knit together with 2 strands of Kidsilk Haze (2 x $15.95) for amazing loft and depth of colour. The pattern also suggests holding 3 strands of worsted weight together to achieve the same gauge.

Burnett by Berroco Yarns – a great baby cardigan!

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Burnett by Berroco Yarns

Baby knits are always a fabulous gift!

Knit in one piece with foldback cuffs and an easy checkerboard pattern, this baby cardigan looks great on all babies. Sized for 6 , 9, 12, and 18 months, it is shown in Berroco Comfort, but feel free to substitute Berroco Vintage if you would prefer some wool content.