So some of us have have 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.
The latest shipment of Folio arrived and they’re even prettier in person! The lustrous yarn is soft yet sturdy, feels like cashmere but is a mighty workhorse thanks to the alpaca/viscose blend. Come fall in love with this new yarn, available at both stores and online!
We’re very excited to have been given permission by Kate Davies to use her Peerie Flooers design in our fair-isle/stranded knitting hat class. Class will run for 3 consecutive Saturdays (November 23rd and 30th, December 7th) at the Gastown location, starting at 9:30am (1st class) and 10:00 am and each class will be between 1 hour and 1.5 hours depending on the content for the day.
The class fee of $120 includes the pattern and yarn (Rowan Fine Tweed) required to complete the hat. Please bring a 16″ circular needle in a 3mm size as well.
Class size is limited to 6 students, please contact us to register.
Basic-Intermediate knitting skills are required for this class.
The beautiful Zealana Air pattern book has arrived in store, along with new colours of this ultra soft, durable, and 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.
Just one ball is enough for the Leaf Panel Beret shown above, while the striped shawl shown below takes 2 balls each of 2 colours.
Hey Knitters? Does anyone want to do a sweater knit along? Three of us are doing the Stonecutters Cardigan. Does anyone want to do a knitalong? Let me know soon if you are interested so I can order more yarn in the Blackstone tweed ($9.95/50gm) colour of your choice.
Other yarn options are available for other budgets, animal fibre sensitivities, and wash-ability. Just let us know and we can suggest some alternatives.
A 10% discount for purchase of the entire yarn needed for this project applies. I can also ship the yarn if people wish to knit with us remotely. We can share on the blog and Ravelry group.