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The Needle NewsJuly 2010

After a week in Myrtle Beach I am ready for the fall yarns to arrive.  Over the next few weeks we will be receiving many, many boxes of yarn, books, needles, bags, buttons, shawl pins and other things that I have ordered and don't remember.

Until the end of August the store will be a bit of a mess. We are trying to get the new yarns out and we have many boxes of yarn going to the tent sale.

Here are links to our most recent newsletters in case you missed them.

June newsletter

And if you missed our Tips & Tricks newsletters

Mattress Stitch
Increases and Decreases
Tuesday-Thursday 10-5:30
Friday noon-7
Saturday 10-4

Closed Sunday and Monday
420 Wilson St E
Ancaster, Ontario
L9G 2C3
(905) 648-1994
Order Line 1-800-667-9167

Upcoming Knitting Shows
Knitter's Fair - September 11, 2010

Needle Emporium Knitting Camp - September 23-26, 2010

Woodstock Fleece Festival - October 23, 2010

Recent Arrivals
-Tosh DK and Vintage from madelinetosh

-JUL shawl pins

-Fall Rowan (yarns and magazines)

-6 new colours of Noro Iro

-8 new colours of Noro Silk Garden

Coming Soon
-Tosh Pashmina

-Debra's Garden Needle Gauge Pendants
debra's garden

-Addi Lace Clicks

-fall yarns from Naturally

-Honor from Lorna's Laces (DK weight 70% alpaca/30% silk)

-Noro fall books

-Debbie Bliss yarns and books


Websites to Visit
Tent Sale
Thursday August 19 - noon-8pm
Friday August 20 - noon-8pm
Saturday August 21 - 9am-1pm

The Tent Sale will be held at the Parish Hall of St. John's Anglican Church in Ancaster.  Please note that the Parish Hall is on Halson Street (not on Wilson Street) half way between Wilson and Golf Links. 

If you are turning from Wilson onto Halson then the hall will be on your left hand side.

If you are turning from Golf Links onto Halson then the hall is on your right hand side.

There is plenty of parking around the Parish Hall building.  

For map and directions...

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Rowan Purelife

From Rowan's website, "Rowan Purelife was introduced in 2007, its aim was to produce yarns that are formed in an ethical and environmental way. Its ethos being to produce yarns which help keep nature pure and life good for the farmers who make a living from the earth."

Renew is the newest yarn in the Purelife family.  Patterns will be found in the new Purelife Autumn magazine.

93% Recycled wool/7% Polyamide.

Tension: 14sts and 20 rows to 10cm using 6mm needles.

75 metres per 50g ball

The yarn is on the website but the shade cards haven't been added yet-Korey is busy right now.
Bon Bon Shawl
bon bon
Christel Seyfarth
Amazing kits from Denmark

I am working on one of these kits and you can follow the progress on my blog

Many people have mentioned that they thought these shawls and jackets are too hard to knit.  This isn't the case

  1. You are fair isle knitting (carrying the colours as you work) using only two colours in a row.
  2. You are working in the round so every row is knit.
  3. When you are done you are going to cut your work.  This is called Steeking.  I know that this scares knitters but it is easy to do.
Large Poppy Shawl
large poppy

When I have my shawl knit and am ready to cut I will be holding an open house in the store.  You can come and watch me cut!!

Bird Jacket
bird jacket

 You can find the kits on the website under Featured Patterns-Christel Seyfarth.

Flower Power Coat