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2144 Queen St E
Toronto, ON
416.691.6320
October 2010
New Favourite Sweater.
Normally I include pictures of our newest samples at the bottom of this newsletter but I am so excited to share my latest sweater with you that I couldn't wait.  Presenting......Tempest, a free pattern from Knitty!  Knit with four skeins of fingering weight yarn on 4mm needles.  I used the Painted Fleece Naturally Dyed yarn.
 

tempest

This is a really great pattern, no errors, fast, fun and looks fab on! Because I love this sweater so much, I would love to see others knit it as well, so our special this month is:
 
Buy enough fingering weight yarn to knit this sweater (most sizes require 4 skeins = 2 of each colour) and receive 20% off.
 
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Sale!
 
For the month of October, we are having a sale on the following products:
 
  • 25% off all Elizabeth Lavold Silky Wool! We have alot of colours in stock to tempt you!
 

el

Fibre Content: 45% Wool, 35% Silk, 20% Nylon 176m (192yds) gauge: 22 stitches x 28 rows
$9.95
 
 
 
Namaste Laguna - Regular Price $75 SALE PRICE: $55. We have two left in black.  Oh and BTW - this bag has been discontinued by our friends at Namaste, so now is your chance to snap up this great bag. 

laguna

Namaste  Monroe- Regular Price $85 SALE PRICE: $63. We have one left in eggplant.
 

monroe

Upcoming Classes

 Cedar Leaf Shawlette Class - 3 spots remain.

 

A beautiful crescent shaped, little shawl that drapes beautifully around your shoulders and looks absolutely stunning wrapped around your neck as a scarf.  The curved shape of the shawl is created through the use of short rows. The leafy border is knit on once the body of the shawl is completed.

 

Students must know how to cast on, knit, purl and cast off.

 

PRIOR TO FIRST CLASS - YOU NEED TO CAST ON 270 STITCHES and KNIT 6 Rows!!!!

 

Dates: October 31st and November 7th from 10am to noon 

Price: $40, please bring pattern found at nevernotknitting + 500 yards of DK weight yarn and 5mm needles.

Class Length: 2 - two hour session

Instructor: Kate Atherley  

cedarleafshawl

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Learn How To Crochet Hexagons!! 
 

OMG - this is my newest obsession and I would love to show you how to crochet these gems!  All you need to bring is as little as one colour up to 4 colours and appropriate sized hook. I used a worsted weight yarn and 4.5 mm hook.

 

Please note - You must have solid knowledge of crochet basics, this class is not for beginners. 

 
Date: October 21st from 6-8pm

Price: $20 + materials

Class Length: one two hour session

Instructor: Lisa Farmakovski

                 hexagon   hexagon scarf

 
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Learn to Felt - Wet and Dry!

We get loads of questions about felting and so we listened and designed a class to help you understand how to wet AND dry felt.

 

In the first class you will wet felt a square using a bucket of hot water and plunger.  Once that is done, you will learn how to wet felt a bead!

 

In the 2nd class you will needle felt on the dried felted pieces you worked on during the first class.

 

HOMEWORK: you need to knit TWO squares prior to the first class. Please pick up your class supplies and instructions at the shop!

 

 
Dates: October 12th and 19th from 7pm to 9pm 

Price:$65. Everything is included - enough cascade 220 yarn for two squares, bucket, plunger, felting needle and 7mm needles.

Class Length: 2 - two hour sessions

Instructor: Missy Westgate

 

Please wear clothes you don't mind getting a titch wet!

 
                        Squares before and after felting                               Felted Balls
 
               felt squares     felt balls                   
     
                              The felted purse you can make at home using your brand new skills: 

felt bag

New Stuff!

Fleece Artist Mitten and Thrum Kits!  $28

What is there to say about these kits, other than they are AWESOME!  I am going bonkers with excitment just looking at these pictures. The colours are just so fantastic. 
 
On November 16th and 23rd, we have a class on how to learn how to Thrum. Will you be joining us?  There are 5 spots out of 6 left and all materials are included! 
 
         thrum kit 1     thrum kit
 
Spindle Kits - $17, includes spindle, enough roving to get you started and instructions. One you are hooked, never fear, we have a lot of roving in a wide variety of colours to choose from.
 

spindle kit

New Noro Lace Weight Yarn - Kirimeki - $12.95
60% Viscose,25% Nylon, 10% Wool, 5% Cashmere. 452meters in a ball. 
So many new colour combos in this new yarn, it will blow your mind.  Lorraine is starting a sample, but because there are so many great lacey type scarves and cowl patterns, we are having a hard time deciding what will show off this awesome yarn.
 
Any suggestions?  

kiri

 
Oodles and Oodles of Roving...Naturals, colours - you name it, we have it!
 
           roving colour   roving natural

 

 
Brave New Knits
 
brave new knits             
         
Noro Book Volume 28 - $14. Click HERE for a preview
noro 28
 
Noro - Jenny Watson Book 6 - $26 Click HERE for a preview.
 
noro style
Newest Samples!  Come on in and get some inspiration!
What just came off our needles?  Check out these awesome samples!
 
Toast, Plithy Hat and Malabrigo Chunky Cowl Set, just in time for the colder weather.  I used four skeins of 100% Cashmere yarn for the hat and mitten set and two skeins of Malabrigo chunky for the cowl.  I can not WAIT to wear these three knitted items. 
 

toast

Elsewhere Sweater - yep, I knit another one because I love this sweater so much!  I had to retire the red one because we no longer carry the yarn I knit it with. (you remember it right?)  This one is knit with 2.3 skeins of Eco Plus in black.
 
Amy - thanks for such a great pattern.
 
                           elsewhere front   elsewhere back
 
Mara - a free pattern from Madelinetosh.  I LOVE this wrap.  I used 6 balls of Twilley's Freedom Spirit yarn on 5mm needles and have decided this is one of the best wearable shawls I have ever made. The yarn is delightful to knit with, the colours are out of this world and the wrap can be worn in many different ways! 
 
Did I mention each ball is only $5.95?  No, well, a great shawl with a great price and it is a very, very, very fast knit!
 
       mara side  mara back   mara front
 
Two new kids knits:
 
Boy's vest knit with 2.5 balls of baby bamboo             Girl's Shrug knit with one ball of Cascade S/W
 
boy vest                   shrug
 
Mythos from knitty.com. Knit with two skeins of Painted Fleece Seacell Silk yarn.

mythos       mythos back

Okay, one last sample, I promise!  Knit with one ball of Silky Wool XL (oops, I think I forgot to mention we received 8 colours of this yarn! Just as nice as her DK version, but chunkier)  Click HERE for the pattern.
 

purple hat

 
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Lisa 
  
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Monday: Closed
Tuesday to Friday: 11am to 6pm
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Saturday: 10am to 6pm
Sunday: 12pm to 5pm
 
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