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The Needle Emporium, Ancaster, Ontario
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Summer Hours
Cast Off
Tent Sale
Knitters' Fair
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Summer Hours
to the end of August
Summer hours are in effect until the end of August

Monday closed
Tuesday 10-5:30
Wednesday 10-5:30
Thursday 10-5:30
Friday noon-7
Saturday 10-4
Sunday closed

June 2014


Thanks to everyone who took part in our Knit A Long. We will be starting another one for the month of July and August. 

Itineris by Hilary Smith Callis

Watch the blog for more details.


Stretchy Cast Off
Finishing a shawl
There is nothing more deflating than casting off a shawl and finding out that the cast off is way too tight. Do you really want to take back 600 or 700 stitches? 

There is a great cast off called Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off.

I watched a few videos on the cast off and the one that I liked the best was Ysolda Teague's. Here it is. 

Stretchy bind off for Follow Your Arrow
Stretchy bind off for Follow Your Arrow

If you watch this video (or any other 'how to' knitting videos) and are having problems understanding the technique, please watch another video. Sometimes you don't click with the person presenting and you might have better results watching another video.
Tent Sale
July 2014
tent The dates for the Tent Sale are set.

Monday, July 7 from 1pm-8pm
Tuesday, July 8 from 10am-4pm

Ancaster Fairgrounds
630 Trinity Road S
Jerseyville, Ontario

You might need to put Ancaster into your GPS.

Hepworth Room (same room as last time)

Pricing of yarn
up to a 50gram ball $3.50
51-100gram ball $7.00
over 100gram $10.00

Special pricing on certain full bags of yarn.

We will be accepting Cash, Visa, Mastercard and Debit
If you don't like waiting in line to pay then please bring cash with you.

Also, the store will not be open on that Monday. We will all be at the sale. The store will be open on Tuesday.

-How much yarn should you buy?
-Pictures of different yarns that will be on sale (awesome yarns and many have sweater lots)
Knitters' Fair

The Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters' Fair is one of the largest all-knitting events in Canada. For many years, the Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters' Guild has offered a one-day fair organized "by knitters for knitters."


This Fair, held at Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex in Kitchener, now presents approximately 70 vendorsoffering the latest and greatest of knitting products. Imagine 35,000 square feet dedicated to the craft of knitting, offering an incredible display of a diverse variety of yarns in an explosion of colour, knitting books, patterns, and accessories.

We also offer:

  • Low admission price
  • Fashion Show - 1:00pm
  • Door Prizes
  • Lunch Options
Fair Details:
  • Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014
  • Admission: $7 per person, children under 12 free.
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex
400 East Ave
Kitchener, Ontario

Jennifer at
Happy Knitting and Crocheting,

The Needle Emporium