Mad about Marbles

New this year from S.R. Kertzer is a yarn called Marbles. So far, it is flying off the shelves. A beautifuly soft dk, this self-striping variagated tweed is only $5.99 per 100 gram ball! The colour ways range from soft ocean tones to rich berry hughes. It has several cute patterns for children and adults, and at this incredible price, it is great for afghans. Our favourite pattern has to be this simple cardigan shrug. Knit it for less than $30!!*

* Size Small is made with 5 balls= $29.95, prices for other sizes differ.

Holiday Gift Ideas with Noro

With the Holiday season fast approaching, everyone at the store is making lists of all the gifts we want to knit. Nothing makes a lovelier present than a cozy hand knit item, but with so many people on our lists, it's essential to find small special projects that are easy and quick to knit. No matter what age, everyone loves a nice warm scarf, (perhaps with a matching hat or pair of mittens if the recipient made Santa's nice list). To make these quick gifts extra special we like to use bright interesting yarns. A perfect choice are the yarns of Noro from Japan. Made of bright tufts of natural fibers like wool, angora, cashmere and silk that are spun together to create beautiful waves of colour once they are knit, these yarns will jazz up any small project. With Noro, simple scarves and hats will look anything but simple.These projects are all made with Kureyon, but can also be knit in Silk Garden or Silver Thaw. All three are available in-store in a wide range of colour combinations.

Popsicle Prism Hat

The perfect sprout hat for our chilly winters. This easy project from Colinette knits up quickly and only requires 1 ball of Prism !!! The colour featured was insipred by the bright and cheery colours of those classic summer treats. Popsicles may cool you down, but this hat will keep you toasty all season. The matching mittens also only take one ball.


Everyone loves this yarn! It's a self striping bulky weight wool that knits up in a flash with 7mm needles. This little jacket with asymetrical closure is like a bolero with a cosier collar and knit with just 6 balls of yarn! There is also a full length coat pattern and a selection of great kids patterns. From Katia of Spain, the new designs are fresh and modern.

Hot New Scarves From Handmaiden

Today we received an exciting new shipment of kits from Handmaiden, all featuring handpainted exotic fibres. The company is an off shoot of Fleece Artist , of Nova Scotia and headed up by Katherine's daughter Jada. We have a great selection of the new scarf kit,Textures 2 featured here ,as well as new cashmere hats and delicate Angel scarves. With so many luscious color combinations, it's hard to pick just one!

WHAT'S HOT: Sweater Shrugs and Boleros

This season, the hottest shape in knitwear is the SWEATER SHRUG, or the BOLERO. It's the perfect choice for those who want the comfort and the layering convenience of a cardigan with the streamline and sophisticated look of a shrug. New patterns are arriving daily from Sidar, Rowan, Noro and Debbie Bliss. Our favourite is this one by Debbie Bliss from her new book "SIMPLY SOFT". Shown here in her new yarn, CASHMERINO CHUNKY, which will be in stock any day now, this fabulous piece is quick and easy to make, and will add modern luxury to any knitter's collection.