Archive for July, 2016

Reinvent

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

This month we are highlighting an exciting new addition to our early Fall line up.  Reinvent is a fingering weight yarn with a backstory that connects the dots all the way from South Africa to Canada.  Getting its name from a harmonious blend of reclaimed fibres (surplus in the milling process) wool, mohair, silk and nylon are spun together creating a very versatile yarn with four plies.  The wool base provides supple texture and warmth, while the mohair creates a soft halo effect with a splurge of silk for sheen and nylon for maximum durability.  Hand dyed by Ancient Arts, an indie-based company in Calgary, Alberta, this luscious yarn has arrived in our Toronto warehouse fully-stocked and ready to tempt knitters with more than thirty unique colourways.

Reinvent for shawls, socks, cowls, scarves and much more…..

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Inuit Art- A mesmerizing mélange of earthy hues intermingled with a subtle base of violet grey.

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Syrah By Moonlight- A tantalizing blend of deep crimson reds sweetened with just a hint of cherry blossom.

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Water Lily Blue- An icy cool swirl of aqua blue with light and lively undertones.

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Frolic- Deep and mysterious layers revealing intense hues inspired by Emily Carr and her iconic paintings depicting the Pacific Northwest Coast.

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Calico Cat-  Just one of the purr-fectly charming colourways in the MEOW YARN COLLECTION.

Malabrigo Book Ten

Monday, July 11th, 2016

With a secret recipe file consisting of more than three hundred hand-dyed colourways, this family-owned yarn company from Uruguay knows that variety is the spice of life and for more than ten years has consistently offered knitters the tangiest, zestiest skeins of merino around.  This month Malabrigo, releases a brand new collection by a myriad of well-known designers, with fourteen projects highlighting the richly-hued artistry of Rios, a superwash merino wool that readily absorbs dyes in a subtle yet impressive blending of light and dark undertones.

An early look inside the pages of Malabrigo Book Ten: Rios

 

rueben by mari lynn patrick

Reuben designed by Mari Lynn Patrick showcases the natural beauty of Rios, in a slip stitch pattern combining a semi-solid with a variegated colourway.

LeHigh by melanie berg

Lehigh designed by Melanie Berg is a worsted weight shawl that evokes a playful vibe, worked from the tip to fullest point in simple garter stitch and infused with a punchy colourway.

greenway by emily whitted

Greenway designed by Emily Whitted is a two-tone reversible cowl in Brioche rib, a fabulous plump and squishy stitch pattern that  continuously fascinates knitters with its complex nature.

High Line by Justyna Lorkowska

High Line designed by Justyna Lorkowska is a multi-directional shawl crisply-defined by two contrasting shades of Rios, knit with the geometric precision that only comes with short row shaping.

silicon alley by rosemary drysdale

Silicon Alley designed by Rosemary Drysdale  is a stylish pullover oozing with contemporary appeal, and worked up in a mosaic slip stitch pattern.

gallery row by courtney c. rios

Gallery Row designed by Courtney Cedarholm grabs the cover spot of this exciting collection.  Introducing Aniversario as Malabrigo’s newest and most vibrant colourway in a knitted rectangular piece bordered by a cabled edge that is folded inwards to create a cosy slip-on style.