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Shades Of Spring

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Soft and subtle sophistication, that seems to be the mood for this year’s showing of Spring yarns.  Speckled and flecked, printed or phased, the range of multi-dye techniques is all about blending the prettiest mid-tone palettes for a soothing effect.  Sky blue, watery aqua, silvery grey, pale green, and lilac are all front and centre while the pop colour is a bit of a surprise- orange.  Far from neon bright, this year’s version varies from a freshly-squeezed orangeade to a sweet pumpkin spice and warms up nicely with just about every colour in the spectrum.

Take a peek at some of our Shades Of Spring



Toscana DK is a captivating new cotton yarn from Sirdar with a ‘slow mo’ colour change.  Available in 100g balls for extra value and yardage, this yarn is specially-dyed in an understated palette with half a dozen hard-to-resist choices and a great selection of accompanying pattern leaflets.


One of the best marriages of natural fibre is merino and cotton, it creates a resilient yarn that adapts to any climate.  This is a yarn with just the right balance (55% organic merino/45% organic cotton) in a finer weight with a little spring to its step.  Pure Organic from our in-house collection is in stock now in fifteen hazy hues.


Sock knitters will be wiggling their toes with delight when Mirasol’s Khusku hits store shelves this Spring.  Look for a pretty paintbox of colour in every 100g skein, this shimmery soft yarn is a blend of merino, bamboo sourced viscose and nylon.


Katia adds a glamorous new cotton to their line-up.  Moonlight, is a chainette-style yarn which knits to a worsted weight tension, yet feels incredibly buoyant and is enhanced with silver sprinkles.  Katia offers a range of ten pale hues to choose from.


Ribbon yarns twist and twirl on the needles and create amazing stitch texture.  Phildar introduces a papery-style version for warm weather tunics, shawls, and openwork tops to knit up on 8 mm needles.  Phil Mystere is big and brash in eight contemporary colours- including orangeade, turquoise, and taupe (shown above).

BIG Stuff

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

There was a time when BIG meant the opposite of small, as in polar and super chunky yarns that knit up lickety-split on 12 to 15 mm needles.  But as is the trend in our culture, some of the most delicious, sweet, sugary, and exceptionally good things that we crave……. will eventually get super-sized.  This season, knitting yarns are no exception to the rule, as we welcome into our line up, the really, really BIG stuff-



NEW from Phildar, the one and only fluffed-to-the-max, Phil Big is a barely-spun wool blend roving that is so thick and velvety-plush, it might just be a real feat to wrap your fingers around it.  Available now at your lys for cosy early Fall knitting in 500g skeins with four shades to choose from- Ecru, Grenadine, Lagon and Flanelle.  Look for the free cowl pattern included on the label along with these fun FREE patterns to download-


PHIL BIG corbeille lagon - AN

Knit Basket- Sitting pretty, this is a catchall that serves a purpose, to house the kid’s toys, your latest knitting project or favorite magazines.  Designed as a quick satisfying project that requires only one skein of Phil Big together with a 35 mm circular needleLagon (shown above).


PHIL BIG corbeille  flanelle - AN

Finger Crocheted Basket- Surprise, surprise, put the knitting needles and crochet hooks away for this one.  All it takes is your fingers to work the magic of these mega-sized stitches plus one skein of Phil BigFlanelle (shown above).


PHIL BIG coussin grenadine - AN

Cabled Pillow Cover-  Wake up your world with a pop of colour, and knit up the plushest pillow imaginable.  Better yet, make one as a housewarming gift for a friend.  This is a super speedy project to knit on a 35 mm circular needle with three skeins of Phil BigGrenadine (shown above).


PHIL BIG tapis  flanelle - AN

Phil Big Rug- Just imagine getting out of bed and sinking your toes into this beauty on a frosty morning.  Worked entirely in finger crochet, this circular rug requires five skeins of Phil Big and would make a great rainy weekend project for kids and adults alike.  Finished size: 90 cm/ 36 in.  Ecru (shown above).


PHIL BIG plaid ecru - AN

Big Throw- Take cover this winter with a colossal-sized blanket that is a real pleasure to knit from start to finish in a combination of cables and ribbing.  Finished size: 170 cm/ 67 in x 185 cm/ 73 in.  Ecru (shown above).