July 2016

On the Deck

  Oh, Summertime!  There is nothing I enjoy more than sitting on the deck, cozying up with a knitting project or a good book, and taking in all the beauty around me.  My little garden is going strong, and I replanted kale and lettuce (a deer, a rabbit and some squirrels had a nice feast on my previous plantings!)

We have some nice new yarns that I can't wait to knit with. More Cobasi sock yarn arrived as well as a new worsted weight merino and bamboo blend.

HiKoo Cobasi

Shown here (from left to right): 002, 057, 003, 035, 047, 007

Cobasi has been replenished and is a great sock yarn for those people who are allergic to wool.  It is available in solids and multi colors that look great combined when knitting socks with a contrasting heel and toe.

55% Cotton, 16% Bamboo, 21% Elastic Nylon, 8% Silk
26-32sts, 2.5-3.5mm needle, 50gms, 201m (220 yds)
Solids $9.95, Multis $10.95

Shown here (from left to right): 042, 021, 103, 013, 010, 051, 011

Shown here (from left to right): 816, 817, 811, 933, 812

Shown here (from left to right): 938, 813, 951, 814, 815

Tom and Ethel Socks in Cobasi by Nigel Pottle
Get this free pattern here:

Cobasi Two Toned Socks, by Nick Cox
Get this free pattern here:

Schoppel Das Paar Sock Yarn

Knit identical socks with this Irregular striped sock yarn twinned from the same dye bath.

Shown here (from left to right): 2294, 2321, 2205, 2207, 2320, 2208, and 2295

75% Superwash virgin wool, 25% Polyamid, 2-3mm needle, 100gms (420m)


HiKoo Sueno

This Peruvian yarn is a blend of soft superwash merino and bamboo and is made with strength and wearability in mind.  With the perfect amount of spring, it allows for a variety of suitable gauges.
80% Merino Superwash 20% Viscose from Bamboo
233m (255 yds), 20-24sts.  US3-7 needle
100gms $23.95

Shown here (from left to right): 1496,  1464, 1410, 1450, 1401, 1445

Travelling Cables Beanie knit with Sueno
by Linda Daniels

Find the free pattern here:

Rylie by Hikoo

Shown here (from left to right): 126, 090, 003, 093, 087, 124, 086, 085, 089, 084, 088, 125

We have more Rylie in stock!
50% Baby Alpaca, 25% Mulberry Silk, 25% Linen
100g, 274 yds  US 3-4 Needle
6 sts per inch, $31.95

Whispy Poncho by Karen Skacel

Get this free pattern here:

New Knitting Books


The Joy of Sox by Linda Kopp
This great book has more than 30 beyond-the-basics patterns that will keep your sock knitting spark burning brightly!

Vogue Knitting Very Easy Sweaters
This wonderful book features 50 simple, stylish designs from the editors of Vogue Knitting Magazine.
Exceptionally wearable, technically accessible to all knitters at all skill levels, and covers a spectrum of stitches and techniques.

Textile Heritage Bookmark Kits

The perfect small cross stitch project.  Take it with you  when relaxing in the sun or travelling.  These kits include everything you need to complete a bookmark: Aida band, embroidery threads, needle, full charted instructions, backing and tassel.  $18.95 each.

Shown above:  Puffin, Red Squirrel, Bluetits, Robins, and Goldfinches

Love is Patient, by The Victoria Sampler

Stitch this gorgeous sampler for your next wedding or other special ocaission.
"Love is Patient, Love is Kind"
Design Size: 293 x 64 (20" x 4.6")
Stitched on 28ct. Raw Cashel Linen
Chart: $16.95

Lil contemplating life at the
Japanese Zen Garden at Butchart Gardens


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To June, 2016