Handcrafted Gifts for the Holidays!
Once again we are celebrating Handcrafted Gifts for the Holidays. This means that every time you buy yarn to make a gift for someone, we will enter your name for a draw. This runs from now until December 24 at noon. Make sure to fill out an entry for each project you are making. We will make the draw on December 24 at noon.
Stop in anytime and ask for a Gift wishlist to fill out, so the people in your life know what you truly want. We obviously have so many yarns to choose from but we also have lots of accessories, knitting bags, hand pottered yarn bowls, interchangeable needle sets, silk scarves and more. We will feature new gift ideas each week. At anytime if you think of something else, or are inspired by one of our weekly suggestions, just send us an email and we can add it to your list.
Pattern of the Week — Gaptastic by Jen Geigley!!!
If you’re looking for a bulky quick knit that is so very wearable in our Winnipeg winters, then the Gaptastic Cowl by Jen Geigley
is the project for you. This incredibly popular pattern is perfect for gift giving and you will have time left over to make one (or two) for yourself. Mona has knit at least a dozen of these over the past year and still can’t stop knitting. Just off the needles are two more knit in Estelle’s Woodrow
and Diamond Luxury Collection’s Baby Alpaca Handpaints
and still on the needles is a super cozy version in Berroco Kodiak
. We’ve got lots of chunky and bulky yarns in stock right now to make this great cowl.
Knit Collage Arriving Saturday, Nov 16!!!
Not familiar with Knit Collage? You will be!! This fun yarn is best described as the epitome of yarn candy. Knit Collage is the brainchild of Amy Small who fell in love with hand spinning yarn the minute she picked it up in 2005. This yarn makes a perfect embellishment or small accessory project.
For all of you who have pre-registered and put in your deposits, the registration form and brochure are available for download now. The Brochure has all the class information. Please fill out the registration form and bring it in as soon as possible with your payment. Class spots are limited and will not be held until full payment and registration forms are in.
Retreat Registration Form
Our retreat is currently full, but if you are interested, we do have a waiting list in case people are unable to make it, so call the store at (204) 772‑5648 to get on that! Our retreat takes place November 29th-December 1st at the beautiful Pinewood Lodge on Dorothy Lake in the Whiteshell. For more information please download our brochure!
From now through the July 28th ALL YARN IN THE STORE IS ON SALE! We have put out a bunch of new stuff on clearance at 50% off, all cotton and cotton blend yarns are 30% off and all regular priced yarns are 20% off!!!
Our Spring Yarn Tasting tickets are now available and they are selling fast!!! Come get hands on with our new spring yarns on Wednesday, March 20th. We have two different seatings, 6:00–7:30 and 8:00–9:30. Food and wine are catered by Bistro 7 1/4 so it’s an event not to miss! Tickets are limited and a great price at $15 each so stop by the store or call us at (204) 772‑5648 to reserve yours today. It’s bring your own needles but we also have needle packs with some of the hottest new Knitter’s Pride needles. For $30 you get a set of Karbonz sock DPNs, Cubics mid size DPNs and chunky circular bamboo needles, which normally cost $43!
The second seating is now sold out, so get your tickets soon before the first seating sells out!
December 24th — 10 AM to 4 PM
December 25 & 26th — closed
December 27 — 30th — regular hours
December 31st — 10 AM to 4 PM
January 1st — closed
Our annual winter sale will begin early January, keep an eye out for details in our newsletter!
Next Saturday, October 27th we’ll be putting out some gorgeous hand dyed yarn and fibre from some great Canadian dyers, including one new to the store! They’ll be out at 10 AM, so come early to get the best selection!
Our November KAL is the Storm Fir Shawl, which you can see here on Ravelry. It’s knit in a bulky weight yarn, and we have lots of great ones that would work! Odessa is knitting one in Cascade Lana Grande right now. You could also use yarns such as Mirasol Ushya, Berroco Peruvia Quick, Malabrigo Gruesa, Diamond Baby Alpaca Sport or Glimmer, Noro Hitsuji or one of many more! This shawl is a quick knit that would make a great holiday gift or a cozy wrap for yourself! And when you buy the yarn for the pattern, you get the pattern free!
Don’t forget, the August 1st deadline for early bird retreat registration is creeping up, so get your forms in. Spots are filling up so don’t wait!
We just put out some new yarns on the clearance tables this morning. They include Mirasol Hacho, Viking Nordlys, Jawoll Magic 6-ply, Araucaina Lenga, Kathmandu Aran and more colours of Sirdar Indie. They are all 50% off!
Don’t forget to send us your photos for the July Knitscene KAL by Wednesday, August 1st to be entered into the draw for a kit to knit the Fiddlehead Mittens, our August KAL. You can email them to us (email@example.com) or post them in our Ravelry group or on our Facebook wall.We have little kits made up with small balls of 5 different colours for the Fiddlehead Mittens at the shop so come and pick one up! The yarn and pattern for the KAL are 10% off until the end of August. There are so many different yarn choices and ways to knit this. You can use 5 different colours for the colour work, or use a striping yarn like Noro Kureyon or Silk Garden to do all the work for you. The yarn combinations are endless!
Next Saturday, August 4th from 1–4 we are going to have a Fiddlehead getting started class. If you are new to colour work, want to try out Magic Loop or need help with the i-cord cast on, come down to the shop and we’ll help you get started.
We are just finishing up our fall class schedule so look for that info in the next week or so. We’ll also be announcing a really exciting fall event and all of our fall/winter KALs, including the fall sweater KAL!
We just finished the brochure for our annual fall retreat!
You can check out the brochure here
and the registration form here if you want to print it out and bring it down to the store or mail it in.
First come, first serve — there is limited space available so sign up as soon as you can! All the info on classes and more is in the brochure.
This weekend, all Manos Maxima and Lace is 25% off! Maxima is a super soft buttery heavy worsted yarn in unbelievable kettle dyed solids and hand dyed multi colourways. Manos Lace is a super lux blend of alpaca and silk with a bit of cashmere perfect for heirloom quality shawls.
We just got in a shipment of Tosh Sock and Tosh Merino Light. These beautiful rich yarns will be put out tomorrow, Saturday July 7th when the store opens.
We are also starting kicking off our Summer Weekend Sales this week with 25% off all cotton yarns. If it has some cotton in it, it’s on sale! The sale is Saturday and Sunday only, July 7th & 8th.
Our big summer sale starts this Saturday, June 9th at 10AM!
- 20–50% off all yarns
- 10% off all in stock needles, notions & books
- 5% off all Ashford spinning wheel & accessory orders
The sale runs until Sunday June 24th.
And make sure to check our Facebook page
for details about our Customer Appreciation Pre-Sale!