December, 2012

Christmas is in the air, and like myself, I'm sure everyone is now scrambling to finish their handknits and stitchery for gift giving.  If you are still looking for that last minute gift item you want to make, be sure to drop by the shop and see our many quick knit project ideas.

We just received this fabulous book by Jane Richmond.  The book includes a collection of 5 beautiful patterns, (some of which you still have time to make before Christmas!).  Her designs are clearly written, fun to knit and easy to wear.  Jane lives and works from her home on Vancouver Island and has published many patterns.  Below are designs from her book, "Island"


This is our version of Jane's design "Strathcona"
It is knit using Schoppel's Leinen Los yarn col. 7653

This is our version of Jane's design "Arbutus". It is knit using CEY's Portland Tweed, col. 5039


This beautiful scarf was knit with CEY's "Chalet" yarn.  We used three balls for this pattern in col. 7416.  This is CocoKnit's Fear of Commitment Cowl and you can find the free pattern here:

  Chalet Cowl using Classic Elite Yarn's "Chalet" yarn. This is a free pattern and you can find it here:

"Gradient" by Shibui Yarns

Silk Cloud by Shibui is absolutely beautiful.  A silk/mohair blend makes it a supersoft yarn.  See the colorways here:
Silk Cloud

This luxurious, must have accessory is a free Shibui pattern.  Find the pattern here:


Don't forget gift tags for all your handknit gifts.  These gift tags include care instructions for the lucky recipient.  Also shown here are greeting cards.

This lacey cowl/scarf was my inspiration to try combining two yarns.  I used one strand of CEY's Portland Tweed in the grey with Schulana's Silver Kid Paillettes yarn.  The result was a nice tweed effect with just a little bit of sparkle.  This is a free pattern called Silverstar Diamond Leaf Scarf, and you can download it here:

I you need a quick gift idea, make sure you visit our free pattern page here


We wish you all a Very Merry Christmas.  Enjoy the holidays, and all the very best for 2013!

Christmas Hours:
Christmas Eve 9:30-4:00
Closed Christmas Day
and Boxing Day