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30 Nov '18

Oct/Nov News

Posted by Sue Wheeler
It has been awhile since my last newsletter.  Much has been happening and so I will jump right in.

We continue to receive top ups of our existing products and lately we have had new deliveries from Cascade in Ultra Pima 8ply Cotton as well as 220 Superwash Merino. Various Cascade
Quick Knits books have also arrived including their latest one 60 Quick Knits for Beginners.

We now have 13 different colour pallets in the Koigu Pencil Boxes. These colours are curated by Koigu and with 800 mtrs of yarn in each box there is enough to make an amazing shawl. One of our regular customers, Maureen test knit the Jacinta Shawl by Ambah O'Brien  and used one of the boxes with a stunning result.

A new delivery from Biscotte arrived last week. Lots more Bis-Sock Self Striping yarn including some new colours for Christmas and summer that we haven't had before. I have knit socks with this yarn and it is lovely and soft and you could easily use it for other garments.

Hedgehog Fibres have brought back three of their discontinued colours that were used in Andrea Mowry's 'Find Your Fade Shawl'. We have kits of the 7 colours used both on their Skinny Singles base and the Sock base. This is the second delivery as the first 12 kits sold out very quickly. We have hard copies of the pattern in store too.

Scheepjes Whirl has been fully restocked and we have all of the colours at the moment.

We have restocked the lovely summer yarns from the Katia Concept Range, Cotton Cashmere and Cotton Yak. We have also their brand new Polynesia yarn which is a linen/cotton blend. I have cast on a top, Derecho by Alison Green, and it is very nice to work with. Quite soft with a lovely slub for a textured look.

Making Magazine Black and White issue goes on sale tomorrow and we have them ready to go. 

Amirisu Issue 17 has arrived too and is selling fast. 

We have received some more copies of Laine 6 if you missed out the first time.

Finally in the book and magazine department we have the latest book from Tin Can Knits called Strange Brew: A Colourwork Knitting Adventure. Tin Can Knits design for the whole family and these patterns are fabulous! Colourwork seems to be the rage at the moment and this is a great book to learn from if you haven't tried colourwork before. 

Malabrigo Sock yarn and Rios have also been restocked. I am also waiting on several more boxes of yarn from different companies so keep an eye on the website. I also update regularly on Instagram and Facebook as soon as stock arrives.

New in last week too were the Knit Pro Knit Blockers and T/pins. The weather has been great for blocking lately although not so today with much needed rain coming down. We also have our lovely vintage enamel boxes from Fire Fly Notes back again. Sheep Knit Kit Tins, Porcupine Pin Tins and tiny Sheep Stitch Marker Tins all carrying notions that knitters can't live without. As well as for sock knitters the Kitchener Sock Fob. They all make great gifts too.


Our classes have finished for the year as we get closer to Christmas. I will be going to Vogue Knitting Live in Minneapolis next week and will be away for 10 days. I am catching up with my friend Heidi whom I met at my shop several years ago and we now seem to make this an bi-annual event. I am meeting up with the ladies from Koigu and also there may be some other new yarns that I will be checking out! Stay tuned.