Just came across this awesome garment on Ravelry, AkkuAlpin's Inspira Experience, Seamless Yoke Sweater, for which she used Elizabeth Zimmerman's percentage system demonstrated in her book Knitting Without Tears, using 4 balls of the fabulous Zauberball Starke 6, 2 each of 2095 and 2136. This goes into my must make pile! The Inspira Cowl is such a great free pattern on Ravelry, and you can use any weight of yarn. You can see my cowl further down the page.
Great news from Elena of Colour Adventures. We have our order! Colours are dwindling quickly!
Merino light 434 metres.115g superwash merino
Best I can do for now for pictures of the gorgeous additional yarn we just received from Elena! We have just opened the box with 10 each of 12 more colours in sweet merino dk in colours artichoke, chilly, george, irises, Japanese maple, serendipity, bonfire, aquatic, exotic bird, country fair, stormy, tiger's eye, and 5 speckles in Merino Light colours frenchie, (burgundy reds and pink) roses, (reds pinks and palest yellow), shadows (fog and raven) and weirwood (fog, raven and red), awakenings (pale turquoise and fuchsia), and 6 sweet aran in winter bloom. This is to add to our 12 colours of Sweet Merino dk in sweater quantities, raven, Octopus Garden, midnight blue, Aegean Sea, Dawn, Blue Topaz, Tender, Mango, Rainy Day, Fog, Starry Starry Night, Dusk, plus 12 new colours of Merino Light, Raven, Birch Tree, Seafoam, Aegean Sea, Octopus Garden, Sea Spray, Margarita, Starry Starry Night, Green Spice, Fog, Hummingbird, Midnight Blues!
Here is one version of her wonderful new pattern Polarity Shawl. Very easy and quick. 18 - 20" deep, 75-80" wide, 400 yards main colour, 250-300 of contrast colour. Possible yarn combos: 2 contrasting solids, solid + variegated, solid +speckle, solid+ mini gradient.We can kit this up in many different yarns and colours. Come on down and let us help you pick out something wonderful for a gift!
We are excited to announce that the next installment of our popular Progressive Needles KAL will begin on April 6th, 2017!
Join Michelle “Knit Purl” Hunter as she leads us through an adorable baby sweater ... aptly named, "Adorable Ewe". Knit in our HiKoo® Simpliworsted yarn, this mystery project is brimming with essential sweater knitting skills - the perfect way to strengthen your abilities. According to Michelle, this sheep themed sweater is "too cute to miss".
- (2) hanks of HiKoo® Simpliworsted (main color)
- (1) hank of HiKoo® Simpliworsted in a "sheepy" color of your choice - think white, natural, or be whimsical (approx. 35 yards needed)
- (1) hank of HiKoo® Simpliworsted in black (or a contrast to your sheep color), for sheep accent (approx. 10 yards needed)
- (1) 24" addi® circular needle in US #9 (5.5mm) or size necessary to achieve pattern gauge
- (1) 32" addi® circular needle in US #8 (5.0mm) - if larger needle size is adjusted, this needle should be one size smaller than the adjusted size
- This sweater is sized for a 6 month old baby, and is appropriate for both girls and boys
- 16 stitches and 24 rows = 4" in stockinette on larger needle
Additional KAL details, forms, and rules, can be found on the skacel website.
Making up kits for this very worthy cause. Purchase your pattern on Ravelry, all proceeds for pattern go to Sight is Life, Not Seen Before Mystery Knit-A-Long is included in the e-book. MKAL starts on January 31, 2017.
This is how knitters donate sight for Congo’s blind people: All the proceeds from selling this e-book will fund the work of the ophthalmologic centre in Congo.
For more information check Sight is Life group on Ravelry.
All the patterns are also available individually
I see pink! Karin Skacel organized a ----yhat project Pat Koyle, with Hikoo yarns, hats were sent to Washinton DC for January 21st for the March. Yay!! We have had lots of action in our pinks here in the store the last month as well. The next action apparently will be causing knitters to support the March for Science April 22nd, 2017 with Brain Hats!
Thinking Cap - Brain, pattern free on Ravelry, design by Kathy Doherty. Think I will make mine in Simplicity colour 41, Karin's Birthday suit!
January 20, 2017. New yarns in are Malabrigo Rios, colour 5 (Anniversario) Arroyos, (Chivas), white and black. We have a new Super Extreme Bulky Yarn, XL Wool Factory, knit this on 25mm, or arm knit. Pure Wool, 30m to 200 grams, we have off white, black, blue, green, grey and red. Darn, just sold my natural hat sample. Looked great on her! Guess I have to make another! One hour later, done!
Get so many comments on this cowl, 1 ball Schoppel Gradient and 3 colours of Hikoo Simpliworsted, 1 ball each. Inspira cowl on Ravelry, free pattern, easy knit, 3 weights of yarn to choose from. Have a Zitron Kimono with Zitron Trilogy Inspira on the needles. Thanks to Larissa (theviolinist) for the picture!
Oct. 18/16. The delayed trunk show has arrived! See this week before it goes on the road! See and feel the Ravet Blanket in simplicity, the old denim Blanket, the Building Blocks Blanket, the Cozy Blanket, the Evolution shawl that wowed us all in the Fiber Factor contest, as well as many other Skacel Designs.
Oct. 11/2016. WOW! Tomorrow afternoon we expect a trunk show from Skacel, including all kinds of ideas for Christmas and baby and child gift knitting. Make sure to get in to see this treasury of samples before they go on the road again very soon!! Blankets, shawls, slippers, hats, scarves and cowls included. We also have many newly arrived fabulous sample sweaters, both winter and summer wear at 75% off the original value. Don't miss this opportunity to check them out!
Hayfield Blossom Chunky has arrived, all 6 colours! Check one out below. See the sweet little flowers?
Berroco Millifiore has arrived, along with the sample shawl Kveta! The cardi is Cilka.
Most of our new yarns are in now, we got Berroco Andean Mist, Boboli Lace and 2 new colours of Artisan.
Are you knitting for babies and children? Boy, do we have yarn for you! Just pricing a whole lot of Hayfield Baby Changes, Sirdar Baby Bamboo, Snuggly dk, Baby Crofter dk (knits Fair Isle automatically), and Tutti Frutti! We have Prairie Wool coming very soon for your Native American sweaters, and new stock and colours of Debbie Bliss Roma and Roma Weave, Rowan Brushed Fleece, Malabrigo Rasta and Marble Chunky. Get on over here and start your fall knitting, a good chill is in the air!
What's new at Wool & Wicker is Zitron Hanf Natur bicolor, a hemp/wool sock yarn that is perfect for this gorgeous lightweight cardi from Ravelry, "MinnieVolde's Blauer Hanfling" version of "East Coast Girl" by Veera Valimaki, Check out all the colour choices below
Try this gorgeous 100% merino super bulky on a 25mm needle for about 14 stitches and 50 rows and join for a super 1 skein cowl!
Below is the gorgeous Hikoo Merino Lace Light, made in Peru, 3 colours to start with, 1422m/100g skein! $19.90
Ellistrickt's Sommer auf Magrathea in Admiral Cat Print 425m/100g, from Schoppel on Ravelry made into Magrathea by Martin Behm, 1 skein colour 2158 Barrakuda, imagine it in any of these unique colours
We have these colours and more, on our second shipment!
New to us are James Brett Marble Chunky, in 9 colours and 8 patterns covering all the bases, baby, ladies garments, men's, blankets
2 7 8 10 15
This is our mermaid tail, made with 2 Marble Chunky,
45 61 64 65 pattern 023, 200g balls/341yds
From Diamond Yarns, Hayfield Blossom Chunky in all 6 colours, baby and blanket patterns
isn't this just yummy!
Coming back to us are more Debbie Bliss Roma, lovely alpaca merino blend for all your bulky knits, and the Roma Weave in 4 colours
1 2 8 12 free pattern loop cowl
Sirdar Snuggly dk in 6 colours, Baby Crofter in 8 colours
Sirdar Baby Bamboo in 10 colours
Rowan Felted Tweed in 14 colours
Another staple for us is Rowan Pure Wool Worsted, for which I have 10 more colours coming to add to the generous stock we already have, have you tried this for your afghan knitting? We stocked up on all colours they have.
Rowan Brushed Fleece proved very popular last season, so back in full force this season, and we still have some of the discontinued colours, aqua pink and light blue for the little ones.
From Berroco we have 9 colours coming in their awesome Andean Mist, alpaca silk which is dreamy soft,
Berroco Artisan, wool and silk 2 new colours
Boboli Lace and the brand new Millefiori, with a 2 ball sample shawl pattern called Kveta, or the cardi knitter might prefer the blue in pattern Cilka.
- Trekking Price Decrease: One of the best and most long lived sock yarns on the market just became even more affordable! Effective immediately, Zitron's Trekking XXL, Trekking Maxima, Trekking XXL Tweed, and Trekking XXL Ombre feature a new lower MSRP of $19.95 per 100g skein/420metres. Furthermore, Trekking 6-Ply and Trekking 6-Ply Tweed have been lowered to $31.90 per150g/392m skein. Great for double knitting weight blankets!
- trekking sport (solid colours in trekking sock just a few of the fabulous colourways in trekking sock
go to skacelknitting.com to see the rest of the line, click on yarns, manufacturer is Zitron, scroll down to trekking.
- Magalog Volume 9: Hooray, the newest edition of our free Magalog 9 has arrived. The current volume features 21 new patterns, product overviews, inspiring stories, and much more!
- Scoreboard KAL 2.0: Join us as we kick off another great football season with Commissioner Michelle Hunter! The Scoreboard KAL 2.0 begins on August 1st, and introduces an additional cowl option for fans. Our HiKoo Simplicity is once again the fiber of choice. Would you like to participate? Ask for a Scoreboard KAL 2.0 registration form.
Our long awaited Colour Adventures order has arrived, and as usual, gorgeous is the word. We have new stock of Sweet Aran, plus lots of new colours of Merino light, including the following: rust, wine, blue topaz, opulent, poppies, seafoam, fog, mint, periwinkle, royal, steel, dawn, dusk, blush, raven, baby blue. This is a gorgeous single ply superwash merino, 434m to 115g. Check out colours on this link. https://picasaweb.google.com/elenanodel/YarnColorways
Some new yarns we have coming from Skacel are Schoppel's Edition 3 150m, and 6 300m, 2 superwash extra fine merino blends in colours that remind of Zauberball Crazy, 50 gram balls in sport weight and lace weight, @ $15.50/ball, Schoppel's Admiral Cat Print, 425m/100g handpaint sock yarn, Zitron's Hanf Natur, a sock yarn blending Hemp with Wool, Zitron's Form & Farbe, 50m/100g super bulky extra fine merino superwash, a very poofy knit on big needles, Hikoo's Merino Lace Light, 1422m/100g, in 3 colours to start, natural, white and grey blend at a fabulous price of $19.90, and Schoppel's Reggae Print, 100m/50g, self patterning 100% pre felted merino.
Reggae Print Jacke from Ravelry, no pattern offered yet.
See this wow "Blanket Poncho" by Cheryl Murray in the Noro Magazine Spring 2016, made in cotton blend Noro Taiyo Aran #75, which we have in stock. Great for Spring/summer wear.
This Paracas Shawl Pattern is made with lovely merino/silk Mirasol Nuna, free pattern with yarn purchase.
Store Address: 130 – 12051 Second Avenue, Richmond, BC (this area of Richmond is also known as Steveston)
Store Phone: 604-275-1239 / 1-877-966-5945 (toll free long distance)
Parking: Customers can park in the parking lot behind the store, which is accessed by an alley that is entered from Steveston Coffee on the North end or from behind Ichiro’s Restaurant the South end. There is a back door to the store just to the left of lumber pile.
Wool & Wicker is owned and managed by Diane DeBray, a knitter and crocheter of 55 years of experience. Diane is the originator of the West Coast Knitter’s Guild, and has 31 years experience in the retail yarn business. Featured items at Wool & Wicker include the following:
- all Addi products in every size and type
- great variety of yarns in every weight for knitting and crochet, including all existing Hikoo, Schoppel, Schulana, Zitron brands from skacelknitting.com
- Canadian hand dyed Colour Adventures (Elena Nodel, Anadiomena on Ravelry) sweet aran, sweet merino dk, lace, sock and merino light
- patterns and books for anything you want to knit or crochet, including internet access to Ravelry
- Bolga baskets and Lantern Moon baskets. Many samples to try on before you buy your yarn.
April 20, 2016. Knit the Cat 07 is in!
We have the magazine! Translated and ready for you. See the 29 projects on Ravelry, and see some pictures below of the garments you can make in Schoppel's yarns.
On left is Armelponcho Blaue Lagune Schoppel "6 Karat" merino/silk 600m/100g, colour 2235, this garment takes 4 skeins. Awesome colourway or what! On the right is the new linen "El Linio" 100% linen 150m/50g from Schoppel, which we have in stock right now in 6 colours. The gorgeous garment Leinenpulli Oversize takes 6-8 skeins of main colour and 2-3 of contrast. On right is the Big Disk yarn creating the zebra like pattern "Tunic Move" with just 2 disks of 150g, 430m each, to make, colours as shown on right. These patterns are designed by Anna Maria Busch and are shown on Ravelry already, but you need the book for the patterns. Make sure to let us know if you want a copy! and some more from this fabulous book.
April 14, 2016. We have received new stock of ChiaoGoo Wooden Yarn Swifts, and Knitters Pride Magma Pattern Holders.
April 7th, 2016. It is raining Colour Adventures in here today! We have the wonderful Sweet Merino dk in lots of sweater amounts now, including artichoke, chilly, dusk, spice, serendipity, midnight blues, octopus garden, rainy day and raven. We have a gorgeous garment made in 4 of these colours with this yarn,
the KNIT.PURL FALL/WINTER 2015, THE ANNIE MODESITT GARTER RECTANGULAR JACKET,as pictured here from the magazine. Got the mag, and same day had it put together and started. Never happens to me.
Speaking of Knit.Purl, which started out as Knit.Wear, is now renamed Knit.Wear, and we just got the Deluxe Edition Spring/summer 2016, which is as usual, very gorgeous and innovative, and a stunning new book called Refined Knits, by Jennifer Wood.
We also got a selection of Colour Adventure's gorgeous Lace weight, 100 g/885m per skein, in Ballerina, Lavanda, Dolphin, Serendipity, Opulent, Georgin, Stormy, Rainy Day, Olive Grove, Chartreuse, Grape, Rust, Raven.
Also, Silky Merino Light in Arabian Nights, Baby Blue, Garnets and Raven
Dia Fingering in Fall and Sour Cherry
Dia Sock in Rainy Day, Dawn and Fog
AND 3 GRADIENT SHAWL KITS, 2 of 6 skeins in shades of Caramel, and 1 in Raven to Fog, and a purple Gradient, enough for her Film Reel garment, or her anything goes shawl.
March 18, 2016. Well, we have finally gotten moved into our newly downsized half space, with an antique and collectables store getting ready to open in our vacated neighboring space mid April.
Feb. 17/16. We just put away stock of Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo! We have this lovely yarn once again, along with Hayfield Baby Changes in some new colours, and Sirdar Snuggly dk. You know we have loads of patterns for babies, children and adults, don't you? We also have stock of the Noro 7 magazine, and the new Noro Magazine #7, Interweave Knits, Knitscene and Vogue Knitting Magazines for Spring 2016!
We have lots of Eucalan, every scent, for those saving your precious handwashing!
November 24th 2015, received Fleece Artist Goldiehair, Kid Mohair, silk and nylon, fabulous for shawls, mixing yarn, to run with sock yarn for warmth and strength, lightweight sweaters, etc., in 10 colourways, Wine, Denim, 2 Blues, Grey, Chocolate, Brown and gold, purple, plum and brown, 500m per 125g skein, knits at 20 stitches per 4 mm. Come on and see what we have! Limited quantities.
New colours above in Rylie
Check out the last KAL project just published from Knit Purl Hunter, the Wandering Moon shawl, made with 2 skeins Hikoo Rylie, available now in 16 colours, pattern available as free download on Ravelry. Get your yarn now for this one, or watch for her next one, coming up in January!
Cute snail Hat, pattern free on ravelry, we have about 20 kits made up for an adult version of this incredibly easy but awesome hat in the store, with Schoppel's Reggae Ombre, a pre felted merino in many gorgeous colourways, get yours now while we have lots of colours to choose from!
We just received new stock of the wonderful Colour Adventures Sweet Aran, 18 st 24 rows, 183m/115g, 100% merino superwash which keeps its shape!
Wish I could show you all the colours somehow! Try this connection. Copy and paste into your browser. Yarn colourways. https://plus.google.com/photos/102104778998375475446/albums/ Midnight blues, raven, spice, chilly, fog, george, rainy day, birch tree, glacier, ocean, polar bear, aegean sea, dusk, sour cherry and vanilla cream.
We also have good stock of Sweet Merino dk, 22 sts. 30 rows, 100% merino superwash, 229m/115g, keeps it's shape! We have good stock of the following colours: Artichoke, dawn, dusk, fog, irises, serendipity, spring garden, blush, death by chocolate, george, midnight blues, octopus garden, olive grove, polar bear, puppy, rainy days, raven, rust, spice, and Colour Adventures Merino light, 26st 4ins. 2.5-3.5 needles, 438m/115g, good stock of japanese maple, mango, petals, polar bear, dusk, blush, chilly, nectarine, red clay, ocean, sour cherry, georgin, arabian nights, fresh leaves, mauve, raspberry chocolate and tiger lily, and odds of dia sock, dia light, dia shawl, lace (this has 885 metres!) in death by chocolate, chilly, birch tree, george, dawn, fresh leaves, magical, sour cherry, chilly, raven, george, wine, blue yonder, death by chocolate, midnight blues, single ply lace (754 metres) in serendipity, birch tree, blue yonder, blush, ginger, irises, tart. sock in fog, blue topaz, mauve, death by chocolate, exotic bird, aegean sea, blush, dawn, moonwalk, ocean, patina, puppy love, raven, velvet, wine, 50/50 fingering, dia sport, exquisite aran and sport, girly fun, silky dk, silky merino light, and cloud sock and cashmere sock.
We have ready access to all of her patterns and can help you choose yarns and colours for your projects. If you are at all nervous about tackling some of the more advanced techniques, join one of our classes and make your projects with our expert teachers to help!
July 28, 2015 - We are downsizing! Moving all our business to the more open side of the store! Time to have a sale! Instead of our usual summer sale, we started on Saturday July 18th, to clear out a whole bunch of yarns. I have found great patterns to create kits out of the following yarns, including books in many of them free. We have sold many of the kits that we started off with, but I have added more as we go along. Some Zitron Finest Royal Alpaca (make these gorgeous mitts from Knitscene 2014! with 1 of each colour, 2 balls)
Zitron Patina, make the beautiful blanket "Old Denim Blanket" with 2 balls each of 10 colours, designed by Cirilia Rose
DIY Knit-cessories from Skacel! Perfect for Summer knitting!
Pavia Lewis is a knitting artist who found an outlet for her striking jewelry in her business called ‘Miknitures®’. Pavia uses decorative miniature (mikniture) knitting needles paired with coordinating yarn, to make remarkable pieces of knitted jewelry. Pavia’s work has been featured in publications such as Vogue Knitting, Creative Knitting, Cast-On, Living Crafts, and Interweave Knits, and her work has become recognizable nationwide. Lewis has now combined efforts with skacel and addi® to provide custom hardware for her renowned innovation, allowing knitters to make their very own wearable art! For flexibility of personal style and fit, the necklace bases are available in addi® Natura or addi Turbo® needle styles, in two different lengths. The necklaces have a strong magnetized closure in the back, making for easy fastening and removal. These special magnets are the perfect strength - so your necklace will stay on all day, yet still remain easy enough to remove without assistance! While garter stitch is all it takes to make a simple, yet charming necklace, the inspiration is endless, so feel free to tap into your creativity and incorporate various yarns and stitch patterns to your heart’s desire! Wear your passion for knitting around your neck, and have some creative fun!
Can't wait to show you some of the new yarns coming in from Skacel. New tonal colours in Cobasi, Simplicity, Simpliworsted, for instance
Simplicity and Simpliworsted Tonal
The new Hikoo yarns, Rub-a-Dub, a 100% microfiber bulky white, highly absorbent yarn, perfect for the hooded towel around this sweetie! Takes 2 200g skeins, available in white, and the new colours shown.
and Sueno and Sueno Tonal - see the many colours @ skacelknitting.com/sueno-new/ and sueno-tonal-new/
Sueno Worsted and Sueno Worsted Tonal - see the many colours @ skacelknitting.com/sueno-worsted-new/ and sueno-worsted-tonal-new/
new Schoppel Yarns
what's new 2.
April 3/15, currently updating our gallery, with prices to make or buy the garments. Check it out!
New colours in Zitron Trekking! Plus there are 3 new Camouflage colours!
New yarn from Berroco! Espresso, a lovely cotton blend ribbon using only 1 to 7 skeins for all pattern projects, sweater bust up to 54"!!
brought in these fabulous colours! Get them while you can! You need 1 for a great cowl, or at least 2 for a garment like above patterns written for up to 54" bust! You may also use the patterns written for Karma, or like the one I have on today, shown on right, Sloping Hem Boatneck from Knitscene Spring 2013.
Amazing reception for these great newly designed double points from Skacel! Flipstix! Fabricated from high-grade aluminum, these colorful ultra-lightweight wonders feature dual tips (each needle features both a Turbo® tip and a Lace tip for added flexibility of use). A revolutionary design, FlipStix™ are available in 6” and 8” lengths, in US 0, 2.25mm, 1, 2.75mm, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.75, and 11.
You might have missed the coolest event ever having taken place at Wool & Wicker in the coming on 18 years we have been here in Steveston. 3 full days at the feet and in the thrall of Cat Bordhi, knitting teacher, author of 1 prize winning novel, 8 knitting books displaying a knowledge of manipulation of stitches of extraordinary genius, numerous knitting patterns, mentor of other visionary authors, knitting tour leader, philanthropist and inspirational human being. Don't miss her again. You won't be sorry. Please take some time to explore her accomplishments and even if you are not inspired to knit any of her designs, help her with her vision of contributing to the work of Dr. David Krag, who is researching the cure for cancer, by purchasing her PDF book Art of Felfs where all of the fee for the download goes to his research. We offered this workshop for our weekend with Cat, but the workshops that happened had the most interest. We have some samples in the store, and saw many lovely ones that Cat had with her. These boots/slippers make fabulous gifts for everyone, sized for every human! Also a fabulous pattern for teaching children to knit! All in garter stitch that they can handle, and they will be amazed to see the transformation after you seam their slippers and felt them in your washer. Watch them get hooked on knitting! SEE HER WEBSITE CATBORDHI.COM. Did you know that you can get your favourite yarn shop to purchase any "buy in store" patterns on ravelry? They are partnering with participating shops to share in the proceeds. Cat wants you to help your local yarn shops so they will survive! Thank you, Cat!
Yes, we have Manos Del Uruguay handpaint classic wool and silk blend hanging right here in store waiting to jump on your needles for one of these free hat patterns made for that yarn. We still need hats, even here in BC where it seems to be spring already, sorry everyone who lives elsewhere, we haven't really had winter yet!
March 4/15. We waited so long for this dishcloth cotton, we forgot how great the colours were! 22 colours to choose from. "Four Seasons" is going to be your go to for a quality dishcloth. Ask for your free one ball pattern with purchase, see below!
We also received new stock of the lovely Mirasol Nuna, sport weight wool/silk blend with 175m per 50g, for your special projects. Yummy!
Check out this Phoebe's Birthday Dress in Nuna. Sample in store.
New book on Ravelry is early, but it is never too early to start! Especially cold winter in most of Canada this year makes this book a sure win with lots of warm luxury made in Skacel's yarns Caribou, Alpaca Queen, Kid-Pailettes, Reggae Ombre, Simplinatural and Simpliworsted. The cover picture is Crimped Cabled Mittens and Hat.
How gorgeous is this? We also just got her Anise how about this one? colours of Azalea, just gorgeous! Or a tank top?
Louisa Harding's Now on my Addi needles! Riverside in Azalea
new Azalea 100%
from her new book. Going fast! get yours while we have stock!
Have you tried the Juniper Moon Zooey? We now have lots of colours! Lovely cotton/linen, perfect for your summer wardrobe enhancers, like this.
"Firefly" from Ravelry
Our new Hayfield dk baby yarn (100% acrylic, 100gram ball) has arrived. At $7.50, a real bargain. Come in and try it and let me know if you like it. This is a trial. We also have ecru in 4ply so far. Also, Amigurumi 4 packages of 10 colours each in small balls to make your toys. Also, many bags of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino with some new colours for you. Come in and see!
KNITTER'S!! GREAT NEWS!!
Here's to Your Health
The health benefits of knitting have gone viral (pardon our pun!). The Craft Yarn Council has spent the past year educating people about the link between stitching and health, and the media has taken note. Executive Director Mary Colucci shared some of her favorite articles with us:
- "Might crafts such as knitting offer long-term health benefits?" (Washington Post)
- "Knitting has proven therapeutic value" (San Francisco Chronicle)
- "Health: Knit your way to happiness, plus the benefits of walking" (Daily Mail)
- "Heath benefits for those who stick to their knitting" (Sacramento Bee)
HAPPY NEW YEAR! AND MANY MORE!
Dec. 11/14 WOW!! 14 new colours have arrived in Malabrigo RASTA!! perfect for your last minute gifts! Hurry on down!! In solid coloured polar weight we also have good stock of Hikoo Zumie! colours of each of them below that you can get today! Zumie colours available first
Pearl 10 120-Lotus 809-Solus 808-violetta africana 861-Laguna Negra 853-Abril
850-Archangel 862-Piedras 865-Baya Electra 867-Soriano 868-Coronilla
We have been experiencing the Kaffe Fassett KAL (Knit Along), with customers coming in for colours to use in this first ever KAL with the rock star of knitting since 1985 with the publishing of his first knitting book "Glorious Knitting". This wonderful book was definitely the beginning of my extreme knitting passion, falling head over heels with what one can do with 2 sticks and a string and gorgeous colour combinations. Kaffe has gone on to many other artistic endeavours, and written many more wonderful books, and we are excited that he is involving knitters in this fun project with our Rowan Pure Wool Worsted Superwash Yarn. See more info on KnitRowan. You can participate making a pillow, or an afghan.
Looking for amazing possum yarns? Check out Zealana Air and Air Chunky here now! Great pattern support!
For pictures of our new samples in the store, check out our newsletter.
Look for the Sea Urchin crochet hat from Rustic Modern Crochet, made with the lovely Zitron Dreiklang
Hikoo Zumie "Burton Bear Cowl" 18 month size, 1 skein.
what's new 3.
New items now here from Lantern Moon!!
Recycled Paper Yarn Bowl Fiber/Recycled Paper Tote Aqua Fiber/Recycled paper tote Brown
Fiber/Recycled Paper Studio Baskets, Aqua and Brown Coconut & Shell bowl
From Sept.8/14 Debbie Bliss Blog, my daughters Lisa & Monique model sweaters from her latest book, featuring her lovely new Roma Yarn. Taken at the Northwest Needlemarket in Seattle July of this year, when Debbie threw first pitch at the Seattle Mariner's game, celebrating Stitch N Pitch, where knitting spectators demonstrate their craft and watch the game.
Sept. 15/14. We have new stock of Gleeners! Make sure to get some of these for gifts with holidays coming up, everyone who wears clothes needs a pill buster, and these ones really work! Very soon we should have our order from Lantern Moon, coming will be some repurposed plastic bags, knit out bowls in 2 different styles, and several other items we could not resist at the Northwest Needlemarket. They don't have them up on their website yet, so can't take some pics for you, but they will be up in this space soon.
Check out our fabulous Zitron Meisterstuck cowl adorning some of our new sweater samples! I also finished the Zitron Glanz Punkt 1 skein shawl in a lovely coral shade. We have lots of Hikoo Zumie colours for your must knit Burton Bear Cowl, I had some leftover for the 18 month size, if you make the smallest, with a little fudging you might get 2 of them out of one skein! We now have our Berroco, Rowan and most of the Diamond Yarns and books for fall. We have new colours of Boboli Lace, Abode, Lodge, and Folio plus new yarns Andean Mist with sample Millais made with 3 balls, Inca Tweed with sample Wicklow made with 9 balls, small size.
From Rowan, we have new yarns Brushed Fleece, with the sample pullover Lune, and Fazed Tweed, plus we brought in Alpaca Chunky again, and the new heathered colours in Rowan Pure Wool Worsted. We now have in stock 50 colours today.
From Diamond, we received the new Noro Silk Garden Solo today, 10 almost solid colours of this lovely very popular blend, along with new stock of silk garden, silk garden lite, Kureyon and silk garden sock, the booklet miniknits 4 (lots of great variety of patterns), Hooked on Noro crochet book, plus the Diamond Luxury Baby Alpaca Sport and Baby Alpaca Handpaint, Universal Classic shades, Wisdom Poems Sock, Uptown Worsted Juniper Moon Zooey, Universal Yarns Bamboo Bloom, Debbie Bliss Roma, and Riva and books 50 knitted gifts and favourite afghans, plus all the new Sublime booklets. We also have received our Javori Designs beading kits. For more information and pictures of most of the above, click on our newsletter at top of page.
Come in and see the gorgeous array of Bolga Baskets we just got in! Click on baskets at top of webpage to get a look at some samples and read the story of Yusupha! They are direct from Ghana. You can see the making of these wonderful elephant grass baskets on "Making Bolga baskets" on google!
Looking for recycled tshirt yarn to make some cool summer items? How about our wonderful Hikoo Tee Cakes, shown above in a bath mat, shoulder bag and basket! See your chosen colours @ skacelknitting.com and order from us in Canada tollfree
Feb. 27/14. Our Handmaiden order just arrived! We have the new Keji Cashmere in 4 colours, Maidenhair, Double Sea, fabulous for spring/summer knits, and 4 ply cashmere.
Feb. 20/14. Just received another batch of Noro Silk Garden Sock, we now have 16 colours! Some new books also, described below.
We have 50 colours of Rowan Pure Wool Worsted (20sts to 4") 50 amazing colours of 220 yds/200m of pure superwash wool in a ball, not skeined, at an amazing price!! Along with pattern books, of course. We brought in 15 balls of many colours, so be sure to get in early to pick your next fall/winter coat colour and get started! We have the Aly Simple Cardigan/Jacket below, soon in colour Breton, a lovely periwinkle heather shade.
Rowan has arrived! We have Silkystones, Truesilk and Pure Linen with the dedicated books to support these lovely new yarns. We will also have the sample garments from Rowan.
This is Cottesloe in Pure Linen
And Citrine in Rowan Truesilk
This is Beck in Silkystones
Love this one, Garden 6-10 balls of tussah and linen blend Silkystones
"Amethyst" Yum, only 4 -5 balls up to 50" bust, True Silk, a pure mulberry silk
"Coogee", very cool, 6-9 skeins of yummy softer linen, also love the cover garment.
Just read this awesome quote: had to share it here. So true!
Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.
New Stuff came in this week! We have new colours in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran and Baby Cashmerino and restocked the popular colours. We have more Queensland Uluru, Hayfield Baby Changes, Silk Garden and Silk Garden Lite. We also brought in Knitter's Pride Blocking Wires, Knitter's Blocks for blocking, Magnetic pattern holders and Knitting Dolly's.
New Stuff! January 11, 2014. For more info on all the Skacel following, see skacelknitting.com, home page shows the new Magalog 2014. Some wonderful and different ideas!
We have on the walls the following: Many new colours in Unisono and Unisono solids, for your light dk projects, superwash merino and spring galore, one of our best on offer.
and here is Hikoo Rylie, a gorgeous blend of alpaca, silk and linen!
AND ZITRON'S NEW EXTRA KLASSE, 100% MOHAIR 225 YDS TO 25G, LACE TO KNIT ON 3.5 - 4.5 NEEDLES, COLOURS!!
WE HAVE SEVERAL COLOURS SO FAR OF HIKOO COBASI PLUS, WOOL FREE SOCK YARN CONCOCTED OF COTTON, BAMBOO, SILK AND ELASTIC NYLON, 20 ST. TO 4 INCHES, GREAT FOR HARD WEARING GARMENTS FOR KIDS AND GROWN-UPS ALIKE! SEE ALL COLOURS AT SKACELKNITTING.COM UNDER NEW YARNS, HIKOO
RAVET BLANKET NEW PATTERN FOR hIKOO SIMPLICITY, 22 BALLS MAKES 36" X 65"
KITTENISH GIRL'S SWEATER PATTERN IN NEW HIKOO SIMPLIWORSTED MARL, 26" TO 34" CHEST, COLOUR 652, 3 TO 6 100G SKEINS, TOP DOWN
Nov. 25/13. Make sure you get a look at the newest Hikoo yarn on our shelves. Helix! Great colours and texture that will knit your gifty projects up quickly, (3 stitches to the inch!) softly and prettily, and at a good price! See all 6 colours below.
Also, we have added more Malabrigo Rasta, and it is going quickly! Get yours now while we have lots to choose from! Just finished Tiny Owl's newest cowl design on Ravelry, "Twig" in Belgian Chocolate, lined with Hikoo Caribou, 1 ball of each. Gorgeous!
Bet you know someone who would love this handy new set of crochet hooks! 9 hooks in all in a case. Newest awesomeness from Addi!
Nov.14/13 We just received the latest batch of Colour Adventures yarns from Anadiomena! We have more of Sweet Merino dk, and many others in stock.
New class idea! Let us know if you want to make any of these very popular designs in a 4 week class with other knitters. We have 2 possibilities, Edita will teach you Monday nights, 7-9PM, and Pat will teach you Saturday afternoons at 3:30-5:30PM, or Tues nights, 7-9PM . You may have some ideas yourself, and we can certainly accommodate. Our teachers can work with you to knit any project you would like. Have a look at our ideas, and let us know if you are interested. You will enjoy the company of other knitters, learn new skills, and be readier for the holidays with special hand-made gifts. Call the store to chat with Diane about your ideas, or come on in and be inspired by our wonderful yarns. 604-275-1239
Damson Shawl, learn Esjen Shawl 3 10 stitch swirl or squares
lace and shaping skeins quick blanket, 2 balls
knit, learn lace Zauberball Starke 6 makes
baby blanket size
Fiber Trends Felted Clogs, French Press felted
learn shaping with short rows, slippers, another choice
felting, comes in child's sizes & of felted slippers
Churchmouse Welted Cairn Hat and Fingerless Mitts Bella's mitts, learn cables while
Fingerless mitts, perfect from Whimsical Little Knits making these great hand warmers
for beginners booklet, learn slip stitch knitting in the round, inspired by "Twilight"
for easy colourwork
fiddlehead Felicity slouch hat
mitts learn beginner easy very
colourwork popular slouch style
from chart in
the round on
Some of our latest hat samples, some great ideas for quick Christmas gifts
October 21/13. If you wish to have special buttons which are environmentally friendly, check out some of the wonderful buttons our button supplier provides us with.
New Colours have arrived in Cobasi and Kenzie. Check them out below!
805 804 803 802 801
1010 Glacier 1011 Tamarillo 1012 Chestnut
1013Tekapo 1014Malbec 1015Boysenberry
see new books below.
Warm Earth by Yumiko Alexander 18 lovely knit & crochet designs
Lace One Skein Wonders
Knitting Workshop revised, by Elizabeth Zimmerman
60 Quick Baby Blankets
Sweet & Simple Baby Crochet - everything cutesy!
Crochet Celebrity Beanies book 2
Knit Celebrity Beanies Book 2
Michelle Purl Hunter's new Building Colour pattern booklet
Itty Bitty Toys
Knitting More Circles around Socks
Malabrigo book 3, and 5
The Art of Knitted Lace
Crochet One Skein Wonders
Knitted Animal Hats
Knitting Pattern Essentials
Loop D Loop Crochet
The New Tunisian Crochet
Stahman's Shawls and Scarves
Victorian Lace Today
Whimsical Little Knits 1 2 & 3
Wrapped in Lace
the sock report
One + one scarves, shawls and shrugs
Dreaming in Colour (Kaffe Fassett's autobiographical colour feast)
one + one hats
The knitter's handy book of top-down sweaters by Ann Budd
French Girls Knits Accessories
Little Red in the City
Big Foot Boutique - couldn't resist this reprisal of some fun booties, slippers for little ones from Annie's Attic
Fishermens Sweaters - Alice Starmore - paperback, a must for all traditional knitting knitter's! Fabulous collection of guernsey, fairisle and aran type sweaters for all ages.
Aran Knitting, YES!! Alice Starmore's book is back in print!! We have lots in now! Get your name in now for one, these are the books that have been for sale on line at $400 because of being in high demand and unavailable!!
Celtic Knits Alice Starmore
Charts for Color Knitting: New and Expanded by Alice Starmore
Knitted Wild Animals - I have knit the snake, the lion and the monkey from this one so far, very kid appealing
Stashbuster Knits, some great designs to use up leftovers
Wool Toys and Friends paperback
Itty Bitty Hats
Itty Bitty Nursery
Knit One Knit All
Knit Your Own Royal Wedding
Lacy Little Knits
Sock Yarn One Skein Wonders
Kim Hargreaves Vintage Designs to Knit
Wool Toys and Friends paperback
Helen Hamann's 2012 Calendar of Patterns 50% off
Knit One Knit All
Knit Your Own Royal Wedding
Sock Yarn One Skein Wonders
1, 2, 3, 4 Double ended hook crochet leaflet
Get Hooked on Tunisian Crochet to help support our new crochet hook set linked to the Addi Click sets. Be sure to check these out, there is an awesome Tunisian Crochet shawl done in Noro Silk Garden;
Child's Play from Simply Knitting,
Fabulous Felted Bags from Nickey Epstein again,
The Great North American Afghan,
Loop-d-Loop Lace, what a variety! another hardcover by Teva Durham, more than 30 novel lace designs, covering many bases with her yarn and garment choices, from hemp to shetland jumper weight, from socks and belt to a gorgeous donegal tweed skirt;
Knitting with Peruvian Yarns,
Modular KNits in softcover;
Knit Great Basics - Vickie Square
The Knit Stitch - I think the #1 book for beginner knitters to knit great projects beyond the simple garter stitch scarf, includes very clear instructions and tips for perfect finishing, etc. - Sally Melville
Knit Kimono 2 also includes DVD
More Last Minute Knitted Gifts
Knitting It Old School
Wrapped In Lace
Introduction to making cloth dolls
Warm knits, Cool Gifts
1000 Fabulous Knit Hats,
Design it, Knit it: Babies,
Knitwear Design Workshop,
Mason Dixon Knitting,
One Ball Knits Gifts,
Socks a la Carte 2,
Crocheted Gifts: Irresistible Projects
Truly Terribly Horrible Sweater that Grandma Made
Hattitude: Knits for every Mood
Alchemy of color knitting
Alchemy Lost and Found
Knitting in the Sun
Breeze by Kim Hargreaves
Nicky Epstein Knitting in Tuscany
Pursenalities and Pursenalities Plus
Vintage Baby Knits
101 Designer One Skein Wonders back in
The Knitter's Manual
Debbie Bliss Baby & Toddler Knits
Iris Schreier's Reversible Knits
Mother Daughter Knits: 30 Designs - Melville and daughter
Pints and Purls
Shetland Lace - original designs from Jamieson & Smith
Aran Knit - Japanese
French Girl Knits - back in - don't miss this one, I would make almost everything in this book!
Simply Shetland #5
Knitted Gifts: Irresistible Projects to Make & Give
Natural Nursery Knits
Big Girl Knits soft cover
custom Fit Knit Jackets: Casual to Couture,
Finishing School: a Master Class for Knitters, by Debbie Bliss,
Weekend Hats: 25 Knitted Caps, Berets, Cloche
Personal Footprints - Cat Bordhi