What’s on Sale?

Everything is on sale!

All yarn, needles, accessories, books, and patterns are all 20% off!

In addition there are a few extra special sale items – which I can share with you. In a word – ANZULA!

anzula cloud

Delicious hand dyed yarn from Anzula, is usually a splurge, so we’ve put some of our varieties on extra special sale to make this yarn as economical as it is beautiful.  Anzula Cloud is a light fingering weight yarn that is delicate and soft, it is a blend of merino, cashmere, and nylon.  Each skein has a generous 575 yards, regular price is $32.50, but at 30% off it is now $22.75!

anzula mermaid

Mermaid by Anzula is 60% sea cell, which is made from seaweed, the remaining 40% is silk.  The skein has 700 yards and usually costs $43, but at 30% off it is now $30.10.

anzula breeze

Wonderful Breeze by Anzula is a lace weight yarn made from silk and linen, it’s a perfect summer yarn! A 750 yard skein costs $37, but with the 30% off you can take it home for $25.90.

Sale is on now, and last till Sunday July 20th.

Craftily yours


A new view

Did you see our Cherry Blossom window display?

It looked like this ↓ . Pink on pink pompoms look like blossoms when you add them to a well turned out branch.


It cast a great shadow!

shadow of owls

If you didn’t already see it, you won’t now, except of course in these pictures.


This is what’s new ↓ !

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Knitted Bunting!

You’ll see it when you come to the sale , which starts this Saturday.

Craftily yours

Summer Sale Announcement

It’s July and you know what that means -

it’s time for the Knit Cafe’s annual Summer Sale!

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The fun all starts Saturday July 12 at 10am

The final day will be Sunday July 20, when we close at 6pm

This year all the yarn and the needles and the books and the patterns and the knit accessories will be a whopping

20% off.

If you come early enough you may get a few extra special deals besides.

See  you then

Remember we moved to 55 Roncesvalles Ave, just North of Queen St. West.  Give us a call for directions 416 533 5648

Craftily yours


Happy Canada Day!

Hooray for that classic red and white colour combination that graces our flag!

red and white yarn

 Whoever had the forethought to pick those colours was really on to something!

red and white knits

Here are some knit projects that show off the ol’ red n’ white to great effect!
Clockwise from top left: Striped Summer Shirt by Purl Soho, 33. Damestrømpe, Traditional Norwegian Selbu Stockings by Rauma Designs,  Perianth Mittens by Barbara Gregory , The Perfect Christmas Jumper by Susan Crawford

Since Canada Day falls on a Tuesday this year there will be no Stitch and Bitch on July 1.  We will be open that day, but only from 10am-4pm.  Otherwise our regular Knit Cafe hours will remain the same.

Craftily yours

Make Your First Sweater Here!

Creating your first hand made sweater can be intimidating.  What pattern do you choose, and is that actually English that it’s written in? My first sweater adventure required a lot of back-up support, someone to help me through the unfamiliar parts but also someone to bring on the encouragement.

If you too would like a helping hand while you make your first sweater, then come and get it!  We are hosting our Sweater Class this Wed July 2, 9, 16, 23.


This class features a unisex sweater pattern with a basic flattering shape.  It is knit from the top down so that it can be easily adjusted for length, and sleeve length. In addition you can make any size.  A baby sweater is a tempting choice for a first sweater; smaller, therefore a quicker knit and cute too.  Selfish knitting is also a temptation and if you succumb you can make one in your own size.  If you need a pullover than you can make one, or if you prefer a cardigan you can make one of those too, but the options do not end there.


One of the best things about creating your own garments is making all the choices about the colours, and getting crafty with the style details.  Both of the examples pictured incorporate colour treats here and there that define the sweater and make them really special. They were more fun to knit that way too.


To join us at this Sweater Class give us a ring at 416 533 5648

The dates are Wed July 2, 9, 16, 23, from 7-9pm
The class fee is $100, materials not included.


Craftily yours

welcome the Blue Skies!

Roncesvalles Avenue is lousy with ice cream shops.  In a good way! When I leave the Knit Cafe at the end of the day I pass happy strollers licking their cones, loiterers on sidewalk benches with sticky faces, those in queue outside the parlors with eyes big as moons as they contemplate the flavors.  It is a Willy Wonka dream!

So perhaps I can be forgiven for being a little ice cream obsessed.
Having said this though, I think the comparison between ice cream and our latest shipment of cotton yarn is obvious.  Just look at these colours! If they don’t look like delicious scoops of confection I don’t know what does.

icecream 2icecream 1 Choose your favourite flavor! icecream 4LEMONADE  or strawberry coloured SHELL.

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How about a scoop of THISTLE or a bit of PUMPKIN!icecream 3


Don’t forget the WASABI!

 In total we have 21 flavors of Blue Sky Alpaca Organic Cotton! This soft and lofty yarn is a puffy worsted weight that makes nice snuggly knits. blue skyWe’re showing off some of our other favourite  colours on our pegboard of fame! ALOE, FLAMINGO, LEMONGRASS, TRUE RED,  and MEDITERRANEAN


Craftily yours

Robots Love Sweaters!

Have you ever wondered – is it really possible to make a sweater for a robot in only one day? Well I have the answer, and that answer is YES!
It was on a very pretty Saturday June 14th when Roncey was Rockin, that we embarked on this community knit project.  Thanks to everyone who stopped and did a bit of knitting with us.  Many hands and needles surely helped us reach our goal.

love robot

This Lovebot by Matthew Del Degan is here to spread the joy, and now this little guy can do it a little cozier with his brand new hand knit jumper. Do go by and visit him.

love robot

He is camped outside Scooter Girl the tremendously fun kids shop #187 Roncesvalles – just a hop skip and a jump from The Knit Cafe.  We thank them for generously allowing us to dress their robot.

love robot

There are many of these adorable robots around the GTA.  If you would like to know more about their mission then have a look at the Lovebot website.  I think you’ll be happy you did.

Sweaters don’t last too long on the rough and tumble city streets, so go check out our little friend soon, and please let us know when you do.

Craftily yours