Start making your Sweater Plans

Brooklyn Tweed has a new collection!

It’s called Winter 2018 and it’s fantastic!

You could make this ↑.
Kiragami – Knit with Arbor

Or this ↑.
Belfast – knit with Shelter

Or this ↑.
Nolan – knit with Arbor

Or this ↑.
Etna – knit with Vale

Or this ↑.
Colburn – knit with Loft

Or this ↑.
Freja – knit with Quarry

Or this ↑.
Geiger – knit with Arbor

Or this ↑.
Peaks
– knit with Shelter

There are also some fantastic accessories in this collection. Check out all the patterns in the Winter 2018 collection HERE, and have a look at The Knit Cafe’s selection of Brooklyn Tweed Yarns HERE. We have sweater quantities of most colours and more coming. Write us or call if  you have questions about our quantities in stock.
The Knit Café has free shipping for orders in Canada over $110, and you can pick up in store yarns you order online too!

Have fun with your sweater dreaming
Craftily yours
Kristin

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Webshop News!

The Knit Cafe’s 2018 New Year’s resolution is to get to work on the business of providing all our beautiful yarns and other products on our webshop. We are on our way!

Our latest shipment of Hedgehog Fibre is now available online as well as in the shop. Check it out HERE

Iwona just finished these wee socks for little Charlie in Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn. The colour is called Pod and it is available HERE
The pattern is The Knit Cafe’s Sweet Sock Pattern which you can find HERE

You can also now find all The Knit Cafe’s knitting needles and crochet hooks in the webshop – Check out our new Tool Section!

Local Shoppers can use our webshop too and choose the “pick up in store” option at check out.

Craftily yours
Kristin

Nothing says Happy New Year like Hedgehog Fibre!

Our Happy New Year present has arrived and it’s a big box of Hedgehog Fibre Yarn! Our lucky day is also a lucky day for you if you are also a fan of this hand dyeing enterprise.
Hedgehog Fibre has rocked the yarn landscape with their amazing colour explosions like fireworks!

27 colours of Hedgehog Fibre Sock are now in stock. This yarn is great for socks or shawls or SWEATERS! WOW! wouldn’t that be great!

In addition to the glorious colour ways that Hedgehog Fibres regularly stock they also create whimsical limited edition colours they call “Potluck” colours. The Knit Café has 4 of these potluck colours! See them above. There are only four of each so come in soon if they strike your fancy.

We also have 10 delectable colours of Merino Aran. This extra squishy two ply yarn screams HAT! to me, but you decide.

Craftily yours
Kristin

Happy New Year!

Thank you so much for all the support in 2017.
We look forward to a super crafty 2018
See you then!

PS: We are open today – December 31, till 4pm.
I
t’s the last day of our boxing days sale!
Closed on January 1, 2018
Back to regular hours January 2

Happy Holidays!

We wish you a warm and woolly holiday season!

We are open today, Christmas Eve, till 3pm
Closed December 25 and December 26

Our Boxing Day Sale Starts
Wednesday December 27 at 10am

and continues through Sunday December 31,
closing time is 6pm.

Everything in the shop will be 15% off!
Needles, YARN, and notions too!
There will be some deep sales on some bits and bobs. Get here early for those!

Craftily yours
Kristin

 

Last Minute Gifts for all the Crafty Folks on your list.

Time is short, but you won’t even have to leave your house to get these:

Call us at 416 533 5648, or email us at theknitcafe@hotmail.com, and we can arrange a gift certificate for you in any amount. We will send you the gift certificate by email and then you can print it off and wrap it up with a big bow. Presto! Present!

You have till December 23 to register someone for The Knit Cafe’s Yarn Club Holiday Edition Subscription. This is a present that will keep on giving, good for any intermediate level knitting enthusiast you might know and love. The subscription includes three packages sent (or picked  up) over a 6 month period. Each package will include an original knitting pattern from The Knit Café and a gorgeous yarn that is picked to suit the pattern. Yarns will be sublime, chosen from Canadian and International Hand Dyers. This is a really unique gift. Find out more HERE.

Craftily yours
Kristin

What to knit with less than one week till Christmas

It’s true that time is running out but you may still have time to make a few more hand made gifts. Plan right! Choose projects that are small or are made with oversized yarns and the work will go fast!

The Knit Café has just released our latest knitting pattern. This toque can be made in an evening if you are an expert, a few evenings if you are not. We call it Polar Vortex Toque – A Gateway to Brioche Knitting. This is a warm hat made with a bulky yarn.  Our version is so pretty because it is knit with the very lovely hand dyed bulky merino from Lichen and Lace.  The variation in the colour looks great with the squishy brioche stitches.
If you have never tried to knit a brioche project before then this is a good one to try first. The bulky yarn means your stitches are easier to identify and it is only one colour so that makes it a bit easier. In addition our pattern includes some helpful photos that explain the brioche technique.

Look at these Lichen and Lace Bulky skeins! We don’t have all these colours left but we still have a great selection. It takes just one skein to make an adult medium Polar Vortex Toque, a large with dip into a second skein.

Make the Martin Scarf. We love this neck warmer, it is so fun to wear, with its triangular shape and long ties. You can make it really fast because it is knit with a Super Bulky yarn. We especially like to make it with Burly Spun by Brown Sheep. Check out the pattern right HERE

The Knit 101 Headband project is a really fast knit. Choose a bulky yarn or double up your Aran weight yarn to a bulky gauge. That is what we did with the version pictured above. Best of all this pattern is free to try from The Knit Cafe’s Blog right HERE.

Craftily yours
Kristin