Up your Knitting Game with Some Special Classes

February!

With Holiday knitting over and done with it’s time to concentrate on knit projects that are more self indulgent. That  may be knitting something you’ve been coveting and plan to keep for yourself but it may also mean concentrating your efforts on learning a new skill and becoming a better then ever knitter.
Here are some classes to help you out with that:

Thrum Mittens
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The polka dot pattern on these mittens is not only handsome but it is functional too. Each dot is a piece of unspun fleece that is knit into the mitten to make a fleece lined mitt. So warm!

Thrum Mitten Class
Wednesday February 24, and March 2, 7-9pm
More info and registration HERE

Custom Fit Socks
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Do have some yarn that is calling out to you. It says “make me into socks – PLEASE!” However it is not a sock weight yarn and you don’t have the right pattern and you just don’t know where to begin. You can learn to make a sock out of any yarn you wish and any size too. Take our Custom Fit Sock Class and see how it’s done.
You will also learn how to knit your socks from the TOE UP so no precious yarn will go to waste.

Custom Fit Sock Class
Sunday February 21, 28, March 6, 12:30-2:30
More info and registration HERE

You can peruse all The Knit Cafe’s Classes HERE. Register online or call us to register 416 533 5648.
We are currently working on our Spring/Summer Class Schedule. Is there a class you would like to see on it? Let us know!

Craftily yours
Kristin

Knitting with Riverside Studio

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Here’s a pic of Ellen’s mitten in progress. She is knitting with our new worsted weight yarn from Riverside Studio in The Knit Cafe’s custom colour!

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She has already finished a hat.

I am super pleased with the colour dispersion in this gorgeous yarn !
Craftily yours
Kristin

Beautiful Riverside Studio Yarns have made it to The Knit Café!

Iwona and I just finished putting up a very special display of delicious yarn. We were overjoyed that we received our box of Riverside Studio yarn today – just before the weekend. We hope some of you will have time to come in and see it.
If you are anything like Iwona and I expect to squeal.

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This display features Riverside’s one-ply, superwash, merino. Single plied merino is one of the softest yarns you could ever lay your hands on. I personally, can’t wait to get my hands on it!

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Lucky us! Kathryn from Riverside Studio, has dyed a custom colour for the Knit Café. Check it out↑ It’s only available here.

If you haven’t yet heard of Riverside Studio you are probably not alone. This is a small operation from Quebec. Expect to see a lot more of it at The Knit Café as time goes by, because we love it!

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Along with the worsted weight yarns we received a selection of sock weight yarn. I must say I love the feel and the spin on this blend of merino and nylon Riverside Studio calls “Super Sock”. Here are some pics that highlights some of the beauties now in stock.
Above is Beryl.

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Fiesta

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Slate

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Storm

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Sailor

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Salt and Pepper of course!

Craftily yours
Kristin

Let’s Crochet Baby!

 

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Our last Crochet Baby Slipper Class was so much fun that we are hosting another one.

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In the class you make these cute, cute, cute, slipper and you learn how to make your own leather bottoms too.

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Baby Slipper Workshop

Monday February 1, 6-9pm

For registration and details look HERE

Craftily yours
Kristin

Gotta be starting something.

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The yarn shelves and once again full.
The weather has turned to snowy.
Let’s knit!

We have some scrumptious colours of Rowan Pure Wool ready and waiting for our upcoming Crochet Blanket Classes. Both the Absolute Beginner Crochet Blanket Class and the Beginner Crochet Blanket Class are full but if you are hankering to learn this skill you can still join our Crochet 101 class starting February 10th. We teaching “granny square” stitching in this class too.

crochet blanket with lloyd

I’m also happy to announce we have added on another date for our Project Class. This class allows students to devise their own curriculums. You can make socks or mitts or sweaters or whatever bee is in your bonnet. You could even make a bonnet!

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Knit Project Class
Thursday January 28, February 4, 11, 1-2pm
Register online HERE or call 416 533 5648

Craftily yours
Kristin

Lovely Lace from Julie Asselin

It is only a matter of hours before The Knit Café Class Sale ends. Get your 15% off on your class registration before the sale expires at the end of the day tomorrow – Sunday January 10, 2016. See all the classes HERE

We are starting off the new year right with a new addition to The Knit Cafe’s menu of yarns. Behold, a selection of yarn from Julie Asselin↓

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Julie Asselin is a Quebecois hand dyer and the beauties above are some of her handiwork. Merletto is the name of the yarn. It is a sumptuous blend: 75% merino, 15% cashmere, 10% silk. There is 740m on a skein. It is a lace weight yarn so perfect for fine knit shawls and other silky, dreamy projects.
We expect to get other treasures from Julie Asselin real soon. Stay tuned!

brooklyn tweed loft

I’m also happy to announce that we have just added the Brooklyn Tweed Loft yarn to our webshop. You can now purchase this fingering weight version of the terrific Brooklyn Tweed wool line online and have us ship it to you. Have a look HERE.

Craftily yours
Kristin

Resolve to be a better Knitter! Classes are on Sale!

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We’ve never had  a sale on Knit Café Classes but we do now!  So it could not be a better time to upgrade your knitting or crocheting skills. Get 15% off any class that you register for before January 10th.

Have a look at all The Knit Cafe’s Classes in the

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Happy New Year everyone!

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Craftily yours
Kristin