Last Chance for Yarn Club Enrolment

It is almost time to send out our first yarn club giftie to our yarn club members and we couldn’t be more excited.
That does mean however that there only a few more days to add your name to the list of members and get your first package.

yarnclub

The “Make Mine Custom” membership has been sold out for some time now but there is still some room in the “Picked Just For Me” subscription. In this type of membership you tell us what sort of colours you love and which you don’t and we develop a colour pallet just for you that is suitable for each project. You can read all about Yarn Club and register too right HERE.

Registration will close for Yarn Club 2016 on Friday May 27th

Craftily yours
Kristin

Bless your cotton socks!

It’s a summer sock yarn!
Cobasi from Hikoo is a blend of cotton, bamboo, silk and elastic. You know what that means, you can make yourself a pair of summer socks that actually won’t fall down. Summer sock lovers rejoice!

cabasi

Look at these sunshiney colours!
You can make more then just socks with this yarn. It would be terrific for accessories and garments of all types.  The 50 gram skeins make the colours easy to mix and match for projects that require several colours like The Knit Cafe’s 504 King West scarf pattern for example.

Another exciting new comer today is Brooklyn Tweed’s new pattern collection Wool People 10. Check out the lookbook HERE.
wool people 10

Craftily yours
Kristin

Frolic Knit Pattern 2016 is now Published

We had such a great time at this year’s Knitter’s Frolic. Our booth was bustling with Brooklyn Tweed lover’s and Sashiko enthusiasts!.

We also introduced a new pattern at the Frolic. It’s our first pattern designed with Brooklyn Tweed yarn. It was a hit! We sold out of knit kits for our new creation and patterns too. Now there is a PDF version of the pattern you can purchase through our ravelry store HERE.

Our new pattern is called Canada Geese.
Canada Geese

Canada Geese

This oversized scarf is made with light-as-air Brooklyn Tweed Loft. It feels cosy-comfy around the neck and shoulders without weighing you down. The design is inspired by the chevron formation of migrating Canada Geese.  In this pattern the chevron design is broken into two so that colours can be paired and complimented. We used neutral greys, with a pop of colour – Brooklyn Tweed colours Snowbound, Storm Clouds, and Hayloft.
You can see how the it looks in full in this schematic.

Canada Geese

Get more info about our Canada Geese pattern HERE and Brooklyn Tweed Loft HERE

Craftily yours
Kristin

 

Last Minute Mom Gifts!

Yikes! It’s almost Mother’s Day!
Perhaps Mom would like to take a class with her darling daughter or son at The Knit Café. I think she might.

Good news! The Knit Café classes are all on sale! 15% off  till May 9. There is time to sign you both up, do it in our webshop,  print off your registration and put it in a pretty card and you never have to leave your desk. Instant Gift!Class Sale

If your Mom already knows all there is about knitting and crocheting, then how about a Gift Certificate. Write or call us (theknitcafe@hotmail.com / 416 533 5648) and we can send you a gift certificate via email.  Again – you don’t even  have to leave your seat.

madelinetosh vintage

Or perhaps your Mom has been considering joining The Knit Cafe’s Yarn Club. There are still some membership subscriptions available in the “Picked Just For Me” category. With her Yarn Club membership Mom will get 6 knitting gifts spread out throughout this coming year. That’s a gift that keeps on giving! Again- no leaving the couch is necessary to find this gift. Just click HERE.

yarnclub

Happy Mother’s Day Everyone!
Craftily yours
Kristin

 

Spring Class Sale!

We have some really great classes coming up and there couldn’t be a better time to check them out. Between now and May 9  you can register for any class on the schedule and receive a 15% discount!

Class Sale

 

It’s a good opportunity to pick up a new craft!
Have a look at our Knit 101 Classes or our Crochet 101 Classes  for newbies!

…and for those crafters who know a thing or two…

log cabin crop   yoga socks
Log Cabin Blanket Workshop                  Yoga Socks or Fingerless Mitt Class

amigurumi dragon   crochet blanketAmigurumi Crochet Dragon Class          Crochet Blanket Class

sweater   504 King West
Sweater Class                                              Asymmetric Summer Scarf Workshop

lace class   needlepoint class
Introduction to Knitted Lace                          Needlepoint Workshop

…and more…

You can check out all our classes and register too in our webshop
HERE
make sure you add your promo code “Knit4Spring2” during checkout to get your discount.

You may call to register 416 533 5648
Or come by the shop and register in person

Happy Spring Everyone!
Craftily yours
Kristin

Today we Frolic, Tomorrow is the Brooklyn Tweed Trunk Show at The Knit Cafe

By now Iwona and Scottie are meeting and greeting with all you fine folks at The Knitter’s Frolic.  If you do not make it to the Frolic today then come by The Knit Café tomorrow. Come to see The Knit Cafe’s brand new knit pattern designed for this year’s Knitter’s Frolic and get a good ol’ gander at a whole lotta goodies from Brooklyn Tweed. It’s a Trunk Show!

brooklyn tweed loft

One thing about Brooklyn Tweed is that they regularly come up with stellar knit patterns. Each year they produce one beautiful Look Book of patterns after another. Their latest series are all Gansey inspired designs. See them HERE they are fabulous.Gansey lookbook

Wouldn’t it be nice to see what some of these beautiful garments looked like outside of your computer screen and in the flesh? Now’s your chance!

Brooklyn Tweed has sent us a variety of samples from years past. It’s a sort of smorgasbord of greatest hits – cardigans and pullovers and wraps and hats, oh my!

We will have them on display at The Knitter’s Frolic today and tomorrow, Sunday May 1rst, here at 55 Roncesvalles Ave. After that they are packed up and sent back to the lovely folks at Brooklyn Tweed. This is a great opportunity to touch and feel all the goods and even try things on. Hope to see you there.

Come to the Knit Cafe’s Brooklyn Tweed Trunk Show
on Sunday May 1rst
From Noon-5pm
at 55 Roncesvalles Ave

PS – The shop is open today too, I’d be happy to see you.
Craftily yours
Kristin

The Knitter’s Frolic 2016

 
If it is April, then it must be time for the Knitter’s Frolic. This annual event for knitters in and around Toronto is much anticipated. It is a chance to gather and gawk at some yarn and what kind of knitter doesn’t like that?
This year the Knit Café will be designing a brand new knit pattern to be launched at The Frolic. Last year we were most gratified with the runaway success of our Frolic 2015 pattern Sashiko.
sashikoWe will be bringing more Sashiko Knit Kits with us this year if you missed it last time but we also hope people will be just as excited about our 2016 offering.
Please visit our booth at The Knitter’s Frolic, we will have a lovely range of yarns with us, ordered especially to coincide with Frolic-Time. For example we will have lots and lots of Brooklyn Tweed!
Since we are only the second yarn store in Canada to carry Brooklyn Tweed yarns we are aware that many knitters have not had a chance to see it first hand, let alone feel it, and squeeze it, and knit it up. Now is your chance!
brooklyn tweed loft
The folks at Brooklyn Tweed have also helped us to create a Trunk Show for this year’s Knitter’s Frolic. This means we will be bringing a plethora of knitted samples made from Brooklyn Tweed Yarns. You will have the opportunity to fondle the sweaters, and the shawls and the scarves and the hats and even try them on!
You can also register for your Knit Café Yarn Club Subscription at The Frolic and receive a very special gift exclusively for Knit Café Yarn Club members.
We are very excited about The Knitter’s Frolic this year. We hope we will see you there.

Find out more about The Knitter’s Frolic HERE
It is Saturday April 30th at

The Japanese Cultural Centre

Craftily yours
Kristin