Summer Sale 2016

pink sale pic

It’s Time For Our Summer Sale at The Knit Cafe

This Saturday July 16-Sunday July 24

Everything will be 20% off

Everything! Yarn, Needles, Notions, Patterns, Knit Kits, Books, even Classes!

There will also be a Sale Bin with big deals but these won’t last long so get here early to see these picks.


See you there.

PS. Take advantage of the sale in the  Webshop too.
egister for classes or get Brooklyn Tweed with a 20% discount.
Add the discount code of Summer2016 during check out.

Craftily yours

Celebrate the Rainbow with us

Since it is Pride Month we would like to make this Tuesday’s Knit Night a Proud one. Let’s celebrate and support this great event by doing what we do best – KNIT! and CROCHET!
Come gather at The Knit Cafe between 6pm and 10pm this Tuesday June 28th, wear you rainbow colours and bring your knitting or crocheting project.


Check out the rainbow yarn from Freia either here, in person, at The Knit Cafe or in our webshop. We have added the Freia Hand Paint Lace as our Featured Yarn.


Craftily yours

Freia and Koigu yarn is back and beautiful!

I don’t think there is a better way to welcome in the first days of summer then with this yarn. Freia hand dyed yarn has summer written all over it!


Just look at these lace-weight beauties! Each skein is dyed by hand so that one colour gradually blends into another in an ombre effect. With 645yards on each, one skein could make a whole shawl and showcase all the hues from start to finish.  These cakes are a real treat for the eyes!

We are also so happy to have a bit of Koigu KPM back in store and with it the ability to put together kits for some of our favourite Knit Cafe projects. We now have the original colours for our 504 King West Scarf, and The Baby Harem pants back in stock. You can find them in-store or get them from our webshop HERE.

504 king west knit kitharem-pants-knitkit

Or come by and pick out your own custom colours for these projects or whatever you fancy. Koigu KPM is a hand dyed merino yarn made right here in Ontario. Each 50 gram, fingering weight skein  is squishabley soft and such a treat to work with.


Craftily yours

Classes in the Knit Cafe Garden

Two of our Knit Cafe Classes have headed to the out of doors to enjoy the lovely weather we’ve been having over the last week.

natural dye

No need to worry about messes and drips when you bring the dye pots outside. We had a great Natural Dying Class last weekend with three dye pots on the go.

natural dye

We got some magnificent results too. Just look at this yummy cochineal dye bath.

natural dye

We also dyed with Logwood (the purple) and marigold (the yellow).  Superwash merino really sucked up the dye and came out the deepest in tone but we had great variation with other fibres too.


Our class today also thought they would like to be out in the sunshine. I sure am glad we have such a lovely place to sit. It was so nice to see a group of crocheters happily stitching away on their crochet market bags in our sunny backyard retreat.

This week – don’t miss out on the Chevron Crochet Blanket Class, where students will learn how to Zig and how to Zag – crochet style!

crochet chevron blanket

Chevron Blanket For Crocheters
Thursday June 23, 6:30-9pm
Register HERE

Craftily yours

Join in on World Wide Knit In Public Day Fun!

Perhaps you didn’t realize there was such a thing as World Wide Knit in Public Day, but there is. A day where knitters gather in gaggles and blow the publics minds by showing their strength of numbers and their knitting chops.

This WWKIP day (as it is known) is a special one for us. Our Knit Cafe collaborator Kate Austin is hosting an event.

Bring your knitting to Walter Saunders Park


Make Pompoms for a park wide display

pom pom

See the interactive GIANT weaving display

for weaving in the parkSome fabric prepared by Kate – ready for weaving

and add to the display with tree wrapping.

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Kate hand dyed all the fibre for the event with natural dyes.

For more information go to

This a family friendly event so bring the kids

Woven 2016

June 18, 2016 1-4pm

Walter Saunders Park on the Beltline at Dufferin and Eglington.

If you can’t make WWKIP Day.  Kate will be in the park for two more fibre event days.  July 23 1-4pm, and August 6 1-4pm

Craftily yours

Natural dye class this weekend!

natural dye

This is a pic of the hues we created from our last natural dye class last summer at The Knit Cafe. This weekend’s class will get a whole new range of colours!natural dye

Expert instructor Janelle Guthrie from Sheridan College leads this very fun class where we use the stuff nature gives us and turn it into dyes for yarn.
This coming class we are using Logwood Chips for purples and greys, Cochineal for pinks and magentas, and Marigold for golds and yellows. Exciting!!!
There are still a few spots left in the class if you are free this Saturday and Sunday.

Natural Dye Class
Saturday June 11, Sunday June 12 12:30-3:30
Register HERE

Craftily yours


Julie Asselin Sock Yarns Are Here!

Julie Asselin Piccolo

We have some really lovely skeins of Julie Asselin’s Piccolo in the house!
It is our first shipment of this sock weight yarn and we really love how soft and silky it feels. It is comprised of 80% superwash merino and 20% nylon so it would make wonderful, strong socks. It would also make gorgeous shawls and spring weight sweaters and shrugs. Of course it comes in Julie Asselin’s happy colourways.  Come and get em before they get away!

Craftily yours