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Decadent Anzula Yarn

Anzula yarn is fine.  Not like fine=that will do, more like fine=refined, smart, exquisite. The fibre blends are super lush and the colours are rich and varied.  If you remember, the folks from Anzula came for a visit back in June.  They came all the way from California to show me their yarns up close and personal.  I really appreciated being able to see all the yarn qualities and especially the array of colours, and now, 4 months later, you too can get up close and personal with some of my favourite picks from that visit.  It was so difficult to choose.  A hard job – but somebody has to do it!
Here are some of the wonderful, new treasures from Anzula that have made they’re way to the Knit Cafe.

For Better or Worsted, 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon, 182m, $32.50

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top – elephant
bottom left – aspen, right – denim

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top – seabreeze
bottom left -madam, right – teal

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top left – pesto, right – clay
bottom left – kale, right – natural

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top left – shitake, right – lenore
bottom left – emerald, right – seaside

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top – violet
bottom left – hyacinth, right – paradise

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Mini skeins of For Better or Worsted, $3.25 each ↑
and mini skeins of Cloud, $3 each ↓
if you’re wondering what to do with mini skeins look here and here

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Cloud is a light fingering weight yarn but a similar soft blend to the For Better or Worsted.  There are great big skeins too – 525 metres big, 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, and 10% nylon for $32.50.

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Very high on the decadent scale is Mermaid  – it’s made with seaweed!
60% seacell (that’s fibre made from seaweed) 40% silk, 640 metres for $43.
This lace weight yarn will make wonderful shawls and scarves.

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top – chiva
bottom left – shitake, right – herb

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left – lenore, right – seaside

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top – red shoe
bottom left – avocado, right – emerald

…and then there is Breeze! It comes pre-caked.
Another lace weight yarn made up of 65% silk and 35%linen. 685m is $37

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top left – storm, right – madam
mid left – cocoa, mid right – elephant
bottom left – aqua, right – emerald

On the same day the Anzula came we also received a box from Berroco.  Berroco has a talent for making beautiful basics.  A great example is Ultra Alpaca (seen below).  Alpaca and wool blended into a sweet worsted weight yarn with great heathered colours.  Ultra Alpaca is only $11 for 198m.  It’s a wonderful sweater yarn!

berroco ultra alpaca

I’m pretty excited about all these new additions and all the things they might grow up to become.

Craftily yours
Kristin

meow, meow, meow, meow

more kittens in the litter!
Anzula Cloud – the kitten soft yarn comes in delicious popsicle colours that look very appropriate for spring.  We’ve added a few more to our line-up.

See here ↑ Candied Apple, Periwinkle, and Red Shoe -$32.50/525 m(575 yds)

This blanket by Carol Findlay, is the first project I have seen to make use of this beautiful yarn.  This may be the softest blanket ever, made for a not yet arrived baby-girl.

The good yarn news does not stop there.  We also received 1 of 3.

1 0f 3 boxes of Madeline Tosh yarn!
Number 1 contained Merino Light. Some Smart-Alecs have bought up one of the colours before I even had a chance to see it.  I hope they will give me a glimpse of their projects as they work them out. Still there is a good array of hues left -as you can see. Merino Light is $19 for 384 metres (420 yards)


Just in time for the Triangular Scarf Class that is coming along this April. Choose 2 colours of beautiful Madeline Tosh Merino Light to make this striped-up cravat. Newbie knitters are welcome in this class, only knit and purl basics are the requirements.  Learn how:
to add a smooth like silk selvedge edge into your knit scarves
to make increases in a variety of ways
to add coloured stripes into your repertoire of knitting achievements
to create a loose and stretchy bind off
to follow the pattern to create this fine triangular scarf (perfect for the spring)
If you are up to date on all these skills then find the pattern for the Soho Scarf here.  It is free to use from me to you.

Triangular Scarf Class
2 session class
Thursday April 19 and Friday April 20,  7-9pm
$50, materials not included
Call to register 416 533 5648

Craftily yours
Kristin

me-ow!


I am so excited.
This yarn feels like kittens!

I believe we are the first yarn store in Canada to have this yarn.
It is a hand-dyed brand called Anzula.  This variety (the first to arrive) is called Cloud.  You are looking at Au Natural, Maple, Persimmon, Teal, Shitake, Country Green, Black and Ducky!  These are so beautiful I wish I had even more colours.  As I mentioned, they feel like kittens, probably due to the cashmere.
80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon, with 575 yards (525 metres), this is a finer sock weight yarn (sometimes called baby weight). If you are wondering what is to be done with this (besides pet it) look to this ↓
Perfect Fit Socks from The Purl Bee, but with such perfect spring colours I can only imagine this as a new shawl or scarf for the next season.

If you are yet to make a sock, the Knit Cafe’s Sock Class is coming up.
Monday March 5, 12, 19, 7-9pm, $72, materials not included.
Call to register 416 533 5648

Craftily yours
Kristin