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Brooklyn Tweed Trunkshow and Thanksgiving Hours.

We are thankful for Brooklyn Tweed and for you – all of you wonderful, crazy knitters!

The Knit Café is hosting a Trunk Show with the Brooklyn Tweed Fall 19 Collection. That means all the garments from the collection are here. You can come in tomorrow and fondle them and even try them on.

Saturday October 12, 10am-7pm

All Sweater Quantities Sold – 10% off

The Knit Café will be Closed on

Sunday October 13, and Monday October 15

For Thanksgiving

Gobble, gobble everyone.

Craftily yours,
Kristin

Sunday Inspiration!

What a beautiful day it is in Toronto! After such a cold and rainy spring – we are deserving!

We have these cute purple guys growing in our Knit Cafe garden, I have no idea what they are but I like em!

Besides the sunshine another thing that made my day is when a checked out the new offerings from Amirisu Magazine. It’s their Summer edition #19. You should take a look too HERE.

I especially like this stranded colour-work shawl called Tiger Lily

The punches of white overlapping the earthy coloured patterning is quite original, not to mention the fringe!


This sweater called Tilea, has a great graphic design and is knit with our beloved Brooklyn Tweed Loft!


An aptly named hat called Escher is very striking and knit with two colours of  Peerie, which is Brooklyn Tweed’s fingering weight merino. Peerie comes in so many lovely colours – I am already picking out combinations for this project.


Shout out to fellow Cannuck and lovely lass Julie Asselin who contributed the yarn for this pullover called Mio.

See the full line up of Amirisu #18 patterns HERE and if you want more knit inspiration the Pom Pom Magazine Issue #29  and the Laine Magazine #8 are newly published and include some gems!

Craftily yours
Kristin

New Brooklyn Tweed Marled Colours

What is “marled” except for a really hard word to say? Does it not make you feel like your mouth is full of marbles or is it just me?

Marled yarns are a melange of more than one colour separated into strands and spun together. If you are familiar with past Brooklyn Tweed Colours like “Newsprint” and “Narwhal” then you are familiar with marled colours. Brooklyn Tweed has just added a few more of these colour hybrids to their gorgeous pallet. Above ↑ check out “Caraway” and” Amaranth”. These two new marls are available in both the Shelter and the Loft yarns from Brooklyn Tweed and good news….

 

…colours “Narwhal” and “Newsprint” are now available in Loft too! Previously they were only available in Shelter.

The Knit Café just received our shipment. You can have a look at all the new stock of Brooklyn Tweed including the new Marled Colours in our webshop

Craftily yours
Kristin

LYS Day 2019

LYS – That’s “Local Yarn Store Day” is tomorrow Saturday April 27.
If you are like me you are thinking “gosh! there really is a day for everything”.  It’s true, but this is our day so why not give it some props?

Come in to The Knit Café to wish us a Happy LYS Day and while you are at it pick up the latest project from Brooklyn Tweed,
Skipp is a brioche hat project. If you have not tried Brioche Knitting yet – this is a good pattern to start with. It can be made with 2 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft.

The Knit Café has a free download of the Skipp Pattern for every knitter who purchases the 2 skeins of Loft for the project.
This generous offer from Brooklyn Tweed is only available till April 30th. So why not come in on LYS Day to get yours?

Craftily yours
Kristin

Brooklyn Tweed Holiday Patterns

Brooklyn Tweed has launched their holiday patterns. It is a great collection of sweet knits- many of which would make great gifts like….

Galloway Hat

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and Kimmswick

You should have a look at their new selection of sweater patterns too. The Christmas holiday might be just the time to start a new sweater project. You can see all the patterns HERE

Craftily yours
Kristin

Hats off to Peerie by Brooklyn Tweed!

We are so impressed with this new yarn from Brooklyn Tweed. This fingering weight merino comes in such vivid colours that will be wonderful for colour-work projects. It’s plush and soft texture will make happy-making garments of all kinds

The lovely folks at Brooklyn Tweed have released a pattern for the new Peerie yarn and they have provided The Knit Café with a free download code for all customers who purchase the Peerie to make their own version of the Lucerne Hat.

Come into the shop and pick your colours for the Lucerne Hat and don’t forget to ask us for the free pattern code. Get it now as this promotion is only available till June 30th.
Shop the webshop HERE

Very soon Brooklyn Tweed will be releasing a brand new group of patterns. It’s Wool People 12! Here’s a sneak peak of one of the sweaters that will be included in this new collection.

Craftily yours
Kristin

A Brooklyn Tweed KAL!!!

Brooklyn Tweed has just announced their very first KAL! 

As the name implies this knitalong intends to get you knitting up a lacy project. You can choose the pattern that suits you best, just make it a Brooklyn Tweed yarn and/or a Brooklyn Tweed Pattern.

If you want to be au courant choose Brooklyn Tweed’s brand new pattern designed by their latest in house designer – the wonderful Gudrun Johnston. Gudrun has designed a sweet, textured shawl pattern that can be knit in either Vale (Brooklyn Tweed’s latest laceweight yarn) or Arbor. If you are new to lace-knitting choose the Arbor. The DK weight will knit up faster and it will be easier to follow your stitches with a thicker yarn. If you are an expert lace knitter, then what a great excuse to try out the new super-soft Vale!
Gudrun’s pattern is called Brora

I’m sure that this KAL will live up to the excellent quality I have come to expect when it comes to Brooklyn Tweed. Already they have announced their very detailed schedule of events.

June 28: Special Pattern Release
June 30: Project Planning, Part 1: Getting to know your pattern
July 3: Project Planning, Part 2: Tools and Swatching
July 7: Cast-On Day
July 14: Lace Knitting Q & A, Part 1
July 21: Heirloom Stitches
July 28: Lace Blocking
August 4: Lace Knitting Q & A, Part 2
August 11: KAL Wrap-Up

You can find out more about the Brooklyn Tweed Knitalong right HERE

Happy Knitting A Long!
Kristin

Pre Orders for Brooklyn Tweed

The Knit Café is already looking forward to The Knitter’s Frolic!
That’s the annual event where knitters gather and grope yarn in Toronto. Some folks come from far and wide to do just that. They hope to see and feel things they can’t access in their neck of the woods.
Like last year the Knit Café will be bringing heaps of Brooklyn Tweed to The Knitter’s Frolic so all of you who live too far to visit us on Roncesvalles Avenue will have a chance to check it out.

If you are already a devote of Brooklyn Tweed (like us) and know exactly what you want, here’s you chance to get a jump on things. Pre Order!

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Pre orders mean you won’t miss out on the colour and the quantity of Brooklyn Tweed you want. It will be bagged and waiting for you for pick up at so no feisty knitters can get to it before you do.

If you would like to make a pre order give us a ring
416 533 5648
or write us
theknitcafe@hotmail.com
before March 10th
we will be taking a 50% deposit with pre orders

If you are not coming to The Knitter’s Frolic and would like to make a pre order to pick up in store or delivery – Great! We can make that happen. Orders will arrive in April.

Craftily yours
Kristin

New from Brooklyn Tweed

The Knit Café has added Brooklyn Tweed Arbor to our online shop!
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Now you can shop our collection of this beautiful DK weight wool from your sofa. Want some project inspiration for this excellent yarn? Look no further then Brooklyn Tweed itself!
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Jared Flood recently added this photo to The Brooklyn Tweed Blog. It depicts all the hats he made for this past holiday season with Arbor yarn and Brooklyn Tweed’s pattern Burnaby. I made one of these hats this season too. It was a mighty fun knit and the pattern includes a version knit with bulky Quarry yarn which we have in store too.
Brooklyn Tweed has been busy making up patterns for this new yarn. You can check out the whole collection HERE

eldingar

In addition you might want to have a look at Amirisu’s most recent magazine. Amirisu Winter 2017 has some real gems in it including this ↑ lovely sweater made with Brooklyn Tweed Arbor

Also new – a book of patterns from Brooklyn Tweed!
aspen

Capsule by Michele Wang  was launched on January 18.
The book contains 8 new patterns that feature Michele Wang’s signature style garments. They are full of texture and glorious cables. The book contains some wonderful women’s sweaters like the one above called Aspen but there is also a terrific men’s sweater and a cute hat pattern too. Buy the book HERE or the patterns individually HERE.
Coincidentally we received a great big order of Brooklyn Tweed on the very same day this book was launched. We have refills of Shelter and Loft and Quarry and Arbor too. You can see all the stock of Shelter and Loft and now Arbor on The Knit Cafe’s website HERE.

Craftily yours
Kristin

What we’re making

Iwona and I both, have just finished projects.

sashiko

Because we can’t get enough of the Sashiko Pattern, Iwona knit up another version. The Sashiko Pattern can be knit into a cowl but it can also be knit into a scarf. Here it is in the scarf version in a poppy pink and a graphic black and white mix. So pretty!

sashiko

With the Sashiko you mix and match your favourite colours of Shibui Silk Cloud (silk and mohair) and Madelinetosh Prairie (merino) to get yourself a decadent masterpiece!

shibui silk cloudMadelinetosh Prairie
Here are some mix-and-matchables that are in shop right now. ↑

I just finished this ↓

Snoqualmie

This big guy is called Snoqualmie. It is a Brooklyn Tweed Pattern from the Winter 2016 Collection made from Brooklyn Tweed Quarry. What knitter does not want to make a classic fisherman sweater? I certainly did, and I can’t wait till it gets chilly enough to wear it. Fall come soon!

You can find the Snoqualmie pattern HERE

Brooklyn Tweed has just released it’s latest patterns -Fall 2016! Check it out HERE

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Craftily yours
Kristin