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What Knitters Want For Christmas

We have lovely gifties here for all the knitters on your list or for when you pass on your wish list to family and friends. There are stocking stuffers and splurges and in-betweens! Here a few!

firefly tins with stitch markers

JUST IN! These adorable sliding tins are just the right size to house stitch markers. The tins and the seamless stitch markers are made in Canada! Each box contains 10 markers and costs $18.


Check out these larger sized tins. They have magnetic bottoms so stitch markers and darning needles stay put. What cat lover could resist these stitch markers with kitty ears? All of it is packed in a cute pouch for $22.


Or if you are more a sheep person. There is a slider tin for that too!

kemscott scissors

These gorgeous scissors are also Canadian made. Both the flower power style and the stork scissors are $17.


HiyaHiya interchangeable sets take care of all your knitting needle woes. Cords in various lengths can be matches with tips of various sizes, kept all together in one handy pouch. Choose from bamboo or steel tips. $112


These needle cases are designed and sewn right here in Canada. Are you sensing a theme here? Two different colours are available but we at down to one style now which holds all your double pointed, circular needles and/or crochet hooks.  There is a secret pocket to keep all your knit notions. They fold up into a beautiful and compact purse. We love them. $69

knit bags

This project bag is great for keeping your projects separate and transportable. Only $8. The Knit Café tote will hold a bigger project $12.


Eucalan! This Canadian made wool wash is also nice for other delicate washables. It take out a step – there is no need to rinse, so washing your woollies is faster and easier. There are 5 different fragrances that come in this 100ml size for $5. We also have little one wash pouches, which are excellent stocking stuffers, only $1.

turtlepurllichen and lacejulie asselin

Knitters will also want some of these gorgeous hand dyed yarns. Beautiful, and (wait for it) made in Canada! On the top is Turtlepurl’s self striping yarns, in the middle is Lichen and Lace’s lovely, merino, worsted weight, on the bottom is Julie Asselin’s Picolo  – gorgeous, fingering weight yarn.
For budding weavers we have tapestry loom kits complete
with step by step instructions. $50

For needle-felters we sell fleece bundles in small sizes to mix and match in any colour combination. Felting needles are available too. For inspiration check out the Sheep Ornaments we have been making for our Christmas window. One new sheep appears everyday till Christmas. You can follow our sheep on Instagram HERE

needle felting fleecesheep-knitting

Knitters and Crocheters also want


Get them in the shop or email us and we can email you your gift certificates. theknitcafe@hotmail.com

Craftily yours

What Knitters and Crocheters want for Christmas

Do you have a knitter to shop for?  Are you a knitter or crocheter who has a few empty spots on  your Christmas wish list?   Here is a short list of items we think would make any knitter and/or crocheter one happy crafter!

interchangable needle sets

Interchangable needle sets! Yes please! These are circular knitting needles sets that come with different cord lengths and a variety of needle tip sizes that you can mix and match.  You may never need to buy another needle with some of these. We have two brands in stock.  The luxury liner of knitting needles Addi Turbo has stainless steel tips with superior joins and cords, sizes in the sets range from 3.5-10mm. We also have some lace tip sets too.  The turbo needles come in a sleek vinyl case. The whole set comes to $195

HiyaHiya interchangable needle sets are available in either bamboo or steel tips. You can buy the larger set which has sizes 5.5-10mm or the smaller set which has sizes 2.75-5mm. The HiyaHiyas have an attractive silky case. Each size costs $90.

crochet hooks

Crocheters can keep all their hooks handy and organized too, in this bright pink carrying case.  The colour coded hooks make finding a size a snap! The set which includes hook sizes 2.25-6mm is $100.
For crocheters who need a hook that is a little bit easier on the hands (and who doesn’t really) we have some hook with soft grips that making crocheting even more fun! The soft touch crochet hooks are sold separately and are $8.50 each.

project bag and turtlepurl

Pretty Project Bags by Blue Sky Alpaca have lovely printed designs.  Choose from 6 different bird motifs in 6 different colours, for just $7.50 each.  To make the knitter in your life extra happy fill the project bag with yarns from Turtlepurl.   This yarn knits in a delightful stripe pattern.  We have worsted weight for hats and mittens and scarves and such, and fingering weight skeins that come bundled in sets of two so you can make matching socks.  See some of the lovely colour choices HERE and HERE.  Turtlepurl worsted is $30 a skein and Striped Turtletoes for socks is $28 for two 50g skeins.

kate austin bags

Look at these fancy bags for all your bits and pieces!  They are the perfect length for double pointed knitting needles, plus they’ll fit your scissors and stitch markers, row counters and cable needles (if you need any of these gadgets we have them too!). The patterns on the bags are the original designs of our very own Kate Austin, sturdily made here in Canada for only $15.

knit cafe knit kits

scarfeasy peasy mittens







Learn to knit kits by The Knit Cafe are here! They contain our very own booklet that describes the basic skills needed to knit a simple project.  You can choose either a scarf pattern or an arm warmer pattern and yarn and needles to go along with it. In short – everything a new knitter will need to get them started. The price will vary with the project and the yarn choice. If you were thinking of teaching someone to knit over the holidays this would be a terrific starter kit!

knitter's crash coursecrochet books

You can also purchase the Knit Cafe’s learn to knit booklet called “Knitter’s Crash Course” on its own for only $6.50. The booklet contains instructions for casting on, binding off, the knit stitch, weaving in ends and seaming.
For crocheters or crocheter wannabes we have a few really good learn to crochet books in shop. Both have lovely pics, clear instructions and inspiring projects.

023shawl pin

If you need some stocking stuffers – look no further then Eucalan. Even if you are not a knitter, but especially if you are, you will want a little Eucalan for Christmas.  This gentle soap is terrific for washing hand knits but also for anything that needs extra care.  It comes in delightful scented or non scented varieties and two sizes, 100ml for $5 and 500ml for $13.
A shawl pin would also fit nicely in a stocking.  This one is hand made in Nova Scotia by River John, and is only $12.

needle felting

Exciting news for Needle Felters – we just got in a great big shipment of colourful fleece perfect for this craft.  We now have 35 colours! Sold in 15 gram bits for $2.75 each you can pick and choose your favourite colour palet.  Of course we have needle felting needles too, and this great “how to” book by Ashford.  Soon you will be crafting your own tree ornaments!


Knitters also want gorgeous pattern books by independent knit designers.  Books like this one called “Madder Anthology” by Carrie Bostick Hoge.  It is delicious to look at and has wonderful knitted garments to dream about stitching.  We also have lovely pattern books from Hannah Fettig also known as Knitbot and Alana Dakos too.  They just came in today!!!

 One more thing that Knitters and Crocheters want:

Gift Certificates from The Knit Cafe

We can send one to you in an email too, just get in touch by writing to: theknitcafe@hotmail.com
or call 416 533 5648

Craftily yours

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A delivery of Eucalan wool wash!  It cleans your hand knits with less toil with it’s no-rinse formula.  Good timing – as one day soon we will be packing away our woolies for the summer season.  Keeping wool clean keeps it safe from moth threats.  An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure they say.   Eucalan comes in 500ml bottles or trial sized 100ml for $11 and $4 respectively and worth every penny! If you are involved in moth guarding or moth warfare have a look at this post for some ideas on how to fight the good fight.

How about that ↑ ? More linen from Louet has arrived!  Restock of popular colours like pewter and natural, aqua and eggplant.

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You too can write llama love notes.  Go to Llama Fonts!

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I added this link to a very nice tutorial on how to cable without a cable needle to my Pinterest Account.  It really caught on!  It seems a great deal of other knitters are interested in getting rid of their extra needle when they do their cabling projects.  I intend to give it a go.  Novice cablers – check out this

Iwona just finished this cabled cowl – the sample for our upcoming learn to cable class.  This lovely simple cable project is extra great as it is reversible (the same on both sides).  Without the buttons it makes a perfectly wonderful scarf too!

Cabled Cowl Class
Monday May 7, 6:30-9pm
$30, materials not included
call to register 416 533 5648

Craftily yours