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Loft from Brooklyn Tweed is at The Knit Cafe

Have you heard the happy news?  We received our second shipment of Brooklyn Tweed yarns. This time we received more beautiful colours of Shelter- the worsted weight variety. New colours include: Thistle, Homemade Jam, Fossil, Old World, and Cast Iron.

We also got LOFT!

brooklyn tweed loft

Loft is the fingering weight version of this 100% American wool yarn. You will want to come and check out all the tweedy colours and fondle and dream about what you might make. Check out the Brooklyn Tweed website for pattern inspiration. They have some beauties!
Colours; Long Johns, Cast Iron, Tartan, Snowbound, Old World, Fossil, Button Jar, Hayloft , Storm Cloud,  Artifact and Soot

brooklyn tweed quarry

We also have a small amount of Brooklyn Tweeds latest yarn. It is called Quarry and it is a bulky yarn for 6mm-8mm needles. Four wonderful colours are now in stock. Check out Moonstone, Slate, Lazulite and Hematite.

We are also happy to let you know that we have some brand new sock yarns from Nova Scotia. Thank you Fleece Artist and Handmaiden for sending us some delicious looking hand dyed yarns.


This is a small sample of the pretty skeins of Casbah yarn that are now on the shelves. Casbah is an absolutely decadent blend of merino, cashmere and nylon. We love it!

trail sock fleece artist

We also have some really terrific skeins of Trail Sock by Fleece Artist. This yarn is merino and nylon and perfect for sock knitting.

Happy Trails
and Craftily yours


what a difference a yarn makes

Think back to June. Remember  when I enthusiasticly introduced the discover of the orange crush blanket. This yet to be released Knit Cafe crochet pattern is still in production and with pattern production comes pattern testing.  Here is Kate’s version of the blanket, as pretty as a garden in summer.  The green grass background  is made out of Handmaiden Casbah and Fleece Artist Trail Sock. Both are soft and dreamy sock yarns, both are washable.  Perfect for a baby blanket which this beauty is destined to be.
The flower centers are made from the bits and pieces of past projects that lay about in waiting.  In this case all powerful pinks: furry mohair, sock yarn, and boucle.  Kate tells me some angora may make an appearance soon. Sweet!
So nice to see the same project made in completely different materials.  The blanket Iwona is making is a much heavier weight (worsted) and made from solid coloured yarns (not hand dyes).

Another example of a project stitched with a difference is this Sexy Shrug.

Edie Kim and her shrug are the first to pass the finish line in the Sexy Shrug Knitalong! Edie’s shrug was stitched with a petal-soft coloured worsted weight so different then the colour we chose for our shrug which was earthy and deep.  the light as air colour-way really shows off the stitch pattern in the lace.  Love it!

Carte blanche is what you have when you make your own things.  A complete and utter artistic license.   Changing colour, texture, size and shape with whimsy or considered calculation leads to items of individualistic character. Vive la difference! 

Craftily Yours