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We are a full service, yarn shop catering to knitters and crocheters alike. You will enjoy a wide selection of yarns, needles, hooks and accessories in store. Classes are on-going with a complete list offered on this site. Can't wait to see you!

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Store Hours Tues - Fri: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 3pm
Sun & Mon: Closed
We are also offering on-line shopping at Wool & Silk Co.

You can reach us by phone 519-925-6194 or email Curbside pickup at the store (during store hours) or porch pickup at my home (in Mono) is also available Please call or email to arrange for pickup times

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What We're Knitting/Crocheting.

Project Idea #10 (it's in the works!) La Dame de Fer(the Iron Lady - Eiffel tower)

By:Marie Amelie Designs
(A purchase pattern on Ravelry)

Yarn: Lang Alpaca Soxx 4-ply

Okay. Okay. I couldn't help myself!! Started this beautiful lightweight cardigan a few days ago. The textured design is super easy but so effective. I can't even tell you how much I love this yarn. Sock yarn you say? Yup. And it is so very very soft. A joy to work with on the needles. I think I am in Love. Think Spring in Paris. SHOP ALPACA SOXX here

What's News Right Now

Rotary Christmas Baskets

Please remember to help with the donation to the Rotary Christmas Baskets. We accept hand knitted or crocheted articles. Hats, mittens, scarves, sweaters, etc. Adult, Child or Baby sizes. If you enjoy knitting/crocheting, and have items you would like to share to brighten someone's Christmas, please drop them off at the shop anytime before December 15th.

Thank you!

Knit & Nosh

December has arrived. Oh My! And it is time again for Knit & Nosh. This will be the last one of 2023. Look forward to seeing both you & your knitting.

Wednesday Dec 6th
6:30pm 101 Main St. W.,
Shelburne, ON


Vintage Peppermint Hat by: Lindsey Faciane

Free pattern on Ravelry
This design collection features an easy, mesmerizing stitch pattern that’s just as fun to look at as it is to knit up. It’s perfect for beginners who are comfortable knitting in the round. These hats will make wonderful stock for handmade markets or great gifts for anyone on your list! Please note that this pattern is for an adult size only, but you can easily adjust the stitch count and decrease section to make different sizes. Be sure to check out the other four patterns in the Vintage Peppermint Collection on Ravelry!!

We are suggesting: Vintage Worsted, Ultra Alpaca, Highland Alpaca Worsted or Alpaca Merino Worsted for this project

Two by Two Hat

Free pattern on Ravelry

Need a gift for the guys in your family? Here is a great mens hat. Knits up fast in worsted weight yarn. You can make it in wool, wool blend or in acrylic(easy wash & dry).

We are suggesting: Highland Alpaca Worsted, Santa Cruz, Reborn Wool Recycled or Uptown Worsted (100% acrylic).

Cardo Holiday Hat by: Fairmount Fibres Design Team

Free pattern on Ravelry

Cardo Holiday Hats: cozy knit hats in a series of 5 different stripe options in bulky weight yarn! They chose Putty as our main color in each hat, and then played with different stripe sequences in a contrast color.

To top it off make your own pompom or look at the fabulous colours we have in our faux fur pompoms!

We are suggesting: Vintage Chunky, Estelle Chunky, Highland Alpaca Chunky or Eco Tweed Chunky

Hue Hat by: Woolfolk Design Team

Pattern $4.00 USD on Favelry

Need a quick topper for the winter chill or a super fast Christmas gift?

Hue works up quickly in reverse stockinette and superbulky yarn.

Top with a furry pompom for best effect.

Sample shown in larger size.

We are suggesting: Coco, Estelle Bulky, Savvy, or Bold Colour for this one

Gift Ideas and Stocking Stuffers

ChiaoGoo Twist Shorties Interchangeable Sets


- premium surgical grade stainless steel tips

- nylon coated braided multi-strand metal cable

- flexible cable is memory free- no kinks

- The TWIST "SHORTIES" interchangeable system containing both 2" and 3" (5cm & 8cm) tips allowing knitters to make short circulars 9" through 14" (23cm - 36cm) long, including differential circulars.

- Blue Set (Small): 10 different sets of stainless steel lace tips in sizes US 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 (3.5, 3.75, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0mm) are included with the set. The 2" tips are solid and have a tightening hole near the threads. The 3" Tips are hollow. The set comes in a compact, blue nylon, zippered case as shown. It also includes a tip sleeve that securely holds all 10 sets of tips, end stoppers, stitch markers, a mini needle gauge (it's so cute!) and three different cable lengths.

The cables included in this set are 5", 6" and 8" (13cm, 15cm & 30cm) long and are the same diameter as the red MINI cables.

Lykke Interchangeable Circular Needle Set - 3.5in tips


- made of strong birchwood

- very smooth & light

- easy on the hands & the eyes

- a pleasure to work with

- 9 pairs needle tips - 3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5 mm

- 5 cords - (2)40cm-16in, (1)50cm-20in, (1)60cm-24in

- accessories - (2)connectors, (4)keys, (8)stoppers

Mindful Collection Interchangeable Needle Set - 5"


- Mindful Collection from Knitters Pride

- The Mindful Collection interchangeable circular needle tips are lovingly crafted out of stainless steel. These needle tips are durable, long-lasting, environmentally friendly and recyclable.

7-piece set of interchangeable knitting needle tips. The set is enclosed in a beautiful, fabric case with a lovely silver charm zipper. Inspirational words are printed on each needle size, and are there to inspire you.

Stuff That Stocking!

Brittany Needle Wax


- Brittany Needle Wax is an all natural product, used to clean and maintain the finish of any fine wooden tools.
- Each jar is 1oz of wax

Wood Needle Sizer and Gauge Tool


- Wooden needle gauge with 4"/10cm ruler on the sides, in a choice of 2 beautiful woods.
- Sizes are permanently etched into wood surface.
- Dimensions: 7.5 inches long and 3 inches wide

Metal Lightbulb stitch markers


- lightweight, colourful metal markers
- clip on or slide on
- metallic group(20) - 4 of each of 5 colours
- rainbow group(20) - 2 of each of 10 colours
- teal, rose gold, orange, gold, purple, metallic royal blue, and magenta(20 per pk) - each one is 20 of the same colour
- all are in packs of 20

Featured Socks

Sock 1 - Mielle Sock Set

This set is a collection of two patterns, shorty (beginner friendly) and classic (more adventurous), using a common honeycomb like stitch and techniques to celebrate your favorite yarns. The pattern includes modification notes to easily change sock style resulting in many options. These socks are knit from the top down with a classic heel flap and gusset, rounded heel and toe, and allow for variable foot lengths. The instructions are both written and charted.

5 sizes: 1 (XS), 2 (S), 3 (M), 4 (L), 5 (XL)

Shop Sock Yarns here


I Heart Socks by Christopher McGovern

To keep us all in the spirit of Valentines Day, here is a lovely, lacey pair of socks to knit. A few Pink/mauve tonals available in MidKnit Cravings Sweet Sock - free pattern on Ravelry

Perfect Newborn Socks by Tabitha Gandee

Perfect Newborn Socks by Tabitha Gandee

And aren't they just perfect? The design can be just ribbing or cabled version. To do them in an easily washed soft acrylic for the new Mum try Sirdar Snuggly 4-ply Just for newborns!

Business Casual

Business Casual by Tanis Lavalee

Giving you an almost faux argyle look. Great in a tonal yarn.

MidKnit Cravings

Think MidKnit Cravings Sweet Sock

or Indulgence Sock 4-ply Free pattern on Ravelry

You Are So Bowtiful

You Are So Bowtiful by Stitchcraft & Wizardry

This is our shortie sock with just a hint of design down the side. change the cuff,
heel & toe colour or make it all the same. You can usually get 2 pairs from one, 100g ball/skein of yarn. Use your favourite speckle or check out

Huasco Sock

Huasco Sock. Lots of contrast colours in Teenie Weenie Wool or Fabel Solids

Spocket Socks

Sprocket Socks by Megan Nodecker

The very cool Sprocket Socks give each colour of your stripes a special depth. I am thinking all about Teenie Weenie Wool for these babies! Go ahead and choose your colours

A Good Plain Sock

Pattern is Sock Recipe: A Good Plain Sock by Stephanie Pearl McPhee (the Yarn Harlot).



Rose City Rollers

Rose City Rollers by Mary Catherine Bryner




Hermione's Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder



Vanilla Latte Socks

Vanilla Latte Socks by Virginia Rose-Jeanes



Wishbone Socks

Wishbone Socks by Leeanne Lange



Rye Socks

Rye by tincanknits


Pine Tree Socks

Pine Tree Socks by L'oro Unico



Skew by Lana Holden




Itty Bitty Weenie Socks

Itty Bitty Teeny Weenie Socks by Tracy Henwood



Wishbone Socks by Leeanne Lange


Day Off Socks


Grocery Girls Socks


Skipping Rocks by Lori Wagner

Winter of Remembrance by Annette Derksen


Y? by Bridgett Landry

Flying Geese Socks by Yarn & Tacos


Galloway by Dana Gervais

Wraptor Socks by Jeny Staiman


Valentina by Angelika Grinberg

Indecision Socks by Jennifer Ross


Nov 2/22: Our own Leeanne L. has been working on the Midcoast KAL. Here is her current progress. Looking good Leeanne!

Midcoast Pullover KAL - start date Nov 15 (but you can join in anytime)

There was a bit of a discussion at K-W Knitters Fair this year and Midcoast was decided upon to be a KAL. Jennifer Steingass has done her usual excellent pattern writing and created this stunning pullover. It takes a main colour with 2 contrasting colours for working the yoke design. We want to share your progress with everyone so will be posting here and to social media with updates via your photos. You can submit pictures to us at woolandsilkco@gmail.com Please indicate your first & last name. We post just using your first name & your last initial (eg: Diane G.). If you do not wish your name to be printed at all please indicate that to us in your email and we will keep you anonymous. Here are some yarn suggestions for you. Or pop into the shop and we will get you started.

KAL's are free
Yarns are to be purchased from Wool & Silk Co.
Please call the store to sign-up
(519) 925-6194
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Featured Projects

Project Idea #11

By: Casapinka
A purchase pattern on Ravelry
The (no need to) Panic sweater was designed for new sweater knitters who have done shawls or other projects but are intimidated to make a sweater. There are long-sleeved instructions and two short sleeved versions.

(no need to panic) - DK Yarn choices

Project Idea #10 Spring series - Dame De Fer - a beautiful lightweight cardigan. Exactly the right thing for spring.

Dam De Fer
By: Marie Amelie Designs

A free pattern on Ravelry

Decorated with an easy-to-work slip stitch pattern, this cardigan will have you dressed for the Eiffel Tower in no time. Inspired by the ironwork that makes up the exquisitely engineered tower, you will work from the top down, seamlessly to have a season-spanning sweater tout de suite. Pattern provided in both charted and written formats.

We are thinking of our new Alpaca Soxx 4-ply for this project. Fingering weight, 70% alpaca, and oh so soft and squishy. You can make socks out of it but why would you? Shop Dame de Fer - Yarn choices

PROJECT IDEA #9 - Carmel Pullover

The Carmel pullover is knitted bottom-up & in the round.
Free pattern by: Berroco Knit Team on Ravelry. Let the bright colors of Summer Sesame do their thing for this simple and bold yoke. Paired with Modern Cotton DK, this sweater is perfect for warmer weather days. Love the 3/4 sleeves!- https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/carmel-5.
Level Advanced beginner - Easier intermediate
Sizes: 32 to 68"
- check pattern for quantities of main colour depending upon size
- CC1: 1-2 balls of Summer Sesame
- Needles: 3.75mm & 4.5mm varying lengths for neckline, body, sleeves & cuffs
- Gauge: 20sts/28 rows = 4in in stocking stitch with 4.5mm needles

/Carmel Pullover Yarn Choices - Shop Now

PROJECT IDEA #8 - The Boulevard Blanket

The Boulevard Blanket….it’s quick, easy, chunky, warm and reversible! At first glance you might think this pattern is just simple garter stitch. Look again!
An easy K3, P3 repeat pattern creates a subtle striping effect. The name of this pattern is inspired by the beautiful tree lined boulevards of my hometown….Kansas City.
Free pattern by: Fifty Four Ten Studio on Ravelry. Excellent beginner project. Nicer than just plain garter stitch but still fast to knit - https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-boulevard-blanket.
Level Beginner
Sizes: Baby to 2XL (6sizes)

- superbulky yarn
- check pattern for quantities of main colour depending upon size
- Needles: 9.0mm x 32 inches
- Gauge: 18.5sts/14.5 rows = 4in in garter stitch

Superbulky Yarns - Shop Now

PROJECT IDEA #7 - Novice Sweater Junior

The Novice Sweater Junior is knit seamlessly from the top down. That means that you will begin by knitting the neckband, then the yoke, then the body, and finally the sleeves. The sweater is knit in stockinette stitch, while the neckband, bottom edge (waist band), and cuffs are knit in rib.
Purchase pattern by: PetiteKnit on Ravelry. Excellent beginner project. She used lace weight + fingering + fingering to achieve chunky weight. You can just use a chunky yarn to make the knitting easier. - https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/novice-sweater-junior.
Level Advanced beginner
Sizes: 1-2yrs to 12-14yrs
- check pattern for quantities of main colour depending upon size
- Needles: 5.5mm & 6.0mm varying lengths for neckline, body, sleeves & cuffs
- Gauge: 16sts/21 rows = 4in in stocking stitch

Novice Sweater Junior Yarn Ideas - Shop Now

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