Newsletter December 1st, 2016

21 Dec 2016

  • Christmas Gift Giving
  • Christmas Hours
  • Pre-Christmas Specials & Sales
  • Christmas Basket Donations
  • Sit & Knit

Christmas Gift Giving!!

Do you have a knitter to shop for? Or are you needing to provide ideas for you own Christmas list?
We have lots of options in store!

In the store suggested gifts are marked with bows. Anything can be made up into a kit for your favourite knitter to enjoy. If you are already “friends” on Ravelry you will be able to look at each other’s favourites & library which may provide ideas as well. There are always gift certificates available if it is too hard to decide, (you determine the value).

A few ideas:

  • Eucalan (wool wash) sm or lg
  • needles (straight, circular, wood, metal, so many choices!)
  • hand made stitch markers
  • needle sets (DPN & circular)
  • shawl kits (ready to go or we can kit one for you)
  • a skein of that “special” yarn
  • pattern holders - small & large (so handy)
  • knitting bags & baskets
  • magazines
  • books
  • accessories
  • yarn, yarn & more yarn!

Christmas Hours

Sat Dec 24: closed

Mon Dec 26th: closed

Sat Dec 31: early close 2pm

Pre-Christmas Specials & Sales

Lots of exciting items for you to enjoy at sale prices!

  • All regular in-stock books 20% off
  • Peruvia Quick 35% off - while stock lasts
  • Classic Elite Fresco - 15% off
  • Pre-knitted garments - 15% off
  • Downton Abbey - Lady Sybil - 20% off
  • Berroco Blackstone Tweed - 25% off
  • discount & sale bins at $3.00, $4.00, 30%off, 40%off & others
  • as well as previous magazines, pamphlets & folders at rear of store
  • a few skeins of Madeline Tosh DK are still left at 20% off

Christmas Basket Donations

Since the start of the fall season we have been collecting donations of hats, mittens, scarves and other knitted items. The Shelburne Rotary Club will be picking up our basket just before Christmas and distributing these lovely hand knitted items to families in need in our community. If you love to knit and need a wonderful cause to donate to please bring your items in at any time during store hours. They will be greatly appreciated !!

Project of the Month - Yule Hat

by Elizabeth McCarten

Here is a quick and cute colourwork hat for the Winter/Christmas season. Very suitable for 1 ball of Big Delight or Melilla (for the colour) paired with 1 skein of Berroco Vintage.

3.5mm & 4.5mm 40cm circulars & 4.5mm DPN’s to finish top.

All yarns required to make this project are 15% off. Pattern is free with purchase of yarns.


Lots of new colours have come in for the following yarns:

  • Drops Andes
  • Drops Baby Alpaca Silk
  • Estelle Hudson
  • Diamond Luxury Tiptoe sock yarn
  • Shirley Brian
  • Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock

Our restocking of Vintage DK has begun!


Shirley Brian


Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock

Sit & Knit

Just a note to knitters/crocheters who are new to us. We have wonderful Sit & Knit groups on Wed 1-3pm & 6:30-8:30pm, Sat 1-3pm. Bring your project (or purchase some new yarn!) and work on it while enjoying friends, coffee and a nibble of something good!
Please remember to visit us at:
For on-line shopping. Yarn lines are being added slowly so bear with us. We also now have a “shop now” button at the top of our webpage to connect directly and you can use the “shop” feature on our Facebook page as well.

Taiga Vest - KAL Project # 7

FREE CLASS (+yarn, supplies &pattern) What a gorgeous vest this is. Easy wearing and a great fun knit. 4 classes to complete. Knitted in Hayfield Chunky with Wool, 3 balls each of 2 colours, depending on size chosen. View on Ravelry at: Advance sign-up and yarn purchase recommended. 4 part class. Dates (Wed’s): Oct 26, Nov 9, Nov 23, Dec 7 (6:30-8:30pm)

Taiga Vest is our final KAL Project for 2016. Please note that this will be a new format and is being offered as a free class. We will begin again after the new year.

Bella’s Mittens KAL

Free KAL class. Bella’s Mittens are a great way to learn to cable. Knitted using 5.0mm DPN’s and (2)skeins of Peruvia Quick (now 35% off). Come to Wednesday evening Sit & Knit (6:30-8:30pm) and begin this pre-Christmas project !

Socks & a Hat!

Beau Slouchy

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Because she’s so cute and this hat looks like so much fun, we are including it here as a pre-Christmas project idea. Free pattern on Ravelry:

Brainless by Yarnissima – pattern on Ravelry

Skua by Clare Devine Pattern available for purchase on Ravelry at