Newsletter February 1st, 2017

01 Feb 2017

  • New Yarns

Wishing everyone a very Happy Valentines Day !!

Project of the Month:

Shades of Wicklow shawl

Are you wanting to feel warm? How about a cozy, squishy triangular scarf/shawl. Luscious is the word here!

Knitted with 3 colours of Ella Rae Cozy Alpaca Chunky (only 1 skein of each colour).

Pattern is $4.00CAD.

15% off all yarns required.

New Yarns in Store!!

Lots of great new yarns in shop!

  • Unicorn tails by Madelinetosh
    • 100% merino fingering yarn - oh the colours!
  • Painted Desert - 100% wool (but you’ll never know it! )
    • Lovely gradient colours. Free shawl pattern with yarn purchase
  • Dromedary - gorgeous dk yarn with 30% baby camel, 70% extrafine merino
  • Heunique - 50% wool, 50% acrylic - swirls of beautiful colour

Winter Classes are On!

February classes:

  • Classes MUST be registered and paid for by the Friday prior to the start date; (ie - if the class begins on Thursday 26th January, then payment must be made by Friday January 20th). Instructor will not be attending if no one is registered.
  • Materials need to be obtained before class date. Please take the time to ensure that you have all required materials before attending the first class.
  • Some classes require homework to be completed before the first class; this must be done by all participants
  • all classes will be offered on Thursdays. There will be an afternoon session 2-3pm or 3-4pm and evenings 6:30pm or 7:30pm. Please check carefully for your time.

Feb 2 Learn to crochet - single class ($15)


Sock class 1(of 4)

  • Deb’s super simple DK socks
  • 4 part class ($45)

Feb 9 Tech Class: Buttonholes - single class ($15)

Feb 16 Tech Class: Increases - single class ($15)

Feb 23 Tech Class: Cast-ons - single class ($15)

Please refer to the website “Classes” section for specific times

Knit-a-Longs (KAL’s)

KAL’s are knitting projects that we do together as a group. A dedicated instructor is available to assist you with your on-going KAL project.

  • classes are free
  • advance sign-up and materials purchase is required
  • all materials and patterns for KALs are to be purchased through Wool & Silk Co. Instruction is on Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday evening.

That Nice Stitch cowl

(Tues Feb 7 1-3pm OR Wed Feb 8 6:30-8:30pm)

A lovely cowl that we are knitting at a length to be doubled when worn. Worked using 1 ball of Riot DK on 4.0mm needles. Angled construction with a lovely stitch that enhances the long colour change of the yarn.

Santa Rosa Plum cardigan

  • 2 part KAL

(Tues Feb 28 & Mar 28 1-3pm OR
Wed Feb 29 & Mar 29 6:30-8:30pm)

A beautiful light weight cardigan for spring. Knitted in 4 shades of Drops Baby Alpaca Silk. So soft, so light. Sizes range from extra small to medium require 2 balls of each colour, large to 2XL require 3 balls of each colour. Choose from one of our 5 selected groupings. Also requires 3.5mmx80cm circulars, and 3.5mm dpns. Pattern is $8.45 CAD (approx.)

Choose from the following Yarn groups:

  1. Nautical - White, lt blue, Red & Navy
  2. Earth - White, Cream, Yellow, Brown
  3. Grey - White, Lt Grey, Med Grey, Black
  4. Water - Pale Blue, Lt Blue, Sky, Navy
  5. Lilacs - Pink, Lilac, Lt Purple, Purple

A Sock & A Sock!

Jeck by Regina Satta – free pattern on Ravelry

Hearts Afire Socks by Babs Ausherman - free pattern available on Ravelry at:

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! ($6.00 HST included)