August Newsletter

06 Aug 2019

  • August Classes!!
  • (Read to the bottom. There’s a sale coming up!)

A KAL (Knit-A-Long) Helping you to finish your project! There is only 1 KAL for the fall series. We have changed the format of the Knit-A-Longs. The first date will be a paid class. Your instructor will discuss the pattern, get you started and answer questions. After that the next 7 will be free. The yarn used must be the one specified by the KAL and purchased at regular price from The Wool & Silk Co. Designed to help you get your garment finished. These classes do not provide specific techniques but support you with an experienced teacher to work through any difficulties.

Lovage Cardigan/Jacket (by Amy Christoffers) $20.00 Who wouldn’t like a cozy, squishy comfy jacket/sweater to add to their wardrobe? Knitted in Berroco’s new Sesame it is a dream. Needle size is a 4.5mm so your work will progress relatively quickly. The perfect thing to wear while walking the dog! This KAL starts in September & again in October. 8 weekly classes. Berroco Sesame: Medium (7 balls), Lg & XL (8 balls)

  • yarn is not included in KAL price Dates:
    Monday mornings (10am-12pm)
    Sept 9, 16, 23, 30 & Oct 7, 21, 28 & Nov 4
    Thursday evenings (6:30pm-8:30pm)
    Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & Nov 7, 14, 21

Fall Classes Time to Sign up Now! Fall classes are here and so many projects to try. Pullover, cowls, sweater/jacket, shawl, socks, mitts & a baby sweater. Scroll down through and make your selection. Remember that classes sometimes fill quickly so reserve your spot now. All yarns are already discounted and included in the class fee. Classes can be signed up for but additional discounts do not apply during the X-mas in July in August sale. Come in to the store to sign up & get supplies. Or call 519-925-6194. (Class prices shown do not include HST)

Learn to Knit or Crochet $15.00
First Wednesday of Every Month! If you have been wanting to learn to Knit or Crochet we are here to guide you. Morning, afternoon or evening on the first Wednesday of every month is “Learn To” time. It is a single, 1 hour class where we show you how to get started on your new crafting adventure Come in to the store to sign up & get supplies. Or call 519-925-6194. Advance registration is required

Papillon Shawl


If this beauty has always intrigued you then this is the class for you. We have selected a colour changing yarn to make it a bit easier while still retaining the same effect. This class starts soon so call in to sign up now.

Fee includes yarn & 2 classes

Aug 6 & 20 (Tuesday evenings) 6:30pm-8:30pm OR Aug 8 & 22 (Thursday afternoons) 1pm-3pm

Includes: 1 skein of Alpaca Merino Fine 2 balls of Painted Desert
& 2 class teaching sessions

Pattern, needles & notions are extra

Tegna (by Caitlin Hunter)

Med & Lg - $ 99.00
XL - $107.00

A beautiful lace edged top, Tegna is worked from the bottom up. Choose your length when it is time to work the sleeve division. The yarn will be our new Queensland United. A delightful blend of Lambswool & Cotton. 12 fabulous colours to choose from !

Fee includes pattern, yarn & 3 classes

Monday mornings (10am-12pm) August 12, 26 & September 30 OR Tuesday evenings (6:30pm-8:30pm) August 13, 27 & Oct 1st

Stripy Leaves Cowl (by Happy Knitter)
$103.00 Always wanted to try knitting Brioche? This is a great project. Using the Stripy Leaves scarf pattern, we create a beautiful cowl. The combination of 1 skein of Madeline Tosh & 1 skein of Alpaca Merino Fine. Three classes will have you well underway.

Fee includes pattern, yarn & 3 classes

Thursday afternoons (1pm-3pm)
August 29, Sept 5 & 12
Thursday evenings (6:30pm-8:30pm)
November 7, 14, 21

Rippled Sand Shawl(by Isabell Kraemer)

You can make this shawl as delicately or boldly coloured as you like. Created using 2 types of lace yarn held together for the accent colour interest and a single of Alpaca Merino Fine for the base it will be a stunner.

Fee includes pattern, yarn & 2 classes

Tuesday evening (6:30-8:30pm)
Oct 8 & 22
Thursday mornings (10am-12pm)
Oct 10 & 24

Heart Warmer Cowl

Interested in different stitches but unsure of how to approach them on your own? Come in & create a cowl using some new techniques. A total of 6 variations (2 types at each class) will be taught , using some spare yarn & needles. Then you will be able to knit those patterns on your sampler cowl in Mid-Knit Cravings.

Fee includes pattern, yarn & 3 classes

Thursday afternoons (1-3pm)
Sept 19 & Oct 3 & 17
Saturday mornings (10am-12pm)
Oct 5, 19 & Nov 2

Scrapbook Cardi
$115.00 (based on 1200yds required. Additional balls, add $8.25 ea) Love the look of a cardigan but tired of doing the endless stocking stitch? This sweater combines multiple stitch patterns to make an interestingly textured fabric. Keeps your fingers & mind busy with beautiful results. We have chosen the Queensland United for this project. It has excellent stitch definition and good yardage.

Fee includes pattern, yarn & 3 classes

Monday afternoons (1-3pm)
Oct 21, Nov 4 & Nov 18
Friday mornings (10am-12pm)
October 4, 18 & Nov 1

Grrlfriend Market Bag (by Laura Spradlin)
$50.00 Have you been wanting to improve your reusables at home? We have some fantastic Java Hemp to make a market bag with. 2 classes help you to construct the bottom and then the mesh of the bag. Lots of great colours to choose from.

Fee includes pattern, yarn & 2 classes

Thursday mornings (10am-12pm)
Oct 17 & 31
Saturday mornings (10am-12pm)
Nov 16 & 30

Baby Surprise Jacket

Elizabeth Zimmerman’s timeless pattern creates a beautiful child’s jacket. The knitting seems odd. The pattern is kind of strange. But in the end, all of a sudden, you have made a little jacket. Join in & unravel the mystery. We make the child size for this class to get you oriented with the pattern. You can go on from there and make an adult size and use a heavier yarn. 2 classes (2)Baby Crofter DK

Fee includes pattern, yarn & 2 classes

Friday mornings (10am-12pm)
Oct 25 & Nov 8
Saturday mornings (10am-12pm)
Oct 26 & Nov 9

2 at a Time Toe up Sock

Hate making 2 individual socks? Suffering from “Single Sock Syndrome” ? Then perhaps 2 at a Time Socks is for you. Learn the special cast-on and a new way to get a pair finished all at one time.

  • 3 classes
  • Sock Twin yarn

Fee includes pattern, yarn & 3 classes

Tuesday evenings only (6:30pm-8:30pm)
Sept 10, 17 & 24

How to Knit Socks - $69.00
Always wanted to knit socks but mystified by the process? Join us and be “demystified”. You will be amazed at how a sock is knitted & shaped. They fit like nothing else! 3 classes (1)Vintage DK

Fee includes pattern, yarn & 3 classes

Saturday mornings only (10am-12pm)
Sept 14, 21, 28

Learn to Knit Mitts
$74.00 Mittens are curious things! You can do the after-thought thumb but it isn’t really the shape of your hand. Instead come and find out how to do a gusset thumb. So much better. You will learn all of the steps to making a beautiful pair of mittens. 3 classes (1) skein of Alpaca Merino Worsted or Berroco Ultra Alpaca World’s Simplest Mittens by Tin Can Knits

Fee includes pattern, yarn & 3 classes

Friday afternoons (1pm-3pm)
Sept 13, 20 & 27
Tuesday evenings (6:30pm-8:30pm)
Oct 15, 29 & Nov 5

Learn to Knit A Hat - $50.00
An easy way to start learning to knit in the round is by knitting a hat. The yarn is bigger, the design is simpler and you can quickly make a usable item. 2 classes (1) skein of Vintage Worsted Just a Hat by Galina Shemchuk

Fee includes pattern, yarn & 2 classes

Thursday afternoons (1pm-3pm)
Sept 26 & Oct 10

It’s the X-mas in (July) In August Sale !!! August 12th - 17th

All in-stock yarn is 15%off !!

In addition there are over 60 selected yarns at discounts of 20%-60% off