I am looking forward to my presentation at the April 2017 Oakville Association of Knitters & Crocheters guild meeting on Tuesday, April 04, 2017. I will talk about a life working in the knitting industry, running my own business, my PatternFit™ courses and private knitting workshops. Please join us.
I will have a selection of yarns and kits on hand.
Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre: 2302 Bridge Road, Oakville ON, L6L 2G6
Meet in the Fibre Arts Studio, Doors open at 6:30pm. Meeting starts at 7pm.
Prism Saki in Tamarack. A lovely shade hand dyed using Prism's multi-colour technique with long colour repeats in a gorgeous combination of Teal, Periwinkle, Kelp and Ebony. Prism Saki is our go-to all time favourite yarn for patterns requiring 4Ply Fingering or Sport weight yarns. Saki sits right on the cusp and with a blend of 80% Superwash Merino Wool and 20% Nylon, this makes for an outstanding practical care yarn with a gorgeous hand.
Prism Saki is priced at C$32 per 430 yard skein.
The fabulous hand dyers at Blue Heron create subtle shifts of graphite and aubergine creating this exquisite yarn that knits up into wraps, shawls and tops with wonderful drape and gorgeous tonal effects.
Hand dyed for us by Blue Heron. Priced at C$50/skein. 550 yards.
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By-appointment consultation for creating a custom fit pattern for knitters. Due to demand my next availability for this service is January 2017. Contact me directly at 416-795-5500 or via email@example.com to request a consultation.
The Corso Capelet Kit is designed expressly for Blue Heron Bulky Rayon Chenille by Robin Hunter for Signature Yarns. The kit includes the Capelet pattern and matching Mistake Rib Scarf that highlight the gorgeous drape and body produced by knitting this most exquisite hand dyed 100% rayon chenille.
The quality of this chenille yarn is exceptional and holds it's shape extremely well due to being fulled in the washing machine and dryer as per Blue Herons instructions, which locks in the stitches and produces the most gorgeous, velvety drape and hand to the finished fabric. You will love wearing this chic accessory set over a lighter top at the office, over a dress for a formal occasion or over outerwear. Great design and functionality.
The Corso Capelet & Scarf Kit includes 3 skeins of Blue Heron Bulky Rayon Chenille and the Robin Hunter Corso Capelet pattern.
Priced at C$120 + applicable taxes and shipping.
The Belvedere Wrap by Robin Hunter is a beautiful combination of mesh lace with a generous garter stitch border worked in an oblong triangle shape. Robin and I collaborated on 2 beautiful versions of this pattern which are available to order as kits in 5 yarn bases and over 100 colours.
The Belvedere Wrap Kit Prism Saki Single Strand Kit
Our blue model shows the Belvedere Saki Single Strand Kit worked in Saki Layers Deep Sea colour for a light, fluid fabric with beautiful drape.
This Belvedere Prism Saki Single Strand kit includes 2 skeins of Prism Saki + Belvedere Wrap pattern.
Priced at C$70 + applicable taxes and shipping.
The Belvedere Wrap Prism Saki & Stuff Kit
Our red model is the Prism Saki & Prism Stuff Belvedere Wrap Kit which is worked in Saki Layers Ruby colour knit double strand for the mesh lace section and finishes with a coordinating shade of Prism Wild Stuff™ Lipstick for the garter stitch border, creating a soft and textured wrap with just a hint of bling!
• The Prism Saki & Stuff Belvedere Wrap kit includes 1 skein of Prism Saki, 1 skein of Prism Stuff and the Belvedere Wrap pattern. C$93.00 + applicable taxes and shipping.
The Clarington Wrap Kit™ features a skein of warm and cozy Americo Original Alpaca Wool worked together with a strand of the fabulous Prism Wild Stuff, which lends an additional layer of texture and colour with a kiss of bling, creating a unique covering that you can easily dress up or down. Designed by Robin Hunter and sold in kits online exclusively at Signature Yarns.
Clarington Wrap Kit is C$83 + applicable taxes and shipping.
The Clarington Wrap is available in 5 Alpaca Worsted colours and 5 coordinating shades of Prism Stuff yarns.
The warmth of the alpaca and peruvian highland wool will keep you toasty warm and the gorgeous texture and drape of this quick knit project allows you to style the Clarington Wrap many ways. This is a quick knit project and perfect for gifting someone special or rewarding yourself!
The Clarington Wrap Kits come with 1 skein of Americo Alpaca Worsted, a Alpaca/Peruvian Highland Wool blend, 1 half skein of Prism Stuff Yarn and a copy of the Clarington Wrap pattern by Robin Hunter.
C$83 + taxes and shipping.
Order online or call patrick at 416-495-5500 to order by phone.
The Torquay Stole Kit is exclusive to Signature Yarns and available in 7 fabulous shades of Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca Lace. Photo model worked in Fuchsia. Order securely online or by phone 416-795-5500.
The Torquay Stole was designed by Robin Hunter especially for my Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca lace weight yarn. Torquay features a top-down construction with a pretty pointelle lace border. All of Robin's knitting patterns are well written and include detailed charts. A great hand knitting project at a great price!
TORQUAY KIT INCLUDES YARN & PATTERN ON SALE FOR C$33.
The Torquay Stole is a beautiful, versatile accessory that you can drape and wear in many ways, be it at the office, an afternoon luncheon or out for a stroll. This Fuchsia colour is divine!
Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca Lace is a hand dyed lace weight yarn and produces a beautiful fabric with a wonderful, subtle sheen. The silk and baby alpaca components absorb the dye at a different rates creating a lovely play on tonal colours.You may order online or call me at 416-795-5500 to order by phone.
TORQUAY KIT INCLUDES YARN & PATTERN ON SALE FOR C$33.
The High Park Scarf Kit is a fun top-down construction pattern that uses one ball of the lovely Painted Desert wool which has these lovely, long colour repeats. The High Park Scarf was designed for Signature Yarns by Robin hunter and features two easy to memorize reversible stitch patterns that make this a versatile accessory to wear and a perfect gift to knit at a great price point. The perfect scarf pattern for beginner knitters and a quick knit project for more advanced knitters.
The French Cancan shawl, designed by Mademoiselle C, is a popular pattern featuring a garter stitch body with a decorative cable and lace border. I had this model knit in the Fog colour in Prism Saki yarn. This is one of my favourite Prism hand dyed colours created by Laura Bryant. It captures the colour of the evening sky at dusk when there is a low cloud ceiling and the sun is almost done setting. Beautiful layers of grey, mauve and earth-tones blend to create a beautiful fabric.
The French Cancan Kit includes 1 skein of Prism Saki only. The pattern is sold separately on Mademoiselle C's website. Please Note: If you want a larger size shawl this will require 2 skeins of Saki. Our model shown below is knit from one 430 yard skein and makes a small shawl for someone very petite or that drapes and ties around the neck Bandana style. For more volume and to wrap/drape around the shoulders you will need 2 skeins of Saki.
Call me at 416-795-5500 to order this kit by phone or shop securely online.
Product Focus: Prism Saki in Pale Blue 201.
Prism Saki is our premier Sport Weight sock yarn hand dyed for us in Florida by Laura Bryant. Saki is spun at one of the best yarn mills in the world and is a beautifully balanced yarn making this the perfect choice for socks, adult and baby garments and knits up into beautiful shawls, wraps and accessories. C$32 per skein.
• 4PLY Fingering/Sport weight yarn • Gauge of 26-28sts/10cm • machine wash/dry
• US2/2.75MM - US3/3.25MM for socks and up to a US7/4.5mm needle for garments and shawls.
OUR FABULOUS TRI-COLOUR COWL FROM PRISM IS WORKED IN HAND DYED PLUME FAUX-FUR YARN AND HAS TO BE ONE OF THE MOST LUXURIOUS ACCESSORIES EVER CREATED! THAT STATEMENT IS NOT AN EXAGGERATION - ONE TOUCH OF THE SILKY, COOL PLUME FABRIC DRAPED AROUND YOUR NECK WILL HAVE YOU CONVINCED. THE TRI-COLOUR COWL KIT FEATURES ONE SKEIN EACH OF JUNIPER, CONIFER AND BLUE LAGOON PLUME PLUS PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS.
PRISM TRI-COLOUR COWL KIT IS C$85.00 AND AVAILABLE TO ORDER ONLINE.
THE TRI-COLOUR COWL KIT IS C$85.00 PLUS APPLICABLE TAXES.
ORDER ONLINE OR BY PHONE 416-795-5500.
Bulky Rayon Chenille is the most stunning hand dyed luxury Chenille yarn from Blue Heron and available exclusively in Toronto at Signature yarns in over 25 hand dyed shades. Book an appointment to come see the collection in person by calling me at 416-795-5500 or order online. Priced in Canadian dollars at C$40 per skein.
• C$40/skein • 100 % Rayon • 228 metres/250 yards per skein
Suggested needle size is a US 6 or 4mm for garments and accessories. This smaller needle size produces a tighter gauge to help prevent any "worming" of the yarn once knit, as it is spun so tightly.
Blue Heron Chenille can be "Fulled" once knit by washing the item in your washing machine for in hot water with a bath towel on high agitation for 10 minutes, then drying both in a dryer on high heat until dry. The fabric does not shrink but is transformed into a beautiful, velvety fabric with lovely drape that does not stretch out of shape. Outstanding!
The Ikat Reversible Wrap by Laura Bryant features a unique knitting method that is based on Laura's exclusive Ikat dyeing process which produces this checkerboard effect when worked over a specific number of stitches. Yes, one can knit this effect in Entrelac technique but then you have multiple strands of colours to work and yarn ends to weave in. Laura's Ikat Wrap is worked with a single skein at a time and using only knit and purl stitches will produce this lovely, soft and warm Wrap. A great kit and intriguing to knit.
Laura Bryant's Reversible Wrap Kit is worked in luxurious Prism Madison, a blend of 75% Merino, 15% Cashmere, 10% Silk and masterfully hand dyed in the Ikat style to create intentional patterning. This is not Entrelac knitting - the stitch pattern is a simple combination of knits and purls but the magic is in Laura's dye process which results in the colours blending to automatically stack into geometric blocks when knit, creating a truly reversible, timeless accessory for any season. Fabulous and ingenious!
The Prism Reversible Wrap Kit is in stock in the Ikat Grey as photographed and available to order in 5 other Ikat colours as shown below. The Ikat Reversible Wrap kit includes a free copy of the Vogue Knitting Magazine and free shipping in Canada and the continental U.S.A. Applicable taxes not included.
Call 416-795-5500 to order by phone or purchase online.
Contact me at 416-795-5500 to order your kit today. Priced in Canadian dollars.