Rowan Felted Tweed – New Colours Now In

Rowan's Felted Tweed is a beautiful felted effect yarn made with merino wool and alpaca.

50 g ball
50% Wool, 25% Alpaca, 25% Viscose
Approx Length: 175 m (191 yds)
Needles: 3 1/4 mm - 4 mm
Gauge: 22 - 24 sts/4 inches

Rowan patterns are also available in the store.

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Suẽno Mini Packs By HiKoo Have Arrived

Hikoo Suẽno Mini Packs have arrived at Wool N' Things. Perfect for your knitting and crochet projects, each Mini Pack includes 10 beautiful colours in varying palettes. A unique blend of superwash merino wool and bamboo from viscose, each kit includes approximately 250 grams/635 yards of yarn.

Patterns are available online (there may be a cost for some) at Ravelry

Mini Pack #01 "Pleasantly Pale"
Mini Pack #02 "Vavavoom"
Mini Pack #03 "Nicely Neutral"
Mini Pack #04 "Jubilant Jewels"
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Store Holiday Hours

Please note that our store hours during the holidays will be as follows:

Friday, December 23rd, 2016             Open 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Saturday, December 24th, 2016         CLOSED

Sunday, December 25th, 2016           CLOSED

Saturday, December 31st, 2016         Open 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Our regular store hours will be in effect for all other days.

 

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Blue Sky Fibers – 21 Color Slouch Hat Kit Has Arrived!

Wow! An amazing kit for a 21 Color Slouch from Blue Sky Fibers has arrived at Wool N'Things. Knit this really fun striped slouch hat, designed by Virginia Sattler-Reimer, in all 21 introductory Woolstok colors which we introduced to you in our September 6th, 2016 post.

Included in the kit is the pattern and all 21 yarns needed to complete your project neatly bundled together with a suede tie.

The kit is a great gift idea for the knitters you know or knit up the hat and gift it.

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Rowan Select Yarns, Cashmere & Fine Silk, Have Arrived!

We are so excited to announce that Rowan's Limited Release Select yarns, Fine Silk and Cashmere, have arrived at Wool N'Things! Introduced to you in our May 14th, 2016 post, these yarns are part of Rowan's new concept for their yarns.

Luxuriously soft and wonderful to work with, both yarns will offer you a beautiful array of colours to choose from. Pick up your Rowan Limited Release Select yarns and patterns now!

Rowan Cashmere

Made in Italy this is a soft cashmere yarn made of 95% cashmere and 5% wool, ideal for babies and womens garments. It is recommended that you wash your finished garment before wearing to maximize the softness.

25 gram balls
Approximately 75 m (82 yds)
Gauge: 20 sts/28 rows to 10 cm/4 in
Knit on 4 1/2 mm needles

Rowan Fine Silk

A fine yarn made in Italy with a silky sheen, it is soft to your touch because of merino and viscose fibers.

40% silk 30% wool 30% viscose
25 gram balls
Approximately 150 m (164/yds)
Gauge: 35 sts/45 rows to 10 cm/4 in
Knit on 2 1/4 mm ndls

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Cowl Connection – A Return To Knitting Starts November 26th, 2016

In this class you will knit a cowl in a pattern that knits up quickly and allows those who are returning to knitting a project that reintroduces a variety of skills.  This unique and functional garment warms the neck and has a secret compartment for storing stuff!  Fun to make and a great holiday gift. Registration is required to attend this class.  Please visit our Classes page for all the details!

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Come Visit Our Stitchery Corner!

Wool N’Things has just received a large shipment of Cross Stitch Kits in varying sizes and prices. These beautiful artistic needle art kits come complete with quality Aida fabric (at different counts), carefully sorted Anchor thread, as well as, easy-to-follow charts and instructions.  Also available are Needlepoint Tapestry canvases and kits.

Wool N’Things offers a wall of DMC needlework wool in a vast array of colours.  Everything you need for your needlepoint projects!

 

Anchor Cross Stitch Kits & Embroidery Corner

 

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Hayfield Baby Blossom Chunky Has Arrived!

This new chunky baby yarn is a machine washable acrylic/nylon blend yarn perfect for babies and girls. It is a self-patterning yarn that will produce dainty little flowers in the stripes as you knit.  Hayfield Baby Blossom Chunky comes in beautiful baby shades including yellow, lilac, pinks, beige and blues - all available now at Wool N'Things.

70% Acrylic & 30% Nylon
Weight: 100 g
Length: 170 y/155 m
Needles: 6.5 mm
Tension: 14 sts to 19 rows on 6.5 mm needles

We also have Hayfield patterns available in-store or this will knit up in any chunky pattern.

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New Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran Tonals Have Arrived!

Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran Tonals are an incredibly soft yarn in rich tonal colours. A blend of extrafine merino, cashmere and acrylic, it is machine washable and perfect for any of your accessories or garments.

55% Extrafine Merino Wool/ 33% Acrylic/ 12% Cashmere
Weight: 50 g
Yardage: 98 yds
Gauge: 4.5 sts = 1" on US 8 needles
Care: Machine Wash Cold, Dry Flat
Country Of Origin: Italy

Beautiful new patterns available:

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Knitting Industry Changes

My Dear Customers & Friends,

There has been many changes in the knitting industry this year, some good and some bad!

The exchange rate is surely not helping, but some American distributors are helping Canadian retailers by giving us a percentage off the cost of the yarn, so that we can sell it at a reasonable price to you the customer. Unfortunately the new British distributor of the Rowan, Schakenmayr and Regia yarns is doing the opposite. They have increased the Canadian retail prices of these yarns by 30-60%. For the good news, I have stocked up on many of the Rowan yarns and will be able to maintain the current prices for a while.

The table below provides you with the current and new prices of Rowan yarns, as you will notice many yarns are not on the list because they have been discontinued:

 

Rowan Yarn Name Current Price New Prices
Alpaca Merino DK $10.00 $13.00
Baby Merino Silk DK $13.00 $17.00
Big Wool $16.00 $22.00
Brushed Fleece $13.50 $17.50
Cocoon $18.00 $24.50
Felted Tweed DK $13.00 $16.75
Felted Tweed Aran $13.00 $16.75
Fine Lace $13.40 $17.50
Hemp Tweed $ 9.00 $11.50
Kid Classic $12.50 $16.25
Kidsilk Haze $16.00 $19.25
Pure Wool Superwash DK $  7.00 $  9.00
**Pure Wool Superwash Worsted $11.50 $18.00
Super Fine Merino 4-ply $11.00 $14.25
Creative Linen $15.00 $19.30
Summerlite DK $  8.00 $10.25
Summerlite 4-ply $  8.00 $10.25
Softyak DK $13.00 $16.75
Cotton Glacé $  8.50 $11.00
Handknit Cotton $  6.50 $  8.50
Original Denim $  6.00 $  7.75

**I will be replacing the Pure Wool Superwash Worsted when my stock is depleted. I have found a replacement for it at same current price that is also spun in Romania.

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Hand Painted in Peru – Araucania Huasco

Araucania Huasco is an extra fine merino wool, hand painted in Peru, that will give your laceweight projects gorgeous depth of colour. Vibrant and rich, Wool N'Things offers many colour choices.

100% pure extra fine merino
Weight: 100 g skein/3.5 ounces
Length: 450 yards/416 m
Needles: 3.5 mm
Tension: 7.5 sts/inch

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Fruits & Veggies Hat Kits

Packed in a compact clear kit, these cute Fruits & Veggies hat kits include a ball of yarn, a topper (pom pom) and a pattern.

100% Acrylic
Weight: 50 g ball
Length: 148 yards of yarn plus a completed hat topper (pom pom)
Needles: 5 mm circular needles
Tension: 4.75 sts per inch
Machine wash gentle, dry on low heat

Shown here are the Orange Hat, Boysenberry Hat, Strawberry Hat and Pineapple Hat. Several others available as well in store.

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New – Addi Click Mixed Set Interchangeable Needles & Coming Soon – Addi Click Olive Wood Set

What do you get when you combine an addiClick Turbo set with an addiClick Long Tip Rocket set? An addiClick Mixed Set, of course! Bringing you the best of both worlds, the addiClick Mixed set contains a single Turbo tip and a single Long Rocket tip, allowing users to truly customize their knitting experience. Each set contains 8 Click tips (3.5mm, 3.75mm, 4.0mm, 4.5mm, 5.0mm, 5.5mm, 6.0mm, and 8.0mm), one each of 24”, 32”, and 40” pliable blue nylon addiSOS cords, and a skacel needle gauge, all packed conveniently in a beautiful portable yellow Click case.

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ADDI CLICK OLIVE WOOD NEEDLE SET

Created from the wood of non-fruit bearing olive trees, each tip of the addiClick Olive Wood Set is finished with a plant-based oil to protect its unique look. The needles are quiet and comfortable to work with, as all tips and grips attain body temperature quickly – making them a great choice for arthritic hands.

The addiClick Olive Wood Set provides 8 different sizes of addi Olive Wood tips (3.5mm, 3.75mm, 4.0mm, 4.5mm, 5.0mm, 5.5mm, 6.0mm, and 8.0mm), three different lengths of the new, extremely pliable addiSOS cords (24”, 32” and 40”), and one connector piece which helps to either store stitches or combine your cords. The Click tips require no tools to change; simply insert the cord deep into the tip, twist and release. The tips will remain secure until you change them!

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Wool N’ Things will soon have a demo set of this kit. Some stores were lucky enough to obtain a few kits during the test phase, but hopefully the kits will be available to all stores soon!

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Luxurious Araucania Lujoso Yarns Have Arrived!

Named after the Spanish word for "luxury", Araucania's Lujoso will knit or crochet into luxurious soft garments and accessories. A blend of 50% baby alpaca, 35% extrafine merino wool and 15% mulberry silk.

Weight: 100 g skein
Length: 164 yards
Needles: 5 mm
Tension: 4 sts/inch
Care: Handwash cold, dry flat

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New At Wool N’Things – Louisa Harding’s Pittura Yarns

New to Wool N'Things, Louisa Harding Pittura yarns are now available. In Italian, Pittura means painting and this yarn will definitely produce works of art. A superwash fine merino with bamboo viscose, this yarn will give your garments a feminine and beautiful drape.

Blend: 75% fine merino & 25% bamboo viscose
Weight: 100 g ball
Length: 400 meters/437 yards
Suggested Needles: 3.25 - 3.75 mm
Suggested Tension: 22 - 24 sts x 30 - 32 rows

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Have You Bought Your Naked Sock Yet?

Introducing Naked Sock from Wisdom Yarns, a wool-free yarn comprised of 93% Acrylic and 7% PBT. Perfect for socks, sweaters, shawls and more!

 

Weight: 100 g balls

Length: 430 meters/470 yardsNaked Sock

Needles: 32 sts x 42 rows = 4″ in stocking stitch (2.75 mm needles)

Hook:  26 sc x 36 rows = 4″ (3.5 mm hook)

Care: Machine wash warm, do not bleach, tumble dry – low heat, do not iron

 

 

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Download your free Naked Sock sock pattern designed by the team at Universal Yarns:

Universal Design Team Naked Sock Pattern

 

 

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