Hand knit cotton by Rowan

New in the store!!!!

Selected by Kaffe Fassett, fifteen bright and colourful shades make up the new limited edition palette of Hand knit cotton by Rowan.

The pattern booklet is free with purchase and contains 7 designs by Kaffe Fassett.
Rowan magazine 61 and the new Crush book by Kim Hargreaves also contains many patterns using Hand knit cotton.

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NEW Yarns in store!

So exciting – we just got these new yarns in store!
Lunar (60 merino / 40 mulberry silk) and Reed (100 linen) by Shibui!

Gorgeous yarns, you just have to come and see and touch!

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Marble Chunky Baby Blankets

I have been playing around with different stitches to create baby blankets with Marble Chunky.
The two blankets in the photo are knitted with 2 balls of this yarn and best of all, the patterns are free with purchase of Marble Chunky.
Happy knitting!
xox - Gisele (Store Owner)
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Our Annual Sale Begins December 26th, 2016!

Wool N’ Things Annual Sale begins on December 26th, 2016 and will run through to January 7th, 2017.

A great opportunity to stock up on yarns, books, notions, needles and bags.

 20% Off Regular Priced Yarn

15% Off Books, Notions, Needles & Bags

 

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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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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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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 Old Price Current Price
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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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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