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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Rowan Breezed Yarn is in!

Rowan Selects Breezed is a blend of 80 percent cotton and 20 percent linen and boasts a fabulous texture and a cool handle.
It comes in 7 colours with a gauge of 19 stitches per 10cm.

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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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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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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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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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Binkwaffle Dumpling Bags Now In!

Wool N'Things is pleased to introduce to you the new Binkwaffle Dumpling bags. These reversible tote bags come in colourful patterns for all your project needs or even use them day-to-day.

Come in two sizes - small and large.

Most bags will handle a delicate cycle in the washing machine but it is recommended to wash them by hand, air dry and spot iron. 

For more information go to www.binkwaffle.com.

 

 

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New Spring Rowan Pattern Books Have Arrived!

Rowan Knitting & Crochet Magazine Number 59

A beautiful collection of 36 versatile designs by some of our favorites including Lisa Richardson, Sarah Hatton, Gemma Atkinson, Martin Storey, Marie Wallin, Kaffe Fassett, Zandra Rhodes, Carlo Volpi, Amy Herzog, Heather Dixon and Cirilia Rose. Rowan offers 18 stunning Coastal inspired designs for both men and women, the history of the Guernsey, an interview with Rowan Designer Carlo Volpi and 18 vibrant designs for women inspired by Japan. Pick up your new Rowan Magazine now!

Rowan Loves….Cotton Lustre & All Seasons Cotton

The fourth book in this series offers 9 designs which can be knit with either Cotton Lustre or All Seasons Cotton. Designed by Gemma Atkinson, these patterns are offered in beautiful soft spring colours that will transition you into the season.
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