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New yarn = feeding frenzy!

Patti Waters

Tags colour, knit, newyarn, sock, sockknitting, sockyarn, variegated, yarn

New yarn = feeding frenzy!

   We received a delivery this week of a brand new yarn for us: Ancient Arts Reinvent. It is stunning, and its arrival just before knit night created a bit of a feeding frenzy! The colours in this yarn are stunning, and the names for them are half the fun. Names like Lookin' fine in my new blue jeans, A road less travelled, and Syrah by moonlight give the yarn so much more character. Several skeins have already found new homes, including a skein of Scottish Mist that made its way into my knitting bag, though I still haven't decided...


Join us for a Sock Hop!

Patti Waters

Tags sock sockknitting knit yarn sockyarn contests

Join us for a Sock Hop!

Join us Sunday Aug 21st at 1pm for a celebration of sock knitting! Bring a hand knit sock from Passionknit yarn to be entered for prizes! There will be snacks, we can discuss our favourite patterns and techniques, and of course knitting! 


Stripey Sweater!!!

Patti Waters

Tags babycashmerinotonals, debbiebliss, kidsknits, knit, pattern, stripes

Stripey Sweater!!!

I finally finished my stripey sweater from the Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino Tonals, which has become one of my new favourite yarns! The colours are stunning, and I love this little sweater partly because I got to use so many fun colours.    Errata: The pattern had one little mistake in it, and now that I have found it you don't need to worry about it. Just after the stripe pattern is established the pattern tells you to knit a further number of rows, however, it definitely means total not further.   I thought my sweater was looking a little...


June Sale is ON(line)

Patti Waters

Comments 1 Tags sale knitsale yarn yarnsale

June Sale is ON(line)

Our annual June Sale is in full tilt here at Passionknit! And for the first time ever our sale is both in store and online! The following yarns have been discounted 25% both in store and online: ALL Noro yarns, Botany Lace, Findley Dappled, Party Angel, Paloma Tweed, Baby Alpaca Glimmer, Ella Rae Lace Merino Solids & Multis, Debbie Bliss BFL Aran, Louisa Harding Luzia, Mirasol Miski & Sulka, and Aslan Trends Royal Alpaca, Royal Alpaca Melange & Class.  In addition to these there are many yarns that have been marked down as much as 50% for in store sale only. Our...


Frolic: A tale of woe

Patti Waters

Tags bradway, catastrophe, knit, Knittersfrolic, missonicowl, shawl, show

Frolic: A tale of woe

Warning: The following post has some photos of graphic violence against knitting. Knitters with a weak constitution may want to close their browsers now. But fear not there is a happy ending.     The Knitter's Frolic was my first big show since buying Passionknit, and my plan was for this year to be a little different. Jennifer has always been famous for her 12th hour additions to the kits and samples we bring to the show. The best example is The Missoni Cowl which was still damp from blocking when I saw it for the first time at the Kitchener...