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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 sale is all month long, so I hope you will stop by for a visit to see what we have....

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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 Waterloo Knitter's Fair.    This year was going to be different, the last addition I was making to our kit...

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Missoni Cowl

This cowl pattern is incredibly addictive, as soon as you finish one you will want to start another. Happy knitting!   Materials: 300g (6x 50g skeins) of Koigu Painter’s Pallete Premium Merino (KPPPM) 100% merino wool in at least 6 different colours 3.0 mm / US 3 24” circular needle stitch marker, waste yarn for provisional cast on darning needle   Glossary: Kfb – knit into the front and back of one stitch increasing 1 stitch Psso – pass slip stitch over K2tog – knit 2 together decreasing 1 stitch Technique instructions thanks to Knitty!: Provisional cast on - http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall05/FEATfall05TT.html Kitchener stitch – http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer04/FEATtheresasum04.html     Method: You are knitting a long tube in the round (like a sleeve) and...

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New website launched :)

We finally have out brand new website launched! I hope you will browse around and check out all the new features. Unfortunately that means we will be working out a few kinks as we go, one of which has our email temporarily down. If you need to be in touch please give us a call at 416-322-0688.   EDITTED: Email is back online as usual!

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New Spring Classes!

KNITTING 101 Apr 1st at 6:30pm, OR May 17th at 6:30pm, OR June 6th at 1pm, OR June 8th at 6:30pm (Two hours total) If you have never knit before and want to get started, this is the class for you! We will learn the basics – the knit stitch, the purl stitch and how to cast on and off – and talk about different ways of knitting and terminology. A light coloured worsted or Aran weight yarn in is recommended, plus needles to match – come by for suggestions! $40 NEXT STEPS: KNITTING 102 Apr 18th at 10am, OR Apr 20th at 6:30pm, OR May 25th at 6:30pm, OR May 30th at 1pm, OR June 6th at 10am, OR...

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