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Kids Summer Knitting
This one is for the kiddos…… Attention all children we have some great summer knitting plans for you!! For those of you who already have some knitting experience, we are going to offer a few project based classes.  First off is the knit your own icord necklace or fashionable tie class. The yarn and needles […]

Summer Strategizing
Seasonal knitting sometimes requires adjustments. I do know some folks who only knit during the colder half of the year, opting to hang up their needles when the mercury rises, but myself, I like to be able to knit year-round. To be completely honest, Vancouver does have a relatively mild climate – it rarely gets […]

More from KAS Designs
We are very pleased to announce the newest addition to our KAS Designs line up…..the Origami Pockets.  This design has been crafted specifically for us and our knitters!! It is a circular knitting needle case that folds up to nothing, like a fortune cookie and yet holds 8-10 needles.  A knitters dream- lightweight, compact, functional […]

Random Summer Roundup
It’s been nice and hot in Vancouver – and I’ve been far too busy with a lot of things. That means it’s time for a random roundup of summer products and projects! Some of these are new, and some are time-tested summer home runs. Madelinetosh Twist Light Well, the latest and greatest from the Southern […]

Premium Product: Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Sock
Not a new product, but the other day we were shuffling around some of the displays in the store and said “huh, haven’t seen too much action around this sock yarn lately, because it’s been tucked away in a dark corner…” which is as good a reason as any to put it in the spotlight […]

Learn to Fair Isle
Have you always admired the intricate looking, colourful motifs of fair isle but thought it too daunting to ever attempt or try? Well fear no more….we have an expert in the house and she is offering a class specifically on this technique to teach you how to strand and play with colourful yarns. Let me […]

Spa cloths and candles, Oh my!!
If you have visited the store lately you might have noticed a nice fresh scent in the air. We have a new locally made candle line called the Vancouver Candle Co. They are “Clean burning candles made of premium soy wax, cotton wicks and perfume-grade fragrance oils. Hand-poured in small batches and personally signed and […]

Premium Product: Madelinetosh Light
Well, no matter how often we sell out, there is always more yarn coming in. This week brings us quite literally boxes upon boxes of Madelinetosh Light in a whole host of new colours. I mean it. Boxes of the stuff. Apologies if some of the colours (like the hot pink) are off – my […]

Spring, Summer, Lace
It is beginning to feel like summer…yippee!! I don’t know about you but I am very much looking forward to the warm sunny summer months. And just because it is warmer outside, doesn’t mean you have to stop knitting…why not try knitting with cotton, linen, bamboo, hemp, silk or some blends? The best part is […]

Premium Product: Shibui Twig
Mmm it’s always fun to play with new yarn! We’ve just brought in some great new stuff from Shibui: Twig. It’s a little bit of an odd bug; 46% linen, 42% recycled silk, 12% wool This gives it a stiff-ish hand, bur promises lots of drape and and a lovely hand when washed and broken […]

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