News from The Needle Emporium

February 2018
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It's a snowy weekend in Southern Ontario and the Olympics are starting. What a great excuse to sit and knit.

TNNA (and Las Vegas) was awesome. I had fun visiting with the exhibitors to see what is coming for spring. I met some new vendors as well. My purchases should start arriving in a couple of weeks.

Ancaster Community Food Drive

It's that time again. The Ancaster Community Food Drive. We have been collecting food and cash donations in the store for the past few years. Last year we collected over $825 and many, many cans of food.
You can read more about the Food Drive here...

We are going to be making 3 gift baskets. If you bring in food or a cash donation, we will put your name into a draw.

Visit the blog to see the great items that are being added to the gift baskets.

New for Spring

We are excited to have yarn on the way from Knit One, Crochet Too. These should be here next week.

Ty-Dy Cotton is our beautiful rainbow-dyed, self striping yarn in 100% cotton. This ultra soft worsted weight yarn is perfect for adding a eye-popping colour change to your knits.

Cozette a wonderfully soft yarn, blending silk and cotton in beautiful colors. The finished fabric has a slight homespun texture with beautiful drape. Perfect for lace work and crochet.
The yarn has 273 yards on a 50gram hank and it is a fingering weight. Perfect for knitters who want to make shawls for spring/summer and those who want to work with non-animal fibres.

There are many great patterns on Ravelry for both yarns.

Ty-Dy Cotton


Erika Knight Studio Linen

What a fantastic yarn to knit with.

Studio Linen is 100% linen: 85% is recycled rayon-linen fibre, sorted from selected wastage and regenerated using the eco-friendly hydrolysis method. Blended with 15% premium natural linen, these fibres are twisted and dyed by a specialist Italian spinner in Biella to produce a unique yarn with a dry hand feel and subtle sheen.

Cool to the touch, and with a delicate drape Studio Linen is the perfect yarn for summer. With a refined palette of colours that will work with everything you wear and a clear stitch definition, Studio Linen crafts beautiful garments both in knit and crochet.

There will be five new colours this spring.

“8 sizes and 4 lengths!”

This style is so versatile, we all wanted different lengths. So here you have it—cropped, hip, tunic, and dress lengths. Or any length you’d like! It’s quite simple to customize your Slipover—for your personal style or body type, as a long layer with side vents, or as a short topper over a tee, to be dressed up or down.

We have two samples of the Sleeveless Slipover knit in Studio Linen hanging in the store - cropped and hip. The yarn is fabulous.

Mark Your Calendar

We are excited about the shows happening in 2018

Toronto Knitters Frolic
Saturday April 28

KW Knitters' Fair
Saturday September 8

Knitting Camp
September 20-23

Woodstock Fleece Festival
Saturday October 13

Rowan Cotton Cashmere

The yarn and pattern book are on the way to us.

A rich blend of 85% cotton and 15% Cashmere available in sixteen soft tonal shades. Cotton Cashmere, will produce a well-defined fabric giving clear definition of pattern and a beautiful finish.

View all the Cotton Cashmere patterns on Ravelry


We just received a shipment from Madelinetosh with 10 new colours of merino light. There will be another shipment in early March with 24 more new colours.

Hedgehog Fibres

Our next order should be arriving at the end of the month. We are bringing in Kidsilk Lace.

70% Kid Mohair, 30% Silk lace weight yarn. Glowing pure silk core wrapped in soft fuzzy mohair halo, the ultimate lace yarn. Use as carry-along yarn to add fuzziness to everything from scarves to sweaters or held double for extra fuzzy accessories. Sold in approx. 50g skeins/420m

There will be 12 colours in this shipment
  • Artifact (pictured)
  • Boombox
  • Budgie
  • Cheeky
  • Dragonfly
  • Juniper
  • Monet
  • Opalite
  • Oracle
  • Pistachio
  • Typewriter
  • Villain
There will also be 232 skeins of Skinny Singles and 174 skeins of Sock.

If you need a last minute gift, we have Gift Certificates in the store. Don't have time? We can send you a gift certificate by email. Call the store at 1-800-667-9167 and we'll hook you up.

Thanks for reading
Don't forget that I blog daily (A Really Good Yarn) about new yarns, upcoming shows and what we're working on at The Needle Emporium.

Happy Knitting
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