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Tips with Trish – Knitting Intarsia

The colourwork craze continues to grow which is why the minute I saw my colleague Robbie’s adorable knitted bear I knew it had to be a blog post. Luckily for me, Robbie took lots of photos throughout his knitting journey and kindly granted me permission to feature his pictures as I walk you through…

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Tips with Trish – Cables Without a Cable Needle

This week I want to share my favourite way of working cables – without a cable needle. I should say right away that that this is not a time saving trick. In fact, you’ll probably find that it takes a bit longer than using a cable needle. So, what is so special about this…

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What’s Off My Needles – Joji Locatelli’s Grandpa Cardigan

There is nothing that makes me happier than seeing a finished project after months of labour, so if you heard a loud squeal of joy early Sunday morning, that was me casting off the last stitch on my Grandpa Cardigan. Don’t get me wrong, I loved every stitch with the beautifully crisp and robust…

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Tips with Trish – Knitting in the Round with Two Circular Needles

If there is one thing we have all learned from knitting it’s how to be patient. Depending on what is being made, it can take weeks or even months to see a finished product. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I crave instant gratification and need to start and finish something in a…

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What’s Off My Needles – The Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief

As summer approaches and the days get warmer, one can still feel a crisp chill in the air in the early morning and evening – the perfect temperature for the ultimate in-between-seasons accessory, the knitted kerchief! By far the most common accessory in my wardrobe, kerchiefs and shawlettes are ideal at this time of…

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What’s Off My Needles – Norrland Hat

If you follow our social media you will have noticed in early April our newest feature, What’s on Your Needles. We asked people to send in pictures of what they’re working on during this time of social distancing and the response was tremendous. We had so much fun seeing all your gorgeous projects in…

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Designer Spotlight – An Interview with Michelle Porter

Originally from St. Stephen, NB but now residing in Toronto, Michelle Porter is no stranger to the knitting universe. Michelle has worked in yarn shops, owned a yarn shop, worked for distributors like us here at Estelle Yarns, and now she focuses her time on her sensational design work.

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Wrap Yourself in Comfort with our Free Shawl Patterns

As we adjust to a new way of life, many of us are spending more time at home with more time to focus on our much-loved hobbies like knitting and crochet. Some are using the time to get a head start on their holiday knitting, some are working through their UFO’s, and others are…

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Nightshift Shawl Kit Contest

In an effort to spread a little joy we’re giving away two of our colourful kits for the gorgeous Nightshift Shawl on Facebook and Instagram! With just over two weeks left to enter, don’t wait any longer to get your entry in for your chance to win! All you need to do to enter…

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What’s on Your Needles & A Contest

In trying times many knitters turn to their needles to find solace and comfort. There’s something meditative in the rhythmic tick of needles and the feel of fibre floating through your fingers, not to mention the satisfaction derived from seeing your efforts come to fruition. With the current situation outside today, knitters are digging…

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