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Tips with Trish – Blocking Made Simple

Blocking…the dreaded 8-letter B word that makes many knitters cringe. Is it really necessary, you may ask? The answer is a resounding yes! Blocking is the most important step when finishing a project and today I’m going to show you why. There are many different methods of blocking, but I want to focus on…

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Designer Spotlight – An Interview with Jenny Gillard

As we continue our spotlight on Canadian designers, we are excited to introduce you to Jenny Gillard, the newest member of the Estelle Yarns design team. Some of you may already be familiar with Jenny’s patterns on Ravelry, her gorgeous patterns are tasteful and elegant and her keen eye for detail is evident in…

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Designer Spotlight – A Discussion with Trish Campbell

Trish Campbell has been a fixture in the East Coast yarn scene for many years, first as owner of Yarns On York in Fredericton, and now as a sales representative for Estelle Yarns. Oh, and did we mention that Trish also writes our blog posts (not this one, of course!) and the promotional emails…

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Tips with Trish – Demystifying Magic Loop

If you’ve never tried the Magic Loop Technique for knitting small circumferences, you’re probably wondering what is so magical about it. For a long time, I avoided trying alternate techniques to double pointed needles, believing that if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. I was fine with my trusty dpn’s; I had mastered ladders,…

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Designer Spotlight – An Interview with Robbie Laughlin

If you live in Toronto and you knit, crochet, spin, weave or tat, chances are you’ve come across Robbie Laughlin somewhere. A regular on the Toronto knitting scene, Robbie has worked in yarn shops, taught classes and workshops, given talks, presentations and newspaper interviews, and he still manages to find time to design stunning,…

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New for Spring from King Cole

It may be hard to think of spring with blankets of snow all around, but as knitters and crocheters, we always need to be one season ahead. With the warm weather fast approaching you will begin to see the shelves at your LYS filling up with lots of new goodies for spring and summer,…

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New for Spring from Cascade Yarns

Did you know that February is International Boost Your Self Esteem Month? Nothing is better for a self esteem boost than completing a project, whether it’s a simple dishcloth or a detailed afghan, finishing something feels good! Why not boost your self esteem this month by finding yourself a new feel-good project to work…

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Knit the Knitterati Squares with Marsha and Trish – Block #16

We’re a few weeks behind with our Cascade Knitterati blocks, as our volunteer knitters are also Estelle Yarns travelling Sales Reps and they’ve been on the road hitting all of your favourite yarn shops to tempt them with all the latest goodies for Spring and Summer. Block #15 was a fun, rhythmic pattern that…

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New from Manos del Uruguay!

With Holiday projects completed, it’s time to start thinking ahead to warm weather knitting and getting your awesome wardrobe ready for Spring. Let’s face it, bespoke knitted and crocheted garments don’t just happen overnight – it takes time and planning to look this good! We are confident that we have everything you need to…

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Wool Addicts 2.0

Last Fall, Lang Yarns launched Wool Addicts, a new, trendy, hip line aimed at a younger audience with a focus on natural fibres and designs with simple textures and shapes. The response was enormous and just a few short months later, hundreds of knitters on Ravelry had projects on the go in the various Wool Addicts yarns! If you’ve…

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