Author: Estelle Yarns

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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New for Spring from Cascade Yarns

If you’re looking for a way to combat the Winter blues then look no further than Cascade Yarns! The Spring/Summer line up from Cascade will melt your heart and inject some much needed colour into your life. You’ll forget all about the blues as soon as you set your eyes on these fun and boldly colourful new…

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New for Spring from Lang

As the days are slowly starting to get a bit longer, now is the time when knitters and crocheters start thinking about Spring and Summer knitting. Cool cottons and lightweight silks allow our minds to wander off as we dream about trips to the beach and late-night sunsets. It can be hard to think…

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Knit the Knitterati Squares with Marsha and Trish – Block #15

Block #15 in the Cascade Knitterati KAL was released Wednesday and you know what that means — we are two blocks away from assembling our lapghan and seeing the finished product! Are you as excited as we are? As we near the end of the Cascade Knitterati KAL the anticipation for these final pattern…

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