Monday, 10 November 2014

New and Returning Treasures

How long have we waited and searched for this illusive sock paint that keeps  you from sliding on slippery floors? It has finally found its way to KnitTraders. SOCK STOP is an easy to apply latex solution that dries overnight.

POMPOMS are all the rage this season and Rico's gorgeous faux fur ones are absolutely beautiful.
Available in 5 different colours. They will add a professional touch to hats and scarves.
I had been under the impression that the day of JEWEL METALLIC yarn was over. Imagine my delight and surprise when I came across a good selection on a recent warehouse buying trip.  A gorgeous variety of colours await. And don't forget to ask for your FREE cowl pattern. A must have accessory for the holiday season!

Another delightful surprise to come from the warehouse trip was the return of LIBERTY, the lovely fabric frill yarn that was the hit of last spring's season. Quantities are limited to check it out soon. 

Monday, 20 October 2014

2 new Kid Friendly yarns from Cascade

You've know Cascade Yarns for their exquisite collection of natural fibres with some of the best selling qualities in North America. Over the past few years, they have also been making inroads in yarns of easy care synthetics of excellent quality. We're proud to be able to offer 2 of these new yarns this season.


BENTLEY is a DK weight blend of 25% superwash wool and 75% high quality acrylic. The shots of colour through rich backgrounds make it an excellent choice for so many styles. 

SWADDLE is a luxurious polyester in gorgeous pastel blends that is absolutely perfect for today's fashion BIG KNITS as well as quick knit baby blankets. We are making one using our Free "Baby Blanket in Pluscious" pattern and it's turning out beautifully. 

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Fall is Back. Lots that's new!

Here are just some of the newest yarns that we've brought in for your fall knitting: 

Cascade 220 Superwash
in which we've created this cutie Owlie Sleep sack. 

3 of Sirdar's newest and most popular yarns for this season: 

Find the pattern for this easy Reversing Cowl made of just 2 balls on the KnitTraders free pattern site.

A stunning multi fibre fashion yarn.

Head Start and Heads Up.
Everything you need to create a simple fashionable slouchy hat, including the luxurious pompom. 

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Fine Colourways for socks and baby knitting

They've arrived!
Opal Sock yarns, considered by many to be at the top of the sock knitting world, has put together 8 top selling colourways in their history, and we've got them in stock now.
And at $17.99 they offer excellent value and beauty!

This traditional fine 4ply baby pattern gets a new fresh look when knit in Estelle's ROLLING ROCK TWEED  sock yarn. Beautiful colours and effect in washable wool and nylon blend make this a perfect cross between the classics and the contemporary.

Friday, 27 June 2014

RAVELRY - Beyond the Basics

You probably already know how to use Ravelry to search for patterns and post photos of your projects, but this feature-rich website has so much more to offer.

Join Alana on Wednesday, July 16 from 6:30 - 9:00 PM
for a class called  RAVELRY - Beyond the Basics.
and learn about the many ways Ravelry can enhance your knitting. From using advanced search and matching patterns and yarns to tracking favourite designers and meeting other knitters Ravelry is a valuable tool and easy to learn.

Spaces are extremely limited  so please email Alana ASAP to register or with any questions.

The cost is $30. You will need to bring a laptop or iPad which you are comfortable using and which is fully charged. If you have not done so please create a Ravelry account and make sure you know your Ravelry name and password before attending the workshop.  

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Home Decor

Here we have 2 knitted pillow samples just in to freshen up your home decor. Cozy to look at, soft to lie with. They work up in any worsted weight yarn, but ours are made of WYS Aire Valley Aran, a durable blend of washable wool and nylon. A total of 4 styles in 1 pattern leaflet. A great summer project.
We are thrilled to offer a selection of locally crafted yarn bowls from Amaranth Stoneware. Classic, cute or very Nouveau, there's something for everyone.

Saturday, 31 May 2014

ANNUAL INVENTORY SALE- and the best quality BUY-THE-BAG-SALE ever!

The month of June brings us to our
the sale for which our customers plan all year.
Each week we feature different products at great reduction.

WEEK 1 - Mon. June 2nd to Sal. June 7th
THE ANIMAL FIBRES:  20% OFF all our in-stock pure wool, alpaca and silk yarns including: ALL SOCK YARNS of WOOL and/or  ALPACA.

Other yarns includd in this week's sale are all versions of Cascade 220, all our Manos del Uruguay yarns, all our Noro Yarns, Aslan Trends Royal Alpaca, Lopi, Drake, Silky Wool. Plus all our wol, silk and mohair LACE YARNS.

WEEK 2 Mon. June 9th - Sat. June 13th
THE VEGETABLE FIBRES: 20% OFF all of our in-stock cotton and bamboo blends including Stonewash Chunky, Baby Bamboo and Smiley Stripes from Sirdar, Cascade Luna, King Cole Bamboo Cotton, Cabin Fever Cotton Tweed, Sudz and Handicrafter dishcloth cotton, and all our crochet cottons.
WEEKS 3 and 4 - Mon. Jun 16th to Mon. June 30th.
Our best quality BUY-THE BAG-SALE Ever!
In conjunction with our suppliers at Estelle Yarns, we are thrilled to offer this extended sale on full bags of exquisite quality yarns from Lang, Cascade, Estelle, King Cole and others at drastic savings, from 30% to 90% OFF!
Here arae a few samples of what is available:
Cascade: Sateen DK, Pluscious Bulky - 33% OFF,    Jewel- 50% OFF
King Cole - Fashion Aran, Merino Blend DK, and many others. All at 50% OFF
Lang: Angel and Pareo Color - 90% OFF, Amalfi 77% OFF,  Giulia  40% OFF

PLUS you get 20% off any of our in-stock regular yarns when you buy a bag (usually 10 of the same colour).

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Interesting additions

It's always exciting to bring new products into the store, especially in the spring when things are a little quieter, and arrivals a bit more spread out. 
We often have people asking for gift items of knitting, and are thrilled to be able to offer a full range of  DEEPLY FELT products. Felted mittens, novelty mitts and slipper/socks in a variety of sizes and colours. Each pair is a unique expression of the knitter's creativity.

We often hear how our customers appreciate the store samples that we have knitted and on display. This cutie is a worsted/aran weight baby bunting bag with simple cables in the front and a fold up pouch inside to keep baby's feet warm. We made this one of Cascade PACIFIC Worsted, for just $28.

What a run on summer scarf yarns. It's why we keep getting new and different stock in. All are prefect for our Summer Infinity Scarf pattern and the Jewel Cowl pattern on our pattern website.
Oh, and did I mention that all of these yarns are "Special Purchases" and are available at terrific reductions!

Monday, 5 May 2014

Spring Specials at KnitTraders!

Estelle Yarns has returned with the beautiful Picadilly and Liberty light fabric Frill Yarns for Spring.
Cascade Jewel Hand Dyed Aran weight, gorgeous colours. Now just $7.99! While supplies last.
Louisa Harding FLOTSAM midweight summer and fashion yarn in 6 great colours. reg $8.99,
now just $4.99.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Hundreds of Leaflets...just $3 each


$3. each 
Look for the RED DOTS on binders and leaflet patterns throughout the store and each is yours for just $3.
An incredible selection of hundreds of patterns from these terrific designers and companies.

Alchemy, Army of Knitters, Art Yarns, Bekah Knits, Bergere de France, Chris Bylsma, Cabin Fever, Coco Knits, Cosmic Pluto, Crafty Diversions, Dolce Handknits, Dovetail Designs, Dull Roar, Miriam Felton, Fibre Isle, Fibre Trends, Fiddlesticks Lace, Granny Core, Helen Hamann, Harrisville Designs, Heirloom Stitches, Imagine Knit, Imperial Stock Ranch, Isabeau, Knitting Pure and Simple, KnowKnits,  Kollage, Lana Knits Designs, Maureen Mason-Jamieson, Morehouse Original, Lucy Neatby, Noni, Ann Norling, Oat Couture, Pear Tree Yarns, Pam Powers Knits, Leigh Radford, Shepherd, Shetland Trader, Skacel, SKIF, Stolen Stitches,  Ysolda Teague, Tiny Owl Knits, Le Tissier, Tree Knitter Designs, Vermont Fibre Designs,  Stephen West, Woodsmoke, The Woolen Earth, WoolyWormhead,and more.

BUY 10 of these leaflets and you will be given the opportunity to choose 1 more for FREE.
While supplies last.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

New Knitting Project Kits

Some of our most popular store patterns have been made up into kits of our finest yarns to help with your shopping and gift giving. We're thrilled to have a whole new range of luxurious unspun fleece to increase the colour ranges in our THRUM MITTEN KITS, which always include instructions for 2 and 4 needle mittens.

And we're thrilled to now offer beautiful FELTED MITTEN KITS, complete with directions for succesful felting of your knitting and a portion of complimenting worsted weight yarn to knit a warm interior cuff.

Next time you visit us, be sure to check out these and our many other beautiful kits that take the guess work out of project selection.

Sunday, 2 February 2014


Sat. Feb 15th, 10:00am-3pm
If you can knit and purl comfortably, you can learn all the skills required to make a simple sock during this class. Only 4 spots left. Call now.
Price: $45 includes all materials.
Wed. March 12th
Participants will bring projects to the class and we will discuss how water, mist or steam can give them a professional finished look.
Price: $15
Materials: bring in-progress and/or completed projects to serve as starting points for discussion.
Sat. March 29th 1pm-4pm
This class is for anyone who has made socks before and would like to learn the technique of using a single long circular needle to create socks from the toe to the cuff. It's a great way to learn 2 seperate techinques that can be of great use to the knitter in many different projects.
Price: $45. which includes a $10 credit towards the purchase of your choice of circular needle.
Materials: 3.5mm x 100 cm Chiao Goo Red circular needles.
 (May be ordered/purchased at time of signing up for class.)
Please call the store at 613 384 3951 for credit card registration, or visit us at the store.
Note: Payment is required to confirm your spot.
Refunds will only be made if cancellation is made before 48 hours of the class and/or if we can find another participant to take your spot.
Please note that for the health and comfort of participants and the teacher, KnitTraders strives to provide a scent free environment. We ask you not to wear scented products to class.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

LOOK what we have for you!

WE ARE SO EXCITED about the wonderful deals that we've sourced recently and are able to bring to you as a ...    

  Look for tags around the store for these and more great buys. 
Camino Color sock yarn  reg. $16.99 

2 beauties from Mirasol:
SAWYA, a worsted weight blend of
cotton, alpaca and silk
reg. $6.99  $4.99/50g
featuring baby llama and merino wool with delightful splashes of tweed colour.
reg. $7.99  $4.99/50g
Whip up a scarf in no time, for under $15 with Grignasco
  A bulky boucle yarn (looks like persian lamb) of wool and Dralon
reg. $9.99    just $3.99/50g

And an amazing selection of DVDs from Lucy Neatby,
Meg Swanson, Knitting Daily
and more.   reg. $22-$45 
  Just $5!
And these are just some of the deals that we've found to keep you knitting while not cramping the budget.
Come on in often - new stock arriving weekly!
 Get these deals while you can as stock is limited!