Our special yarn this week is Diamond Luxury Alpaca Cashmere at 30% off. This is a beautifully soft yarn that’s 60% baby alpaca, 30% merino wool and 10% cashmere. It knits up at 28 stitches to 10 cm on 3.25m needles. And it’s only $4.17 per ball!
We also have lots of permanent price reductions on our shelves this week. We’ve dropped the price of three of the gorgeous Rowan Scottish Tweeds. The Aran and Chunky tweeds are now $16.95 per 100g ball and the DK tweed is $10.95. Also, Rowan Handknit Cotton is now $6.95, Kid Silk Haze is $14.95 and the luscious RYC Silk Wook DK has gone from $12.95 to $10.95. And we continue to see lower book prices, many are almost at par with the U.S. price. We re-stocked our Noro books this week and the prices have dropped by 10 - 15%. Now that’s more like it!
We also have a couple of freebies for you this week. First up are free knitting lessons at our Edgemont store. Yes you heard right, free lessons! Now if you’re reading this blog, chances are you already knit pretty well but you might know someone who’d like to learn. This is the deal.
1. Go to our Edgemont store:
It’s easy to get there, just head north on Capilano Road in North Vancouver and turn right when you see the Edgemont Village sign.
2. Buy some needles and yarn.
3. Learn to knit a scarf.
Just to be clear, these are basic knitting lessons, nothing fancy. Students will learn how to knit a garter stitch scarf. Drop in any day and stay as long as you’d like, we’re open Monday to Saturday, 10 - 5:30. Just remember, we may be both teaching and helping customers at the same time so please be patient. Feel free to drop off your kids for a lesson while you stroll through the Village. Last year we taught a few kids to knit and they were knitting all summer long. It’s so rewarding to see brand new knitters develop a passion for the craft!
We’ve also scheduled a free demo session in Point Grey on Sunday, April 27, 12 noon - 5 p.m. Astor Tsang will show the technique used for the beautiful pillow she recently completed, one side is crochet the other is knit, take your pick!
That’s all the bargains for this week. Enjoy.