• Luxury Yarns and Trunk Show




Bijou Basin, Buffalo Gold, and Qivuik are the newest additions to our collection of luxury fibre lines.

Can you think of a yarn which is as soft as, or even softer than cashmere? Well we’ve got one for you to try… Yak! Yak is an extremely warm, yet lightweight yarn. Bijou Basin sent us three different weights of their luxury yak yarns:

Laceweight – 100% Yak
Lhasa Wilderness – 75% yak / 25% bamboo
Himalayan Trail – 75% yak / 25% merino


Vogue Knitting chose this next yarn from Buffalo Gold as one of their Holiday 2009 top picks.  Lux is a beautiful yarn made from 45% bison down, 20% mulberry silk, 20% cashmere, and 15% tencel. Tencel is a regenerated cellulose fibre made from dissolved wood pulp. Creamy, silky, and springy are some of the words that they used to describe this yarn.


Qiviuk is what you’ve all been waiting for! We received this in a variety of colours. The blend that they’ve  put together for this one is 80% merino, 15% qiviuk, and 5% mulberry silk. Qiviuk is the undercoat of a Muscox, an animal native to the Canadian Arctic, Alaska, and Greenland.


The other three yarns that we received from Buffalo Gold are:

Heaven – 100% bison down
Earth Lite – 90% bison down / 10% nylon
Earth – 90% bison down / 10% nylon

We have some great samples from the Trunk Show in the Point Grey store right now! Come and take a look while they are here, and feel these gorgeous luxury yarns all knit up.

And just a quick note that we will not be open tonight for Stitch and Bitch or late night shopping. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause you. Our hours over the weekend are as normal (Saturday 10-5:30, and Sunday 12-5)

2 Responses to “Luxury Yarns and Trunk Show”

  1. Jan Leard says:

    Absolutely love these yarns. They are a definite must see!

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