Archive for the ‘Baby Bamboo’ Category


Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012


It’s been a while since the craziness that was the Koigu Babette Blanket has died down. It seemed for a while that everyone was carrying around multiple brightly coloured skeins of sock yarn and making little square after little square. What is the Babette you say? Well it is a stunning crocheted blanket (don’t roll your eyes, it’s super easy crochet!) and the vibrant colours were done by Koigu, a Canadian yarn dyer.


We recently received a new shipment of Koigu and there are colours galore! There is a whole tree of yarn at the front of the shop just waiting to inspire. We have the beautiful semi-solids as well as some crazy mixes. Perfect for a Big Bad Baby Blanket, a Sea to Sky Blanket, or a Babette if you are feeling blanket weather coming on! There is, of course, a million things to knit with a pretty skein or two of sock weight yarn so pick up some Koigu that inspires you the most!


Beginnings and Endings

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

This New Years I’m thinking both of new beginnings and some sad goodbyes. It’s ringing in new adventures and saying goodbye to the year past. As some of you might know, Tuesday was my last day at Urban Yarns before my year of Maternity leave. While I’m obviously pleased to be taking the time off and REALLY excited about my own new beginning as Mommy dearest, it’s still sad not to see my favorite ladies on a daily basis. Both my hubby and my friends are doubtful I’ll be able to stay away from the yarn shop for any real length of time, so I hope to see everyone at knit nights! I will also still be blogging my little heart out so you won’t miss me here!


As for sad goodbyes, the lovely and charming Sarah is moving down south to beautiful San Francisco. Sarah is a fabulous knitter and her witty (and sometimes delightfully nerdy) conversation will be missed around Urban Yarns. Sarah is always good for an interesting knit or a Glee conversation, among her many talents. If you see a sweater all knit up in the shop, chances are it was knit by either Sarah or Anina. We’ll all miss you Sarah!


Before she left Sarah knit up this lovely Dipped Infinity Scarf using various sock yarns. I just think it’s so beautiful. We spent quite some time picking out all the colours and deciding how they should go together. We toyed with rainbows but decided the scarf would be beautiful but possible wouldn’t get enough wardrobe play. We also looked at a black to white scheme with various shades of grey in the middle, also a nice option. That’s really the beauty of this scarf, any pallette will do, the options are endless!


Monday, September 7th, 2009

Take a look at what Anina knit on her holiday…


You can find the pattern for the Capitan Hat, that Kaitlyn is modeling beautifully, right here. For Anina’s hat, she used Diamond Luxury Baby Alpaca Sport which is a wonderfully soft, chunky alpaca. We love this yarn so much that we’ve added three great new colours to our shelves this season. This hat is an easy and fast project, knit on 6mm needles. She finished it off perfectly with some gorgeous Annie Adams buttons. We have a big selection of her buttons, shawl pins and buckles.


Other yarns that could be used for this hat are Malabrigo Chunky (soft as butter!), Misti Chunky Alpaca, and Louisa Harding Ca’d’oro. For a more structured hat, try doubling the Cascade 220. Try it out and send us your photos!

Both stores will be open today from 12-5pm!

Baby Bamboo

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

This is a beautiful new yarn from Sirdar that’s 80% bamboo, 20% wool. Baby Bamboo is incredibly soft so it’s perfect for wearing next to a baby or toddler’s delicate skin. We re-stocked our supply last week and have all ten colours, plus some great patterns.

The Baby Bamboo Knits book has 13 designs for babies, girls and boys from birth to 6 years:

We also have a few Baby Bamboo leaflet patterns.

We received some new Sirdar books and leaflets that we think you’ll like. The books are well-priced at $14.95 and the leaflets are only $4.95.

There’s a great Baby Blanket book:

There are 10 diverse blanket patterns from a classic cable patterned blanket to a cute one with a pocket for a knitted teddy and a beautiful keepsake blanket with the baby’s name and birthdate on it.

If you like to knit with DK-weight yarns, there are two new books for you. Lazy Days and Holidays has a collection of contemporary designs for babies and children to 10 years:

And Vintage Snuggly DK Knits has a beautiful collection of designs for sizes new born to 8 years:

If you prefer aran-weight yarns, Secret Garden has a collection of 14 updated classics. The patterns are designed for children aged 2 to 13 years:

We also have the Sirdar Design Collection catalogue 2007 – 2008 in our stores. If you have a design in mind but can’t find a pattern, this catalogue might help you out. There are hundreds of patterns for babies, kids and adults and we’re happy to place a special order for you.

Finally, for those of you who’d like to knit the perfect Christmas baby outfit, we have just the thing:

Or not.