Archive for the ‘crochet’ Category

Feeling Irish

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011


There is something nice about hoisting a glass of green beer and being clad from head to toe in green once a year! St Patrick Day is coming up on Thursday and it’s got me feeling green in a good way. I like a low pressure holiday, just a trip to the bar and an attire requirement, no problem.


I am especially pleased with this holiday because I absolutely LOVE green already. It’s no problem to pull some chartreuse out the closet, or perhaps some emerald? There are so many pretty options. It’s really the same in my yarn stash, so many shades to choose from. My daughter is even a shade of green, Hunter green!


If you are looking for a quick little Irish knit check out this cute little Four Leaf Clover Brooch. Knit it up in any weight of yarn, the only requirement is green. The pattern can be found on Ravelry here and Urban Yarns if full of all different shades of green. If you are feeling a bit more greenly ambitious I recommend the Photosynthesis Shawl by Emily Wessel. I knit one up in purple but I’ve always felt it would be best knit in green, to play upon the leafy theme.


This week’s special is Sublime Soya Cotton DK, 40% off. It was $6.95 but is now $4.17. This is a cool yarn, perfect for knitting baby items in some pretty ice-creamy colours. It has great drape and is buttery soft so it’s also great for a spring or summer top as well.

GCC: A Little Malabrigo

Monday, January 18th, 2010


A few of the lovely ladies at Friday night’s knit night were working on a pattern that I just had to try, the Star Crossed Slouchy Beret by Natalie Larson. It always seems like a good sign to me when I see 2 or 3 people knitting the same pattern and it comes out looking just right. I’m not necessarily a follower but sometimes a good pattern is a good pattern and Star Crossed is one of the most popular patterns on Ravelry. The pattern was cute, trendy, uses the soft and colourful Malabrigo worsted, and knits up nice and quick. These are a lot of the things I look for in a pattern! I whipped this one up this past weekend.


To make this hat you will need:

The pattern (free here on Ravelry)

1 skein Malabrigo Worsted

6mm and 8mm needles


Once I had finished my Star Crossed hat my charming cousin insisted I make her a slouchy hat too. I thought I would do something a little different so I knit up the Meremaid tam. Her favorite Disney movie is the Little Mermaid so it was a perfect fit. I knit this one up in colours Purple Grapes and Mustard. The more contrast between the two colours for this hat, the better.

To knit the Mermaid Tam you will need:

The pattern here

2 skins of Malabrigo Worsted

5mm needles


Once you have knit a hat or 2 I think you will find you have some leftovers. Or, perhaps you have a little worsted weight yarn just kicking around in your stash. I found this cute little pattern called the Who? ipod cozy by Kayleen Grage. To make this little cutie you will need

The pattern here

A little bit of yarn

3.5mm double pointed needles

2 little buttons

I hope you enjoy a few quick knit slouchy hats!



Friday, September 28th, 2007

We’ve finally got this blog going after forever saying “we really should”. Thanks to our blog angel, Nicole, for getting us on track.

We have so much to write about! We plan to tell you about our new products, specials, classes and special events. We hope to inspire you with photos of some of the beautiful knit and crocheted creations we see every day in our stores. Please email us photos of your projects and we’ll post them here. We’ll also keep you up to date on the latest knitting and crochet trends and industry buzz.

Speaking of special events, we’re pleased to announce that we’ll be hosting the Canadian launch party for Kim Werker’s new book, “Crochet Me: Designs to Fuel the Crochet Revolution” on October 23, from 6 – 9 p.m. We hope you can join us. This is Kim’s new book:

Kim is the editor of Interweave Crochet magazine and the founder and creative director of She lives in Vancouver and is a regular UY customer. Kim is on a mission to revolutionize crochet by reinterpreting crochet design and demonstrating that crochet can be stylish, edgy and fun. With her abundant charm, boundless energy and determination, this woman will accomplish anything she decides to do!

Kim will be signing her book and giving a talk about the many creative possibilities of crochet. There may be an opportunity to learn some new techniques so be sure to bring a hook and some yarn. We’ll also preview some of the outstanding fashions featured in the book in an exclusive trunk show.

To register for this event, please send us an email or phone us at 604-228-1122. You’ll be guaranteed a spot if you sign up by October 9. There may be a small admission charge, depending on the number of registrants.

Kim’s book will be released on October 8 and we expect to receive our shipment in mid-October. We have one advance copy of the book so come in and check it out at our Point Grey store. To reserve a copy, please send us an email or phone us at 604-228-1122.