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Newsletter for Wool-Tyme Retail Store (and Warehouse Sale Dates)

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News this month

Retail Store - June 2018


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There’s a great selection of Noro yarns in the Warehouse Sale this month. Plus we’ve got Pima and Pima HD from Borgo de’Pazzi, Amalfie from Sirdar, and a variety of yarns from Gedifra.


Two new lines from Opal – a gem of a sock yarn!



New Yarns


Opal Sock Yarns


Two new lines from Opal – Energy and Safari. This 4 Ply Fingering Sock yarn is a blend of wool and polyamide and comes in self-patterning colours. It is machine washable.


Yarn Info:  100 g / 425 m (3½ oz. / 465 yds.)

Fibre Content: 75% Wool, 25% Polyamide

Tension: 30 sts = 10 cm (4") on 2.5 mm needles



New colours in Squishy Sock by Loghouse Cottage Yarns




New Books & Patterns


(All descriptions are quoted from the books or the publisher’s web site)


Home & Away – Knits for Everyday Adventures


Home & Away – Knits for Everyday Adventures

By Hannah Fettig


“Home & Away: Knits for Everyday Adventures is the latest knitting pattern collection from knitwear designer Hannah Fettig. It includes nine versatile patterns, designed for maximum comfort at home or on your next adventure. Designed for knitters of all skill levels, each pattern includes two sets of instructions: you can choose to knit seamlessly or with seams!


In addition, Home & Away is full of information to help you increase your knowledge and skill, with articles on gauge, fit, understanding a pattern, yarn substitution, and more. Beautifully photographed along the Maine coast, this book will serve you both inspirationally and practically in your endeavors to grow as a knitter.”


Book: soft cover, 95 pages, 9 patterns


Vogue Knitting – The Ultimate Knitting Book


Vogue Knitting – The Ultimate Knitting Book

By the Editors of Vogue Knitting Magazine


“The ultimate knitting reference, from the world’s most recognized knitting magazine, gets a thorough update—including 1,600 color images and brand-new sections with techniques and designs!”


Book: hard cover, 351 pages



Japanese Stitches Unraveled


Japanese Stitches Unraveled

By Wendy Bernard


“A treasury of intricate Japanese stitch pattern designs to knit top down, bottom up, back and forth, and in the round.


Beautiful, intricate Japanese stitch pattern designs are fascinating and rare. Now, Wendy Bernard has collected and translated more than 60 in these pages, making them accessible to knitters everywhere.


Fully translated charts and deeply researched techniques help knitters crack the code to create t


With familiar symbols and tried-and-tested instructions, each stitch receives Bernard’s unique four-direction makeover.”


Book: hard cover, 287 pages, more than 160 stitches, 8 patterns



Edward’s Menagerie Dogs

Edward’s Menagerie Dogs

By Kerry Lord


“Bring your favorite four-legged friends to life with these 50 crochet patterns for everything from elegant Afghan hounds to oh-so-cute schnauzers. They’re so easy to make with step-by-step instructions and charming full-color photography that showcases the completed crocheted projects alongside their real-life counterparts. In addition, author Kerry Lord shows you how to customize each pattern so that you can capture your own beloved canine companion—whatever breed it is.”


Book: hard cover, 144 pages, 50 patterns



One-Piece Knits

One-Piece Knits

By Margaret Hubert


“For many knitters, the biggest challenge of knitting a garment is sewing the pieces together, especially setting in the sleeves. Knitting garments in one piece eliminates that task.


Written by renowned knitting author and expert Margaret Hubert, One-Piece Knits is the only book that presents techniques for knitting garments in one piece from three different starting points.


This essential reference includes charted patterns for classic pullovers and cardigans sized from toddler to adult in four styles:

-        Top Down: Knit starting at the neckline, for both Raglan and Yoke styles

-        Side Over: Knit from one sleeve edge to the other

-        Back to Front: Knit from the back waist to the front waist, picking up stitches at the shoulders to knit the sleeves


To give knitters a wide range of yarn options, the sweaters in each style and size are presented in multiple gauges, from Lightweight to Bulky.


For even more creative possibilities, three variations for each style highlight alternate stitch patterns, colorwork, and garment details like necklines and sleeves. A helpful section on essential techniques offers guidance on the basics.


With One-Piece Knits, you can knit classic sweaters for the whole family – from every direction.


Book: soft cover, 255 pages, 4 basic patterns with 3 variations each






News from the Needlework Nook


This month we are introducing a new local designer – 1867 Schoolhouse Samplers. She is creating charts so you can create reproductions of beautiful, old cross stitch samplers. We do have conversion charts for GAST to DMC Floss.


Zipper Totes are transparent vinyl mesh storage bags available in assorted colors and sizes. They are great for storing all sorts of needlework or other items. See-through mesh allows you to see what is stored inside the bag.



1867 Schoolhouse Sampler charts & mesh project bags






Warehouse Sale

June 28, 29, 30 (Thursday, Friday, & Saturday)


Great deals at up to 70% off regular price



Silk Garden Sock Solo by Noro is a beautiful blend of wool, silk, polyamide, and mohair that comes in lovely colours.

   Tension: 23 to 26 sts = 10 cm (4 in.) on 3.5 mm to 4.0 mm needles 

   Yarn Info: 100 g / 300 m (3½ oz. / 328 yds.)

   Fibre Content:  40% Wool, 25% Silk, 25% Polyamide, 10% Mohair

   Reg. $21.99   Sale $12.99


Taiyo Sock Yarn by Noro is a beautiful cotton/wool/nylon/silk blend from Japan. It comes in vibrant self-striping colorways.

   Tension: 30 sts = 10 cm (4 in.) on 2.75 mm needles 

   Yarn Info: 100 g / 420 m (3½ oz. / 460 yds.)

   Fibre Content:  50% Cotton, 17% Wool, 17% Polyamide, 16% Silk

   Reg. $21.99   Sale $12.99


We also have a variety of other Noro yarns (some vintage) – both cotton and wool blends – at $4.99 to $6.99 per skein.


Amalfi by Sirdar is a blend of cotton and viscose for knitting light weight sweaters, cardigans, shawls, accessories and more. This DK weight yarn comes in a solid core colour with 3 other colours twining around it.

   Tension:  22 sts = 10 cm (4") on 4.0 mm needle (size 6 US)

   Yarn Info: 50 g / 110 m (1¾ oz. / 120yds)

   Fibre Content: 75% Cotton, 25% Viscose

   Reg. $7.49   Sale $3.99


PimaandPima HD by Borgo de’Pazziare lovely, super soft cottons. This DK/Knitting Worsted weight yarn comes in tone on tone "solids’" and hand dyed (HD) variegateds.

   Tension: 20 to 22 sts = 10 cm (4") on 4.0 mm to 5.0 mm needle (US 6 to 8)

   Yarn Info: 100 g / 250 m (3½ oz. / 273 yds.)

   Fibre Content:  100% Pima Cotton 

Pima – Reg. $15.99   Sale $9.99

Pima HD – Reg. $25.99   Sale $9.99


Rounding off this month’s Warehouse Sale is a variety of yarns in cotton, cotton blends, man-made fibres, and wools by Gedifra for $3.99 and $4.99 per ball.



Next Warehouse Sale

July 26, 27, & 28 (Thurs., Friday, & Sat.)



Discount Centre



Don’t forget to check out the great yarns in the Discount Centre.  Always open during store hours!





Lessons & Seminars at Wool-Tyme


Click on the link beside the Fee to register online, or register in person at the store, or by phone (613-225-9665).



Stitch Doctor – starting in June

Got a mistake you don't know how to fix? Need some help with a pattern? Get a little first aid with our Stitch Doctor sessions! Make sure you bring everything in with you - your project, your pattern, etc.

Just drop by for a quick consultation during the scheduled Stitch Doctor hours – no appointment necessary!


Dates:  Thursday, June 7 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm
             Thursday, June 21 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm
             Thursday, July 5 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm
             Thursday, July 19 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm
             Saturday, July 21 – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Fee:  $10 per visit




Classes at Wool-Tyme

We have lots of great classes for you at Wool-Tyme. Click on the title or go to our Lessons, Classes, and Seminars page for descriptions and details. Click on the link below to register online, or register in person at the store, or by phone (613-225-9665).


Learn to Knit - 1 pm to 4 pm

  • -    Sat. Oct. 20, 2018

Knitting Refresher - 1 pm to 4 pm

  • - Sat. Sept. 8, 2018
  • - Sat. Nov. 17, 2018

Fearless Finishing - 9 am to 12 pm

  • -  Sat. Oct. 20, 2018
  • -  Sat. Dec. 8, 2018


 Entrelac - 9 am to 12 pm 

  • -   Fall dates to be announced


Demystify Sock Knitting & Magic 
Loop Method All In One - 1 pm to 4 pm

  • -   Fall dates to be announced


Two Colour Brioche Basics - 1 pm to 4 pm

  • -   Sat. Jul. 21, 2018


Learn to Crochet - 9 am to 12 pm

  • -   Sat. Nov. 17, 2018


Crochet II - 9 am to 12 pm

  • -  Sat. Sept. 8, 2018




Private Lessons

Learn the basics of knitting or crocheting, cross-stitch, or needlepoint! Do you want to learn a specific technique? These one-on-one sessions are great for learning what you need to know! Call 613-225-9665 and make an appointment for a private lesson & get instruction with one of our experienced staff. By appointment only.

Fee:  $10./ ½ hr. $20./hr.





Wool-Tyme and Our Community


Blankets for our Community


Wool-Tyme collects yarn and blanket donations for the Ottawa area. We collect blankets for children which are distributed under Project Linus banner and we collect blankets for adults as well. The blankets are given to various charities around Ottawa including women’s shelters, charities for the poor and the homeless, and seniors in nursing homes.


Donations (yarn or blankets) must be new material, machine washable and dryable, and be free of odours (e.g. smoke) and pet hair. You can come and join the volunteers from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of every month (at Wool-Tyme, 190 Colonnade Rd S, Ottawa) to sew on tags, piece together squares, or make blankets. Thank you to everyone who has donated yarn, or made squares, blankets, or quilts. 




See you soon....... From the w.w.w. ( The wonderful women at Wool-Tyme )



Store Hours: Mon-Wed. & Fri. 9:30 - 6; Thurs. 9:30 - 8; Sat. 9-5; Sun. closed

Closed Sunday, July 1 (Canada Day)

 Closed Monday, July 2 (Canada Day observed)





613-225-9665    190 Colonnade Rd. South, Ottawa



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