Here is the Vanier V-neck Sweater, crocheted with Ultra Pima sport. I've assembled the TWO pieces of the sweater (this is the easiest crochet project ever), gave it a quick block, and now nothing left but dealing with the pesky, cotton ends. Plant-fibre is so slippery, dealing with the ends can be a bother, but I have an app for that. Watch for a post on this soon! (The Vanier V-neck is a free download from Ravelry.)Comment >>
So happy to introduce our new Nirvana Shawl kit. So versatile--glamour or casual. Easy, open lace makes it perfect for cool summer evenings, while the mohair boucle adds just enough warmth around your shoulders. We like the fringe, but it is optional, of course. The kit contains the easy-to-follow pattern and 120g of gorgeous yarn, hand-dyed by the artists at Mineville Wool Project. Limited availability, and only $21.95/kit.Comment >>
This is the pattern we originally published two years ago before Mother's Day. This would be a great crochet pattern for the beautiful Flyss, fingering-weight, silk/linen yarn from the colour-artists at Handmaiden Fine Yarns. Click here to download the .pdf. Enjoy!
This is the 100% Portuguese wool sock yarn from Retrosario. I've been practicing Portuguese knitting technique on the Stormy Sky shawl by LifeisCozy. The olive wood has a lot of traction & I tend to knit much tighter than usual with Portuguese style. More practise may loosen me up.Comment >>
Visited Retrosario yesterday to pick-up some Retrosario 100% Portuguese wool sock yarn and a few Portuguese knitting pins. Lovely shop and owner, Rosa Pomar. Since I lost my knitting bag in Montreal (it was found and mailed back home), I also bought an Addi olive wood circular and Zing dpns to try out. Today is raining, so I have time to practise my Portuguese knitting technique. Lisbon is fun!Comment >>
We posted a picture of Valentine before I made the head and asked if anyone could guess what animal I was making. If you guessed "Bunny", you were right. This little fellow has skills--he stands up all by himself. Our love bunny is crocheted in Eco Wool with a 3.75mm crochet hook to make the stitches very tight (the better to hold the stuffing in). Valentin Love Bunny pattern, designed by Anisbee Anisbee, is a free Ravelry download. Our next version will be crocheted in Ultra Pima, and then maybe sock yarn, and then...Comment >>
I just started the Vanier V-Neck Tunic, designed by Jennifer Ozses, in Cascade Ultra Pima. It's a free download from Ravelry & perfect for a new crocheter. I'm using Dusty Blue with just a few stripes of Lavender I had in my stash from last year. This would be fantastic over a tank and yoga pants. (I just discovered the incredible comfort of wearing stretchy yoga pants all day, every day. I do like a longer top with them--my only concession to public horror at seeing me in yoga pants.) I'll share a picture when there is something more to see--I mean of the Vanier top, not me in the yoga pants. (photo by the designer)Comment >>
Early Bird Specials on New Yarn Arrivals
Boxes and boxes of new yarn is scheduled to arrive in the shop tomorrow. All of the new arrivals will be 10% off regular price through Friday. We'll get the boxes open and the yarn on the shelves as fast as we can. We will post to Facebook & Twitter & Instagram as soon as each line is ready to go.
What is coming in, you ask? Let's just say I've had socks on my mind recently.
We are thrilled to announce our beta release of Dartmouth Yarns Online. Our goal is to provide all the pleasures of a visit to your favourite local yarn shop--that would be Dartmouth Yarns, of course--with the convenience of online shopping.
The site is fully operational, but "beta" means we are still adding products and features. We need your input and suggestions to help us get everything just right.
Boxing Week specials continue on DYOnline through January 2. In addition, with the code SHIPFREE entered at check-out, you will receive free shipping on your order over $25 through Jan. 2. But there's more...provide us with comments or suggestions about DYOnline in the final check-out window, and we'll email you a 10%-off coupon code for online shopping Jan. 3 - Jan. 31!
Find Dartmouth Yarns Online via our website, DartmouthYarns.com. Click on the banner link Shop Dartmouth Yarns Online Now (in red) on the homepage or follow the link on the Products page. This will take you directly to DYOnline (see the image above). To view products available (so far), click on a Featured Product image, click on a category from the menu bar at the top or on the left side of the page, or click the magnifying glass at the very top right to start a search for a particular item.
For now, Perqs are not earned on DYOnline purchases, neither can filled Perqs cards or gift cards be redeemed. We are working on both of these issues, and we appreciate your patience.
Winter chill is in the air and snow is on the ground. Come to Downtown Dartmouth and visit your "yarn home" this weekend. We'll welcome you with open arms and 15% off on every item in the shop! Start something glamorous, or comfy, or adventurous and feel good about getting a deal at the same time! Only through Sunday, so don't delay!
See here for our Perqs and Returns Policies.Comment >>