Yarns Untangled Blog

Fall KAL

Autumn is coming and that means it’s time for another knit/crochet-along! Cooler temperatures are on their way, and we’re turning towards cozy and colourful projects to make before the snow flies. Which leads us to the theme for our next knit/crochet-along: COLOURWORK! Pattern: This is a technique-based KAL, so any knit or crochet pattern that uses a colourwork technique as a valid option. For absolute beginners, we recommend stripes or colour blocks, while more experienced crafters are encouraged to try more advance techniques like fair isle, mosaic, or intarsia. Any technique that uses more than one colour is eligible, so let …

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Our Next KAL: Options Sweater by Amy Herzog

It’s YU’s first ever sweater knit-along! Many of our serious regulars have already got yarn and even started up a few swatches, but the rest of you have a couple of days to pick up your yarn before we officially begin. If this is all news to you, here’s a brief summary of the plan: “…it’s an Amy Herzog design, so you know it’s going to be a great-fitting sweater. Amy is the sweater-fit guru behind tons of beautiful designs and the brains behind CustomFit. Options allows you to knit a sweater customized to your own needs: crew or v-neck, …

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Pussyhat Global Virtual March

The pussyhat project continues! The Women’s March was a great success and there continues to be a lot of momentum for this movement. We’ve had a considerable interest from the wider community for more pussyhats for future events so we’ve come up with several ways for you to get one of your own! Right now we’re making more hats in preparation for the next major event: the Pussyhat Global March on International Women’s Day! The goal of this march is similar to the original: provide marchers with a unique, collective visual statement and to provide women’s rights supporters with a way to come together in …

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Pussy Hats for the People!

As many of you have noticed, our last few weeks have been completely consumed by making dozens and dozens of pink hats with ears, called “Pussy Hats”. The Pussy Hat Project was started by Krista Suh and Jayna Zweiman in California. The hats are intended to be a symbol for the Women’s March on Washington. We thought this was a lovely way for knitters in Canada to offer support for Women fighting for their legal rights in the United States, so we got on board! We volunteered to receive and distribute donated Pussy hats to those going to marches. The experience …

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Rhichard Devrieze Trunk Show!

Rhichard Devrieze and his beautiful yarns are coming back to Yarns Untangled for another fantastic trunk show! Saturday, January 28th from 11am to 5pm, our table and shelves will be full of Fynn, Peppino, and Phantom, as well as some limited one-of-a-kind colourways and bases that are otherwise unavailable anywhere else.  Last year’s RDV trunk show was a huge success, so we know this one will be even better.  Get there early because the most popular colourways go quickly! For every $50 you spend on Rhichard’s ravishing yarns, you can fill in a raffle ticket to win a fantastic RDV-themed …

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Holidays at Yarns Untangled

Holiday Hours We know that the holidays are a busy time of year for everyone so we’ve extended our hours on Friday and Saturday’s to 7 pm to help you get all your shopping in. Friday December 9th: 11am – 7pm **Extended hours** Saturday December 10th: 11am – 7pm **Extended hours** Friday December 16th: 11am – 7pm **Extended hours** Saturday December 17th: 11am – 7pm **Extended hours** Friday December 23rd: 11am – 7pm **Extended hours** Saturday December 24th: 11am-3pm **Closing early** Sunday December 25th: CLOSED Monday December 26th: CLOSED Saturday December 31st: 11am-3pm **Closing early** Sunday January 1st: CLOSED Holiday Stitch Night Potluck! Our …

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One Whole Year!

Never has time flown so fast for the two of us than it has over the past 365+ days.  We could not be more grateful for all the support and kindness we have received over the past year.  Brenna said it best when she wrote: You helped us find our feet financially and emotionally. You helped us paint, you helped us move and arrange our shelving, you helped us make samples. You attended our knit nights, you supported us by indulging your yarn addictions, you wrote us kind reviews on google, yelp and facebook. You helped us through our rough …

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Socks and Shawls and Sweaters, Oh My!

by Nicole Tavares and Amelia Lyon Ding! Ding! Ding! Our Kate Atherly Knit Along officially came to a close this week. Kate is one of our favourite teachers, and her patterns sparked a great deal of creativity over the past two months. With two hundred and fifty designs to choose from – anything was possible, and at least 30 of you glorious knitters and crocheters jumped in with both feet.  We are so pleased and impressed with every WIP and FO we’ve seen throughout this process, so congrats to everyone who participated, regardless of whether you made it past the finish line …

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Zen Yarn Garden at last!

We have lost count of how many of you have begged us to carry the beautiful Zen Yarn Garden, and we are so pleased to finally be able to announce that they will be joining our ranks at the end of this month. In addition to having Zen Yarn on our shelves, the weekend of September 24th and 25th will feature a two-day trunk show on our patio out front (indoors if it rains).  Neville and Roxanne will be sending bags and bags of their best yarns in a variety of weights and materials, including a brand new colourway named for, and …

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The Blue Brick yarn, only at Yarns Untangled

We are bursting with excitement to finally be able to announce that we are now carrying Blue Brick ombre yarns!!!  Hand-dyed right here in downtown Toronto (15 minutes from us!), these gradients are not to be believed.  Each skein seamlessly transitions through at least 3 colours over the course of 437 yards, giving you enough material to make a beautiful shawl. Dyeing yarn in a slow gradient like these is an incredibly labour-intensive and complicated process, but Shireen and her husband Tito are more than capable of rising to the challenge.  Shireen began her colourful career as a photographer, and …

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