Colour at the LYS

A very windy winter day here in Toronto, giving us a stiff dose of cold.   The city is shrouded in monotone concrete grey.  Such a day is perfect for a visit to Passionknit Ltd, my local yarn shop.  I can think of few other places where you can get an immediate dose of colour (an overwhelming infusion in fact) – very good for the happiness factor.

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They have a new shipment of Malabrigo, a kettle-dyed yarn from Peru.  My favourite is the Rios, a pure merino superwash worsted weight that is  luxurious and soft to work with, yet hardy enough for the densest cables. Close behind on my ‘ favourites’ list is its little sister,  Arroyo, a sport weight superwash merino.  Perfect for finer garments, mittens, and hats. Rastita (dk) and Rasta (super bulky) are slightly felted single ply yarns that are  great for statement accessories.  The colours in all cases  are absolutely dazzling.

Pictured are three different weights of Malabrigo yarn: Rios, Rastita, and Rasta

Pictured are three different weights of Malabrigo yarn: Rios, Rastita, and Rasta

 

New Colours of Rios:  Marte, Volcan, and Liquid Amber.

New Colours of Rios: Marte, Volcan, and Liquid Amber.

English Rose, Niebla, Bobby Blue, and Fresco e Seco.

English Rose, Niebla, Bobby Blue, and Fresco e Seco.

While I was there, Alex J. and I had some fun making up this basket in the new Pantone Colour for the Year 2013: Emerald Green.  You need to really go into the shop and fix your gaze on this:  energizing and tranquil at the same time.

Pantone Colour of the Year 2013:  Emerald Green

Pantone Colour of the Year 2013: Emerald Green

Passionknit is located at 3355 Yonge Street, Toronto,M4M 2N6, ( north of Lawrence and south of York Mills). Or check out their newly launched mitten club at passionknit.ca.

They have classes for all levels of knitters, and a great staff that will help with all of your questions.

Grey, cold days are guilt free for knitters!

 

 

 

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4 responses to “Colour at the LYS

  1. Jenny

    Wow! Beautiful 🙂

  2. Kate

    Wow!! Thanks Susan! 1) I love the pictures of the shop 2) I love the Pantone focus colour yarn display 3) this is EXACTLY why you should write a blog ie so you can share with the rest of the world what your friends have been reaping the benefits of for the past few years; the mesh of up to the moment fashion with knitting and all things yarny. What projects are you thinking of for the emerald green focus?

  3. Nancy

    great pictures! what a selection of colour!

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