Friday, May 29, 2015

True North Yarn Company in Barrie


Hey summer yarn lovers! All of us at True North Yarn Co. are pumped to be 
part of the Lakeside Yarn Crawl again this year. There’s nothing better for 
our Simcoe County/Georgian Bay summers than sharing favourite beachside projects! 
Check out our cozy new shop location in Cedar Pointe Plaza in Barrie. 
We have planned a fun fiber-full summer class schedule.

Summer classes include a T-Yarn workshop, 
Finishing classes, and a free Lace KAL! 

Check out our free Yarn Socials for help between classes, getting a project 
started or learning new techniques like Magic Loop.

To kick off the crawl we are offering a Free Learn to Knit Class
Saturday June 13th from 10am - 12pm.

We are also hosting an all day knitfest to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of  
WWKIP Day at our store, Saturday June 13th 10am - 5:30pm. 

Bring your crochet and knitting projects, and lawn chairs. 
We will provide the refreshments.

Summer Yarn Highlights: Noro Tokonatsu, Handmaiden Swiss Silk, 
Borgo de Pazzi e-co, Punta Yarns Montoya Beach, King Cole Authentic Cotton DK, 
Katia Tahiti Spray, Diamond Luxury Collection Summertime, 
Kauni 300g Effektgarn kits, Cascade Avalon, 
Sirdar Beachcomber and now introducing 
Penguin Soup yarns dyed locally in Simcoe County!

Notions: HiyaHiya, Susan Bates, Knitter’s Pride, and 
Wooden Yarn Bowls/Sock Forms/Darning Eggs made in Gravenhurst!

For the full list of brands we carry
and to shop online
you can always check out
for updates follow us at our blog & on Facebook!

Our sweet new location!
(705) 737 - 4422

All Summer We are Open
Monday - Saturday
10am - 5:30 pm
Open late ‘til 8 on Thursdays!
(We will be closed Canada Day, August 3rd, Labour Day)

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Purl 3 .... located in Orillia

Purl3 is owned and operated by Sandra and Kitrina Typhair, a mother and daughter team. 
The stores name Purl3 is reflecting three generations of active knitters with 105 years of experience.

Our goal at Purl3 is to carry a variety of quality yarns (natural and synthetic) with a broad array of colors, softness and fashionable design. Giving customers the opportunity to touch and feel the yarns uniqueness.
 In our shop we‘ve tried to create a warm friendly atmosphere where everyone can knit/crochet no matter the level of experience. 

Allowing crafters the opportunity to relax and express their creativity, socialize and learn through interaction.
We offer workshops, seminars and social events.

Our vision is to bring together the knitting community and encourage growth and continuation of the craft. 

10-425 West Street North, Orillia, ON, Canada

Mon 10-5
​Tue 10-7
​Wed 10-6
Thursday 10-6
Fri 10-4
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Creemore House of Stitches - in downtown Creemore

Creemore House of Stitches is located in the lovely rural community of Creemore. 

We have luscious yarn from Acrylics, Blends, Wool and Natural Fibers.
From Famous name brands importing the finest yarn.
Cascade, Estelle, King Cole, Lang, 

You'll want to wrap your fingers around the softness.
Bamboo and Aluminum needles, and many notions.

151 Mill Street
Creemore, Ontario
L0M 1G0  
Creemore House of Stitches

Spring Hours for 2015
Sunday 12-4
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10-5pm
Wednesday 10-5pm
Thursday 10-5pm
Friday 10-5:30pm
Saturday 10-5pm
Evenings by Appointment or Class Event

Creemore has so much to offer. Do check out their website. 

Riverside Yarns in Owen Sound

About Riverside Yarns

Please note: The shop will be closed from Monday June 15th until Wednesday June 24th.
Please give a quick call just to confirm the opening times. 
Riverside Yarns was created when Colleen Raco,an interior designer, rediscovered her “inner knitter” and realized there was nowhere to buy quality yarns in Owen Sound. She opened the store in September 2006 in a historic building in the recently rejuvenated downtown core. 

It is a cozy, comfortable and colourful place to shop for the newest yarns, browse through unique patterns, and be inspired by the many knitted samples. The store has proven very popular with local knitters and tourists alike and has inspired many new knitters to fall in love with fiber.
Please take an opportunity to take a look around the site and if you have any questions by all means get in touch.

Visit us in our new location!
928 2nd Ave. East
Owen Sound, Ontario
(519) 371-4311
We are (usually) open:
Tuesday 10AM - 3:30PM
Wednesday 10AM - 5PM
Thursday 10AM - 5PM
Friday 10AM - 5PM
Saturday 10AM - 4PM
Sunday and Monday - Closed
There is plenty of parking along 2nd Ave. East.

Philosophers Wool Company - Inverhuron on the shores of Lake Huron

Our store in Inverhuron, is on our farm at 2 Alma Street and is open 6 days a week throughout the year and, through July and August, usually on Sundays too. 
We are normally open from 10 AM to 4 PM but if you are coming from afar, it is a good idea for you to call ahead (519-368-5354). 
Our store is in an 1851 log cabin, and features 100 or so handknit sweaters which we are happy to sell you ready-made, or the kit to make your own. We have an extensive button collection as well as Addi Turbo circular knitting needles.
Apart from wool in 41 colours and 2 weights ( worsted and chunky), we also sell Queen size blankets, milled for us in PEI, hats, scarves, socks, mitts, sheepskins, and various items of sheep art.

Mission statement 
Our mission is to support sustainable agriculture, with about 25% of web sales devoted to that purpose. We have always been a fair trade company, producing wool yarn that is as natural and organic as possible.
We specialise in hand knitting kits for Fair Isle sweaters, shawls and cardigans. Our simplified
technique is available 
from our DVD and books.
You are free to wander about the Farm and sometimes Ann or Eugene will give you a guided tour.



Alliston Yarns - new this year Welcome!!

In June 1, 2013 the doors opened for the first time realizing my dream of Alliston Yarns!

Alliston Yarns has hundreds of colourful yarns, buttons, books, patterns, needles and all the accessories needed to work with yarns.

Estelle, King Cole, Berroco, Patons, Bernat, Diamond Yarns, 

Schachmayer, James Brett, Redheart

Clover, Knit Picks, Knitters Pride, Aero 

Our highly qualified staff have crochet, knitting and finishing classes available as well.

Alliston Yarns
Craft & Gifts
21-B Young St
Alliston, Ontario
Tel: 705.434.0880
We are open 6 days a week.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday
9:30am - 6:00pm
Sunday - CLOSED

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Purple Sock in Coldwater...

Ahh, sweet Coldwater! A very special place, where the very special Purple Sock just happens to live! We hope you get a chance to visit us during the 2015 Yarn Crawl.....

We welcome you to our little yarn haven filled with a glorious selection of yarns and roving  including Malabrigo, Madelinetosh,   Dragonfly Fibers , Noro, Cascade, Rowan, Cabin Fever, James Brett, Berroco,  Fleece Artist, 3 Dog Knits, Briggs and Little, Sweet Georgia, and too many more to list! In addition, we have a great selection of books on everything from lace knitting, crocheting, felting, rug hooking, baby knitting, Celtic knitting...feel free to browse!

Our notions are many and varied including custom-made knitting bags, knitting needles from Hiya Hiya, Knit picks and Knitters Pride , stitch markers, handmade maple buttons, novelty buttons, drop spindles, measuring tapes, needle gauges..if you need it..we have it..

In addition, The Purple Sock carries an impressive array of loose leaf teas from around the world, and a beautiful assortment of tea pots and tea making supplies.

Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 10-12, we offer our Sip &Stitch gatherings, where you can come with your knitting, crocheting, or rug hooking and join in the camaraderie while enjoying tea and treats! On Friday mornings from 10-12 you will find a great group of spinners gathered around with their wheels and drop spindles...we have something for everyone!

Our hours of operation are:

Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday from 10-5PM
Friday from 10-6PM
Sunday from 11-3 PM

Please note: We are CLOSED on Monday and Tuesday.

   We are located at 13 Coldwater Road in downtown Coldwater.
   Our telephone number is 705-686-3455

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Grey Heron Yarn Shop in Collingwood

Grey Heron Yarn shop is located in the Arts and Culture heritage district of Downtown Collingwood. 

Yarns we carry:
Rowan, Cascade, Estelle, Sirdar, Classic Elite, Opal, Regia, Shelridge, Cabin Fever, Noro, Lopi, Mirasol, Malabrigo, James Brett, Lorna's Laces, Fleece Artist, Handmaiden, Austermann, Patons, Drops, Peace Fleece, The Dye Guy, American Brand, Zauberball, Lang, Lana Grossa, Rhichard Devrieze, King Cole, Bernat Baby,  
Knitting Notions we carry:
ChiaGoo, Addi, Knit Picks, Clover, Boye, Brittany, HiyaHiya, Denise Needles, Knitter's Pride
Crochet Notions we carry:
Clover, Knit Picks, Denise Crochet, Boye
Magazines: KnitScene, Knitting Traditions, Knit & Purl, Jane Austen, 
Binders of patterns: Single leaflets,
Felting supplies: Roving, tools, books, 
Notions: buttons, zippers, ribbons, yarn bowls, yarn swifts, yarn winders, Eucalan, Soak,

We have hosted a "KnitFest" Saturday workshop with Kate Atherley and Glenna Harris.
Both fabulously talented designers who have worked with Vogue, Canadian Living and several knitting

Wednesday : We offer monthly skills building classes: Project classes: Private Classes: Group Classes: 
Thursday: Every Thursday afternoon it's our Drop In Knit Cafe - it's a social time to gather with like minded - "FREE" 1pm - 4pm

We are WIFI friendly!!       Coffee and Tea available!!       Wheelchair accessible!!  

We are located at 65 Simcoe Street, Studio 1,  Collingwood, Ontario L9Y1H7 
intersection of St. Marie and Simcoe Streets, inside the building address 65 Simcoe, first studio on the left

Open Monday to Friday 10am to 5:30pm Saturday 10am to 4pm Sunday - Closed

Follow us on facebook and twitter - Read our blog for class up dates and new product arrivals

Monday, May 4, 2015

Eliza's Buttons and Yarns - Barrie

Welcome to Eliza’s Buttons and Yarn!

Elizabeth welcomes you to her knitting haven. 
Our store has everything you might need, from needles and yarn all the way to buttons. 
We would love to see you and what you’ve been busy creating! Stop on by!
We are located at:    
250 Bayview Dr. Unit 2. Barrie, On. L4N 4Y8
Our phone number is:
Our e-mail address is:

Drop in 
Come to as many or as few classes as you like. 
Available times Mon , Fri , Sat 1-3pm cost $10

1st & 3rd Tuesday join Deb for drop ins.
Same time 1-3 pm

Wednesday Nights drop in
6:30– 8:30 donation appreciated

Sock of the Month
1st & 3rd Mon 6:30-8:30
non member cost is $5.00 a session

Crochet classes
Mon 6:00-8:00
Cost $65.00 5 x 2 hr sessions.

Check the web site or in the store for special Saturday morning classes     

Ravelry link:

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DocKnits of Port Elgin

DocKnits is proudly located on the shores of 
beautiful Lake Huron in Port Elgin, Ontario.  

We strive to provide not only high quality products for knitting and crocheting, but also a unique community experience in our store.  

DocKnits encourages their customers to sit and create in our cozy lounge during free time, scheduled classes and "open knits" on Thursday afternoons and Friday evenings.  
People of all ages are invited to reconnect and get to know one another while creating beautiful objects for family, friends and home.  
Knowledgeable and accessible service, establishing new friendships and a sense of community as well as unleashing your inner artist are all part of what we offer at DocKnits.  
Please join us!

Products we carry include: Berroco, Cascade, Rowan, Madeline Tosh, Classic Elite yarns, Biscotte & Cie, Shantiknits, Happy Fuzzy Sock Yarn, Misti Alpaca, Shelridge, Noro and Georgian Bay Fibre Company, amongst others.  
We are also proud to carry Schact Cricket Looms, a variety of knitting and crochet books as well as all of the accessories!
Address: 651 Goderich Street, Box 2140, Port Elgin, Ontario, Canada N0H 2C0
Phone: 1-226-453-5648
Tuesday to Thursday, 12 noon to 6pm,  
Friday 12 to 9pm, 
Saturday 10 to 5 pm, 
Sunday 1 to 5 pm, 
Closed on Monday
Dr. Sue, Jeffi, Peggy

Inside DocKnits

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

The Crawl shop line-up so far...

So, here we are May 1st - the plans for the Lakeside Yarn Crawl 2015 are well under way. 

And now we are 10 shops confirmed and are waiting for the remaining 2 to join in the fun. 

We have two new shops on the crawl this year: 

Purl3 - Orillia - check out their website

Alliston Yarns -  Alliston - check out their website

We are very happy to have the following shops back again for this year: 

The Purple Sock - Coldwater
True North Yarn Co - Barrie 
Eliza's Buttons and Yarn - Barrie 
Grey Heron Yarn Shop - Collingwood 
Creemore House of Stitches - Creemore 
Riverside Yarns - Owen Sound 
Philosopher's Wool Company - Inverhuron
DocKnits - Port Elgin

The Crawl will kick off on Saturday June 13th which is World Wide Knit in Public Day... What a terrific day to acknowledge our knitting traditions. 

So, do follow the page for updates. As we get a little closer to the start date, we will let you know about the new happenings!!