Tuesday

Rasta by Malabrigo at Stix & Stones



We have received three new colours of Rasta, a great super-bulky weight Merino Wool by Malabrigo Yarns that knits on 9 - 12mm needles, perfect for Cowls, Afghans, Hats and Mitts. 



Rasta is a single ply of 100% Merino Wool put up in 90yd/82m skeins, the yarn is given a slight twist and then lightly felted and hand dyed in the great colours Malabrigo is known for. Here is a sampling of the Rasta colours we stock at Stix & Stones.






Being a super-bulky weight means this yarn works up fast, so if you are looking to reward yourself or gift a certain someone with a knitting project that works up fast, Rasta is an excellent choice.



1-2 skeins of Rasta are perfect for most accessory patterns including these popular free patterns available on Ravelry.com:

• The Anyway Chunky Hat Pattern by Turvid

Outsider Mittens by Susan B. Anderson

Super Bulky Button Hat by Jill Bujold - **This adult hat takes 1 hour to make!

Easy Moebius Cowl by Haley Waxberg


Our store sample of the Neck Warmer from Malabrigo Book 3 took only 2 hours to make, perfect for an afternoon project or while enjoying a movie. 


Please visit our retail store in North Bay to view our line of Malabrigo Yarns or contact us at 705-223-8245 to order Rasta using a credit card. We ship worldwide.


Take care and happy knitting!

Ms. Rae Brenne
Stix & Stones 
North Bay, Ontario.

Friday

Addi Click Interchangeable Needle Sets from Stix & Stones: In Turbo, Lace & Natura Bamboo



I am pleased to introduce the Addi Click line of Interchangeable Needle Sets at Stix & Stones in North Bay.




Addi Knitting Needles are made in Germany to the highest standards and their three popular needle tip variations are now available in Interchangeable Sets called Addi Click




Addi produces needles in three variations: the blunt tip Addi Turbo®, the super sharp Addi Lace® and the best Bamboo needles on the market Addi Natura®.


Now all three varieties are available separately in Interchangeable Needle Sets featuring the exclusive Addi Click locking mechanism. This unique system requires no tools to change out needle tip sizes. One simply inserts the cord deep into the base of an interchangeable needle, twist and release. The cord remains in place, secure, without fear of releasing on you in the middle of a project. Lace and shawl knitters especially will appreciate that. 


Addi Click Interchangeable Needles are available as:



The Addi Turbo Click Set:






Featuring the wonderfully smooth Nickel Plated Brass Needles with blunt tips, in 10 popular sizes: 3mm, 3.75mm, 4mm, 4.5mm, 5mm, 5.5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm.


The Addi Turbo Click Set also features three pliable cord lengths of 24", 32" and 40". This is an excellent, all purpose set of interchangeable needles. Perfect for Merino, Silk, Alpaca, Microfiber, Milk and Bamboo Viscose Fibres.




The Addi Turbo Click Set also comes with a great carrying case with a suede lined interior, with room for all 10 sizes of interchangeable needles, cords and cord connector.




The Addi Turbo Lace Click Set:
Features electro static Nickel Plated Needles with a very defined tip, perfect for manipulating and working lace stitch techniques requiring precise manipulation of the stitches. 




The Addi Lace Click Set features sizes 3.5mm, 3.75mm, 4mm, 4.5mm, 5mm, 5.5mm, 6mm and 8mm interchangeable needle tips, and five lengths of the extremely pliable Addi blue cords in 16", 20", 24", 32" and 40" lengths. A single connector is included to lengthen and join various lengths of cords.







Addi Natura Click Set:
Features Addi's fabulous Bamoo Needle Tips, with a defined, sharp tip. The bamboo is so nice and warm in the hands. Addi manufactures the best Bamboo Needle tips and the Natura Click Set comes with 8 sizes of needles including 3.5mm, 3.75mm, 4mm, 4.5mm, 5mm, 5.5mm, 6mm and 8mm. Cord lengths include 24", 32" and 40".




At Stix and Stones, we carry the full line of Addi Knitting Needles, including individual sizes of the Addi Turbo, Lace and Natura circular needles and Addi Turbo + Natura Double Point Needles. 



Extra cord lengths and connector sets for the Addi Click line are sold separately. 





To order Addi Knitting Needles and accessories using a Credit Card, contact Stix & Stones at 705-223-8245. We ship worldwide using Canada Post.


Take care and thank you for your continued support.




Ms. Rae Brenne.
Stix & Stones
North Bay, Ontario

Monday

New Arrival: Handmaiden Casbah at Stix & Stones.





I am so thrilled to have finally received my first shipment of Handmaiden Casbah, a divine blend of 81% merino, 10% Cashmere and 9% Nylon. Casbah is put up in 115g/4oz skeins with 355yds/325m.




Casbah is hand dyed by Handmaiden Yarns in Vancouver, British Columbia and the colours they have developed for their yarn line are spectacular.



One touch of this yarn and you will be hooked. Fair warning! There are MCN yarns (merino-cashmere-nylon) and then there is Casbah! Treat your tootsies to some lovin' with this soft yarn. Delightful to knit with, fabulous to wear!




Handmaiden sources only the finest fibres from mills which meet their high standards for quality and this MCN Yarn blend takes time to be spun and then hand dyed. Some things are definitely worth waiting for!






Perfect timing for gifting that special knitter in your life. We received 15 great colours of Casbah, featuring both their Variegated and Semi-Solid Colours.






I invite you to visit Stix & Stones in North Bay, to view our selection of Hand Maiden Yarns, Kits and Patterns.






Stix & Stones Gift Certificates and Gift Baskets
Stix & Stones Gift Certificates are the perfect stocking stuffer for the fibre loving individual in your life. 




Stix & Stones Gift Certificates are available in any dollar amount you choose, or for specific upcoming instructional classes.




Stix & Stones is also happy to create a unique Fibre Fantasy Gift Basket, featuring skeins of quality hand knitting yarns, coordinating patterns, the best needles and accessories. Prices start at $40. Inquire at the store during your next visit or contact Stix & Stones at 705-223-8245 to order your gift basket for delivery via Canada Post. We ship across North America and around the world!


Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to seeing you at our retail location soon.




Rae Brenne.
Stix & Stones. 
North Bay, Ontario.

Tuesday

Flirt by Sirdar



Introducing Flirt by Sirdar of England at Stix & Stones.



While images of palm trees and sunny locales may be the furthest thing from your reality, we have a well-travelled clientele at Stix & Stones who winter in warmer locations and also there are many knitters who can appreciate bulkier, quick-knit garments, but never wear them, nor never knit them. For these knitters everything they choose to knit and wear has to be DK weight and finer. Enter Sirdar Flirt.




Flirt is put up in a 50g ball with 92m /104 yds and knits on a suggested needle size of 4mm.





Flirt is the perfect consideration for finer gauge knits. Flirt is a soft blend of 80% Bamboo Sourced Viscose and 20% Wool, dyed in a sophisticated colour palette for adults, including a lovely bronze and silver metallic and deep rich purple and pink.




Flirt provides wonderful drape, good stitch definition and has a silky, cool feeling next to the skin, making this an investment yarn for year round wear.






Sirdar, as always, has lovely pattern support for Flirt and these designs are refined classics, perfect for the office, entertaining or at your winter resort.





I invite you to visit Stix & Stones in North Bay to view our selection of Sirdar and other fine knitting and crochet yarns or contact us at 705-223-8245 to discuss colours and quantities. We use Canada Post for mail order world wide.


Take care and thank you for your continued support.


Rae Brenne
Stix and Stones
North Bay, Ontario.