Friday

Malabrigro Yarn at Stix & Stones

Need a Malabrigo fix? Let us tempt you with these four new shades of Malabrigo Worsted Merino Wool that just arrived at Stix & Stones Yarn Shop in North Bay.


Malabrigo yarns are popular worldwide and one touch of these lightly spun Single Ply yarns, you will understand why knitters the world over covet Malabrigo.  Production of these yarns is very limited, with the yarn being kettle dyed and shipped from Uruguay. So receiving new colours deserves special notice!


If you have never knit with Malabrigo yarns, we invite you to come in to Stix & Stones to view our colour selection of Malabrigo Worsted including . . .

Malabrigo Worsted no.126 Brilliante



Malabrigo Worsted no. 623 (New for 2010)



Malabrigo Worsted no. 621 Deja Vu (New for 2010)



Malabrigo Worsted no. 247 Whales Road




Malabrigo Patterns:
Malabrigo Worsted is currently ranked no.2 on Ravelry.com in terms of yarn popularity for current knitting projects and with the gorgeous, soft feel of the Merino Wool in your hands as you knit and next to the skin when wearing your finished project, you will understand why.


At Stix & Stones we offer the Malabrigo Booklet No.1 designed by Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton, featuring 17 designs of pullovers, cardigans and accessories for women, men and children. Wonderful, contemporary designs for your next pre-fall knitting project.







Malabrigo Four Ply Sock Yarn
Stix & Stones also retails the Kettle Dyed Malabrigo Four Ply. A Machine Washable Merino in a finer weight, knitting up to a Gauge of 28 stitches/4", makes this yarn a great choice for socks and finer garment patterns and babies.



Please visit Stix  Stones at 104 Main Street in North Bay to view our selection of yarns or call us at 705-223-8245 for mail orders.

Happy Knitting.
Rae Brenne.
Stix & Stones.

Wednesday

Sticks & Stones: Cool Shapes ~ Cool Yarns

Welcome to Stix & Stones! This month we celebrate our 1 Year Anniversary retailing yarn, patterns and accessories in North Bay, Ontario!



I am very thankful to the great community of knitter's in the North Bay area and throughout Ontario who have supported me over the past year. Thank you! 






I look forward to many years of serving this region of Ontario and retailing the finest hand knitting yarns, accessories and jewellery.



Operating a small business takes dedication and hard work. I am thankful for the ongoing support of my family. You will meet  members of my family in the shop from time to time to offer you assistance and instruction. Do say hello.



Moving into our second year of business we have updated the look of the blog. We invite you to bookmark us and visit often for exciting promotions and features on our great selection of knitting and crochet products.




If you are interested in joining our mailing list for upcoming events and promotions, or to express interest in a class or lecturer, please click on the Subscribe To Stix & Stones link in the sidebar to the right. This information is kept confidential. 



Stix & Stones Yarn Selection
We invite you to visit our store to view our great selection of yarns for hand knitting and crochet. Our product lines will appeal to knitters of all skill levels and tastes. 



We are very proud of our stock of Canadian yarn companies including yarns and kits from Fleece Artist, Hand Maiden, Pearl Grey and Sweater Kits.


As fleeting as the warmer months are, we choose our selection of yarns and store samples to reflect the year round value of yarns like Cotton, Silk, soft Merino Wools and quality blends of Micro Fibre, Rayon and Bamboo.


We cater to varying tastes in preferences of lifestyles and of fibre content, aware that our customers travel frequently and may have a sensitivity to either animal or man-made yarns. 


Stix & Stones features great pattern support in the form of printed leaflets and pattern collection booklets from noted knitting designers and companies such as Chris Bylsma, Sally Melville, Ann Budd, Vogue Knitting, Interweave Press, Norah Gaughan and more.


Our class table and front sofa are welcoming spots to sit and consider project choices over a cup of tea.



          New Arrivals & Features

At Stix & Stones new arrivals are featured to give focus to additions to our yarn selection.



This month we have the arrival of Pima Cotton by Americo Original. 


Pima Cotton is a lovely twist of the finest grade of cotton, spun and dyed in Peru. Our store sample is the Kayla Shrug
perfect for the office or to slip on for evenings out to dinner with friends. The interesting construction and flattering drape of this Nicole Sibboney design will make this piece a year round wardrobe favourite.



Gauge: 19 stitches & 25 rows = 4 inches (10 cm)
Needle: 4.5 mm (US 7)  Weight: Sport (2)
Length: 100 g / 273 yards (250 m)
Spun & Dyed in Peru
Hand Wash; Dry flat




Please stop by to view the store sample and consider colour choices for your next project.




We hope to see you at Stix and Stones in North Bay soon! 

Happy Knitting!
Rae Brenne.