Noro Silk Garden: 20% Off Suggested Retail - 1 Week Only - October 25-30, 2010

At Stix & Stones we received some wonderful new colours of Noro Silk Garden, so to celebrate I decided to feature Silk Garden as our weekly special at 20% off the suggested retail price. 

This sale price is in effect for one week only, October 25-30, 2010.

Silk Garden is loved around the world for it's beautiful colours and wonderful drape. Coming to us from Japan, Silk Garden works up into so many great accessories and garment projects.

At Stix & Stones we feature great pattern support for Silk Garden with published designs by Jane Ellison and Jenny Watson

There are some fabulous free patterns on Ravelry featuring Noro Silk Garden, including the Abalone Short Sleeve Cardi - a fave! - Classic Noro Mittens - and the oh so adorable Noro Spirals Hat

Noro Silk Garden is a blend of 45% Mohair + 45% Silk + 10% Wool and is put up in 50g balls with 110yds/101m.


And the colours - did I mention the colours of Silk Garden!?!

Please stop by the store to select your favourite colourway of Noro Silk Garden or call us at 705-223-8245 to place your phone order in confidence with a Credit Card. 

This sale price is in effect for one week only, October 25-30, 2010.

We ship worldwide using Canada Post at affordable shipping rates.

Happy Knitting and thank you for your continued support.

Rae Brenne
Stix & Stones.


Waikiwi & Karamea by Naturally of NewZealand: New For Autumn/Winter 2010

I invite you to visit Stix and Stones in North Bay to view our two new yarn lines from Naturally of New Zealand: Waikiwi and Karamea!

Waikiwi and Karamea are spun and dyed at the Naturally mill in New Zealand and feature the unique composition of Merino Wool, Alpaca and Possum. The Possum Fibre lends a unique softness and creates a subtle halo effect once washed. Perfect for sensitive skin types and oh so warm for our northern climate!

Karamea is a Double Knitting (DK) weight yarn blend of 75% Merino 15% Alpaca 10% Possum.

Karamea is put up in 50 gram balls with 104m/114yards and works to a Gauge of 22 stitches x 30 rows.

The colour palette focuses on classic shades for accessories and garments with good stitch definition and drape.

Waikiwi is a finer 4 Ply Fingering Sock Yarn with the addition of Nylon to make it hard wearing and machine washable, perfect for gloves, socks and babies.

55% NZ Merino, 20% Nylon, 15% Alpaca, 10% Possum put up in a 50g ball with 181m/198yards.

The colours for Waikiwi include 7 solids and 5 Prints.

With full pattern support from Naturally of New Zealand plus our own assortment of DK and 4Ply patterns, you are sure to enjoy knitting and crocheting with our newest arrivals.

Stix & Stones also carries Naturally Buttons and Naturally Classic DK -  both baby and children friendly, machine washable wools in a delightful range of colours in these popular Double Knitting weights of yarn.

Buttons is a DK weight with subtle tweed effect colours popular with young children and great for textured stitches.

Don't think these bright, delightful colours are for the wee ones only, many adults choose Buttons for it's vibrant colours.

Stix and Stones has a free baby sweater and hat pattern available in-store with the purchase of Naturally Buttons.

Classic DK by Naturally is our version of "Baby Yarn" in a soft to the skin, practical care pure Wool at a great price point.

Naturally Classic DK is stocked in 6 classic pastel shades and is put up in a 50g ball with 151 yards.

Stix & Stones delivers worldwide using Canada Post and we are happy to process your phone order at 705-223-8245.

Take care and Happy Knitting!
Rae Brenne.
Stix & Stones.


New Yarn Feature: Merino Capito by Americo Original

Today I wish to introduce Merino Capito by Americo Originala lovely thick and thin bulky yarn new to Stix & Stones for Autumn/Winter 2010.

Merino Capito is put up in 100g Skeins with 43yds/40m per skein, and is spun and dyed in Peru. 

Available in six contemporary shades, Merino Capito is perfect for Coats, Jackets and Accessories, including The Marian Cowl designed by Jane Richmond, and featured on Ravelry as a free pattern, requiring just 2 skeins of Americo Merino Capito.

I invite you to stop by Stix & Stones and view our store sample of the Americo "Niagara On The Lake" hand bag, designed by Nicole Sibboney and featuring fabulous chunky purl stitches, creating a wonderful texture with visual and tactile appeal! 

This project requires 5 skeins of Merino Capito to complete. 

The "Niagara On The Lake" handbag pattern is available as a kit, with the purchase of Americo Original Merino Capito yarn.

At Stix & Stones we also feature Grayson E. Leather Accessories for outfitting bags, totes and garments. What better way to personalize your project.

These leather handles and closures come in beautiful natural and vibrantly dyed shades featuring unique styling and lengths, all conveniently made with pre-punched holes in the leather straps for ease of application.

Come explore the unexpected and unique offerings of the Americo Yarn line and the Grayson E. line of Leather Accessories at Stix & Stones in North Bay.

We are happy to offer mail order service to any destination and to answer any questions you may have about these and other products available at our store. Please contact Stix and Stones at 705-223-8245.

Thank you for visiting our blog and Happy Knitting.
Rae Brenne.


Misti Alpaca Yarns: New for Autumn/Winter 2010

I am happy to introduce the Misti Alpaca line of hand knitting yarns to Stix & Stones North Bay in the following qualities.

 Misti Alpaca Chunky Solids
2 Plies of 100% Baby Alpaca put up in a 109 yard Skein. Misti Chunky works up to a suggested gauge of 14 stitches per 10cm/4" using a 6mm / US#10 knitting needle.

Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Chunky
A colourful variation to the Chunky Solid line featuring the same 2 Plies of 100% Baby Alpaca put up in a 109 yard Skein, hand dyed to create beautiful colour variations.

Misti Hand Paint Chunky works up to a suggested gauge of 14 stitches per 10cm/4" using a 6mm / US#10 knitting needle. Colours range from brights to subtle tone-on-tones, perfect for home accessories.

Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Sock Yarn
A beautiful 4Ply Fingering Weight of 50% Superfine Alpaca, 30% Merino Wool and for strength Misti adds 10% Silk & 10% Nylon, making this perfect for socks, children and adult apparel. 

Misti Hand Paint Sock is put up in a 436 yard, 100 gram Skein and works to a suggested gauge of 28 sts per 10cm/4" using a needle 2.75mm /US #2. 

For knitting socks, if your knitting tension is average to loose, we would suggest size 2.5mm.

I invite you to visit Stix & Stones to view the Misti Alpaca line of hand knitting yarns or call us at 705-223-8245 to place your order. We ship around the world! 

Thank you for stopping by and your continued support.

Happy Knitting.
Ms. Rae Brenne.