Cafe. Yarn. Friends

1162 Queen St. E. Toronto, ON. M4M 1L4
416 463 1162




  June 2016




There is so much happening this month! World Wide Knit in Public Day, special guests, our Pride celebrations and a kick off to summer weather!!! Jenn is taking a vacation to Newfoundland the first week of June and Miko is busy with baby Poppy as she grows and starts her love affair with the great out doors! (everyone is doing just great by the way.)


Special Guest...

June 7th Allison Decker, will be joining us for Stitch night on her way from her home in London (UK) to TNNA... a quick stopover to visit with Toronto friends and she will be bringing a Trunk show of the projects in her book The London Craft Guide ... which features shops to visit when you are heading to London and area ... great places to get your yarn fix! Plus you will get to see, in person, the several one skein wonder book projects that make the most out of those precious Vacation Skeins we are so fond of picking up everywhere... including the single skein project called Because Sock Yarn , a pattern by the lovely Kate Atherley.

Allison will be here for just a few short if you want to stop by to say hi in person... knit night runs until about 9pm.


Haven't grabbed your copy yet?

Just give us a call at the shop to reserve your copy by June 4th and we will be sure to have enough autographed copies on hand!!!



    WWKIP Day 2016...

    Saturday, June 18th
    1 - 4pm

    Join us in Leslie Grove Park (Just at the corner of Queen & Jones) to stitch the afternoon away. We will be bringing blankets to enjoy a picnic style gathering.

    The park will also be buzzing with the annual Leslieville Tree Festival,which is a community celebration featuring green groups and vendors, live music, a kids’ zone, a ceremonial tree planting and tasty local food! This will be a fun day for the whole family!

    Special Guest...

    In addition to the fun and frivolity of knitting in the great outdoors we are happy that we will be joined by the delightful Rhichard Devrieze for the afternoon! Be sure to come by to say hi, plus he will be bringing a fresh batch of Peppino Merino with him! Yay!


We will also be launching our participation in the Knitted Knockers Canada program on WWKIP Day!

Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. These soft comfortable lightweight prosthesis are available for FREE. They are knit with love by wonderful volunteers.  Some women find traditional breast prosthetics too expensive, heavy, sweaty and uncomfortable. Also traditional prosthesis often cannot be worn for weeks after surgery. Knitted knockers on the other hand are soft, comfortable, beautiful and when placed in a regular bra they take the shape and feel of a real breast.

We are very happy to now be an official drop off location for Knitted Knockers! You can read all about this program at the Knitted Knockers Canada Website and/ or pop on by the to get the information and pick up the pattern and recommended yarn...Cascade Ultra Pima...a soft mercerized Cotton that is soft and washable and well wearing!

The lovely people at Estelle Yarns have offered to provide complementary kits that include yarn and pattern for people who would like to participate in our WWKIP Knitted Knocker KAL on June 18th!

Just send us an email at by June 15th
to let us know you are coming that afternoon and reserve your free kit!

Use subject Line: Knitted Knocker KAL Kit Please

We will, of course, have additional free patterns available and we regularly stock the Cascade Ultra Pima!



      Our Pride Bracelet Kits are back in stock...


      In celebration of Pride we have some more kits so we can wear our pride on our wrist... Rainbow bracelets anyone?

      Knit up in simple garter stitch, each kit includes: 6 colours of yarn wound off into 1g lengths and a quick little pattern to make this bracelet. Of course feel free to get creative with your stitches... we just love how tidy and clear the rainbow emerged in the garter stitch!

      bracelet1Kits are just $5...

      Pop by to snap yours up! They are simple, quick and fun to whip up! Supplies are limited.



      Coming Up On The Classes Front...

      Be sure to check out the the class roster ... our classes are posted to the end of July. And then we will once again be taking a class hiatus for the hot month of August.

      Cables are Easy

      Thursday, June 16th

      Brioche 101

      Sunday, June 12th


      with the author : Kate Atherley...

      Wednesday, June 22nd


      Lace 101

      Sunday June 26th

      Blocking and Caring for your Knitwear

      Saturday, June 25

      Baby Surprise Jacket

      Saturday, June 25th


      Cafe News...


      The Pop Stand Gourmet Popsicles will be back in the shop shortly!!!! We are expecting our first delivery of the summer in time for WWKIP Day! A collection of irresistible yummy, fruity flavours! A real kick off to summer!


    Regular Hours Interruptions...

  • We will be closed Friday, July 1st for Canada Day.
    But be sure to stay tuned for what we have in store in July to celebrate CAN-CON... including an exciting new addition to our Canadian Yarn Lines!!! The July newsletter will be out the last week of June to give you the advance scoop!




Happy Stitching!

Jennifer & Miko


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