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Celestial Yarns

The Celestial Yarns, available in fingering weight merino, DK blue-faced leicester and aran-weight blue-faced leicester, are hand-dyed for us by a local Nova Scotia fibre artist in colours dreamed up by Lucy Neatby. Since it is dyed one skein at a time, there is subtle variation from skein to skein; if you wish to blend variations, work from two skeins alternately.

Celestial Colours: mottled solids
For a larger view of the shade card, see the Celestial Shades page.

Celestial Merino and Cat's Pajamas hand-painted colours:
shown knit-up in a chevron stitch pattern, and as wound on a card.
blues with gold blues, reds, light green bright rainbow colours warm golds, oranges and browns
bright autumn colours luxurious pastel seashore shades hot reds and rainbow blues and seaweed

Celestial Merino

Fibre: 100% premium merino wool, fingering-weight 2-ply
Length:320m per 100g
Gauge: Suggested needle size: 3mm / #2.5 US (to give an approximate Stocking Stitch gauge of 7 sts x 9 rows = 2.5 cm / 1" square.)
Care: Hand or gentle machine wash. Lay flat to dry.
Hand-dyed multi-colour: $24.50 Cdn per 100g skein.
Mottled solid colour: $12.50 Cdn per 50g ball.

Cat's Pajamas: a luxury yarn

Fibre:Merino, Cashmere and Nylon (80/10/10%): ideal for decadent socks (a well-spun 3-ply with wool for elasticity and warmth, cashmere for softness and sufficient nylon for durability) and heavenly for almost anything else. One stroke of this yarn and all willpower is gone.
Length:300 meters per 100g skein
Gauge: similar to Merino Dream
Hand-dyed multi-colour (see colours above): $35.00 Cdn per 100g skein

Celestial Blue Faced double knitting

Fibre: 100% Blue-faced Leicester wool, 3-ply DK
Length: 450m/492yds per 225g
Gauge: Suggested needle size: 4mm / #6 US (to give an approximate Stocking Stitch gauge of 5.5 sts x 7 rows = 2.5 cm / 1" square.)
Care: Hand wash. Lay flat to dry.(Expect 20% shrinkage if felting.)
Hand-dyed multi-colour: $39.00 Cdn per 225g skein.

Celestial Blue Faced Aran

This yarn knits up quickly and can be felted easily (lovely for mittens and bags!)
Fibre: 100% Blue-faced Leicester aran wool, 3-ply aran.
Length: 375m/410yds per 250g
Gauge: Suggested needle size: 6mm / #10 US (to give an approximate Stocking Stitch gauge of 4 sts x 5 rows = 2.5 cm / 1" square.)
Care: Hand wash. Lay flat to dry.( Expect 15% shrinkage if felting.)
Hand-dyed multi-colour: $39.00 Cdn per 250g skein.

These yarns are available from selected yarn stores (see Stockists marked **) and from Lucy.
Wholesale inquiries are welcome.

JOY 100% merino yarn

We now have a supply of this most appropriately named yarn (100% Merino wool, 50g = 78m), it felts superbly and fast, and has very attractive colours in apparently random lengths within one ball. Several of the colourways share common colours, making mixing them up in bags great fun.
Price: $10.00 per ball

This yarn is ideal for the free MP3 bag pattern, as well as our Mini/Maxi Miter Bag #871, or the Origami Bag #870

the 5 colours of Joy We have the following colours in stock:

(#302 temporarily out of stock)
#304 All the greens: Forest, Olive, Muted Lime, Sage....
#305 Pinky purples: Violet, Lavender, Natural, Pastel Pink, Pink.....
#307 Tropical parrot: Orange, Red, Bright Lime, Muted Lime, Rose, Sky Blue....
#308 Deep purples: Deep Purple, Deep Violet, Grey, Blues, Deep Rose

Kauni wool yarns

This yarn is Shetland-like in style (perfect for steeked designs), woolen spun, and great fun to knit with. Hand-washing suggested. The yarn will full (felt) a little if required.

Suggested needle size: 3mm, 23 sts = 10 cm.. (When used triple, which may be done from a single ball using the Navaho knitting method, gauge over stocking stitch is 11.5 sts x 16 rows = 4" square. Approximately 3 sts x 4 rows = 1")
100% wool (8/2), 100g = 400m
Price:Balls range from 130 to 160g (approximately), $14.30 - $17.60 Cdn
All balls will be priced according to their ball-band weight!
All colourways are priced uniformly.

Variegated colours:
EQ : Golden yellow, orange, red, purple, blue, green to golden again.
EK : Dark bottle green shading through limes to yellow.
EB : Dark chocolate and tabacco browns, through rust and grey-brown.
ER : Damask pink, chestnut to mid-brown.
EZ : Muted turquoise through to deep sea green.
ES : Grey blues from dark to light.
EJ : Blush pink to taupe and oatmeal.
EN : Light tan, oatmeal and biscuit.
EU : Yellow, Orange, Red
EG : Lilac, Dark Purple, Deep Purpley-Brown
EH : Sky Blue, Gold, Brown
EL : Royal Blue, Deep Purple, Dark Blue-Purple
EM : Red to Dark Purpley-Red
EX : Purple-blue to gray to orange red and red pink
EA : Blue, violet, green, yellow-green
EC : Charcoal, many tones of grays, to almost white

Solid colours:
RR5 : Mid warm leaf green
RR6 : Dark bottle green
RR7 : Mid lime green
RR8 : Lemon/lime
LL4: Deep raspberry
Kauni in colourway EQ
We can also offer Ruth Sorensen's designs ( you will leave this website when you click this link), many of which use Kauni. We can supply printed versions of:
Autumn: $12 Cdn Kauni requirements: 200g each in two colours
Anna Evilla: $12 Cdn Kauni requirements: 200g each in two colours
Hats (a collection): $17 Cdn Kauni: 50g each in two colours

For those needing immediate .pdf downloads, visit Ruth's site directly.

Opal Yarn

Opal Saphir Yarn

At last we have a supply of all the colourways of Opal Saphir, a dependable, well-behaved, luscious wool-rich yarn. It is great for heavier socks, hats, sweaters or our Domino blanket. Its longer-than-usual colour sections give colour bands you can really work with.
80% Superwash wool /20% Polyamid. 100g = 250m

Opal Saphir: : $14.80 Cdn per 100g ball.

Opal Sock Yarn

Opal Sock Yarns

OPAL, the beautiful self-patterning sock yarn from Germany, has arrived in port! We have stripes, sparkle, speckle, and spiffy, all in OPAL's richly varied color pallette. Limited quantities available. The yarn is 75% wool/25% polyamid,machine washable and dryable, 100g = 425m (one ball is sufficient for a pair of generously proportioned socks; leftovers make the sweetest decorative mini-socks).

Colours in self-patterning yarn: See our Opal Yarns page for what's currently in stock. (You may also call us toll-free 1-866-272-7796 for details of available colors and we'll do our best to describe them! If you do not receive an answer, please leave a message with your number, time zone, and the best time to call you; we will phone you back asap.

Opal Self-patterning: $17.50 Cdn per 100g ball.

Shelridge Farm Soft Touch Ultra

This fine hand-dyed 100% merino wool is ideal for many purposes, including mittens and stranded projects with steeks, and makes a fabulous fulled fabric. There are a mouth-watering 34 shades, which I am delighted to be able to offer to you as loose skeins as well as in kits.

Shelridge Farm Soft Touch Ultra Shelridge Farm Soft Touch Ultra

Vital statistics: Fingering weight; 50g = 175yds. Approx gauge, 28 sts x 36 rows = 4" sq. Suggested needle size for St st, 2.5 - 3mm / 1 - 3 US, 50g skeins. Handwash only. Although dye-lots are very consistent, if planning a single-color project please order as a single dye-lot.
$10.50 Cdn per skein.

Colours on Left, from top to bottom:
Cardinal, Candy Floss, Raspberry, Thistleflower, Salmon, Apricot, Marsh Marigold, Straw, Azure, Caribbean Waters, Peacock, Robins Egg, Ice Blue, Storm, Plum, Clover Flower, Iris

Colours on Right, from top to bottom:
Lilac, Nutmeg, Pussywillow, Black, Ecru, White, Sandstone, Peach, Pumpkin Goldenrod, Forest, Evergreen, Spring Green, Navy, Cornflower, Bluebell.

Please NOTE - Actual colours may vary from colours displayed, due to differences in monitor displays of colour.

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