Newsletter February 13th, 2023

A maker's world is a rich world. Our craft has helped us bond deep friendships, boosted us with creativity, and given us a way to show our love for a friend, a sibling, a life partner. Here at Riverside Yarns we're thankful for each day that we can open our doors to those who love fibre and creating as much as we do. So we're especially excited to announce that we're now open on Mondays! So pop by next Monday, and stay awhile. Our front table is always available for a crafting break, and just maybe you'll meet another crafting soulmate.

It's Time for a Sale! 
We're sharing the love this Valentine's Day with a one-day sale!

All yarn will be 20% off on Tuesday, Feb. 14th. 

If you love to craft, you'll love this sale.
One day only, online and in-store, on in-stock items only.


What's new in the store?
Malabrigo Yarns is a favoured choice for many of our makers, and for good reason -- the yarns are wonderfully soft, the colours are rich and inspiring, and each line is very versatile. We've just added three new Malabrigo Yarns in colours and weights that will span winter's cold and summer's heat.

Malabrigo Lace
single-ply, 100% baby Merino wool
430m/50g skein
8 colours



Ultimate Sock
4-ply, 75% superwash Merino, 25% nylon
385m/100 g skein
7 colours


single ply, 100% Superwash Merino Wool

119 meters/100g skein
8 colours
Shop Malabrigo
Not sure what to make with that lovely skein of Malabrigo? Check out the hundreds of patterns available through the Malabrigo website at


These delightful hand-made project bags are exclusive to Riverside Yarns.  Claire’s Project Bag is lightweight and versatile - the top folds over to allow for both small and large projects. 
A clever and simple clasp keeps everything safe and tidy. Ideal for the maker on the go.
100% Cotton. Lined and fully washable.  
Shop Claire's Project Bags
We've just re-stocked the popular Evolution Sock from Estelle Yarns, and now have it in six funky colours. The long colour-stripes make for fun socks, but why stop there? It's a perfect yarn for scarves, hats, shawls, and baby garments. Our shop sample of the Storm Shawl by Joji Locatelli was done up with one ball in the 'Rocky' colour way
75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon
400m/ ball
6 colours
Shop Evolution Sock
We carry a large selection of knitting needles and crochet hooks, but did you know we also stock many helpful notions? There are so many tools that a crafter needs - never mind 'wants' - from darning needles to stitch markers to felting pins, and all manner of needle and hook cases.
We are fortunate to have a great working relationship with
N. Jefferson Ltd., Canada's largest supplier of knitting, sewing and crochet products. And if you're not sure what tools you need for your project, ask us! 
Finished Project Gallery
Marilyn Griffith knit up these cosy hats for her granddaughters. The Mushroom Cap (left) is  done in Cascade 220 Superwash. She knit the cabled My Little Grey hat in Malabrigo Dos Tierras, in the Gris colour way. The pattern for this hat is available on Ravelry. 

Pat Wagter wowed us with her recently completed Inis Mór Shawl. Named after the largest of the Aran Islands, this shawl features a big, bold cable flanked with braids and texture.

Designed by Kelly G, it’s a great project for a worsted-weight yarn. Pat knit hers up in Fynn from Rhichard Devrieze. The pattern is available on Ravelry.

Ian Shulman chose a classic cardigan for his first colour work project, and did it in a classic yarn, Briggs and Little Regal.

The Eagle Island Cardigan by Meghan Cabin is a very technical knit, but Ian was up to the challenge.
Wendy Howell found the perfect pattern for her daughter, who loves squirrels.  Willa’s Hat by The Craft Lizard is available for free on Ravelry. Wendy knit this up in Anthem DK from Cascade Yarns.  
Donna Cruikshank has knit herself a warm beanie, and topped it with a snap-on Pompom. This is the Worsted Basic Beanie, in Estelle Worsted. This is a great free pattern from Estelle Yarns. 
This is Lynda Norton's first go at mittens, and she's chosen the best pattern ever -- World's Simplest Mittens from Tin Can Knits. Linda has knit them with Cascade 220 and Pro Lana Mohair. Warm, simple, and lovely to wear.
Kim Allerton double-stranded some stash yarn with Kid Seta from Pro Lana to make this Tippi Toppi Hat. This casual cap, designed by Isabell Kraemer, can be worn multiple ways, making it a great stash-busting project.
Clare Matthews knit this stunning Watkins Blanket in Cascade Yarns' Pacific Bulky. The pattern, by Makenzie Alvarez, is challenging, but on 12mm needles it knits up quickly. The pattern is available on Ravelry.
Irene Salter came by to show us what she made from one ball of Opal XLarge -- a pair of socks AND fingerless mitts!
She found both patterns decades ago, and has memorized them over the years. The colour way is #9880.
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