Newsletter March 22nd 2023

Shall we be so bold as to toss off our toques? Can we take a chance and unfurl our feathery shawls? In all honesty, it may be a tad early to turn our backs on our lovely sweaters and cosy cardigans. But our eyes and crafty hearts are seeking out brighter yarns and lighter fabrics. It's a sure sign of the changing seasons, and we can’t wait!

With the end of March comes our annual inventory count, and a wee spring break for ourselves and our staff. Our bricks and mortar store will be closed from Saturday, April 1st to Wednesday, April 12th. No worries, our online store will open up again on April 4th and we’ll be shipping out as usual during our holiday. 

April also brings new in-store hours. Starting April 12th, we're adding an extra hour on Wednesday through Friday, and keeping our regular hours on Saturday. That means we're closed Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Riverside Yarns will be open Wednesdays to Fridays, 11 AM to 6 PM, and Saturdays 10 AM to 4 PM. Our webstore will be open 24/7 and we’ll ship as usual all week long. 

And finally, stop by Wednesday afternoons from 1 PM to 3 PM for our Sit 'n' Stitch -- it's a great chance to meet other makers and share in some fibre fun.  

Spring projects call for colour, and we've got just the yarns for that. These picks are packed with colour! They also pack great value, from exceptional yardage to a wide variety of colour choices. 
You won't find a better-priced 100% organic mulesing-free Shetland Wool than Shetland Lite from Queensland. This fingering-weight yarn is a loosely spun two-ply that is perfect for elegant shawls and easy-to-wear garments. And the yardage is impressive.
50g/ 315 yd/288m skein,  $12.00 
18 colours

Shop Shetland Lite
Sudz crafting cotton from Estelle has been a favourite for dishcloths, hats, and market bags. But check this out -- Sudz 200, a 100% cotton yarn in a 200g ball for only $11! So you can knit up a light summer cover-up, like the Basic Shell from Knitting Pure and Simple, for $33. What are you waiting for?

Shop Estelle Sudz 200
Next month look for a re-stock of another favourite: Sirocco from the Yarns of Rhichard Devrieze. 
It's 100% superwashed Merino Wool spun in a lovely DK weight, and the colours are a breath of fresh air.
110g/267y/244 m skein, $26.00

Shop Sirocco
Nifty Cotton and Nifty Cotton Splash from Cascade Yarns 

The durability of 100% cotton in cheery colours makes this worsted weight yarn a great choice for washcloths, market bags, kids clothing, baby blankets, and home decor. But why stop there? This yarn would also be great for an adult cardigan or fun summer tee.

Nifty cotton
100g/185y/169m skein,  $8.99
Nifty Cotton Splash
100g/185y/169m skein,  $9.99


Gaia from Berocco is a sophisticated summer tweed made entirely of recycled fibre! This DK-weight yarn has a smooth finish for great stitch definition. 
50g/100m ball, $14.25
70% Recycled Cotton, 30% Recycled Polyester
Pat Wagter adapted the Flea Sweater/ Loppisgenser, by Anna & Heidi Pickles, to suit the six colours of Peppino that she had picked out. Peppino is a fingering sock yarn from Rhichard Devrieze. The Flea Sweater pattern is available on Ravelry.

Johanna Brown shows off a sweater that she designed. She knit it in Malabrigo Ultimate Sock. 

Claire Matthews based this sweater on a Katia pattern, the Eliseo Sweater.  The original pattern called for the body to be worked in reverse stockinette stitch, but Clare didn’t think it showed off the yarn very well.

She changed the pattern slightly, and to good effect. She did this in Malabrigo Rios, in the ‘Indiecita’ colour way. 

Sue Burley's  punch needle rug will add a burst of colour to any room. She made this with Briggs and Little wool yarns. 
We'd rather sell it than count it!

So . . . we're having a
three-day pre-inventory sale!

Save 15% on all non-hand-dyed yarns!

March 23, 24 & 25
In-store and online
It's our spring break!
Riverside Yarns will be closed for our inventory count and spring break Saturday April 1st, re-opening Wednesday April 12th.
Online store closed April 1st to 3rd.

New Spring Hours!
Wednesday to Friday 11 AM - 6 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM

Sit 'n' Stitch
Wednesdays 1 PM- 3 PM
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