Cormier Grille Shawl Kit

This shawl kit contains the Cormier Grille Shawl pattern by Natalie Servant, 2 skeins of Yvieknits Yarn Sock in the Pewter colourway, and 1 silver shawl pin from Fancy That – Creations by Francine. The Cormier Grille shawl is a reversible lace triangular shawl inspired by a metal grille that architect Ernest Cormier used in the hall of honour in the Pavilion Roger-Gaudry at the Université de Montréal. There is enough yardage in these 2 skeins of Sock yarn to knit the large version of this shawl. Sock is a 3-ply fingering weight yarn that contains 75% superwash merino and 25% nylon. Each skein is approximately 100 g and 420 m (460 yards). The Pewter colourway is a mix of different shades of a silvery-grey. The filigreed circle shawl pin is made of Tibetan silver and is 2″ in diameter with an attached silver-plated stick pin. Natalie knit her large fingering weight sample of this shawl using 2 skeins of this sock yarn in the Pewter colourway. $28.00 Cdn  ...

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Create your own shawl kit

Create your own shawl kit

This option allows you to create your custom shawl kit by allowing you to select the shawl pattern, the yarn and colourway, and a coordinating shawl pin. Your shawl kit will be packaged in one of these boxes and it counts as one item for shipping. Step 1: Choose your shawl pattern from Natalie Servant Designs. You can find a list of Natalie’s patterns here. Step 2: Choose your yarn and colourway that you would like from the yarn currently available on this website. Contact me if you would like some suggestions on which of my yarns that I would recommend for your selected shawl pattern. Step 3: Choose a shawl pin from Fancy That – Creations by Francine to go with your selected colourway. Step 4: Send your pattern, yarn + colourway, and shawl pin selections for your shawl kit to me through my contact me page. I will email you back with a quote for your custom shawl kit along with a picture of your shawl kit assembled. If you are happy with the quote and picture and you would like to buy your custom kit, I will put up a reserved shawl kit listing for you and email you with a link to the...

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Lavender Fields Shawl Kit

This shawl kit contains the Lavender Fields shawl pattern by Natalie Servant, 1 skein of Yvieknits Yarn BFL/Silk Select Lace in the Persian Violet colourway, and 1 silver shawl pin from Fancy That – Creations by Francine. The Lavender Fields shawl is a wavy-edged triangular shawl inspired by lavender fields and flowers. There is enough yardage in this skein of BFL/Silk Select Lace yarn to knit the large version of this shawl. BFL/Silk Select Lace is a 2-ply slightly thicker laceweight yarn that contains 80% superwash BFL (Blue-Faced Leicester wool) and 20% silk. Each skein is approximately 100 g and 800 m (874 yards). The Persian Violets colourway is a mix of different shades of purples ranging from a grape purple to a lighter pinky-purple. The filigreed circle shawl pin is made of Tibetan silver and is 2″ in diameter with an attached silver-plated stick pin. There is one example of Lavender Fields shawl on my gallery page near the top knit using the same yarn.   $56.00 Cdn  ...

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The Gathering 2013 and other news

The Gathering 2013 and other news

I attended The Gathering in Port Hope, Ontario on April 13, 2013 with Francine of Fancy That – Creations by Francine. We drove down the day before and stayed overnight at the lovely Summerhill B & B. It was a lovely surprise to find that we had been given the two tables right across from where people entered. We set up our tables quickly and before we knew it, people were starting to arrive. This event is very well run and set up so that people can spend the day knitting/spinning and talking while doing some shopping on the side. I was especially touched that some customers from last year stopped by to chat and tell me about their purchases from last year. I think that the Lavender Shawl (the purple one in the picture below) that my Mom knit and let me borrow for our display was the most commented on item at our table. This was the first event that I brought my new Merino Single Ply Fingering yarn to and I got some good feedback about this yarn. The two red skeins (Red Roses colourway) in picture to the left went home with someone. In other news, Debbie of Sheeps Ahoy has graciously agreed to sell five of my shawl kits (the three shawl kits on my kits page and 2 new ones (Lavender Fields Shawl Kit and Clover Shawl Kit)) at her booth (#25 in Koyashi Hall) at the Downtown Knit Collective’s Knitters’ Frolic held in Toronto, ON on Saturday, April 27th, 2013. Natalie Servant who is the designer for the shawl patterns in these kits will be at the Sheeps Ahoy booth too. There might also be some of my Merino Light Fingering and Angel Select Lace yarn at the Unraveled booth (#53 in the Classroom Mezzanine) at the...

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Open House for Yvieknits Yarns on Feb. 9th

Open House for Yvieknits Yarns on Feb. 9th

I am holding an Open House/Trunk Show at my house in Stittsville (Ottawa), Ontario on February 9th, 2013 from 11 am to 4 pm to celebrate the upcoming one year anniversary of my website. I have invited my friends Francine of Fancy That – Creations by Francine and Natalie of Natalie Servant Designs to join me for this event. This means that not only will I have all of my yarns and the shawl kits available here but there will also be a good selection of Francine’s stitch markers and shawl pins and Natalie’s patterns. I have knitted samples for most of my yarns and they will all be on display. Payment options are cash or cheque as I do not have the ability to accept debit or credits cards. There will be coffee, tea and light snacks plus quite a bit of seating available if you would like to sit, knit and hang out for awhile. If you are going to be in the Ottawa area on February 9th and you would like to come, please contact me here or send me an email at yvonne@yvieknits.ca and I will send you my address and directions on how to get to my...

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Lavender Fields Shawl Kit

Lavender Fields Shawl Kit

My Mom bought this Lavender Fields Shawl Kit (picture on the right) from me in early June. The kit contained the Lavender Fields Shawl pattern by Natalie Servant, 1 skein of my BFL/Silk Select Lace in the Persian Violets colourway and 1 grey fresh-water pearl shawl pin made by Fancy That – Creations by Francine. She finished it and had it blocked in time for me to use as a sample at the Ottawa Knitting Guild’s vendors night on October 15th (thank you, Mom). To get a shawl of this size, she knit 5 repeats of Chart B (main chart) before moving on to Chart C (the edging chart). I think that it turned out beautiful especially since she is fairly new to lace...

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Lavender Fields Shawl Kit – Large

Lavender Fields Shawl Kit – Large

This shawl kit contains the Lavender Fields shawl pattern by Natalie Servant, 1 skein of Yvieknits Yarn Merino Light Fingering in the Springtime Lilacs colourway, and 1 copper S-shaped shawl pin from Fancy That – Creations by Francine. The Lavender Fields shawl is a wavy-edged triangular shawl inspired by lavender fields and flowers. There is enough yardage in this skein of merino light fingering yarn to knit the large version of this shawl. Merino Light Fingering is a 6-ply light fingering yarn that is 100% superwash merino. This is a oversized skein which is approximately 150g and contains 685 m (750 yards). The Springtime Lilacs colourway is a mix of different shades of pinks and purples as seen in different types of lilacs trees that bloom in late spring. The shawl pin is a copper S-shaped shawl pin with a copper stick pin with a diamond shaped light pink bead on it. There is one example of Lavender Fields shawl on my gallery page near the top. For sale at the Chesterville Spin In  ...

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Upcoming vendors’ night at Ottawa Knitting Guild

Upcoming vendors’ night at Ottawa Knitting Guild

Just a reminder that I will be a vendor at the upcoming vendors’ night for the Ottawa Knitting Guild on Monday October 15th held at the Woodroffe United Church located at 207 Woodroffe Avenue. This event starts at 7:30 pm and non-guild members are welcome to attend for the usual $5 drop-in fee. I will have lots of yarn with me ranging from laceweight to DK weight, some of Natalie Servant’s patterns, and 4 shawl kits (Natalie’s pattern, 1 skein of my yarn with a co-ordinating shawl pin made by Francine of Fancy That). The picture of yarn to the left contain some of my colourways that have a fall theme to them and the picture below contains my new...

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