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1128 Martin Grove Rd
Toronto, ON, M9W 4W1
Canada

Toronto-based yarn and gift store focusing on Alpacas and sourcing natural fibres spun in North America. Alpacas have a luxurious, naturally hypoallergenic fibre, which occurs in twenty-two natural colours. Additional collaborations with Indie Dyers, create an endless colour palette to choose from.

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Colour Choices

kerstin kerr

Autumn is such a wonderful colourful season and inspires or breathes life into our daily lives.

Colours are wonderful but when it comes to knitting, brown is my favourite colour!! My granddaughter Megan will often say, " too much brown Grandma" :) The psychology of colour says that brown is a colour that evokes strength and reliability. I find it soothing and relaxing! The other day I had a delivery from UPS and the driver asked me if I could knit a hat for him that would go with his brown uniform and I had quite a few lovely yarns to choose from.

 I enjoy colour too  but am more content when I am working with natural colours. I find it fascinating that alpacas come in so many different natural colours and that it takes dye well adds so many more possibilities.

I am really enjoying this pullover that I completed recently. The pattern is "Blank Canvas" by Ysolda Teague and the yarn is Green Mountain Spinnery Alpaca Elegance in the colour Cappuccino! Did I mention that I love coffee? :) And I can add a splash of colour with this cowl knit in Legacy Lane Fibre Mills The Kitchen Sink Lopi which is so much fun to knit with.

Gail Callahan has a helpful tool for the colour timid. I have used it to help with my colour choices.

The latest addition of yarn to the shop is vividly coloured Suri alpaca yarn! My first choice to knit with was the Suri Textures Cabled (Dk weight) that has a content of 75% Suri and 25% wool. The pattern is called Annabella and is a free pattern by designer Wei S. Leong. The colour is Majestic Meadow and has the fawn base which I love!

What is your favourite colour? Whatever it is, I hope that you have a wonderful day!

Enjoy!