Saturday, December 29, 2012

Artyarns Knit along

Rhapsody Glitter Light color 314

Over the month of December, it became quite apparent that I am in love with ARTYARNS.

Then, the other day, I noticed that Iris Schreier designer and founder of Artyarns is hosting a ravelry knitalong. Well, the only delay I had in deciding which colour and yarn to choose was the fact that I could not go to the store due to the massive snow storm we had on the 27th.

Well, yesterday, I ooed and ahhed at all the pretty colours. Finally, I asked Gilles to choose for me. He choose a beautiful pale blue with a hint of glitter. All the glamour a girl could use without all the fuss

Wanna join in?
Part 1
Here are the details:

This scarf uses Ensemble Light DOUBLED shown in color H30 Gold, to create a worsted weight version. You can also use Silk Rhapsody, which is already a worsted weight (if you use Silk Rhapsody Light, you will need to double it).
I designed this quick scarf for everyday use, and it is wonderful, cozy, and warm in cold weather to wrap around the neck several times. The edging is really old--from 1900, but it is simple, classic, and amazing. It is knitted from side to side, then stitches are picked up on one edge, and short rows help to form the crescent shape.

Here are the rules and regulations:
THIS IS AN ARTYARNS KNITALONG--you must use Artyarns yarn for your project to participate.
In order to automatically join this knitalong, please do as follows:
Click on the link to the ravelry page:
Hit “Cast On” to create your project page
Add a photo of the Artyarns yarn you will be using
You will receive Part 1 by January 1, 2013 with additional instructions.
The knitalong starts on January 1 and continues through February 28. February 28 is the deadline for posting your Artyarns yarn photo. However, there is no deadline for completion. As long as you have posted your yarn photo, you will be part of the knitalong, and can complete it at your leisure.

NOTE: If you purchase your yarn at Mont Tricot, you will be entered to win a special prize!

Friday, December 21, 2012

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Fleece artist sock kits

20% off all Fleece Artist Sock kits

1 day only, in store only, in stock only


Thursday, December 20, 2012

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15% off all GREEN YARN

just trying to keep it simple and since the colour of 2013 is GREEN... I thought we could get a head start!!

artyarns and Illimani yarns not elligible

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

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Now that we got the snow on the ground,


all white or off-white yarn

Sale available in store only and on in stock items. Artyarns and Illimani yarns not elligible. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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Silky Merino

A blend silk and merino wool. DK Weight: DK 50% Silk, 50% Baby Merino wool aprox 150 yards per 50 grams skein 5.5 Stitches per inch on a size 6 Needle Hand wash, Dry Flat Needles US 4 - 6 or 3.5 - 4mm Gauge 22.0 to 24.0 sts = 4 inches


Merino Worsted

Hand Dyed incredible soft Merino wool. With the subtle variations in color and texture only hand dyed yarns have and all the sensuality of merino wool. 210 yards (192 meters) 18.0 sts = 4 inches US 7 - 9 or 4.5 - 5.5mm Be sure to get enough yarn to complete your project since each bag is a different dye lot, and skeins may vary from bag to bag. Hand wash, dry flat


Bulky Weight 100% Baby Merino wool aprox 150 yards per 100 grams skein.Plied Hand wash, Dry Flat Plied,subtly thick/thin yarn Aran Needles US 8 - 11 or 5 - 8mm Gauge 4.0 to 5.0 sts = 1 inch Hand wash, dry flat


100 grams per skein, 440 yards per skien, Light Fingering Plied 100 % superwash merino wool. Plied Needles US 1 - 3 or 2.25 - 3.25mm Gauge 32.0 sts = 4 inches Machine washable, gentle cicle, cold water, dry flat
In store only - In stock items only

Monday, December 17, 2012

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Schoppel Wolle Zauberball is a wonderfully colored yarn with long color repeats that fade into each other. You'll love the finished socks you get when knitting with Schoppel Wolle Zauberball. One ball will make a pair of socks with most patterns, but you want to be sure to check your pattern requirements to be sure you have enough yarn.  Made in Germany.



 Zauberball has been kicked up a notch, as two strands of the main ply have been dyed individually and then twisted together for a crazy combination in Zauberball Crazy! The end result is a self-striping multi-colored pattern, with a bold variegated design!  Made in Germany.

Great for shawls, gloves, mittens and soo much more!!

in store promotion only and in stock items only

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012

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It is the 15th of the month, so the savings is 15% off all blue yarn.

Why blue? 

'cause it is the last day of hanukah

'cause it is Nicole's favorite colour

Don't forget to visit the Sutton Christmas market when you come!!

from 2-4 we will be doing a christmas decoration workshop at Mont Tricot

Fine print: yarn must be predominately blue (Mont Tricot staff have full discretion on determination of whether or not a yarn is eligible , artyarns not eligible, in store promotion only.

Friday, December 14, 2012

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No, we are not pimping out Julie. Her sock yarn however is on a super duper 1 day only sale

 All  SOCK Yarns: Piccolo, Nano, Trios

but wait there is more... will all Julie Asselin purchase of 3 skeins or more you get either a SOAK or Eucalan trial size free

1 SOAK or Eucalan sample per customer


in store sales only

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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Why yellow? While not a traditional holiday colour, it is Emily's favorite colour and we want her bubbly energy back in the shop. She is finished her exams and is finishing her schoolwork. Come next week, her energy, enthusiasm will come back to join Nicole, Nilda and myself. I think there will be full on silliness next week. 

So come and stop on by and get a great deal on yellow yarn. Remember that this does not apply to gold or other similar colours. Just plain ole yellow!

See you at Mont Tricot!!

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Nope, not the end of the world, just the beginning of great savings

12 items at 12% for not quite 12 hours

1. Grignasco Loden: beautiful tweed - Aran weight





 2.Lang Mille Colori Lace and Sock yarn 

3.Patina a beutiful wool rayon blend. DK weight



4. Slubby Blue by Fleece Artist - bulky

5.Queen Anne Lace kits



6.Lustra - aran weight - beautiful wool and tencel blend


7.Soakbox fingerless mitten kits





8. Malabrigo worsted - Aran weight



9.Heritage Solid sock yarn by Cascade





10. Boboli by Berroco - worsted weight







11.Chalet by Classic Elite




12. Angel by Debbie Bliss





THAT'S It folks. It is a gorgeous sunny day so come in and see us

 in store only - no exceptions

in stock items only

Monday, December 10, 2012

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back by popular demand!! this one day sale was extended for 1 more day!!

All that glitters is 20% off

 Flickr, Litoral Sprakle and so much more

 Artyarns kits and yarns not included in promo.

In store only.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Handmade..... the virtues

Photo: Off to the curling party with my Artyarns shawl and my EverydayPeacocks shawl pin... I think I will be the best dressed 

Last night I had a party to go to and since I had to get ready at the store, I quickly decied to throw on the dangling leaves shawl that Nathaly made. Then, I grabbed a shawl pin from Everyday Peacocks to finish off the look (truth be told... it was acting as a stitch holder. I yanked it out and hopefully today I can put it back together)

Here are some observations:
  • Wearing a knitted shawl, sweater or other garment that someone else has made is like having a constant hug. There is a special warmth to the item that just can't be attricbuted to the silk and and mohair beauty of the yarn
  • Regardless of whether you are thin, plump or somewhere in between, you will look amazing. Perhaps it is because the quality of the knitting, but most likely because you are standing proud. You are likely walking with a little more sass than you would with mass produced garments.
  • You know that each stitch was made love, humour, frustration or some human emotion. This shawl was the first item that I asked Nathaly to make for the store. Really, you can say it was the beginning of a friendship. That is what I think when I see it.
  • The shawl pin is very similar to the knitted item. It was fashioned by hand by a creative, inventive and amazing southern belle now living in Quebec. This pin was part of my first order from her and in many ways also symbolizes a budding friendship. With each curve of silver, with each addition of a bead, Kam has put thought and care to get it just right. It s smooth and beautiful!
  • Each knitted item is a reflection of the person that made it. Just look at the beauty of Nathaly and Kam and the finished projects.
Perhaps, others can relate to how I feel about handmade items. Possibly that is what I love about the store... helping people with their projects so that with each stitch, they can weave in a bit of love, laughter and all that goes into knitting. Whether the item is for themselves or a gift for someone, each piece is unique and comes from deep within. There is a sacred act of making something beautiful, useful and loving out of a piece of string.

With that said, have a great Sunday!

Now, let's show these ladies some facebook love and click on the link and like their page


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Sweet Georgia hand-dyed sock yarns

CashLuxe Fine

70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon
375 yards per 112g skein
Our most luxurious sock/fingering weight blend. It’s a bouncy, soft yarn that is perfect for small one-skein shawls, baby gifts or socks.

Tough Love Sock

80% superwash merino wool, 20% nylon
425 yards per 115g skein
A perfect blend of warmth and strength to make a hardwearing sock yarn that can stand up to your affection and abuse.

Just a reminder that Advent Calender Sale is available in store only.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

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Blackstone Tweed

12 colours available

Reg. $10

Turn a Square
Tweed for the discerning knitter! This super soft yarn has all the rustic appeal of a classic tweed yarn but with a high dose of mohair and angora. With wear these garments will develop a soft and fuzzy halo. A joy to wear and a pleasure to knit.

65% Wool, 25% Superkid Mohair,
10% Angora Rabbit Hair
1.75 oz / 50 g
130 yds / 119 m
4.5 sts = 1"
18 sts & 25 rows = 4" (10cm)
7 (US) / 4.5 mm
CARE: Handwash. Lay flat to dry.

Baby Sophisticate