Nov 24, 2014
Need a Holiday gift ASAP? Like the look of those uber bulky knits on the runway? Try this one hour (or less) cowl knit with Grosso by Borgo de Pazzi Firenze.
1 hank of Grosso by Borgo de Pazzi Firenze
1 pair 20mm/35US needles
1 spare large needle
Cast on 7 stitches extremely loosely with knit or cable method.
Row 1: Knit every stitch, wrapping yarn twice into each stitch. (7 stitches)
Row 2: Purl every stitch, wrapping yarn twice into each stitch, BUT AT THE SAME TIME allow the extra wrap from the row above to fall off the needle.(7 stitches)
Row 3: Knit every stitch, wrapping yarn twice into each stitch, BUT AT THE SAME TIME allow the extra wrap from the row above to fall off the needle. (7 stitches)
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until there is approximately 60" of yarn left.
Carefully remove needle, allowing double wraps to fall. place 7 stitches back on needle
To cast off and sew cowl shut use 3 needle bind-off method as follows:
(Click here for a good video tutorial of this technique )
With spare large needle, pick up 7 stitches along cast on edge
With right sides together, hold both the spare needle and the working needle with live stitches on it tip to tip. Hold together in left hand.
Insert right hand needle into 1st stitch on both the front and back left hand needle, knit these 2 stitches together,* repeat this process until there are 2 stitches on right hand needle, pass the back stitch over the front stitch. Repeat from * until all stitches have been cat off. Pass yarn through final loop to secure. Weave the ends into the seam with you fingers, trimming if necessary.
Jan 17, 2014
KNITTING FOR BEGINNERS
Sunday Feb 2nd, 9th 16th, ...9:30 am- 11:30 am
Monday Feb 24th, March 3rd, 10th.... 7pm- 9pm
Sunday March 16th, 23rd, 30th.. 9:30 am- 11:30 am
Cost 59$ plus materials
PICK YOUR PROJECT
Sunday Feb 23rd, March 2nd, 9th ... 9:30 am -11:30 am
Monday March 17th, 24th, 31st... 7:00pm- 9:00 pm
Cost 59$ plus materials
WEEKEN ONE-OFS WITH BARTH
Need help with that last tricky bit of a project? Want to master that one technique you thought you couldn't do alone? No time for a more structured class? Then our two hour for twenty bucks Saturday workshop is perfect for you! (Note: Classes will only run if minimum registration is met 48 hours prior to that Saturday's lesson. Only yarn from Gina Brown's may be used during this class. For help with yarn purchased elsewhere please see information below on private lessons)
On-going -Begins Saturday February 15th- 2-4 pm
Cost 19.99$ plus materials
FINISHING FOR KNITTERS
Dec 13, 2013
Mar 30, 2013
Jan 30, 2013
This Weekend is Superbowl Weekend, and so that means it is time for our annual "First-Weekend-In February-Which-Happens-To-Be-The-Same-Weekend-As-Superbowl-Sale", or, you know "Super Sale" for short.
The Sale Hours will be Friday January 31sst from 9:30AM until 6PM
and Saturday Feb 1st from 10:30 am until 6pm.
**All Regularly Price Yarns will be 20% off
All Books will be 20% off
All Accessories/needles will be 20% off
All Clearance yarns will be priced as marked- 20%-60% off with over 40 yarns on clearance.
Free back issue magazine of your choice with purchases over 75$ while supplies last**
See you all at the sale :)
No exchanges, no holds, no price adjustments, no rainchecks. All merchandise purchased on sale days are final sales.
Dec 24, 2012
Dec 9, 2012
Jun 20, 2012
Noro Silk Garden Sock
Noro Kureyon Sock
Noro Cash Iroha
Peartree Top Roving
Louisa Harding Willow Tweed
Louisa Harding Milais
Louisa Harding Kimono Ribbon
Louisa Harding Kimono Angora
Diamond Luxury Footloose Sock
Diamond Luxury Inca Gold
Diamond Luxury Tapiz
Diamond Luxury Baby Alpaca Sport Disc Colours
Sublime Chunky Merino Tweed
Sublime Organic Merino
Sublime Bamboo & Pearls
Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed Chunky
Debbie Bliss Glen
Queensland Kathmandu Aran
Lang Milli Colori Big
Lang Seta Tweed
Shop early for best selection. No exchanges or returns on sale yarns.
Mar 4, 2012
Here is our new pattern for a tiny top down cardi/vest, named after its very wiggly sweater model, Eliza. It was made up in super soft super bulky. Malabrigo Rasta or Twinkle Soft Chunky work best. This makes a great baby/toddler gift you can whip up at the last minute. Enjoy! click here for pattern
Jan 25, 2012
KNITTING FOR BEGINNER 101
(limit 8 students)
Learn to knit with a small projects (cowl). Learn basic stitches and pattern reading ). For those who have never knit before.
KNITTING FOR BEGINNERS 102
(limit 8 students)
Choose your next knitting project in any technique. For those with basic skills, who want to learn more. (Possible projects include colour work, socks, lace, finishing, help with difficult patterns, help with adjusting patterns to fit, ect...)
Class Fee $30 (register for 2 or more sessions, 25$ each)
Learn the tips and tricks that will allow you to finish and sew together your garments like a pro. Seaming, pinning, blocking, buttons and edges will all be covered. Students are encouraged to bring finished projects that they would like help putting together to the class.
Class Fee 30$
Sunday March 25th
Learn to knit basic socks on 4 needles with our easy chunky slipper sock pattern.
Class Fee: $40
Estimated Materials Fee: from $30 (16$ yarn+ 14$ needles)
Sunday February 12th
MAGIC LOOP SOCKS
Say goodbye to sets of 4. Learn to make socks using one long circular needle using this special technique. Class includes custom patterns for 3 weights of yarn.
Class fee: 40$
Estimated Materials Fee: from $30 (10$ yarn, 20$ addi needles)
12:30- 4:30pm 1 class
Learn to make mittens on magic loop without a set of four (or with a set of four if you prefer). Class will also cover how to knit in the round and how to make a thumb without getting holes at the base. If you prefer, you can make cabled finger gloves in the same class.
Class fee: 30$
Estimated Materials Fee: From $30 (10$ yarn, 20$ addi needles)
Sunday March 18th
Estimated Materials Fee: average $40 (28$ yarn, 12$needles)
9:00 am- 12 noon
- Classes are limited in size so register early
- Registration is confirmed when paid in full
- No cash refunds unless the class is canceled
- Store credits or transfers must be made 7 days prior to starting date
- Fees cover instruction only unless otherwise stated
- Please arrive on time in consideration of teachers and classmates
- ALL SUPPLIES USED IN OUR CLASSES MUST BE PURCHASED AT GINA BROWN’S YARN (needles are an exception, although addi needles must be used for magic loop classes)
- Your purchases allow us to subsidize the cost of our classes, so that we can offer quality instruction, in small groups, at an affordable price.
Jan 24, 2012
Jan 22, 2012
All Regularly Priced yarn will be 20% off!
All Books will be 20% off (excludes magazines and leaflets)
Jun 17, 2011
Want a quick and easy project for summer? Arleigh came up with this great skinny cowl. Perfect for a beach project:
40" 6 mm circular needle
1 ball Lang Sol Degrade
Cast On 240 Stitches.
Knit 1 round
Round 1: (k2tog, yo), repeat () to end of round
Repeat round 1 until approximately17 rounds of pattern have been worked.
Knit 1 round
Cast off loosely, (use a larger needle if necessary)
Weave in ends.
Jun 11, 2011
The following yarns are now on SALE/CLEARANCE SPECIAL:
- Malabrigo Silky Merino
- Malabrigo Gruesa
- Ecco Cashmere (100% Cashmere)
- Ecco Silk
- Ecco Silk Boucle
- Ecco Baby Camel
- Debbie Bliss Pure Silk
- Debbie Bliss Fez
- Debbie Bliss Luxury Tweed Chunky
- Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk Aran
- Debbie Bliss Como
- Diamond Luxury Baby Alpaca Sport Tweeds
- Wooly Bully
- Arucania Ranco Multi Hand-dyed sock
- Fleece Artist Saldahna 2
- Colinette Jitterbug
- Fleece Artists Lanica Organic Merino
- Footloose Hand-dyed sock
- Louisa Harding Impressions
- Louisa Harding Cinnabar
- Louisa Harding Kashmir Baby
- Noro Kureyon Sock
- Angorissima 100% Angora
- Noro Silk Garden Sock
- Highland Tweed
- Noro Cash Iroha
- Filatura di Crosa Pixel
- Fleece Artist Overburgh
- Step Sock Yarn 4ply
- Lang Jawoll Magic Sock
- Noro Maiko
- Mirasol Hacho 100% Merino Hand dyed
- Online Starlight Lurex
- Llama Silk
- Mirasol Q'ina
- Drops Nepal
- Noro Yuzen
- Louisa Harding Grace Hand Dyed (Disc Colours)
- Noro Iro
- Katia Iceberg
- Colinette Art
- Punta Hand Paint Merino Lace
- Mission Falls 1824 Wool
- Mission Falls 1824 Cotton
- Sublime Organic Merino DK
- Sublime Organic Cotton DK
- Ester Bitran Handyed Yarns
- Arucania Liwen
- Arucania Limari
- Arucania Rehue
- Arucania Pehuen
- Arucania Pomaire Multi
and many more…..
All of these yarns are 20-60% off regular retail price
(Above: Knitty 2007 Wisp scarf made with 1 Ball of Kureyon Sock, On sale for 14.47)
Feb 1, 2011
We are having our first ever sale Friday February 4th and Saturday February 5th. Save 15-60% off all yarns in our store.
We will be open Friday an hour earlier than usual at 9:30, and Saturday regular hours (10:30-6). Shop early for best selection. Free gift with purchase for first 20 customers.
Hope to see you then :).
15-60% OFF ALL Yarns
Sorry no returns, exchanges, holds or price adjustments during the sale.
All discounted sales are final.
Dec 23, 2010
Cedric. It has a little bit of slouch, which means it will fit anyone, even the large-headed of us out there. This cashmere ca is easy, but very effective. The only difficult bit might be parting with it when it's finished :)
2 balls Schulana 100% Cashmere Trend (58 meters/25grams per ball)
1 40cm/16" circular needle 6 mm/US 10
1 set double pointed needles 6 mm/US 10(you may not need the set of 4, use only if it becomes impossible to continue knitting at top for decreases)
Gauge: 15 sts= 10 cm/4" when lightly stretched open
Abbreviations: k= knit; p= purl; sts= stitches; p2tog= purl 2 together; ssk= slip next two stitches from left to right needle one at a time, insert left tip into front of these two stiches, knit these two stitches together.
To fit 21-24" adult head
Cast on 72 sts
Join round and place marker
Round 1: (k3,p3)*, repeat ( )* to end of round
Repeat round 1 until hat measures 8 3/4"/23cm
Round 1: (k3, p2tog, p1)*, repeat ()* to end of round
Round 2: (k3,p2)*, repeat ( )* to end of round
Round 3: (k3, p2tog)*, repeat ( )* to end of round
Round 4: (k3, p1)*, repeat ( )* to end of round
Round 5: (k2, ssk)*, repeat ( )* to end of round
Round 6: knit
Round 7: (k1, ssk), repeat ( )* to end of round
Round 8: knit
Break yarn, pull through all remaining stitches tightly, fasten, and weave in all ends.
Note: This hat is knit fairly loosely. For a tighter knit, Cast on 78 sts with 5.5 mm/US9 needles. Work on 5.5 mm/US 9 throughout. Work hat until 8.5"/22cm before decreases.
Nov 23, 2010
Want instant gratification? Looking for a quick and easy holiday gift you can knit in less than 2 hours? Try this Triple Loop Button Cowl: (It can also be nice long scarf too, just add a fringe and omit the button)
2 Balls Berroco Sundae (Shown in 8715)(Yarn A)
1 Ball Katia Iceberg (Shown in 5557) (Yarn B)
15mm Circular Needle, at least 80 cm/32" long
1 Large Button (Button pictured 2.5"x 1.5")
With Yarn A, Cast on 146 stitches.
Knit 3 rows
Attach Yarn B To opposite end of work to where Yarn A currently hangs, Knit 1 row with Yarn B.
Pick Up Yarn A, and Purl 2 rows with Yarn A.
Pick up Yarn B and Purl 1 row
Going back to the end where Yarn A is currently attached, pick up Yarn A and Purl 2 rows.
Going Back to where Yarn B is currently attached, pick up yarn B and Knit 1 row.
Pick Up Yarn A and Purl 3 rows
Cast off very loosely in Yarn A.
Off one short ends of the cowl, pick up and knit 8 stitches
Knit 5 rows
Off other short end of cowl, pick up and knit 8 stitches
Knit 2 rows
Button Hole Row: knit 3, k2tog, yo, knit 3
Knit 2 rows.
Sew button to centre of first tab.
Weave in all ends.
Cowl should be long enough to Loop at least 3 times around neck.
k2tog: knit 2 together
yo: yarn over
Oct 2, 2010
Long Version: (shown in white)
200 grams (approx. 200 meters) of Baby Alpaca Sport
Short Version:(shown in blue)
100 grams (approx. 160 meters) of Alta-Moda Cashmere
Needles: 1 pair 8mm needles or needle required to obtain Tensions
Buttons: 4 Buttons, 0.5-0.75 " in diameter
Tension: 12 stitches = 4 inches in stocking stitch
TBL: insert needle through the back of the loop (stitch)
C20Back= Slip next 10 stitches onto cable needle and hold at back of work, knit next 10 stitches from left hand needle, knit 10 stitches from cable needle.
C20Front: Slip next 10 stitches onto cable needle and hold at front of work, knit next 10 stitches from left hand needle, knit 10 stitches from cable needle.
With 8 mm needles, cast on 34 stitches
Row 1: Slip 1 TBL, Knit to end of row
Row 2: Slip 1 TBL, Purl to end of row
Repeat rows 1&2 4 times more (10 rows have been worked), these rows set the Stocking stitch pattern with slipped-stitch edge for all non- cable rows.
Slip 1 TBL, K 1, C20Back, K 12
Work 9 rows in stocking stitch with slipped-stitch edge
Slip 1 TBL, K 11, C20Front, K 2
Work 9 rows in stocking stitch with slipped-stitch edge
Repeat these 20 rows from * until desired length. The short cowl is meant to loop around the neck only once and should measure 25-30". The long cowl is meant to hang long or be looped around twice and should measure at least 56".
Sew 4 buttons evenly spaced to cast on edge. Button to cast off edge.
(Alternatively, the cowl can be sew shut.)
Jul 8, 2010
The Diamond Scarf
Yarn: Punta Cotton- 1ball= 235 yards (worsted weight)
Needles: One pair 5.5 mm
Finished Length: 60"
k= knit; p=purl; ssk= slip, slip, insert left needle into front of 2 slipped stitches, knit together; k2tog= knit 2 together; yo= yarn over; S2KP= slip two stitches knitwise, knit 1, pass both stitches over this knit stitch.
Cast on 31 stitches with 5.5 mm needles
Knit 6 rows
Row1: K4, *yo,ssk ,k1, k2tog ,yo,k1; repeat from * to last 3 stitches, k3.
Row 2: K3, purl to last 3 stitches, k3.
Row3: K4, *k1, yo, S2KP, yo, k2; repeat from * to last 3 stitches, k3.
Row 4: K3, purl to last 3 stitches, k3.
Row 5: K4, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1; repeat from * to last 3 stitches, k3
Row 6: K3, purl to last 3 stitches, k3.
Row 7: K3, k2tog, *yo, k3, yo, S2KP; repeat from * to last 8 stitches, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k3.
Row 8: K3, purl to last 3 stitches, k3.
Continue in Lace Pattern until scarf measures desired length, or until you have enough yarn left to work final border:
Knit 6 rows.
Cast off loosely.
Note: For a longer scarf, use two balls and double the length, working for 90+ inches before the border. For a wider scarf, you can add to the number of cast on stitches in multiples of 6. For example, you could cast on 37 (31=6), 43 (31+12), or 49 (31+18) stitches; however, a wider scarf will also require more yarn.
The Skinny Scarf:
Noro Sekku: 1 ball = 420 yards (lace weight)
Finished length: 80-90 inches
With 4 mm needles, cast on 51 stitches
Knit 6 rows
Row 1: Slip 1, k1, *yo,k2tog; repeat from * to last stitch, k1.
Row 2: Slip 1, purl to end of row.
Repeat rows 1&2 until desired length.
Knit 6 rows
Cast off loosely.
Note: This scarf is meant to be soft, and roll in on it's edges; however, if you would like a flat lying scarf, replace row 2 with the following: Slip 1, knit to end of row.
Apr 27, 2010
$ 5.47.(Reg. 8.99!). It is very soft and has a nice springiness to it. We also still have some Footloose Merino-nylon hand-dyed sock yarn on for the same price.
Here are a few examples of the colours we have in stock:
Jan 13, 2010
Dec 11, 2009
Oct 29, 2009
When it rains it pours.... For the first time in years, most of the top yarn companies have finally come out with really nice books of patterns for men. We currently have two fabulous ones from Jane Ellison, The Queensland Collection and Noro Men (just came in yesterday), as well as a beautiful men's book from Berroco by Norah Gaughan. Come take a look!
Oct 19, 2009
We will be opening our doors for the first time on Friday October 23rd at 10 am until 6 pm. After a long renovation process, the store is finally coming together. Diana Brown, my mum , will be flying in for the day from Calgary (which is very nice of her considering the Calgary store is insanely busy right now) to launch the new store.
We will have lots of yarn for everyone to fondle, and will be offering a little surprise gift with purchase while quantities last. There may also be a few nibbles for those with a sweet tooth.
Hope to see you there
Oct 14, 2009
Oct 4, 2009
I would just like to say a huge thank you to the guild for having me at their meeting. I was so much fun getting to know you all. I have never gotten to tell the story of my Grandma Gina and her store to such a large group before, and it was honestly a really touching moment for me. It was neat being a room full of so many knitters again.
Thanks especially to Lynn and everyone for making me feel so welcome. I can’t wait to see you all in my shop.