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Nightshift Shawl Kit Colours

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The Nightshift Shawl kits prepared by Estelle Yarns has been very successful!! 
If you wish to place an order for a kit, please call or email to place your order. 

Here are the colour options
Kit B Kit C Kit D Kit E Kit F Kit G

Grey Heron Yarns - Website is BACK!!!!

The website is BACK!!

These uncertain times left me searching for ways for GH customers to purchase supplies in an easy fast way.

While my intentions were to revamp my web page, when Shop Belleville mentioned my website could be reactivated, that was it!!

Reopen it, tidy it up, fill the products into those categories on my Shop Belleville pages - that was the answer!!

It will take several days to load 854 items in the first round of uploads, but that's a good start. 

We will be starting with our Estelle DK, Worsted and Chunky product lines. 
Very popular here at GH!! 
It's an acrylic/wool blend with a favourable price point of $8.99

I will be at the shop checking the colours we currently have in stock, topping them up and adding a few new colours now available. 

Grey Heron WebsiteI'm currently up dating information there so some of the views and news will be changing.  

Estelle Yarns You can check the details of the Estelle DK, Worsted and Chunky yarns on their website using this li…

KAL - Knit Along to learn...

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So, we decided to host a weekly KAL = "Knit Along to Learn"
 We have chosen several FREE patterns for hats, cowls and fingerless for you to have fun with!!
Perfect projects to learn a new technique!! 
Cables, Texture, Stranded work, Reverse stockinette, Chart Reading, techniques. 









We have 5 dates planned for these projects.  There is no charge for these classes but you must purchase yarn at Grey Heron in order to participate in this offering. 
Must be proficient in casting on, casting off, knitting, purling, knitting with circular needles
Here are the dates - the times are all set for 10am to 12pm
Friday November 15th - Cables - Hat, Fingerless Thursday November 21st - Texture - Hat, Cowl Thursday November 28th - Stranded colourwork, Toque Friday December 6th - Reverse Stockinette - Hat, Cowl Thursday December 12th - OPEN DAY
Class size is limited!!
Please drop by or call to register You will be given the pattern names to download from Ravelry to bring with you along with all needles and n…

Top Down Sweater Class

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Saturday September 14,2019 – 10am to 1pm = $54.00
Learn to knit a top-down sample size cardigan with buttons
This class is ideal for a knitter who is wanting to learn how to knit top down patterns.
In this class, we will complete mini button cardigan sweater project We will discuss a few modifications: buttonhole placement, buttonhole size, different sleeve length, collars and finishing techniques.   
Skill Level: Enthusiastic Beginner: Must know how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off- increases and decreases will be taught in class
Materials Required: 4.5mm/5.00mm @ 16” to 24” inch circular needle and DPNs, worsted weight yarn, buttons, pattern included with class

Knitting a project and need some help?

Do you have a pattern you would like to knit? 
Great, please bring it with you. 
If you would like us to help you, we are happy to do so.  If you haven't experienced Ravelry yet, we will introduce you to this fabulous on-line community. We will give you a mini tutorial on navigating this fun place. 
We will be ready to help you get started. 
We look at the following pattern information: What yarn, yardage and weight of yarn is the pattern calling for?   We will direct you to the proper section of yarn weight for you to look for a suitable colour choice.  Do you want a machine washable yarn or a hand wash yarn?   We will offer some guidance along the way to make sure you are happy with you options.  Now, do you have the needle size required and the notions needed to start your project? We have many to choose from. 
Next, do you have all the skills required to knit this chosen project? Maybe and maybe you need some help.... 
Great, this is where Dr. Deb comes in handy.
To make the investment in …

It's mitten weather... here's a few of my favourite ones

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It's going to be really cold tomorrow so I thought I'd get a pair of soft squishy mittens on the needles. 
I love garter stitch - springy soft thick so here's a few patterns for you to check out on Ravelry. 

Crayon Stripes - DK weight yarn - mods - add ribbed cuff
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crayon-striped-mittens


Mitered Mittens - worsted weight yarn - worked flat
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mitered-mittens-3



Maize mittens - Worsted weight yarn - mods - all garter https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/maize-3

Have fun choosing which style you like. 

Spring Sweater Knitting

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Who's tired of the cold winter winds and ready to knit a great Spring sweater? 

Well, I think many of us are ready for those tulips and crocuses to show up. 

Have you heard about Joji's Boxy sweater line up? These easy fit fun toknit sweaters have been designed in several styles and yarn weights. 

Have a  look... 


The Boxy was Joji's first design like this. It has a unique construction with interesting details and lots of easy knitting. 

Boxy is a very simple modern sweater, with a very wide body and skinny sleeves. Worked with a lightweight yarn it is very flattering, drapey and stylish! 
A little short row section in the shoulders adds an interesting texture to the sleeves. 
Directions are given to make a seamless version (worked in the round) or a seamed version (worked back and forth) of the body. The sleeves and the neckband are worked seamlessly in the round in both versions. As per Joji's description. 


Then comes the worsted weight knit version of Boxy. Faster to knit t…