Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Austermann Hand Painted sock yarn arrives

Beautiful: Bright: Bold

Austermann - ahead of the game again

This gorgeous hand painted "not just for socks"yarn arrived today. 

Terrific blends of colours, just perfect for Spring.

459yds/420m    30sts   2.5mm to 3mm

75%wool 25% nylon


We have colour: 01, 02, 03, 05, 08 in stock today... come check it out!!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Creative Colourwork class - Tues Apr 7th - come join us

Come join us for a little colourwork class
Tuesday April 8th - 10am to 12pm    $18.00 
Get your creative juices flowing - bring your scrap yarns
Whether you want to start the famous Beth Brown-Reinsel Latvian mitts
or start a creative project like this using random charts for interest
or start a creative project like this using random charts for interest
 Drop in tomorrow - Coffee and Tea are always FREE

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Blocking 220 Superwash

We carry over 50 colours of 220 SW. It's fabulous for children's clothing, baby blankets and any garment you want to have machine washable!! 
Cascade Yarns presents:
Carly's Helpful Yarn Tips!
How to block 220 Superwash®  
220 Superwash® is designed to be used for no-fuss garments that are washed in the washing machine and dried in the dryer.  The fibers of our 220 Superwash® have been descaled, which prevents them from gripping each other, especially when wet.  You may find that when you pull your piece out of the washer, it looks like it grew.  No worries, put it in the dryer and it will spring back into shape! 
Suppose your piece has texture elements like lace or ribbing that need to be opened up after washing and drying.  You can block 220 Superwash® to accomplish this.  There are three common ways that most people block knitwear:  steaming, soak and pin, and pin and spritz.  Because 220 Superwash® tends to grow when saturated with water and needs to be put in the dryer to resume its original size, we do not recommend soaking your piece for blocking.  Instead, pin your piece into shape on a blocking board and either spritz until damp or steam with an iron.  Graze the steaming iron over your piece to allow it to inundate with steam.  Never press the iron down into the pieces. 

Spritzing is the safest way to go because you cannot burn your garment.  Steaming is faster, however, we recommend you practice your technique on an old sweater or swatch to perfect your technique before steaming your new piece.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

More Winter classes - have a look

Quick Winter class up date:

Reminder!! Linen Stitch scarf class - 
Wednesday Feb 12th - 1pm to 3pm $15.00
Advanced beginner to Intermediate -
FREE patterns supplied - 
please bring scrap yarns and needles to practice with 


Beginner Cuff down Sock class - 
Thursday Feb 20th and Feb 27th - 10am to 12:30pm
5 hours of instruction: patterns included: $39.00


Learn to Knit with Circular needles - 
Tuesday Feb 25th - 10am to 12pm $24.00
Beginner to Refresher - Learn to knit "in the round" - 
Perfect for knitting hats, cowls etc

Drop in to register a few days ahead of the class

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

March Break - Kids Learn to Knit classes

Tuesday March 11th from 1pm to 3pm
Wednesday March 12th from 10am to 12pm


Class includes 2 hours of instruction. 

Copy of Kids Knit, 1 set of needles, 1 ball of yarn

Learn the fundamentals of knitting: Make a project: Have fun!!

Pre-registration required         

Class limited to 6 students – ages 10 - 14

Grey Heron 65 Simcoe St. Collingwood   705-444-0370

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Craigleith Alpine Hat - new pattern

It's been so cold here that I thought it was time for a lovely warm winter hat. Here's your chance to practice your colourwork skills.

This hat features Cabin Fever Northern Lights. The kits will be ready in early February and sold from our online site.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Grey Heron's SOCHI 2014 Olympic challenge

The rules are simple. 

1. Drop in the shop to register –

There’s nothing like signing on the dotted line to keep you motivated!!

2. Challenge yourself with a new knitting or crocheting project
Try a new technique?? – lace, colourwork, socks

3. Cast on during the SOCHI opening - Cast off during closing
Friday Feb 7th 2014 to Sunday Feb 23rd, 2014

4. Must bring your project into the shop for a “Show n Tell”
to qualify to be entered in all the draws

Drop in to the shop with your finished project
between Monday Feb 24th and Friday Feb 28th

The Olympic Challenge Wrap-Up Party

Winners will be announced at our wrap up party
Saturday March 1st from 12:00pm - 4:00pm at the shop
Winners receive Grey Heron gift certificates
Gold medal $100 - Silver medal $50 - Bronze medal $25  
Everyone can enter the draw for other prizes!!
Grey Heron 65 Simcoe St. Collingwood